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God’s Word for You in 2019

 

God’s Word for You in 2019

By Carolyn Dale Newell

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17 NKJV

Unashamed. That is the word God gave me for 2019. Actually, He revealed it to me three months early. I am unashamed to proclaim the truth of God. I must boldly share the gospel in these last hours of these last days.

The Word of God is powerful. If it was a bomb, it would be the granddaddy of all bombs. If it was a pain reliever, it would be the extra, extra strength. If it was a hurricane, it would be a category ten.

Nothing else can transform lives like the salvation of God. It heals the drunk, the addict, and the heart filled with sin.

It has the power to rescue people from eternal damnation. Burning forever. And it is the very same power by which God clothes them in the righteousness of Christ.

The gospel begins with faith and continues with faith. God grants us the faith necessary to believe in His great love. He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to be born of a virgin, live a servant’s life, and die on the cross. All this, to pay for our sins. We believe and receive salvation by faith. we live by faith. Now, this is where we mess up. We are accustomed to living by fact rather than faith.

We talk faith, but do we walk faith?

When we live by faith, we live like we believe God is telling the truth. When the one living by faith loses their job, they don’t fret because they know God will provide another job.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19 NKJV)

When the person living by faith gets some bad news, they say, “I’ll trust God with this. He has the final say.”

The person living by faith doesn’t cower to fear. They refuse to spend time worrying. They stand on the promises of God and they believe these promises to be true.

Friend, are you living by faith today? Are you entrusting every part of your life to your heavenly Father? Are you sharing the good news of Jesus to others?

We are all commissioned as ministers to witness. Who can you enlighten today? Are you walking by faith, not only talking faith? Do you live the abundant life of joy, peace, and victory?

If not, begin today to trust God with every part of your life. He is faithful. I pray God’s best for you in the new year.

Heavenly Father, help us all boldly spread the gospel, not only with our lips, but with our lives. Help us live by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read Habakkuk 2:2-4.

HIKING THE TRAIL

Has God given you a word for 2019? Please share in the comments.

Copyright 2018 Carolyn Dale Newell.

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Soaring Above Discouragement

SOARING ABOVE DISCOURAGEMENT

By Carolyn Dale Newell

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

I touched the doorknob, opening it just enough to confirm the hissing noise was the hotel sprinkler system. Iva had finished her breakfast and could not wait any longer. An icy blast of water shot up my leg. Iva managed to potty. Soaked, we returned to our room.

I called my husband. He erupted into laughter when I explained what happened.

“I’m glad you think it is funny. It felt like it was raining from hell.” I replied.

Sometimes, our lives feel as if it is raining from hell. The car breaks down. A check bounces. The oven decides to stop working. The doctors can’t seem to understand your illness as it continues to get worse. One thing after another happens, and we feel disheartened.

If you are human, you have faced discouragement. It shows no favoritism.

When the world weighs us down, God will raise us up.

Wait on the Lord. We must possess the fruit of the Holy Spirit, patience. We may need to endure somethings, for some time. We do as He has commanded until He tells us to do the next thing.

God works while we wait. Always remember God is busy on our behalf even though it appears like nothing is happening. He goes before us, preparing the way.

While we wait, we trust. Waiting without trusting is wrestling. When we have a firm, unshakable faith that God is going to intervene at His proper time, we will be filled with peace.

God will renew our strength. He will give us fresh stamina because the world and the devil have beaten us down. It is God’s power we rely on. His strength enables us to do all things (Phil. 4:13).

Eagles carry their young on their wings. According to eagleflight.org, This is part of the baby eaglet’s flying lessons. The momma eagle knocks the baby out of its nest. Then, she swoops down to catch him on her wings, carrying him back to the nest.

As if riding on the wings of an eagle, God will swoop in and carry us above our bleak circumstances. We will soar above our problems. High above the discouragement. All the misery of the world will appear as grasshoppers when God is our focus.

God will enable us to run the race without weariness. That new jolt of strength will give us the endurance to not only run, but to finish. Life can be wearisome. God invigorates us with everything necessary to accomplish it all.

And we will walk without fainting. We will not give out. On this journey of faith, God will supply us with the energy, the grace and the power to finish.