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 brought you this far

God brought you this far. He is not going to let you down. He is not going to drop you. He is not going to leave you stranded. He will finish the good work He started in you. He will finish the good work in your life. Don’t give up! God is still working with you. God is still working on your situation. Keep the faith! There are some great things coming your way because God is making a way where you thought there was no way. It sounds cliche but it also sounds like Jesus. That is what He will always say. He will always say that He is way, the truth and the life. When you have Him, you always find your way out of trouble. You always have hope of better days. Those better days are not too far. Hold on a little longer. Show your faith longer. I understand that obstacles and hurdles seem to be all over the place and you can’t see good things in your future. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean that they are not ahead of you. Jesus has gone before you and He has laid out everything you need and He will provide for you. Don’t look at what you don’t have. In Him you have all you need. There are blessings today that might be invisible to you but with faith they can be revealed. God is by your side and He is going to take you places you had never thought existed. He brought you this far and He will guide you to a destination that is so peaceful and so good that it will blow your mind and surpass your understanding. God is not done blessing you. He is not done carrying you!

When I look back and see how far I have come I can’t help but thank the Lord. He is the One who has made so many things possible in my life. I have a better awareness of His work in my life and of His plan. Good things in my life have not been coincidences or luck. It’s been Jesus all along and He is here to stay. I know that when things get complicated and difficult, we are under the impression that God is done. We feel like He has left and He has moved on to other people. That is not how God is. In His Word He promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us. He also said that He was the same yesterday, today and forever. Your future is still in His hands. Your present is blessed by His presence. God doesn’t give up. God doesn’t turn around when He sees difficulties on the way. He destroys what tries to destroy us. God has the ability to do the incredible and to do the less expected. Faith connects us to Him and it gives us the hope and confidence that God is sovereign all the time. Express your faith today. Tell yourself that God is still God and that He has brought you this far and He will get you to the finish line. There is nothing to fear and nothing to be worried about. Worry won’t move you forward. It will always stall you and hurt you.

I have no idea what you are going through today. I am telling you to keep the faith and you might think that it is a tall order. You feel like you have given your best to this thing called faith and you have run out of it. Look to Jesus. He is the author of your faith. Faith is in His power, His truth, His love, His abilities, His sovereignty, and His omnipotence. You are not trying to have faith in your ability to make things happen. Your faith is exalting the One who died for the world and who came back to life. Revive your vision of Jesus. Go back to His Word. Read about Him. Read Him. Revisit Him. Relearn Him. He is the deliverer, the ruler of the universe and the King of kings. He wants you to stay in fellowship with Him and trust that your journey is not over. He is with you on the journey and He created this journey for you. Think about that! He made this plan just for you and He will see it through. You have made it this far thanks to Jesus and He is going to help you finish this amazing adventure. Keep your hopes up. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!


Suggested reading: Philippians 1:6; Philippians 2:13, 1 Peter 5:10

Reassurance

How reassuring it is that God is always in control even when we don’t know what to do! He knows what to do all the time and He can do it the impossible all the time. We can have the blessed assurance that in our worst times God can help us and He can bless us. If I didn’t have the Lord, I don’t know where I would be. I would be living a life where panic were constant and where confusion were dominant. God reassures us. He does it in His Word. If you need to be comforted today. If you need reassurance, open the Word of God. Our Bibles gather dusts sometimes. We think that memorized scriptures are enough. They help and they can save lives but the Lord has something to say to you and me today. We can hear Him by opening His Word and letting the conversation begin. We should let Him guide us in His Word and show us where we should go. I have found my way through a path of comfort and reassurance many times when I have yielded to the Spirit of God.

How do we yield to the Spirit for reassurance? We have to remember that the Word of God was inspired by His Spirit. The Holy Spirit will never contradict His Word. Now, that doesn’t mean that our understanding of the Word can’t contradict the Spirit of God. Sometimes we believe that we know how to interpret the Word and if anything goes against our interpretation, we say that it goes against God. We need wisdom and revelation from God to understand His Word and we shouldn’t merely rely on our understanding. That is how wars were started and discrimination ruled nations. God knows His Word more than anyone else so we should ask Him to open our spiritual eyes to the truth of His Word so we are not misled. One of the powerful truths of the Word is that God is a comforter and He will always encourage us and reassure us.

