Have you ever said, “Please Lord, help get me through this day. I don’t think I can take much more of this.”
Perhaps you were physically tired or mentally exhausted. . .but for whatever reason. . . you’re ready to close the books on this particular day.
On a spiritual dimension. . .if you’ve felt or ever feel that way don’t say it for several reasons.
First, your words can empower the enemy to continue tormenting your day.
The Word of God tells us that our words have consequences . . . we decide whether they are for good or for evil.
Proverbs 18:20 in the Good News Translation says:
“You will have to live with the consequences of everything you say.”
Think about that. . . and the depth of impact within that verse.
“<<YourName>> will have to live with the consequences of everything <<he/she>> says.”
Have you ever said something you wish you hadn’t said and you knew it just as soon as the words came out of your mouth?
You may have said something in anger and regretted it. . .but it was too late. . .the emotional damage was already done.
Perhaps you exaggerated the truth about something you did . . .but you figured nobody would ever know the extent of the truth.
Always remember. . .God knows the truth of what you’re saying.
Words can and will either bring life or death to you. . .
Proverbs 18:21 says:
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Whether your words bring life or death is up to you.
Proverbs 18:21 in the Message Bible says:
“Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit—you choose.”
Here’s the bottom line. . .it’s found in Proverbs 18:20 in the Contemporary English Version which says:
“Make your words good-- you will be glad you did.”
Here’s a good piece of advice. . . think. . .before you speak. It’s a very good habit to acquire and it could change your destiny.
Second, are your words expressing resignation to your circumstances instead of optimism about God’s ability to change your day?
You can change every day. . .that’s absolutely guaranteed in His Word.
Philippians 4:13 says:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
There is no equivocation in this verse. But yet, you might be asking, “Brother Harold, do you really believe I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength?”
The key component of this passage is. . .the fact that Christ’s strength allows us to do all things.
The verse doesn’t say you can do some things. It says that you can do all the things you need to do.
Yes, and you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.
Is getting out of debt a thing?
Is walking in financial freedom and abundance a thing?
Is having a proper retirement income and investment portfolio a thing?
Is walking in divine health a thing?
Is having a peaceful and loving family life a thing?
Is being free of any and all addictions a thing?
Yes, and you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.
With the mind of Christ. . .I can fully accept, appreciate and activate the principles of His Word when it says that “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” and so can you.
Here is how this process works.
While your natural mind is saying, “No, you can’t do the things that God requires or says you can do” your spiritual mind is saying “Yes, you can! The Word says you can do all things through Christ.”
If you say “I can’t” then you’re giving place, strength, power and authority to what you perceive to be your inabilities to achieve what God Himself said you can do through Him.
However, if you say “I can do all things” you are intensifying, fortifying and magnifying that ability in your life. You are choosing the spirit over the natural.
The key is to quit trying harder yourself and begin trusting Him more!
That. . .Child of God gives you the ability and the power to change every day.
Third, never write off. . .what is a gift to you. . .TIME . Use it wisely. . .don’t wish it away.
Jim Rohn, the motivational speaker and author, once said:
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
With a limited number of days on planet earth. . .we should never wish a day away.
Never wish away today. . .hoping tomorrow will be better.
Don’t insult God by wishing away what is. . .in fact. . .a precious gift from Him. Another day of life. . .right here on planet earth.
Decide to face it –head on.
We need to create a confession based on Psalm 90:12 in The Living Bible which says:
“Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.”
If we ask God how to use our days. . .He most surely would never tell us to wish them away.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 in the Message Bible says
“There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.”
How do we find that right time.by asking Him and . . . realizing every day is a precious gift. . .particularly, if you’re walking in good health.
Fourth, don’t check out. . .tap in to an ever-ready power source.
Philippians 1:19 in the King James Version says:
“For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”
This same inexhaustible, never-ending source of supernatural power is always available to you. Plug into the same power source that raised Jesus from the dead.
I learned from my friend, Rick Renner, who is a Greek scholar that the word for supply G2024 is a classical word that means “on behalf of the choir.”
While this may seem different than your definition of supply. . .it’s important to understand the history of the word.
Several thousand years ago, in classical Greece there was a huge choral and dramatic company that practiced endlessly for a very important performance.
