How To Keep Your Cool!
by Hannah Keeley
I traveled to Dallas this past week and managed to plan my visit on what seemed like the hottest day of the year! But, amazingly, I didn’t even realize it! I went from the airport to a nicely air-conditioned car, to a beautiful building. The temperature didn’t affect me at all! People outside were melting in the heat. I was inside staying cool.
That’s how it is when you live in the favor of God. No matter where you go, the blessing of God goes with you! The economy could be failing left and right, but you can have confidence because, according to His Word, God is your provider—not your job, the government, or any other source. Illness could be spreading around to everyone in the workplace, but it can’t come close to you because, according to His Word, God continually restores your health.
When you make a decision to follow God by believing in Jesus Christ, you enter into a holy covenant of grace. This grace is favor that surrounds you, not because of who you are, but because of whose you are. God has sworn an oath to protect His own. Now, you can pull out of that covenant anytime you like. And, unfortunately, many people choose to. You can’t enjoy the covenant if you can’t follow the contract. God’s Word is the contract. He says that He has placed a choice before you—life or death, abundance or destruction. So, choose life that you may live! You can choose to do things God’s way and enjoy the favor that comes along with it. Or you can choose to do things your way and keep bumping your head up against the wall over and over again.
I could have chosen not to turn on the air conditioner in the car. I could have chosen never to step foot inside that building. I had a choice. God loves us enough to give us the choice to choose Him. And, once you’ve had a taste of the good life, you never want to go back.
I want to encourage you today to enjoy the favor of God. Step out in obedience and follow God’s leading, and you’ll be choosing that life of abundance. We don’t always need to know how He’s going to do it. We can just trust that He said it, so He’ll do it. God’s favor surrounds us with a shield. Don’t lose your peace over the soaring temperatures. When the heat is on, we get to keep our cool!
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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