The secret things belong unto the Lord our God…
(Deuteronomy 29:29, AMPC)
Therefore, don't think anything is hidden from God. He knows all things. Consequently, if you need knowledge about anything in life, just knock on God's door, and He will answer you. He owns all the wisdom in this world. There's nothing too hard for Him to crack.
Beloved, God knows the secrets and the hidden things. Walk with Him and He'll reveal all that you need to know.
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ
(Galatians 6:2 NLT)
Share your burdens with one another. You're part of the body of Christ. You're home; you're amongst your family. Treat each other as the family of God.
As such, care genuinely for one another. Share in your neighbors burden and help as much as you can. There is much fruit to gain when the church helps one another.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
In continuation of the letter to the Romans, Paul answers that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
Therefore, take refuge and solace in God's love. That's the one sure thing we can always count on. ...
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge...
Psalm 91:1, 4
Scriptures says that your life is hidden in Christ. Therefore, nothing can come to you without going through Christ first. And He's a solid refuge for you.
Beloved, rest in Christ and be assured that nothing evil shall befall you because He's your refuge. ...
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, 'You are the Christ.'
Jesus went on to declare that flesh and blood hadn't revealed this Truth unto Peter. This Truth and revelation came from the Father above. It was God who declared that Jesus is His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased as the Holy Spirit descended on Him.
Beloved, see Jesus as your all. If you're sick, see Jesus as your Healer; if you're broke, see Jesus as your Provider... Whatever it is, Jesus is the Christ and He is the Anointed One to save you. ...
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
So, no matter the storm you're currently facing or passing through, the Prince of Peace Himself is right there with you. He will never leave you.
So, just rise up and rebuke the winds and the storms in His Name. Declare in the Name of Jesus that the storms should cease and it would cease. ...
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife…
(Proverbs 20:3, KJV)
You don't have to respond to every confrontation. You don't have to be bitter at every opposing individual. Just stay focused on your path and purpose in life.
It takes a man of understanding never to be moved or distracted by strife, bitterness, anger and unnecessary confrontations. Be a man of honor. Know your way and focus on it.
Look out for the good of others
(1 Corinthians 10:24b NCV)
The Scriptures admonishes us to look out for others. Don't limit your life to you, yours and your family's alone. Help those around you.
Give expression to the love of God inside your heart. Let the love extend to others around you. Help your neighbors, your community, your country, the world.... Look out for the good of others. ...
In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
(Psalm 27:5, NIV)
God's Name is like a strong tower, because you have access to His Name and call on His Name, you are consistently safe. No evil can befall you.
Even in the valley of death, God will shelter you and soon you'll be set upon a rock. You are always safe and will always be in good health. Therefore, be at rest and enjoy the magnificent Grace of God. ...
God opposes everyone who is proud, but he is kind to everyone who is humble.’ Surrender to God!
(James 4:6b-7a CEV)
A proud heart, God would normally resist. In fact, a proud heart would naturally have no place for God because he would think he can do all on his own and that he achieved all on his own. All of which is against God's will and Grace.
Therefore, desist from pride. Be humble from within, and not just in words or looks. Let your eyes be focused on God's Grace as your all. ...
And David said to his son Solomon, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD'.
(1 Chronicles 28:20, NKJV)
David encouraged Solomon his son to be strong and courageous. David spoke from experience in his walk with God and he said that God will never leave nor forsake you. That's God's principle.
Therefore, walk boldly and work confidently in the vision and purpose God has laid ...
My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Study the Word consistently and gain life from the Word. No sickness or disease will find a place in you. Life will flow in your business, career, home, etc.
Stay with the Word of God. It is vital to the Christian walk. ...
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
If we are to pray without ceasing, the human mind would keep repeating prayers. However, once you switch to praying in the Spirit (specifically, in praying in Tongues), you get to pray specific prayers according to the Holy Spirit.
Learn to pray in the Spirit always. The Holy Spirit Himself prays for you. No other form of prayer can be greater. ...
