What a privilege to share His goodness with others by simple acts of kindness. God is so good because He loves me, forgives me and gives me chance after chance to become more like Jesus even when I fail Him. What an awesome devotion — they always are. You always speak to my to my heart. I really needed this today. Thank you for the reminder! From the moment we wake up till we close our eyes for sleep, His goodness is all around us. Every good and perfect thing comes from the Lord! I see His goodness everyday in the little things and am so thankful.
However, over the past few weeks I have seen His goodness in huge ways. A young woman pronounced brain dead brought back to life and full recovery after the prayers of faithful women! Another woman whose prognosis was grim with cancer now has no cancer in her body! I love that He is always with me and always good. Thank you for your posts.
Looking forward to reading your new book! Where I can be the salt and light to others and share my testimony on how He changed me and He keeps molding me to the image of His Son…all I can do is smile and laugh at the devil because I no longer serve a father of lies, I serve the Most High God and I am a representative of His son Jesus Christ… Hallelujah!!!!! Knowing that God is good, I can trust Him. This reassures me that even though I may not understand His ways, I can know that everything He does is good and right and perfect!
He gives without stint. Thank you for this wonderful blog. It is always a light to my path. Oh Liz, you always speak to the heart…I too have many verse I learned as a child and even a young Christian returning to the Lord. What a lovely story you told about the young man. Your word picture almost makes me feel like I was there. His promises are always new and fresh; alive; meaningful to today as they were when He made them. We need to be still and listen for His prompting and go and do likewise.
All the time God is good. Thank you for your writing! Your blog was just what I needed to be reminded! I loved what you said about when we do good deeds, they are really Gods deeds. I believe that is the heart of the matter. If we could take our eyes off of self really see others it would spread Gods deeds everywhere. I needed to know….. I had an encounter this afternoon with a homeless man. I ran to the local WalMart to grab something for our weekly covered dish supper at church.
I walked up to the deli, and this man was standing there staring at the food. He began to ask me if I knew how much certain items cost. I told him that the food is sold by weight. He also told me he was starving he was so hungry. This man, I could tell was homeless, never asked me for a penny! He was just hungry! He lifted his shirt and showed me incision marks all way down his abdomen. He recently had surgery, his stomach looked as if he had a small basketball inside, he told me it is a hernia. He said he sleeps on the sidewalks around town in this terrible heat!
I felt the Lord speaking to me, and I bought this man food. When I drop away, he was sitting on the sidewalk eating what I had bought. I have thought about this all evening, and pray that he will be okay. I am so thankful that God has blessed me to be able to help others. It is a sad world we live in, and it breaks my heart to see people living like this. If you will, say a prayer for this man. I pray for his health and him being out in this heat. I also pray that he knows Jesus…. I loved when you said our good deeds are really Gods deeds.
If we take our eyes off of ourself and looked at others, we would see Gods deed spread everywhere. No matter how much I mess up my life He ia always waiting to pick up my broken pieces. Like Paul, I am learning that my circumstances can be pretty messy. But I do not have to be downcast. And my goodness, I have grown spiritually. Yes, God is good ALL the time! Thanks, Liz, for your continued encouragement! God is so gracious to us.
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I love how His mercies are new every morning because I need them more often than not! That means there is good in everything including us. His goodness makes this world beautiful. His grace gives us life after this world. His goodness lets us know what He has prepared for us for eternity.
His goodness to us also encourages us to share our salvation with others so they too will know His goodness. He is in control of our world and everything that happens. This gives me complete confidence as I greet each new day — that He will bring me through the storms, love me unconditionally and see me safely home!
The goodness of God means to me that no matter what God is good and will work out any situation. My husband recently got convicted of a crime that he did not commit and was sentenced to 25 years. I am Gods kindness in lots of people during this hard time. I know God will work is out for His good and that all will be better and further the kingdom of God which is our real purpose of this Earth.
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Clinging to this truth brings joy to every day, in every circumstance. If God is good, all the time, then I have no reason to worry, fear or doubt. There is always something to be thankful for, something to rejoice in. When we look for blessings in each day— and they are always there— it gives us joy, peace, and freedom from worry. God is sooooo good, because I am sooooo not. Yes, good all the time. So I love Him. I also love that book Liz wrote and that serving tray! I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Everyday I experience this truth and reality, daily feeling His Presence.
In February I was scheduled for a hysterectomy. But the day after I scheduled the hysterectomy because the doctor said I would continue to bleed and it would get worse. Later that day all symptoms went away. I cancelled the surgery. God is Good All The Time. I lost a child in Last week through the prayer of a healing saint my heel damaged in a spinning class at the health club when my bike locked up was healed instantly.
Out of His goodness He chose me to be His child. Just as I would never do anything evil to my children, God would never do evil toward His children either. What a comforting, empowering feeling! We can rejoice because God is good. Thank you for reminding us of His goodness. The flower photos are lovely. Thanx for the giveaway! God is my every minute of every day. His goodness is in ny walk as I serve Him. God is so good. I once had a teacher at church who told us that every time that we saw her. Things may not always be so, but she was praying. On a more personal note, my class at church is finishing your Ruth study.
You have brought to our attention how God is good and how He works in and for everything!! Thank you for what you do for us!! The Lord our God is good; His faithfulness endures forever. We have no goodness of our own; how wonderful it is that our heavenly Father credits us with the goodness of Jesus because we are His children whom He loves beyond measure! It means that because of that I can relate,sympathize and encourage others who have and or going through similar circumstances. So instead of judgement and shame we can rejoice in our forgiveness and comfort like we have been comforted.
It means even embarrassing and sad things can be changed and used to His glory. I am so grateful God uses me as me and not a perfect legalistic plastic Christian. God is good all the time; all the time God is good! Thanks for sharing the lovely flower photos and for your words of encouragement and faith. I greatly enjoy your devotionals and books. It is not a learned behavior; it is the Essence of Who He is. I hope I never rush through that prayer again.
We can be assured that we are totally secure as His children and that His goodness and mercy will follow us every day of our lives and we will live forever with Him. God is good to me in that I know he guides me every d a y and is there to give me strength to handle whatever happens. He is Good and He loves ME! God being good — all the time — means never having to worry about Him being bad, negative, against us, or ever being wrong!
We can trust Him whole-heartedly with our whole lives with no fears, as this world gets darker an darker. It just gives me the warm fuzzies! God is good, in the little things and in the big things. I have followed you ever since and love your books. You brighten my day and remind me to keep looking up, and looking at the good in myself and in other people. Thanks for being my shining star in a dark world. God keeps blessing me despite my failures.
