What is God building in your life?

Before He started His ministry on earth, Jesus was a carpenter. A carpenter is someone who repairs or makes wooden structures and objects. I love that carpenters make and repair. This concept exemplifies what the Lord does. Jesus is the carpenter of my life. He fixed my life and He made it what it is now. He gave me eternal life. That is what He does. He didn’t just do it for me. He did it for anyone who believes in Him. When He died on the cross, people thought it was the end. It was just the beginning of the structure He was building. He was making something that would last forever and that no one could undo. Jesus built eternal life. He repaired our lives and fixed them with salvation. He redeemed us of our sins and  built a bridge between the Father and us. That bridge of salvation is a structure that we can count on. It is indestructible. Jesus undid death and replaced it with His resurrection. Now, His resurrection power is the permanent structure that lives in us. If you have Jesus, His power lives in you. It is building you up and it is fixing you and making things new. God is at work in your life. If we remain in Him and His words remain in us, He will build something amazing in our lives. What is God building in your life today? He is repairing your life and making a life that is blessed by His presence.

What the Lord is building in you is a powerful structure that relies on His Son. The Lord wants to builds reliance in us. What He is building in our lives requires work on our part and faith. The Lord would never force anything into our lives. We have to agree and we have to believe. We can’t be passive and expect Him to do something good inside of us. That powerful structure of dependence on Jesus can be put together when we take a step of faith and we trust that God is at work in our lives. The process started when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and it continues every single day. Our salvation and our lives with Christ are an ongoing journey. We can help the Carpenter repair our lives by having total faith in Him and by letting Him be the part of us that He should be. We could choose to privilege the world and its ways or we can choose Jesus and let Him develop His mind in us. We can share the mind of Christ as we renew our thinking with His Word and we are in contact with His Spirit. Let’s always choose Jesus. Let’s always choose Jesus over the world. Let’s get to know Him better thanks to the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is in us and with us and that relationship can be amazing. The Lord gives us the wood we need and it is up to us to finish the work by leaning on the Spirit and adoring the Lord. Adoration and worship are crucial here. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and in His temple there should be rejoicing and celebration. We are a place of worship that should be active all the time. It is sad when we don’t answer the call and we deprive our temple of praising the Lord. When we do that, we are like a church where the lights are never turned on, Jesus is forgotten and there is no fruit and no progress. God can build a tree of hope inside of us when we keep our hopes in Jesus and we actively engage with Him. The structure of peace and joy the Lord desires for us to have is attainable. It can be made when we spend time in the Word of God, we pray every day, we walk in love, we stay in faith and we exalt the Lord. God is building a wonderful structure of faith, love and hope in you, friend. Give Him permission to place the beam of joy, the joist of love and the structure of faith inside of you. As you rely on God, He will fix what needs to be fixed in your life and He will create a new you. God can build anything and He built you for a time like this so stay in faith and keep on going. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 15:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 John 5:14


God brought you this far

God brought you this far. He is not going to let you down. He is not going to drop you. He is not going to leave you stranded. He will finish the good work He started in you. He will finish the good work in your life. Don’t give up! God is still working with you. God is still working on your situation. Keep the faith! There are some great things coming your way because God is making a way where you thought there was no way. It sounds cliche but it also sounds like Jesus. That is what He will always say. He will always say that He is way, the truth and the life. When you have Him, you always find your way out of trouble. You always have hope of better days. Those better days are not too far. Hold on a little longer. Show your faith longer. I understand that obstacles and hurdles seem to be all over the place and you can’t see good things in your future. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean that they are not ahead of you. Jesus has gone before you and He has laid out everything you need and He will provide for you. Don’t look at what you don’t have. In Him you have all you need. There are blessings today that might be invisible to you but with faith they can be revealed. God is by your side and He is going to take you places you had never thought existed. He brought you this far and He will guide you to a destination that is so peaceful and so good that it will blow your mind and surpass your understanding. God is not done blessing you. He is not done carrying you!

