The seeds of the Word in your life

The other day during prayer I kept getting images of seeds being sown in my life. I could see some of them and I completely missed other ones. I saw myself walking around on a soil that looked very fertile but at times I was blind to the fertile soil and to the potential for a great harvest from the seeds in that great soil. I looked up the meaning of the seeds by going through some chapters in the Bible and this is what I found: “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the Word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the Word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the Word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” These verses are verses 22 and 23 in Matthew chapter 13. They nicely illustrate the vision I was given in prayer. We receive the Word of God as a seed. It gets planted in the soil of our lives. Now, we can hold on to the seed and it can grow or we can get carried away with the things of the world and lose the seed. I don’t want to keep losing the seeds of the Lord. I refuse to produce a mediocre crop just because the world is getting the best of me. Please join me in being a harvester for God. Join me in finding the seeds and watering them. It’s time we let the Word of God grow in our lives despite the words of the enemy in our minds.

I have recently watched a few videos of people planting seeds, watering them and conditioning them so they can turn into plants or fruit trees. This one guy was using the seed inside a mango husk. He said that you had to use a ripe mango otherwise the seed is not mature enough to produce a fruit plant. He took the seed, planted it in soil, watered it and put a plastic bottle over it to condition it. This made me think of the seed of the Word. We need to extract it from the husk. This process happens when we are open to hearing the Word and we prayerfully listen to it so we can extract the meaning of those precious words. Then we plant that seed of the Word by meditating on it. We let it marinate in our spirit. We plant it in the soil of faith by standing on that word and believing it. We have to condition it with faith and with daily communication with God. His Word comes alive when we interact with Him. He is the Word and He gives it meaning. That is when we find the power of the Word. We need to engage with it in our heads and in our hearts. We can’t leave the seed without water. Our interaction with it is the water.  When we speak those words over our lives, we allow the seed to grow and to produce a beautiful plant of faith in our lives. Let’s be vigilant and let’s water the seeds. There are many of them and we don’t want to miss them.

In the vision I had, I definitely missed some seeds. I believe that God is always speaking and we are not always listening. I believe there are seeds that fall to the wayside and we walk over them without knowing it. I pray not to miss the seeds of God. I pray and I am learning that I have to be more active when it comes to the Word. I have to keep seeking God and leaning on Him. The world offers a lot of seeds that can be major distractions. Those seeds corrupt the good seed of the Word of God if we don’t pay attention to them. There are worries and fears that can ruin the seeds of the Word. Sometimes worries and doubt change the soil of our good intentions and the seeds of God fall on a soil that can’t produce anything. This is why we have to guard our minds and our hearts and stay focused on Jesus so that the soil within us is fertile and strong. We can have great crops in the name of Jesus. We ought to remember that God’s seeds are for our edification and they are filled with power. We need to keep in mind that watering the seeds is crucial and it shouldn’t just happen on Sundays. We should also pray over the seeds and pray for revelation and wisdom. Our fervent prayers will help us and when we keep at it, faith will yield a harvest of spiritual blessings from the Word. There are seeds of wisdom from the Lord in your life, friend. Don’t miss them. Cherish them and let them grow in the name of Jesus. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 85:12; Matthew 13; John 4:35-38

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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

Pursuing God

One of the most powerful messages I received last year was the reinforcement of a message I had known for a while; Seek  first the Kingdom of God and everything else will be added unto you. The implications of that message are many and they deserve our attention. Seek God’s Kingdom is seeking God’s face first. It is pursuing Jesus. It is following Jesus. It is being a doer of the Word and remains steadfast. It is walking in faith and running with love. It is trusting the Holy Spirit. It is putting God first. It is yearning for spirit gifts. It is having Jesus as our sovereign Lord and Savior. It is dying to self and giving in to the Lord. It is trusting God every step of the way. It is being aware of His presence in our lives. It is knowing that He dwells in us and that He is our lives. It is airing on the side of His caution and not leaning on our own understanding. It is praising, worshiping and exalting Jesus over everything. It is keeping a grateful heart and giving thanks to God in all circumstances. It is praying and communicating with the Lord at all times. It is developing our relationship with Jesus and making it the most precious connection we have. There is a lot to unpack in that verse and we ought to do the unpacking every day. It should be at the center of our spiritual pursuit. What does seeking God’s kingdom look like in your life? How are you pursuing Jesus every day?

