I have ONE word for you today ... COMMITMENT!
My hope and prayer is that you never stop growing closer to Jesus, that you will remain committed to pursuing all that He has for you, going from faith to faith, from glory to glory and from increase to increase.
Make the most of every opportunity to soak up more of His Word, His passion, His love for people and more than anything His love for you!
Second Timothy 4:7 says, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
If you get out of your house, you have probably seen this sign somewhere!
I believe this is a word for you today!
When you feel like everything is falling apart, when things do not work out quite how you planned or anticipated, when people let you down or hurt you, that is not the time to retreat, react or recoil, but rather to simply KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.
Just keep doing whatever it is the Lord told you to do. Keep your focus on Him, not the obstacles, hurdles, disappointments or circumstances, and you will find that He will go before you, protect and shield you.
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:4 NKJV)
Comparison ... we’ve all done it!
So many spend their lives wishing they were someone else, living another life, in another place. Instead of focusing on God and reaching lost people, we begin to focus on each other until our measure is no longer God’s will, but the standard of others.
But the truth is, God made every single one of us unique, special, one of a kind!
As believers, we are one body composed of many parts, and we need each and every part to effectively function. It is our distinction, not our sameness, that sets us apart, and this is something we should celebrate in one another.
Second Corinthians 10:12 says, For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise (NKJV).
Today, remember you represent a part of the image of God, never again to be duplicated, so be the best YOU that YOU can be for His glory!
Did you know that the odds of you being born in the particular time, place and circumstance in which you were born were about 1 in 400,000,000,000?
When you compare that to the odds of winning the $340 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery, which is about 1 in 175,000,000, you can see that none of us are here by accident.
The LORD will work out his plans for my life – for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. (Psalm 138:8 NLT)
Have you ever had moments when you questioned God’s timing? I mean, Jesus – God’s own Son – was dead for three days before He rose again!
Now, most of us might think that three days is entirely too long for a miracle to happen, but it was certainly not too late!
I have found that God rarely follows our timetable, but He ALWAYS honors His. And when He does, in that moment we discover that His timing is invariably perfect.
The Scriptures teach us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that, To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven . . . (AMP).
Just as it was at the resurrection, His timing will be greater than you could ever have imagined!