When I look back and see how far I have come I can’t help but thank the Lord. He is the One who has made so many things possible in my life. I have a better awareness of His work in my life and of His plan. Good things in my life have not been coincidences or luck. It’s been Jesus all along and He is here to stay. I know that when things get complicated and difficult, we are under the impression that God is done. We feel like He has left and He has moved on to other people. That is not how God is. In His Word He promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us. He also said that He was the same yesterday, today and forever. Your future is still in His hands. Your present is blessed by His presence. God doesn’t give up. God doesn’t turn around when He sees difficulties on the way. He destroys what tries to destroy us. God has the ability to do the incredible and to do the less expected. Faith connects us to Him and it gives us the hope and confidence that God is sovereign all the time. Express your faith today. Tell yourself that God is still God and that He has brought you this far and He will get you to the finish line. There is nothing to fear and nothing to be worried about. Worry won’t move you forward. It will always stall you and hurt you.

I have no idea what you are going through today. I am telling you to keep the faith and you might think that it is a tall order. You feel like you have given your best to this thing called faith and you have run out of it. Look to Jesus. He is the author of your faith. Faith is in His power, His truth, His love, His abilities, His sovereignty, and His omnipotence. You are not trying to have faith in your ability to make things happen. Your faith is exalting the One who died for the world and who came back to life. Revive your vision of Jesus. Go back to His Word. Read about Him. Read Him. Revisit Him. Relearn Him. He is the deliverer, the ruler of the universe and the King of kings. He wants you to stay in fellowship with Him and trust that your journey is not over. He is with you on the journey and He created this journey for you. Think about that! He made this plan just for you and He will see it through. You have made it this far thanks to Jesus and He is going to help you finish this amazing adventure. Keep your hopes up. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Philippians 1:6; Philippians 2:13, 1 Peter 5:10

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 188)

Be sad for the world when it’s hurting but don’t let that sadness prevent you from being the light of the Lord. You are the light Jesus can use to bring joy and peace into this world. Shine for the Lord!

The little you might have today doesn’t compare with the abundance you will have in the future. The Lord is taking you to a place of wealth. Spiritual, emotional and physical wealth. Trust that God will provide all your needs and you will dwell in the land of abundance.

Keep smiling! The day might not be going the way you want it to go but the Lord is watching over you and He is not leaving you. That is reason enough to smile. The enemy wants you to cry but keep smiling. God is on your side!

God is good at everything so let Him be part of everything. Invite Him I to every corner of your day. Make room for Him in everything you say. Let Him handle the affairs of your life. Let Him show you how much He cares about every part of your life!

Your biggest problem is not a burden to God. Your biggest trial is not a hurdle to God. Your biggest tribulation is not a struggle to God. Your biggest pain is not an affliction to God. Ask God for help with your circumstances because to Him nothing is too big and nothing is impossible!

Storms will always come and sometimes they show up without any warning. The Lord knows how to calm any storm and if you trust Him, He will calm the storm in you first. His peace will help you weather any storm and you will find the victory in Him!

Be happy wherever you are even when you are in a bad spot. Don’t rejoice over the bad place you are in but be joyful because the Lord is always with you. He will transform your bad environment into a land of peace!

Those who walk by faith, walk in peace. Those who walk by faith, walk in love. Those who walk by faith, walk with a smile. Those who walk by faith can be tripped but they get up and keep walking. Those who walk by faith, walk with Jesus. Join the walk of faith today! March down the streets of hope as you keep your eyes on the promises of the Lord.

The Lord supplies so much. He is a non-stop River of love. Jump into His river. Jump into His love. You will never lack anything. You will never be lonely. You will never be restless. God supplies our needs according to His riches in glory. His love gives with no end!

Many are the roadblocks on our journey but the Lord goes before us and He removes them one by one as we stay in faith. Look at your next roadblock as an opportunity to build up your faith and to stay strong!

