But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life! -Jude 1:20-21 MSG
Two For Tuesday! - Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. — Matthew 5:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. -Revelation 2:14
Trust in God’s provision and not our own limited resources.
The very best dressed are still no match for the Lord’s Lilies!
God provides for every flower in the field.
Consider the lilies and wildflowers, how they grow [in the open field]. They neither labor nor spin [wool to make clothing]; yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory and splendor dressed himself like one of these.
—Luke 12:27 AMP
Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived. - Galatians 6:2-3 Message
I hate the two-faced, but I love your clear-cut revelation. You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God’s commands. Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. Don’t disappoint all my grand hopes. Stick with me and I’ll be all right; I’ll give total allegiance to your definitions of life. Expose all who drift away from your sayings; their casual idolatry is lethal. You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. I shiver in awe before you; your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. — Psalm 119:114 Message
Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). (Ephesians 4:15 AMP)
But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified. (Galatians 5:22-24 MSG)
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of your wonders, They would be too many to count.
—Psalm 40:5 AMP
“If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the best of the land;
—Isaiah 1:19 AMP
If you have a willing heart to let me help you, and if you will obey me, you will feast on the blessings of an abundant harvest.
—Isaiah 1:19 TPT
You’ve kept track of all my wandering and my weeping.
You’ve stored my many tears in your bottle—not one will be lost.
For they are all recorded in your book of remembrance.
—Psalm 56:8 Remember! weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. - Psalm 30:5
Every great life has had in it some great renunciation.
So it is always: real sacrifice, unto complete surrender of self, brings to us the revelation of God in His fullness. O’ how it changes everything for us thereafter from famine to royal abundance!
I have lost all things….that I may gain Christ. — Philippians 3:8
For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another.] — Romans 2:11 AMP ( other translations also say one person is not more important than another) He Has No Favorites!
Therefore you have no excuse or justification, everyone of you who [hypocritically] judges and condemns others; for in passing judgment on another person, you condemn yourself, because you who judge [from a position of arrogance or self-righteousness] are habitually practicing the very same things [which you denounce]. And we know that the judgment of God falls justly and in accordance with truth on those who practice such things.
—Romans 2:1-2 AMP
Yet there is one ray of hope: His compassion never ends. It is only the Lord’s mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day.
—Lamentations 3:21-23 TLB
“I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind. — Luke 6:36 MSG
Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive —only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”
— Mark 11:24 MSG
God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. — 1 John 4:18 MSG
Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. - Ephesians 5:1-2
Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].
—James 5:16 AMP
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. —Matthew 5:4. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. —Revelation 21:4
My fellow believers, do not practice your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of partiality [toward people—show no favoritism, no prejudice, no snobbery].
—James 2:1 AMP If, however, you are [really] fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “ You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, if you have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit]” you are doing well. But if you show partiality [prejudice, favoritism], you are committing sin and are convicted by the Law as offenders.
—James 2:8-9 AMP
Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “ I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
—Hebrews 13:5 AMP
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of [a]witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, 2 [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, [b]disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].(A)
Just consider and meditate on Him who endured from sinners such bitter hostility against Himself [consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
— Hebrews 12:1-3 AMP
Do you not therefore fling away your [fearless ]confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising,]so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 AMP
For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective. ]It is sharper than any two edge sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person ]and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature ]exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12
Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is the throne of God‘s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing ] grace to help us in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]. —Hebrews 4:16 AMP
The Peril Of Unbelief
Take care, brothers and sisters, that there not be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to trust and rely on the Lord, a heart] that turns away from the living God. But continually encourage one another every day, as long as it is called “Today” [and there is an opportunity], so that none of you will be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [its cleverness, delusive glamour, and sophistication]. For we [believers] have become partakers of Christ [sharing in all that the Messiah has for us], if only we hold firm our newborn confidence [which originally led us to Him] until the end,
—Hebrews 3:12-14 AMP
To the pure, all things are pure; but to the corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure; both their mind and their conscience are corrupted. They profess to know God [to recognize and be acquainted with him]but by their actions they deny and disown him. They are detestable and disobedient and worthless for good work of any kind.
