Inspired by His Words

Inspirations
by Chanel Smith

In Christ's Strength

 

I am so thankful for the strength that is mine as a Christian. I cannot do anything on my own, but through Christ, I can do all things. It is comforting to know that the word “all” includes the trials and concerns that I bring to The Lord each day. I lay them at His feet. I can do all things through Jesus who lives in me.

 

Recognizing that it is Christ who strengthens you take some of the pressure off. You can’t do it on your own. Focus instead on your strength through Him!

 

“ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 

    -Philippians 4:13 

Mourn No More

 

If you’re distressed make sure that you are dressed with the garment of praise. We all have times of trail when heaviness tries to come on us, a weight of depression and/or discouragement. With your spiritual clothes on, you are declaring the praises of God which has the power to turn any situation around.

 

“ To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”

   -Isaiah 61:3

Showing that I Love God

How do I love God? It must be more than a phrase I use in prayer. The way I show it is to keep His commandments. I need His strength for this. I ask the Lord to renew my desire to live according to His principles. They are not suggestions. They are commands. Honoring them will cause me to see His work in my life. 

 

Do you know God’s commandments for your life? They are in His Word. We have access to them in scripture. God desires that we keep the commands He has given. 
 

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

 

     -John 14:21

Spirit of Power

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God, a spirit of fear is not from You! It is from the enemy. I choose to believe the promise from Your Word that You have given believers a spirit of power, love, and a strong mind. I will make solid and right decisions based on Your living Word. I claim this promise. You are my strength! 

 

Messages that whisper what you cannot do are from the evil one. God’s messages for you will always be concerning what you can do. Through Christ, you are able. 

 

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

     -2 Timothy 1:7

Patience

Patience in a Busy World

 

Patience isn’t easy. This is a busy, fast-paced world which I exist. I drive through fast-food restaurant windows and receive hot food within a few minutes. Automated bank tellers provide cash in an instant. There is not much I have to wait for in this modern age. But I realize that some of the things that matter most require great patience. I ask the Lord to teach to wait with grace. 

 

If you are waiting for something you desire, trust God. The Bible promises that He will not withhold any good and perfect gift from His children.

 

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”

 

     -1 Thessalonians 5:14

No More Mourning

Mourn No More

 

If you’re distressed make sure that you are dressed with the garment of praise. We all have times of trail when heaviness tries to come on us, a weight of depression and/or discouragement. With your spiritual clothes on, you are declaring the praises of God which has the power to turn any situation around.

 

“ To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”

   -Isaiah 61:3

God is with you

God is always with you!

 

Your family, friends, and loved ones may leave or betray you. But, God will never leave you. He is the true source of happiness and blessing.

 

"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."

 

   -Deuteronomy 31:6

Faith

Without Faith it is impossible to please God.

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