Suggested reading: Psalm 32:7-8; Proverbs 10:18; Luke 12:25-26

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

God sings over you

I have mentioned before how I sometimes hear songs in my head. Songs that don’t exist. Songs that warm my heart because they come with so much joy and peace. They are songs dedicated to Jesus and sometimes they are just melodies that keep me calm. Melodies that have no lyrics but I know they are about Jesus. The other day I was sitting in my kitchen getting ready to have some one on one time with the Lord when I heard a very beautiful melody. It was just so incredible. I wish I could have recorded it. When I started praying, the Lord told me that He sings over us and that melody was an example of that. He loves each and every one of us and He sings over us and about us. His songs are extremely beautiful. They are a reflection of what He thinks about us. To Him we are the most important person in the world. Each and every one of us matters to Him greatly and He looks at us with oceans of love.

We can’t know the depths of these oceans because if we did, we would drown in His love. At times I wish I could be carried away by God’s love and just float on His mercy and grace. We don’t have to go far to find His love. We don’t have to be special to experience His love. We just have to believe that when He says He loves us, He means it. God is a God of His word and He is faithful. Nothing we can ever do can separate us from His love. He will always sing over us and He will always rejoice over us. Now, if you know you did something wrong or if you feel guilty about a sin in your life, know that God will forgive you. Don’t let guilt and shame keep you away from God. Repent and let go of what is distancing you from God. Repent and trust that God has forgiven you. Repent and ask for help so that sin doesn’t keep causing you to fall and stumble. God loves you and that’s all there is to it!

Think about the best songs and the best melodies you have ever heard. Combine them and multiply them by a thousand and you still won’t be able to duplicate the joyful songs that the Lord sings over you. I think that if we had more faith in how much God loves us, we would have a stronger walk with Him and we would be able to face life more easily. There is no power greater than God’s love. The most sophisticated weapons are not stronger than God’s love. The most desperate situations are not bigger than God’s love. The most debilitating circumstances are not stronger than God’s love. God’s song about you is an expression of a love that has no end and that can’t fail. Learn to embrace God’s love for you. Accept the work that Jesus did on the cross. Accept the resurrection power of the Lord. That power lives in you and it has been placed in you by God’s love. His song about you echoes what He did for you and it depicts the greatest sacrifice that has ever taken place. That sacrifice was because of you. Jesus had you in mind. Jesus did it all for you. Thank Him for His outstanding love. Thank Him for not ever changing His love for you. Thank Him for the songs He sings about you. Thank Him for rejoicing over you.

If you could hear the lyrics of the songs the Lord sings about you, you would be amazed. You would be in awe. You would be in tears. The extreme beauty of His love for you would pierce you and enter the depth of your being. It would be such a wonderful experience that you would never be able to see yourself in a dark light. You are a ray of sunshine according to the Lord. Think about it! He rejoices over you! The Lord Almighty is excited about you. He gets to spend every day with you and your company makes Him joyful. Sing back to Him. Sing over Him. Rejoice over Him. Show Him that you love Him and you appreciate Him. Use the best words your heart can come up with and direct them to the Lord. Let Him hear how delighted you are to be in His presence. Be confident that His love is permanent and keep that truth in the middle of your heart. The Lord is singing about you as we speak. Smile and enjoy His singing. God so loved you that He gave His only Son for you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 18:19; John 10:10

Count on God

I wrote a nugget of wisdom the other day about how great God is and how He can handle anything. Our biggest problems are not a burden to God. He is not afraid of anything that comes our way. He is never shocked and He is never intimidated by anything. It baffles my mind to think that the worst news I have ever received was not something that puzzled God. Bad news always takes me by surprise and it is hard to shake. God knew it was coming and He has never lost His cool. He has never said that He couldn’t face my circumstances and He had to take a leave of absence. The way God is in the Bible is always the same. He never changes. He is as almighty as He ever was. He is as powerful as He ever was. God will always be God no matter what is going on in our lives. What does that mean for our lives? It means that when things are bad, God can still make things right. It means that God can change the worst situations and those situations can never change Him. They might twist God’s reality in our heads and make us think that God is not in control anymore. That is a lie. The enemy wants us to believe that God is nowhere to be found when the going gets tough. Today I want to encourage you to count on God even in the middle of your worst nightmare. Count on God on the good days and on the bad days. He will never let you down.

