Today I declare a blessing of peace, hope and restoration over you. I declare that hearts are being mended, relationships restored, and families reunited. I declare that every stronghold and bondage is broken off of you and your family in Jesus’ name!
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
(Romans 10:17, NKJV)
Do you desire to have more faith? Scripture tells us that faith can grow and increase. Notice that today’s scripture doesn’t say, “Faith comes by having heard the Word of God one time.” It says that faith comes by hearing — in the present tense. We have to hear the Word of God over and over again in order for it to take root in our hearts and transform our minds. Sure, God’s Word can transform us in an instant, but most of the time, our faith grows as we hear the Word of God again and again.
Just as a seed needs water daily to grow, your spirit needs the Word of God daily. The more you hear God’s Word, the more you know Him. The more you know Him, the more you will be able to believe Him — and that’s what faith is!
Today, why don’t you choose a few scriptures to meditate on? Write them down and carry them in your purse or wallet. Let that truth sink down into your soul. Let the truth of the Word transform you and move you forward into the abundant life God has prepared for you!
“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
“The extreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering, but a supernatural use for it.”
—Simone Weil (via desertmanian)
“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.”
—2 Corinthians 10:17 (ESV)
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
—Nelson Mandela (via larmoyante)
The wedding was really great! :D
And now I am exhausted. So happy to be back in the apartment~
Shouldn’t Christians have this same determination to work at their relationship with Christ? The beautiful thing is we don’t have to worry how God might betray us, leave us, lie to us, forsake us, disappoint us, or take back His promises. Why? He could never, would never, and has never done any of those things. We can have confidence in the fact that Christ is who He says He is.
You’re relationship with God will be really hard. It’s because He is perfect and we are not. He is without sin and we are full of sin. What makes it hard is us. We are the reason it’s hard. Then throw in attacks from Satan, who tries to keep us separated from God, then it gets harder. But you should know that God provides a way for us to get out of the darkest pits in our lives. The bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that every temptation that arises is not uncommon to man and that God will provide for us a way to resist that temptation.
We’re going to work at this everyday. We have to be diligent in our prayer lives, we must lean on God’s understanding rather than our’s. We must stay in God’s word, reading daily. Studying daily. We must dwell in God’s presence every single minute of our lives. And we must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. No matter how difficult life gets, we must focus on Him and keep our faith.
I love this quote so much only because when I read it before, I thought of relationships, but now I see it in a new light. We can apply this to our relationship with God. Reread this quote as it was being directed to God. Or even more amazing, God to you.
text reads: this doesn’t compare to the feel of your skin
always loved this
Father, I choose to trust in Your timing. I trust that You have my best in mind. I believe that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Thank You for ordering my steps and leading me in the life of blessing You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.