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3 Kinds of Hard Times and 1 Way to Prosper

At some point in your life you hear this phrase. “Tough times build your character.”

Then you think, “Okay, I have enough character!”

God promised us the more abundant life. Should that be enough to set us on the right track? After twenty some years studying the Word and bumbling through mistake after mistake myself, I’ve narrowed it down to three possible ways a person can fall on hard times, and but there’s only one way to prosper.

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We Get Hit With Temptations or Pressures by the Devil and Fall into Hard Times.

Our bodies and minds are very frail sometimes. We get tricked into thinking something is a good way to react to a pressure, or temptation and YAMMOAHH we are down for the count. Diseases, sickness, pleasures and temptations come crashing in and we are tossed around like a rag doll.

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” Ephesians 4:14

I had a time in my life in my late teens, early twenties when I’d go party with my friends. After a few beers you forget which one is the designated driver and things went down hill fast. This lifestyle can be a habit. Habits are hard to break. We can make a habit out of having hard times, but it really bites.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

In the end, the wages of sin is death. This is a principle. Death as in “corrosion”. It corrodes our heart, our mind, our life, our finances and our motivation. Life on this rock without abundance, blessings upon blessings and the wealth of understanding or growth that comes from getting God’s wisdom and input.  The next way is…

We’ve heard the Word, but not enough to Believe on It

God has done a really huge thing for us. He gave us salvation but then he also asks us to renew our mind. God never does anything for us that He asked us to do for ourselves. It is on us to search out His wisdom. It is on us to learn His ways, His Word and His Will. He never forces it on us. It’s a personal choice to seek God and His truth.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16

What I’ve seen people do is this. God exposes them to a better way to live their life, a smoother way to operate or a “correction”. Some of you who are sensitive to these little corrections catch on quicker, but some of us slow ones need a few reminders.  Let’s take these quick verses as an example.

“Be  ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;” Ephesians 5:1

The word followers is the Greek word “mimētēs” which means to mimick. So we are supposed to love like God loves, act like God acts. How do we find that out?

We go over to 1 Corinthians 13. This probably the most memorized and read section of scripture in the whole world. Keep in mind that God is LOVE.

“Charity (Love or Agape) suffereth long, and is kind; charity (love) envieth not; charity (Love) vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh (calculates and records) no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

This is a list of 15 characteristics of the love of God. God who is love is always longsuffering and kind. It or rather, God, is not easily provoked, nor does He calculate and record all our evil against us. If this is how He acts and we are supposed to be imitators of Him, it stands to reason that we should learn everything we can about these characteristics and try to incorporate them into our life.

When we know how we are supposed to act, but don’t do it. That’s on us. So we have to keep working on us. And really what would it hurt to work hard and do it? It’s not like we have to bleed and die on a cross or anything. Jesus Christ already did the hard part. We have the easy part! Lol…

Those kind of hard times make our prayer life a hit miss target practice. Our results are patchy and there are looming problems on the horizon.

The third way and the most dangerous way to mess up is…

We’ve heard enough of the Truth to believe, but choose not.

“But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” Matthew 10:33

God is no respecter of persons. He doesn’t judge based on what our status is at church or how long we’ve been a deacon. He sees if we have fulfilled the conditions of the promises in His Word. Of course there is mercy and grace by the tons. But when our actions are deliberate, conscious and against truth, we have tied His hands of blessing.

Reproof is the correction of error that has become a habit pattern or a doctrine in our lives.

Here’s the facts, we can’t possibly know everything about God. Either He is all-knowing and all-wise, or He isn’t and He fits in our man-made boxes of religion. I was told once that it takes a huge amount of spiritual maturity just to believe that God is good always. Ha! Imagine that one for starters. God is ALWAYS good. If that is true, we can’t blame Him for all the sickness and death in the world, we have to blame someone else.

There is only one right way to prosper, to seek Him.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Seek and keep seeking. I know now that I have a long way to go before I get there. I’m always adjusting. In fact, just this morning I asked God who I need to apologize to and change my attitude towards. THERE was a LIST! Ha!

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10

I think that’s why humility is such a big deal to God.

On that note, God bless you today!

Its a Good Day to Have a Good Day

Here are 8 perspectives to help you make today a good day.

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 1. Look at the sun coming up… the warmth and life it gives to everything it touches. It brightens it pierces the shadows it gives way to nothing! Be somebody’s sunshine today.

“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.” Proverbs 3:27

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” Psalms 84:11

2. All around you people are going through hardships. They long for a friend who will be there for them and remind them that God is Good always. Be someone’s reminder.

