And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
Luke 10:5-6 (KJV)
Let us speak peace over our home, over our workplace, and over any other environments we may come into contact with. The more we are willing to bring the peace of God into our day to day world, the more will we ourselves be at peace independent of any circumstances and conditions.
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
John 11:4 (KJV)
It is the will of our heavenly Father that His glory be made manifest in and through His people. And so whether it be sickness, lack, anxiety, or anything else, God wants to use our challenge to manifest His glory in us. This means healing, deliverance, provision, soundness and protection.
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (KJV)
We serve a God who wants to continuously take us down new roads and lead us into new rivers of His goodness. Our role is to lay hold of this by faith, and to then live each day expectant of seeing God’s goodness and grace in our lives.
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Hebrews 4:3 (KJV)
We know we are truly believing God’s promises in a certain area of life when we have a sense of peace independent of circumstances and conditions. In Jesus we have access to the works that have been finished from the foundation of the world, which means everything we need is available in Him. The more we meditate on this, the more we will find rest in it.
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Romans 4:3 (KJV)
We are righteous in the sight of God not because of our works, but as a result of us believing Him. Faith in the finished works of Jesus is what declares us one hundred percent righteous. And it is out of us believing that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus that our good works will then flow.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV)
In Christ victory has been made available in every arena of life. We may be confident that as we keep our eyes on Jesus, we will always be led into triumph. Distributing the fragrance of His knowledge includes—but is not restricted to—showing forth the fruits of His Spirit in us, such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control. (see Galatians 5:22-23)
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Proverbs 4:4 (KJV)
The Word of God is our guide for successful and victorious living. As we retain the Word in our hearts, consistently acting on it in faith, we will see the life God intends for us, experiencing His goodness and favor in every arena of life.
Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Psalm 96:2 (KJV)
Praise and worship are ways of showing forth God’s salvation. Showing forth His salvation means to stand upon the truth that the victory has already been won and the enemy has already been defeated. This celebrant attitude puts us in place of being expectant of seeing God’s favor and blessings in our life.
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
John 6:28-29 (KJV)
To see God’s glory made manifest in our lives and to fulfill all He has put in our hearts to do, we are required to do but one thing: to believe on Jesus. To believe on Him means to trust Him, rely on Him and depend upon Him in every area of our life. We look not to what we can do, but to what He has already done and made available to us through His finished works.