God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing
(Ephesians 2:10 NCV)
God intentionally created you for good works. This intention has been designed from the foundations of the world, long before in advance before we were born.
Hence, we need to be keen to discover the good works we are created for and trust Him to lead us unto performing them. You have a reason to live, it is for the good works of the Lord.
ou come to him as living stones, a spiritual house that is being built into a holy priesthood
(1 Peter 2:5a GW)
Therefore, you have every access needed into God's Presence. You carry His Presence and Person everywhere you go. You have got authority in Him.
Therefore, serve the Lord your God and serve His people. You have a priestly calling. ...
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
Therefore, take comfort in this truth and be at rest because He will never let any temptation or trial more than you can handle come your way. Neither will He let any evil to befall you.
He loves and cares for you deeply. Be at rest. ...
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
(Matthew 25:40, NIV)
Don't do good with a direct expectation of a payback from the person you're good to. Do it as if it is unto Jesus because truly it is unto Him.
Beloved, be kind hearted. Let the goodness of God flow from your heart. ...
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)
The Psalmist here declares that he is fearfully and wonderfully made and he lives in the full awareness of this Truth. We also need to come into realization of our uniqueness. Then, we will not be bothered by the present circumstances because we know who we are and He who has made us.
So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world
(1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT)
You may not understand what exactly is going on now and how it will work for your good. But, God who sees the end right from the beginning knows all things and understands all things. He's definitely building you up and working it out for your good. ...
...and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, 'God with us.'
This is the realm of the New Covenant believer, that God is with us always. He lives in you by the Holy Spirit. He's never far away. Therefore, do not be afraid or dismayed, for your God is with you. ...
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Therefore, when you face something that seems impossible, just, tap into the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and it will become possible.
Through Him, you can do all things. So, tap into limitlessness and possibilities.
...but Jesus refused to answer.
(Luke 23:9, NLT)
Jesus had all the Wisdom in the world...in fact, He is Wisdom personified. He answered some criticisms that made his critics dumbfounded. While in some scenarios, He just kept quiet.
So, we can learn that not every question needs an answer. It is wise to be quiet sometimes. ...
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
(Proverbs 16:9, NKJV)
You can plan and strategize all you want, but, God knows the best for you and He will surely direct your path according to His will for your good.
Therefore, expect the unexpected. Trust in Him as He leads you into victory always (irrespective of what the situation currently says). ...
Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance — an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay
(1 Peter 1:3b-4 NLT)
So, while the people of the world store up treasures for themselves in this world, which is subject to corruption, destruction, situations and circumstances that are often beyond human control, God has treasures for His own people in heaven which is pure and undefiled.
Therefore, store treasures in heaven so your heart will be there. Look at the bigger picture and think of the long run, lif ...
Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.
God commanded the Israelites to rest the land in the seventh year. In this instruction, God promises to produce triple fold on the sixth year so that they have sufficient for three years.
Beloved, we need to understand the principle of rest. Just rest in Him and watch Him bring the supernatural blessings and manifestations that will amaze you. ...
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself...
1 Corinthians 14:4
As a Christian, you need edification from time to time. The Holy Spirit sure helps to build us up. Praying in the Spirit is a sure way to do that.
It also refreshes your soul and energizes your body. Pray in tongues often. ...
...Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Therefore, do not limit yourself nor God's work in your life. All you need to do is to believe. Just believe.
If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes
(Mark 9:22–23) ...
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Therefore, we have got nothing to fear or be worried about. This is because we can command any and every situation in the Name of Jesus.
Everything must respond to the Name of Jesus. Therefore, use the authority you've got in Christ Jesus. ...
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit...
Therefore, always tap into the Spirit for every help that you need. You can't go through live all by yourself. Trust in the Holy Spirit to fill your mouth with the right words, your hands with the best writings, your arms with the greatest strengths and your mind with the brightest ideas.
So, ask and trust the Holy Spirit for help. ...
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
(Isaiah 43:18, NIV)
Do not dwell on the past mistakes/failures because they will hold you back. Don't dwell on past successes because it will fill your head. So, don't dwell on the past, only learn from it. ...
When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit
(Titus 3:4-5 NLT)
It is the kindness of our Creator that saved us. We did nothing to deserve salvation. But, by His Grace, we are saved.
Therefore, share the love to everyone around. ...
He has made everything beautiful in its time…
Whenever anything happens in accordance to God's timing, it can't be more beautiful. Therefore, trust in the timing of the Lord. Let Him guide you and patiently wait for the manifestation of the promise He has made. ...
...God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
We can also declare by faith things that do not exist and it will come to existence. Set your faith to action. Let your faith be used. Declare according to His Word in the Name of Jesus Christ and it shall be. ...
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.
When the Scriptures says you are forgiven, then, you are forgiven indeed. And when the Scriptures adds that it is forgotten, then, God remembers your sins no more. Therefore, why do you try to be haunted by the memory. Learn to meditate on the Scriptures that talk about His eternal forgiveness till every ounce of guilt melts and fades away.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’
That's why the Scriptures admonishes that we live by only His Word. Let His Word guide us through everything in life. Don't be guided by "bread" alone - the physical things in life.
Beloved, stick to the Word. Study the Scriptures daily. ...
My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus
(Philippians 4:19 NIV)
The Scriptures says "all your needs". So, be sure that God has got you. However, don't confuse your needs with your greed. Things desired out of greed isn't God's plan.
The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right (NLT)
Surely, God will not withhold any good thing from you. He is your Father and He wants the best for us at every point in time. We just need to trust Him through every season as He leads us. ...
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
(Proverbs 16:9, NLT)
So, when the unexpected happens, don't be too bothered. God might just be stepping in to redirect your path according to His will in your best interest.
Always trust in the Lord to lead you. He is always working out the best for you ...
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are — high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean — nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us
(Romans 8:38-39 TLB)
Our salvation isn't by works, else, we can lose it when we stop working for it. But, it is by Grace, so no on ...
You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit
(1 Peter 1:2a TEV)
The revelation of the truth that God chose you according to His will and purpose puts a special kind of peace and confidence in your heart. Your existence is not for nothing. Everything is perfectly planned and thought through by God your Creator.
You are truly specially made and chosen. ...
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
(Romans 8:31 NLT)
No one dares to come against you. Whatever powers that try to come against you will perish like a puff of smoke.
Therefore, take refuge in your Father watching over you. ...
I have loved you with an everlasting love…
God loves you with His everlasting love. You may ask why such love? What have I done to deserve such love?
Well, Christ died for you. He paid the price. It isn't about anything you did or didn't do. It is His nature to love you. ...
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
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. ...
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
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. ...
…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.
Galatians 4:4-5 ...
..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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
then He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.'
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. ...
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. ...
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.
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. ...
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?
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
'I am…the Beginning and the End,' says the Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'
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. ...
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
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.
...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. ...
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.
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.
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. ...
...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.
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. ...
For we who have believed do enter that rest...
(Hebrews 4:3, NKJV)
You enter His rest by faith. When you seek His Word, study and meditate, faith grows in you. You take refuge, comfort and rest in the Word. That's how to enter His rest.
Therefore, do not go about seeking for things, seek in the Word the things that you need. Seek, believe and enter His rest. ...
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior
(Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV)
The prophet could still find the space to be joyful in the Lord because he sees the Lord God as His Saviour. God will definitely come and save you. The knowledge of this can comfort you and keep your joy.
Also, taking refuge in the joy of Holy Spirit will always help to keep ...