He finds ways to encourage me, lets me know I am not alone or abandoned. That goodness comforts me. I can count on Him to love me. God is good in all His ways, in all His creation thanks, Lil, for the lovely floral pictures on display , in all His precious promises, in who He is. His goodness endures forever! Although I may not exactly love the circumstances of my life at this time, God is good, I want for nothing, he provides all that I need. Thank you for the beautiful reminder. Our God is my hope. He sustains me daily, seeking His will. Blessings to you and your ministry. He shows His love to His children every day, all day.
His goodness shows in the way He loves us, how He answers our prayers. He is true and faithful and forgives me and gives me another chance every time. He has blessed me abundantly in may ways. He is my Father and I love him. Since God is good I can find that goodness in any and every situation of my life, not just the situations I deem as good.
Sometimes I may need to look hard at where God has placed me, but His goodness is there. No matter what I am going through, I know that He means it for my good, not harm. It gives me something to focus on rather that the situation that I am going through. It is the hope that holds me up T above the rising tide. It is the raft I cling to when the storm is threating to sweep me away. Thank you Lord for your goodness! Thank you for sending your blog to me.
In a world with so much corruption and where so many people are just looking out for number one, it is truly refreshing and encouraging when our Lord reminds us we are not walking alone but that no matter what, He is always with us and that we have many Christian sisters standing with us, standing up for Jesus. I count it a blessing to pray for you and for all my sisters. Thank you for sharing your God given talents with so many. You are making a difference in this world. May the Lord continue to bless you! His goodness also reminds me of His faithfulness. God is good all the time and all the time God is good.
I love that expression that is sometimes shared at a church service, but it is also a reminder in a fallen world of the consistent goodness of a loving Heavenly Father. God is good all of the time. The times that I experience it the most are during the hard times when I am more open and attuned to Him. To me, the Goodness of God means that He will never give up on me. I like to think of the goodness of God like taking a bite of a sweet peach.
Love your posts and love how you bubble over when you share about our loving God. For me, the goodness of God is evident when I sometimes reluctantly give over control of my wants and worries to Him. His goodness is what I strive others to see in me so that they too may know of His love. His goodness to me is what fuels me to try to do good to those around me. I love thinking of good deeds as God deeds, so much more than taking credit for thinking of them myself!! His Son needed to be Good, Pure, Perfect to be sacrificed, so my sins, so scarlet they are, can be turned white as snow.
I rest in that Goodness. The enemy wants me to feel guilty, ashamed, a lost cause. I am so appreciative that despite my falls, He lovingly, picks me up, comforts me, and encourages me. Thanks so much, Liz! She asked him if he wanted her to sing to him. Along with her, she brought the peace that only flows from the goodness of our God. Liz thank you for your up lifting words each week. God bless you for spreDing His Word!
It is in that knowledge that we can really accept that He is good ALL the time—even when we find ourselves in rotten circumstances. Thanks Liz, for your constant encouragement. Even when times are difficult I feel his presence in my life. Last night while I was out walking, the sky was so beautiful as the sun was setting. God shows his goodness especially through his creation that we get to experience every day.
He is good because He is Goodness. He loves because He is Love! What an amazing and awesome God we serve!!! Even when we sometimes wander down rabbit trails He is always there when we return. All good things come from God…He is good-always. My prayer each morning is that His goodness will shine through me to the people around me, that they will know His goodness, too. His goodness shows in His creation as I look out on a sparkling, sunny morning, listening to the birds sing for joy.
I know that He works all things for good for those who trust in Him. And I am safe forever in His love. What a joy it is to do something good for someone and to give God the glory. Thank you Liz and DaySpring for an opportunity to win your new book. May God always work through us to show His goodness to others. It is only through Him that our kind nature can be manifested to others.? God is truly the only unchanging and unending piece of our lives.
He holds us with His right hand and never lets go. Recently, I have been going through a really stressful time related to my employment. Daily I went into work wondering if this would be my last day on the job. What a wonderful reminder to us each day of the love and care God has for us no matter what is going on in our lives. He provides beauty when things look bleak, He provides Grace when frustration flares, He provides peace when pain lurks. He provides comfort when loneliness hits, He provides shelter when the storm rages on. Those are some of the ways I see His goodness. The goodness of God……I see it every day, all around!
God is good, ALL the time! It would be such a blessing to get a chance at winning your book and the dishes. How it can be used to share with others when they see it. I am blessed by Liz and her devotions and by the comments of other precious in His sight! Even when I fall short He is there to forgive me and pick me up! He fills me with His peace! Thank you for this beautiful post!
His beauty still surrounds us when humans create ugly. God is still good, for always and in all ways. His goodness always shines, even in dark times. A beacon of hope indeed! Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: We may never know how an action of ours, big or small, might impact a life for eternity.
May we shine our lights for The Lord and be His hands and feet on Earth, even at the grocery store. God cares about the least of these and sees us both from the outside and the inside. I thank God that His goodness is not dependent on me. I am more the richer when I do realize that His goodness is all around me. Over the years God has worked hard! God demonstrates His goodness thru His faithfulness to us. He never leaves us to face anything alone. When my daughter was killed in a car accident, I was totally overwhelmed with grief. He brought me through that season and continues to work in my life.
He is so good to me! Praise His holy name!!! I needed to be reminded of this today. It helps to focus my eyes and my heart on Him. For all that he has done for me and my family, for his constant love and care, I am thankful! And just like you said, our Lord is definitely goodness itself! So much more than a simple verse to recite. Also, I was impressed with the realization that I was passing that truth down to the next generation, and I trust that my granddaughter will in turn pass it on to the generation after her.
Thanks for this message this morning. We are going through a dark time in our lives as our daughter is seeking meaning in an unsaved young man. It feels sometimes as though God is not listening, but I am reminded that even in the seemingly mundane interactions with her, He is working. He always directs our paths. I am amazed when things are bleak and God has already started changing our attitude or our plans.
I thank God for being so good all the time. Especially this week as we put my mother-in-law in a nursing home. Sad day, but we have done what we could. But after three and a half years… God has blessed us with special times. God is good all the time, ALL the time God is good! I fail my Lord, yet he is there all the time to lift me up. Thank you Liz, I needed this. Blessings my friend, Debi. My heart swells with gratitude when I think of the Goodness of God. Thank you Lord that you are my rock and salvation when the variables blow around me like wild winds, you uphold me with your mighty arm.
