Jesus the giver of good things

When you take the time to look at what God gives you, you realize that He gives us so much. He gives us a life that is abundant. Abundant with His love and abundant with His presence. It is  a life that keeps on giving. He keeps on giving us life by making every day a new day with new mercies. God gives more than we can understand and sometimes it takes us time to fathom the depth of His love and the depth of what He does for us. He gives us something every day. He gives us blessings every day. The person who unearths the blessings of the Lord and who can find them every day is a very blessed person. The person who sees the Lord as a giver of abundance even in the middle of a dry season, is a person who has mastered the art of gratitude and who has a full heart. A heart full of thanksgiving. The person who receives from the Lord and who gives back to the world is a person who gets it. It’s a person who gets the laws of giving and receiving. We receive from God so we can bless others. What is the Lord giving you today? What does Jesus give you every day? If you don’t know how to answer those questions, I am inviting you to go on a quest today. Go on a little adventure. Search for the blessings in your life. Find God every day. Find His love in every moment. Develop a bigger heart of gratitude. See Jesus as the giver that He is and thank Him for His endless provision of love, peace and joy.

I start my day by thanking the Lord. I thank Him for who He is. I thank Him for what He did on the cross. I thank Him for His resurrection. I thank Him for His redemption. I thank Him for saving my life. I thank Him for my life in Him. I thank Him for His love and care. I thank Him for what He is going to do during the day. I declare that something very good is going to happen to me. Not because of who I am but because of who Jesus is. My Savior will make it happen. My Savior will do great things during the day. The truth is that He does. I don’t always see it but it is always there. On the days when I see it with my eyes of faith, great peace and great joy ensue. Yesterday was one of those days. I spent some extra time in praise and worship in the morning and when I was getting ready for work, I kept saying, “Thank You Lord for being such a great giver.” Every good thing that happens to me is thanks to the Lord. Every good thing that happens to me is given to me by the Lord. I anticipate and I expect great things because the ultimate Giver is always good and He is always generous. What He gave me yesterday has become a lifestyle. He gave me the opportunity to praise Him and to adore Him in the midst of a world  filled with uncertainty and chaos. When we listen to the news, we are made aware of that chaos but Jesus is above it all and He can give us peace that surpasses all understanding. He loves being the giver of peace. We should take Him at His word and expect Him to give us peace all the time.

What does God give you? He gives you what you need. My prayer today is that the Lord opens the eyes of your understanding and you can see what He is giving you all the time. I pray that you recognize His blessings and that you experience the many drops of His love that fall on you every day. It only takes a small drop of His love to change the course of your day and He keeps showering you with changes that reverse the attacks of the enemy. Jesus is a giver, friend. He doesn’t take anything from you unless it is bad and it is going to harm you. He gives you stability and safety. He gives you a home. You can rest assured that you are part of His family and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He gives you hope. You can always hope in Him and you can always trust that things will work out for the best because the giver of miracles is always there. He will give you a new way to look at life. Give Him some of your time by studying his Word and He will renew your mind. There are many things the Lord gives you every single day. Pray that you discover them and that you enjoy them. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Matthew 7:11; John 3:27; James 1:17

Choosing God’s music

When I was driving to work yesterday I didn’t play any music. I was in a rush when I got in my car and I didn’t have time to sync my phone and my car. It happens automatically for the most part but sometimes I have to do it manually. Driving without any music was strange. I wasn’t used to it. It wasn’t bad. I just felt a void. I decided to meditate on the Lord in my mind. It was a great exercise and I received an interesting message. I only listen to Christian music. That is my preference and it is a great way for me to stay in praise mode. Now, when I had no music, it felt empty and I wasn’t too much in praise mode. I sang and got into praise mode that way. I created this space for Jesus. People who don’t have the Lord drive through life with no music. There is a void and there is no real life. They don’t know what they are missing. They don’t know what’s lacking but they go through life without music, without the Lord. They live lives that have no melodies, no tunes and no rhythms. As a believer, we get to worship the Lord and we get to have those great moments when He inhabits our praises. However, there are times when we turn off the music and we start overthinking and overanalyzing things. We put Jesus on the back burner and we cruise through the day without Him. Our thoughts become bigger than our praise. Today I am inviting you to make sure you add music to your day every day. Add music physically and spiritually. Let Jesus be your song today. Let Him carry His tune of joy and peace. Make space for Him. Create this musical space where He is exalted. Add Jesus to your day every day!

