Ephesians 4:29 -Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
I want to edify the Body of Christ today. The word edify in the Greek is oikodomeo which means to be a house builder, construct, confirm, build up, embolden. I desire to instill courage in you today by encouraging you. Which by the way the word encourage is another word for edify. I want each of you to know that you are valued and very precious. No matter what you may be facing today, know that you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. You are strong in the Lord and you can walk in the power of His might!
If you love God and you have made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life then I can tell you that your destiny is a promising one. You are a vessel of strength and honor and God will use you for His glory. Your foundation is a sure one, because it is founded in Christ Jesus! You can run and not grow weary you can walk and not faint and in due season you will reap if you faint not.
Your dreams, your hopes and aspirations are not out of reach. All things are possible to them who believe God for their life. Nothing is to hard or to great for our God. He is King over all. Believe Him, trust Him and have faith in Him and know that there is nothing that He will not do for you. Jesus said ask so that your joy will be full. You have not because you ask not.
Faith is what pleases God. When He sees your faith it is as good as done! In each one of you lives a champion that is longing to be released. No matter where you have been or what you are going through or where you are going you can be an over comer and more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus! I want to encourage you and say, Jesus is your wings, now FLY!
God is calling for His people to look up and to once again put their faith and hope in Him. Look up! for your help draws near to you. He has created you a person of courage and determination. You are victorious and the enemy is defeated in your life. You must proclaim with boldness and know without doubt that He has created you to be great and steady like a tree planted by the waters whose roots go deep. The storms and the winds of life do not have to affect you in the least bit if you are firmly planted in Christ Jesus. And you will bear good fruit in due season. As He produces the fruit in you, you will bear it for all to see, and it will be nourishing fruit.
If you abide in His Word then you are a person of virtue and great character, and what His Word says that you will do! You will also have a heart after God and His righteousness. And you will love Him and all of His ways. He will be your first Love and nothing will be able to compare to Him. Your passion will be Him and your life will be in Him! You will desire Him like you do your very next breath. For example, It would be as if you are on the verge of drowning but as you reach the surface of the water just in time to take that breath of life you are so grateful. You had to get that breath! You were determined to reach the surface, your lungs were burning and you had to take a breath before you died. It is like that when it comes to God in your life. You realize that you can't take your next breath without Him. Just as you were desperate to get to the surface of the water to take a breath before you drowned, you should be desperate to get to God. He is like taking that breath of fresh air which fills you with life once again!
All things are possible for you today. It takes only having faith in Him for your life! You are a champion because your God (your Creator) is the greatest champion of all and no good thing will He withhold from them who walk uprightly!
Here is something that I once heard and I think that it is worth remembering:
If you flatter me I may not believe you.
If you criticize me I may not like you.
But if you encourage me I will never forget you.