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Whether you’re having a fantastic day or a horrible day, you cannot imagine the importance of having reminders of God’s promises in front of you, speaking hope, peace, protection and truth over you!
Today’s message is a little different than what I usually share, but my spirit felt this was something you need to hear today.
I was inspired by the scriptures I post around my house to serve as reminders of who God is and His promises for me, my family, our businesses, our clients and the orphans and the poor we care for. I see these reminders throughout the day and they keep me on track.
These scriptures have spoken hope and persistence, and given me direction, in major times of need. When I’m down, these scriptures lift me up. When I’m feeling lost or confused, they give me a shot in the arm to keep going. If my head is foggy, these scriptures bring clarity and let in the beautiful sunshine. And even when things are great and I’m feeling good, they make me feel even better. They encourage me, challenge me and spur me on.
And today, I’m sharing a few of them with you. I know they will bless you, the way they bless me every day. They will encourage you and give you hope. With that in mind, I urge you to print out these scriptures and post them everywhere: in your house, in your bathroom, in your car, etc. They will keep you focused on the One who is always with you, leading and guiding you. God will speak to you through these scriptural reminders.
Psalm 149:4 “For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.”
I don’t know what kind of childhood you had, but if it was anything like my horrific past (filled with physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug-addicted parents, teenage pregnancy… the list goes on and on), you long for your Father to take pleasure in you. You long for Him to love and care for you. Even if you had an awesome upbringing, with loving parents raising you in a harmonious atmosphere, you still long to hear this from your heavenly Father.
The Lord takes pleasure in His people! He loves you, He adores you, He is proud of you! You take His breath away! He looks at you and says, “I made him! I made her! That’s one of mine!” I know you may not see yourself that way… but He does!
The second part of that scripture says, “He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.”
Isn’t that what you want when afflicted? You want salvation. You want safety, comfort, wholeness. And that’s exactly what He promises.
Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.”
This one gets me every time. God is not unjust! He sees the work you do. You may say, “But Dani, I’m not ministering.” Every day you go to work or work within your home, you are ministering. That word simply means to serve. You serve every day – by going to work, building your career, making money for your family. You serve every day by cooking and cleaning and taking care of your family and home. Every day you work unto the Lord, whether you’re a plumber, an engineer, a stay-at-home parent, a businessman – you are serving the Lord. You ARE ministering to the people around you.
God will not forget the work you do… he is a JUST God! He sees your work – even when you feel like what you do means nothing or your boss doesn’t see your work. At times, you feel totally insignificant. I’ve been there! But this scripture assures us God does see our work. He adds purpose to our work. When we work for Him, we work with excellence and diligence, and are satisfied. We work for Him and He rewards us!
Psalm 91:11-16 11 “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. 12 They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. 14 ‘Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. 15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. 16 With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.'”
Look at all the promises! His angels will guard you in everything you do! As you tread upon the lion and cobra, because you love Him, He will deliver you! Because you know His name, He will secure you on high. Because you call upon Him, He will answer you. He will rescue you and honor you. He will satisfy you with long life and you will see His salvation.
This passage reminds you to call upon God when you’re in trouble and need protection. It’s reminds you to run toward God for honor and satisfaction and salvation.
Whether you’re having a fantastic day or a horrible day, allow this scripture to speak hope, peace, protection and truth over you.
I hope these passages bless you in the same way they bless me daily. Like I said earlier, I seriously encourage you to print these out and post them in places you will see every single day. You cannot imagine the importance of having messages like this in front of you, reminding you of God’s promises – for yourself, your family, your business, your career, your relationships and in every area of your life.
I also want you to take a few minutes to share this with at least 5 people. Who do you know who needs to hear this message today… someone who needs encouragement, someone down and could use uplifting? It takes only a few seconds, but it can have a huge impact on someone’s life.
Do you have favorite passages to encourage you and keep you on track? Please share them with me below! I can’t wait to read your comments.
Then, be sure to tune in for our weekly Spiritual Equipping episode of The Dani Johnson Show today for more biblical insights and inspiration. You can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.
In great faith,
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