He must become greater and greater

I love how John talked about Jesus and how he put himself aside so that Jesus would get all the attention. People believed that John might be the Messiah but John insisted that the One who was to come was bigger than him. John was sent to tell the world about the light that was to come. Jesus was that light. John was just a witness who knew that Jesus was Lord. He described Him as Someone who would come after him and who was greater than he was. I can only imagine how people hung onto John’s every word and they might even have been fascinated by him thinking he was a special messenger from God. However, John remained humble and he didn’t change his narrative. He promoted Jesus and exalted Him before men. Even before people saw Him in the flesh. John understood that the Lord had to be lifted up and introduced as the Most Important One. No matter how people perceived him and how much they fed his ego by comparing him to great men of God, John still said he had to decrease so that the Lord could increase. One Bible translation says “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” What a great attitude! What a great perspective! What a great mindset! I strongly believe that we should follow in John’s steps and walk the way he walked. Walk a humble walk where Jesus increases and we decrease. We should be of the same mindset and do all we can so that Christ in us is bigger than ourselves.

Today I want to encourage you to let Jesus become greater and greater in your life. I want to encourage you to decrease so He can increase. How can you do that? You can make Jesus your priority. You can listen to Him more than you listen to your mind and to your own desires. Let the desires that go against Him die. Don’t nurture them and don’t give them a voice. Stifle the desires that separate you from God. Put your flesh under and let your spirit connect and be in sync with the Holy Spirit. There are daily battles within. There is the battle of the mind and the battle of the flesh. They are intertwined and related. In the Bible we are told to renew our minds and we are informed that our flesh is weak but our spirit is willing. We need to focus on the spiritual and diminish the acts of the flesh. Friend, your spirit longs to see Jesus lifted up. Your spirit wants to honor Jesus. Your spirit wants to give Him first place and repress your flesh. Give yourself a chance to have a stronger spiritual life. Be led by the Spirit of truth. Resist your flesh. Fight against the carnal desires and side with the Lord.

Becoming a fan of Jesus is not a bad thing at all. It is highly recommended and it is a great way to let Him become greater and greater. Many people have all sorts of idols. Many people would do anything to meet their idols. We can meet Jesus every day. We can pray and talk to Him every day. We can put Him on a pedestal and invite Him into our lives every day. He will only become as big in us as we allow Him to be. It is our job to make time for Him and to reverence Him. He won’t force Himself into our days. Our days can be so much better when He is the center of them. I have been learning how to incorporate Jesus into every part of my day and it has been a great journey. He helps me see people differently. He helps me love more. He helps me listen more. He helps me serve more. The more we walk in love, the more we serve others and the more we yield to the directives of the Holy Spirit,  the greater Jesus will be in our lives. Let’s decrease. Let’s increase Jesus every day. Let’s give Him first place and let’s take His Word seriously. He must become greater and greater so we can become less and less. May God bless you and protect you and remember He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 1:15; John 3:30-35; Colossians 1:18

God can fix your problems

I was getting nuggets of wisdom yesterday and it felt like the Lord was gently bombarding me with words of encouragement that deeply touched me. He spoke about how He can change things instantly. He doesn’t always do it that way but He can. He can change our lives in an instant. He can erase our heavy past and give us His peace and hope. He can reverse the course of time and put us on a better path. One of the nuggets talked about how God can accomplish more in one minute than the devil can ruin in a lifetime. Think about that! Our God is that good. He has the power to do anything. What He does and what He gives is always very amazing. Even when He seems to be working slowly in our lives, He chooses the slower path because it is the best way for us. He knows what He is doing all the time. We are the ones who need to get on His page and respect His pace. God can reverse the worst situations and heal the worst wounds. He can make us smile again and He can make us hope again. Today I want to encourage you to trust God to reverse your current situation. Whatever you are going through right now can be fixed. God can fix all your problems and give you a better life. Trust Him. He is excellent at what He does.

God can fix your problems. He can! He said, “Come to Me those of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” When you have problems, the first thing God wants to do for you is give you peace. It is very difficult to function without peace and to have a strong spiritual balance when we are weary and burdened. With God, rest comes first because He knows how crucial it is for us. If you are facing problems today, go to God and ask for peace. Ask Him to give you rest. Unload your burdens on Him and let Him carry them. You are not supposed to be carrying these burdens. You are not supposed to fight these battles alone. You are not supposed to live in fear and be weak. You can have strength and you can have the ability to go through whatever you are going through with peace and confidence. Confide in God and He will cover you and bless you. Remember, God will fight your battles. He will take care of you and He will reverse your situation. Don’t do it all alone. You need Him. He is there for you!

