The promises of God are yes and amen to those who live according to His Word. If you are looking for His “all,” check your walk with Him. Are you giving it your “all?”
If you have committed to Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, you are established, anointed and sealed unto Him. He paid a mighty cost for you to be set free. He paid a mighty cost for your eternal salvation and you incur a cost to follow Him. The cost is this: you trade life in the world for life in the Kingdom of God.
When dealing with stage 4 cancer in 1992, I chose to use the Word of God as medicine. I wrote out and diligently spoke every healing scripture over myself several times a day. I was persistent and I prefaced each citation with, “It is written.” When I was too weak to speak all the scriptures, I simply said, “It is written.” I posted this phrase all over the house so I would see it throughout the day.
I walked through this season alone with God without any support in the natural. My prognosis in the natural was death. My firm
Are you in a situation where you are not sure what next step to take? Sometimes, after you have diligently prayed about something and have heard God’s still small voice beckoning you to go further, you just need to step out in faith despite what you may feel in the natural. You will know in your heart (for it is always a heart issue). You will know that you know that you know even if in the natural it may appear completely impossible or at the very least highly improbable.
Kingdom living stretches you. Stepping out in faith…stepping out in
When you live with thanksgiving every day despite circumstances, your life will change. You will literally rewire your brain to grow new pathways that are positive. Negativity and toxicity will begin to feel so uncomfortable that you will no longer entertain such or want to be around it.
Start today. Walk away from negativity. Walk away from toxic people and situations. Walk away.
Make a strategic choice today to be thankful for all that you do have and for all those God has placed in your life.
If you are looking for perfection you will be sadly disappointed. No thing and no person in life is “perfect.” However, if you are settled in your heart (and it is always a heart issue) you will find life is about as close to perfect as possible. You will have a peace that surpasses all understanding despite what may be swirling around you at the moment.
Pray without ceasing. Live holy. Be responsible. Put God first and all else will fall into place. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful!
Sometimes the crustiest person on the outside is really a person hiding much pain. Be pleasant. Be gentle. You have no idea the impact of a smile or a kind word. Show compassion.
For it is written:
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”
I was reading an article about whether people see the glass representing their life as half full or half empty. Personally, I am happy to have the glass! It is easy to ruminate on what is missing and miss what is right before you. Some of the simplest blessings are the most overlooked and taken for granted.
Many years ago I went for an eye exam and the Doctor told me I had to see a surgeon that day or I would instantly go blind. WOW…not what I expected to hear to say the least. He was adamant. They offered
Have you messed up? Is there something in your life that you believe cannot be forgiven? Repent and know that with heartfelt (it is always a heart issue) repentance God forgets that transgression.
If you have repented, do not stay locked in a sin that He has forgiven and forgotten. Do not continually ruminate over something that is over and finished.
Do not let something you have done in the past become a stronghold that keeps you from moving forward in your life unencumbered. Focusing on the past can block present blessings because your focus is diverted from what God
Are you angry about something from the past? Are you angry about the way negativity in the world is escalating every day? Do you read and or watch negative things? Are you edgy and at unrest in your spirit?
Such a large percentage of what may be disquieting, you actually have no control over. Learning to step away and release such things is imperative in this season. One such area is the news. Do you follow the news closely? Most of it is negative. So guess what? What is going into your mind and spirit and heart (for it is
At His last Passover supper on the night before His crucifixion, Jesus established communion for all who follow Him. Communion calls to mind the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. My Pastor told me decades ago that communion is most powerful and healing.
Yet, within the body of Christ today many denominations and non-denominations limit the opportunity to receive communion to annually, quarterly, monthly, etc. Although Jesus never stipulated an exact time frame to receive, He did say, “…as often as …” in 1 Corinthians 11:25b.
I attended a funeral not too long ago in a church where the