10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 159)

Make God your priority and not your exception. Put Him at the front of the line. Think of Him first. Count on Him first. Pray to Him first. Thank Him first.

Without Jesus you can feel artificial and generic. With Jesus you know you are unique and special. God made you exceptional so understand that you are not superficial.

God is rebuilding you piece by piece by giving you peace and more peace. Let God put together the pieces of your life that needed His peace to make your life the piece of art that it was meant to be!

Better days are on their way. Better feelings and better emotions are coming. God is about to you take off of that roller coaster of emotions and put you on a boat of peace. Stay encouraged!

There is nothing that your God can’t do. Let Him show you how impossible is not in His vocabulary. Let Him give you His way of speaking that will impact your way of thinking. The impossible will become natural when you rely on the Lord who is supernatural!

God is telling you today not to fear. He is telling you that your worst worries are not grounded in the truth. He is telling you that He is the truth, the way and the life. Follow Him. Don’t adhere to the lies attached to the fear. Embrace the truth and the peace that come with Jesus.

When you remain in the Lord, nothing can shake you. The earth under you will move but you will not be shaken and you will not be troubled. Your heart will be filled with peace because the Lord is the King of peace and in Him there is no noise and no confusion.

God gives and He will always give you the best. Don’t expect any less. Keep hoping when His best is not here yet. Don’t lose hope. God always delivers and He always keeps His promises.

The love you experience with God has no human counterpart. It doesn’t exist in this world. It is out of this world and yet God makes it available for you in this world. You deserve His love today. Praise Him for His love and for His goodness!

Trust that God hears your prayers. Change your thinking and believe that God listens to you and that He will answer your prayers in His timely fashion. Your prayers are never in vain.

Suggested reading: Psalm 34:17-18; Isaiah 65:24; John 4:6

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 158)

Jesus shouldn’t be your “just in case” resort. He should be the case. He should always be the reason. He should always be your first resort because He can plead your case and make you win for the best reasons.

Sometimes you have to walk back to peace. You have to take the necessary steps to go back to God’s serenity. Retrace your steps with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He will remind you how to go back to the place where His love is dominant and His joy is your strength.

God can help you. He is more than qualified to help you. He has the ability and the power to do it. He has the right heart and the right mind to help. He helps intentionally and wholeheartedly. He loves you. He will never let you down!

Learn to rejoice in the Lord when nothing is happening. Learn to rejoice in the Lord when there is no reason to rejoice. Learn to rejoice in the Lord just because He is God!

Stay calm and know that God is still God. Today He is holding you the way He held you yesterday and the way He will hold you tomorrow. Tap into His peace and you will be able to face anything today and any day!

You can only stand on holy ground if you stand on Jesus. Standing on other deities is like standing on sinking sand. Find your stability in Jesus and will even walk on water.

The one who walks around with God’s peace in his mind, Jesus’ love in his heart and the Holy Spirit’s wisdom by his side will never fail.

You are the vessel that the Lord can fill so you can help people navigate through the oceans of misery and pain. You can be the anchor that people need. Let God fill you up!

There is a lot more coming your way from Heaven than the hell you have been going through. Your visit in the land of the opposition was temporary. Heaven is your final destination. Jesus will get you there with many previews here on earth.

Love will get you out of trouble again. Love will win again. Love will show up again. Love will reign again. Don’t give up. Jesus’ love never fails!

Suggested reading: Psalm 39:7; Job 5:15-16; Mark 9:23

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 154)

Trust God. He knows what He is doing. Trust God. He knows what you need. Trust God. He always has the perfect timing. Trust God. He will get you through this!

When you lean on God, you lean on love, peace, joy, wisdom, mercy and grace. You lean on freedom, healing and deliverance. You lean on hope, endless possibilities and miracles. Lean on God and you will lean on the power of love manifested!

There is something to be said for private praise. Moments between you and the Lord and no one else. In those moments, intimacy is built, faith is developed and hope is extended.

