Stay Connected

With our busy lifestyles and To Do Lists, it is easy to forget the glue that holds us together…God!  Prayer and time in the Word really are essential in making our days go a lot smoother.  Many have a constant habit of staying connected either by religiously checking email or updating facebook with their every move.  We need to stay connected to God with the same effort, by squeezing in some Word time at every opportunity or by pausing for a moment to pray.

The Lord has made His Grace, Mercy and Protection available for us to download at anytime.  Stay connected to God throughout your day and you will definitely see a difference!

Psalm 23:3

“He restoreth my soul: He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” 

Route Fear Out

When fear tries to invade your mind, allow the peace that only comes from God’s Word to envelope your thinking and strengthen your spirit.  There are so many things happening around us pulling at our attention, including thoughts and fears of tomorrow.  Hearing the news alone is enough to make anyone stop and think about their future.

God never meant us to live in fear but the Lord has given us peace and security with His Word.  If you know Jesus as your Savior, you can be confident of your future.  It doesn’t mean you will not go through trials, challenges and even sometimes loss.  But one thing you can be certain of is God always works things out for good for those who love Him and are called to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.”

Take ahold of this scripture and don’t let go of it.  Focus on the Word when you are starting to sense fear coming on.  Fear is just a lie from the devil to get you to doubt God’s Word and we have been given authority over it!  The Bible says that every knee must bow to the name of Jesus and that includes fear.  So don’t hesitate to stand up to fear and say “Fear!  Get out of here!  In Jesus Name!”  Whose report will you believe?  I choose to believe the report of the Lord…

Declaration of Faith

“In the name of Jesus, I declare that I am in covenant with God. I have the peace of God; therefore, I am whole in every area. There is nothing missing or broken in my life. I am empowered by God to succeed in everything that I do. I am prosperous and equipped to fulfill His perfect will for my life!”

 

Take off the Old

You have to take off your old mindset to put on a new one. It is the renewed mind that directs your life on a new course.  When you recieve Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you get a new Spirit but you still have the same mind, will and emotions.  You put on a new mindset by renewing your mind with the Word of God, and by meditating on the His precepts.  A renewed mindset will direct you on the road to victory!

Ephesians 4:22-24

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds, and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

DECLAIRATION of FAITH

“I have stripped myself of my former nature, which is being destroyed because of its evil desires, in order that I may be renewed in the disposition of my mind. I have put on my new nature, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, I cast all falsehood from me and speak only truth. I will not allow myself to taint the body of Christ by being anything other than He is.”

Matter of the Heart

Whether good or bad, everything in life begins in your heart. We can find out what is in our heart when we are put in pressing situations.  When a circumstance has you pressed up against the wall, what comes out?  The Word of God and positive confession or fear, doubt and anxiety?  If we are filling ourselves with the Word and God’s promises, then that is what will flow out.  Allow the Word of God to take root in your heart so it can manifest the life God desires for you!

Deuteronomy 4:29

Seek the Lord

“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with.”

Declaration of Faith

I will seek the Lord with all my heart, soul and strength. I will let His Word take root in me so that I can be transformed into His image. I choose to let the Lord reveal to me any changes that still need to take place and delight in following His commands.

Fear the Lord

The blessed life springs from living and abiding in the fear of the Lord. It is our honor and respect for Him that releases an empowerment to prosper.  When we talk about “Fearing” the Lord, we don’t mean fear in the traditional sense as in, God is out to get you.  Fearing the Lord is reverencing and respecting Him as the creator of all things.

In today’s society, many kids are not taught respect for their elders, much less for God Almighty.  We can set an example for today’s youth by being respectful of others and of God.  By learning and teaching respect, we are on the road to the blessing.  How can we honor God?  By putting his Word first and meditating on His precepts.

Declaration of Faith

“I reverently fear the Lord. It is my desire to follow His commands and fulfill my purpose in this life. I honor Him in all I do by putting His Word first and meditating on His precepts.”

