Sunday, January 31, 2016

God is Faithful!

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly. Psalm 40:10

There are countless stories of the faithfulness of God throughout the Bible. Those who put their trust in him are never put to shame. You and I must decide to trust him. We must choose this instant that He is the only way. He knows what he is doing and we must rely on his might. God knows how to bring comfort in the midnight hour. He knows how to bring peace in the middle of a storm but you will not experience his peace unless you dwell at his feet. You cannot be a hit and run child of God who came to him only when it fits your schedule. you have to remain at his feet and when the storms come as they always do, you will have no fear because you will already know the heart of God. You will not fear. There are times when we cannot see the hands of God but we have to trust the heart of God.

God is looking for sons and daughters who will sleep through the night in the middle of chaos. He is looking for those whose faith won't be shaken at the first sign of calamity. Can He count on you? God is looking for those who are faithful in affliction. Can you be faithful? God is looking for those who understand that His plan for their lives is a good one. He is looking for those who seek him with all of their hearts. Can He count on you? My friend the truth is that God is faithful. He has always been faithful. He has not changed. We are the ones who doubts him. Those who rely on God understand that he is always with them. God is always with us. We have to seek God with all of our hearts and we will find him and only then we will be able to experience the faithfulness of God.

Praise the Lord!

God Brings Peace!

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

How true is that! God does keep all His promises. Many years ago, I thought I would never experience peace again. After my mother died, I promised myself that I would never smile again. I made the decision to be miserable.  It is ironic how we are sometimes our own enemy! But, in the years since my mother's passing, I have smiled, and I have even  laughed. God has blessed our family in ways that I never thought possible. We now have peace. Thank God for His goodness, mercy and grace. God has a way of working with us through our hardship and pain and little by little restore the joy in our hearts. God is good. He does not give up on His children. His promises of peace, like all the others, is a promise we can rely on. God expects us to know that he keeps his promises, and can be trusted. You and I must believe that God can and will do what He says will do. Friend, God keeps his promises. It may have been two years or  twenty five years since the promise had been given, but at the appointed time the promise will be fulfilled. God can be relied upon, he can be trusted, and believed on, to do that which he has promised to do. The challenge comes with waiting. We simply do not like to wait. We want it all today and now.
We live in the "microwave era." We want immediate gratification of our wishes and desires. How hard is to wait? Very. Both prophets Isaiah and Malachi talked about promises of God, but the gap between the prophecy of Malachi and its fulfillment with the birth of John was more than four hundred years; whereas the prophecies of Isaiah and the birth of Jesus was about around eight hundred years. God fulfills his promises, and has always proven himself faithful in the past, and He will continue to be faithful. You can and should place your trust in Him. Times are really hard but we can trust God. He promises of peace; therefore, peace is ours.He promises to never leave us alone; therefore we are never alone. Whatever the challenge my dear friend, you can trust God. let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid, is a command. Live in peace. Have faith in God. Remains faithful no matter what comes your way and be blessed!

Father God, thank you for who you are, all you have done, and all you will do in my life. I praise you. I honor you. Amen. 

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Trust & Obey

For our present trouble, which is only for a short time, is working out for us a much greater weight of glory; (2 Corinthians 4:17)

Matthew 9:28-29 tells the story about how Jesus asked these blind men, "'Do you believe that I am able to do this?'" What did they say? "'Yes, Lord.' Then he touched their eyes and said, 'According to your faith will it be done to you,' and their sight was restored.'" The Bible is full of God's promises, but unlike the promises that we make, God's promises are true and he fulfills every one. Abraham believed God's promise that he would be the father of many nations. He did not waver through unbelief but was made strong as he believed in the promise of God, because he knew the one who promised it was able to perform it. You have to rest assured that God is still able to perform miracles. He is able to hear and answer your prayers. God gives us grace every time we pray. God is able to answer your prayer, and if you are born of God, He will most certainly answer it. Contrary to popular belief, God does not only answer prayers about our great needs. He gets involved in our minor troubles as well. He is a loving and concerned father. He cares about everything about us. You can trust Him and go to Him with all your complications.

Jesus Himself lived like that, in daily unhindered communion with the Father, He went to Him all the time so that He could say to His Father and our Father, "I knew that you hear me always" (John 11:42). And all the teaching of Jesus about prayer shows that we too can have communion with God. Friend, the normal Christian life is a life of regular, daily answer to prayer. It is perfectly normal for an obedient child to ask God for things in prayers and get it, get all he wants. "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" (Matt. 7:11). Friend, trust God, He will not fail you. Dare to be like Daniel. Read your Bible for the better you know God, the easier you'll find it to trust and obey Him. And the more you'll sense how deeply God cherishes you, and how desperately He wants to answer your prayers. So learn more about God each day. Grow closer to the glorious God who treasures you beyond your wildest dreams. You can trust Him. Focus on Him and be blessed.

Praise the Lord!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Faith & Prayer

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18

He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. (Mat.10:1, 5:23-24).

