Do You Need to Revisit What God Wants You to Do?

Dear Faithful One,

In 2 Samuel 7, verse 3, Nathan said to King David, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you.” After David had in his heart to build the temple, Nathan encouraged David to implement his plan. Nathan supported David believing David was walking with God. Just because you are walking with God does not mean you always hear Him correctly. But you are always seeking. Nathan returned to say God did not want David to build a temple. Do you need to revisit what you thought God wanted you to do?

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

Follow Jesus, Follow Truth

Dear Faithful One,

Have you ever felt the disappointment of discovering that something you hoped to be true was a lie? Then let us find hope in John 1:9 where Jesus was identified as “The true light that gives light to every man…” God’s reference to Jesus as the true light contrasts Jesus to others who misrepresent themselves as the truth. The question of how God wants us to live our life can be answered by studying the life of Jesus and hearing what He would say about the matter. He embodies the truth. When we follow Jesus we build our life on truth and live from truth to truth.

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

God Chose Us Because He Wanted To

Dear Faithful One,

Jesus came to offer us forgiveness even before we knew to ask for it. He is the embodiment of grace and truth. John 1:17 states “Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” God knew the truth about our sin but chose to offer forgiveness as a grace gift. Grace is undeserved. We did not work for it. When our blessings are rooted in grace, we no longer live in an atmosphere of performance. We can stop striving. Will you celebrate the freedom of knowing God didn’t pick us because we were perfect? He picked us because He wanted to.

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

Live in Freedom

Dear Faithful One,

This past July 4, as our country celebrated independence, I wondered do you celebrate independence in your personal life? Has something enslaved you in your life? Are you living in bondage to something that controls you? The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.” Since we have the power of our resurrected Christ in us not just for eternal life but for our lives on earth, then why don’t we live like it? Will you claim God’s power and let Him set you free?

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action. Happy Independence Day!!!!

Love, Anita

Trust God to Redefine You

Dear Faithful One,

In ministry, I had to transition from my own self-image to the image God defined for me. I was more comfortable thinking of myself as the disciple John, who doted on Jesus and leaned up against Him. The idea of entering uncharted territory to lead thousands to God’s destination was not exactly what I saw myself doing. I told God I was not the Moses type. In John 1:42, Jesus redefined Peter’s image by saying, “You will be called Cephas”, which when translated meant rock. What about you? Will you let God reinvent your self-image for His purpose?

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

Living Where the Spirit Blows

Dear Faithful One,

What pushes your plans forward? Is it sheer determination on your part or do you depend on God’s Spirit? In John 3:8 Jesus described the Spirit as a wind that “blows wherever it pleases”. This tells me we cannot control the Spirit. God’s Spirit only serves God’s plans and cannot be used for a personal agenda. The Spirit is always on the same page with God. So the next time life feels like you are forcing something to happen, ask yourself, “Where is the Spirit?” Don’t leave the Spirit behind. God never meant for us to live without the power of His spirit.

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love,

Anita

Forgiving Those Who Are Not Aware of Their Sin

Dear Faithful One,

I had hoped that those who heard about my struggles would show up to help in some way. Instead, no one showed up. I wanted to be mad, I wanted to stay mad but God said, “Forgive them.” Then God reminded me of Romans 5:8, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God offered forgiveness, even before we asked for it. What God wanted from me was to live with a forgiving heart. Being mad at others doesn’t ruin their day, it only ruins mine. Is there someone you need to forgive so you stop hurting yourself with your resentment?

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

Don’t Let Human Wisdom Take You Out of God’s Will

Dear Faithful One,

When we use human wisdom to evaluate God’s plan, we are depending on our logic instead of trusting God.  In Peter’s human logic, he was advising Jesus to stay away from Jerusalem.  But Jerusalem was the place God had chosen.  In Matthew 16:23, Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!”  Has the devil succeeded to use a friend to steer you away from God?  If so, recognize the setup and alert your friend like Jesus did that he or she is being used.  Don’t let human counsel take you out of God’s marching orders.

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song.  I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

Delay Between Potential & Fruit

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Dear Faithful One,

Do you find yourself consumed with God thoughts and God activities?  In the midst of overflowing with God, are you frustrated because plans in your life are not unfolding as quickly as you had hoped?  Psalms 1:3 speaks of one consumed with God thoughts whose life is “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season”.  However, observe that even when your potential feels like it’s about to burst, the Bible speaks of a plant by streams of water that yields its fruit in season.  So, recognize there may be a delay between potential and fruit.

When I pray for you, I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita

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