Today’s Word: Isaiah 43:7 (AMP) Even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.
God created you to put His goodness and truth, and beauty and wisdom, and justice on display. He made you to magnify His greatness!
Isaiah reminds us that we–you–are created for the glory of God. When we revel in His glory, when we return to Him what is due…
Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8 (AMPC)
We celebrate all the Women, Mothers and the one who ever was a mother figure in your life. Maybe you were one the motherly figures, godmother, foster parent etc.
Today I encourage you: keep on being an awesome woman and mother! Continue to apply wisdom to your life situations.
Godly wisdom is defined as, “The ability to discern or judge what is true, right; a gift from God to view life from a spiritual perspective; by applying biblical principles in all areas of life.”
I believe that Wisdom and knowledge gives us the ability to make the right choices at the right time to help cope with our everyday life situations and circumstances.
We must always keep in mind that we need inspiration and wisdom and knowledge from heaven!
Pr.4:7 tells us (NKJV) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
A Woman Of Wisdom
Proverbs 31:26-28 tells us (NKJV)She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children rise up and call her blessed
In these scriptures we learn that a woman of wisdom takes good care of her children and household by addressing their physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual needs.
Things A Woman Of Wisdom Does For Her Household
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom
26 She has the law of kindness on her tongue
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
27 She does not eat the bread of idleness
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed
She loves her children and family dearly and will try to be the best person she can be for their sake.
Sometimes, we need a gentle nudge or tap, a reminder, that we are forever connected to God’s love. We are made in the very image of that love—a love that is everlasting and unfailing. And as image bearers, it’s important that we speak from a place steeped in love, gentleness, acceptance and truth, not solely for others, but also for ourselves.
It’s important that we speak life, encouragement and declarations that reaffirm what we already know: God is able to do superabundantly more than all that wedare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams],according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
Beautiful Ones, our words have power. Let’s use them to build us up, not tear us down. These seven declarations can help.
7 Declarations that Speak Life
I declare God’s blessings over my life. His abundance is all around me.
I declare that I will have a great week.
I declare I will enjoy life, and that more abundantly, with family and friends.
I declare that me and my family’s week be filled with love, peace, joy, and rest.
I declare that God will give me the desires of my heart.
I declare that God will make all my plans successful.
I declare good health and inner healing for me and my family.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control] – 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)
Can I share something with you? I mean really be honest? Listen very carefully: you are more than your mistakes!
You may have messed up more times than you can count, we all have. But if the only smart decision you ever made was to give your life to the Lord, you are doing great!
You were smart enough to make such a life-changing decision. Now, I want you to focus–feed your faith by focusing on what is good and not the bad. Take time to look at and celebrate what you’ve done right. Don’t just focus on how you’ve stumbled. Let joy rise in your heart. Learning to be who God called you to be is a lifelong process. Be encouraged. You are still evolving, growing and learning.
Say this with me…
I gave my life to the LORD and that makes me one smart person!
I am forgiven for every wrong decision I’ve made.
I receive God’s love, His mercy and His grace.
I am moving forward and I am made stronger and wiser from every wrong decision.
God is increasing me in wisdom and in stature.
I am increasing in favor with God and with man.
I declare and decree I have soundness of mind and the ability to make sound decisions, not fear-based, emotional, or impulsive decisions. But sound decisions that please God.
I’m not stupid! I’m not crazy! I’m not an underachiever!
I’m an overcomer through Jesus Christ!
I love God’s word and I declare I walk in His wisdom and His grace! Glory to God!
Heb.13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of Praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name.
As the author here encourages us to Continually offer up a Sacrifice of Praise to God.” Praise is something that we offer to God sacrificially, not just because we feel like it, but because we believe in Him and Desire to Please Him.
We are to be captivated and filled with the greatness, goodness and grace of God. We should be like a cup: filled to the brim, always spilling over in praises to Him.
Ps.54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will Praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.
Created is defined as: To cause to exist; bring into being.
The definition of praise is to: express, honor, and gratitude to God through worship, words, attitudes, and actions (expressions of love, and appreciation to God).
You can praise God anywhere at anytime! And the more you praise, the more it will be as normal as breathing.
Psalms 150:6 says, let everything that hath breathe Praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
It’s not enough just to have Praise in your heart; the word says we need to have it in our mouth as well.
I will bless the LORD at all times: his Praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1
My tongue shall speak of God’s righteousness and of His Praise all the day long. Psalm 35:28
Enter into God’s gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with Praise. Psalm 100:4
When you first begin to truly praise God, it may seem awkward to you, but if you keep on Praising, it will soon become a way of life. Praise will cause the glory of God to be manifested in your life. It will cause you to walk in the light of His Countenance.
Psalms 89:15 says; Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
So you need to open up your mouth and your heart and do what God has created you to do…PRAISE HIM!
Comfort is defined as “the state of physical ease, freedom from pain or constraint. The easing of a person’s grief or distress; to console.” Let’s pause and think on that for a moment.
Now let’s read that again.
The easing of a person’s grief or distress.
Thirty-six characters. Eight words. One powerful statement.
In the wake of turmoil, unrest, and escalating events that often leave us gasping for a breath – searching for a way out – hoping for a little reprieve, these eight simple words offer us a lifeline.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthian 1:3-4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
God is with us. God will comfort us.
Two sentences. Two phrases designed to breathe peace into our hearts and bring about a collective exhale of relief. We’re not alone. Comfort is our birthright. And we can allow the Lover of our souls to wrap us in it, at will.
His promises are yes and amen. Let the Comforter strengthen and relieve you of your distress and your grief. You’ll be so glad you did.
Comfort is defined as “a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. The easing or alleviation of a person’s feelings of grief or distress.
In simple terms, to comfort means to “lessen the sadness or sorrow of someone and to strengthen by inspiring with hope and restoring a cheerful outlook. To make grief or distress seem lighter, by means of kindness and thoughtful attentions.”
I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. John 14:18 (AMPC)
The Word of God is clear: God never forsakes us. He never leaves us. And His strength and love will keep you–us–every day. All we need do is run to the Source–the One–who promised “Lo, I am with you always.”
If you are overcome with grief, sadness, helpless or feeling comfortless, RUN to the Father, today! RUN into God’s open arms and trust Him to breathe comfort, healing and strength into your lungs. He is faithful. He is willing. And He is waiting for you.