Be bold and courageous

When you rely on God and you live your life through Him, you gain a new boldness and courage. God expands your personality so to speak. He stretches out the good in you and lets it shine. The fruit of the Spirit can be seen in your life. You get a daily dose of Jesus’ love, peace and joy and you share it with the world. You get a fire in your spirit and if you keep it going, it will take you places you never knew you could reach. You will visit aspects of your personality that are new and pure. Those enhanced aspects are the results of the new birth in Christ and the daily maintenance of the birth is crucial. It’s not that we have to maintain our being saved. It is a done deal but we have to live according to the Lord and enjoy the great benefits of life in Him. We can’t be born again and live the way we used to live when Christ wasn’t our Savior. Unfortunately it happens way more often than you think. It happened to me. I got saved, I thought I was following the Lord and I did for a while but then I was mostly following my own version of being saved and Christ wasn’t necessarily the center. I didn’t carry my cross and followed Him. I carried a made up cross and followed Him at times when it was convenient. Living with Christ is not always convenient and it is never about us. It’s about Him. He gives us boldness. He gives us courage. When we remain in Him and He remains in us, we become lions of the Lord. We become bold Christians who love unconditionally and who stand for what’s right in the name of Jesus.

Boldness and courage go hand in hand. They are the willingness to take risks, to act innovatively and to do things that could frighten us. The thing is, with the Lord we become bold and courageous because we know there is nothing to fear and nothing to worry about. When we stand on the Lord and our faith is focused on Him, we can be bold and we have the courage to live this life with peace. It’s not that we are strong within ourselves. The Lord is our strength. We can walk the Christian walk and talk the Christian talk without fear. We can keep going despite the traps of the enemy and we can stand up again after a fall. It doesn’t mean that we don’t fail at times and that we don’t have difficulties. It means that through it all we are strong and courageous and we dare to believe even when the enemy is taunting us. Friend, you have boldness in you. You have courage. Let them come out as you fix your eyes on Jesus. The spirit He gave you is powerful. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by your circumstances. You are a lion or a lioness of the Lord. Roar with faith. Show that you know that greater is the One that is in you than the devil that is in this world.

There is nothing to fear and nothing to worry about. It’s easier said than done but I can guarantee you that when you make Jesus the Lord of your life every day and in everything, you will not fear and you will not worry. Let Him be your “all in all.” Let Him be the King and the ruler of your life. Follow Him. Focus on Him. Pray to Him. Be close to Him. Adore Him. Worship Him. Read Him in His Word. Be His witness. Connect Him to your world. Carry your cross and keep your eyes on Him as you walk on this journey. Let His words become your words. Let His Spirit influence your spirit. Let love be your native tongue. Let His peace that surpasses all understanding surpass your understanding. Embrace His joy and you will have strength. Be humble. Be patient. Be loyal. Be faithful. God’s boldness and courage will become a big part of your life. You will speak up for Jesus and you will speak up for love. You will walk in the valley with confidence and you will climb the mountains with hope. My prayer is that you are as bold and as courageous as the Lord intended you to be. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Joshua 1:9; John 15:7; 2 Timothy 1:7

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 194)

Run your own race. Stay in your lane. The Lord made you unique and He has a unique path for you. Don’t try to be someone else. Be all you can be in Christ and you will be just fine!

Declare that there is no limit to what God can do in your life. Believe in the God of the impossible. Stretch your faith. Expect the unexpected. Trust and rely on the One who can part the seas in your life. Nothing is too hard for God!

There is one way out of your problems today and His name is Jesus. He will always make a way where there seems to be no way. There is no way the Lord is not going to prevail today. Trust His ways. He will show you the way to victory. Stay encouraged!

Start your day with prayer. It will wake up your spiritual life and set you on a path of victory. Pray before your mind preys on you. Let the Spirit of God in you reminds you of the truth that today is going to be a great day in the name of Jesus!

God’s love is the anchor you need to help you navigate through this life. His love keeps you grounded and it keeps you safe. Count on His love. Count on His faithfulness. God’s love doesn’t break His promises!

