An Essential Component…

And these signs will accompany those who believe
Mark 16:17

Have you ever been undertaking a task only to discover that a vital or essential component to its completion was missing? Without that piece it can never be finished. At best, without it, the result will be weak or deformed and won’t function correctly. This can prove to be very frustrating and often disheartening.

Today’s verse reminds us that God’s signs & wonders only follow those who believe and trust in His promises. Believing God’s Word individually is often the vital piece missing to obtaining His victory in our lives. People often want to trust in those who trust in the promises of God but that’s not the key to victory that the Bible teaches. We’re taught to individually believe & trust the promises of God and then we get God’s result.

Remember that God’s Word is chock-a-block full of powerful promises and 2 Corinthians 1:20 reminds us that every promise of God is yes & amen in Jesus. This means that you and I can have exactly what the Bible promises. The missing element to most people’s success is to individual believe, trust and have faith for themselves so that God’s Promise can occur.

This week let’s grab a hold of the promise of God that is most vital to our future. Let’s find Bible verses that support and encourage this promise. Then let’s start speaking them out, memorizing them, journaling and remembering them. As we believe them, we’ll start to see signs & wonders that we previously thought were impossible.

Pay It Forward…

“For all of God’s promises are “Yes” in Jesus and so through him we can say “Amen” to the glory of God” 
2 Corinthians 1:20

After ordering my coffee recently I was preparing to pay when the barrister said that a customer ahead of me had already taken care of it. My coffee had been paid for in full. I was blessed by their generosity not even knowing who they were.

Today’s verse lets us know that Jesus has fully paid for every single promise that God made. Now, all God’s promises are designed to benefit us and never hurt us. They’re to help us on our journey forward. Every promise from God is powerful but the key is to receive what Jesus has already paid for in full.

To do this we must put our “Amen” [or “Yes”] with the “Yes” of Jesus. This means we’re taking the side of God’s Word and no other side. It allows us to start apprehending His unending & eternal promises. Then as we keep believing and speaking His Word without doubt, our “Yes” resonates with the “Yes” of Jesus causing a chorus of fulfilled promises to flood our lives.

This week lets stand on the promises of God anew. Let’s raise our “Yes” with the “Yes” of Jesus over them. Let’s take time to open His Word, the Bible, and locate a promise we need accomplished in our lives. Remember it’s been “Paid for in full!” So, start agreeing with it, believing it, speaking it and accepting it. It will arrive complete, at just the right time, and accomplish all that it was designed to do.

A New Year Promise….

“Forget what happened in the past, and do not ponder on old events”
Isaiah 43:18

For some this year has been amongst their best ever. For others this year ranks as one of their worst. This year contained many incidents & events that have forged many memories. When we think about this year these memories flood our thoughts and ignite our emotions. Some people would love another year exactly the same whilst others would prefer a year filled with the complete opposite. The good news is a new year is upon us and how we enter it will determine the direction we’ll take.

Today’s verse lets us know God’s way for believers to head into His future plan and purpose. He let’s us know we need to do 2 very important things:

1] Forget what’s happened in our past [Both good & bad]
2] Stop thinking about old events [Both good & bad]

In other words we’re told to put everything from our past into the past. We’re to stop continually resurrecting it and attempting to breath life into it. There’s no use hoping the past will change… it never will!

The next verse in Isaiah instructs us to look to God because He is about to do something new! The truth is if all we ever do is remember our past & think about old events then it’s impossible for us to look forward to our future. This future contains all the new things God has for us. He wants to fulfill every single one of His promises [2 Corinthians 1:20] and overflow our lives with His plan, future & Hope [Jeremiah 29:11].

This week let’s release ourselves from our past before the New Year arrives. Lets forget about what’s happened to us & lets stop thinking about old unchangeable events. Instead let’s put our focus on God and His Word. Lets enter this New Year equipped to conquer every mountain & every obstacle before us. We’ll not only be conquerors, we’ll also have God’s joy, hope and purpose throughout the coming year.

Something Missing…

“And these signs will accompany those who believe” Mark 16:17

Have you ever been undertaking a task only to discover that a vital or essential element to its completion was missing? Without that piece it can never be finished. At best, without it, the result will be weak or deformed and won’t function correctly. This can prove to be very frustrating and often disheartening.

Today’s verse reminds us that God’s signs & wonders only follow those who believe and trust in His promises. Believing God’s Word individually is often the vital piece missing in obtaining victory in our lives. Often people want to trust in people who trust in the promises of God but that’s not the key to victory that the Bible teaches. We’re taught to individually believe and trust the promises of God and then we get God’s result.

Now remember that God’s Word is chock-a-block full of powerful promises and 2 Corinthians 1:20 reminds us that every promise of God is yes & amen in Jesus. This means that you and I can have exactly what the Bible says we can. The missing element to success is often individually believing, trusting and having faith for God’s Promise to occur.

This week grab a hold of the promise of God that is most vital to your future. Find Bible verses that support and encourage this promise. Start speaking them out, memorizing them, journaling and remembering them. As we believe them we’ll start to see signs & wonders that we previously thought were impossible.

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”- Corrie ten Boom

Fully Paid…

2 Corinthians 1:20 “For all of God’s promises are “Yes” in Jesus and so through him we can say “Amen” to the glory of God”

After ordering my coffee recently I was preparing to pay when the barrister said that a customer ahead of me had already taken care of it. My coffee had been paid for in full. I was blessed by their generosity not even knowing who they were.

Today’s verse lets us know that Jesus has fully paid for every single promise that God made. Now, all God’s promises are designed to benefit us and never hurt us. They’re to help us on our journey forward. Every promise from God is powerful but the key is to receive what Jesus has already paid for in full.

To do this we must put our “Amen” [or “Yes”] with the “Yes” of Jesus. This means we’re taking the side of God’s Word and no other side. It allows us to start apprehending His unending & eternal promises. Then as we keep believing and speaking His Word without doubt, our “Yes” resonates with the “Yes” of Jesus causing a chorus of fulfilled promises to flood our lives.

This week lets stand on the promises of God anew. Let’s raise our “Yes” with the “Yes” of Jesus over them. Let’s take time to open His Word, the Bible, and locate a promise we need accomplished in our lives. Remember it’s been “Paid for in full!” So start agreeing with it, believing it, speaking it and accepting it. It will arrive complete, at just the right time, and accomplish all that it was designed to do.