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Trust God in All Circumstances

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Heavenly Father, I don’t know how everything in my life is going to work out, but I’m going to keep trusting you no matter what. Right now, I don’t see a way, but I know you will make a way. At this very moment, You are opening doors and lining up the right opportunities for me. Things may appear dark, but I have faith that my dawn is coming! In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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Single? A Good relationship is worth the wait.

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Many single believers in Christ have been waiting upon God to bring them the right husband or wife that they will be happy with. In the meantime, the temptation to get involved with the wrong person is always looming. After all, online dating sites are constantly promoting their services, “Are you single? We’ve got thousands of eligible Christian singles looking for you!”

Those who have tried these online dating sites often complain about the horrific people they have met. So many are impostors posing as Christians on these sites. Others are just absolute wierdos.

So what is a godly Christian single person to do?

1. Delight yourself in the Lord – Concentrate on God and growing in your relationship with Him.

2. Trust God – He knows exactly what kind of person you need. Don’t just go by the outward appearance, ask God to show you a person’s heart.

3. Wait on the Lord – He doesn’t need the help of online dating sites. He will bring the right person into your life when you are ready. Is anything too hard for God?

“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this…” – Psalm 37:4-5

Today, if you’re struggling in your singleness, don’t lose heart. Trust God and stand on His promises to give you the desires of your heart. Read the Book of Ruth and be inspired by the story of how God brought Boaz and Ruth together in marriage, who later became the ancestors of Israel’s greatest earthly king, David.

– Luis Josephus

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Better days are ahead.

Rising Sun_jpg For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Many of us have gone through traumatic and painful circumstances in life that have left us deeply hurt, used, abused, and rejected. As a result, we have been mentally and emotionally scarred which can keep us feeling unworthy, depressed, and mistrustful of others. We remain apprehensive of the future and doubtful of ever being happy again.

These experiences can also distort our image of God. We may ask ourselves, “How can a good and loving Father allows us to be hurt in this way?”

God’s love and mercy has never failed us.

We need to reaffirm to ourselves that no matter what other people do to us and no matter what trials we may experience, God loves us with an unfailing love. He is fully aware of every hurt we’ve experience and every tear that we’ve shed. In fact, our heavenly Father is already working on our behalf to make things better. He will turn something bad in our lives into something that will actually turn out for our good.

The Scriptures promise us “…God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28

We may not always understand why God permits things to happen, but we can trust Him to somehow turn it around for our good.

Righteous Job suffered pain and loss.

The life of Job is a good example of how God is a God of restoration. Job was a man that God had nothing but good things to say about him. He told Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who honors God and shuns evil.” – Job 1:8

Yet despite Job’s goodness, Satan hated him and set out to destroy him, his family, and all he possessed. But through all his loss and pain, Job never lost his faith and commitment to honor God. His own wife even tried to persuade him to “Curse God and die.” Job rebuked her foolishness and bad advice. He also declared his unswerving trust in God, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” – Job 13:15

After Job went through his time of testing and affliction, God worked all the bad things that happened for his good. When Job proved faithful to trust God in all circumstances, God restored his joy, peace, health, and finances. He even gave him a new wife and more children. In fact, Job lived a good long life and his latter days proved to be better that his former days. The LORD paid him back double for all his previous loss.

God will do the same for you.

Your heavenly Father loves you so much that He will heal every emotional would, help you to love again, and restore everything that Satan has stolen from you. Your latter days will be better than the first, and you will live a long life to enjoy it. You’re going to come out stronger, healthier and happier than you’ve ever been.

So shake off any negative, defeated or bitter mindset. Stop walking around feeling hurt, depressed or thinking about the past. Reaffirm your faith in God’s love and goodness. If you’ve stopped going to church, get into a good church that honors Jesus and preaches an edifying message. Pray and spend time alone with God daily. Do your best to live a good and righteous life of faith that pleases God. Tell others about the changes Jesus has made in your life. If you do these things, God will bless your life in a way you never thought possible.

Pray the following prayer today:

”Dear good and gracious Father, I thank You that You will turn around all these negative experiences for my good. I love You and trust You no matter what. I also thank you that you will pay me back double for my trouble, and better days are ahead for me. I believe it and declare it so, in Jesus’ name, amen.”

