God will speak to you.

God will speak to you in the most unusual ways and you will miss his voice if you are not paying attention. So many of us are praying to God for something, and yet we complain that we do not hear his voice or he is not answering us when he already has.

There is an old story about a man in a flood trapped on a roof. He trusted God will save him from drowning. As the waters continued to rise he kept his faith in God. A boat came offering to save him, the man declined saying that God will save him. Later a helicopter came by with a ladder and rope and he refused to be rescued saying God will save him. The flood waters eventually rose and the man drowned to death. When he arrived in heaven he asked God, why did you not save me or answer my payers? God replied, I sent you a boat and helicopter; you ignored my answers because I did not save you in the way you wanted me to.

We must stop looking for Gods answer in the way that we would answer it because we are not God. God will answer you in the way that he pleases and that is according to his will. Why won’t God answer the prayer in the way you want? Well do you give your children everything they want, when they want it and HOW they want it? No, and in the same way we are Gods children and he will answer you but not always how you want him to. Stop trying to find Gods answer in the way that you want him to answer, stay vigilant and keep seeking God and you will find his answer to your prayer.

 

Finding God in your fears.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 

As ordinary people, we become scared easily. Scared that we are not good enough, scared that we wont be able to pay our next bill and fear that we are to far from God. Fear is a hindrance in our life and causes us to try and do things on our own instead of relying on God. We start to fulfill our life with temporary pleasures that leave us more empty, instead of relying on God to give us joy and to fulfill us in a way that only he can.

Being fearful is saying that you don’t trust God to take care of you and protect you and to bring you through whatever trial it is that you may be going through. Do you remember when you were a little kid and when something scared you and you ran to your parents for protection? Once you were in their embrace you no longer felt fear; this is because you trust your parents to take care of you. When something in life scares us and we don’t trust our heavenly father to be with us, our fear will only stay and we will only be continuing a life of fear and hindrance.


2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.


When we have fear in our lives, and not power and self control, we are no longer living in the spirit of God. Put on the full armor of God and cast your fears onto him.


1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.


Give your fears to God, your anxiety and burdens.  You do this in the prayer closet, pray to him, call out to him and cry out his name. When I am fearful, I spend time with God, I worship him and I pray to him. Our God is a very approachable God; talk to him like you talk your friends. Tell God why your scared, why your doubtful and call out to him. The same God who picked you up and saved you is the same God that will squash you fears.


1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.


There is no fear in love and love casts out fear. Love your lord your God with all your heart. Pour out your love to him and ask him to show you his love. Once you are drowning in the love of God, then there is nothing to fear nor be afraid of.



Matthew 8:23-27

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”



25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”

In the above story, Jesus’s disciples were afraid that they were going to drown and die. Then Jesus spoke a bone chilling statement that probably shook the disciples at their core. Jesus told them that they had little faith. They had little faith in their God to save them.
When we are in fear and are in trials, we must have faith that God will save us, have faith in who he is and do not doubt him. God is not going to leave you to die, he is going to mold you into his image. There is no reason to be afraid in this life when we are following Christ. We must trust in him and have Faith that he will carry us through, as he is God and we are not.

It is never to late.

You are never to far from the grace of God. Whatever it is that you have done, give it to Jesus and you will never come under condemnation.

It is never to late to start over. Have a blank page and write a new story. Do not carry the past on your shoulders; start over, regrets; get a rid of them. You are never to far from the grace of God. Whatever it is that you have done, give it to Jesus and you will never come under condemnation. Grab yourself a blank page and start over and give it all to Jesus because he gave it all to save you.

Never run away from God, give your heart to him throw up your white flag and surrender to him. Who distributes joy and sets the soul free? Who finds the lost and sets them free? You can find a real love, raise your hands and let Jesus be your savior. It is never to late to start over if you have ran away from grace, it is never to late start over. God will take you in his loving embrace with no condemnation.

Love your life.

When you see the power of Christ working in others through you, and you see lives changed for the better, the sick healed, and the homeless fed, you can not help but feel great joy. God did not call us to live defeated lives but victorious and joyful lives.

It may sound almost cliche to say, but love your life. God has only given you one life to live. Do not hold yourself captive into a state of hopelessness, do not be a sloth and lay in bed all day. Get out of the house and enjoy this one life God has given you.  The average person lives 79 years, make the most of it. Take chances in life, live your life to your full God- Given potential.

Help someone who is in need, find a needy soul and pray for them. Show the love of Christ in all that you do. That is the first step into loving life. When you see the power of Christ working in others through you, and you see lives changed for the better, the sick healed, and the homeless fed, you can not help but feel great joy. God did not call us to live defeated lives but victorious and joyful lives.

