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    “Set your minds and keep them set on what is above, the higher things, not on the things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2).

    Faith is simply seeing what God sees. It’s choosing God’s way, even when things look differently in the natural. When you set your thoughts on higher things, you are looking at life through your eyes of faith and seeing what God sees. For example, you may have a financial need today, but when you look higher, you see God’s promise to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. You may have sickness in your body today, but when you look higher, you see that Jesus paid for your sickness and diseases. You may feel lonely today, but when you look higher, you see that God has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. As you study the Word of God, you are setting your thoughts on higher things. As you set your thoughts on higher things, your faith will become stronger, and you will begin to see those things become reality in your life. You’ll see God’s hand of blessing, and you will live the abundant life He has prepared for you.

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Jesus left you HIS peace. He told you to NOT let your hearts be troubled. Ever.
Isn’t this a sufficient rebuke to each one of us? No matter what the world may throw at us, whatever may be our circumstance, we must NEVER let our hearts be troubled. We must not be overtaken by our fears, worries and doubts.
Our Savior, apart from giving us His love, gave us His peace. He gave us His assurance and confidence that whatever may happen, we should not be rattled by our surroundings. It’s because we have Him, beloved. He knew He was powerful enough to not disappoint your peace and faith in Him. He knew He would never leave you. He knew that you will always be amply supplied and provided for here in this world because of Him. If Jesus knew, you have to trust Him.
Be confident in this promise. Stand by this statement. Jesus wants you to stop worrying because you have no reason to. His peace is with you, beloved. He gave you His word. Never will I leave you, nor forsake you. He wants you to be confident of His love, to be assured, and to be calm through the days of your life, because He WILL fulfill His promises. He WILL give you an abundant and full life. He WILL relieve you from anything you are experiencing now.
Be at peace, not because of what you see, but because of who your Savior is.

    godsradicaldaughter:

    Jesus left you HIS peace. He told you to NOT let your hearts be troubled. Ever.

    Isn’t this a sufficient rebuke to each one of us? No matter what the world may throw at us, whatever may be our circumstance, we must NEVER let our hearts be troubled. We must not be overtaken by our fears, worries and doubts.

    Our Savior, apart from giving us His love, gave us His peace. He gave us His assurance and confidence that whatever may happen, we should not be rattled by our surroundings. It’s because we have Him, beloved. He knew He was powerful enough to not disappoint your peace and faith in Him. He knew He would never leave you. He knew that you will always be amply supplied and provided for here in this world because of Him. If Jesus knew, you have to trust Him.

    Be confident in this promise. Stand by this statement. Jesus wants you to stop worrying because you have no reason to. His peace is with you, beloved. He gave you His word. Never will I leave you, nor forsake you. He wants you to be confident of His love, to be assured, and to be calm through the days of your life, because He WILL fulfill His promises. He WILL give you an abundant and full life. He WILL relieve you from anything you are experiencing now.

    Be at peace, not because of what you see, but because of who your Savior is.

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    spiritualinspiration:

    “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6, NLT)

    The last thing Jesus said on the cross was, “It is finished.” At that moment, it certainly looked like the end. It looked like it was over. But I believe that wasn’t just a statement of fact, it was a statement of faith. He was saying to Father God, “I’ve done My part. I’ve fulfilled My destiny. Now, I’ve got total trust and confidence in You that You are going to finish what You started through Me.” Even though it looked like the end, in reality, it was only the beginning.

    Remember, when things look dark in your own life, dare to make a declaration of faith and say, “It is finished.” What you’re really saying is, “God, I know You are going to finish what You’ve begun in my life. You are going to turn things around.

    I know that You are giving me the breaks that I need. Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!” Keep looking with your eyes of faith knowing that He is faithful, and He will finish what He’s started in you!


