God has the final say

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You may plan and strategize all you want, but, only God can say whether the plan will prosper or the strategy will succeed. Therefore, commit your ways to God.

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
(Proverbs 16:9, NIV)

Man will always have plans. You will always have wishes and all sorts. But, never rely and trust in your plans alone. God is the author and assurance of success. So, commit your ways to Him.

Trust God to lead you to success and not your plans and strategies. ...
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Beloved, the Word of God is the key to a lot of things we need in life. If only we can stick to the Word, then, we've got all we need.

Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity
(Proverbs 3:1b-2 NIV)

You don't need to search for prosperity anywhere, it is right there in God's Word. The Scriptures will give you practical wisdom to apply in your business, work or ministry and you shall prosper.

The Word of God will also give you peace on all sides. Your heart will trouble for nothing and you'll navigate live peacefully.

The Word of God gives healing and sound health. Also, as you study and bind God's Word to your h ...

Christ Paid the Price for your Healing

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Beloved, you don't deserve to be sick. Christ has paid the price for your healing. You are meant to enjoy divine and sound health all the rest of your days.

But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Isaiah 53:5, NLT

Christ endured every whip for you and I. He took it so that we can remain in sound health. Therefore, declare healing upon yourself. Walk and live with the consciousness of divine health over yourself. ...

Always the Head and never the Tail

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God has given you a special privilege to be always on top and never below. Because of Christ, you are a partaker of this divine position in Him.

And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath…
Deuteronomy 28:13

Therefore, be aware of your status and set your mind and spirit on it. In all you do, know that God is set to put you on top and never below.

Beloved, you're blessed in Christ Jesus. No matter the current situation, God will always lead you to victory. You're the head and not the tail. ...

The enemy can't stand you

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Beloved, all powers in heaven and on earth has been given unto Christ. All knees must bow and all tongues must confess that Jesus is Lord.

The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
Deuteronomy 28:7

Because Christ lives in us, this same power and glory rest upon us as well. Therefore, do not be afraid of the devil and its agents, his demons.

Enjoy the victory you have in Christ. All your enemies flee before you. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. ...
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God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Even in your down times, remember how God had come through for you in the past, and He will surely come through for you now as well.

Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.
(Psalm 105:5, ESV)

So, always try to remember all the glorious things God has done for you. He will surely do so much more again. So, keep the hope alive.

Beloved, God is good all the time. He has saved you before and He will save you again. He has done many marvelous things and He will surely do more again.
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Draw Strength from the Lord

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Beloved, you don't need to struggle. God is ready to help you in every step of the way. You are not alone. God is always beside you.

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength
(2 Timothy 4:17a NIV)

When you feel weak and down, just ask God to be your strength. By the Holy Spirit, He will refresh you. Through the Word, He'll encourage you and direct you.

Beloved, there's strength available for you always in every situation. Just ask the Lord. ...

Christ Gives Abundance of Life

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Christ is not out to punish you or anybody. His mission is to give life and salvation. The devil's job is to destroy, not God's.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Christ came to destroy and put an utter end to the devil's works. So, rejoice and enjoy the abundance of life in Christ Jesus. Share the gospel and show forth the kind of life that Christ gives.

Beloved, fellowship with Him daily. Draw more and more of life in abundance from Christ Jesus. Enjoy the Divine life in Christ. ...

Jehovah Rapha - The Lord your Healer

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God declared Himself your Healer. He promised never to let any evil sickness or disease come over you. Even if you fall sick, He will heal you.

…I am the Lord who heals you.
Exodus 15:26

God accomplished this healing for us through Christ Jesus. Now, by His stripes we were healed. So, you can rest in the healing that God has provided through Christ Jesus.

So, if you feel any symptom in your body, just declare your healing in Christ Jesus. He already took it away. Beloved, you have been healed. ...

The Way of the Lord

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It is the default desire of the Christian heart to seek God. We want to know Him more. As we fellowship with Him, He reveals His ways to us and shows us the paths that we should follow.

Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.
(Psalm 25:4, NKJV)

So, just like the Psalmist prayed, we also should ask our heavenly Father to show us His ways and teach us His paths. It is lovely to follow the Lord.

Beloved, the ways of the Lord are glorious and wonderful. It is wise to seek His face and follow His way. ...

Be Slow to Anger

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The Scriptures contains lots of wisdom that we can draw from. The subject of anger management is excluded.

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
(James 1:19b NIV)

Be slow to anger. Let your anger drag so long before the bars are full. And just before you react or respond while angry, think and think again. Because, the last thing you want is to regret your words or acts afterwards.

