Jesus over everything

The other day I woke up feeling a bit lousy. I had what felt like an ear infection even though the doctor said I didn’t have one. It was a combination of allergies and blockage of sinuses. I had not slept well the night before and my mind was telling me it was going to be a rough day. It was 5 am, my usual wake-up time and I started to dread the day because of the thoughts that were bouncing around in my head. I refused to subject myself to that negativity. It took a stand. I said No out loud. I decided to rise above the situation knowing that Jesus was above my situation so I sided with Jesus. I used that first hour of my day to “inject” Jesus into my thinking. I chose to join Him and be joyful for that moment instead of sliding into despair. I didn’t feel good but I knew my feelings didn’t matter. Jesus mattered and He was going to get me through the day. I applied Jesus over everything. I lifted Him up above everything.

I declared the goodness of the Lord in my life. When negative thoughts attack you, you need to attack them with God’s Word. I quoted scriptures and I quoted whatever the Lord was putting on my heart. I turned the whole thing into a praise session with great words of affirmation. I wasn’t going to let the opposition win against me that early. When it begins that early, your day is usually destined to be very difficult. Fight the good fight of faith first thing in the morning, friend. How you start your day, what you think first thing in the morning and your early morning attitude are key. I put Jesus on top of all the evil the enemy wanted to do to me that day. It was Jesus over everything for me and that is how I set up my day. Set up your day with Jesus in the framework of your day. Be determined to hold on to Him all day. He is with you all the time. Recognize that. Celebrate that. Don’t let the “morning sickness” get in the way. Let Jesus get in the way of everything that is negative. 

Did I feel better right away? I didn’t but I was able to see that my spirit was getting stronger and when your spirit is strong, you are halfway there. The other half is  for you to persevere and to maintain that positive attitude. The Lord will help you. Give Him what you have and He will meet you halfway. I stuck to my guns by speaking Jesus over every thought. I knew that it was important for me to remember that He has authority over everything. He can do all things and He helps us in all things. “Jesus over everything” was my motto for that day. It truly is a lifestyle and a habit we ought to develop. He reigns. He is omnipotent. He is almighty. No weapon formed against you shall conquer when you have Jesus. Use His name against the enemy. Use His name against the fear and the pain. Use His name against the bad feelings and the emotions. Be relentless. Let it be Jesus all day. He will carry you. He will bless you. He will make you a blessing to others. He will get you through anything. He will give you peace through anything. He will help you get up in the morning and you will have the best day with Him. Let it all be about Jesus and He will walk with you all day long. Nothing will harm you and nothing will win against you. You can do this, friend. Greater is the Lord that is in you than the devil that is against you. Keep your hopes up! Jesus over everything! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 4:16

The God of encouragement

I love that God is so encouraging. I couldn’t get through the day without His daily encouragement. What I do is load up on encouragement first thing in the morning. I start every day in prayer and part of my prayer time is meditative. I just sit still and wait. I wait on the Lord and enjoy His presence. For some reason, 5 am is the best time for me to be in prayer and to receive messages of encouragement and wisdom. There are days when I get waves of hope and I ride them high and proud. There are days when all I can think of during that prayer time is Jesus. My mind gets saturated with Him and I am extremely focused on Him. There are other times when I can’t say a word because His words flow so fast and they are filled with encouragement.He gets my undivided attention. What I hear the most in the morning is, “Do not worry and do not fear.” The Lord is so encouraging and His words hit me like a brick from Heaven. He makes me so joyful. He knows what to say and how to say it. He knows what I need to hear. He knows what to come and most of the time His words are about events to come. I keep them in my heart and I get ready to use them when needed. The truth is I need God’s encouragement all the time. I know that you do too, friend. Find a way to hear from God. Find out what your “5 am” looks like. Put yourself in a position to receive God’s encouragement.

