Transforming Power

Are you alive to God? Is your soul satisfied and fulfilled? Have you ceased striving after the things of this world, trying to fill up only what God can? Let His Spirit flood yours. Let Him in to the deepest crevasses of your heart. Allow His healing touch go deeper. You will never be the same after you experience the transforming power of God’s love. Won’t you surrender completely to Him today?

Be Bold

I have allotted to each a measure of faith, and I have equipped you with everything you need to carry out My purpose for your life. Don’t shrink back or live in fear. Be a bold witness, exercising the gifts I have given you. This life is meant to be lived, not just to go through the motions. Love and live to the full. Make the choice and I will fill you with My Holy Spirit to flow through you, love through you and live through you. Romans 13:3  15:13

Suffering

Suffering can strike at any moment. You have to hold onto Me. I am your anchor, your rock and your peace through the storms of this life. The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to you. Hang on to Me. I will bring you safely through to the other side.  Romans 8:18

Opening up to God’s Touch

It’s a bit presumptuous to think that we could be transformed into the image of Christ merely by our own efforts. None of us believe this, of course, but we sure act like it! Under the guise of gathering knowledge and seeking wisdom, we are convinced that we can grow into what God intended. Not so! While attaining wisdom and knowledge is crucial to our growth, it’s not the key element.
     The Apostle prays that we will be “…strengthened with power through the Spirit in the inner man.” True transformation lies with God alone. Our chief responsibility is to open ourselves up to His shaping hand, while screening the windows of our heart to keep out the flies. Sounds easy enough, but in reality the cutting away of our self-life can be very painful. It’s the finished product we’re after—the life of God within. Try laying yourself open to Jesus each day. You won’t be sorry.

I Am Strong

Let the weak say I am strong! By My Holy Spirit I give strength to those who have no voice. I have overcome the evil one in this world. Do not fear. By My hand and by My power I have overcome the enemy of your soul. As people are crying ‘death and destruction’, I bring life and peace. The enemy knows he is defeated. He knows his time is short. He is doing everything he can to put fear in the saints. Do not succumb to his lies. I am victorious. The battle is already won! Joel 3:10

It’s A New Day

My child, My voice you shall hear: This is the way, walk in it. I will give you supernatural abilities, supernatural strength, supernatural wisdom. I supply everything you need. You don’t have to rely on your own abilities to figure everything out. Cease striving and know that I am God. It’s a new day. Walk by faith, not by sight.

Isaiah 30:21 Psalm 46:10 2 Corinthians 5:17

It Costs your Life!

In the grand scheme of things there are only a few who will make the decision to receive Jesus as Lord of their life, and then faithfully follow Him throughout the course of their lifetime. Given the reality of our human drives and desires, it takes guts to lay down your life. This is because we instinctively know what total commitment to God costs. Can you see why God is pleased with those who decide to take that leap of faith, and at the same time saddened and indignant with those who try to hedge their bets?
     The Bible is very clear that only those who turn from their sinful ways and invite Christ to be Lord of their lives will ever be allowed to share in all He has prepared for us. In His mercy God helps us to receive Him as Lord. It’s His gift to us, made possible only by His boundless grace.

From: The Path through the Maze—Answering Life’s Ultimate Question: What Happens After We Die?