Counting on God implies faith and it implies that we are not going to bend and we are not going to break under pressure. We are human so things can get to us but when we put faith between us and what is happening to us, we come out victorious. When we put Jesus between our trials and ourselves, we come out victorious. When we let the Bible be the authority in our lives even when problems are piling up, we come out victorious. When we stand our ground on the promises of the Lord even when the storms are raging, we come out victorious. We can count on God all the time. My suggestion is that you get used to counting on God for the small things. Count on Him in your everyday life. Count on Him to bless you and protect you. He said He would follow you and cover you. Count on Him for that. He said that He would listen and answer when you knock. Count on Him for that. He said that no weapon formed against you shall prosper so count on Him for that. He gave His life for you so you could have eternal life so count on Him and know that you have eternal life in Him. Count on Him all the time. Call on Him. Let His name never depart your lips even when you are under attack. He will always fight your enemies for you.

When you find yourself at the bottom of a pit and you can’t see your way out, you can still count on God. It is amazing how dependable the Lord is. He will move Heaven and earth to get you out of that pit. All He needs is your faith and you reliance on Him. He will create a miracle to get you out of the pit. He will invent what doesn’t exist just so you can get out of the pit. He will soften the blows of the enemy and make you life better. He will show you that there is so much more in this life for you than the enemy talks about. You are going to go from glory to glory thanks to Jesus. You can count on His incredible love. His love will carry you and set you free. You can count on His powerful peace. His peace will allow you to walk though the darkest valleys and not be afraid. You can count on His invigorating joy. His joy will be your strength and it will give you the ability to remain strong. Keep your hope in the Lord. Count on Him no matter what. He will get you through anything. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 118:6; Jeremiah 1;19; Romans 8:31-39

The Lord is your Shepherd

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”* This verse is taken from Psalm 23, a Psalm I read every day. It is encouraging, comforting and uplifting. It is a promise from the Lord that we should look at by considering who the main subject is here. Is the main subject “The Lord” or “I”? I used to focus on the “I” part of the verse and on what I was getting out of that promise. The promise is for us but The Lord is the One we should zero in on. The Lord is our provider. He is our keeper and our protector. A shepherd takes care of his flock and he watches over every single one of his sheep with a lot of attention. He makes sure that everyone is safe. The Lord does exactly that with you, friend. He is your Shepherd and He watches over you and makes sure you are safe wherever you go. Today I want to encourage you to think of the Shepherd and what He does in your life. Think about His role as Shepherd and what that implies in your life. He is always around you. He is always ready to protect you and to help you. You are safe. You are protected and you are shielded by the Lord almighty. Don’t fear. God is with you and He will give you what you need. You will not want!

Have you ever been in situations where you didn’t have enough of everything? You need money. You need more time. You need more peace. You need more joy. You need more love. When we remember that Jesus is our provider, we often think about money and material things being given to us. He can certainly provide for us in the material realm but He can give us more than money, objects and materials. The Shepherd looks at all our needs and He gives us what is best for us at the moment. When we rely on Him, we lack nothing. There are times when we want money and we have to wait a long time but in the meantime He gives us peace and joy. He also gives us another way to look at our situation or another way to look at the world around us. The Good Shepherd does a wonderful job in us when we yield to His direction and to His command. When we let Him take over our plate of anxiety that is too full, He replaces it with a meal of serenity and peace. The Lord is the best provider there is because He will always fill our cup to the brim with the best things we need at the time. The Shepherd always knows best!