God can truly fix any problem you might have. Think of your problems as the Red Sea. They can appear to be gigantic and too much for you to handle. God can still part the seas and He is going to do just that for you. You are like the Israelites. You have enemies. Your problems are your enemies but God will save you from them. He will give you a path to go through your trials without a drop of that troubled sea falling on you. The Egyptians might be trying to attack you now but God is on your side. He is going to fight your battles for you. Find peace in Him. Trust Him. Declare that He is acting on your side. He can change everything just like that. It doesn’t matter how much the enemy has ruined your life. God will fix everything and He will give you even more than you had. He will fix and improve your life. He is that kind of God. He is the God of miracles and nothing can stop Him. Don’t be intimidated by the problems before you. God is with you. Something great is going to happen to you thanks to the Lord. Rejoice. Stay in peace. Stay strong. God is going to win and His love will prevail. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 55:1-3;  Matthew 11:28-30; John 7:37

Out of this world

There is a warmth out of this world. There is peace out of this world. There is hope out of this world. There is a joy that is out of this world. There is power out of this world. There is love out of this world. There is a truth out of this world. There is freedom out of this world. There is Jesus. Jesus is out of this world and He is also everywhere in this world. Know that you can count on the power that is beyond this world anytime. Know that you can count on the Love that is beyond this world. It is extraordinary. It is beyond your wildest dreams and yet it is real and it is here. Count on Jesus every day. Count on Jesus in every circumstance. Count on His love and on His power. Count on the peace that can set your heart ablaze and that can burn all worries and doubt. Count on the joy that is your strength and that can help you face any trials and tribulations. Count on the best of the best, the Lord of Lords, the King of kings. Count on the One who is out of this world and who can impact your world anytime you turn to Him. 

If I rely on this world to bail me out of my misery, I get disappointed. I fall flat on my face and getting up is not easy. If I rely on Jesus, my Savior, anything that is too hard in this world is not a difficulty anymore. I can’t find peace in this world. I can find a temporary fix but Jesus is my peace. Jesus is the peacemaker who soothes my soul and who keeps my heart warm. I don’t look for answers in worldly paths. My answers are on a divine path I walk on with Jesus. I have made up my mind that the Lord was my Savior and His Spirit is my comforter. They are above all things on the earth and they carry me and help me. The Holy Spirit is more powerful than anyone and anything in this world. I call Him my Comforter out of this world. He is more meaningful than any theory and any doctrine I know. He is more impactful than any religious tradition I know. God cares about you and me friend and He will do things out of this world for us so that we see changes in our worlds. Don’t wait for this world to give you the wisdom and the knowledge you need to get by. All good wisdom comes from above. Your supernatural God will make sure you are led correctly. God is going to take you places that are out of this world, friend!

God’s peace that surpasses all understanding is on your side. You have access to it and you can enjoy it any time in Jesus’ name. It is more powerful than the serenity of this world. It calms the biggest storms and it keeps you still even when the devil is wreaking havoc in your life. God’s joy that is your strength is also at your fingertip. Put your hands together and pray that you can experience His peace. Put your hands together and praise Him. The joy will come when you celebrate the Lord. It will come and inhabit your life. It will come and give you power to handle anything in this life. God is out of this world but He is also in this world like I said. Expect His supernatural power to influence your natural world. Expect His love and mercy to heal you and to bless you. Expect His resurrection power to destroy the works of the enemy on your journey. The cross still stands today as a symbol of death. Death to your sins, to your diseases and to your suffering. Count on the extraordinary power of the cross. Count on God. Out of this world is where your blessings are coming from and they are going to touch your world. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 11:2; Acts 4:16; Ephesians 3:20

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 190)

Don’t entertain worry. Magnify God’s glory. Let God in you be bigger than the doubts that are attacking you. Lift up Jesus and He will bring down everything that is assailing you!

God is removing the old frame of your life and putting in a new big picture. He has all the details of your life. He is painting something beautiful and new just for you. Trust Him with your life. Trust that He has the big picture and everything inside of it. God’s got you!

Times can be hard. Times can be difficult but make time for Jesus. He will change your life every time you turn to Him. Great times are coming in Jesus’ name. Don’t lose sight of the One whose love will always stand the test of time!