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How Do You Find Strength In the Bible?
The word of God as a source of strength is known by many Christians but sometimes it is hard to know how to find strength in it. Are you at a low point in your life with pain, hurts, or depression? In these times, the strength from God’s word is needed more than ever. There are five areas to look at when finding strength in the word of God.
Prayer
God has asked us to communicate with Him about our needs. Finding strength in the Bible is for sure a need everyone. Why not go to God in prayer and ask for Him to lead you to the strength that comes from hearing and reading His word. I have always found it easier to get through any situation if it is first brought to God with humble prayer.
Belief
Do you believe the Bible is the actual word of God? You must believe this to get strength from it. This belief will help you to rely on it and trust that God has provided us the Bible as a great tool to get through life. The Bible tells us that all scripture is breathed by God and we must truly believe this (2 Timothy 3:16)
Faith
After you have asked God in prayer and truly believe the Bible is His work, you must then have faith that God will do as He has promised. Surrender your selfish wants and desires to Him and have faith that he will be able to complete a great work in you.
Study
You will not be able to gain strength from God through the Bible if you do not read it or hear it. You can pray, believe and have faith but without knowing what the Bible says the first three items will be of lesser value. Do you want to get the full strength of God’s holy word? Read the Bible!
Obedience
The final step is obedience. Did God speak to you as you were reading the Bible? Maybe He asked you to do something that you have been putting off or you saw how you needed to change your attitude about or towards something. Do not delay but listen to the word of God and do this today. The strength that comes from the Bible is best lived out in our obedience to what God is calling us to do.

    spiritualinspiration:

    How Do You Find Strength In the Bible?

    The word of God as a source of strength is known by many Christians but sometimes it is hard to know how to find strength in it. Are you at a low point in your life with pain, hurts, or depression? In these times, the strength from God’s word is needed more than ever. There are five areas to look at when finding strength in the word of God.

    Prayer

    God has asked us to communicate with Him about our needs. Finding strength in the Bible is for sure a need everyone. Why not go to God in prayer and ask for Him to lead you to the strength that comes from hearing and reading His word. I have always found it easier to get through any situation if it is first brought to God with humble prayer.

    Belief

    Do you believe the Bible is the actual word of God? You must believe this to get strength from it. This belief will help you to rely on it and trust that God has provided us the Bible as a great tool to get through life. The Bible tells us that all scripture is breathed by God and we must truly believe this (2 Timothy 3:16)

    Faith

    After you have asked God in prayer and truly believe the Bible is His work, you must then have faith that God will do as He has promised. Surrender your selfish wants and desires to Him and have faith that he will be able to complete a great work in you.

    Study

    You will not be able to gain strength from God through the Bible if you do not read it or hear it. You can pray, believe and have faith but without knowing what the Bible says the first three items will be of lesser value. Do you want to get the full strength of God’s holy word? Read the Bible!

    Obedience

    The final step is obedience. Did God speak to you as you were reading the Bible? Maybe He asked you to do something that you have been putting off or you saw how you needed to change your attitude about or towards something. Do not delay but listen to the word of God and do this today. The strength that comes from the Bible is best lived out in our obedience to what God is calling us to do.

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    spiritualinspiration:

    When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in” (Psalm 112:4, NLT)

    Everyone goes through seasons of difficulty or times when things just seem dark. During these challenging times, know that you are not alone. God has a plan to drive out the darkness — He will flood you with His light! Notice that in today’s verse it doesn’t say, “The light will come trickling in.” No, it says that the light will come bursting in! That means suddenly, you will see God’s goodness. Suddenly, you’ll be promoted. Suddenly, the answer will come!

    If you’ve been going through a difficult time, get ready for the goodness of God in a new way. Know that His light is about to come bursting in! Get ready for breakthroughs. Get ready for promotion. Get ready for restoration. You may have had that problem for a long, long time, but today could be the day that it turns around. Suddenly, things can change! God wants His glory to be seen on you. He wants you to stand out in the crowd. He wants you to be so blessed that everyone around you can see His goodness on you! So keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping and keep declaring His Word because His light is going to come bursting in!

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