We must live by faith in God and not by what we see going on in the world.  If we look at all the things going on around us in the world, it is very easy to get upset.  The Bible says that faith pleases God and if we live our lives with our faith firmly placed in Him, we can walk through the storm and not be afraid.  We can live our lives in victory because we have our hand in His.  Our faith is in the solid Rock of Jesus Christ, and therefore it does not slip or fall.  Even when we endure trials or temptations if we keep our faith in the power of God, He is faithful to see us through to victory.   


 In John chapter ten, Jesus said that He was the door.  What is He the door to?  He is the door into the presence of God, the Father.  He said that many others had come saying that this is the way or that is the way, but Jesus said I AM the way.  He called all those others deceivers.  He said His people (those who have made Jesus their Lord and Savior) would hear His voice and would not follow a stranger.  A stranger is someone that tries to get people to go a different way in order to get to the Father.  Jesus said we would not follow other voices because we KNOW His voice.  We must know Jesus.  How?  We know Jesus as we study His Word and put it into practice.  When we do that, those other voices will fade into the distance.  We will then be able to hear the voice of Jesus and know without question that He is speaking.  What a blessing!!


 In whom shall we trust?  Trust in God.  (Psalm 73:25-28 NKJV) Whom do I have in heaven but you?  And there is none upon the earth I desire besides You!   My flesh and my heart fail; but God is strength of my heart and my portion forever.  For indeed those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert you for harlotry.  But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all your works.


 God is king in my life!  That is good!  Now page 2!  The rest of that prayer says: Thy will be done IN the earth as it is in heaven.  So???? What is God’s will in your life?  I don’t know!  Now it is time for all of us to ask God if what we are doing is what He planned for us to do.  Is it His determined purpose for us?  Are we doing our own thing?  Are we saying to that small voice we hear inside of us, No, I can’t do that.  I don’t want to do that.  That can’t be God.  The question is: Have you ask Him, or did you disregard the thought as ridiculous.  God often asks us to do things that we don’t want to do, or we think that we are not able to do.  We must always remember that God made us.  He knows what we can do.  If God calls you to do something that you think would be impossible for you to do: HIS POWER WILL ENABLE YOU TO DO WHAT HE SAYS FOR YOU TO DO.  God is awesome!!


 There are many voices in the world today.  Some voices say we must have hope.  Some voices say we are doomed.  Some voices say we must “worship” the earth and try to save it!  Some voices have only questions.  Some voices say there are no good answers for us today.  Well...I have good news.  Jesus said for us not to let our hearts be troubled.  Why?  Because we have the promise of God, that heaven lies just ahead with all its beauty, glory, peace, and joy.  Why should we be afraid or discouraged?  Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life (eternal life) and no man can come to the Father, God, except through Him.  So if you belong to Jesus and He belongs to you, why should you worry?  Why should you question?  Why should you be down-hearted?  You should rejoice because Jesus is your Savior and Heaven is just ahead!  Praise God!!


 Jesus said that He came to give us life.  Not just any life, but abundant life.  Many people think that just means money.  It does mean that, but abundant life to someone who has cancer is to be cancer free!  To someone who has been bound by drugs, abundant life is to be totally set free from the bondage of and the desire for drugs.  Someone whose life has been wrecked because of being hurt and abused, is coming to know the love of God and living abundantly in that love.  Someone who has always lived in fear - fear of today, of tomorrow, of what might happen at school, at home, in town, at church or just fear of fear, by the power   in the name of Jesus will walk into the light of abundant living without fear.   I urge you to speak the name of Jesus over your fear.  Receive your deliverance and walk free of it today.  Live Abundantly!


 Jesus said the devil has come to steal from us.  What does he try to steal?  Our money, our health, our relationships, our peace, our happiness, our sound mind, and our children, among other things.  So what are we to do?  We are to know that the name of Jesus is above every name that can be named.  That means that Jesus is all powerful.  His name is above sickness.  Does cancer have a name?  Do digestion problems have a name?  Does depression have a name?  Does anger have a name?  Yes.  Yes, and Yes!  Whose name is above those names?  The name of Jesus.  We must learn to take our authority in the Name of Jesus and receive our deliverance from these torments of the devil.  Be an overcomer in Jesus name!