Today's A New Day

REJOICE!!!! In It….

Will You Do A Quick Experiment With Me?

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)

Let’s do a quick experiment. Don’t worry, it won’t take long.
I want you to think back to the last time something put you in a bad mood.
…Got something?
I don’t know what just came to mind. Maybe it was a fight with your spouse? A meeting that didn’t go well? Your teenager?
The bad news is that those kinds of situations aren’t going away. But the good news is that your mood doesn’t have to be held hostage by them. There’s a way to rise above the way you feel.
It’s called choosing joy. It’s a daily decision, and in Christ, it’s yours to make.
With His joy, your mood doesn’t have to be situational.
With His joy, your attitude doesn’t have to be dependent on having a “good” day.
With His joy, your demeanor doesn’t have to be dictated by your circumstances.
You can choose to be proactive, instead of reactive with your happiness. Instead of drawing from a source that’s limited or circumstantial, you can depend on God’s supply. -Stephen Furtick 

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How To Be Who God Made You To Be

“​Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!'” (Isaiah 6:8)

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Where God Shows Up

Come near to God and he will come near to you.” (James 4:8)

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Your Hidden Potential

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-9)

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The Unexpected Answer

“​Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”(Psalm 23:6)

When things happen that we don’t understand, it’s natural to ask God why. But be prepared, God may not give you the answer you’re expecting. 

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A Winning Strategy Against The Enemy

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Scripture refers to the enemy as a roaring lion on the prowl. And on the surface, it doesn’t look like we stand a chance. He’ll attack you through anxiety, frustration, anger, sadness, and confusion.
The good news is his attack isn’t a sneak attack. He is roaring. You can hear him coming.
The question is… how do you win against a roaring lion?
Here’s the key: You don’t run — you resist!
You stand your ground in Christ and ask for His help because only He can protect you from the enemy’s attacks.
Alone, you’re an easy target. But when you stand in Christ’s authority, that’s when the enemy has to run from YOU.

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How Do You Handle Pressure?

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)

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STOP! It Might Be God!

“​In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

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A Surprising Choice

“​The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ He replied, ‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it will obey you.'” (Luke 17:5-6)

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What’s Growing Within You?

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

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God Turns Barriers Into Blessings

“​See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19)

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How To Find Comfort In Uncomfortable Situations

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)

One of the things I love about King David was his willingness to be real with God. When he wrote the Psalms, he was writing from experience. And it wasn’t always pretty.
He fought off lions and bears with his bare hands. He slayed the Philistine giant, Goliath, with a stone and a sling. But he also spent years hiding in caves and running from Saul’s assassination attempts.
For a man who was chosen, some of these circumstances seem like contradictions. But they weren’t. They were part of the calling.
What made David a man after God’s own heart wasn’t his success or failure — it was His consistent trust in God regardless of the circumstance.
God doesn’t promise to guard you from trouble; He promises to guide you through it. When you begin to understand that, like David, you’ll be able to find comfort even in the most uncomfortable situations. -Steven Furtick 

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