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That Which You Need To Do When Worries Get the Better Part Of You                                             

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A friend of mine sent me a text upon learning her husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. I was surprised—yet encouraged—by her reaction.

“God’s got this,” she said confidently.

I want that type of unswerving trust in the One who can handle all things.

Then I realized something. You and I have the ability to have that kind of trust in God because we’ve been given the same thing that my friend, Allison, has been given: God’s trustworthy Word. And his trustworthy character. Still, we tend to be people who worry.

When I inquired from a group of Christian women to express the greatest thing they worry about, this is what they said:

  • I am disturbed about my children that they will wander from the Lord. 
  • I worry that I don’t have any friends. 
  • I’m concerned about unsaved family members. I need them to recognize Christ and spend eternity with him. 
  • I’m worried about the stability of my marriage and my husband’s desire for a divorce.

I’m so consoled to know that God is closely familiar with all our ways and that he knows our opinions (and concerns) before we even think them (Psalm 139:2). That promises me he is already working on the matters that worry us most.

I’m also glad God knew we would be worriers and prone to nervousness and stress. And I’m SO glad he had the Apostle Paul address our “nervous opinions” in Philippians 4:6-7:

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Communicate to God what you want, and appreciate him everything he has done. Then you will encounter God’s harmony, which exceeds anything we can comprehend. His harmony will protect your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

So, according to that verse, if you’re disturbed about not having friends, tell God about it, and thank him that he already knows your condition. Ask his understanding in leading you toward reliable friends and then rest in the peace that comes from believing him.

If you’re worried about your unsaved family members, remember that God wants their salvation even more than you do. So appreciate him that he is the One who attracts all men to himself, and then pray specially for them, believing God’s timing and logic. He may choose to influence them through you and he may not.

Also Read:  Is It Wrong To Question God?

And when you start to stress out about your marriage, remember that God’s heart breaks over broken marriages—not because he can’t fix them, but because we often surrender before we give him the opportunity to restore it all. He is the God of reunion, not the God of giving up. He is also the author of determining love. Pray, beloved friend, for your spouse’s heart to relax towards the Lord and that  in the process, you can love him as God loves him.

Any time you discover yourself in a state you can’t do anything about (which is why we worry in the first place) believe that God is who he says he is and he can work out that condition far better than you.

In my life, when I start to worry that God hasn’t “done something yet,” I have to remind myself that he is who he says he is. He doesn’t need my assistance. He doesn’t need my worry. He desires my trust. When I accepted that he is God and I myself am not and that his purpose is always superior than mine, that is when it gives me that peace that guards my heart and soul—as Philippians talks about.

He still anticipates me to be a decent friend before I can find a good friend. He still wants me to share my faith and talk openly of his goodness, in case he wants to use me to reach my unsaved family members. And he still wants me to work at my marriage and be the wife he called me to be, irrespective of what I might feel. But when you’ve done what you can, go positively back to the values in Philippians 4:6-7 and “Don’t be disturbed about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you want, and show gratitude for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which surpasses everything we can comprehend…” (NLT).

Next time you start to worry, question yourself “What am I trusting God for that isn’t right?” “Do I trust he is true to his word? Do I have faith that he can really take care of this?”

Believe that he really can work ALL things together for good to those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). And through this time of waiting and trusting (rather than worrying), you can also have peace knowing that during your time of trusting, he is making you more like his Son (Romans 8:29).

Today, my friend’s spouse who was diagnosed with colon cancer is doing unusually well. It’s been two years. The cancer is gone. They’re still living day by day in the palm of God’s hand. And they’re still convinced—and so am I—that “God’s got this.”

Also Read: Prayer Against Fear of Death

 

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30 Declarations To Speak Over Your Life

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30 Declarations To Speak Over Your Life

I DECLARE:
1. I have the life of God in Me. The Blessings of God is released upon me today. I experience the overflowing goodness of God over my life.
2. My greatness is increased on every side. I am elevated to a higher realm of power and glory.
3. Unimaginable blessings and success is coming my way in the name of Jesus.
4. God’s faithfulness is my experience everyday. i am not perturbed, I am not dismayed for my trust is in Him. My God never fails.
5. All the promises of God upon my life shall be my experience
6. I am destined to excel
7. I am destined to succeed
8. Failure is not in my nature
9. I Soar, I Prevail, I Excel.
10. I have dominion over sin, sickness and challenges.

