Every day God has something for us

God has a message for us every day. He has a word for us every day. He has a revelation for us every day. He has some information for us every day. He has some encouraging words for us every day. He has a whole Book that tells us about Him and that we can read every day. He has a lot to say about our lives, who we are and how we can do life with Him every day. Every day there is something precious from God and if we pay attention and we look for it, we will receive what God has for us. We live in a world where there is a constant flow of information. A constant flow of words and phrases that can be very negative and that can bring us down. Every day we need to choose and decide to go with what God has to say. We need to prioritize and make sure that we listen to God more than we listen to the world.

 We live in this world but we belong to the Lord. What the world says doesn’t apply to us most of the time. We shouldn’t find our identity in the world. It is in Christ. Christ defines us, shapes us, molds us and describes us. We can’t believe everything the world tells us. There is a lot of truth in the world. Don’t get me wrong. However, you and I, believers, belong to a different system. Heaven is our home. Heaven has collided with earth when we accepted Jesus as our Savior and that is how we should live. Too many times we live according to the world and trust everything we hear, see and feel. Faith is what we should use to hear, see and feel. With faith is how we should approach the world. Faith relies on God and listens to God all the time. Faith adheres to the flow of information from the Lord. Faith knows God. Faith follows God. Faith is out of this world. Faith knows the truth.

Faith understands that every day God has something for us. When we get up in the morning, faith looks for God’s information. Faith through the power of the Holy Spirit tells us to pray and communicate with God first thing in the morning. We are led to have a powerful exchange with God right away before the information from the world tries to set a negative tone for the day. I never used to think that way. I used to go with the flow and follow the lead of the world. I used to put God on the back burner first thing in the morning. As the day would go on, I wouldn’t put Him closer to where I was. I would distance myself from Him and then expect to connect with Him as I would be standing a thousand miles away. God has something for us every day but we have to draw closer to Him. 

We have to take that step of faith every day and walk towards God. We have to show Him that we know He has something for us and we love being close to Him. If we don’t spend time with God, we can’t expect to hear from God. We can hear Him in the distance but more often than not, we will miss what He has for us. His words, His phrases, His paragraphs, His chapters of hope are always available. He also has something very powerful, very personal and very encouraging for us. We need to lean in and yield to His Spirit. God has something for us all the time and it is time we paid closer attention to His amazing flow of divine information.

Every day God has something for me to hold on to and to enjoy.  Every day His words give me a boost and encourage me. Every day I see peace, joy, love and hope and God put them in front of me for a reason. He puts them there when I pray. He makes me smile. He shows me there is always hope. He allows me to experience a peace that is out of this world. He gives me joy. He gives me goodness. Then it is up to me to take what He gives me and keep it all day long. As soon as I step out of prayer, the world assails me with its negative flow and I need to get myself under the protection of the loving encouragement the Lord gave me during prayer. We ought to hang on to what God has for us every day. We can find it in His Word and use it to shield us from the bad weather the world loves to throw our way. 

Time with God is time spent in beautiful weather with a great sun. The world wants us to go through storms and tribulations and the enemy will try to steal our peace and our joy. We can resist him by remembering what the Lord has for us. He has something for us for every occasion and for every season. We are highly blessed and highly favored, friend. We have a Lord who has so much for us in every area of our lives and in every moment of our lives. My prayer for you is that you get to know what God has for you every day. I pray that you stay open to His love and to His incredible flow of information. I pray that He reveals Himself to you in a powerful way and that you hold on to what He has to give you every day. Take the Lord at face value and don’t accept the negativity of the world. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 20:7; Psalm 146:3; Proverbs 3:5-6

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He will carry you

The other morning when I was praying, I had this beautiful vision in my mind. I saw the Lord carrying someone on His back. I couldn’t see the Lord’s face or any details of what He looked like but I knew it was Him. He seemed very tall and He had someone on His back, someone who was in total distress and suffering. That person was hanging on by a thread. That thread was Jesus. Jesus was his last hope, his last rescue, his last chance. The man on the back was tired, overwhelmed and falling apart. However, the Lord was carrying Him. The man might not have been aware of it but Jesus was holding him. I loved that vision and it brought me to tears. The Lord carries us when no one can do anything for us. When we put our lives in His hands, He holds us in the palm of His hand and takes care of us. Today you might be like that man who has nothing left and who is weary and exhausted. You might be feeling depleted and depressed. I am here to tell you that the Lord will carry you. The Lord is hugging you right now with love straight from Heaven. The Lord is holding you and He is not going to let go. The Lord is with you, smiling at you and wiping down your tears. You are in great company. All is not lost. The Lord of all is going to bless you and to get you out of your misery. Hold on to Him. Let Him be your hope and your solution. He will carry you and bless you abundantly. 

