Your Word for This Day: “Living the Victorious Life”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:37

We live in a world that is full of wickedness and cruelty, but God expects us to live differently because He has already overcome the world.  In spite of all the negatives, we must be positive in our outlook and in our response to the circumstances of life.

We are more than conquerors.  We are designed to be conquerors.  Even though at times we may not feel as if we can make it, we must never let our feelings decide our response to the situation.  We are not just called to be conquerors, but more than conquerors.

Today acknowledge the God in you and determine in your heart to rise above all negative situations and circumstances.  Allow God to reveal Himself to you through what you may be going through.  Remember, His ways are not your ways and His thoughts are not your thoughts but His thoughts towards you are peace and not evil. Rejoice in your God because He has made you more than a conqueror and His love for you is everlasting.

Lord You know at times I don’t understanding why I have to go through all these bad situations, but I am trusting You to bring me through and to help me realize my full potential as more than a conqueror. Thank you. Amen.

Your Word for This Day: “He Has The Plan for Me!”

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 MSG

God has a plan for your life. Yes, you will experience challenges along the way, but don’t ever let that cause you to doubt His good plan for you. You can overcome those obstacles. The most important way of successfully navigating through your challenges is remembering and living the fact that there is nothing too hard for God.

If you would really trust His love for you and the plan, He has for your life, then you will be able to overcome with His help every challenge and obstacle. Remember that He knows the plan He has for you. Those plans must be fulfilled. He desires your help through submission to His will, so that everything can go according to His plan.

He is willing and able – all He asks is that we be obedient and submissive. What is your answer to the question that was asked to this question today: “Is there anything too hard for the Lord for you?

 

Your Word for This Day: “There is NOTHING too hard…for God!”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 

“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32: 27

There is NOTHING too hard for the Lord.

He is the God of the Universe. The One who created the heavens and the earth. The Supreme Master and Original Inventor of all things.  He is the Controller and Director of life’s Journey. He knows where we are at every stage of our journey. He is in control of the vehicle that we are travelling in. All we have to do is trust Him.

Whether we are twenty, sixty or eighty years old, God is still in control and He is working things out His way on our behalf. We must choose to trust Him with our journey.  We must decide that God uses the challenges and obstacles to bring us to the place that He has designed for us to be.

Yes, we have a choice to make. Which choice would you choose? Would go choose to trust in Him and stand on His word, or to give up hope and just go with life?

If we make the right choice, God will turn up and make the change in our situations. It is His will for us to be victors and not victims. Remember that everything about us was pre-arranged before we were created. God would not let anything destroy His plan and purpose for our lives. His will must be accomplished. His word cannot return to Him empty.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Leading From Within”

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.” 1 Thessalonians 4:4

So many of us want to be in charge and to lead others. Why?  Honestly, at times it feels good to be able to tell others what to do.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to lead.  In fact, we were created by God to do just that.  We are born leaders.

The thing is, though, leading must first start with us.

We must lead ourselves.  There is a leader inside every one of us and that leader must first lead himself.

When we have mastered the art of leading ourselves, only then we qualify to lead those around us.

Today, lead yourself to make the right choices and do the right things.

As you lead yourself others would accept you leading them.

Lead from within.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Soar Above It All”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”   Isaiah 40:31

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Anyone who has studied the life of an eagle will realize that an eagle seems to like storms and windy weather. The reason is that they use the available wind to cause them to soar higher, high above the storm.

It is the same thing with us as children of God. When the storms of life come against us and we face difficult times, we must use the wind of the Holy Spirit to cause us not just to weather the storm but to rise above it!

I encourage you today to:

S – sever any connection with anything or anyone that can hinder you from your God-given goal/vision.

O – organize your life. Prayerfully develop a plan to get to your destination.

A – align yourself with the Word of God to be filled with the Spirit.

R – rise. Keep going upward. Like the eagle, soar.

Don’t let up.  Try again until you obtain your destiny. My dear friend it is your time to SOAR!

By: Pastor Peter Felix

Your Word for This Day: “Faithfulness Matters”

Monday, June 6, 2016 

“Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24befaithful

Time and time again, we have seen the faithfulness of God in our lives and in the lives of those who surround us. He is faithful to His word and to His promises – that which He says He will do, He does. Things may not happen when we expect or plan for it, but God’s word is good. Whatever He has promised will come through right on time, according to His divine schedule.

In our individual relationships with our heavenly Father, faithfulness is required from both parties. God is faithful to us (praise the Lord for that!), but, we must also be faithful to Him. Faithful to obey His word, faithful to trust Him, faithful to love Him and put His first in our lives and faithful to serve Him.

So, what exactly is faithfulness?

If you looked in the dictionary, you would find a technical definition that says, “To follow through with a commitment regardless of difficulty.” That’s a good definition.

Another way of saying it is: “Faithfulness is love hanging on.”

It is love saying, “I will not quit.” Although you may not feel happy in the moment or understand all that’s happening around you, you will not turn your back on God and walk away from Him.

You know that He is faithful and you know that you are faithful to believe every word that HE has promised. And, because of His great love for you and your love for Him, you will remain faithful in your relationship.  Faithfulness and love always go hand in hand. Faithfulness is love hanging on.

In life, you will be discouraged. You will be disappointed. But faithfulness says, “Even though there is discouragement and disappointment, I will not let go, I will not quit. I will keep on loving God and serving Him, because God has called me to be faithful.”

This week we will take time to reflect on our faithfulness to God and see where we need an upgrade. It’s time to take our faithfulness to God to a whole new level and today is the best day to start.

Looking forward to journeying with you!

Michelle  

 

 

Your Word for This Day: “Dead in Sin, Alive in Christ”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

“Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)…” Ephesians 2:5 

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Our Heavenly Father is rich in mercy, and His love for us is great.  When we were dead in trespasses and sin, He didn’t leave us in that state forever. He sent a Saviour to raise us from the dead.

“Umm…I’ve never been dead before” you may say. Technically, you may never have been physically dead before, but we were all dead in sin until we put our faith in Jesus.

Still puzzled?

“Dead in sin” is a state of being, a fallen state of existence. You see, God had originally created men and women for a great life – a higher dimension of living. We were designed for intimate relationship with our heavenly Father, and to rule the earth and everything in it as earthly stewards of the heavenly King.

Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, mankind fell from that honoured state and experienced a spiritual death and distance from God.  And it is God Himself who set things in motion to restore us.

God did something that only He could do. By giving the life of His Son, He made it possible for all who would believe in Him to come alive again.

Ravi Zacharias said it this way, “Jesus did not come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people alive.”  In Christ, we come alive! Alive to our full potential, Alive to our purpose! And it’s all because of grace.

If mercy is not getting what we do deserve (punishment of death for our sins); grace is getting what we don’t deserve (the Life of God within us and His divine favour upon us).

When you think of all this that God has done, it really causes you to marvel. We who were dead in sin, are now alive in Christ! Truly God is merciful and gracious. Just look at yourself in the mirror today. You’re living proof.

Blessings!
Michelle