Romans 2:1 (TPT) No matter who you are, before you judge the wickedness of others, you had better remember this: you are also without excuse, for you too are guilty of the same kind of things! When you judge others, and then do the same things they do, you condemn yourself.
It comes so much easier to us to complain at times of difficulty and ask our Heavenly Father continuously “why” instead of trusting that He will always work everything out for our good. He is sovereign, He knows the end before the beginning even. There’s always a bigger purpose why He allows our circumstances to be what they are. Continue reading
Romans 8:28 (AMP) And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
How often do we ask ourselves “why did this happen to me?”… The first reaction we get to anything that’s uncomfortable or painful in any way is to ask why did God allow it to happen, or is the enemy attacking us, or what did we do wrong, and so on. Continue reading
1 John 4:13 (AMP) By this we know [with confident assurance] that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given to us His [Holy] Spirit.
Regardless how dim your current circumstances may seem, regardless how hopeless it may all look, regardless how much it appears your prayers aren’t being answered, Trust Him! Know that our Heavenly Father is always working, even when we can’t see it. So resist the urge to question Him “why” and trust Him with an unshakable trust knowing He’s got your very best at heart. Then when you get your “suddenly” know that it’s due to Him having worked behind the scenes preparing all things ahead of time as they needed to be aligned!
Psalm 126:5 (NIV) Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
You have sown many tears over the years and too often you can’t see if it’s harvest will actually come, but know and trust that Papa is working even when we can’t see it. The waiting time that comes after planting the seed and having to water it and having no control over the weather conditions and how they will affect the crops while they grow is not in our control. That is however, the most important time. That’s when our faith and trust in the Father grows. Continue reading
Romans 6:1-2 (NLV) What does this mean? Are we to keep on sinning so that God will give us more of His loving-favor? No, not at all! We are dead to sin. How then can we keep on living in sin?
Peer pressure in today’s society is definitely a very sad reality. So often people excuse their choices by using “in today’s day” it’s just different, or they simply abuse God’s grace and mercy… Is that what scripture says to do? Surely not! Continue reading
Matthew 18:3 (NIV) And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Children blindly trust their parents and are happy and full of joy when they’re simply hugged, kissed or are just near them. They don’t have any worldly worries or concerns because they know that their parents will take care of everything. Continue reading
John 1:5 (NLT) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Your Heavenly Father has equipped you to shine bright as only You can shine! Your light and love is what will cast out darkness around you. His light and love are embedded in you and have taken such deep roots that it can never be taken from you. Continue reading
Psalm 22:28 (NIV) for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.
How do you see God? Do you just go with what teachers and others around you say or do you have your own intimate relationship with Him? Do you press in to know Him more? Continue reading
Psalm 119:139 (TPT) I’ve been consumed with a furious passion to do what’s right, all because of the way my enemies disrespect your laws.
You may feel like you want to scream your frustration from the rooftop toward the ones who don’t care to fully obey or simply, to respect the God Almighty. The Father loves your zeal for Him but don’t get discouraged when other’s aren’t ready or mature enough yet to see Him or love Him as you do. It’s important to allow Him to refine your passion so you don’t cause unintentional hurt. Continue reading
Matthew 10:31 (NIV) So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows
Resist the urge to look for affirmation of your worth from others. Nobody (truly NOBODY) but God will ever give you the verbal or emotional affirmation that articulates what you’re truly worth. Our Heavenly Father alone is THE One that can do that. HE always wants to be the One you look to when you’re facing anything that makes you question your value.
You’re priceless to HIM! Let Him lavish you with His heart for you. Seek your intimacy with Him and all that you’re craving to be filled inside HE will fill!