Proverbs 23:18 (NKJV): “For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off.”
No matter what is going on in your life right now, remember to keep your faith torch fueled and burning bright. With faith comes expectation; and according to your expectation, you will receive from the Lord. What are you expecting? What is the prayer of your heart? Well, the Word says, your expectation will not be disappointed. So open your heart and rejoice with expectancy.
Luke 5:4 (NKJV): ‘When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch”.’
We don’t have to struggle, toiling aimlessly, in order to see results. We need to trust the Lord – focusing totally on Him and His Word – knowing that it is in Him that our victory is found. Moreover, we must do what He tells us to do…even if we’ve tried before and failed in our attempt. Whatever He tells us to do – at His Word, it shall be done. Today, stand firm and encouraged to what the Lord says.
Psalm 30:11 (NKJV): “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.”
Do whatever it takes to dance before the Lord today. Let your appreciation be expressed in action. Your loving Heavenly Father has moved mountains before and will do it again. He has already ordered the angels to protect and guard you...He’s proven to be a faithful and consistent God. Let your gratitude and joy show in action. Enter His presence with thanksgiving and praise – DANCE BEFORE THE LORD.
Psalm 30:5 (NKJV): “For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
It is a new day! This new day is full of fresh promises and great opportunities…there is freshness all around. Have a mindset change today and a new attitude, anticipating goodness. Believe in God; take to heart is promises and enjoy the joy that He has for you today. Give God thanks and praise – He has made this day for you to walk in victory and joy in Him.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV): “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
Ever heard people talking about good timing or perfect timing? Or have you ever heard people telling you it’s not time yet, wait for God’s timing? Sometimes, such statements can cause one to regard time as an enemy. However, the beauty of time is this: with time, things get perfected. One can be trained; changed and perfected to be better prepared for the future. Let time work in your favour; rejoice in the processing of your gift from God!
Psalm 126:6 (NKJV): “He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
What a promise! Each moment of tears and seed for sowing in our lives is not in vain. God Himself, through His Word, tells us that it shall – with no doubt – bring a great harvest of joy in our lives. In seasons whereby the Lord is perfecting us, we may not always understand…but the beauty that awaits us on the other side exceeds anything we leave behind. Rejoice!
Isaiah 54:1 (KJV): “Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.”
If you feel like you have been in a dry season for a long time, we have good news for you: this is a new day, a new day of singing. It’s a day of rejoicing because the Lord says barrenness is over. It’s time to produce. It’s time for fruitfulness. It’s time to silence all those voices that have been telling you “it’s never going to happen”…dry those tears, weep no more because now is your time for breakthrough.
Colossians 3:14 (Amplified): “And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].”
Our hearts are the centre where conflicts occur because our feelings and desires may clash: our fears and hopes; distrust and trust; jealousy and love. Paul explains that we must decide on the conflicting elements on the basis of peace – which choice promotes peace in our hearts and the church? This morning, let your heart be flooded by the fervent love & immovable peace of God.
Luke 19:10 (Amplified): “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.”
The Greek origin of the word “seek” is “zéteó”, which can be translated as to desire. Therefore, Jesus came looking for the lost out of His desire for us. With that same desire, we are encouraged to seek Him and His Kingdom (Matthew 6:33). Today, take a moment to hear from the Lord what is on His agenda for the day and do as leads you.
Matthew 16:26 (Amplified): “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?”
These words, straight from the heart and mouth of Christ, were so significant in teaching us to constantly ensure that we keep our priorities aligned in fulfilling our lives’ calling & purpose. May we continue to walk with the perspective of eternity and purpose in our hearts...to walk and live Kingdom-minded.