Nov 27, 2012

Faith Walk

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7

This 'faith walk' sure is hard sometimes, it'd be nice if it was just a little bit easier.

It's so hard to understand why God does or allows things to work out like He does sometimes ... I just have to get comfortable with not always having it all figured out.

I don't understand Lord, but I trust You anyway. Yeppers, I'm just gonna have to trust You on this one. I release disappointments.

You KNOW I woulda done given up by now if I hadn't believed I'd see God's goodness in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).

Father, be with us. Give us re-newed hope to continue on. I curse the attacks of the enemy trying to come against God's people, trying to make them give up ... get behind us satan, in Jesus' name.

FYI - the picture above is called the 'Walk of Faith' and it's a glass pavement built on a 4,690 foot mountain in China.

see also: The Man with the Plan
               Overcoming Discouragement

Nov 18, 2012

YOU are Beautiful!

    God created mankind in His own image,
    in the image of God He created them;
    male and female He created them.     
    Genesis 1:27

Stop putting yourself down.

Love yourself ... we are ALL made in God's image.

I hate it when people don't get it how beautiful they really are, so one more time people YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

Abba Father, help us to see ourselves as You do. Help us to speak Your Word and what You say about us instead of speaking negative things over ourselves or believing evil things that people may try to speak into our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Nov 15, 2012

You AREN'T a Mistake

    The Lord says, 'I will guide you along
    the best  pathway for your life. I will
    advise you and watch over you.'
    Psalms 32:8

You ARE NOT a mistake, you were handcrafted by God Himself. You ARE loved and you ARE special, regardless of what people say or how you're treated.

You deserve better than that.

God doesn't make junk. God doesn't make mistakes.

YOU are special.

Father, help us to to see ourselves through Your eyes instead of the image that we have in our minds based on what ppl say about us or how they've treated us. We are precious in Your sight. Help us to receive that identity in You and wear it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Nov 13, 2012

God Has Not

God has not given us a spirit of fear and
timidity, but of power, love and a sound
mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

God hasn't given us a spirit of fear ... He's given us peace, strength and courage to face our enemies and defeat them.

Those who rest .... are trusting.

You DON'T have to run in fear any more.

Father God, replace our fears with peace by trusting in You and in Your ability to work through our circumstances to bring about right results. We need You now more than ever. Shoot, I need You now more than ever. Be close and let Your presence bring peace. May we enter rest through putting our trust in You. In Jesus' name, amen.

FYI - Picture is yesterday's sunset.

Nov 9, 2012

The Lord's Plans

The Lord’s plans stand firm forever;
His intentions can never be shaken.
Psalm 33:11

If God's said something about you, it doesn't matter what you're seeing right now ... if God said it, then IT IS.

God didn't bring you this far to leave you here, He has awesome things working on your behalf.

Father, thank You that Your love never fails, never gives up, and never runs out on us ... You're love is the ONE THING that will ALWAYS remain. May Your will be done in and through our lives. In Jesus' name, amen.