Nov 23, 2023

Stay Peaceful and Stand Firm

Listen to this, Job; 'stand still and consider the wonders of God.' Job 37:14  

In Job 37, Job was still waiting for answers from God regarding his sufferings, and Elihi gave him advice - STAND STILL and consider the wonders of God.

👉 When you're in a difficult situation -

✅ DO what you know to do. 
✅ DON'T feel pressured to take action if you have no clear direction from God. 

👉 Ask God to open your mind to new ways of thinking, doing and seeing things -

✅ IF HE DOES show you something, then do it.
✅ IF HE DOESN'T, then remain peaceful and trust that He'll work for you and do what you can't do. 

👉 While you're waiting -

✅ CONSIDER all the wonders and amazing things God has done all around you. 
✅ REMEMBER all the miracles He's performed for you in the past to build faith for your future miracle. 
✅ THANK HIM in advance for supporting you, hearing you, and at the right time answering you. 

Father, we may not know what to do in our situation, but we do know You, and You're working right now on our behalf. We believe You're doing something amazing and we are expecting to see it soon. Thank You, Sir. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏. 

Nov 18, 2023

Spend Time with Him

No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17/AMP

Isaiah 54:17 is part of your inheritance as a believer. If you spend time with God, you are protected by His presence.

When we spend time in God's presence, He becomes our protection, our stability, our place of refuge.

He becomes the source of our help, not only when we feel the enemy has forged weapons against us, but in EVERY situation and EVERY circumstance.

Thank You Father, for Your loving arms that hold us and protect us. Bless Your Holy name 🙌🏻. 

Nov 15, 2023

While We Wait

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

When you want to quit, be encouraged that you don’t have to keep going on your own strength. 

Remember this promise – God will renew your strength as you wait upon Him. You can lean on Him to help you keep running your race so you can finish your course.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the promise of Isaiah 40:29-31. Help us to wait on You and trust in Your unfailing love, so that we may renew our strength and soar like eagles. Give us the courage to run with endurance, walk with confidence, and overcome any challenges that we may face. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏.

Nov 2, 2023

Need Wisdom and Direction?

This is the 'Formula' 

Proverbs 2:1-11

My child, listen to what I say,
     and treasure My commands.
2  Tune your ears to wisdom,
     and concentrate on understanding.
3  Cry out for insight,
     and ask for understanding.
4  Search for them as you would for silver;
     seek them like hidden treasures.
5  Then you will understand what it means to 
    fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge 
    of God.
6  For the Lord grants wisdom! From His
    mouth come knowledge and
7  He grants a treasure of common sense to
    the honest. He is a shield to those who 
    walk with integrity.
8  He guards the paths of the just and
    protects those who are faithful to Him.
9   Then you will understand what is right, just,
     and fair, and you will find the right way to
10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and
     knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you. 
     Understanding will keep you safe.

Father, like the above scriptures suggest, help us to seek wisdom and understanding. And as we do, may we just know what to do. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏.

Oct 11, 2023

Shape Your Worries into Prayers

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6,7/MSG

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all He has done. 

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34/MSG

We need to let go of our concerns for the future and focus on the present, trusting that God will provide for our needs and guide us through life's difficulties. 

Heavenly Father, thank You for being the omnipotent God who takes care of every need and calms every anxious heart. We give You our worries and concerns, knowing that You are in control, and You always have a good plan. In Jesus’ name, amen 🙏.

Oct 5, 2023

Just Keep Waiting ...

You can't get from where you are to where you want to be unless you go through a door. Open doors give you access to something. Shut doors means you don’t have access. The Lord is your doorkeeper. He opens doors and He shuts doors.

This is what you must write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: I am the one who is holy and true, and I have the keys that belonged to David. When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it. Listen to what I say. Revelation 3:7

Patience to wait for doors, whether it be to open or close, is God-given restraint, not something we're to produce in our own strength. Our responsibility is to trust that God will provide the strength to hold on. Stand firm in Christ and live fully for Him, trusting in His perfect will despite any present difficulties. 

Waiting on God forces us to look to Him, get to know Him more and rely on Him more. We can trust the Spirit to give us the strength to bear our circumstances and enable us to use the time of waiting to grow in our intimacy with the Lord.

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31

It's our choice whether to trust Him or not. And relax. More often than not, you're gonna have to wait for a season for what you're believing for 😉.

Father, give us grace to 'wait right'. To hear Your voice. To know which doors are ones we are to walk through and which ones need to be closed. And discernment to know the difference. In Jesus' name, amen 🙏. 

Sep 26, 2023

It's ALL About Him

God's timetable may differ from ours. We tend to want an immediate answer to our prayers, but the Lord is never in a rush. He may not answer us immediately, but He has promised to answer, "in time of need". 

Hebrews 4:14-16 - Inasmuch then as we [believers] have a great High Priest who has [already ascended and] passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in Him as Savior]. For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin. Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]. 

Waiting on the Lord draws us close to Him and teaches us to be patient.

Isaiah 40:31 - But those who wait for the LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. 

We need to have strength and bravery, grounded in our trust of God. We need to be strong and courageous in the power of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:10 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.  

The Christian life is not easy. There are many adversaries, trials, and temptations.

John 16:33 - I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world and deprived it of its power to harm you. 

Prayer: Father, give us grace in the waiting. Help us to do what honors You most. As we submit ourselves to You, live Your life through us. In Jesus' name, amen🙏.