I love reading the Psalms. David and the other authors of the Psalms are very good at describing God as our refuge and our fortress. It is so reassuring and it is very uplifting. I often turn to the Psalms for reassurance. I find peace in that book and I sense God’s protection when I read it. God is our shield and He is our tower of protection. This means that He protects us against the attacks of the enemy and He can also protect us from ourselves when are minds are going wild and doubt and fear dominate us. God can knock down fear with a few words. He can remove doubt with a few encouraging words. His Word is filled with encouragement that can ban the lies of the enemy from entering our hearts and from creating havoc. The power of the Word of God is greater than we imagine and it is that power that will give us the reassurance we need to face the day. Dive into the Word every day and you will have spiritual immunization to face the darts of the enemy and to stay strong spiritually and emotionally. 

I find a lot of comfort and reassurance when I pray because the Holy Spirit reminds me of God’s goodness. I get quiet during prayer time so I can hear the love of God speak and so His peace can lift up my spirits. If the Lord were to sit down with you today, He will shower you with His love through His words. He will reassure you and tell you that you have nothing to worry about and nothing to fear. He would describe what He is doing in your life that you can’t see. He would talk about the angels that He has placed around you. He would encourage you to stand the course and trust that He can do all things. He would tell you that the best is yet to come and the present is where He wants you to be now. He would talk about how His love will always make a way for us and how He is holding you in the palm of His hand. He would sing over you and declare victory over your life because He died for your life. God is still in control and His reassurance is still available today. Open your Bible. Pray to God. Trust His protective hands and enjoy your life with Him. You have nothing to worry about! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 46:1; Psalm 62:8; Hebrews 4:16

God sings over you

I have mentioned before how I sometimes hear songs in my head. Songs that don’t exist. Songs that warm my heart because they come with so much joy and peace. They are songs dedicated to Jesus and sometimes they are just melodies that keep me calm. Melodies that have no lyrics but I know they are about Jesus. The other day I was sitting in my kitchen getting ready to have some one on one time with the Lord when I heard a very beautiful melody. It was just so incredible. I wish I could have recorded it. When I started praying, the Lord told me that He sings over us and that melody was an example of that. He loves each and every one of us and He sings over us and about us. His songs are extremely beautiful. They are a reflection of what He thinks about us. To Him we are the most important person in the world. Each and every one of us matters to Him greatly and He looks at us with oceans of love.

We can’t know the depths of these oceans because if we did, we would drown in His love. At times I wish I could be carried away by God’s love and just float on His mercy and grace. We don’t have to go far to find His love. We don’t have to be special to experience His love. We just have to believe that when He says He loves us, He means it. God is a God of His word and He is faithful. Nothing we can ever do can separate us from His love. He will always sing over us and He will always rejoice over us. Now, if you know you did something wrong or if you feel guilty about a sin in your life, know that God will forgive you. Don’t let guilt and shame keep you away from God. Repent and let go of what is distancing you from God. Repent and trust that God has forgiven you. Repent and ask for help so that sin doesn’t keep causing you to fall and stumble. God loves you and that’s all there is to it!

Think about the best songs and the best melodies you have ever heard. Combine them and multiply them by a thousand and you still won’t be able to duplicate the joyful songs that the Lord sings over you. I think that if we had more faith in how much God loves us, we would have a stronger walk with Him and we would be able to face life more easily. There is no power greater than God’s love. The most sophisticated weapons are not stronger than God’s love. The most desperate situations are not bigger than God’s love. The most debilitating circumstances are not stronger than God’s love. God’s song about you is an expression of a love that has no end and that can’t fail. Learn to embrace God’s love for you. Accept the work that Jesus did on the cross. Accept the resurrection power of the Lord. That power lives in you and it has been placed in you by God’s love. His song about you echoes what He did for you and it depicts the greatest sacrifice that has ever taken place. That sacrifice was because of you. Jesus had you in mind. Jesus did it all for you. Thank Him for His outstanding love. Thank Him for not ever changing His love for you. Thank Him for the songs He sings about you. Thank Him for rejoicing over you.