Things in Heaven are constantly the same. The joy, the peace, the celebration never cease. It is non stop praise and Jesus is at the center. He is the generator. The generator that can’t be turned off!

Let your words of faith be louder than the screams of fear in your head. Let your words of praise be louder than the whining that is tempting you. Let your words of love be louder than the hatred that is rampant in the world.

In the middle of the worst storm the Lord remains your best ally. In the middle of chaos the Lord still gives peace. In the middle of a crisis, the Lord still comes to your rescue.

The Lord took care of everything you will ever need on the cross. Go back to the cross and be reminded that His huge sacrifice bought your freedom and your redemption forever!

Close your eyes and go to bed at night. Jesus is wide awake and He is watching over you. Don’t worry. The Lord has you in the palm of His hand. Sleep easy!

God’s love for you will never end. You are loved and you are blessed. Remember His love every day especially on the days when the world seems to hate you and you feel like you are out of luck. God’s love for you will never change!

Talk to God about what’s going on in your life. He knows it all but He wants to hear that you rely on Him. Make Him your number confidant and you will see that He will also share secrets with you.

Suggested reading: 2 Chronicles 7:14; Mark 11:24; 2 Corinthians 1:3

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 152)

When you think Jesus first, you set yourself up for success. You prepare yourself to be a blessing and to be blessed. Let Jesus always come first no matter who you deal with and no matter what you are faced with.

There is hope for you and His name is Jesus. There is hope for you and His love never fails. There is hope for you and His salvation is here today. There is hope for you and He will never go away. Jesus will always be the hope of the world!

Gather your thoughts around Jesus. Get them all in one place where they can listen to Jesus and they will change their minds about changing you. Let Jesus be the One who influences your mind and He will change you on the inside out.

Don’t rely on men to give you a breakthrough. Rely on Jesus to break through the worst situations. He will always come through for you!

Jesus is not human. He is from a totally different ballgame. He is a game changer. He is not one of the players. He is not the one who plays games with your mind. Jesus will put an end to the mind games of the enemy.

Don’t just celebrate Jesus on Christmas Day. Celebrate Him every day. His death and resurrection are giving you a new life every day!

Jesus came to save the world. Jesus came to save you. Jesus came to change you. Jesus came to resurrect you. Jesus came to love you. Jesus came for you.

Today is going to be an amazing day because Jesus is going to be with you. He will bless you and help you today. Enjoy the day because the Lord made it. Rejoice over Him. He has great things in store for you today!

In the name of Jesus you will not be a victim of your circumstances anymore. In the name of Jesus anything is possible. Call on the name of Jesus. Praise the name of Jesus. Count on the name of Jesus!

Talk to the world about Jesus. Talk to your world about Jesus. Talk to yourself about Jesus. Talk to your circumstances about Jesus. Talk to the enemy about Jesus. Talk to your fears about. Talk about Jesus and your faith will rise!

Suggested reading: John 14:6; Acts 4:11-12; 1 Timothy 2:5

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 149)

Be vulnerable with God. Be at His mercy. Let Him hold you in the palm of His hand. Surrender. Be the clay and let Him to be the potter. Let God be God in your life!

Believe in the impossible every day by declaring that God can do the impossible in your life every single day! What you say matters. Say what God has to say about your situations all the time.

Never pass an opportunity to praise the Lord. Every excuse is a good excuse to exalt Jesus above everything. Do it often. Do it whenever! Do it when it hurts. Do it when you are joyful. Do it when it’s confusing. Do it when you have clarity. Do it all the time!

God’s plan for you is so good that no one can duplicate it or imitate it. Stick with His plan. Trust that He has the best plan. Embrace His plan for your life. It is detailed and well-prepared.

God opens a world of possibilities that clashes with your world of difficulties. Let Him change your world and bring great things out of nothing.

