Posts Tagged ‘God loves you’

It’s All Working Out for Good!

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

1. THE DREAM. Joseph had a vision for his life. But sometimes, in between the dream and the fulfillment, ridiculous stuff can happen. Joseph’s brothers threw him into a pit and then sold him to some Ishmaelites. Then, in Egypt, he was unjustly thrown into prison. From age 17 to 30 his dream was challenged, but then God opened the door.

2. THE BATTLE. Joseph was faithful even when at his lowest. If you are weary and fatigued from protracted battles, receive God’s refreshing today. Stay faithful, overcome resentment, and trust God. He redeemed Joseph’s life and He will turn your situation around too.

As for you, you meant evil against me [Joseph], but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. Genesis 50:20

3. THE RESULT. One day Joseph was in prison and the next he was the second in command in Egypt. Don’t quit. God turned things around for Joseph’s life, but God also used him to save an entire nation from starvation. Take hold of this biblical concept—that God causes all things to work together for good—and apply it at your job, with your family, to your dreams. God is so good and He cares for you and loves you. You can trust Him to come through for you every time!

God loves you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY CONFESSION:
I was born for such a time as this. All things to work together for good to those who love God, and are called according to His purpose. My circumstances are turning out for the greater progress of the Gospel (Esther 4:14; Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:12).

re·sult, noun
Something that follows naturally from a particular action, operation, or course; a consequence or outcome. Favorable or desired outcomes

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Victory Over Uncertainty

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Through God’s grace we are accepted (Ephesians 1:6). We’ve been made worthy because of what Jesus did on the Cross. When you understand that the God of the universe loves you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3), you can let go of insecurity and find your strength and identity in Jesus.

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. Ephesians 1:7-9 The Message

God has an ocean of blessing and provision for everything you need. Most Christians live in ignorance of what God offers. The best weapon against uncertainty is good information from God’s Word. When you study the Bible you find that God’s abundance is so vast, it’s described as unfathomable (Ephesians 3:8).

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

If you’re lost and don’t know Jesus—He is the Savior who will rescue you. If you’re a Christian who has become lukewarm—He can fan the flames back in your heart in a moment. If you are questioning your purpose in life—God wants to personally guide you into the most fruitful place. So draw near to God. Rise up in faith. Everything you need for the fulfillment of your destiny is found in Jesus.

God is faithful,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

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God Will Take Care Of You

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? Matthew 6:26

God is not an idle deity at the corner of the universe who is no longer interested in humanity. He has the amazing capacity to care about each one of us (seven billion!) all at the same time. Let the following verses remind you of how much your Heavenly Father cares about every detail of your life.

He calls you by name.
To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

He numbers your hairs.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30

He counts and orders your steps.
Does He not see my ways and number all my steps? Job 31:4

He bottles your tears.
You have taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book? Psalm 56:8

He takes your hand.
“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” Isaiah 41:13 AMP

When you realize how faithful God is and how much He cares about every detail of your life, fear and worry can no longer dominate you. You can be free to believe God for bigger things, knowing that He is an ever present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1); He will work all things together for good (Romans 8:28); and He will perfect that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8). Trust Him for the miraculous. He will always see you through.

God loves you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2013 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.