Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Courage - Part 1

Courage in the midst of the storm

Welcome, negativity is a great enemy of your well being. Stress, discontentment & other ill feelings cause us to become and have negative thoughts. Whatever you allow to take root in your heart will ultimately have a great effect on your life in ten years time. This world we live in is trying to make you depressed to the point where you can no longer smile or enjoy life. Life is a gift from God, yet many people feel that they are living cursed lives.

I do not really believe that speaking positively and having positive thoughts are enough to change one’s heart or to protect it in the future, BUT I do believe that when we confess scripture over our lives we are busy filling our hearts with God’s Word. When you think positive you are, when you think you are defeated, you are – because the battle that is raging is in your mind.

Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” NIV

Proverbs 22:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” NKJV

Romans 12:1-2 “So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." MSG

We need to meditate on the Word of God, God told Joshua (Joshua 1) to do so and made the promise that Joshua would be successful in everything that he did. What a promise that is! God’s Word will change your life!

Wherever I use my name, Tienie, I would like you to feel free to use your own name as you confess the Word of God over your life.

The Word of God is living and Powerful and sharper than any two edged sword (Heb 4:12), it also cannot return void, but will accomplish that which God set out for it to accomplish (Isaiah 55:11).

Tienie, it is very important for you to stay positive, for in this life many things will try to come up against you. Many things will come up and say “life is not worth it”, “life is not worth living” many things will come to defer you and to deter you from the path that God has prepared for you. But do not give in to them. For you can have a positive attitude, do not be governed by them do not be ruled by them for you are God’s creation. You do not need to stand back, you do not need to give in – you do not need to run away because God has created you for a purpose and He knows that purpose for you, for your life. Tienie God wants you to know that you are very special to Him you were not an accident, for long ago He planned you. Long ago, even before you were a twinkle in your father’s eye – God had already decided on you.

Continued in Part 2