YOU HAVE NOT MISSED YOUR BLESSING

I know you are feeling like you have missed what I planned for you. However, I come to reassure you that you have not missed the blessings I promised you.  What I planned for you, is for you, and I have not changed my mind.  Stop acting like the window for your blessing has come and gone. Don’t allow time and mistakes to make you believe that you’ve missed your blessings. You must always remember this, “One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day,” and I have everything timed perfectly.

Who told you that your time had passed? Your time is in My hand. Although the visions and the promises seem to tarry, wait for them, they shall surely come to pass.  Have confidence in My word and the work I am doing in your life.  I am not through working in your life. I will continue to work until every promise is completed. My timing is not your timing. My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. Therefore, believe My word and know that you have not missed your promised blessing.

My word shall not return to Me void.  A promise from Me is a promise that will come to pass. I am always faithful. I am faithful even when you fail. I can’t allow My word to return to Me void. I made a promise to Abraham, and even though Abraham made mistakes after I made a promise to him; his mistakes didn’t stop Me from fulfilling My word in his life. Therefore, don’t live your life as if it’s over when I am still working in your life. Just as Abraham’s mistakes didn’t keep Me from blessing him, neither will your mistakes stop Me from blessing you. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. 

My child, there is life beyond your past failures.  There is joy beyond your disappointments. There are blessings ahead for you. Therefore, resist the devil; stagger not, hold on to My word, and be fully persuaded that what I promised, I will bring to pass. You have not missed your blessing.  

Read and Meditate on His Word:

Num. 23:19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 

Isa. 55:8  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

Isa. 55:10-11  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 

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JUST FOR TODAY

The Lord says,” Now, today if you will call on Me, and give thanks in your heart,  I  WILL BE more than everything you need.  I will cause you to experience My PEACE and JOY and they will overtake your soul.

So, JUST FOR TODAY let’s do the following:

JUST FOR TODAY! I will begin the day by praying: “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will say, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Phil. 4:13)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not worry about my needs, for “…my God has supplied all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not fear, “For God did not give me a spirit of fear; but a spirit of power, of love, and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not harbor doubt and lack faith, for “…without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  (Hebrews 11:6)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not lack strength, for “…the Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not confess defeat, for God “… always leads me in triumphal procession in Christ,”  (2 Cor. 2:14)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not lack wisdom, for, “… I can ask God, who gives generously without finding fault, and it will be given.” (James 1:5)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not feel condemned, for “… there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not be worried or frustrated: ” I have cast all my cares on Jesus because He cares for me.” (I Peter 5:7)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not be depressed, “…for his compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:22-23)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not feel alone for Jesus said, “He is always with me, even to the end of this world.” (Matt. 28:20)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not be discontented, “…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (Phil. 411)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not feel worthless, for “God made him who had no sin to be sin for me, so that in him I might become the righteousness of God.”
(2 Cor. 5:21)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not be confused, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. (I Cor. 14:33)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not let the pressures of life bother me, when Christ said, “In this world, I will have trouble. But I won’t be afraid. I will be of good cheer; because Jesus has overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

JUST FOR TODAY! I will not feel like a failure, when “. In all these things I am more than a conqueror through Christ him who loves me.” (Rom. 8:37)

AT THE CLOSE OF MY DAY I WILL SAY, “THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, AND I SPENT THIS DAY REJOICING, AND I WAS GLAD”

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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GOD WILL TURN YOUR LESS INTO EXCESS

One of the prophecies God spoke to Israel through the mouth of Moses was that if the people were obedient and kept trusting God in hard times, God would see to it that restoration hovered over their storehouse.

Deu 28:1-2  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God

God was preparing His people to not be moved by circumstances that didn’t seem to be going as they wanted. He wanted them to know that no matter what, even when resources were lean or hard to find, that if they were obedient and trusted Him, He would see to it that blessings would increase and overtake them.

Deu 28:12-13  Jehovah shall open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall loan to many nations, and you shall not borrow. And Jehovah shall make you the head, and not the tail. And you shall be always above, and you shall not be beneath, if you listen to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I command you today, to observe and to do them. 

Same God back then, same God right now!  HE DOES NOT CHANGE. 