When hope seems like a foreign concept, you have to remember that Jesus is not a stranger and that He is with you and around you at all times. He never stops looking over you and taking care of you and your life. He is concerned about you and He wants you to have the best life ever. Life without Him is very difficult. He never leaves your life and that is something you might need to be reminded of today. No matter how tough things are, Jesus is tougher and He is present. You are held by the most High. He is carrying you as we speak. He has you on His back and He is taking you from place to place. You might be the lost man in my vision. You might be completely desperate and completely broken but you are cared for more than you know. God is on the move in your life and He is taking you with Him. You are not going to stay in this place of despair and fear. You are going to reach a new destination and a new level of peace, joy and hope. Hold on to the promises of the Lord. Know that He has you in the palm of his hand and He is not letting go. You are going to make it and the Lord will make sure of it. Your pain and suffering today can’t compare to the joy that is coming. You will get there. You are on your way there and Jesus is the One who is facilitating your journey.

You are on a great journey because you have the best companion there is. Sometimes when I am traveling, I pay attention to what’s around me. I see beautiful landscapes and great scenery. Sometimes I see ugly scenes. I witness poverty and lack and I see pain on my journey. I see the good, the bad and the ugly but one thing for sure is that I am with the Lord and my environment and what I see don’t define my destiny and they don’t define how I feel. They could but I work hard to not let them affect me. Jesus is the most important part of what’s around me. His presence is sublime and it matters more than the adversity and the opposition. After the vision during prayer, I told myself that I will keep on fixing my eyes on the One who has me on His back. I will pay more attention to Him and I will celebrate His love and His care for me. He carries me. Even in the valley of the shadow of death He carries me. He carries me and He protects me. I shouldn’t fear what I see. I shouldn’t get scared of what’s in front of me because Jesus carries me. He carries you as well and He will keep you safe. Stay strong and stay in faith. You are blessed. You are loved and you are carried by the One who can do all things. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading:Isaiah 46:4;  Psalm 34:18; 1 Chronicles 16:11

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 277)

God’s righteousness is like the mighty mountains and His justice like the great deep. God’s love for you is bigger than anything that will ever come against you and He will make sure that His Justice prevails in your life!

God can give you peace in the middle of turmoil. He can give you joy in the middle of your mourning. He can give you hope in the middle of a dark night. God can give you blessings when you think you don’t deserve anything!

Fear not. God is your shield and your protector. He covers you and blesses you wherever you are! You have nothing to worry about!

Your faith in God will open doors that you thought were shut before you trusted God. Keep your faith strong and amazing blessings will unravel before you!

God blesses you! You are blessed and you are filled with grace. You are blessed and you are a blessing to others. You are blessed and you are a fountain of joy. You are blessed and you are highly favored.

God will wink at you and show you what He did in secret. Smile back and thank Him for working behind the scenes when you thought He was silent.

God sees how wonderfully and beautifully you were made. Ask Him to show you your beauty so you can yourself through the eyes of His love!

God can do anything anytime so trust Him all the time. Do not lean on your own understanding but rely on Him in all things!

You will have peace again. God is going to turn things around and you will be on top of the world again looking out on a sea of blessings. Stay encouraged!

Greater is the One who lives in you than the enemy that is in this world. You have power within you to make it in this world and it comes from God Himself. Stay encouraged!

