With God nothing is ever too late

I was drawn to John chapter 11 the other day. It has to do with Lazarus being resurrected from the dead. It is such a powerful testimony to the Lord’s love and to His power. Jesus loved Lazarus and He was filled with compassion when He saw that He had died. He was so moved that He cried. Jesus wept. It is almost inconceivable that the Son of God could cry and yet He did. He felt bad and He felt sad. Mary, Lazarus’ sister had a strong and normal reaction when she saw Jesus. She fell at His feet but then she said “If only you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Isn’t it how we often react? Don’t we believe that God arrived too late and that if He had come before, things would have been fine? “If only God had stepped in earlier”, we say. “If only God had acted before,” we cry out. The truth that shakes us is that God is never too late and never too early. What seemed like a hopeless situation to Mary, was not a dead situation for the Lord. Lazarus had been dead for 4 days. Did that stop Jesus? Certainly not. The One who was going to conquer death knew that He could bring Lazarus back to life. Now, think of Lazarus as a situation in your life that appears to be impossible to fix. Think of something that happened 4 days ago so to speak and that looks completely hopeless today. A situation void of joy and peace. A situation that is in critical condition. Present that situation to the Lord. Change your thinking and don’t proclaim that God is too late. Renew your mind by untangling your thoughts with the comb of hope and faith. What is presented by the world as being too late is not too late for God. Put it in His hands and He will make things happen. When you trust Him, He can speak into your lifeless circumstances and bring them back to life.

I can think of a dozen situations in my life when hope was gone and I had reached the point of no return. In those tough situations there was no way out and no exit. I looked for the staircase that would take me outside of those buildings of problems but I could never find them. It’s in those moments of desperation that God showed up and proved to be caring more than I could imagine. His grace and His mercy have been umerited but they always take control of the situations. Looking back I can see that at times no one came to my rescue right away but with time, with God’s timing, the rescue was always there. It was late in my mind but it was right on time for God. We sometimes go through long seasons, long, long winters but then we jump from cold weather to summer. God does that. He can turn our toughest seasons into the most beautiful summer time. This is why I want to encourage you to hang in there and hold on to Jesus. Go to His feet and praise Him. Go to His feet and wait. Wait on His perfect timing. Wait for His intervention and cherish Him in the meantime. Don’t let your bad season give you a bitter taste. You will taste the honey and the milk again. The promise of your best days has not expired. It is renewed every day. Every morning the Lord sings over you and He is faithful. His angels are with you and you are still blessed and favored. Bad seasons don’t mean you have a bad life. The accumulation of the misery and the pain in your life can leave you hopeless but God is going to change that. He is going to pour blessings after blessings and wipe away those tears. It is never too late with the Lord!

If you think that it is too late and that your struggle will not end, let me tell you that God has a timetable that is going to reverse every bad thing that you have experienced. Get on His timetable. Get on the timetable of hope. Don’t lose hope. Don’t get discouraged. The Lord sees you. The Lord wept when He saw your suffering as He was hanging on the cross. He also rose again and saw the end of your pain. It is coming. It is not too late for it to happen. Take courage. Something amazing is coming your way and Jesus Christ is sponsoring that beautiful event. Know that Jesus adores you. He has felt your tears and He has visited your fears. He knows how you are feeling. He knows what you are going through and He definitely knows that this is not the end. With God nothing is ever too late. Keep your hopes high. Remember you are dealing with the Creator of the universe. Nothing is impossible to Him. Ever!

