Yesterday I woke up to a very encouraging message. I love those early morning messages. They are like a ray of sunshine into my spirit even when it is cloudy outside. The Lord has a way of giving us encouragement like no one else. When I was waking up, I heard deep down inside that God is the difference. God is what makes a difference in my life. The God factor improves my life. He is why I live the life I have and why I am where I am. I am where He wants me to be and He will always take me from place to place according to His will. The God factor is an amazing thing. It is a blessing and it is a privilege. I am honored to know the Lord and to be a child of God. That’s what sets up apart, friend. We are part of God’s family and because we have Jesus as our Savior we have this advantage if you will that sets us apart. We have Jesus. That is something we can declare night and day. When things are good, we can sing that we have Jesus. When things are bad, we can proclaim that we have Jesus. Friend, we have Jesus and He is more than enough. He is the big difference in our lives and we can’t ignore it. When I woke up yesterday, the message was clear that I needed to continue to see God as the difference in my life that helps me live this life. I can think back to the times when I didn’t have God. I had the fear factor and the doubt factor and it was not a good life. There was very little to enjoy and most of what I lived had no substance. I was on the wrong path and I had no idea that there was a path I could find where Jesus is there and peace is in every step. Today I want to encourage you to remember that God is the difference in your life. You have the God factor and you don’t have an ordinary life. It is a life with the Savior. You have Jesus! What else could you want?
You have Jesus. Keep that thought alive in your mind all day today. Meditate on that truth and see what it does to your spirit. It will give you joy and peace. It will warm your heart and give you confidence that all is well and all will be well. Having the Lord on your side is the best thing that could happen to you. You are all set. You have the One who can do all things and who loves you unconditionally. Think about His love for you. It is more than a river, it is like an ocean that has no bottom. You can’t ever reach the bottom of the love of the Lord because it is deeper than any seas that exist in this world. The One who loves you more than anything in this world is always accompanying you. That blows my mind and it reassures me. Waking up to that strong revelation made my day. It is something I have known for a long time but when I heard it from Him in a powerful whisper, it made me glad. The Lord makes me glad and He knows how to keep me glad even when the adversity is fighting me. I want you to meditate on what God being the difference in your life means. I don’t want you to compare your life to the life of a non-believer. That is not the point. The point is to see how God makes a difference in your life on every level. You can compare your life to your old life without Him if that helps. No need to compare with others. This is your journey and your path. On this journey, the God factor is the power that makes your life so enjoyable and so special. He makes you special and He makes you who you are. In His eyes you are outstanding. Believe it. The Lord of Lords thinks you are to die for!
Every day when you wake up, you can have the blessed assurance that you have Someone who makes everything right. You can be confident that God is your fortress, your protector and your stronghold. With Him, hope is never lost. With Him, there is no change in the realm of the impossible made impossible. His power is available and He can do anything. Use the authority in His name and praise Him. Lift Him up. There is something extremely special about your life and it is your relationship with the Lord. It is such a blessing that keeps on blessing you and the people in your life. Maximize it and focus on it. Your relationship with Him is more precious than gold and silver. You have the winning ticket like they say. It is not the lottery but it is the covenant with God. See it as a document sealed by the blood of Jesus. I am very excited for you. You have the God factor and you can face every day with peace and faith. You are highly blessed and highly favored. May God bless you and protect and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Hebrews 13:20-21; 1 Timothy 2:3-4: 1 Thessalonians 5:18