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 ...
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…
(Acts 1:8, NKJV)
Christ didn't leave us alone to do this work. He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us. Every Christian has got the Holy Spirit in them. That's the power to witness for Christ. Daily ask the Holy Spirit to direct and empower you to be a witness for Him.
As you study and pray, He will show you the unique ways to be a witness for Christ. He'll also demonstrate power and wonders that the world needs to see to believe through you. ...
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep
(Romans 12:15 ESV)
One of the merits of the church is to comfort those that weep due to the current challenges they might be facing and also to rejoice with those who are celebrating. It isn't a time to become jealous of their breakthroughs and accomplishments. But to rejoice and thank the Lord for their blessings.
Beloved, rejoice in the Lord with others. Share in their moments. God blesses such hearts. ...
By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
While Sarah was way past the child bearing age, she had faith in God that she would conceive. It was through her faith that she received strength to conceive. Her faith was duely expressed as she judged God to be faithful. She didn't look at her barrenness or age but believed that God who had promised is able and willing to keep His Word.
It wasn't about her faithfulness. She even lau ...
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
This New Covenant in the Scriptures is to carry a dispensation of righteousness that comes by faith. You obtain this righteousness by believing in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and confessing Him as your Lord. That's the era we are in.
Righteousness by the works of the law couldn't save any man eternally as no one could live to the standards. But ...
Those hired at five o’clock came up and were each given a dollar. When those who were hired first saw that, they assumed they would get far more
(Matthew 20:9-10 The Message)
These early workers were expecting more pay because they had worked for longer hours. However, God's Grace doesn't operate in that manner. He can choose to reward anyone as He pleases. These workers were angry.
Those who are jealous of another feel so because they compare their lives, work, standard, etc ...
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)
When God gives a vision, you seek His face for direction. Once you get directions, you seek His face to identify the provisions He has already made. Also, you seek His face for strength to continue in the journey.
Seeking God's ...
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
(Proverbs 13:4, ESV)
When God places a work in your hands, do it well. When God places a vision in your heart, pursue it hard. When God gives you a direction to follow, be diligent in it.
Beloved, it pays to be diligent. Don't be focused on the work so you don't think you're blessed based on the works you've done. But, don't be slack when God shows you what to do. Do it diligently.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
The Spirit of God has liberated you from the slavery of fear. Live in the liberty that God has given you. God is with you. He will strengthen you to do that task that is before you. Therefore, summon up courage in the Lord.
The Lord God Almighty is with you. Do not be crippled with fear. ...
‘If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!’ Jesus said, ‘If? There are no “ifs” among believers. Anything can happen.’ No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, ‘Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!’
(Mark 9:22-24 The Message)
When it seems you find it hard to believe, just ask Him to help your faith. Jesus can help you with your unbelief. Also, stick with the Word of God. Study and grow your faith.
Faith comes via the Word of God. Study and ask the Holy Spirit to grow and increase you faith.
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
Therefore, don't live a life a stress and worry. Christ has already finished the works. You should live your life based on the victories Christ has already won for you.
Beloved, there is rest for you. Walk and work in the revelation of rest for the New Covenant Christian.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Therefore, since the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. There's liberty for your life. The devil and its agent can not put you under any captivity. God has set you free.
Study the Scriptures and find the revelation of the Truth that sets you free. Christ has set you free and you're free indeed. His Holy Spirit ensures that you continue to live in liberty. Don't set yourself back to captivity with your limited mindset. You are free. ...
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5
Do not be ridden with condemnation. Your life is above condemnation. If any condemning thought comes to mind, bring it to the obedience of Christ. Remember Christ's obedience all His life and at the Cross for you. Remember His Holiness and Righteousness that you've inherited in Christ.
Always bring every thought to obedience in Christ. That's one way to live the vi ...
He made us accepted in the Beloved.
God no longer looks at you and judges you based on your own performances. Rather God looks at Christ and sees how righteous and perfect He is and judges you based on that.
Your life is no longer yours but Christ's. You're accepted in the Beloved. You're part of God's family and nothing can separate you at all. ...
You have been set free from sin…
(Romans 6:18, NIV)
Set yourself free from mental slavery. Your flesh doesn't put you in slavery to sin. Christ has set you free. Christ is your righteousness and this is a gift and not based on works. You can live above any sin and addiction. You are not a slave to sin and addictions anymore.
Study the Scriptures. Be filled with the Truth in God's Word. It is the revelation of the Truth that sets you free. ...
There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus
(Romans 8:1 TEV)
Christ took every pain and stroke for us. He suffered every punishment for our sins so that we can be saved. Now that you've believed in Him, you have exchanged your imperfections for Christ's perfection. There's now no condemnation for you because your life is in Christ Jesus.
Live the life of no condemnation. If you make a mistake, rise above the mistake because that's why Christ came for you. Live above condemnation. Christ is your righteousness. ...
the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
God gave you Christ as your righteousness which is a gift by faith and not of works. His Peace He also gave you which is beyond any human understanding. And God's Joy is resident in you by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, you've got the Kingdom of God in you. Live the life of righteousness by faith (not of works), peace beyond human understanding and joy in the Holy Spirit. That's the life of the Kingdom you' ...
The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.'
Christ has already won all the victories. God the Father, gave Him all the power and the victories. Christ overcame the world and gave us the assurance to walk and rest in His victory.
So, just as Christ sat and all His enemies were set at His footstool, so also, should you be seated in Christ Jesus who's seated at the right hand of God. Sit and enjoy the victory Christ has gotten for you. All your ene ...
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
(Isaiah 60:1, NKJV)
Therefore, go ahead and live the life God has set before you. Your life is not meant for the gutters. God's glory is heavy upon you. Walk in this understanding and live the glorious life.
Arise and step into the reality of the glory God has set before you. It is your heritage, walk therein. ...
Jesus [said] … ‘I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of’
(John 10:10 The Message)
Jesus Himself, proclaimed that He came to give us Zoe - the God-kind of life. The life that's beyond anything in this world. You are given a chance to dream beyond what you have before. God is willing and ready to do beyond what you can ever ask or think. That's the better life.
This same life is beyond this earth. It also transcends into the heavenlies. After this earth, yo ...
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
The hope you have in your heart will not be disappointed. That positive expectation of something good will be fulfilled because of the Love God has towards you.
God loves you so much and He will bring to fulfilment every dream He has placed in your heart. So, keep hope alive like our father Abraham and it will not fail you. ...