God’s Will for your Life!

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Often times, we struggle to find God’s will for our lives. There are so many areas of ministry we could go into; so many jobs we could take; so many other decisions that seem to shape our lives and the impact we’ll have on the world. So for anyone who is struggling to find God’s will for your life, I’d like to share a quote I once heard:

The word of God IS the will of God.” – Andrew Wommack. 

So what part of God’s word points you in the direction of His will for you? I lean on 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18:

15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Once we make Jesus Christ our Lord and personal Savior, if we focus on mastering the items listed above, we will be in the position to carry out God’s perfect will in our lives. 

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Prayer for Protection

“Jesus, be a fence all around me everyday. Jesus I want you to protect me as I travel along the way.”

Lord, your word says that “the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3) God, it also says that you are not a man that you should lie. (Numbers 23:19) Thank you for always being a promise keeper and keeping true to your words. God, we know that the entire universe was pieced together by your words (Genesis 1) and so we know how important they are.

Thank you for protection from evil and protection from people and things that attempt to steal my joy. Thank you for overcoming those things (John 16:33) and giving me power and authority to do the same thing (Luke 10:19). I love you and I praise you for what you have already done in me today. Thank you for being with me always and never leaving me (Matthew 28:20).

In Jesus name I pray, amen.

God Love me bec…

God Love me because of Jesus – not because of me.

I live my life – not in fear that God will smite me for doing something wrong – but in confidence that Jesus did everything right! 

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Ephesians 3:12

I act like what…

I act like what I hope for!

(Example: if you’re hoping for a good day, despite what’s going on, make your actions those of a person having a good day.) That’s not being in denial – That’s walking in faith.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is dead

James 2:20

SALVATION: A RELATIONSHIP

Mark 6:54, “And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,”

MARK 6:53-56

The word “know” can mean many things from as little as “to perceive with the senses or the mind” to a much deeper meaning of “a thorough experience with.”

This knowing, then, is not just intellectual, but a personal, intimate understanding. Jesus defines eternal life as knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ. Eternal life is having an intimate, personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus the Son. This intimacy with God is what salvation is all about. Forgiveness of our sins is not the point of salvation. This intimacy with the Father is. Of course, Jesus did die to purchase forgiveness for our sins because unforgiven sins block us from intimacy with God. Sin was an obstacle that stood between God and us. It had to be dealt, with and it was. But anyone who views salvation as only forgiveness of sins and stops there is missing out on eternal life.

Salvation was intended to be presented as the way to come back into harmony with God. Instead, it has often been presented as the way to escape the problems of this life and later the judgment of hell. It is possible to get born again with that kind of thinking, but more often than not, people who get saved through that type of ministry view the Lord as someone to help them through times of crisis and not someone to know in an intimate way. Jesus died for us out of love (Jn. 3:16) – a love that longed to have intimate communion with man.

Most non-believers are so occupied with their “hell on earth” that they don’t really think or care about their eternal future. They are fed up with religion. They are looking for something that will fill the emptiness inside. Only an intimate relationship (eternal life) with our Father can do that. We need to tell them.

This content is totally from: http://www.awmi.net/devotion/jesus/may_10

I liked this so much, I had to repost. Relationship is key. God wants us to know Him, not just know about him. Thank you God for loving me so much that all you want is to love and know me. Overwhelming to think that a great big God loves little ole me, but He does, and He loves you too – even more than you can think or imagine. 

Bask in God’s love today!

God’s Word is EVERYTHING!

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” ~ Hebrews 11:3

Some people think that the Bible is just a book. Just a collection of stories that we read and model our lives after. What those people fail to realize is that God created the universe with his WORDS. He spoke, and things were created. That’s how powerful God’s words are.

I thank God for his word and for accessibility to it. We are so fortunate to live in a day and time where we can easily access God’s word. We are educated to read it, and it is printed in every language. Glory be to God for sharing His very self through His words.

Even approaching the topic of God’s word leaves me in awe. Every time I think of how open God has been towards us and how much He loves us to share himself with us – it blows my mind. I don’t even have the capacity to think about it. I just raise my hands and thank God that the same words used to create the universe are here for me. That same power is in those words.

Hallelujah!