I Must, In God Put My Trust

My Aunt Mary sent teaching for me to meditate on concerning resting in God. God led me to Psalm 62 Friday morning which is confirmation on what I have been listening to.

Psalm 62:5-8 NIV: Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.My salvation and my honor depend on God[; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.Trust in him at all times, you people;  pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

There was a song I sang at my childhood church when I was a teen by the late Lee Williams “I Learned to Lean on Jesus” One of the verses say “Oh what a blessedness, Oh what a peace of mind, leaning on Jesus everlasting arms.” Isaiah 26:3 says he will keep you in perfect peace who mind is stayed on Him because they trust in Him. In the song Lee Williams said he started leaning on on his sister, and mother and realized he didn’t have nobody he could lean on. Jeremiah 17:5-8 cursed is every man who put their trust in man but blessed is the man who put their trust in God

People and things will fail you. However, God will never fail you. In the song ” I Learned to Lean on Jesus” I love the lyrics that said “For if I trust Him He will provide” True trust is knowing that God’s word is true and resting in God’s finished work. It comes through hearing, meditating, and speaking the word of God. It will uproot anything that is not in line with His word.

Just this week I said “when I get my check.” An inner voice said “God is my source not my job.” I am operating under a curse because a job is man made which can fail. I immediately got back in line and operated in the blessing declaring God is my source and I am the seed of Abraham and an heir. I declared because I give it is given to me and in abundance. I declared because the Lord is my Shepherd I lack nothing. My soul is prospering just from me taking in the word throughout the day and it is uprooting what is not like God. Remember we prosper as our soul prospers. I heard a pastor say we don’t get what we want, we attract the image inside us even though we want something different. As a person thinks in their heart so it is Proverbs 23:7. For example if I want a Godly man with integrity, I have to change the image that there are no good men out there. I also have to live a Godly life and walk in integrity as well because we reap what we sow. If I want abundance I have to change the image of not having enough. Let us allow the word of God to transform us and cut out any image that is not of God.

I must, in God put my trust!

Prayer: Lord I thank you for your word that is living and brings light to areas that are dark. God I repent for thinking on things that are not like you. I cast down every thought and anything that is not in line with your word. I trust in your finished work. I am prospering my soul as I take in your word daily. The word of God is uprooting images that is not in line with the word of God and transforming the world around me. I don’t trust in people and things because it can and will fail me. I trust in you God and operate in the blessing. In Jesus name! Amen.

We Have All We Need. Faith Is the Title Deed

Deed: a legal document that is signed and delivered, especially one regarding the ownership of property or legal rights.

Title: a document that shows legal ownership to a property or asset.

We have a legal right because of Jesus sacrificing His life for us and taking everything on the cross. The promises of God are our title and deed. Our written document of everything we need is in the word of God. It can only be accessed by faith. Those that have not accepted Jesus as Lord read Romans 10:9-10, and join the family of God to gain access to the blessing.

We have heard that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. There is another version that can boost our faith and take what is rightfully ours.

Hebrews 11:1-2 Amplified Version: Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval.

Our faith is the title deed. However, faith comes by hearing the word of God. It is not a one time thing. We heard the saying “How can two walk together except they be agreed (Amos 3:3)” A pastor I was listening to said it best: our soul has to catch up with our spirit in order for it to manifest. Our soul has to align with our spirit. We prosper as our soul prospers (3 John 1:2)

Once we start hearing, speaking and meditating the word everyday, our soul prospers. When we start believing the word of God, our feelings began to match our spirit for manifestation. We all need people and mentors that press us to be diligent in the things of God. God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). When a spiritual leader or pastor teaches on something, study it to get results.

Joshua 18:3 King James Version: And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?

We should be tired of putting up with not possessing healing, land, houses, peace, love, joy, and every promise God has for us. When our soul aligns with our spirit, that is where faith comes for manifestation by being consistent in the word of God.

I wrote out scriptures for what I was believing for listening to a pastor. The pastor said sign it and confess it. When I signed it, Stevie Wonder’s song came to me “Signed, sealed, delivered” and an inner voice said it’s yours. That was my title deed. All God’s promises are “Yes”, and “Amen”. It is signed, sealed, delivered, and it is yours so take it!