Why don't we pray anymore? Christians don't believe in the power of prayers and fasting anymore. When someone we love gets sick, whether it is the common cold, diabetes, or cancer, I want you to know that it did not come from God. We are too quick to accept affliction and diseases as the will of God. Scripture tells us that the will of God is for His people to be well and to live long prosperous lives and to help win souls for His Kingdoms. It would be impossible to accomplish that from the grave. In fact, most wonders of the devil in the gospels are to produce all kind of sicknesses and diseases. Jesus gave us the power to heal the sick and to cast out demons. The demon-possessed boy was healed by the faith and prayer of the father. The best thing we can give to our relatives is our faith and prayer, to our spouse, children, and grand-children, and even our neighbors. We don't have to run to anyone, you can pray for your family. Some people never even try. Jesus says "Everything is possible to those who believe" Mark 9:23, and then He says: if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Mt.17:20).

"Faith in Christ" is the most powerful force of the universe, able to heal the body, to stop storms, to move the mountains of hatred and doubts, and most specially to fill us with love, with Jesus in our hearts, the seed of the love, joy, peace, and security that nothing or nobody can take away (Rom.8:37-39). Faith in Christ" is something very simple and yet powerful, when we trust God, amazing things happen:The father of the boy above believed and Jesus healed his son, by the faith of the father. The woman in Mark 5 believed Jesus could heal her if she just could touch him she touch him, and she was healed, she stopped the bleeding she had for 12 years.
Jairus, in the same chapter, thought Jesus could resurrect his daughter, and Jesus resurrected her! Glory to God!

The Syrophoenician Woman in Mark 7:25-30/Matthew 15:21-28 believed Jesus could heal the epilepsy of her daughter and the daughter was healed, by the faith of the mother.
And the same goes on and on with the leper, the blind Bartimaeus, another pagan and again another miracle. Nowadays for you and me to have "faith in Christ" is the same. God is no respecter of man, what he did before, He has the ability and the will to do again.

Are you facing a difficult season right now? Release your disappointments, your heartbreaks, your hurt, your pain, your failure, your bills, your lack, your loneliness and all other burdens to God in prayers. Trust Him to take care of your needs and He will. God is able and willing, and all He needs is "your" faith. Only in one occasion in all Gospels Jesus "could not" make miracles, and it was in His own town of Nazareth, (Mark 6:5). Not even Jesus "could" make miracles when there was no faith! It is faith that allows God to work miracles in your life.

Would you put your faith to work today?

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

God WILL Carry You

For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh. Romans 8:3

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

It does not matter how many great messages Christians hear, it does not matter what church they go to, or how long they have had a relationship with God, for whatever reason, when a trial comes they panicked. I have been guilty as well. Friends, there must come a time when you and I decide to have complete faith in God's ability to carry us. He promised that He will and that should be enough. We must not be afraid every time trouble comes our way. We must understand that God is the Almighty. He can do all things.  If for nothing else, we must trust Him because He already saved us for eternal damnation by sending His son Jesus Christ to die at Calvary. God should be trusted. 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Cancer has been quite problematic in recent years. This disease is not one to take lying down. It is not fun to go through it, but  people are cured of all kinds of cancer on a daily basis.  MS, Heart Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Kidney, Thyroid, and Liver Disease have scared a few people as well, but dear friends, our God is bigger than Cancer. God is greater than all of those diseases put together.  I am not minimizing the devastation of any of the diseases. I have had first hand experience with some of them. I am fully aware of what they do to the body, and the mind. Still, I believe we can overcome. We know the name of the  Great Overcomer.

But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. 1 Peter 3:14

The issues of finances have concerned the world since the beginning of time but God is the creator of the universe. He is the ultimate giver. He has already given us His best. May I remind you again that God sacrificed His best for our salvation?  There is nothing that God will no do for you and I. We just have to trust God. Listen, God cares about everything about us. Surely He does not want us to be hungry. Christ fed the poor when He lived among us. He can and will make a way. He will carry you. He will make a way for your family. Trust God.

Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago? You are my witnesses—is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock—not one. Isaiah 44:8

Bad days do not exist. It is a concept that the devil develop to defeat us. Every day is an opportunity to experience God's glory. Every problem is an opportunity to experience Jehovah Nissi at His best.

 Just recently I was going through what I then perceived as a bad day. I woke up late. I had meetings plan up to 12 hours. I left without my wallet. I was running out of gas. I got stuck in heavy traffic. I was about to explode! I was hysterical and wondered why everything had to go wrong. So I was extremely late and had to apologize to a few people, but I survived. I lived to see another day.

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephania 3:17

 Listen friends, do not sweat the small stuff. So you missed out on a job or business opportunity, or you missed a game or an events, whatever it may me that seems so important. Do not sweat it. Don't let anything shake your faith in God. Whatever it is, you will get passed it. Keep your eyes on what to come for certain: Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will soon be here to take us with Him, whoohoo! One day very soon, perhaps today, Christ will be here, and we will leave this world with all its sufferings.  The promise of Christ should fill our hearts with hope and joy that nothing can change. Nothing else really matter. What is being late to a meeting compares to eternity? What you are facing today and what is pressing you so heavily will soon pass. The love of God is the only thing that survives the test of times.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. Romans 8:38-39

I do not own the rights to this song but I fell in love with it. I pray that you will let it bless you. Remember God cares. He will carry you.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

God Can Be Trusted!