God can fix you. God can fix your life. God can fix your situation. God can mend your heart. God can repair the damage that done. God can put everything back together. God will restore the good, the wonderful and the beautiful in your life!

It’s ok not to have all the answers. God hold the keys to all the problems in your life. Trust that He will open the doors that lead to great answers. Trust that His solutions are perfect. God has all the answers.

Expose yourself to the Word of God every day. Its truth will radiate through you and you will be transformed. You will be more like God and you will understand how God sees you. Stay in the Word and you will live in a new world!

Continue to trust the Lord with all your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Let Him be the filter through which you see the world. Faith in Him creates miracles!

Be a resource in Jesus’ name! Be a resource for the needy, for the hurting and for the lost. Be a resource of peace, love and joy.

Expect great things! Expect the impossible. Keep your eyes on what your heart can see and ignore what your mind can’t fathom! God can do the impossible. Expect God today and every day!

God’s truth is excellent. God’s truth is invasive. God’s truth is invincible. God’s truth is powerful. God’s truth will save your life. God’s truth will give you a new life. God’s truth will set you free!

Suggested reading: Mark 9:35; John 10:28-30; 1 John 4:9

God is talking to you

I didn’t realize for a while that God spoke all the time. I didn’t know we could tune in and hear Him. I used to think that God spoke only in certain circumstances and He was not willing to talk to us that much. In my eyes we were not deserving of hearing from God. I was so wrong. I had been misled. God wants to communicate with us and to be in touch with us all the time. He doesn’t stop talking just because we are not listening. He doesn’t hide and He doesn’t stop revealing Himself to us. We are usually out of sync and we are usually so preoccupied by the voices of the world that we can’t hear God. At this very moment, God is talking to you. At this very moment, God is talking to me. He is always ready to share Himself with us. We are the ones who need to make the effort to listen. We need to be receptive and to be open. Today I want to encourage you to listen to God. I want to remind you that the Lord has messages for you and He can’t wait to hear back from you. God has opened the gates of His heart and He is waiting for you to come in and listen to what He has to say in His beautiful house.

God’s doors are always wide open. He is welcoming all of us and He wants all of us to be comfortable inside the walls of His love. His love speaks. His love invites us and reminds us that we are part of His family. When God speaks, things happen. When God speaks, revelation sets us free. When God speaks, life is imparted to us. I love that we can go to God and feel safe and respected. When I turn to God, I know He is paying attention to me and He cares about what I have to say. Now, I challenge myself and make sure that I listen to Him and pay attention to what He has to say. I interact with Him through His Word. His Word is a safe place where I can hear God’s voice. In His Word, He expresses Himself and He tells me what I need to know. His Word is a powerhouse of wisdom and knowledge and it is an abiding place where His voice resounds and His every word comes coated with love, life and hope. Everything God says comes forth with an amount of love that is out of this world. Everything God says gives life. His words can revive our dead hope and bring us back to faith. Everything God says gives us a boost of hope. Open the Word of God and you will hear the voice of peace talk to you.

Friend, God is speaking to you today. He made his Word available to you so you can have quick access to His mind. He is sharing His mind with you so that you can defeat what is raging against you in your mind. God speaks to you so you can speak against the lies of the enemy. God speaks to you to reassure you and to comfort you. There are words of comfort for you every single day of your life and God will make sure you hear them when you tune in. Tune in by opening the Word. Tune in by spending time in prayer. Tune in by meditating on His Word. Tune in by showing that you have a willing heart and an open mind. God is speaking to you and what you hear Him say is going to blow your mind when you take the time to listen. Pray and ask the Lord to help you hear Him. Pray and ask the Lord to open the eyes of your understanding. Thank God for His voice. Thank God for His words to you. When you are open, you will realize that God will find many ways to speak to you. He can use circumstances, people, visions, dreams,  the fruit of His Spirit and ways that work just for you. Enjoy His voice! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 68:33; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12

Keep smiling!