— Titus 1:15-16 AMP
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
—Zephaniah 3:17 AMP
When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. Then GOD promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God’s prayer. - Psalm 42:8
This is a faithful and trustworthy saying: if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to his word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.
— 2 Timothy 2:11-13 AMP
Guard (with greatest care)and keep unchanged, the treasure (that precious truth) which has been entrusted to you (that is, the good news about salvation through personal faith in Christ Jesus), through (the help of)the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
— 2 Timothy 1:14 AMP
Keep a constant watch over your soul, and pray for the courage and grace to prevail over these things that are destined to occur and that you will stand before the presence of the Son of Man with a clear conscience.”
—Luke 21:36 TPT
Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.
—2 Thessalonians 3:16 AMP
Encourage the exhausted, and make staggering knees firm. Say to those with an anxious and panic stricken heart, be strong, fear not! Indeed, your God will come with vengeance for the ungodly; the retribution of God will come, But He will save you! —Isaiah 35:3–4
5:15 see that no one repays another with evil for evil but always seek that which is good for one another and for all people. 5:19 do not quench subdue or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of the Holy Spirit. 5:22 abstain from every form of evil -withdraw and keep away from it.
Never has God's purposes been thwarted by circumstances too demanding.
Never has His strength fallen short of the need. This is the promise we have in our Savior:
All things are possible with God!
Jesus looked at them intently, then said, “Without God, it is utterly impossible. But with God everything is possible.” ~ Mark 10:27
No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the One who enlisted him.~ 2 Timothy 2:4
We are all Christ's Soldiers!
Don't get entangled in the enterprises of ANYTHING that does not bring God Glory.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.
—Colossians 2:8 AMP
The value of consistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill
Live your life always alert to His Whispers.
Speak Lord- Your Servant Is Listening!
~1 Samuel 3:10
God has never withheld blessings from anyone whose heart was right towards Him. The pursuit of God and godliness is always worth the cost and will reap many positive returns.
For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).~Psalm 5:12 AMP
We battle not against flesh & blood
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
— Ephesians 6:12 HCSB
So be careful how you listen; for whoever has a teachable heart, to him more understanding will be given; and whoever does not have a longing for truth, even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him.” ~ Luke 8:18 AMP
Careful listening brings radical change and lasting fruit.~ Chris Tiegreen
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are not free. They are slaves of things that will be destroyed. For people are slaves of anything that controls them. (2 Peter 2:19 NCV) what is controlling you? Don’t be a slave anymore - break free from them and walk in true freedom with Christ!
For the wicked shall be destroyed, but those who trust the Lord shall be given every blessing.
—Psalm 37:9 TLB
In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. — Psalm 37:9 NIV
It’s ok if you have more questions than answers.
Dive deeper... Dwell longer...
Wrestle if you must ...
Wisdom and understanding will come if you seek for them.
Tune out the loud deafening voices of this world and
Tune in to the still small voice of the Lord.
If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].
—James 1:5-8 AMP
....“I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
—Mark 9:24 NLT
Unbelief puts our circumstances between us and God.
Faith puts God between us and our circumstances. —F. B. Meyer
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.—Isaiah 40:31
Do not have your concert first and tune your instruments afterwards. Begin your day with God.
—J. Hudson Taylor
You will have victory over all your enemies, and all who oppose you will be routed.
—Micah 5:9 VOICE
past tense: routed; past participle: routed
To defeat and cause to retreat in disorder.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT)
God expects you to do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are.
Less-than-perfect service is always better than the best intention
Have you ever thought that it is God himself that the breath of the Almighty is what gives us life and Inspires us ... “.It is the spirit of God that made me which has stirred me up, and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life which inspires me. Job 33:4 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.
— Romans 8:28 AMP
Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].
—Proverbs 16:3 AMP
Discover the fullness of living in unexplored places ... let God lead you!
O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And You are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue [still unspoken], Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And [You have] placed Your hand upon me. Such [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high [above me], I cannot reach it.
—Psalm 139:1-6 AMP Honor and Esteem are Heavenly Merits Bestowed by God!
