…what you SAY!!!

Saying is not only speaking, it is CREATING!

Jesus said in Mark 11:22 & 23 that if we have FAITH in GOD, we could SAY…

The primary way we communicate is by speaking.  But did you know that words weren’t made primarily for communication but for SAYING?

Let me explain.  When we speak, we create! Yes!  You and I were made at the IMAGE and LIKENESS of GOD.  He created with His words and everything we now see and don’t see came into existence.  If we go to Genesis 1:3 we see that God didn’t say “It’s really dark!” He didn’t waste any time or words saying what He saw, He said what He wanted to SEE!!! He said “LET THERE BE LIGHT” and you know what happened next!!  He changed the circumstances around Him to see what He wanted to see-LIGHT!!

Now Jesus tells us that if we say to the mountain to be removed, we will have what we….SAY!!!  When we speak, we create the circumstances around us, good or bad.  But we have the capacity, like GOD, to create with our words.  Therefore, it is only a matter of having FAITH in GOD and deciding what we will SAY ALWAYS!!!

Decide today that your words will always be what you want to see created around you!! Decide:

“I will not just say, I will CREATE!!! With my FAITH in GOD, I will SAY, and SAY, and SAY ALL the GOOD things I want to see in my LIFE!!!”

Mark 11:22-26; Prov 18:20 & 21; Deut 30:19.

Over and Above

How often have you felt down in the dumps?  Like you’re not quite ready for another week to start, let alone another year?  How often have you felt like no matter what, you just can’t seem to get above the circumstances?  Now, how would you like to feel as free as the wind?  On top of the world? Like you can accomplish anything?  Like you can soar above every circumstance and nothing can knock you down?  Like no matter how turbulent life may seem, it is always well with you?

Well I have good news!  If you are a born again believer, if you have asked Jesus to be Lord of your life, YOU ARE ABOVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINST YOU!!!!

You see, when Jesus was on the earth, He came with a mission.  Of course He came to give us salvation from eternal death.  Of course He came to save humanity from eternal doom.  But He also came to give us SO much MORE!! Among the many other things He did for us while here, He also came to give us PEACE! He said while on the earth that no matter how grim life seemed, no matter how hard hopelessness was staring us in the face,  HE OVERCAME THE WORLD!! image And not only did HE overcome the world, He gave us peace for living in this world!  You might say, “yeah He overcame, but why do I still have trouble then?”  Well, let’s note that He also warned us that there would be trouble in this world.  It’s not going away.  And yes I know, some might say “well that’s no help! Why didn’t He just take trouble away completely?”  Well, that may sound reasonable, but if you don’t have adversity coming at you always, how will you know then that you have peace?  If life is always smooth sailing, then what will you overcome? You wouldn’t need peace, you wouldn’t need the overcoming and saving power of Jesus Himself would you?  Ahh but what a difference it makes to walk the streets of this world, the devil coming at you with everything he has, and knowing in your heart that Jesus Himself not only overcame the world with all its trials and troubles, but that He also you left you peace like nothing else to keep you during times of trouble.  And He did it all for YOU.

So let’s commit today to not feel down in the dumps again.  Let’s commit to not allow life’s circumstances dictate how we approach life.  Say this today:

“Father, I thank you for the peace giving love of Jesus.  I thank you because I realize that no matter how difficult life may seem to get, I have the peace and triumph of Jesus NOW! IT BELONGS TO ME!!!”

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Bigger than life

Life indeed seems pretty quiet and steady oftentimes. Yet most other times, it can seem turbulent and problematic with no apparent light at the end of the tunnel. But things are not always what they seem, or are they?

You see, what we focus on every day, seems to be magnified! The more you think about the problem, the bigger and bigger it may seem to get. Although if looked at objectively, it’s still the same size. But your constant attention to it made it look bigger and more furious didn’t it?

So what’s our hope? Ahhhh! What a hope we have! You see, we have the ability to turn our attention to Jesus instead and know that not only does He seem bigger, but He indeed IS bigger than any problem, illness or circumstance!


Notice I’m not suggesting the denial of said problem, rather the turning of my focus to Jesus-the WORD. Once I do that, life looks different! I can then focus my attention to His Word, and if there is illness threatening my life, instead of thinking on that day and night, I can think on His Word that says that by His stripes, I was healed!!! (1 Peter 2:24).

