There is a principle you should keep in mind in doing what God calls you to do. It’s the power of starting small. This is what the Scripture says:
I recently heard a sermon by pastor Craig Groeschel on building habits. I think it’s a good message, so I’d like to share it with you using my own words.
You see, we need to build the right habits if we want to build our lives. Why? Because how your life becomes depends on the decisions you make along the way. Small decisions in the right direction, done consistently in the form of habits, will go a long way.
Here is a fact: God wants us to worship Him. This is what the Scripture says in John 4:23:
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
I’d like to share with you today about enjoying God’s Word. This, I believe, is an important topic. Why? Because it becomes the source of many other things. In fact, the Scripture says that it’s the key to divine success.
I’d like to share with you today about the power of the tongue. It comes from Proverbs 18:21:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
I hope this new year has been great for you! I’m excited about this year and I hope you are too.
There is something to remember, though: like it or not, there will be challenges this year. There will be difficult times. But you know what? As long as we put our trust in God, everything will be alright. Here is what the Scripture says in Jeremiah 17:7-8:
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.
These verses don’t say that life will be easy. They don’t say that life will be without challenges. Instead, they say that you will thrive despite the challenges. Heat may come but your leaves remain green. Year of drought may come but you do not cease to bear fruit. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
Now, what is the key to all those?
The key is where you put your trust. Where you put your trust makes all the difference. If you put your trust in the Lord, you will thrive. But if not, this is what the Scripture says in verse 5-6:
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.
He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.
So let’s put our trust in the right place. Let’s put our trust in the Lord. If we do, challenges will still come, but we will thrive in Him.
In the Scripture, we can read that the Lord commands us to go and make disciples of all nations. We can read it in Matthew 28:19-20:
There is a new episode of Fresh Scripture podcast for you today. It’s about waiting for God’s timing.
You see, there is a big difference between doing things with our own timing and waiting for God’s timing. The former is a recipe for being weary while the latter is a recipe for having your strength renewed. Click below to listen to the complete message:
Let’s trust in the Lord with all our hearts. He will make everything beautiful in its time.
I’d like to share something from the Scripture with you. It’s from Colossians 2:8:
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
I’d like to share something from the Scripture with you from Philippians 4:4:
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
The verse says that one thing you should do is rejoicing in the Lord. For some people, rejoicing may happen only occasionally, but for you and me, it should happen always. It should be normal. Isn’t that great?