Delayed, but not Denied

November 25, 2015

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, Proverbs 3:5, NIV

Have you ever had those moments in life where everything is going according to plan and you have the rest all squared away, BUT suddenly you face an unexpected set back or interruption that leaves you perplexed?

I admit, it can be a bit discouraging and upsetting to face such a thing, especially after you’ve invested everything you possibly had. But one thing I have learned in my walk with Christ is that delays don’t necessarily mean denials. It’s all about your perspective towards the matter and the way you perceive things that make a huge impact in your life and in your future.

I see set backs and interruptions as a opportunity to exercise our faith and an opportunity to demonstrate our trust in the Lord. At the end of the day, whatever plan we may have must first be approved by God according to His divine will for our lives. Although our understanding may run wild when we face a set back, we can not lean on that. We must lean on the Lord’s understanding which is far greater than ours.

If you’ve experienced this in the past or you may be experiencing it now. Don’t be discouraged, God is still in control. He still has the last word and He is still running the show. Just simply TRUST in Him and He will make all your ways straight according to His plan for you.

Whatever the outcome is, just be still and know that He is God and that He has your best interest in mind for you and your future. Follow His lead, because He will get you where you have to be safely.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for Your encouragement. I understand that delays don’t necessarily mean denials. When I face set backs, help me to be all the more encouraged to pray and ask for Your will to be done. I don’t want anything that is not from You in my life. In Jesus name, Amen!

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Receive a Flood of Peace

November 24, 2015

“Great peace have they that love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalms 119:165

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace.” Psalms 37:37

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2

When you feel like you need a man, God will show you that you really need peace. When you feel like you need some money, God will show you that you need peace. Every prayer request we can possibly think of points to the greater need for the supernatural peace of God.

We are living in a time when God wants us to experience His peace like never before. Peace comes from resting in a true knowledge of God and the finished work of Jesus Christ. When peace comes in, worry and doubt runs out. It doesn’t come to share a space, peace comes to take over. The enemy isn’t the only one that comes in like a flood. He got that from Someone. God’s peace comes in like a mighty flood and completely overwhelms us.

Receive God’s peace today about your life. Receive His peace today about your marriage. Receive His peace about your children. Receive His peace about your finances. Ask God to open up the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing of His peace like you’ve never experienced before. Let grace and peace be multiplied to you through your knowledge of God.

Like water, peace is the greatest and most powerful spiritual resource. So receive it! Receive it! Receive it!

Prayer: Oh glory to Your name Father God! I thank You for flooding my heart and mind with Your divine peace. I receive it like a flood! Yes, God! Open up the windows of heaven and pour out Your peace in waves upon waves upon waves in my life. Let me sense Your holy presence and Your power at work for me. Thank You that the enemy will not conquer over me, but I conquer, dominate and am victorious over the enemy through Jesus. Thank You Lord for Your supernatural peace in my life! In the name of Jesus, Amen.