Do not listen to fear

“Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”* Faith is confidence. Faith is bold, faith is strong and faith knows without a doubt that God is God and that He is faithful no matter what. Faith has a language. Faith speaks. Faith speaks the words of the Lord. Faith speaks with confidence and boldness and it only talks in line with the Word of God. Sometimes when you are facing a situation, faith will talk to you and it is up to you to listen to it or to go with something else. Fear talks as well. Fear is chatty and obnoxious and it loves having the floor. If faith is not dominant in your life, fear will grab the mike and “serenade” you with awful songs of doubt and worry. Fear can easily be louder than faith so we need to guard ourselves and protect ourselves against the lies of fear. Today I want to encourage you to not listen to fear. Give fear time out every time it tries to get in your head and take you for a spin. The Lord says “Fear not,” in His Word hundreds of times. He has the power to help you silence fear so that faith is all you hear and all you speak.

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”** With faith in God, we don’t rely on what we see. We rely on what we know is true in Jesus’ name. Fear loves to look at what is in front of it. Fear walks by sight, by sound and by our human senses. Fear also operates greatly in the mind and uses thoughts and ideas to influence our lives in a negative way. Fear creates many scenarios that are not based on the truth of the Lord. Fear creates its own reality that appears to be extremely real so we focus on it and we accept it. When we let fear control our thinking and bring up negative emotions and feelings, we are giving fear an audience. Our goal as Christians is to not listen to fear. Fear will always have a voice but we don’t have to pay attention to it and we shouldn’t adhere to it.

Fear has a very familiar voice. It is a voice we have heard since we were little. It came into our heads and it has stayed there. It is dormant at times but as you know, it always wakes up and wreaks havoc. One thing I suggest is that you get used to the voice of faith. The voice of faith can be heard throughout the Word of God. Pick up your Bible and dive in. Pick up your Bible and listen to faith and hope. Don’t just listen but also make that voice your own. Speak it. Speak faith into everything. Speak faith into every situation. When fear speaks, put it down with words of faith. Fear will scream and be deafening but you have a great helper. Have you ever thought of asking the Holy Spirit to help you against fear? Turn to Him. He will give you tips on how to turn down the volume of fear and turn up the voice of faith. You will be able to recognize the voice of faith as well when you spend time in the Word and in fellowship with the Lord.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.# God wants you to walk in faith and to have hope all the time. He doesn’t want fear to cripple you and to keep you captive. The more you listen to fear, the less you will be able to hear God’s voice and to walk in the fullness of His blessings. Fear is there to steal your joy and your peace and to destroy your faith. Destroy fear by speaking words of faith as much as you can. Do it even when fear keeps hanging on to you. Faith will come. Faith will grow if you stick to it and you abide in the Word of God. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Hebrews 11:1*; 2 Corinthians 5:7**; Romans 15:13#

Count on the Holy Spirit

Count on the Holy Spirit. Count on the Spirit of God. He knows all there is to know about Jesus and He will always guide you into the truth. He knows you better than you know yourself and He knows what God wants you to do and how He created you. Count on the Spirit of Jesus because He will always magnify Jesus and He will help you worship and adore Him. Trust the Holy Spirit. Trust that God dwells in you through His Spirit. You are the temple of God because His Spirit is inside of you and He connects you to the Lord Almighty. You have a covenant with the Lord. It is like a contract. Know that the Holy Spirit is the One who is executing that contract and He binds you to God. The covenant you have with God is precious and it is very special. It comes to life when you take the Holy Spirit into consideration so consider Him in all you do. You can’t have a successful spiritual life and enjoy Jesus if you don’t include the Holy Spirit in the wonderful life that you have.

Jesus made sure that you and I received His Spirit. The moment you accepted Jesus into your life, His Spirit came and made you His dwelling place. He is the guest that you should always honor. The guest that should be the host. Give Him first place. Give Him control. Give Him the best seat in the house. Let Him teach you how to live your life in the Lord. Let Him direct you and help you. He is the best counselor there is. All you need to do is yield to His love and give in to His presence. It is when we ignore the Holy Spirit that we stop connecting with the Lord. The Holy Spirit is the bridge to Jesus and Jesus is the bridge to the Father. Without the Holy Spirit we can’t know God. Without faith we can’t know God. Let’s have faith in the Holy Spirit. Let’s honor Him and thank Jesus for Him.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.* You have freedom living in you. You have peace, joy, deliverance and hope in you. All you can hope for is in you through the Spirit who dwells in you. If you need freedom from oppression or from any type of adversity, remember that the Greater One lives in you and you have the assistance and the help you need. Talk to Him. Pray to Him. Rely on Him. Lift up Jesus. Freedom will come. Praise Jesus and express your faith.  Freedom will come. Jesus is the Lord of Lords and the King of kings and He is with you all the time. You are highly blessed, friend. The Holy Spirit is a powerful blessing that never leaves and that doesn’t run away from you. Count on Him all the time. He is ready to listen and ready to talk. He has revelations for you and He has the right words for every situation. There is nothing that could happen to you that the Holy Spirit can’t help you with.

