Ephesians 2:10 says that “We are God’s masterpiece.” That means you are not average. You are not ordinary. You are one of a kind. When God created you He went to great lengths to make you exactly the way He wanted. You didn’t just happen to get your personality. You didn’t just accidentally get your nose, your skin color, your gifts or abilities. God designed you the way you are on purpose, for a purpose.
The Apostle Paul said, “We should be to the praise of God’s glory.” In this passage, he’s not talking about giving God praise with our words, although that is important. He’s encouraging us to make our lives a living praise to Him! When you understand your value, and not only who you are but Whose you are, then your very existence will give God praise. When you are secure in who God made you, and you go out each day being your best, your life will give God praise. In other words, driving to work you’re giving God praise. Mowing the lawn you’re giving God praise. Going to the grocery store you’re giving God praise. Walking through the mall you’re giving God praise!
Honor God today by accepting who you are. Make the decision to be the best you can be. Get up every morning and set your mind in the right direction by making positive affirmations over your life: “I’m the apple of God’s eye. I’m His masterpiece. His fingerprints are all over me.”
If you will learn to accept and approve yourself and have a right opinion about who you are then you’re going to rise higher. God is going to pour out His blessings and you will live that life of victory that God has in store!
We all face difficult seasons in life. How you respond in the difficult times will determine whether or not you make it into the fullness of your destiny.Let Joel teach you the tools to stay in faith during seasons of loss, disappointment and unfair situations. By staying in faith and speaking out in faith over those difficult times, you will stay in a position of power and peace. Discover how men and women in the Bible faced trials just like you, and their faith in God brought them to their promise land. As you have the attitude of ?all is well,? you are showing God that you trust Him. That?s what allows Him to give you beauty for ashes and take what was meant for harm and use it to your advantage.
Not every difficulty in life is meant to be prayed away. In fact, God uses the uncomfortable situations in our lives to bring us through the refiner’s fire and shape our character. You see, we are not meant to be at the same place year after year. Every challenge, offense, delay and person that’s difficult to deal with is an opportunity to be refined and grow in your character. As your character is developed, God can trust you with more influence, responsibility and resources.Discover how to pass “life’s tests” and stay on the Potter’s Wheel in this dynamic message. Get ready and be prepared for that next level of abundance and favor!
When you don’t see a way, know this—God has a way! Let Joel remind you in this motivating message to keep the right perspective during difficulties and trust God. He has the solution. When you don’t see a way, God can take what seems to be the most unlikely thing—a simple thing—and turn it into a catalyst for change and a solution in your life. With His touch of favor, you can live your life stress free, full of peace and favor, knowing that God can take the simplest things in your life and turn them into greatness. God can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.Get ready for a simple thing, something unusual and extraordinary that you couldn’t do on your own as you release your faith and let this message build faith in your heart!
We all have opportunities to get upset, to be worried, stressed out, and offended. But there’s a better way to live! In this message, Joel will teach you how to avoid letting your outside circumstances influence your inner peace and joy. Hebrews 4:3 says, “Those who have believed enter in to rest.” When you know God is directing your steps and has you in the palm of His hand, you have a confidence about your future. You know that God will take care of your battles and bring you to where you’re supposed to be. This includes taking care of situations involving people who have treated you unfairly or who’ve hurt you. Learn how to step off the rollercoaster of emotions where circumstances determine whether you’re going to be happy or not and stand firm in God’s anchoring peace! Isaiah 30:15 promises that “in quietness and calmness will be your strength.” Let this message empower you to live a life full of strength, power and joy — the fruit of standing in a place of peace.
What would others learn about God by simply observing your life? To many, you may be the only “Bible” someone reads. Let this eye-opening message remind you of what 2 Corinthians 5:20 says about us, that “we are Christ’s personal representatives.” Learn practical tools on how to go out each day and represent God in a great way!Grow in your witness as you grow in your joy, love and purpose! Let your life be your message as you shine brightly each day wherever you go.