The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes. Deuteronomy 1:30

Life gets tough but we can handle it. We do not run and hide when things get tough. We can face adversity head on when we have Christ. The truth is that challenges facilitate growth. I'll be the first to tell you that I do not like to go through adversity but I know that my challenges have been instrumental in my Christian Walk. I learn at a very early age that I perform best under pressure. My hardships have kept me in check and at God's feet and I now see them as opportunity to see the glory of God but it wasn't always the case.

There are stages in walking with God and I was just teaching that lesson to my niece earlier. When walking with God we will know his ways and his heart, but when we only go to him when we have a need we will never know his heart. We are not entitled to anything. God gives us by grace. We have to spend time with God. We have to enjoy the relationship with him. Our priority should be the relationship and not the advantages that it brings. It is only by staying near God that we will get to know Him. As he takes us from victory to victory our faith gets strengthened and we no longer panic every time we get a telephone call or every time the doctor open his mouth. I have learned a long time ago that it is easier to trust God than to worry. I had a taste of that peace that surpassed all understanding and I wanted it to be a lifestyle. You too can do it. You can decide to trust God no matter what you hear and no matter what you see. You can put your flesh under control. Say "Flesh, I will trust the Lord. I will not worry. God will see me through this as well. the blood of Christ gives me victory over sickness, disease, lack and curse"

God has been taking care of His children since day one. Why wouldn't trust Him? He took his people out of Egypt. He saved some out bondage. He delivered one out of the lion's den. He saved others from the furnace. he can be trusted. His record speaks for itself. Friend, learn to trust God and be blessed!

Praise the Lord!

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Blood of Jesus!

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.Psalm 116: 1
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9

Answer my prayers, O LORD, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. Psalm 69:16

People don't always believe it but The enemy really tries to dominate and control everything. From our thoughts, to our actions and ultimately our entire life. However, the good news is that Jesus has control over him, Hallelujah! The enemy has to submit to the authority of Jesus. Jesus went about healing all that were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). Jesus came, and died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day for our freedom. The devil no longer have any power over those who are in Christ. As Christians, you and I have been crucified with Christ and He now lives inside of us. When we cry He hears us. We do not have to ask Him to hear us. He cares. He is paying attention. He watches over us continuously which means He does not stop. He is actively watching, protecting, delivering and loving His people. You and I are under 24 hours 7 days a week, around the clock surveillance. We paid nothing for it. Jesus paid it all with His blood. Praise Him.

Psalm 34:17 says "The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles."  When we cry out to Him, He hears us and He actually delivers us. The devil's effort to attack your body and your finances are vain. His efforts were nullified at Calvary. The enemy may try to prove he has legal rights to attack but his arguments are voided. Oh, the blood of Jesus! He is able and WILLING to save completely those who come to God through him. Even before Satan attacks the end result was already known: Victory is yours! The enemy has no legal rights or authority over those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. Listen, because every child of God belongs to Jesus nothing (diseases, pain, lack) has the right to separate you or keep you from experiencing the love of God. Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Mathew 28:18

Friend submit to God. Accept His forgiveness through the Blood of Jesus Christ His son and you will never have to wonder if He hears you another day of your life.

I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.Psalm 118:21

Praise the Lord!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Don't Give Up!

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body” 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

A famous actress once said, “If you have made mistakes there is always another chance for may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” When adversity comes, our first reaction is to give up, roll under a rock because it is such an easy choice but anyone who grew up with step parents would tell you that is not the smartest to do. If you have to crawl under a rock, you might as well be dead. You have to keep fighting. Besides, the word of God urges us not to give up for God is on your side. “The battle is the Lord” 1 Samuel 17:47

Like many before us, we are face with challenges that we cannot begin to understand but we have to accept them by faith and turning them over to the Lord. We cannot let our situations keep us from trusting God. Most people use the word “trust” without fully understand its meaning. Trust incorporates many things from knowing God’s will to not understand His decisions, to completely rely on His wisdom and His unconditional love for us. When adversity come you don’t wait to die, you call on the Lord, you get in the word and claim victory in Jesus name. You certainly cannot give up. God always has a reason for the things He allows in our lives. He is preparing us for a future which He alone knows. We accept by faith that everything happens in our lives for His glory. We cannot allow the setbacks we encounter to get us down, we should instead learn from everyday life as well as the inspired scriptures that success only comes through perseverance, by keeping on and getting up each time we are knocked down. We must learn to persevere.

When trouble comes, just imagine yourself sitting on your father’s lap and tell Him everything. Unlike your earthly father, god will listen. He will not get tired of you, nor will be upset if you call on him in the middle of the night. I promise He will listen. He is the God in the day time and the night time. He is a reliable father, nothing is more important to Him than your well-being. You can count on Him and you can talk to Him anytime.

Let’s pray together:

Father God, thank you for your promise to never leave us alone. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to die for us, and it is in His name that we pray that you will teach us to trust you and to love you. Help us learn to turn to you in time of trouble. Don’t let worry and fear take us away from your good plan for our lives. Help us hang on and never give up. We thank you in Jesus name. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Psalm 28

 To you, LORD, I call;
you are my Rock,
do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
I will be like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear my cry for mercy
as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
toward your Most Holy Place.

