Your Word for This Day: “Built to Stand!”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

 

Knowing who you are enables you to stand under the pressures of life when they come to you. When you know that there is a purpose for your life, you are able to stand and with the help of God and others in your life, come through the problems successfully.

God who made you, has put within you the strength and the fortitude needed for every situation that will confront you.

Encourage yourself today. 

There may be challenges in your home, on your job, with your health and even in your relationships… but know this today, you are stronger than you think. With God, you can get through it and come out looking better than when you went it.

But, in the midst of it all know that you were built to stand.

Greater is He that is inside of you than everything that you are going through.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Stronger than That!”

Friday, August 11, 2017

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” Ephesians 6:10

Do you realize that many people think that disciples of Christ are are very weak and inconsistent?

You hear all about people who say that they love God but do not live as people who actually do love God.

You, however, because you know who you are and whose you are, do not fall into that category.  You are stronger than that. 

You are wiser than that.  You are more focused than that.  You know who you are and you are on your way to fulfill your destiny.

Yes, the problems come.  Yes, the challenges are there.  Yes, the temptations are real. Yes, the pressures of life do exist. All of the above is real, but you are stronger than that.  You have One on your side who has enabled you to persist. You have God on the inside who causes you to triumph.

It may be all around you.  All the others may be still struggling with their identity and trying to discover who they really are, but you, you have begun the journey of self-discovery and you are stronger than that.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Listen to the Sound”

Thursday, August 10, 2017

“When the Spirit of truth comes,  he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13

          

We all have a unique sound.  That voice inside of us, the one that talks in a tone that is special to us.  That voice is the Spirit of God placed there by God. He has given us His Holy Spirit so that He can speak with us and lead us in the way that we should go.

If we would listen to the sound on the inside of us, we would develop the ability to understand ourselves more.

It is a special sound, a unique sound, a sound that only you could identify because it is your sound.

Do not get so caught up in the world that you fail to hear your sound.  Do not lose yourself so deeply in other things, that the sound on the inside cannot get your attention.

That sound was placed there by your Creator because He knows that you would need it to guide you through life.

Connect with the sound of the voice of God.  You will not regret it.

Listen to the sound.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Living From Above”

Friday, August 4, 2017

“And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6

When was the last time you looked out on the world from a very high place? I am sure that you would agree with me that seeing things from a higher level is different from seeing things at a lower level. That is because the higher you go, the smaller and more insignificant the things on the ground level appear.

From an airplane’s view, the houses on the ground look tiny as compared to when you are on the ground.

So it is with life.  When you are on the level of the challenges they seem insurmountable and more than you can handle.  At times, they make you feel that you will never get through or even survive this season of your life.  But, could it be that it seems this way because you are looking at it from the ground level?

It’s time to change your position.  Look at it from above. 

How do you do that?  By looking at it through the word of God.  God’s word is the elevated position through which we must view life, no matter what stage of life you are in.

When you look at things from a high place, you will realize that it is indeed tiny and it will soon pass. Always remember, you are a conqueror through Christ and you can do all things through Him who gives you strength. Nothing can break you. This too will pass.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Accurate Representation”

Thursday, August 3, 2017 

“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 

Have you ever been chosen to represent your school, workplace, church or company at an event? Well, if so, you know that it is a great honour to do so. You become the face of whatever your are representing and how you conduct yourself will reflect on the organization.

When God made you, He made you to represent Him on the earth. 

When someone trusts you to represent them, you must not take that charge lightly. It is a great honour. And, to ensure that we represent God accurately,  He gave a manual to help us to do so.

How are you representing the One who made you and gave you your identity?

Be sure that you are bringing glory to Him by being the best that you can be, wherever you are, and doing whatever He has asked of you.

We can accurately represent the One who gave us life. He has given us His word and His Spirit to help us.

Let’s make the effort to be an accurate representation of our heavenly Father. It is worth the effort for it produces great blessings.

 

Your Word for This Day: “This Life is Mine”

Friday, July 28, 2017 

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

You wear what you want.  You go where you want.  You eat what you want.  As much as possible, you make all the decisions concerning your life.

Many times, when we feel like we are being controlled, we begin to complain, murmur and even rebel! We don’t want people telling us what to do and how to do it.

But, the truth of it is this… we all have to make choices concerning our own life, but really and truly the life that we live is not our own.  It is the life that God lent us to live.  He is the One who gave that life to us.

Today, remind yourself, that the life you are enjoying or even complaining about is His life, not yours. God’s breath is in your body and it is He that keeps us alive.

Trust Him today to help you live the kind of life that He wants you to live.  After all, if it is His He knows all about it and is well able to help you to live it.

 

Your Word for This Day: “Added Value”

Thursday, July 20, 2017 

“And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” 2 Cor. 1:21-22

Have you ever seen a model being prepared for a shoot?  They take great care to ensure that the picture is flawless.  Perfection is the goal.  There must be nothing out of place.

Do you know that was exactly what God was doing when He made you?  He took His time to mold and shape you into a creation of beauty.  Perfection was the goal.

He wanted nothing out of place. In fact, to ensure that you were really His masterpiece, He did what He did not do with any of His other creations.

He made you in His own image and likeness and He put Himself in you. 

Yes, when He breathed into you, He placed His Spirit into you so that you could be like Him.  God added value to you by putting His presence in you. And that makes you so very valuable.

God expects that we live our lives like we know that. Do not let others dump their garbage on you. Refuse to encourage with negativity and pessimism.   You are too valuable for that.

God added value, His value to you.  You are a creation of much value. This is something that we give God praise for today!