Suggested reading: Psalm 63:2; John 11:33-44; 2 Corinthians 3:18

Keep praying for open doors

I love how God opens doors. I love how He places doors in our lives that should not exist. He can create anything out of nothing. He has the power to line up doors that no one can close and that no one can remove from our lives. He tells us to keep knocking. Keep asking and keep seeking. Sometimes those doors appear when we expect them in faith. Sometimes we have to stand in front of empty spaces hoping and praying that a door will show up. Those invisible doors can be seen with the eyes of faith. They are not there in the natural but with our supernatural eyesight we can see them and we can look forward to them. We are encouraged to seek. God wants us to seek His face. Look for His will. We should seek and wait for His directions, His recommendations and His guidance. Seeking His will is crucial. It prevents us from looking for doors that should not be in our lives. There are times when we pray and God doesn’t seem to answer. God doesn’t materialize the doors we are praying for. It is because those doors are not meant for us. It is because we are praying outside of His will. I have found myself in that position many times. Waiting for doors that wouldn’t come. I felt rejected. I felt misunderstood until I found out that those doors would have hurt me more than anything.  They would have led me down the wrong path and they would have given me access to a house of chaos and trouble. Today I want to encourage you to invite God’s doors of blessings into your life. Put yourself in a position to receive. Seek God’s will. Ask for new doors. Stand patiently and knock with the fingers of faith. God has doors for you that will lead you to a new place where blessings abound, peace is present and joy is a daily occurrence. Keep knocking! Pray for open doors.

 

The first door we should be praying for is the door for the Word of God to be heard. Paul asked in the letter to the Colossians that people pray for the Gospel to be spread and that God opens doors for people to enter into the world of the Word of God. There is a door that needs to be built between God and people and it is the door to the Gospel. Many nations are not being exposed to the Word of God. Many communities or groups of people have not been graced by the Gospel. You might have friends or family members who have not been introduced to the Word of God and you are waiting for that one door, that one opportunity that can make it happen. Pray for the doors to be open for the Word of God. Pray that there are entry ways into people’s hearts. Pray for the right time and the right place for the Gospel to be presented. A door for the Gospel can be a chance to share your testimony. Leave the door open so to speak and let God choose what that door is going to look like. Trust Him with the process. Your life can be an open door for someone. Just by seeing how you think, how you act and how you talk, someone can find a door that leads to God. You can be someone’s ticket to a ride on a new adventure with Jesus. Don’t underestimate the power of your life testimony. You might be the door someone has been waiting for. Pray that you hear the knock and you let them in.

 

God can create doors whenever He wants and your faith can bring those doors to life. When you believe God can do the impossible and you hold on to your faith even when things don’t look good, anything can happen. Seek God’s face and ask Him to put the right desires in your heart. Pray for doors to open. Stand in the space where faith is all you know. Stand patiently. Keep praying and keep knocking and God will show you the doors. He will make those dreams happen. He will bless you with opportunities and situations that your faith helped you believe in. When all seems lost, God has a way. He has a door and He has a secure place for you to stay. Don’t get discouraged if you are not where you think you should be. Your current situation is not a reflection of your destiny. Your destiny is in God’s hands. Leave your future into His hands. Believe that He can bring the right door at the right time. If you can’t see a door anywhere, look for it in your heart where faith lies. Let your heart take over and faith will draw the door in front of your very eyes. Pray for more doors. Pray for the right doors. Pray for opportunities. God is going to give you more than you expect. Whatever you need, remember that Jesus is the door! Stay in faith!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 22:22; John 10:9; Colossians 4:3

Pray for miracles

There are so many things to pray about and what we ask God is usually in alignment with what we are able to believe. I have been working on increasing the size of my capacity to receive from God. This means that I need to make my faith bigger. When I read the Word I can’t ignore all the miracles that the Lord performed. They are all over the Bible and they are a big part of the Bible. I wouldn’t say that miracles should necessarily be the focus of our connection and our relationship with God but if we are to trust God and believe Him for who He is, we can’t put miracles on a shelf and not believe in them. God is love and because of His love for us, He performs miracles and wonders. Miracles can still happen today. We just don’t hear about them enough so our faith in them is a bit limited. Church has been a lot more about self-improvement than about miracles in my humble opinion. God is the God who makes you feel better and who makes your life better. He does that for sure but He can do it in a major way. There can still be events that change your life to the point where you know they are divine interventions. Events that cannot have been caused by men but that come directly from God. Miracles are waiting to happen. They are waiting for people like you and me that know and trust that the Lord still performs miracles today. The God we praise is the God of miracles. Add that to your beliefs. Add that to what you proclaim every day. Sing it. Believe it and lift up the God of miracles. Increase your faith bucket and expect God to fill it up with blessings that will blow your mind! Study the miracles in His Word and develop a spirit of expectancy for the signs and wonders that the Lord wants you to experience on a regular basis.

