Ephesians 2:10 says that ďWe are Godís masterpiece.Ē 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 didnít just happen to get your personality. You didnít 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, ďWe should be to the praise of Godís glory.Ē In this passage, heís not talking about giving God praise with our words, although that is important. Heís 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 youíre giving God praise. Mowing the lawn youíre giving God praise. Going to the grocery store youíre giving God praise. Walking through the mall youíre 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: ďIím the apple of Godís eye. Iím His masterpiece. His fingerprints are all over me.Ē
If you will learn to accept and approve yourself and have a right opinion about who you are then youíre 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!
How you live your life each day matters. The choices you make today not only affect just you, but the ripple is felt in your family line for generations to come.Let this message inspire you to be your best, to break free from anything thatís holding you back, to press forward and dream big so that you can store up generational blessings for your family. You will also learn how there are stored up blessings waiting to be released into your life right now! As you gain a fresh perspective of generational blessings, you will be propelled to live with a new sense of wonder, anticipation and appreciation of Godís blessings in your life!
We all go through things in life that we donít understand, but did you know that God uses the dark places in our life as part of His divine plan?Take a journey through the scriptures in this inspirational message and see how many people that did anything great went through a dark place but developed new potential in that valley. See how God enlarged David and adopt his faith-filled declaration in Psalm 4:1, ďGod enlarged me in my time of distress.ĒThe dark places are where you really grow. Thatís where your character is developed; thatís when you learn to trust, to persevere, where your spiritual muscles are getting stronger. Take a new look at facing dark times and discover the God-given growth and potential inside of you that you never knew you had as you learn about the plan of the valley and our trials.
Is there something youíve given up on? Maybe you think itís been too long, itís never going to work out, and you donít see any sign of things changing for the better. Well, good news! It may look possible now, but God can turn it around! Explore encouraging stories from the Bible where people just like you faced impossible situations where it seemed that all was over and lost. See how Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave even after he was dead for four days. Youíll be inspired and encouraged to see that nothing truly is over or dead in your own life. Maryís dynamic declaration to Jesus in John 11:22, ďBut I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask," will help you, along with this inspiring message, to develop ďeven nowĒ faith. All it takes is one touch of Godís favor! Itís time to get your faith back!
There is no dysfunction, injustice or disappointment that can keep you from your destiny!Many people today go around with a ďdamaged goodsĒ label, feeling guilty and condemned by what theyíve been through. But the truth is, weíve all had difficulties. You canít live very long without making a mistake, being hurt by someone, going through a breakup, being broken by divorce, an unhealthy childhood or an addiction. The key is to move forward and let it go.In this message, Joel will show you how to do just that and get out of the ďdamaged goodsĒ section. Find out how to make the most of your life, regardless of how you were raised, how many bad breaks youíve had, or how insignificant you may feel. Itís time to move forward, let it go and walk in greatness once again!
Did you know that right now bubbling inside of you is an overflowing abundance of Godís favor? The way to see this favor activated and released in your life is through your praise and gratitude. Just like vapor fills a cloud making rain pour down, our praise is the same type of key that unleashes the downpour of favor. Our praise is the catalyst that lifts us out of the drought. If youíre ready to see God move more in your life, then itís time to increase your praise and gratitude. Let this message coach you on how to develop the habit of praise as you explore the many men and women of faith who saw God perform incredible feats as they were faithful with praising their Creator. Explore the many miracles Jesus performed and see how gratitude and praise was a part of every miracle. As you apply this powerful principle, you too can be a rainmaker in your own life.