Strong

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God will give you strength to fight the battle before you.

“He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great.”

Psalm 18:34-35 NIV

My prayer for you today is that you would know His love as He pours His strength into you. I pray that you would know His peace as you lean on Him. That you would rest in God’s grace as you walk by His guidance. That you would trust Him with the future and and leave the past behind you.  I pray that you would be released from the restlessness within you and receive a new determination to go forward in faith.

 

Friday’s Peace

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Peace always comes with a price.
There is no peace without sacrifice.

A sacrifice was made and the debt
has been paid.

For you.

Peace with God and peace from God.

The way has been cleared for you to partake of God’s divine peace and a heavy price paid. Don’t let things you can’t control of rob you of it.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:3-5 NIV)

Friday’s Faith

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“Have faith in God,” . (Mark 11:22 NIV)

After the Triumphal Entry and before the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus had teaching moment with his disciples smack dab in the middle this history making week.

It is easy to miss.
Easy to misunderstand.

The disciples heard Jesus curse a fig tree on the way to cleanse the Temple.
The tree was advertising fruit with it’s full leaves but in reality had none.

Jesus is not a fan of false advertising.

On their way back, they saw that it had withered to its roots and was utterly dead.

It wasn’t a winter frost or harsh storm that killed the plant- it was words.

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
(Mark 11:22 NIV)

Then he followed it with an example they would understand:

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” (Mark 11:23 NIV)

A “mountain” was used in that day to mean any insurmountable problem.

God can overcome any obstacle, no matter how big and immovable it seems. Jesus reveals the secret of his strength: “Have faith in God”.

Not faith in faith (simply believing whatever you want) or conjuring up a feeling in your heart but faith in God.

Friday’s Faith is simple but powerful.

It is for you.

Speak to your insurmountable obstacle with words of faith and confidence knowing that God can and will move the immoveable.