Beloved, be slow to anger. Don't get angry easily. ...

Divine Exchange between Christ and Man

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Christ took our sins upon His sinless body so that we can take up His Holiness and Righteousness. That was a powerful exchange that happened on the Cross.

...Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:24

Therefore, you can live with the righteousness of God. You carry God's righteousness. Your very being is holy and righteous and sanctified.

Beloved, this divine exchange was freely given to us. Glory to God for Jesus' sacrifice. ...

God can use the Weak and the Foolish

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It is God's will and He can choose to do as His please. He has chosen to use the weak and the seemingly foolish things in this world to show forth His Glory.

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
1 Corinthians 1:27

Therefore, do not be ashamed. Come to God just as you are and He will work upon your weaknesses and turn your foolishness into great wisdom.

Never underestimate anything or anyone. God loves to use the outcast and rejected and transform them to show forth His Glory. ...

The New Covenant Justification is Complete

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The Old Covenant could not fully justify any man. It had clear lapses that God wanted to complete. God achieved this total justification for man through Christ Jesus.

Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts 13:38–39

There are certain things the law by Moses could not achieve, but through Christ Jesus, the New Covenant christian has it. You are completely justified in Christ Jesus. Because of His sacrifice, all your sins are forgiven and you have the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

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Don't be Anxious

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Anxiety is not God's will for you. Whenever you feel anxious, just know that you need to pray, rather than worry.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6–7

That thing you are anxious about, put it to God in prayers, and believe that He is working it out already.

Beloved, worry for nothing. Trust in Him and ask Him in prayers. Let His Peace rule your heart. ...

Do Good and Help Others

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Beloved, never withhold anything good for others. As long as it is within your capacity to help, then, offer the assistance.

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act
(Proverbs 3:27 NIV)

Having the capacity to do good and just folding your arms and doing nothing is tantamount to evil. Do good to others. And as much as you can, offer the little help that you can.

Be good, it has a way of returning back to you. ...

Don't Put yourself in Temptation Zones

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The Scriptures is clear about Christians and temptations. You don't toy with them. Don't linger around where they are. Flee from all appearances of evil.

Run from all these evil things
(1 Timothy 6:11b NLT)

Don't settle in the place of temptation as if it won't affect you. Just leave such premises. As long as it is avoidable, then, avoid it.

Beloved, don't put yourself in zones of temptations. ...

Let God Direct your Steps

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Beloved, God knows much more than you can ever think or imagine. Our finite minds can not comprehend God's infinite wisdom. We just have to trust God's leading.

A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
(Proverbs 16:9, AMPC)

So, as much as you plan and set goals, always trust God to direct your path in life. Trust in Him and He will direct your thoughts and path in life aright.

Beloved, never trust in your plans, goals or strength. Lean on God's wisdom and leading always. ...

Follow His Instructions Timely

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There are times when God gives His instructions and it has a timing. God is the Master of time and seasons. He knows the best time for things to happen.

Without delay I hurry to obey your commands
(Psalm 119:60 GNT)

Once God gives an instruction, follow it promptly. trust His leading and not your head or calculations. trust that He knows what He is doing. He sees the end from the beginning.

Therefore, follow His instructions promptly. He works out the best for you. ...

Pruning for Fruitfulness

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Sometimes, God takes us through a process of pruning. The ultimate goal is to increase fruitfulness. Be ready for it and learn through the pruning process.

He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
(John 15:2, NIV)

We are all in Christ. He is the Vine and we are the branches. When he prunes and trims off some edges, we might lose some dear things to us. It might also be a bad thing that God is pruning off. Just endure through the process and learn the godly lessons.

In the end, the goal is to increase your productivity (fruitfulness). So, enjoy God's pruning and see increase and more ...

Christ finished it

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The work of salvation was part of what the world eagerly awaited. The prophets prophesied about it, the people waited for for generations for its fulfillment. Little wonder, when He was born, angels rejoiced.

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
John 19:30

So, after Christ received every bit of suffering, pain and shame for us, it was time to pay the final price of death for our sins, and He declared that it is finished. Meaning He had paid it all.

Therefore, your salvation, healing, blessings, etc are all complete packages. Not half or quarter or 99% but 100% complete package. Christ finished it all. ...

Abundance of Grace towards You

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In Christ, we have access to abundance of Grace. The Throne of Mercy is readily available to us. We can receive Grace and help at every point in our lives.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
Ephesians 1:7

The emphasis here is the riches (abundance) of Grace. There's nothing more thrilling than that.