Count on the Holy Spirit and do not lean on your own understanding. The Spirit of God understands everything and He helps with everything. The Holy Spirit is mighty and gentle at the same time. His gentle voice is not always easy to hear but if you spend time in prayer and time in quiet adoration, you will get used to His voice. He never contradicts the Word of God but He explains it and He makes it clear. He is the Spirit of clarity and revelation. You can count on His encouragement and His advice. Go to Him first before you turn to anyone else. Think of Him first before you delve into overthinking. Read His voice in the Word of God. Speak His words by speaking the Word over your life. My prayer is that you get to know the Holy Spirit well. You will get to know Jesus better and better. May God bless you and protect and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 3:17*; Romans 15:13

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 223)

God is going to help you through this season. He is going to turn up the temperature of your blessings and make it rain in your desert. You are going to come out of this cold spell and enjoy the beautiful sun of the Son of Man. Stay encouraged!

Jesus will make your life a living Heaven when the enemy tries to make it a living hell. Trust Jesus. Side with Jesus. Stay in faith and enjoy the life that Jesus gives you now.

Rise above the trials, the bad breaks and the suffering. God will give you the strength to rise above anything so trust Him in everything!

Keep your bucket of hope full. Keep it overflowing with the power of faith. See what you have in Christ and don’t focus on what the world says you don’t have. You have Jesus! Your bucket runs over. You have more than enough! Praise God for that!

The Word of God is more than a manual about life. It is life. It gives life. It can fill your life with God’s life. It is the living Word of God almighty. Embrace the life that is in the Word. Embrace the Lord and you will have an amazing life!

Put down fear, worry and anxiety. Don’t put them on. Put them away by giving them to God. He will give you the garment of praise and the armor of faith. Put those on and you will be dressed for success!

Be mindful of where your head is living. Don’t let it dwell on the street of fear and overthinking. Keep your head on the path of hope and life. Be sure that your mind dwells in the house of the Lord and you will live in the best place there is!

When you walk with God you walk with love, peace, joy, hope, patience, triumph, victory and blessings. The enemy will do his best to sabotage your walk so remind him that you are walking with the cross that defeated him. Keep walking with God no matter what!

Good habits are hard to develop but when you meditate on the Word of God good habits become a mindset. Keep meditating on the Word and your mindset will become a lifestyle!

With God you have all you need. Your faith will show you that God always provides, nothing is lacking and you can always make it. God has it all. Let your faith give you access to it all!

Suggested reading: Mark 11:24; Ephesians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 5:7

The power of gratitude

“Thank You, Lord” is something I say more and more. I used to reserve my gratitude for my morning prayer session. I always start my day with praise and thanksgiving. It has been a practice of mine for almost ten years. I actually used to do it almost twenty years ago and then I went through a wilderness period before I got back on the praise horse. Gratitude is such a powerful habit and it is even better when it is a lifestyle. We can be grateful with our words, our actions and our thoughts. When I decided to thank the Lord throughout the day, my life changed for the better. My prayer life was enhanced and my connection with the Lord got stronger. The Lord inhabits the praises of His people and He loves their thanksgiving and gratitude. Today I want to encourage you to amplify your gratitude and to have a gratitude lifestyle.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and the readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness. Gratitude is not always a reflex or a habit but it is something we should pursue and become accustomed to. God loves it when we have a gratitude attitude. When we thank Him for everything and we stay positive it touches His heart. Yes, gratitude keeps us in a positive mindset and it gives us the power to rise above any negative events and thoughts that come our way. Gratitude is focusing on the Lord and  on His goodness. It is a way for us to get a dose of powerful thinking and powerful speaking. When we speak gratitude we make the decision to overcome the bad things that could be happening to us. We refuse to yield to the enemy’s taunting and we let the Lord be our priority. Gratitude is a super power because it destroys the attacks of the enemy. No weapon formed against us shall prosper when we trust the Lord and we keep an attitude of gratitude.

