The God of miracles

What do you need now? What do you need for your situation to get better? You might need a miracle or at least it might feel like a miracle is what it would take for your circumstances to improve. The good news is that God is in the business of miracles. He is the inventor of miracles and He has a lot of experience with miracles. As a matter of fact, miracles are in His veins. God is a miracle. That is how I see Him. He came into my life and saved me. He is the miracle I had been waiting for so long. I am getting to know Him and I am learning about His miracle-working power. He is more proficient in miracles than anyone you will ever meet. Therefore, you should go to Him. Turn to Him today. Ask for your miracle. Pray to Him. Be a relentless prayer warrior and show Him that you know He is the miracle maker. God is a miracle maker. What seems like a miracle to us is just another normal act to Him. Parting the seas, turning water into wine are just everyday occurrences for Him. We don’t see them happen because we don’t have the faith for it. It sometimes takes corporate faith for major things like that to take place. Get to know the God of miracles. In the Bible you will find many accounts of His miracles and you will be amazed by His power and by what He can do. He can do the impossible. If there is one thing you should retain from this message is that God can do the impossible. Your miracle is not that far away and it is not something God has to come up with after a long period of reflection and planning. God can reverse any situation, restore anything that needs to be fixed and improve any circumstances. There is something great that will happen to you when you rely on God. You don’t have to bring a huge amount of faith to Him. All He needs is your mustard seed of faith and a heart that is open and willing to receive from Him. The God of miracles can take your situation and make it so much better that you will completely forget that you were in distress at one point.

The parting of the Red Sea is one of the miracles in the Bible that has had the most impact on me. It is an act of God that represents what God can do very well. Who could part the seas and make a path for people to walk on if not God? I am sure that with today’s technology men could do something similar but we are talking about an event that took place centuries ago when such a thing was inconceivable. I have been faced with a Red Sea of my own before. A barrier, a huge hurdle, an impossible situation that kept me from reaching a place of peace. I have contemplated that sea and thought many times that there was no way I would be able to go through it or to come out of it in one piece. My heart used to get broken a lot and I would find its many pieces on the threshold of hope with too much discouragement to even think of repair and restoration. However, God has come through for me all the time. He has picked up the pieces and put my heart back together better than it had been before. God is not intimidated by the seas. It doesn’t matter how big and rocky the oceans of your life are. God can part them and neutralize them. With one word He can make them move away from your path and He can make you walk on dry land. Think of the dry land as the path to your miracles. Many are the paths of the Lord so be assured that no sea can stop Him and He will not only make your path clear but He will make sure that it leads to a great miracle.

When I started thinking about how miracles are nothing extraordinary for God, it helped my thinking align with God’s. Miracles are amazing events that defy logic and nature. God is an amazing God who defies logic and nature and it is in His nature to create miracles. Trust and believe that the miracle you need today is something that God will do for you very easily. Trust and believe that God loves you very much and He is more than willing to shower you with miracles. Trust and believe that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and He has never stopped performing miracles. Join the group of believers that know without a doubt that miracles are for us today. Join the group of believers that understand that God is the miracle-worker that the world needs today. The outcome of your current situation doesn’t hinge upon your abilities, your money, your intellect and your luck. It all depends on your Savior and He is the God of miracles. He is the One who is going to solve your problem. He is the One you should put in charge of your situation by faith. It is not over yet. Your miracle can still take place. God is not too late and He is not limited by time and space. He has enough room to create something miraculous in your life and He always has the perfect timing. You are so blessed! You are a child of the God of miracles! Stretch out your hand over your sea of problems and the Lord will drive it away from you and make a way for dry land and there will be a path to your miracle!

Suggested reading: Exodus 14:21; Jeremiah 32:27; Mark 10:27

Take steps of faith

I was walking with a friend the other day and all of a sudden I noticed how fast we were going. We focused on what we were talking about and not so much on the walk itself. Our conversation was the motivation. We had a great conversation that occupied our minds so much that we didn’t realize how far and how much we walked. It made me think about the steps I take every day toward the destination the Lord has for me. When I am focused on Him and my thoughts are centered around Him, I made progress and I go far. I don’t spend too much time thinking about how I will get to my destination. I think about the One who gets me there and it is amazing how far I get. The Lord wants us to move forward and to make progress in life. We are on a spiritual path and every step we take matters. That is why we have to watch our steps and be careful how we walk. The best way to walk is with the Lord. We can walk forward with Him by our side and when we follow His steps we can never go wrong. Today I want to encourage you to take a few steps forward with the Lord. Trust His lead. Trust His guidance. Walk with Him. Take steps of faith. Don’t hold back. Don’t waver. Don’t hesitate. Walk and keep walking. Walk with confidence and walk in peace. The Lord will get you where you need to go. Take the steps of faith that will put you on the right track.

