Your firm foundation

What is the foundation of your faith? Who do you believe in the most? Do you have faith in Jesus or do you believe in someone else more than Him? It sounds like a silly question but if you think about who you rely on in times of trouble, you might be surprised to see that Jesus is not your first resort. Let’s say you get some bad news. Do you reach for the phone and call a friend or a relative? Do you panic and try to hide under your desk? Do you thank Jesus right away for being your help in times of trouble? Do you say confidently that Jesus is your foundation and you have nothing to worry about? When I was praying yesterday morning I had a great vision about Jesus being our foundation. The Holy Spirit took me on a tour of a place that looked firm and solid. I saw a ground that looked very nice and very strong. There was something very special about it. I quickly understood that the ground I saw was Jesus, our firm foundation.

When Jesus is our foundation, we can stand on Him and keep standing no matter what happens in our lives. There might be earthquakes brought about by sad news and bad events but with Jesus as our foundation, we can’t sink. We can’t drown when troubled waters invade our circumstances. We can see mud and soft grounds around us but our firm foundation keeps us standing. Friend, if you are a believer, you stand on solid ground. It is time that you and I took a strong stand on our firm foundation. It is time we decided to not be shaken by anything that takes place in our lives. It is time we kept on standing tall. It is time we praised the Lord even when we are facing adversity. We have the strongest foundation there is. Let’s live our lives like we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are on solid ground all the time.

Jesus is not sinking sand or a soft soil. He doesn’t bend under pressure and He doesn’t give up when the going gets tough. We are the ones who give up. He remains strong and firm. We ought to always rely on Him. The real Jesus who can’t be defeated and who can’t lose any battles. How do you get to know Him? Through His Word and through isolated and devoted time with Him. He is a Rock. He is a fortress. He is the winner of all winners. He is the firm foundation that will never let you down. He is the firm foundation that you can count on all the time. Meditate on that. You can always count on Jesus. You can count on Him even when it appears that you can’t get out of trouble. Stand on Him. Walk thanks to Him. Run with Him. Don’t let Him out of your spiritual sight. Follow His lead. Your firm foundation never disappoints.

Jesus is the firm foundation that can withstand anything. He is unbreakable. The enemy might be trying to weigh you down so you collapse and fall off your foundation but Jesus will hold you up. He won’t let the enemy get the best of you. Jesus is so solid that all the devils in hell can’t make Him break. There is nothing and no one that can destroy your foundation. Your foundation is all set. Now, it’s up to you to stand on Him and to let Him be part of you. Let Jesus be the biggest part of your life. He said that if His words remained in you, you could ask what you want and you will get it as long as it is in line with His will. When Jesus’ words are the backbone of your life, you can’t fail. You have the best foundation ever. Let His words abide in you and you will walk on solid ground all the time. Trust Him. Believe in Him. He won’t let you down. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will never leave you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 7:24; John 15:7

The child of God that you are

I had a very amazing time in prayer yesterday morning. It was one of those prayers when I listened more than I talked. I started like I always do by praising the Lord and by showing gratitude. I quickly got very overwhelmed by His love. I was so excited and so happy like a little kid at a candy store. I opened my heart and let out my gratitude and thanksgiving. There was so much joy because I was just content to be with the Lord. That one-on-one time was more than enough. It was the highlight of my day very early in the day. It felt like nothing could beat that beautiful moment but with the Lord we can always expect more. I prayed for some time and then I got quiet and I knew I needed to listen and to pay attention to what the Holy Spirit had to say. I was under the impression that the Lord was smiling at me. He was smiling back at my gratitude. I paused and I marveled at His presence and at His love that seemed thick and tangible. What He said next touched me to the core.

The Lord reminded me that I was a child, that I was His child. He took me down the path of great reminders and encouragement. We are His children and we have to remember that we are heirs of the King of Kings. We have inherited the Kingdom of God and we have access to Him and to His blessings all the time. His love is available 24/7 and He is a Father who adores His children and who has done everything for us. He sent His Son for us. His Son came to earth, walked the earth, died on the cross, resurrected from the dead and ascended to the Father. He is now seated at the right hand of God interceding for us. Jesus’ intercession is a powerful truth I had not been focused on. Friend, Jesus is interceding for you with the Father and God rejoices over you, His dear child.

