God Approved

Deut.14:2 “You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.”

 

You have to make up your mind that only God’s love will define you and that your life will not be defined by defeat. Many things are outside your control, however, there are things that you can control. Read the rest of this entry

Oil of Love

Jer.1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

 

A lot of us have had people say horrible things to us, we have had people crush and demean us with their words. The problem is not so much with the words that have been said to us. The problem is we are beginning to believe the words that were said to us. Read the rest of this entry

Beloved!

Jer.31:3 (NIV) “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

 

Do not let defeat define you. Let God’s love define you. You need to be resolved, settled in God’s love and let that define you. You are not defined by defeat. You are defined by the love of your Father and your Maker. Let God’s love define you; build your worth on who God says you are. Read the rest of this entry

His Definition

Rom.8:37 “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”

 

Golf is a very interesting game; it tests every boundary. I have heard people call themselves all sorts of names because the ball they played started off dead straight towards the hole but turned off. Cursing the ball is bad enough because who played the ball? Read the rest of this entry

Never Ever!

1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light”

 

You are going to let yourself down, it is standard. You are going to set goals that you will not achieve. I am saying this to you from a place of knowing. I have experienced this myself. At the beginning of the year, I set goals in the major areas of my life. Read the rest of this entry

Praise On

Hab.3:17-18 (CEV) “Fig trees may no longer bloom, or vineyards produce grapes; olive trees may be fruitless, and harvest time a failure; sheep pens may be empty, and cattle stalls vacant—but I will still celebrate because the Lord God saves me.”

 

Have you experienced defeat, little or big, and how have you dealt with it? The third ‘D’ that attempts to stop our cheer and keeps us from rejoicing is defeat. God has helped us dismantle depression and demolish doubt. Over the next few days, Read the rest of this entry

Confidence

Ps.16:9-11 “No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever”

Job 15:13 (KJV) “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him…” It is only a child that does things like this. Even while the mother is spanking the child, even though the child is crying, he or she is still saying, Read the rest of this entry

Blessed Assurance

Ps.100:5 (TPT) For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for he keeps his promises to every generation!

I want to assure you that God will take care of you. The same God that took care of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. This same God that has an indelible track record will take care of you. Read the rest of this entry

Glory Journey

Ps.18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”

The first doubt buster that Asaph teaches us is, Remember God’s Track Record. The beauty about this is you do not have to dig too deep to access God’s track record.  Read the rest of this entry

Track Record

Ps.136:10-13 (NKJV) “To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn…And brought out Israel from among them…With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm…To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, For His mercy endures forever”

Asaph took some practical steps to demolish his doubts. The first doubt buster we see in Psalm 77 is, Remember God’s Track Record.  You and I must remember God’s track record. Read the rest of this entry