Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is to give no ground to be defeated by our hurts and circumstances. God is OUR comfort, grace, healer, provider, refuge, faithful father, and Savior. He will be all of these things to you until there is victory is His name!
We hit hard times in life. We get so ready to pack it up at times and just let our problems win us over. We just are so ready to quit. As long as we serve God we cannot give room to be defeated. God is our everything. What role God will God not take on when we are in dire need of his power? God is powerful. God is amazing. God will be our healer when it is illness that overcomes us. God will be our comfort when we are hurt by others. God will be our provider when we don't have enough. God will take on roles just for us. Type in God is in Google and you will see all the role God presents himself or is presented as. Job 36, God is mighty. Psalm 46, God is our refuge and strength. Psalm 23, God is our shepherd. But he is all those things to people who call him out of love. So what role cannot he NOT take on for you? None. He will take on as many roles as possible for you. Give no ground to be defeated by anything that is causing you any pain at this moment. Don't let your past bring you to a state of a defeated mentality. There may be some problems that may linger with you for a while. They may be here for a while but you WILL endure as it is happening as you have in the past. When you give way to defeat, you give way to loss of faith. And it's OK to feel like you're ready to quit because life can BE HARD. BUT never give in. Never give up. God id no quitter. He who began a great work in you will carry it out until completion. You do your part and give no ground to be defeated. You do the best YOU can, and God will do the BEST period. Be blessed....
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
My encouragement for you this week is to remind you there is nothing on this Earth superior to the Grace of God. God is full of love and compassion. Call on him in FAITH and ASSURANCE that he can save you from whatever hurts you.
There is nothing that can surpass the grace of God. The grace of God is so beautiful and so wonderful. It can move mountains. The grace of God can bring so much comfort to our lives. The grace of God can make us feel ways that we have never felt before in our whole lifetime. There is so much joy to be found in that grace. The grace of God is simply God's unmerited favor - His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. We all want God's favor but truly do we all deserve the favor of the Lord? Many of us don't qualify but we still believe that God will take care of us. We know that God ha bestowed his unending love before in our lives. There is nothing that we have done for this grace as expressed in Ephesians: "...by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” A requirement for all of us who call ourselves servants of the master is that we have faith. Faith is built and constructed; it grows and enlarges. Faith starts in the mind. Faith is then manifested in our actions. I know your problems are great and can feel daunting but I said this before: No circumstance should change your praise or faith in the Lord. If God has brought you through the storm before, should we doubt the fact that he can do it again? Rest assured God is going to do some miraculous things. God is going to do something profound to bring you out of the depths of misery. God will heal you 100% but persevere with God 100%. Everyday will not be a great day and that is perfectly okay. I am learning this. But as we continue to press on, we can't allow our faith to waver in confusion and disbelief. Things may get bad before they get better but remember who God is. Rest assured in the power he holds. The victory is yours and the glory is the Lord's....Be Blessed...