Tag: God

Chocolate Vent Quote of the Week: “IF YOU CAN’T BUILD IT UP, DON’T TEAR IT DOWN.”

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” {Ephesians 4:29, 31}

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#SundaySermon: The Word is Alive and Powerful

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4: 12) 

Anytime God’s Word is present, healing power comes with it. The power of God for healing is available to be manifested anytime the Word of God is put forward. Why? God’s Word is full of healing power. God’s Word is anointed. There is healing power in the Word of God.

So when a person meditates the Word of God, speaks the Word of God, says the Word of God, acts on the Word of God, they are putting themselves in position to have released into their body the healing power of God.

Now notice that Hebrews says that the Word of God is sharp enough to divide soul, spirit and body. You see, there’s healing power in the Word to heal the soul. The soul is the mind, will and emotions of an individual.

There are lots of emotionally sick people walking around. I have ministered to thousands of them. Well, I want you to know, you are not going to get healing for your hurt from talking to your girlfriend. You are not going to get it from calling some talk show, talking to so and so psychoanalyst, as they give you two minutes over the air and psychologically discern and heal your problems. That’s not going to heal your emotional hurt. You are not going to get it from hanging with your mama or your daddy.

The thing that will heal you, if you are hurt emotionally, if you are torn emotionally, if you have been rendered almost incapacitated emotionally, is the Word of God. You need to meditate that Word. That is what you need to get into the Word and immerse yourself in the Word. You need to speak the Word over yourself. You need to make a decision to do what the Word says, because the Word has in it healing balm. It is the balm of Gilead. It will heal the hurt, stop the wound, build you up again and set you on your course of walking the way of a king and a priest in this life.

Chocolate Vent Quote of the Week: “THE WINDSHIELD IS ALWAYS BIGGER THAN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.”

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” {Psalm 103:8-12}
 

#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

 

Chocolate Vent Quote of the Week: “GOD IS NOT FINISHED WRITING YOUR STORY, SO STOP TRYING TO STEAL HIS PEN.”

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” {Hebrews 12:2}

Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above and Beyond!

God…is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]. 
—Ephesians 3:20

When I pray about or simply meditate on all the people who are hurting, I have a strong desire to help them all. I sometimes feel that my desire is bigger than my ability, and it is—but it is not bigger than God’s ability! When the thing we are facing in our lives or ministries looms so big in our eyes that our mind goes “tilt,” we need to think in the spirit.

In the natural, many things are impossible. But in the supernatural, spiritual realm, with God nothing is impossible. God wants us to believe for great things, make big plans, and expect Him to do things so great it leaves us with our mouths hanging open in awe.

James 4:2 tells us we have not because we ask not! We can be bold in our asking. Sometimes in my meetings people will approach the altar for prayer and sheepishly ask if they can request two things. I tell them they can ask God for all they want to, as long as they trust Him to do it His way, in His timing. It is untold what people can do—people who don’t appear to be able to do anything.

God does not usually call people who are capable. If He did, He would not get the glory. He frequently chooses those who, in the natural, feel as if they are in completely over their heads but who are ready to stand up on the inside and take bold steps of faith as they get direction from God. We usually want to wait until we “feel ready” before we step out, but if we feel ready then we tend to lean on ourselves instead of on God.

Know your weaknesses and know God—know His strength and faithfulness. Above all else, don’t be a quitter. (Joyce Meyer)

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “DON’T GIVE YOUR HEART BEFORE YOU APPLY YOUR MIND.”

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” {Isaiah 55:8-9}