While most are enjoying their long weekend, I’ve been spending it a little differently – on work. It’s been a really trying time and I feel exhausted. My mind is not sharp and it’s so slow for the past few days, and my skin’s breaking out.
Nevertheless, it’s during these trying times that Daddy God reminds me of Him and what He is going to do for me. I can’t help but feel encouraged when I read the following 3 Bible verses because they are promises for me and my Daddy God cannot lie.
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
He has promised to restore double for the trouble I’ve gone through. If my Daddy God has declared it, He will do it! I’m glad to be called a prisoner of hope because hope in the biblical sense means a confident expectation of good things happening in my life. Mountains high or valleys low, my lips shall praise Him continually. Every valley shall become a launching pad to His blessings for me in my life.
“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (NLT)
Ephesians 3:19 – 20
Daddy God loves me, far too much for me to understand it fully. It’s not my love for Him that helps me to be filled with the fullness of God, it’s the revelation of His love for me that supernaturally fills me up. Sometimes I get so caught up with the busyness of life that I relegate that thought to the back of my mind and I do things my way, but He has made me and designed me to run at my optimal level when I’m filled with His love, similar to how a car operates best when it’s filled with the right kind of fuel. Lord, help me be conscious of how much Daddy God loves me so that I’m filled with the fullness of God and I will experience the tremendous blessings He has in store for me!
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
I especially love how He speaks to me personally, and receive a confirmation of His word later on. This morning, He told me this: You and I are a majority. Then, who would have expected for Him to reiterate that point with Chris Tomlin’s “Our God” during service later on. :’) When challenging times arise, I feel overwhelmed and all I want to do is to shrink back and look for an easy way out. Hey, I’m only human. But He has never intended me to be consumed by the challenges. His intention for me is to rise above and overcome it. It’s during these times of testing that shows what I’m made of. I’m not alone in my situation, Jesus is with me and He has promised to never leave nor forsake me. If Daddy God is for me, who can be against me? Nothing, no enemy, no challenge, no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
“But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.”
1 Corinthians 12:18
You gotta love it when conversations with Daddy God just keep flowing. In the same morning where He told me that we are a majority, I was just thinking to myself while getting dressed about how I wished I was the only one running the service with the bible-story teacher because I love how we flowed with Jesus and wanted to repeat that supernatural rest I felt while serving, I felt Daddy God correct me. Everyone has a unique, God-given purpose and role to play in the ‘body’ of His community. It’s ridiculous if I decide to do the role of another and the whole body will suffer when not all the parts are present in their positions. The ministry operates best when we work together as one. It isn’t all about me, it’s really all about Him. Lord, teach me and guide me in being a shepherd, show me how to coach people with grace and in doing so, bring glory to You.