I’m not saying that we will not face hardships in life, as not everything is handed to us on a silver platter, but in those hardships, we can find joy in life by doing something. The holidays are coming up and there is plenty that can be done to help bring joy to not only yourself but to others. Write a solider a thank you card, find a homeless man and feed him and find a hurting soul and lead them to Jesus. God is the point of life and when we live as if this is true, it will not only bring joy to our souls but also to others. What is better then bringing happiness and joy to others?

 

 

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Honesty

You have been all the way to broken, lost all sense of where to go in life, but love is still the answer and it is never to late to be rescued.

You have been all the way to broken, lost all sense of where to go in life, but love is still the answer and it is never to late to be rescued. Pain is just an anchor that holds you down at the bottom of the sea but you can have the anchor cut free. Many of us have an anchor holding us down, but we do not even realize it. We have gotten so used to being at the bottom that it just seems normal to us. It feels as if we have no sense of where to go but we no longer care.

A lot of times we do not even know that we have an anchor tied around us dragging us to the bottomcut-the-anchor-loose or holding us back in life. Be honest with yourself. Take stock of what is going on in your life, we all have kryptonite in our lives which forms an anchor holding us back. Find out what it is and what is holding you back.

We all cope with life in different ways, but be honest, do not be scared to move and ask for help. God is always in control, ask God for help. He is the chain breaker in life, he is the one that will pick that anchor up and throw it as far as the east is from the west.

You can carry the past on your shoulders or you can start over with help from God. The choice is yours. You may think there is no hope but Jesus saves! Regrets will hold you back. Come to God for help, find a church and plug yourself into it, talk to your pastor and family.

Jesus will take that anchor and throw it away. Be honest with yourself, do not deceive yourself into a lie. Once your honest with yourself, give your burden over to God. Once that anchor is cut loose, you will only propel forward.

Finding God in the midst of your trials.

I see you going through trials in your life. The pain and struggles you are facing, relationships falling apart, working 60 hours to make ends meet in your household. I see you losing hope, joy and peace. It seems as if the storm clouds wont part and the waves wont calm.

If we want to find God in the midst of our storm we must realize that it is not about us and that we must look in the right place for him and know how to respond to his voice. Our trials are not about us, the ” woah is me me me” attitude needs to go. The sooner we realize that God is molding us into his image for his glory, more we will recognize God in our strife. How are clay pots created? They are refined in fire to be molded into the likeness that its creator wants it to be in.

Isaiah 64:8 ESV

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand

 

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We are Gods workmanship.

 

Once we realize that God is molding us into what he wants us to be in our trials, we need not look in the wrong places for God. We can not be getting caught up in the cares, woes and worries of the world; we can not get caught up in a pattern of overthinking our current situation. What happens when we focus on the trial we lose focus on who God is. We can not get so caught up in the midst of our despair and miss Jesus’s hand that is reaching to us because we are no longer focused on looking for him.

In your trials, once you stopped making it about yourself and started understanding that God is making you into a better person and that it is about him and not you, and once you start focusing on looking for Jesus and stop focusing on your own despair, then hearing Gods voice in the storm will be much easier. Let the holy spirt counsel you, let Gods presence into your struggle and let him do the work that only he can do. Count it joy for the trial, because that is when we most often come to the understanding of the power of our God.

 

I see you struggling, I am praying for you and declare victory over your life in Jesus name. Jesus did not leave you as an orphan, he left us his spirit and it is crucial that you allow the spirit of God to flow through you like a river. God is good. Stay the course, keep the faith.

When God says no

We first need to remember that God is God and we are not God and that his ways are above ours. He sees the future, we do not; he lays out the foundations of our life, yet our ways lead to destruction

Sometimes God will tell you no, he will decline your prayer request and say “Son, Daughter; my answer is no.” When this happens we are at a crossroads. We can either take offense to God and be angry or we can pursue after the will of God and find peace in his answer.


How do we find peace in the instance of God saying no? I mean, you prayed for God to get you that new job and then God slammed the door shut in your face, how are you supposed to be happy and find peace? We first need to remember that God is God and we are not God and that his ways are above ours. He sees the future, we do not; he lays out the foundations of our life, yet our ways lead to destruction! Why does God have to say yes, if that is the case we are God and he is not. See if your God never disagrees with you then your worshiping yourself.


God sees into the future while we do not, God may see that job leading you into self idol worship while you do not. God may see a different job for you where you get to witness to others yet you do not see this in the future. God says ask and it will be given unto you as long as what you are asking for is within his will. So if God says NO to you; then we are to know that what we prayed for was not in his will. He has something much better for you.


Do not take offense to God when he tells you no. Years ago I wanted to be apart of a youth leadership team. God told me no and to leave that church. I was flabbergasted at this. Come to find out, the youth group turned into petty fights and left God; God wanted to remove me from that situation before it even happened to me. God knows what is best. Put your trust in him and remember God is not your fairy God mother giving you all your wants. He will give you all your NEEDS not wants. He is for you not against you.

 

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