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Weave a Pattern of Gratitude to God

Weave a Pattern of Gratitude to God | KingdomNomics.comScripture: Psalm 50:23, NKJV

Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” (Psalm 50:23, NKJV)

When someone thanks you for what you’ve done, it’s a nice feeling. Expressions of gratitude strengthen our relationships.

The same is true with our relationship with God; praising God and expressing gratitude enhances our relationship with Him.

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Turn Challenges into Opportunities to Trust God

Turn Challenges into Opportunities to Trust God | KingdomNomics.comScripture: Hebrews 12:2, NIV

“…Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV)

Problems, challenges, and changing circumstances are part of living. One of the most difficult lessons believers must learn is to fix our eyes on Jesus Christ instead of focusing on the problem we face.

Fixing our eyes on the problem is debilitating. It leads to depression. In fact, when all we think about is our problem, we can make an idol of the problem.

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Playing to an Audience of One

Playing to an Audience of One | KingdomNomics.comScripture: Psalm 44:3, NKJV

For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them.” (Psalm 44:3, NKJV)

The world elevates those whom it proclaims are “self-made” individuals. Many of these people bask in the glory given to them.

In reality, all of life is sourced in God. Psalm 44:3 shows believers that we are not self-sufficient people who can claim successes of our own making. The Lord makes it clear that possession of the Promised Land didn’t come from anything his people did, but from the hand of the Lord. Therefore, any glory should go only to God.

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God’s Power Factor

God’s Power Factor | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4, ESV)

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God has made such power available to us through the gospel. That power is the preaching of the cross: Christ—the power of God—is in us.

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Prepare for Action by Focusing on the Light of God’s Word

Prepare for Action by Focusing on the Light of God’s Word | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19, NLT)

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.” (1 Peter 1:13, NLT)

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Scripture repeatedly reminds us to set our minds on the things above and prepare for action. We do this through the transforming work of the Word of God. We are to pay attention to God’s Word the same way we would fix our eyes on a light in a dark place.

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Purging Trust in Self

Purging Trust in Self | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.” (2 Corinthians 1:9–10, NLT)

Soak your Heart

At times, circumstances can seem overwhelming. Sometimes this happens so God can teach us not to rely on ourselves.  He wants us to realize that our sufficiency is from God. He wants to purge us of the leaven of trusting in self.

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The Son Empowers Us to Cast Darkness Aside

The Son Empowers Us to Cast Darkness Aside | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

“‘So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.’ Then the land had peace forty years.” (Judges 5:31, NIV)

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When we experience Christ—the Morning Star—rising in our heart, it feels like the sun when it rises in its full strength. The sun scatters the darkness.

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A TRUST Acronym

A TRUST Acronym | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” (Isaiah 55:11, NLT)

T = THANK God that he will accomplish his purposes in us.

R = RECEIVE the revelation that leads to renewal.

U = UNDERSTAND. Understanding leads to conviction and results in our taking action.

S = SPIRIT. Through the power of the cross and the Holy Spirit, we are crucified to the flesh and to the lures of the world.

T = TRANSFORM by degrees as we forget the past, reach forward, and press toward the call of God in Christ Jesus.

Never let go of the trust handle for everyday living. Those who practice trusting in the Lord will be blessed!

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The Mountain of Self: Our Persistent Enemy

The Mountain of Self: Our Persistent Enemy | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.’ (Mark 11:22–24, NLT)

Other than Satan, the Mountain of Self is our greatest enemy. Only the Lord can deal effectively with the big “I” that needs to be broken, so Christ can live in and through us.

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Push the RESET Button on Your Prayer Life

Push the RESET Button on Your Prayer Life | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:26, NIV)

It is so difficult to follow this seemingly simple instruction, isn’t it? We get caught in circumstances beyond our control and experience pain, frustration, anger, suffering, and mental and emotional strain. These conditions can gain control of us.

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Scripture counsels us not to be controlled by these “fleshly” factors:

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” (Psalm 37:5–8, NIV)

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