4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Focus your mind on God at all times and let Him lead and guide you. His word should continually be in your mouth and you should sing His praises and do all things to His glory. Meditate on His word day and night and delight in Him.
The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
Everyone has had a time of weakness and even some have wanted to give up but nothing is impossile with God. We must use the strenght that He has blessed us with and keep standing. We should support eachother and exhort eachother and keep speaking the word, praying in the Spirit and we must be be constant in prayer and our indulgance in the scriptures. When we do these things and walk in His ways, we are strengthened.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
God's people need not be condemned. He convicts His people of their sin but He does not condemn them.
We are free from the law of sin and death but we must live a righteous life. It takes time to get there but God is interested in the fact that one is on their way and He helps us but we must remember that without Him we can do nothing and that our strength is insufficient but through His strength we can do all things. We have been given a new life and a new start and we can live a clean life but we must remember that there are many things that we need to let go of to experience the fullness of it and to progress properly.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
You have been given the power to overcome sin in your life and to resist temptations.
You are not alone and God can hear your thoughts and He knows what everyone will do, how, where, when and what time.
This does not mean that you should not discuss your struggles with God. He is here to listen to us all and He will never leave or forsake us so whatever you are going through or struggling with, pray without ceasing, repent to God if you have messed up, do not be condemned but move forward with every effort not to go there in future but God knows our hearts and knows when we are trying and when we are not and He is forgiving and loves us with an everlasting love.
You are able to overcome all things. Study the scriptures relevant to any issues and confirm what you should do to overcome them, pray, praise, worship and give God thanks.
Devotionals And Encouragement
When a man’s ways please the Lord,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
There is none like God and He can move mountains including getting you to a place that you did not have the skills, favor or qualifications for and someone who hated you can be made to love you deeply
Proverbs 18:10New King James Version (NKJV)
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe.
The name of the LORD is living and powerful and we must use it in the correct way and God will protect us and when we are in trouble we can run to God and know that He is a s strong tower.
It is a pivelage to be able to use His name but it is only saved believers that have the honor of doing so. We should thank God for all things at all times and appreciate Him in thruth and we should priase Him and worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
God keeps us safe and He never takes His eyes off of His people and He holds us up but we have a respinsibility and instructions but we can only know what to do if we take the time to study His word. Those who do not will never ne victorious.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
we must be mindful of the things that we say and it is essential to remember that we are before God att all times. There is power in words and words can penetrate the soul and destoy the self and others and the same mouth that is used to bless cannot also be used to curse and when cursing others it is the self that is cursed as we reap what we sow but it can also destroy the lives of others so we should choose our words carefully and know when to be silent. We do not always have to have something to say.
In the event of having spoken the wrong words or cursed someone with words, the believer can repent but repentance entails a change of heart, mind as well as actions and unless the heart and mind changes then the actions will not change for long either if at all. The root needs working on, not just the plucking off of the bad fruit.
A wise man knows how to keep silent while a foolish man reveals all that is in their heart and a person can be known by the contents of their heart as what soever one thinks, they will edventually proceed to say and do.
19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
God has given us the power to overcome the adversary and He has given us the right to use His name and we should not fear because God is always with us and He upholds us in the right hand of His righteousness and we shall by no means come to harm but we must remember to walk in all His ways. Sin can cause danger just as coming from under the umbrella can cause saturation so we cnnot live as we please and expect peace and full protection.
God has given us promises but He has also made it clear that our safety also depends on us living the way that He has instructed just as a parent can offer their children safety at home but not when they slide down the drainpipe at midnight to go and party as there will be consequenses and God does not give instructions without purpose.