Once we’ve asked God to solve a problem, we need to be eagerly awaiting His answer. We need to be serving actively, aggressively and expectantly. When our hearts are eager, He loves to rush in suddenly with His solution. In many cases this waiting period actually serves as a time of preparation for the answer. If God answered right away, many of us would be ill-prepared to handle His solution. Sometimes we find ourselves in such messes that it’s hard to imagine waiting one more second. But we need to keep waiting on God and trusting Him with a sweet and simple faith. Then, in a way we never could’ve figured out—God moves suddenly! God Bless.
There are many facets of faith. The most amazing facet is trust! Trust is something we have and we decide what to do with it. We decide in whom or what we put our trust. Where have you placed yours? You can put your trust in your job, your friends, your successes. But, these are all temporal. We must put our trust in the Lord because He is the only thing that won’t change. As children of God, we must remember who delivered us in the past and who will deliver us in the future. God alone remains consistent so we need to cast all of our current worries and delights upon Him. God Bless. Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
If you like yourself—even though others may not—you’ll make it. When you start to like yourself, other people begin to like you too. Liking yourself doesn’t mean you’re full of pride; it simply means you accept yourself as the person God created you to be. We all need changes in our behavior, but accepting ourselves as God’s creation is vital to our progress in becoming an emotionally healthy person. If we can master this one thing—liking ourselves—it will work wonders in helping us to overcome a shame-based nature. Don’t try to be perfect, just be YOU. God Bless.
Thoughts are powerful and they have creative ability. In fact, you cannot have a positive,
exciting life and a negative mind. I spent a lot of years unhappy because the minute I woke up I started thinking negative things. Now I can say I find positive ways to start each day because the Lord lives within me and I know the alternative. Maybe you’ve spent years thinking wrong thoughts based on a dysfunctional past, but that can change today. If you struggle with negative thinking, it’s important for you to come to grips with the fact that your life won’t change until your thinking does. One way to accomplish this is to remember that the past will not change–no matter how much time you spend thinking about it. Accept it and move on to a new day and a new attitude. Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you.” God Bless
We must remember that the devil is not going to just sick back and allow us to take a stance against him without putting up a fight. Any time we begin to make some kind of progress in the Kingdom, our enemy is sure to raise up and try to come against us. Many times the mistake we make is trying to use faith to get to the place where there is total freedom from trouble. The purpose of faith is not always to keep us from having these troubles; it’s often to carry us THROUGH them. If we never had any strife, we wouldn’t need the faith. The temptation does exist for us to run from our problems, but the Lord says we are to go through them. The good news is that He promised that we should never go through them alone. He will be there for us in every way–to help each step of the way. He has said, “fear not, for I am with you”. In our daily experience, we must learn to stand firm and back the devil off our property. Learning to be stable in difficult times is one of the best ways to do this. God will not let us down and will not let us “go it alone”. “So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 God Bless.
For the most part, children believe what they are told. Some people say that children are gullible; meaning they believe anything no matter how preposterous. But, they are not gullible; they are TRUSTING. It is a child’s nature to trust unless they experience something to tell them otherwise. And, children have the ability to enjoy just about anything–even turning work into fun. Our Father desires us to come to Him as children. He wants us to know that we are His little ones and to put our complete faith in Him to care for us all. He wants us to lean on Him and continually ask Him for help. We must have His help for everything we do and know that all things are possible with His help. We just need to come to Him as children do–sincere, unpretentious, honest. As God’s children we were never meant to live in any kind of bondage. We should be experiencing glorious freedom and liberty–freedom to enjoy all that God has given us. He has given us this life, and our goal should be to enjoy it. God Bless.”So if the Son liberates you, then you are really and unquestionably free.” John 8:36
God wants us to do what we do because we love Him. He wants us to pray because we love Him and know that He’s the only one that can help us. Without Him, nothing. There’s inherent power in the WORD to strengthen us to do what we should. God wants us to do things for the right reason. It pleases Him and we, in turn, feel joy knowing that we have done what is right. But, when we do things for the wrong reasons, it makes us critical, judgmental and gives us an attitude about others–thinking “well, I am doing this and this and you are doing nothing”. We must get to a point in our lives when we do things just because they are right and God wants that. At the end of the day, we should be able to rest easy knowing that we have done things for the right reasons and we should thank God for having the opportunity. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show which path to take.” God Bless.