The Lord promised that you would lack nothing. That is a promise you can rely on and you can hold close to your heart. Take that promise seriously and be sure that your faith in it grows. Put the promise to the test by proclaiming that it is real and it is for you even when you have little. Don’t look at what you don’t have. Stare at the Shepherd and thank Him for what you have in Him. He has all you will ever need. Declare that you trust Him and that all your needs are meant in Him. Peace is available to you. Joy is there for you. Love is present. The Shepherd is full of everything that is pure, noble and good and He is always willing to give it to you. What seems like a lack today is an opportunity to demonstrate your faith in the One who will provide for you all the time. Don’t worry about anything but in all things let your needs be known to the Lord. The Shepherd is following you and He is also before you. You are surrounded by the Lord. Enjoy His love and His presence. Enjoy the Provider who will make sure you lack nothing! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 23:1*; Luke 21:33; James 5:15

Faith gets you closer to God

I often talk about the peace of the Lord because it is something that has made me feel closer to God. It is so powerful and so out of this world that I see it as a footprint from the Lord on my life. He leaves footprints on my life from time to time to remind me that He is there. They are also like winks from Heaven. Winks that tell me, “Don’t worry, the Lord is always with you.” You see, I used to look for signs and for feelings that demonstrated that the Lord was around. I relied on how I felt to know that God was present. The truth is that He is always there and He never leaves us even when we don’t feel anything or we don’t have any signs. Looking for signs all the time can be very deceiving because most of the time we “don’t feel” God. How do we know that He is there then? By faith. Faith is the assurance that God is present and that He is active in our lives. Faith is a form a vision. We see beyond the natural and we see into the supernatural or the impossible. Faith gives us a new eye sight. A new and better way of looking at life. Faith doesn’t rest on what we see with our eyes or what we feel with our bodies. We know God is there when we have faith and we don’t need anything tangible or visual to be sure of His existence. Faith is extremely powerful. Faith creates great things into our lives. When we have faith, we have access to the miraculous, the impossible and the supernatural. Faith is what we should pursue and grow in our lives.

“Now faith is confidence in hat we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”* What do you hope for? We all hope for many different things. As Christians, I would say that one of the things we should hope for is a closer relationship with the Lord. We can attain this intimate relationship by faith. Two people get closer when they spend time together. Let’s spend more time with God by faith. Let’s set time aside knowing that God is with us during those times. We don’t have to feel Him or to hear Him right away. We just have to trust that He is with us and that He is listening to us. He is very talkative and by faith we can hear Him. How? God doesn’t contradict His Word so what we hear on the inside that is connected to the Word of God is God talking to us. We need to have faith in what He says and in what we hear. We should live by faith and not by sight so our lives should reflect our belief that God is with us and that He is interested in a relationship with us. With faith we can please God. Faith shows us that God is real, that He loves us and that we ought to follow His lead. Faith gets us closer to the Lord. Faith is a connector, a bridge between God and us.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him use believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”** Faith connects you to God like I said earlier and it shows you that your God exists and He is with you all the time. When we rely on our feelings and our moods as indicators that God exists, we focus on the wrong source. Our knowing that God exists should be faith-based because our emotions and moods will change all the time. A characteristic of faith is that it doesn’t waver no matter how we feel. Faith is in the heart and it influences our minds. Let your faith be stronger than your feelings. Develop faith by spending time in the Word of God. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God. You can’t have more faith if you have little of the Word of God in you. My prayer is that your faith is so strong that you know without a doubt that God is with you, for you and in you. Faith gets you closer to God, friend. Believe He is there. Trust He will never leave you. Do it by faith. His peace and His joy are bonuses that are reminders of His presence but faith should be your main point of contact with the Lord. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Hebrews 11:1*; Hebrews 11:6**; 2 Corinthians 5:7

Living Hope

I call Jesus my living hope. He is very much present every day. He is more alive than anyone I know. He is part of my life and He makes my life so much better. He is the light that never goes dark. The life that injects more life into my life. He is God. He is the King of Kings. He is the best friend you and I can have. He is family. He is the head of the family. He is beauty incarnated and love personified. My living Hope is with me all the time and I am working on making this more and more of a reality. He doesn’t need to work on His end. He is all set. We are the ones who need to work on getting closer to Him and on believing how real He is. It is so easy to get bogged down by life and to drift away from our living Hope. We are way too familiar with the living despair. He is the opposite of the living Hope and he gets into our lives easily. It is time we magnified our living Hope and we minimized the living despair. Jesus won against the enemy. His hope is stronger than the despair of the enemy. Let’s walk hand in hand with our living Hope. Let’s give Him the time of day and let’s push despair out of our minds and out of our hearts.