11. Life is easy for me.

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12. God’s power and strength is at work in me.

13. I will accomplish everything the Lord has designed for me.

14. I will live to fulfill destiny

15. This is my time, this is my moment.

16. My God is ordering my steps everyday

17. I will not be put to shame.

18. I bear the mark of excellence and integrity

19. Each day is a gift from God and I will cherish it.

20. The blessings of the Lord is my portion each day

21. Everything is working out for my good.

22. I am a wonder to my generation.

23. I will make an impact in my generation.

24. God’s mercy and goodness is my portion

25. I receive divine help day by day

26. Kings shall come to my lifting

27. Supernatural doors are opening for me day by day.

28. I am designed for victory and nothing can stop me.

29. I am unstoppable and untouchable in Christ Jesus.

30. I will make heaven at last.

These declarations will change your life if you believe and become consistent in it.

God bless you.

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Declarations

Powerful Bible Declarations To Speak Over Your Life Daily (PT1)

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There is a lot of significance when you begin to release powerful bible declarations over your life daily. As you build this new habit of waking up and declaring God’s word in your life, you activate each day supernaturally.

Sometimes, as we declare God’s word over your life, we tend to think that it  produces no results, because we do not see any major difference significantly in the natural realm, but that’s not true.

When you speak God’s word over your life daily, you are warring in the spirit and a lot is already taken place in the supernatural.

The truth is, when we confess God’s word, it helps align our prayers to the will of the Father. We bring things that are not in existence into existence when we speak God’s word over our lives because there is so much power in spoken words.

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Personally, i have made up my mind to be intentional in this subject. I want to walk in the fullness of the power of God in me. There is no more room to talk defeated, worn out and less of who i am in Christ Jesus.

The death of Jesus, brought life in full, so i refuse to let my challenges and circumstances determine how my life and day will go.

IF you feel the same and have also made such decision, then let’s begin our day with these powerful bible declarations To speak over your Life daily.

Powerful Bible Declarations To Speak Over Your Life Daily

My God has made me the head and not the tail, i am above only (Deuteronomy 28:13).

I am above and on top only, i will never go below (Deuteronomy 28:13).

I have the Joy of the Lord in me, and His Joy strengthens me (Nehemiah 8:10).

I am blessed in my going out and in my coming in (Deuteronomy 28:6).

I have the life and power of God to do all things, by His strength only (Philippians 4:13).

I don’t have the spirit of timidity and fear, I am possessed by the spirit of love, power and self control (2 Timothy 1:7).

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Fear will never get hold of me because God lives in me. (Isaiah 41:10).

I am a new creation in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

I am set free from every form of darkness in this world (Colossians 1:12-13).

The One who lives in me is greater than the one who live in this world (1 John 4:4).

I have the spirit of God living inside of me (1 Corinthians 3:16).

I live, talk and walk by faith and not by what i see (2 Corinthians 5:7).

No weapon fashioned against me shall ever come to pass (Isaiah 54:17).

My needs are supplied richly by my God (Philippians 4:19).

I dwell under God’s supernatural preservation (Psalm 91:1-2).

My God has a great plan for me to give me a blessed , prosperous

God has great plans for me and I am filled with hope for a great future. (Jeremiah 29:11).

 

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Overpowering a Dangerous/life-threatening Spirit

Overpowering a Dangerous/life-threatening Spirit

Do you judge others? Is it easy for you to locate errors with those around you? Then be careful: Your spiritual life is in danger. On this post, we’ll be viewing the topic overpowering a dangerous/life-threatening spirit

Why We Judge

We judge for our own egotistic benefits. For instance, we sometimes become critical when comparing ourselves to those around us. We try to locate errors in others to attest that we are clever, good looking, better-off or richer. But these are self-centered motives.

