Comfort despite Challenges

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Beloved, God is able to give you comfort and peace in spite of whatever is going on around you.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Psalm 23:5

The psalmist recognized how God prepares a table for him even though his enemies are around. The peace of God that surpasses all human understanding encompasses your heart so much that you are not disturbed by the challenges all about you.

You can flow like this because Christ has already won the battle. You've got the victory in Christ. Hence, there's comfort and peace for you despite the enemies around. ...

Living in Abundance

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Beloved, God has called you to inherit the riches in His glory. This, among many other benefits, means you are not meant to lack anything good in life.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

This is a direct and emphatic statement that is clear enough. Do you have a need? Yes, God will supply the resources needed according to His riches.
So, it is not dependent on you but Him.

Therefore, declare this Truth, believe this Truth. He indeed supplies all you need. ...

Call Him your Father

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The New Covenant Christian has a new relationship with God. It isn't just that of Creator to creation, but, Father and son.

…you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!'
Romans 8:15, NASB

The Spirit that you received is one that recognizes Christ as the One who bridges divinity with humanity. The Spirit of divine birth and adoption, whereby your status has been changed into sonship.

So, call God your Father. Use Father often so the reality of the relationship dawns in your spirit deep enough.

God sent forth His Son…to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
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God anoints you

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The Lord God, who's also your Heavenly Father, doesn't leave you without help. He anoints your with oil.

..You anoint my head with oil…
(Psalm 23:5, NKJV)

The anointing in the New Covenant is the Holy Spirit. He fills you with His Spirit and causes you to know what to do and when to do it. By His anointing, He empowers you to do great and mighty things. By His anointing, He fills you with wisdom.

Therefore, pray for more of His anointing. He gladly anoints your heads. ...

When God turns your mistakes for good

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There are times certain things happen and we wonder what good it is, but, God ultimately knows why. He sees the bigger picture.

We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose
(Romans 8:28 TEV)

Even things that are due to your own mistakes can not limit God. Your mistakes are not bigger than God. Your mistakes can not limit God. He knows how He turns things for your good. You don't need to know how He will do it, but, He will surely do it.

Therefore, rejoice in faith because you know He works everything for your good. ...

Trust God's Timing

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Beloved, we need to learn to trust God's timing. A lot of time we have dreams, aspirations, we pray and we want it to happen at a particular time. But, God has the best time at hand.

My times are in your hands…
(Psalm 31:15, NIV)

Though, it might look like a delay, God who knows the grand scheme of things, He knows the best time for it to be fulfilled. Therefore, we need to trust in Him to bring into fulfillment His plans and purposes in our lives at their appointed moments.

As it is often said, 'God's time is the best'. He holds the times and the seasons, your time is in His hands and it will never pass you by. At the appointed time, it will come to pass. ...

Completely and Absolutely Forgiven

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God does not keep a tab/record of your sins anymore. The moment you gave your life to Christ, all old things has passed away as all things became new.

then He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.'
Hebrews 10:17

The Scriptures says God will no longer remember your sins and lawless deeds. That's the peak of forgiveness - no more records.

Therefore, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Live the new life of freshness in Him. Live the life of no condemnation. Live the life of freedom in Christ. ...

You are an Intentional Design

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You are not an accident. Your purpose and design is an intentional craft from God to bring about His plan and purpose.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)

God has wonderfully crafted your being into existence. Therefore, live a purposeful life by asking God to lead you in all your endeavors. Identifying purpose and following it brings about fulfillment because that's what you are created to do.

You are one and unique. So, don't ever think otherwise. You're special to the Master. ...

Joy in Salvation

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Beloved, the salvation that Christ brought unto you is one full of joy. A joy that can never be taken away from you.

My heart rejoices in your salvation
(Psalm 13:5b NIV)

You have received forgiveness of sins and cleansing by His Blood. He also gave you the Holy Spirit who fills you with joy that flows like a river.

Always acknowledge and thank Him for this huge joy of salvation.
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God wants to redeem everyone

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God is not set to destroy all of humanity. The Scriptures makes it clear that God desires to save all of humanity. He loves us so much.

The Lord…is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

Therefore, God wants all to come to repentance. Preach the true Gospel to the world. God wants them all to be saved. Let the light of His love shine to the whole world. ...

You are of great value to God

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God cherishes you so much. You're worth so much to Him. He loves you dearly and immensely.

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:26

The Scriptures makes reference to a seemingly negligible bird in the sky, God is very much aware of them and He feeds them. Let alone you, that are called by His Name. You, that are among the blessed beloved.

God knows you and cares deeply for you. So, do not worry. God provides for you and He will take care of everything that concerns you. ...

Believe and See It

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The Scriptures admonishes us to ask God anything that we desire. Our God is a loving Father who won't deny us any good thing.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours
(Mark 11:24 NIV)

Once you ask it, believe that He has heard and He will surely do it. Take an extra step of faith and thank Him because you've received it. That's the step to seeing it. ...

Giving comes from a place of Faith and Love

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There is no giving without faith. The very first offering on the Scriptures by Abel was by faith.

By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings
(Hebrews 11:4 NIV)

Abel's offering by faith was commended as righteousness. God declared good tidings of Abel's offering.

Therefore, any giving that is without faith is not an offering. Christ also came and demonstrated the offering that comes from love. Any offering devoid of love and faith, isn't an offering. ...
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Beloved, God has knowledge of everything that is and will ever be. He is the all knowing Father.

'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

Therefore, put your complete trust in the One who holds the whole universe in His hands. Where He leads, follow, and, what He says do. ...

God knows you completely

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There is nothing hidden or unknown about you to God. He knows every single major and minute detail about you.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:30

Even the details that you have not the tiniest clue of, God knows and importantly, He cares about those details.

There is no more love greater than that.
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Run Your Race without Distractions

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Beloved, God has called you for a purpose. That is all that matters and will matter at the end of time.

...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...
(Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV)

Distractions will come to derail us but we need to stay focused. We can't do this on our own. We need to look to Christ Jesus, who ran His own race perfectly and without blemish, to help us. ...

Fix Your Gaze on God - That's Faith

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The Scriptures admonishes us to walk by faith and not by sight. We are to walk by what the Scriptures says and not what we feel.

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible
(Hebrews 11:27 NLT)

Moses fixed his gaze on the Lord God who sent him. That's why he wasn't perturbed by the anger of the king. When Peter shifted his gaze from Christ to the storms, he began to sink.

Beloved, all we need to do is fix our gaze on our God. Just trust His Word and hold unto it.
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All that concerns you is blessed

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Beloved, all that concerns you is blessed. God has declared it and so it is. You are richly blessed in Christ Jesus.

Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
Deuteronomy 28:4

Your body is blessed. The fruit and all that comes from your body is blessed. You words are blessed. You work is blessed. You family is blessed...whatever it is that concerns you, is blessed.

Therefore, walk in life with this revelation and blessed mentality and win in life. ...

Trust Not Your Power

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You have no power of your own. Christ is your all in all, You live by the strength He provides.

...Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.
(Zechariah 4:6, NIV)

So, take refuge in the Holy Spirit. Draw all the strength that you need from Him. When God does it, it is always perfect.

Therefore, set out to do all you do with the power and wisdom of God, not your own strength or wisdom.
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Speak Wholesomely

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The words from your mouth should be seasoned with salt. Your words should be encouraging and not demeaning.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen
(Ephesians 4:29 NIV)

Therefore, always think twice before you speak. let the Holy Spirit inspire the words that you speak. ...