When you let God have control of your life, He will do amazing things for you. He will paint your life in colors that you didn’t know existed. He will make things look so beautiful and He will make the beauty in you stand out. God made you an amazing individual and He created colors just for you. Embrace the colors of love of the Lord for you!

There needs to be opposition for faith to grow. Your trials today will help you build resistance and resilience. Stay strong and keep believing that Jesus paid the price for your victory. Keep praying. Keep praising. Keep rejoicing. You are stretching your faith!

When you run out of hope, remember that Jesus the King of hope never runs out of power. His love for you never runs dry. His ability to bless you never fades. His promises never become lies. His Word never fail!

Today is going to be an awesome day because it is the day the Lord has made. Stay positive by declaring that God is with you and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. God’s got you in the palm of His hand all day!

Pray for an increase of peace in your life. God is good and He gives good things. Amazing peace will settle in your heart and it will calm the storm in your mind. Stay strong in the Lord!

Suggested reading: Romans 14:1; Hebrews 11:1; James 1:3

The present link

For a long time I was missing something. I was saved but I just wasn’t quite where I needed to be. I was trying to connect with God but a missing link was apparent. The problem was that I didn’t know what the missing link was. I had a Bible, I went to church and I prayed. My prayers were a bit robotic and church wasn’t too thrilling. I had a dull Christian life. Nothing was too exciting and nothing really moved me. I saw people in church who appeared to have something I didn’t have. For a while I felt like a “low class” Christian. I felt like I didn’t fit in and I didn’t belong. I was missing the link that allowed the other Christians to be connected to life in Jesus. I was missing Jesus. I knew about Him but I didn’t acknowledge Him in all I did. He was more of a historical figure than anything else. He was a lifeless figure who came alive when other people talked about Him. My Jesus was empty so to speak and I set out to discover the Jesus who gives life and who is full of hope. I can’t say that I put a lot of effort into it but one thing I can say is that when I humbled myself and I renounced some of the things that were standing in the way of knowing the Lord, things changed. I will never forget how the Lord shook my world and revealed Himself to me. Looking back I can see that because I took one step closer to Him, He marched right into my life and transformed it. Jesus was the missing link. I had been overlooking how important it was to have a relationship with Him and how crucial the Holy Spirit was.

Dear friend, today I want to encourage you to hold on to Jesus, the present link. He is not missing and He is not deserting you. Don’t see Him as the God who is far far away. That was my issue for many years. I didn’t understand that God was with me and that Jesus was a friend who is closer than a brother. If you are going through the process of identifying the present link, spend time learning about the Holy Spirit. Read what Jesus has to say about His Spirit and spend time in the book of Acts. The Holy Spirit is an awesome Person who represents and glorifies Jesus. You need Him to link up with the Lord. You need Him to do everything that the Lord has called you to do. Recognize that He is ever present and that He lives in you. Yes, friend, the Bible clearly states that you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Take care of His temple. Invite Him into your life. He is there but He won’t barge in and take control. He is gentle and He is waiting for you to accept Him and to adopt Him. You are going to have the best time of your life once you engage with the Holy Spirit every day. The link is in you. Use it and enjoy a powerful relationship with Jesus!

A link attaches two things, two people. You are attached to God thanks to Jesus. His Spirit makes sure that you stay connected to the Father. It is the most encouraging thing I have known. We don’t have to live in fear that we will be disconnected from God. The link is solid and the connection is permanent. Our minds make us believe that God detaches Himself from us. We are the ones who walk away from Him. He stays with us. You are linked to the creator of the universe. You are linked to the God of miracles. You are linked to the King of hope. You are linked to the King of kings. You are linked to the One who conquered death. You are linked to the One who makes the impossible possible. Jesus is the ever present link. You are extremely blessed, friend. Enjoy your connection. Celebrate the link to the Father. Stay strong in your faith and live your life with the awareness of the Holy Spirit in you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!