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”* You believe in Jesus so you have the hope of glory in you. You have hope living in you. The living hope that is with you all the time is more powerful than your problems and your trials. However, if you don’t engage with the living Hope, if you are not familiar with Him, the Hope will not help you. It won’t do anything for you. It’s like having a treasure in a chest and never using it or never even looking at it. What good would it be to have millions if you didn’t  understand that they are yours to use? I am not saying that you should use Jesus. No, I am saying that the aware of His presence can fill you with joy and hope and we should use that awareness. His presence is a permanent fixture that we don’t always take into consideration. Some people “feel” that God has left them. He hasn’t but the distractions and the priorities they have are not conducive to communicating with God or to being aware of Him. There is a strong need for daily interaction with the living Hope. We can learn so much from Him and we are meant to worship Him. We should be worshiping Jesus every day. That habit takes us to a higher level in our relationship with Him. He reveals Himself when we praise Him. He inhabits our praises. The living Hope that we long for is right there in our praises. Let’s lift Him up.

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people”** We can be enlightened and receive the revelation of the hope that is in us. I want to be hopeful all the time and make sure that my hope comes from the living Hope who gives away His blessings freely. The living Hope is precious. Jesus is precious. I love that He makes His home in our hearts through His Spirit. We are so fortunate. We are so blessed and we should know that the hope that is always by our side makes our lives easier. We should tap into the power of the living Hope. Hope is what we should wear every day. We should react to life with the living Hope. Let’s divorce discouragement and let’s be married to the living Hope that is in us. Life is hard. Life can be extremely hard but the living Hope never dies and He can make anything better. Dear friend, there is always hope. The living Hope can change anything in your life. Hang on to hope. Hold on to Jesus. You have everything you need because you have Jesus, the living Hope! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Colossians 1:17*; Ephesians 1:18**; Hebrews 13:23

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 186)

Don’t just sing about Jesus. Sing to Jesus. Worship Him. Lift Him up. Give Him glory. Elevate Him above everything and everyone!

The Lord came to your rescue so run to His resurrection. Don’t dwell on the death on the cross. Go to His salvation. Go to His deliverance. You are saved. You are free in Jesus’ name!

Fear is not a friend. End your friendship with fear and develop your relationship with faith. Do not fear because God is always with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

God has a wonderful purpose for your life. Ask Him for direction. Ask Him for more information. Get revelation about your destination. Trust Him. He has a plan to prosper you and to bless you!

Look for evidence of God’s goodness all over your life. It’s there. Thank God for His love for you and He will open your eyes to His mercy, grace and love for you.

The truth will always set you free even if you think it is keeping you captive at first. God knows best. He sees everything and He knows everything. His truth stands the test of time and the test of experiences. Trust in His truth!

God gives us new starts and He wipes away the bad breaks and the horrible experiences we had. He is the God of new beginnings and every day is an opportunity for Him to bless us in different ways. Enjoy your new day with God!

God steps into your darkness and turns on His light. God stands against your suffering and heals your wounds. God has a plan for your worries and your anxiety and He gives you peace. God is on your side all the time. Give Him a chance to show you He cares!

Find the worshipper in you and let him/her express himself/herself. Let the worshipper in you be all that the Lord wants you to be. Worship day and night. Don’t be weary. Give God the glory as much as you can!

God will satisfy you with His love. His love will shelter you and protect you. His love will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Thank God for His eternal love for you. His love will never ever die!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 54:10; Psalm 86:15; 1 John 3:1