Those are two questions I try to answer for myself from time to time. I need to take my spiritual temperature every now and then and check on my walk with Jesus. He is the walk. He is the reason. He is the Kingdom. If I don’t have Jesus, I have nothing. He is His riches in glory. He promised that He would supply our needs according to His riches in glory. Our main needs are spiritual. We think that they are material and physical first but they are not. God is Spirit and the spiritual aspect of our lives is what brings us closest to Him. We can’t have a strong relationship with Jesus by relying on the physical and the material. We can’t have a strong relationship with Jesus by depending on our emotions or feelings to get us closer to Him. We need to have a spiritual relationship. We all have spiritual needs and those needs can be met by His riches in glory, by Him. When Jesus is who we seek and pursue, we are on the right track. How dominant is He in our lives? He should be the main denominator and the main factor. He should be our modus operatus and our default setting. He should be ruling over our lives. It is time we gave Him back His seat in our lives. Let’s kick our fear, doubt, money, material gain, vanity and anything we might be putting on a pedestal. Seeking God’s kingdom while seeking personal gratification and gain doesn’t work out well.

Jesus is King and He rules over everything when we give Him permission. It sounds odd but we have to give Him permission. It is not that He can’t do it on His own but He said we should have faith. Our faith gives Him permission. Our faith leads us to give them free rein in our lives. We have to actively engage in that process. Seeking the Kingdom, seeking God implies work on our part. It is not limited to a Sunday prayer. It is not limited to a once a week worship session. It is a way of life. It is a habit. It should be a part of us. There are many venues where we can seek the Lord. There are many ways we can seek His face. They all take us to Jesus. They take us to a place where Jesus is adored, honored and trusted. We can start with the Word of God and let us be a big part of our lives. We can seek the Kingdom by refusing to walk any other walk but the love walk. We can seek God by prioritizing our time with Him. We can pursue God by following His lead and refusing the doubt even when there seems to be no hope. God has specific ways He wants you to seek Him. Ask Him for His guidance. He has all the riches you need to make it spiritually in this world. As you grow spiritually, you will see blessings in the physical and the material. It all starts in the spiritual with God. Keep that in mind. Enjoy your pursuit of the Kingdom. You are on the right track and you are making a difference in your world as you go. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Matthew 5:6; Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:31

Your hiding place

Who can take care of you better than the Lord? No one. He is holding you in the palm of His hand and He is surrounding you. You are in great hands and you are protected. The enemy will do his best to get in there and disrupt what you have going on. Don’t give him the pleasure to see you stumble. It is ok if you do. Just remember that you are being cared for by the creator of the universe. Every time the opposition comes against you, look around you and focus on the Lord who is holding you. The Lord is your hiding place. Stay in Him. Keep finding rest in Him. I love having a hiding place. In the Lord I can hide from the turmoil of the Lord and be in peace even when the storms are raging. I am getting used to the Lord being my refuge and I understand it is important to have faith in our refuge. 

A refuge is a protection from anything harmful. A refuge keeps you safe. A refuge provides the shelter you need. A refuge is a place of comfort. It is a place where you can sleep and not worry. Do not worry about anything. Sleep in the arms of the Lord and enjoy your hiding place. In that place of bliss and joy, you will find all that you need. God has all the blessings you need in one place. His place is amazing and it will always give you everything you need. Make the Lord the delight of your life. Rejoice over Him and be at home in His hiding place. You have nothing to fear!

“You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” (Psalm 32:7). You are just like David in this Psalm, friend. God is your hiding place and He preserves you from trouble. Speak that truth over your life. Sing it to the Lord. Sing it your wandering mind. Sing it against the enemy. You are covered by the Lord and nothing can harm you. The enemy will sing songs of fear and distress but you have songs of deliverance all around you. The enemy is talking captivity but the Lord is singing deliverance. You are highly blessed. You have a hiding place that will never fail to protect you.

You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your Word” (Psalm 119:114). Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the Bible. It is not clear who wrote it. It is a beautiful Psalm with a lot of encouragement and the author recognizes that God is his/her hiding place and shield. A shield provides protection. That is what the Lord does. His protection is available 24/7. If you are going through a dark valley today, I am here to tell you that your hiding place is with you. He is your shield and He is giving you the protection you need. Hang in there and wait for His Word. His Word will always give you peace and freedom.

“Deliver me o Lord, from my enemies, I take refuge in You” (Psalm 143:9). The devil is our enemy and his agents are our enemies as well. His agents can take on many forms such as the form of negative thoughts, disease, fear, hurt, pain, confusion and many other ones. They can look intimidating but we believers don’t walk by sight. We walk by faith and we won’t let our enemies get the best of us. Our refuge, the Lord, our hiding place will make sure that our enemies are always defeated when we stay in faith. You are blessed, friend and you are protected. Don’t be afraid of anything but in all things stay inside your hiding place where peace reigns. The Lord is with you and He will continue to shield you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you.

Suggested reading: Psalm 31:20; Isaiah 32:2; Proverbs 18:10

Come what may

Come what may, God will still be God and your blessings are still accounted for. There is nothing that can happen to you that will change the way God cares about you and watches over you. No matter what comes against you, God will still be almighty and all-powerful. The way David describes God in the book of Psalms is an accurate representation of who your God is. The way Jesus talks about the Father is still relevant today. The way Jesus is in the Bible is still a depiction of the real Jesus. Your problems today might seem very real and very difficult but the Lord your God is faithful and He is not changing His Word. The Bible is not going to change because of what’s happening to you. God is not a liar. Your situation is going to change because of your God. Today I want you to stay strong and to keep going. Your God is not going to let you down. You are not going to drown. You are not under an ocean of problems right now. You might be in the middle of that ocean but you are floating and the Lord is taking you back to shore. Keep your eyes on the anchor of your life. Keep your eyes on Jesus your Savior. He hasn’t said His final word. Defeat is not in the books. You are going to get your victory in Jesus’ name. Come what may, the best is yet to come!

God has mountains of blessings for you. They are going to collide with your trials and tribulations and when there is a heavenly collision like that, you know who wins. God always wins. His blessings are going to overtake your difficulties. Stand on the promise that better things are coming your way even though things are bad right now. I, just like anyone else know what bad looks like. Bad can be extremely bad. I know that it is possible to get to the point of no return and to completely give up. However, with the Lord, you will come back from that point. Your worst predicament is no match to your God. Jesus doesn’t know what impossible means. Nothing can stop Him. Think about it. Even death couldn’t stop Him. The one thing that seems final couldn’t stop the Lord so your situation can’t get in the way of His blessings. It may not look like good days are coming but you have to trust that God can make things good out of nothing. Where there is nothing good, God can create blessings that will overwhelm you and leave you praying and praising on your knees. Come what may, God is not giving up on you and He is still fighting your battles!

Come what may, the Lord is still walking on water. He is still performing miracles and He is still calming the storms. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Meditate on that truth. Let it become a revelation in your heart and let it renew your mind. God is standing by your side as we speak and He is removing hurdles and obstacles. When things get hard, pray harder. Praise louder. Worship more. Express your faith even more. Speak about the goodness of the Lord and thank Him for His blessings. Don’t get stuck in mental torture. Free your mind by reminding yourself of the power of the Lord and of His amazing grace. Remember that there is nothing you will ever face that the Lord can’t deal with. He dealt with the world, the entire world and with every bad situation that will ever occur. He has done a perfect job, He can’t be wrong and He can’t fail. You are going to make it, friend. Come what may, God is with you and He will bless you. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17

Jesus over everything

The other day I woke up feeling a bit lousy. I had what felt like an ear infection even though the doctor said I didn’t have one. It was a combination of allergies and blockage of sinuses. I had not slept well the night before and my mind was telling me it was going to be a rough day. It was 5 am, my usual wake-up time and I started to dread the day because of the thoughts that were bouncing around in my head. I refused to subject myself to that negativity. It took a stand. I said No out loud. I decided to rise above the situation knowing that Jesus was above my situation so I sided with Jesus. I used that first hour of my day to “inject” Jesus into my thinking. I chose to join Him and be joyful for that moment instead of sliding into despair. I didn’t feel good but I knew my feelings didn’t matter. Jesus mattered and He was going to get me through the day. I applied Jesus over everything. I lifted Him up above everything.

I declared the goodness of the Lord in my life. When negative thoughts attack you, you need to attack them with God’s Word. I quoted scriptures and I quoted whatever the Lord was putting on my heart. I turned the whole thing into a praise session with great words of affirmation. I wasn’t going to let the opposition win against me that early. When it begins that early, your day is usually destined to be very difficult. Fight the good fight of faith first thing in the morning, friend. How you start your day, what you think first thing in the morning and your early morning attitude are key. I put Jesus on top of all the evil the enemy wanted to do to me that day. It was Jesus over everything for me and that is how I set up my day. Set up your day with Jesus in the framework of your day. Be determined to hold on to Him all day. He is with you all the time. Recognize that. Celebrate that. Don’t let the “morning sickness” get in the way. Let Jesus get in the way of everything that is negative. 

Did I feel better right away? I didn’t but I was able to see that my spirit was getting stronger and when your spirit is strong, you are halfway there. The other half is  for you to persevere and to maintain that positive attitude. The Lord will help you. Give Him what you have and He will meet you halfway. I stuck to my guns by speaking Jesus over every thought. I knew that it was important for me to remember that He has authority over everything. He can do all things and He helps us in all things. “Jesus over everything” was my motto for that day. It truly is a lifestyle and a habit we ought to develop. He reigns. He is omnipotent. He is almighty. No weapon formed against you shall conquer when you have Jesus. Use His name against the enemy. Use His name against the fear and the pain. Use His name against the bad feelings and the emotions. Be relentless. Let it be Jesus all day. He will carry you. He will bless you. He will make you a blessing to others. He will get you through anything. He will give you peace through anything. He will help you get up in the morning and you will have the best day with Him. Let it all be about Jesus and He will walk with you all day long. Nothing will harm you and nothing will win against you. You can do this, friend. Greater is the Lord that is in you than the devil that is against you. Keep your hopes up! Jesus over everything! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 4:16

The God of encouragement

I love that God is so encouraging. I couldn’t get through the day without His daily encouragement. What I do is load up on encouragement first thing in the morning. I start every day in prayer and part of my prayer time is meditative. I just sit still and wait. I wait on the Lord and enjoy His presence. For some reason, 5 am is the best time for me to be in prayer and to receive messages of encouragement and wisdom. There are days when I get waves of hope and I ride them high and proud. There are days when all I can think of during that prayer time is Jesus. My mind gets saturated with Him and I am extremely focused on Him. There are other times when I can’t say a word because His words flow so fast and they are filled with encouragement.He gets my undivided attention. What I hear the most in the morning is, “Do not worry and do not fear.” The Lord is so encouraging and His words hit me like a brick from Heaven. He makes me so joyful. He knows what to say and how to say it. He knows what I need to hear. He knows what to come and most of the time His words are about events to come. I keep them in my heart and I get ready to use them when needed. The truth is I need God’s encouragement all the time. I know that you do too, friend. Find a way to hear from God. Find out what your “5 am” looks like. Put yourself in a position to receive God’s encouragement.

I have been spending more time reading my Bible in the evening. I go from chapter to chapter and I pause to let the knowledge sink in. I also take time to pray when I am reading. I pray before I start reading and when I am reading. The Holy Spirit can reveal a lot to us when we rely on His guidance and His interpretation. A lot of what comes out of my Bible time is encouragement. My Bible is my preferred source of encouragement after the Holy Spirit. They both work together. The Lord is His Word and when we communicate with the Holy Spirit, He tells us what we ought to know and He points out lessons, suggestions, recommendations and nuggets of wisdom. I get so excited when I dive into the Word of God after charging my spirit with the hope of the Holy Spirit working in me. Praying to Him is what starts the process. I suggest you always pray before you enter the Word. You will find yourself in the house of peace of the Lord where wisdom lives and serenity is supreme. Go into the house of the Lord and you will be very encouraged every time. There are no situations in your life that the Lord can’t help you with. He will encourage you through the worst times so you don’t lose hope. Trust Him!

God is always encouraging. He is never going to discourage you and to bring you down by screaming judgement an condemnation at you. He is there to motivate you and to gently push you in the right direction. When things are not going well, things are always good according to the Lord. He knows how to point out the good that is going on even when you don’t think that anything is good. How does He do it? For Him no situation is hopeless. Nothing is helpless. Nothing is impossible. Nothing is broken forever. Nothing is irreversible so He always has hope. What He does is rub His hope off you when He encourages you. Ask for encouragement every day. Look for it by isolating some time to be with God. Look for it by trusting that the Lord has what you need. Look for it in the Word of God. Look for it by believing that God loves you enough to encourage you. God has the words of encouragement you need for every day. Start your day with Him. Start your day open to His voice. He has a lot to tell you and it is all very good. Stay encouraged! The Lord is always with you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 16:33; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58