Suggested reading: Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Keep the praises going

Many years ago I learned a very precious lesson that I resort to very often. It came as one of those sweet whispers from the Holy Spirit. It was a light suggestion that was dropped in my spirit. One of those comments from God that can easily be missed. I was going through a lot. I was starting my career and I didn’t have much. I had very little money but I was not worried because I felt so much peace and comfort in the Lord until fatigue hit me. Every time I got tired, I felt like I had lost my grip on faith. I felt like the hope I had was attacked and I had to do something to avoid falling into the trap of doubt and fear. The first thing I tried was to go to bed. It helped a lot. Going to bed and not trying to figure things out made a difference. However, one day I heard the kind voice of the Lord. He said very softly, “Keep the praises going.” I had been spending a lot of time praising the Lord. I found praise to be an amazing time. It was during those moments of praise that I experienced the power and the presence of God more than any other time. Praise was my favorite thing to do. Praise gave me peace, joy and it helped me hold on to my sanity. Praise was a breeze of fresh air. Praise kept me in touch with God. Praise made God come down to my level. Praise was the ignition button I pushed every day, several times a day. Praise was the best part of my day. I listened to the Spirit of God and I kept the praises going when things were looking bad.

There is true power in praise. I talk about praise all the time because it is powerful all the time. Friend, if you haven’t tapped into the power of praise, I invite you to do it today and every day. I am not talking about listening to praise music and humming along because the tune is nice. I am talking about actively praising the Lord. I am talking about engaging in praise with all your heart. Praise is not about how beautiful the song is or how well you can sing. It is about how beautiful the Lord is and how good He is. Praise is about Jesus and only Jesus. Praise is rejoicing over the Lord because He is good all the time. Praise should not take into consideration our circumstances. It should keep going all the time. That is why the Lord told me to keep the praises going even though I was having a hard time. I would say that during our trials and tribulations, our praises should be louder. Our praises should take up more space. They should radiate more. We should focus on Jesus more. Praise has the ability to make us forget what is bothering us and to remind us that the Lord is with us. “Praise your problems away” some people say. I am repeating what the Lord said to me. Friend, keep the praises going today. I know it’s difficult at times to open our mouths when our minds are loaded with worry. Praise Jesus and your mind will be clear.

When Paul and Silas were in prison, they prayed and sang praises unto God at night. The prisoners heard them sing. All of a sudden there was a great earthquake. The prison was shaken and the doors were opened. Their shackles were loosed. Praise did that. Praise got them out of jail. They didn’t zero in on their conditions. They sang to Jesus. People heard them and it didn’t bother them. Their praises were stronger than their pride. Their praises were heartfelt and they caused their situation to change. Your praises can do the same thing since you are praising the same God. Your current trials and tribulations can be so awful that you might believe you are in jail. Keep the praises going. Don’t let the prison doors keep you captive. Don’t let the negative thoughts keep you captive. Don’t let doubt keep you captive. Don’t let people keep you captive by what they are telling you. Keep the praises going even when others would rather hear you cry. God knows what’s best for you and your praises are the best remedy right now and all the time. Open your heart. Sing out the praises of the Lord. Stay strong in your praise. Stay strong in your heart and keep the praises going. You are going to make it. You are going to be blessed. I have kept the praises going for years and they are still setting me free. Bless the Lord and the prison doors will open. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Exodus 23:25; Acts 16:16-40; James 3:10

Cry out to God

Before I started writing this message, the Lord led me to read Psalm 22. In this Psalm, David is agonizing over his current situation. He feels like God has abandoned him. He feels alone and he sounds very defeated. He cries out to God because he knows that is the best thing to do. Note that despite the suffering and the desperation, David cries out to God and declares that God will hear him. He first has what I call a very human moment. He is down in the damps and he is discouraged. He talks about all the things that are going wrong in his life and he underlines his bad circumstances. People mock him. People insult his God and try to make him doubt that God will save him. However, David continues to profess that God is his strength. He continues to ask God to come to his rescue. He cries out to God with hope reminding God that He had done it before and He can do it again. You might be having a very human moment right now. You might have hit rock bottom. You might not be able to reach God because you feel like He is too far. Cry out to God! Be like David. Proclaim that God is still your strength. Rise above your feelings. Rise above the circumstances. Speak God’s truth over your situation. Cry out to God. He hears you and He will come to your rescue.

