Lipton Lessons With Blessings.
TEA & POSSIBILITIES
Tea brewed. Love abided in the present. A divine wink stapled itself to Lipton’s string. God halted concerns and hesitation with a tiny note of encouragement. The tagline served as an instruction for us. “Embrace a world of possibili-teas”.
After sweating my edges out through trials and separation, God confirmed beauty and new horizons. The Holy Spirit spoke to a seesaw of thoughts and emotions. Desperate prayers flowed into worship. Mental gymnastics ceased to new sight.
GOODNESS IS IN THE AIR
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13
The tea is, God knows the beauty and potential inside of every human being. God established our purposes, gifts, visions and dreams before were born. God loves us and has gifted provision to fulfill every plan according to His will . The path, plan and way is with God. By grace, we receive his good. Our mission is to seek him. Our work is to believe.
FAITH TAKE THE WHEEL
“Embrace” zoomed in focus on the teabag. Led to dig, I searched the meaning. Oxford Languages second definition struck a chord. It says: “to accept or support a belief, theory or change willingly and enthusiastically”. The definition and tea message aligns with faith.
Good vibes affirmed that God’s new thing, is a now thing. Awareness came in divine timing. The note spoke to resistance and hesitations in thoughts and deeds. The Holy Spirit reminds us that there is a mood and posture to this thing. God confirmed that this season calls for trust and courage.
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”–Habakkuk 2:3
FAITH IN WHAT GOD SAID
The mustard seed Bible parable is one of many gems. Blindly, we think we have big faith until it’s time to “walk it” like we “talk it”. In real time, we see truth. We learn that anchored belief in God’s intentions and character fortifies us. Obedience to God’s will bears the fruit of his promise. The Good Shepherd reveals the root of misfired efforts and provides an example of what just a little faith can accomplish. May we “have eyes to see and ears to hear”.
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”Matthew 17:20
God is calling us to seek him and release all hinderances in prayer. God’s Word will always prevail. Though faith may begin little, God multiples to much. Though life has challenged us, it’s time to get up and walk.
Only God and our souls know what we truly believe. Yet, because God is faithful and full of grace, he covers us and is strength where we are weak. Relationship with God builds trust and confidence. The Holy Spirit reminds us that little faith performs great wonders. Belief activates God’s grace to receive.
If faith realizes Life, guess what unbelief realizes? Yea, “ain’t NOBODY got time for that”. Cast all contrary thoughts down now in Jesus name (2 Corinthians 10:5). Cast 👏🏾 it 👏🏾 down 👏🏾 “NEEOOOOWWW” 👏🏾! Let’s touch and agree with God for good life.
UP FROM HERE
Let’s join hands in faith. God is the lover of our souls. God will not leave us (Hebrews 13:5) . If something looks “sus” or we get nervous, remember our guy is seated on the right hand (Hebrews 12:2). No weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17)!
LET’S GET IT!
What ever God leads you to embrace in this season, receive it wholeheartedly and follow his lead. “Whom the Son makes free is free indeed” (John 8:36). Even if divine steps appear small, illogical or impossible, they are ordered for victory.
May we recognize God’s present presence. May we find him today. May we have courage. May we win inner wars by God’s Spirit. May we focus on who God is. May we willing and enthusiastically accept his will. May our souls rest knowing, “the blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22). May we “embrace a world of possibilities”. May unwavering faith guide us to victory in excellence in Jesus Name, Amen.
LOVE NOTE QUOTES
“Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God .”Matthew 5:3
“All things are possible to them that believe”Mark 9:23
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”Philippians 1:6
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.“Romans 8:28
LESSONS ON THE GLOW UP
1. “Embrace a world of possibilities”. Accept, support and believe God’s revealed plans for life willingly and enthusiastically.
2. Do the scary thing with God. “Be not afraid, only believe”- Mark 5:36 . (I know… it sounds easier than it is but we can do it with God. Take one baby step a time).
3. When visions are unclear, “trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.”- Proverbs 3:5-7
4. “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” -Deuteronomy 31:6
5. “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” – Joshua 1:9
6. “With God, all things are possible”- Matthew 19:26
7. “Despise not small beginnings” –Zechariah 4:10