The Lord’s smile is wide and bright. He is always smiling. He is always rejoicing and His joy is out of this world. Jesus smiles at everyone. He doesn’t frown and He doesn’t hate anyone. He is the King of love and the King of joy. We need to see Him that way. We need to see Him for who He is. His smile is healing and powerful. Jesus smiles. Yes, He does, friend. Today I want to reinforce the truth that we have a joyful God who wants us to spread His love and His joy. He is looking for people who will let His smile shine through. He wants to smile through you and me. He wants to touch the world with His smile. He desires for everyone to be impacted by His love and you and I can be major contributors to this distribution of love. We ought to keep that spiritual image of our smiling God. Too many people have been introduced to a God who punishes and who segregates. Too many words have been twisted and false doctrines and ideas have been formed despite the reality that Jesus is love. God is smiling today. God is smiling this very minute and someone needs His smile. Someone is looking for His love. Someone could be saved by His smile. We can be the vessels of His love and we can give Jesus a face so the world can see His truth. Let’s be the faces of the Lord. Let’s be the smiles that heal this hurting world.

First it is important that we learn that the Lord smiles at us. It is such a reassuring thought. It is a comforting truth that we should carry in our hearts. He is constantly smiling and inviting us into His joyful realm. When we are down, He smiles to bring us back to joy. When we are happy, He smiles and joins in our happiness. God smiles and everything changes. I have had many instances when I was a bit discouraged and during prayer I saw the Lord’s smile. I didn’t literally see His face but He showed me He was smiling by comforting me and giving me a major dose of hope. His smile is contagious. His smile is very special. His smile spells out love. His smile can change our moods and our days just like that. God doesn’t intend for any of us to be sad but life happens and circumstances can steal our smiles. However, for every stolen smile, there is a smile from Heaven that can make us forget the pain and suffering. Like the Bible says, “A glad heart makes a cheerful face” and God’s heart is definitely glad and His face is cheerful. Remember that He is smiling at you now because He loves you and rejoices over you all the time. There is nothing you can do that will make God stop loving you and smiling at you.

You probably know people who can use a smile today. You probably know people who are distraught and discouraged. They need the Lord’s smile. They need the power of His smile and you can help spread His cheer and bring peace back into those people’s lives. Keep smiling, friend! Keep embracing the Lord’s love and joy and keep spreading the peace. Your smile is crucial because it can make someone’s day. It is significant because it represents Jesus and it can be the only Jesus some people will ever know. Your smile matters. The Lord in you matters and people are longing to meet Him. Introduce Jesus to the world through your smile and through your positive disposition. There is Someone sacred and unique behind your smile. There is Jesus and He will show you what to do to assist someone who needs His smile. You can give hope. You can demonstrate that there is always a way and that Jesus is life. Don’t underestimate your smile. Let Jesus smile through you. Let His love flow through you. He is smiling at you so you can smile at others and heal them with His love. Keep smiling! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Zephaniah 3:17; Proverbs 15:13-14; 1 John 3:1

No matter what, you still have God

If I could edit my life and delete some chapters, I would. However, I will never remove what led me to Christ and my encounter with Him. It was a long time ago. I was a teenager. What I remember the most is that hope entered my life when Jesus became my Savior. I saw the light of hope. I saw something different. My spirit changed and my mind was positively impacted. I remember thinking that my future was bright and the devil was going to stop messing up with me and with my family. I was right about a bright future. I was wrong about the enemy. As a young Christian, I believed that once you get saved you have blessings after blessings and no trials and no tribulations. I was wrong and God helped me understand the truth. Believers have tons of problems. 

Believers can be persecuted and treated very poorly. Believers are not immune to the attacks of the enemy. Believers are prime targets. Believers can suffer a lot but believers have Jesus. We have Jesus. We will always have hope and always have solutions and a way out of our misery. God will always prevail. No matter what we go through, God will always win if we stay in faith. As a young Christian, I didn’t know much about faith. It sounded like something very hard and tedious. Then I found out that because I believed in Jesus I had faith. It was as simple as that. I had a tiny mustard seed of faith but I had faith. Now, the Lord taught me that it is my faith that moves His hand in my favor and I should hold on to faith, develop it, let it grow and persevere.

Today I want to remind you that the Jesus who saved you is still with you and He can still bless you. As a matter of fact, He is an expert when it comes to blessings, deliverance, freedom, peace and victory. Look at Jesus today. Keep your eyes on Him. He will stand by you through trials and tribulations. He never said that this life would be easy but He said He had conquered the world. Your current problems are part of what Jesus conquered. Thank Him for the victory. Praise Him for setting you free. Speak with faith about your situation. Know that it is taken care of and Jesus did what needed to be done. I know the enemy is probably whispering lies into your mind telling you that nothing can save you and things will never get better. He is a liar. Tune him out by turning up the praises. Let your praises be louder than the fears that are creeping into your head. Jesus did it all. You are not going to fail and you are not going to be in this predicament forever. Don’t lose hope and don’t focus on your difficulties. Open your Bible and your eyes of faith will be wide open. Your situation is not hopeless!