Therefore, live everyday with the consciousness of riches / abundance of Grace made available for you. Hallelujah! ...

Redemption and Forgiveness through Christ

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Christ gave us a wholesome package. He paid the price with His Blood. The Divine Blood shed on the Cross of Calvary brought us redemption and forgiveness.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Ephesians 1:7

There's no other route to redemption anymore. The blood of bulls and rams could only cover sins for a while. But the Blood of Jesus Christ washed us clean from crimson-like red to cotton-like white wool.

Therefore, you can rejoice in the forgiveness of sins that you have received. Glory to God.
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Praises and Hymns

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It is good to sing praises and hymns to God. Giving God praises is something we should learn to do and do consistently.

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
(Acts 16:25-26, NIV)

Paul and Silas did this and they experienced a great delivery. There's power in praises and singing hymns. Once we are enveloped in the state of praises, great things can happen.

Beloved, give God praises daily. Sing hymns and glorify His Holy Name. ...

God's Goodness for You is Great

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Beloved, the goodness of God in your life is very great. God has been doing and will continue to do great and marvelous things in your life.

Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!"
(Psalm 31:19, NKJV)

God has lovely things in store for you. This present condition isn't the end. He has great and mighty things in store for you.

Therefore, be cheerful and be hopeful. The future is surely great. ...

Peace from the Word

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Jesus the Prince of Salem is set to give us abundant peace. He has freely given us enormous peace so that our hearts will not be troubled.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2

There is Grace and Peace that comes from the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus. Hence, the more you study and see Christ in Scriptures, the more you get a revelation and experience Grace and Peace.

Beloved, He has given us Peace that transcends human understanding. Stick to the Scriptures and enjoy lots more of peace and grace. ...

Trust in God Almighty who knows it all

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Beloved, God is the Alpha and Omega. He, Himself, is the beginning of beginnings and the very end of all endings. God is obviously great.

Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you
(Jeremiah 1:5a The Message)

God who had created the plan for us long before we were created is the One we should trust to lead us in all things.

Therefore, trust in the Lord with all your heart. Trust Him completely as He leads you via His Word and the Holy Spirit. ...
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Beloved, it is not by power nor by might but by God's Spirit. The strength of man is very limited. But, when God's strength is involved, there's no saying to the extent of the possibilities.

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13

Therefore, trust in the Spirit of God to supply you with both the will and the strength to keep going on. This applies to every facet of life. Be it academics, career, purpose, ministry, family, etc. It takes God's strength and will to carry on to the end.

Beloved, trust in the Lord and not your strength. Let His Spirit empower you.
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Come with your faith as you are

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Sometimes we get carried away checking if our faith is large enough to receive. That should be the least of our worries. Just focus on how great Jesus is rather than how big your faith is.

When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
Mark 5:27–29

The woman with the blood issue didn't worry about her faith but focused on the goodness of Christ. She knew Christ healed anyone He came in contact with. That's His nature. That's what she kept telling herself if ...

Let the Spirit brood over the Word

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Beloved, it takes the Holy Spirit who authored the Scriptures to accurately divide and interpret the Word of God.

... for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:6

Therefore, stick to God's Word and let the Holy Spirit interpret the depth of the meanings to you. Taking the Scriptures at face value can be very disastrous.

Beloved, the Holy Spirit authored the Word of God. Let Him interpret and give life to the Scriptures. ...

Christ Leads You to Victory

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Beloved, Christ has made you triumphant. You are placed on a platform which will always make you victorious in all you do.

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
(2 Corinthians 2:14, ESV)

You're blessed and victorious. No matter what the situation says, know that you will always be victorious. Just stay with the Word of God.

Through the Word, you get the knowledge and key principles which will help you on the victorious path. ...

Nothing Compares to Eternal Life

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Beloved, the life you have received is the life of God Himself. This Zoe is the God-kind of life that is beyond this life.

What profit is there if you gain the whole world — and lose eternal life? What can be compared with the value of eternal life?
(Matthew 16:26 TLB)

Therefore, never undermine the powerful life you have on your inside. It is a special kind of life that is beyond this would. Eternal life transcends the current world.

Nothing in this world is worth an exchange. Not wealth or riches or power or honour or fame etc is worth losing or neglecting this eternal life. ...