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
but harbor malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds
and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done
and bring back on them what they deserve.

5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD
and what his hands have done,
he will tear them down
and never build them up again.

6 Praise be to the LORD,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.

8 The LORD is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inherit

Friday, January 22, 2016

Everlasting Love!

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ! John 4:16

A popular song claims that the greatest love is the love that we have for ourselves and people quote it all the time. We know it to be untrue because we hurt ourselves by the wrong choices we make all the time. We eat the wrong things, we do the wrong things and we hurt ourselves by trusting the wrong people. We live in constant fear. We are afraid to attend the wrong school, marry the wrong people, buying the wrong house and select the wrong job. We live with all kind of fears because we clearly don't know what is best for us, and we sure don't know how to love ourselves. "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love" 1 John 4:18, obviously the love of self cannot be the greatest love of all.

Is there a love worth finding? Yes, indeed! I know of a great love. I have been hearing about it since I was a child and I have personal experience with it. I believe it to be the greatest of all and a love worth finding. I am talking about the love that caused Jesus to willingly lay down His life for "you" and to experience for Himself all the pains and weaknesses that "you" would experience. Unlike earthly love that requires perfection and demands you to change, this love accepts you as you are (unlovable, broken,hurt, diseased, full of baggage, financially ruined). You will not be rejected because it is a transforming love. It is everlasting love.

. This love makes you a child of The Living God. Galatians 3:26
. This love takes away your sins. 1 John 1:2
. This love wipes away generational curses. Galatians 3:13, Colossians 1:12-14
. This love makes you Abraham descendant and heir to all God's promises.
  Galatians 3:28-29
. This love surpasses all intelligence. Ephesians 3:19
. This love doesn't hold your past against you. 1 Corinthians 5:17
. This love (unlike other loves) is forever. Psalms 136:26

You can continue to fight and go from one disappointment to the next or you can enjoy everlasting love. The choice is totally yours. Jesus already opened the door, and it is up to you to walk in. It won't cost you a thing. Salvation is free. Christ paid the highest price for it. He paid with His blood. I don't know about you, but I want the love that is ever lasting. How many times you got hurt because someone you love didn't keep a promise? How many times a relationship was destroyed because someone uses your past against you? How many times a love one walks out because your weaknesses surface? You never know where you stand with earthly love. People find sick pleasure in keeping us off balance. They enjoy the guessing game. God offers stable, unchanged, and transforming love. I don't know about you, but I wish to remain in this loving relationship always. I want it to grow and continue to bear sweet fruits. I want to share it with the world so more people can benefit from it; after all, it is the will of God (Matthew 19:28).

The love of this world and all in it such as money, power and even good education can't save you when it matters the most. Embrace God's love and start enjoying a relationship like no other.

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Praise the Lord!

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15: 57

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Victory is yours. I don't think Christians realize that they do not have to fight for their victory today. Jesus already won. It is done. Once you have Jesus as Lord and Savior, no matter what happens in life, you can't lose. You already won through Jesus. I understand that it is hard to believe, especially in this culture, but you have to have a hang of this my friend. There is nothing else you need to do for your victory. Christ done it all. At Calvary, when Jesus said " it is finished" It was finished. Your job is to continue to give the glory and to serve Him feverishly. He deserves the praise and the honor now and forever. 

Friend, I do not know what you are going through right now but I know that victory in Jesus is certain. I do not care how scary and dangerous your situation appears to be. Jesus fixed it many years ago at Calvary. Whatever it is you are facing was dealt with at the cross.  Jesus brought  hope. He is the only One who has never failed and will never fail you. You can count on Him.  But listen, if you are going to have victory you must be yielded to God's will. You have to let God lead you. Victory is yours, but you cannot do it alone.  The Holy Spirit is there to guide you and help.  "Not by might nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4: 6 

Friend, you have to be optimistic. Jesus was never pessimistic. He is our example in every way. Jesus was able to remain optimistic because of his relationship with the Father. He trusted Him completely. You must have a relationship with Christ. He wants to have a relationship with you. He loves you. He already gave you His best by dying for you.  Listen, if Jesus gave his life for you, what else then wouldn't He give for you.  What is your pressing need my friend? Is it financial? Is an illness? Is it relational? Whatever it is you can hand it over to the Lord and let Him guide you to victory. He has done it many times before and He has the power and ability to do it again. He is always willing.  You can come to Him. He can be trusted. You can be healed. You finances can be restored. You relationships can be repaired.  You already have it all.  You have Christ. A victorious life is rooted in Christ. Victory is yours if you dare accept it. 

'Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15: 57-58

And Father how grateful I am for your finished work at Calvary. Thank you giving me the victory. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Love of God!

Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arises." And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people! Luke 7:11-16

The widow got an unexpected miracle. We are serving a God full of compassion for His people. He rewards us when we least expect it, that is why it is so important to seek His Kingdom first. We can trust Him to take care of our dearest needs. God is telling you "Do not weep" this morning. He hears your cry, He loves you. He wants to touch your situation this morning. You have been crying long enough. You have been carrying this pain way too long. Would you put it on God capable hand this morning? His compassion has not changed. He loves you just the same. What He did for others, He is still willing to do for you. Will you please trust Him this morning? Bring your trouble to Him once and for all, and leave it at His feet. Your days of sadness, fear and worry are over, praise God; we are serving a compassionate, living God.