It is ok to have human moments. No one is born a superhero. No one can make it in this world without the help of the Lord contrary to popular belief. We are humans. He is God. He carries us and He helps us but we have to deal with our human feelings, emotions and limitations. We have to recognize that we need the Lord. He is our helper and our deliverer. David saw his limitations.  I can only imagine how bad he felt. Many of us have been there. Many of us have felt the agony that is caused by tough life events. There are many Davids among us. Now, the great news is that since David, Jesus came. Jesus is our strength. He bridged the gap between the Father and us. We, like David, can cry out to God but we have the most powerful intercessor, King Jesus. We ought to pray in the name of Jesus. We should remind ourselves that Jesus paid the price and He has united us with the Father. Our cries to God are never in vain and they are even more powerful because of Jesus. Friend, have your human moment but remember that Jesus is your Savior and there is always hope. Cry out to God and hope for His best!

Crying out to God implies being vulnerable and humbling ourselves. I used to try to do things on my own until I realized that God’s way was the best way. I often don’t understand Him. His ways are way higher than our ways and so are His thoughts but He always knows better and He does everything well. When you cry out to God, you cry out to the One who never fails. You are at your wits’ ends but the Lord is there to help you and to get you through anything. Cry out with the conviction that God is listening and He will not let you down. David understood the power of His testimony. He relates how God had saved Him. Add the power of your testimony to your cry out to God. Cry out, pray and then tell people about the goodness of God in your life. Sometimes you are the only person you should tell about God’s ability to save you so you can boost your faith. Praise the Lord. David praised the Lord even though he needed deliverance. That was a great demonstration of faith. Your cry to God should be accompanied with praise. Your cry should turn into a song of hope and reverence. God hears you, friend. Don’t give up. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will never leave you!

Suggested reading; Psalm 22; Psalm 111:1; Romans 5:2-7

Life with Jesus

I am here to boost your faith in Jesus. I am here to praise Him along with you. I am here to walk the walk and talk the talk so you can hear Him and you can step into His path. There is no one greater than Jesus and I could write about Him all the time. All encouragement should be centered around Him. He is marvelous. He is awesome. He is unique. He is loving and He is faithful. I have never met anyone like Jesus and my prayer is that He becomes extremely real to you. The world has a lot to offer but the Lord is much better than all the treasures of the world. I pray that you see the riches that are in Jesus. His name alone is worth all the money in the world. His name alone is more powerful than all the names of the people in the world. Jesus is the Savior and we can be with Him every single day if we choose to follow Him. Follow the Lord. Stand by His side because He is always with you. He never ever abandons you. Life with Him is worth it. Life with Jesus is the best life you can have. It doesn’t mean that your life will be easy but it means that you are immensely blessed. He is the Blessing. He is the best of the best. May Jesus be your Lord. May you accept Him fully and may you be invested in Him fully. 

There are so many things I want in this life but the one thing that matters the most is having a strong relationship with Jesus. I want no gaps between Him and me. The world gets in the way very easily. It is up to me to bridge the gaps and to remove the distractions. The enemy will always try to distract us and to keep us busy so we can’t spend time with Jesus. We can outsmart him. Yes, friend we can. Not in our own power but in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus gave us His Spirit so we wouldn’t be dealing with the enemy alone. We have power. We have the ability to stay close to Jesus when we walk hand in hand with His Spirit and we relentlessly work on making Him our priority. This means that we have to turn down the world sometimes. When the world wants to serve us a dose of worldly pleasures and entertainment, we ought to choose Jesus. Choosing Him over temptation and distractions is something we can achieve thanks to His Spirit. His Spirit always takes us to Jesus and if we pay attention to His direction, we stay on the right path. There is just one path that is important and it is the path we can walk with the Lord. Life with Jesus is out of this world. We are in this world but we have an out of this world calling and journey. Let’s walk with the Savior. Let’s live through Him. Let’s revive our passion for Him when it is extinguished by the worries of the world.