God is always Good

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There's one attribute of God that never changes. It is that God is always good. No matter what it might seem or look like, no matter what is going on, God is always good.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 107:1

Always be grateful for God's goodness. Always be thankful for all He has done and all He will do. God is loving and caring. His mercies is for evermore.

Beloved, rest in God's goodness and enjoy his mercies daily. And, be grateful for His goodness always. ...

Jesus is your Perfect Atonement

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A Divine exchange occurred on the Cross of Calvary. Christ took your place and He paid the price. That was an expression of love unlimited.

Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.
Leviticus 1:4

The Old Testament was a picture of the New. Then, animals were offered as sacrifices so that the blemish of man can be transferred to the animal and the innocence of the sheep can be transfered to man.

As a result, the Calvary depicts the sinfulness of man transferred to Christ as the purity and righteousness of Christ transferred to man.

Glory be to God for this wonderful exchange. Now you can live li ...

Seek the Truth

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The Truth is powerful. The Truth is what you need at every step of the way. You live and breathe the Truth. The Truth sets you free.

If you continue in My word . . . you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free
(John 8:31-32 NASB)

Beloved, stick to the Word of God. Seek the Truth always and you'll need it at every step of your journey as a Christian. The Truth is found in God's Word. Seek it always and you'll live in freedom always.

Only the Truth can set you free. True freedom and liberty comes from the Word, the Truth.
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God is Mighty

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Jehovah is the Almighty. There's only one of Him. No one is like Him. No one will ever be like Him. He's the beginning of the beginnings, and the end of the ends.

'I am…the Beginning and the End,' says the Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'
Revelation 1:8

No human mind in the current restrictions of time and space can understand the existence of anyone who could exist before there was any beginning.

God lives for ever more. He's the end after every end. God is great and mighty. ...

Blessed to be a Blessing

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Beloved, God has called you to be so much more. Yes, you've been blessed and that's very true and real. But also, you're meant to be a blessing.

The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
Deuteronomy 28:12

There's a level of blessing that comes over you that surely transcends you and your circles alone. When God blesses you, it overflows to those around you.

You don't need to have so much before you give. When God blesses your heart, it overflows and you give to those around you. The more you give, the more it comes back to yo ...

When God Speaks

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Beloved, when God speaks, nothing else can stop it from coming to fulfillment. God declares what He wants and it comes to pass.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11

Therefore, you can always bank on God's promises. You can trust in that whatever God says will surely be fulfilled. Whatever God has promised, He will give unto you. Whatever prophesy is in His Word, it will be fulfilled in due season.

Beloved, trust in God. Trust in His Word. Believe it, it is true. ...

Lean on the Holy Spirit's Leading

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Beloved, we can do nothing on our own. We, in ourselves, don't have the strength nor wisdom to live aright. But, by the help of the Holy Spirit, we can live victoriously.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth...
John 16:13

Use this beautiful advantage that is at your disposal. Trust in the Holy Spirit to lead you in all you do. Let Him direct your life. You can't do it alone, let the Holy Spirit, the Comforter and Helper, guide you.

You may work all your life and try to be busy doing everything. But, learn to rest and lean on His guidance, He will direct you into the specifics and the things to do. So, rather than doing all things, let Hi ...

Know the Love of Christ

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Beloved, God loves us so much that He expressed this love by sending His Son for us. This same love Christ has for you and I.

to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:19

Once you know how much He loves you, you'll be filled with fullness of God. The more you understand His Love for you, the more you realize how much He's filled you with God Himself and you'll live more as God wants you to live in fullness of life, blessings, sound mind, fulfillment of purpose, etc.

Beloved, study the Scriptures and understand how much Christ loves you. You'll be amazed at how much He has blessed you with because of His love. ...

Divine Courage

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Once you know the position of Christ - He's at the right hand of the Father. And, you know your position in Christ - your life is hidden in Christ Jesus. Then, you'll life with a form of divine confidence and courage wherever you go.

The Lord is for me, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
(Psalm 118:6 NLT)

Because God is on your side, no man can hurt you. No being in heaven, on earth or below can ever touch you. Be it a spirit or a mortal man or a demon, God has got you covered.

Therefore, live your life without fear. Go on fulfilling God's purpose for your life without any worries of what man can do to you because they can't touch you. ...

Fullness of Life in Christ Jesus

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Christ came to reconcile us to God. In Christ, we have a kind of life that is found in no other place. It is called the Zoe - the God-kind of life.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
(John 10:10, NIV)

The devil (thief) comes to undo God's wonderful work of eternal life that God gave us. But, Christ came to give us great life - the life of the supernatural; the life of the Divine.