If you could hear the lyrics of the songs the Lord sings about you, you would be amazed. You would be in awe. You would be in tears. The extreme beauty of His love for you would pierce you and enter the depth of your being. It would be such a wonderful experience that you would never be able to see yourself in a dark light. You are a ray of sunshine according to the Lord. Think about it! He rejoices over you! The Lord Almighty is excited about you. He gets to spend every day with you and your company makes Him joyful. Sing back to Him. Sing over Him. Rejoice over Him. Show Him that you love Him and you appreciate Him. Use the best words your heart can come up with and direct them to the Lord. Let Him hear how delighted you are to be in His presence. Be confident that His love is permanent and keep that truth in the middle of your heart. The Lord is singing about you as we speak. Smile and enjoy His singing. God so loved you that He gave His only Son for you. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Zephaniah 3:17; Psalm 18:19; John 10:10

Count on God

I wrote a nugget of wisdom the other day about how great God is and how He can handle anything. Our biggest problems are not a burden to God. He is not afraid of anything that comes our way. He is never shocked and He is never intimidated by anything. It baffles my mind to think that the worst news I have ever received was not something that puzzled God. Bad news always takes me by surprise and it is hard to shake. God knew it was coming and He has never lost His cool. He has never said that He couldn’t face my circumstances and He had to take a leave of absence. The way God is in the Bible is always the same. He never changes. He is as almighty as He ever was. He is as powerful as He ever was. God will always be God no matter what is going on in our lives. What does that mean for our lives? It means that when things are bad, God can still make things right. It means that God can change the worst situations and those situations can never change Him. They might twist God’s reality in our heads and make us think that God is not in control anymore. That is a lie. The enemy wants us to believe that God is nowhere to be found when the going gets tough. Today I want to encourage you to count on God even in the middle of your worst nightmare. Count on God on the good days and on the bad days. He will never let you down.

Counting on God implies faith and it implies that we are not going to bend and we are not going to break under pressure. We are human so things can get to us but when we put faith between us and what is happening to us, we come out victorious. When we put Jesus between our trials and ourselves, we come out victorious. When we let the Bible be the authority in our lives even when problems are piling up, we come out victorious. When we stand our ground on the promises of the Lord even when the storms are raging, we come out victorious. We can count on God all the time. My suggestion is that you get used to counting on God for the small things. Count on Him in your everyday life. Count on Him to bless you and protect you. He said He would follow you and cover you. Count on Him for that. He said that He would listen and answer when you knock. Count on Him for that. He said that no weapon formed against you shall prosper so count on Him for that. He gave His life for you so you could have eternal life so count on Him and know that you have eternal life in Him. Count on Him all the time. Call on Him. Let His name never depart your lips even when you are under attack. He will always fight your enemies for you.

When you find yourself at the bottom of a pit and you can’t see your way out, you can still count on God. It is amazing how dependable the Lord is. He will move Heaven and earth to get you out of that pit. All He needs is your faith and you reliance on Him. He will create a miracle to get you out of the pit. He will invent what doesn’t exist just so you can get out of the pit. He will soften the blows of the enemy and make you life better. He will show you that there is so much more in this life for you than the enemy talks about. You are going to go from glory to glory thanks to Jesus. You can count on His incredible love. His love will carry you and set you free. You can count on His powerful peace. His peace will allow you to walk though the darkest valleys and not be afraid. You can count on His invigorating joy. His joy will be your strength and it will give you the ability to remain strong. Keep your hope in the Lord. Count on Him no matter what. He will get you through anything. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 118:6; Jeremiah 1;19; Romans 8:31-39

Faith gets you closer to God

I often talk about the peace of the Lord because it is something that has made me feel closer to God. It is so powerful and so out of this world that I see it as a footprint from the Lord on my life. He leaves footprints on my life from time to time to remind me that He is there. They are also like winks from Heaven. Winks that tell me, “Don’t worry, the Lord is always with you.” You see, I used to look for signs and for feelings that demonstrated that the Lord was around. I relied on how I felt to know that God was present. The truth is that He is always there and He never leaves us even when we don’t feel anything or we don’t have any signs. Looking for signs all the time can be very deceiving because most of the time we “don’t feel” God. How do we know that He is there then? By faith. Faith is the assurance that God is present and that He is active in our lives. Faith is a form a vision. We see beyond the natural and we see into the supernatural or the impossible. Faith gives us a new eye sight. A new and better way of looking at life. Faith doesn’t rest on what we see with our eyes or what we feel with our bodies. We know God is there when we have faith and we don’t need anything tangible or visual to be sure of His existence. Faith is extremely powerful. Faith creates great things into our lives. When we have faith, we have access to the miraculous, the impossible and the supernatural. Faith is what we should pursue and grow in our lives.