 

Life with Jesus means that we imitate Him and we are touched by His love. We can’t walk with Jesus and not walk in love. If love is missing in our walk, we need to take a moment and reevaluate our faith. Faith without love doesn’t work well. Love for Jesus and love for our neighbors is a powerful combination. It is a divine power that makes everything possible. Remember that when Jesus was on earth He always walked in love. Love performed miracles. Love saved. Love healed. Love cared. Love provided peace. Love brought joy. Life with Jesus is all these great things and it doesn’t stop showing love. It stays filled with love even around those people we think are hard to love. Life with Jesus is life that defies hate and discrimination. Life with Jesus is a life of freedom that the world can’t know unless it has Jesus in its midst. Join me in praising Jesus today and always. Don’t let your circumstances keep you from lifting Him up. Your life with the Lord is the best life ever. Enjoy it. Enjoy Him! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He always loves you!

Suggested reading: Proverbs 27:19; John 6:35; Ephesians 5:15-16

Jesus is the way

Where there seems to be no way, Jesus makes a way. Think about how the world was before the Lord came in the flesh and died for us. There was no way out of eternal turmoil. We needed salvation. We needed deliverance. We needed peace. We needed love to win against the evil in the world. Jesus came and made a way. No one else could do what He did. He conquered death. He conquered the world. He came and changed the course of history. Jesus made a way for us to the Father. He came and reconciled the world with the Lord. He came and became the bridge for the gap that had set us apart. He came and He sacrificed Himself so we could have life in abundance. He came and He gave us life. Jesus made a way when there was no hope for peace, no hope for freedom, no hope for a change in the world. Today I am here to tell you that Jesus is still making a way. You might be stuck. You might be lost. You might be depressed and discouraged. You might not see a way out but Jesus is the way. He is the way out of your suffering. He is the way out of your mental jail. He is the way out of your nightmare. Let Him wake you up and show you the way. There is a way for you and it is made possible by the Savior of the world. Jesus is making a way for you today. Follow Him out of your misery. Let Him lead you to a place of peace. Let Him show you the way.

I have gone through seasons when there seemed to be no way. I have experienced terrible winters in the middle of summer. I have seen storms come out of nowhere and all I could do was pray and hope for the best. All I could do was get on my knees and cry out to God. Since I have become a closer friend to the Lord, my cries out to Him have become part of my routine but they are not desperate. My heart cries out and knows that I am being heard. Jesus comes to my rescue. Jesus through His amazing Spirit, reminds me that He is the way. He tells me that my prayers are not in vain and He has already answered them. There is a new confidence that comes with faith. When we have faith that the Lord hears us, we can sleep at night even when there is a tornado in the making. Jesus can still calm the storms and I have learned that He will always make a way through the worst weather conditions when we hold on to Him and we lift Him up. My reflex is praise. I praise the One who is my way out. I start praising Him more when the enemy starts pressuring me. I do praise Him all the time. Friend, don’t wait until things get more complicated in your head. Turn on the switch of praise. Recognize the source of your deliverance. Declare that Jesus is still the way today. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will make a way out.

Jesus is definitely still the way today. He said that He was the way, the truth and the life. We are all set. We have the answer to all our problems. We have the solution. We have the win. We have the power to make it. Jesus is the way we need today and tomorrow. Let’s stay strong in Him. Let’s keep our eyes on the way out. Let’s celebrate His love for us and let’s keep Him up on a pedestal. Jesus will make a way where there seems to be absolutely no way. Meditate on that. What does that mean for your life? How is that making a difference today? The world will tell you that you won’t make it. The world will want you to give up. The Lord wants you to rejoice and to see the Way. The Lord will show you the victory and He will carry you to the finish line. There is a way, friend. Jesus will always be the way. Don’t lose hope. Gain faith. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 10:9; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:18

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 193)

Pray every day. Pray and know that He is God. Pray and rejoice that He is your God. Pray and trust that He is still God. Pray and believe that He will always come through for you. Pray and stay in peace because He is the God who never changes!