Wisdom from above destroys the misconceptions and misunderstandings of this world. God’s wisdom clarifies and polishes the ideas that need to be purified and made brand new. Out with the old patterns of thinking and in with the new ways of God’s thinking.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Join the worship of the angels and let the melodies of Heaven be louder than the noise of the world. Fill your heart with praise and give a voice to the worship within. Lift up the name of Jesus. Lift His name above all names!

The Lord makes rivers in the desert. He will make peace in the middle of the storm. He will make joy in the middle of sorrow. He will make miracles in the middle of the impossible. He will make healing in the middle of sickness. He will make you whole in the middle of your brokenness.

There is hope beyond the clouds. Don’t look at the sky and see darkness. Look at the sky and see what’s above the storm. Faith will show you the sun and the beautiful weather that is coming. Rejoice over the sunshine even when it’s raining.

There is power and authority in the name of Jesus. Face the day with the name of power. Face the adversity with the name of authority. Face life with Jesus and you will see His power and His authority over everything in this world.

Suggested reading: Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 148)

We need our daily bread from Heaven. We need to hear from God every day. We can’t have one hot meal a week and expect our spiritual bodies to grow. Let’s stay hungry for the Word and let’s maintain an appetite for the Lord.

Don’t substitute God’s plans for “something better.” God has the final plans that are way better than the plots of the enemy and the creations of your mind. God doesn’t have a plan B!

Pure joy comes from God. He gives raw concentrated joy from Heaven that no earthly happiness can beat. Embrace His outpouring from Heaven. Trust that His joy can be your strength and trust that He has a supernatural way of blessing you even when sadness is all around you.

There is always good news coming from God. His good news will stay the same. Jesus is still the same. Jesus still saves, blesses and heals. Take His good news and let it crush the bad news you get. God’s news is always the best!

Don’t sell yourself short. Jesus paid the price for you and you are priceless in His eyes. You were worth dying for and He still loves you the way He did on the cross.

Don’t buy into the negative movies the enemy projects on the screen of your mind. Let God direct the movie of your life! He has one scenario, one plot and one outcome. Through Him you always win in the end!

The Lord goes before you. He paved the way for you so that trouble won’t trouble you. Pain won’t pain you. Hurt won’t hurt you. Harm won’t harm you. Obstacles won’t hinder you. The Lord goes before you. You have nothing to fear and nothing to worry about!

Don’t let your timeline get in the way of God’s timing. He has the perfect timeframes and He knows what time it is. Trust Him. Everything will happen at the best time!

Pride alienates us from God. When we humble ourselves, we get closer to the heart of the Father. Let’s separate from pride so we can unite with Christ!

Look for love in all the right places. Look for love in Jesus, in His Word, in His promises, in His Spirit, in your relationship with Him, and in everything He does for you!

Suggested reading: Isaiah 54:10; Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:7-8

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 147)

God’s got you in the palm of His hand. His helping hands are busy working for you. Learn to recognize what His helping hands look like.

God will take you through the fire, through the storms, through the winter, through the pain. He will get you through your worst seasons. Don’t try to settle in the rain when He has the sun waiting for you. Stay strong through the fog. Sunny days are coming your way!

Gratitude is the key to (spiritual) success. Turn the key to success every single day. “Thank You , Lord” gets the engine started. Thanksgiving keeps it going. Praise keeps you running.

If it’s stealing your joy, it has to go. If it’s stealing your joy, it has to be dealt with. If it’s stealing your joy, give it to the Lord. If it’s stealing your joy, it has to be arrested. If it’s stealing your joy, God will put it in jail and justice will prevail!

God sings all over you. Melodies from Heaven are all around you. Music on the harp is invading your space. Let God sing His beautiful songs over your life. He will take care of the soundtrack of your life and He will write the lyrics of your beautiful song.

Sometimes life is a steep hill and you need to be pulled up. The Lord is always giving you His hand ready to help you up. Don’t get discouraged by the hills of life. God will always get you to the top.

God is smiling at you. Smile back. Smile when the world wants you to frown. Smile despite the sadness. Smile despite the pain. Smile with the Lord and everything will be alright!

God sees you the way He made you. God sees you through the love that created you. God sees you through the lens of mercy and grace. God sees you. Start seeing yourself through the power of the Word of God. His Word displays the vision He has of you.

Find new words of worship. Find your own words of worship. Exalt the Lord with words from your heart. Find words from your soul. Words that lift up the King with emotions from the depth of your heart.

Be ready to receive from the Lord. Expect more. Expect an avalanche of blessings. Be on the lookout for His mercy. Be prepared for His goodness to dump a river of joy and peace into your life. Be ready to receive from Jesus!

Suggested reading: Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 20:4; Philemon 1:25

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 146)

Don’t worry about anything but trust God in everything. Give God your worries about anything. Have faith in God for everything.

If you’ve been told that you belong to the end of the line, know that Jesus put you first. He died for you and He wants you to see how much you mean to Him. With Him you always come first. Put Him at the head of your line every day!

Put all your eggs in one basket. Put all your eggs in the basket of the Lord. Trust Him with everything. Trust Him with your life. Trust Him with all your heart. His basket is bountiful. You will never lack anything!

Trust that everything is going to be ok. Not because of who you are but because of who the Lord is. He makes things right. He changes everything. He’s going to change your circumstances and He’s going to change you through that process.

Revelation from Heaven is in the Word of God. The Word of God and the Spirit of God make it known to us. Do not dissociate God’s Word from His Spirit. His Word is His Spirit. Listen to both. They speak in unison.

There is a healing process that starts when you accept the Lord. He heals you from your old self if you let Him. He heals your soul and gives you strength and hope. Embrace His healing arms.

God will get in the way of what the enemy put in your way. He will step over the obstacles and bring you along. He will remove the hurdles and let you jump through hoops. God gets in the way and makes a better way!

Those we don’t want to pray for deserve our prayers even more. The Holy Spirit will put them on our hearts and we ought to leave them there and lift them up in prayer.

Get to know Jesus in real time. He is present. He is here. He is not locked in a distant time in the past. He is not virtual. He is alive. He is His Word. Spend time reading Him and getting to know Him.

Do things that make your spirit soar. Do things that make your spirit happy. Pray. Praise. Worship. Be thankful. Walk in love. Embrace God’s peace. Tap into God’s joy. Be patient. Stay in love with Jesus.

Suggested reading: John 4:24; Galatians 5:16; Galatians 5:22

Catching the fire of the Holy Spirit

Just like many people these days, I take my temperature daily. I check and see if it goes up. Thank God it hasn’t. It made me think about how I check my temperature but I don’t always check the Lord’s temperature. He doesn’t get a fever but He is always hot with joy and excitement. His Spirit is on fire all the time. When things are good and when things are bad, the Spirit of God is always doing well. There is a fire of hope, of love, of joy that is associated with the Lord. My goal is to catch His fire more often. I want to have the same temperature and enthusiasm for Him and for the life He has given me. I don’t want to be lukewarm in my faith or cold. It does happen. When things get tough, the temperature of our faith goes down. We become cold and unreceptive to the things of the Lord. Cold faith gets us nowhere other than places where there is doubt, fear and negativity.

When we are lukewarm in our faith, we are hot and cold, then hot and col and it keeps going. It is almost worst than being cold because we get a glimpse of the Lord and then we fall. That fall is brutal. It can happen to anyone and anyone can work on their spiritual temperature. How do we do that? The Holy Spirit should be our thermostat. He should be the dial we turn to increase the temperature. We should stay close to Him and acknowledge Him in all we do. Reliance is key. Devotion is crucial and surrender is primordial. Today I want to encourage you to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and to stay warm in His embrace. Keep your spirit high by keeping the lines of communication with Him wide open.