As a child of God, I am blessed and I am favored and so are you, friend. The message of the Lord was a message about seeing myself as the child of God that I am. I strongly encourage you to meditate on that truth and to pray over what it really means. You are a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ. It means that you are loved, you are filled with the Spirit of God, you have the fruit of the Spirit in you, you are blessed with heavenly blessings, the Lord supplies your needs with His riches and you are fearfully and wonderfully made. As a child of the King, you have access to Heaven. Not just when you go to be with the Lord but you have access today. What does that entail? It entails access to miracles, signs and wonders. If you don’t believe in them, spend time asking the Lord to show you what they are and to help you develop your faith in them because they are here and they can impact your life in a beautiful way.

Child of God, praise the Father! Praise Him every day. Rejoice over Him because He rejoices over you. Go into your day with the confidence that God is with you and that He cares about you. You are not an orphan. God never leaves you and He never abandons you. You are a loved child. You are very special to God. His love is your strength. His joy is a superpower and His peace is sublime. Remember every day that you are a precious child of God. Remember every day that your heavenly Father makes your life better and there is a collision between Heaven and earth when your faith is active and solid. You are in this world but you are not of this world. You belong with God and you belong with His blessings. Don’t let the problems of this world make you think that you are not blessed because you are. Claim your blessings in Jesus’ name and claim your identity in the Lord. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Romans 8:14; Galatians 3:26; 2 Corinthians 6:18

Protect the flame

A few weeks ago I wrote about the light of the Lord that we have in us. The light comes from the Spirit of God who dwells in us. It is the light of the Lord that shines through us so we can brighten the world. Many people need the light that is in you, friend. Many people live in a dark world where there is no hope and no light to be found. Many people have never seen the light. Many people do not know who the Lord is and what His love, His joy and His peace are like. Many people are waiting for the light in you to find them and revive them. Many people are waiting for that flame of hope and you can give it to them. Now, it is important that you protect the flame. Protect the flame of the light that God has put A few weeks ago I wrote about the light of the Lord that we have in us. The light comes from the Spirit of God who dwells in us. It is the light of the Lord that shines through us so we can brighten the world. Many people need the light that is in you, friend. Many people live in a dark world where there is no hope and no light to be found. Many people have never seen the light. Many people do not know who the Lord is and what His love, His joy and His peace are like. Many people are waiting for the light in you to find them and revive them. Many people are waiting for that flame of hope and you can give it to them. Now, it is important that you protect the flame. Protect the flame of the light that God has put in you. Don’t let it dwindle. Keep the flame going. Keep the light shining. There are negative opportunities for that flame to be blown away. Every bad circumstance and every bad break come with the power to reduce your flame and to hide your light. Keep the flame burning. Don’t let your situation dictate how much light and love you are going to give to the world. Let me light in you show you how much love you need to bring into this world. Jesus is the light of your light as I like to say. Let the Light of your light shine all the time.

When I get frustrated, I open the door to emotions that make me focus on anything but the Lord. When I get sad, I have a hard time reaching down on the inside and letting the light of the Lord warm up my heart. However, when the flame of the light of the Lord is high, frustration and sadness have no power over me. When the light of the Lord is vibrant and in full display, negativity can’t get the best out of me. How do I protect that flame? I do it by pumping myself up in the Lord. I pump it up by being excited about the Lord and by lifting Him up. I place Him about everything. When something bad happens, I pump up the joy of the Lord by shouting His name and making Him bigger than my trials. It takes effort but it is a crucial step when we want to protect the flame. That flame can change someone’s day for the better. That flame is hope. That flame is pure joy from Heaven. That flame is the difference that someone might be needing today. Let the flame speaks for itself by expressing the love of God and expressing Jesus.

Our daily prayers and our daily interaction with the Lord allow us to protect the flame He has placed in our spirit. That flame looks different from everyone but it is that unique thing, that special element that warms up an entire room when it is on. We have to keep the flame on. We have to remain positive. We have to walk in the truth of the Lord. That will give the flame a chance to shine. That precious flame in you is that one thing that refuses to give up and that believes in the best all the time. It is the stubborn goodness that won’t go away. Fan the flame every day, friend. Start the day in communion with Jesus and the flame will be on. Pray throughout the day. Be thankful throughout the day and above all let Jesus show love to others through your flame. Protect the flame by constantly giving it a chance to burn for others. The flame of the Lord in you will ignite beautiful moments, brighten up faces that only new frowns and make broken hearts feel at home. Protect the flame all the time. Stay in the Lord and you will shine for His glory. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Matthew 5:14-16; John 8:12; Romans 12:10

