Scriptures have been used to justify slavery, to justify belittling women, and used to condemn others. We wonder how the Lord feels about that? Did we even seek Him out? His Word is too powerful to be misused!
We can only imagine that the Lord is not pleased when His Word is mishandled. He knows that the Word is authority and we should know as well. It will do what He has commanded it to do. He is not out to see others enslaved, women demeaned, or people condemned. His Word is life and it has been used improperly.
Let’s remember that His Word is authority, used to cement the the rule and reign of God Almighty.
His Word is firm. His Word is settled. His Word is cemented. His Word is power. His Word is authority. What did God say about the matter? If He said it, it is so. We are to stand on His authority and His alone.
Our situations must bow to the authority of God’s Word. Our enemies are defeated by the authority of God’s Word. Our purposes and plans are found in God’s Word. It is His promises that define our lives. Before we research the world’s perspective, did we seek out the Father’s command?
The Lord’s Words are not empty, meaningless mumblings-they are life shaping, life forming, and life giving. God’s Word is authority.
Isn’t it amazing what a kind word can do for your day? Think about the last time someone genuinely complimented you-how did it make you feel? What did it do for your day? Research shows the power of gratitude, the wonder of appreciation, and the art of thankfulness-it has health benefits, affects your productivity, and alleviates sadness.
While science made have just discovered the benefits of a positive word, believers of God through Jesus Christ should know the power of words. The Word of God is life!
Words are living, breathing, and active. Need to feel better? Speak God’s Word over you! Need to be encouraged? Go to the Word! Need to comfort someone? Use the Word of God! Facing a tough situation? Declare and decree the promises of God over your situation.
We must remember the power that is in God’s Word. Maybe the social sciences are just getting the program but we cannot afford to forget that our salvation story starts with the Word of God! We spoke and believed that God did it. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! The Word of God is life.
It’s not just an positive affirmation. It is not just a positive statement or quote. It is living, breathing, and active.
Fear cannot reign nor can it rule. Do you hear the Lord? Fear is not from Him. It can exist but it is not eternal. We all have something we are afraid of but it cannot have authority. Fear may be a natural response but we have supernatural power. The supernatural trumps the natural each and every time.
Let’s not give fear supernatural power, let’s not make fear an authority figure in our lives, and let’s not allow fear to sit on the throne of our hearts! Let’s be bold sisters! Let’s overrule the fear that tries to take root in our lives.
The Lord must be ruler, Master, and Lord over all of our lives. He is the One who frees us, He is the One who determine that power, love and a sound mind shall rule, and He is the One who has all power and authority in His mighty hands. Let’s toss fear at the feet of Jesus. No longer are we afraid! We are free-Hallelujah!
We don’t fear what will come: the future is in the Father’s hands. We don’t fear a repeat of our pasts: it is finished. We don’t fear our enemies: they shall be our footstool. We don’t fear Satan and His schemes: We, in Christ, have the victory!
Dethrone fear sisters! Let’s make sure that Christ alone sit on the thrones of our hearts and minds.
Such a powerful message! We cry out how much we love God. We exclaim about how much He is our Lord and Savior. We shout about how powerful He is, how amazing He is, and how He holds the whole world in His hands. But then we try to plan, we try to “help the Lord out” by doing it our way, and relying on our knowledge and power. Don’t fret, it’s not too late to recognize the power behind His name! We can began to fully trust in the name of the Lord.
Let’s try it out this way:
Imagine if we trusted God to be God. Imagine if we trusted Him to be all He said He is! Oh how our worlds would shift! As you trust Him to be God over your life, you will begin to feel the foundations shaking! You will see the barriers begin to fall, you will see the mountains move! We will say His name, but will we trust in the power of His name?!
We know His name? Now, let’s trust in His name! He will not fail.
It can be quite challenging trusting in Someone who we cannot see. Everything in the world tells us to trust in the tangible things and those things we can touch, see, taste, feel, and smell. However, trusting in the tools of the world can leave us feeling empty, discontent, and chasing after the wind.
Oh friends, but when we choose to trust in the Lord, the rewards-the side effects-are greater than anything we could ever imagine. Let’s look at the Word:
Joy. Peace. Overflow. Hope. Power: these are the side effects of trusting in the Lord! Much different than what we hear when we are watching television and the side effects of popular medications are read. The side effects of many of those medications include the possibility of death.
Oh but God! The side effects of trusting in the Lord includes life, joy, and peace! It can be scary to trusting in One whom you cannot see, but the effect of not trusting in the Lord just isn’t worth it!
Distrust in the Lord causes us to be a slave to this world and it’s empty promises. Not trusting the Lord leaves us always wanting more of empty things. Trusting in the world and it’s systems causes us to fear the future.
