God is For You!

August 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

Psalm 56:9
This I know, that God is for me.

Did you really know that? Do you really believe it? One of the greatest lies Satan likes to use is that God is somehow against you, that He doesn’t really want what is best for you and that He is holding something back from you. Stop and think for a second; why would God do that? Why wouldn’t He always want what is best for His children? Don’t buy Satan’s lies today, trust God and know that He is for you. No matter what you are facing or what you have done, God loves you, He wants to get you on track and He truly wants His best for you.

There are times in life that God’s best for you may be to grow you through tough circumstances so you can learn to trust Him and He can show Himself mighty in your life! No matter what you are facing though you can know that God is FOR you, He loves you and is working to make things right and to grow you into all you can be for Him!

Psalm 56:10 says, “In God whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” What are you afraid of today? There are situations that are truly fearful situations, but no matter what it is, you can know that God is for you and you can praise Him today because He loves you and will keep you safe. Pray for God’s protection and look to Him for guidance. There are situations that we need to get away from and God will guide you and protect you to get you safely out. Pray for God’s leading no matter what you face and He will show you the way. Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

If there is something you are called to do today and you feel as though the whole world is against you in your efforts, know that God is for you! God will provide a way where there is no way and He will lead you into all you are called to do.

Trust God today no matter where you are in life. He will keep you safe, direct your steps, give you strength and wisdom for His will for your life, He has your back because He loves you and wants His best for your life! The best is yet to come!

Quote:
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King

Victory is Yours

July 31, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Matthew 4:10-11

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.” Then the devil left him , and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

When Satan tried to tempt Jesus he had to have known it was a stretch to think that he could tempt the Son of God, the creator of all to worship him, the created but he just had to try. The wonderful thing though about God allowing him to try is the example that Jesus gave each of us through it. Jesus proved that through God’s word we can all have victory over anything Satan throws at us. God allowed Satan to tempt Jesus as a man during a time of physical weakness after fasting for 40 days and Jesus used scripture to overcome. We can have that same victory on a daily basis if we choose to.

What temptations or habits do you have in your life that you just feel defeated in? What all have you tried to win the battle? Have you tried memorizing scripture? As the Bible says in Ephesians 6 “Put on the whole armor of God” that begins with knowing the word of God. Pull up Biblegateway.com and search for verses to help you gain the victory by truly knowing who you are in Christ and by looking for His promises to give you the help and guidance you need. Spend time daily reading your Bible, as it says in Joshua “meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” We can have victory and we can have it starting today. Ask a close friend to walk with you through your struggle and get in the word today and find some verses to help and encourage you along the way! You can win that battle today!

Quote:
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can e done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

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Romans 15:1
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Are you lacking faith in your situation?  Do you feel as though you know what you are supposed to do but taking that first step of faith is something you can’t seem to wrap your mind around yet?  It is ok to be apprehensive, we are human and we can’t see the big picture that God sees but when we are apprehensive the key to whether or not we are successful is how we handle it;  do you choose to just sit there or do you choose to ask God to give you joy, peace and faith in your situation?
God is the God of “hope” as it says here in this verse!  Have you lost “hope” in your marriage, or have you lost “hope” in your financial situation, have you lost “hope” or faith in yourself, have you lost “hope” that your children will come back to God, have you lost “hope” that you will ever have a child of your own?  What exactly have you lost “hope” in today?  God wants you to abound in hope today!  He doesn’t want you to be discouraged and unless He has told you “no” then there is hope and you can ask to be filled with joy and peace in believing so He can restore your hope today!  There is joy and peace when we are filled with faith, knowing that God is working on your behalf even when you can’t see anything happening!
Walk in faith today knowing that He hasn’t forgotten!  May God fill you with His joy and peace as you trust Him to bring it to pass, don’t walk around as those who have no hope!  Hang onto the promises of God today, ask Him for His joy and peace and for Him to give you the faith you lack!  Know that He is bigger than any problem you face and He cares about where you are today and what you are facing.  The best is yet to come!
Quote:  “Wherever you go….. go there with all your heart.”  Anonymous

One Step At A Time

July 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

Proverbs 20:24
A man’s steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?

There are so many times in life that we can look around and we have no idea why things are the way they are and at times it can be so bad that we wonder where God is in everything. It’s like I mentioned to Bill the other day; somehow we get to the other side when things seem like they can’t get any worse and life never stopped, and if we allow God into those times we can grow to new levels.

When we truly follow God and seek His will we can know that our steps are being ordered by the Lord and we know He always has our best interest at heart! God has a plan and can see the whole picture of how things will turn out in the end so it is important for us to learn to trust in Him and allow Him to work as He sees fit. I have had times in my life where I couldn’t understand why God wouldn’t allow me to do something even though it was something good and to me beneficial and yet I have to believe that there is a reason for His leading.

I don’t know where God is leading you today, but know that even if you can’t understand it all if you will just trust His heart in the matter you can know that you will find His best in the end. Life is full of struggles and I wonder at times how people handle life without God, I would be lost not knowing that He was there loving me and helping me through it all. I would encourage you to allow Him to lead you and protect you through it all and to know that even though you may not understand, He has a great plan for your life and the best is yet to come if you will just believe and trust Him to bring you to it!

Quote:
“Adversity is the first path to truth.” George Gordon Byron

 

Keep Pushing Forward

July 28, 2014 — 3 Comments

Philippians 3:14
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

What is your call today? We all have a call of God on our lives if we have accepted Him as our Savior and we are living for Him there is always something we are called to do. We so often think if we aren’t called to be missionaries or speakers, preachers or preachers wives then we are just to go along in life without any serious call. That is simply not true! There are always people around us who need to be taught about God. Maybe today you are at home teaching your children or grandchildren, that is a serious call of God. Maybe you have a job you can’t stand or one that is so taxing you feel as though some days you wonder why you are doing it ~ there’s always someone who needs to be shown the love of God that will cross your path (it could be that person who is most driving you crazy!) Whatever you are doing today, if God has led you there, it is for a reason.

There are times that the job we have is training grounds for what is next. God is always moving in a forward direction so everything has a purpose in it’s time. Don’t lose heart because of where you are or what you are doing today, keep pressing forward because God isn’t finished with you yet. If you are seeking Him you are always being trained for something bigger and better and sometimes you will find that may be right where you are. There are no minor jobs if you are helping reach people for God.

I remember getting frustrated a couple years ago because no matter what I did to try to find a job, God seemed to slam the door. It just didn’t make any sense to me at all. I was more than qualified for the jobs I was applying for and I was getting frustrated. Then Bill’s mom was diagnosed with cancer and she wanted to stay home. She lived in the “mother in-law” suite attached to our house and ended up needing daily care, eventually 24 hours a day. If I had had a job, I would have either had to quit or we would have had to hire someone to come in to care for her. God knew what was coming down the road and He was making a way for things to be taken care of.

Don’t underestimate what God is doing in and through you! Keep pressing forward for His call on your life no matter how dull or frustrating what you are doing today is! Trust Him that He has a reason for everything. Make a difference in others lives right where you are now because you don’t know where you will be tomorrow, God may move you on to do something new. Trust Him to always direct you as you follow Him, press forward to be all you can be right where you are!

Quote:
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Chinese Proverb