Faith can be intimidating because it believes before seeing and we are so programmed to believe after seeing. It makes more sense to us that what we see if what we trust. Faith doesn’t make sense and yet it is more reliable and more powerful than our natural senses. It is a spiritual sense if you will that surpasses the natural. I think of it as my supernatural power and I love how we can grow in it and learn more about it. A lot of it has come through experience for me. I find myself in situations where I have to rely on faith and the thougher the situation, the more faith I need. I have been through times when I had to mature in faith overnight. At least that is how it felt. I had to take steps of faith. Going backwards was not an option. It was either faith or fail. Faith pushed me forward and it spoke gently telling me that the only way was up. Faith understands that we can go from glory to glory and we can make strides. Faith is about advancement and not regression. There are great steps of faith that you can take in every area of your life. Steps that will distance you from fear. As you know, faith is the opposite of fear so when you take a step of faith, you take a step away from fear. Don’t you want to walk away from fear? If you do, start taking steps of faith on a daily basis.

You are going to walk far with the Lord. You are going to walk away from your past and walk away from fear and doubt. Don’t look back. Look ahead. Know that your steps are God directed and they are taking you somewhere great. So take steps of faith. Walk and go to where your mind doesn’t think you can go but your heart knows you can get there easily with God. The steps you take in faith are never in vain. They will always produce great results. They might feel like you are walking in the dark and you are lost but with faith you don’t need to know how you are going to get to your destination.You just need to trust that your steps are the right steps. Faith knows without a doubt that the walk with God is safe and secure. Go for a walk with the Lord every day. Focus on Him more than on anything else and you will see that you are going far and you are making progress. Enjoy the walk!

Suggested reading: 2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:6; James 2:14-26

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 160)

God’s plan is not always convenient. It’s not always easy. It’s not always simple but it’s God’s plan. Trust Him. Trust His logic and His process.

You don’t just need help. You need hope. Jesus has it all. He is it all. He is hope and help. He will get you through it.

God’s love is all over you. You are the incarnation of His love. What you speak and what you do has the footprint of love. Keep spreading God’s love and keep walking in the love that changes everything!

Follow God wherever He goes. It’s not about God following you wherever you go and adapting to what you want to do. It’s about you being led by God and adapting to what He wants you to do.

Beware of the distractions that take you away from God. They seem insignificant at first until they turn into bridges of separation.

Banish conditional trust. Let your trust in God be consistent no matter what your circumstances are. Condition your conditions with faith!

There is a pathway to peace, joy and love and His name is Jesus. He will always take you to the most peaceful places and the most joyful destinations!

The reward of continued faith is a life of victory and love. Faith without love doesn’t work. Walk in faith and walk in love and you will walk in triumph all the time.

Pursue the dreams God has given you. Bring them to life with the power of faith and with the hope of the Lord in you. Don’t give up on your God-given dreams!

God loves you more than the whole world combined. His love is deeper than the Atlantic, wider than Mount Everest, bigger than all the continents and stronger than any human love that exists.

Suggested reading: Psalm 136:26; Isaiah 54:10; 1 John 4:9-11

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 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 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

Give it all to God

When I have a lot going on and I feel the burden of all the things that are happening in my life, peace seems out of reach. It is mostly because I focus on the problems more than I focus on my Savior. The burdens of life can be so heavy that we forget that Jesus carried them on the cross. He said “Cast your cares upon Me” and yet we find a way to walk around with so many cares and concerns that our backs are about to break. Our walk with God becomes a very slow walk where we can barely put one foot in front of the other. It appears that the Lord is far in front of us and we are moving at the speed of a turtle with a heavy load on its back.

Problems will always come but they can also be handled. If we try to handle them on our own, we will not succeed. We might manage to deal with some things but the bulk of the problems will still be taunting us. Casting our cares upon the Lord is always the best solution. Today I am inviting you to cast all worries, all fears and all cares upon the Lord. Don’t give in to fear and don’t let worry form a crown of concerns around your head. The more you carry the cares, the more your mind will be tormented and the less your faith will grow.

Whatever you are facing today was carried by the Lord on the cross. There isn’t a single thing that Jesus didn’t take care of on the cross. You might be facing new problems and some new adversity that you had never encountered before. The enemy knows how to reinvent himself by adding new pain and new suffering. He knows how to come up with situations that will make you want to crumble. He is vicious and he is watching. He is like a thief in the night who comes through a window when everyone is sleeping and takes all he can while our guard is down. God is watching over you and He is with you even at night. Thank Him for His protection and thank Him for caring so much. Thank Him that no more what new tricks the enemy uses, you can still give all your cares to the Lord.