Suggested reading:Psalm 34:4-5; Matthew 8:25-27; Luke 1:29-31

What I am learning about my mind

Thank God for His lessons and His teaching. I feel like these days I am learning a lot from the Lord. I am learning about myself and I am learning about Him and how He operates for lack of a better word. I have been getting lessons straight from the Bible. I have increased my Bible reading in the past few weeks and I am grateful for the revelation and all information I have received. One of the biggest things I am being taught is the power of the mind and the power of our words. I didn’t know anything about the mind as a young Christian. No one told me that what I thought about mattered. It is written in the Bible but those passages never stood out to me and were never taught to me. I knew about prayer and I knew about praise. For a long time the mind piece was missing from my spiritual life. Who would have thought that our minds could impact our spiritual lives? It makes a lot of sense now and it is something we have to deal with over and over again and we can’t ignore it. Sometimes everything is fine and we have nothing to worry about until the mind gets in the way and creates scenarios that hold no truth. That is what I have been dealing with and I know God is putting me to the test and He wants me to master the power of the mind. He wants you to master the power of the mind as well. We are all invited to deal with the mind and find peace with the topic. Our minds are powerhouses and we better make sure that they are powerhouses for the Lord and not for negativity. What we host in our minds should be scrutinized and looked at closely.

I have been in situations where I could praise the Lord with all my heart and pray like there is no tomorrow and all of a sudden I am hit by a negative flow of thoughts. I hold on to them and I go through them one by one allowing them to become more real to me and to take a life of their own. That is a dangerous process that many of us are familiar with. We don’t always take the time to think about what we think and we let negativity take control of the narrative of our lives. God tells us to renew our minds. We are to renew our minds with the Word of God and with the help of the Holy Spirit. Recently the Lord has emphasized the fact that my problem came from my mind. I had heard it before but it made a lot of sense when I heard it this time. He has been telling me to fight those thoughts and speak against them. Speaking against the enemy is something I refer to a lot in my messages because it does work. It does wonders. The other day I said out loud that I had nothing to worry about and that God was in control. I said it many times because my mind had been filled with the wrong thoughts and dealing with them took time and determination. I couldn’t give up and I couldn’t stop saying what God was saying about my situation. My problem was in my head. It was clear and it was what I needed to hear. Think about what you think, friend. Weed out the negative thoughts and keep weeding them. They can be relentless especially if they have turned into a powerhouse. They can be like castles that need to be torn down. The tearing down will take place when we are strong and determined to do it. We can’t be passive when it comes to our thoughts.

What helps a lot is creating positive powerhouses that take up a lot of space.  The best way to do it is to proactively feed our minds with the good Word of God. We need to feed our minds the truth. We need to fill our minds with encouragement, hope, peace, revelation from God and good news. The good news of the Gospel is wonderful. We can find great sermons and messages but nothing beats the one and one time with God. Time spent with Him in prayer, in Bible study and in praise is key. I know you have heard it all before but just like me, you need to hear it every day. It was important yesterday and it is still important today. This truth will never change. Create a powerhouse of positivity but listen to the right things. The right things are Christian music that focuses on Jesus and that exalts Him. Some Christian music is more about us than it is about the Lord and although it can sound beautiful, it doesn’t do much for our spiritual growth. There are so many words in the Bible that are great manna from Heaven and we can feed on those words. Find passages that speak to you and make them your mantra. You will build a powerhouse of hope in your mind if you diligently turn to those words, listen to them, speak them and apply them. I need to keep working on the powerhouse of positivity and hope. I am glad that I was made aware of that need and I hope this message helps you see what you need in your mind today. The problem often lies in your mind, friend. Think about what you think and make a change. Renew your mind with the hope and the power of God’s words. Don’t be passive when it comes to your thoughts. They affect your spirit and they affect the direction of your life. Think about it! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Proverbs 23:7; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23

Believe before you see

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”* Jesus spoke those words. Jesus spoke that truth. He told His disciples that believing before seeing was important. This is still true today. When we pray, we should believe that we have received what we are asking. Now, “whatever you ask” doesn’t mean that you can ask for a unicorn and expect it to show up. It doesn’t mean that you can ask for anything that seems pleasing to you without consulting God. We need to pray and ask God in agreement with His Word. We need to be aligned with His promises and with who He is. This is why it is crucial to know the Word of God so we know what to ask. Sometimes I have no idea if what I am asking is in line with God’s Word so I pray. I pray for the Holy Spirit to show me the truth and to reveal to me if what I want is God’s will. Sometimes it takes time for me to find out. Sometimes it is a very quick answer. I strongly encourage you to ask God for clarification, for guidance, for insight and for confirmation. He will confirm His will. He will clarify your situation. He will give you some great insight about your request and He will guide you throughout the process.