Beloved, you've got a life in Christ like no other. No one else and no other place can give such life. Enjoy this Divine life to the fullest in Christ Jesus. This life is above pain, sickness, suffering, poverty, etc. ...

You've Got a Future in Christ

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No matter where you are coming from, no matter how bad your past has been, no matter how terrible things look at the moment, in Christ, you're a new being and you've got a future and a hope.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
(Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV)

God's thoughts for you are good. That's what matters the most, not what other people think or what the situation says.

So, meditate on what God thinks (what the Scriptures says). Let that form the bases of your thoughts. You've got a sure hope and future. ...

Don't be Distracted by Critics

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When God gives you a mission and you follow it, you'll end up meeting critics along the way. Don't be distracted by what people say or think.

So I replied by sending this message to them: ‘I am doing a great work! I cannot stop to come and meet with you.’ Four times they sent the same message, and each time I gave the same reply
(Nehemiah 6:3-4 NLT)

Nehemiah was focused on rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. That was God's mission for his life. God placed the idea in his heart. Oppositions arose and tried to request his attention, but, he didn't allow them to distract him.

Beloved, rather than listen to oppositions, spend that useful time listening to God so as to restrengthen y ...

Trust God's Opinion Always

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In life, you'll face many situations where you'll be at crossroads between what man thinks and what God thinks. Always follow what God thinks and says about the situation.

The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that
(Proverbs 29:25 MSG)

So, fear no man. Do not think of what man will say or think. Don't be afraid of the ridicule of man. Just trust in God's opinion and what the Scriptures says.

Beloved, place the foundation of your decisions on the Scriptures. Let Him lead and direct you.
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God Works in You

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Beloved, the New Covenant Christian lives a blessed life. The power of God resident in you does the majority of the things you need in life.

For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13

God stirs your heart to be willing and also enables you to do the prompting He has placed in your heart. What a powerful loving God. Therefore, you just have to key into the move of the Holy Spirit.

Beloved, the Holy Spirit will provide both the willingness and empowerment. So don't trust in your strength and self will. Just rest on God always. ...

Jehovah Rapha

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The Lord your God is your Healer. He created all things and can heal whatsoever disease or sickness that you may have.

I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.
Exodus 15:26

God has promised and so, nothing can bring you down. He will never afflict you with any disease. God loves you so much. Believe in His love.

So, whenever you feel a sign or symptom, just activate your spirit and declare that the Lord, Most High, is your Healer. ...

Unlimited Supply of Wisdom

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God has made Christ a lot of things for us. Christ is our all in all. One of those key attributes is that Christ is our Wisdom.

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God...
1 Corinthians 1:30

Therefore, you have an unlimited source of wisdom living inside of you. This wisdom will never dry up. Christ your source of Wisdom lives in you.

Beloved, always declare this truth. Whenever you're in a situation that needs wisdom, just declare that Christ is your Wisdom and you'll see the brilliant ideas that will rush in. ...

God will Restore Double

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No matter what you might have lost, no matter how far it seems you have fallen, no matter how far behind you think you are, no matter... God can and will restore double for you.

Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
Zechariah 9:12

God Himself declared it. Hence, it will surely be done. God is making all things work together for your good. So, don't worry. Relax and have hope.

Beloved, God has said it and He will do it. Job was restored in double fold. Just trust in the Lord, your God and keep having hope. ...

Give Praise to Jesus

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Beloved, build the character to giving God praise. He deserves the best of the best of praises. God is worthy of all our praises and adoration.

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
(Hebrews 13:15, NKJV)

Once you study the Scriptures and begin to realize the manifold blessings God has bestowed on us through Christ Jesus, your heart will be overwhelmed with thanksgiving and praise.

So, be a thorough student of the Word and in no time, you'll appreciate the splendor of God and appreciate all his goodness towards you. ...
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Beloved, do not give up. Don't be tired. Keep pushing on. God is working out the best. Even in challenging times, God is working the best.

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them
(Romans 8:28 NLT)

With the eyes of faith, God is working out the best for you. No matter how tough it might seem, God who sees the end from the beginning knows how best to solve the situations. In His infinite wisdom, He's crafted out the best of the best plans for you.

So beloved, even when it doesn't seem like it, God is sorting out the best for your good. In the end, it will be to His Glory and your blessing. ...

Speak What you Believe

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There's power in the tongue. The Scriptures makes that clear. The power of life and death lies therein. Even much more for a Christian, whatever you declare stands both in heaven and on earth. That's the added authority Christ gave to you.

