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BELIEVE GOD FROM START TO FINISH

The conception of every new thing comes with much excitement and energy. The new thing could be an idea, vision, dream, goal month, baby, business; a new job, car, ministry, a new exercise routine; name it; any new thing! As you progress in the new thing though, you may experience challenges, twists and turns and or even growth spurts (the teenage stage of anything)! I encourage you this week to trust God in every stage of it.

He who begun a new thing in you will bring it to completion (Philipians1:6). As child of God, His plans for you are orchestrated by Him. Like a symphony conductor, allow God to walk you through the symphony of your life. Partner with Him in each stage of the process; in the exciting times and through the challenging period. I believe God likes to show Himself strong on your behalf through those twists and turns, that’s when we see His mighty hand of salvation, deliverance healing and restoration. We get to experience God as the chief conductor bringing the ensemble of the new things to high climax-all things working for our good (Romans 8:28). By consistently involving and trusting God, when you meet your goal you can testify to “thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 15:57)! Yeaaah! Kudos to you!

Commit your ways to the Lord and He will establish them. No matter where you are with your goals right now, commit that stage to the Lord right now. Engage God in it. God rejoices at your success. He celebrates with you (Zephaniah 3:17), believe God for every area of your life. Have faith in God. He will see you through to the end.

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CELEBRATE DELIVERANCE

Often deliverance is associated with demonic oppression and exorcism, yet in the entire chapter of Psalm 107 we see the various forms of deliverances that the Lord exercised among the Israelites and continues to do so today for each believer.

I could not help but reflect on my life and testify of key areas of my life that I experienced the Lord’s deliverance. Together this week, let’s reflect on those areas and join together in thanksgiving with declarations that “the Lord is good and His mercies endures forever”
Consider these highlights:
• Have you ever gone through something that left you so lost as though you’ve lost your mind? OR even concluded that if it were not for God, you could have gone crazy. Did you cry out to the Lord and He brought you to your senses guiding you in wisdom- if so, consider Psalm 107:4-6

• Have you ever waited so long for an answer; you thirsted and waited and after sometime God responded filling you with more than you expected? If so consider Psalm 107: 9

• Have you ever acted in rebellion, got mad at God, decided to do your own thing, but yet seeing the failing outcomes of your independence, you ran back to the Lord and He still bailed you out? If so consider Psalm 107:11-13

• Have you ever been through something the world and experts say is impossible and unsalvageable, yet an encounter with our Almighty reversed it because all things are possible with Him? If so consider Psalm 107: 15-16

• Have you ever compromised so much so that the consequences were dire? Your friends died from of the consequences of what you compromised on yet, you escaped without a scratch? If so consider Psalm 107:17-22

• Have you barraged with attack after attack, seeing no breakthrough in things , facing days when your business was dry, your plans were at a standstill, when you lost all hope yet suddenly, the Lord intervened , bringing favor and fruitfulness in your life. If so, consider Psalm 107: 23-43.

I am sure you can write your life story testifying of the many accounts of the Lord’s deliverance in your life just from reading Psalm 107. This week ponder on them. Take time to celebrate God’s many deliverances in your life.

Oh the Overwhelming Reckless Love of God…. (YouTube Cory Asbury-Reckless Love) Sing along as you celebrate your deliverance!

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GOD HAS NOT CHANGED HIS MIND ABOUT YOU

Most of the time when we don’t see things coming through for us we may think that God has changed His mind on us. At times, also when we think we are far away and disconnected with God, we also think He has disconnected with us. Both are lies, God is always there for you and His plans for you have not changed!

The reason God will never change His Word concerning you is because He has sworn to do what He said. His Word does return void without performing what It was sent to do Whatever He said about God’s destiny and purpose for you. So, take courage and know that God’s plans to prosper you are still active, God’s plan protect you are still present, God’s plans for Hope are happening, God’s plans for your future are in motion.

Among the keys to walking in this plan and will of God is understanding what the will of God for you is. It starts by accepting Jesus as Lord and savior. It also starts by reading the Word of God, reading the Bible. The Word of God is God’s will for you. The second thing that leads to enjoying the fullness of this plan is understanding of your IDENTITY in the Christ you have just received. Your identity is what God designed you to be , who, whom and what you are in God.

No matter how far you think you are, God’s got you. No matter how late you think it is, God is timeless, a day in like 1000 years, and 1000yrs like a day. He is never far; instead always closer than a brother. He has not changed His mind about the prayer request, about your destiny or about the plans He has for you. He remains a good, good Father. Like the prodigals’ son father to the older son, “you always have the inheritance”

This week, keep the faith. START where you are, reconnect with Him. Start to pray, start to read the Bible, go to mid-week services in church, start going to church, start the business, start the vision, start school. Just start. God is not only watching, He has not changed His mind on you or the issue.