Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy O Lord, to receive glory, honour and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”
They day you were born brought great joy in heaven. God created you for His own enjoyment. Our first purpose in life is to live for His pleasure. This is an act of worship to Him. This kind of worship is more than music.
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
The only way to live in peace is living on purpose. Knowing your purpose motivates and focuses you in life. With a clear purpose in life you won't keep changing direction. Seek Him first and you will receive clarity and peace.
Psalm 139:15 (NKJV) “My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret and skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.”
Long before you were born, you were already conceived in the Mind of God. May be you were unplanned by your parents, but not by God. He gave you your natural talents and your personality. Always remember you are unique and loved by God.
Colossians 1:16 (NKJV) “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
Everything begins with God. You were made by Him, you did not create yourself and until you understand that, life will never make sense. If you want to discover your purpose in life, don't turn to the world for an answer, but to God.
1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
If there is balance in your life, the devil can’t come in. If you have self control, he will not be able to lead you astray. Be sober, be vigilant and remember that the victory of God is in you. The wisdom of God is in you. The power of God is in you.
Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
Forgiving someone is giving it to God, refusing to try and vindicate yourself. Forgiveness takes time, and it’s a choice that needs to be made, it is not a feeling! Choose to forgive, lay it down and surrender that hurt and anger to God. Allow Him to heal your broken heart and don’t allow unforgiveness to keep you from what God has for you.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Has the Lord asked you to do something that is bigger than you? Are you facing something and you just don’t think you can do it? Be encouraged by this scripture today and be strong and of good courage…God is with you wherever you go!
James 4:7 “Therefore, submit to God…..”
The time has come for absolute surrender to the will of God. As we grow, God starts demanding more from us. And times will come when we are not sure that we will be able to do what God wants us to do. But if we surrender, something new happens. Our faith grows and our intimacy with Him deepens. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5
Romans 4:20 “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.”
Waiting almost 10 years for the fulfillment of an “impossible” promise from God, Abraham’s faith grew stronger, while he continued to give glory to God! Strengthen yourself today in this thought. Abraham had all the reason in the natural to waver in his faith, but he chose to glorify God regardless of his circumstances. Keep praising God, give Him glory in all that you do and do not lose hope, while glorifying Him.
Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Oh how often do we ask God to either help us with something or give us an answer to a specific question? And then, in our impatience, we run ahead of God and just do it in our own strength and understanding. We run and get weary, because we are doing things in our own way. Let us learn to wait upon the Lord, as hard as it might be at times, just wait! For He promises that we shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint.