Concerning Developing Godly Character…
Concerning Developing Godly Character…
Grace is God looking at you the way He looks at Jesus.
Problems never leave you the same. They either advance you or cause you to regress.
It is not the size of the problem we face, but it is our perception of the size of the problem that counts.
Each struggle/hard place you go through with Christ brings you to a new place of victory and freedom.
It’s the Word that does the work, not the one holding on to it.
Obedience is the highest form of worship.
We are not called survivors; we are called more than conquerors. That means we come out of the attack with more than we had before.
The Flesh is a gambler. The Spirit is an investor.
God has delivered us all out of Egypt; now we have to get “the Egypt” out of us.
If you want to walk in victory, it is a full-time job.
Your outer life is your reputation with people. Your inner life is your reputation with God.
The only way out is through. You can’t avoid issues and be free.
Pride makes excuses, humility makes adjustments.
Clay cannot change clay; only the Potter can do that.
God uses the “junk” in other people’s lives to pull the “junk” out of our lives.
The degree to which we obey God is the degree to which we love Him.
David said God gives us “honey out of the rock (Psalm 81:16). Think about that. Nothing is harder than rock, yet our sweetest fellowship with God is often during the hardest times in our lives.
When you rejoice in the face of opposition, you are showing fear/the enemy that it has no open door to your life.
If our praise does not outweigh our petitions, then we are out of balance.
God gives His GRACE to the humble. The degree of our humility determines the limitations of our usefulness to God..
God’s GRACE is on you to handle whatever you need for today, but tomorrow’s GRACE will not come until tomorrow comes. So don’t waste today.
Patience is the bridge that gets you from the will of God to the promises of God. If you do His will on this side, His promise is waiting for you on the other side. Patience is the bridge that you from here to there!
God does not show us our faults to condemn us; He shows us our faults so He can help change us.
It takes a lot more dedication to serve God when you are prosperous than it takes when you are desperate. There is a constant temptation to get so caught up in earthly things that your desire for the things of God fades into the background.
If you step out and miss God, don’t worry. He knows where to find you and help you learn from your mistakes.
Your mistakes are not the issue; what you learn from them is. Built into every painful experience is the wisdom to build a better future.
It is the seasons of silence that the character of Christ grows in us, transforming who we are from the inside out.
You can’t have a testimony without a test. You can’t have a victory without a battle. But you can have the peace of God in the middle of both.
There is a price to pay for progress – for growing in the Lord.
God is on the other end of doing the right thing.
Deliverance comes from faith in the BLOOD executed and entered into by the words of our mouth.
The Fruit of the Spirit must be developed. Every time you wait in a long line, you have the opportunity to develop patience. Every time you deal with a difficult person, you have the opportunity to develop long-suffering.
To walk in the spirit simply means to yield yourself to and obey the promptings of your heart instead of the pressure of your flesh.
A well-known minister of the gospel says, “Only the broken become masters of mending.” Built into any problem that forces you to grow or find a solution is the medicine that can make others whole. When you say, “I’ve been there,” people listen. Experience is one of your greatest assets – and God never wastes it.”
“Good things” are probably the biggest enemy of the “best things.”
You must build borders/fences around your decisions. Then you must make a decision to stay within those perimeters.
Excess is the devil’s playground.
God is more interested in your character than He is in your comfort. Overcoming obstacles is what will develop in you the faith you need to fulfill your God-given purpose.
In-between the places of glory are the places of growth.
It’s not what God knows about you that keep your prayers from being answered. When you know you’re not living for God and doing what you know to do, it causes you not to have confidence toward Him. Your personal faith level is affected.
In order to be all God wants you to be you must every day of your life say “no” to yourself:
“No, I won’t think that, “No, I won’t say that,” “No, I won’t do that.”
Don’t speak words that other people cannot use and grow on. Speak words that people will receive from you and then help them build their lives on them.
On attitude: It’s like the old farmer said, “The hardest thing about milking a cow is this – they never stay milked!” It’s the same with attitudes; they don’t stay changed. You’ve got to work on them every day; it’s called “renewing your mind.”
God’s Word does just what your mirror does when you get up in the morning – it reflects your image. You see many things that need to change and it motivates you into action. The worst things you could do is to walk away unchanged, thinking it is hopeless. God’s Word functions like a mirror; it reveals the things that need to be changed. You make a great mistake when you look casually into the mirror of God’s Word and walk away before being transformed. You must abide in the Word. One look will not bring about transformation.
Talent can take us where character cannot keep us.
A person in covenant with God is never at the mercy of any threat from the devil.
Rest is the tangible expression of God’s Presence.
A wise person will always do right now what they will be happy with later on. “Later on” always comes. The choice always controls the chooser.
Every victory begins in the heart. Victories are never won rehearsing past failures or running from battle; they are won by continually meditating on God’s Word and doing the Word.
There is no armor of God for our backside. We were never intended to be running from the devil.
Rest is a powerful partnership with God that enables us to live from a higher place than the enemy is able to reach.
Repentance is reconnecting with God’s perspective on a matter.
The anointing abides in every believer; we just have to learn how to cooperate with it.
Obedience of faith means: 1) total reliance on Jesus, 2) total agreement with what Jesus says about you.
Our part is always “do-able.” God’s part is always “undoable” in the natural.
Rejoicing is the voice of living faith that is moving.
The Holy Spirit is not an initiator. He is a helper.
We are not called survivors. We are called more than conquerors. That means we come out of the attack with more than we had before.
If you want to change your life, you have to change your mouth. If you want to change your mouth you have to change your mind. If you want to change your mind you must believe the Word of God more than you believe what you feel, think, or see.
Learn the value of rest, to the point you allow it to become your obedience, your faith, and your warfare.
The Truth without Love is too harsh; Love without the Truth is too soft.
Everything you really want is in God’s Presence.
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