We ought to use the power of gratitude as much as possible. I sometimes catch myself sliding into a negative mindset and gratitude takes me out of that ditch. I lift up my hands and I give my heart a voice of thanksgiving and the Lord gets all the glory. Gratitude puts us on a different level. Think about all the people you know and how much complaining goes on when you spend time with some of them. Whining is very easy. Gratitude is harder to come by. When you are a person of gratitude and you keep thanking the Lord, you are on a higher spiritual level. You partake in the joy and the peace of the Lord. Gratitude will always bring joy to the table and it will always reveal the table that the Lord has for you. Gratitude gives you a seat at the table of the Lord where blessings abound and miracles happen. Stay at the table of the Lord. Stay in gratitude mode.

My prayer is that you adopt this great lifestyle of gratitude and you constantly thank Jesus for everything. You don’t need a reason to thank Him. Just thank Him for who He is and what He does. Be ready to show appreciation for the Lord at any time of the day. Keep saying thanks even when the day is not nice to you. Thank Jesus for getting you out of the mess of the day. Thank Jesus for His love that is all around you and in you. Thank Jesus for the people in your life. Thank Jesus for loving every single person you will ever meet. Show appreciation and return kindness. Be kind to the Lord by following His guidance, by walking in love with everyone and by rejoicing over Him all the time. The power of gratitude is in you. Let it out and enjoy every day with the Lord. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Philippians 4:6-7; James 1:17; 2 Corinthians 4:15

Do not give up on your dreams

Don’t give up on your dreams. Don’t give up on your God-given dreams. Some of the dreams that you have had have been inspired by God. When you first God saved, you had hope and you found a new way of life. Everything seemed better. You were saved. You were set free. You had dreams and ambition. God gives hope and dreams. Some of the dreams that have been in your heart were put there for a reason. Today you might need to wake up those dreams and to pursue them. Today you might need a wake-up call and get out of this cycle of nightmares that have been putting a damper on your dreams.

 Dreams don’t happen overnight. Keep dreaming. Keep your dreams alive. Hold on to the hope that God will make those dreams come to life. Don’t put them on the shelf of discouragement or in the cabinet of disappointment. Dream on. Dream with God. Revive the precious dreams that God gave you and ignite the dreams that you have not seen the light of day yet. God has many dreams for you. It’s time you started thinking in line with His thinking.

A dream is something that appears to be unreal or that can seem to be too big or too good to be true. God’s dreams can certainly have that effect on you. They can seem impossible but remember that your God is the God of the impossible and if He has given you dreams that are larger than life it is for a reason. The reason is because He is larger than life and He can do all things. Now, with those dreams, He wants to partner with you and with your faith so that those dreams come true. His dreams are a seed that He drops into your mind. You accept the seed, you plant it in your thoughts and you let it grow. If the dream is too much, you tend to put it away and to let it die. 

Dreams are meant to grow in you and to help you develop your faith. The dreams that are sitting in your mind need to make their way to your heart so that your spirit can carry them and give them a voice, an expression, a force and a destination. Give your dreams a voice by speaking to God about them. You can share them with trusted friends and family but God should be your very first audience. Why? Because when you talk to you He listens and He talks to you as well. He has a lot to tell you about your dreams and He will help you create a blueprint for the execution of your dreams.

Express your dreams through faith. Act knowing that your dreams can come true. Your faith can express those dreams and give you the confidence that they will come to pass. Faith expresses what we know beyond the shadow of a doubt even if there is no evidence. Dreams fit well in the faith department because you often have to trust God for them without having proof that any of it will take place. Faith is a dreammaker. Faith gives fuel to your dreams. Stay in faith about your dreams no matter what life throws at you. You can give your dreams a force by staying steady in the joy of the Lord. The joy of the Lord is our strength and it maintains the trajectory of our dreams by giving us hope and by giving us the ability to hold on to the dream.

 I love to thank God for the dreams He has given me and I have praise and dance sessions where the joy is high, my hope is solid and my dreams are strong. That is what I call the force of my dreams. Your dreams need a destination and that destination is the realization of those dreams. Visualize that your dreams will come true. Have a place in your mind where the dreams have come to pass. That requires faith and perseverance. Don’t give up on your dreams. They are there for a reason and they want to work with your faith. Big things are going to happen to you in the name of Jesus. Keep believing and keep trusting. It will all be like a big dream come true before you know it. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you.

