For all the land that you see, I will give to you. . . Gen 13:15
Bishop Davenport in
MBeya, Tanzania 2018
The Best Cure For Fear Is Love
2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Stop and think for a moment. Either your life is fear-based or love-based. If you have a fear problem, you have a love problem. If you are operating under a fear-based belief system, then your mindset is opposite of what God is. The bible says God is love. If your mindset is filled with thoughts of lack, disconnection, abandonment, aloneness, and hopelessness, God wants to change that. Your adoption as a child of God gives you that right to cry out to Him for help. You can cry out “Abba Father” which are the most wonderful words when you are in trouble. Know that you belong to Him and He loves you very much. Fear cannot reside where love abides. The best cure for fear is love.
Let There Be A New Song Of Praise In Your Mouth
Psalm 40:3, “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.”
You have not missed God’s destiny for your life. Do not be discouraged by the momentary pause in this past season. Know that in the stillness God’s mighty hand is at work. God’s purpose for you cannot be stopped by the enemy for it shall surely come to pass. God has ordered your steps so lean into Him and trust Him with all of your heart. Know that God is working behind the scene for you regardless of how things appear in the natural. Soon, you will see the hidden work of His hand come into place. Soon the fog with lift so start praising Him in advance for what He is about to do. Put on your garment of praise for great and mighty things are coming your way. You are right where you are suppose to be.
Turn Your Bitter Water Sweet
Exodus 15:22-25, “So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.”
After Moses brought the Children of Israel from the Red sea, they went out into the wilderness of Shur. After being there 3 days, they found no water. They traveled to Marah and found that the water there was bitter. It was undrinkable. They complained to Moses and he talked to God about it. God showed Moses a tree and told him to cast the tree into the water. When he cast the tree into the bitter water, it became sweet. It was drinkable. Then God told Moses that He will always be there for him and take care of him. God told him not to be afraid and do not despair. God had changed the bitter water and made it sweet. God wants you to know that He is going to change what has been bitter in your life to sweetness. What the devil has meant for your bad, God to going to turn it around for your good. It’s time for you to taste the sweetness of a wonderful relationship with God and spend time in fellowshipping with Him.
Knowing God's Love
1 John 4:7-8, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
There is no greater peace that you can have than knowing the love of God. There is no greater joy that you can have than bringing God’s love to others. Because "God is love, His love is the highest expression of who He is.” When you abide in His love you attain the highest realization of what you were created for—to receive His love and to carry it to others. The "greatest commandment" is to love God. The second greatest is to love one another. Therefore, the measure of your life will be by how much you love Him, and then by how much you love others. Love is not just a noun, but it is also an action verb. Love that is - also does. Love is a powerful emotion that cannot be contained, but must be expressed.