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Lay Up God’s Words in Your Heart

In the beginning, before God created the heavens and the earth, was the Word. Through the Word, God made all things. He created us, breathed into us the breath of life and made us living souls. The Word later came into the world and His name was Jesus.

“Agree with God, and be at peace;
thereby good will come to you.
Receive instruction from his mouth,
and lay up his words in your heart.
If you return to the Almighty you will be built up.”

(Job 22:21-23)

Fellow believers, keep God’s Word tightly in your heart and lift your eyes to the Lord. His rescue is at hand. The day is coming when we shall be with Him always and shall dwell with Him forever. Salvation is ours now, therefore repent and live.

Give ear to the Lord and never let go of the promises He has bound in Heaven for us. Not by any means shall the Word of the Lord pass. As He spoke, so shall it be done; and no one can stop the Lord’s purpose from revealing itself. His words will not fail.

Seasons may come and go, governments may rise and fall, but the Word of the Lord will remain fast and true. Nothing and no one can thwart God’s plan. Stay true to your calling and forever lay up God’s words in your heart.

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Have Faith in God

In everything we do, God is there looking after us. Our hope lies in Him, for trials come and go, people can abandon us, places will disappear, but God will always remain the same. His love for us never fades.

“And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.'”

(Mark 11:22-23)

Nothing is impossible for God. Through Jesus, we have salvation. Through Him, our destiny is sure. How much more would God do for us if He has already sacrificed His Son in order that we might be saved?

Our trials are only for a moment. We may feel we cannot overcome, but Jesus overcame. We may feel belittled, unwanted and thrown away. Jesus felt belittled, unwanted and thrown away. We may cry out to God, praying that if it were possible that He would remove this cup. Jesus prayed also these things.

Jesus had complete faith in God because He knew God would always rescue Him. Like Jesus, we also have hope that one day all our troubles will be no more. As many times as we fall, God is there to lift us from the ground. He will never abandon us.

Our rescue will not vanish so long as we have faith in God.

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God Is Our Fortress

In our weakest state, in that moment when we are about to do anything to remove a trial from our lives, our only choice is to look to God. He, and He alone, will give us the relief we need to rise from our sufferings and move forward.

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah”

(Psalm 46:1-3)

We have no reason to fear. God is great above all other gods. He is the one and only God. If He can create the simplest of flowers, how difficult is it for Him to rescue us from the sufferings of this present age?

Our hope remains in God the Father, who sacrificed Jesus His Son for the forgiveness of our sins. We should count it all joy to know that our tribulations are for a purpose; and that is to change us to become more like Him every day.

What may seem impossible to us is possible for God. What may seem extraordinary to us is ordinary to God. He takes the weak from the world, imparts His spirit and builds His church. We are of the body of Christ; fashioned of the same countenance; saved by God’s grace.

No one other than God is our fortress.

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Worthy Are You, Our Lord and God

Worthy is God our Father, who is faithful from everlasting to everlasting. His dominion will never fail. His mercies are sure and His grace He has freely given. Wonderful is He who reigns on high, for there is no other god besides our God.

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”

(Revelation 4:11)

All glory to God, who has given us life. All honor and power belongs to Him. Through Jesus, we have salvation. By His Word, we are healed. He gives out of the abundance of His heart, and He blesses those whom He chooses to bless.

Our God created all things. Out of nothing made He the heavens and earth. From the dust He shaped us, molded us into who we are, breathed into us the breath of life and made us living souls. Great is our God, for He is good. There is no one like our God.

By His will, He made all things. Through His Word, God brought all things into being. There is nothing made, which He had not made. Wonderful is God our Lord, for all praises belong to Him. Great is He, our Creator, our God.

Worthy are you, our Lord and God.

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Jesus Is All We Need

No other truth is as simple, or as pure, or as undefiled as that of knowing Jesus is all we need. We may see others prosper, or grow in inheritance, and even gain the entire world, but in the end, will they be able to take all those riches with them?

“In these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

(Hebrews 1:2-3)

Jesus came to deliver us from the bond of sin, so that we would look to Him for salvation. True liberty comes not from being bound by the world’s desires, but by following Jesus and making Him the center of our world. Our freedom is with us believing He is the Son of God.

Through Jesus, we know God; through God, we have freedom, for through His Son, whom God has appointed as our savior, we will have hope for eternal life. That life does not esteem riches, but points to God’s glory as the foundation of our joy.

Seek Jesus with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind, for it will be well with you that day when you stand before God the Father and will give an accounting of your life to Him; because Jesus is all we need.

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Rejoice in the Lord Always

Rejoice in the Lord Always, for He is good. He gave us life and breath and loved us first above all else. His mercies are forever sure and His grace is everlasting. Wonderful are the Lord’s deeds and perfect are His ways. No one can resist the Lord our God.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

(Philippians 4:4-7)

Blessed be the name of the Lord, for He has poured joy into our hearts through Jesus Christ, who lives in us. Happy are we to know His ways and see His miracles. Great is He to have blessed us with happiness, brimful and running over.

Wonderful is our God, who has made all things, sustains all things and blesses all things with His presence. Blessed are we to bow our knees to our Heavenly Father and give thanks for all the good He has done in our lives.

Rejoice in God, for His love for us will never fail. He rescues us daily, purging us of our sins and filling us with His spirit so that His love lives in us forever. Give honor to Him who made us and bless Him always. Rejoice in the Lord always.

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Put Your Confidence in God

When we bow our knees to the Lord our God, knowing He has sacrificed so much for us through His son Jesus, seeking His will for our lives in faith, He will answer us and give us what we need. He will not let us suffer more than we can bear.

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

(1 John 5:14-15)

Seek riches that moth cannot corrupt and rust cannot consume, for real riches, true eternal riches, come from God. The rich store gold in their purses and goods in their homes, but the wise, who seek God’s will, store eternal riches in mansions that will not fade.

Take comfort in God knowing the rich have received their reward. Our reward is yet waiting for us in heaven, and neither man nor demon will be able to take away what God has generously given to us, His elect.

Count it all joy when God allows us to wait for His answer to our requests. His plans for us will not fail, for He purposes His will so that we glorify Him in all things through our patient endurance. Therefore, brothers and sisters, be of cheer; put your confidence in God.