Sunday, April 23, 2017

Maintaining an attitude of Gratitude

As you go through challenges in life, it is important to maintain an attitude of gratitude.   We want to show God how thankful we are for waking up every morning, having our basic needs met, and the many wonderful things He does for us on a daily basis.  We want to thank Him for protecting us from unseen dangers.  We want to thank Him for being a caring Father, a loving Master.

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it".  Psalm 118:24.   Isn't it amazing how today is a day that we have never seen before?  Matter of fact, everyday is a brand new day never experienced.  While we are waiting for our breakthrough, we can wait with expectancy.  God does not want us waiting with an empty hope, He wants our hope to be full because we trust in Him. 

"I will lift up mine eyes to the hills,
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord
Who made Heaven and Earth"  Psalm 121: 1-2

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Building Faith in God

"You have to understand the character of the one you are trusting in".

Recently, I went to a healing and miracles workshop.  One of the key truths that I discovered about God is that "You have to understand the character of the one you are trusting in".  Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.  How do we learn these traits about a person?  Through spending time with them and developing a relationship.  Once we spend time with God in prayer, study, and worship we will began to learn the mind of God.

Once we learn the mind of God, through prayer, study and worship we will began to build our Faith in God.  We will know that God is just, merciful, and always wants the best for us.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Unchanging God

 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.  Malachi 3:6

In the above first God declares that because of His unchanging nature, He will not allow the sons of Jacob to be consumed.  The nation of Israel had a bad habit of following after other gods continuously and forsaking the Almighty.  However, because God made a covenant with the nation of Israel, they are not destroyed.  Though they continue to break the covenant, God never abandons it.  This is the mercy of God.

This helps us to cope in difficult times when we do not understand what God is doing in our lives.  Sometimes situations will come out of no where, blind siding us.  However, nothing takes God by surprise. He remains the same.   He is unchanging, unfailing, and we can trust Him.

Monday, March 20, 2017

With God, all things are Possible

In life we face many challenges.  Sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of circumstances that are impossible to overcome in our own strength.   It may be a doctor's report of a terminal illness, divorce papers, or an eviction notice on our door.   However, these impossible mountains are the perfect opportunity for God to display His might and power.

When we find ourselves with our backs up against the wall, that is when we turn our eyes to our resurrected Savior.   He has the power to bring those dead situations back to life.   Jesus is no longer nailed to the Cross.  He is resurrected and alive!  Allow Him to breath life onto every dead area in your life.

"With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible"  Matthew 19:26

Monday, March 13, 2017

God will deliver You

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

One of God's amazing promises in His Word, is that He will deliver His children in time of trouble.  Psalms 91:14 states that just because you have set your love upon God, He promises to deliver you. However, many of us turn to God as a last resort.  We often turn to God when we have no other alternatives. We are taught self reliance in Western society.  

However, God wants us to be wholly reliant on Him.  The Lord's Prayer states "give us this day our daily bread".  He want us to come to Him everyday for our daily necessities.   God is not like a natural parent that expects you to fend for yourself when you reach a certain age.  "For In Him we live and move and have our being".  Acts 17:28.