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23, NLT
Whatever enters your heart and finds root, will grow to bear fruits and proceed out of your life and become whom you are. Whatever proceeds out of a man's mouth, is a fruit of the numerous trees in his heart.
Therefore, guard your heart; guide your life. Your heart determine your character which eventually determines the course of your life. ...
If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding
(Proverbs 15:32 NLT)
Growth comes via the Word. We renew our minds via God's Word. Therefore, be teachable always.
Study the Scriptures with an open heart, ready to receive corrections, admonishment, and discipline. That's the way to grow in understanding. ...
God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners
(Romans 5:8 NLT)
We had no good we had done, yet, God loved us to the extent of sending His Son for us. This is an expression of unconditional love and sacrifice.
This same love has been extended to us all even after salvation. We still continue in this love because God loves us so much. So, you are not saved by your works but by His unconditional love and sacrifice for us. ...
to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24
Christ has become your wisdom. Christ Himself is the Wisdom of God and now, He's your wisdom. You've got the living Wisdom of God resident in you.
Therefore, beloved, access this wisdom always. Anything you need, declare Christ as your wisdom and walk in the divine direction and counsel that He will lead you in. ...
Blessings are on the head of the righteous...
As a result of this Divine gift of righteousness, you have a blessed status in God through Christ Jesus. You are blessed on all sides because of what Christ has done for you.
Therefore, renew your mind in Him. Your life is not a waste and you're meant to enjoy God's goodness to the fullest in this life and thereafter. You're blessed because of the gift of righteousness. ...
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
You've got to believe in the Lord, your God. Whatever it is you've done or sacrificed for the Lord, He will faithfully repay you in multiple folds.
So, continue in your service for the Lord. Do your work diligently as unto the Lord. He will reward your diligence in due season. ...
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
(Joshua 1:9, ESV)
So, whatever you do and wherever you are, be courageous knowing that God is always with you. Walk around with that consciousness.
At the mountain top and the valley low, God is right by your side. Whether you feel/sense Him or not, He's right there with you. So, don't be dismayed or afraid, let confidence in the Lord build in your heart. He is with you. ...
Peter came to him and asked, ‘Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?’ ‘No, not seven times,’ Jesus replied, ‘but seventy times seven!’
(Matthew 18:21-22 NLT)
Jesus was trying to explain to His disciples the culture of forgiveness. Forgiveness knows no bound. Forgiveness should be uncountable.
When you realize how much you are forgiven (present, past & future), you naturally find it easier to forgive others too, irrespective of the number of times. Hence, having a forgiving heart and expressing it is a function of yo ...
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life…
You've the righteousness of God which is Christ Jesus. Therefore, you are entitled to the full benefits of the tree of life.
There are tons of blessings that you have as your heritage. Enjoy life in abundance. The God-kind of life - Zoe, is your heritage.
In addition, plant the seed of life everywhere you go. Let the world enjoy life because you were there. Let your environment enjoy the fruit of life, which will eventually become a tree growing into eternal life. ...
God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
(Romans 12:3, NKJV)
So, the faith you have received from your salvation remains in your spirit. You would need to grow your faith by studying God's Word and praying.
However, never say you've got no faith. There's a seed of faith in you. Develop it. Study and grow your faith.
Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you
(Luke 6:27b-28 NIV)
Pray for your enemies. It takes Love. Christ loved the world so much that He laid down His life. And in the end, He prayed for those that crucified Him. It is all about love.
This same love is not farfetched. This love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5). We already have the capacity to love, even our enemies. Therefore, find expression for thi ...
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…
2 Corinthians 4:8–9
During times of persecution, do not give up. When you're down and pressed, you will never be crushed because God is for you. Because God is with you, even when you're struck down, you will never be destroyed.
Therefore, be resilient. Do not give up. Press on. Push further. Hold on. God is with you. You'll definitely overcome and succeed. ...
Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it
(Romans 12:19a TLB)
Leave all matters of hurt and vengeance to God to sort out for you. God's love is fully resident in your heart, so, let forgiveness flow freely. Don't habour hurt and bitterness in your heart.
