“Be glad, people
of Zion, rejoice in the Lordyour God, for he has given you the autumn rains
because he is faithful.
He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.” (Joel
When others are
sad. I am happy. I have found favor in the sight of God. The blessings are
flowing. Doors are opening for me and no one can close them. I will live my
life according to God’s word and will reap the reward from righteous living.
“Thou shalt also
decree [say] a thing, and it shall be established [happen] unto thee: and the
light [power of God] shall shine [open up] upon thy ways.” (Job 22:28)
“TheLordsaid, “I have indeed seen the misery of
my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave
drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.So I have come
down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of
that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the
home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
“Thou shalt also
decree [say or desire] a thing, and it shall be established [happen] unto thee:
and the light [power of God] shall shine [open up] upon thy ways.” (Job 22:28)
“So do not fear,
for I am with you; do not be dismayed [confused], for I am your God. I
will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right
hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Decree: I don’t live in fear when it seems like I am
outnumbered, because the Greater One lives on the inside of me therefore, I
will be strengthen and upheld when it seems like life is getting the best of
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesian 6:10-12 NIV)
The strong uses discretion and will learn how to keep their guards up because they know that there is a domino effect when it comes to God's strength and they will become strong across the board.
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,Nor shall the flame scorch you." (Isaiah 43:2 NKJV)
This verse says it all:
1. The Lord is with us.
2. The battle is not ours.
3. You may be in it but you are coming out of it!
4. Nothing that you are going through has been meant to kill you.
5. Every storm must come to an end.
When it is all said and done, every day with the Lord on our side is a good day.
David again brought together all the able young men of Israel—thirty thousand. He and all his men went to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim on the ark. They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart with the ark of God on it, and Ahio was walking in front of it. David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.
“A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him. Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle?
"So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your intergrity? Curse God and die!" He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?' In all this, Job did not sin in what he said." (Job 2:7-10)
Your Attitude can be a deal breaker:
"And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, why sit we here until we die? If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.
to Your Faith (Matthew 9:29)
All of us have been given a measure of faith (Romans
12:3) and it is up to us as to what we do with it. Our faith has been impacted
by our culture (upbringing and environment). If our upbringing didn’t expose us
to faith like it should have, it is up to us as believers, to become new creatures
in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). Which mean it is an on-going process in becoming new. It
is our responsibility to must move far away from our old way of thinking &
belief, if that the case, so we can experience the growth that is intended for us.