Tuesday, December 27, 2011
God will establish you as his faithful servant. Do you believe that? Do you trust God to provide for you and establish the plans of your life? I hope so. God will establish the work of your hands because you are the work of God's hands. God will not abandon his work! God leaves no job unfinished. God will establish you as His faithful servant because of your faithfulness to God. Be faithful to God in all of your works. Be faithful to God not when things are just looking promising for us. We have to lay our requests at God's feet at all times. We have to believe in the impossible for us is NOT impossible for God to change. Don't place the same restrictions on God that we have on ourselves. God all powerful, all gracious, all wonderful. God promised to be our Father, our Healer, our Everything we need! God will fulfill his promises! God has fulfilled them before and He will continue to fulfill his promises in your life.
God KEEPS a promise. He did it for Abraham. He did it for those waiting on Christ. He did it for Noah. Keep praying at all times. Prayer connects us with God. Prayer keeps us very close to God and it keeps us on the right track in our lives. Our prayer leads us to live a life of integrity. Our prayer leads us to live a life in true faithfulness. Faithfulness which help us trust that God will keep a promise to us when he declares it. God will bless us beyond measure. He always does!
Praise God good and bad. Why even in the bad? When we praise God for what he has done for us before it will help us focus in our minds that if God has saved you before, he will surely save you again! Praising Him at all times will affirm your faith! Affirm that God is more than able to make OUR IMPOSSIBLE....POSSIBLE!! God will always be there. When we can praise the Lord in our despair, it affirms that we are truly faithful and trust God will establish His faithful!
God is a Provider and a Deliverer! God will deliver you from all of the things that afflicts you! God will provide all of the help that we need to be a success in this life. God is a good God. God is a more than gracious God. Expect the most from God because He has the best plans for our life..Be Blessed..
Monday, December 19, 2011
God keeps his promises! I guarantee you that. There is no friend like the one we have in the Lord. What friend is that faithful to love us when we are at our best and especially at our worst? Romans 10:13 is a promise from God to save ANYONE who calls upon the name of Jesus Christ... "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." God didn't say "Maybe," He said SHALL! I've witnessed the Gospel to many people who sincerely didn't know if they were going to Heaven, but they wouldn't get saved either. God is good to us even when we are terrible to Him. God sees the best in us and God wants the BEST for us. He will remain faithful to us because God wants us to be happy. God will do it for your good and His glory. He wants you to shout out what He has done for you and God has done so much for you! God is not man who lies. If He said He will do it, count on it. (Num 23:19)
Keep praying. Do not stop praying. Believe in your prayer! Stop just mouthing words and say it with some power and belief. We can't just say it in blind hope. Pray with affirmation. KEEP PRAYING UNTIL GOD MAKES IT HAPPEN!! Don't lose belief that God will respond because God hasn't answered it in YOUR time! God will answer your prayer with an affirmation to let you know it was His grace that was shared with you. God knows each thought we have, so why not go to HIM and talk with him as you would if you were to meet him on the street. Meet god in prayer. But I tell you this prayer with belief will not go very far. Either you believe in the power of God, or you don't. "The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!" (J. Hudson Taylor) Call to God and EXPECT Him to answer your prayers! I understand it's hard to keep it up when you're not sure when that will happen but EXPECT God to make it happen. Prayer is the root of your blessings! Don't miss out.
Lastly, trust God as your Provider. He will give you all you need in the midst of your turmoil and pain. He will do that for you! God knows how hard you struggle and sometimes He won't remove the struggle right away. But I guarantee if you call to God, He will make provisions for you until the day of delivery. He will provide hope that affirm YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS through Him. God will hold your hand the whole way and even after you have been delivered. He is the mighty Provider. Ps 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. Like a mother that keeps one eye always on her child at play, so He provides two watchful eyes over our life at all times! In Psalm 84, it says God DOES NOT withhold good. God is a gracious Provider who wants to take care of our every need today and forever. Turn to God. Trust in God wholeheartedly. Trust in your PRAYER! God KEEPS his promises. You don't have to worry about the things ahead. Live right and believe in what He says!!! Be Blessed..
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Give us our daily bread. This is a line from one of the most powerful prayers in the Bible, if not the most, given to us by Jesus. He is saying that in our prayer we are to ask God for our daily bread. It is a recognition that God is the provider for our daily needs. God is the provider for all our our inquiries. God is the provider for all that gives us unrest and we must ask for God daily! It may be the same prayer daily, so what? In Matthew 7:7 it says, "Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you." That means you must keep looking from this provision from God all the time with earnestness, diligence and perseverance. We must recognize God as the powerful and unique provider that he has shown himself to be. No one can do what God has been doing for us. No one can make the miracles that has happened in our lives happen but the Lord who we pray to and has provided time and time again.
You may find yourself "stuck" in a situation that seems like it will never end. No, it will pass. It has to cease! God is the possible to our impossible. KEEP PRAYING!! DON'T STOP!! God may need to see that you are committed to Him and his ability. Maybe God is working it out now in a way that hasn't been revealed to you yet. But I tell you this with great assurance: No prayer from the heart of the faithful goes unanswered by the Lord! The Lord is faithful. The Lord is amazing in deed and in sovereignty. The Lord will always provide what you need. Don't think that God won't or can't do it! Believe in God. believe in God's ability. Believe that your situation is not an impossible one for God. Why would God forsake you? God will not gain. God will not be happy to see your demise mentally, spiritually, and sometimes physically. Remember God is our father. He loves us. We are in a relationship with God. He is our Savior. He is our Father. If you are in a relationship with someone and you don’t continuously nurture that relationship, it dies. We are in a daily walk with our Father who provides for us. That is why He hears us when we pray. Not because of anything in us that makes us worthy—rather it is because He adopted us and we are dear to His heart.