God can fix your problems

I was getting nuggets of wisdom yesterday and it felt like the Lord was gently bombarding me with words of encouragement that deeply touched me. He spoke about how He can change things instantly. He doesn’t always do it that way but He can. He can change our lives in an instant. He can erase our heavy past and give us His peace and hope. He can reverse the course of time and put us on a better path. One of the nuggets talked about how God can accomplish more in one minute than the devil can ruin in a lifetime. Think about that! Our God is that good. He has the power to do anything. What He does and what He gives is always very amazing. Even when He seems to be working slowly in our lives, He chooses the slower path because it is the best way for us. He knows what He is doing all the time. We are the ones who need to get on His page and respect His pace. God can reverse the worst situations and heal the worst wounds. He can make us smile again and He can make us hope again. Today I want to encourage you to trust God to reverse your current situation. Whatever you are going through right now can be fixed. God can fix all your problems and give you a better life. Trust Him. He is excellent at what He does.

God can fix your problems. He can! He said, “Come to Me those of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” When you have problems, the first thing God wants to do for you is give you peace. It is very difficult to function without peace and to have a strong spiritual balance when we are weary and burdened. With God, rest comes first because He knows how crucial it is for us. If you are facing problems today, go to God and ask for peace. Ask Him to give you rest. Unload your burdens on Him and let Him carry them. You are not supposed to be carrying these burdens. You are not supposed to fight these battles alone. You are not supposed to live in fear and be weak. You can have strength and you can have the ability to go through whatever you are going through with peace and confidence. Confide in God and He will cover you and bless you. Remember, God will fight your battles. He will take care of you and He will reverse your situation. Don’t do it all alone. You need Him. He is there for you!

God can truly fix any problem you might have. Think of your problems as the Red Sea. They can appear to be gigantic and too much for you to handle. God can still part the seas and He is going to do just that for you. You are like the Israelites. You have enemies. Your problems are your enemies but God will save you from them. He will give you a path to go through your trials without a drop of that troubled sea falling on you. The Egyptians might be trying to attack you now but God is on your side. He is going to fight your battles for you. Find peace in Him. Trust Him. Declare that He is acting on your side. He can change everything just like that. It doesn’t matter how much the enemy has ruined your life. God will fix everything and He will give you even more than you had. He will fix and improve your life. He is that kind of God. He is the God of miracles and nothing can stop Him. Don’t be intimidated by the problems before you. God is with you. Something great is going to happen to you thanks to the Lord. Rejoice. Stay in peace. Stay strong. God is going to win and His love will prevail. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 55:1-3;  Matthew 11:28-30; John 7:37

Out of this world

There is a warmth out of this world. There is peace out of this world. There is hope out of this world. There is a joy that is out of this world. There is power out of this world. There is love out of this world. There is a truth out of this world. There is freedom out of this world. There is Jesus. Jesus is out of this world and He is also everywhere in this world. Know that you can count on the power that is beyond this world anytime. Know that you can count on the Love that is beyond this world. It is extraordinary. It is beyond your wildest dreams and yet it is real and it is here. Count on Jesus every day. Count on Jesus in every circumstance. Count on His love and on His power. Count on the peace that can set your heart ablaze and that can burn all worries and doubt. Count on the joy that is your strength and that can help you face any trials and tribulations. Count on the best of the best, the Lord of Lords, the King of kings. Count on the One who is out of this world and who can impact your world anytime you turn to Him. 

If I rely on this world to bail me out of my misery, I get disappointed. I fall flat on my face and getting up is not easy. If I rely on Jesus, my Savior, anything that is too hard in this world is not a difficulty anymore. I can’t find peace in this world. I can find a temporary fix but Jesus is my peace. Jesus is the peacemaker who soothes my soul and who keeps my heart warm. I don’t look for answers in worldly paths. My answers are on a divine path I walk on with Jesus. I have made up my mind that the Lord was my Savior and His Spirit is my comforter. They are above all things on the earth and they carry me and help me. The Holy Spirit is more powerful than anyone and anything in this world. I call Him my Comforter out of this world. He is more meaningful than any theory and any doctrine I know. He is more impactful than any religious tradition I know. God cares about you and me friend and He will do things out of this world for us so that we see changes in our worlds. Don’t wait for this world to give you the wisdom and the knowledge you need to get by. All good wisdom comes from above. Your supernatural God will make sure you are led correctly. God is going to take you places that are out of this world, friend!

