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A Great Season!

This is a great season. I know, you’re wondering how I can say that considering what the world has been through in the past few months. Well, I can say it because I know what God is saying to me. And He’s showing me how, even through something as devastating as a pandemic, He can and will bless His people. He can give us, as believers, uncommon opportunities to do great things for the Kingdom of God—beginning with leading and pointing people to Jesus. That’s why it’s a great season. In the midst of the chaos, the worry and concern, people are looking for answers. And it’s up to you and me to help them find those answers—to help lead them out of darkness and despair and into the light of the blessed life in Jesus Christ. To help free people from the bondage of fear and show them the reality of faith in God and His Word. So, let me ask you: Are you listening to what God is saying and paying attention to what He is doing? And are you positioned, prepared and ready to step up and seize whatever opportunity He presents for you to represent Him in the earth? Now is the right time. This IS a great season!


The Solid Foundation!

Right now there are many people, believers included, who are probably filled with uncertainty. They’re likely wondering things like, What is God saying in this hour? What about my hopes and dreams? Can I still believe that God is going to prosper me, not just in my finances but regarding my goals, or should I just abandon my dreams? The last few weeks have been challenging for us all. We find ourselves faced with the reality that life, and the things it has to offer, are just a vapor. Today, we have them, and in a moment it seems we can lose them. We wake up healthy, wealthy, strong and happy, and in no time at all it seems it can be taken away. That’s what many, including the poor, the wealthy, the young, the old, business owners, employees, families, students—people from every walk of life—are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have become fearful and depressed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Especially when we have the promise of our Lord and Savior that He will never leave us alone. Instead of allowing yourself to worry or become fretful, take solace in knowing that God is faithful and always with you, even in the difficult times. As a believer, make sure the foundation for your hopes and dreams are built on Jesus Christ, the Solid Rock. Only then can you be assured that you are fully kept, safe and protected. The enemy may threaten you, but because Jesus has defeated him, his threats are empty. That’s why the Bible says no weapon formed against you will stand—but you will! Make sure your hopes and dreams are built on Christ Jesus, the solid foundation!


Faith or Fear?

Are you living by faith, or are you living in fear? Here’s something to think on: Life lived without faith is life lived in fear. I know that may come as a surprise that I would suggest that you could be living in fear, but it’s the truth. You see, fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, and likely to cause pain or threat. The intention of fear is to threaten you to the point of becoming overcome with fear. That’s not how faith works. Faith, on the other hand, is trusting and being completely loyal to God, even when things seem impossible. It’s choosing to stand on God’s Word no matter how bad things may seem. Hebrews 11:1, Amplified Bible Classic Edition, says: “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” The truth is, Fear can only be conquered by faith. And faith comes by hearing and meditating on God’s Word. Just like faith activates God, fear activates the devil. If you find yourself worrying and fretful most of the time, take time to do an honest inventory of your life. Ask God to help you acknowledge your fears and cast them over onto Him. Believe His Word so you can live in faith, and not in fear.


How Will You Answer?

Ever wonder what God thinks when He sees how we respond or react to certain situations—especially when it comes to standing against the devil and not walking in fear? Something tragic happens, like a hurricane or a tsunami, or the coronavirus pandemic, and the first thing we do is get into fear. We cry out to God for answers and plead for His protection—never once considering our position and authority as children of the Most High God. How do you suppose that makes Him feel? Not good, I’m sure, especially when He has spent so much time assuring us of His love and compassion. And particularly when He has promised, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5). What would we think or how would we feel if God didn’t respond to us at all, or if He stepped back, took a long look at us, and said something like: “How many times do I have to tell you that I’m with you, and that you have nothing to fear? How long will it be before you finally get it? I’m on your side. You are more than a conqueror. The devil has nothing on you, so get over it!” Is God asking you those questions today? If so, how will you answer Him?


A Perfect Peace!

Are you afraid today? I know, you’re probably wondering why I would ask such a question—especially in the times we’re living in today. With all the negatives reports we’re hearing daily, in the natural, it doesn’t appear that things are going to get any better anytime soon. Thankfully, as believers, we’re not moved by what we see in the natural. We’re moved by God’s Word, and His Word declares that, no matter how difficult things may seem, God will give us His peace so we don’t become fearful. Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” As long as our trust and confidence are in God, we have His assurance that everything is going to be alright. He has promised to always be with us, to see us through whatever hardship, whatever trouble, whatever devastation the enemy tries to bring our way. How do we stay in God’s perfect peace? By keeping our minds on Him at all times. Just knowing about God is not enough. We have to truly know and believe Him in our hearts. That means we must have His Spirit dwelling on the inside of us at all times—leading, guiding and directing our every step. That’s how we stay in perfect peace!


Stand Against Fear!

Does the coronavirus pandemic have you living in fear? Are you worried and fretful, wondering if you’re going to become infected, or what to do to stay safe? Let me encourage you that, when fear is staring you squarely in the face, go to the only true Source for answers—God’s Word, the Bible! Joshua 1:8 says following the instructions outlined in God’s Word will not only lead to prosperity, but it will cause you to be successful in every area of your life. That includes living free from fear. It doesn’t matter how far off course the enemy tries to temp or force you, obey the Word of God and it will keep you on track. God has not given you a spirit of fear. He gave you His Spirit, His love, His power, and a sound mind—or the ability to think wisely and skillfully so that you reign in life. Fear is not part of that package. When you realize who you are in Him, and how valuable that is to the way you live, you won’t be a victim of fear. And if fear does try to deceive and snare you—to steer you off the course God has designed for you—you will know just what to do. You’ll know how to stand strong and victoriously—without becoming fearful!


Stay In Faith, Not Fear!

When God saw that Joshua was about to slip over into fear after the death of Moses, He instructed His servant to be “strong and courageous.” He told Joshua: “No one will be able to stand their ground against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you” (Joshua 1:5, New Living Translation). That’s what God is saying to you and me today. As long as we trust and obey Him, He will be with us. He will deliver us from the traps of the enemy and keep us from becoming fearful. When you think about it, there is really nothing to fear when it comes to the devil. Jesus has defeated him, so he has no power or authority except what you allow. In fact, the Bible says he is an imposter—walking around trying to appear as some big, bad lion (1 Peter 5:8). The truth is fear is perverted faith. It’s the opposite of faith. Just like faith activates God, fear always activates Satan. As long as you’re operating in faith, you can be confident that God will come through for you in every situation. But let just a little bit of fear slip in and it can all be over for you in the blink of an eye. Stay in faith, and fear won’t come in!


Stand Your Ground!

I’ve said this before, but in light of what’s taking place in our world today, it’s worth repeating: As a believer you will never be free from the attacks of the enemy. Not in this life, anyway. But here’s the good news: The Word of God says you don’t have to fall victim to those attacks and give in to fear when the devil tries to stop you—not when God has given you a word of victory. What is that word? STAND! God says when the enemy tries to attack you, don’t become fearful. Don’t cower and run away. Instead, stand and fight. The devil will always try to keep you in a place of fear. He knows that, because you’re a believer, God has great things in store for you. If he can get your mind off of those good things, and cause you to focus on the bad that’s going on around you, then he can strike fear in your heart. You’ll begin to doubt God’s Word, and His ability to keep His promises. Once the devil gets you over in the arena of fear, it’s all over. Don’t let that happen. Instead of allowing the devil to get a grip on you, stand your ground—knowing who you are in Christ Jesus and that God is always on your side. Follow the advice of Apostle Paul: “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”


Faith to Stand!

It’s true that the infectious coronavirus pandemic called COVID-19 has sent our nation, as well as other nations, into a serious tailspin. Sadly, the effects of this dreaded disease have evoked a strong degree of fear as the world has moved into a great state of panic and chaos—fearful of what’s yet to come. Let me encourage you today by repeating what the Lord told Joshua as he was about to step into the footsteps of Moses and lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. God said, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9). The New Living Translation says, “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” If you’re a believer, you must take those words to heart. The Lord YOUR God is with you wherever you go. No matter what’s happening in the world, God is still in control. And as His son or daughter, your protection, deliverance and eternal destiny are in His hands. Psalm 46:1 sums it all up: “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble.” God is here, right now. He is not only a refuge, your hiding place in the midst of the storms of life, but He will give you faith and strength to stand against the attacks of the enemy and to fearlessly and victoriously endure during trying times. Just trust Him!


Are You Up for the Challenge?

I don’t have to remind you that, as the year progresses you will face many challenges—some much larger and more challenging than others. In fact, some of the things that confront you will appear so large they will seem impossible to overcome. You’ll find yourself in a position of having to choose right or wrong—making wise decisions or following after the world and doing things you may end up regretting. Let me suggest that, instead of trying to figure out what to do, you use your faith and trust God. As we learned earlier, God has given you “the measure of faith,” which is just the right amount of faith to overcome whatever situation or circumstances you face. When you exercise that faith, and obey Proverbs 3:5-6 by trusting Him for guidance and not leaning or depending on your own understanding to solve your problems, you’ll see God work miracles on your behalf. He will be with you through everything the enemy throws at you. God is about to challenge you with some very uncommon opportunities to do great things for His kingdom. Because your faith and trust are in Him, you don’t have to worry about making mistakes or not succeeding. Just ask Him to give you the strength and wisdom needed each time you’re faced with a decision or challenge, and then trust Him to show you the right path to take.