Desire and Power

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. – Philippians 2:13

The post “Victorious Life”, focused on Leviticus 3 which details the fellowship or peace offering to God. The purpose of the offerings was a sacrifice to take the place of sins for a righteous relationship with God.

We can be grateful that by accepting Christ, we are in a righteous relationship with God and are blessed with the unseen, the eternal, and supernatural. We can be grateful for what we do have and enjoy the present by cultivating our strengths with the desire to serve others in love.

You have a skill that provides a service. Cultivate the habit of supplying this skill and watch your desire to serve grow stronger. As the song Write Your Story by Francesca Battistelli suggest, let God write His story on your heart. It will make you happy and be pleasing to God.


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Victorious Life

God thinks you are AWESOME! Focus on what you can do and not on what you wish you could do. Then what seemed to be impossible will become possible. The Bible is God’s love story to humanity. Today, we will focus on Leviticus 3 which details the fellowship or peace offering to God.

A bull or cow, lamb, or goat was to be slaughtered and blood was to be splashed against the sides of the altar. The internal organs and fat were burned on the altar. The purpose of the offerings was a sacrifice to take the place of sins for a righteous relationship with God.

Today, we can be thankful for Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. By accepting Christ, we are in a right relationship with God and are blessed with the unseen, the eternal, and supernatural. We can be grateful for what we do have and enjoy the present by cultivating our strengths with the desire to serve others in love.

To grow in joy and find the peace of God, the best thing you can do is accept His Plan which gives a sense of security, well-being, and confidence for a victorious life. Like the photo below of the runner finishing the race, go the distance by running the right way, the hard way, the team way, and the victorious way. At the end of the finish line, desire to hear the words “well done my faithful servant”.

Lord, this day we are at peace because we have accepted Your plan for us. You have given each of us certain skills. Help us to cultivate these strengths so we are prepared for the challenges ahead as we fulfill the purpose You have for us. This will bring us joy and be pleasing to You. Amen.

 

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Something to Cheer About

In Micah 5, promised is a ruler from Bethlehem that Micah sees for the future. My friend, the future is now and Christ is with you so dream big and pursue these dreams with confidence and courage.

Step Ahead

The memory in the photo below was captured at a Carrie Underwood concert. She’s singing on a stage that looks like it is floating over the crowd. It took confidence to make that happen. Confidence in engineers and a production crew. As we embark on our voyage for the future, let us trust in our crew members and know that a greater power is steering our ship.

The King of kings
Cares for His people
Giving peace of mind
And making us gleeful.

Providing great strength
For our situation
With awe-inspiring
Devine intervention.

Stepping out in a new
Adventurous way
Powered up with
The Spirit today.

Courageous vision
And confidence
Where possible
Is no coincidence.

Even if trouble comes
Attempting to destroy,
Christ brings victory
And there is great joy.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-22-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – Micah 5

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