Fresh Start

“Believe the lie, empower the liar.”  Bill Johnson

Most days I find myself hoping that people will believe the best of my intentions towards them, especially those that I love.  With that being said, why do I so often question God’s intentions towards me….  Is it that I believe that His intentions are any less pure or noble than mine?  Is it that I think that I do a better job of maneuvering this world than Him?  Or have I been fed improper perspective/lies and therefore wrongly judged His intentions towards me? 

What are you believing about God today or what do you believe that God believes about you?  Who are you empowering…..
And I said, “My strength and my hope Have perished from the Lord.”  Remember my affliction and roaming, The wormwood and the gall.  My soul still remembers And sinks within me.  This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.  Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.  “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Lam. 3:18-24
“I had fainted, unless I had believed to SEE the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”  Psalm 27:3
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalm 23:6
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:15-16
“Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.  The floods have lifted up, O Lord, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves.  The Lord on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea.” Psalm 93:2-4
Each moment is a fresh start to begin to believe the truth!! 
Will you believe what He says in His word today?  No matter the circumstances you are facing?   
1.  Recall God’s goodness to you in the past.  You are proof of His goodness!
2.  Believe that He loves you and that you will see His goodness while here on Earth, no matter what you are enduring right now.
3.  Be confident that God’s goodness and mercy are following you and make a decision to dwell in His house no matter what.
4.  Know that God will show you His goodness in your lifetime.  Hang on to that.
5.  No matter what circumstance is speaking into your life, you must believe that God’s goodness speaks louder.   Look for His voice!
“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”  1 John 5:20
Believe the truth, empower Christ!

2 thoughts on “Fresh Start

  1. Bringing tears to my eyes sweet Lisa! You have been God’s voice to me too my sister! I love you and I will miss you dearly!

  2. Thank you so much, Melissa, for once again speaking about the power of the TRUTH; God has used you
    and Floyd greatly to speak truth into my life, and to point to the One Whose grace is real and Whose intentions are only good, towards me.

    I miss your precious family already….and pray that you’ll settle quickly and that God will send godly, like-minded new friends your direction this summer.

    Confident that you’re already the *aroma of Christ* in your new home. Give Jackson a big hug for me 🙂


    Lisa Ware

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