It’s time to apply…

                                                … the love serum!
life

Beware of the Trojan
… that will try to corrupt your thinking!

Are you allowing others to plant suggestions in your mind,
causing you to think negative thoughts,
… and to speak negatively about others,
even causing you to judge them!

      casting down arguments and every high thing
      that exalts itself against the knowledge of God,

      bringing every thought into captivity
      to the obedience of Christ.
      2 Corinthians 10 5

And yes, this so easily happens
when we allow negative thoughts to direct
… not just our thinking
… but also our actions!

So how do you deal with those attacks
… and all of that pressure?
You need the latest antidote
– The Love Serum –

      And above all things
      have fervent love for one another,
      1 Peter 4 8

If you make love your standard
your actions will be neither negative nor judgemental

      Love never fails.
      1 Corinthians 13 8

 

Leave no place for…

                                            sin in your life!
life

If I am not in faith,
… not trusting God with my life,
who or what am I allowing into my life?

      When temptation comes
      … when things go wrong
      what will my response be
      … if there is no faith in me?

      for whatever is not from faith is sin.
      Romans 14 23

If I am in faith,
… trusting God as my source
believing that He will do in my life
… all that He promised to do,
then when temptation comes
… my response will be to stand in faith,
… knowing He will come through for me!

      In that place of faith and trust in God,
      … there is no place for sin.

      God is faithful, who will not allow you
      to be tempted beyond what you are able,
      but with the temptation
      will also make the way of escape,
      that you may be able to bear it.
  

There are no losers…

                                             … in God’s kingdom!
life

In God’s Kingdom
      – there is no competition –
      – and there are no losers –

because quite simply,
in God’s Kingdom
      – there are only winners

However,
in God’s Kingdom
      – there are conditions –
In order to become a winner
      – you have to get involved –
      – you have to participate –

      Do you not know that
      those who run in a race all run,
      but one receives the prize?
      Run in such a way
      that you may obtain it.

      1 Corinthians 9 24

But you may say
      – I am not that strong or competitive –
In God’s Kingdom
      – that does not matter –

      And He said to me,
      My grace is sufficient for you for
      My strength is made perfect in weakness.
      2 Corinthians 12 9

So it is up to you to do your best,
      – so that God can –
      – reward you with His best

and make you the winner that you are!
 

God is still God

                                                        but is He…?
life

God is (not) just my God
– God is God –
And
He is God of my life
– because –
I have accepted Him as God in my life.

What does that mean?
Quite simply that
– God is my strong tower!

      Now to Him who is able to do
      exceedingly abundantly
      above all that we ask or think,
      according to the power that works in us,
      Ephesians 3 20

However,
whether or not you accept Him
– as God in your life –
this is not going to change Him,
– because God is still God.

Therefore,
be sure to make Him God
– not only God of your life,
– but also God in your life,
so He can also be your strong tower.
 

The Love Zone

                                                … or the fear zone?
life

Are you in the Love zone or in the Fear zone?

In these times of extremes
affecting every area of our daily lives,
– with restrictions – uncertainty –
fake news, woke agenda, lies, etc.,
WHERE DO YOU POSITION YOURSELF?

      Is it in the fear zone
      – or the love zone?

WHERE SHOULD YOU POSITION YOURSELF?

      For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
      but of power, love and self-discipline.
      2Tim. 1 7 (NLT)

If God has not given us a spirit of fear,
then immediately exit that fear zone with all its negativity
– and move into the Love zone!

And how do we do that?
By drawing on that which God HAS given us
– a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Don’t allow the news, noise and negativity
– to move you out of the love zone,
but TRAIN YOURSELF to think on.

      whatever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely,
      whatever things are of good report,
      and the God of peace will be with you.
      Philippians 4 8-9

 

What seed do I need

                                                … to succeed?
life

We all want to be successful,
but what does it take to succeed?

      Basically, in every sphere of life
      … what you put in,
      determines what you get out!

Jesus once told the parable of the sower.
Now, considering that what you put in is important,
what seed was the sower sowing?

      The sower sows the word.
      Mark 4:14

So obviously it’s not only about what we do,
… but what we say before we do, that is important!
However, there are so many words (seeds) in the Bible,
… how will I know which word seed it is that I need?

What do I need to know and say,
… that will bring a successful harvest?
Knowing we would ask, Jesus already prepared the answer.

      If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
      you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
      John 15 7

So, firstly it’s about location – where are you?
Secondly it’s about the source – who are you listening to?
If you allow Jesus to tell you what to do,
… and you put that seed to work in your life,
you will not only be successful in life
but be investing in your future.

      By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;
      so you will be My disciples.
      John 15 8

 

Love reaches out

                                                …faith works!
life

The Bible teaches us that…

      The just shall live by faith.
      Romans 1 17

But, does this have anything to do with healing?
It sure does
… as we see in the healing of the leper.
The leper came to Jesus saying,

      If You are willing, You can make me clean.
Jesus said ‘I am willing, be cleansed’.
      Mark 1 40-41

Jesus reached out to the leper because of His love,
… but that is not why the leper received healing.
What was it that healed the leper?
Faith!
It was the leper’s faith – in Jesus –
that opened the way for Jesus to heal him.

– Because –

      All that matters now is living in the faith
      that is activated and brought
      to perfection by love.
      Galatians 5 6 (TPT)

Faith opens the way for His love to manifest

      but faith working through love.
      Galatians 5 6

 

God’s secret …

                                            …to living a free life?
life

      What is God’s secret
      – to living a life that is free –
      free of worries, free of regrets?

How can you know His love
– and His provision for you?

God laid the foundation saying …

      And their sins and iniquities will
      I remember no more.
      Hebrews 10 17

Yes, the past is PAST
– therefore the negative is past
and has NO RIGHT in my life anymore!

So what should my response be?

      Do what God said to do
      – and you will be free!
      First – get reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5 20-21)
      Second – move in with Him (John 15 7)

Then, without exception,
do not allow anything negative back in,
by …
      casting down arguments and every high thing
      that exalts itself against the knowledge of God,
      bringing every thought into captivity
      to the obedience of Christ.
      2 Corinthians 10 5

      and you shall live FREE.
 

The battle is the Lord’s

                                                …and the victory is our’s!
life

      for the battle is the Lord’s,
      and He will give you into our hands.
      1 Samuel 17 47

Yes, the battle is the Lord’s
but we must show up for the fight!
Just like David did when Goliath threatened Israel

      You have to be there to make it happen.
      God cannot fight for you
      if you are not there to fight for!

      Then David said to the Philistine,
      “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin.
      But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts,
      This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand.
      1 Samuel 17 45-46

So, just like David,
you have to have faith in God and in His ability,
… and put your trust in Him.

      But the word is very near you, in your mouth
      and in your heart, that you may do it.
      Deuteronomy 30 14 – Romans 10 8

Then as you speak His Word and will,
in faith over the situation,
God will do what He promised to do.

      And this is the victory that has overcome the world
      — our faith.
      1 John 5 4

 

What about seeing yourself…

                                                        … as able!

Jesus made this powerful,
life changing statement.

      If you can believe,
      all things are possible to him who believes.
      Mark 9 23

But what is it that you have to believe?

      ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,
      ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you
      plans to give you hope and a future.’
      Jeremiah 29 11

If you are looking to God for help,
… or you are expecting something from God,
then obviously you need to know what He will do.

But how will I get to know God’s plans?
Well, all you need do is ASK…

      Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you
      great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
      Jeremiah 33:3

Start believing in what God says about your life,
see yourself as able (in Him)
… to take the next step,
saying to yourself,

      I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
      Philippians 4 13