He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27

Posts tagged ‘Faith’

Do You Trust Him?

At times we get so worked up and upset about trials and tribulations that we can’t see clearly. If we would stop for a second we would realize they come to make us strong and when trouble comes our way God is getting us prepared for a blessing. When you see all hell breaking loose get ready get ready, God is about to send down His grace. We need to have the attitude, the more tribulations the more glory, the more disappointments the more understanding, the more failed attempts the more growth, the more people who let you down the more times He’ll pick you up, the more punches thrown at you the more you’ll learn how to bob and weave each blow. To sum it all up, the main thing about life is knowing regardless of your situation God’s grace is sufficient enough to get you through any and every predicament we put ourselves in so don’t give up. If you are going through some tough times just tell God right then and there when you are at your breaking point, “Lord I trust you. I know that this is a part of my life where I need to grow and I know I need to learn to put all my trust in you. I know you will never leave me, even when I feel alone you will always only be a whisper away. Thank you for divine blessings being prepared even as I pray this prayer. In Jesus name AMEN”. I pray you all have a wonderful, blessed day…stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

Ask and Yea Shall Receive

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If we don’t ask God for anything how can we get mad about not receiving things we desire? In this morning’s scripture it clearly says, if you haven’t asked in Jesus’s name you should do so and when you do so you will receive it and be full of joy. Isn’t that wonderful? All we have to do is ask in the Father’s name and He will give us the desires of our hearts. Stop for a second though, before we decide to go on this rampage of going to our father in prayer to receive we need to stop and examine ourselves. Are we following Jesus? Is He Lord of our lives? We shouldn’t go to Him praying just for what we desire. We need to ask Him to come into our hearts that we may have a closer walk with thee and if we don’t walk with Him we need to ask Him to reveal Himself in our lives that we may have the desire to serve Him. We as human beings at times take a scripture of this content and use it to complain about what we don’t have. Well I prayed about this or that for months and I have yet to receive it. You think God didn’t hear my prayer? The answer to that question is simple. It’s not about whether or not God heard you. It’s about whether or not you prayed in believing you received it. Do you even know Him? Are you trying to get to know Him? Or are you just praying to a God you truly have no faith in? We can’t expect God to stop what He’s doing and just answer a prayer when we have little faith. Granted at times He does answer prayers instantly or in a timely manner just to show us His power but He does want us to believe, so if you have little or no faith you need to fix that and start trusting in Him and His abilities. We can’t just say, Oh God isn’t listening or God just don’t want to answer my prayer, stay patient and wait on His perfect timing! Have a wonderful, blessed day everyone, stay encouraged and always remember that God loves YOU! ❤️

Will you wait on The Lord?

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Today’s shared verse comes from the book of Psalms. When I read this scripture it made me think about how we as society don’t know how to wait or rather we don’t want to wait. We want what we want when we want it. I know that life is fast paced and we all stay so very busy but we can’t become so caught up in the world that we forget how to wait on The Lord. The quick fixes the world may give us can’t compare to the everlasting, meaningful fixes God will give us. We need to push pause at some point during the day and say, “Thank you Lord. I may not be where I want to be but I know you’re working it out. I’m not going to get ahead of you and your plan for my life. I will wait on you because what you have planned for my life is bigger and better than anything I can imagine. I will put all my hope in your word and my soul will wait on you.” If we all could have this attitude what a blessed life we ALL could have. I encourage you today to just wait on The Lord at all times, even when you see no change in your situation still wait. Time will not only heal you, it will subdue all your problems and make you stronger and wiser so don’t continue to delay give everything to The Lord to bear. He will make your life worth living! Be blessed, stay encouraged and remember God loves YOU!

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I Stand On His Promises and His Promises Alone

Today we need to stand on the promises of God and stop trying to stand on the words of man. Whether we want to believe it or not, man can and will fail us. They may not try to fail us but it’s man’s nature (human beings both man & woman) to constantly battle the flesh and often even when we want to do right we choose wrong. Why? Well when don’t allow God to reign over every area of our lives it keeps the door open for Satan and his evil spirits to sneak right in. Have you given your whole life to God? Are you allowing Him in every area of your life? I’m not just speaking on welcoming Him in on Sunday morning. We need to welcome Him in every day, keep Him first. He should be the head not the tail. God is everything we need to make it in this world so I encourage you this morning to stand on His promises. He will never fail you like man. He will lift you up, renew your mind and keep you abiding in love when you put all your faith in Him! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

Our Words Have Power

Today we need to have the attitude of “I can” instead of “I can’t”. Most people don’t realize the words that come out of our mouth directly affects what happens in our lives. The more you speak positive things in your life the better your life will be. When I say that I don’t mean that bad things won’t happen in your life, that’s not true, bad things are apart of life but we don’t have to be a slave to anything. We don’t have to accept these things as if they are here to stay forever. If something happens in your life causing you pain or despair pray with praise so God can activate His supernatural work to get you through it. I’m a firm believer that positive thinking can change your life even when things don’t look good, that’s why I choose to live a positive life and speak over myself everyday because I want a prosperous life. The struggles I’m facing right know aren’t permanent and they have no power over my future so I refuse to live a hopeless life and I refuse to be negative. God already told me that this too shall pass and I believe Him. I know He’s already there at my future and sees my success so I claim that good things are about to happen. God is renewing my mind today. He’s removing all obstacles in my life that’s keeping me from my destiny and He is doing all of this for me not because I’ve been so good but because He is so GREAT! I want to encourage you guys to think positive thoughts even when things look like there’s no turning point, remember the God we serve is MIGHTY and He can make anything possible. We just have to believe! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

Favor

There’s a lot of people who believe in luck. When they are promoted to a better job when there are several people more suited for the position, they shout about how lucky they are or when their money is acting kind a funny and someone who they may not even know helps them with a few of their bills, they speak about luck was on there side. The truth of the matter is luck had nothing to do with either of these examples. The thing society labels as luck is the favor of God acting in our lives. According to the text read in learnthebible.org, “To favor means to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone”, with that being said, favor from a biblical stand point is the supernatural goodwill given to us from God. There’s no need to carry around a four leaf clover to get this favor. God chooses who and He chooses when to use favor in our lives. People often think favor is just for the righteous and that’s not true. Granted He does bless those who are doing His will with favor but He also blesses those who are not doing His will. Why would He do this? Well in spite of what the world may think, He loves them just as much as He loves the folks who are doing His will. He just hates the sins that they commit and He will give favor to them so that they can come to see who He is. If He supernaturally comes in with favor to someone who is lost and helps them find a job you never know they may think hard about how was this possible with little education and no experience and sooner or later they will come to realize that there is no other explanation but the favor of God acting on their behalves. Today we need to stop looking for luck and start looking for God! He will make the humanly impossible possible when we but our faith in Him! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️