Even when we are blinded to it. Satan loves to keep us from seeing it. Lord give us eyes to see your goodness to us. It is out of the goodness of God that He would send His only Son to die on the Cross in order to rescue us from death to life everlasting. God is good even when the unthinkable happens.
We have a little 5 year old at church who, when she was 4, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. The treatments made it got into remission for three months, but it has since reappeared. It is so very hard to see her go through this, but we know that God loves her more than anyone on earth and we have to remember that, no matter the outcome. When we are doing good deeds we are taking our eyes off of ourselves and we are being the hands and feet of Jesus. I know that person is still loved by our generous God. God fills my soul with reassurance of His prescence.
He is always there in the dark times as well as the good times, offering me a hand to hold on to. I am His child and he always knows exactly what I need. The goodness of God…. I think of how he protects my children and grandchildren daily; He provided my husband and children jobs to put food on the table. He takes care of us in the good times, and he comforts us in the storms, even the little daily thunderstorms. I know that no matter if I stray away for awhile, and come back, head bowed in shame, that He is there to lift up my chin, forgive me and welcome me back into his arms.
It gives me great comfort to know that in this increasingly crazy world, God Is In Control. It is my example of the how I must treat others. Your words always inspire me! He had the light of the Holy Spirit in him. Even when it seems like my world is crashing in around me, the knowledge that God is good is a beacon of light, strengthening me. This was such a lovely reminder today! What an amazing statement. I just had to repeat them to the man in my life, a long distance relationship, who is going through a not so smooth time.
Congratulations on your new book…. God is good even when my arthritis makes me hurt. God is good even when my husband chooses someone else. God is good even when my daughter suffers from mental illness. GIGEW my grandson is born with disabilities. GIGEW our income is cut. Thank you for the reminder.
God is good, because God is Love, and Love conquers all. No matter how we feel, what is going on around us that may be depressing, we are loved all the time! I need to focus on this daily, and some days minute by minute! God is good all the time! He can never be anything but good. His love is perfect, His grace and mercy are perfect, He is always faithful, keeping His promises. To help me be good. He gives me far more than I ever deserve, including forgiveness for my sins and eternal life with Him.
What a daily reminder it is just to hear those words and for someone to agree. The lily came from his yard. God is in goodness because He is goodness! In this life, there are so many trials, troubles, disappointments, and discouragements.
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No matter how dreary things may get, He is still God. He is still near. And, He is forever GOoD! Grace — the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. This is my belief and salvation! He holds my heart. No matter how small or how large I can trust in him to provide everything. They were my neighbor. So we put their house up for sale in early February. No offers until Thursday, July 23rd. My brother and I counter offered and they countered.
God IS good all the time. All the time God IS good. Now just praying inspection and closing go smooth. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him. God is everything to me! We then went to see you at Gull Lake in early June, shortly after I had shoulder replacement surgery. Life is good, just one day at a time! I love the story about the young man on the plane! I enjoy all your devotional Thank you for them? But one single verse brought me through it all. I knew that promise that God would be with me would bring me through and it did!
To God be the glory! Throughout our lives, God teaches us that we have two choices. We can take the road of pity for ourselves or the one that says things could be worse. For a period of time I chose pity as my companion. It was a sad lonely way to travel through life. And as the years have gone by, He really has shown me that the bad turned into good, and life would not have carried on the way it has, had the bad not happened. He really has turned the bad into good. God really is good all the time, even when we think He is against us.
He passed away almost 8 years ago but I can still hear him saying it! He is our provider and our healer, He is our beacon in the storm, He loves us unconditionally no matter our temperament, He brought us the Holy Spirit to guide our step, and He is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever. As 1 Corinthians In our baby steps of faith God is our hope as we walk through the challenges of life, after we have met a few we begin to trust in Him more and more and our faith develops, walking in faith through many seasons we begin to understand His love and we walk that out as we meet the storms of life, His love strengthens us when we are weak, His love once understood helps us to love those that may seem unlovable, His love is what we can walk in so we know that we know He will meet us at every step along the way.
He will never leave us nor forsake us, God is very very good all the time. I especially like your reminder that whatever good I do, comes from the goodness of God, from God himself, not from me lest I should boast. Thank you for sharing your thoughts so faithfully and scripturely Liz. God is Good all the time…. I thank God for his goodness, mercy and love. Father God is so good! This was so encouraging Liz thank you! My husband and have seen Him work on our behalf and provide for us time and again these last few months while struggling financially and barely getting by.
On another note He helped me kill a massive spider as big as my hand this morning! After losing our son unexpectedly on June 5th my husband and I are able to see the goodness of God throughout this heartbreaking experience. He is good all the time, he knows there are 4 very young children without a daddy. He will provide because he is faithful 2 Timothy2: I like to say that same rote prayer to myself sometimes… Reminds me to remember how good God is! We have a new Pastor at our church and she is awesome!
The dish would make a nice gift, I want to read the book and then donate it to our church library. God is good — the complete opposite of bad. He is righteous, faithful, and never failing. God is so Good!! Waiting is hard but God is Good and now soon I will fly like the Eagle. The goodness of God to me means that he is always there for me. He is not a liar , he will not fail me or any of my family members.
We are all criminals if we really think about it. He walks with us through the deepest valleys he has all our tears he knows all the hairs on our heads we are all tattooed on his hands!!!! He will go that extra million miles to obtain salvation. God bless you all!! Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that God is always good. This is a good thing to remember always. Living in a world where there is so much that is NOT good gives me so much more peace to know that the God who lives on me is the ultimate goodness!
He will always lead me to good. Because God is good I can fully trust Him to guide my steps every day. Doing good deeds for others reflects the heart of God. Because God is sovereign, we can trust in His goodness in the darkest of times. As He used the evil of Calvary as part of His good plan for those He died for, so He will use any evil that attends our lives for our ultimate good too.
We can trust Him in this. God is good all the time, all the time God is good! Thank you for such a great note of encouragement today. For me the goodness of God means….. I am never out of His reach. His goodness and love envelope me like a favorite worn blanket. No matter how dark things seem He has nothing but love for me. My husband was a local UMC pastor; He moved to heaven in God is good; all the time God is good was his favorite response to every life event! Your post was a gentle reminder of his ministry! When we can praise God in all life experiences, He can then grow us in His Grace!