Greater is the Lord that is in you than the enemy that is in the world. Jesus can change anything. The power to change anything is in you. Rely on the Lord in you and doubt the enemy that is in the world. Greater is the truth in you than the lies that are in the world!

Nothing can stop the Lord from blessing you. It doesn’t matter what you are going through, the Lord will see you through and bless you more than you expect. Expect Jesus!

God will remove what is bothering you and replace it with something that will bless you and help you. God knows what you are going through and He can change the worst circumstances. Believe His helping hand. Believe He can change anything. Stay encouraged!

Praying with faith is pushing God’s power into impossible situations and expecting things to change even when all seems lost.

Only Jesus can quench your spiritual thirst. Only can Jesus can bless you beyond your expectations. Only Jesus can give peace that surpasses understanding. Only Jesus has perfect and healing love. Only Jesus deserves your unwavering worship!

God is everywhere and He is always present. Wherever you go, He is there with you. Whatever you do, He is there watching over you. Thank God everywhere. Trust God everywhere. He will never leave you nor forsake you!

Stay in a position of expectation and hope. Stay focused on Jesus. Stay focused on His truth. Expect the best God has to offer. Hope for His best. The best is yet to come in Jesus’ name!

Pursue the Lord with all your heart. Get to know Him. Become close to Him. Seek His face. Seek His kingdom. Follow Jesus. Stay in His Word. Run after His love and you will walk in peace!

Suggested reading: John 10:28-30; Acts 4:10-12; 1 John 4:15

The Bible

There is so much I could say about the Bible and yet I feel like I don’t know a lot. One thing I know for sure is that the Scriptures have had a very strong influence on my life. The Word of God has impacted my life like no other texts. When the Word says that God is His Word, it makes sense to me because with every page, every chapter and every verse comes  wisdom from God. I find God in His Word. After I had an encounter with the Lord almost 10 years ago, His Word became alive. Every time I read the Word, especially when I read Jesus’ words, I am touched and I am both blessed and challenged. The blessing happens because the Word is full of God’s love and the challenge manifests in my head where there is a battle and it also takes place between my flesh and my spirit. We can read the Word through the eyes of our flesh so to speak or we can read it through the eyes of our spirit. Carnal reading of the Word doesn’t do much for us. Reading the Word and seeing it just as a historical text for instance doesn’t change us. Now, when we prayerfully read the Word, we experience its power and its beauty. The Word of God is full of power. Today I am inviting you to read the Word with the assistance of the Holy Spirit. Read the Word knowing that you are reading God. Read the Word with the knowledge that it gives life and it will change your life forever.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”* God is the Word. If you are trying to know God better, spend time in His Word and you will meet Him. Ask for help so you can see through the parables and through the deeper meanings. It is important to pray before reading the Bible. Why? Because we need the Holy Spirit to assist us. Jesus sent Him so He could be with us and so He could open the eyes of our hearts, the eyes of our spirits. I love that when we read the Word of God, a footprint is placed in our spirit. There is a mark from the Lord in us and His Spirit reminds us of that footprint. The Holy Spirit guides us toward Jesus one step at a time and every verse brings us closer to the Lord. I have often been reminded of what the Word says when I go into prayer. Prayer triggers the Spirit in me. Prayer enhances what is already in my spirit. I strongly recommend that you pray about understanding the Bible and knowing Jesus more through His Word. The Bible is your friend. Get well-acquainted with it. Become intimate with the Lord thanks to the Bible and by spending time in fellowship with Him.

