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

When God is our everything

My understanding of my relationship with the Lord is that it is about a connection with Him and love. Love is what connects us. He wants me to love Him more than anyone and anything. He loves me more than I will ever know and my goal in life is to get to know Him as much as I can. He is this massive God who is too big for any box and any limitations we might have in our minds. “Knowing God more” is the one thing I pursue every day. When I lose sight of this great goal, His Spirit reminds me of what my priorities should be. 

Now, I used to believe in having many rituals and religious practices in order to please God and to know God. God is more interested in our hearts than in our deeds. When He fills our hearts, the good deeds follow. When He is our priority, everything we are supposed to do happens naturally. I had the wrong approach. I went after the practices that I believed would get me closer to God. God is the ritual. God is the practice. God is the priority. God is everything.

“God is everything” is a strong statement and it is not an easy reality. We often struggle with making Him everything. We often put others in front of Him when He should come first. Having God be everything in our lives might sound like a sacrifice and it is to some degree but it is extremely worth it. When God is first, everything else falls into place. Seek His kingdom first and everything else will be added unto you. I love that verse. It was the highlight of my summer last year. God was teaching me how to live this life with Him and the secret is to make Him number one and to not worry about anything. 

We should not fear and we should not worry because we have the Lord. If He truly is our everything, we know that nothing can come between us and He has our back. That is what I am still learning. I am still learning how God, my everything, has everything under control. I don’t have to be anxious. When anxiety and fear come, I put Jesus between the negativity and myself. I call on His name. I praise Him, my everything!

When God is our everything, everything will be just fine. It might take some time. We might face terrible situations but God has us in the palm of His hand and everything will work out for the best. When God is our everything, we are in line with His will. We can’t go wrong. When God is our everything, there is always something new happening. God puts great new things into motion in our lives. When God is our everything, His mercies are new every morning and we have blessings chasing after us. When God is our everything, we are led by His Spirit and we get to know the truth. 

When God is our everything, love, peace, joy and faith are our daily companions. They blossom in our lives and they put a pep in our step. God should be our everything. Let’s get to that point. Let’s work on removing hurdles and distractions that are taking us away from God. Let’s adore the Creator and not His creation. Let’s focus on our connection with Jesus without being obsessed with religious acts and ideologies that remove the Lord from the whole equation. God is everything that matters. You, friend, are everything that matters to Him. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you.

Suggested reading: 2 Timothy 3:16; James 4;7; 2 Peter 3:18

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

The nature of God

What is the nature of God? What characteristics does He have? Do you ever ask yourself those questions? What are God’s most important traits? I think those questions are important because the way we see God will underline what we expect from God. We can have faith in what God is and sometimes our faith is based on a wrong approach and wrong perspective. We can also focus on aspects of God while missing the most crucial traits and characteristics of the Lord. I used to see God as a God of provision more than anything else. He does provide for us and He cares about His children but is that the most significant aspect of who He is? God is love. Before anything else God is love. He has love and He is love. If we want to get to know Him better, we have to remember that He is love and that His love is eternal, indestructible and always powerful. The nature of God is found in love. Think about what that implies and let that truth correct and mold your vision of God.

God has always existed. God has always been around. God is everywhere. God is always everywhere at the same time. God is powerful. God has the power to do anything and to change anything. God is love. God is love all the time and He has love for everyone. Love is where it all starts but love has always existed. It might have come into your life at a certain point but it has always been there. I believe it is necessary to see the power and the magnitude of love. It is helpful to understand that love has always been around and that it has stood the test of time. The most powerful force in the universe is with you and in you. God is with you. His nature is with you. His love is with you. The nature of God is living in your life and you should get to learn more about it and to embrace it. We have so many representations of God in the world. There are filtered presentations of God that are not accurate. Get to know God through God. Know love, know God. Know God and you will always know love.

If anyone portrays the nature of God with a lack of love, don’t take it at face value. Question anything and anyone who removes love from who God is. Love is what saved you. Love is what saves you. Love is what helps you. Love is what keeps you going. Love is behind the blessings and the miracles in your life. Love gives meaning to your relationship with God. Love is the link that connects you to God. Love is the reason you are here today. Love is spiritual and remember that God is spirit. His nature is to be Spirit. We ought to worship Him in spirit and in truth with love as our backdrop. You can worship the Lord with music and you can worship Him with prayers and with actions motivated by love. When we have a relationship with God, we can’t help but imitate Him. We take after Him and the number one thing we should show the world is the love that is in God. We have His love and we need to give that love to the world. We can’t be a church that thrives on judgment and on criticism. We can’t be a church that puts love on the back burner because when we do, we redefine God and we don’t do Him justice.

The nature of God is in you and me, friend. We are the ones that can give the world a better idea of who God is and what He is all about. God is light and in Him there is no darkness. We carry His light and we carry His love. Let’s take the nature of God in consideration every day and let’s give His incredible nature a chance to shine through us. There is so much pain and so much sadness in this world. People need the nature of God. People need to be touched by love. People need to be introduced to the Lord who saves, loves, helps, protects, cares, provides because He is love. My prayer is that we will all be servants of love that share God’s love and that silence the wrong representations of God. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 4:24; 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:8

Count on the Holy Spirit

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

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

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

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

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

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 223)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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