Isaiah 43:1 “I have called you by name; you are mine”
What a wonderful thing to hear God saying: “you are mine!”. He takes care of His own. He protects His own. He provides for His own. He deposits wisdom, outstanding abilities and much more to His own. I urge you to grab a hold of that and to start walking tall in the knowledge that you are backed by the Most High in your endeavours.
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"
Are you hungry for more of God's favor in your life today? Did you know your faith opens the door to His favor? The scripture tells us that faith pleases God. It gives substance to the things we hope for and makes them tangible. We've all been given a measure of faith, but it's up to each of us to put it into action. Notice today's verse starts by saying, "Now faith." It's not "later" faith or "one day" faith. We have to have faith for today, right now.
Heb 12:2 “Looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus our great mentor set an example for us on how to fight that good fight of faith. The bible says he was flesh and blood like us when he was here on earth. He made sure that he endures to the end and won the fight. You already have the Greatest cheer leader on your side, therefore hold on to the end.
John 8:33: They answered him, we be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Praise the Lord that no language, creed, colour, race background and past experience, separate us from the love of God. It does not matter who your grand daddy was, you are free through what Jesus did on the cross. Enjoy your free day.
Phil 4:6-7 - “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”
Relax! In this very moment, God has the exact solution to whatever concern you have. He will work it out if you trust Him. Everything is going to be alright!
Galatians 6:1-2 “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ”
When a fellow believer gets entangled in sin, we must not “kick him while he’s down”. Rather, we are commissioned to humbly restore him back to the Body of Christ, just as we would take care of our own physical body when wounded. When we love God and love others as ourselves, we fulfil His Word!
Heb 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us”
There are rewards promised to you when you do not give up. Know that whatever you are going through right now other people have experienced it too and those who held on to God in faith saw their reward.
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.
Proverbs 3:1,2 "My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you."
God’s law is now written on your hearts. It is the Holy Spirit that will remind you of His plans and will continually guide you into His perfect will. Living according to what He is saying will fill your life with peace and prosperity and allow you to accomplish so much more in your life.
Proverbs 28:18 "Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.”
We live in a time of insecurity, many people feel they have to put bars on their windows and doors. But as believers, our security isn't in natural things. If you have been going to bed afraid at night, start trusting in the Lord for your safety and security. Keep Psalm 91 in your heart, read it morning and evening if you are plagued by fear, rebuke it in the Name of Jesus any time it speaks to you.