We only want to feel good about ourselves. We get critical when others do not perform what we request from them. Regularly, it is a family member, peers associates who fails to meet our needs. Our expectations lead to a judgmental attitude.

Even our own frustrations can lead to a critical attitude. If life is not turning out the way we want, we hide our own defeats by looking for faulty ones.  A critical attitude can hamper your relationship with God and confuse you from God’s determinations for your life.

Do not Judge

Discovering errors and being critical are some of the simplest things to do. They appear to arise naturally to us. But Jesus informed us not to judge “lest you be judged” (Matt. 7:1, NASB). We should abide by his command.

Jesus further enlightened why a critical behavior is dangerous: “God will be harsh on you as you were on them, he will offer you the same treatment you offered them” (v.2).

When we judge, we summon verdict on ourselves. The word of God affirms that “verdict will be painful to he who has displayed no pity” (James 2:13).

By passing verdict on, others, we hide our own errors. For instance, when the religious leaders carried a woman to Jesus who was caught engaging in sexual activity, they wanted to kill her. But Jesus replied, “If none of you has ever erred, then come forth and cast the first stone at her” (John 8:7). No one threw any.

God alone reserves the right to pass verdict on everybody (Romans 14:4). Allow God take revenge. The Lord declares, `I am the one to take vengeance and repay them back'” (Romans 12:19).

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Overpowering a Dangerous/life-threatening Spirit

The Cure for Criticism

Judgment is very important. The Bible says that “God is a virtuous judge” (Psalm 7:11, NASB). The cure for criticism is established in comprehending the nature of God’s verdict. The Bible states that everyone is an offender. This iniquity drives a lump amongst God and man, and merits verdict (Romans 3:23; 6:23).

Irrespective of how “decent” we think we are, “all our good performances are like grimy apparel” (Isaiah 64:6,). We cannot make up for all the evil things we have committed.

Left alone, we still merit God’s verdict, death and everlasting torment in a place the Bible referred to as a “lake of scorching sulfur” (Rev. 19:20).Just God can gratify the verdict against us for our iniquities.

God led His Son to the world to pay the ransom of our iniquities. Jesus Christ seized our judgment on himself and passed away in our place. In return, God gives to every person all His blessings comprising everlasting life, pardon, harmony, happiness and hope if only we reverence Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

If we really comprehend the verdict that we each merit from God, we would be less disposed to judge/criticize others.

Giving Grace Instead

Have you learnt to obtain God’s grace and mercy? This is the first step to overpowering a dangerous/life-threatening spirit. If you’ve never appreciated God for the ransom he gave, do so now. Only atone for your iniquities and hand your existence over to Him (Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9, 10).

If you acknowledge Jesus as your Redeemer, show gratitude to Him for His grace and mercy. Appreciate Him for pardoning your iniquities. Appreciate him for granting you another chance at life.

Now, grant loveliness and compassion to others, Jesus said, “Easily you obtained, offer easily” (Matt. 10:8, NASB). Instead of judgment, spread God’s love to those nearby, commencing t with family, friends and co-workers. Frequently those nearby to us feel the punitive effects of our judgmental approaches.

From now on when you sense the invitation to become dangerous, follow Jesus’ clear teaching to observe a critical look at your own life first (Matt. 7). Beg God for forgiveness of your iniquities.

Recollect, it’s easy to be critical. The errors of others are regularly noticeable by us. In these times we need to make sure we offer grace instead. Appreciate God for those individuals and request from the Lord to bless them and divulge his intentions to them.

It’s quite simple: God has granted you mercy. He has paid the debt for your sins. Now, the only obligation you owe is to give his love and compassion to others, for “mercy triumphs over judgment” (James 2:13; NASB).

In conclusion, ensure to devote time with God in prayer and meditate on the word of God. As you study the word of God, ask him to assist you to be tolerant with those around you. In time, you will change from a fault-finder to a grace-giver as you learn to live like Jesus lived.

God’s Word on Condemnation

“Constantly be modest and mild. Tolerantly put up with each other and love each other. Endeavour to allow God’s Spirit retain your hearts joint. Do this by existing in harmony” Eph. 4:2,3.

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