Nov 20, 2013

Keep Going

 Let not your heart be troubled. John 14:1

Through the rough times in life God is STILL holding us and He has promised at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up and quit (Galatians 6:9).

Friendly reminders:

- DO NOT sweat the small stuff
DO NOT lose hope
- DO NOT give up and quit
- OBEY God's Word and submit to His will
- HOLD FIRM to your faith
- BELIEVE God for your miracle and your breakthrough
HOLD ON for God answers
- GO FORWARD FROM HERE for God IS taking care of it

- KEEP your head up, don't you ever let up ... this storm will pass

I don’t know what you're going through, but God does and He says, 'DON'T GIVE UPKEEP GOING … YOU CAN DO THIS!’

Father, help us to hold firm to our faith in You and in Your promises. Our only hope lies in You, Lord God ... drive our hurts and fears away with Your presence and love. Give us grace and wisdom to go through the process and thank You that You will be with us and see us through to victory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Nov 18, 2013

Be Hopeful

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. Psalm 27: 14

Don't ever think that you or your circumstances won't change. You ARE growing and evolving every day you just don't see it yet.

Let none who trust and wait hopefully and look for You be put to shame, disappointed or let down. Psalm 25:3

The enemy wants us feeling like nobody cares and that we don't have purpose so we'll get depressed, because it's hard to bless others when we're depressed.

Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, who is the help of my sad countenance, and my God. Psalm 43:5

So as a reminder ...

- you ARE loveable
- God DOES care about you
- you DO make a difference
- you DO have lots to offer

... so hold your head high and BE HOPEFUL.

Father, thank You that those whose hope is in You won’t be disappointed. May You, the God of our hope, so fill us with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of our faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound and be overflowing and bubbling over with hope. In Jesus’ name, amen.

see also related AFTA blog: The Man with the Plan

Nov 8, 2013

Call It Like You See It

As it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’ in the presence of Him whom he believed - God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. Romans 4:17

The above verse refers to the things determined by God to come to pass but which have not yet been fulfilled. True faith is always fixed upon the facts of God’s Word. Some people think that if a person believes something hard enough it will come to pass (regardless of whether God has said it or not). This is not true.

So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself). Romans 10:17

Faith does not look at the non-existent; it looks at a promise. Every promise that God makes comes into existence. We can count on God’s Word. God cannot lie or go back on His Word.

Follow God's example and call things that are not as though they are. Look through your eyes of faith. Call it like you see it. Don’t use your words to talk about your situation; use your words to change your situation.

Confess and believe these truths from God's Word: ‘I am well able. I can do all things. I have what it takes. I am strong in the Lord.’

Don't think about, receive, or speak what the world says about you or the negative things you hear in your head. Speak words of faith, pray, believe and move forward into the future God has for you.

Father, help us to look through eyes of faith and call things that are not as though they are. Help us to believe, regardless of our circumstances. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Related AFTA blog: There's POWER in Knowing Who You Are in Christ

Nov 3, 2013

The Bible Says ...



It is better to take refuge in the Lord, than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8

God will love you, be with you, hold you, care for you, supply your needs, and heal you. God will give you strength and will empower you to fulfill the purpose He has called you to do.

There is nothing you can do to escape God's great love. He will never fail you.

The Bible says ... that God can be trusted.

Father, thank You that You’re with us no matter what. We can’t get away from You and Your love and I’m so grateful for that. Never let us go. In Jesus’ name, amen.