Victory is Yours

God Gold of the Day

‘Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ‘

Philippians 2:9-11 

Spirit Gold

God Gold of the day

‘For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ‘
Ephesians 3:14-21
Came across these verses the other day when I was in serious need of some encouragement to lift me up. I’ve read these before but this time I kept noticing how Paul mentions ” he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being”; according to the power at work within us.” I kept seeing Paul mention the Holy Spirit, the Spirit that is alive and living in our “inner being.” The Holy Spirit of God that He has given us access to Him on Heavenly levels and power to do far more abundantly than all that we ask through the Spirit that is living inside of us. As weak, and bad as our human flesh can be at times I guess I have completely overlooked the power that God has set inside of me through His Holy Spirit. I constantly want to feel like I’m not enough, I don’t have what it takes, or I’ll never get through this but God has granted us a gift that overcomes all of our failure and inadequacy. He has given us the Holy Spirit living within us to comfort us, to give us the power to live and do things for His kingdom that we could’ve never done on our own. It just gave me so much peace and confidence hearing the truth of this Word, the truth of the power we have residing within us that we daily overlook. You may feel drained, your yesterday’s may tell you that you’re not enough but none of that matters. You serve a God who conquers all of your failures and all of the darkness in the world. You serve a God greater than all, such a mighty, powerful and perfect God! Don’t leave the power within you untapped! Embrace the power God has set before you and LIVE fearlessly and faithfully!!!!

NOTHING ELSE

God Gold of the Day

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

-Matthew 6:33

Wanted to share this song with you today and I pray it can be an encouragement for you as you begin your week! At the end of every day, we come to see that we need NOTHING ELSE besides the love of Christ in our lives. Thank the Lord He loves us, protects and fights for us like He does. Let’s not stand by and let His love pass by. Let’s not look to all these other false advertisements of what we need when with Christ, we have it all, we need NOTHING ELSE! Pursue Jesus this week. Really chase His love down and enjoy each moment in His loving presence!

FREEDOM

God Gold of the Day

Hope everybody had an awesome Easter!!! Such an awesome day filled with the Good News that our Savior has RISEN!! HE IS ALIVE!!! And in His resurrection came victory and FREEDOM for us!!! Heard some awesome news from my uncle today that during his time ministering with some other guys sharing God’s truth with men in prison, in his words;

“Angels rejoiced over the jail this morning….an inmate wept and cried, then called upon the name of the Lord . He prayed and received Christ…..Glory!!!”

How awesome is that!!! I can’t imagine how many men and women heard the Good News of Jesus Christ today and how many of them accepted Jesus as their Savior! This man may still be an inmate in prison, locked up. But in this NEW LIFE he now has with Jesus, he is FREE!! Despite the prison bars that surround him, he can rest in peace knowing that the victory has been won and his home is now with Jesus for eternity! This day of Easter is a special holiday where we celebrate Christ rising from the grave and giving us freedom to walk in daily and forever! The good thing about this GOOD NEWS is we don’t get to be free just for today or celebrate what Christ has done today, we get to celebrate Jesus and the freedom and victory He has died and rose again to give us EVERY DAY!!!! As we begin our weeks, I pray we don’t forget this FREEDOM we have in Christ! Even though jobs, crazy busy schedules and work to do may seem like a burden, burdens that make us feel like we too are locked up in chains. But just continually remind yourself of the FREEDOM in these verses, the complete FREEDOM that you have in Christ Jesus!!! Nothing or nobody can hold you back, nothing of this world is too great for Jesus to handle!!! All the sins and worries of yesterday are washed away by the blood of Christ and like He rose from the grave, shall we continue to rise out of our beds daily to walk in and live life in this glorious FREEDOM we have with Jesus!!! Focus today on Jesus and what He has done instead of all the negative around you or the worries of today’s tasks. Focusing and believing on the FREEDOM you have will have you walking as a FREE child of God!!! Stay close to Him and take a look around at God’s reminders of who He is and how in control, how beautiful and loving He is by His creation which He makes known all across this earth and our lives!!! Enjoy the FREEDOM today, the next day, the next day, the next day………EVERY DAY!!!!! Thank God for sending His Son and setting us FREE!!!

Galatians 5:1/“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

2 Corinthians 3:17/Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

Risen

God Gold of the Day

 

Gosh, I literally just watched this video again since I’ve never seen it sung live, wow. With Easter week here already just thought it would be a great reminder for us all to prepare our hearts and minds for what Easter is really about. As nice as the pretty dresses and all the bright-colored Easter outfits are, as cool as the Easter Bunny is and getting an Easter basket on Sunday morning filled with some super awesome and sweet treats. As great as that part of Easter is, it’s not the reason we celebrate it. The reason we celebrate it isn’t just limited to one day per year either, as much as I struggle myself to make it a daily reminder, it’s the only reason we have the beautiful life we have. It’s a daily remembrance of what Jesus has done for you and me, the glorious message of the Gospel, that Jesus died baring the weight of our sins on the cross, He took the punishment and died the death we deserved then on the third day, when everyone thought Jesus was a goner, HE ROSE!!!!! He rose from the grave with our victory in hand over fear, sin and death!!!! Jesus sacrificed His life so that we could not only have life but life to the fullest, walking in perfect relationship with God, the Creator and Provider of all things!!!

The Gospel of Jesus Christ didn’t stop at the cross and it doesn’t stop after this Easter week is over, Jesus rose, HE’S ALIVE!!!!!! Because HE’S ALIVE so are we daily as His LIFE dwells within us as believers! And if you’re reading this and you’re not a believer, you don’t know Jesus or this Gospel message of what He has done for you, get ready!!! The rest of the week I just want to take the beautiful story of Jesus, and the fact that HE’S ALIVE and dig in deeper and deeper into why this news of Jesus being our RISEN Savior is so awesome to us! I pray these messages along with this video to kick it off can really make you dig deeper and take some time to reflect on how awesome the fact that “He is RISEN” truly is! I pray that this becomes more than a story we hear or have heard a bunch of times but a truth that brings freedom and victory daily to our lives! I pray we find LIFE in the Gospel message! LIFE that is too daggum GOOD to limit to one day per year but a truth that gives us LIFE 365 days per year, every year for the rest of our lives!