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Today Is Awesome Because God Is

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I know you just read the headline “Today is Awesome Because God Is” but your day may not feel as if it is awesome or you may not even realize God has this day in His hands.

Why is God awesome?

Because He is creator and sustainer or your life. Psalm 33:6-9 NKJV “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”

Did you get that? GOD created. If there ever was a big bang, GOD caused it! We must remember that life from nothing came from God and if He did nothing more than that alone; that makes Him awesome! But not only did He create, but it works because He sustains it!

In Hebrews 1:3 NCV talking about Jesus, the Hebrew writer proclaims in “The Son reflects the glory of God and shows exactly what God is like. He holds everything together with his powerful word. When the Son made people clean from their sins, he sat down at the right side of God, the Great One in heaven.”

Let all who say that there is no God understand that they could not have the air they breathe, or the gravity that holds themselves to this world, or even the ability to think, if it were not for the power of God’s glory!!

Not only is He Creator and Sustainor, but He KNOWS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING!

God is never surprised! (Isaiah 48:12 NCV) “People of Jacob, listen to me. People of Israel, I have called you to be my people. I am God; I am the beginning and the end.”

God IS the beginning and the end. (Isaiah 46:9-10 NCV) “Remember what happened long ago. Remember that I am God, and there is no other God. I am God, and there is no one like me. From the beginning I told you what would happen in the end. A long time ago I told you things that have not yet happened. When I plan something, it happens. What I want to do, I will do.”

God is awesome because He has provided salvation for man!

(John 3:16 NCV) “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.”

(John 1:11-12 NCV) “He came to the world that was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to all who did accept him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God.”

(John 10:10 NCV) “A thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I came to give life–life in all its fullness.”

(Mark 16:15-16 NCV) “Jesus said to his followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved, but anyone who does not believe will be punished.”

So what does knowing the “awesomeness” of God do for you?  Knowing that God is awesome takes the pressure off of you. Eternity does not hinge on your performance. God’s glory is not dependant upon you! Yes, we must be vessels of glory for Him, but He is not dependant upon it. When we begin to understand the power and majesty of our God and that He is the potter, we are the clay, We begin to realize:

How little we need to do.
How much we need to yield.
How much we need to trust.
How much we need to humbly obey.

Knowing God is awesome and that you trust Him, leads you to trust, that even when you blow it, He is there to bend down and pick up the broken pieces and heal you and the situation!

(Deuteronomy 33:26-27 NIV) “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ’Destroy him!’”

THERE IS NONE LIKE THE GOD OF JESHURUN!

You can trust the fact that today IS awesome because God IS awesome. Trust Him to lead you, take care of you and love you like you’ve never been loved before.
(Romans 8:37-39 NCV) “But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us. Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Notice it says in ALL things, no matter what your “thing” is it is included in the ALL things! In ALL things you have FULL victory through God! That alone makes today awesome because God IS awesome!

Where are you putting your trust?

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If you are a follower of the news both locally and nationally you can hear repeatedly how the world is in trouble. It has even bled over into the writings of TV shows! We can no longer even escape from the reality of the world with our favorite TV shows because they too remind us what kind of trouble this world has gotten itself into. I for one have decided I will not continue to watch a TV show who wants to feed me the misery the news media is feeding! I am a child of the Most High King and I WILL NOT live in fear. I WILL trust my heavenly Father who tells me He WILL supply ALL my needs (Phil. 4:19)!

How often has somebody told you not to worry about whatever situation you are in? Then how often have you been able to listen to and heed to such advice? Jesus gave us the instructions on how to deal with EVERY situation we are facing, including the ones the world is in! Over and over Jesus instructed others and us to fear not! Yet over and over his disciples shuddered in fear and I dare say, you and I have found ourselves in that place as well.

I believe God has something better for you and I as His children. We are to have a life beyond worry, doubt, lack, and even fear. By the power of God’s Word and the power of God’s love for us, we CAN walk in victory in ALL areas of our lives!

