Life Is A GIft

Ps. 51:12 - Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough You bring to me. Hold me close to You with a willing spirit.- Life, not just the existing part, but the living part should be a joy to us as Christ-like-ones. We should live above the drudgery and mundane existence of day in and day out. Life is a gift and Jesus gave us supernatural joy, His joy, to abide on the inside of us. Gal. 5:22 This joy is not based on circumstances, it's meant to overcome them. This joy provides strength to endure, overcome, rise above, and stand firm. Open the gift, look inward not outward, and learn to tap into what already belongs to you.

What's Your Goliath?

1 Sam. 17:26 - ...For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the Living God? - In this Biblical account of David vs Goliath, Goliath had tormented, taunted, cursed, and belittled the Army of Israel. Morning and night, day in and day out for 40 days. So much so, that the mighty army of the Israel became paralyzed with fear. They lost their ability to fight. Why? Because they allowed the negative, hateful, discouraging words of their enemy to get in their head and eventually it worked its way into their hearts. What is the enemy using to beat you down, destroy your self-worth, badger you day and night? It's time to shut your ears to the lies, rise from defeat, and pick up the smooth stone of the Word of God and aim it straight at the giants head. Release that stone with the words of your mouth and that giant will fall!

Satan Wants You To Disagree

Matt. 18:19 -...If two of you agree to ask God for something in a symphony of prayer, My Heavenly Father (WILL DO) it for you. - Being in agreement for the things you are believing God for is a vital part to receiving all that He has for you. The enemy will do everything in his power to keep us from agreeing, because he knows the absolute power that comes when we are. If you don't have someone to agree with you, agree with God's Word. Declare it over your situation. If you do have someone to agree with you, grab hands, declare the Word, and let it be the final say in what you're believing for.

It's Time To Take Action

James 2:17 Phillips - My faith without corresponding actions is dead; therefore, I take actions towards my dreams. - What are the dreams God has placed on the inside of you? Maybe, open a business, write a book, go on a missions trip, have a home? When are you going to do what is in your heart? You only have this one life to accomplish all that God has planned for you to do and be. Ask the Holy spirit to reveal to you your action steps to accomplish your dreams and get moving!

Cheer Up!

Ps. 31:24 So cheer up! Take courage all you who love Him. Wait for Him to break through for you, all who trust in Him! - Between our prayer and its manifestation of that which we are believing for there can be a period of waiting. What do we do during this time of waiting? Our attitude will determines our outcome. I read of a prisoner who was sent to one of Hitler's death camps. Victor decided early on that he could not allow what he saw, heard, and experienced on a daily basis to get on the inside of him. He kept an attitude of thankfulness, joy, and victory during the most trying time of his life. In his darkest hours, he kept an attitude of praise. Because of this, Victor was able to forgive the hateful crimes of the German guards.

Don't Use Empty Words

Is. 55:11 NIV - So is My Word that goes out from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. - The Word of God was written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit. Because of this fact, it is filled with mighty power and living hope. His Words are not empty. When we take God's Word and put it in our mouth, speak it over our children, spouses, finances, health, and impossible situations, we speak and pray from a solid foundation that will not fail. Don't speak empty words of doubt, fear, judgement, or frustration. Speak living words that have the power to change even the most difficult situations.

It's Time To Get Thankful!

Phil. 4:6 NLT- I don't worry about ANYTHING; instead, I pray about EVERYTHING; telling God what I need and thanking Him for everything He has done. - Worry-free living doesn't come automatically. We must choose to release our concerns, cares, fears, and needs into the hands of our Loving God. Then, and this is the big one, begin to thank God for all the things He has done. Being thankful will get your mind off of you and your needs and will turn it to God's goodness, faithfulness and love. True thankfulness will produce peace that will keep you steady while God works on your behalf.

Don't Be Slothful!

Prov. 19:11 TPT - A wise person demonstrates patience, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and forget it, for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense. - Why is it wise to hold our tongue, be quick to forgive, and even go so far as to forget the hurts and insults of others? Why does God want us to demonstrate patience and mercy to those who offend us? Because He knows that the enemy is using situations, individuals and yes, even those close to us, to lay a trap for us. He knows that if we take the bait, then we have just given Satan permission to wreak havoc in our lives. Be wise and follow God's instructions and you will walk in freedom.

Be Wise

Prov. 19:11 TPT - A wise person demonstrates patience, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and forget it, for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense. - Why is it wise to hold our tongue, be quick to forgive, and even go so far as to forget the hurts and insults of others? Why does God want us to demonstrate patience and mercy to those who offend us? Because He knows that the enemy is using situations, individuals and yes, even those close to us, to lay a trap for us. He knows that if we take the bait, then we have just given Satan permission to wreak havoc in our lives. Be wise and follow God's instructions and you will walk in freedom.

Hidden Flaws

Ps. 19:12 - Without this revelation-light, how would I ever detect the waywardness of my heart? Lord, forgive my hidden flaws whenever You find them. - Only God's Word has the power to reveal the hidden things deep within our heart. We may breeze through life, not even realizing that there are hidden things such as resentment, unforgiveness, fear, issues of abandonment, or abuse, shame and guilt. It's only when God shines His light on these areas that we even know they are there. Does He do it to condemn us? No! He does it so that we can walk in total FREEDOM, one step at a time.