Friend, once you know that your request is in line with God, ask God in prayer. That is the next step. Don’t hesitate to go to the Father in the name of Jesus and ask Him. We often miss that step. We wish very strongly but we don’t actually pray and ask God. Why ask Him? Doesn’t He already know? He does but He loves to hear your request. He loves to hear your voice. He loves to see that you depend on Him. Praying to God is an act of faith. We could choose to turn to someone else or to something else but when we pray, we demonstrate that God is the One who matters the most. Let’s be sure to always pray to God before we turn to others for help. Prayer should be number one because our Lord is number one. Whatever you are going to ask in prayer, the Lord knows about it. He knows how your issue started. He knows where it is coming from and He knows how to fix it and how to provide for you. Take it to the Lord in prayer knowing that God knows everything there is to know about your request and He is more than capable to help you and to get you through anything. He can do anything!

Believing before you see is not what we are used to. It sounds counterintuitive and it is not what our minds want to do. It is praying with faith. Praying with confidence in the Lord and in what He can do. When you think about it, if you trust and believe that God can do anything and that He is all-powerful, you shouldn’t doubt that He will answer your prayer. Focusing on believing. Increase your belief bucket. We all have a bucket that can be filled with fear or filled with faith. We should work on filling up the bucket with faith so we can believe before we see. Faith gives us eyes that see beyond the natural. Faith believes before it sees and it invites us to join in that mindset. We can’t expect miracles if we don’t have a bucket big enough to receive the miracles. We need to empty ourselves of ourselves and fill up with the Lord. He is the King of hope. He is the author of our faith. He tells us to see what’s not there and to believe that it is there. Faith is great and we can have faith when we stand on Jesus and we keep on listening to what He has to say. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God. Let’s be exposed to the Word. Let’s be touched by the Word. let’s be filled with the Word and we will believe before we see. My prayer for you is that your faith keeps increasing and that you have the ability to believe before you see and that you trust that the Lord has already answered your prayers. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Mark 11:24*; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:1-6

The fight against worry

When you are overwhelmed and overthinking has become a part of you, God has something to say about that. When fear whispers its predictions in your head, God has something to say about that. When all seems lost and hope is absent, God has something to say about that. When sleepless nights have become commonplace, God has something to say about that. When worry is your number one enemy and it keeps on attacking you, God has something to say about that. God says that you shouldn’t worry and you shouldn’t fear. You might have heard that God says not to worry about 365 times in the Bible. He means it. He knows it’s important and He knows we need to keep hearing it. God tells me all the time not to worry and to fear. He often says it before something bad is about to happen. He prepares me and He warns me. These warnings started being more evident in 2019 and they have been clear ever since. Our head tells us to panic. God says the opposite. Our bodies want us to shake and tremble with fear. God wants us to do the opposite. God is against all negative thoughts, all negative emotions and all negative feelings. God tells us that there is never a good reason to worry. If we focus on the bad things that are happening, we will always disagree with God and believe that we have the right to panic and to fear. However, the Bible teaches us that we should not walk by sight but walk by faith. Listening to God tell us not to fear is listening to faith. Putting it in action is walking by faith. God says not to worry and He has provided ways for us not to worry.

Now, it is crucial to keep in mind that God tells us not to worry all the time. He doesn’t have pockets of time when He indicates that we should worry. He doesn’t say not to worry when all is fine and worry when things get tough. He doesn’t change His tune. He doesn’t change His mind. We are not meant to be worriers. We were designed to be warriors of God. Warriors of the faith. Warriors who keep fighting against fear, doubt and worry. God has given us an armor to fight the good fight of faith. The Word of God declares, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”* What’s part of this armor? There is the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the readiness from the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. There is a lot to unpack here and God has equipped us well but we tend to forget about this gear of faith. The belt of truth is amazing. We have the truth in the Word. Remember that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. We have the belt of Jesus. He is our truth and He promised that the truth would set us free. He says the truth and He tells us we have no reason to worry. He is the reason why we can conquer worry and why there is always hope. He is our eternal hope so no matter how bad things are, we have the truth that reigns over all situations and He tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. We can be strong through the power of His might relying on His everlasting truth.

Thanks to Jesus we have been made righteous and we know that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective. Friend, if worry is attacking you, pray. Pray against it. Pray so you can resist it and to be strong against it. God will give you peace. You will walk in the shoes of the gospel of peace. I often declare the peace of the Lord. I declare it over the situations that worry me and God gives me peace that surpasses all understanding. His peace is phenomenal and it crushes all worries and fears. Speaking against worry is very effective. We have the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and we ought to speak the Word against all negativity. It works so beautifully. Speak the Word as often as you can, friend. Let your mind and your heart hear you speak the Word of hope and worry will have no power over you. I have found that the words of hope and encouragement in the Word are swords that destroy fear and that pierce worry in its core. The Lord tells us to resist the devil and he will flee. Let’s resist fear and worry with the armor of the Lord. Let’s do it consistently. Worry will lose its grip on us. There is always hope with Jesus. Jesus knows that no situation is hopeless and we should be aligned with His line of thinking. We can do this, friend. We are well-equipped and we have an amazing Father. Let’s not worry and let’s not fear. Let’s put all our hope in the Lord God almighty! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Ephesians 6:11*; Ephesians 6:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:8

Your prayers are powerful and effective

The other morning when I was praying I kept hearing that I needed to read James 5:16. I knew I had read that verse before but I couldn’t remember what it said. I took a few minutes to read it. The first part of the verse is about confessing our sins to each other and praying for each other so we could heal. The Holy Spirit told me to focus on the second part. It reads, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” I meditated on that verse and I asked God for revelation on it. Prayer is something that I love doing and I can’t encourage you enough to pray. Yesterday I read a quote about prayer that hit home. It said that if you don’t feel like praying, you need to force yourself to pray because there is a force against you that is trying to stop you from praying. I believe that the enemy is against our prayers and so is our flesh. When we least feel like praying is when we should pray the most. Why? We were made righteous in the Lord and the Word of God tells us that the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. You see, the enemy doesn’t want the believers to know that. Our flesh doesn’t want us to know that. They will do whatever they can to convince us that our prayers are useless and ineffective. Today I want to set the record straight. Your prayers, friend, are powerful and effective so keep on praying. Don’t give up. You are the righteous prayer warrior that the Lord created and it is time you lived up to what you were meant to do. Pray. Pray every day. Pray knowing that you are heard. Pray knowing that your prayers are powerful. Pray knowing that your prayers are effective.

When you pray in the name of Jesus, things change. When you pray in the name of Jesus, doors open. When you pray in the name of Jesus, miracles take place. When you pray in the name of Jesus, Heaven collides with earth. When you pray in the name of Jesus, hope takes over. When you pray in the name of Jesus, the enemy takes a step back. When you pray in the name of Jesus, nothing seems impossible. When you pray in the name of Jesus, your eyes are open. When you pray in the name of Jesus, seas are being parted. Pray in the name of Jesus. Pray with authority. Pray with confidence. You are righteous thanks to Jesus and you need to remind yourself of that truth every day. Not in a bragging way but in an entitled way. You are entitled to the righteousness of God. Jesus made that possible. You were made righteous by the One who died for you. Praise Him for His righteousness. Praise Him for making you righteous. This means that in His name you can pray and you can expect everything I mentioned above. Do it as often as you can. Be persistent. Be relentless. Be confident in Him. Know what happens when you pray. Know how miracles can take place when you pray. You have the power that changes everything. That power is living in you. You have the Lord in you and greater is the Lord that lives in you than the devil that lives in this world.

You have the power of Jesus acting in your life and prayer will release it. There is so much miracle working power in your life that needs to come out. Your prayers are effective and powerful but they need to be said. Don’t stay on the sideline. Get in there and pray. Join the prayer warriors who are making a change in this world by spending time on their knees every day. Every day people need prayers. Every day you can be one of those people who prays for the world. Your powerful and effective prayers count. Every single one of your prayers count. The only prayers that don’t count are the ones that are never said. Your silent prayers count. They are powerful and effective. Your tears can be prayers and they count. They are powerful and effective. Your prayers in your head count. They are powerful and effective. The prayers that live in your heart count. They are powerful and effective. Pray without ceasing. Pray for anyone and everyone. Pray and give God the final say. Don’t let hopeless situations make you think that God doesn’t answer prayers. He does. He answers your prayers so get to it and don’t quit. You are a blessing to this world, friend. Pray for peace. Pray for miracles. Pray for healing. Pray for people’s needs. Your prayers are powerful and effective and they will bless people around you and they will bless you. Keep on praying! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 29:12-13; Matthew 21:22; James 5:16

Pursuing Jesus first

I recently wrote a nugget that says, “Don’t pursue people. Pursue Jesus and you will find all the right people. He has the best friends lined up for you. Trust Him!” I do believe that nugget was primarily addressed to me but many people can benefit from it. Pursuing Jesus with all our heart is something we should all do. We should never stop pursuing Him. We should never stop putting Him first. We should never lose the desire to know Him and to get to know His heart the best way we can. A pursuit is the action of following someone or something. We all pursue someone or something. Some of our pursuits are very focused and very detailed. Pursuing Jesus should be more focused and more detailed than any of the pursuits in our lives. Money, fame, a good life, promotion, peace and joy are things that we pursue to give a meaning to our lives and to have a better life. Jesus can give us a better life. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Pursuing Him is pursuing the best that life has to offer and more. Why? Because He is out of this world. He is the King of Heaven and as the King, He gives us blessings from Heaven. The peace that He gives is not like the peace that the world gives. His joy is extraordinary and it can be our strength. He wants to prosper us in all our ways. He gives us more than enough. He is the God of abundance. When we pursue Him, all our needs are met and there is always an overflow. We shouldn’t pursue Him for the gains but we should pursue Him for Him. He should be the center of our pursuit, the number one reason why we keep going. He died on the cross and gave us eternal life. Don’t we want to get to know the One who made the ultimate sacrifice better?

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”* Seeking the kingdom first is pursuing Jesus. It’s drawing closer to Him, getting to know Him and following His lead. I asked God to reveal how I could seek His kingdom better. The answer was Jesus. Jesus should be my pursuit and my goal. I do have a goal to know Him better and to connect with Him on a higher level. I want to be close to His heart and share His heart and His mind. I want to get a big revelation of Jesus so I can spread it around me and give people the love that they are looking for. I want to give Jesus to people. I am pursuing Him so that my heart desires to pursue His love and give it out to others. I need Jesus every day and all the time and my prayer is that I remain in Him and continue to develop my relationship with Him. God is loving and His love endures forever. Pursuing Jesus is pursuing a love that will never die. A love that the world has yet to discover. A love that can heal, that can mend, that can change everything for the best. Pursuing the love of the Lord is key.

There are people in our lives that have never heard of the true Jesus. People that know about religion and that reject its rigidity and its negative elements. Jesus is not a religious convention. He is not a man-made ritual. He is not an ensemble of principles of condemnation and judgment. He is love. He is love above all. He is perfect and holy and yet He loves and accepts all of us. There isn’t a person Jesus doesn’t love. Let that sink in. Let that marinate in your heart and think about what it means. When you pursue Jesus, you pursue a love that doesn’t judge and that embraces everyone. You pursue justice and peace. You pursue the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. If you feel like the fruit in your life is very bitter and sour now and it doesn’t look like the fruit of the Spirit, ask the Lord to help you. You have the fruit. It might be buried under scars left by past events or under a lack of knowledge of the fruit. There could be other things blocking the fruit but you have it and you can pursue it. You can pursue Jesus and reap a harvest of His good fruit. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Keep focusing on His love. Get to know Him. Pursue Him with all your heart and everything else will be added unto you. Your needs will be met. You will have the right people in your life. You will walk in love and faith and you will lack nothing. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 27:8; Matthew 6:33*; Galatians 5:22-23

