55 Biblical Solutions to Life Issues

55 Biblical Solutions to Life Issues
55 Biblical Solutions to Life Issues

Thursday, 21 July 2016

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH 8:13B (NLT)



"Now I will rescue you and make you both a symbol and a source of blessing. So don't be afraid. Be strong, and get on with rebuilding the Temple!"



10 KEYS WHY YOU NEED TO BE STRONG  .



1.The Lord requires for us , while we wait for the promise to come to pass , to be strong in faith. Why? Because our faith willbe tested .1 Peter 1:7(NLT)"These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."
2.While we wait , God requires that we should be strong in prayer .No giving up or getting weary in adversity , but just as Jesus was in His agony ,it is written that He prayed the more .Luke 22:44 (ESV)"And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground."
3.He requires that we should be strong in thanksgiving and praise .Bible records that Abraham against all hope , he was strong in faith and kept giving glory to God . A key that helped him to birth forth his promise. Roms 4:20 "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;"
4.He requires for us to be strong in grace. Lest we turn our backs in the face of adversity .2 Timothy 2:1(NIV)"You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."
5. He requires for us to be strong in courage . what is the dictionary definition of courage "strenght in the face of pain or grief ". we are going to pass through waters, rivers , fire ( Isaiah 43:2) but in it all , we need to be strong in courage , so we will not lose hope and give up.Joshua 1:7"Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest."
6.He wants us to be strong in determination . For us to fulfill our divine purpose in life , we need to be determined against all odds and opposition . Why? Because God has already wired in us the spirit of overcomers . So no matter the opposition , we will overcome , because the one in us is greater , than the one in the world . 1 John 4:4 (NIV)"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."
7.He requires for us to be strong in giving .One of the keys to being blessed is giving when you re in need .The book of 2 cor 8:2(HCSB) paints it more clearly . They gave out of their deep poverty , knowing that their sacrifice according to Phil 4:18 is " a sacrifice acceptable. well pleasing to God ."During a severe testing by affliction, their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed into the wealth of their generosity."
8.He requires for us to be strong in joy . Despite the shame , attacks , rejection , we should rejoice and give Him thanks knowing our reward shall be very great in heaven and I want to add manifested here on earth for the world to see and believe in Jesus . Prov 11:31 . Luke 6:23(NIV) says it better ""Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets."
9.He requires for us to be strong in good works . If you read the book of Psalm 37:1-4 , we are encouraged not to give attention to the works of the wicked , but to trust the lord in the midst of his wicked schemes and continue to do good . Knowing this key in Ephesians 6:8a(ESV)"knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free."
10.And finally we should be strong in fasting.Any strong believer must be strong in fasting , so as to subdue the flesh and  keep the  his spirit alive and spiritually sharp in the midst of trials and temptations . Breaking strong holds and addictions to bad habits etc. Isaiah 58:6.(NIV)""Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?".

personal quote:

" It is in the face of adversity your true strength is revealed"

PRAYER: Father the grace to remain strong , let it not depart from me now in Jesus name , Amen.

you are winner!! Amen.