The things God has prepared
for those who love Him. - 1 Cor 2:9
Within the post “Warnings from Mom”, good advice is given by
the mother of a future king. Wives and mothers are so important in a society
because children are blessed, husbands are blessed, and all who are around them
Wonderful memories come from a
great home. It is unfortunate that all homes are not perfect but there is one home
that is perfect. Be inspired each day that heaven is our ultimate home and
As the song Home by Chris Tomlin highlights, heaven
is a place where every tear is wiped away and all fear is gone. There is always
something to look forward to when our forever home is a place where the streets
are golden and all chains are broken.
Like an eagle in the sky, a
mighty lion among beasts, or a servant who becomes king; God can turn the
ordinary into the extraordinary. The one who can gather up the wind in His hand
or wrap the waters in His cloak will make it possible.
Since we are nourished in His
word, graced with His Spirit, and inspired by songs like Come Alive by Lauren Daigle, let us
awaken to the potential for this day and believe that the possibilities God has
written into our tomorrows are limitless.
But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come
forth as gold. – Job 23:10
As brought out in the post
“Lighten the Load”, we need to get rid of that extra baggage in order to be all
that God want us to be. We need to get rid of negative qualities that weigh us
down like anger, pride, fear, and dishonesty. We need to trust in the Lord and
lighten the load by being disciplined in His ways.
This day with God, celebrate the
truth because God has started something good in you. As in this song Unfinished by Mandisa points out, His
work in you is unfinished but day by day you are chipping away producing a
masterpiece for God’s glory.
Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the
testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect
work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. - James 1:2-4
We may not feel good at times,
we may feel lonely, we may feel inferior or just physically worn out but these
are the things that create resistance and ultimately make us stronger; the
resistance like lifting weights to build muscle. The resistance of water as we
swim laps to burn extra calories or the hill as we run to the top.
Without resistance, the wings of
a plane can’t produce lift and fly through the air. Without resistance to fear,
there is no courage. Next time your day is filled with some resistance, smile
at it, say thank You God, and keep going.
As in the song Keep Making Me – Sidewalk Prophets let
us have the attitude of continuous growth in the ways of God. Even during tough
times, there is joy when God is put in control.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a
roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the
faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is
undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5:8-9
The post “Iron Sharpens Iron” gave some ideas for ways
we can have right relationships with others. We all have certain God given
personality strengths and weaknesses. With our strengths, we should refine them
and share with others. With our weaknesses, we should be humble, listen, and be
sharpened by others.
Sometimes we learn by observing what
not to do. Maybe a brother, sister, parent, or some other person struggled with
an addiction and you saw what it did to their life. Their negatives taught about
the importance of creating positives in life. To stand firm in faith.
To create positives that heal
and inspire us to do what we should, let the scars from life be completely
understood. Let Grace be ushered in as pointed out in this song The Hurt & The Healer - MercyMe.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, 'God opposes the proud, but
gives grace to the humble. - James 4:6
The post “Removing Bad Traits” gave some ideas to fix
broken things in our life. To take the mistakes of the past and give them to
God. He offers grace to the humble so admit mistakes and live with confidence
in what God can do for the future.
Like the song Live Like You’re Loved – Hawk Nelson, we don’t have to live with perfection. It’s just energy wasted. Instead, live
like you’ve been set free with no more guilt. Be who God made you to be; a very
valuable person to take on big challenges. He can change our character to do
amazing things to fulfill His purpose.
Be careful! Our words can hurt or help. "Do not let any
unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building
others up". - Ephesians 4:29
The post “Free to Be All We Can Be” highlighted the
importance of God’s Word in your life. As you take in God’s Word, your heart
will be filled with the fruits of the Spirit. So full that the overflow will naturally
build others up.
Our Creator has produced 100
billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars but it is His people
that are His greatest creation of all. Therefore, treat everyone with kindness
and tact. As the song Words – Hawk
Nelson points out, God’s Words bring truth and abundant life for all.