10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 208)

Put all your eggs in the Lord’s basket. He will multiply them and He will create miracles in your life. Put all your cares on the Lord and He will give you a breakthrough like you have never seen before!

Don’t forget God’s track record. Don’t forget His history and His story for your life. His story is much better than the lies of the enemy. God wrote your story a long time ago. Enjoy every chapter and every page. He is in charge!

Don’t worry about anything but trust God in everything. Everything will work out for the best because the Lord is working on your behalf. Put your faith in Jesus and He will do the rest so you can get His best!

Trust God when you have a lot and trust God when you have little. It is when you have little that your faith is put to the test. The test of your faith is an exam that you can pass. Stay strong and keep believing. Your faith will get you through any tests. Don’t give up!

Thank the Lord every morning for what He is going to do with your day. Thank the Lord for how He is going to bless you today. Thank the Lord for holding your day in the palm of His hand. Thank the Lord for today because it is the day that He has made for you!

Jesus did so much for us. He died for us so we would rise from the dead with Him. Our salvation is here and now. We are born again and we are children of God because of Jesus our Savior. Let’s celebrate Jesus for what He did and what we have today thanks to Him!

Be present in the presence of the Lord. Partake in His presence by engaging with Him and staying in communion with Him all day long. Be present and enjoy Jesus in the moment. His presence never leaves so don’t miss it by dwelling in the past or by living in the future.

God will give you millions of reasons to rejoice so don’t find excuses to miss His love. His reasons are all over your life. Dig deeper and you will find the blessings that have been waiting for you. Dig deeper and you will see the light of the Lord shining through every situation and every circumstance.

Sync with the Lord every day. Get on His wavelength. Be on the same page. Upgrade your thinking and you will share the Lord’s mind. Be in the Word every day and you will be in unison with the Lord every day.

The voice of peace is louder than the voice of worry and fear but we have to tune into to that voice in prayer. Let’s pray all the time so we can hear the voice of the Lord all the time. His voice is peace, joy, love and victory. His voice matters more than the voice of the world. Stay tuned to the voice of peace!

Suggested reading: Psalm 4:8; Daniel 10:19; John 16:33

The heavenly combo

There is a combination that the devil dreads and dislikes. It is the combination of having Jesus as our Savior, having faith in Him and being doers of the Word of God. It is a heavenly combo that sounds deadly to the enemy. When we are partakers in that powerful combination, nothing can stop us. We don’t have to have the faith of an apostle. All we need is a mustard seed of faith. A tiny bit of faith goes a long way but it is something that many people are not aware of. Knowing Jesus as our Savior, having a little bit of faith and applying what the Bible says will always save the day. It will not only save the day but it will always pave the way for better days. You see, the great combo I am talking about brings about amazing things into our lives. It brings victory over oppression. It brings blessings day in and day out and it causes a beautiful relationship to develop with Jesus. We ought to be aware of the heavenly combination that produces better. Better than yesterday and better than we can imagine. With God we go from glory to glory and we can expect exceedingly more than our wildest dreams. Better days are ahead of us all the time. God guarantees that we will have better and greater. Our circumstances might be saying otherwise but what God says is what matters the most.

Friend, you haven’t seen your best days yet. You have not stepped into the next level, the next dimension yet. There will always be another place that is better and that is more amazing. Stay in the winning combo and you will experience a life of abundance. You will live out a life where Jesus is magnified, peace is sovereign, joy is your strength, love is your default setting and victory is a lifestyle. You have what it takes to make it in this life and you will make it powerfully. Every day you should remind yourself that Jesus is Lord over everything. The devil might be the king of this world but Jesus is the King of Kings and He will always be greater than the enemy. Greater is the One who is in you, friend, than the devil that is in this world. This truth alone guarantees that things will always improve and get better. The adversity has a different take on what’s happening and what’s going to happen in your life. Don’t worry about his opinion. Go with God’s plans for your life. He has plans to give you more and to stay with you forever. Forever! Forever includes the bad days and the good days. Forever never ends. God’s love for you will never end so expect blessings to never end. Better days are coming and that truth will never end. You have Jesus, you have (some) faith and you apply the Word of God and therefore you have all you need! Expect great things. Expect God things. Expect powerful things. Expect Jesus every day. Bad things will take place. That’s inevitable but Jesus will also happen so to speak. That as well is inevitable!

