Live Your Best Life Today!


July 21st, 2017
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
(Ephesians 6:10, AMP)
Lately, I have been feeling like I am going through a series of tests. It has been one thing after another and it hasn’t let up. While I want to feel frustrated and upset, it is really my thoughts that are the star of this show. What do I mean?  My Pastor taught that most people live in this order: FEEL, THINK LIVE. What they feel shape how they think and determine how they live. Essentially, when we operate in this system we allow feelings to weigh more than our thinking by engaging emotionally. We begin to allow whatever we feel to take the lead foot in how we act. Further, I learned that God’s system is : THINK, LIVE, FEEL. What we “feel” is not the highest thing. Feelings are deceptive and not higher than our thinking. We have to ask ourselves: Is my feeling “sound” based on the Word of God above all else?
Isaiah 26:3 says God will keep in perfect peace all who trusts in Him, all whose thoughts are fixed on Him. The supernatural peace of God is released to those who keep their mind fixated on God. They walk by the Word of God and not by sight- not anything associated with senses. (Romans 1:17- The just shall live by faith.)
So, when things start to happen and throw me off kilter, which they do, I have plenty that I can think about to shift my focus. In fact, Philippians 4:8 gives me plenty of things to think about. The New Living Translation tells us “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Remember, there is never a situation or scenario in which a believer is defeated.When the enemy comes against your gifts or callings with those fiery darts, you are not powerless. Not at all! Ephesians 6 tells us to be strong in the Lord and draw our strength from Him. Let God be our whole armor (described in chapter 6:13-17) and rely on the power of His might! Because we are in Christ, the battle is already won. You can just begin to rebuke the things happening in the physical and walk in faith for deliverance and be filled with His Spirit because of what is taking place supernaturally. The Amplified  translation of Ephesians 6:13 says Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resists and stand your ground on the evil day (of danger), and, having done all (the crisis demands), to stand (firmly in your place). Standing firmly in place means that we exalt the Word of God above our circumstances. Regardless of what it looks like in the natural, fix your mind on God. Think higher thoughts. Live in Faith according to His word. Feel the joy and peace as a result.  ~LPG
Let’s Pray:  Father God, You are my glorious armor! I rejoice because the battle is already won. The circumstances I am going through right now do not control my thinking. Your Word above all else transforms my mind, my life and my feelings.  I walk by faith and not by sight. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your savior and desire to experience the peace that only He can give, we encourage you to make the decision to surrender and follow Jesus right now, so you can experience a love like no other!