Jul 25, 2013

That's Right ... NO Weapon

NO weapon formed against you will prosper and EVERY tongue that rises up against you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17

God has placed a call on your life and He wants to see the good plans He has for you come to fruition. Right before promotion things get so much more difficult. The fire gets hotter the closer you get to being in God's will. The stupid devil is determined to do everything he can to stop it from being birthed in you. But He CAN'T stop it IF you don't let him.

You ARE NOT a quitter and NO weapon is going to stop you. Don't give the enemy the pleasure of seeing you give up. Press through the pain to experience all that the Lord has waiting for you on the other side of it.

Keep your focus on the vision the Lord's given you and trust Him to bring it to pass, regardless of what's happening or what it looks like.

Be determined and say with me, 'I WILL go THROUGH and do ALL that God has called me to do.'

Help us Lord, to FEAR NOT and MOVE FORWARD into what You have next for us. I curse the enemies who try to stop our progress and their attacks, make them fall in their own traps that they set for us. Give us boldness and grace to serve You. In Jesus' name, amen.

see my related blog: The Man with the Plan

Jul 19, 2013

You've Been Armed

The righteous shall live by faith. Romans 1:17

You can maintain joy amidst life's trials by staying focused on God's faithfulness instead of the unfaithfulness of others. You have been armed with strength for EVERY battle. The forces FOR you are greater than the forces AGAINST you.

Don't quit now. You’re experiencing visible opposition because you’re making INVISIBLE progress. Breakthrough IS coming.

God’s given you the privilege of prayer so you won’t worry about your circumstances or what you are going through. He’ll take care of what you commit to Him.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. Psalm 37:5

Get your hands off of it, you can't do it anyway ... TRUST.

Father, take our worries and fears. Help us clear our minds of the confusion and fog. Give us peace and rest. Help us just to believe. In Jesus’ name, amen.

see related blogs of mine: Encourage Us, Lord
                                      You Can Trust the Father

Jul 14, 2013

Daily Manna

You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. Joshua 23:14

Has God made a promise to you? Sure He has. Many. His Holy Word is full of promises for us to seek, find, take and lay hold of as our own.

Stand on God's Word, not your worry ... and don't let what He said be canceled out by what you see. We can’t go by our circumstances nor let them try to rob us of our faith in what He’s spoken to us. It's NEVER too late for God to come through for you.

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:8-11

The Word doesn’t say that we have to have everything figured out down to the last little bitty minute detail, we are to trust and have faith that His ways are better and that He knows what He’s doing. He doesn’t need our help. Us trying to struggle via self-effort and reasoning when He’s going to do it, how He’s going to do it, or if He’s going to do it isn’t going to get us anywhere. We don't have to let those thoughts of doubt just run around in our heads, we can speak out a promise God's given us concerning our situation in faith ... believing.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. Proverbs 3:5

You may not know how, you may not know when, but He'll do it AGAIN. It may be the midnight hour when He comes through, but HONEY, HE’s GONNA come through!

Daily manna = we get what we need on the day that we NEED it. A daily provision. Whether it be food, money, peace, healing, wisdom, grace, protection, etc. it comes RIGHT WHEN WE NEED IT, for God is an on time God.

Father, thank You for the promises of Yours that we have to stand on. Thank You that You have not, nor ever will, break a single promise to us. Give us grace to wait for Your perfect timing. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Jul 8, 2013

No Worries

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’ Romans 8:15

We get SO worked up sometimes over events that are happening in the world today, but NO WORRIES - God is STILL on the throne.

We are facing so many issues in todays times, and they don't seem to be getting any better. Faithful employees being laid off, children are being sold on our streets, children getting pregnant, bills stacking up that are way past due, couples fighting, sickness, death, rejection, betrayal, members of your own household being your worst enemy, people loosing their homes, drugs and alcohol taking over society, physical abuse, prostitution, etc. God's people are suffering. Life hurts. Big time.

But ... MIGHTY is our God, MIGHTY is our King, He is ruler of EVERYTHING. God is our MIGHTY fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble. And so ... we WON'T be afraid.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Psalm 46:1-3

Ways to be free from anxiety:

-  pray and believe
-  cast Your burdens on the Lord
-  know that you are in the hands of God
-  be certain that you are prepared to meet Him face to face
-  spend time fellowshipping with your Savior, for His very presence brings peace because He IS our peace
-  read the Psalms
-  trust Him

Be still AND unafraid AND not worried ... know that HE is God.

Father, in our changing times of uncertainty, there is peace and hope in the fact that You are unchanging. You are the same yesterday, today and forever. I find comfort in Your stability. Thank You for being a strong tower that we can run in to and are safe. I speak PEACE over us ... to our spirit, over our mind and over our thoughts. In Jesus' name, amen.

see also: AFTA Blog Worrying Will Never Change the Outcome
                              What's the World Coming To     

Jul 4, 2013

What's The World Coming To?

Happy Independence Day - and enjoy it - hopefully it won't be the last time we get to celebrate it.

Don't understand what's going on in the world, troubled by changing times? I was sitting and thinking earlier about the freedoms that we've lost over time. Leaving God out of our lives and the decisions and compromises we make has played a big role in what's happening. The Bible warns of the days to come where there will be wars and rumors of wars. People being deceived. Worshipping idols other than our One true God. Ears will be deaf and eyes will be blind. The times are here NOW people.

The Holy Spirit started singing the above song to me to bring me comfort and to remind me that we don't have to understand everything ... no matter how bad it is right now or how bad it's going to get, and that there's hope for something more. We just need to be ready - be in a right relationship with God and be obedient to the best of our ability.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] John 16:33

Let not your heart be troubled.

Father, help us to hold on while we wait for You to come get us. May we hold firm to the faith till the end. Thank You that there is freedom found in Christ. In Jesus' name, amen.

see also: Matthew 24 and 25