Applying the Word of God entails walking in faith and walking in love. Faith without love doesn’t work as well. Love is the umbrella that covers every good spiritual fruit. We have love because we are in Christ. Faith tells us that we should express love and love others as ourselves. It’s up to us to follow the lead that faith is giving us. We have an active role to play here and it is not always an easy role. We have reasons to be bitter, to be resentful and to be selfish every single day. The enemy gives us those reasons but it doesn’t mean they are valid at all. We are called to react with love and not with our flesh. God is love and if we are going to successfully navigate through this life with Him we have to walk in love in all circumstances. Love is the glue that ties everything together. Love is the key ingredient that makes the combo work for us. Love is a link that keeps us chained to the truth and that gives Jesus all the glory. He is the most important part of the heavenly combo. Without Him, we are nothing. Without Him, the better days will not come. Without Him, peace, joy and blessings are nowhere to be found. The world can give us a pale imitation but Jesus is the real deal. Keep celebrating Jesus your Savior. Keep walking in faith and walking in love. Keep being a doer of the Word who perseveres and who always expects great things from God. Expect fantastic things to happen in Jesus’ name. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 17:7-8; Psalm 20:4; Ephesians 3:20

Blessed are those who persevere

Yesterday was one of those days when I had a lot going on and I could feel the enemy was trying to derail me and to steal my joy. I had started the day with prayer, praise and gratitude so I was pretty much ready for anything. My joy tank was pretty full but that never stops the enemy from trying to poke holes in my tank. I had a very busy day at work and I was dealing with sinus issues. I felt lousy at one point but I refused to throw in the towel and to give the enemy the satisfaction he was waiting for. When I was sitting at my desk in the morning,  I asked the Lord to give me a verse that would help me. He gave me James 1:12. I don’t have that many verses memorized so I wasn’t sure what the verse was about but I looked it up. It reads “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” I was floored. I couldn’t believe it. It was exactly what I needed to hear. “The words “blessed,” “persevere,” “test,” “crown of life,” and “promised” stood out to me. God was telling me that I was blessed because I persevered through this test and the crown of life was promised to me. I didn’t read it as “I would be blessed if…” I was doing it. There was no “if”. I grabbed that truth and made it my reality. That verse gave me a lot of energy. I prayed under my breath and I thanked the Lord for giving me the strength to persevere. I was not willing to give up. I felt bad but I knew that my feelings did not matter. What mattered was that the Lord always keeps His promises. I did my part and He certainly did His.

We are children of a living and mighty God. That is great news. We have a Savior who blesses us. You and I are blessed. We are blessed because we have Jesus and we are blessed because He keeps His word and He never fails us. I took James 1:12 to heart and I made it a point to persevere throughout the day. I had a very good day according to the Lord. God showed up in a fantastic way. Not only did He give me the help I needed to accomplish my tasks but He put a pep in my step. Everything that I had to do was like a step toward the finish line and I did it all with gusto and with great joy. You see, Jesus can give us joy even when we are supposed to be sad according to the world’s standards. My interaction with people was marked by moments of joy that I shared and I encouraged a few people who were desperate to hear a word of motivation or to see a smile. God can use us any time. He can use us when we are doing well and He can use us when we are down in the dumps when we let Him. The key is to let Him. The key is to accept to be used by Him and to follow Him. Perseverance means steadily imitating and following Christ. Perseverance is about staying in faith and keeping our hopes up in all circumstances. I had a great opportunity to persevere yesterday and I am glad I had the experience. It is in testing times that the glory of the Lord is revealed. If everything was always nice and dandy, we would never witness the Lord’s ability to bless us and to save us. He saved me from a day that could have been a disaster.

My day in itself didn’t get better. My attitude and my approach got better and they made everything seem achievable. There was more than one test of my faith but I had the best teacher in the house and He pointed out ways that I could pass the tests. The most important lesson He gave me was to stay calm. He told me to take a step back and let Him move me forward by being calm in His presence. I did that. I closed my eyes and thanked Him for His peace. His peace got intense and it curbed the panic that was attempting to get inside me. When we keep going and we persevere, there are blessings that come along and they are amazing gifts from the Lord. If your back is against the wall and you are overwhelmed today, persevere. Don’t give up. Keep going. Blessings are coming and you are going to develop a great attitude of faith. God has a crown of life for you, a reward. Your perseverance is not in vain. You are doing the right thing. The promise of a better day will not be broken. Stay the course. Things are going to get a lot better in Jesus’ name! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:10; Revelation 2:10

