If someone looked at your life, every word and action, and examined it to learn about God, who would they say God is to you? God can do anything! There is no need that God cannot meet there is no difficulty God cannot overcome. And it is likely that God has done something incredible in your life. You should be clear that God can do amazing things. But do you live like it? Does your life reflect the power of God? If God can do anything, why are you worried about everything? We have to put our faith in practice. We have to live like God is not limited in any way.
Far too often we live like God is not all powerful, all knowing, and present everywhere. So, who is God to you? Is God just a name you heard when you were younger? Do you simply find it convenient to talk about God when you are in certain settings? Or does your life say that it is in God you live, move, and have all of your being?
When Jesus was in His hometown the Bible says He was not able to do many miracles because the people did not believe. Jesus, who could do everything, was unable to do much, not because of a lack of desire but a lack of faith. If you believe that God can do anything then act like it, live like it. Don’t have a God on your side and go through life like you are all alone. Remember who God is. Let your life of faith be encouragement for others to trust God more. Who is God to you?
God Bless You,
We live in a world that is quick to point out your flaws. And to be honest, if you are self-aware, you likely know the areas in your life where you could stand to grow better than anyone else. The problem is when you reduce yourself to your mistakes and shortcomings. You are more than your mistakes and mishaps. You are also a child of God. You are trying your best to make it through the challenges of life. And every day you wake up determined to give your best effort you are already a success. You deserve respect, peace, joy, love, companionship, support, grace, and forgiveness among other things and God is willing to make sure you get it. God does not require that we be perfect to access the blessings available to us.
So, hold your head up and receive what God has for you. Do not let anyone convince you that you cannot have or do not deserve all that God wants to bless you with. Declare this today out loud
“I am a worthy child of God. I am made in the image of God. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am ready to receive whatever God has for me today.”
God Bless You,
Everything you do matters. Every action and every word you say matters. The Bible reminds us to “not be deceived: God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows’” (Galatians 6:7) In other words, God is watching. That does not mean much to some people, but it should mean a lot to God’s children. It may not matter to your friends; some of your family or coworkers, but that does not mean it should not still matter to you. At the end of your life, you will have to stand before God and give an account for what you said and did. As you stand before God it will be too late to undo anything.
I would hate for you to fall into the deceptive trap of the enemy as he tries to convince you that doing wrong is okay. If it is always right to do right, then it is always wrong to do wrong. Wrong is wrong no matter how popular it may seem and no matter who may be condoning it. You must know for yourself when something you are doing is not pleasing to God. In Hebrews we are reminded that judgement day is coming. When you stand before God, I’m afraid you won’t be able to phone a friend or use some other lifeline to help you get out of it. No, in that important moment, it will be you and God and my prayer for you is that you be able to stand there proud of the decisions you have made.
God Bless You,
Yes, you read that right. God does love your enemies. God does not love what they are doing to you, but they are made in God’s image and God loves all of us. You may have been praying like the Psalmist “Awake and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and my Lord.” (Psalm 35:23) But why has God not intervened to destroy your enemies? What is God waiting on! I believe there are two things to remember when considering your enemies.
First, God is merciful. We celebrate that mercy when it applies to us, but remember God is no respecter of persons, so if God extends mercy to you certainly God would extend mercy to your enemies. In fact, the grandest mercy God extends to our enemies is a chance to repent. God gives your enemies a chance to see the error of their ways so they can turn back to him.
Secondly, God uses your enemies to help you stay close to Him. Most believers pray more when their enemies are being difficult. And adversity helps shape our character and keeps us grounded. So, the next time your enemy is acting up remember God is merciful, remember God is helping you grow. And don’t forget the promise of God that “no weapon formed against you shall prosper.” (Isaiah 54:17)
God Bless You,
Revelation 3:8 says “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.” What does it mean to have an open door? God has given all of us a great opportunity. That is what an open door is. God is speaking of opportunity, but you have to do the job of walking through the door. In life it may seem like there are reasons, good reasons, to hesitate or to not go through the open door. Maybe it is nicer where you are, maybe God can’t be trusted. Our free will means God is not to blame when we refuse to walk through the door into our God given destiny.
The beauty of the open door is that according to the word of God “no one can shut it.” I like that because it means it does not matter how much someone wants to see you miss out on what God has for you. They do not have to power to close the door that God has opened for you. It does not mean the enemy will not try to convince you they have to power to close the door. But like the big bad wolf standing outside the brick home, the enemy can huff and puff but will never ever be able to blow the door closed. I want you to always remember that no one can limit your access to what God has for you.
God Bless You,
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