The music I listen to on my way to work is uplifting. I have noticed that when I get into praise mode, I connect with the Holy Spirit very fast. Praise triggers the presence of the Lord and it is very apparent at times. It’s true for some songs more than others and I think it also has to do with how engaged I am in the praise experience. When my heart is in it, I can flow with the Holy Spirit very easily. It is an experience that I can’t duplicate anywhere else. Prayer also helps me get there but there is something special about praise. Praise declares Jesus as Lord and Savior. Praise is imposing Jesus over our circumstances and we see Him as the solution to all problems. I impose Jesus on my life every day through praise and prayer. I impose His majesty, His love and His power to do anything. My singing and the disposition of my heart help me add Jesus to my day. He is always present but we have to deliberately invite Him into our day and force things to line up with His Word by praising Him. There is so much power in praise. It is underrated. If you are not a person of praise, I strongly encourage you to start praising the Lord every day.

Music plays a big role in many people’s lives including myself. It adds color to our day. It adds joy but it can also add sadness. Music can change our moods and give us strong emotions. I used to be a big fan of ballads but they made me sad. My day used to be perforated by moments of sadness caused by the music I was listening to. Many words we hear are music to our ears. We have to pay attention to what and to whom we listen to the most because the words that come into our heads and marinate inside will turn into actions. They will map out our belief system and they will become strongholds. God’s words are music to our ears. It is the right kind of music. The kind of music that gives life and hope. We can’t turn off the words of the Lord. At least we shouldn’t. We ought to meditate on them and that way they will pop up in our minds when we need them. If we meditate on the world, we will think like the world and act like the world. The Lord calls us to be different from the world. We are in the world but we belong to the Lord. There is music everywhere. Our goal should be to listen to the Lord’s music, to His words and to keep it safe in our hearts. His words will help us guard our hearts and they will give us a reason to rejoice and to stay strong. Don’t drive through life without music. Choose the music of the Lord and you will have a successful life. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 25:1; Psalm 150:6; Revelation 5:13

God tells us not to fear

When I am in prayer and meditation, the Holy Spirit reminds me of certain scriptures and He gives me encouragement. The other morning, He reminded me that it is important not to fear and not to worry. He went on to say “Don’t fear and don’t worry. Not because your day is going to be a good day but because God is good all the time. God is good all day.” When everything is going well, I feel great. I feel happy. When something bad is on the horizon or when my mind is in overthinking mode, fear and worry knock at my door. I have let them in more times than I can count. They get in and they make themselves comfortable in my house until I kick them out. The message of the Lord when I was praying the other was that fear and worry have no rights to come in. They will knock and knock but I don’t have to answer the door. I should always let the Lord get the door. He is the barrier between fear, worry and me. I need to put Him there. I need to trust Him as my shield against them. Every day with the Lord is a good day because the Lord is with us every day. Today I want to repeat what the Holy Spirit whispered. Don’t worry and don’t fear. God is good all day. You are going to make it. You are going to overcome whatever comes your way because the Lord is always good and He is always your shield and your protector. 

Fear and worry show up and tell us that we have no control over what’s happening or what’s going to happen. They give us a sense of hopelessness and we don’t know how we can get out of the mess we are in. Fear and worry are not from God. There is a fear of the Lord that is awe. It is respecting and honoring the Lord. It is not being afraid of God. That type of fear, the fear when we are not feeling well and we have a knot in our stomach is not from God. The devil uses fear against everyone so that everyone would lose faith if they are a believer or don’t develop faith if they don’t believe in God. Fear is powerful. Fear and worry are debilitating but the truth is God is stronger than both of them. God in His infinite goodness can remove fear and worry. When fear and worry show up, reply with God’s Word. Use scriptures that demonstrate that your God is bigger and you have no reason to fear. 

In His Word, God talks a lot about fear and He says that we should not fear. We should not give in to fear. This means that fear will come but we have the power to defeat it. Fear will taunt us but we have the words we need to destroy it. Fear is on our minds and in our hearts. It is in our thinking process. The goal here is to kick it out by speaking against it. We can’t be passive when it comes to fear and worry. It is the power of our testimony that will win against them. How? Our testimony should be about Jesus. We should speak up about what Jesus did for us. Our testimony, what we say in the presence of fear, should lift up Jesus. We can easily be pulled down by fear or we can choose to go up the ladder of faith and speak faith over our circumstances. 

