Did you know you have an enemy? Greater than any military or political opponent, Satan wars against God and His followers. He is full of deceit and will use this trait to pull others away from following Jesus.
Even though we have an enemy working against us, God is on our side. According to 2 Thessalonians 3:3, God is faithful in guarding us from the evil one. Christ defeated Satan through His death and resurrection because He gave Satan no right to accuse believers. Therefore, we do not have to fear. He can’t harm us because of Christ’s sacrifice.
You can have peace, knowing Christ has overcome the schemes of our accuser! Don’t allow fear to make you feel defeated. He has already won the war. Take courage today, knowing the enemy is defeated. God is on guard for you. Xoxo
“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.”
I know that overwhelming feeling you have right now. You are stressed about your finances, marriage, ministry, fertility treatments, fostering and so on. The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:26 that “Look at the birds, they don’t sow or reap, yet our Heavenly Father takes care of them. Are you not worth more than they?” (Paraphrased). If God loves the birds and all the creatures of this earth enough to provide for them, why do we think He won’t take care of us?
Stop looking at all the earthly possessions that you don’t have or can’t have, and look up towards heaven! This life as hard, sad, demanding, and happy as it can be is temporary. Our home is heaven. Think on that. God has more in store for us than anything we can obtain here on Earth. Stop looking for hope and fulfillment in the wrong things and see the great things eternity has in store! This world is not our home, we are just passing through! Be encouraged. Look up to heaven! Xoxo
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
In the light of all these suicides, it has got me thinking. You never know the pain someone is dealing with, the daily struggles they face.
As Christians, we are called to love. To love everyone. Not to pick and choose who you want to love, but to love EVERYONE! Jesus came to this world to love it, not condemn it. If the One and only savior came to love the world; why do we think we can do anything but?
We think because someone has a difference in their opinions, religion, lifestyles or any other choices, that it gives us an “excuse” to not love.
Please don’t be like the judge or juror. People need love, support and prayers. You want them to come to Jesus and be saved: Love and pray for them. You think they’re struggling with something: love and pray for them. We never know what someone is going through. We are all good at hiding behind masks or fake smiles, that doesn’t mean we don’t all have hurts. So please, let’s be like Jesus and love people. That is the only way to truly help save people. Xoxo
““I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.””
As the song says: fear he is a liar, he will steal your happiness. There is so much truth in that lyric. Fear creeps in not at all once, but slowly over time.
Fear will tell you:
* You’re not good enough
* You will fail.
* You aren’t beautiful
* You aren’t loved
* You are alone.
All of these things that fear tells you is a LIE. The enemy wants to defeat you by making you believe his lies. You are exactly how God made you. He does love you. You are beautiful in His eyes. You are more than enough. You matter to Him. With God you won’t fail. Stop allowing fear to whisper those lies into your heart. Shout Gods truth into your heart. Destroy those lies. You are a child of the king!
“There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears is not complete in love.”
God’s presence is everywhere, He is omnipotent. He can be all things and everywhere. So why is it that we don’t seek after Him? We know He is always there but we don’t always accept His presence.
Invite His presence to be there with you. How can you invite Him you ask?
* Seek Him in His Word
* Seek Him in prayer
*Seek Him in your knowledge
Get to know Him intimately and personally. The more you seek Him, the more you will find Him. You will know that He is always there. Your cup will be filled with His goodness and will never run empty. His mercy will be never ending!
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks him.”
Being desperate can make a person do crazy things. The children of Israel were so desperate to get out of the wilderness, that they left they’re faith and worshipped false Gods. They couldn’t be patient, they didn’t want to wait upon the Lord and all His goodness. We can be so impatient that we take matters in our own hands, but what good does that do?
Don’t be so desperate for things that you want in this life whether it be; a baby, money, spouse, new car, that you miss out on Gods goodness for you. Don’t allow your desperation to separate you from God and His plans. Hold on. Keep trusting. Keep believing. When you come out of your wilderness into your promise land you will forget your desperation. All you will see is the glory of God. Don’t lose sight of God. Let go of the desperation.
“keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Have you ever found yourself bargaining with God during your quiet time with HIm? We tell Him all these “promises” of things we will do for Him if He grants us the things we are asking. Somehow, we have lost perspective on who God really is. We think of Him more like a genie that grants us our wishes; instead of a God who knows what is best for us. We need to trust in the “even ifs” of life. What are you talking about? You ask. Let me explain.
Even if you dont get that promotion….God is good.
Even if that pregnancy test is negative for the millionth time…God is a comforter.
Even if you can’t seem to make enough to pay your bills….God is a provider.
Even if your marriage is in shambles…God is a healer.
Even if you feel like youre never going to be a mother…God is a waymaker.
Do you see the pattern here? No matter what your even ifs are, just remember God is God. He has already made a way for you to overcome every obstacle before it happens. This world and the enemy that roams in it wants nothing but to make you think God is absent; I can assure you that He is very much present. He is always with you. He is always for you. The bible reminds us in (Romans 8:31) “that if God is for us, who can be against us.” No one can ever do anything to you that He doesn’t allow. Take comfort today in knowing that even if you feel all alone, God is with you always! xoxo