God’s peace that surpasses all understanding is on your side. You have access to it and you can enjoy it any time in Jesus’ name. It is more powerful than the serenity of this world. It calms the biggest storms and it keeps you still even when the devil is wreaking havoc in your life. God’s joy that is your strength is also at your fingertip. Put your hands together and pray that you can experience His peace. Put your hands together and praise Him. The joy will come when you celebrate the Lord. It will come and inhabit your life. It will come and give you power to handle anything in this life. God is out of this world but He is also in this world like I said. Expect His supernatural power to influence your natural world. Expect His love and mercy to heal you and to bless you. Expect His resurrection power to destroy the works of the enemy on your journey. The cross still stands today as a symbol of death. Death to your sins, to your diseases and to your suffering. Count on the extraordinary power of the cross. Count on God. Out of this world is where your blessings are coming from and they are going to touch your world. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 11:2; Acts 4:16; Ephesians 3:20

God’s love can do anything

Saying that God can do anything is an understatement. When I think about how He entangled my life and saved me from the snares of evil, I can only declare that God can do all things. My life is not the same because of Jesus. He stepped in and cleaned the house. He replaced my old dysfunctional inner abode with His safe and sane dwelling place. He took what was hurting me and replaced me with the One who always helps me, His Spirit. God can do anything and He has no limitations. We need to believe it. We need to stretch our faith and trust that God is the God of the impossible. He has been depicted as a small god for so long. Some influencers and celebrities have such a prominent status that they appear to be bigger than God. It sounds crazy but when you look at how people adore some individuals, you realize that man has taken the place of God in many circles. Even in the church I have seen churchgoers who adore their pastor and who put him or her on a pedestal. There is a celebrity culture in the world that is prevalent but if oftens leaves out the One who is the real King of kings. If we worship men more than we worship God, we are stripped of the amazing experience of knowing the Lord and all His mercy and love. God can do more than any men you will ever meet and yet people would rather follow influential men and neglect God. Today I want to remind you that your reverence for God is not in vain. You are following the One who can change your life and the world for the better and His love is the force that makes it happen. God will do the impossible for you. Keep following Him. His love is after you.

The miracles of the Bible seem like events that are not for today. The Lord can’t perform miracles where people don’t believe in Him. Faith is a prerequisite for miracles although God’s mercy and grace can cause miracles to happen. His miracles are real and they are still relevant today. My point is that we ought to go back to the message of the Gospel. It is the love of God that created the biggest miracle of all when Jesus came back from the dead. That message still stands and it is where we should start. We don’t need to look at men to get our miracles. It often feels like people get disappointed in God and they move on to something else or to someone else. They find someone that satisfies their needs or their lacks. They don’t know that they need a spiritual awakening and that spiritual death is real. I used to listen to a lot of different kinds of songs and music was almost a religious experience to me. It was my salvation when things were bad in my life. A song, a tune could cheer me up but there was no substance and no power behind them. Their temporary relief didn’t cut it. Music didn’t change my life. Music didn’t save me. Music didn’t give me peace that surpassed all understanding. Music didn’t heal. It was a band-aid that served its purpose for some time. It is when I encountered Jesus that I found what I had been looking for my whole life. 

I wasn’t a miracle chaser but miracles chased me when Jesus became my Savior. I have to say that I had given up on so much even when I became born again but the Lord’s love was relentless and it never gave up on me. God can do anything and He showed me how wonderfully He can do anything. He deleted the documents that described my life in a dark light. I replaced the folder of sorrow and grief with files of hope and joy. He rewrote my history and locked in my new life. When I started adoring Him, I discovered that He was the only One I should idolize. Why? Because His love was genuine and His attention to me was unparalleled. I had never met such powerful love and I had never been treated so well. He gave me hope and He boosted my faith in the impossible. God can do all things because His love for us is greater than anything and anyone in this world. His love is not restricted and since it created the universe, it can create anything. Think about how God can do anything and meditate on how His love can do anything.Today I want to reiterate the truth that yes God can still do anything and He will do it for you. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Numbers 23:19; Matthew 19:26; Romans 10:9