“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.” Luke 18:19

3. You were chosen before the overthrown of the cosmos to be God’s child and to do good works. That’s a lot of planning and that’s a lot more love for you. Embrace that. You can’t deny it, you can’t change it, so just embrace it. God loves you more than you’ll ever know.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” Ephesians 1:3-5

4. Our works and our service don’t get us anywhere with God. He gave salvation to us by grace. That made us holy and blameless before Him in love. We didn’t earn it. We can’t undo it. We just received it as soon as we believed Romans 10:9-10. Do you know what that means? You could never fall so low that God couldn’t lift you back up.

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” 2 Timothy 1:9

5. Our works don’t get us salvation, but they do get us rewards during our eternal life. I don’t think that means some of us will have indoor plumbing in Heaven, I think it’s bigger than that. I think it has to do with authority and honor. What is a crown for after all?

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 1;12

6. Have you ever kept a bless journal? This is a record of all the known blessings in your life. Start one today, but keep in mind that there are so many that God has not made known to you. Like the time He had angels protect you from a car wreck, or from a different catastrophe. Or the blessings He put in motion years ago and because you stay faithful you will receive them in the coming days. Your life is a giant kaleidoscope of His blessings if you know where to look. Now, just be thankful.

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

7. The fruit of the spirit is blessings that come in waves. It happens every time you operate your gift of holy spirit. If I were you, and I’m me so I’ll get right on this, I’d do it all the time. Now there’s the makings for a really great day.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5: 23-24

8. And finally, imagine your dearest and nearest friend telling you something edifying and special about yourself.  Something only they could know and something so perfectly timed that it brings you to a new place of understanding about your life and who you are. That is what talking to God and fellow-shipping with Him is like. It’s sweet. So sweet and precious that your most inner dreams of the heart is nourished and  strengthened. He never plays games. He is all-loving. He is your Father. He only wants the very best for you. He also is all-knowing and all-powerful so He uses that power and knowledge to help us and to add wonder and goodness to our lives and to our days. Imagine how a day could be so much better after spending an hour every morning with Him?

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalms 37:3-7

God Bless You Today!

Next To God, All We Have is Each Other

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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 1:9-10

We were chosen, picked out, called out, invited to the party. And next to God, we’re all each other has. So why do we let bitterness and anger grow? All that does is divide us. Why not work it out? Why not do the good that God so wants us to do? Let go of petty arguments and strife, which, in reality, is distraction.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,” 1 Peter 1:18-20

“Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:” vs. 21-22

Be genuine.

Don’t be fake. Don’t use false pretenses. Be real with people, especially those who are of the household of faith. Unfeigned is that word, un fake. Or without masks. Love people with the real deal love of God.

 

We are lucky to be alive in this world, how much more to be chosen by God for something much more wonderful.

Okay, so Terri, I have a problem with someone who’s a Christian, a fellow believer. How do I get it dealt with? 

If you have something to say or someone has done something wrong against you, go to the person. Do Not go to all their relatives, friends, co-workers etc. That is called gossip. If someone comes to you to tell you these things, you are participating in gossip. No. This is not how things get handled. Go to the person first. If they continue causing you problems, take them before another trusted christian adviser. Below is what Jesus Christ recommended.

“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.” Matthew 18:15-17

There is a procedure.

IF you know that what you are about to tell the person is going to get you out of fellowship with God, maybe because it’s so emotional, go straight to step two. Here’s why. You have to stay in fellowship with God. If you can’t hear Him, because your screaming or too angry to stay calm, it’s a pointless discussion. When you have someone who’s affect on you is a loss of control, just go straight to step two. We are supposed to have a stayed mind and be in control of our emotions so that this can be handled and not keep coming up over and over. God had a plan for His family. It is one of peace and joy not of contention and strife.

I hope this helps when dealing with people.

God bless you today!

 

How Protected Are You In This World?

 

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In the days of Jesus Christ,

many cities used walls to defend themselves. They didn’t have missiles, guns, or nuclear weapons back then, so they surrounded their most precious population with high walls. You can see the people riding donkeys on the bottom of the picture, these are massive structures. There were guardsmen on the top of each outcropping watching day and night for enemies approaching. In in most cases, the gates were closed every evening. If someone came to the gate, they had to declare their name, business and intended length of stay.

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Would you feel exposed while explaining yourself at these gates? Arrows were aimed down at you as you spoke, waiting to fire and take you out?

Once inside the city, you could feel safe, although your conduct was scrutinized by the residents living there, you could feel like you were in a safe place. You were protected. If you lived there you knew that the safety of your family, livelihood and future depended on the careful screening of input and inflow at the gates.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” John 10:10 

Jesus Christ came so we could have…

  1. Life
  2. More life
  3. And Life more abundantly.

Life is the Greek word, “zoe” which is: life lived to its vigorous fullness and veracity. I should say it differently to catch the meaning.

Jesus Christ came so we could have LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a more abundant LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you see? It’s big! It also includes protection of that life. Life is the opposite of death, disease, sickness and decay. Abundance is the opposite of lack, poverty, famine, and need. What does this tell us about God? God wants us to have those things. When we don’t, something is wrong. Something or someone is stealing, killing and destroying us. There are gaping holes in our walls. So how do we diagnose the problem? How do we fix it.

 

It goes back to before Jesus Christ. 

In the following record, God’s children were struggling with tremendous lack. (Something akin to what we see in the church today) Finally, God had his minister Malachi say something about it.

“Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation” Malachi 3:9

He saw their problem.

The whole nation was hurting and it was bad. Then He tells them why. They robbed God. Whoa, robbed? What does that mean? God doesn’t use money, or need food or clothing or even houses or land. God is a Spirit. How could they rob Him? You are right! They couldn’t rob God Himself. But they kept back their tithe and used it for their own lives. The tithe (is a tenth of your gross income) was, and still is, meant to feed and help the ministers of God doing God’s work here on Earth.

I don’t get how that made them cursed?

Let’s read on at what giving would do for them.

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.

And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delight-some land, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 3:10-12

 Do you want the devil rebuked by the God and Maker of all the Universe? How about a good reputation? How about God pouring out a blessing that you don’t have room enough to receive. Ha! That sounds GREAT to me!

It’s not that you’ll be cursed if you don’t do it. It’s just plain ol’ consequences. It’s like a car that has water put in its gas tank. Eventually the water is going to get in the lines and clog everything up. You’re car needs the right fuel. Your abundance and protection need it too. And we do this out of a thankful and grateful heart for all the stuff God does and DID for us already.

Today we went over part one of this topic tomorrow we’ll cover part two. There is one more thing that if you don’t do, you’ll only get partial results, which for most of us is still pretty awesome.

In the mean time,

God bless you today!

:030 Two Reasons to Never Let Go of God (Part 1)

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Every game of chess needs its pawns. Last night, I realized we are either pawns, or players in our own chess games of life. We can either be led around by our emotional weaknesses and five senses insights, or, we can tap into a larger wisdom and step off the board, become a player. In order to win, we must know our adversary’s strategy and agenda. So how do we get out of being played?  

First, we must understand the rules of the game.

The Rules:

  1. Jesus Christ had great power here on earth, and legal rights given to him by God.
    • “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 4:9-11
    • Jesus Christ acquired this name because of his conquest of sin, hell, sickness, and disease. He acquired this name because of his achievements.
    • Jesus Christ was given great power and legal rights.
  2. We have great power through the name of Jesus Christ because he is our power of attorney here on earth and in this game.
    • The same power Jesus had, he passed on to every born-again believer.
    • “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” John 14;13,14
    • “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:18
  3. For the believer to manifest the power of Christ in him/her, they must renew their mind according to the Word of God.
    • “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
    • We must make our minds think as the Word of God dictates. God dictates that we use the power we received, just like Peter did in this record.
    •  Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.” Acts 3:6,7
    • “And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” Acts 3:16
    • Paul used the name of Jesus Christ to save and enslaved girl.
    • “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation, And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.” Acts 16:16-18

You see because we were given great power and legal, sonship rights we can change our position here in this world. We become active participants in the game. And it is just a game. Many Christians think this a war. It’s not, because Jesus Christ already fought and won the war. He got us this power. Now, all we have to do is use it in this spiritual competition. The sharper, more trained and more in shape you are to handle the game, the better equipped you are to have an awesome life.

There is one more thing.

We not only need to know our own power and abilities, we also need to know our adversary’s playbook.

Later today, I will post Part 2 of this post. There we will discuss what the devil does to throw you off your game and how you can stay strong so you never let go of God again.

God bless you today!

20 Tips to Becoming Better than Before

We all know that it takes twenty-one days to form a habit. But how many of us have the perspective that today is a brand new day?  I want to share twenty tips about forming good, healthy habits.

“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16

There are five areas of life so I’d like to break these tips down per area.

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The Spiritual

To ignore healthy habits here would defeat the purpose of good health! Spirit or the Kingdom of God is over everything in the senses world and when we have our vertical alignment strong and renewed, everything horizontally becomes easier.

  1. Develop a daily prayer and study time. Get with your heavenly Daddy every day.
  2. Fellowship with like-minded believers every day. So many people leave this out, but fellowship means sharing your heart with others who will believe with you and cheer you on when it comes to God.
  3. Give. Giving is a huge principle of God’s that open’s wide the flood gates of blessing. Form the habit of asking God, who, where, when and how to give to other people.
  4. “Share” the care. There are so many ways to tell other people how you’ve been blessed by God. This will lead to opportunities, blessing and just some good ol’ fashioned miracles. All we need to do is share what we have seen and heard.

