“The journey of your life is filled with stops and starts. The one consistent truth is that I hold your life and all of your ways in my hand. I want you to trust me so much that you are able to rest in me and in the truth of my Word all the time.
This life will be constantly challenging for you, but you don’t have to meet those challenges in your own strength. You must learn to rely upon me, to hope in me, and to know that nothing will happen to you apart from me. I am with you and I will make a way for you through whatever it is you happen to be facing.
Learning to live by my Spirit in you, not being controlled by your own flesh, is where your battle is fought daily. Your flesh does not have to get the better of you when I have provided you with resources to rule over it. You have my Spirit, you have my Righteousness, you have my Word and my Truth, and all the Faith you need to win these battles and to forge ahead. Your actions can be led by my Spirit when you choose to embrace the power that I have put within you.
I am the King of the Universe, of the heavens and of your earth. Think about what that means for you. You know me, you are part of my family and all my blessings fall upon my children. They fall upon you, so acknowledge me as the One True God and Father of all; and, believe in the power you have to enter into my victory over everything you face in life.
Your life is a journey with me to the next one, your circumstances are temporary. Your eternal crown is being held for you even as my hand holds you now. May my Word be proven true in your life and may my blessings be abundant upon you as you faithfully trust me.”
- …You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Daniel 5:23b
- I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6: 26, 27
- (Jesus said) The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. John 6:63
- Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all of this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6: 14-17
- Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
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