“Now faith is confidence in hat we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”* What do you hope for? We all hope for many different things. As Christians, I would say that one of the things we should hope for is a closer relationship with the Lord. We can attain this intimate relationship by faith. Two people get closer when they spend time together. Let’s spend more time with God by faith. Let’s set time aside knowing that God is with us during those times. We don’t have to feel Him or to hear Him right away. We just have to trust that He is with us and that He is listening to us. He is very talkative and by faith we can hear Him. How? God doesn’t contradict His Word so what we hear on the inside that is connected to the Word of God is God talking to us. We need to have faith in what He says and in what we hear. We should live by faith and not by sight so our lives should reflect our belief that God is with us and that He is interested in a relationship with us. With faith we can please God. Faith shows us that God is real, that He loves us and that we ought to follow His lead. Faith gets us closer to the Lord. Faith is a connector, a bridge between God and us.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him use believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”** Faith connects you to God like I said earlier and it shows you that your God exists and He is with you all the time. When we rely on our feelings and our moods as indicators that God exists, we focus on the wrong source. Our knowing that God exists should be faith-based because our emotions and moods will change all the time. A characteristic of faith is that it doesn’t waver no matter how we feel. Faith is in the heart and it influences our minds. Let your faith be stronger than your feelings. Develop faith by spending time in the Word of God. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God. You can’t have more faith if you have little of the Word of God in you. My prayer is that your faith is so strong that you know without a doubt that God is with you, for you and in you. Faith gets you closer to God, friend. Believe He is there. Trust He will never leave you. Do it by faith. His peace and His joy are bonuses that are reminders of His presence but faith should be your main point of contact with the Lord. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Hebrews 11:1*; Hebrews 11:6**; 2 Corinthians 5:7

Expect God every day

I love the start of a new week. I love new beginnings. I love new days, new weeks, new months and new years. However, I don’t wait for a new start to challenge myself or to trust that God can do something different in my life. Yes, He is the God of new beginnings and His mercies are new every day. I am so thankful for that and I praise the Lord for His new mercies. I do believe that God can act at any point in my life and I don’t have to wait for a new day or a new year to have great expectations. I expect God all the time. I expect Him to act on my behalf any time. I expect His blessings to follow me wherever I go and whenever. I don’t have to wait around for something new to happen. God is here now. His love is here now. His power is here now. His blessings are here now. You and I have the creator of the universe on our sides and He loves to bless us. I know that if we have faith in His blessings, they will flood our lives. God loves us more than we know and He wants rivers of blessings to be present in our lives. We need to learn how to flow with that truth so that we embark on the boat of joy and peace that floats on His rivers of blessings. Today could be a new beginning for you. Today could be the day you begin to trust that God wants you to be blessed all the time. I encourage you to expect God any time of the day and any day of the week.

I remember loving Sundays as a teenager because I could go to church. I used to go far to attend a church where I found what I needed at the time spiritually. I basically lived for Sundays. I knew I would encounter God on that day and I loved how my Sundays gave me the strength to face the new week. I had the wrong approach. I put God in the “Sunday box.” He was limited in my mind because He could only show up in my life on Sunday. I had a vision of a limited God that I could truly only interact with on Sunday. My Sundays with God helped me deal with Monday. At least with part of Monday because by the end of Monday I was usually back to my old defeated self. Did I pray during the week? I did but my prayers were rot and they sounded rehearsed. I didn’t know how to connect with God outside of Sundays. I didn’t except God during the week other than some ripple effects from my Sunday worship and prayer time. We should expect God all the time, friend. Sundays are great days to praise the Lord but so are all the other days of the week. We can expect God’s peace every day. We can expect God’s joy every day. We can expect God’s blessings all the time. We should expect God at all times.