The “strong you” in Christ

“Stay strong” is an encouragement I receive from the Lord often. He uses people to give me that encouragement or He says it to me softly when I am in prayer or in meditation. When we have the Lord, we have a strong Rock. We have the Savior of the universe abiding in us through His Spirit. His strength is our strength. His power is the power that fuels all we can do thanks to Him. This is all true when we adhere to His Word and we stay in faith. Staying strong in the Lord involves staying in faith and believing that the Rock of ages makes us strong. We are not strong on our own and we have to recognize that. We have to humble ourselves and declare that Jesus our Lord is our Rock and our strength. We have to lift Him up and we have to leave our ego aside. He gives us the ability to do all things. He gives the power to be all we are designed to be when we lean on Him. We can’t be passive and we can’t be relying on our own understanding and thinking. We have to understand that we are strong because He makes us strong. Now, how can we stay strong? How can the “strong us” in Christ can be manifested?

There is a “you” by yourself and there is a “you” in Christ. The “you in Christ” is the person that flows with the Spirit of God and who acknowledges Him in everything. It is the you who knows what it means to have Jesus as your personal Savior. It is the you who lives out his or her salvation through Christ. It is the you who reads the Word of God and who is a doer of the Word. We can choose to stand on our own or we can choose to stand on Jesus our solid ground. If Jesus is our Savior and we don’t pursue Him or stand on Him, it doesn’t mean that we have lost our salvation. In our salvation we can go as far as we want on this journey with Christ. I choose to be in Christ and to stay strong in the power of His might. I am learning and I am taking notes every day. One thing I have been learning is that to stay strong in Christ, I have to make sure that spirit is rooted in Him and that it receives the spiritual nourishment that it needs. I need to feed my spirit manna from Heaven and fresh water from the Holy Spirit.

Manna from Heaven is found in the Word of God. There is no doubt about it. I can feed on the Word every day. It is an essential part of spiritual growth. I can maintain my spirit by giving it some precious Bible time. That time in the Word is not just about discovering inspiring stories. It is also about being impacted by the truth that remains the same today. My spirit gets food from each word of God. I chew on those words in meditation and I digest them over time. The words of the Bible make me stronger. They give me confidence and they build up my faith in the Lord. Each word is a powerful crumb that fortifies me and that satisfies my hunger. My spirit is willing but my flesh is weak. I need to give strength to my spirit so it can overcome the weakness of my flesh and Bible reading and application of the Word help me get there. Prayer is another powerful way for me to get nourishment from the Lord. I found myself praying a lot the other morning and it came to my attention that I was getting muscles for my spirit.

Prayer is a strong dose of spiritual milk if we do it constantly. The Holy Spirit helps us when we pray. He gives us fresh water to quench our spiritual thirst and to face dry spells that might try to get in the way. Prayer is the foundation behind  the construction of your spiritual fortress. The “strong you” in Christ is meant to be a giant of faith that can move all mountains. You are a strong person in the Lord. Stay in His hand by staying in faith and by trusting Him come what may. Work on making your spirit stronger by focusing on Jesus and by letting Him be bigger in you. Give Him the best seat in your heart. Surrender to Him. Die to self and let His life shine through you. You can only be as strong as your connection and your dedication to Jesus is. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Christ in you and you have a spirit that can do all things. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: 2 Corinthians 12:10; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 3:16

Be ready for anything

Be ready. Be prepared. Be ready for anything. Be ready for everything. Be ready for the blessings. Be ready for the trials. Be prepared to face adversity. Be prepared to rejoice and to celebrate Jesus. Be ready all the time. This is a message I have been getting for a while now. It is a message that invites us to be ready by spending time with God. It is the best way we can be ready for anything. The Holy Spirit gets us ready. If we don’t spend time with God, we have less preparation and we don’t understand the ammunition and the protection we receive from the Lord. There has to be dedicated time for the Lord on a daily basis if we want to live a successful Christian walk. Now, time with God will not prevent bad things from happening but it will teach us how to react and how to act when things go astray. I used to pray more only when I was facing difficulties. When all was well, I would say my regular morning and evening prayers but nothing else. When the going got tough, I would spend more time on my knees until I learned that was not how it worked. God is not the God of last minute prayers. God is not a Person we should consult more only when we need Him. The truth is we need Him all the time. We tend to think that we need Him more when we are in trouble. It is not true. We need Him every day the same way. Our communion with Him should not depend on our circumstances but on who He is to us. He is God. He is our Savior and our Deliverer. He deserves our time and attention and that time and that attention also help us be ready for anything.

