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God moves sovereignly

Sometimes God moves sovereignly, giving you neither notice nor explanation. Other times He moves only in answer to prayer.

Thank God for knowledge and ability, but some things only happen when we ‘give ourselves continually to prayer.’ (Acts 6:4 NKJV) The Bible says God would have destroyed Israel ‘had not Moses… stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath.’

Even though your limbs may not carry you beyond your own front door, through prayer you can limit Satan’s movements and defeat his best-laid plans. Through prayer you can call the forces of Heaven into any situation, anywhere, anytime, for anybody.

‘God said, ‘Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.’ (Psalm 2:8 NKJV) It’s time to move beyond our ‘bless me’ prayers and start claiming bigger things for God. ‘ ~ Bob Gass

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Reflection

I need to start claiming bigger things for God! Some days do not feel like a victory to me, but really, just being able to wake and serve God is more than enough.

‘What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ’ ~ Philippians 3:8.

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Psalm 91

Psalm 91 is a Psalm about God’s faithfulness. In this psalm we read that God is our refuge, He is our fortress, He saves us, and He protects us. This Psalm boils down to one simple fact: God is always faithful no matter the circumstances.

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Hebrews 13:16

It’s not big deeds, but small acts of kindness that make us great as God counts greatness. “With such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16)

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Help through every trial

“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’” (Isaiah 41:13).

God promises to support and help you through every trial.

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Walking in Faith

There are many teachings that interpret the bible incorrectly. Some of these teachings are when you become a Christian all your problems are over, this simply is not true (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). A second false teaching is all the problem you’ll ever encounter are addressed in the Bible – this is not true either. One thing is certain, God does tell us many things in His Word, but He still requires us to ‘walk by faith, not by sight.’

Walking by faith and not by sight means being ready to receive guidance from His Word, from the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and the counsel of godly friends.

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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Elevation Worship – Jesus I Come

I will rise stand redeemed Heaven open over me
To Your name eternally Endless glory I will bring

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Romans 8:26-30

The more I realise that God has formed me and my circumstances for a purpose. The more I realise that in all things God works for the good of those that love Him. 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
Do you struggle at times with your circumstances? With your weaknesses? I know I do, but, where I struggle with not knowing the word to pray, the spirit himself intercedes for me. 

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” ~ ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:26‬ 

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For the greater good

Even beginning to understand and know God’s love for me is incomprehensible. I once heard that if it was just us, you and I on earth, God would have still sent His Son Jesus to save the world! This is true, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) These are a few verses which speak of God’s greatness and sovereignty which when reflected on brings profound peace and satisfaction deep within.

God knows my every day before I even live it. In fact, He has a plan and a purpose, planned down to the finest detail as we read in Matthew 8:29-30, Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

As I read scripture today I’ve been convicted of the fact there are things that I do not even understand about my life. Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is one of them! But, I accept it, and I’m thankful that in spite of all that has happened, God has me in the palm of His hands and has healed me in Jesus name.

“I will not forget you. I have written your name on the palms of my hands. ” ~ Isaiah 49:15-16.

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Psalm 84:1-2

“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” ~ Psalm 84:1-2.

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A Steadfast Heart

I want to experience a victory in my life and achieve great things for God. It’s crucial that I stay determined.

Luke 9 speaks of Jesus steadfastly and determinedly set His face to go to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51), so, what’s to stop me from doing the same?

To accomplish great things, it’s important I “steadfastly and determinedly” set my face in the direction that God has for me and not give up.

I know that this journey will not be easy, but, Jesus has already overcome the devil, Satan is defeated, Satan’s opposition is not strong enough to stop you if you are close to God, walking in His strength and will.

I ask God for help each day! His grace is enough for me (2 Corinthians 12:9) and I’m determined to stay positive and walk in the peace of God no matter what.

God’s plan will be fulfilled in my life.

“My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.” ~ Psalm 57:7