We have all we need. Faith is the title deed!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your mercy that never fails. I repent for failing to study your word on a consistent basis robbing me of what is mines. I now know faith is my title deed to access what belongs to me. I am prospering my soul and I prosper. No longer will I be slack on getting what belongs to me. It is signed, sealed, delivered, and it is mine! In Jesus name! Amen!

To Win the Race, Add To Your Faith

It is good to do a self examination over our spiritual state, just like we do with our bodies and transportation. The previous blog focused on speaking the word of God by faith no matter the situation. However, in order to produce what we are believing for, there are requirements that must be met. My dad mentioned adding to your faith to produce fruit.

2 Peter 1:5-9 New King James Version But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Let us produce by adding to our faith the fruits of the spirit. It is time for people to see the power of God in our lives as believers. Let us examine ourselves.

To win the race, add to your faith.

Prayer: Thank you God for the living word to guide me on the path of victory. I am tired of living a defeated life when the battle is already won through your Son Jesus. I add to my faith the fruit of the spirit so I can manifest the blessing in my life. I repent of allowing sin to dominate me. Now there is no condemnation because I am in Christ. I can now come boldly before your throne and find grace to help me in every area of my life. It is done! In Jesus name! Amen!

Hung, By The Tongue

All of the promises of God are “yes and amen” to the glory of the Father (2 Corinthians 1:20). God wants to release the promises to us. But, unless we get control of our mouth, it is held up. At first, we are motivated and pumped after we hear the word of God. We begin to speak it for a certain length of time. However, the true test is when the pressure comes and things start changing. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Our situation may change, but the word of God and the character of God doesn’t change.

Job 6:24 King James Version says: Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

God will show you, like He did Job, where you have made a mistake concerning what to say. Ask God to put a check in your spirit when you are saying the wrong thing. Speak crop failure to the negative words spoken and start speaking what the word of God says. It is also good to have another believer, friend, or mentor to correct you when you are saying things that are not in line with the word of God. My dad corrects my speech when I say something contrary to the word of God. My Aunt Mary corrects my speech by saying “Who told you that?” or “Where did you get that from?” God also puts a check in my spirit and I correct my speech.

We are the seed of Abraham who called things that be not as though they were (Romans 4:17) Abraham did not grow weak in faith but gave glory to God. Our faith should grow stronger not weaker as time goes by. The only way faith gets stronger is hearing the word daily. God said it and that settles it! Faith also works by love (Galatians 5:6). 1 Corinthians 13 deals with how to walk in love. We need to be reminded daily of it. We can ask God daily to perfect us in love.

I am paraphrasing; Psalm 103:20 says the angels move on our behalf when we speak the word of God. The Living Translation says: Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.

Angels can’t move when we are complaining or speaking anything that is not in line with the word of God. We are holding things up by what we are saying.

Hung by the tongue!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for never changing. God I repent for saying things that are not in line with the word of God. Lord teach me and I will hold my tongue. God show me where I am missing the mark. God perfect me in love so that my faith can work. God I thank you for placing people in my life to help me in my spiritual growth. I hold on to my confession of faith. I grow stronger in faith by hearing your word. I am fully persuaded like Abraham you do what you say. Your word is true and you cannot lie. I receive in Jesus name! Amen.

Your Current State Do Not Consider. God Will Deliver

It is easy to focus on what is happening around us. However, if we focus on it too long, we can become anxious, frustrated, fearful, stressed out, and it can have a negative effect on the body.

Paraphrasing Matthew 6:25-33 says take no thought for your life what you need to eat or wear because your Heavenly Father knows what you have need of. We seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything will be added to us.

Any challenge or situation that we encounter, we should go to God in prayer and in the word of God about it.

Our spiritual Father Abraham is a great example to follow on focusing on God and seeking the kingdom way of doing things.

Romans 4:19-21 King James Version: 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

Abraham focused on the promise of God, not the current circumstance. We should follow his example of growing strong in faith and giving glory to God. Abraham received the promised child. Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:7), which means it is a daily thing. David in 1 Samuel 17 focused on the reward he would receive, not the giant. He also gave glory to God and remembered how God brought him out of past situations. David defeated the giant.

