Don't Accept what God Rejects!
1st Samuel 16:1 THE LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided for Myself a king among his sons. There are things that God rejects to be in our lives that we try to hold on to and try to make them fit. Maybe it’s a relationship, a job...
Can't Get No Respect?
Here’s a great question that came in about a relationship - I am most confused about my marriage, why my wife never let go of her mother. It has been a curse in their family, the children won’t move without the mothers approval. My wife has lied, covered, bucked, ran away, all at the behest of her mother of sometimes other influences. I can’t get her to do simple things that I...
Life Leech or Life Builder?
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend [to show rage or worthy purpose]. There are two kinds of relationships - vertical and horizontal. Developing a healthy and solid relationship takes time, commitment, and honesty. Many people have friends that are really designed to be life leeches and not life builders. Many people receive counsel from people...
Where does your supply come from?
Philippians 4:19 And my God will liberally supply fill to the full your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus Is Christ your source or your job? We worry about things when we don’t have an understanding that Christ is our supply. We don’t have to worry about where our food, clothing, or livelihood will come from if we know that God is our super abundant supply. Worrying is...
You Are Good Enough
Revelation 1:6 6And formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it). Most people can be their own worse critics. People seem to find and magnify every flaw that they have. In fact, even Christians that have been redeemed by the Lord can even...
Blow Your Shofar!
Psalm 47:5-75God has ascended amid shouting, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 6Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! 7For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises in a skillful psalm and with understanding. So many times as believers we are confronted with tough circumstances that leave us with one of two choices - to worry or to praise God....
Standing on God's Word
Isaiah 43:26 Put Me in remembrance [remind Me of your merits]; let us plead and argue together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified (proved right). When you pray for something once, God heard you and He answers you. You must then stand on His word by putting Him in remembrance of what it is that He’s promised you and what it is that you’ve prayed for. It’s not that...
You have Authority & Power
Luke 10:19 AMP 19Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. There is nothing happening in your life that God has not given you the authority over. When we are born again, we are not only saved from hell, but we are also...
Relax, Relate, Release
There are so many things in life that can cause us stress. If you think hard enough, there’s always something that’s not going quite the way that you wish it was. Everybody says don’t worry and just put it in God’s hands, but the question is how do you really do that? Here are the steps: First, pray and say” Lord, I release X [fill in your specific circumstances]...
Understanding Your Storm
Matthew 8:18 Now Jesus, when He saw the great throngs around Him, gave orders to cross to the other side [of the lake]. Many of us don’t understand the purpose of storms in life. Storms are designed to get us from one side to the desired place or the ‘other side.” When the storm arose, the disciples were fearful because they thought that the storm was designed to take them out....