When you least expect it

When you least expect it, God can do something that will surprise you and that will bless you more than you know. God is the God of the good surprises as I like to call Him. When you least expect it, your breakthrough is going to come through. When you least expect, the answer to your prayers will come. Don’t lose hope. God can show up and show off when you are not expecting Him. I know it is hard to wait and wait. I know it is easy to get discouraged but the Lord is not going to let you down. He is faithful and He keeps His promises. When you least expect it, you will get what you need. It doesn’t mean that you should not expect God to act in your favor. Keep waiting and keep hoping but keep fixing your eyes on Jesus. Let Him be the One you expect and everything else will come to you.

When I was in the market to buy a house, I had very little experience with the whole process and I didn’t know what to expect. The deeper I got into it, the more challenging it seemed. I decided to go with the flow but I thought it was just going to be a chance for me to see how things worked in the real estate world and nothing else. I didn’t think I was going to be able to buy a house but at least I was going to get some exposure to the whole real estate adventure. It was quite an adventure! I did find a place I loved. I went and saw it with my realtor and with a friend. We had seen about 15 places by that time. The one I fell in love with was unexpected and I just thought I was visiting the place of my dream and it would remain a dream.

 My friend told me that the place was too big for me and he thought I might not be able to afford it. What I didn’t expect was a call from my realtor saying that I had been pre-approved. Then things came together nicely. I could have tried to sabotage the whole thing with negative thinking and with doubt but God had His way and He made it happen. When I least expected it, God gave me a house that I still love. God took care of every part of this adventure. He provided and He gave me more than I had anticipated. I went into it thinking I was not going to be able to buy it and He gave me my dream place.

God can surprise you with a last minute turnaround of events. When you are not expecting anything, God can give you more than you dream of. Stay in faith. Be patient. Your wait is never in vain. God can always do great things. He is God. He is not limited and He is good all the time. God’s goodness can bless your life at an unexpected time. God’s goodness can take you by surprise and you can get a major breakthrough. The goal is not to give up on God. Stay encouraged by His Word and by His promises. He is the God of the impossible so last minute can be part of His plan. Last minute or when you least expect it can be part of His plan. Hang in there. Stay strong. God has not said His final word yet. He is working on your situation and He is loving your faith.

When you least expect it, things will change for the better. You have a God who loves you and adores you and He is going to do amazing things for you. Praise Him while you are waiting. Continue to focus on Him and to make Him your priority. Don’t run after the blessings and the miracles. Run after Jesus and keep following Him. You have seen nothing yet. His best is yet to come. When you least expect it, great things will come. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

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

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 217)

When you are holding on by a thread, remember that the Lord is with you. He is trading your thread for a rope of hope. Hold on to hope. You are going to make it. God is with you!

Things are going to get better. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. God has some great things in store for you. He is preparing the way for something new. Stay encouraged!

God is going to give you some great reasons to rejoice. He is going to change things in your life and you will forget how bad your past was. Hang in there. God is at work now. Stay in faith!

Faith is hard but you can get the gist of it. With time and practice, you can get a handle on it. With love and patience, you can master it.

Do not lean on your own understanding. Have a misunderstanding with your understanding and let God show you His reasoning. He will make sense of all that seems foolish. His ways are higher than our ways!

You might be discouraged and helpless now wandering through the desert of despair. However, trust that God can take you out of that spiritual dryness. A breakthrough from the Lord will get you out of the wilderness and take you to a land of peace, joy, love and heavenly blessings. Focus on Jesus!

God is sending you blessings from Heaven with a delivery date that will be on point. His blessings don’t have an expiration date. Expect great things from the Lord!

Don’t chase the blessings. Chase after God and His blessings will run after you and catch up to you!

You can do all things through Christ who is your strength. Nothing will be too hard for you today and tomorrow because the Lord is with you all the time. Remind your mind that you are backed up by the power of God. You can do this!

Get a new dose of love today. Get a new dose of peace. Get a new does of joy. Get a new dose of Jesus. Get a new dose of the truth. Get in the Word and get in prayer and you will get a new dose of faith!

Suggested reading: John 11:40; Hebrews 11:1; 2 Corinthians 5:7

God thinks you are amazing

God believes in you. He believes that you can do a lot of good in this world. He believes that you are one of a kind and you have the potential to make a positive impact around you. He believes that you have what it takes to show the world that true love exists and that you are a vessel of that love. He believes that you are worth it and that you were worth dying for. He sent His only begotten Son so that you would have eternal life. He believes that your sins are forgiven because you accepted Jesus as your Savior. He believes that you are made whiter than the snow by the blood of the Lamb. He believes in you. He thinks you are amazing!

