August 27, 2013
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44 (NIV).
It is amazing that no matter how much we know the Word, how much we rely on God, how many times we can still fall for the lies of the enemy.
Maybe you have been waiting on God to put someone special in your life. Perhaps you think that God must not want that for you, or it would have happened by now.
Maybe you think that you are unloveable because He hasn’t placed someone in your life, and all your past relationships seem to point to that conclusion.
Only that is a lie. You are loveable. Everyone is loveable in their own unique way. If you desire to have someone special in your life, God promises to give you the desires of your heart as you delight in Him.
Whatever the problem is in your life, what do you believe about it? Do you believe God about healing or what man has taught us about healing? Do you believe God about your finances or what you see in your checkbook?
We have to learn to read the Word for ourselves. We have to learn to believe it wholeheartedly. When we focus on what Jesus did for us, that’s when miracles happen for us.
August 26, 2013
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? – Romans 8:32
According to this Scripture, God is not withholding anything good from you. He is not withholding a spouse, children, your destiny. Nothing. I know it seems that way. It seems like God has forgotten you, that maybe, just maybe, God doesn’t want those things for you. It is more likely that God is having you wait because, like Hallmark, He wants to give you His very best. Too many things, we’d like to settle for less than God’s best because we feel like we have been waiting forever. Remember, though, when things look the darkest, when you are about to give up, your breakthrough is right there, on the edge of coming forth. All we have to do is hang on just a little bit longer.
August 25, 2013
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. – Jeremiah 29:12 (NIV).
Even when it feels like your prayers aren’t hitting the ceiling, be assured that God hears every whisper, every groan, every cry of your heart. God knows what life is like for you. God knows all the good times and the bad. Even when it seems like He has left you, abandoned you, know that God is working behind the scenes to bring you the answers to your prayers, to bring around the miracle, the breakthrough, you need in your life.
August 24, 2013
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. – John 10:11 (KJV).
God gave His life for us. God the Son hung on that Cross. As much as we want to separate the Trinity, it was God on that Cross.
He didn’t want to be separated from us by our sins, so He took the punishment for our sins in His human body. He took our sicknesses and pain. And in that time, He literally felt the pain and suffering of the world.
God loves us that much. He suffered for us.
When we think about, meditate on, what He did for us that day, when we think about what He has saved us from, the more we will love Him.
August 23, 2013
You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. – Ezekiel 2:7 (NIV)
Our job is not to persuade people with our words, to sell them on the Gospel. Our job is to speak God’s words to them. Whether they listen or not is between them and God. It is the Spirit that leads people not us. We only deliver the message.
August 22, 2013
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. – Mark 4:22 (NIV).
As a single woman, it is hard to know who I am getting involved with when I meet someone new. I have taken to ask the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth regarding those I meet…and amazingly enough, He reveals the truth every time.
What situation, what person, do you need Him to lead you into truth about today?
August 21, 2013
Have faith in God. – Mark 11:22
Have faith in the Creator of the Universe. Have faith in the Person who put the world together. Have in faith the Person who created you and me. Have confidence that He will do what He said He would do.
Too many of us are bound by what we are taught. Things like you never know what God is going to do.
People die because they don’t know what the Word actually says. They die because they are believe what people tell them rather than what the Word actually says.
We have to dig into the Word ourselves and discover what God has promised to do in our lives.