Mark 9:23 ...all things are possible to the believer. - Oh, my friends, what do you believe? Do you believe your God is faithful? Do you believe He is able? Do you believe He is willing? Or, do you just let life happen to you? "IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, ALL (EVERYTHING, NOTHING LACKING, NOTHING TOO BIG, NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE) things are possible to you. If you're having trouble with your "believer" just spend some time with the God Who makes ALL THINGS POSSIBLE!
Phil. 4:13 - I have strength for all things through Christ Who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency. - When you and I begin to realize the POWER that resides within us it will radically change our lives. This POWER, of the Living God, gives us what we need to face anything the enemy can throw at us. Jesus, levels the playing field because Satan has nothing in his bag of tricks that can defeat you. We've been given a supernatural infusion of POWER to face and overcome anything. Take it, it's yours!
2 Cor. 5:7,8 It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? - I love a pioneering spirit. Individuals who see something on the inside of them that drives them to accomplish that very thing. Thomas Edison, when inventing the phonograph, failed over and over again, yet he never gave up. In his 84 years he acquired 1,093 patents, one of the many being the light bulb. What are the things God has placed on the inside of you? What do you see with the eyes of your spirit? When your trust is in God, the One Who placed it there in the first place, you cannot fail.
Phil. 4:12,13 - ...For I am trained in the secret of overcoming ALL THINGS...And I find that the strength of Christ's explosive power infuses me to conquer EVERY DIFFICULTY. - What was Paul's secret to overcoming all things? How could he walk through the overwhelming persecution and difficulties he faced and yet still declare the victory? He could do it because his life was sold out to Christ. He learned to put his total trust in Jesus and the results were life altering. He became a living vessel for the power of God to flow through. That explosive power, residing in him, enabled him to overcome every difficulty. Rejoice and be glad because you've got that same power residing in you!
Rm. 4:18 Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfill it. He took God at His word, and as a result he became the father of many nations. God's declaration over him came to pass... - What is God's declaration over you? The promise of healing? Financial increase and breakthrough? Restoration of everything the enemy has stolen? Abraham hoped against the utter impossibilities of his own physical body and that of Sarah's deadened womb. He set himself to believe what God had promised and he became what God had declared over him. Find out from God's Word what He has promised you. Set yourself to hope and believe what is promised, and you will become all that God has declared over you.
Col. 3:13 - Tolerate the weakness of those in the family of faith, forgiving one another in the same way you have been graciously forgiven by Jesus Christ. If you find fault with someone, release this same gift of forgiveness to them. - When we are angry, hurt, and offended at others, for the way they have treated us, it would be good to pause and take a moment to reflect on the many times Jesus has extended mercy and forgiveness to us. When we give forgiveness to someone else, it is not saying that what they did is right, it is releasing us from the trap the enemy has laid for us. His desire is to see us become bitter, full of hurt, and eventually to become hardened by the offense. Jesus will help you to release the gift of forgiveness so that you can be free!
Rejoice not against me, O my enemy! When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light to me. - We all experience times when it seems like the rug has been pulled out from under us. We feel beat up, beat down, and as if we've been run over by a mac truck. What do you do in these instances? Get back up! Don't let the enemy keep you down! Look away from your problems and turn to the Light. The enemy can't keep you down unless you give him permission. Jesus, our King, has already defeated him. It's up to you and I to rise up, declare enough is enough, and put him in his place. That place is under our feet!
1 Cor. 6:12 - It's true that our freedom allows us to do anything, but that doesn't mean that everything we do is good for us. I'm free to do as I choose, but I choose to never be enslaved to anything. - In this Scripture, the Apostle Paul is telling us that freedom gives us the privilege to do anything, but not everything is beneficial for us, even though it may not be sin. He knew that certain things could hold us back from reaching our highest potential in life. Are there things holding you back from having God's highest and best? It may be time to let them go.
1 Peter 5:7 Pour out all your worries and stress upon Him and leave them there, for He tenderly cares for you. - Often, as Christians, we go through this back and forth process. We know that it's the right thing to cast our cares, worries, and anxieties on the Lord, but we struggle with leaving them there. It's not until we come to the realization of how much God loves us, tenderly cares for us, and wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives, that we can let go. He is always watching over us and His desire is to take our load, give us peace, and work on our behalf. When tempted to pick it back up, declare, "No, in Jesus Name! I refuse to take back the things I have given to God. He is working on my issues and I will not take the care of them."
Is. 55:8,9 - "I don't think the way you think. The way you work isn't the way I work." God's Decree. "For as the sky soars high above the earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. - Do you truly want to know how God thinks and how He works? It's as easy as picking up His written Word and spending time getting to know Him. His Word is forever settled in the heavens and His Word is His will for all time, and for all men. It's not a hard thing. God wants you to know Him and He wants you to know His thoughts, His ways and His wonderful plan for your life. You will be amazed when you crack open the Book.