Zealous Pursuit

Proverbs 23:17 (TPT) Don’t allow the actions of evil men to cause you to burn with anger. Instead, burn with unrelenting passion as you worship God in holy awe.

Proverbs 21:23 (NKJV) Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

Be zealous for the Lord at every waking moment. He is the reason you have air in your lungs! He is the reason we have yet another day as a gift to bless His Holy name. That’s our purpose, to bring Glory to His name and have His light shine through us.

But be careful… don’t let your burning passion and zeal for Him quicken your tongue. Always seek His wisdom and humble yourself first before taking a step in so-called “righteous anger.” Regardless of what you witness and know, the Lord is aching over His lost children. Be what Jesus called us to be… LOVE! Love conquers all! All you have to do is plant a seed

A New You

“Transformed by the Spirit” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NLT) And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.

From the moment we chose Christ, Holy Spirit enters us and starts transforming us from glory to glory. “Glory to glory” means one step at a time. So be patient with the progress. Be gracious with yourself just as our heavenly Father is.

Our habits, our attitudes, our wrong choices will change with time. Once we get impregnated with the Holy Spirit, we have all of His gifts in us. However, just like a pregnant woman doesn’t show in the beginning stages of pregnancy, neither do we. It takes time and constant intimate pursuit with the Father that will start showing our growth and change into the beautiful being He intended for us to be.

The more we pursue Him, the more we fall in love with Him, which automatically makes us want to do the right thing simply because we love Him!

Cherish Him

“Fervent Passion” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Galatians 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Daily we should die to ourselves so that we live with Christ. The flesh is weak, but the spirit is strong. Whenever doubt and fear try to sneak in, we can always rely on Holy Spirit to strengthen us and lift us up as long as we’re willing vessels.

So often we put unrealistic pressure on ourselves only to get discouraged when we don’t accomplish what we thought we had to. He died for us so that we can simply trust Him to guide and not us trying to do God’s job.

Love Him and trust Him blindly, like a child trusts their parents. Even when you stumble, know that He’s right there brushing the dust off your clothes, smiling at you and knowing that you want to make Him proud. So let’s have grace on ourselves and continue to cherish Christ’s sacrifice for us—because it is the most beautiful love story there could ever be!

Bold Persistence

“Emboldened by the Sustaining Source” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

2 Corinthians 3:12 (TPT) So then, with this amazing hope living in us, we step out in freedom and boldness to speak the truth.

You have been called to be bold for His Glory and His Holy name. Through Christ we have been set free, thus you have been empowered to speak the truth. Being bold doesn’t mean you have to beat others over the head with the truth. Simply stand firm for the truth of who our Heavenly Father is. Your life is the testimony of truth.

When you feel uncertain, grow weary or hopeless, with boldness approach our Heavenly Father. Allow Him to grow your boldness in multiple ways, one of which should be how to pray with boldness. Be persistent to pursue His promises for you. When your heart’s desire aligns with His, He will not deny you.

1 John 5:14 (TPT) Since we have this confidence, we can also have great boldness before him, for if we present any request agreeable to his will, he will hear us.

Daily New Beginning

Psalm 103:12 (AMP) As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

When God forgives us He literally forgets it at the same time. He looks at us as blameless and holy since Jesus is what makes us righteous  with God. Yet we tend to hold on to our past mistakes and go over them in our minds, over and over. We think that continuously apologizing for them  somehow sets us right with God when we already are! Continue reading “Daily New Beginning”

Unshakable Trust

1 John 4:13 (AMP) By this we know [with confident assurance] that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given to us His [Holy] Spirit.

Regardless how dim your current circumstances may seem, regardless how hopeless it may all look, regardless how much it appears your prayers aren’t being answered, Trust Him! Know that our Heavenly Father is always working, even when we can’t see it. So resist the urge to question Him “why” and trust Him with an unshakable trust knowing He’s got your very best at heart. Then when you get your “suddenly” know that it’s due to Him having worked behind the scenes preparing all things ahead of time as they needed to be aligned!

[Unshakable Trust originally posted on Larisa-Chirila.com, reposted in its entirety with permission.]

Sow with Peace

James 3:18 (VOICE) The seed that flowers into righteousness will always be planted in peace by those who embrace peace.

Peace is the currency of Heaven! Each step that you take or consider taking, pause first, and take an inventory of your motive… The motives of our heart are so crucial for the outcome of our actions.

Even if someone hurt us, return your response to their action with peace and love! Our biggest weapon against enemy attacks is LOVE. Continue to sow love with peace, and righteousness will flow from it. You are God’s righteousness through Christ! Remember that.

[Sow with Peace originally posted on Larisa-Chirila.com, reposted in its entirety with permission.]

Joyful Tears

Harvest Joy” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Psalm 126:5 (NIV) Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.

You have sown many tears over the years and too often you can’t see if it’s harvest will actually come, but know and trust that Papa is working even when we can’t see it. The waiting time that comes after planting the seed and having to water it and having no control over the weather conditions and how they will affect the crops while they grow is not in our control. That is however, the most important time. That’s when our faith and trust in the Father grows. Continue reading “Joyful Tears”

Childlike Joy

Matthew 18:3 (NIV) And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Children blindly trust their parents and are happy and full of joy when they’re simply hugged, kissed or are just near them. They don’t have any worldly worries or concerns because they know that their parents will take care of everything. Continue reading “Childlike Joy”