When you walk, your steps shall not be hampered [your path will be clear and open]; when you run, you shall not stumble. —Proverbs 4:12 (AMPC) In my journey of learning how to hear from God, I realized that eventually, we must simply believe He is leading and guiding us supernaturally.
In Psalm 119:28, King David shares such a powerful principle. He says: My soul dissolves because of grief; renew and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your word (AMPC). We have all been there—we’ve all had days when circumstances have left us weary and upset.
Let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. —Romans 5:3 (AMPC) We all face obstacles from time to time. God doesn’t remove every obstacle that stands in our way because we are often made stronger as we learn to overcome obstacles.
Some things can hinder us from moving forward in life. One is an old mindset. Mark 2:22 AMPC says …” no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the bottles destroyed, but new wine is to be put in new (fresh) wineskins.”
Has God called you as an overseer of people? It doesn’t matter how many people you oversee, each one is precious to God. Are you unsure of what to do next because the sheep you shepherd are unresponsive or leave your fold altogether? Or, are you one of the sheep and have lost direction?
Over the years, I’ve made it a priority to study the topic of love in the Word of God. Getting a revelation about just how much God loves me and learning to receive His love has been life-changing. It’s also the key to truly enjoying life.
There’s no doubt that our thoughts and our stress levels are closely connected. We can make any problem worse by worrying about it…or lower our stress levels by learning to think the way God shows us, trusting Him to take care of our problems. Proverbs 3:5 (AMPC) says, Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your insight or understanding.
There are lots of reasons why we decide that we don’t like someone. Perhaps they have a personality type that we don’t enjoy, or maybe it’s the way they look or act. One thing’s for certain—the way we choose to think about a person not only affects their life, but it also affects our joy and happiness.
Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].James 1:17 (AMPC)
[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. Jeremiah 17:7 (AMPC) One attitude that welcomes the presence of God into our lives is the attitude that honors Him above everyone and everything else.
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical weapons of flesh and blood, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (AMPC) A stronghold is an area in which we are held in bondage-any part of our lives in which Satan imprisons us. He does this by causing us to think a certain way-a way that is based on lies we have been told. As long as we believe things that are not true, we will remain imprisoned by those strongholds. To enjoy freedom, we must learn
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest. (Exodus 14:14, AMPC) TODAY'S WORD God had just delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, and they were traveling toward the Promised Land. But Pharaoh changed his mind.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil (Luke 6:35). Have you ever been ill-treated? I believe many of us, at one time or the other have suffered some sort of ill-treatment or injustice. But how God expects us to respond in such a situation is clear in His Word. He said in James 5:13 AMPC, “Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering
Sometimes we try to deal with everything ourselves. We just try to resist in our own will power when we should be asking God to help us. Matthew 26:41 (AMPC) says, All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. We can have the best of intentions and still cave in. So, we need to get God involved as early and often as possible. Think about it. What would happen if people
Well, I believe a good place to begin is to stop thinking, I can't! Because whatever the Lord commands us to do, He is going to give us the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish it, and that includes loving and being good to difficult people! I personally believe that showing loving to someone who doesn't deserve or expect it is absolutely one of the most powerful things we can do. Because in that moment they see God...and He's the one Who can truly change their hearts. Believe the Best First Corinthians 13:7
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received as a Gift from God? You are not your own. 1 Corinthians 6:19 (AMPC) What if you went to a church and it was run-down? Peeling paint, broken doors, and smudged windows that didn't let the light in? You'd wonder about the pastor, wouldn't you? The church is his instrument for celebrating the glory of God, yet if he doesn't respect the church enough to take the time to keep it in good
"Better is the end of a thing than the beginning of it."(Ecclesiastes 7:8, AMPC) Today's Word You may have had a rough start, but you don't have to have a rough finish.Better is the end.
Getting upset is not the way God wants us to fight our battles. Instead, when somebody hurts us, we can choose to trust God with our pain or injustice and overcome anger with good. Romans 12:17-21 (AMPC) says, Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble aim- ing to be above reproach in the sight of everyone. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God's wrath; for it is written,