– Luis Josephus

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The grace of giving & abundance

Spirit-Lifting Thoughts for Today_150 x 150_jpg“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 9:8

The money that we give to the poor and needy and to the work of God’s kingdom, may seem to the unjust like throwing money away, but in God’s eyes it is seen as seeds sown that will reap a bountiful harvest. Yes, it should be given carefully these days when there is so much greed, manipulation and misuse in the church. But that should not stop us from always being generous. This is not prosperity gospel hype – it’s the truth.

Our Lord Jesus Himself gave freely and willingly to those who requested His compassions. He taught us that it is more blessed to give than to receive.  Likewise, we should do as He would do, and open up our hearts when we encounter a worthwhile opportunity to give. Don’t let the devil of selfishness turn you into a hoarder. Don’t fall for his faulty reasonings or justifications for your lack of giving. Remember that above all, God is well pleased when we give, and He will repay us by giving us sufficiency in all things.

When we give, God is able to make us abound by multiplying our finances and temporal earthly needs, as well as spiritual fruits of righteousness in our lives. Nothing is ever thrown away or lost. When we give with love and liberality, He will cause to return to us with increase all that we expend on the cause of furthering His kingdom and saving souls.

God is the source of all blessings enjoyed in time and eternity. Trust Him with all your resources.

– Luis Josephus


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Triumphant with God

 

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“And He said, ‘Your name shall be called no more Jacob (crafty deceiver), but Israel [that is, “A prince of God”]. For as a prince you have struggled with God and with men, and have triumphed.’ ” – Genesis 32:28

The patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew: Yisrael) by God Himself after striving with Him all night long. Followers of Christ are sometimes called the “Israel of God” because we are also God-strivers (Gal 6:16). To strive for anything requires that we give it our upmost and go all-out to reach our destiny in God.

God expects our faith to be that way; to be active and energized – not passive. Utilizing hyperbole, Jesus once said,, “The kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). The violent who take the kingdom of God by force are not those who are weak in faith, but those who press-in spiritually by passionately pursuing their faith and believing God to do great and marvelous works. They act on the confidence that, with God, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). God honors His children of great faith with miraculous answers to their prayers.

Without great faith it is impossible to please God.

In order to be triumphant with God we must be like the men and women of old who are held-up as examples for us to follow (see Hebrews chapter 11). Great saints of God like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and others who, through great faith, subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, closed the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, and more.

The true Israel of God demonstrates their saving faith by trusting God in all circumstances. They remain steadfastly loyal to God and His Word at all times and believe in spiritual realities not visible to the common person. They have purposed to never let go of God until He blesses them.

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Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for choosing me to be part of your family – the spiritual Israel of God. Help me to live my life worthy of Your divine calling by walking in great faith that is most pleasing to You. Let me honor You by trusting You in all circumstances and believing You to do great and mighty things. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

– Luis Yosefus

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Shalom Blessings

shalom“You will keep him in perfect, constant peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts himself to You, and confidently leans on You.” – Isaiah 26:3 (JCV)

For thousands of years, Jewish people have used the Hebrew word “shalom” when greeting someone, such as we use the word “hello.” Not only is shalom a greeting, but it is also a way of wishing the other person the many blessings of shalom which include: peace, health, prosperity, happiness, well-being, and so on.

In the above verse, Isaiah’s thought is, if we keep our minds on God,  confidently lean on Him, and include Him in the seat of all our plans – firmly founding ourselves in His will for our lives, then we will enjoy His shalom in all its implications.

Is your confidence firmly founded in God? Are you trusting Him for every area of your life – peace, happiness, provision, protection, career, relationships, and health? If so, then you are experiencing the blessings of His shalom.

We should commit everything to God in prayer and be just as confident that things are going to work out – when they look out of control, as when everything looks fine.

The opposite is also true. Even when things look peaceful and calm, that is not always an indication of security. When things are going well we have a tendency to trust more in ourselves because we don’t have to rely as much on God. And that often leads us to make mistakes. But isn’t it typical how we go running back to God when we are in a jam? Our faith must be grounded in Him – in the good times, as well as the difficult times. Our security comes from God. It is not at all dependent on what is going on around us. Whether it is the economy, our finances, our children, our marriages – we must trust God with all of it.

The LORD has promised to keep us in perfect, constant peace (shalom) if we confidently trust in Him.

–         Luis Josephus

PRAYER:

Dear Heavenly Father; I thank You for your love and mercy. Help me to always trust in You for every area of my life. Bless me with your shalom – peace, happiness, health, provision, and protection. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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