Sunday, October 18, 2020

Are You Learning How To Let Go Of Some Things In Order To Gain Those Things God Has Prepared For Your Life?

 How do you let go when all you want to do is hold on?   How do you release the things that are holding so tightly on to you?   These are big questions when it comes to life.   In life, there will be people, places, and things we will have to release because they keep us in bondage and captivity.   Letting go is not always easy but sometimes letting go is necessary.   

The big questions you have to answer are what is it that you are supposed to be letting go of and what it is that you are supposed to be holding on to?  You have to begin answering these questions by first answering another question and that is, what does the Word of God say?   The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians to prove all things and to hold on to that which is good.   It also says in Philippians to forget what is behind you and to press forward with God.   We have to know how to hold on to God and how not to let go of His unchanging hand.

Letting go is not easy and neither is putting your trust in the unknown but that is what faith is.   Trusting without seeing and it is believing without knowing.   You have to trust that God has a plan and you have to believe that He is at work in your life.     

The main reason we hold on to people, places, and things is because we have allowed ourselves to become familiar with them.    In other words, it's known to you because it has been a part of what you do for so long but just because we are familiar with something doesn't mean it is good for our lives and we have to know how to release some things in our lives in order to gain what God has prepared for our lives.    

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION 

Philippians 3:13-14 

King James Version 

Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.


Friday, October 16, 2020

How Are You Handling What God Has Given You? Life Is Full Of Choices.

How are you handling what God has given you?   He has given us His Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us in all truth.  Are you following the truth that He is revealing to you.    He has given us children for us to lead and guide in all truth.   Are you leading and guiding them in all truth?   Are you living your life in a way that leads your children and your grandchildren in truth?   He has honored His Word and has given us great and precious promises by meeting our needs, healing our bodies, and by opening up new doors.   How are you giving Him thanks for all that He has done and is doing in and through your life?   Are you using your life to glorify Him in all that you say and all that you do?   

So often in life it is easy to mess up.   It is easy to be redirected according to the flesh but we have to learn how to die to the flesh.   We have to learn how to live our lives according to the Spirit and we need to know that if we do that we live in a way that glorifies God. 

Remember life is full of choices and that includes God making choices.   He chose to send His Son to die on the cross so that we could live.   He chose each of us to be His vessels in the earth.   He is God.   He chose you and now the question is will He be your first choice?   How will you handle the life and the promises that He has given you? 

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION 

Deuteronomy 30:19

King James Version 

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Are You Creating An Atmosphere Of Life, Healing, Peace, and Deliverance By The Words That Come Forth Out Of Your Mouth?

Are you thinking your words are idle?   The word idle means pointless and of no affect?   UNDERSTAND, every word that you speak out of your mouth has within it power.   Remember, God spoke and creation came.  He created an atmosphere filled with life and hope.   What are you creating with the words that are coming out of your mouth?   Are you creating an atmosphere of life, healing, peace, and deliverance or are you speaking negative words and creating an atmosphere that is conducive to fear and death.   Words are powerful and the Bible says in Proverbs that life and death are in the power of the tongue. 

We have to be the ones in the earth that speak life.    We have to speak life just as God spoke life by speaking His Word.   When we see sickness and disease in the earth, we need to be speaking the Word that says God is our Healer.   When we see lack, we need to be speaking that God knows what we have need of and He is faithful and just to supply.    When we see hatred, we need to be pleading the blood of Jesus over the land and speaking forth the fact that God is love and who and what He is will prevail.   

The Bible talks about us giving an account for the words we speak.  We have to understand, every word we speak in private, God still hears.   He is omnipresent and there is nothing hidden from him.   We can't allow our words to be ruled by bitterness, hatred, or strife.   We can't allow our words to be ruled by what someone else said or what someone else did.   We need to always let our words that come forth out of our mouths to be motivated by the peace, power, and love of God. 

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION 

Matthew 12:37

King James Version

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How Are You Handling The Confrontations and Disagreements That Come With Life?

 Not everyone is going to agree.   How do you handle their disagreement?    What do you do when people go against what God has told you to do?   Do you continue to line up with God or do you change your order of operation in order to accommodate how someone else feels?   Your order of operation encompasses the rules you go by in life and the way you prioritize what you do.  

