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

Your Word for This Day: “He is Risen!”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

“Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!” Luke 24: 5-6

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As was the custom, the women went to the tomb were Jesus of Nazareth’s body lay. He had been dead for a couple of days, and they had prepared spices to dress His body. But, when they arrived at the grave, they did not see what they expected. Instead, there were two men in radiant clothing standing near the open and empty tomb to announce that Jesus had risen from the dead, just like He said He would.

And, thank God that He did! His resurrection changed everything for us!

We were dead in sin and trespasses and He made us alive in Him in righteousness and holiness.

We were drowning in shame, guilt and defeat and He rescued us and raised us up to sit with Him in heavenly places.

He has given us another opportunity to live, to thrive and to become what He has designed us to be all because He rose from the dead.
Yes, the tomb is empty – there is no living among the dead. Our Saviour is alive and well and because He is risen, we are alive. Because He lives, we live! Because He triumphed, we can triumph too!

Let us walk in the power of this revelation today, celebrating what He has done for us and maximizing this life that He has given to us. He is Risen!
Have a blessed day!

Michelle

 

 

Your Word for This Day: Jesus is…Wonderful!

Friday, December 18, 2015

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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Hundreds of years before Jesus our Saviour was born, the prophet Isaiah foretold His birth. He made the announcement that a Child would be born and a Son would be given to us, and that one of His names would be “Wonderful“.

In this context,  the word “wonderful” means full of wonder, extraordinary, hard to understand, and cause to marvel. This name lets us know that there is something very special and very different about Jesus, the Son of God!

Jesus is wonderful! 

When we think of how Divinity and humanity could come together in such a way in one person, it causes us to marvel. It is astounding to think of how the Holy Spirit overshadowed a virgin named Mary to cause her to conceive a child that would be born without sin. Just think of the Son of God, the Divine Majesty, walking on the earth that He created and dying on a cross to save us from our sins. He Himself bridged the gap between the heavenly Father and mankind and brought us back into fellowship with God. Now, all who believe in Him, regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status come together spiritually as one man in Him. This is all really marvellous. Salvation through Jesus Christ is remarkable!

Jesus is wonderful!

Let me invite you to get to know this Man, Jesus Christ. He’s greater than anything you can imagine. Go through the pages of the Scriptures and see who He is and all that He has done for you. Jesus is wonderful! 

I close with these lyrics from “I stand in Awe of You” by Hillsong. Let the words permeate your heart today and cause you to see once again the wonder of our Lord, especially at this time of the year. The real wonder of Christmas is found in the wonder of Jesus Christ.

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful of comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp you infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depth of your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above.

To the Wonderful Saviour!

Have a great, joyous and safe weekend!
Michelle 

 

Your Word for This Day: Living Passionately!

Friday, October 16, 2015 

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 NIV

When you give the best of you, you get what’s best for you – Diann J. Wilson

 

Today’s Destiny Word: PASSION

Abundant life.This is the gift that you been given.
It is the life that is full of everything that you need to be who God has created you to be.

God has given you His very best so that you can become your very best!

So, if we have been given such a great life, shouldn’t we give our very best to it?

Shouldn’t we live it with passion, with excitement and with zeal?

Shouldn’t we love the life that we have received in Christ?
I think so! Don’t you?

The questions we ask ourselves today are these:

  • How am I living? Do I wake up with excitement, eager to begin the day?
  • How do I view my life? Am I pessimistic or optimistic?
  • Am I alive or just breathing? Am I alive with purpose and passion or am I dragging through the day, just counting the hours when I can go back to sleep?

To live passionately is to be all in.

To love your life… 

To love this life that God has given you. 

My friend, it’s a great life. A life that keeps on giving!

As I reflect on my own life, I realize that passion is necessary. I must give the best of me. I’ve done “depressed” … I’ve done “sad”, I’ve done “guilt-ridden” and let me tell you, those don’t work! I encourage you: Love your life. Give the best of you! Live with passion and run after your destiny. 

The abundant life- a life of endless resources and access to the very power of God is yours! Embrace it and give it your very best. Live your life well and you will inspire others to muster the courage to do it as well.

Blessings, Michelle