Look what the Lord has Done

The Lord has done miracles and awesome works in each of lives at one time or another.  We shouldn’t so quickly forget everything Jesus has done for us.  Of course, Salvation alone is reason to shout but each day we get up is a reason to celebrate.  Everyone has something to be grateful for, it is just a matter of getting the right perspective.  Don’t be so focused on the negative but purposely recall when the the Lord met a need or provided a way out of a bad situation.

Instead of focusing on the depressing newspaper headlines, lets take that same energy and focus on the Goodness of the Lord and make His promises the new headline in our life!

Take a look at some of the many testimonies that people have shared or share your own.

You Are Redeemed

Need some exciting news?  If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Bible refers you as being the “redeemed.”  To be redeemed simply means you are no longer in bondage to the curse of sin, sickness, or spiritual death.  Jesus paid the price for your sin so you can experience God’s promises!

There are many Christians not living in the fullness that God had intended for them.   God doesn’t want us living in fear, anxiety, poverty and lack.  And by lack, I don’t just mean finances.  We are to lack “no good thing.”  If you feel like you are lacking in joy, love or peace or even finances, dig into God’s Word and find out what God’s promises are and stand on them.

Just as a farmer expects a harvest after he has planted a seed, you can expect an abundant harvest after planting the seed of the Word of God into your heart.   How do you do that?  Just by studying it and with the help of the Holy Spirit, you will gain understanding and it will build you up spiritually.  There are many who study the daily newspaper that usually leaves you feeling fearful and uncertain.  Take that same habit and study the Bible and instead of fear, you will be filled with faith and expectancy of God’s promises that no circumstance can alter.

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Galations 3:13-14

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”

Declaration of Faith 

I have been redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness and spiritual death.  I do not allow sin or sickness or any bondage that Jesus died to set me free from in my life.  By faith I receive the promise of the Spirit!

 

Be at Peace

When fear tries to invade your mind, allow the peace that only comes from God’s Word to envelope your thinking and strengthen your spirit.

God’s peace passes understanding.  It might not make sense how you could have peace in a situation that is chaos but it is possible with God.  When you find yourself head on with fear or bad circumstances, just step back into God’s peace and He will lead you to victory.

Psalm 24:8  “Who is this King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

the LORD mighty in battle.

 Declaration of Faith

In the name of Jesus, I declare that I am in covenant with God. I have the peace of God; therefore, I am whole in every area. There is nothing missing or broken in my life. I am empowered by God to succeed in everything that I do. I am prosperous and equipped to fulfill His perfect will for my life!

Know that you Know

What you don’t know can hurt you. Be sure you know what God’s Word has to say about the issues of life so you can be victorious every time.  The Bible is like a manual to life, offering the advice and knowledge that we need to get through every situation.  Sometimes we tend to wait until everything goes haywire before praying or seeking our answer in the Word.  If we would go to God first, He who IS Wisdom, things might go better faster!

Studying the Bible is so important and is the same as getting to know Jesus Himself since He is The Word.  How exciting to dig in and learn intimate details about your Savior and what he thinks about you.  You will learn not only who Jesus is, but also who he made you to be.  The devil will always try to find ways to bring you down, but when you are filled and overflowing with the Word, that is what will come out in a tough situation.  Praise God because Jesus, the Word, has already defeated Satan so you can let him know where he stands.  You just stand on God’s promises because God never lies.  You are victorious!  Did you know that?

Hosea 4:6  “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge….”

Declaration of Faith

God’s Word takes priority in my life.  I have a hunger and desire to do God’s will and know His Word.  I will not be ignorant but will equip myself with the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God so I can be ready in season and out.

 

Power of Love

“Without the love of God, your ability to make a powerful impact on this world is limited. Love is the force that fuels God’s power.” Unknown

Walking in Love is a commandment that doesn’t always come easy, especially when we are faced with challenging circumstances.  If we want to see God’s power at work in our lives and relationships, we have to make sure we are walking in God’s unconditional Love on a daily basis.  It is okay to admit that you cannot do it alone!  It is impossible for us to walk in unconditional love without God’s help on this earth….we are all a work on progress.  But when you seek God and ask for his guidance, he will never let you down.  See that you are always praying for His Love to fill you so you can overflow His Love onto others around you and you will not be able to ignore God’s power at work in your life and relationships!