When you think about a math equation and how you solve it, you can see that if you don't follow the established order of operation, you will get a different result.    God wants us to understand that if we follow Him and put Him first in everything that we do, we will always get His result.    We can't put people, places, and things in the place where only God should go.   He has to be first in all that we do and that includes our thought process before we even begin to act on what we think. 

People thrive on acknowledgement and praise and we want to recognize people for the things they do but you shouldn't live your life trying to please and acknowledge people and never acknowledge who God is, what God has done, and what God will do.   God has to remain first in your thoughts and in your actions and when it comes to disagreements with people, always take God's side.   Understand, God's side may not be the popular side but it is the right side.    It may not be the side where you get the praise and accolades of people but it is the side where you walk in the blessings of God.    Confrontations and disagreements with come with man but nothing that man does should override your stand for God and how you live your life for Him.   

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION 

Matthew 6:33 

King James Version 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Are You Letting God and His Word Be The Major Influencers In Your Life?

 What is it that you want or need God to do for you?   Are you trying to dictate the way you want it done?   We have to remember, God has a plan.   His thoughts are not always our thoughts and His ways are not always our ways.    We have to learn how to not only accept what God wants us to do, we have to learn how to do it the way He wants.  

We will encounter many twists and turns on this road called life.  Sometimes things work out the way we thought they would or should and then there are times when nothing seems to go the way we thought they would or should have gone but it's okay when your faith, hope, and trust are all in God's plan.    We learn daily through our lives with God the fact that we don't have to be in control, we just need to learn how to surrender control to Him. 

When you think about control, you understand it is the power to influence or to direct behavior.   We need to see and understand that behavior has an influencer.  Something or someone that inspires it or guides it.   What is inspiring your actions today?   What is leading you and guiding you to do what you do?   In other words, what is controlling your thoughts and ultimately influencing your actions?  Make sure that the primary influencers in your life is God and His Word.  

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION 

Psalm 1:1-2

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.”

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Are You At The Place Where Your Trust In God Is Overriding Your Fear?

 What is it that God is telling you to do?   Are you doing it?   Are you stepping out on faith and leaving behind all the fear?    Are you trusting God to help you through the process so that you can live in His promise?   

God is faithful.   He is not a man and He does not lie.   What He has promised, He will do.   What He has done, He will do again if necessary.     Make no mistake.  Again, He is not a man and He does not lie.    We have to get to the point where we let our obedience override our desires.  A place where we let our trust override our fears.    We have to put God in first place and leave Him there and truly believe that He has the final say.    

Life can be challenging but understand, it's overcoming life's challenges that make you victorious.    God has called you to be victorious in Him.   One of attributes that you see in champions is they have an overcomer's mindset.   They believe that they can and will win and that is what you have to have also.   You have to settle it in your mind that you believe that you can and will win through Christ.   

You have to believe and understand that when you are weak, you are still strong in God.   You have to believe and understand that the roadblocks that you cannot see ahead of you, God sees.   You have to trust and believe that God not only can do what you need, you have to believe that He will do it.   You have to trust in His faithfulness.


SCRIPTURE MEDITATION

Philippians 4:19

King James Version 

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Friday, October 09, 2020

When Questions Arise In Life We Have To Remember That God Is The Answer and His Answer Is Found In His Word

Have you ever felt lost and all alone?   Have you ever felt as though no one cares about you or what you are going through?   Have you ever felt like what's the point of going on?  Have you ever felt confused about your life?   If so, I want you to know that you are not alone.   Questions arise in our lives but you have to know the answer to any confusion that you are feeling is God.   You have to make up in your mind that you are going to seek God and His righteousness so that you can know the right answers to the questions that come with life. 

Understand, feeling alone doesn't mean you are alone.   God is always with you.   He has promised to never leave nor forsake you.   When you feel as though no one cares, you have to remember what the Bible says in 1 Peter 5:7, where God tells you to cast your care on Him because He cares for you.    When you don't feel like going on, remember Phillipians 3:13 where it says to reach forward to the things in front of you.   When confusion comes, settle all the confusion in your life and know that God's Word is final.   God is not the author of confusion and you can rest in knowing where confusion abounds, God is not in it.    

God's Word is true and He sent His Word to us for us.   We can rest in the truth of His Word. 

SCRIPTURE MEDITATION 

Hebrews 4:9-11

King James Version 

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

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