Have you been praying about a situation in your life and waiting for a breakthrough? Maybe you feel as though victory is passing you by. God is sovereign. Only He can see the big picture. I don’t know anyone who likes to wait. I certainly didn’t. I had to learn to wait and trust God. When we ask God for something, we must expect Him to answer because when we waver or doubt, we are like a wave of the sea tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from God (James 1:6-7)
“Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.” − Psalm 68:1-2
When you read the above passage, what comes to your mind? Many when reading this scripture read it with the understanding that we are giving God permission, and then some may read it as asking God to arise.
Wow! We made it to 2020. Now what shall we do with the new mercy that God has given us. I believe because God’s laws are for our good (Deuteronomy 10:13) there is nothing more important that we can do as we move forward into the new year than write God’s word on our heart.
So many people I know are going through divorce, have lost their jobs, death of loved ones or cancer and other illnesses. Often these times like this brings questions like 'Why did God allow this to happen?' 'Why doesn't He fix it?'
Recently someone said that because we are human, we will never be able to walk according the will of God, we will always fall.
Heavenly Father, I come to you on behalf of all who are homeless, for those who can not afford to pay the rent and are fearful of becoming homeless, for all broken families, for all unemployed, for all the women and children who are alone without any help, for the elderly who are alone.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV)
Romans 1:17 says, “the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.” What is the Righteousness of God?
“And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” ̶ Daniel 12:2-3 ESV
Yesterday I attended my former Co-Pastor's funeral. The funeral was an awesome celebration of the life of a great Spiritual Father, Mentor, Counselor, Intercessor, and Mechanic... This is who Pastor Willie Forts was to me. I was good until they rolled his body out and I went back to the day when they rolled my daughter out and the tears began to flow. The reason why Pastor Willie’s and my daughter’s funeral was a celebration is because they were saved and lived a life for the Lord God!
In Ezekiel chapter 37 the Spirit of God took Ezekiel to a valley filled with dry bones, and asked him, “Son of man, can these dry bones live?” In the natural it didn’t look like any life could bloom in that wasteland of bones, but Ezekiel knew enough about God to know to know that anything is possible with God. So he answered, “O Lord, you know”.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” - John 10:10
I went through something this week and even though I was okay with the outcome, I was deeply hurt. I felt like several years of my precious life had been wasted. I felt like a failure and a fool, and I was angry. I was now in a city alone. I was shocked and afraid. I sat for hours at my desk crying and wondering what to do. I was 250 miles away from family in Miami and almost 500 miles away from family in Atlanta. I knew I had to get rid of what I was feeling, so I took all those emotions and feelings to the Throne of Grace.