We are to have a positive outlook on our life and future no matter what our
circumstances may look like right now and receive the revelation that God
has great things ahead of us waiting to be attained. The Bible declares in
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great
and mighty things, which thou knowest not." The Lord is ready to lead and
direct our lives onto the best path, but we must be willing to call upon
Him, follow His direction and have the attitude that goodness and mercy
follows us all the days of our lives. God has instilled greatness within
our being that is meant to come forth, so be encouraged to renew your mind
with the word of God and see yourself achieving the greatness that is
within you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) (Psalm 31:1-5) (Psalm 18:30-33) (Psalm 23:6)
I hope you are inspired by today's message.
MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE
As a child picking grapes, I say that although we worked hard, we never
really got anywhere. Finishing one crop meant starting another. We were so
busy working hard, bent and stooped over, it never occurred to us to stand
up straight and look around for better opportunities. By settling for the
first job we found, we eliminated any chance for better ones. Had we used
our minds more and our backs less, we would have had many more
opportunities available to us.
Qué lástima! (What a pity.)
I was fortunate. I used my hot years under the grapevines to dream and
picture. My self-conversations went like this: "I hate the heat and this
dirty work. When I get older I'm going to work in an air-conditioned office
and live in a big, cool house. I'm going to go to school and study so I
won't have to work in the fields all my life. I'm going to marry a kind,
generous man. He'll be an elegant dresser and have a briefcase."
Would you believe I married exactly such a man, who later became an
attorney and turned out to be a clotheshorse? We get what we picture.
Throughout my life, the many pictures I have held steady in my mind have
materialized. They can and will for you, too.
By Bettina R. Flores
As children of the Lord, we should always keep in mind that we are called
to be a victorious people. The Lord has instilled great dreams and
aspirations within each of our hearts, but it is up to us whether those
dreams are realized. The Bible declares in Proverbs 23:7 "For as he
thinketh in his heart, so is he..." This scripture does not specify success
or failure, but it tells us that whatever we think in our hearts, that is
true. (1 Peter 2:9-10) (Isaiah 43:18-19) (Deuteronomy 30:19)
We must make up our minds and see our dreams being realized. We cannot
have a vision of defeat in our minds and think our dreams will come to
pass. God says in Genesis 11:6 "And now nothing will be restrained from
them, which they have imagined to do." Encourage yourself in the Lord and
imagine your dreams coming true. Believe the Lord's Word and see yourself
prospering and successful in every area of life. (Romans 12:3-8)
Continue to dream your dreams and get it in your mind that with God all
things are possible to those who believe. Believe in yourself and trust
that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you can ask or
even think. (Ezekiel 37:3-14) (Hebrews 12:1-3) (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 8:31-32 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,
who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"
Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart."
Philippians 3:13-14 "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but
this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching
forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: HARD TIMES
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Today's Selected Testimony: HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR US
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry