“And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 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.”
“Thank you! Everything in me says ‘Thank you!’ …Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength.” Psalm 138:1-3 MSG
The true secret of “living large” isn’t about outside income, it is about inside strength.
The strength that is accessed through spontaneous worship- the ability to see and recognize what God has given you and what He is doing.
The strength that comes from the truth of God’s Word impacting and changing your life.
The strength that comes from gratitude.
Gratitude changes your perspective to see the abundance you have instead of focusing on what you lack. It opens your eyes to see the possibilities instead of the problems.
Where worry constricts your heart, thanks-giving worship expands it.
The moment you cry out to God in weakness, He meets you with His strength.
May you call out to Jesus and be filled with gratitude, worship and divine strength to be who He has created you to be today.
“Have faith in God,”Mark 11:22 NIV
“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
“Have faith in God,”Mark 11:22 NIV
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV
This morning, my friend, I want to remind you to be faithful to what God has already asked you to do. I want to remind you that faithfulness and love can be your top priority.
What would your life look like if you finished what you started?
What if you did it without sacrificing love?
What if your behavior was driven by kindness and completed by uncomplicated faithfulness every day?
Not out of legalism but out of love.
Not to earn anything but to embrace everything God has already given you.
Are you missing out on the favor of faithfulness that God has for you?
It is better to be faithful in a few things than unfaithful in many.
What few things are you working on?
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.
Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
Jesus had face time with His Father before He faced the storm.
He stood on the shore alone. Jesus didn’t look for a boat or wait until He found one. He just walked right into the storm by doing the impossible and walked on the water.
You may feel like you are facing an impossible situation.
Good news: your Savior knows how to do impossible things.
Jesus knows where you are at and what you are facing.
When things get overwhelming, lean in and hear His voice: “Before you face the day, get face to face with Me. I will bring you through it. I know the way”.
“We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all-all but the sin.
So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help”. Hebrews 4:15, 16 MSG
“If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it”.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
Whatever today brings, I want to remind you to trust God in it.
Trust that He has your present provided for. Jesus will give you what you need, when you need it to deal with what is happening right now.
Trust that He will heal your past. There is no sin is tronger than the blood of Jesus and no hurt his love can’t heal.
Trust that He has your future in the palm of His hand. Jesus is preparing a place for you and preparing you for the place. Stressing about it helps no one. Rest in Him and wait.
Take a deep breath and fix your eyes on Jesus.