The Word of God can appear to be a mystery and that is why we need discernment. We share the mind of Christ but we have to put that truth into practice by knowing the Word. I am not talking about just memorizing scriptures. I am talking about meditating on the Word and making the effort to open our Bibles every single day. When was the last time you opened your Bible? I am not trying to make you feel guilty. It is a question we need to ask ourselves and consider. If it’s been days, today is a good day to read the Word again. I suggest you set time aside every day to be in the Word. It doesn’t have to be for an hour. Have some quality time with Jesus by reading a chapter or a couple of chapters and then meditate on them. You can write down verses and look at them a few times during the day. Put the Word of God in front of you as much as you can and you will leave the worries of the world behind you. The Word defies the world by presenting the truth that no negativity can contradict. Life can be tough. Life can be unfair but you have a Savior who changes life and who rights all the wrongs. Give His Word a big place in your life on a daily basis. Let the Word transform your mind as it introduces you to the power of the Gospel. Make reading the Bible a habit. Let it become a lifestyle. Enjoy the Word. Enjoy the Lord. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 1:1*; Psalm 119:105; Hebrews 4:12

The power of God

How powerful is God? Will we ever be able to know? I don’t think that anyone can understand the magnitude of the power of God but we can get glimpses of it and we can experience it. How come we don’t see the power of God in action a lot? Does it mean His power has dwindled? Does it mean He is less powerful? God can’t change. His power is the same as it was in the Bible. Jesus couldn’t perform many miracles in His hometown because of people’s lack of faith. People doubted Him and didn’t welcome Him. The same is happening with the power of God. There isn’t that much faith in it. A lot of people believe in the “power” of social influencers more than they believe in the power of God. In some Christian circles, the power of God is talked about as a thing of the past. In other circles, the power of God is regarded as something that is reserved for the chosen few. There are many scenarios where God’s power is not trusted or not known. We need God’s power. We need it not only for our lives but we need it to be able to serve Him and touch other people’s lives. God’s power is as alive and well just like Jesus is alive and well. Sometimes we understand that Jesus is alive but we don’t associate Him with power or we give Him limited power. He is almighty. He is all powerful. He can do all things. Today I want to encourage you to meditate on the power of God. Let it become real in your mind and in your spirit. Develop faith in it and you will see it manifest in your life.

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the One who is over all things.”* This verse is a great declaration. It should be added to our prayers. We should say it and hear it often. Remember that faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God. Expose your mind to the truth that is in that verse. Let it sink in. See it as a declaration to God and as a reminder to yourself that you serve a great God. Personalize it and say “I” instead of “we.” Tell God you adore Him and tell Him that you know He is big, He is great and He is invincible. The adjective “invincible” is a great word to describe God. It means that no one and nothing can conquer God. No one can defeat Him. Keep that word on the front burner and use it as often as possible. When things get tough, you will be reminded that your problems can’t prevail against God because He is invincible. He has the power to fix anything and to remove any difficulties.

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”** When we are weak, the Lord is still strong. His power can be seen when we are weak. Have you ever experienced God’s power in your life at a time when all seemed lost? His power seems even more amazing because He takes care of something that appeared to be hopeless. His grace is wonderful. God is so powerful that even when there is no faith He can do something great for us. It is not always the case. It is all due to His grace but it does happen and those miracles leave us in awe. I can tell you about many times when the Lord showed up for me when I was down in the dumps. His power changed the course of my life on many occasions. I am in such awe of the Lord. He is my almighty Savior who can do all things. See Him as the God of the impossible. See Him as the One who has unlimited power and unlimited love for you.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”*** God is our strength. We are backed up by His power. The power of the Lord is behind us. We have all the support we need and all the power we need to make it in this life. God has the power to change every part of our lives when we trust Him and we have faith in Him. Let’s be believers that know that God is still powerful today and that experience His love and presence all the time. Let’s be readers of the Word who understand that what happened in the Bible can happen today. There are oceans to be parted in our lives and the Lord can do that. Let’s thank the Lord for His power every day. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: *1 Chronicles 29:11; **2 Corinthians 12:9; *** Ephesians 6:10