10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 195)

Don’t get discouraged. The Lord is telling you, “We’re in this together.” You are in the best company. Trust that the Lord is with you during your trials. He is going to reverse your situation. Stay encouraged!

The devil might try to keep us in the dark about a lot of things but the Lord will keep us in His light! Follow the light and the darkness will never conquer you.

There is more peace coming to you today. Jesus, the prince of peace is going to shower you with peace that will make no sense but it will be just what you need. Trust in His peace. Embrace His peace!

You can stay awake all night or you can let God handle everything. Put it all in His hands. Pray your cares away. Give it to God and let it go. Sleep on His promises and wake up to His new mercies. God’s got this!

The power that makes it possible to have a great day is available to you. Jesus gives you access to His power and to His blessings. Rely on Him all day. Praise Him. Stay in faith. Stay positive. Stay strong. Today is going to be amazing. Thank God for today!

Don’t let your feelings get above the truth. Don’t let your emotions get stronger than your faith. Don’t let your circumstances make you doubt your God. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. You are still blessed. You are still covered!

The mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart. Trust every single word that comes out of God’s mouth. Believe that everything He says is from His heart and He has the best intentions for your life. You are in His heart. He talks about you with love. Listen to His Word. His heart beats for you!

With God you won’t miss the elevator. He will take you all the way to the top. The ride will not always be smooth but you will always get to the top. The enemy might try to push your buttons and make you get off before you get there but the Lord will stop him. Stay the course. God is taking you to the top!

God has not abandoned you. God has not left you. Your mind might be a wilderness where God has deserted you but it is mirage. God is still there. He is in your heart and He is by your side. He promised to never leave you nor forsake. Stand on His promise and you will walk out of the desert of doubt!

How sweet it is to be loved by God! He loves you. He adores you. He is delighted to spend the day with you. Receive a hug from Heaven every day. God has you in the palm of His hand!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 49:16; John 10:29; Acts 11:21

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 194)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 193)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bible

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

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

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

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

God will never leave you

God is faithful. He will never leave you nor forsake. He will stay with and He will watch over you. Faith moves His hand but His mercy and grace intervene at times in our lives when we least expect it. I can say that I was saved by His grace. I can say that He delivered me when I didn’t know Him and I didn’t deserve Him. God was there all along and He was loving me all along. I used to believe that God only loved us when we were good or when we believed in Him. He loves us at our worst and He loves us even when we have no idea who He is. His love for the world is unfathomable. It is deeper than the deepest ocean and it is more powerful than all the powers of the universe united. His love for us is huge and because He adores us, He will never leave us. Today might feel like God has left you and you can’t find Him anywhere. Our emotions, our feelings and our senses lie to us when we try to approach God. Just because we don’t feel Him doesn’t mean He is not around. Just because we can’t see Him at work doesn’t mean He is not doing great things on our behalf right now. Just because we are going through hell doesn’t mean that God has deserted us. There are times when we have to remember that God keeps His word and He says He will be there with us forever. We have to believe in the God of forever. We have to put our trust in Jesus. He died for us and when He came back to life, He sent His Spirit to be with us. Friend, the Spirit of Jesus lives in you and He is with you. You are not alone. You were not abandoned. God is with you all the time!

God is watching over you, friend. He sees your every move. He knows all your thoughts. He hears all you say including the whispers and the cries of your heart. He knows you through and through and He knows you better than you know yourself. He is behind you, in front of you, above you and under you. Wherever you go, God is there. Whatever you do, God is there. Whatever happens to you, God is there. Today I want to encourage you to have faith in God’s presence. You might need to unlearn how you perceive God and start trusting that God is always there and that no circumstances, no problems, no trials, no feelings can separate you from God. He is always willing to help you and to bless you. Trust that He is a caring Father. Learn more about Him in His Word. Take the time to communicate with Him and to show Him that you know He is around. He is not leaving your side and He will never give up on you. He is there to back you up and to assist you in becoming all you can be in Him. His Spirit is in you to teach you, to comfort you and to point you to Jesus. You are in good hands. You are in great company. God is the best friend you should always pursue. Acknowledge Him in all you do. He is there in all you do. God is with you even when you are not with Him. Think about that!

Lately when I have felt lonely, I have turned to prayer. I get on my knees and I talk to the Lord. He is comforting and He is always listening. God is with us and He wants us to be in good company. I know that when we keep our faith in the Lord, He sends good people our way. He has people for you and me. People who can be added to our families. People that become family. People the Lord has handpicked for us. God is with us through the people He chooses for us. I have been blessed by a great family and by amazing friends. God has shown Himself faithful and He has given me the people I needed. Those who make me feel loved and cared for. Do you believe God can love you through people? I strongly believe that. God is also using you, friend, to love others and to be the vessel of peace and joy that some people need. God is with you so you can show Him to the world. God never leaves you because someone might need Him anytime and anywhere. God is with you so you can extend His love and compassion to the world. Don’t neglect the Spirit of God that is in you. You are never alone and you are always able to share God’s love. Tap into His presence. Tap into His love. He never leaves you! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Deuteronomy 31:8; Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 13:5

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 191)

Who is the giant in your life? Is it doubt? Is it worry? Let Jesus be the giant in your life. Let Him dominate all circumstances and He will take down anything that tries to be bigger than Him in your life.

Great things happen to those whose hope in the Lord. What are you expecting today? Expect peace that surpasses your understanding. Expect love that resurrected for you. Expect joy that is your strength. Expect God to bless you and carry you today!

Today your mind might be a battlefield. The battle of the mind can be intense. Overcome it with God’s Word and with the joy of the Lord. There is so much good in your life. Don’t let negative thoughts steal that away from you. You got this in Jesus’ name!💪🏻

When you wake up in the morning, the Lord is with you. When you spend the day rejoicing or dragging, suffering or healing, the Lord is with you. When you go to bed at night, the Lord is with you. All day long the Lord is with you. Don’t fear. Don’t worry. You are in great company all day long!

Don’t wait for miracles to manifest tomorrow. Manifest them today. Your faith makes a way. Your miracles are here today. Jesus paid the price so you can have a free pass and free access to breakthroughs and blessings. Stay in faith!

If the negative wind of change blows in your direction, turn away from it. Look away. Look to Jesus. He will change the course of time.

God can accomplish more in one minute than the devil can ruin in a lifetime. Keep trusting God. He will turn things around. Stay encouraged!

Don’t let the imbalance of this world topple your hopes. Don’t let the foolishness of this world rob you of wisdom. Don’t let the confusion of this world diminish your faith. Don’t let the enemy in this world make you believe that Jesus is defeated. Don’t let this world be bigger than the Lord in you!

It’s not hard for God to love you. He adores you. He loves you the way you are and He wants to bless you and help you be all you can be. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. You are exceptional in God’s eyes. Enjoy the exception that you are! Enjoy your life with the One who took time to create you. He will always love you!

Stand still and let God fight your battles. Give up control. Give God permission to take over. He will bless you more than you can bless yourself. He will win every battle and give you a victory that you couldn’t manage on your own. God can do it all. Trust Him!

Suggested reading: Hebrews 11:1; Ephesians 3:16-17; James 1:16

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