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Philippians 3:13-14  I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize.

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  1. And oh what a prize it will be!!! Last night I was given this scripture which I believe is for you guys….. from Zechariah 9:12…”Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I decare that I will restore double to you”. (NKJV) I’m not sure if that confirms that you might just have twins to consider…..ha ha ha…..
    But also, this devotion really brought fresh confidence in what God is going to do in your lives….

    I am sure that you have heard the expression, “When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade!” Well, I want you to know that when the devil throws lemons at you, God Himself will make lemonade for you! After all, the Bible says that God works all things together for your good. (Romans 8:28)

    Whatever it is that you have lost, God can restore double to you, so that you end up having more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality!

    Consider Job in the Old Testament. When he lost everything, his wife told him to curse God and die. He refused and, instead, responded to God in faith, and “the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before”. ( Job 42:10)

    When David lost the child he had with Bathsheba, he stopped pleading and started worshiping God because he trusted in the mercies of God. Later, God blessed David and Bathsheba with another son named Solomon, who became the wisest and richest king the world has ever known.

    Today, God promises to restore double for your trouble – “Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.” If He declared it, He will do it! So you cannot but have hope that things will be even better than before. That is why in the same verse, He calls you “prisoners of hope”. My friend, hope in the biblical sense means a confident expectation of good things happening in your life. You are a prisoner of that! You can’t help but wake up feeling hopeful. You can’t help but expect good things to happen to you!

    So when trouble comes from the devil, don’t give up and say, “It is hopeless!” Don’t worry or get angry. Worship God like David did and see that trouble as an opportunity for God to bless you with more than what you originally had. And because God has declared it, be confident that you will get double for your trouble!

    Thought For The Day

    Because God has declared it, be confident that you will get double for your trouble!

  2. Wow, Caryl is good! I hope you received my sms this morning, 21 June. We pary for you daily my Boo and trust in faith that all will be well. Keep smiling and trusting and worshipping the Lord for He is worthy of our praise. We are very proud of you my Boo and love you lots.

    • Thank you, Mum!!! I can’t even begin to tell you how Caryl’s scripture was revealed to me this morning – I am going to have to blog about it today. I love that you are proud of me – it’s the best compliment I could ever receive. Love you lots too.

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