Since we have the same spirit of faith…we also believe, and so we also speak.
(2 Corinthians 4:13, ESV)

Beloved, there's a correlation between your faith and your speech. Speak forth what you believe. Speak forth what you wanna believe. Internalize your speech (God's Word) even by speaking it. Your speech and believe go side by side.

Therefore, declare it. Keep declaring it until it manifests. ...

Be Filled with Hope by the Holy Spirit

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Hope is very essential in life. It is one of the very fundamentals in the Christian faith. We need to keep on going in life, even in the face of challenges.

May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
(Romans 15:13 GW)

There's one sure source of hope, and that is, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can fill you with hope that never dies. That's the surest way to get hope refreshed from moment to moment.

The Scriptures speaks of a father of faith, Abraham, who against hope still hoped. That's the life we should live. We have an assured hope in Christ Jesus. Let the Holy Spirit keep ...

Keep Rising

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Beloved, in life, you might face challenges that seem to being you down. But, don't give up. God is right there with you. In every challenge, there's a lesson to learn and a virtue to build. God knows best. You are never alone.

...though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again...
Proverbs 24:16, NIV

Therefore, be encouraged. Rise up and go forward. Keep pushing on. Don't relent. Never give up. God is right there with you. Tap into His strength by the Holy Spirit and keep hope alive.

Keep rising no matter how many times you fall. ...

Christ Bore the Thorns for You

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Before man fell, God gave Adam work to do. Adam was meant to enjoy the fruits of his works as he managed the Garden. However, after man sinned, God cursed the land for man's sake that it brings forth thorns and man should eat out of his sweat.

But, Glory be to God for Jesus' sacrifice.

And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head…
John 19:2

Beloved, Christ bore the pain and punishment and paid the price for the curse. He took the thorns upon His head. Today, we as Christians, are free from the curse.

Hallelujah! So go about your daily business with a fresh revelation and a consciousness of God's blessings over your life. Your works are blessed. ...

Let Your Life be Based on Grace, not Works

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Beloved, it is high time you left the place of toiling to the place of rest. God has placed you in a position of rest. Don't put yourself back into works.

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Romans 11:6

When it comes to Grace and self-efforts, they go opposite ways. You can't place your faith in your works and expect that it is by Grace. Neither can you believe in Grace and think it is your works. In essence, you can't fulfil your righteousness by works and expect that it is by Grace. No one can please God by self-efforts.

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Never Doubt the Forgiveness of your Sins

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God sent Christ to pay the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of man. The only thing that can effectively and eternally wipe off man's sins is the Blood of the Divine, which Jesus freely gave.

And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
Colossians 2:13

Therefore, rejoice in the Lord and enjoy the fullness of the life in Christ Jesus. You are alive together with Christ. The life of God Himself flows through your veins.

Beloved, don't doubt the forgiveness of your sins. Christ paid the price once for all.
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Patience - Waiting on God

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There are times when the waves of challenges come and we see nothing but Christ our Anchor and we hold unto Him tightly. Then, it seems the storms are lasting longer than we can hold. We know we need His Grace and we should exercise patience.

The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him, so it is best for us to wait in patience — to wait for him to save us
(Lamentations 3:25-26 GNT)

God will always come to save you. Yeshua means Yahweh saves. So, He will surely save you. Just hold on patiently.

Beloved, in times of trial, learn to rest on the Grace of God which will help you build the virtue of patient till He surely saves you. ...

God of the Hills and Valleys

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The Lord your God is everywhere you can think and imagine and even more. God is not limited by positions or locations. And no matter where you are, God is with you always.

Then a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The Lord is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys,” therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’"
1 Kings 20:28

The Syrians lost the battle both on the hills and on the valley too. Their misinformed minds knew nothing about God. Beloved, in your best seasons and in the worst, God is with you. He'll never leave nor f ...

You are the Branch in the Vine

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Christ gave an analogy to describe the New Covenant believer, it is that of the Vine and the branches. It paints a picture of our position in Christ.

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5

Christ declared us the branch. You don't try or struggle to be a branch of the Vine. You are a branch of the Vine. So, focus on your position in Christ Jesus and bear much fruits effortlessly.
Understanding that you are seated with Christ in heavenly places changes your perspective in life. Realizing your position in Christ makes the difference. Beloved, you are a branch in Christ the Vine. ...

God's Covenant of Peace Over You

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God swore that He would not break His Covenant of Peace on you. When God speaks, His Word stands sure. When He swears, nothing can ever break it.