I saw a big shift in my spiritual life when I decided to praise the Lord on a daily basis. I remember actually starting doing that on a Monday. I held my own private praise and prayer sessions in the morning and at night. I brought church home so to speak and within a few days, I had encounters with the presence of the Lord. He visited me every day and I was open to His love and His direction. The Holy Spirit opened the eyes of my spirit and I was all about Jesus. I expected the Lord to inhabit my praises all the time. I read my Bible every day. I prayed a lot more and I established a beautiful relationship with the Lord. I expected Him to be the God of the Bible 24/7 and that is what happened. I had dreams, visions, bouts of joy and peace and I was addicted to Jesus. I expected Him to bless me every day and to help me deal with every single day. I knew that problems would still arise but I expected God to give me the victory. Today I still expect God every day. I still pray and worship all the time and it makes my life so much better. God is not just here on Sunday. Expect Him every day, dear friend. It will change your life for the better. Expect God’s blessings all the time. Ride the waves of His peace every single day. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: John 8:32; John 14:6; Ephesians 3:20

You are in good hands

Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for the day, some busy thoughts tried to occupy my mind. I rejected them. I knew I needed to pray. The thoughts were about things I had to take care of but the more I came up with things to do, the more my mind was overwhelmed. I also heard despair say, “How are you going to be able to do all this?” Before I even started praying the Lord spoke to my heart softly and said’ “But you are in good hands!” I am in good hands. I am in God’s hands. It is something I have known for a while but yesterday morning, it truly resonated. It hit me so strongly and it made me smile. Friend, we have Jesus. We are in good hands. We are in God’s hands. We can easily forget that when our minds get overwhelmed. What we need to do is overwhelm our minds with Jesus. He is the only One who can get us out of those paralyzing states of mind. He is the One who can remove worry and give us peace that is bigger than the lies of the enemy. The thoughts I was facing were lies but they appeared to be reality. They are reality in this world but the Lord we serve is out of this world and He is much more powerful than any negativity that lives in the world. I held on to the promise that I was in God’s hands all day yesterday.

When something bad arose yesterday, I used those simple yet powerful words. I said “I am in good hands because I am in God’s hands.” When I first started my current job, I had a great mentor. She went above and beyond to make sure that I was learning a lot and that I had all I needed. Some of my new colleagues asked me who my mentor was and when I told them, they all had the same reaction. They all said that I was in good hands. They were right. I was well-taken care of and I felt heard and respected. I knew I could always go to my mentor with questions and concerns and she always had a solution. Her positivity was through the roof. To hear her talk, you would think that nothing was impossible and there was always a way out of our most difficult situations. She believed that we could always find some help from somewhere.  When people ask us where our help comes from, we should automatically respond by saying that it comes from the Lord. We are in good hands with Jesus. We should constantly  introduce Jesus as our Savior. He is more than a mentor. His Spirit is a coach and counselor but He is not from this world so what He does is always excellent. Always expect excellence with the Lord. You are in excellent hands. You have an excellent Savior who has excellent answers and excellent solutions.

The Lord is like my mentor but exponentially bigger and better. He is in a category of His own. Not only can I go to Him with my questions and my concerns but I can rest assured that He already knows what they are. He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. He can do all things and nothing can stop Him. Being in His hands means that I will never fail and His love will always prevail. It doesn’t mean that I will never have problems. It means that He has dealt with all my problems ahead of time and faith in Him will always give me the victory. We are so blessed, friend, to be in God’s hands. It is the best place to be. We are safe in His hands and secure. When things get out of hand, remember whose hands are holding you. You can always rely on Jesus. You have nothing to worry about and nothing to fear. When bad thoughts come to mind, push them away with the reminder that you are in God’s hands. The enemy hates hearing that but it’s the truth. Let the Lord’s protective hands become your reality in the name of Jesus. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading:Isaiah 49:16; John 10:29; Acts 11:21

Life with the Holy Spirit

God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Every time I read that verse or every time it comes to mind, I can’t help but be grateful for what God did for us. It blows my mind that the Father gave His Son as a sacrifice so that we shouldn’t perish. Jesus died for our sins, for our inities and for our transgressions. Now, if we believe in Him and trust Him to be our Savior, not only are our sins forgiven but we are also given eternal life. Our spiritual life is locked in Heaven. We have the promise of a life with Christ. That life doesn’t start later. It starts the moment we accept Jesus as our Savior. That life is not better for some believers because they are special. We are all special in God’s eyes and we all have access to the eternal life the Lord bought for us.

What does that life look like? It is depicted in the Bible and it is best lived with the Holy Spirit. Every believer receives the Holy Spirit once he or she has Jesus as their Savior. Does that mean that eternal life is easy and we live on cloud 9 all the time? Absolutely not! One thing that is extremely important is that we acknowledge the Holy Spirit and we live our lives with Him. Many believers are not aware of the Holy Spirit. They know of Jesus but they don’t know His Spirit. The truth is we can’t know Jesus without the Holy Spirit. His Spirit is the One who connects us to Jesus. Today I want to encourage you to enjoy life with the Holy Spirit. Let Him be more real in your life. Give Him the room He deserves. Rejoice over the amazing gift of the Lord Jesus.

Jesus said He would send us His Spirit and His Spirit would dwell in us. How many of us are aware of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit? How many of us can say that we know the Spirit of Jesus? When I pray, I talk to the Holy Spirit. I often thank Jesus for His Spirit and then I thank the Holy Spirit for being my counselor, my comforter and my helper. The Lord is the Spirit. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are one. The Holy Spirit represents them in our lives. He is God standing by us and staying in us. The power of the Holy Spirit lives in us but if we ignore Him or if we don’t take Him into consideration, His power will not do us any good. What does His power do? It points out to Jesus.

The power of the Holy Spirit celebrates Jesus as Lord and Savior. We have the power to know Jesus. We have to power to link up with Jesus. Jesus asked the Father to send us the ultimate advocate to help us and to be with us forever. Thank Jesus for His Spirit. Declare every day that the power of the Holy Spirit is in you and that you will tap into His power to praise and worship Jesus. You have the power to magnify Jesus so do it as often as you can. Your flesh might be pulling you away from the Lord but you have what it takes to overcome the flesh and to praise the Lord at all times. Make it a habit to use the power of the Spirit in you to extol Jesus.

I mentioned that the Holy Spirit was a counselor, a comforter, an advocate and He is also a friend. He is alive. He is a person and He is the best person we can know. Why? Because like I said He always steers us in Jesus’ direction and He is God. Who wouldn’t want to have God within them all the time? We are God’s temple. That is such an honor and privilege. Living with the Holy Spirit should be the focus of our lives. Our everyday life should be marked by communicating with the Lord thanks to the Holy Spirit. We pray and talk to God through the power of the Holy Spirit. That is what His power does. Every time we are inclined to pray, it is the power of the Holy Spirit in us that is in action.

We don’t need lightening and thunder to take place for us to be motivated by the Spirit of God. He is gentle and kind and He won’t force us to lift up Jesus but He knocks on the door of our hearts and wants to come in. Let’s be sure to answer the door and give the Spirit of God the best seat in the house. The Spirit of God also pours God’s love in our hearts. It is a powerful outpouring that can be manifested if we yield to the Spirit. Friend, we have an amazing life thanks to Jesus. God gave His Son so we would have eternal life with His Spirit. Let’s involve the Spirit of God in all we do and let’s give Him first place. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: John 3:16; John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 3:16

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 184)

God never takes a break. He never takes a break from loving you, from watching over you and from talking to you. Don’t take a break from trusting Him!

Before you know it, things are going to get better. God is working on your situation. Keep praying. It’s never in vain. God is the God of good changes. Stay in faith!

When God says you go from glory to glory, He means that things will get better and better. You are not going to stay where you are forever. God’s glory is after you and it will bring great changes. Stay encouraged!

God says you are terrific so don’t be terrified when the enemy says you are terrible. God knows best. The enemy is a liar. You are wonderfully and fearfully made!

Keep praising God. Praise your way out of worry and pain. God is on your side. He always shows up in the praises of His people. Praise relentlessly and your worries will go rapidly!

You can rely on people’s experiences and testimonies or you can define your own experiences. Define them through Jesus. Let Him be your daily experience.

God loves you so much that He gave His only Son so you could have life through Him. Enjoy your life in Christ. Enjoy His permanent love and His goodness that lasts forever. You are loved more than you know!

Your God is the God of the next level. He can do increasingly more than you expect. In Jesus’ name miracles can happen, chains can be broken and hope can be restored. Have faith in the God of miracles. Stay encouraged!

Your tears are a plea for help and a prayer to the Heavens. God hears your tears and He sees your pain. Don’t give up. God will show up and show you the way to freedom. Keep praying! Stay in faith!

Don’t lose hope. Hope is alive. Hope is the reason why you will make it. Jesus is the hope you need today. Keep turning to Him. He is the hope that saves the day. Stay strong!

Suggested reading: Psalm 30:5; Psalm 62:5; Romans 5:5