Our Miracle worker has not yet retired and nothing is impossible to Him. He cares about the mountains of your life as well as the little disturbances. He wants to give victory in all circumstances. You may bring all of your trouble to Him. He cares about your soul and the math exam you are about to take. His plan is for you to walk in victory, praise God.

As you leave home this morning, I pray that you feel highly favored, victorious in Jesus name, because you are indeed blessed, victorious the son/daughter of the Almighty.You don't have any trouble, all you need is faith in your Maker, and your Father.

Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

No Fear!

Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:25-26

There are a few passages in the Bible where God tell us to “Fear Not”. I found 31 verses, there could be even more, and that makes me wonder why the word of God discusses fear? God knew that our journey here on earth wouldn't be easy and we’d have to face some challenging times and we may be tempted to fear, as the loving father that He is, He left us with certain guidelines to get through our temptations. Fear can paralyzed you and keep you fro praying and keep you from enjoying the life that God gave you. Well, fear is a powerful force that can keep your focus off of God, and that is the most dangerous aspect of fear. We tend to focus on our circumstances more than God, but Jesus died on the cross to take us from our circumstances. So many Christians today worry about things they have no business worrying about. The word God urges us to bring all our burdens to God. Not some of them, not the ones we can’t fix ourselves but all of them.

Fear should not be in the heart of the believer because it is rooted in unbelief. Faith and fear cannot co-habit. You either have faith or you don’t. If you are terrorized by the fear of what might suddenly happen to you, around you or in the life of your love ones than you are in disobedience because the word of God tells us not to worry because God is able to supply all of our needs. He has done it before and He will do it again. There are a lot going on today, from wars to national disasters, to numerous scary/devastating new diseases that keep coming out of no where. There are numerous natural disasters in every part of the globe, but we remain in faith because we believe in God’s ability to come through for us. We know whose children we are.

My friend, don’t worry. Whatever it is you are fighting right now is temporary. God is going to work it out. As a matter of fact, Christ already won the battle for you more than 2000 years ago. Whatever it is, as hard and hopeless it may seem in the natural, DON’T WORRY. It is already taken care of in the spiritual. God is the answer. He wants to help and He is able. Call on His name and invite in, tell Him about your trouble, He cares and loves you. Remain in faith and He will see you through it. There is no need to fear when you put your faith in God.

Be courageous and be fortified in Jesus name!

Praise the Lord!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Praise the Lord!

And again, "Praise the Lord, all you nations! Praise him, all you people of the world!" Romans 15:11
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;Psalm 92:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Psalm 105:1-2

The mercy of the Lord is new every morning (Lamentation 3). Each day we can find a fresh place to begin. I don’t know about you but I woke up with a song in my heart. I feel this incredible joy. God is good all the times and some other times, he really reveals Himself to us, doesn't He? After everything you have been through in this lifetime, I after all the trials and tribulations, hurt and pain, sickness and disease, you woke up this morning. Glory! Regardless of what I have lined up for a day, I always wake up with joy. I can’t believe God is blessing me with another day. I have to tell you I enjoy life with everything that comes with it (defeat and success, health and illness). All of it is part of the “Living experience”. God decides to bless me with another day and I am going to rejoice in it. It is really hard to rejoice sometimes, but it a lesson that I had to learn. Every day is a blessing. You and I are witnessing history. We are a part of something great, and we know that it is going to be greater when we reach our destination (heaven). Once you understand this truth, you should be able to go through your afflictions with joy knowing what is awaiting is forever. The the tests of this life are temporary but reigning with God is eternal. Let us look forward tomorrow with joy. Praise the Lord!

Friend, I do not know what you are facing this morning, you can be in the middle of the biggest fight of your life. He is still the One who cares and the One who is able.There is no greater than Jehovah, Our God and Creator. There is no other like Him. Your sickness, disease, pain, lack, broken heart, trials and tribulations are not greater than the Almighty God. If you have made a place for Jesus Christ, then God is on your side. He wants to step in. His desire is for you to live a worry free life. He is at the door waiting for you to give Him the green light. It is time to pack the hurt and the pain out of your life, and make room for peace and joy. That is what the good news of Christ is all about. Choose life, choose joy, choose peace, and don't forget to praise the Lord!

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5

Praise the Lord!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jesus Saves!

In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.Psalm 18:6

We often speak of salvation and I wonder if Christians understand what salvation really is. Most Christians know that God has promised not only to save the person from sin, but to keep him saved. Heb 7:25 "Therefore Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." We can rest secure in Christ because Jesus is both "the author and finisher of our faith". Heb 12:2.

Now, since the work of salvation is finished, it was was completed more than 2000 years ago, We only need to trust Him for it. There is nothing left to be done. Jesus did it all. He has given His word that He will be with us always. We need someone to be by our side for support. The Bible tells us that we are not alone. God has promised never to leave us. Heb 13:5 "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Believers know they are saved because God has the power to keep the believer from falling. God promises that He will do so.