It will happen

IT WILL HAPPEN

If God promised it, it will happen. God has made many promises to His people. He promised to bless us, to love us, to protect us, to help us, to strengthen us, to surround us, to give us more than enough and to be with us all the time. There are a lot of promises in His Word and as we get to know what God promised us, we get great foundations for our faith. Our faith should indeed be based on what the Lord said. We ought to build our hope on the actual promises of God. I think sometimes we get confused because we don’t actually know what God said He would do. We think that something sounds good and it sounds like God so we count on it and we wait for it to happen. Now, if God never said it or if it doesn’t align with His promises, it will not come to pass. Our job is to dive into the promises of God and to swim in that ocean of hope and stay there. We can’t go off to shore on lands that are not God-made so to speak. God stays true to His Word and He blesses us when we remain in His Word. Jesus said, “If a man remains in Me and I in Him, he will bear much fruit.” Remaining in Jesus means sticking to His Word, believing it and being a doer of the Word. When we follow Jesus’ lead, we produce great fruit. Great things will happen in our lives. What Jesus promised in His Word will happen to us.

If Jesus said it and we believe it and hold on to it, it will happen. It might not happen overnight but if we stay strong and we remain in faith, it will happen for sure. Here is a practical example. The Lord said He would supply our needs according to His riches in glory. Now, we need to take that promise seriously. We can meditate on it. We can pray on it and we should definitely believe it and trust that God will supply our needs. Being a doer of the Word implies having faith in the Word so in this case we should proclaim our faith by continually saying that the Lord will supply our needs according to His riches in glory. What if you keep being broke or your bills are not getting paid? Keep trusting. Keep pushing through with faith. Keep declaring that God says the truth and His truth will deliver something great. His truth will remain solid and powerful. It is often a test of faith and you and I can pass that test. We just need to watch what we say and pay attention to what we do and how we act. Our words should align with the promise of our needs being met. We should act as if it were already done and it will happen. We should be expectant and we should be hopeful. Our hope should continue to be in the Lord. The bills will get paid. Money will come. Jesus is faithful!

Today you need to stir yourself up and claim God’s promises. The power of your words plays a crucial role here. Keep on saying what the Lord says about you. Keep on saying what the Lord says about your situation. Keep lifting up the name of Jesus and give Him praise for being faithful. Your breakthrough will happen. Your blessings will come. Your miracle will take place. God is going to do exceedingly more than you can imagine when you don’t give up and you keep staying positive. Base your trust in His Word. See it as the ultimate truth. Believe that it has authority in your life. Let it rule your thoughts. Let it be the dominant factor in your life. What the Bible says will take place will definitely come to pass. Don’t give up. Give in to God and let Him guide you through this process of faith. Whatever you have been waiting for, friend, is going to happen. It might not look like it but remember that faith doesn’t walk by sight. It’s not about what it looks like. It is about what God says. It will happen! Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 145:13; John 15:5; Philippians 1:6

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 276)

The love that died for you on the Cross came back to life so know that God’s love for you is eternal, unconditional, unbeatable and it will live forever!

Don’t worry and don’t be afraid. God is going to protect you and bless you. Walk on faith and walk in peace. You are well-surrounded and you are blessed wherever you go!

God loves blessing you so let Him do amazing things for you. Trust Him. Believe Him. Your faith will move Him!

Jesus will never change. His love for you will never change. His promises to you will never change. His resurrection power will never change. His truth will never change!

Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving and He will never stop giving you His unconditional love. Receive Him. Embrace Him. His love is the gift that will bless you tremendously!

The road might be tough and many obstacles might be on the way but the Lord will always make a way. Keep walking. Keep going. Something amazing is on its way!

God will never change but He will change you if you keep spending time with Him loving Him, worshiping Him, talking to Him and listening to Him!

Your earthly expectations of who God is will not help your faith. God is above and beyond the human condition and we should expect Him to transform our human experience and turn it into a divine reality.

Know that He is God and He can fix anything. There is nothing your God can’t do. There is nothing your God can’t fix. He is the God of the impossible and that will never change!

Today God is going to be with you all day long. He is going to help you face anything and everything. Put your trust in Him. He won’t let you down!

Suggested reading: Proverbs 4:7; Psalm 37:30; James 3:13