God believes in you, friend more than you believe in yourself. Let that sink in and carry that thought with you all day. No matter what people say about you and no matter what they say to you, God says you are amazing. Don’t let the world define you. Don’t let social media define you. God is your creator and He knows everything there is to know about you. He doesn’t need a picture perfect of you to see how amazing you are. He made you the way you are and to Him you are a masterpiece. 

Today I want to encourage you to hold on to the truth that God thinks you are amazing. Let that be what motivates you. Let that be the fuel that gives you the strength to go on and to be you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. God has given you all you need to make it in this world beautifully. You have His love in you and that makes you amazing. You have the fruit of the Spirit in you. You have much more potential than you can imagine. Focus on the way you were made by the Lord. Focus on Him living in you. Focus on what you can do through Him. Focus on His truth that defies people’s misunderstanding of you. You are a force of nature because you have the nature of God in you. 

The enemy will bombard you with false images of who you are and he will always try to stifle who you are. Give yourself a voice. Use the voice of your spirit to speak about yourself. Your spirit has the Holy Spirit and knows that God in you is bigger than the devil that is in this world. You are an amazing individual whose Savior is always around. Some people like to say, “Be you.”  The Lord is telling you, “Be you, the amazing person that I made.” Be that amazing child of God that you can be. Talk to yourself about how the love of God made this life possible for you. God’s abundant life flows through you. You have it all. You have exactly what you need to be the wonderful person you should be. Thank the Lord for making you in His image!

God believes you are amazing so it is time you agreed with Him. Not in a bragging way but in any acceptance way. Accept who you are in Christ. Enjoy who you are in Christ. Love is the most powerful force in the universe and you have a lot of it in you. Let that love shine. Let it out. Let it direct you and guide you. Let the Jesus in you speak for you. Let love speak. Let love act through you. Let love walk you through everything you ought to do. Be the clay that Jesus the potter can use every day. Give Him permission to mold you and to transform you. Resist the temptation to be like the world. Resist the temptation to judge, to criticize and to gossip. 

Give in to kindness, goodness and to blessing others. You are a child of God and you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. In case you didn’t know that, let me remind you that you are a true blessing. The world needs more people like you. Be that blessing you were designed to be. Love extravagantly. Love with no boundaries. Love intentionally. Love and heal the people around you with the Lord in you. You are amazing, friend. Don’t you forget it. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:14; Ephesians 2:10

What to do while you are waiting

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of waiting. Waiting is spiritual and scriptural. We should patiently wait and not try to speed up the process of our blessings. We should wait with faith and with the assurance that God is faithful. Waiting is always the best thing we can do. We shouldn’t act out of fear or out of worry and take matters into our own hands. Anything that shows we are not trusting God is to be avoided. We shouldn’t do any of these things. There are actions we should stay away from and words we shouldn’t speak. Depending on the situation, there is a list of do’s and don’ts. Saying that things will never improve is a big no no. Letting ourselves go and acting all miserable is another big no no. What should we do today while we are waiting? What are some of the essentials “do’s”?

Praying is the number one thing we should do today while waiting. We can’t stop praying. That would give the enemy such pleasure. He wants us to quit. He wants us to throw in the towel and stop praying. He wants the discouragement to be so strong that praying will appear to be useless. Prayer is communicating with God. It is not just about talking to God but it is listening to what He has to say and He has a lot to say. While you are waiting for a breakthrough, God will get you through the waiting period by encouraging you. Those words of encouragement can come from anywhere and they can especially come to you during prayer time. Prayer will give you encouragement and strength. The Lord is your Rock and your Refuge. Find time to commune with Him and to replenish your spiritual strength. He has so much to impart to you during prayer so don’t stop praying. Pray more than before. Pray more often. Pray longer. Pray and listen to hope. Pray and stay in faith.

You know that I am a big fan of praise and worship. While you are waiting for the answer to your prayers, praise and worship the Lord. Don’t shy away from this wonderful habit. Praise Him at the top of your lungs. Worship Him with your positive attitude. Honor Him. Put Him first. Show Him that you adore Him. Don’t stop exalting Him. The power of praise and worship is underestimated. A lot of people save them for Sunday. They should be a lifestyle. They should be how we live and they shouldn’t stop happening while we are waiting. I have found that praise and worship get me through the worst times and through the longest waits. They help me keep my eyes on Jesus and they make me stronger. Praise and worship should go on. Don’t stop. Keep praising. Keep adoring the King of kings.