God wants us to have life and have it more abundantly! He wants you and I to live in the area of more than enough. And His desire is to bring to LIFE those who are held by Satan in fear, lack, doubt, and even death! When we are in lack we have death so to speak in our area of need. When we are in fear we have death in our midst; death of whatever the enemy is trying to rob from us! Satan’s ONE mission is to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you AND all you have and hold dear! PERIOD!! But what we must realize and get a hold of; our God is not effected by economic numbers or a medical report or any other circumstance we are facing!

The enemy is waging war against this world AND believers with a spirit; that spirit is one of fear, doubt, and unbelief. He has cunningly stepped in using the media and other things of this world to have us gripped with worry and fear. Asking questions of “how” and “why.” And in response we see people afraid of what may happen. It grieves me as I know it must grieve our Heavenly Father when He sees even His own children in fear and doubt. God did not give us a spirit of fear. He has always wanted us to have more and do more, why? Because we are His mouth piece, His hands, His feet! WE are the ones who are to bring the Gospel to this world, WE are the ones who are to break off the bondages on others. WE are the ones who are to be walking in victory. But as I look around I see what the enemy has done to even the children of God. But you and I are to rise up and STAND in faith on what the Word of God says. The Word of God is truth! It does not lie! It is for TODAY and it is OUR responsibility to stand up and say NO! We will not live like this, we will NOT live in fear, sickness, lack, worry, or unbelief!!! We are MORE than conquerors so we must start taking our authority in this world and live like the Bible has said we can! We are in a battle and we must fight, but our weapon we are to fight with IS the Word of God!

Whatever you are facing today, the answer has ALREADY be given to you, YOU must find it in the Word of God, and STAND on it! How long must I stand you ask – as long as you have to! Read the Word and you will see that so many people had to stand, they had to wait for God to move, and as they waited God ALWAYS moved, they ALWAYS got the victory! And you and I can too, it is up to us, are we willing to trust God or trust in this world? Are we willing to say My God supplies my needs, not this world. Are we willing to stand and declare WITH God ALL things are possible to those who believe! Do you believe, do you believe and trust your Father in Heaven. He loves you and He wants you victorious! Believe, trust, and stand on the Word of God!

{Need more help? Help! I’m Alone with My Mind; A Guide To Gaining Victory Over Your Thoughts}

It Is Written; Therefore I Do Not Have To Take This!

It Is Written; Therefore I Do Not Have To Take This!In life we all love the blessing. We pray and declare the blessing over our life, we talk about the blessing, we keep our mind on the blessing. However, we forget that often after the blessing comes the battle! And when Jesus was here on this earth He was no exception. Following Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert (Mark 1:12) and after fasting forty days Jesus was hungry. If you have ever been on a fast you can understand the hunger that Jesus experienced. But watch this; that is when Satan showed up and said to Jesus, If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread (Matthew 4:3).

You can count on the enemy to show up at your most vulnerable moments. That is not going to change. His whole mission in life is to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you; and he takes his job seriously! (John 10:10) When he does show up you had better know what the Word of God actually says! You cannot just know select verses you have heard over and over second or third hand. You must know what the Word says for yourself!

Sometimes we pick the parts of Scripture that fit our lives and our particular theology, but we must know that when the enemy manipulates God’s Word and uses it against us, we need to be able to say, “It is written” just like Jesus did. We need to know what else God has to say in it‘s entirety! The Bible says in Daniel 7:25 “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws…” Friend Satan is going to do everything he can to take from us, it is up to US to stop him. God has already done everything He is going to do about the Devil on this earth; Jesus left US with the power to overcome the enemy!

Look again and what Jesus did when the Devil confronted Him. While He may have been in a venerable state, Jesus answered “It is also written: Do not put God to the test.” He knew what His Father had actually said and refused to allow Satan to dictate His responses – including what He should eat and when He should eat.

We are to read the Word everyday, the Word tells us to daily renew or transform our minds by the Word (Romans 12:2) We have the right AND the power to tell Satan- Get thee behind me (Mt 16:23) and we are to stop letting him tell us lies and even Truths! We are to get into God’s Word and get it into us!

{Want more devotions? I’m A Sword Wielding Devil Slayer; Declaring the Word of God and Taking Back What the Devil Stole from Me!}