Tag: Religion

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “DON’T REDUCE GOD TO ‘ANYTHING’ WHEN HE IS ‘EVERYTHING’.”

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;  it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” {Lamentations 3:22-26}

 

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Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “YOU CAN COUNT YOUR GIFTS BY COUNTING YOUR HATERS.”

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” {Hebrews 11:6}

See Yourself As God Sees You

Close your eyes, and see yourself. 
No, don’t see yourself as you are now and where you are today, see yourself as God sees you and where He’s taking you. 
See yourself as beautiful, whole, and complete now in His sight.
Internalize and own it to be true for you. 
See yourself healed emotionally, physically…see yourself walking in total forgiveness with those who have wronged you in any way, see yourself 
praying for and hugging those persons. 
See yourself based on where you would like to be five years from now, whether it’s in your career, family or ministry, or even financially free.  
See yourself – really see yourself.
See yourself, now, before it happens, as faith is now.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)  
The word, substance, means that which has actual existence, a substance, real being, and steadfastness of mind.
Create your world with your mind while meditating on God’s Word. In other words, use your imagination, which is a powerful force for God used His imagination to create the world.
See yourself as God’s sees you, in spite of your present circumstance.
As you see it, praise God in advance. 
As you meditate on God’s Word and really sees yourself as God sees you, you will soon walk into your destiny and dance into your victory.  
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. {Hebrews 11:1 NIV}

The Fullness of the Blessing

But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ
{Romans 15:29}

Are you living in the fullness of His blessing? God’s blessing is His supernatural empowerment. It is His favor. And we’ve all seen a measure of His blessing, but I believe there is a whole new level He wants to take you to. God has promises and opportunities in store for you that you haven’t even thought of yet! What you’ve seen in the past is only a fraction of what God wants to do in your future.



Understand that God likes to outdo Himself. He wants to open doors for you and bring out talents and abilities you didn’t even know you had. Remember, the God we serve is a God of abundance. He is the God of more than enough. Not only does He want to meet your needs, He wants to give you enough to bless other people. That’s living in the fullness of the blessing. Don’t settle where you are. Your destiny is not determined by the economy, by your past, or what anyone else thinks or says. Your destiny is determined by Almighty God. He wants you to tap into a greater measure of His blessing and live the abundant life He has in store for you!



Prayer

Father in heaven, I come before You today with an open and humble heart, ready to receive all You have for me. Teach me to live a life that is pleasing to You so that I can be an example of Your love in the world around me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “POWER IS WHEN YOU GO THRU THE FIRE & DON’T COME OUT SMELLING LIKE SMOKE.”

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual 20 and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 21 So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. 22 The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, 23 and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.

24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”

They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”

25 He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” {Daniel 3:18-25}

In God We Trust

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” {Matthew 7:9-11}

Even though we do not realize it as children, we all learn fundamental lessons about trust from our parents. If a person grew up with a kind, loving mom and dad, then trust seems to come more naturally later on. However, if parents are cold and distant, their grown children can find it difficult to have confidence in others.

That’s why many believers struggle with trusting God. In an age noted for broken homes and absent fathers, how is it possible to learn to trust our Father in heaven?

First, we must understand that God loves us unconditionally, just as we are. We don’t have to earn His favor; in fact, we are entirely incapable of doing so. God loves us, not because of what we can offer Him but because, as 1 John 4:16 tells us, His very nature is love. That love is the reason He provided our salvation at His own great expense—the life of His precious Son Jesus.

Second, we can trust God because He has given us exactly what we needed most: salvation. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). He did not do this because He owed us anything or because of any inherent good within us. He saved us for one reason: because of His all-surpassing love (1 John 4:9).

God knows everything about you, including the unseemly details, and loves you just the same. That alone is good reason to feel perfectly safe with Him. You can trust Him, not only with your future but also with whatever is facing you today. The Lord is worthy of your praise—and your openness with Him.