Thanks for this post, and may God continue to use you to grow us! You were so kind and loving at She Speaks and I want you to know it meant the world to me. Oh yes, how often have I seen his goodness in my life over the years. My prayer is that each day, the goodness He has shown to me, will spill over to others in a tangible way. Sharing the goodness of God to a hurting world can bring light to a dark place.
To me, the goodness of God is felt in his presence. Where would we be without the goodness of the Lord? But he is good. Hello Liz, got pretty excited when I heard of your book on Your sound like an amazing person. The goodness of God is evident all around us- in the beauty of His creation, the smile of a stranger, a hug from a friend. But mostly, for me, His goodness is most evident when He takes my mistakes and redeems them for good, my discouragement and gives me hope through His Word.
I know that whatever happens, He is faithful and good to me. Having grown up without a real dad. I am blessed to have a relationship with Him, and to know that He is only a thought away. He never ceases to amaze me and for that I am very thankful! We can never Thank Him enough, for all He does! What a God we have! Thank you for this encouragement and verses! I need to say this to myself every day. I struggle with great pain and illness. I get so weary.
God being good means hope to me. Any good that comes from me really comes through me from Him. He loves unconditionally, oh that more of we His children could love that way. We serve an awesome God. This day my husband retires after 42 years with a single company. The Lord is good in the good times and in times of trial and storms. His goodness and faithful is a strong tower and refuge for me. There is a song the God on the mountain is the same God in the valleys. Praise You Almighty God! No matter how much I doubt him, question him, get angry with him, or run from him… he is still there when I come to my senses and turn back to him.
He is SO good to me! No matter what our worries, fears, pain or sorrow God is walking right beside us. He continues to show us the way and hold our hand as we walk those difficult paths. When joy, happiness and peace fill our hearts, He is there as well. He rejoices with us. The goodness of God is in the unexpected delights of our day; the unseen and unknown protection that he gives us; the gift of answered prayer even if the answer is no or wait a while; the blessing of family and dear, dear friends; and the grace and mercy of His salvation.
God has so blessed my life, which is not to say it has been easy or free of heart-break, but He has been holding out His hand to me through every up and down. I was one of the deceived for far too long! Thank u for being one of his willing vessels to provide those reminders! I sing the chorus of my favorite hymn often….. God is good all the time, whether I acknowledge it or not. God is absolutely good all the time, even in the bad times. I have learned some of my greatest lessons in the midst of serious struggle, I have learned much about myself personally, about my need for God and where I need to grow in wisdom and humility.
Love His presence and being held under His wings!!! Oh, what a comfort! This was so timely! God is indeed Good All the Time! Because I know this I am trusting Him to be with me this week thru some biopsy tests and let His Grace flow down upon me! This was beautiful Liz.
You brought out amazing truth about Ruth. This summer has been very rainy, and the rain had caused the cancellation of several of her plans, which prompted her to get frustrated. Last week, she decided to go berry picking and easily picked more than enough berries to bake several pies. She realized that the rain God had sent was what provided the plethora of perfectly ripe berries and thanked God for His goodness despite her initial lack of appreciation.
It just simply gives me peace. God has blessed me in so many ways everyday. God used me this week to perform a good deed that required my money, time, and courage! God certainly is good—all the time. I am learning to see this goodness even in the hardships, which is a new way of thinking for me. It means I get to start over every day. Even every hour when necessary. It means I can trust Him no matter what.
God is good all the time, even in dark hours. I was able to travel 6, miles to see my mom before she passed away in June. Although it was a very hard trip for me to make, I knew that God was with me all the way. The definition of good flows from the very character of God! Praise be to God! I have been blessed to see Liz at a couple of events. She helps me see that I am so loved by God and I can and should lean on Him!
Thanks Liz for helping me see this! Yes, He is good! Praise be to the LORD!! We also get to give Him the glory when we chose to display His goodness in our own words and deeds. He is so good that He sent His only son as our Savior, giving us the way to Him, which is so amazing! We are excited to begin! Well our great Father in heaven did just that. He gave me another year with them both until I was ready to let them go. I buried them both 5 months apart with much appreciation for the extra time God gave me.
I thank Him for the answered prayer. Our God is good. God has truly been good to me. Right now I am struggling to adjust to the place God seems to want me, and to be graceful and joyful while I answer his call. Reading these comments revealing the LOVE we have for our Father and showering praise and thanksgiving on our creator lifts the heart and spirit and in unison we sing….. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, holy holy is He. Sing a new song to him who sits on Heavens mercy seat. Sing a new song, to him who sits on Heavens mercy seat.
With all creation i sing ,praise to the king of kings you are my everything and i will adore you. Clothed in rainbow of living color. Flashes of lighting and roles of thunder. JESUS your name is power , breath and living water such a marvelous mystery. Goodness is one of the fruits of the Spirit, when we remove self and depend upon Him His goodness shines through us. I have children from my Sunday school class on my mind and I think through them I see how God is good. Also, in our church, we have a saying in the Sunday school program: God is good all the time and all the time God is good! They are on my mind tonight because I love teaching them, they are eager to learn and they are so sweet and want to share little bits of their lives with me!
I just love when simple kindness and care is so beautifully expressed…and in this case it was noticed and appreciated. Sometimes all we have to do is be a little more thoughtful, slow down enough to connect, and we can change the world. Lord help me to be an instrument of your Love and Goodness! Having a 30th birthday party for my oldest daughter.
Would love to make this a part of my centerpiece on the table. Yes, Good is good and thanks or reminding me of that. In the times that we are living in,it is difficult to be greatful for what we have. I know God is always with me. I trust Him to take care of me. I put the future in His hands. He is the whole reason for my being. I pray He allows me to see others as He does- in love.
Thank you Liz for such great books to read and to learn from. Thank you for showering me with blessing with your stories. They give me hope and a new purpose on life. May God keep blessing you and your family. Without it, my life would be so dark. Thank you Lord for your love! And how wonderful to know that our God, full of love, kindness and goodness loves a mess like me even when I am not good and can never be good enough to be loved by Him. He is all good, all the time.
He is the lack of darkness. It is the light in my darkness. Through all things, happy and sad, God is good. That phrase is spoken frequently by our Youth Pastor. Do we believe it? I AM guilty of not believing it during the tough times. AND I have learned to look for those little things during the hard times that make it bearable.
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Many times we can become so consumed in getting to the next destination that we fail to enjoy the now. When we are single we want to be in a relationship, once we are in a relationship we want to be married, once we are married we want children, after our children are raised, we look forward to retirement, and so forth. We were meant to enjoy the journey of life. There are so many blessings in this day that many of us have overlooked because we so desperately want to pack our bags and jump on a plane into tomorrow. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.
