Be Encouraged

Colossians 2:2-6 says My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united and in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine sounding arguments, for though I am absent from you in the body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is, so then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord continue to live your lives in him. 

Be encouraged today in the Lord.  Know that the greater the opposition you face, the greater the reward you will receive. Yes what you are going through might be hard for you but God said “Is anything too hard for me”, in Genesis 18:14.   You should always know that any opposition you face there is always greater things (blessing, healing, deliverance, anointing, etc.) on the other side of it.  By being discouraged you give the devil power over you and your problems.  It’s up to you if you live with encouragement or discouragement.  If you find yourself discouraged, command your day, thoughts, problems and everything else as the Lord’s for it says Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Jesus paid the price for your life when he went to the cross.  He bore every pain, illness, heartache, sin, and every tear you’ve cried on that cross, so that you would have an abundant life. So to live in this abundance, you have to know that whenever you feel that you lack something go to the One who lacks nothing.  Everything you need can be found in God.  Philippians 4:19 says but my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Put a smile on your BEAUTIFUL face and make today great!! 

Heavenly Father, thank you for today and for making sure all of my needs are met.  Thank you for being my Encourager and Comforter.  Lord, help me to encourage others as you encourage me.  Fill my heart with love and fill my mind with wisdom and knowledge of knowing you better.  Show me how to surrender any negative feelings, emotions or thoughts that I have over to you.  As I go through this day, let nothing bring me down and  that I would fully walk in your grace which is sufficient.  Lord,  because you have made this day let me rejoice and be glad in it.  In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Giants Will Fall

1 Samuel 17:48-49 (NLT) As Goliath (giant) moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.  Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine (giant) in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath (giant) stumbled and fell face down on the ground.

What things in your life feel like giants in front of you that you must defeat before you can move forward?  Sometimes when we begin to face giants in our lives, we feel afraid or unable to gain victory over them.  We even try to run from it instead of facing it head on.  Jesus said in John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on Earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.  Regardless of what we face or how daunting it looks, you will overcome the giants in front of you.   Before they fall, you must stand up and face your giants.  You too can defeat and be victorious over any giant just as David defeated Goliath.  No matter how big the giant is before you, remember that it can be defeated because your God is always bigger than it.  Giants will always fall because they are shown to be powerless and inadequate to a God who reigns supreme over all.

Father, thank you for sending your son to overcome this world.  Thank you that no matter what I face I can be victorious over it.  Reveal to me anything in my life that I have allowed to defeat me.  I know now that any giants I face are powerless to You.  Give me the wisdom to use what I have to confront any giants in front of me.  In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!

All Things Are Possible

Matthew 19:26 (AMP) But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Often difficult situations appear daunting and impossible when viewed from the human perspective. From our viewpoint, it seems beyond our own ability or resources that make it seem like it can’t be done. In His word, God makes it very clear anything is possible.  Philippians 4:13 (AMP) I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]  This assures you that with God there is nothing that you can’t do. God says you can achieve whatever He tells you can do. It is possible to complete everything that God as revealed to you and called you to do. Anything that scares you that God has purposed you to do you can do! You can do everything you believed you couldn’t because you don’t do it in your own strength. No, you do it through Christ who gives you strength. He is the One who gives you the courage and ability to do it. He makes resources available to you so you can do it.

Father, I thank you that I can depend on you to provide for me.  Thank you for listening to me and showing me that anything is possible through you.  Enlighten my mind to believe that when things look impossible in my life that I can call upon you and gain strength to face the very things that intimidate me.  Remind me that you are with me wherever I go and as I encounter challenges that I should declare your word that gives me a confident peace.  In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

There Is No Bondage

Exodus 13:3 (NLT) So Moses said to the people, “This is a day to remember forever—the day you left Egypt, the place of your slavery. Today the Lord has brought you out by the power of his mighty hand. 

We have often experienced being enslaved in our minds. Our thoughts have produced chains that have us feeling bound and unable to get free. Sometimes we find ourselves imprisoned by things we thought we’re delivered from.  Only to discover they lay dormant for a while and still has us in bondage. There’s something in your life causing you to accept limiting thoughts that cause you to feel paralyzed and unable to move. This bondage can show a dominating influence over you that you can’t seem to shake, and you’re unsure why. What from your past still holds you hostage to a mentality that holds you back or where in your life do you feel imprisoned? Today is a new day and there is freedom with God. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMP) Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom].  Remember to proclaim you have received the freedom that God has already given you. Galatians 5:1 So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.  Whatever has you bound is not going to loosen its grip on you until you discern the inception of it.  When you figure out where it started then you can go to God’s word and apply truth to the lie you believed and experience freedom.

Lord, thank you for giving me insight and revelation where I have believed lies that were never true about me.  I walk in freedom because your word says Christ has set me free.  Reveal to me any area of my life where I am still held in bondage.  Break every chain that has taken root in me and holds me back from living a liberated life.  In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen