He is with you Always, Even to the End of Age!

Whatever struggle you are facing in your life, let the truth be your guide. There is nothing to stop the purpose for which God created you. Your days were numbered and a plan was made for you long before you were born. There is always hope in every battle because the power of God is with you to the end. 

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 “…And be sure of this, I am with you always, even to the end of age.” ~ Matthew 28:20

You are never alone in your life even when you absolutely believe no one is with you. You are never alone in your life because God did not make you to be alone. God did not make you to cry from the pain of being alone. God did not make your heart to be broken. God made you to be whole and unbroken. God made you to be a vessel into which He pours His presence. In God’s presence this instant, He knows you and He knows your every need. If you will put your life fully into His hands, He will fully mold you and shape you into His image of love. 

Let me remind you that God is with you and He hears your every prayer He never sleeps nor slumbers as He holds your every tear. As days seem overwhelming and pain just fills your night. Remember that you’re not alone You’re always in His sight. When troubles seem to have no end and strength is fading too As a born-again believer You have no fear, you’ve been set free Christ paid the price for you.There is no way that you can fail,  though battles fill your day For Christ has said that He alone will always make a way. When you no longer have the strength to cast out all your fear. Just call His name, His holy name and Jesus will be there!

My friends, my heart is with all of you who are going through a difficult time in your life. In one way or another, we all are suffering trials of every kind. I pray that you will take to heart the message that the love of Christ will never fail you. Be blessed and stay in peace. All things are being worked out for your good.

Have a wonderful day in His presence knowing He is always with you. Please share this blog with others and God bless you!

 

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“Be Joyful in Hope, Patient in Affliction, Faithful, in Prayer”

No matter what our situation is, we can pray with joy because of our hope in Christ no matter what our current situation is. We can remain patient, persevering through affliction, by presenting our requests and intercessions to God with thanksgiving. Prayer is God’s gift to us so that we can be patient and joyful, even when things don’t appear to be going well. Have a wonderful day being joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. 

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 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful, in prayer” ~~ Romans 12:12.

Hope means to believe, desire or trust. Anxiety and worry stifle hope. Some days it’s hard to hope. Oftentimes we hardly dare hope because we might be disappointed, but to be joyful in hope? If God is our hope then hope is well founded. Instead of nail biting hope, we can choose instead, to be joyful, in hope.

Patient means long-suffering; quietly and steadily persevering. Do you ever feel like the most impatient person on the planet? Some days I do.  God doesn’t take afflictions from us. They’re common to us all. He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. Through the presence of His Holy Spirit he dwells within us, casting out fear, helping us to move deeper into the waters of uncertainty knowing that as we strive for patience he will guide us through the times of waiting.

Faithful means constant; reliable. Prayer is the key to joyful hope. Prayer is the key to patience in trials. Prayer brings us into the very presence of the Almighty God, the creator of all things, the ruler of all. He draws close to listen to you this day.

Do Not Worry about Tomorrow!

Do you realize how much time you spend thinking about things that you cannot change? How much time do you spend worrying about what might happen? Christ is teaching us in this passage that we are not to have our focus upon tomorrow. If you are constantly worried about tomorrow and what tomorrow will bring, you will miss the blessings that God has for you today. When you are focused on today, you can praise God for all the things that HE brings your way. Have a wonderful day as you cast your cares and worries on the Lord.

 
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 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”~ Matthew 6:34

  The Lord wants us to live this day abundantly, seeing all there is to see, doing all there is to do. Don’t be distracted by future concerns. Leave them to Him! Each day of life is a glorious gift, but so few people know how to live within the confines of today. Much of their energy for abundant living spills over the time line into tomorrow’s worries or past regrets. Their remaining energy is sufficient only for limping through the day, not for living it to the full. He is training us to keep our focus on His presence in the present. This is how to receive abundant life, which flows freely from His throne of grace.

 It is too easy to focus on the problems of tomorrow. God is able to direct you, protect you, and provide for your every need. If you are focused upon that which is out of your control, then you will not be looking to God and how HE might take care of your need. In order to change your focus, you need to stop relying upon your own strength and start relying upon God and what HE can do for you.

 If you follow the commands of Christ and focus your attention upon the things of God, you will soon realize just how strong God is and how HE can deliver you from all of your problems.

You come from God and belong to God!

Our lives in Christ are meant to be extraordinary, incredible, meaningful and purposeful but never trouble-free. God keeps you in the pressure-cooker of life so others can see how a life connected to Jesus confronts problems in a very different way than a life that is disconnected from Jesus. Have a wonderful day relaying on the Holy Spirit to guide and lead you.

“My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world.”  ~  1 John 4:4

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We are empowered by the Holy Spirit and that gives us the ability to respond to hardship like people from the kingdom of heaven — not like people seemingly abandoned by God or in rebellion to God or unaware of God or unrepentant before God.

When we think God is not involved in our circumstances, we respond with problems with defensiveness, blame, shame, anger, hatred, pride, fear and self-centeredness. Anybody can do that. Anybody not connected to Jesus.

Jesus will have none of that and so he pushes us to a choice: Do you trust that I am involved in your circumstances or not?

When we respond from our human nature, instead of submitting to the divine nature working within us, we expose a deep, inner distrust of Jesus. Our actions show we believe Him incapable of understanding the stress and danger of life (a bold belief considering Jesus died hanging on the cross for you and I).

On the other hand, when we respond from the truth that we are connected to Jesus, we prove that we believe he that is within us is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

Walking with Jesus

“One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: ‘Power belongs to You, God, and unfailing love O Lord is yours.” ~~ Psalm 62:11-12

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Walking with the Lord has its ups and downs. There will be some magnificent mountaintop experiences, oh but there will be days of walking through the thick of uncertainty holding on to our Savior by a thread. Difficult situations have a way of exposing who we believe God to be. David experienced triumphant victories.

I don’t know the circumstances behind David’s choice to write this words “unfailing love O Lord is yours,” show that he had a keen awareness of God’s eternal love. His faith in the Lord’s love and goodness not only filled him with joy, but it gave him the confidence to pray for—and expect—the Lord’s mercy and help, even when he was in the midst of “impossible” situations.

No matter what your circumstances are right now, God has all the power and love needed to help you to overcome and emerge victorious. Dare to follow David’s example, and trust the Lord for your deliverance and success today!

Just Jump In!

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Mark 4:35

In this story we, we find Jesus inviting the disciples, to join Him on a little boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. But on the way over, they encountered a sudden, violent storm, and the disciples were gripped by fear from the fierce storm.

They must have forgot that before they left, Jesus had made this very important statement. “Let us go over to the other side.” And when God says, “Let us go over to the other side,” it means you will get to the other side. He didn’t say it would be smooth sailing. He didn’t say it would be an easy trip. But He did say, “Let us go over to the other side.”

Often we too are gripped by fear and forget to think logically when we forget God’s Word to us, that He will never leave us or forsake us. That is exactly what happened to the disciples. But Jesus was on board with them in the storm, just like He is with us, and He was there to see them through the storm, just like He will with us.