 

Pray for miracles. Show the Lord that you know they can happen and you know it is His will to bless you with miracles. Have prayer lists and pray for miracles for people in your life. Pray for miracles for your town, your community, your country and for the world. I always feel a little funny when I hear people praying for their country and not mentioning the rest of the world. There is a form of nationalism that expresses real exclusion and self-righteousness at the same time. When we think that our country is superior to other countries and we keep asking God to bless it, it doesn’t sound very Christian-like to me. Praying for our country is extremely important but it should be part of a prayer that also covers the rest of the world. Miracles can take place anywhere in the world and it is our prayers that make things happen. Imagine if we formed a coalition of believers who prayed for the world. We would see God’s hands around the world. I am sure that many people do pray for the world. I just feel like we need more prayer warriors to not only pray for the world for peace and salvation but also for miracles. There isn’t anyone who couldn’t benefit from God’s miracles. There are times when miracles help people believe. It is not their main purpose but God’s ability to do the impossible is a sign and wonder that catches people’s attention at times. It also gives a boost of confidence and faith to believers. Do we need to see miracles today? I would say yes because we need to know God for who He is and understand the magnitude of His greatness a bit more. We are not maximizing our knowledge of God. At least that is my sentiment. Jesus revealed His glory through His signs and wonders and His disciples believed Him.

 

Nothing is too hard for our God. He said it in the Old Testament. He said it in the New Testament and He demonstrated it through the ages. Time has not removed God’s power and God’s desire to bless His people with the extraordinary. When you pray for miracles, you pray according to God’s will. Ask Him to bless someone with a miracle in an area where they are struggling.  Let God choose how He is going to do it but hand Him your faith for miracles and He will do great things. Everything is possible for the one who believes. Our faith activates God’s hand. The goal is to build up our faith so we can expect great things. Our faith can limit God or it can give Him free reign to do the impossible in our lives. With faith we can talk to our mountains and tell them to go throw themselves into the ocean. Think about your biggest mountain, your biggest problem and be aware that with God’s power in action in your life, that big problem can disappear. Your faith can push miracles into your life that will make room for the supernatural and get rid of the enemy’s negativity in the natural. Pray for those types of miracles for others and for yourself as well. Try this. Think of things that you deem impossible and expand your faith for them. Find scriptures that back up your faith for what you want to see take place. Declare every day that God can do it and thank Him for it. Be relentless with it and keep feeding your spirit words from the Lord. Pray for miracles so the world can be impacted by God’s love and your world can be turned upside down for all the right reasons. Pray for miracles today!

Suggested reading: Jeremiah 32:27; Matthew 21:21; John 2:11

Are you having a bad day?

I told a friend the other day that today was a bad day to have a bad day. A bad day can easily be crafted by the enemy and with the support of our overthinking or our defeated thoughts we can slip into a very bad day. We will all have good days and bad days but when the day is bad we can reverse the course of the day by focusing on the Lord and what He is doing that day. When things are bad, God doesn’t stop working on our behalf and He doesn’t stop being God. My challenge these days is to reverse the day by putting all my effort and thoughts into what the Lord is doing and who He is. He is loving and I am incredibly touched by His love. That is what gets me through the day. On a bad day I start by feeling abandoned by the love and grace of God but I have a switch in me that I flip and that allows me to see the day through His eyes. Every day has a dose of God in it. God is present 24/7. When you have the” God is always present” mindset, your day looks very different. I have had a chance to put that mindset to work in my life a lot and it is a wonderful way of approaching life. Today I want to encourage you to reverse the bad days and see God in your day. Are you having a bad day? Hand it over to God!

