Wednesday, April 20, 2016


"And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens".  Hebrews 11:32-34

There is a commercial on television about a family of settlers.  The commercial is suppose to represent how out of touch, out of date and limited they are because they "settled" for cable TV and how much better it would be if they had satellite TV.

Sadly, many Christians have become "settlers".  They are settling for whatever comes their way and whatever the circumstance they are in dictates.  They have settled for what life has thrown at them, what man has said and what the world hands them.  They are settling for less than what has been provided for them through the cross, the promises of God and their inheritance in Christ. 

They are settling for defeat instead of victory.  They are settling for sickness instead of healing.  They are settling for depression instead of peace.  They are settling for bondage instead of freedom.  They are settling for lack instead of provision.  They are settling for a "get by" existence instead of abundant life. 

Stop settling!  You forget who you are in Christ!  You are an heir and joint-heir.  You are blessed of the Lord who made heaven and earth.  You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  You have been made more than a conqueror, the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, the first and not the last.  Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.  Stop settling when all the promises of God are "yeah and amen in Christ Jesus" and none of these good things will He withhold from those who walk uprightly before Him.  Stop settling with a "que sera, sera" attitude-- whatever will be will be-- instead of an attitude of faith in what God says about the situation.  Jesus came to give us abundant life, hope and a future.  Stop settling and start seeking to find out what "good and perfect gift" He has bestowed on you.  Stop settling for "natural" living instead of "supernatural" living.

Have a great day.  Stop settling!

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