God is good all day long. We might not see it. We might not feel it but He is always good. Him being good doesn’t mean that you are going to have a perfect day where nothing bad will happen. He is good independently of what goes on in your life. His goodness can impact your day and make it good. His goodness can derail your fears and worries and give you the upper hand against the enemy. Call upon the Lord the moment fear and worry are on to you. Call upon the Lord all the time. His peace and His joy in you can prevent you from yielding to fear. If fear gets in somehow and it will, push it out. Push it out with the confidence that God’s got you in the palm of His hand and you have nothing to fear and nothing to worry about. Things might not go well during the day but remember that your God will make all things good for you. It is going to be more than ok. Don’t fear and don’t worry. You are under the protection of the Lord Almighty and He is going to bless you in the middle of chaos and trials. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 34:4-5; Psalm 46:1-3; Isaiah 41:13

Doing all good things through Christ

Reading Paul’s letters to the Church has been the focus of my Bible studies lately. I like how Paul is encouraging and how he sets a great example for us. He shows us how to stay in faith and how to stand in the Lord. He talks about being content in all things and rejoicing in the Lord no matter what is going on in our lives. I love that! I love that inspiration from the Holy Spirit. It is not easy to be content and to be joyful when we are facing hard times but Paul encourages us to tap into the joy of the Lord at all times. He depicts the life of a believer in Christ by insisting on how we should walk in love and be in harmony with the Lord. One of the most popular verses used around the world comes from one of Paul’s letters. It is found in Philippians chapter 4. Paul says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”* He makes that declaration after talking about how he is able to be content in all things. His strength is in the Lord. The Lord helps Him do all things. What things is he talking about? All things that the Lord wants Him to do He is able to do thanks to God. I think it is important to understand what “all things” mean. A few verses before, he mentions that whatever things are pure, noble, holy, lovely and of good report should be what we think about. We can do all things pure, noble, holy, love and of good report through Christ who strengthens us. Being content in the midst of chaos is something Paul says he can do through Christ. We have the same Savior. We have the same Lord. We can be content in all things through Christ who strengthens us.

You and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. All the good things the Lord says we can do, we can do them. Think about the fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Sometimes it seems impossible to let the fruit grow in our lives. We try to walk in love. We try to stay at peace but we have internal turmoil. Paul says we can do it. Paul tells us that we can do all these things through Christ. Next time you are struggling with the fruit of the Spirit, remind yourself that you can do all things through Christ. It is not in your own power. It is not in your own strength. You can be the person the Lord wants you to be through Him. He is the doorway to your destiny. He is the doorway to the person you are meant to be. Don’t be hard on yourself. God is there to assist you and He has the power it takes for you to do all things. There is a plan for your life and many aspects of the plan can appear to be impossible to you. However, nothing is impossible to God. If He wants something for you, He will make it happen. All things are possible with God. Remember that!

Being able to do all things through Christ is a truth that I am inviting you to embrace. Nothing is too hard for God and nothing that is before you is too hard for you to handle because Christ in you is your strength. Rejoice in the Lord and thank Him for all the things you can do. I think that we believers don’t know the extent of what we can do through Christ. He is the power behind everything. If we acknowledge Him in all we do and give Him the glory, we will see the power of His might at work in our lives. I find that every time I thank God for what I can do through Him, I can do more than what my mind tells me I can do. The Lord takes over when we put our trust in Him. Today I want to encourage you to go the distance and to do things through Christ. Say out loud that you can do all things through Christ. Say that nothing can stop you to do good things through Him. Say that you can be content in all things through Him. Say that you can walk in love, be at peace, be joyful, be patient, be good, be faithful and have self-control thanks to Jesus. You can do it all, friend and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Philippians 4:13*; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 6:10

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 206)

Don’t limit yourself in your head. With God there is more. Let His Word stretch your thinking and show you that there are no limits to what God can do for you!

Look around and see the beauty of the Lord. Look inside you and see the beauty of the Lord. Look inside your walk with God and see the beauty of the Lord. Wherever you look, you can see God. Keep your eyes of faith wide open!