But was Jesus' sacrifice on the cross limited? Salvation is limitless. If Jesus sacrifice can save you from eternal death, you can certainly be healed today. Which is greater salvation or healing? Surely eternal life is greater. My friend Jesus wants you well. Do not worry. AT the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and all the others shall bow at the name of Jesus. You don't have to worry. Place your faith in God and be healed. I do understand the daily trials and the pain of physical ailments but I know from experience that Jesus still heals. He still saves. He can and will touch you if you ask Him to do so, He is always willing. It does not matter what it looks like and it does not matter what the doctors are saying. Put your faith in God and be healed.

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Jesus Saves!

In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.Psalm 18:6

We often speak of salvation and I wonder if Christians understand what salvation really is. Most Christians know that God has promised not only to save the person from sin, but to keep him saved. Heb 7:25 "Therefore Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." We can rest secure in Christ because Jesus is both "the author and finisher of our faith". Heb 12:2.

Now, since the work of salvation is finished, it was was completed more than 2000 years ago, We only need to trust Him for it. There is nothing left to be done. Jesus did it all. He has given His word that He will be with us always. We need someone to be by our side for support. The Bible tells us that we are not alone. God has promised never to leave us. Heb 13:5 "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Believers know they are saved because God has the power to keep the believer from falling. God promises that He will do so.

But was Jesus' sacrifice on the cross limited? Salvation is limitless. If Jesus sacrifice can save you from eternal death, you can certainly be healed today. Which is greater salvation or healing? Surely eternal life is greater. My friend Jesus wants you well. Do not worry. AT the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and all the others shall bow at the name of Jesus. You don't have to worry. Place your faith in God and be healed. I do understand the daily trials and the pain of physical ailments but I know from experience that Jesus still heals. He still saves. He can and will touch you if you ask Him to do so, He is always willing. It does not matter what it looks like and it does not matter what the doctors are saying. Put your faith in God and be healed.

Praise the Lord!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Psalm 6

1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint;
heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish.
How long, LORD, how long?

4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
Who praises you from the grave?

6 I am worn out from my groaning.

All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.

8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the LORD has heard my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

God Provides!

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
Matthew 6:30

The difference between mankind and all of God's creation is obviously the connection with God. He ordered everything to existence (Gen 1:11), yet with man He made his body from the dust of the earth, but his spirit and soul were immediately from his Creator, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7). The very essence of who we are is part God. He breathed part of Himself into us, the part that gives life because He is the God of the living. He promotes life and not death. "I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living" (Matthew 22:32). The God who gives us life also knows how to preserves it while we are here on earth. God is not a father who worries about our soul alone, but of the body also. That fact is made clear in the above scripture. Our creator made 2 interesting points in Matthew 6:25-34. First, he made sure that we know our place in the order of creation (we are number 1-He cares for us way more), and second, He promised to take care of all of our needs.

So why do Christians worry? My favorite preacher's most quoted verse answer the question perfectly; "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6. They don't know God because He reveals Himself in His Word and unfortunately they don't read the word. There are some professing Christians who say that faith is a supernatural principle, a Divine gift from God; therefore, it is not their fault that they are still struggling with faith. They claim that it is outside their power and province to do anything in order to obtain an increase of it. Consequently they go through an entire life continuously defeated and never experience the victorious power of the Word of God. Such passive way of life is in no way honoring or pleasing to God. The Bible tells us that the way to get more faith is to put to work the measure which we already have and to use the means God has appointed. (HIS WORD). Your duty is to read daily God's Word, to meditate thereon, and lay the Divine promises on our hearts, to urge our souls to believe, to strive and fight against doubts and distrust. Have you ever noticed how some people never get to read the Bible with us during church services? It doesn't matter how long the chapter, some people will take the entire time flipping through pages, disturbing those of us who are reading because they don't know where anything is. They are not familiar with any of the books for the simple fact that they don't read. If you want to please any one, you need to know their like and dislike, you have to spend time with them. A relationship with God is no less important. You must play your part. You must seek Him and He will embrace you.

The Christian must fight against evil thoughts of lack and complaints and must hold on the Divine promises of God and assure himself (constantly) that the "Lord will provide".

Get familiar with God by reading His word and you will never have to be anxious another day of your life.

Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Psalm 122

I rejoiced with those who said to me,
    “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
    in your gates, Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built like a city
    that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up—
    the tribes of the Lord
to praise the name of the Lord
    according to the statute given to Israel.
There stand the thrones for judgment,
    the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    “May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
    and security within your citadels.
For the sake of my family and friends,
    I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your prosperity.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I am Standing!

