When we are troubled, or weak, or sorrowful, our Heavenly Father is always with us through the Holy Spirit. We must build our lives on the rock that cannot be shaken we must trust in God.
It's time to accept the unchangeable past, to embrace the present moment, and to have faith in the promise of tomorrow. It's time for you to trust in your Heavenly Father completely. And it's time to reclaim the peace that is only through Jesus Christ - His peace - that belongs to you.
Through Christ, we receive the peace and joy that surpasses all understanding. Not the peace or joy the world may offer (John 14:27, John 15:11). It is through our personal and intimate relationship with the Father that we are to take a moment of our time to commune with Him. When we do, those moments of silence will enable you to participate more fully in the only source of peace that endures - God's peace.
The words of Psalm 34 remind us that the Lord solves problems for "people who do what is right." And usually, doing "what is right" means doing the uncomfortable work of confronting our problems sooner rather than later. So, with no further ado, let the problem solving begin.
Praising God is a spiritual discipline we ought to develop and grow. Giving thanks in the morning as we take time to ponder and meditate his will for our life.
Have you made peace with your past? If so, congratulations. However, if you are mired in the quicksand of regret, shame, and guilt, it's time to plan your escape. How are you able to do so? By accepting what has been and by trusting God for what will be.
Therefore, through the Holy Spirit - our Heavenly Father will reveal unto us the truth of all things - specifically those things pertaining to the truthfulness of the testimony of Christ, his ministry, his death, and resurrection. And the revelation given unto us through the Holy Spirit is personal and subjective. Yes - that is correct. We receive personal revelation that is subjective regarding the things of God through the Holy Spirit.
As this day unfolds, seek our Heavenly Father's will and walk faithfully in obedience to His word. When you entrust your life to Him without reservation, He will give you the courage to meet any challenge, the strength to endure any trial, and the wisdom to live in His righteousness and in His peace.
Knowing that through Christ, and the Holy Spirit, our Heavenly Father doth reveal himself. And this may not come as quickly (or as clearly) as we may like. Rest assured: He is in control. Rest assured He is present. And rest assured that He will intend to direct your paths in ways you are to be of service to the great and marvelous work of ministering to others.
By setting pure intentions and living with purpose and meaning through Jesus Christ, other people's opinion and understanding of who we are becomes unimportant. We are not here to please others. And, when it comes to our opinion of ourselves - we adopt the eternal perception of who we are through Christ Jesus. Sons and Daughters of the Most High.
There is this confidence we learn from scripture: God has promised to neither leave us or forsake us. He is with us in all things. His promise is true. He will deliver us in our moments of weak faith and doubt. He will walk with us through the storm.
Through Christ, we find fulfillment where we derive meaning and purpose. We come to understand and know who we are. And we reach out and serve other people.
As we are faithful and obedient in giving of tithes and offerings - regardless of our personal economic status - God's promises are true. He will bless us, allow us to meet our temporal and spiritual needs. And it is the only commandment he has given us where he says test me and prove me now herewith regarding the law of tithing (Malachi 3:10).
The work of nourishing our faith ought to be one of joyful experience. The hours we invest in reading, pondering, and meditating upon the scriptures. Feasting upon the words of Christ.
The world today does not appear to comprehend the idea that we are expected to accept and believe eternal truths, or divine answers, before hearing them. Most likely it threatens the confirmation bias of their own right to define their own identity and individual person. Their authentic and true self is a threat when exposed to the eternal truths of our Heavenly Father.
How do we show encouragement toward others? Even those who have a different faith than we do? Or, those who do not even believe in God and Jesus Christ? Simple. We show kindness toward others.
We take up our cross daily and walk in mercy and grace. Love toward God. Love toward others. By this - men may know we are true and worthy disciples of Jesus Christ.
What we are to do is to always seek the counsel and wisdom of our Heavenly Father. To go into prayer and meditation to focus on those things that are a priority. To give our day and life unto God. And it includes time where we read and meditate on the scriptures.
Real genuine faith exercised unto repentance leads to us being perfected unto Christ, leads us to be complete - perfect - and holy unto our Heavenly Father.
We bring light to the dark days of life by turning first to God, and then to trusted family members, friends, and medical professionals. When we do, the clouds will eventually part, and the sun will shine bright upon our souls.
Our duty, and obligation, is to summon the courage it takes to follow God. Despite the difficulty and fearfulness of the path. When we trust our Heavenly Father and follow His Son, Jesus Christ, we are promised not to be led astray.
How many times have you lived under clouds of uncertainty? How many times have you allowed the cares of this world to bring disappointment into your heart? How often have you found yourself doubting? Christ has overcome the world and brings us peace of mind, wisdom, strength, love, and grace.
True men of valor, of influence, and of covenant are those who come to the throne of our Heavenly Father with such powerful conviction of faith, boldness of heart, and contrition of spirit where they are humbled and meek in seeking His will, desire, and plan - and walking out with true confidence and assurance that God will deliver them out of the hands of their enemies.
Our faith grows by expression as well as by a consistent spiritually disciplined and dedicated life. If we cultivate it, nourish it, and fortify it, and act on it - we shall have no problem sharing our faith with others.
Life truly has its struggles, and we face them the best we are capable in facing them. We endure as faithfully as possible. Hoping doors of opportunity of true fellowship may open up. To see through the circumstances, we are facing and receive those blessings we stand in need of.
As we grow in spiritual truth and understanding - we grow in confidence and assurance of our faith. The result is that we bear much fruit that is desirable to all.
How do we sharpen one another as iron sharpens iron? Through spiritual disciplines and discipleship. It is founded upon the key virtue of all other virtues and that is contrition of spirit and humility. It is our willingness to allow ourselves to submit to our Heavenly Father's authority and in fellowship with others to be submitted to their authority.
It seems that everywhere one turns, the world appears to promise us contentment and happiness. However, the contentment and happiness are that the world offers are fleeting and incomplete. What Christ offers each one of us is an all-encompassing and everlasting contentment.
Our faith in Christ allows us to partake and participate in the saving grace where we will do the same works the Savior has done. More so, we shall do even greater works in our lives.