—Matt Chandler (via anotherprodigal)
In First Chronicles, David was facing an impossible situation. He and his men were up against a huge army of Philistines. This was a different time than when he faced Goliath. His army of men was greatly outnumbered. In the natural, they didn’t have a chance. But God gave David the promise that He would go with them, and they would defeat this army.
David went out and did just that. God gave them the victory. David was so overwhelmed with God’s goodness that he tried to describe it. He said, “God has broken through to my enemies like the breaking forth of water.” One translation says, “Like a raging flood.” Notice, David likened God’s power to a flood. He was saying, “When God shows up, it’s going to be like a flood of favor, a flood of strength, a flood of good breaks.”
Today, remember; what God did for David, He will do for you. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Your part is to keep believing, keep trusting, keep obeying and keep thanking Him. Trust that He will direct your steps and overwhelm you with favor and victory all the days of your life.
—Louie Giglio (via littlethingsaboutgod)
"Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid." - Jesus
If you are in the middle of tough times today, look to God. The Bible says that Jesus is the Author and Finisher of your faith. He is the one who writes faith on your heart and then develops it to completion on the inside of you as you yield yourself to Him. Your part is to seek Him daily. Follow His commands. Open your heart and choose to speak His Word which is alive and active. Remember, your trials are only temporary, but His eternal glory outweighs it all!
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”(Ecclesiastes 9:10, NIV)
Did you know that when you do something to the best of your ability because you want to honor God, it opens the door to His blessing? That means it will be easier, it will go better, and you will accomplish more. That’s why no matter what we do, we should give it our best. This is especially true even in the little things. For example, when you’re doing the dishes or mowing the lawn, don’t drag around sour and frustrated. Mow with enthusiasm! Mow it like you’re on a mission from God. With every step, thank God that your legs work. Thank Him that you’re healthy and strong. At the office, don’t just do enough to get by. You’re not working unto people, you’re working unto God. Do it with your whole heart. When you volunteer at church, don’t wake up and think, “Awe, man. Why did I volunteer? I want to sleep in!” No, serve Him with all your heart because that’s what honors God. When you honor God, He’ll honor you. He’ll give you His life, peace, health and blessing now and forevermore!
A Prayer for Today
Father God, thank You for Your hand of blessing on my life. I choose today to serve You with my whole heart and do everything to the best of my ability. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.