 

One thing I have learned is that when my day is bad I need to stop focusing on myself. When things are not going well I ought to help someone else have a good day. I need to spread the love like they say and give a good helping of God’s love to someone in my life or to a stranger. When things are not going well it doesn’t mean that the Lord is not alive in me through His Spirit so I emphasize the Spirit by letting Him express His love. It is a great way to take off the edge of a bad day that can push you over the brim of negativity. There is even more of a need for love to flow on a bad day. The love from within can change the negative atmosphere around you. You can combat negativity with positivity birthed in love. The love of the Lord will always prevail and it can attack the negativity that is coming at you on a bad day. A bad day is what the enemy uses to squeeze faith and peace out of our lives. He does it by getting ahold of our minds and by making us believe that a bad day is the end of God’s grace or by making us feel bad or guilty about something. Guilt is a weapon he uses. We can easily feel guilty on a bad day thinking that we did something to bring it upon ourselves. Jesus said we would have bad days and He also said He had conquered them by conquering the world.

 

When you are having a bad day, claim Jesus’ victory over the negative events that are taking place. Inject hope and Jesus’ victory into the bad day. He won. He has done what it takes to make this day improve and to get you out of the ditch of misery. Bad days can’t stand a chance before God. Speak against the negative feelings and the emotions that the bad day is pushing into your system. God is not intimidated by the bad days. He has an unlimited supply of goodness that can reverse this bad day. Ask Him for help. Ask Him for joy. Ask Him for peace. When you are having a bad, what is important is to renew your thinking and to be God-centered again. Tap into the power of the Holy Spirit. Without His power it is hard to get out of the cycle of bad feelings. I need the Holy Spirit every minute of every day. The bad day you are experiencing can’t compare to the better days that are ahead of you. Pray through the bad days. Praise through the bad days. The enemy gets very confused when we celebrate the Lord instead of cursing the day. Are you having a bad day? God is your remedy for the bad day. Stay focused on Him. Your bad day is about to change!

Suggested reading: Exodus 14:13; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 3:22

Give it to God and don’t worry about it

I have been in the process of selling my place and buying a house. If you have been through that process you know that it doesn’t happen without a number of setbacks and ups and downs. There have been times when I have tried to figure out how to get to the next step and how to make all this work. My mind tries to tell me how to proceed. My mind definitely has a mind of its own and I have done my best to steer it away from thinking like the world. First I know it is important that I remain grateful not only for what I do have but also for the process. It is an honor to be able to go through this with the Lord. “With the Lord” is the key phrase here. I am not selling and buying on my own. I am not the master of the process. The Lord is. That is if I let Him be in charge instead of giving my mind and my free will free reign. You see, when your mind gets loaded up with worry because it is trying to control everything, you are destined to get discouraged. It’s not your power. It’s the Lord’s. As long as you keep Him at the center and you know it’s all about Him, you are good to go. Giving a heavily loaded mind free reign of our house is dangerous. It’s like letting a dog that is not trained, free access to every room that he or she could possibly destroy. It’s hard to remain calm and composed when your thoughts are running wild all over the place. I can’t function properly spiritually if I am not at peace and I am not calm. Why? Because I can’t keep my eyes on the Lord when my mind is on a million other things that get in the way. I can’t hear from Him. I can’t trust Him and I can’t get Him involved.

 

During this house transition process I have heard a few times,” Give it to Me and don’t worry about it.” The Lord with His humble voice has told me to let go of the worries and to trust Him. He will figure it all out for me. He has already figured it out. Now it’s for me to let Him be in control. It’s for me to turn my worries into worship and my fears into faith. I do believe Him and trust Him with all my heart but my head keeps trying to sabotage the trust. I am taking back my faith and confidence in the Lord by yielding to His Spirit. This is how I have been handling things. I exalt the Lord. I magnify Him. I amplify who He is in my heart and in my mind. He is bigger than anything that comes my way and I need to acknowledge that if I want my trust to be strong. It’s not easy to trust someone that appears to be small, weak and not powerful. I remind myself that my life is in the hands of the Creator of the universe. He is mighty and strong. He is invincible and above all He is caring and He loves me. The idea of giving it to God is giving in to the One who can’t fail, who can’t fall and who can’t let me down. How amazing is that?!