So Moses told the people, “You must obey all the commandments of the Lord your God, following his directions in every detail, going the whole way he has laid out for you; only then will you live long and prosperous lives in the land you are to enter and possess.
Deuteronomy 5:32-33 TLB
Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace. For example, if you have a speaking gift , speak as though God were speaking his words through you. If you have the gift of serving, do it passionately with the strength God gives you, so that in everything God alone will be glorified through Jesus Christ. For to him belong the power and the glory forever throughout all ages! Amen.
—1 Peter 4:10-11 TPT
Today reach out from the ordinary into the extraordinary!
Use your gifts well.
These things I plan won't happen right away.
Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass.
Just be patient!
They will not be overdue a single day!
Habakkuk 2:3 (LB)
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. ~ XXOO Michelle
#LiveRestored #MindBodySoul Restored Ministries
Jesus thought you were worth dying for!
I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no Savior.~ Isaiah 43:11 ESV
Your money can't save you
Your name can't save you
Your position can't save you
Your religion can't save you
Your works can't save you
Your ministry can't save you
Your church can't save you
Your family can't save you
Your good looks can't save you
You can't even save you....
Only Jesus can save you.
Stop striving and trying to earn it.
Simply rest in His promise today.
Attention, all! See the marvels of GOD! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, Bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” - Psalm 46:10
God values us no matter what we do or what we have done. He sees our value even when others don't. He loves us beyond anything we could imagine. Surrender to God and allow Him to lift off the shame you feel. He will make you stand firm and without fear. God is the only One that rescues us from shame's power.
Then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. ~ Job 11:15
Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.
—James 1:2-4 AMP
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
—1 Corinthians 13:7 AMP
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
God gave us a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward
Then we cried out, “Lord, help us! Rescue us!” And He did!
His light broke through the darkness and He led us out in freedom from death’s dark shadow and snapped every one of our chains.
—Psalm 107:13-14 TPT
Even if a king has the best-equipped army, it would never be enough to save him. Even if the best warrior went to battle, he could not be saved simply by his strength alone. Human strength and the weapons of man are false hopes for victory; they may seem mighty but they will always disappoint. The eyes of the Lord are upon even the weakest worshipers who love him— those who wait in hope and expectation for the strong, steady love of God. God will deliver them from death, even the certain death of famine, with no one to help. The Lord alone is our radiant hope and we trust in him with all our hearts. His wrap-around presence will strengthen us. As we trust, we rejoice with an uncontained joy flowing from Yahweh! Let your love and steadfast kindness overshadow us continually, for we trust and we wait upon you!
—Psalm 33:16-22 TPT
"Judge not the workings of his brain,
And of his heart you cannot see.
What looks to thy dim eyes a stain,
In God's pure light may only be
A scar brought from some well-won field
Where thou wouldst only faint and yield."
Let's be discerning, but not condemning! ~Unknown
"Judge not, lest you be judged." (Matthew 7:1)
We may have trained our words and actions to be pleasing and acceptable to God, but what about our thoughts and passions? And
“every movement of our heart”...
are they pure and pleasing?
So, may the words of my mouth, my meditation-thoughts, and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing, acceptable before Your eyes, my only Redeemer, my Protector-God.
~Psalm 19:14 TPT
We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (1 Corinthians 13:12, 13 MSG)
Scripture knows no boundaries. Regardless of sex or race or age - The Word of God rescues and restores ALL. There is no problem you can't overcome with the Power of His Holy Spirit and the Promises in His Word. Let His Truths Transform your life. #LiveRestored
Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God. ~John 1:1 THE VOICE
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God;~John 1:1 YLT
Hurting others is the only rights we should give up ... Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt you for hurting me.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)
If you haven't had a need met yet, ask yourself...
Would God view this as a true need?
He may be delaying until a more appropriate time. Trust God's wisdom rather than doubting His goodness.
If we have a genuine need and bring it to the Lord, He will surely meet it.
After all, what could He possibly deny us after giving us Jesus.
He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things? ~Romans 8:32 AMP
Make it your most earnest pursuit to go deeper with God today.