My Aunt Mary spoke a few Sundays ago on a message titled ‘Defeated the Giant.” She said something that has stuck with me to strengthen me in my faith: “Losers focus on what they are going through, but winners focus on where they are going to.’ That sums it up for us. God always causes us to triumph through Him (2 Corinthians 2:14). We run the race of life looking unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:12)

Your current state do not consider, God will deliver!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you that all of your promises are “Yes” and “Amen.” I am a winner because God, you always causes me to triumph through you. I do not grow weak in my faith, but stronger giving glory to God. I am fully persuaded that what you promised is done. I repent for letting situations define my outcome, living in doubt and unbelief. God just like you feed the birds, you take care of me. I thank you for your finished work. In Jesus name Amen!

Read blog link: “Fix Your Gaze, You’ll Be Amazed”

In God’s Word, Press! Enter into the Rest!

Definition of press: to apply pressure, push, to take by authority; to insist on or request urgently.

I heard a pastor say what we put a demand on will manifest. When the demand stops, just like in retail business, the supply stops. The only way to see the manifestation, is putting a demand on the word of God. The rest comes in you speaking, meditating, and listening to the word of God on a consistent basis so it can take root in your heart. Just like we eat food at least 3 times a day, we should be taking in our spiritual food (which is the word of God) everyday.

Matthew 4:4: But He answered and said, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’”

We need natural food but we also need spiritual food because we are spirits housed in a body. We can’t make it without the word of God. We will die spiritually and it can have an negative effect on our body naturally.

After we labored in the word, when things come at us or negative thoughts come to our minds, we are not moved; we enter in the rest.

Hebrews 4:11 King James Version: Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

We will stop being anxious, fearful. overthinking when we are resting in God’s finished work. When the storm comes, you can sleep like Jesus did on the boat during the storm. (Matthew 8:23-27) God gives his beloved sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24). Be like Peter in Acts 12. He was sleeping in prison while the church stayed fervently in prayer. Daniel was asleep surrounded by lions in Daniel 6.

In the word, press! Enter into the rest!

Prayer: Lord, I praise you for your finished work. I labor in the word so I can rest in knowing that it is done. Because your word says it, I believe it, and that settles it. I put a demand on your word until it takes root in my heart which removes fear, doubt. overthinking, anxiousness, strongholds, addictions, and unbelief. I do not live by natural food alone, but by every word that comes from God. I repent for not being diligent in reading your word. I thank you in the midst of the storm and trials like Jesus, Peter, and Daniel. I can sleep because my heart is fixed, trusting in you to carry me through. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! In Jesus name, Amen.

The Word is Near, Be of Good Cheer!

Romans 10 came to me as I was crying out to God for people who are going through challenging times. Romans 10:6-8 Living Translation: But the salvation that comes through faith says, “You don’t need to search the heavens to find Christ and bring him down to help you,” and, “You don’t need to go among the dead to bring Christ back to life again.” For salvation that comes from trusting Christ—which is what we preach—is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths. 

When Jesus died on the cross, He said “It is finished!” We don’t have to ask God to send healing, send revival, send comfort, or rain down power. Romans 6:10 says the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. It is just like salvation, all we have to do is confess the word of God with our mouths, believe in our hearts, and receive what God has already done.

Healing is here, so receive the word that says by His stripes you were and are healed ( 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5). Deliverance is here; receive that we are redeemed from the curse and the seed of the righteous is delivered (Galatians 3:13, Proverbs 11:21). The blessing is here which makes us as believers rich and there is no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22). Comfort is here because Jesus took our grief and carried our sorrows. Give it to God and receive comfort. Wisdom is here. All we have to do is ask God for it and he will give it to us without condemnation (James 1:5-6). Revival is here because God is our shepherd; he restores our soul. (Psalm 23). Provision is here because we are the seed of Abraham and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29). Joy is here. As we get in the presence of God through praise and worship, it will bring joy and pleasures that are everlasting (Psalm 16:11).

The miracle is in your mouth! Speak it, believe it, and receive it now! My aunt Mary taught this recently: just like Goliath taunted and spoke fear day and night, we can speak our confessions day and night. Don’t let the word of God depart out of your mouth; meditate day and night (Joshua 1).

The word is near. Be of good cheer!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for your finished work. I receive all that you have done for me. I thank you for your spirit that lives in me that gives me power to do your will which is the word of God. I walk by faith, not by feelings. I speak your word, which takes root in my heart and causes me to believe your word; I receive by acting like it is already done and it becomes reality. I claim it done in Jesus name!