I have been spending more time reading my Bible in the evening. I go from chapter to chapter and I pause to let the knowledge sink in. I also take time to pray when I am reading. I pray before I start reading and when I am reading. The Holy Spirit can reveal a lot to us when we rely on His guidance and His interpretation. A lot of what comes out of my Bible time is encouragement. My Bible is my preferred source of encouragement after the Holy Spirit. They both work together. The Lord is His Word and when we communicate with the Holy Spirit, He tells us what we ought to know and He points out lessons, suggestions, recommendations and nuggets of wisdom. I get so excited when I dive into the Word of God after charging my spirit with the hope of the Holy Spirit working in me. Praying to Him is what starts the process. I suggest you always pray before you enter the Word. You will find yourself in the house of peace of the Lord where wisdom lives and serenity is supreme. Go into the house of the Lord and you will be very encouraged every time. There are no situations in your life that the Lord can’t help you with. He will encourage you through the worst times so you don’t lose hope. Trust Him!

God is always encouraging. He is never going to discourage you and to bring you down by screaming judgement an condemnation at you. He is there to motivate you and to gently push you in the right direction. When things are not going well, things are always good according to the Lord. He knows how to point out the good that is going on even when you don’t think that anything is good. How does He do it? For Him no situation is hopeless. Nothing is helpless. Nothing is impossible. Nothing is broken forever. Nothing is irreversible so He always has hope. What He does is rub His hope off you when He encourages you. Ask for encouragement every day. Look for it by isolating some time to be with God. Look for it by trusting that the Lord has what you need. Look for it in the Word of God. Look for it by believing that God loves you enough to encourage you. God has the words of encouragement you need for every day. Start your day with Him. Start your day open to His voice. He has a lot to tell you and it is all very good. Stay encouraged! The Lord is always with you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 16:33; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58

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

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

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

Don’t believe the lies

Every day our minds are bombarded with thoughts that we accept, we reject or we question. The enemy is a professional “bomb dropper.” He likes to drop thoughts into our minds that get us confused and scared. He has such easy access to our heads that a lot of the thoughts he injects into our thinking appear to be our own thoughts or they seem to be true when they are lies. The enemy is a thief and what he loves to steal is our peace. The thoughts and ideas he drops are meant to steal our peace. He doesn’t like any of us to live in harmony with God’s serenity. Peace is something he hates and he will do his best to prevent us from walking in the truth of the Lord. 

The Lord’s truth paves the way to peace and freedom and as long as we are on the wrong path, the enemy is content. He is the king of lies and promotes the biggest lies. It is important that we watch what we think so we don’t buy into the lies and turn them into our reality. One of the biggest lies of the enemy is that God doesn’t love us. How could God love us since we are sinners? That is what the enemy suggests to our minds. Doubting God’s love is detrimental to our faith and to our well-being. Now, most of the lies of the enemy fall under the umbrella of that lie. When we are scared and we doubt, it is mostly because we don’t believe that God’s love is powerful enough to get us through life. If we believe that God’s love is the strongest force in the universe, we don’t dread anything. 

Today I want to remind you that the enemy is a liar and God loves you more than anything. His love is the key to peace, to the truth and to deliverance. You might be struggling today and you might need to hear that God loves you. It is the truth. Hold on to that truth and use its power against all the lies of the enemy. You are loved. You are adored. You are blessed. You are highly favored. You are a child of God. All these are truths that you can brandish like a weapon in front of the enemy. Learn to recognize the lies. Learn to stop and think about God before you buy into what the enemy wants you to think. The Word of God defeats all lies. You can find all you need in God’s Word. You will find all the ammunition you need to conquer your negative thought life. Thoughts have a life of their own. They create a whole world that can be far from the truth or a world that was never supposed to be our truth but we accept it.

The Bible is referred to as the word of truth. You can be sure that the enemy doesn’t like the word of truth so use it as much as you can. The enemy hates hearing believers who speak the word of truth and who stand by that word. When he sees that Christ followers mean what they say and trust what Jesus says, he is diminished. The Word of God says that we should resist the devil and he will flee. When we proclaim the Word of God over our lives and we hold it as the ultimate truth in our lives, we resist the devil. When we refuse to adhere to the enemy’s lies, we resist the devil. When we declare Jesus as our Savior all the time, we resist the devil. When we argue with the negative chatter and we enjoy the positive discourse of the Lord, we resist the devil. Friend, the truth will set you free and it will challenge the lies of the enemy. Speak the truth of the Lord as much as you can.

You have the power to squash the lies of the enemy. Be relentless in your effort to let the truth of the Lord dominate your life. Stand strong and keep standing. Resist the devil. That resistance starts in your mind. Don’t let the lies get you down. Don’t let the lies tell you that you won’t amount to much. Don’t let the lies stall you and slow you down. Don’t let the lies mislead you. Lift up the Lord in your head. Celebrate Him and enjoy His truth. He loves you and His love for you will never die so the lies of the enemy will never be true. Anything that pops into your head that contradicts the Word of God is not worth your time. Focus on the goodness of God and know that God’s love is more than enough. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: John 8:31-32; John 14:6; John 17:17

God is greater

When I overthink and I spend time focusing on the negative, bad things seem so huge. I lose sight of God but fortunately the Holy Spirit brings me back to His reality and He reminds me that greater is the Lord that is in me. Greater is the Lord that is in me than the devil that is in this world.*That is what the Bible says. That is what the Lord Himself declares. Next time your mind blows the devil out of proportion, take control of your mind but reminding yourself that greater is the Lord in you. Take an inventory of everything that is bad in your life and push God’s truth against that list. Say “Greater is the Lord that is in me than the bills that are piling up in front fo me.” You can also say “Greater is the Lord that is in me than the anxiety that is fighting against me.” Anything that is bad and evil is not greater than Jesus. Jesus died on the cross and conquered death. The enemy, the devil is under the umbrella of death. He was defeated. Jesus in you is greater! You have nothing to worry about. The enemy might be blowing fear into your heart but the One who is sitting in your heart is more powerful. Give the Lord a chance to dominate your heart, your feelings and your emotions. You can do that by proclaiming that He is bigger and greater that anything that is against you.

So many strongholds are formed in our minds when we keep rehearsing bad scenarios and when we dwell on our problems. Nothing can get resolved when we visit our problems over and over again. They can appear bigger and they can foster other problems that did not exist in the first place. When we are aware of how powerful the Lord and we get ahold of that truth, we are on the right path. Now the goal is to use that truth and not let it sit in us. It has to be expressed and it has to be sustained. Greater is the Lord that is in us but the enemy is relentless and he knows that if he can weaken our minds and glorify himself in our heads, he has won the battle. He has not won. Jesus won. As bad as things may seem, they can be reversed and they can be changed by our Lord almighty. There is a lot of peace in the Lord and His peace can transform all situations. When things are not going well and my head feels like it’s going to explode, I call on the peace of the Lord. I understand the importance of calming the storm within so I can better deal with the problems that I am facing. Problems have a way of paralyzing our thinking and our bodies but when God’s peace enters the scene, hope is set in motion again. God’s peace is greater than the confusion and the chaos of the enemy. Ask for peace. You will get stronger and your faith in God being greater will increase.

Are we willing to believe God or are we going to buy into the enemy’s lies? His lies like I implied earlier, magnify him and they can be intimidating. God is the One who intimidates the devil. The devil doesn’t want you and me to discover that truth. Remember that Jesus destroyed the plans of the enemy on the cross. It is a done deal and whoever believes it will reap the benefits. There is a harvest of blessings that come from trusting that greater is the Lord in you than the enemy that is in the world. Go for the biggest harvest you can get. Go for healing. Go for debt cancellation. Go for peace. Go for joy. Go for blind faith. Go for the impossible. Greater is the Lord that is in you and the enemy can’t stop you because you are filled with the love that changes the world. Friday night might be here now and you can’t see how you will make it to Sunday but you have the One who bridges the gap between life and death so your Sunday is coming. Rejoice. Jesus is greater than any problems you might face. Stay encouraged and keep standing in faith. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: 1 John 4:4*; 1 John 5:4; Ephesians 6:12-13