“THE LORD IS FAITHFUL” Youth Vlog #8

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“THE LORD IS FAITHFUL” – Youth Vlog #8

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds,

I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant

between God and all living creatures

of every kind on the earth.”

Genesis 9:16 (NIV)

 

Devotional By:  Justin Noah Citro

Faith Being Perfected

I’m at work, but I believe I’m to write this, so I’m stopping all I’m doing to write this now.
There are people right now, perhaps your one of them. You are going through a difficult trial and you don’t understand why. You might even been asking your friends, “why all this hardship?”

My friend, stop asking what no human can answer.

Job was a righteous man, yet he suffered through tragedy after tragedy. His “friends” tried to answer by their human wisdom. God and man are not on the same level. They were clueless as to what God was doing to make the man, Job. So it is with you.  No one can understand why you are going through or what you’re facing unless you are in a rebellious place where you want to do what you want to do causing your own misery. If that’s not the case, count it all joy when you are going through trials because you know God is going after perfecting your faith. Faith in absolutely surrendering what you want for what God wants, knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt, God’s way, is always the best, believing He is faithful to do what He promised.  That kind of intimate faith, fully assured God can be trusted no matter what, no matter what you’re faced with, He will come through for you, His beloved! Stay the course.  Keep your eyes on God, and keep the faith. You will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

Remember no one walks exactly the same road. Each road is unique to the person and their God.
Take a moment and pray for someone you know who might be hurting. God, I pray for all those reading this status. I ask you bless them, give them strength in their trials to keep going, trusting you, believing you will help them and will use all things to work together for their good.   Amen.

He Is The Great I Am

GOD NAMES

“God IS who He says He IS. He’s saying to you, ‘I’m the unchanging God, who IS Faithful, who IS True, who IS Trustworthy, who IS Defender, Deliver, and Promoter.’ He reveals Himself always as the One that IS able to do more than you can imagine or dream! He IS going to keep his covenants to those who are His! He IS, ‘I Am Who I Am!’ He IS the great I Am! The same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He IS as good as His holy name!”

Teresa Allissa Citro,
Founder and President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Believe God For All His Promises

PROMISES 1

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.’ -Hebrews 10:23

Our walk reveals what we truly believe. What is your walk showing? Are you breathing life into your problems or are you declaring victory? Step out boldly, and in faith like never before, believing God for all His promises!!

Ruth Strait
Vice President,  Thread of Hope, Inc.

 

Do Not Give Up Hope

ENDURANCE 2

ENDURANCE 1Do not ever give up hope!

Just like the flowers spring up, after the harsh winter, so do the words of promise spoken by God!

Be patient and endure!

In one split second, God will change your circumstances.

No hand can stop the will of God but your disobedience!

Stand strong, unshakable, and without wavering.

He who promised is faithful!

Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Inspiring Publications @

https://www.threadofhope.org/shop.html

 

Just One Of Those Things

WE ALL HAVE THEM.

They are called prayer-1.

Having people who can carry something before God for us is one of the privileges we have as children of God.  We go to church or someone’s house where a prayer meeting is being held to meet with people of like faith, to seek God together.  Some turn in prayer request cards to their church to be read before the assembly so their fellow brothers and sisters keep them in prayer.  We may even ask to have our requests put on the church prayer list.  And in this technological age, we can even submit requests to online prayer groups or send off an email to fellow believers or whatever place of worship we attend.

It’s great to have fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to lift us up in prayer.  After all, we are to bear one another’s burdens, and in doing that, we fulfill the law of Christ (Reference Galatians 6:2).

BUT WHEN GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS,

OUR PETITIONS, OUR SUPPLICATIONS…

praise-and-worship-17Do we give praise to God for answered prayer?  Are we quick to declare His praises among the people?  Do we testify of God’s goodness?

In Psalm 22:22, the Psalmist declared, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.”

Brothers & Sisters In Christ, we are to declare the goodness of the Lord, to exalt His name, to be unashamed to testify of what He has done, giving Him thanks in all things.  REMEMBER to testify of His faithfulness.  Praise His name among the peoples.  Let others you asked to pray for you know God answered.  Let them know He is faithful.  Sing out His praises for He is truly good.  Your testimony of praise will encourage those who are praying for you or those who are still waiting for God to answer them.

So often we forget to give God glory for who He is and what He has done.  Do not neglect giving God the praise and glory due Him.  When He answers prayer, give Him honor.  Acknowledge Him in all things.

What has God done for you?  Has He answered your prayer?  Have you told those who you are praying for you what God has done?  Did you tell them God is faithful?

Don’t let answers to prayer be

“Just one of those things”

you forget.

I encourage you today give thanks and exalt the name of the Lord for what He has done for you.  I encourage you to speak out about His goodness and His faithfulness, His unfailing love and His mercies that are new every morning.

“O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.” -Psalm 34:3

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.” -Psalm 115:1

“You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.” -Psalm 118:28

May you all be blessed abundantly and know God is great and greatly to be praised always.

With much love,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Hope & A Future

jeremiahSo, there sure is a hope and a future for you!

Trust, have faith, in what God has shown you.

In due time, if you don’t give up, it will show up in your future shouting, “GLORY!”

Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President

Thread Of Hope, inc.