Powerful!

Powerful!

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Eph. 3:20 NKJV

God is omnipotent, all powerful. He doesn’t just know and see what we are going through, He also does whatever is necessary to help us through our endeavors and struggles. He can do anything. Nothing is too hard for God. No one and nothing can stop God’s plans. He does whatever He pleases. No one is more powerful!

God is always working in our lives, even when we don’t see it, and He neither slumbers nor sleeps. He exceeds our expectations. His will for us surpasses anything we can think of. He works everything together for the good for those who love Him. He cares for the whole Body of Christ corporately, and for each individual. God doesn’t move in one area without moving in all the others. His wisdom spreads to every piece of His masterpiece.

Knowing God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent builds our faith. We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us. We yield to the power of the Holy Spirit to empower us to be and do what He desires in the name of Jesus. In one accord, we stand against all opposition, believing that they are powerless in the face of such a powerful God! We give Him honor and glory, from glory to glory! 

Always Present!

Always Present!

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. – John 14:16-17

God is omnipresent, always present everywhere. No place or building can contain Him, nor is He reduced to an image or a statue. He is always present whether we believe it. God is with us. When we believe in our hearts that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, rose on the third day, and confess Him as our Lord and Savior, He also dwells in us.

He is with us and sees everything. All that is hidden, unseen, good or bad. God hears every spoken word. We don’t. What we see and hear limits our understanding and might cause us to walk by sight and not by faith. When we see Him see us, instead of worrying about our circumstances, we rejoice because the Almighty is with us. No fear because He is here, accessible 24 hours a day. We are never alone.

Being in us, by His Spirit, He guides, empowers, and protects us. We can rely on Him no matter what we face. He is not a silent companion but a comforter, counselor, and a very present help. We become more aware of Him, acknowledge Him, and commune with Him, from glory to glory!

God Knows!

God Knows!

You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. – Psalms 139:2-4

God is omniscient. He is all knowing. He knows everything! Knowing that God knows helps us trust Him with the unknown. We only know in part and instead of trying to know it all, can rest in growing in the knowledge of who He is. We discover His attributes and stand in awe of His majesty.

God knows every little thing, including the number of hairs on our head and each tear that we shed. We can trust Him for all that pertains to us. He knows our thoughts, words and actions; past, present, and future. He loves and cares for us, knowing all about us. When we question the why, where, when or what of circumstances in our lives, we can go to Him with childlike faith and release them into His able hands because He knows the answer. He is the answer.

We pray God’s will, for His wisdom, and for His ways with assurance that He is working on the best outcome for our lives. Our Heavenly Father knows best. As we pray for His will, we humbly submit to it in advance because we trust Him. We can see Him in our blind spots. In our steps, we follow His. In our growth, we know Him, from glory to glory

Spirit, Soul and Body

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thes. 5:23 NKJV

Paul prays that our spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless in view of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are a spirit being, who has a soul and lives in a body. Keeping these three areas in view helps us keep our priorities in order and deal with the battles we encounter. 

Our spiritual growth comes first. It is by the spirit that we can walk in authority over our thoughts and learn to take our body into subjugation. When we try to pursue a diet, follow a therapy plan for the healing of our emotions, or make the right choices without seeking God’s wisdom and guidance, we run into defeat. When we feed our spirit man first through the Word of God, prayer, and worship; our care for the rest of our being is more effective. 

When sickness battles our bodies or we go through a painful trial and are emotionally overwhelmed, we find grace and peace, knowing that nothing can hinder who we are spiritually. In those times, we cannot question our spirituality; we need to trust it. It is human to go through things, but it does not determine our spiritual state. When we are weak, the Spirit of God living in and through us remains strong. He helps us rise stronger and stronger, from glory to glory

Unbelief?

Unbelief?

 Then Mary said, ‘Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.’ And the angel departed from her. – Luke 1:38 NKJV

Our unbelief hinders our witnessing to the reality of God. We either proclaim our faith or unbelief in the way we respond to God’s Word. We see in Luke how two people responded to messages from the angel Gabriel. He visited Zechariah to announce to him that even though his wife had been barren; she was going to have a child, John the Baptist. To Mary, he announced the miraculous birth of Jesus.  

Zechariah looked at the circumstances first and God second. He focused more on what he knew, his reality. The consequence of his unbelief was that he became deaf and mute for a time. It didn’t make God take His promise back; it kept him from enjoying and sharing the glorious news. Mary didn’t question the actual news that she was going to birth Jesus miraculously, only the how. She believed with a wonder filled, child-like faith and submission to God’s will.  

To overcome unbelief, we must keep our eyes on Jesus and take Him at His word even when we don’t understand how He will bring it to pass. We pray for Him, the author and finisher of our faith, to help our unbelief, known or unknown. We humbly submit ourselves to His Will, His Way, His Word, from glory to glory