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Friday, October 8, 2010

YOUR BEST LIFE BEGINS EACH MORNING

10/8

Job 23:10

Sustaining Faith

Yesterday morning, you read about Job. Not only did he lose his children, his wealth, and his health, but his own wife told him, “Job, just curse God and die” (Job 2:9).  But Job knew that God is a God of restoration. I’ve discovered two kinds of faith – a delivering faith and a sustaining faith. Delivering faith is when God instantly turns your situation around. When that happens, it’s great. But it takes a greater faith and a deeper walk with God to have sustaining faith. Sustaining faith is what gets you through those dark nights of the soul when, like Job, you don’t know where to go or what to do…but because of your faith in God, you do. Faith tells us the best is yet to come.

 

10/9

Isaiah 61:7

Better Days Ahead

Have you experienced some unfair situations in which somebody did you wrong or mistreated you? Perhaps you are having problems in a relationship, or in your marriage, or with a child. Or maybe you’ve struggled financially, and you don’t see how you can ever get ahead. Life has been one setback after another. If that sounds like you, I have good news for you: God wants to restore everything that has been stolen from you. He wants to restore your joy, peace, health, finances, and your family. And when God restores, He doesn’t leave you as you were before bad things happened to you; He brings you out better than you were previously.

 

10/10

Isaiah 57:18

With Abundance

God does not want to bring you out of your adversities all beaten up and bedraggled: no, you are not simply a survivor; you are “more than a conqueror”. He wants to bring you out promoted and increased, with abundance. Beyond that, God wants to make the enemy pay for the wrongs done to you, His child. God wants to bring you out to a flourishing finish.

 

If you’re in a tough situation today, you need to develop a restoration mentality. Mentally encourage yourself that God is going to turn your situation around. Remind yourself that you don’t just defeat the enemy; you gather up all the spoils. Your attitude should be, Father, I thank You, for I know I’m going to come our stronger, healthier, and happier than I’ve ever been.

 

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