 

Giving it to God is such a basic principle of our Christian faith but it is often a last resort. We feel empowered by God. We know that He strengthens us so we believe we can do it all without consulting Him. He does empower us and He does give us the tools we need in life but we cannot forget that He is the tool maker and that the power in us is from Him. He is the power behind the changes, the blessings, the breakthroughs and the miracles. I have heard people say that we are mini gods because of the Lord living in us. He doesn’t make us gods. He makes us heirs of His kingdom but He is the head and He is the One who makes everything happen. When I give it to God, I see myself for who I am and I see Him for who He is meaning that I am nothing without Him and He is my answer, my solution, my help and my refuge. I give Him control and He gives me freedom. My faith gets me there but Jesus is the perfecter of my faith. Faith without Jesus equates to nothing. The Lord will day there is nothing to worry about when you look to Him. That is the key. Your mind will say that there is a lot to worry about when you look at the circumstances. Things will be worrisome but God is always awesome!  Friend, your worries are a burden you shouldn’t carry. Give them all to Jesus. He handled them on the cross. He knows what to do. Stay in faith and stay encouraged. God is going to take care of you in a beautiful way. Don’t worry about how. Just be thankful for the Who, be thankful for Jesus!

Suggested reading: Psalm 34:4-5; Matthew 8:25-27; Hebrews 12:1-3

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 123)

You will be fine. The Lord helps you define fine. His definition defies the world’s definition. You will be more than fine. Let the Lord define your situation and put into words the joy and the peace that are coming your way.

God is up to something incredible. Rejoice, dear recipient. What is coming your way is bigger and better than what you went through. Expect great things. Our great Lord is with you every day!

Testify for the Lord. Be His witness and spread love. Bring joy. Be outspoken for God’s justice. Treat everyone equally. Show extravagant love and be a bearer of the good news of the Gospel.

Give people a chance. Someone who was a nightmare can become a dream. God can chance anyone. Think of Saul who became Paul.

God will pierce your heart with kindness and He will make your fears melt and your worries fade away. Let God get ahold of your heart and you will see an amazing transformation!

The dreams you have that are inspired by God are never too big. Your mind might be too narrow to allow those dreams to come in but God can enlarge it. Let your biggest dreams expand your mind and give you God’s vision for your life.

God gives you what you need even if you don’t know you need it. Sometimes it takes a while to realize that you needed God’s plan and that it was the best plan all along.

Jesus walks on water in peace. His heart is not troubled. His confidence is strong. He can walk over all kinds of waters and He is inviting you to join Him. Walk with Him over the waters that have been stirring anxiety and stress. You are above them thanks to the Lord who is holding your hand.

There is a new song you are about to sing. There is a new psalm you are about to learn. There is a new story you are about to write. There is a new day that is about to start. New hope, new love, new faith, new peace. God has something new for you!

The truth will set you free. It will deliver you from the bondage of lies that have been dropping into your mind. God’s truth will set you on fire for the Lord and it will put out the fiery darts of the enemy!

Suggested reading: Proverbs 17:22; John 16:24; Romans 15:13

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 122)

Don’t worry about earthly things. There are treasures from Heaven here on earth for you. Thank God for earthly things but don’t praise them and don’t worship them. Thank God you are here on earth but remember that Heaven is your final destination.

Nothing compares to You Lord my Savior.

Nothing compares to You Lord my treasure.

Nothing is lord over me except for You my Savior.

No gold is worth more than You, Lord my treasure.

Take the time to be patient. Take the time to wait for God. Take the time to enjoy the time. Take the time to know God. Take the time to give back some time. Take the time to love people. Take the time to thank the Lord for this time. It’s one of the things you won’t get back!