I enjoy my life! I focus on the present, because tomorrow is not guaranteed. This is a wonderful Wednesday, in Jesus' mighty name! But God's presence is always in our lives whether we are aware of it or not, and God will eventually humble His enemies and bring justice to the earth. I declare that today is a Terrific Tuesday, and I am grateful to be alive and to be a child of God. I trust that you will eventually put the wicked to shame and make them dismayed forever; you will let them perish in disgrace, so that they may know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.
In Jesus' mighty name, amen! Life gets busy, people are fickle, and things change a lot, so it is important than to be at peace with yourself, to be at peace with your life, your soul. It's better to pick your battles and choose peace over conflict. It's better to pay the money for the doctor appointment or the surgery in order to have peace of mind regarding your health. It's better to hold your opinion and avoid a conflict than to engage in an unnecessary argument. Do all that you can and then to cultivate peace of mind by trusting God to take it from there and do the rest.
In in Jesus' mighty name, amen. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Jesus does not condemn you. Sometimes we condemn ourselves because of mistakes that we make. But God did not send his son to condemn the world but to save the world, and he will not fail in his mission. So the next time you're tempted to condemn yourself, stop! It's good to repent, but it's not good to condemn yourself or to shame yourself. Remember "there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus", Romans 8: My conscience is free because I am a Spirit-born, blood-bought, forgiven, accepted, overcoming child of God!
Certainly you can see the moral decay in America today. If we forget God and abandon the Bible, which is his Word, then we will reap the inevitable results of sin. To some degree, we already have as we have seen the breakdown of the family, rampant crime and so many other problems that have come from disobeying God. If there is any area of your life in which you are not obeying God, repent now, and save yourself from the awful consequences of sin. Love wins, but love also warns.
The word "religion" often gets maligned these days. The etymological root for the word religion is the Latin word, "religare", which means to yoke with, to unite, to bind with, to connect. It's the root word from which we get our word ligament, which connects bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. So religion is about binding or connecting us to God. He won't leave you and He's always there when you're not aware of it. Let your connection with God bring assurance, confidence, and rest for your mind and soul.
The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3: Your body, heart, and mind may be telling you to go into hiding to avoid any more possible stress. But this is not the time to withdraw into depression. When you are feeling like you can't keep going, pick and choose your commitments but still stay in the game. When it comes to physical activity, your stress levels will be lower if you keep moving.
Even when you don't feel like doing it, push through your feelings with a commitment to keep moving, stay committed, and do what you know God wants you to do. I will not relent. I will not stop! I will not withdraw. I will not hold back. I will not retreat. I will not surrender. I will press on! I will keep moving forward! If God is for me, who can be against me? Christ is in me, the hope of glory, therefore there's no person on earth or demon in hell that can stop me, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!! Ok, so, your mind runs in 15 different directions at any given moment, and so you feel anxiety about the smallest things.
Love is the strongest force in the universe, sent by the Creator. The power of LOVE lives inside those protons, neutrons, and electrons that we learned about in science class. The Apostle John said that "everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. When your finances are falling apart, Jesus holds you together! When your children are falling apart, Jesus holds you together! When your marriage is falling apart, Jesus holds you together! When your friends are falling apart, Jesus holds you together! When your sanity is falling apart, Jesus holds you together! I needed to hear this myself yesterday.
So the next time you're falling apart, don't panic! He holds you together, you are reconciled and united to Jesus, you are saved from hell and death! They couldn't wait for Israel to be free from Roman rule. The disciples asked Jesus for some information, and they didn't get it. Instead they were told that they would have power with the Holy Spirit. Them their job was to get on with doing God's work in the world and forget about when certain things were going to happen.
Often times we want to know when certain things are going to happen. When will I get out of debt? When will I be able to retire? If you're single you might think, when will I find the right one to marry? When's it going to happen for me? We don't get to know when certain things are going to happen. Instead, we are given the power from the Holy Spirit to do what God wants us to do in this world. There are certain things that God has placed into you, interests passions, abilities, gifts, and our task in this world is to discover what they are, and then to go and do what God wants us to do.
The Bible assures us that God is with you, always. You always have the approval of God. The only thing God doesn't like is when we break his Commandments and fail to love God and fail to love neighbor. But even then, God is with you. There's nothing that you can do to make God love you any less and there's nothing that you can do to make God leave you. So go into your Tuesday knowing that you have the almighty, eternal, infinite, unstoppable, everlasting God on your side! Thank you for always being with me. Thank you for being you, the infinite, Everlasting, all loving, almighty God from whom all blessings flow, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!
Because every single day we hear a lot of things, some positive, some negative, and if we're not careful You can tell when negativity has taken "root" into someone when that person is chronically depressed, or constantly cranky, or prone to outbursts of anger, or has no joy and no peace. I've been there, done that, and it's not fun.
If people around you are anger, don't YOU become angry. Guard your heart today by counteracting the negativity around you by speaking God's Word, praying things like:. Thank you God that you supply all of my needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Philippians 4: Thank you God that all the things that I need are added on to me as I seek first your Kingdom Matthew 6: We have already been made accepted in the beloved Ephesians 1: Jesus is the beloved, and we have been made accepted in him.
Since Jesus is perfect, and we are in him, his standing with God never changes, so our standing never changes. The sweetest sound you will ever hear is when the Holy Spirit whispers into your heart, "Relax, you are already accepted". Therefore we will not fear. Therefore you will not fear!
When you're emotionally drained, feeling unmotivated, whisper this prayer to God, and you will have strength to endure and get everything done today! Thank you that you are my refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble, therefore I will NOTt fear, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! Monday's are tiring, but God is your strength today!
Therefore you will not fear. When you're emotionally drained, whisper a prayer to God, and you will have strength to endure and get everything done today! Thank you that you are my refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble, therefore I will not fear, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! God made you and fashioned you in your mother's womb. God made you with certain desires, interests, dreams, and personality Just be who you are!
Believe in yourself today, and don't feel like you have to change anything about yourself to fit into society or to be more acceptable to somebody else. Be who God made you to be and be happy with yourself today! I'm happy with myself even if others are not! No one else's approval is needed. No matter what happens in your life, no matter what comes against you, no matter what challenges you face, you can do whatever you need to do in your life through Christ who strengthens you. God never promises us a trouble-free life but He does promise us that He will never leave us nor will He forsake us.