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10

Many Christians have trouble understanding why they suffer setbacks. It really doesn’t matter how long you have been a Christians and how strong your faith is, we all have moments when our faith is tested. There are some situations that just don’t turn out the way we hoped or expected. If that ever happens to you, don’t panic, don’t give up. Stand firm, re-align your thoughts to biblical principles, remember God is still in control and your battles are His. It’s not over until He says so. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

There could be a day when you awake to the same situations of the previous days. You find yourself finding the same problems yet again. You may not feel strong enough to face your troubles but remember this: “Dear friends, don't be surprised by the fiery troubles that are coming in order to test you. Don't feel as though something strange is happening to you, but be happy as you share Christ's sufferings. Then you will also be full of joy when he appears again in his glory”. (I Peter 4:12-13) Just when you think it is over, you are lifted up and your strength completely renewed because “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak. So I will brag even more about my weaknesses in order that Christ's power will live in me. Therefore, I accept weakness, mistreatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties suffered for Christ. It's clear that when I'm weak, I'm strong”. (2 Corinthians 12.-9-10)

If you have been praying for a long time about a situation and you are not seeing results, don’t worry, there is a reason for it, no the time for anxiety and fear. You don’t know it all but you’re the child of the Omniscient God. So when you get to one of those situations that you don’t seem to understand, call on God. At a recent single convention, a 48-year old man admitted to have been praying and ACTIVELY looking for a wife since He was in his 20’s and I told him that could be the problem. There are moments in life when you need to “stand still and let God”. God is not moved and pressured by time. He is Eternal. He knows how long your life is going to be, He knows when to bring this person into your life. I don’t care how long it’s been, you ought to keep praying and thank God for sending your mate even though you have yet to see him in the natural. It is not over until He says it is. You may be going through right now but your suffering will come to an end. Job didn’t stop trusting God through his adversity Follow his example. The Bible says when it is all over, you have won because “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be any more death. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared”. (Revelation 21:4)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Psalm 28

Psalm 128

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

God is Great!

Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? Acts 26:8

Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame.1 Corinthians 15:34

Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead?Friend when was the last time you thought of all the things God has done? I promise you, when you make Jesus the focus of your life, you will become a person of praise for He is worthy to be praised. It is important to understand that in Hebrew the phrase hallelu yah (halal) is in the imperative form which is a command. Thus, when you read the words "Praise the LORD" at the beginning and conclusion of many Psalms, including one of my favorite, (Psalms 113), you should understand that the psalmist is telling “you” personally to praise the Lord by opening your mouth, and start singing to God. Do you trust in God’s mercy regardless of the situation you’re living in? Are you depending on Him in everything (good, bad and ugly)? Are you praising Him daily for His mercy and sufficient grace? You need to start praising God.

Dear friend, God deserves and merits our praise in big assembly, but He will accept our praise anytime and anywhere. (Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. Psalm 96:3). Our Father in heaven deserves our praise. If there is anything in your life keeping you from enjoying a relationship with The Incredible God, repent and confess it to God and invite The Holy Spirit to help you change so that you can become the son/daughter God created you to be; and if there is anyone you know who does know The Incredible God yet, make the decision to share the good news of Christ with him/her as soon as possible.

God has always been great. He deserves praise. Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen! (Thomas Ken, 1674)

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

True Love!

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, (love) is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

God's love is persistent, ever-present, and very powerful. Our lives are transformed by the presence of love. All true love originates from God. Christians are to receive and replicate this love in their lives so people can know of God's love. When filled with God's love, we can understand things that we could not otherwise understand. The wonderful thing is that the more we know God’s attribute, the more we are going to obey His command to love "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment Matthew 22:37). Friend, love starts with God. One of favorite preachers once said that “Trying to find lasting love without obeying God is like trying to quench thirst by drinking from an empty cup you can go through the motions, but the thirst remains”. We often miss out on this comprehensive picture of God's love because we are searching for it at all the wrong places while taking God’s love for granted.

Friend, love is a big theme in our society. There are countless websites claiming to be able to help you find love. It is really quite interesting because each one of them is loaded with thousands of profiles. People are desperately looking for love. Have you ever had an opportunity to read some of these profiles? People are searching for perfection. (disease free, thin, smart, beautiful, tall, rich or have a great job, good communicator with no relationship baggage, ect.). But God wants you as you are: Sick, Imperfect, broken, hurt, full of baggage, loss, confused, rejected. No need to change to find His love because His kind of love will enrich and transform. Glory! There are times in our lives when those who claim to love us refuse to talk to us and ask for space but my dear friend, there are no periods with God's love. God's love does not stop with the sunset or begin with the new week. God love never takes a break. Divine love will always continue throughout time and eternity. In the darkest of nights, there will always be the eternal light of God's love. Glory to God! All you have to do is submit to love by allowing Christ to reside in your heart. He will never leave you. His promise to be with you through your valleys and mountain tops is true. You can count on His great love.

Praise the Lord!

Happy birthday F. Pierre. May God bless you with many more years to raise your 5 children. You are a tremendous blessing to us and all your brothers and sisters are in agreement. We love you. We appreciate you. We are proud to be your sisters. Our mom would be incredibly proud.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Walking in God's Will

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

To live the will of God, you must know what it is. The will of God is "what God intends to do in and through your life for His glory." Most of God's will is revealed in the Scriptures (Bible) and some of it is revealed piece by piece as you grow in faith and in your relationship with God ("In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.") Proverbs 3:5-6. As you seek God's will through your journey, He will reveal Himself to you. Glory! I promise you, it is the sweetest thing. When you realize God's presence in your daily living, you can truly live a life without limit. You can go from victim to victor. "I am the Lord, your God, who teaches you what is best for you!" (Isaiah 48:17) and Romans 12 tells us that God's will is "good." Do you think of the Lord's will as good? I don't know anyone who wants to keep repeating the same mistakes. God really wants the best for us when He gives us His will. You're on to something good when you find the will of God for you and when you start living in His will, your life will forever changed. God's will is the only plan for a SUCCESSFUL LIFE.