When you praise God, all Heaven rejoices. When you praise God, all hell gets a beating. When you praise God, He shows up in your praises. When you praise God, the enemy gets annoyed. Praise God all the time. You will stay close to God.

God is on His own frequency and He invites you and me to join Him on the wavelength of hope. He desires that we don’t get trust the mixed signals of the world. We are always on His radar and He will give us all the peace and joy the world can’t give provide.

When you look on the screen of life, sometimes your life is a horror movie. Sometimes it’s a comedy. Sometimes it’s a drama. God brings His own reality into your life and that is what you should embrace. He will turn your horror into bliss and your drama into peace.

God has heard you. He heard you before you spoke and He is glad to see your faith. Keep trusting Him. A change is coming. Hope is not dead. Jesus is alive and well!

One thing you can be sure of is that God is still going to be God in 2022. His promises will remain the same. His power will be the same. His love for you will be the same. Expect God Almighty in 2022!

With God you have no reason to fear and no reason to worry but your mind will tell you otherwise. It will create stories where doubt is the protagonist. Reject the scenario of fear and replace it with God’s truth found in the Book of hope!

Anytime of the year God can restore your life. Anytime of the year God can give you a breakthrough. Anytime of the year God can do a miracle for you. Trust and believe God all year. He is with you all the time!

God’s wisdom is abundant. His wisdom is for everyone. Lean closer and you will hear Him speak into your mind and your spirit. He will give you the wisdom you need to navigate through the events of everyday life!

Suggested reading: Proverbs 2:6; Ephesians 5:15-16; James 1:5

God will work it out

One time when I was going through a lot and I couldn’t get out of my head, I heard a very encouraging message. The message came from a song. It said “God will work it out.” When we are facing problems, we overthink and we try to find ways to deal with the issues. We think of solutions and very often we believe that we have to fend for ourselves and we have to find a solution. It is human nature and it is a normal reaction. Now, since we have the Lord as our Savior, we should leave the problems to Him. It’s not easy. A shift in our thinking needs to happen. A shift in our approach to problems should take place. The One who causes that shift to happen is Jesus. Jesus should always be taken into account when we are dealing with life. He is life. He is the way, the truth and the life. When we have problems, it sometimes feels like something in us has died. Hope dies. Hope is gone. Hope is not on our radar. Hope is hard to find. Our problems can seem so big that there is no room in our heads for hope or for any type of solution. When we are facing trials and tribulations, we should think that God will work things out. Instead of going down a rabbit hole, we should come out of the hole of despair and attack our thoughts with positivity. That one powerful phrase “God will work it out” should be our default reaction to what is going on. God will work it out. We don’t have to know how our problems are going to be resolved. We just need to know without a shadow of doubt that God will work everything out. We should cast our cares on Him and let Him handle everything.

I have been in many situations where I had no idea how I was going to make it. I certainly didn’t know how I was going to work it out. God knows everything. He knows the answer to every question. He knows the solution to every problem. He knows the way out of trouble and the way into blessings. God can work anything out. Friend, today I want to remind you that God Almighty will work things out for you. You don’t have to have any more sleepless nights. Give all your worries to the Lord before you go to bed. God is never asleep and He can work on your circumstances all night long. He has a plan. He knows what to do to get you out of your misery. All He is asking is that you rely on Him. Acknowledge Him in all your ways. Give Him first place and let Him be your number one resort. There is a pave before you with solutions, with peace, with hope and with victory. God is paving the way for you so you can walk on the path He has laid before you. His path for you will be juxtaposed over the path the enemy has for you. The snares of the enemy on the journey of your life are not the end. They are not the end of the road. God will pick up where the enemy has left a mess. He will turn that mess into a miracle. Just wait and see. God will work it out.

