I Corinthians 6:11 “…But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God”
Something supernatural happens on the inside of you when you call on the name of the Lord. First of all, the Bible tells us that God actually makes His home in your heart by the Holy Spirit. Not only that, but when you call on the name of the Lord, you are calling on everything He represents—life, peace, strength, hope, joy, healing, deliverance, forgiveness and so much more! It’s like receiving the key to a mansion filled with treasures—and it’s all yours! You can see that key in your hand; you can tell other people about it; you can know that you have access anytime you want, but you still have to take a step and use the key to open the door before you can partake of the blessings inside
Psalm 68:5 “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy”
So many people today carry hurt and insecurity because they didn’t have a relationship with their earthly father the way God intended. But no matter how you were raised or where you are in life today, you do have a wonderful Father, and you were born with a purpose and a destiny. God promises to meet all your needs, and He is the Father to the fatherless and defender of widows!
Malachi 3:10 "Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it”
God longs to pour out His abundant blessing on your life. He wants to open the windows of heaven for you. When you are faithful in your tithes, when you faithfully give ten percent to the house of God, He promises that your house will be provided for. Every time you give your tithe, you are making a declaration that you trust God. When you give, you are putting actions behind your faith that keep your faith alive. The Bible promises that when you give, it shall be given back to you. Like planting a seed, you can expect an abundant harvest. Remember, the scripture tells us that as believers, the tithe already belongs to the Lord and it is holy, or set apart, for Him.
Psalm 119:105 “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
Do you need direction in any area of your life today? You might be making decisions about your job, home or relationships, but you don’t have to make those decisions on your own. God is interested in every detail of your life, and He’s provided direction and guidance in His Word. When life seems dark, or when you aren’t sure about which choice to make, turn on the light of God’s Word so you can see clearly what to do. As you meditate on His Word and confess His promises over your life, it chisels away the walls of doubt, fear and uncertainty that would try to block you or hold you back.
Psalm 92:12 “The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]”
God desires that you thrive and flourish in all things. He wants to prosper everything you set your hand to. The word “flourish” means to grow or achieve success; to be in a state of activity; to reach a height of development or influence. We are created to live fruitful, productive, and influential lives. The key is to remain uncompromisingly righteous. What does that mean? Righteousness is about being in right standing with God. It’s about receiving His forgiveness and making the necessary adjustments to align yourself with His Word. When you are uncompromisingly righteous, God’s Word is your final authority. You seek Him in everything you do and make Him a part of your everyday life.
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
God has set up a system to bless you abundantly. He loves you and longs to pour out His favor upon you and increase your resources. In the natural, it’s easy to think that the way to increase is to keep what you have, but in God’s system, it isn’t about what you keep, it’s about what you give. We read about the example that God set for us in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave…” He gave His Son and received many sons and daughters as a result!
Rom 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”
In this scripture we are reminded that we are conquerors. The word conquer suggests being in a battle or war. As children of God we face battles all the time because we have an enemy, Satan, who is out to destroy us. I implore you to understand that your victory is guaranteed because Christ went into the battle for you first and he conquered death and destruction so that you may be a conqueror too.
Luke 8:50 “But Jesus on hearing this answered him. “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well”
Have you heard some bad news lately? Have you perhaps received a bad report from the doctor? Well, Jesus puts a challenge to you today and is saying: “Only believe” He is already by the grace of God giving you that power to believe. It is in shifting focus from your fears about the negative reports and directing it to trusting God that you will get your breakthrough today. Only believe and thank the Lord for bringing you the answer.
Heb 4:13 “And before him no creature is hidden, but all are open and laid bare to the eyes of him with whom we have to do”
Be encouraged today! God has not forgotten you. Nothing is hidden from His sight. God’s eye view knows no hindrance and no boundary. His eyes certainly reach where you are. If you feel forgotten today or that nobody seems to care, it is certainly not Him. Only change your perspective today and understand that He is working it out for your benefit.
1Th 5:23 “May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit, and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”
Right from the start of this journey of life for humanity, God’s plan and desire has been for man to come to the fullness of who they are in Him. Whatever is happening or not happening in your life, I urge you not to lose sight of the bigger picture of your life journey. Know that God is busy perfecting you and polishing you, His precious jewel, to shine for His glory and His pride.