Monday Motivation: We Have Overcome!!

This morning I awoke with joy and gladness in my heart.  I’ve heard some awesome testimonies lately and I want to praise God for all He’s done and all He’s yet to do! Sometimes I get weary, and sometimes I get down, but with the Lord I KNOW I have the victory!!  Whatever challenges you’re facing today, continue giving God the glory.  In Christ, YOU have overcome!!! 

1 Corinthians 15:57 (NKJV)

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

Deuteronomy 20:4 (NLT) For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!’

1 John 4:4 (NKJV) You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Romans 8:28 (NKJV) And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

John 16:33 (NKJV) These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you willhave tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Thank you Father for the victory I have through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I’m unable to do it all on my own, but with you I triumphI am an overcomer not based on how I feel, but on the truth that is in your Word.  For all that you are and all you continue to do I give you all the glory, honor and praise.  In Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN!!

The Safety of the Lord

I want to take a moment to thank the Lord for His grace, mercy and protection! 

Early this morning my husband and I heard some unfamiliar sounds coming from outside.  One thump.  Did something fall over?  A second thud, louder and distinct.  Is that a car door slamming?  No it can’t be…I called for him to come from the other room (he was giving our baby a bottle), and he said the noise was coming from below us.  Looking out the window yielded no views, so he went out on our porch and saw an individual attempting to break into our neighbor’s car.  He yelled for them to stop and the culprit fled. 

If you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing this type of situation, you’re all too familiar with the feelings of uneasiness and discomfort that follow.  A slew of negative “what if” questions attempt to flood your mind, and you’re unsettled because it happened too close to home.  I felt these emotions just moments ago, but I thank God that His Word reigns supreme in my heart!  As my husband alerted the neighbors and talked to the police, I said a prayer of thanksgiving for keeping us out of harms way.  Yes, a window was damaged, but no one was hurt, and for that I give all the glory, honor and praise to my Abba Father.  We are in His safety!!  Hallelujah!!!

Psalm 121:7 (NLT) The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.

Psalm 32:7 (KJV) You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround
me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 5:12 (NKJV) For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Psalm 91 (NKJV) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowlerAnd from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

Rejoice in the Lord!!

I am really feeling this song this morning!  Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, take a moment to rejoice in the Lord!!

Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)

 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

 

Monday Motivation: What Is Love?

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1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (AMP)

13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 And if I have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.

4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]…

 

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