I can say to the mountain in my life “Move!” And it WILL OBEY!! (Mark 11:23-25)

Let’s then, knowing that if we focus on Him and not on life’s curve balls, focus on the Word. The truth is that THAT is BIGGER than LIFE!

Say this with me today: “I choose to pay my attention and focus on You Lord Jesus, and not on the circumstances of life!”

Good Plan!!!

With how quickly life happens, it’s easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day activities and routines.  It’s happened to me-I get so busy with life, and so focused on doing it right, that I look up and months have gone by.  I realize I have only fatigue left and most of the time, didn’t even enjoy most of what was going on!  But when I learned of this, I was so relieved!

I realized that no matter how much effort I put into getting things done right, I have limited ability because I have limited visibility-in my own strength that is.  You see, God can see the big picture.  I can’t.  He knows what will happen if I decide one way or the other.  He knows what my life will look like in one year, in ten years, and all the way up until the end of my life.  Human effort can only plan as best as possible, and hope for the best, right?

Nope! You see, God is SO good!  He planned for me, so I don’t have to!  That’s right!  It’s really exhausting trying to figure out your own life, and if you have children, it can be extremely daunting, frustrating-scary even-trying to plan life and live it right.  But there’s BIG hope!!!

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) says this:

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HE MADE A PLAN FOR ME!!  What’s more, He made a GOOD plan!!  That’s exciting news!!  I don’t have to figure things out the hard, frustrating exhausting way!!! I just have to let His plans replace mine, and viola!!  He doesn’t want to make things hard and mysterious for us.  On the contrary, He tells us in John 10:10 (NLT)

….“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life”.

So if He made out a good plan for you, AND His purpose is for you to live richly, how then do you get His plans going in you life?  Just ASK!!!

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Yes, it IS THAT simple!!  All we have to do is ask Him.  As we already saw in His word, He is more than willing to give us a good rich life, full of everything we can possibly desire.  I don’t know about you, but after knowing that He planned out my life, that it is a good plan, that He wants me to live a rich and satisfying life, and that all I have to do is ask Him for it, I have no desire to live life in my own ability or strength anymore!  All I want to do is have His plan be my life!!

So don’t be discouraged if you life’s passing you by and leaving you frustrated and exhausted.  Ask Him and trust His plan for you.  I can assure you, it’s a better plan than the one you have now!!

He Gave it All for Love

God took the biggest risk in the history of the entire universe. He gave His ONLY Son so that through Him, you and I could be saved from eternal death, and live a plentiful, abundant, nothing missing nothing broken life here on earth. Why was this a risk? Because although the big chance exists that not everyone would want to take that gift and make it theirs, He did it anyway, without thinking of the cost and risk involved. 

Now I don’t know about you, but chances are that, like me, you would probably weigh your risks before any type of transaction to ensure that you’re always getting the better end of the deal. 

Not Him. He gave it ALL. That’s it-no questions asked. Knowing that perhaps many would go on without so much as stopping to consider His gift, He wasn’t deterred by that.  Knowing even, that many would choose anything and everything else but His gift, He gave it anyway. 

And the gift of life is still there….waiting…. and available for everyone. That’s right, EVERYONE. 

Everyone that will take it that is. 

How can you take it? Easy. Just tell Him. Tell Him you acknowledge His sacrifice for you. Ask Him to come into your heart and do what He does best with your life.  He says in Revelation 3:20 NKJV

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

‭‭He REALLY loves us. Why would anyone do what He did if it weren’t for love?

If you have never received God’s gift of salvation into your heart, you can say a simple prayer consisting of these few words:

“God, I acknowledge the gift you gave me through Jesus. I understand that He died and rose again so that I wouldn’t have to die. Come into my heart, take my life, and do something with it. I receive your gift and I thank you today.”

If your prayed this prayer Congratulations! You are now the happy possessor of eternal life! What’s more, you now have a Father whom you can have a real one on one relationship with! You may be feeling overwhelmed with joy, or you may not feel or look any different-on the outside. Regardless, you are a BRAND NEW PERSON! 

If you want me to pray for you, or if you need help starting your new life with your Father, feel free to send me a message. And let me be the first to welcome you to your new life and your new family! 😊