As we allow God to provide our daily bread, praise Him! If you are waiting on God to change one aspect of your life before you praise God with all of your heart, you are wrong. You are wrong. Praise God for what he has done thus far in your life and that is A LOT! God has done so much for you. Praise lets you draw near to God. Praising God means that you DON'T buy into the fear and doubt. It shows you TRUST Him. It shows that you BELIEVE His promises to carry you through. I tell you this, if we focus on the problems, we can make ourselves as miserable as we choose to be. Seriously. We allow ourselves to remove hope from our situations. We make our burden grow into something we no longer is able to be lifted. Remember 1 Peter 6:10, "God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." Remember this. Praise God for this promise to us! Praise God because you are sure that God is more than able! Praise God because He is more than able to work it out for you!!! Our situation can be affected by praise and be our faithfulness to our Provider!...Be Blessed...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Are you living in the affirmation of your faith that God can do all the things that YOU have professed that he can do? Are you walking in faith? Or are we still walking by sight? We are to live by believing not by seeing? But for us to walk by faith, we have to LIVE in faith! Living in faith REQUIRES that we live a life that Christ walked himself. Christ is touching lives daily, even your life as you read this post! How many lives have we touched within the last week? Month? Year? If you are having a hard time to even think when was the last time you touched a life, then you aren't living as a servant of Christ. You aren't living by faith! You have to work to be a miracle to others in some way. It doesn't have to be anything over the top. It could be feeding the needy. Just serve another in an example of how God has served you. Another thing we HAVE to do is believe in the promises of God. These promises are already yours if you believe in that. God knows lip service and He doesn't need that. He needs people who will dare to believe when ALL THE WEIGHT is bearing down on you or a situation you're aware of. We may not see it all the time, but we must REALLY believe that God has promises on our lives that already to belong to us!! Hold on to your faith in God's promises until it happens and after it happens! We must walk upright as well for these promises to come into fruition. I guarantee you, the faithfulness of God is not based on merit or we would never have a thing! But we must live a life that exemplifies the presence of the Lord in our lives. It is essential to living in our faith. Christ was just and good in nature. We can be the same. We must live to emulate the life of Christ. Another thing is we must forgive. We must practice forgiveness to others and to ourselves. Forgiving yourself is not about forgetting. It is about not bringing the offense up to yourself in negative ways. Forgiving yourself is simply letting go of what you are holding against yourself so that you can move on with God. If God has moved on, shouldn't we do the same? Philippians 4:9 states that we are to put into practice those things that we have learned from God and from His Word. To continue to rehearse in our thoughts the events of our transgression, opposes Philippians 4:8 which tells us to dwell on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. We must then learn to forgive others. God forgives us so that He can live in harmony with us. We must do the same to another person whom we have yet to forgive. If we forgive we are opening ourselves up to a better spiritual life, better relationships with others, and a peace that we all need. Lastly, let your zeal for the Lord be apparent! Let the world know who you are and who do you serve. When they are able to see the goodness of God manifested through you, you are touching lives! You are reaching the non-believer who is still scared to commit to the Lord. As they see the peace, strength, and joy that God is giving your life, they will too be blessed because your zeal will be blessing them! Trust as you put yourself aside and let God work, He will work on your blessings just as hard! God will never forget nor forsake the faithful! They will be preserved forever...Be Blessed...
Thursday, December 1, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is to act on behalf of your faith. If you have prayed about it, act on it. Whether that's doing a little extra or showing some patience. Trust in God to get you there. God will get you there. And where God places you, no one shall overtake you!
I'm sure some of you today are dealing with very tough situations. I'm sure that some of you feel lost, defeated, hopeless, and afraid. Afraid that things will never change. Hopeless because you've prayed and cried for so long. Defeated because you thought you won and you're still fighting. Lost because you just have no direction where to go anymore. I know because I find myself feeling this way. But I know God is a God that never lies. My God is strong and mighty. My God is faithful! I serve the ONE, TRUE, LIVING God! My God lives through me and in you! Show your faith and be ready for God to work for you. God is good. God is faithful. We must trust God to take care of us all. We have to act on our faith! For some of us it may be the equivalent of doing something extra. It may be that there is a decision we are afraid of doing. A move we are scared of making because we don't know the impact on our future. Pray on it. Pray God show you an answer! God will. Whatever God says, try it! God will show you something! God will make it work solely for you. God is good. Or maybe we have to wait. Delayal does not.mean denial. You think God wants to deny you peace and happiness after you've prayed and cried so hard??? No! No loving parent does that. But wait on the Lord. Be patient with God. Be patient with Him as He has been with you. God won't disappoint you!
And remember, where the Lord puts you, no one will take you down. God is going to do something for you that no one can do SO THAT He receives the glory. The battle you feel you've been losing, God will win it. And to the Victor goes the spoil. All glory and honor will belong to God. All the good He wanted to accomplish by taking this fight for you will happen! You have to keep remaining hopeful. You're tired and feeling beaten. God will give you life! God will give you strength! Hold on! Pray without ceasing. Live in some hope that only you and God understand! Act on your faith! And when God delivers you, tell someone SO THAT God gets the glory. SO THAT others who are struggling knows God is alive because of what God has done for you. Don't stop praying! Keep fighting! Keep pressing! Remain living in faith!! I love you all. Pray for me as well so I can stay strong....Be Blessed...