I was looking over my notes from yesterday and here are a few thoughts that I think are worth thinking about:
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God!” Peace is not when everything is going your way, because the truth is, everything can be going your way and you can still have that uneasy feeling. Peace is the presence of God, because when God is with you, you know that you can face whatever and be better for it!
“We are graced with His purpose, guided by His providence and guarded by His power!” Real purpose is not something that we come up with, but something that God has given us. His purpose in and upon our lives gives us more than meaning. It is amazing that God is always guiding, even when we make a wrong turn in our lives, God is using it to get us to where we need to be. This is absolutely amazing! His power stands guard over my life and this is one of the reasons that I love Him and live my life for Him. I don’t deserve His protection, but I sure am thankful that I’ve got it!
“God with me, means that I am never alone!” There is not a place that I can go that I can ever escape His presence! (Psalm 139) The whole world may walk out on me, but God has promised that He will never leave me or forsake me!
“God provides – the birds have a song, because God takes care of them. What are you singing about today?” I got out of bed and walked to the bathroom. I had warm water to take a shower and cold water to brush my teeth. I put on comfortable clothes and a nice pair of boots. I walked out in my yard to get into my truck so that I could drive across town to serve Him. Every step I take – God has provided and it makes me want to sing praise to His name!
“When the devil points his finger at you, point your finger at the WORD!” The devil is great at pointing out your failures. When he works to point out your failure, remind him of the success of Jesus on the cross and over the grave!
“No condemnation for those in Christ Jesus!” He is in me and I want to make sure that I stay in Him – no safer place in all of the world!
“I am not an ordinary conqueror! God supersized my abilities with His strength and blessing!” I am ordinary, but God in me – makes me extraordinary. I am limited, but God in me – makes me unlimited. I am going to make a difference for His glory today, because that is what He created and saved me to do!
“Living Convinced Is Very Convincing!” When you are convinced, you don’t have to worry about trying to convince anyone else – it just happens!