You never have to live in fear because God is working on your situation. Do not be afraid, God is with you all the time. I play it's a great day. God loves you so much. So love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. God has declared you not guilty and righteous in his sight because the blood of Jesus washes away all of your sins and you are whole, healed, holy, pure, sacred in his sight! Celebrate your life and celebrate the goodness of God! Read that verse carefully. I would love to hear what Jesus means to you. But what Jesus really means to me is that he makes me believe that there really is a God.
Other religions and philosophies and cultures have their own ideas about God, gods, goddesses, etc. The disciples proclaimed that Christ was risen from the dead, and they did so under the threat of being arrested and persecuted by the Jewish religious leaders. In the subsequent centuries, the Roman Empire persecuted and killed Christians.
It occurs to me that some people are willing to die for their religious beliefs, but nobody is willing to die for what they KNOW is not true. No one lives and dies for a hoax, no one sane at least. So the historical evidence for Jesus persuades me that 1. God is real, and 2. In the beginning of Luke's gospel, Luke says that he took time to carefully examine the evidence for the life of Jesus before writing his gospel, Luke 1: When your faith gets shaky, when you feel insecure about God, when you don't feel passionate about Jesus Christ, think about this carefully and examine the evidence for yourself.
Christian faith is not blind faith. Christian faith is not wishful thinking. Christian faith goes in the direction where the evidence points to. So rest assured today that your faith is not built upon the sinking sand of opinion or philosophy or conjecture, your faith is based upon evidence and truth. Today I stand on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ, and I shall not be moved, shaken, afraid, or made insecure. As I said in my sermon last Sunday, Jesus lived and died in poverty. He had no home, no insurance, and no pension! And yet He was full of faith and optimism and positive energy!
I believe we can!! Today, throw off negativity. Get out of your funk and think faith, speak faith, and live by faith!! I have faith as a mustard seed, so nothing is impossible for me, in Jesus' mighty name!!! This is your Tuesday morning reminder that God has heard your prayers and seen your tears. Your answer is on the way. God knows the seriousness and urgency of the situation. He is going to move suddenly in your life. I should know, we received a refund check from our daughter's health insurance company, of all places.
God is still in the business of surprising us with amazing, sudden blessings. Remember 1 John 4: Stop fearing the devil. Stop obsessing and overthinking your current situation. Stop feeling bad about your past. Stop fearing your future.
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Get up and move forward. Don't worry, God's Got You! When you're down, don't stay down. What do you have to lose, your dignity? Put on your favorite feel-good music and get your groove back by singing in your car, singing in the shower, singing in your living room, singing wherever!!! Praise the Lord, anyway'! God is good, all the time!! Do you believe that? All right then, say it and mean it today. Whether you have a good Tuesday or a bad Tuesday, I challenge you to declare 'God is good all the time'.
Because if God is good all the time, then that's true on in good times AND bad times. Life is not always good. Life is sometimes good AND sometimes bad. But the beauty of our faith is that we affirm that God is good all the time even when life is not good. So again, if you believe that, then declare it today! Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Since it's my birthday, I will share a story that relates to God and my birth. My mother had a series of miscarriages and a still born child during her early forties and was about to give up. My father said, "Let's try a little more. I wouldn't be here. If you believe in doing something, never, ever, ever, ever give up! God is with you when you feel like giving up.
God said in Deuteronomy Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. I am not afraid or terrified, for you go with me; I trust that you will never leave me nor forsake me, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! You might be waiting for things to happen in your life or you might find yourself wanting something that feels beyond your reach now. Remember to trust God's timing. But I'm going to trust your timing and believe that you will make things happen when the time is right.
God is Good. All the Time.
Until then, I'm going to be happy and smile and relax, knowing that you have your hands on the steering wheel of my life, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! Don't worry if God has been removing things or people out of your life. He is purging to make room for something new This process of letting go can be difficult, but don't worry, you will not suffer lack. He will always replace it, or become it, He will fill the void! God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory - Philippians 4: It means peace, peacefulness, restfulness, repose, calm, calmness, quiet, quietness, stillness.
You don't have to let the noise and the drama of the world turn your heart into a anxious mess. Tranquility is your birthright as a Spirit-born child of God. God says, "Be still and know that I am God. It means a stillness and a quietness in your soul. So, close your eyes, and say it slowly I am total peace. I am still in my heart and soul, because I know God, and because I am a child of God. God is crazy in love with you!!
Don't look to your circumstances for proof that you are loved, life can be unfair and cruel. Don't look to Instagram or Facebook for proof that you are loved, people are fickle and unreasonable. Believe it, embrace it, confess it today, because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Thank You for Your amazing love that I sometimes take for granted but I know will always be there. Before you loved anybody, God already loved you! Before you first thought about God, He thought about you! Before you prayed your first prayer, God was speaking to you in many ways!
I love because You first loved me, so I will trust You with my future. In Jesus' name, amen! In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. Like this Scripture says, sometimes we have a "multitude of my anxieties" on any given day: God will hold you up when you're worried about the future.
God will hold you up when someone has let you down. God will hold you up when you're facing a major challenge. There's no man on earth or demon in hell that will stop God's will and plan for my life!!! You live in a universe that has limitless potential for joy built into the creation process. God adores you beyond anything you can possibly imagine. Stressful thoughts stem from insecurity. Remember that joy is your birthright as a child of God. Remind yourself as frequently as necessary: I am in agreement with Heaven that I am wonderfully adored.
He didn't get stuck; he moved on! David got through his valley, and you will get through yours, as well! Help me to process what is happening in my life and help me become a stronger person, not by might, nor by power, but by your Spirit, in Jesus' name, amen. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. The fig tree you cursed has withered! Jesus spoke to a fig tree, and it withered and died. Jesus told us that our words are powerful. Last Sunday at the circle of prayer at the altar we spoke to hip pain and commanded it to go, in Jesus' name!
Today, speak to your DAY! Say, "This is a great day! This is a blessed day! Say it and mean it. If you say it and don't mean it, it doesn't work. I believe it, so I say it, so it is, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! Meditate on how you have a big God with whom all things are possible! Dear Father, I'm not going to think about or dwell on my problems, or the problems of life. I'm going to meditate and think about how big you are, how awesome you are, in Jesus' mighty name, amen". Today let's focus on this being the first day of school. Let's pray for our teachers and students, and let's also pray for all those who work with students and teachers.
