You are Not Alone … 

Kari Jobe sings a song titled:   You Are Not Alone – Kari Jobe

And, as I traveled to Belgium this past week … alone … I kept remembering I wasn’t alone, even when I felt like I was!  I believed God was with me every step of the way.  But, because I felt a bit more vulnerable given world events, and as a flight was cancelled, another delayed, and yet another missed … I kept saying to my Lord and Savior … I need you, I lean on you, I trust you … for I know I am not alone – You are always with me, making a way when there seems to be none!  I had to consciously allow what I knew to get down into my heart, reassuring myself of truth, and in that I found peace and favor.

This trip reminded me how easily it can be to forget to invite God throughout our routine … cause, well … we got this one covered, we’ve done this before.  As I felt desperate, I noticed how consciously and quickly I ran to God!

Whether you are in your routine day or facing a great adventure or challenge of life, I encourage you to know and believe that if you believe in God, though Jesus Christ … He is with you, always!  He loves YOU!  As you open your heart to Him … developing the personal relationship with Him that He so desires, ask Him to guide your steps, to show you the way, for His ways are truly better than ours, as He knows our beginning from the end.

This little trip reminded me that challenges are not bad … they can be redirecting us into something better; they can help us grow stronger in our trust In Christ; they can open our eyes to things the Lord wants to show us … and on and on.  Truth is that God knows our needs and as we seek Him … He guides us down the path He has planned for us.  Jeremiah 29:11

Be encouraged, you are not alone.  No matter how dark it may seem, you are loved – He gave His life for you.  Ask and receive that love and guidance today!

God’s Love and Blessings, Michelle

Jeremiah 29:11-12 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear your voice and I will listen to you.

 

Your Good News …. Claim it!

Today … if you are feeling sick, sad, poor, defeated, confused, poor or generally cursed … I have really good news for you!

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us…”  Galatians 3:13 (NKJV)

You have been redeemed! Maybe like me, you may have read that and not completely understood it.  What does it mean to you personally ~ to your issues; to your sadness or sickness; to your poverty?  Let me share what I learned and what this means for you personally!

Jesus Christ, when HE died on the cross for you and me … HE redeemed us from every curse that came, or will ever come our way.  When Adam and Eve were deceived in the garden, sin, evil and calamity entered this world.  God so loved us, that He sent Jesus who walked this earth, experienced our pain, and then sacrified His life so He could take upon Him all of our curses of depression, oppression, grief, sickness, poverty, and sin … He bore it all for us!

Redeemed:  to buy back; repurchase; to free from distress or harms; to release from blame or debt; to free from the consequences of sin; to change for the better; repair; restore, reform!

To truly understand the magnitude of what that means for you, I encourage you to read Deuteronomy 28:15-68 … where Moses identifies in detail every curse ~ confusion, poverty, mental and physical ailments, etc. ~ that would come because of disobedience to God.  BUT the good news, is that Jesus redeemed you from every single one, when you received Him as your Lord and Savior!  As you read those scriptures and recognize the curses that have come into your life …. say, because of Jesus I AM REDEEMED from … (be specific). Make it personal, because Jesus gave His life in exchange for yours. Claim your victory, for you are an overcomer because of Christ.  Begin to see yourself victorious!

In the end, Moses says:

“… I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.”  Deuteronomy 30:19

You have a choice to live/die defeated or to live victoriously as God intended.  Remember how much God loves you; He created you in His image; you’re a new creature in Christ; Jesus took all your sin and curses, AND gives you life eternal.  Choose and receive your good news ~ claim your victory today!

If you need encouragement in God’s Word, From the Heart, feel free to contact me at coachmichelle@charter.net.