'For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Isaiah 54:9–10

God has sworn that in His New Covenant, He would never be angry at you, neither will He break His Covenant of Peace with you.

Beloved, this Word is revelatio ...

Put Your God-given Gifts to Use

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Beloved, don't let your gifts lie fallow. God bestowed them upon you for a reason. Everyone has a purpose in life which should be fulfilled. And, those gifts are part of what is meant to help you fulfil your purpose.

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you…
(2 Timothy 1:6, NKJV)

The Scriptures admonishes us stir up God's gift inside of us. Stir them up and put them to use. The Holy Spirit will teach you and direct you in the use of your gifts for God.

Beloved, pray in the Spirit. Stir up God's gifts in you. Put those gifts to use. ...

Enjoy the Kingdom's Peace

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Christ, the Prince of Peace (Salem), has given us so much peace. You should never suffer from anxiety and worries. Let your troubled heart enjoy the divine Peace of God.

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
2 Thessalonians 3:16

The Kingdom of God is characterized by Peace. As a partaker of this Kingdom, you are entitled to unlimited Peace. So, whenever you are in a situation that wants to trouble you, just ask the peace of God to step in. The Lord of Peace Himself will give you Peace.

Therefore, declare to every stormy sea, "Peace, be still". Live your life daily with an understanding of His divine Peace. ...

Be Grateful Always

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The Scriptures records that Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one came back to thank Jesus.

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,
Luke 17:15

Don't be like the other ungrateful 9 healed people. Remember that God daily loads us with benefits. We live daily under God's magnificent and extravagant Grace.

As the Scriptures admonish, give more of thanksgiving and praises to God, your Creator.
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Confidence even while in the Valley

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There will always be times when we pass through situations that can be likened to the valleys of life. But, we should have a sure confidence and never be afraid because God is always with us.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me...
(Psalm 23:4, NKJV)

The Psalmist was confident that God is always with him no matter where he might be. Even in the face of death, you can be confident that God is by your side.

Most times, in situations like these, you might not feel that God is with you. But, the truth remains that God has promised never to leave nor forsake you. Therefore, whether you see Him or feel Him or not, God is a ...

Live by Faith

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The Scriptures makes us to understand that the just shall live by faith. You, a Christian that has been justified, shall live the entirety of your life based on faith.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for
(Hebrews 11:1-2 NIV)

The ancients lived by faith. The Scriptures tells us about the life of Abraham that was by faith. There are loads of examples in the Scriptures. There are also examples of men of God who lived by faith centuries ago and in our days.

Beloved, step out in faith. Take every step and decision based on faith. For we walk by faith and not by sight. ...

Drop the Burden and Enjoy His Rest

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Everyday, you'll meet issues and challenges that will come your way. They might want to stair up worry and anxiety inside of you. Just drop the burden.

Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'
(Matthew 11:28, NLT)

Jesus calls unto you to drop the baggage. The Scriptures keeps reminding you - Drop that burden. Let go of the worry. Drop it so Christ can carry it for you.

Beloved, the moment you stop the worry, you give Christ the opportunity to step into the situation by allowing faith into your heart. Faith comes and worries leave. ...

God gave you Glory and Honour

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Beloved, God created you special. He filled your life with glory and honour. You are wonderfully and fearfully made.

Yet you made [humans] inferior only to yourself; you crowned them with glory and honor
(Psalm 8:5 GNT)

Therefore, do not be trapped in the shadows of insecurity and low esteem. See yourself the way God sees you. Rise to the status of whom God created you to be.

God's favour, glory and honour is heavy upon you. ...

Put Every Thought in Check

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God wants you to think good thoughts. You can't afford to allow your mind be filled with junks from anywhere. That's why Scriptures says we should guide our hearts diligently.

...take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV)

So, use the yardstick of the Scriptures to weigh every thought that crosses your mind before deciding if it is good to continue in the thought.

Beloved, your thoughts will eventually dictate the kind of individual you are and the direction of your life. So, keep renewing your mind with the Word of God. ...

Fear No One

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Beloved, once you identify you stand in Christ, you will be afraid of nobody. Your life is hidden on Christ, no one can threaten you - so don't be afraid.

The Lord is my light and my salvation. I will fear no one
(Psalm 27:1a GNT)

This was the testimony of the Psalmist. He knew the Lord his God and trusted Him completely. Trust in your God today and fear no living being or spirit or situation or place.