With the Lord, hope has a new meaning. It means what was dead is coming back to life. What was lost is found. What was impossible is possible. Keep your hope in the Lord and your world will change forever!

Love should have no conditions and no limitations. Love should have no judgement and no criticism. Love should see no color and no discrimination. Love should have no boundaries and no restrictions. Love should be free and should never be purchased with deeds and good actions. Love should always be founded in Jesus because He is the definition of true love!

Falling happens. The fall can be rough but every time you fall, know that God is tougher than the fall and He will get you back up. Let Him take your hand and help you up. Jesus fell when He died on the cross but He rose again. You will rise. Your resurrection time is coming.

The fruit of the Spirit grows on trees that are anchored in the Lord. The fruit of the Spirit grows in the lives of those who water the tree with the Word. Let the fruit of the Spirit be your main harvest. You will reap peace, love, faith and joy and many other wonderful blessings!

The Lord is always smiling. He is smiling at you and me. When the world is frowning, turn to the One whose smile is always shining. Focus on His love and turn away from the hatred you see in this world. God’s love will teach the world around you how to smile and how to shine a light a hope where there is darkness.

There is a power in saying thank you before your blessing comes. Thank the Lord for all the things you can’t see. Thank Him for being faithful and true. He will never let you down. He will never fail you so thank Him all the time!

Life is a puzzle. Trust that God has all the missing pieces. He even has the ones that don’t seem to fit anywhere. He makes things work for the best and the pieces that He has will always come at the right time and at the right place.

Suggested reading: 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 6:10

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 121)

Let the love of God be the ink you use to write letters to the people in your life. Let the Spirit of God help you hold the pen and inspire you to write messages of peace, truth, love, faith and encouragement.

God has not given up on you. He has given you all you need for you to give up on what has been haunting you, bothering you and eating at you.

There is always good news with the Lord. There is always hope and peace. The good news of the Lord can silence the rumors of the world and the fear that comes from the bad news. Tune into what the Lord has to say more than you tune into the world.

Your faith could be a mustard seed today but trust that it will be a tree someday. A tree planted in the solid ground of the Gospel by the water of the Holy Spirit. A tree whose roots are in the Lord and whose leaves are unshakable.

You have a very good Father. His love for His children is out of this world. Let God’s love for you take you through all the stages of your life. Your Father will never leave you. He will watch you grow and He will make sure you blossom as you go!

Don’t let worry take up space that is reserved for faith. Worry is a thief that needs to be arrested. Ask God to help you make the arrest and He will help you keep worry and fear in a jail away from your mind.

“Eventually” will come. Your breakthrough will come. Your answers will come. Your solutions will come. Peace will come. Joy will come. Eventually is in your future. Enjoy the present. Eventually is coming.

The deeper you go into the Word of God, the wiser you get. The deeper you go into the wisdom of God, the more powerful you get. The deeper you get into the powerful knowledge from God, the more peace you get.

Sometimes your hope is just hanging by a thread. That thread of hope is enough to get you back to faith. Know that the Lord is on the other end of the thread. A simple prayer and He will you pull you back up to where confidence and trust reign.

What is hard for us is easy for God. Ease into God’s mentality. Start to see the world through His eyes and you will realize that nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with God.

Suggested reading: Job 11:17-19; Psalm 9:28; Romans 15:13

He is still the God of miracles

I believe in miracles. I believe God can do the impossible. I believe Jesus is still performing miracles today. I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. I believe the Bible is the Word of God and it is alive. I believe God hasn’t changed. I believe the presence of God can be manifested and the Lord can touch our lives in powerful ways. I believe the theories and concepts in the Bible are amazing but their application is even more wonderful. I don’t believe in staying at the threshold of the Word of God. I believe in entering the Word of God and living it out. It is where we should reside. Not in the theory part but in the living part. The Lord speaks through His Word and what He is saying is real and it is for today. Miracles are for today. Healing is for today. Blessings are for today. God’s promises are for today. I expect what God has for me. I expect miracles and I expect love. His love transforms me and it makes every day a good day. Today is the day the Lord is going to bless us. His miracles can take place any time today. Today the God of the impossible is going to make things possible. Believe in the Lord of the impossible today. Believe in the love that is possible today. The opposition is going to try to derail you today but stay on the train of the Lord. Let Him take you to “miracle destination.” Let Him bless the day and make things come to pass.

