2 Corinthians 2:14 “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”
When something bad happens in our lives we say, “God why did You let this happen to me”? Instead, try this: “Lord, what can I do to triumph over this trouble? How do I stop being a victim and start acting like the victor You made me to be.
Isaiah 12:2 (ASV) "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Jehovah, even Jehovah, is my strength and song; and he is become my salvation."
God is our source and the eternal supplier of all our needs. He provides us with the tools to be strong, courageous and to overcome every form of opposition. Release the song of joy within you, for “. . the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Romans 12:16(a) “Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits”
The word harmony implies a beautiful symphony, a collection of instruments playing on the same page at the same time but not all sounding the same. So is the body of Christ. Lets pursue harmony.
Psalm 150:6 (NKJV): “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!”
Today, take a moment just to praise the Lord and thank Him for all He has done and all that is yet to unfold. He is worthy of the Praise!
2Co 1:20 (KJV) “For all the promises of God in him (Christ) are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”
Did you receive a promise from God some time in the past? And are you wondering whether you really heard from God? It is a common thing to receive a promise from God and go on for months and even years without receiving the fulfillment. In the time of waiting is where we begin to get discouraged and wonder if we really heard from Him. Well, take courage in the knowledge that He does not change His mind. Your promise WILL come to pass.
Revelation 2:10 (KJV) "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation. In addition to all the other gifts of grace that You grant me, O Master, also grant me the virtue of Faithfulness. Amen.
Psalm 42:5 "Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance."
Where praise and worship abounds, there is no fear. David walked in the desert where serpents, bears, lions and other beasts dwelled. In the midst of your crisis, the presence of God will descend.
Genesis 14:19-20 (NKJV): “And he blessed him and said: ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ And he gave him a tithe of all.”
God’s blessing is upon our lives. Through faith and our corresponding act of obedience, we step into the blessing of the Lord over our lives.
John 16:33 (KJV) "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Whatever you do, you need courage. Faithful Lord Jesus, give me courage of such quality that I will remain true to You even in the most difficult circumstances. Amen.
Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]”
Love gets involved, it does not stand stoically on the sideline while others go through a hard time.