When Jesus walked the earth, He proved that nothing can stop Him. He showed the world that He could do all things. He was never intimidated by anything. Even death didn’t scare Him. When Lazarus’ family told Jesus that he was dead, Jesus didn’t panic. He didn’t say that He couldn’t do anything for Lazarus. He knew how to work things out. He knew that death had to bow down to Him. Today, friend, your biggest problems also have to bow down to Jesus. He is still alive and He can still kill what is killing you inside. He is going to work everything out for you, friend. It doesn’t matter how complicated things are. Jesus will make things simple and good. He will make things much better. You might be picturing a bleak future right now but with the Lord, your future is going to be so much better than you imagine. His solution to your problems is going to blow you away. Give Him permission to act on your behalf by praying to Him with faith. Keep your hopes in Him. Let Him revive the hope that has been gone from your life. He is the hope. He is life and He will give you a great solution to your most difficult problems. God will work it out. Thank Him. All is not lost. You can count on Jesus. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 77:14; Matthew 19:26; Luke 8:50

God will make you glad

Many years ago when I got more serious with the Lord, before a time in the wilderness, gladness was very present in my life. I was a dedicated believer who spent a lot of time in prayer and praise and gladness was there every single day. I noticed a change in me. I noticed a change around me and the Lord’s joy played a big part in that change. There was a joy that I had never experienced before for a long time. That joy seemed permanent. I would wake up every morning and check to make sure it was there and it was. I didn’t understand it at first but after a week or so I realized that the joy was coming from the Lord. I had changed my daily routine and I had made the Lord my daily routine. He was my focus and I spent a lot of time with Him. When you spend time with the Lord, His love, His joy and His peace rub off on you. For me it happened naturally. I didn’t force it. I just lived it. God is a joyful God and He wants His children to have His joy. He wants you and me to be glad and trust me, He will make you glad.If you have been in a bad mood, if your joy seems to be gone, know that you can find gladness in the Lord. Draw nearer to Him. Surrender to Him. Invite Him in. Gladness will come. Keep your eyes on Jesus and make it a point to praise Him and worship Him. His gladness will overtake you.

I have found that if I rely on people and things to find happiness, I end up being disappointed. Sometimes the letdown is strong and I feel heartbroken. Money and possessions can only make us happy for so long. Some people have told me that we need money to be happy. I used to think that way. Money was a fortress and a security blanket for me until I experienced the safety and the love of the Lord. I thought to myself that the reason why I had money was because I had the Lord. He is the source of all good things and I should rejoice over Him instead of rejoicing more over what is in my bank account. His love is a wealth that can’t be matched. His love is a bank of blessings that can’t be empty. You can’t overdraft and you can’t be denied blessings. God will not loan you gladness and peace. He will give them to you free of charge and His offerings have no expiration date. There is an unlimited balance of love in the Lord and when you focus on that, nothing else matters. God has an amount of joy for you that will exceed your wildest expectations. His joy can be in your life every single day. No matter what you are facing and no matter what life throws at you, His joy is unconditional.

When I get into my praise and worship sessions, the joy of the Lord shows up quickly. I could be having the worst day but when I lift up the name of Jesus, everything changes. His joy is my strength and it gives me hope. I give a boost of faith and I see everything through the eyes of His gladness. If praise is hard for you right now, start with thanksgiving. Say out loud what you are thankful for. Start the smallest things if you can’t think of anything big. I sometimes just say “Thank You, Jesus” and I keep repeating it. I see a glimpse of hope through those words and then the Spirit of the Lord takes over. When you give the Lord a little bit, He will reach you and meet you where you are. He has the ability to give us joy in the middle of a desert of fear and sadness. He brings the rain into that desert until we are drenched with peace and we are ready to face anything.

Today is the day the Lord has made. You can rejoice and be glad in it. Ask Jesus to give you His joy every day. He listens and He will do it. He will make you glad. Don’t think that it is too much to ask. Don’t shy away from it. It is a perfectly legitimate request. Don’t think that you will be sad all day. That is not what Jesus wants for you. My prayer is that you receive the joy of the Lord every day and that you understand that it is your strength all the time. That joy I had years ago has been present again for years now and I owe it all to praise, worship and fellowshipping with the Lord.  Enjoy the Lord and His gladness. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 31:7; Psalm 40:16; Acts 11:23

The Jesus of the Bible

Jesus is alive and well. He is alive and He is present. He is present every day. He is with us every day. He is Jesus every day but we tend to forget it and we let ourselves get bogged down by the affairs of the world. Being “Jesus aware” or “Jesus conscious” is a great gift. I call it a gift for lack of a better word. Jesus said Himself that He would never change. This means that the Jesus of the Bible is with us. The Jesus of the Bible is alive and He is by our side. The Jesus who performs miracles is among us. Why is it then that we don’t see miracles that often? The Bible explains that Jesus couldn’t perform many miracles in His hometown because a lot of people didn’t believe. This is true as well today. We don’t hear a lot of preaching about the Lord’s miracles. There isn’t a big audience for that kind of message or if there is, it is hidden or it is not manifesting itself. The Lord is looking for people who believe that the Jesus of the Bible is alive and that He has not changed one bit. His love, His message, His miracles are still there. We need to promote the Jesus of the Bible. That promotion starts with us. We ought to stretch our faith and believe that Jesus is who He says He is. Today I am inviting you to open your mind and to open yourself to the Jesus of the Bible. He is right there with you as we speak. He is smiling at you and He is calling you to follow Him right now.

How can you get to know the Jesus of the Bible? The best place to start is the Bible. I have mentioned before the importance of prayerfully reading the Word of God. Pray before you get in the Word and every change you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes next time you get into His Word. The world blinds us. The enemy blinds us. There are versions of Jesus out there that sound good but they are not the Jesus of the Bible. Everyone can depict Jesus the way they like. Some churches even have their own interpretation of Jesus. Some people portray Him as loving but excluding at the same time. Some people present the Old Testament as an authority that overtakes Jesus. They give more power to words from before Jesus and deny that Jesus changed the law. It is crucial that we learn about Jesus in His Word and that we adhere to who He is. He is love and His love is radiant. It is stronger and more powerful than anything in this world. The Jesus of the Bible is the Jesus of true and pure love. The Jesus of the Bible loves everyone. There are no exceptions. The Jesus of the Bible died and rose again. He conquered death so why do we sometimes look for Him in the grave when He is alive and well?

Jesus is life. You, friend, have life within you and with you. I am not talking about life the way the world sees it. I am talking about the abundant life that Jesus provides. A life that flows like a river with no end. A life that overcomes all obstacles. A life that is rich in love, joy, faith, peace and blessings. The Jesus of the Bible is in you through His Spirit and He is the abundant life you need. You don’t need anything else or anyone else to make you happy and to help you make it in this life. The Jesus of the Bible is more than enough. His grace and mercy are more than enough. Read about Him. Pray to Him. Listen to Him. He has a lot to tell you and the love He has for you defies all understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways. Stick to the Jesus of the Bible and reject the one man created. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He is Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man. There is no one like Him. There is no one better than Him. He still performs miracles. He will perform miracles in your life as you let your faith grow. Enjoy the Jesus of the Bible. Celebrate and praise the Jesus of the Bible. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Mark 10:27; Hebrews 12:2; 1 John 4:15

God answers when you are in distress

“May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.” This is how   Psalm 20 starts. This first verse sets the tone for the powerful message that David shares with us. It is a prayer at first that every single believer can use.The prayer is encouraging and it speaks to David’s faith. David knew God intimately and He knew how to talk about Him. He was close to the heart of God and he gleaned a lot of wisdom from the Lord. I have been studying Psalm 20 for a few days and every time I read it, I marvel at the greatness that it presents. It talks about the greatness of God. If you look closely at the prayer part of the Psalm, you will see that David mentions things that God can do and he is asking the Lord to bless the reader. What does His greatness entail here? It entails help in times of trouble, granting our requests and giving us the desires of our hearts.If you are in distress today, call on the name of the Lord. If you are in need, call on the name of the Lord. God will bless you, assist you and there will be much rejoicing to be had when the victory comes.

God is a God of help. He is not a being sitting on a cloud far away from us. He is closer than we think and He is with us at all times. He is interested in our lives and He is always waiting for us to call on Him. Sometimes we face troubles and the last Person we turn to is God and we wonder why things are not improving. David invites us to call on the Lord for help. He has all the help we need and He can do amazing things. When you are in distress, we should have God’s number on speed dial. I remember a time many years ago when I was at a loss. I didn’t know what to do to get out of a bind and I asked everyone I knew before I asked God. I trusted people more and that was my mistake. I thought that maybe God would answer me but maybe He wouldn’t. Since David, Jesus came and conquered death. Jesus was the answer to our every prayer. Will God answer you when you pray? Yes, He will because He already did. He answered with Jesus. Think about that. The answer to every prayer you will ever say is Jesus and Jesus is all set. He did what He had to do and settled all matters for good.

God will answer you when you are in distress, friend. It is the truth and you should adhere to it. You don’t have to go around the neighborhood to find an answer. The answer is right there by your side. The answer is in you. Jesus gave you His Spirit to remind you that He took care of everything and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. The name of the Lord protects you. Use His name against any attack whether physical or spiritual. David’s prayer has come true. You are answered when you are in distress. God protects you. God gives you the desires of your heart and God grants you your requests. All this happens when you stand in faith. The Lord makes your plans succeed. The Lord gives you reasons to shout and celebrate Him. Repeat what David said. He said that the Lord gives victory to the anointed. You are the anointed. The victory is yours in Jesus’ name. Trust in the name of Jesus and not in idols or in the creation. You are a child of God and as one of His children, you deserve all that He has to offer. What He offers is answers to your prayers and comfort when you are in distress. Remember that Jesus is always the answer. He is the answer to everything. You can rely on Him in everything. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 20; Proverbs 18:10; James 1:12

God’s dreams are not canceled

Some parents have big dreams for their children. They want the very best for them. They dream of their children having a happy life, being fulfilled and being safe. Some parents want their kids to have a better life than they did. Some parents want their children’s dreams to come true. God our Father has plans for all of us. He has dreams that defy our wildest dreams. He wants the very best for all of us. He has plans that we can’t understand and that we truly can’t believe at times because they are so huge and so incredible. God’s dreams for your life, friend, are bigger than anything you can imagine. His dreams for you involve miracles and blessings from Heaven. They include peace and joy that are not from this world. They include Jesus every step of the way and they include a beautiful life lived with the Savior. Now, if you look around these days, and that has been the case for a few years, many things have been canceled. Events have been postponed, rescheduled or down right canceled. God’s dreams for you are not being canceled, friend. God doesn’t depend on the world to bless you. God can bless you on His own. He is not limited. He is not restricted by the cancellations. God’s plans for you will always be the same. They will always be amazing no matter what happens in this world. God created the world. The world didn’t create God. It is a simple statement with a profound meaning. The creator of the universe can’t be canceled and He can’t be stopped. God will do what He said He would do so stay in faith. Those great dreams that He has dropped in your heart are still alive. They may be dormant but they still exist.

Revive God’s dreams for your life today. How? Thank God for the dreams. Thank God for His timeline that is not the world’s timeline. Your mind might be telling you that you ran out of time to experience what God promised. That is not true. God knows what He is doing. His dreams for you will come true. Don’t put a time stamp on the blessings that will be delivered from Heaven. They can come at any time. They will come at the right time. They will come at God’s time. His dreams will become a reality for you. They are a reality for Him. Get on the same page. Accept that His plans for you are going to bless you and to prosper you. Accept that He can do exceedingly more for you than you can think of. Accept that He is a mighty God that no one can stop. Accept that His love for you is deeper than the ocean and no mountains and no valleys can come between you and His love. Accept the dreams that are too good to be true. God will do the impossible for you. That is the God you serve. That is what you can expect. His dreams for you don’t have an expiration date!

God’s dreams for you have already started unfolding in your life. If you believe in Him, you are living the dream. A relationship with Him is where it all starts. Your faith puts you in touch with God. You are in touch with almighty God. How amazing is that? You are in the best dream there is. The enemy will try to convince you and tell you that your life is a living nightmare. Trials and difficulties do happen to all of us but it doesn’t mean that we are living our worst lives. God’s dreams for you will tamper with the enemy’s plots against your life. Embrace the dreams when things are rocky. Embrace the dreams when hope seems low. Remind yourself of God’s great intentions for you. His dreams are still there so praise Him for that. Things will turn around for you. You will have what God says you should have. In His dreams for you, there are breakthroughs galore and you always make it out of problems and tribulations. In His dreams for you, His peace reigns in your life and His joy is your strength. In His dreams for you, you are walking in love and love is your superpower. In His dreams for you, you know He loves you and you don’t worry and you don’t fear. In His dreams for you, great things happen to you all the time and you give Him the glory. Keep dreaming big. Keep dreaming God’s dreams for your life. Keep trusting He has great plans for you. His dreams for you are not canceled. Stay in faith. May God bless you and protect you and remember He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Romans 4:21: 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 3:20