God says, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I've got two words for you Are you glad you're alive? Are you glad you're employed? Are you glad that you can see, hear, touch, taste, smell? Do you know the Lord? Are you glad you know the Lord? Do you have good people in your life? Are you glad you have them in your life? In Philippians chapter 4, when the Apostle Paul encourages us to present our requests to God, he tells us to do so with "thanksgiving".
Giving things is not just a November thing to do. It needs to become a lifestyle. The more you give thanks for what you have, and the more you feel good about what you have in your life, the more you will have coming into your life. And even if giving things did not benefit you in any way, doesn't God just deserve to be told, thank you? In Jesus' mighty name, amen". The word of the day is Luke The Almighty God who keeps the planets in their orbits is aware of a lowly sparrow that falls to the ground. If the Lord takes such tender care of every bird He ever created, would He not care much more for His children.
As for your value, Jesus died on the Cross to save you from sin and eternal separation from God. He died to make you His very own. I smile, hold my head high, and walk with confidence today, because you are with me, protecting me every step of the way, in Jesus' mighty name, amen". Jesus said, love one another as I have loved you! We say, "Love you. We offer our "thoughts and prayers" to strangers. But we yearn for authenticity.
Interestingly, the word "authentic" comes from the Greek word, "authentese. Authentic LOVE is not just spoken, it is connected to the hands! It involves signature, a personal touch, action! For instance, if I give you an authentic patchwork quilt, it wasn't made by a machine. Today, this weekend, share "authentic love! God is leading me today to the people that need me to show love to them, because God is love! God heard your prayer this week. He felt your anxiety. He noticed your anguish. God felt your confusion. God feels your pain. God has seen the tears you shed for your parents, your children, your friends, or situation.
God is saying to you today, "For every teardrop, for every sleepless night, I have a blessing for you, I have a solution for you, I have a way for you. You're coming out of this. Your pain is coming to an end". Blessings are your birthright. Healing is your birthright. Miracles are your birthright. Divine favor is your inheritance. The Bible says in Psalms Jesus said in Matthew 6: Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Are you not much more valuable than they? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I can tend to be a 'worry-wort'. My anxiety can be triggered. Thank God that Jesus said, do not worry about your life! You and I have nothing to worry about. Remember that on your easiest day and on your most stressful day. I will live by faith. I will seek first your Kingdom, knowing that all the things I need will be added to my life, in Jesus' mighty name, amen. If you're not in a good mood because it's Monday, God understands.
He is gracious and full of compassion. Even when you feel grumpy, tired, or short tempered, God is on your side. It takes a lot for God to get angry, that's why Psalm says that he's slow to anger. Think about what Daniel did before God showed up and shut the lions mouths! What are you struggling with today? What "lions" are you facing? Believe God will show up in your darkness! Expect the same God who helped Daniel to show up today and help you! The prayer below is from me. Nothing can separate you from My Love. Let this divine assurance trickle through your mind and into your heart and soul.
Whenever you start to feel fearful or anxious, repeat this unconditional promise: Most of mankind's misery stems from feeling unloved. In the midst of adverse circumstances, people tend to feel that love has been withdrawn and then have been forsaken. This feeling of abandonment is often worse than the adversity itself.
Be assured that I never abandon any of My children, not even temporarily. I will never leave you or forsake you! My Presence watches over you continually. I have engraved you on the palms of My hands. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. I thank you that you will never leave me nor forsake me, you have me engraved on the palms of your hand!
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The peace of Christ is not something that is pushed, promoted, or advertised by our culture. Our society promotes whatever it wants to sell. Our culture promotes fear, which leads to cable news ratings. Our culture promotes lust which leads to pornography use. Companies hire actresses to model makeup, which leads to increased makeup sales, and Hollywood promotes movie trailers which lead to cinema ticket sales, you get the picture. It's a decision that you and I have to make. If we don't, believe me, our culture will give you plenty of 'stuff' to fill your hearts with, and it won't be good stuff.
It'll be bad stuff. So how do we let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts? Verse 16 tells us: I will let the life-changing message of Christ dwell in me richly, and I will let the wonderful peace of Christ rule in my heart, today and everyday, in Jesus' mighty name, amen. The word of the day is Psalm When you don't feel like you have enough strength, it's ok, because God is your portion of strength. And, he doesn't just give you a portion of strength, HE IS that portion.
When you feel overwhelmed, stop, pray, invite the Holy Spirit by saying, "Lord overwhelm me with your peace". It is a simple, yet powerful prayer. God is enough for you this day, tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come. God is bigger than the biggest problem that you face and he is more powerful than that thing that seems to zap your strength.
So, it's okay if you're not enough, because God is. I lean upon your everlasting arms and you are my strength and my portion forever, today and everyday, in Jesus' mighty name, amen. You may have had a nice, pleasant week, or you may have had an up and down, tumultuous week. You may have been beaten down, wore-down, stressed-out, burned-out and buried under a mountain of obligations and responsibilities, but Jesus says, "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Thank you Lord that I can give Jesus my troubles and that I can rest easy knowing that you have my back, today and always, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! When we hear about a celebrity falling into drug use or overdose, it's just another reminder that riches and fame do not satisfy the deepest longings of the human heart and that we all need a life-giving connection to God. Doesn't matter if you're young or old, male or female, rich or poor or somewhere in between I f you're struggling, reach out God never promises us a troublefree life but He does promise us that He will never leave us nor will He forsake us The Bible says" God choose you on purposed because He loves you.
Let me tell you something, when you're in the lowest pit, God has His eye on you. His arm is not too short to reach into your pit and lift you out. On this Wednesday I simply want to remind you that you are a servant of God, you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are a worshipper of the one true God I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run! And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
There are no emergencies in heaven. You are a citizen of heaven. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. YOU are doing great! You have already overcome so much and you are still standing! When it feels like you've got a long ways to go, take a look at how far you've come. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength! So trust that Christ is giving you the strength that you need today! Life can be too heavy, too burdensome, too serious and painful. How do we not walk around with long faces, depressed and anxious?
We need to put on the Garment of Praise today! Get into your "Joy Zone" by praising God this morning! Thank God for your hearing, you're seeing, you're tasting, you're touching! Give God praise for your loved ones, your friends, your job! When you get into your car, turn on your favorite music, give thanks to God for your car, that it runs good. The more you praise God, the more you give thanks for all that you have, the more you shake off the spirit of heaviness and live free today.
