Bethany's BlogWords of Encouragement

Open Doors

For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

1 Corinthians 16:9

A great and effective door has opened to you, and you have the choice to walk through. There are many opportunities for you through the open door, yet there are also many adversaries. It takes courage to walk through the door! The Spirit of God will rise up within you today to strengthen you and fight the adversaries that oppose you. Believe in His power and the love of Jesus within you, and take that step through the door. 

Who are these adversaries? Fear, discouragment, self, envy, etc...  How can you fight? Bring them to God in prayer. Lay then at His feet, fully and openly. 

You may be standing at the edge of breakthrough on this very day, you are in the center of war. The enemy of your soul is pushing hard to close the door, but the Lover of your soul lifts you up and holds the door open for you to walk through on this day. Believe that you can with the power of His might.

What is your door of opportunity today? Where is God calling you to go, and what is holding you back?  His victory is yours, His strength is your stength. 

Take your step. The door is Open.

Stretching Out

We're able to stretch our hands out and receive what we asked for because we're doing what he said, doing what pleases him. 

1 John 3:22 

The Father loves you with a great abundance because you are His beloved child. Today is the day that you can open your heart to His heart and let all that He has to offer you into your being. Receive His perfect gifts, for He is so gracious towards you. All good gifts come from the Hand of the Father, and He stretches His Hand towards each one of us; it is full and abundant, running over.

He is there to provide in every area of your life.

Sometimes it feels like a stretch to believe that He is there in all these ways or that He will work out so many of our problems for our best. Sometimes it's a stretch to just get up in the morning.

He understands your stretch! 

The King of Kings had to stretch too, He saved your life! He stretched from Throne to manger. He knows how to stretch. He went from walking streets of gold, to streets of dirt. From King to Babe. He knows about the steps of courage in every stretch.

Today He will walk with you, and reach down to grab your hand. Stretch up, stretch out, He is there, just believe!

STRETCH

The Desires of Your Heart

 

Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and He will provide for you what you desire the most. 

psalms 37:4

Today you will have the desires of your heart, for you are delighting yourself in the Lord! Everywhere you turn, you see what He has done for you! The words you speak are words of truth and joy, for He is overflowing within your heart. Even if obstacles come your way, delight still dances in your soul, for when He is the root of delight, He is the driving desire. 

Every gift that comes your way is His generous provison. His love lavishes you in His prosperity. 

Peace, joy, hope, faith, kindness, strength, and wonder.

To be deeply rooted in God, to truly delight in His presence everyday of your life, is a lifestyle. In that lifestyle, He moves within us, redeems, restores, and renews us. He changes our desires to be His desires. A once selfish life becomes a God-pleasure life, full and delightful on the inside. 

Eternal.

He provides what you desire most. He loves you. Accepts you. Knows you. And, He will never leave you.

This is delight.

Identified

 

God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by grace that you have been saved!) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-6

Jesus has already given you a name. He has chosen you to be His own. He has lifted you up to sit with Him in heavenly places, and placed authority upon you. He has given you dominion over all the earth, and called you out to rule as a Queen and a King. He has molded you with His very own heart, and washed you with His grace and mercy. 

You are identified as His own!

Privileged, loved, and honored.

You have been given the ability to walk in a supernatural life, with the keys to the Kingdom in your hands. He has engraved your name in His Hands. The relationship you have with Him is forever! He infuses you with truth as you listen to the Words He speaks to you. He covers you with His protection, and reminds you to have courage. He sings over you to comfort you.

Let today be your day to know Who you are in Jesus, be solid in your roots and do not sway.

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