Each one of us go through seasons in life where we need to get back up & start over again. A great preacher once said, “You cannot control what other people do to you or the hurtful circumstances that will come your way, BUT, you always have a choice how to respond to it.”
Yes, you may be in a tough situation right now, but God is challenging you today; how much are you willing to sacrifice just to rebuild your life & get the fresh start that you need?
Every person who wants to accomplish something has made some sort of sacrifice just to get what they long for. To start a new dimension of change in our lives, we need to – FIRST, become living sacrifices by surrendering our hearts to God. Once the Lord has taken the top spot in all our priorities, we can expect changes to come. Great changes that will benefit not just our loved ones but other people as well.
[ “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” -Joel 2:13 ]
God wants us to know that He is greatly pleased when we “express” our full TRUST in Him, and by express He means, “verbal expression of trust”. How we talk about our faith in God’s promises can supernaturally open doors of healing, comfort, blessings, victory, power & positive changes in our lives.
That’s why God is reminding us today to be careful with how we speak, for WORDS are POWERFUL. What we declare with our lips – whether positive or negative – will greatly affect the way we live and how we feel about God & His presence in our lives.
[ “But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.” Psalm 73:28 ]
Are you going through continuous trials that never seem to end? Are you feeling tired because of what you need to face on a regular basis?
Different problems come in our lives whether we like it or not. Sometimes, we feel like giving up because of the pain we have to endure while going through it. As Christians, the Lord is expecting us to not wallow in self-pity & resort to complaining. We need to remind ourselves that we have a God who will never leave us no matter how hard the trials are. Today, God is reminding us to start rebuilding our inner life with God’s Word. His promises will never fail us, even if so many people had already done it before.
[“We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.”- 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ]
Having an attitude of dependence on God is not easy when mountains of trials approach our lives. Sad to say, when things get really tough, we are easily tempted to forget about our faith & be affected with what we see in the natural. We depend on our own strength & make compromises that go against what the Word is asking us to do.
Today, God is reminding all of us that the only way to truly overcome all our troubles & have real victory is to fully depend on God and continue to do the right thing – even if it means hard sacrifices will be done just to follow Him. Always remember, that our protection & deliverance will only come from God, any other option will lead to destruction.
[ “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 ]
True & perfect love involves some form of sacrifice. Once you experience the wonderful feeling of being loved, it will push you to do things you’ve never done before. It will make you appreciate what you received & will inspire you to become a better person. That’s how our love relationship with God should be.
When we put God in His proper place & make an altar for Him in our hearts, God will clear the rocky path that we are about to take. Once we make an effort to show God that we love Him & that He is our top priority, we will experience His supernatural protection, guidance & assurance that everything is under His control.
[ “Seek first God’s Kingdom and all these things will be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 ]
Every change starts with a decision. If you are tired of what’s happening in your life right now; if you are uncertain and scared of what might happen in the future, begin to follow God.
As you start obeying His Word seriously & with all your heart, the Lord will guide you step by step, little by little. You will never be alone. And as you boldly verbally declare your faith, you will begin to see how God can produce miracles in your life. Out of nothing, God can provide everything
[“From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things.” – Proverbs 13:2a ]
When it seems like everything is falling apart and you have no one else to turn to, God is actually directing you to Him – the “Source” of everything. Right from the start, God has already planned a good life for all of us. So when things are not doing well, we need to realize that the root of our troubles will always trace back to our disobedience to His Word.
God’s message for you today is this: If you want to move upward from where you are now, start the positive reversal today by faithfully obeying His Word. Make an effort to grow spiritually, reach out to others and DECLARE good things in your life. After doing this, wait and see how GOD will miraculously answer your prayers & shape your life into something you have never seen before.
[ “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name, the Father will give you.”
Jesus has already set us free from fear & worry. He has given us His peace that surpasses all understanding. But most of us wonder, if this is true, then why do we still have fears & anxiety that bring us down?
The Bible has constantly reminded us of what we already have in Jesus — peace, joy, freedom and so much more. Now all we have to do is believe that we have received it “by faith”. Believing is not easy if we don’t know His Word and if we don’t know Him personally.
As God’s children, we need to try our “very best” to get to know Him in a deeper way. We need to imitate the kind of humility & obedience Jesus has shown the Father. This way, we can fully grasp and receive the victory God has promised to everyone who will follow & believe in Him.
[ “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”- Isaiah 41:10 ]
Are you at a point in your life where you are seeking for someone really stable? Life is not easy nowadays, and with all the challenges we face, we all long for that someone who will make things right & settle the difficulties that come our way. All of us are looking for that someone who will fill the emptiness & uncertainty that brings fear & worry.
Jesus is the only way. The Bible is clear in reminding us that everything in this world, including us, was created for Him. Our lives are meant to be lived with Him in it. We can’t live a peaceful and functional life without Him. That is the reality we need to accept. God is welcoming us right now to know Him deeply and include His presence in our complicated lives. Only Jesus can make things right. It’s time to live for Him.
[“All things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” -Colossians 1:16-17]
Most of the time, we discover God when we are left on our own. But it is through failure, problems and neediness that we also learn to rely on God. By trusting in His love that will never ever fail, we can start to enjoy a victorious life and look forward to a better tomorrow.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”- 1 Corinthians 13:13