Luke 8:25 – But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!” 

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, breaks the spirit of chaos in every situation He is invited into. No matter how big the mess in your life, Jesus can handle it. When you are full of anxiety and fear, call upon the name of Jesus then stand in awe of what He will do. God brings His stability to uncertain times. It’s His desire to give you His peace because He wants you to enjoy and live a life worthy of His blood. 

Declaration: The Peace of God is mine. I have His authority to break the spirit of chaos in the lost so they can be found. 


The power of upgrade moves you from the cheap seats to box seats in a given area of your life. This is in direct proportion to your willingness to move forward within that arena.

Here is the key to upgrade: When God grants you a breakthrough, you must be prepared to go to the next level again and again and again without stopping. Why? Because the Kingdom is not for people who fear change and pine for the good old days. The Kingdom of God is transformational and so are the people who go through it with momentum.

And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. – Matthew 11:12

If you’re not sure what Jesus is saying in this text, maybe this newer translation will help you sink your teeth into it:

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. Matthew 11:12

Be forceful! Go after that thing you want for the kingdom. Do you want to start a new ministry? Take that first step. Are you hoping to adopt a child or start an orphanage? Go for it! Are you looking to start a new business venture to make money to give to missions? Jump right in! Have a heart for the homeless? Follow that vision! Be intentional about the keys to upgrade and take the Kingdom by force.

From my book Living Life /Forward