Beloved, let God avenge issues and anyone for you. Don't actively seek revenge. In fact, pray for your enemies and ask God to forgive them. Christ did the same for those that crucified Him. Let love flow from your inside. ...
'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
(Zechariah 4:6, NASB)
Therefore, do not be dependent on your strength and intellect. Learn to trust the leading of the Holy Spirit. You can't do it in your own strength.
Let His Spirit empower you for exploits. Let the Holy Spirit be your driving force. Let Him lead and equip you. ...
Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do
(1 Corinthians 13:5b CEV)
Therefore, do not become a fault keeper. Learn to express the love of God in your heart by the Holy Spirit. Let this love in you flow to the outside.
Beloved, learn to forgive easily just as the heavenly Father forgave you of all your wrong doing. ...
his favor lasts a lifetime…
(Psalm 30:5, NIV)
You can never run out of God's favor. His favor is unmerited and unlimited. You're His child, part of the Beloved.
Therefore, live each day with an understanding of God's unending favor and Grace over your life. You're blessed. ...
Let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us
(Hebrews 12:1b TLB)
The Scriptures admonishes us to run our races with patience. There's no time for comparison and envy. Run your own race and I'll run mine.
Therefore, there's need for patience. A race is not won in a jiffy. It takes time and persistence to achieve a dream. So, stick with God and be patient as He leads you through the journey of life. ...
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Your life is safely hidden in God. No evil shall befall you, neither shall any form of pestilence come near your family. God has sent His Word and you can trust in Him.
God Almighty is your Protector. Therefore, do not be afraid of any evil, be it accidents, fires, waters, disasters, etc. You're divinely protected. ...
...the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
We know that as Christians, our lives aren't based on chance and luck but on unmerited favor. Therefore, let Grace flow freely in your life.
So, as you go about your daily business, let God bring the right opportunities your way. His Grace and favor work things out for your go ...
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
God has not given you those gifts for nothing. You're meant to show forth those gifts to the world. Manifest your God-given talents.
God's glory is heavy upon you. Do not restrict the manifestation of God's glory in your life. Let your light shine, let God's glory show forth. ...
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life...
It takes someone who understands his walk with God to realize that God's goodness and mercies are meant to follow you. David gave a secret in the early verses. He said, "The Lord is my Shepherd."
It is in the revelation of God Almighty as his Shepherd that he knew that he would never lack. Also, that God's goodness and mercy follows him.
Beloved, be rest assured that God is your Shepherd and his goodness is always following you. ...
Where the word of a king is, there is power…
As a king, your words have power. Whenever a king gives a word, it is considered an order and the subjects follow. So as a Christian, you give a decree and every elements of this world and circumstances obey.
Just as Christ expressed authority and power, we should also. You're a king and your words are powerful. ...
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
David was so confident in God that he knew even in the valley of the shadow of death, where most men dread and are scared, he will remain bold. It takes a man who understands the powerful God he serves to remain bold in dreadful situations.
Therefore, study deep in God's Word and meditate. He will reveal His sovereignty and love to you. The more you know Him, ...
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Learn to continually give praise to Jehovah. In your devotion, bathing time, as you go about your daily business, give praises to the Lord. Sing songs to worship your Maker.
God Almighty, the Creator of the while Universe, is a mighty God and He deserves praises from our lips. ...
Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need
(1 Corinthians 4:7-8 The Message)
Therefore, do not get swollen up in pride as if you have achieved all of this in your own accord. They are all mere gifts from God. Appreciate God for everything and live life in humility.
Also, this Scripture brings life into perspective and makes us to understand that we can readily progress in life once we understand that our life and all that ...
...the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
We should always pray and study so that our eyes of understanding can be ...
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
1 Corinthians 2:12
There are certain things that have already been settled and sorted out for us. But, as our minds wonder about, we don't consider them and we begin to struggle to obtain those things. But, the Holy Spirit reminds us that we don't have to struggle for those things, we already have them via our inheritance in Christ Jesus.
There are a lot of things Christ has already ...