Emotional/Mental

God always seems to work on these two first steps first as a babe. Then, as you grow in Christ or just in maturity, you revisit them over and over. We are never truly done growing.

  1. The renewed mind is a mind clear and free of all the sand in the engine of life. This mind is like the bulging and strong muscle ready when needed. Like an Olympic athlete crouched in ready position just before the gun goes off this mind races with precision and preparation towards a healthy conclusion. Learn how to renew your mind, there are so many tapes and instructors including many articles here on this site to help you train that brain.
  2. The stayed mind is the biggest prize. When you ask God how to think about a person, you learn the right way to “think”. Then the real power comes in your ability to hold that thought in your mind even when circumstances tell you different.
  3. Affirmations are mental vitamins. We should all have our daily dose of right thinking about ourselves and our lives.
  4. Remember to ask, “What’s the Profit?” When people throw negative into your mind you have a choice to accept those words, once accepted, your mind and body will believe them as truth, once truth settles it forms our inner reality. The oneness is on us! We must decide, every minute, what becomes our reality and/or what the profit is of having a reality like that. Oh! that we understood the true power of our believing words!

The Physical

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At some point you can exhaust this category. Yes, we can get to the peak of personal physical health. If you, like me, are not there yet, here are some pointers.

  1. Brush your teeth two-three times a day. Floss once a day. Now that’s not so hard. Ha!
  2. Work out to the point of sweating and then go at least eight minutes past it everyday. They say a normal healthy body will sweat in twelve minutes of consistent movement. Once you’re there, go a little further. You can do more than this of course, but never do less.
  3. Eat to your health. You know how they say, “drink to your health” when doing a toast? Instead, lift your veggies and eat to your health! Stay off of fried, high fat food entirely and try to eat less carbohydrates and fat. By doing this you’ll start eating more natural healthy foods.
  4. Drink eighty ounces of water a day. That is four twenty-ounce bottles of water.

The Financial

  1. Tithe. Ten percent of your gross income is a great starting point.
  2. Get out of debt. Step two: stay out.
  3. Save for emergencies; then don’t use the money for anything else. Three to six months of expenses.
  4. Live within your means. A budget will help with that.

Relationships

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Relationships add the joy and spice to life. They can also add the toxins. Know which is which with these healthy relationship tips.

  1. Be a fruit inspector. People are where they are in life because of choices they made. If you want to change your life for the better, but have someone close to you criticizing you and condemning you, it might be time to change out that relationship. On the other hand, they may not realize what they are doing, so first tell them they are sabotaging your efforts and that you really need their support instead. The wake up call might help them change their life too.
  2. Catch people doing something good. When people in your life make changes for the better or do something positive, reward it with compliments and well– chocolate works for me. Lol… But seriously, let them know how much they blessed you. It will edify them and encourage more good behavior, not to mention, inspire you as well. No body ever gets too much love,  but they get too much criticism real quick.
  3. Work on relationships. Someone once told me that relationships are time spent together. Someone else, very wise said, distance doesn’t make the heart fonder, it makes it wander. Work on the good relationships and they will get better. One great question to ask them is, “Is there anything that I can do to improve our relationship?”
  4. Remember, your heavenly Father moved heaven and earth to have a relationship with you. He gave His only begotten son just so He could communicate with you and vice versa. Sit with Him, listen close and don’t rush Him. He’s worth every second you spend and every ounce of effort you have.

God bless you today!

Do You Know How Cool You Are?

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” Isa. 54:17

 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isa 55:11

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isa 55:8-9

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

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Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm,and there is nothing too hard for thee:” Jeremiah 32:17

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;” 1 John 1:1

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 4

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,” Jude 1:20

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” Ephesians 1:3

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,” Ephesians 1:18-19

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. nd all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 3:10-12

After reading these verses I randomly selected through out the Word of God, is there any doubt, any whatsoever, that God cares for you? He cares for you! He thinks about you, good thoughts too. You are a big deal to Him. Do you know how cool you are?

On the other side, there are two kinds of unbelief, the kind where you haven’t heard enough to believe, and the kind where you have heard enough to believe, but choose not to. What is standing in your way? Do you need to hear more?

I could go on and on and on.

It’s not just God that loves you like crazy, I do to. I’m praying for you today. I know it’s been rough. I know you are struggling, but God has not left you alone in that struggle, and He wants you to rise up and be victorious. The devil wants to wear you out, push you down, and keep you oppressed. But when the pressure is on GIVE. Give or speak the Word! It is the only thing the Devil tried so hard to shut down in the early century church. Therefore it must be the thing that thwarts his progress in our lives.

I love you &…

God Bless You Today!