So let’s be a people who are excited about the side effects of trusting in our Father, He is a place of safety, our shield, our Protector. The effects of trusting in the Lord, our God will save our very lives.
The silence can sometimes be deafening. It’s challenging to simply sit in quiet. The whistling of the wind, the creaks of the room, and the noises of nature can be too much to bear at times.
And we humans find ourselves enjoying the distractions and chaos on some level. Think about it: who has music playing while they are working? Who has the television going while you are preparing a meal? Who has the radio or a podcast on while attending to daily tasks?
And these are not bad things at their core, many people have had lightbulbs appear as they listen to a great podcast. Others have specific worship songs that have ministered to their souls. A good show can produce that hearty laugh that’s needed after a long day.
But the quiet place can be transformative, the quiet place can be the very place where you get the energy you need to power through to the next step. Let’s look to the Lord:
In Luke 5, just cleansed a leper. He just finished ministering-so withdrew to pray. He went to that quiet place to refuel. He went to the quiet place to receive their power He needed to move forward. The quiet place is needed and necessary for the people of God.
The quiet place can be scary. The quiet place can be loud. Oh but it is in the quiet place where you develop the mind of Christ. This place is where you get the Holy Spirit power to be an ambassador for Christ. The whistling, the creaks, and the chirps are symphonies used by the Lord to soothe our weary souls. Being with the Father in the quiet place is the sound we need to hear His gentle and wonderful voice.
…don’t last always! We all may have hummed this melody time and time again through difficulties. It may even sound a little cliche, but it is absolutely true!
Trouble has a stopping point, eventually things begin to turn themselves around and life gets a little easier, a little less complicated.
Trouble’s stopping point comes when we surrender, when we submit, and when we seek the Lord! He places all things into perspective. He provides a comfort that no one else can give. He is our hope! He has the absolute best track record-His defeat of death, Hell, and the grave is history-making news!
There is no other name under Heaven in which every knee-even trouble’s knew has to bow! We have this assurance in Christ that eventually trouble will fade, the Word says so:
Sin may be present but it is not our portion! Our portion is the forthcoming glory that will be revealed in Christ. Our promise is joy, peace, and power in Christ. Trouble is very present, victory is guaranteed!
Knee deep in trouble? Stand in your authority and tell trouble that it won’t last always!
You may have stumbled. You may have fallen. You may have tripped. You may have even decided to lay down willingly. But now it is time to get up!
Sister, you’ve been down long enough. You may have tripped over that stumbling block. You may have been blocked by that obstacle. You may have willingly laid down from exhaustion. Get up sis! The time for resting is over! Don’t you let the enemy think he’s won! Oh no, only Christ has the victory!
It’s so easy to stay down. Let’s be empowered by Christ! He did not stay down. He did not declare defeat. Remember, in His last moments, God had forsaken Him-not for His disobedience, but for the mission! Jesus had to go down, but He did not stay there! Amen?! He got up! Let His story be your power!
Now it is time for you to rise! He got up and out of the tomb! It is time for you to get out of that funk! It is time for you to get out of your feelings. It’s time for you to stop letting emotions be in the driver seat!
It’s time to get out. It’s time to get out and do the will of the Lord. It is time to get out and follow Yahweh! It’s time to get out and pound the pavement for our soul, for our loved ones, for the ones who are coming behind us!
It’s time to get up and get out “to have demons be subject to us in the name of Jesus; to have authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy,” Luke 10:17, 19.
You getting up and getting out will shake the very foundation your life and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19. We are waiting for you to get up and out friends!
Albert Ellis is credited with initiating the phrase ‘stinking thinking’. The best description of the concept is that this line of thinking is based on the “human tendency to engage with thoughts that do not serve us.” (Author Unknown)
Our thoughts are seeds that sprouts. Thoughts will manifest into actions (or reactions). They can either be beautiful and fruitful trees or roots that choke. Our minds are the starting point for beautiful ideas and powerful concepts. The enemy is actively pursuing us and he starts with our minds. Satan is the father of lies and it starts in our minds! Stinky thinking is destructive. Stinky thinking is not of God.
The Word of God has guidance for His children when it comes to our thoughts:
It’s time to put an end to stinky thoughts! We are designed to be a sweet smelling fragrance. We are crafted to be great thinkers. How can we be who God called us to be if we allow our thoughts to run rampant? How can we build great plans if we do not think that we are noble, lovely, or admirable?
Your thoughts will either destroy or build up. Your thoughts will either be lovely or cruel. Your thoughts will promote life or death. This is why the Word of God tells believers to renew our minds with the Word of God. This is our greatest weapon against that tendency to go left. The Word is our greatest defense against the enemy’s schemes.
Submit those stinky thoughts to the Lord! Let’s be determined to cast down anything that tries to set itself up against the Lord and His Word. Place those stinky thoughts under your feet and stand on the truth of the Lord.
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