Day 1 // 40 Days and 40 Nights

For the next 40 days, I’m encouraging you to start and end your day with God. Connect here everyday for 5 minutes of encouragement in the morning before you start the day and 5 minutes of reflection in the evening as you end your day.

Continuing the Message

II. A New Mental Pattern

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. …”  Romans 12:2 (NIV)

  • Flood my mind with God’s promises

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

  • Flood my weakness with God’s strength

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJ)

This Week’s Promise to Remember

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

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  • Robin O’Neal

    What an awesome message on Sunday! The 40 days and 40 nights beginning and ending my day with God will be such a blessing. Putting God first place in every area of my life let’s God be God and brings peace to my life. What a relief. His promises are the life raft I can cling to in the storm.

  • Laura Bradley

    What a blessing to me this is. I still get goose bumps when I hear the very scriptures that God has already been laying on my heart. I’m excited about letting go and letting God. Thank you for providing a powerful tool that will only help strengthen me to do that which God will’s in my life. It ain’t perfect and I struggle in many areas. Looking forward to some remolding and renewing!

  • Vicky

    Thank you Pastor Kerry. What an amazing way to start the week out!!

  • melissa hamaker

    Thanks for God word this morning I’m in St. Lukes hospital waiting to deliver my baby that has already returned home to God. The baby didn’t have a heart beat on Friday I’m 16 weeks and knowing God is with me through this storm is amazing. Melissa Hamaker The Woodlands Tx

  • John M.

    Thank you so much for the great message this weekend. It really hit home with me. I am looking forward to spending time with God in the morning, throughout the day and in the evening through this 40 day challenge and resetting my focus on Him.

  • Carla LG

    Thanks Pastor Kerry for this wonderful opportunity to help us this 40 days in creating the divine habit of starting the day with our sweet Jesus, our Lord. This morning was very different at home for all of us; everybody left very optimistic to face our challenges of the day, but this time not alone, but with Jesus at our side!!!

  • Nola W.

    Good Morning Pastor Kerry, this is day that Lord has made. What a way to start the week. My co-worker was telling me about somethings that are happening in her life right now and just before I read the promise this morning I was telling her how Jesus could Resuce her during this time and give her peace. After reading the promise I shared it with her and we both just smiled at how Awesome God is in his timing!

  • Diane Douglas

    I will say a prayer for you !!!

  • Melissa P

    Thank you Brother Kerry for an awesome service and this. Me and my kids are going through difficult times right now and this has helped reassure me I’m not alone. I know that he is with us and will see us through this.

  • Kara Kowalik

    Praying and thanking God for your amazing strength!
    In His Name

  • Tanya Leach

    Thank you for being a tool for God and keeping our family focused on Christ! Love Woodlands Church!

  • Michelle G

    I will pray for you, me and my children are going through some hard days but this has given me such a renewed way of thinking and open my heart

  • Michael Brown

    Thank you for everything you do to help keep us focused on God and educate us in His word. Your timing couldn’t have been better for me. God bless your day with much favor.

  • Jackie

    Thank you Pastor Kerry for the promising message of this weekend. It came just at the right moment in my life, when I really need to let go and let God take control of things that I cannot control but instead, they just make me feel anxious and depressed. I can relax now knowing and trusting that God will take care of this.
    I am in Germany, waiting to go back to the USA but while that happens, I look forward every Sunday to watching the service on line and now I will be looking forward to connecting every day, despite of the time difference.

  • Brenda

    Thank you!!!!!

  • Jami Cantello

    Thank you Pastor Kerry for reminding me of my daily time with the Lord and providing wonderful and creative tools.

  • Tania Almanzar

    Thank you pastor Kerry it great to start our day like this!!!!

  • John

    Yet another reason why I love the vision and mission of WC. Thanks Pastor Kerry and WC team for using innovative ways so people can simply meditate on God’s word and His promises…as well as giving a tool for so many to share and take the Christ experience to our community in a pragmatic way. Grace & peace

  • Jo Sweeney

    Just wanted to say thanks Pastor Kerry for helping us to stay in God’s word on a daily basis. Starting our day and ending our day with God should help us get a better perspective on God’s plan for our life.

  • Jamie Page

    Pastor Kerry,

    Last night at the Sunday PM service you said that we should pray all our worries to God and fill up our prayer basket. While Doc was singing I was praying about my worries and thanking God so much for leading me to such an amazing church. I prayed that he would give me some kind of sign as to what to do next with my life. At the end of the service you had the band members race and pray about who to give the books to. I got one of the books! I was so excited and couldn’t believe God was speaking to me. It was just so amazing to see how He works. Thank you so much for being such an inspiring Pastor. I look forward to reading and learning from your book!

  • Janet Holloway

    Thank you Pastor Kerry for taking time to do this for all of us as a reminder of the most loving, powerful God we serve. This is a great opportunity for me to share with the students I work with and can speak English here in Russia. By using this site they too can participate and grow in their faith. Both this morning and tonight I started journaling as I participate in the 40 day journey with the Lord as He reveals His continued direction for my in life, his ministry and purpose. Thank you again for always being a true example of who Jesus Christ is every time I watch The Woodlands online. It is an honor to pray for the church and participate in the online ministry each week.

  • Nicole Carter

    I look forward to this 40 day experience. I’m praying for the ability to absorb the word of GOD & to become stronger everyday in my faith.

  • Kim Thompson

    As I go through the most difficult time of my life, I am reminded how very blessed I am by my church and the many friends I’ve made over the years at WC. Your messages are exactly what I need to hear as I go through this trial. God is forever reminding me I am loved and cherished and that He will rescue me from this heartache as well. Thank you, Pastor Kerry for allowing God to work through you.

  • Erin Hall

    Such an awesome way to start and end my day. Thank-you so much for taking the time to share. I’ve learned so much from WC, and all the tools you give, and all the devotions, have given me so much wisdom, and peace. I got into bed tonight and remembered that I needed to listen to tonight’s message….it was just what I needed before ending today, and closing my eyes. Thank-you so much.

  • Mary Sanche

    I have been going through some very challenging times in several areas of my life. Each new challenge has been creating more stress. Just as I begin to learn to adjust and handle one stress, another one begins to form. Kerry’s messages for the past few months are helping me to get my footing stronger with God. I had slipped away from my daily reading of the Word but have now been back into this quiet time each for about a month now. I am looking forward to the new series…I know it is God-given…just for me! God always knows what I need to turn and look Him in His face when I fail to keep Him as my focus.

  • christinemeeks

    looking day 3?