The world as we know it has changed drastically in a short time. Stress and anxiety are overtaking people’s lives as fear emerges and dominates the culture.

The number one question that seems to run through most people’s minds during these times of uncertainty is, “How will I make it through?” What about questions like, “Will I be able to provide for my family? Will I lose everything I have worked so hard for? Will I become sick or ill?” These thoughts have so many people in panic and disarray.

Now, more than ever, is the time to center our lives, not on the latest news, but on the Word of God. In times like these, we don’t need a new promise or a new revelation; we just need to remember the promises God has already given.

Although life is filled with great difficulties, God is faithful to bring us through each one. His promises never fail—even in a pandemic. We can be confident that if God is for us, nothing or no one can stand against us!

So whatever your ‘this’ may be, by the grace of Almighty God, you will get through it!

Scripture Focus:

“When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you.” – Isaiah 43:2 (GNT)

Every day, we are faced with a decision in how we respond to situations in life. We can either choose to react emotionally, or respond with wisdom. 

The initial reaction for most people is usually the emotional one. How we respond, especially when we’ve been misunderstood, says a great deal about the depth of our character. 

We should take every opportunity to respond to people and problems the way God wants us to. With this approach, we can avoid escalating the issue and giving place to the enemy. 

It is imperative that we learn to hold our tongues and speak from a place of peace. As a result, we’ll experience victory over our emotions and fulfill God’s will. 

Scripture Focus:

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1 

Some people may find it difficult to relate to God as our Heavenly Father. Perhaps it’s because of the negative experience they hold of their earthly father.

Despite the worst or best dads on earth, there is no love like the love of our Heavenly Father. The magnitude of His love cannot be explained or even fathomed. It transcends all human logic!

The outpouring of the Father’s love has no limits. He loves us unconditionally, like no other love we have ever known. His love for us never changes. It is a perfect love.

The Father’s love is not influenced by our appearance or by our possessions. It is not altered by our abilities or inadequacies. It is greater than hate, deeper than sorrow, and stronger than death.

Our Heavenly Father loves us whether or not we feel that we deserve to be loved. He wants to lavish His love upon you today! Receive His love so that you will be empowered to love others. 

Scripture Focus:

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” – 1 John 3:1 (NIV)

There are no reasonable limits relating to what you can achieve in life other than those that exist in your own mind.

It all begins with how we think. If we want to experience a life change, the answer is first to remove the limits of wrong thinking, because the way we think will direct the course of our lives.

It’s time you stop placing a lid on what God can do in your life. Who you can be, what you can do, and what you can have is totally up to you! YOU are your only limit.

No one else can stop you from having the life God designed for you! Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.

Scripture Focus: 

“For as he thinks within himself, so is he…” – Proverbs 23:7

Due to the recent events of the wrongful death of George Floyd, I must confess that today’s Life Key was a real challenge for me to write. Our hearts ache for his family and the families of those who have been the victim of systemic racism in this nation.

To deny that racism exists in this nation is perhaps where the problem begins. Sadly, racism is alive and well in the year of 2020. When there are injustices in our world, one would hope that those in a position to affect change would respond justly.

For most people, however, a normal default is just to keep quiet and try not to make any waves. It’s always easier to do nothing in a difficult time than it is to do something.

But I believe God is looking for people who will take the right initiative to bring about positive change in this nation. As Christians, we should boldly stand together against the spirit of hatred and racism in America.

The nation right now is hurting and in an uproar! There is a crisis within a crisis, and we need God to intervene like never before. To many people, prayer unfortunately has been an excuse for inactivity in the face of injustice. The truth of the matter is all Christian pursuits of justice begin here.

Jesus taught us to pray: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Prayer is always the first action. Then as we yield to the Holy Spirit, He will show us how to respond constructively and not destructively!

Let’s continue to pray and take appropriate actions.

Scripture Focus:

“If we hate others, we are living and walking in the dark. We don’t know where we are going, because we can’t see in the dark.”– 1 John 2:11 (CEV)