Make A Choice to Follow God’s Voice

It came to me one morning to read John 10 which inspired this blog.

John 10:27 says my sheep hear my voice and I know them, and they follow me.

For anyone that has accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, God is our Shepherd, and we are His sheep. As believers, we should follow His voice. How can we follow the voice of God? Everything begins with the word of God.

John 1:1 says in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God.

Once we meditate on the word of God, believe in our hearts, and follow it, then the word of God becomes reality.

John 1:14 says the word became flesh and dwelt among us.

Anything that is not aligned with the word of God and the character of God should be strange to us as believers.

John 10:9: A stranger’s voice they will not follow. but will flee from him, for they know not the voice of strangers.

When the voice of fear/doubt come to us we should treat it as a stranger by saying, 2 Timothy 1:7 God has not given the spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind. The word of God is the voice of God. God also gives us a direct message through His word as we keep hearing it, meditating on it, and speaking it.

John 10:10 says the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I come that they my have life and have it more abundantly.

The enemy will come in to steal from you your health, your life, your finances, and your joy. We keep the devil from coming in by submitting to the word of God, then we can resist the devil. and he flees from us (James 4:7). It is a lifestyle, daily staying with the word of God as believers. There is no other way. Without God we can do nothing (John 15:15).

Make a choice to follow God’s voice!

Prayer: Thank you God for being the living word. I repent for not following the voice of your written word and letting a stranger lead me astray robbing me of my peace, joy, and abundant life. I choose to listen and follow your voice only and everything manifests in the natural realm because it is already done. I submit to God, resist the devil, and the devil flees from me. I am consistent with your word because you reward those that diligently seek you. I have the victory! In Jesus name! Amen.

Through Stormy Weather, God’s Mercy Endures Forever!

God led me to Psalm 118, which inspired the title of the blog. The previous blog dealt with us as believers taking authority. We are made in the image and likeness of God. We call things that be not as though they were, like our father in the faith Abraham. No matter how dark the situation, we speak the word. We all go through storms; only God can carry us through.

We should live a life of being thankful for each day we are here. Psalm 118 :1 NIV: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

In challenging times, we can cry out to God, and he hears us. Psalm 118:5 New Living Translation:In my distress I prayed to the Lord and the Lord answered me and set me free.

God is with us. Trust in His mercy and love. Psalm 118:6-9 NIV: The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

God is our help, protection, and strength. Psalm 118:13-14 NIV: 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me.14 The Lord is my strength and my defense he has become my salvation.

We can praise God because He gives us the victory. Psalm 118: 15-16: 15 Shouts of joy and victory
 resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things 16 The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”

God keeps us on earth to fulfill the purpose He has for us. Psalm 118:17 NIV: 17 I will not die but live,
  and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

God answers us. Psalm 118:21 Living Translation: 21 I thank you for answering my prayer
 and giving me victory!

God restores us and we will stand in awe of His goodness. Psalm118:22-24: 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;23 the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.

We are blessed when we do things for God’s glory. Psalm: 118:26-27 NIV: 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord, we bless you.27 The Lord is God,
 and he has made his light shine on us.

If you don’t know God and are not saved, accept Him now! Our eternity is important. All you must do is repent of your sins, believe in your heart that Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead, accept Him as Lord and Savior (Romans10:9-10), and start the journey of a relationship with God. It is never too late. If you are alive, there is hope! You don’t have to fear death because those that are in the family of God (even though they pass in this life), cross over to eternity with God. John 11:25 New Living Translation: Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.

I love when Joel Osteen spoke on his father’s passing. In his last breath, though he didn’t stay in this life but went over to the other side, he went out in faith saying, “The Lord is good, and His mercy endures forever!” What a way to go.

Through stormy weather, God’s mercy endures forever!

Prayer: Lord thank you for your unfailing love. I can make it through any storm because of your mercy and great love. I repent for not putting my complete trust in you. God you are good, and your mercy endures forever. I thank you God that you are with me. God, you restore me. I look in triumph and say it is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous! I don’t fear what can happen to me. I live in faith and cross to the other side in faith. Hallelujah! In Jesus name! Amen