I declare that God is getting ready to restore everything the devil has stolen and everything this world has taken away from you in 2019! BTW, you don’t have to wait to start shouting…you have my permission to start PRAISING Him RIGHT NOW for what He has done, what He is doing right now, and what He is getting ready to do in and through your life! In JESUS name, AMEN!!
I have given God a million plus one reason not to love me and none of them has ever changed His mind. The Bible is clear: “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight” (Hebrews 4:13). Even if I am decent and good as I can possibly be, I am still guilty before God. I John 1:8 confirms that, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” I have learn that Psalm 139:23-24 is a guiding post to remind myself to ask God to, “Search me, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”Now have I taken the everlasting way, every time? No, but why would a righteous and flawless God continue to choose to love a flawed and unrighteous person like me? That’s because God is love (1 John 4:8). Love is the very essence of who God is and through Christ we see God’s demonstrative, incomprehensible, and incorruptible love through His birth, death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 5:8). You see, the gap between who I am and who I should be is large, gaping, unmissable and unmistakable. But God’s love for me and us is far greater than our imperfections, mistakes, failures, and flaws! I humbly submit to you that, I am an imperfect person loved by a perfect God because He sees me perfected in Christ!
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Have you ever sat in a pew and thought the pastor, reverend, or priest was talking directly to you? Have you ever had a conversation with a stranger and acquired a sense of direction that you spiritually needed? Have you ever woke up early in the morning and clicked on the TV and a televangelist’s words were very compelling and convicting? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then you will find this book not only interesting but also revealing. The contents scribed within the front and back covers you are holding accentuates the spiritual and mental processes that lead Christians, like you, to a place of serenity and contentment. The Christian’s primary objective is to worship God because it is recorded in John 4:24 that, God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” I pray that the Lord, our God, provides you the spiritual discernment, revelation, confirmation, conviction, and assimilation required to worship Him in spirit and truth. We can no longer live a life of mediocrity because He has called us to a greater purpose. He has predestined us to be conformed into the image of His son, Jesus Christ. Everything we have on earth and will have in Heaven is because of Him. Can you ever imagine life…Had it not been for Him?”
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We all face times where it’s more convenient to trust in our fears and worry rather than to trust in our God. The path of least resistance becomes an attractive option when we fail to see the light of God illuminating the spiritual answers to our carnal dilemmas. Imminent danger arouses our flight or fight responses and this physiological reaction is sometimes birthed from our false perceptions. Unexpected trouble exposing the holes in our faith (Matt 6:30). Simply put, if we trust in our worries more than we trust in our God we simply miss the mark(sin). Through the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ, God has guaranteed us the richness and fullness of His constant abiding love, presence, and protection. I know at times it came be difficult but, in lieu of fighting or fleeing we should opt to turn our ambiguities into gratitude and remember all the times God has seen us through difficult situations. Worries flee before a spirit of gratitude. I Peter 5:7 reminds us to, “Cast all our anxieties on him because He cares for us.” During times of testing, I have learned that meditating on these biblical truths will help drive the ominous clouds of fear and worry away!
God says remember this: I will make a way for you (Isaiah 41:10) I will fight your battles (Exodus 14:14), prayer is the best Rx (1 Thess 5:16-18), and always trust in my timing (Ps 18:2). God will do what he says he will do PERIODT!! God is immutable which means he never changes! God said in Malachi 3:6, “I am the Lord, I change not” and Hebrews 13:8 confirms, “He is the same today, tomorrow, and forever.” All that being said, you can depend/trust God to heal you, deliver you, provide for you, and defend you in all circumstances—-nothing is exempt! Make note, this has nothing to do with the prosperity movement. These facts are biblical truths that we must remind ourselves to overcome the lies we hear from within ourselves about God’s capacity to do what only he can do in and through our lives! YES!!! We can trust God to be who He says He is. God is not going to suddenly stop loving us or suddenly stop being just. In a world where the only constant is change, GOD remains UNCHANGED. We can rely on Him to be our solid foundation in our time of need!
I strongly agree with Joel Osteen, “What has come up against us hasn’t been random. These are strategic attacks for one reason, because of what’s in us: God’s purpose, destiny, and greatness. If we stay in faith and keep moving forward—not bitter because of what happened, not upset because of what we didn’t get, not discouraged by the bad break—we will step into what the enemy didn’t want us to see: levels of favor, influence, promise, and opportunity that we’ve never dreamed. God is taking us where we can’t go on our own.” Beloved, there is a sovereign move of His Spirit upon us that is bringing unprecedented restoration. The Lord is putting a stop to what has been continually coming against us by giving us the strategies to know how to overcome. 1 Peter 5:10-11 reminds us, “And then, after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up. And He has all the power needed to do this – forever! Amen.” Whether we believe it or not; the power of God is strengthening us and fortifying us. This major breakthrough of encounter with His power is going to bring such a tremendous shift into our lives and the next time the enemy comes against us to whisper his lies, to cause fear, to cause oppression, and to whisper false predictions, decrees, and deceit, it won’t even phase us because of the reigning power of God that lives in us!
The only reason I’ve made it this far is because of God Almighty!! He gets all the (credit) glory! There is no truer statement than this! I cannot begin to fathom where or who I would be right now if I believed God was some unreachable Spirit in the sky. Through good and bad times, God has never once let met me down! He has always listened to my prayers, He has been countlessly patient, He has healed my wounds, He has fought my battles￼￼ (and won), He has vindicated me before my enemies, He has restored my souls, He has given me favor over my adversaries, relationships, and finances. He has advocated for me, He has preserved my family, He has humbled me, He has delivered me from the hand of the enemy and undeservingly, even when I was at fault i/l/o of judgment and wrath, He showed me grace and mercy. Joshua 14:10 says, “Now look at me: God has kept me alive, as he promised. It is now forty-five years since God spoke this word to Moses, years in which Israel wandered in the wilderness. And here I am today, eighty-five years old!” Simply put, God is a promise Keeper and He has kept me from falling so to present me before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy. I am immovably confident of this, that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Phil 1:6). Thankfully, God is impartial and He has no favorites. Therefore, what He has done for me, I’m certain He has also done the same for you!