10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 236)

There is a love that transcends all understanding. A love that is unconditional and unrestricted. It is the love of God and it is for you today and every day. God loves you without limits!

Trust God in all yours ways. He will never let you down. He will carry you and help you. He will keep you safe and keep you well. Put all your trust in Him!

Take heart! Jesus has overcome the world. Your trials and your tribulations are not too difficult for Him. He already won. Let faith, peace and patience bring the victory to you.

God won’t leave when life gets hard so stay with Him. He will hold your hand. He will hug you with peace and He will shower you with His love. Don’t give up!

Don’t visit prayer from time to time. Live where prayer is. Dwell in the house of the Lord. Talk to Him and you will hear Him all the time. That is what God meant when He said you should pray without ceasing!

Don’t let yourself be exploited by fear. Fight back with the Word of God. It is a weapon that tears down fear, doubt and worry. Keep it close to your heart and fill your mind with it.

God can do the impossible. He is not limited by human understanding and by physical restrictions. He can do anything anytime. Believe in the God of the impossible!

There is going to be restoration in your life. God is going to fix what is broken, mend your heart and wipe your tears away. A new day is coming. Stay encouraged. God is going to do something amazing for you!

Jesus is glorious. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is King and yet He loves you and He treats you like a prince and a princess. Praise Him!!!!

Desire more of God. Want more of God. Seek God more. Talk to God more. Listen to God more. Spend more time with God. Follow God more and you will have more peace!

Suggested reading: Luke 6:38; John 1:16; 3 John 1:2

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 231)

Hold on to God. Stay strong in the power of His love. He is going to get you through this. Keep your hopes up. Don’t give up! Better days are coming in Jesus’ name!

You don’t know what your faith is made of until you go through the biggest trials of your life. Faith responds to everything with peace, hope, love and joy in the Lord.

Reasoning can be our enemy when we attached it to overthinking. That combination can diminish our faith. What we need to do is meditate on the Word of God and our thinking will be renewed and grounded in the truth.

Don’t bury the fruit of the Spirit when things go wrong. Cultivate the fruit. Let it blossom. Let it come to life. Share it and spread it. God has given you the fruit of love and peace in this world that needs love and peace badly!

Dig in the Word of God. Go as deep as you can. Find the roots of faith. Find the basis of love. Find the ground of joy. You will find the best way to live!

God’s riches are blessings from Heaven that give way to transformation, restoration and progression.

When life events leave a bad taste in your mouth, continue with the fruit of the Spirit. Taste the goodness of God. He always gives you sweetness that overcomes all bitterness.

This bad season is not going to last. The Lord has something amazing for you. Hang on a little longer. Keep praising the Lord. He will have the final say!

Prayer creates a space for God to talk and for us to listen! Make space daily!

Let’s conquer the day with Jesus and give in to love, peace, joy and hope. Let them take over us so that fear, sadness and anxiety have no hold on us.

Suggested reading: Mark 11:24; Colossians 4:2; 1 John 5:14

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 229)

Let the fragrance of your love for Jesus fill up the room. Make everything smell like His peace, His joy and His love through your actions and your words!

Starting the day with a storm doesn’t mean the day won’t end with the sun. The Son of God will make the sun shine again. Stay encouraged!

Worry is not from God. When you worry, you side with the enemy whether you know it or not. You accept defeat and you ignore the power of God.

The results and the outcome are God’s job. Your job is to stay in faith during the process. You are not in charge of the outcome. You are in charge of your faith before the outcome.

Jesus is the solution of all solutions. Nothing is too hard for Him to solve. He is the key to every mystery and the answer to all our prayers. Let’s fix our eyes on the One who can fix anything!

When things don’t go your way, go God’s way. Pray and you will go God’s way. Praise and you will go God’s way. Give thanks and you will go God’s way. Stay in the Word and you will go God’s way.

Everything you need, God’s got it. There is nothing you can’t find in Jesus. He has it all so trust Him in all you do.

Fear depicts a bad picture of tomorrow. Fear tells you that you won’t manage tomorrow so you might as well be miserable today. Faith sees hope in tomorrow. Faith says that God will save tomorrow so you can be at peace today.