Suggested reading: Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17; Ephesians 3:20

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

Refuge and fortress

Don’t panic if you feel like you are not going to make it. Don’t panic if you think that you are going to fail because you made a mistake. Don’t panic if you think that you have no shelter and nothing to protect you right now. God is your refuge and your fortress. He is the reason why you are going to make it today and tomorrow. You might have heard that many times before and I am here to remind you that the truth contained in those words still holds true today and it will never be erased or deleted. It is easy to delete things on the computer of life. We make one mistake and we delete something that was right and that was good. One action can delete the great efforts that we had made. God’s blessings can’t be deleted. Your sins and your mistakes don’t have the power to delete God’s goodness from your life. Don’t give in to the temptation and feel like you are not going to make it because of what you have done. God is faithful and He stands by His promises. He promised to protect you, to cover you and to shield you. Don’t panic. God is the refuge that keeps you safe and that keeps you sane even when the world around you is chaotic.

I remember making a mistake that was going to impact my future. I had thought I had made the right decision and it turned out to be a disaster. I panicked and I felt like nothing could make up for my mistake. I had not been following the Lord’s guidance and I fell flat on my face. I didn’t know where to go for comfort and for protection. We all need to be protected from the negative thoughts that can pop up when we make mistakes. We all need a place where we can be dusted off, lifted up and encouraged. After some stubborn time, I turned to God for help. I read in the Bible that He was my refuge and my fortress. A refuge is a place where you can always be safe. A fortress is a stronghold that can’t be torn down and that can’t be entered unless you have the key. Repentance and prayer were my key. I turned the key as I was on my knees talking to the Lord. The first thing He told me was to not worry and to not fear. Then He explained that He would restore me and help me back on my feet. He did just that. He kept me in His loving arms and He whispered peace and encouragement throughout the whole process of restoration.

God is the refuge we need every day. He is not quick to judge and not quick to punish. He is the opposite of that. He is quick to love and quick to build us up. He has only great intentions for us. Panic is an agent of the enemy that paralyzes us and that makes us forget that we have a refuge. When we panic, we run out of the fortress of the Lord and we look for help and for answers in all the wrong places. Your answers and your help are in the Lord, friend. Don’t look any further. Don’t look for help where you can get into more trouble. Your refuge is not going anywhere. Your fortress is strong and it can’t be destroyed. Stay in the Lord. Even when it hurts and even when you don’t see a way out. Sometimes we don’t see a way out because we are supposed to stay inside. We are supposed to stay in the fortress of the Lord so we can be protected. The answer is often inside so we should meditate on the Lord and pray. We will get exactly what we need. The Lord will restore us and He will stretch our faith during that process. Stay in the refuge and find peace in the fortress. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 16:1; Psalm 46:1; Proverbs 30:5

The daily fight

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”* There is a fight we are engaged in every day. A fight to remain in faith. A fight to rise above our circumstances and our problems. There is a daly fight that we can’t deny. It is not only about keeping the faith but it is also about winning the battle against our flesh. Our flesh can be a hindrance in our faith walk. Our flesh is weak but our spirit is strong and willing. Our flesh will pull us down but our spirit can pull us up. How can we win that daily battle? For one thing we need to keep our spirit strong. Our spirit is strong when we feed it the Word of God and when we interact with God on a daily basis. Giving our spirit one dose of God a week will make us weak. We can’t pray once a week and expect our spirit to be stronger than our flesh. We can’t praise the Lord once a week and expect Him to inhabit our situation. We can’t be thankful to God once a week and expect blessings to come down every day. We need to hear the Word, meditate on the Word and pray regularly to win that daily fight.

“The Lord will fight for you and you have only to be still.”** Most of our battles can be won when we stay still and trust in the Lord. When we panic and we overthink, we lose the battle of faith. We ought to have time every day to be still and silent in the presence of the Lord. It sounds like a passive way of fighting but it is the best way. When we are still, we are in the best position to win. When we are still, we show the Lord that we trust Him and that we know that He will take care of us. Sitting still and worshiping the Lord is a win-win situation. We take the time to adore Him which is essential and amazing and we take the time to let Him be God and to be in control. I sit still more often in my loft. I sit there and listen to the Lord. I sit there and talk to the Lord. I sit there and declare that I am blessed and that I have nothing to worry about and nothing to fear. I sit there and I thank God for winning my battles. I sit there and I have the confidence that my faith will see me through. The Lord is fighting for me and my part of the battle is to trust that the battle is already won. I have to walk by faith and not by sight. I have to get up every morning knowing that my day is taken care of and the Lord is going to show up and show me the way.