I want to pour excess into your life even when it seems that there is not enough provision to go around. Precious One, all you must do is obedient and trust Me to do what I said I would do.  Watch Me bring an increase where there has been a shortage in your life.  The very places where you feel like you barely have enough to get by; I will more than supply, You will see that shortage suddenly overflowing with an abundance of blessings.  There will be no lack.

Expect Me to do it! In the middle of the shortage, watch My glorious power will move upon your situation. Stop expecting lack, when you serve a Mighty God.  You serve a God who is more than enough. I am JehovahJireh; I will provide. Therefore, expect to see this kind of outpouring because I am the One who turns shortage into excess. Expect Me to do it.

Gen. 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh:

Deu 8:18  But you shall remember Jehovah your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, so that He may confirm His covenant which He has sworn to your fathers, as it is today. 

Be obedient and trust in Me. Call those things that be not as though they were. Expect Me to bless where there has been less. Be obedient and expect your storehouses to overflow. I am the God of excess in times of shortage, and I will do exceeding abundantly more than you can imagine.

READ AND MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:

Mat 21:21-22  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 

Joh. 14:14  If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

Eph. 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 

1Th. 5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

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NASB ADVENTURE BIBLE REVIEW

I received a complimentary copy of the NASB Adventure Bible as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid in exchange for an honest review of this Bible. [#BibleGatewayPartner]

The NASB Adventure Bible is a fantastic Bible for helping answer the many questions kids have about the Bible and for inspiring a genuine interest to learn about scripture.

I am impressed with all this kid’s Bible has to offer. It begins with a wonderful explanation [in color] for the children on how to use it, then it explains to them where to find key items and what they are, such as book name, chapter, section headers, verse numbers, and footnotes; which is incredibly helpful for any new Bible reader!

The very next page is one that I love and it’s a question about “How to know you are a Christian?” This is such a wonderful explanation that is written at a level children and will be able to easily grasp. It tells them to follow the ABC’S – A – Admit, B – Believe, C- Confess, and with the ABC’s they include scriptures for them to read. Considering who this Bible is for it is perfectly simple yet concise.

Moving on, there are so many incredible resources within the pages of this Bible while still maintaining the focus on the Word itself and helping guide kids through the Bible. I am truly pleased with the balance they present with the helpful explanations that are not overly worded risking losing kid’s attention, and the brief articles scattered throughout.

Some of the special features are, “Words to Treasure,” which highlights key verses throughout the scripture. “Did you know?” which offers interesting facts. While, “Life in Bible Times,” gives information about what it was like to live during the times of scripture. Many other perks are included that will be sure to grab kid’s attention. All of these things are colorfully illustrated and are done in the jungle theme that runs throughout the Bible.

Overall I am incredibly impressed with this Bible. I can’t say that enough, to be honest. It feels like a Bible geared for older readers but designed with kids in mind to help encourage, inspire and motivate them to read scripture, understand it, and apply it early in their lives. I am impressed that this children’s Bible has the words of Jesus in red. The only negative is the small print. It could have been just a little larger.

Do I recommend the NASB Adventure Bible?  Yes.  There is no doubt that your child will love this Bible.

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THIS TRIAL THAT YOU’RE FACING

I know you are going through a lot right now. Yes, times are difficult, but you will learn and gain so much by not giving up on Me. I know the thoughts that are going through your mind. You are desperately trying to find a solution to your problems. Your mind is running to and fro thinking that you need to do something right now. Please let go of those thoughts.

The challenge that is before you is one that I have allowed. Yes, I have allowed this challenge to come to you, just as I did with Job. Right now, it seems difficult and may look like there is no way out.  However, if you endure to the end, you will see that this trial will lead you to the blessing that is waiting for you.

My child, find a way to bring peace to your spirit so you can hear Me clearly; reading more of My word will help you. Allow My words to saturate your spirit, and you will be able to make it through this current challenge, My words need to be rooted and grounded in your spirit. Lean on Me and you will be amazed as I turn around this trial that you’re facing.

Read and Meditate on My Word

Job 1:6-8 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 42:12  So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning:

1Co 10:13  No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it. 

1Pe 4:12-13  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 

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