Friend, you can say you love God all day long but if you are not living a sacrificial life and start resisting temptation then how much do you really love him? Love come with certain sacrifices and you have to be willing to make them. The will of God comes from the heart of a loving heavenly father and therefore it cannot be anything but "good, pleasing, and perfect" for you and for me. You cannot run away when the going gets tough. God created us perfectly. We have what it takes to go through trials and come out of them victoriously. We have the Word of God which is His will. "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Are you going through the same issues? Are you going in circle? I don't care what you are going through today, there is a way out. Christ lay His life down so you and I can have access to the perfect will of God.

Let's pray this simple prayer: Lord, make me think about your will the same way you do. I want to love the will of God, embrace the will of God and Lord Jesus I want to submit to the will of God no matter what and Lord I believe you have the power to make it so. I trust you to be the Good Shepherd and I know you will lead me to green pastures. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Guard YOUR Mind

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Jesus knows that our minds need to be kept because THE DEVIL MOVES THROUGH THE THINKING PROCESS. If you let him dominate your thought life, he can defeat you but you have power to fight him. You have power that most believers don't even know about. The Word of God tells us that "so at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth" (Philippians 2:10). Satan is a liar and he works carefully, he often starts with a thought. He may suggest that your headache could be something else. Next he will give you some suggestions of what he thinks they are and within minutes you may find yourself complete ill. Not too long ago, a group of us went to pray for someone who was convinced that she was dying. She confessed that she knew for a fact that the end was near. She was troubled, living in constant panic and afraid to go to sleep. It wasn't until months later that we found out she never actually went to the doctor. She diagnoses herself with the help of the deceiver (the devil). She lost a high paying job because of attendance issue. We kept praying for healing when we should have been rebuking the devil out of her mind. When the devil seems to take control of your mind you must run him out by calling on the name that is above all others, the name that gives life, the name of the savior Jesus Christ. When you have peace in God in doesn't matter what the doctor says anyway. Remember that our heavenly Father is Jehovah Rapha (Exodus 15:26).

JEHOVAH-RAPHA IS THE HEALER OF ALL. God's healing power is not limited to the body alone. It covers the mind and every area of life and if you could get a hold of this, the devil wouldn't have any influence over your thoughts. One of the things I notice early on in life was that we pay more attention to the negative than the positive. For instance, when someone in my family gets a great position or finds a dream jobs none of us hear about it but when one loses a job, the whole world will know. We have to celebrate the positive. Why is it necessary to celebrate the works of the devil and not the multiple victories orchestrated by our Heavenly Father? It is because we think of the devil more often and more highly than we think of God. We have to walk in the light of what we know. You can be release from oppression to your body and your mind. As a child of the Omnipotent God, you can exercise spiritual authority. You can order the devil out of your life by resisting him, and the word of God assures us that he would have to flee from us ( James 4:7). Praise the Lord!

Friend, call on the name of the Lord. He will not get tired of you; however, there comes a time when the believer has to stop being a spiritual baby. There comes a point when you have to grow and take on your authority. Certain things happen in our lives because we let them. "Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven".(Matthew 18:18) What a wonderful promise! You can literally order prosperity and healing in every area of your life, Glory! And when you start exercising your authority nothing and especially the devil will not be able to have control over you because you will know the peace of God and the power of the Omnipotent God.

Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Put God First!

Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)

Striving for the kingdom of God means to always stand for what's right, but it is a difficult thing to accomplish; it takes determination, because when you are in the process of seeking God's face, opposition is going to come from unlikely places. You family and friends may turn their backs on you. We all fear the unknown and the person you're becoming is unknown to them and they will be afraid and they may even call you a few names such as weirdo, extremist, just to name a few. I have been called worst names this past year. The truth is you won't even understand what is happening to you because you are "under construction". It can be a very lonely place to be but I am urging to keep on and keep moving, continue to follow God. It may be confusing now but it's going to make sense soon. You are going to find out that you are indeed an extremist: extremely blessed, extremely prosperous, extremely smart, extremely excited and extremely changed and anointed.

When you are saved (born again) the Holy Spirit begins to work within you and brings the best out of you. Your perspective on life changes because you will learn to walk by faith and not by sight. Meaning, It will not matter what the situations of life seem to be, you will learn to trust the word of God and you will always have peace in the midst of great challenges.

It is an exciting transformation and the people who are close to you may become intimidated because as you spend more time reading the word of God and growing spiritually, you end up spending less time with your family and friends and it's going to take some getting used to. You have to find a way to communicate to love ones what's happening to you and hopefully they will understand, but if they chose to forsake you, don't panic. God has a way to bless those who put Him first. When you give God's word your full attention you will know true happiness and fulfillment and you will never be alone because the Holy Spirit is with you.

Praise the Lord!