While we are waiting, we should still witness for the Lord. We should talk about His goodness and His greatness. We should testify to His love and make Him famous in our hearts and around us. I encourage myself a lot by reminding my head of the wonders of the Lord in my life. I keep Jesus famous in my mind and in my heart. I speak of His majesty and I let people know that He is a faithful God. Being a witness for the Lord is something that we should undoubtedly keep on doing even when the wait is long. We should portray the Lord as accurately as we can and reading His Word is helpful. While we are waiting we should be readers of the Word and doers of the Word. God gave us His Word because He loves us and He knows what’s best for us. Let’s keep on following the Lord while we are waiting. Let’s keep on living our lives to the fullest. Let’s keep on hoping and believing. Let’s keep on serving the Lord and praising Him.  The wait could be long but like I wrote yesterday, it is always worth it. May God bless you and protect and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: 1 Chronicles 16:11; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 12:2

The thief comes only to steal

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”* I woke up to this verse yesterday. I woke up to this great encouragement. I find it reassuring that Jesus Himself said that in this life we would have trials and tribulations and it is normal. It happens to all of us. The enemy orchestrates all these trials and tribulations. He has a whole concert of problems that chime in in harmony and he rejoices over the sound of despair and fear that they create. He is a thief, a killer and a destroyer. All he does is summed up in the three roles that he plays. He is never good and he never gives. He steals our joy, our peace and our trust in the Lord. He uses many techniques to achieve his evil goals. We can’t dwell on what he does and we can’t magnify it. I believe he would love for believers to see him as a mighty enemy that can’t be defeated. We all have been to a place where we couldn’t see a way out and we thought that it was the end. That place is the enemy’s number one place of choice for all of us. He doesn’t want us in a place of faith and hope. His actions aim at harming our faith and at hurting our relationship with Jesus. If we can believe that he is bigger and stronger than Jesus, he has done his dirty work. Jesus is greater and more powerful than the enemy and that is the truth we should hold on to.

The idea of thieves scared me a lot as a child. The thought of someone breaking into a house to take people’s possessions was both odd and frightening to me. I have never experienced it in the first sense of the term but just like anyone else, I have been a victim of the enemy. He has taken from me. He has stolen a lot of peace and joy and he has destroyed whatever he could. However, when Jesus became my Savior, my life changed. The enemy didn’t stop stealing from me but I received the life that Jesus promised in His Word. That life impacted my life so to speak. His life got into my life and made everything better. I was filled with hope and faith. I had a new lease on life and I gained a guard and a protector. God restored what the devil had taken and He still does that. I am not immune to trials and tribulations but I am covered by the blood of the Lamb and that is all I need. You as well are covered by the blood of Jesus. You are blessed and favored and the enemy will come after you but remember that you have the God of restoration. You might stumble but you won’t fall. The thief is vicious but your God is precious and He can do all things. His angels are an army around you, protecting you. You have a new life in Christ and the enemy will do his best to cloud your mind and to make you forget about this life in Christ. Jesus is everything. Jesus is your new life. Keep staring at Him!

Focus on the Lord. Focus on Jesus. Focus on the author of your new life. Focus on His goodness. Focus on His ability to bless you and to help you. Focus on His power to do all things. Focus on His provision and above all, focus on His love. His love for you is eternal. It is everlasting and no trial, no tribulation can take that away from you. You have all the love that you will ever need to make it in this life. Your new life in Christ is fueled by the Love of the Father for you. You are highly blessed and you have the Savior of the world as your Lord. The enemy is a thief but Jesus is a law enforcer. He enforces the Lord’s justice and He personifies His faithfulness. Jesus is the truth that settles all of the matters in the court of life. The enemy speaks up with his lies but Jesus quiets him with the truth of the Word. You, friend, have the best advocate; the Holy Spirit is your defender. Trials and tribulations will take place in your life but keep in mind that Jesus has won all the cases against you. He put the thief in jail so don’t let your mind bail him out when things are going wrong. You are in God’s hands. Nothing is impossible with God. You are going to make it and it is going to be amazing. Don’t be afraid of the thief. Keep your eyes on your defender! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you! God will protect you from the thief! Enjoy your life to the fullest with Jesus.