It’s hard to think that God can be joyful and at peace all the time when we are going through difficult seasons. The truth is that He doesn’t change. He is constantly in high spirits. I know that when I am down I can’t picture Him being so vibrant with joy but He is. I found that praying so that my spiritual eyes would be open helps a lot. I believe it is important to pray every day and ask for our spirits to be open to the Lord and for His understanding to become ours. When we do, God shows us a more accurate picture of who He is. We get exposed to His love, His joy, His peace and His majesty. God is a joyful God and He wants you and me to be joyful. God is a peaceful God and He wants you and me to be at peace all the time. His Spirit is on fire and we can catch that fire by spending time with Him, time in prayer and praise.

Catching the fire of the Holy Spirit is something that changed my life. It first occurred when I decided to have daily praise and worship sessions. I would isolate myself and sing, praise and dance. Before I knew it, I was catching the fire. I was filled with joy and hope. The hope that came out of those sessions was out of this world. I would see life from a different angle, from God’s angle and when you do, nothing seems impossible. Nowadays those fire sessions still lift up my spirits and make my temperature rise. I love the Lord, I love His Spirit and I love catching His zeal and His love. You can’t spend time in the presence of the Lord and not catch what He has for you. Have those fire catching sessions on a regular basis. Let the Spirit guide you. Praise and worship Him with all your heart. You will come out of those prayer times changed, blessed, encouraged, motivated and stirred up for the Lord. Stay high in the Spirit! Catch His fire and your cold season will disappear.

Suggested reading: Isaiah 26:3; Nehemiah 8:10; John 14:27

Getting help from Heaven

The more I pray and the more I get direction and guidance. It is just amazing how much the Spirit of God talks and how caring He is. When we acknowledge Him in all we do, He assists us in all we do. We have a Helper like no other. We have the help of the Holy Spirit available to us 24/7. We ought to develop an ear for the things of the Spirit. Spending time in close communication with God is how we can get used to hearing His voice and understanding what He is telling us. One thing that is made clear to me is that God is always on my side and He wants what’s best for me. I can be stubborn and try to follow my own understanding but His will and His guidance are always best. I have been working on listening to the Holy Spirit for everything in my life. He is always willing to help and my days are filled with pockets where I recognize that He is a helper more and more. He gets into those pockets and guide me when I let Him. Friend, God will assist you and help you in every area of your life. Thank God you have a helper. Thank God you are not alone!

When someone helps you, you see hope. You see possibilities and you feel comforted. The Spirit of God does that. He brings comfort and security. He shows us that there is a world of possibilities that we can enter through faith. God helps us when we allow Him and He builds doors and opens them so we can go right into His sphere of blessings. What God can do for us is way bigger than anything we can imagine. What we need to do is be open and embrace His willingness to bless us. We limit what happens to us when we limit how much we believe or how much we give to the Lord. By giving I mean how much we surrender to God. I love turning things over to God. When I get into a predicament, I put the whole situation in God’s hands before I let worry and panic get the most of me. It’s not always the case but it is becoming easier and easier. Crying for help has become more natural. The Helper loves to assist and His soothing voice is there to alleviate the pain and the anxiety. No matter how big the trial is, God can help and assist.

What do you need help with today? What are you dealing with today? The Holy Spirit has answers and solutions for you today. He knows that nothing is impossible to God and He can’t be intimidated. Pray. Pray for help. Pray and let go of the issues. Give it to God and accept the assistance. The Holy Spirit will first reassure you and He will hug you. Have you ever received a hug from the Lord? I trust that He hugs us in different ways but His words of encouragement always feel like a strong spiritual hug to me. They lift up my spirits and they put me at peace. All is not lost. With the Lord you will get the help you need. Help from Heaven is here. When you ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, He gives you inside information that allows you to navigate through the toughest situations. He makes a way. He sends angels to minister to you. He does whatever it takes to take care of you. There is much more help for you than you imagine. Ask and you shall receive. Ask and He will explain. Ask and the help will materialize. Ask and you will be comforted. Ask and you will see a new way. Ask and God will take care of everything. Help from Heaven is on the way. Stay encouraged!

Suggested reading: Psalm 121:2; Matthew 7:7; John 14:13-14