The Lord is a permanent fixture in your life. People come and go. Situations change. Events come and go but Jesus stays. He hasn’t left your side. He hasn’t given up. He hasn’t vanished. His love is there for you. His presence is intense even when you don’t sense it. That is why the enemy is afraid of you because of Jesus in you. He is very afraid but he also knows that you are not always tapping into your relationship with Jesus  and your faith in Him wavers. The enemy takes advantage of any small crack and he puts his nonsense into you through the small aperture. Plug the holes of doubt with the Word of God. Every time doubt talks to you, talk back with Scriptures. Remind yourself that Jesus is with you and that He will always prevail. Yes, you will have problems in this world. No one can avoid them but the Lord will help you overcome them. Present every problem to God. He will assist you and bless you. God can always help and that is something very important for you to remember. Your problems will try to tell you how big they are and you have to tell them how big your God is. No matter what, you still have God. Stay encouraged! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Joshua 1:9; Psalm 16:8; 2 Corinthians 12:9

What is God building in your life?

Before He started His ministry on earth, Jesus was a carpenter. A carpenter is someone who repairs or makes wooden structures and objects. I love that carpenters make and repair. This concept exemplifies what the Lord does. Jesus is the carpenter of my life. He fixed my life and He made it what it is now. He gave me eternal life. That is what He does. He didn’t just do it for me. He did it for anyone who believes in Him. When He died on the cross, people thought it was the end. It was just the beginning of the structure He was building. He was making something that would last forever and that no one could undo. Jesus built eternal life. He repaired our lives and fixed them with salvation. He redeemed us of our sins and  built a bridge between the Father and us. That bridge of salvation is a structure that we can count on. It is indestructible. Jesus undid death and replaced it with His resurrection. Now, His resurrection power is the permanent structure that lives in us. If you have Jesus, His power lives in you. It is building you up and it is fixing you and making things new. God is at work in your life. If we remain in Him and His words remain in us, He will build something amazing in our lives. What is God building in your life today? He is repairing your life and making a life that is blessed by His presence.

What the Lord is building in you is a powerful structure that relies on His Son. The Lord wants to builds reliance in us. What He is building in our lives requires work on our part and faith. The Lord would never force anything into our lives. We have to agree and we have to believe. We can’t be passive and expect Him to do something good inside of us. That powerful structure of dependence on Jesus can be put together when we take a step of faith and we trust that God is at work in our lives. The process started when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and it continues every single day. Our salvation and our lives with Christ are an ongoing journey. We can help the Carpenter repair our lives by having total faith in Him and by letting Him be the part of us that He should be. We could choose to privilege the world and its ways or we can choose Jesus and let Him develop His mind in us. We can share the mind of Christ as we renew our thinking with His Word and we are in contact with His Spirit. Let’s always choose Jesus. Let’s always choose Jesus over the world. Let’s get to know Him better thanks to the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is in us and with us and that relationship can be amazing. The Lord gives us the wood we need and it is up to us to finish the work by leaning on the Spirit and adoring the Lord. Adoration and worship are crucial here. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and in His temple there should be rejoicing and celebration. We are a place of worship that should be active all the time. It is sad when we don’t answer the call and we deprive our temple of praising the Lord. When we do that, we are like a church where the lights are never turned on, Jesus is forgotten and there is no fruit and no progress. God can build a tree of hope inside of us when we keep our hopes in Jesus and we actively engage with Him. The structure of peace and joy the Lord desires for us to have is attainable. It can be made when we spend time in the Word of God, we pray every day, we walk in love, we stay in faith and we exalt the Lord. God is building a wonderful structure of faith, love and hope in you, friend. Give Him permission to place the beam of joy, the joist of love and the structure of faith inside of you. As you rely on God, He will fix what needs to be fixed in your life and He will create a new you. God can build anything and He built you for a time like this so stay in faith and keep on going. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!


Suggested reading: John 15:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 John 5:14

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 189)

Let God speak to your heart privately. Set aside time to listen to Him. Give Him time and savor your moments with Him.

“Trust Me, I know what I’m doing” is what the Lord is telling you today. Listen to His voice. Give Him a chance to show you what He can do. Give yourself a chance to get out of your misery as you lean on God in the middle of your troubles.

God’s love in your life is accounted for. There is an unlimited provision of His love for you. It is a done deal. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Embrace God’s love. Let it bless you and protect you.