Thank God that He has carried your burdens and renounce them. Every time you feel the heavy burden, go into prayer mode and get rid of them. Talk to the Lord about your problems. Talk with the Lord about your problems. Do some of the talking and then do a lot of the listening. He will reassure you, talk to you, guide you and help you. Communicate with Him as much as you can. When you are doing well and when you are having problems. Keep the line of communication open. Talk and listen. Listen and follow His lead. Follow His lead and praise Him for His directions. Praise Him and stay strong. Stay strong and keep going. Keep going and keep thanking Him. Keep thanking Him and give Him all your cares. Don’t carry what was meant to be handled by the Lord. Let go of the fears and the worry and let God be in charge of your soul and your mind. Put your mind at peace by spending time with the Father.

Give it all to the Lord. Give Him everything that is weighing you down. Anything and everything that just doesn’t feel right. Give it all to God. The pain, the headaches and the struggles. Give them all to God. Don’t keep them inside. Release them with simple words of rejection when you pray. Reject the negativity and hand it all over to the Lord. I often pray, “Lord take all my doubts, my fears and my confusion. I give it all to You.” I see myself giving them to the Lord. I see myself getting rid of all that bad stuff. I see myself putting it all in the trash and the Lord takes the trash to the dumpster for me. I don’t need to know how He does it. I just have to believe that He is taking care of it. Send your worries to the dumpster. Send your cares to the recycling center. God will recycle your concerns and turn them into moments of great joy and peace. Cast your cares upon the Lord. He will get rid of whatever is bothering you today. Trust Him! Give it all to God!

Suggested reading: Psalm 55:22; Luke 12:23; 1 Peter 5:7

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 144)

You’ve got Jesus. You’re going to make it. Don’t let your mind argue with what your heart knows. It’s the truth!

God is not a god of compromise. He doesn’t compromise His traits, His character and His promises. He doesn’t negotiate and trade favors. He is genuine, faithful, real and authentic.

Pray for the rain when it’s too hot. Pray for the sun when it’s too dark. Pray for the impossible when nothing seems possible. Pray for the best when the enemy tempts you with the worst. Pray every day and you will get God’s best.

The Lord is a giver. The enemy is a thief. God will give you back everything the enemy has stolen and more. Expect restoration. Expect retribution. God the giver is going to make things right in your life!

Let God be your first option and you will not need a backup plan. Let God be your plan A and you will never need to resort to plan B. Let God’s plan be your plan!

God is true to His Word and He blesses it. Whoever speaks His Word continually reaps the blessings. Speak the Word daily!

The flame of hope should always be burning in your heart. Don’t put it out. Don’t let your mind and your circumstances put it out. Hope is alive and well. Jesus is alive and well!

Make “God choices” today. Choose Him in everything you do. Let His wisdom guide you and you will make the right choices every time.

God will increase you and not decrease you. Have faith in His increase. Know that you are going from glory to glory.

The Lord is singing over you. He has a melody with your name in it. He has lyrics about you. He is singing about how much He loves you and how wonderful you are. Tune in and listen to His love song for you.

Suggested reading: Proverbs 18:10; 1 Chronicles 16:1; John 14:27

10 nuggets of wisdom for your Saturday (Part 143)

Let God’s Word live rent free in your mind. Let it permeate your spirit and dominate your heart. Give it a home in your spirit and it will make you a powerhouse of faith.

Talk about what the Lord has done any chance you get. Don’t worry about your praise report. Don’t worry that it’s not as big as your neighbors’. Report what the Lord has done. That is all that matters. Give God the glory!

Every time you think you can do it on on your own and you take control of the situation, you stand in the way. You stand in the way of what is the best way. You stand in God’s way!

Don’t engage in conversations with fear. It will try to convince you and say that all is lost. Tell fear to be quiet by having conversations with God and by telling your mind that your faith is bigger than your fear.

Jesus is the portal to Heaven. He is the way, the truth and the life. Go through Him in everything you do. Rely on Him in everything that happens. Trust His love and know that it is true. Jesus is the way when there seems to be no way!

Take the pulse of your faith. Monitor it and adjust it. Use the Word of God to regulate your faith. Let God give you the rhythm of your faith. He knows how to change the beat of your hope.

Rebuke bitterness. It will give you a bitter spiritual taste. It will spoil your spiritual appetite and it will leave you hungry for more negativity. Find the soothing manna from Heaven. Jesus has set a table before you where bitterness doesn’t exist. Eat at His table. Refuse to join the negative meals the enemy is serving you.

The anchor to your soul will keep you grounded and will keep you stable even in the midst of the wildest oceans. Jesus is that anchor!

The peace that comes from the Lord can shutter the stress that comes from the world. Adhere to His peace by thanking Him and by declaring that it is in you.

Hope is God’s reply to our distress. Let’s take His reply and apply it to every question we have in our lives. His hope will answer everything!

Suggested reading: Colossians 1:27; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 5:10