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Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

All our needs will be supplied. The supplying of our needs is not based on our riches. It’s based on His riches.

So, even though a person may not have a lot of money in the bank, everything they need will be supplied by God. We must believe this promise. We can’t go around worried saying, I don’t know what I’m going to do. No matter how tough the situation looks, we must believe and confess God supplies my needs.

God supplies enough for our bills, our clothes, and food. We may not be living in luxury, but thanks to God, we’ll have everything we need. Stop looking at what you can do and rely on God, and His riches to supply every one of your needs.

John 12:42 NLT Many people did believe in Him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue. 43 For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.

There are some closet Christians out there. They secretly believe in God and the finished works of Jesus, but they don’t want to be too public with it because they fear rejection from their barely saved (if saved at all) peers.

Who’s more important? The opinion of our peers or a God, Who sent a Savior in Jesus? The answer is easy: GOD.

Let’s not hide God but value the opinion of our peers to maintain a reputation that’s worthless in the end. Let God be magnified and glorified above anything else.

1 Timothy 4:7 (NLT) Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly.

How do we train ourselves to be godly?
By developing ourselves in the word of God.

The word of God has everything we need to be good, successful, godly people. It tells us how to treat other people, how to treat ourselves, and it gives us understanding of our spiritual authority. It tells us how to apply our faith, forgive, and position ourselves to fulfill our purpose.

As we appropriately apply what the word says to our lives, we’re guaranteed victory. Godliness has nothing to do with how we wear our hair, wearing makeup, or listening to secular music. It’s applying the word of God to our lives.
Be godly.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

There are some figurative weights we need to put down. These weights slow us down from completing the purposes God has for us. A big weight we must all lay aside consistently is the weight of failure.

We’ve all experienced a version of failure. We’ve had failed relationships, failed marriages, failed businesses, failed in school, etc. If we allow them, those failures can shape the way we think. We’ll refuse to ever trust again because we had a failed relationship or marriage. We’ll refuse to step out on faith because we failed in our last business. God may be attempting to bless us with something, but if we’re still holding on to the weight of past failures, we’ll never be in the mindset to receive what He has.

Let’s take away the weight of failures by focusing on Jesus and all that He’s accomplished for us including, turning our shame of failures into glory.

Romans 12:9 NKJV Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

We’re living in a time where evil and good are merging. What was previously evil is considered good or acceptable.

So, what are we to do? Stick with the Word. If the Word of God says it’s evil, no matter what society says, it’s evil. The devil has done a good job with influencing people’s minds and blurring the lines. If we stick with the Word, we’ll always know what’s acceptable or not.

Don’t allow the norms of society to take you off track. Stick with the Word to know what’s evil and good.

Joshua 10:12‭-13 Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

How nuts do you have to be to speak to the sun and moon in the middle of a battle? That’s crazy.
Obviously, after speaking to the Lord, Joshua was operating in the supernatural. We can see Joshua understood his verbal authority over all of God’s works (Ps. 8:6). He also had such an intimate relationship with God until he believed nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37).

When we spend time with God and understand our purpose and embrace our authority, we’ll get a chance to operate supernaturally as well. We’ll start talking to bills and weather with an expectation for them to obey. We’ll command more customers and profit in our business. We’ll look at a picture of a wayward child and command them come to their right mind. And we won’t care how we look because we know we’re fulfilling the call of God by operating in the supernatural.

Romans 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

The promise of salvation and all the other promises of God are received through our belief and confession. Maintaining our belief and confession is necessary in getting the desires of our hearts. Consistency in that area is often the Achilles heel of believers obtaining their desires. They’ll start off strong and inspired, but as time continues on, their consistency starts to wane.

During the time of delay is when consistency is most important. The devil loves to let us know how our belief and confessions are not working and it’s a waste of time, but if we can shut him up, move past how we feel and how it looks, and continue on, breakthrough is inevitable.

Get a desire, believe that you received it, confess that you received it and it will be in your possession.

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
Titus 2:11‭-‬12 NIV

We all know someone or have heard stories about someone who could have done better for themselves. They may have dropped out of high school, abruptly quit their jobs because they got mad, left their spouse, or got into serious debt. I’m sure God didn’t tell them to do that. They probably just made a decision based on an emotional response.

We’re not to be led by our emotions. We’re to be led by the Spirit of God. It may be difficult at times because our emotions are screaming to do something that’s going to make us temporarily feel better. But that’s when we need to exercise self-control. That’s when we need to focus our attention and see how He wants us to respond.

Avoid having regrets by exercising self-control and seeking God with our response. When we respond how God wants us to respond, we make the best decision for our lives now and for the future.

John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

As the father of a 2-year-old, I’m constantly telling her to follow instructions. If she doesn’t follow instructions, she’ll experience consequences, but if she follows instructions, good things will happen. These are simple instructions, but a lot of us need to heed the same advice.

The word of God is a book of instructions. When we follow these instructions in context, we’ll experience good things. However, when we choose to disregard His instructions, we can expect consequences. God’s word instructs us to love, forgive, give, be a blessing, and more. As we follow His commands, our lives will be prosperous and full of joy. If we don’t, there are several consequences we’ll experience such as, long-term emotional hurt, a distrusting spirit; we’ll miss out on financial prosperity and favor, and more.

We are to follow God’s instructions, but praise God for grace and mercy. If we miss the mark or have a stubborn moment, praise God for blessing us when we don’t deserve it (grace) and stopping us from being punished (mercy). Let’s simply follow His instructions and experience God’s best.

Christianity is about establishing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It’s about making Jesus Lord over our lives. It’s about getting to know all forms of God and developing intimacy with Him.

Some believers focus on the wrong things. They focus on how a person dresses, their speech, or if they still smoke or drink. Before a person can say yes to Jesus, there are some who can’t wait to get on new believers and tell them what they need to change. This is a deterrent.

We should be highlighting Jesus and all He’s done for us. Let them have an understanding of the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives. Inform them about the true nature of God. Once they have an understanding and revelation of Jesus, His love will compell them to change without assistance from image conscience believers. Let God be magnified and not our appearances.

2 Corinthians 10:7 You judge by appearances. If any of you think you are the only ones who belong to Christ, then think again. We belong to Christ as much as you do.

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