 

Jesus couldn’t perform miracles where there was no faith. I know we could see more miracles today if we had more faith in the Lord’s ability to perform miracles. Faith comes from hearing. We don’t hear enough about the miracle working power of the Lord. I have been to places where the Lord is not welcome. People don’t believe Him. No one prays. God is seen as a myth. Those places are spiritually dry. They don’t have any faith substance and they don’t have any presence of God so to speak. The spiritual atmosphere in those places is conducive to anything but God’s presence. It is charged with negativity and sometimes charged with a strong presence of the enemy. Those arid places need to hear about God. They need to be watered by the Gospel of Jesus. It is a need that can be met with people like you and me. We can give the Lord an opening in those areas where everyone is closed to the truth. Our words and our actions in those places can create a fertile soil that is ready to receive miracles and to experience the love of the Lord.

 

Love and miracles go hand in hand. It is because the Father loves us that we can see miracles. He cares and He wants great things to happen to us here on earth. When a miracle takes place, Heaven collides with earth. It is an encounter that leaves us in awe. The Lord loves to bless His people with the impact of His Kingdom. Miracles are not meant to be part of a distant future or part of when we go home to be with the Lord. They are for here and now. Heaven can visit us now. You are entitled to God’s miracles. Start meditating on that truth. Let your heart and your mind hear the truth about miracles. Let your faith be amplified. Study the Word of God and find the treasures that reveal miracles. You and I could use a miracle today. Let’s thank the Lord that He is the God of miracles. Let’s praise the Lord of the impossible. Let’s expect His power to be manifested in our lives. Let’s dig deeper into the depth of our faith. We will find the foundation that is needed for miracles to be part of our daily reality. There is water in our lives that is waiting to be changed into wine. There is a sea that needs to be parted. There is blindness that needs to be healed. There are storms that need to be spoken to. There are dead areas that need to be resurrected. God is still the God of miracles. Your miracle is on its way. Celebrate the Lord while you are waiting. Take a stand of faith and let the Lord do the impossible.

Suggested reading: Deuteronomy 10:21; John 2:11; Acts 3:16

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 120)

Keep your emotions on a tight leash. Don’t let them get out of control. Control them with the leash of rebuke. Rebuke them and reject them in the name of Jesus. Use your authority over them even when they come back to bite you.

Your faith might be sleeping right now but God can wake it up. Ask for a wake-up call. Pray and God will strengthen you and revive the mustard seed in you.

God is about to drop things on your lap that you never expected. Keep believing, keep trusting. The best is yet to come!

Check your spiritual temperature and be sure to call on the Holy Spirit if you have a fever. He is the best doctor and the best counselor. He will get you back on your feet in no time!

If we could be more in sync with the beat of God’s heart we would be more in harmony with love, peace, faith and joy.

Give God the microphone so He can speak over your life before you sing songs of sadness and despair. God knows the right tunes for your life and He will change the music that has been bringing you down.

You have God’s support. You’re going to make it. You are not going to fail. Repeat that to yourself as much as you can. God is on your side!

There is a breakthrough around the corner. It is going to come out of nowhere. God is going to show up when you least expect it. Don’t give up! You’re almost there!

God is always listening and smiling. We are often deaf to His voice and frowning. Turn that frown upside down and prick up your spiritual ears. God is always talking so be ready to be listening.

There is a reason for you to celebrate. There is a reason for you to smile again. There is a reason for you to rest. There is a reason for you to love again. There is a reason to have hope again. The reason is Jesus!

Suggested reading: Proverbs 18:10; 1 Chronicles 16:11; 2 Corinthians 12:9