God is great. God is amazing. God loves you. God blesses you. Nothing can change that about God. Nothing can stop God from loving you and blessing you! Keep that in mind!

Don’t give up! God is going to help you. Don’t get discouraged. Jesus, the King of hope is with you and He won’t leave you. Things are going to get better for you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 47:1; James 1:2-3; 1 Peter 1:8-9

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 228)

Let God words be louder than the words of the world. Listen to His words at the highest volume possible by staying in the Word.

God can give you faith without borders. Faith that can take you places with no limitations. That faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God.

They say that every day is a gift but you have to make sure that your wrap every day with Jesus. Let Him cover you and your circumstances all day by trusting Him all day.

Faith gives you God’s tunnel vision. In that tunnel anything is possible. In that tunnel miracles abound. In that tunnel there is no lack, no fear and no doubt. In that tunnel God is in control.

The more you walk in faith, the more you are a threat to the enemy. The more you walk in love, the more you are a threat to the enemy. The more you pray, then more you are a threat to the email. The more you praise, the more you are a threat to the email. Be a threat to the enemy daily in the name of Jesus!

God shouldn’t be your second best. He should be your first asset. He is the power behind all your victories!

Go with what God has to say about your situation. What seems impossible is always possible with God!

Send fear packing. Don’t let it enter you. Don’t entertain it. Don’t argue with it. Don’t give it an audience. Constantly speak faith against fear and it will run away.

This week the Lord is not going to leave your side. He is going to walk with you, talk to you and listen to you. Acknowledge Him in all you do!

God’s love is the reason why you are here. You are loved and you count. God so loved you that He gave His Son for you. Keep that in mind!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 24:7; Matthew 15:8; John 17:3

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 226)

God should be the reason behind your reasoning. Think through His Word. Think with Him in mind. Let Him be the reason why you have hope, peace and joy. Let Him make sense of the unconditional love that you receive from Him.

God will work it out for you. God will make it happen for you. God will give you victory and triumph. God will bless you and help you. God will turn things around for you and you understand the powerful God that He is.

Keep on loving your neighbors as yourself. Keep on walking in love even when the world is walking in hate. Keep being a distributor of love who never gets weary and who never stops. Keep on giving Jesus to the world!

Nothing can separate you from God’s love. Remember this all week. Hold on to that truth. No circumstances, no trials and no tribulations can separate you from God’s love. You are going to make it. God’s love will make a way. Stay encouraged!

If you are living in a state of confusion, ask God to help you move out. Ask Him to transfer you to a better spot. He will help you pack your bags and take you to a state of hope and clarity.

Jesus is alive and well. Hope is not dead. Don’t give up. The Lord is going to help you and to bless you in the middle of your storm. Remain in Him. All is not lost. Stay encouraged!

Choose to believe that God is going to do something amazing in your life. Choose God over your fears. Choose God over your doubts. Choose to believe that God will make a way and He will!

There is nothing better than time spent with God. It is never a waste of time and it is never in vain. The Lord wants to have a one-on-one conversation with you. Make the time to listen to Him and He will make the time worthwhile for you!

The Holy Spirit can open the eyes of your spirit and show you the truth according to God. His truth is comforting and it will set you free.

There is a song in your heart that wants to come out. The Lord dwells in you and He has written a song of freedom on your spirit. Sing His song and silence the noise of doubt and fear!

Suggested reading: John 14:20; Hebrews 13:21; 1 John 4:16-19

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 224)

Don’t trust yourself without God. You are everything in Him and He should be everything to you. God and you make an amazing pair. You need Him more than anything. Be in Him all the time!

God will equip you to do what your mind tells you you can’t do. God will give you the power and the strength to be all you can be when you rely on Him. You are equipped and you are highly blessed! Stay encouraged!

You are beautiful! God believes it. God says it. God will always think it. Don’t be hard on yourself. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank God He made you beautiful inside and out!

You are seen and you are loved by God. God doesn’t close His eyes when you wake up and goes to bed all day avoiding you. He is watching you and watching over you. He loves your company and He can’t get enough of you!

Don’t get discouraged. God is going to be with you all week. He is going to protect you and to guide you. Trust Him. Depend on Him. He is your fortress and your stronghold!