The daily fight against the flesh is not an easy fight but the Spirit of God in us assists us. He helps us when we lean on Him. When we pray and say that we can’t do it without Him. I recently received a message that I will write about. The message from the Lord was “Do it anyway.” When your mind is stalling you and your flesh is trying to prevent you from praying, do it anyway. When you are not in the mood but you know that worship can set the right mood, do it anyway. When you are tired and you don’t “feel” spiritual and you don’t feel like praying, do it anyway. You don’t have to feel or to sense something special. You don’t have to be inspired to pray, to sing or  to confess positive thoughts. All you have to do is “do it anyway.” The do-it-anyway attitude comes from your spirit. It is your willing spirit that wants to do what it knows is the right thing to do. Give in to your spirit more. Give in to what the Bible says is the right thing to do and God will meet you halfway and help you. You can win the daily battle when you keep your eyes on Jesus, when you overcome the flesh with the power of the Holy Spirit and when you rely on God. Stay strong! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: 1 Timothy 6;12*; Exodus 14:14**; Romans 8:37

God won’t stop

God won’t stop loving you. God won’t stop being God no matter what you do and no matter what happens to you. God won’t stop being faithful to His Word. He won’t stop giving you all you need and more. Nothing can change God. Nothing can stop Him from being the God of love and deliverance. If you feel like you are in a season where God has stopped loving you and blessing you, don’t trust those feelings. Nothing in the world can ever separate you from the love of God. Those feelings are there to confuse you and to harm your faith. God will never ever think of you differently. Your sins and your mistakes are not tampering with the way the Lord loves you. God will wipe your tears and comfort you anytime you need Him. Sin can have a stronghold on your mind and make you believe that God has been turned off by your trespasses and your transgressions. That is not true at all.

Today I am here to remind you that your loving God is still in love with you and He is still God. Your current situation doesn’t diminish God. Your current problems don’t stop God from being able to set you free. Your current trials are not more powerful than God. Your current circumstances won’t stop God from encouraging you and from helping you. God is never tired of getting you out of trouble so believe that He won’t stop helping you even when it looks like nothing good is going to happen. Faith knows that God doesn’t change and you should listen to your faith even if it has a tiny voice. The small voice of faith in your heart counts more than the loud voices of doubt in your mind. Go with the small voice and you will see big positive results. God won’t stop giving you signs and evidence that all is going to be alright. God won’t stop covering you and protecting you. Keep that in mind next time that you feel alone and abandoned. God won’t stop shielding you and accompanying you wherever you go.

God won’t stop loving you and you have to hold on to that truth because life can be tough as you know. When life gets tough it’s easy to think that we have lost God’s favor and that His love is moving away from us. His love is always present and it can’t ever go away. God’s love is perfect and it never has glitches or shortcomings. God won’t stop smiling at you. If you could see Him, you would see that His smile for you is permanent. He never has a frown on His face. He thinks about you all the time and His thoughts about you are good, pure and noble. God won’t stop seeing you as His child. He is a proud Father and He delights in you so delight in His love and delight in who He is. Thank Him for being consistent and for loving you forever. You are blessed because you have a Savior who will never stop taking care of you, helping you and watching over you. God is faithful and He stands by His promises. Learn more about His promises in His Word and you will understand that He truly is the God who won’t stop blessing you and loving you. You are highly favored by a God who is always the same. Enjoy Him! Celebrate Him! May God bless you and protect and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Malachi 3:6; Numbers 23:19; James 1:17

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 222)

God knew everything there was to know about you before you even knew you. He saw you before you saw the light of life. He loved you before you were born. He saw you rise in Him before you had faith. God has always known you!

Keep praying. God keeps listening. God keeps working. God keeps blessing. Your prayers are never in vain. Let them be declarations of your pain with the assurance of a great gain!

Every day is a new chance for God to show you how much He loves you. Respond to His love by talking to Him, talking about Him and taking the time to be with Him!

When the going gets tough, remember that God is always tougher and He can get you through anything. Rely on Him and not on your own strength. You are going to make it! Stay in faith!

Stay calm and rest in the hands of the Lord. He has the situation under control so don’t let your emotions get out of control. God knows what He is doing and He is going to do something great for you!

There will always be bumps on the road and potholes but the Lord will bump you up to a better level. See the bumps as stepping stones and not as failures.

You are one step closer to your breakthrough. Keep walking in faith. You are going in the right direction. Every step counts and God is directing your steps!

When you take a leap of faith, you can only go as high as the ceiling of your trust in God. Turn that ceiling into a sky of hope and jump as high as the Lord wants you to jump. Have blind faith and the sky won’t be your limit!

You are not plain and you are not simple. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. The Lord created you. He made you in an amazing way so appreciate the Lord’s creation. You are exquisite!

Stay in good spiritual shape by reading the Word of God, by praying and by praising the Lord every day. Stay in top shape so that your faith can shape your attitude every day!

Suggested reading: Deuteronomy 7:9; Mark 12:33; 1 John 4:19