But the path of righteous people is like the light of dawn that becomes brighter and brighter until it reaches midday. [GWT] Proverbs 4:18
You are a shining light because of Jesus Christ in you. And because you as a light can never ever fade, you can only glow brighter and brighter, never ever becoming dim, irrespective of what may be thrown at you! No struggle, past mistakes, failure, missed opportunities; disappointments or scandal can ever cause your light to fade away. It is impossible. Keep this at the forefront of your mind. You were born to shine, so don’t let any circumstance tell you otherwise. And because the glory of God is in you, it’s time you took your place as a shining beacon that can never be covered in Jesus name. Amen.
There I will go to the altar of God, to God–the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God! [NLT] Psalm 43:4
He has done it before. He will do it again. If you were to look back to where He brought you from, see how far He’s brought you, and how at one point, previously, when you thought you were never ever going to make it, but you did. You will see that these struggles today are of little consequences to God. Why? Because He is more than able to help you through them, to a place where you never thought, even in your wildest dreams that you will ever get to. Go to Him again today and Thank Him. He is faithful, He is awesome, He is wonderful, He’s been a never ending source of Joy to me, and for that Lord I am truly grateful. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Lord Jesus, for all you’ve done for me. My praise Lord will forever and ever be before you, because you have made me glad and have put the joy of Lord in my life. He will do it also for you. Only believe and be thankful.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. [ESV] Psalm 63:3
Life without the love of Christ is nothing else but death. A person that has no share in the love of God is dead while he lives. Why you say? Because all the enjoyments of this life such as good health, wealth, honour, friends, and many more are meaningless without the love of Jesus Christ. You may say, but these are great blessings and I don’t need him to enjoy them, but you see, the love of Christ which is in itself a priceless blessing, can never ever be separated by death and lasts longer even after you die, even on to eternity. And because I have experienced this wondrous mercy of God in my life, which I know for a fact, far exceeds all the blessings of life; my lips will forever and ever praise His name. Thank you Lord for being a perfect blessing to me!
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice! [NLT] Philippians 4:4
Even in the midst of that struggle, let your heart be full of joy. You may not have much to be glad about, but that single action of “making a decision to be joyful regardless of what may be happening” gives you a better perspective on things. Why? Because you have made a choice to always be glad, you will always see the positive aspect of every negative situation. So maybe Christmas is coming and maybe it’s a season that fills you with so much trepidation, rejoice and be glad. Maybe it’s a lonely time, or simply you don’t have enough to make it as cheerful as you would like it to be, rejoice and be glad. Don’t weary yourself unnecessarily. The Lord Jesus always has a way of making everything beautiful, and everything will work out marvellously in your life in Jesus name. Amen. And so I say it again. Rejoice.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. [NLT] Psalm 37:4
You don’t need to fret because of the rumours you’re hearing. Trust God, trust the Father, His Son Jesus and His Spirit. Believe in His power, goodness, faithfulness, wisdom, love, grace, mercy, works of creation, people, redemption, WORD, Gospel – the truths and ordinances of it and meditate upon it. And because you have trusted Him by going after the things that pleases Him, He will give you the desires of your heart – according to His will, and given to you not just for you, but also for the good of His people. He will open the flood gates of heaven, if and only if you trust and believe in Him.
“And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people”. [NLT] Romans 2:29b
You don’t have to be Jewish, or “White” in order to have Faith in Jehovah (God of Isreal). Having Faith in God is not a “White man’s religion” as many have called it. Yahweh is no respecter of persons. All nations/tribes/people/race/colour are all equally precious to Him; and He has granted and will continue to grant each and every one discoveries/revelations of Himself (as He has always been) that will be sufficient for their salvation. So don’t let people fool you into thinking that because of who you are, or where you’re from, or the colour of your skin disqualifies/negates you from putting your faith in Him. The Words of God is an infinite/limitless blessing to all that beholds it, and is life to all that finds it. Choose life, choose Elohim. Jesus will undoubtedly make you what His Words says you will be, and give you a heart that seeks only to praise Him. And with that heart He will make you the praise of all men.
So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time–before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due. [NLT] 1 Corinthians 4:5
Don’t speak with your eyes :)! Yes, what you may be saying is indeed synonymous with what your eyes have seen, but still don’t make rash decisions/judgements until you have all your facts. Your eyes may be telling you to give-up on that business, that marriage/relationship, that Career, that person, but if you could only see through the lens of faith and see what God is saying concerning that person, that issue, you would quickly realise that passing a swift judgement (which is tantamount to giving up) based on what you’ve seen and how you feel, means you’re not actually what you claim to be. How can you say you love God, are a victor, an overcomer, a leader, a world changer, when you’re so easily influenced by circumstances? Don’t let it, and don’t let them. The God in you will help you stand the test of trials. And you will never again judge falsely to your detriment when faced with troubles in Jesus name. Amen.