Lift your soul (your mind, will, and emotions)up to Him and listen for His direction.
It’s into the “deeper things” we must learn to go.
Let the story of your mercy come to me in the morning, for my hope is in you: give me knowledge of the way in which I am to go; for my soul is lifted up to you.
—Psalm 143:8 BBE
You are not God’s employee —
You are His Co-Laborer!
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
—John 14:12 AMP
I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.] You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.
—John 15:15 - 16 AMP
I have had ENOUGH - means you've reached your tolerated level.
That's ENOUGH - means you have reached an acceptable amount.
But what really is Enough?
ENOUGH - means adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire:
So why do we always throw in those doubt words.....
Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Why do we keep buying the lie that we are not worthy enough, smart enough, pretty enough, talented enough, loved enough, liked enough, old enough, young enough, have enough or do enough.
Why can't ENOUGH just be ENOUGH
No second guessing
Just Simply Take God at His Word!
You ARE adequate and sufficient for His purpose because He says you are.
You Are Enough because He is ENOUGH
—XXOO Michelle Bollom
For His divine power has bestowed on us absolutely everything necessary for a dynamic spiritual life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises of inexpressible value, so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature. ~ 2. Peter 1:3-4 AMP
Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. Colossians 3:15-17 MSG
Peace is one of the most wonderful words in the Bible. It is a word that means wholeness, sound of mind, health and prosperity. It is what 3 John 2 spoke of – it is the prosperous soul. The one who keeps his or her focus on God is filled with peace.~ Bill Johnson
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers. (3 John 1:2 AMP)
So don’t lose the courage that you had in the past. Your courage will be rewarded richly. You must be patient. After you have done what God wants, you will get what he promised you.
Hebrews 10:35-36 ERV
So now every righteous requirement of the law can be fulfilled through the Anointed One living His life in us. And we are free to live, not according to our flesh, but by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit!
—Romans 8:4 TPT
Only the flesh hinders the flow of God’s Blessings. Tap into the Dynamic Power of the Holy Spirit.
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
But instead we will remain strong and always sincere in our love as we express the truth. All our direction and ministries will flow from Christ and lead us deeper into him, the anointed Head of his body, the church.
—Ephesians 4:15 TPT
“As for God, His way is blameless and perfect; The word of the Lord is tried and tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge and trust in Him.
—2 Samuel 22:31. Needing direction? Let go of your agenda and get in the Word! It’s tried and tested and the Lords way is perfect!
It may look like you’re surrounded with issues and enemies and many unknowns right now ... but remember you are also surrounded by God!
Get in the Word and stay in Worship!
Soon the battles won’t seem so big anymore and some will actually fade or disappear!
“The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14
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So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.
—Philippians 3:15 - 16 MSG
But the wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable. It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form and it always bears the beautiful harvest of righteousness! Good seeds of wisdom’s fruit will be planted with peaceful acts by those who cherish making peace.
—James 3:17-18 TPT
Hebrews 10:36-Today’s Bold Truth! Patient
1. Capable of Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, annoyance, provocation, misfortune, delay, hardship, etc., with fortitude and calmness and without complaint, anger, or the like
2. Tolerant; understanding.
3. Persevering; constant.
4. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.
1. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship, pain or stress.
2. The state or fact of persevering.
3. the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: lasting quality; Continuing existence; duration
We unpacked Luke 12:22-24 today in The Passion and the Dake Annotated KJV - We can Take No thought to things and never let the anxiety or worries enter our hearts. Jesus taught his disciples, saying, “Listen to me. Never let anxiety enter your hearts. Never worry about any of your needs, such as food or clothing. For your life is infinitely more than just food or the clothing you wear. Take the carefree birds as your example. Do you ever see them worry? They don’t grow their own food or put it in a storehouse for later. Yet God takes care of every one of them, feeding each of them from his love and goodness. Isn’t your life more precious to God than a bird? Be carefree in the care of God!
John 16:12-13 - Sometimes they aren’t revealed because we can’t bear them yet - and the Holy Spirit thankfully is our buffer to help bear the hard things - so if God seems silent just trust and rest that he will reveal in His perfect timing.