So to be "enthused" is to be "in God. What are you "enthusiastic" about? We all have certain activities in life that make us feel enthusiastic? Some love to read. Some love to write. Some love to sing. Some love to organize. Some love to clean. Some love to teach, etc. The Bible says in Romans Life was not meant to be a slow, zombie-walk through a mundane existence until you finally kick the bucket. Life was meant to be a joyful adventure of serving the Lord enthusiastically! So do what you do with all of your heart, as unto the Lord, with enthusiasm His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning great is your faithfulness.
But we can control our own thoughts and actions. When people disappoint, remember that God will never let you down. God will never leave you and will never stop loving you. Remember, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. Your mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!
This is the Scripture from Matthew chapter 18 that I shared in my sermon last Sunday If he refuses to listen to the church, then treat him like a person who does not believe in God…". We are Christians, disciples of Christ! So the next time you have a problem with someone, or someone has a problem with you, follow Jesus by doing what he says in Matthew chapter We are blessed not just by hearing the Word but by doing the Word.
It works if you work it. So I offer this prayer on the Fourth of July, the celebration of the birthday of America Raise up a generation that is not ashamed of the gospel, and that hates to be lukewarm. Raise up leaders, Lord, who will not compromise when under pressure, or abandon You for the approval of men. Call us to holiness, that we would once again be the light of the world and draw all men to You. Rekindle our fire, and stir our hearts. We confess our sins, and we seek Your face. We ask for Your forgiveness and cleansing. For America is Yours! May Your kingdom come and Your will be done.
You may have lived a hard childhood where your parents said "there wasn't enough", and that they would "always struggle" and that "life is hard". So perhaps you came to believe that your life is a struggle, or that your life is hard. You may have learned to constantly worry about "not having enough.
Let's break, bind and curse any thought of "not enough" and "struggle" right now, through the authority that God has given to you! Let's begin now to develop, cultivate an "abundance mentality. Have a "I AM enough" mentality! I speak grace over you and a child-like heart to be open to receive the blessings from your Heavenly Father. The need to always believe that you won't receive anything is gone now. The need to say "Nothing works for me" or "I will always struggle" is gone from you now.
Focusing on your blessings helps to create the abundance mentality! Most of my biggest blessings in my life are things that I did not pray for or ask for. Being your pastor for 11 years here in Springfield, 2. Don't you have blessings that you didn't necessarily pray for? Think about those blessings. List them right now I receive an abundance mentality!
I declare that my life is full! My heart is full of love! My body is full of health! You have given me more than enough to live, to enjoy life, and I can't thank you enough, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! Please don't let your faith be shaken when trouble comes your way. No one can live totally free of trouble as long as we are living in this world. Just remember God is a covenant maker and covenant keeper.
Don't dwell on the troubles you face. Instead let your mind and thoughts dwell on His deliverance. Look what God has brought you through and realize you that God will do it again! He will bring you out of any mess and put you back on your feet again. The Lord delivers me from all of my afflictions, I will keep my peace. I will smile and trust in the Lord and say, "God, you've got this!
You've got me, in Jesus' mighty name! Jesus said in Matthew Today choose to relax in God's safe arms. You are a child of the King of Kings. Don't allow the worries of this life choke or strangle your peace of mind. God's got you, and He's not going to let you go. He will see you through every dark tunnel, and bring you into the light every time!. She said, "When the train goes through a tunnel and everything gets dark, do you jump out?
You sit still and trust the engineer to get you through. I will maintain my composure. I will keep my peace. I will smile and lift my face to the sun. I will trust in the Lord and say, "God, you've got this! You have the power within you to heal, to forgive, to create, and to free yourself from the burden of your past and the worries of today.
All that you need is within you. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, your words. Use your voice to create change, only speak words that are kind and always radiate the energy of compassion and truth. Life throws lots of tasks, obligations, headaches, conflicts, deadlines and unexpected problems at us! So take a moment today, right now, to close your eyes not while driving and breathe.
Our Heavenly Father says to you: God's favor is on you! What you can't do on your own, Heaven is helping you, making a way for you get things done, making a way for you to resolve problems, opening doors that you couldn't open yourself. Inhale, and exhale, and repeat after me, "Be still and know God's got my back I will get through this They need you to say something that will cheer them up. We show ourselves to be real Christians when we are cheerful to people, and not evasive.
If there are no words to comfort or cheer up someone, then just hug them. It improves that person's health AND your health. We're suppose to be salt of the earth and light of the world. If you believe that, and you're a real Christian, then ask God to lead you to people who need to be cheered up, by you. Today I will choose to be cheerful to people, cashiers, bank tellers, anyone who seems to need it.
In Jesus' might name, amen. Life can be very complicated and messy at times. We experience so many trials. If the enemy can get you distracted, confused, upset, or discouraged, he will do it. Keep your focus on Jesus; He is guiding and directing your every step. Take time to rest and be quiet before Him and allow Him to minister to your spirit.
He dwells within you; the very breath you breathe. When the enemy gets you depressed, making you feel like a failure, refocus your attention on God's goodness, refocus your attention on the blessings in your life, refocus your attention on God's Almighty power. He created the Heavens and the Earth, He formed you in your mother's womb, and there is nothing too hard for Him. I am focused on your Almighty power today, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Worry is not only a waste of time, but it's been said that worrying is praying for what you don't want. The Bible says what you sow, you reap, s o if you're worrying, you are unintentionally praying for what you do not want. So turn your worries into a prayer, give it over to God, and trust God's heart with the things that trouble you today.
Easier said than done? Yes, but very worth it! I will worship you, King of Kings! God, you are bigger than my biggest problem, and therefore you are worthy of all worship and praise! I will trust you through all of the storms of my life, in Jesus' mighty name, amen! Life comes with a series of character tests. God will place you in uncomfortable and difficult situations simply to test your character. If you can't be kind to those who are evil to you, or you're easily offended by every little thing then why would He place you in a position of greater authority?
If He did, then you would misuse your authority. Ever seen those people who are on a power trip? They weren't ready for that position, so they don't know what to do with it. But God is so good He will place you through test after test to prepare you to be greatly used by Him. Jesus said in the Bible that if you're faithful with little then you'll be ruler over much, and that certainly has been true for me as a United Methodist pastor of twenty years.
Learn to love those who are difficult to love. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who hurt you. Insecure leaders are power-trip leaders, but confident leaders are powerful leaders. I may have failed some tests in the past, but I will not fail now; I will pass the tests of character that come my way, and move on to bigger blessings, in Jesus' mighty name, amen.