When I was in school and I had to study for a big exam, I used to chunk my study time and do a little bit every day. I tried to get ready just the day before the exam but it never worked too well. I needed more time to engage with the material and I needed to be more exposed to the concepts. God wants us to study on a regular basis so we can be ready for any situation that might come our way. I am talking about bad situations and good ones as well. What does the study involve? The goal of this study is to know Him more and to love Him more and to understand Him more. When we are secure in His love, when we are aware of who He is and when we understand that nothing is impossible to Him, we can face anything. We have the confidence that He’s got this. Now, we can gain that confidence for a while and then lose it. We usually lose it if we are not consistent with the studying I am talking about. Winning one battle of faith doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels and take a break. The study I am mentioning is not homework per say. It is being persistent in our pursuit of a great relationship with God. It sounds like work but when you do it constantly, you realize that it is not work. It is a lifestyle. The best lifestyle there is. Life can throw anything at us and Jesus can catch it all when we trust Him and we stay in communion with Him.

When bad things happen, we can easily go into panic mode. When we are prepared having spent time in the Word, in prayer and praise, panic mode doesn’t affect us. It is a function that doesn’t work. The devil tries to push our buttons but the panic button is disabled by the power of communion with Jesus. I see it in my own life. I see a difference when I have spent time with the Lord. I see how I react and I can only give God the glory. When I am ready and I am prepared, the floodgates of Heaven take over my life even in the middle of chaos. I have this peace that doesn’t make sense and a boldness that makes me declare that Jesus is King despite my difficulties. I am working on being ready all the time. It is worth it. It is an amazing habit. Today I am encouraging you to get ready and to be prepared. Don’t wait until calamity hits you to start praying. Don’t wait until the bills are overwhelming to ask for God’s help. Don’t wait until confusion is strong. Read the Word. Praise the Lord. Speak God’s sovereignty over your life. Spend time with the Holy Spirit. Let it be just you and Him. He will prepare your heart and show you how to stay strong during tribulations, how to praise the Lord and how to thank Him. He is the best helper. He is the One who can prepare you for all circumstances. Take the time. Study. Communicate with God. You will be amazed at how you approach life. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 14:16-18; John 16:7; 1 John 2:1

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 207)

God will make you glad. He will trade your sadness for His gladness. He will speak into your heart and shutter all worries and fear. God will make you glad. Turn to Him today!

Today God is going to be with you all day long. Today you might have trials and tribulations but the Lord has conquered them all. Today the joy of the Lord will be your strength. Today you can make it because the Lord won’t leave you and He won’t forsake you. Enjoy today!

Every battle you face ends in a victory in Jesus’ name. He won all your battles for you. He did it all. Trust the process and hold on to faith. You will get to the finish line. You will get to the victory. Stay encouraged!

Don’t just believe everything your mind says. You have to correct your mind and talk God sense into it. Don’t let your mind take you for a spin in “fear land.” Get ahold of your mind with the Word of God and take your mind into “faith land.”

You are going to make it because the Lord said you would have tribulations in this world but He conquered the world. Stay strong. Stay in faith. You are going to win this battle. God is on your side!

Jesus, the giver of life will give you peace. He will give you hope and a reason to keep going. He will give you a purpose and a plan. He will give you a new lease on life. Trust Jesus the giver of life!

God’s blessings are here to stay. You might be having a bad day but it doesn’t mean that God has stopped blessing you. Thank Him even on the bad days. Thank Him for His love endures forever. You are highly blessed and highly favored and no bad day can take that away from you!

Loving others is the most powerful command. Blessing others is a blessing. Helping others is a selfless act. Encouraging others is precious. Building others up is beautiful. Being Jesus to someone is priceless. Do it all out of love. Not for a price and not out of pride.

Don’t let the world play its music louder than your praise and your worship. Don’t let the music of the world take over your heart and leave no room for Jesus. Don’t let the emotions of the music that contradicts the Word become your world. Play your praise and worship in your heart and create a melody of peace and joy.

Keep your eyes on the promises of God. Keep your eyes on the truth of the Gospel. Keep your eyes on the love that died and rose again. Keep your eyes on the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep your eyes on Jesus!

Suggested reading: Mark 9:35; John 10:28-30; Hebrews 12:2

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

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