Oct 20, 2021

Help Us, Lord

 


Proverbs 3:5,6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

God controls and allows every detail of our lives. Nothing happens without His knowledge and approval.

Trust Him. Even when it doesn't make sense. Especially when it doesn't make sense.

Lord, help us to simply trust You with child-like faith and to release disappointments of the way we think things should be/turn out. Thank You that You are in control and have the final say so. Give us peace as we lean in to You. In Jesus name, amen πŸ™





Apr 13, 2021

Don't Despise the Day of Small Beginnings



Don't look at what you have and say, "I can't do anything great. I don't have a lot of talent." If you'll use what God's given you, He'll multiply it. He'll not only bring your dreams to pass, but He'll do more than you can ask or think.

Despise not small beginnings. You never really know what God is up to πŸ€”πŸ˜‰. 

Prayer: Father, thank You that You'll bring the increase as I trust in You. Thank You that a slingshot and five stones are enough to bring down a giant. I believe that nothing can keep me from my destiny. Help me to be obedient (whether it makes sense or not). Help me to trust. In Jesus' name, amen πŸ™.

Feb 18, 2021

Difficulties

Isaiah 41:8-20/AMPC - But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham My friend, you whom I [the Lord] have taken from the ends of the earth and have called from the corners of it, and said to you, You are My servant—I have chosen you and not cast you off [even though you are exiled]. Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU AND HARDEN YOU TO DIFFICULTIES, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all. For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you! Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument which has teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff. You shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest or whirlwind shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the Lord, you shall glory in the Holy One of Israel. The poor and needy are seeking water when there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the wild olive; I will set the cypress in the desert, the plane [tree] and the pine [tree] together, that men may see and know and consider and understand together that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

I realize that as God’s children, we aren't necessarily here to experience lavishly comfortable lives. In fact, we’re called to lay down our lives. And part of that means going through some hard, uncomfortable times. But it’s not because God is cruel. Not at all.

It’s because the enemy is cruel. He steals and kills and destroys, and our earth is shaking with those who have been wounded and don’t know the One who can strengthen them and hold them up.

But we do.

Because when we go through our hard times, keeping our eyes on Jesus, knowing that God Himself girds and strengthens us, not only are we living proof of the Hope within us, but because of what we’ve endured, we can authentically pray, reach out, understand, and point others toward the One who awaits with outstretched arms. 

Joshua 1:12-15 Then Joshua addressed the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He said, 'Remember what Moses the servant of God commanded you: God, your God, gives you rest and He gives you this land. Your wives, your children, and your livestock can stay here east of the Jordan, the country Moses gave you; but you, tough soldiers all, must cross the River in battle formation, leading your brothers, helping them until God, your God, gives your brothers a place of rest just as He has done for you. They also will take possession of the land that God, your God, is giving them. Then you will be free to return to your possession, given to you by Moses the servant of God, across the Jordan to the east.' 

God can't harden us to difficulties ... if we never experience any. 

Lord, give us the grace to go through and be all that You've called us to be. Live Your life through us. Use us to help others to find peace, healing and victory, just like You have  helped us. Thy will be done. In Jesus' name, amenπŸ™. 




Jan 23, 2021

The Lord is Good


No matter what has happened in our lives, GOD IS GOOD. Believe that. God is good and He does not show partiality. In other words, He is good all the time; goodness is part of His nature. His goodness radiates from Him. 

Genesis 50:20, 21 - As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day]. Now therefore, do not be afraid. I will provide for and support you and your little ones. And he comforted them [imparting cheer, hope, strength] and spoke to their hearts [kindly].

It is true that not everything in life is good, but God is ALWAYS good, and He will definitely turn negative situations into positive ones as we trust Him.

Father God, help us to trust in You and lean not on our own understanding. What our enemies mean for evil against us ... use for good and bring about the positive outcome You intend for our lives. In Jesus name, amen πŸ›. 







Sep 12, 2020

Choose to Think about God


Psalm 143:3-5 - The enemy has persecuted me, he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made me dwell in dark places ... Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed and weak within me [wrapped in darkness]; My heart grows numb within me. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that You have done; I ponder the work of Your hands.

Feeling down? CHOOSE to think about God and His faithfulness/mercy vs your problems and worries. Negative thoughts and stressing drains your energy. Thinking about good things that God's done for you will lift your spirits, give you hope, and strengthen you.

CHOOSE to remember the good times and all the ways that the Lord has come through for you in times past. You may not know how, you may not know when, but He'll do it ... again. 

Father, help us to CHOOSE to think about You. May it add power to our life. In Jesus' name, amen πŸ™ 




Jun 2, 2020

Don't You Dare


Yet I totally trust You to rescue me one more time, so that I can see once again how good You are while I’m still alive. Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for He will never disappoint you. Psalm 27:13,14

Just because things didn't work out the way you thought they should is NO REASON to throw your hands up and give up on life. There are new doors of opportunity everywhere if you're asking, looking, waiting and believing. 

Allow the Lord to touch those areas of pain and disappointments to bring healing and renew your hope for a better tomorrow. 

You CAN and you WILL make it another day, if you have to hour by hour or moment by moment.

DON'T YOU DARE give up honey ... ever.

Father, I know You know what’s best for us and I thank You that You’re turning things around in our favor. Help us to let go of the old and believe for better. As we let go of pain and disappointments, I pray that you bring healing and renew our hope for a better tomorrow. In Jesus’ name, amen πŸ›.


Jan 19, 2020

Having Trouble?


Having trouble making decisions? Confused? Need God's leading?

Lord, please give us wisdom and organizational skills. May we just have a 'knowing' of which way to go and what to do. Help us to do everything with Holy Ghost ease. Give us favor with You and with man. I curse any attacks. In Jesus' name, amen πŸ™.