Who Are You Praising?

 

 

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered. – Psalm 68:1

Too many times we talk about the circumstances, about what others have done to us, about what has happened to us.

But we focus too much on the bad when if we would elevate our praise of God, focus on how good He is, the bad would change.

If we would exalt God instead of our circumstances, we would see things turn around dramatically.

Who Are You Convincing?

For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well." – Mark 5:28

When you confess the Word, are you confessing it to convince you? Or to convince God?

God is not sitting up in Heaven, wondering, "Am I going to heal her?" or "Am I going to prosper him?"

No, God’s promises are already ours. Jesus already died and resurrected in order for peace to come to every area of our lives. There is no question whether God wants to heal us or prosper us. It is already a done deal.

When we confess the Word, it isn’t to get the promises to manifest in our lives. We confess the Word to convince ourselves that the Word is true.

If we meditate the Word, mutter it to ourselves, it will cause us to effortlessly believe the Word. Faith comes by hearing ourselves speak the Word.

What Do You Believe?

…He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe." – Mark 5:36

 

When we are faced with a challenge in life, we can either choose to be afraid, meditating on what is wrong and how we can’t fix it, or we can choose to believe what the Word of God says.

When we are diagnosised with a deadly or chronic disease, do we fear, meditating on all that can happen? Or do we choose to believe what the Word says in Psalm 91:16 that with long life will God satisfy us and show us His salvation or in Psalm 118:17 that we will not die but life and declare the works of the Lord.

When we are struggling to pay our bills, do we fear, or do we remind ourselves that God supplies all our needs (Philippians 4:19).

We can either meditate on the good promises of God’s Word. Or we can meditate on what we see. The choice is ours.

 

How Does God See Us?

You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you. – Song of Solomon 4:7

That is how God sees us–without spot.

"But I have sinned.," you might say. Sister, Brother, join the club. We all have come short of God’s standard. Otherwise there would be no need for Jesus’ death on the Cross.

Jesus took your punishment on the Cross for all your sins, right? So instead of seeing us as the sinful people that we are, God sees us through the Cross, through what Jesus did on it.

Without Jesus, we would all be going to Hell literally. With Jesus, we can enjoy being right in God’s eyes. We have all that Jesus deserved. He took all that we deserved. That’s how awesome what Jesus did on the Cross is.

Are You Receiving?

O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. — Psalm 86:5

God has already forgiven us at the Cross of all our past, present and future sins. People say that He didn’t forgive us of future sins, but if
He didn’t, we are in trouble. At the time Jesus died, we weren’t born yet. All our sins were future sins.

God is so good, so loving, that He punished Jesus for our sins–past, present and future. All our sins are paid for.

It is not God who is withholding forgiveness when we sin. It is us who haven’t received it.

What Are You Praying?

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. – Psalm 91:5-6

Lately I have had a lot of situations in which events have happened all around me.

A rapist was caught in front of my place of employment. His brother stabbed someone behind the store. A baricade situation happened a few days ago near the store.

I walked from the bus stop home last night, and a police officer stopped to ask me if I had seen someone run past me.

Yet not one of these incidents affected me. Why? Because I know the power of praying the 91st Psalm over me every morning.

When we pray the Word over our lives, it has no choice but to do we send it to do. God’s Word cannot return to Him void.

If we believe that God backs His Word, then we can know that whenever we pray the Word, it has to manifest results.

Pray the Word over your situations today.

What Are You Fearing?

I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears. – Psalm 34:4 (NIV)

I used to have trouble sleeping. Every imaginable fear would hit me when I needed to go to sleep.

Finally I combatted it with the Word of God. I would quote 4 sleep Scriptures every night before I went to bed…and after awhile, I couldnt stay up worrying all night like I once had.

God literally delivered me from all my night time fears.

Take what God has promised you and stand your ground against every fear that comes against you.

Who Are You Seeking?

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

When Jesus died, He traded places with us. He took our punishment to give us His righteousness. We are now in right standing with God. Everything Jesus had, we now have.

This means that we have everything we need added to our account.

I’ve heard it said that God wont meet our needs if we don’t obey Him.

Doing things His way keeps us from trouble and saves us time and effort, but God has already met our needs.

Parents don’t stop feeding or clothing their children because they are disobedient. Why would God?

God has given us everything we need, but it is through seeking Him that we find out what we have, all that He has given us.

What Are You Receiving?

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. – Luke 1:38 (NIV)

May it be to me as you have said.

The Bible is full of the promises of God. Promises of healing, prosperity, peace in every area of our lives, but how many of us say to God, “May it be to me as You have said.” We don’t.

We struggle to obtain the promises of God that are already ours. We are fighting to receive when those promises are already ours.

Let’s say you go to your bank this Friday. Your money is in your account, right? How silly would it seem to beg and plead for the bank to give you your money? All you do is show them your bank card and your withdrawl slip and receive your money.

Show God your bank card and withdrawal slip in the form of His promises and receive. 🙂

What Are You Doing?

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. – 1 Peter 4:11 (KJV)

If God has given us an ability, which He has given to each one of us certain talents, abilities and gifts, we should do these things as unto the God. But the key here is to actually use the gifts that we are given.

Most people argue that they use their gifts in the church. Our gifts were never meant to be used in the church building. They were meant to be used to bring people to Christ, to build up the Body of Christ, to further the Kingdom of God.

We cannot do that by just sitting in the pews, waiting on the sinners to come into the church. We show the world Christ through our actions, through our gifts, talents and resources.

Our words aren’t getting through, but our actions will.