Thursday, August 25, 2016

FOCUS

Where is your focus? Do you feel weighted down by things going on in this world? Are you distressed, troubled, agitated? If you are saying yes to these questions, do not feel that you are alone. What must you do? We must change our focus. When Jesus fed the 5000 men with five loaves and two fish, the Bible says He lifted up His eyes toward heaven and blessed the food. Jesus did not look at the large crowd and the small amount of food available, He looked to His Father, God, and blessed what he had. God made it sufficient. God is still the same today, as He was yesterday, and will be tomorrow. Don’t look at your lack or your trouble. God has your answer. Receive it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

EXERCISE

How do we begin to train ourselves to live by faith in the Word of God instead of our natural thinking? I believe that we must take one of God’s promises at a time and make it our life style. For instance, do you worry about things? God says in Psalms that we are NOT to worry. Well! I can’t help it! No you cannot stop worrying unless you allow the Word of God to take over your worrying mind. Here’s one promise that Jesus gave us: MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU! If we are walking in the peace of Jesus, we will not be concerning ourselves with all the “what ifs” of life. Anger, discouragement, resentment, disgust, etc will not rule you. Growing in faith takes action on your part. God has already done all that is needed for us spiritually and naturally. Now it is up to us to exercise ourselves in His Word.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

VICTORIOUS LIVING

You can put your trust in God without fear. He is the Father of light and in Him is no darkness. That means that He is the same today as He was yesterday and will be tomorrow. God is the one thing in our lives that does not change. When we ask Him for wisdom according to His Word, He is faithful and just to give His wisdom to us. We need His wisdom continually to know what we are to do and what decisions we are to make in our lives. As the world gets darker, we must walk in the light and wisdom of God to be victorious in this life as we look forward to eternity in the presence of God.

Monday, August 22, 2016

STAND FIRM

The book of James says that when we ask God for wisdom, we are not to be as a wave that tosses back and forth. What does that mean? Do not be changing your mind about what you ask God for. If you ask for wisdom concerning a situation, do not say one thing one minute and another thing the next minute. God will not answer you, until you give up your double minded thinking and SPEAKING. He said that a double minded person should not expect to get anything from God. We are to be like God. Keep your thoughts on the promises of God and your mouth shut concerning your doubts. God is good all the time.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

MEDITATE

May we always remember that God is our refuge and meditate on the words of the Psalmist David: Psalm 62: 5-8 (KJV)
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for thy expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Selah means that we should meditate on these things)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

LIGHT

As the world around us grows darker, we must let our light shine brighter and brighter every day. Proverbs 4: 18-19 (AMP)
But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared]. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.

Friday, August 19, 2016

RECEIVING WISDOM

If we ask God for wisdom, He will not be mad at us! Some people think that we shouldn’t ask God for “small” things. God cares about us including every small thing. You may be thinking how do you know that? If God has the hairs of our head numbered (and some of them fall out every day!) why do you think that God does not care about everything that concerns you! Go wants to give us His wisdom, but we must ask for it in faith and believe that we receive that wisdom WHEN we ask for it. Do not have the attitude that says I might get God’s wisdom someday, because that attitude will keep you from ever receiving God’s wisdom. You must say with your mouth OUT LOUD that you receive the wisdom of God NOW!