There is going to be a big change in your life because the Lord wants to bless you. He has an amazing plan for you so stay in faith. The best is yet to come!

Faith is the best shield there is. It protects you from the fiery darts of the enemy and it keeps you in the truth of the Lord. It covers you when doubt is trying to pour down on you and when fee is trying to overwhelm you with its unpredictable bad season of worry.

When we keep our eyes on Jesus, the veil that covers who we are comes down. The more we look at Him, the more we get glimpses of who we are.

Today is a beautiful day because it is the day the Lord has made. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the beauty that lies in every moment today.

Collect the words from God that will get you through anything. Collect them, keep them and guard them with your heart. Those words will bless you and save you when you need them!

Suggested reading: Colossians 3:15; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 6:15

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

When life gives you lemons

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” they say. When life gives you lemons, use the fruit of the Spirit and turn a sour situation into something sweet. The fruit of the Spirit is what we should use every day and what we should focus on. There are so many bitter and tough situations that can make us feel bad and resentful. I know that it is easy to resent life when things are not good. We tend to swallow the sour grapes and we can’t digest them. We overthink and we try to figure out how we can get out of a bad situation but we are left with a negative taste and we can’t think straight. The Holy Spirit comes to our rescue. Not only does He come to save us but He also has a whole setup that allows us to deal with every situation in life. Life might give us lemons but the Spirit gives us fruit for every occasion, peace in every circumstance, and joy in every setting. We are blessed to have the fruit of the Spirit and we ought to let it grow and use it every day.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This is a powerful fruit we are given when we accept the Lord into our lives. The Holy Spirit comes and dwells in our spirit and He gives us all we need. Now, it doesn’t mean that we access all He gives us. The fruit of the Spirit is a spiritual element of our lives in Christ and we have to let our spirit tap into the fruit. Every day can be a struggle when it comes to accessing the fruit of the Spirit because we have to contend with the flesh. The flesh is weak but the spirit is willing. Being kind, being patient, and showing love are not something our flesh wants to display. Our flesh will fight us every chance it gets. This is why it is important we surrender to the Lord and we give in to His Spirit. When we do, we can flow with the Spirit and the fruit can be uncovered. I love fruit and I eat it every day. I love the Spirit of Jesus and I interact with Him every day. It is crucial that I spend time in communion with the Lord through His Spirit. It gives me a chance to express the fruit of the Lord.

When life gives you lemons, remember that you have fruit from God and His fruit is pleasant and sweet. For every bad thought, there is a great positive thought from the Lord. For every bad fruit and bad seed that life throws at us, there is a fruit that is good all the time. Love, joy, peace, and the rest of the fruit are amazing gifts that are free of charge. It doesn’t take much to express the good fruit. It takes a willing heart and a surrendered mind. We ought to think in line with the Word and think that we have the fruit of the Spirit. That is where it all starts. It starts in our thinking. If we think that we don’t have what it takes to make it in this Christian walk, we won’t tap into the power of love. Let’s keep in mind that we are children of the living God and that love is a fruit that dominates our lives. Peace, joy, forbearance, and the rest are how we can face anything in life. The sour lemons of life might be abundant but the power of the fruit of the Spirit is much greater and much better than the bitterness and the sourness in this world. When life gives you lemons, give back the fruit that changes everything. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Matthew 26:40-43; Galatians 5:22-23; Colossians 3:12-17

God the facilitator

A facilitator is a person that makes an action or process easy or easier. When I think about the Lord, I often think about what a great facilitator He is. Looking back I can see how He has made things easy or easier in my life. I see that the Holy Spirit has facilitated so many moments in my life. He has stood by me and made things happen. This great phenomenon takes place when I let Him be in control. I do the praying, I stay in faith and He facilitates my life. It gives meaning to everything and He blesses me in ways I could never imagine. One thing I have learned is that His timing is always perfect but it can be very different from my timing. He has facilitated some life events at a time when I had almost lost hope. In those desperate times, He reminds me that He is the facilitator and nothing is lost. He reminds me that He knows what He is doing and he is in charge of the process. Today I want to encourage you to trust God’s ability to facilitate your life. He can make things easy or easier. Give Him control of the process through faith and you will experience amazing breakthroughs and great moments of joy!

