Saturday, September 25, 2010
Adversity can turn those who are weak into victims, even so, adversity can turn those who are strong into over-comers and champions in life. We have been empowered by God to be strong and not weak, and to be strong in our desire to do good. If you have been a victim through weakness, stand up for your redemption is here. Go forward in His victory and His strength, for He is the Champion for your victorious life.
Friday, September 24, 2010
There is always an opportunity to harbor bitterness when we have been wronged. We must not miss God's grace by allowing bitterness to take root as a consequence to pain. We may become imprisoned or spiritually dead inside, and you cannot accept grace and bitterness at the same time. Choose God's grace and He will empower you to forgive and release the snare of bitterness in your life, and the freedom to move forward.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I have found it best not to ask for an easier road but to ask for a strength that allows me to finish the race well. God in His wisdom has chosen to allow difficulty to invade my path, and then work within me to empower me to overcome every obstacle I face. I grow strong in rising above all challenges, I get the victory as I endure with Him and overcome, and God gets the glory because without Him I can do nothing.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
God often allows for pain to forge purpose filled resolve in us. The testing of our faith develops perseverance, and perseverance works in us to make us more mature and complete in Him. We may endure painfully, but we become thankful for the endurance that brings us to greater fullness in Him. Let God reveal to you the secret things He has planned for you as a result of the crisis you are in or have come through.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The miracle of growth that comes from the seeds of your life to the harvest that God desires is not produced through dreams or affirmations. Dreaming, writing, planning, and affirmations are all very important, but until you do the work necessary, the harvest will remain in a dream and seed state. Abundant fruits in the harvest of life comes only from doing the work the Lord has set before you.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Our temperaments are often fixtures of our personalities, but how we handle our temperaments on a daily basis can vary greatly. We gradually learn to put our temperaments towards serving the Lord and others as we submit ourselves more fully to God. God can then lead us to show great zeal for the Kingdom, be at peace during conflict, silent in worship, or creatively sharing His passion with others.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
There are distinctions in our emotional and spiritual lives, and yet they influence one another profoundly. Our feelings often give us an indication of where we are spiritually. If fear has gripped us, we may wonder about our faith, and when we feel peaceful and "centered," we may become more aware of who we are as God's child. And finally, our faithfulness and prayers indicate the presence of His Spirit within us.