Suggested reading: Luke 19:10; John 10:10*; 2 Peter 1:11

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 212)

Today is a new day for the Lord to bless you and to pour His love into your life. His mercies are new every day. Expect something great today!

Don’t give God your crumbs. Give Him the whole bread of your conviction. Give Him the fruit of your faith and trust Him. Welcome Him at the table of your heart and give Him the best seat!

God is always so good and He will do unbelievably good things for you. Believe in the God of the unbelievable goodness. He’s got your back!

You are still blessed, child of God. Your circumstances can’t take that away from you so don’t let them take God away from you.

Stay focused on the truth. Stay focused on Jesus. He will set you free because He is the truth. Stay close to the truth. Stay close to the Lord!

Anything could happen today. God could bless you more than ever. You could have a major breakthrough. Your answer could come today. Expect anything today. Expect God things today!

With God, hope gets in the way where there seems to be no way. Let hope arise and give it control of your destiny. Hope is always alive with Jesus. Hope leads the way where Jesus makes a way!

God gives peace that the world can’t provide. When we turn to Him, we can find serenity in everything. Thank God for His peace that surpasses all understanding!

Let God be your preference. Let Jesus be your first choice in everything. Choose God over the world and you will choose love, joy and peace over hatred, misery and doubt.

God will set you up for success. What He does in your life might confuse you at times but He knows what He is doing and He is paving the way for great things. Trust His process!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 17:7; Proverbs 16:3; James 4:10

You matter to God

You matter to God. Who you are matters, what you do matters, what you think matters to Him. God is interested in all of you and He adores you. He doesn’t love you just when you are good and nice. He loves you when you sin, when you miss it and when you mess up. It doesn’t give you a license to sin but it is important to remember that no matter what, God still loves you! We all sin. No one is perfect and that is not changing until we go to be home with the Lord. However, Jesus’ atonement covered our sins and we are whiter than the snow in the eyes of the Lord when we repent. God has so much love for you and me that it is impossible to ever see the depth of His love. It is deeper than all the oceans put on top of each other. His love has no end and it has no restrictions. He doesn’t love you less on certain days. He is consistent with His love and He is faithful. If you are feeling down or if you don’t know what God thinks about you today, know that you matter to Him all day long and every day. His love for you will never stop!

I am in awe of God’s love and of how He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish. This is the most powerful form of love that exists in the universe and it follows us wherever we go. Because God loves us so much, He sees all of us as valuable individuals. We are His precious creation and to Him we are one of a kind. Each one of us is unique and He loves that about us. We matter to Him which means that He has His eyes on us and He watches over us all the time. We treasure what matters to us and we make it a priority in our lives. You, friend, are God’s treasure and you are His priority. You don’t have to be a king or a queen or a celebrity to matter to God. You matter to Him just the way you are. You need to develop your faith in the fact that you, all of you, matter to God. This will help you trust that God cares about every part of your life. He cares about your spirit, your body, your soul and your mind. He wants you to have a strong spirit, to have healthy feelings and emotions. He wants you to do well and to be physically healthy. He wants you to think good thoughts and to keep your mind on Him because that is the best thing you can do. Your thoughts, your words and your actions matter to Him.

When I realized that God wanted me to have noble, pure and positive thoughts, I started working on them. We all get bombarded with negative thoughts and what I call “low thoughts.” Low thoughts are thoughts that don’t get us closer to God and that don’t serve us in any way. I call them low because they are close to the ground and because of that, they are away from God.. Any thought that is not lifting up the Lord and that is not a reflection of love, peace and joy is a thought that we need to make captive. It has to be hit with the power of the truth of the Word of God. Our words matter to God so we should speak His words over our lives and we should speak against the low negative thoughts as well. God is interested in our well-being and our growth and development. He is the best example to follow. We matter so much that He gave us His Book of life that teaches us how to be more like Him. When we are doers of the Word and we speak the Word, we are likened to His image and we are more than conquerors. Our victory matters to the Lord.

Dear friend, you matter to God. He is rooting for you and He wants you to have the best life. What you do, say or think are important to Him so be sure to rely on Him for direction so you know what to do, say and think. His Word is your ally and you can find all you need in it. Remember that you are highly loved and that God treasures you. Enjoy His love and embrace His warmth. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 3:16; Colossians 3:12; Ephesians 2:4-5