“Don’t Give Up”

Job 14:1 – Amplified Bible (AMP) – Man who is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

No Matter what issues, circumstances, problems, trials, tribulations, troubles you are going through you can always look to the hills because that is where your help comes from. I am experiencing the loss of a job, but I have to keep reminding myself that God has always taken care of me in the past and I know that He will continue to take care of me. Once again, I love music, so here is song that I will put in my CD in my car and repeat several times to keep looking to the hills. This is a gospel song by Marvin Sapp entitled “Keep It Movin”. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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What Are You Chasing?

Where is your focus? What is important to you? Is God on that list anywhere? He is your priority or is your career, success, pursuit of life, etc., taking first place. Are you a God chaser?

Isaiah 55:6 – Amplified Bible (AMP) – Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.

1 Chronicles 16:11 – Amplified Bible (AMP) – Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually!

Hebrews 11:6 – Amplified Bible (AMP) – But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Jeremiah 29:13 – Amplified Bible (AMP) – Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:33 – Amplified Bible (AMP) – But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

As many of you may know, I love gospel music. Listen to “God Chaser” by William Murphy

Life and Death – What are you speaking?

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Proverbs 18:21 – Amplified Bible (AMP)

Be careful what you put out in the atmosphere because it will come back to you. Think, speak, and be positive.

Here are a few phrases you can count on to keep you speaking life instead of death.

I am a child of God.

No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I am more than a conqueror.

I am a friend of God.

“We are More Than Conquerors”

No matter what life may throw at you, know that through Christ you are more than a conqueror. Romans 8:37-38 states, “As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

I hope you enjoy Vashawn Mitchell’s song, “Conquerors”, and know that you are and can be a conqueror.

Blessings to you all!

Mighty God

Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) – “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

We serve a mighty God. He is a God of love, a God of mercy, and a God of grace. Fret not thyself because of evil doers because our God is there to help us through all the ups and downs we encounter in this life.

Smokie Norful sings “Mighty God” and lets us know just how good God is. God is an awesome God.

Awesome

God is an awesome God. He is mighty, powerful, merciful, gracious, and loving. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Awesome can not adequately describe who God is. However, the song entitled “Awesome” sung by Pastor Charles Jenkins and the Fellowship Choir of Chicago, let’s us know just that God is awesome and can do anything we need Him to do. The words and melody will stay with you long after the song has ended.

 

Fear Not

Panic and calm

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 (Amplified)

What is fear? The dictionary defines fear as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. It is also the feeling or condition of being afraid. Fear brings out feelings of foreboding, apprehension, consternation, dismay, dread, terror, fright, panic, and horror.

“Fear not” is a recurring theme/message throughout the Bible. This theme is there because God wants His children to know that they do not need to fear or be afraid because He is the all-powerful and all-knowing God that is in control of all things. He knows that we sometimes experience minor and even some major setbacks in this life. As Christians, we are called to face the setbacks of life without fear by placing our trust and faith in God, knowing that He will come through. When fear or panic strikes, always remember that God does not want us to struggle with fear. His Word is here to help us and give us peace in the midst of the struggle.

  • Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and keep you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.  Isaiah 41:10 (Amplified)
  • Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 (Amplified)
  • And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 (NKJV
  •  By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me?  Psalm 56:4 (Amplified)
  • The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?  Psalm 118:6 (Amplified)
  • After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great. Genesis 15:1 (Amplified)

It is easy to be afraid of many things in today’s world. We hear news reports about the economy, corruption, death and killing, car accidents, and the list goes on and on. But we must always remember that Jesus offers us a peace that is not like the world’s peace. In John 14:27 (Amplified), Jesus says,  Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”

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  • And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].  Colossians 3:15 (Amplified)
  • I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]  John 16:33 (Amplified)

Finally, if we put our minds on the things of the Lord, He will surely help us to fear not. Paul said in Philippians 4:8 (Amplified), “For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].”

Let us fix our mind on God so that He can give us peace like no other person can give us.

 

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