Beloved, you can live in absolute confidence once you get a revelation of the salvation you have received from God through Christ Jesus. ...

Approach God with Confidence

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In God's Presence, there is no reason to fear. All fears and timidity goes away when His Spirit is around. You've got the Spirit of God in you crying 'Abba, Father'.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

God is your Father and you can boldly come to His Presence without fear. This is made possible because of Jesus' sacrifice.

So, whenever you need Grace and help, just confidently ask your heavenly Father and He's sure to help you. ...

Be Kingdom Minded

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Beloved, God wants you to put your focus on His Kingdom. He wants you never to worry or be anxious. Just focus on the things of the Kingdom and every other thing will be sorted.

...seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33

Meditate on the Kingdom principles. Righteousness, Peace and Joy is abundant in the Kingdom of God. Meditate on that. That's part of what should be your focus. Let go of the worries. God will surely lead you and teach you and those things will be sorted out.

Beloved, keep you gaze and eyes of faith fixed on Jesus and the Kingdom.
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When You Pray, God Hears

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Beloved, whenever you open your mouth to pray, God hears. When your heart speaks, His listens. So, don't hesitate to ask Him for what you need.

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, 'I gave birth to him in pain.' Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.' And God granted his request.
1 Chronicles 4:9–10, NIV

Jabez prayed from the depth of his heart and God heart him. You too can pray for enlargement and increase, and God will surely answer you.

He has bestowed upon you His Divine favour. So all you do an ...

Living in His Divine Healing

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Beloved, it is important to you know that the salvation you have freely received also has a package of divine healing included.

...and by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

Christ paid the price for your healing with His body. He took all the pain, punishment and stripes of beating so that your body can always be in sound health.

So, no matter the challenge today, always remember and declare the healing you have in Christ Jesus. Even if you have to take drugs, still declare his healing because it builds faith in you.
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Comfort for your Journey in Life

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Life can be quite challenging. It has its many challenges and huddles you would need to jump and rivers you'll need to cross. However, be of Good cheer as Christ has overcome the world. So you can ride on Christ's victory.

I will go before you and make the crooked places straight…
(Isaiah 45:2, NKJV)

God has gone ahead of you and cleared away any major obstacle to your progress and fulfilment of purpose. He has fought every battle and claimed every victory. Every crooked path has been made straight.

Therefore, you can always rest in Christ's victory and claim it as you walk through life's challenges. ...

Don't Seek Humans' Approval

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Once you get a Word from the Lord and you are sure, you don't need the approval of any man to go ahead. Once God approves, the approval of man doesn't matter. So, don't get tied up with fear of man.

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ
(Galatians 1:10 NIV)

You are a child of God on a mission approved by God. Go ahead. Run with His Word and it shall be fulfilled.

Beloved, don't place man's approval above God's. His Word is final. Take His Word and run with it. ...

There is Power in Your Prayers

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Whenever you open your mouth to pray, believe that your words carry weight. Whatever you declare is surely established. Whatever you bind or lose, is done in heaven or earth.

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
James 5:16, NLT

You have been made righteous by Jesus Christ. You've got the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus resident inside of you. Therefore, your prayers carry power.

Beloved, say your prayers henceforth with this understanding that your prayers are effective and powerful. ...

Believe then Receive

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The way of the Lord is different from the ways of the world. The world would need to observe first and see clearly before they believe. But, the Scriptures explains that we walk by faith and not by sight. Hence, we believe first, then, we receive.

...as you have believed, so let it be done for you…
Matthew 8:13

Therefore, if you need anything from the Lord, believe that He has provided it first, then, you will receive it. That's the way of God. Build your faith. Study the Scriptures and your faith will grow.

Beloved, walk the path of faith. Believed and receive. ...
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Once we were in the world living in sin. We were born with the nature of sin and no good was in us. No matter what we did or didn't do, the nature of sin always negated us. Then, we met Christ and became born again. We were regenerated and given a new nature in Christ Jesus.

For He hath made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21, KJV

Someone had to pay the price. It was Jesus Christ. Now we have the gift of righteousness which isn't based on works but on faith.

Who you were is different from who you are right now. The gift of the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus makes the difference. ...

Worry Less About Physical Things of Life

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God clearly states that He will provide for all your needs according to His Riches in Glory. All that pertains to life and godliness is provided for you in Christ Jesus.

So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 6:28–29

You are of much more value than random animals. You're God's precious child. You are His beloved. And He takes care of you.

Therefore, live life with confidence of God, your Creator providing for all your needs. Worry less and believe more. ...