1 Samuel 16:11 (NKJV): “And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Are all the young men here?’ Then he said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.’ And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.’”
It was while David was in the field working that he was called and anointed to be King. Keep on doing God’s work faithfully; keep supporting it; keep using the gifts He’s given you for His glory...your “David” moment is coming; and nothing will stand in your way.
Psalm 139:14 (NKJV): “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”
No matter what people around you, the media or the enemy can say, you are a marvelous creation – made by the very hand of God! Meditate on His promises for your life and all that is good which He has formed in your life; let your lips confess that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 24:1 (NKJV): “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”
All of the earth’s fullness belongs to God and His desire and plan is to give it to you to steward over. Don’t, for a second, short-change God or sell out His promises for convenience. Move in faith and live in His fullness!
Acts 14:9-10 (NKJV): "This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked."
Your time being crippled - spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically - is over. Rise up, overcomer, and claim what is yours; stand on it and do not look back. Jesus overcame so you may overcome. Stand up straight in confidence and walk.
Mark 10:52 (NKJV): "Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road."
This is the power of faith: no matter what people have said, science has observed or history has studied - faith causes even the impossible to become possible. Call out to Him in boldness and with the confidence of a turnaround! You will never be the same again. You overcome through faith!
Mark 11:23 (NKJV): "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."
Faith, in its purest form - without any doubt - will always produce. Where ever you are, right now, you have the authority to speak to the obstacles in your spiritual journey and they will not hinder you - they WILL be removed. You are an OVERCOMER - with all authority - and your FAITH will never fail - BELIEVE!
Romans 5:3-4 (NLT): "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation."
Simply put: even trials can be turned around for good! We can rejoice in the fact that when we've learned to endure past whatever comes our way, our character is strengthened; we come out more refined, becoming more like He (Christ) who is within us. It's all working for your good; rejoice and keep moving...go the distance!
Exodus 33:15 (NKJV): “Then he said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here’.”
Moses' resilient faith was largely founded on this factor: He refused to go where the Presence of God was not with him. He understood that only with God on his side would he be able to live and fulfil the assignment at hand. The same is still true for every believer today... Where God takes you, He will give you the grace to flourish!
Philippians 4:7 (NKJV): "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
In this year of the overcomer, decisions are at hand and many might not be easy to make. Therefore, apply this principle with each of them: don't go where God, with His Peace, does not lead you and govern your heart. Let the witness of His supernatural peace be your anchor!
Psalm 23:1-2 (NLT): “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!”
Ha! What a joy it is to know that we live in right-standing with God and there is nothing that can separate us from His love. How joyous it is for you who have repented of your sins and have received Jesus as Lord and Saviour; you have access to God’s abundance in eternity and also here on earth. Thank You, Lord!