“STAND!”

 

Even in days of adversity, as hard as it may be,
we are called to stand. We are called to plant our
feet firmly on the foundation of our Lord Jesus
Christ and refuse to be moved. We are called to
“hold fast the profession of our faith without
wavering” (Heb. 10:23).

When we are threatened by enemies, God
has given us the adorning of holy armor to
cover us in times of battle. Therefore, dress in
truth, righteousness, and the gospel of peace.
Dress in faith and salvation, with much holy
prayer. Take up the “sword of Spirit, which is the
word of God,” (Eph. 6:14-18) that we might be the
victorious children of God we are called to be.

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“God Puts Gladness in My Heart!”

 

Circumstances don’t dictate a child of God’s joy.
Daily things can and will happen that will throw
us for a loop, but the joy we have in Him is real.
The joy that we have in God cannot soon be
shaken by the cares and the drama of this life.
The joy we have in Him will stand the test of
time.

Times of increase is wonderful. Times of
blessings are great. But, the greatest thing we
could ever experience is that gladness in our
hearts that God puts there because we have
experienced Him for ourselves; because we are
in a relationship with Him. No matter what’s
going on today, hold on and remember, “The
joy of the LORD is your strength,”
Nehemiah 8:10. What a great feeling!

“SIT AT THE FEET OF JESUS!”

Jesus told Martha she was worried about many
things, but only one thing was needful: to
sit at His feet, to be where He is, to hear what
He speaks.

Worrying about many things has a way of
distracting us from Jesus and robbing us
of the joy of being where He is. Sometimes
we have the “I can’t help it” attitude. It is
then when we need to really cast these cares
on Him so that we can enjoy the life He
intended for us to have in Him. Father God,
Help us to let go and let God so that we can
sit at the feet of Jesus in peace. Amen!

“There is power in the prayers of the righteous!”

 

Every day we have opportunities to lift another
in prayer. As we go through the normality of
our lives and routines, there will be moments
when the awareness of the needs of others
should cause us to move from our positions of
comfort to that of being an active intercessor
because we care about the one struggling on
the other side of the store. We are concerned
at the weaving of the reckless driver on the
highway. Our hearts are touched when we see
the sad eyes of the hurting and just want to do
something about it. We can. You can.

Intercede on behalf of another, and pray.
We can contact heaven on behalf of any and
all to hope for a positive difference in their
circumstances and life. There is power in
the prayers of the righteous.

“Walking on Dry Land”

When the seas are raging and the enemy is
chasing, walking through on dry ground is a
wonderful concept. To have the God of all
creation move creation to see you to safety
shows not only His strength and power to work
in one’s life, but it also shows His love at work
in a very real and tangible way.

I don’t know what you are facing today, but I
pray that the waters will part for you. I pray and
believe that God can make a way where there
doesn’t seem to be a way. I pray that oceans
of adversity will move from their place and
make way for the children of God to walk
through on dry land. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

“Our New Position!”

This is our status in Christ Jesus! Through the
power of the cross, we have been delivered
and forgiven! It’s our inheritance in what Christ
has already done for us. It’s our privilege as
children of God to be redeemed, renewed, and
set apart for His glorious kingdom!

Many things in this world will try to speak
against that rightful claim you have in Him.
Many voices will try to protest and dispute
against you about your glorious position in
Christ Jesus. But the truth of the Word stands
forever: “But as many as received him, to them
gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name.”
(John 1:12). Your new position says it all.

“Take your concerns to God!”

I’m sure you have bought a product that
instructs you that when you are done with it to
please properly dispose of the trash it leaves
behind. Things that are not handled correctly
or thrown away or about in a wrong manner can
cause more harm than good. The same is true
for the trash that we carry within us.

Injustice. Unfair treatment. We’ve all dealt with
the effects of it at one point or another in life.
It’s what we do with it that makes all the
difference. We can bury it deep within and let
bitterness take root, we can lash out through
anger, or we can properly dispose of it. We
can take those concerns to the Lord and let
Him work it out instead of getting ourselves
worked up over all the wrong feelings we’re
holding inside. Be done with it and give it to
God today.

“Keep on believing!”

What are you believing God for today? Let’s
make it clear, God is not our magic wish
granting genie whom we run to whenever we
want something. But, He is faithful to keep
every word He promised.

Keep believing. Keep hoping. Never sway at
the promises of God. Abraham “staggered
not at the promise of God through unbelief;
but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;”
(Romans 4:20). Staggering moves one away
from the source of belief, while hope draws him
nearer. Sometimes the wait is long (Abraham
waited 25 years for a son), but in the end,
the blessing that will come from faithfully
holding on will pay off.

“There is an expected end!”

For God’s people, there is an expected end!
Whether it was for the captives of old, or for
those struggling through the murky mess of
today, there is hope at the end of everything
we face.

How your story started out, or even in what it
is speaking today does not determine how it
will end. With hope, we keep we keep our
eyes and our hearts lifted to the One who
knows the beginning from the end, and we
plant our faith in Him.

 

“No matter what we face…”

No matter what we face, we don’t face it alone.
Through every possible hardship, through
every possible scenario, God is with us. Not
only is He with us, but He is watching over His
people and protecting them.

Sometimes things may seem to be too much to
deal with – overwhelming, in fact. Sometimes
the fire and the flood before us or coming after
us can seem scary and dangerous. But God
is here for His people. He promises, “I will
never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Heb. 13:5)
Lean into the promises God and His strength
and He will see you through the difficult times.