The members of this group invested a lot of time, effort, energy and practice in the performance until it was time for the show to go on the road. . .however, there was one problem. . .money.
The group had invested a lot of resources and their lives into making this production a huge success. . .but it appeared things were now finished. The show was closing before it ever had a chance to begin. Their dream. . .had come to an unexpected end.
A very, wealthy man heard about their problem and he came forward with a huge, financial contribution “on behalf of the choir.”
Not only did his contribution allow the production to begin again as planned but it was more than enough and even more than what they knew to do with.
The man’s contribution was excessively large, abundant, overflowing, overwhelming, over and above what the production company could ever dream of.
As Paul Harvey said at the end of his broadcasts: “Now you know the rest of the story” about the origin of the word supply found in Philippians 1:19. It literally describes the enormous contribution of the Spirit that Jesus wants to give each of us.
With this knowledge. . .let me share with you how Philippians 1:19 should read when properly translated.
“I am certain that this situation will ultimately turn around and result in my deliverance. I’m sure of it—first, because you are praying for me; and second, because of the special contribution of the Spirit that Jesus Christ is donating for my present cause.”
This means that when your physical and mental tank are empty. . .when you’ve given your best effort and you just can’t go on any further. . .THEN. . .the Holy Spirit steps in to become your personal benefactor.
At the right moment. . .when things seem down and out. . .Jesus steps in at that moment to make a massive, overwhelming, generous contribution of the Holy Spirit’s grace and power for you. If we can learn to take God at His promises, we will never have to worry again.
As the Apostle Paul explained in 2 Corinthians 12:9:
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Jesus is your wealthy benefactor. He will give you everything you need and more to get you through this day . . . and every other.
Fifth, allow the supply of the Holy Spirit to do the serious lifting of your burdens, troubles and problems.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 says:
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
The word comfort is the Greek word (pa roc a lay o) parakaleÅ(G3870) and it means:
“to call to one's side, to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc. and to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort.”
The word parakaleo is also used in ten verses as the word "prayer". I think it is significant that prayer and comfort come from the same Greek word.
We are to also comfort one another as the Holy Spirit comforts (paraklÄ“tos) (G3875) comforts us.
According to Strong’s Concordance (pa roc clay tos) paraklÄ“tos means:
“summoned, called to one's side; one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate; to lead them to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth, and give them divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom.”
John 14:26 says:
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
If there’s something you don’t know. . .it’s because you haven’t asked the right person.
“. . .he shall teach you all things. . .”
You are plugged in to the greatest teacher in the universe. He would not have you ignorant. . .so He will teach you all things.
If you don’t know something. . .it’s probably because you haven’t asked. Or perhaps I should say you haven’t connected with the right source.
Have you ever said “I can’t remember?”
First off, that’s a negative statement and a tip of the hat to the devil’s way of thinking.
Secondly, to say “I can’t remember” is to ignore scripture. If you utter those three words do you then ask God to bring it to your remembrance? The Word says that He will “. . .bring all things to your remembrance.”
Wow. . .I love this verse. Hallelujah, He will bring ALL THINGS to my remembrance.
Sixth, as the verse says turn your salvation to prayer.
Joyce Meyer said:
“It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry messes with your health.”
Don’t waste your time talking about what’s gone wrong today. . .instead, try praising God for what went right.
Philippians 1:19 in the Amplified Bible says:
“for I know [with confidence] that this will turn out for my deliverance and spiritual well-being, through your prayers and the [superabundant] supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ [which upholds me].”
You’ve got a spiritual weapon to help you make it through. . .every day.
Seventh, you’ve got more than enough for your need to be met and for you and those you love to walk in His surplus.
If you ever have a tough day financially. . .and you want a turn-around or pick-me-up more potent and lasting than any energy drink, read Deuteronomy 28:11-12:
11 And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
The Lord will make you have a surplus of prosperity. Notice the scripture doesn’t say He will give you a surplus of poverty. No, He will give you a surplus of prosperity.
This verse even shows a variety of ways in which God can get money to you.
Don’t worry about whatever today holds. . .just read and confess God’s promises to you.
It’s the prescription to make your day. . .the best ever.
Anne Frank once said:
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Grab ahold of that truth.
Think about this. . .if today is the worst day of your life then you know tomorrow will be better.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS