Jun 28, 2015

What are You Expecting?

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we can't see. Hebrews 11:1

We usually get what we expect (where our faith is), so ... are you expecting good or bad to happen? Since it's all BY FAITH, make sure your faith is in the direction of what you want/want to happen.

He does not fear bad news (not afraid of evil tidings), nor live in fear or dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind (his heart is fixed) that Jehovah will take care of him (trusting in the Lord). That is why he is not afraid, but can calmly face his foes. Psalm 112:7,8

We should not be afraid of evil tidings ... of bad news, of reverses and losses, of the destruction of our property, or disaster by flood, by famine, or by war. Our heart should so fully confide in God that we can commit everything calmly into His hands. We should feel assured that all will be well, somehow. That nothing occurs but that which the wisest and the best Being in the universe sees that it best should occur, and that in all which does take place HE IS ABLE TO SUSTAIN the sufferer.  

There is NOTHING so well-suited to make the mind calm as to trust in God. What has a person to be afraid of who does trust in Him? TRUSTING IN THE LORD - this is the reason why our heart is 'fixed' or 'firm' ... simply because we have confidence in God, and feel assured that all things will be well. It may not be right now, but it will be. 

Father, help us to no longer expect bad or expect things to be the way they used to be, the way they happened in the past. Help us to believe for better days. Don't disappoint us. Use our faith to do a NEW THING. In Jesus' name, amen.


Jun 25, 2015

He Spoke, I Listened

He who sent me is with me, He HAS NOT deserted me ... John 8:29

My prayer - I need You, Lord. Now. Be not far from me.

The Lord’s response – I’m here. To help. Let My unforced rhythms of grace guide you through the trials and hard times. All that life has to offer is yours for the taking, if you’ll just trust Me. It’s not too late. To do or be anything you want to be. You’re My child, and I want the best and what’s best for you. I will channel/guide toward you the things and people I want in your life.

Don’t be scared or fearful for the future, I’m already there. Though I’m also with you every step of the way. Take My hand, and we’ll walk the pathways of life … together.

I love you and appreciate you. Forgive and forgive often. Don’t let bitterness and resentment build a stronghold. Thank you for being willing to do My will. For being a willing vessel. You won’t understand everything I do and allow. That’s ok. I see the big picture, you don’t. That’s where trust comes from.

My prayer - Dear God in Heaven, please don’t give up on me. I need you so much and I want to please you so much. Help me Lord, to be able to. To obey You. To please You. To do right in Your eyes. But thank You Lord, that even when I fail, You still approve of me. Maybe not my actions. But You do me.

Jesus said to the people, ‘I am the light of the world. So if you follow Me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path. John 8:12