Tag: Christianity

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NOT YOUR PAYCHECK”

“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” {Psalm 20:4}

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#SundaySermon: Victory Through Him

Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37 AMP).

No matter what challenges you may be facing today—at work, home, in your health or in your relationships, God promises that even in the middle of “all these things”, you can have victory. How? Victory starts in your heart and mind. Victory starts with peace that passes understanding. That means that you can have peace when it doesn’t make sense to have peace. When the rest of the world is full of anxiety and worry, you can live in peace.

Victory “amid all these things” also means that you can have joy deep down in your soul. You can have so much joy that you can’t even explain why you have it! It’s supernatural. It’s joy unspeakable and full of His glory and power. When you begin to dwell on God’s promise of victory, something will change on the inside of you.

You may have felt like you were losing ground five minutes ago, but right now you can take hold of the victory He’s promised. Open your heart to Him and receive the joy and peace He longs to give you. Remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength, and as you embrace His joy, you’ll be empowered to rise above your challenges so you can move forward into the victory He has for you!

Prayer

Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of victory! Thank You for Your peace during the storms of life. Fill me with Your joy and strength as I put my trust in You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

Get Your Fire Back!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”
(2 Timothy 1:6, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD

Have you ever wanted to do something really great? Maybe you had a big dream; maybe you believed you could start a business. Maybe you wanted to lose some weight or go back to school. Now, it’s been so long. You tried and it didn’t work out. The loan didn’t go through. The medical report wasn’t good. Now, the “never” lies are playing in your mind… “I’ll never get well.” “I’ll never get married.” “I’ll never accomplish my dreams.”

Today is the day to get your fire back. Today is the day to get a new perspective. The Creator of the universe has already set the completion date for the dream He’s placed in your heart. And, just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean that it’s not going to happen. God has already lined up the right people, the right breaks, the right answers. Everything you need is already in your future. Now you’ve got to shake off the doubt; shake off the discouragement. Whether it’s been a year, five years or fifty years, what God promised you He still has every intention of bringing it to pass. Keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping and keep moving forward. Get your fire back and let Him fulfill every dream He has placed in your heart!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, thank You for every dream and desire You’ve placed within me. Today I choose to press forward. I choose to stand in faith. I choose to be diligent with everything You have placed in my hand in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Chocolate Vent Quote of the Week: “PRAYER SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST RESPONSE, NOT YOUR LAST RESORT.”

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” {Jeremiah 29:12-13}

He Will Never Let You Go

No matter what you may have gone through…whether heartache or headache…whether a setback or if, in life, you feel you’ve taken a step back…no matter what it is…let it be a testimony in the sense that you’re still standing, you’re still breathing, you’re still living and you’re still moving.
You’re still alive to experience God’s grace and a second chance to get it right and keep walking. 
Though you may be facing or have gone through many trials and tribulations seemingly on every side, know that God is with you and will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5) – He simply just wants you to trust Him through the storm and seek His face for wisdom and
guidance along the way. (James 1:5)
Instead of doing things your way, or the way that you think should work based on the circumstance, give it to God and go to Him in prayer and find out His way and what He would
have you to do to see you through. 
Sure His way may take longer than man’s way, but His way garners the best results as He comes through right on time every time.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4

*originally published on Kim on the Web.