Faith is like a net you cast in an ocean of blessings. You don’t always know what you are going to get but you know you will get something and it will be very good in Jesus’ name!

At the end of the day God is still on the throne. No matter what you go through, God will see you through. He is still almighty and He is still powerful. Don’t lose hope. Victory is yet to come!

Praise is your remedy. It will heal your body, soul and spirit. Praise Jesus today and every day and you will have the key to freedom and breakthrough all the time.

Save your praises for Jesus. Compliment and encourage the world but praise the Lord and only the Lord. Put Him on a pedestal. Exalt Him. Let Him be bigger than anyone else. All praise belongs to Him!

Jesus the author of your faith holds your future. This means that you are not looking ahead with fear and doubt. You know that your future is in good hands and you have nothing to worry about. The Lord will be there every step of the way and He will always make a way!

God doesn’t think like the world. He knows and understands how the world thinks but His ways are higher than our ways. Pray that the Lord opens the eyes of your understanding and shows you His ways. Pray that you think more like Jesus and less like yourself!

Don’t listen to the lies of the enemy! You can make it and you will make it beautifully in Jesus’ name. The Lord is with you. He will make things happen for you. He will encourage you and help you. Don’t get discouraged. God is on your side!

Suggested reading: Psalm 91:4; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Timothy 2:13

God welcomes you

I remember the time when I was new to Jesus. I didn’t know Him well. I was excited about Him because He sounded so nice and so loving. I needed love. I know we all need love and the love He has to give is like no other. What intrigued me about Him was not only His eternal love but His integrity and His unwavering faithfulness. To me He was this faithful Savior whose love was deeper than the ocean and taller than Mount Everest. There was a giant aspect to Him. Every time I saw something tall or deep, I said to myself that Jesus was taller or His love was deeper. I liked learning about Him but I decided to know Him for myself. I set on a journey to find the real Jesus and to get as close to Him as possible. I didn’t want Him to be a person in a book. His Book was beyond anything I had read but I also understood that there was a real Person from the Book living outside the divine pages. I discovered that He was extremely approachable. He is closer than we think and He watches over us. The faithful loving Savior I was getting to know was very interested in having a relationship with me and that changed my perspective.

The religious Jesus who had been introduced to me slowly faded away as I got closer to the Jesus who loves and who reigns with majesty. I didn’t discard the Word of God. I read it every day but I made sure I talked to Jesus. I made sure I kept the lines of communication open and I gave Him my time. I knocked on His door and asked Him if I could come in. How did I do that? I prayed. It’s as simple as that. I said a genuine prayer. I asked Him to show me the real Him. I prayed for His Spirit to enter my life in a big way. I was honest and I was broken. I needed fixing and He took care of that. God is always so good and so caring. Every time we turn to Him with a sincere heart, He intervenes and He replies. I knocked a few times before I received a response. I think my head got in the way of His reply. He had spoken to me but I was too closed off to hear Him. What I found out is that not only does He love to reply to our prayers but He loves to give us more than we ask.

I asked for a seat at the table of the King so to speak. I asked for a corner seat so I wouldn’t be in the way and so that more important people could be seen. Everyone is important to the Lord. There are no front seats at His table. There is no VIP section and there is no protocol. We all have the same seats. We all have the same access to the King. He didn’t give me a small seat on the side like I thought He would. He sat me front and center where everyone else sits and He welcomed me with open arms. Jesus doesn’t reject anyone. I have learned that through the years. He has taught me that everyone who has walked the earth and who will walk the earth is welcome. He loves every single one of us. The King of Kings adores you and me. Once we get ahold of that truth, we can sit at His table and enjoy the feast before our eyes.

Today I want to reiterate that Jesus welcomes you all the time. He wants to spend time with you and He desires for you to get to know Him better. He wants to be closer than a brother. He wants you to understand that you are in His heart and He would do anything for you. He has a wonderful seat for you at His table and there are amazing dishes waiting for you. In His presence, you will find the water of peace, manna from Heaven, the fruit of the Spirit, and food for your soul such as peace and joy. There is plenty for you to enjoy. His lavish table is meant to show you how much He cares about you. Sit with Him every day. Spend time with His Spirit. Become intimate with the Lord. Adore the Father. Rejoice over the Son. You can get to know God more and you can have the confidence that He will always welcome you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Psalm 23:5; Luke 22:30; Romans 15:7