Be encouraged today! God always finishes what he starts in each of us! Do not be tempted to quit or become impatient. Put your hope in God (Psalm 33:20, NLT) and stand… “When you’ve done all you can just stand and watch the glory of God.” (Ephesians 6:13) Keep your eyes on Him. Continue to worship and remember that HE is fighting your battles for you! He’s ordering and arranging things in your favor.
You need the favor of God and man. (Luke 2:52 ESV) Do not allow circumstances or Satan to rob you of your measure of faith. (Romans 12:3) Do not allow unbelief to come from your mouth, God keeps His promises! “I know all about your suffering and your poverty-but you are rich eternally! I know the blasphemy of those opposing you… Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer…Remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. (Revelations 2:9-10, NLT)
The scripture in James 1:2 states it this way: “Blessed is the one who preserves under trial because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Our God loves to reward every faithful act, deed, and right motives we do.
Today bullying, sexual impropriety and pornography seem rampant.
We need to stand firm and faithfully diligently keep walking – by faith WITH Him. (II Timothy 4:8) “…anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:18-19, NLT) We cannot train up our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6) if we run away and quit. Instead, dial 911. Report any and all abuse by calling the right people to come quickly!! This action usually moves the wrong people out of the way. They flee. You stand! We all have a measure of faith.
It’s up to each of us to develop our faith.
As Romans 10:7 says, faith grows as we read and study His word. As our faith increases it produces patience. When we allow patience to have its perfect work in us, we’ll lack no good thing. Others will see and be encouraged. The key is to keep moving forward by reading, hearing, and obeying. Obeying His word will not only produce patience in your life, but bring healing and restoration to the hearts of others.
Join me in prayer?
Father, help me to understand and strengthen me to continue this journey into perfection with You and the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name! I choose to believe you will bring victory and breakthrough in every area of my life. Show me how to be a blessing to others this Christmas season. Thank you for sending Jesus down to save us. Amen.