by adming2G | Mar 25, 2023
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.- Ps. 62:8
One tactic of our adversary is to hinder us from seeking the Lord in our daily steps. We might get too busy or distracted and only turn to the Lord after our endeavors, instead of before. Taking one moment, even a few seconds, to yield to the presence and power of the Lord before we do things makes way for His ability to flow through us.
In the natural, we do not have time for that extra moment, but in the spirit it is necessary. As soon as we take that moment, time is extended. God redeems our time and enables us to complete our tasks with grace. Just one moment before we speak, proceed to an important task, or confront a conflict.
Wherever we are, right now, let’s take that moment. Lord, thank you for your presence. I yield to your wisdom, ability, and grace. Help me fully trust you. I receive your love, strength and peace, as I walk with you, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 23, 2023
Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.’- 1 Kings 18:41
Elijah did not just hear it was going to rain, but heard the abundance of it. When we believe the Word of God, we too, by faith, can expect the abundance of the manifestation of His promises. When what we expect does not materialize, we battle doubt and unbelief.
Have disappointments diminished the fervency of our prayers? Do we hesitate to still believe God for something because it is taking longer than we expected? Do we still believe, but for only a little result rather than for all the manifestation? We must still believe God has His best for us, even we question our hearing of faith. God is increasing our hearing for the sound of abundance, for such a time as this!
Our prayers can remain fervent because they indeed avail much for God’s will to be done! The Word of God that we hear, we can surely stand upon as we pray and never give up. We can count on the abundance of what He promises in His Word. Our expectations can be for much more than what we can ask or even think. We stand by faith, expecting God’s best, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 21, 2023
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward. – Gen. 13:14
It was only after Abraham was separated from Lot that God showed Abraham the land he was going to possess. We often discover what God has prepared for us after we walk, by faith, past closed doors. The Spirit of God leads us to find closure to some things that have happened in our past so we can walk through His newly opened doors.
Even though past events may have happened long ago, some of their destructive consequences might still hinder us today. The past has the potential to hinder our future, so closure needs to be applied. Every if, and if only, must be left behind so that we are not. Closure comes as we walk in the newness of life we have in Christ.
New divine opportunities follow closed doors. We trust God even when we don’t understand the separations. Our past no longer has the power to affect our present. If we live our past repeatedly, we remain locked in our past. God shines the light in those areas so we can let them move forward, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 19, 2023
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. – 2 Cor. 4:6
In and through the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, we become glorious lights shining for the glory of the Lord. It is an unexpected light switch because it’s not based on our doing, but the Lords’. Regardless of how we feel physically, or emotionally, we come alive when He leads us to minister to someone else.
A co-worker shares their burdens and encouraging words flow out of us, even though heavy burdens trouble us as well. Someone calls us for prayer, and the Holy Spirit takes over. We might be down, but the moment we worship together, strength quickens us. As we remember this switch, we look at others in a different light. Fellowship with the Lord and with others kindles our fire. Glorious Light!
We do not realize when we walk into a room that we bring the light. In a natural room, the bulbs that are working will make up for the one bulb that is not. Our presence is significant because of the presence of the Lord. It ministers to those around us, even when we are silent. The enemy and circumstances try to separate us from one another because of the increase of the light we reflect together. We shine brighter, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 18, 2023
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. – Psalm. 119:105
When we find ourselves in a dark room, we look for a light switch. While looking for it, we stumble and bump into things we do not see, even in our own home. The moment we find it and turn it on, is the very moment the light expels the darkness. It is the same way in our spiritual lives. We need to find, turn on and keep the light switches on.
A powerful switch is the Word of God. It feeds our spirits, renews our minds, and strengthens us. As a lamp unto our feet, the Word is light and brings light. It enlightens our paths regardless of the surrounding darkness. It keeps us from walking in the wrong directions and protects us from stumbling blocks.
To keep the switch on, we keep the reading of the Word as our daily bread. In trying times, we search the scriptures relating to our situation. Even ten minutes in the morning, at lunch, and in the evening feed us more than we realize. The presence of the Lord in our lives becomes more visible, from glory to glory!
by adming2G | Mar 15, 2023
You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore, I say to you her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.- Luke 7:46-47
How can God love us after all the wrong we have done? Does He really forgive us? What if we do something else, think the wrong things, say the wrong words, or make the wrong decisions? Is the love of God truly unconditional? We have pondered many of these questions. We grasp the answers to the extent we rest in the Lord.
God does not forgive us because we are suddenly good. He forgives us because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. As we believe this truth, we walk in newness of life. When we have been forgiven of much, we love much. The conviction that comes when we fall short draws us closer to the Lord and causes us to love Him even more. We don’t confess our sins to earn forgiveness, but to walk in the freedom we have in Christ.
As we walk in our transformation, others may not forgive us for our past mistakes or judge us today because of our yesterdays. Knowing the victory and freedom we have in Christ helps us remain free from needing other’s approvals or affirmations. We can forgive ourselves because God has forgiven us. We stand in awe of the finished work on the cross, from glory to glory!