I have been to professional development workshops where a facilitator was hosting the event. The facilitator is there to guide and make things happen but he or she expects us to do our part. The facilitator makes sure that things go as planned but we need to be engaged in the process to some degree. The same is true with God. He wants to see your faith and He will guide and lead us. He will make sure that things happen for the best. He won’t give us all the answers we want along the way but He will share His promises with us and He will keep them all. You might be going through a life event right now that requires a lot of faith. Your faith is not in vain. The facilitator is preparing everything and He is pulling strings for you. He knows the best opportunities, the best breaks, the best people, and the best times for your breakthrough. The Spirit of God is orchestrating your life now so put your trust in the Lord. You are blessed to have Him and you have exactly what you need. God, the facilitator is doing something great behind the scenes. Let your faith bring you to the point where you see it all come together.

When you stay in faith, God manages your situation and He paves the way for success. It might not look like it at first but faith doesn’t depend on how things look. Faith knows beyond the shadow of a doubt that things are going to get better. Your facilitator has a great goal for you and He will make sure that the goal is achieved. Sometimes He will do it despite you because He understands that you might want something that can harm you. He is a good, good Father. He loves you and He loves taking care of you. As a facilitator, His Spirit will help you make decisions and He will steer you in the right direction. You don’t need to understand it all. All you need is faith in the One who can make anything (good) happen. If you want to see a presentation of what the Lord has in store for you as a facilitator, spend time in the Bible. You will discover a powerful presentation of God’s love and His blessings for you. Let God facilitate your current circumstances. Don’t panic. Let Him handle it all. He adores you. Keep trusting Him. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 55:8-9; Psalm 73:26; 1 Peter 5:6-7

God is the encouragement

You have probably heard a lot of encouragement based on the Bible. You have probably read verses that have given you a boost when you needed it. Now, think about all this encouragement coming from God. He is the author of the best encouragement there is. He wouldn’t encourage you to keep going and to continue if there wasn’t a good reason. The reason is Him. God is the reason for the encouragement. Why keep going? Because of God. Because the reason why you are going to make it and things are going to get better is God Himself. He is alive and well. He is the reason why tomorrow is going to be better. He is the reason why you can stay in the present and enjoy life even when things are tough. The reason for the encouragement today is God. That is the best reason you can get. Let Him encourage you. Let Him make your life a place where you win and where you have peace. God is the reason. Not your pastor and not the preacher. They are delivering messages but remember that God is the message. God is why you are blessed and that will never change.

Are you blessed? Yes, if Jesus is your Savior, you are highly blessed and favored. Why is it then that you go through troubled times and you feel like bad luck is following you? First of all, the enemy is the one who is trying to make you believe those lies. Bad luck and misfortune are not what is happening to you. If you believe the lies of the enemy long enough, you will accept his fate easily. Bad things happen to everyone including believers. You are still blessed. You are still favored. You still have the Lord. God is still the best encouragement. Take Him at face value and reverse your thinking. You have all it takes because you have the Lord. When things are not going well, you need the best encouragement you can get. God is the best encouragement. What you need right now is a hug from Heaven and Jesus gives the best hug. Don’t dwell on the problems. Don’t spend time imagining how bad it’s going to get. Shake yourself off and turn to Jesus. Turn to the best encouragement. A few minutes with the Lord can change a whole day of headaches into moments of bliss. You need to hold on to the encouragement that never disappoints.

How is God going to be your encouragement? Make a choice. Choose Him over the aggravation. Choose Him over the lies of the enemy. Choose Him over the stress and the anxiety. It’s not easy but you can surely do it. Take some time to turn to God. Say a simple prayer. Pray and surrender. Accept His encouraging words. Find scriptures that give you hope. Know that Jesus is hope and that with Him nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible. Have a face-to-face with God. Whatever that looks like for you. Develop face-to-face times with the Lord. Times when you can get inspired and encouraged. The One who can encourage you more than anyone else will have something to tell you and He will change your perspective. He will bring you along and take you on a path of hope and peace. God is the encouragement you need today so turn to Him now. Enjoy what He is going to do for you. He is going to change everything around and leave you with incredible peace. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Deuteronomy 20:4; Isaiah 12:2; John 16:33