Archive | May 2013

Gods Love

Because God’s power is limitless, it is far beyond the comprehension of mortal minds. But even though we cannot fully understand the heart of God, we can be open to God’s love.

 God’s ability to love is not burdened by temporal boundaries or by earthly limitations. The love that flows from the heart of God is infinite and today presents yet another opportunity to celebrate that love. 

You are a glorious creation, a unique individual, a beautiful example of God’s handiwork. God’s love for you is limitless. Accept that love, acknowledge it, and be grateful. 

God wants to reveal Himself as your heavenly Father. When you are hurting, you can run to Him and crawl up into His lap. When you wonder which way to turn, you can grasp His strong hand, and He’ll guide you along life’s path. When everything around you is falling apart, you’ll feel your Father’s arm around your shoulder to hold you together. Snuggle in God’s arms when you are hurting, when you feel lonely or left out, let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all sufficient power and love. 

Dear Lord, You are love. You love me, Father, and I love You. As I love You more, Lord, I am also able to love my family and friends more. I will be Your loving servant, today and throughout eternity. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

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Worry Less….Praise God More

If you are like most women, it is simply a fact of life: from time to time, you worry. You worry about health, about finances, safety, relationships, family, and about countless other challenges of life, some great and some small. 

Where is the best place to take your worries? Take them to God. Take Your troubles, fears and your sorrows. Worry is the senseless process of cluttering up tomorrow’s opportunities with leftover problems from today. We are not called to be burden-bearers, but cross-bearers and light-bearers. We must cast our burdens on the Lord. 

 So if you’d like to make the most out of this day, and every day hereafter, turn your worries over to the Lord. And spend your valuable time and energy praising and glorifying our Lord and savior. Trust in him always because He will never fail you. 

Dear Lord, Wherever I find myself, let me celebrate more and worry less. When my faith begins to waver, help me to trust You more. Then, with praise on my lips and the love of Your Son in my heart, let me live courageously, faithfully, prayerfully, and thankfully this day and every day. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

Don’t ,worry about anything, but in everything through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6

 Your heart must not be troubled. Believe In God; believe also in Me.

John 14:1

God is Faithful

What difficulties are you experiencing during this season of your life? I sympathize with you. John 16:33 says, “I have told you these things, so that In me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”. 

Trouble is a fact of life. And a fact of faith is that you can ease your trouble with prayer. Prayer releases the energy of God. Ask God to do what you cannot do. Don’t cave in. And don’t suffer. There’s hope in James 5:13: “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise”. I’ve had to learn that as I praise God for the highlights in my life, I must also pray to Him for the trials and troubles. The Bible says He will fight your battles. He will judge and make things right. Don’t lose Heart, just bring your heart before God. 

From the opening page of the Bible to the last, you will see God’s faithfulness. I’m always moved by the words of Psalm 89:1: “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness to all generations.” When you know God’s faithfulness, you receive courage. You can endure your trails because you’re certain you can count on Him. I know you’ve had experiences with people who’ve failed you, disappointed you, or hurt you. Some people may have even mistreated you. But God will not let you down. And as Scripture says of itself in Revelation 22:6, “These words are faithful and true.” We are indeed a blessed people to be eternally experiencing the faithfulness of God. 

Dear Lord, I have carried the weight of these troubles for so long. I want to give them to You. I know that You make things right through Your redemption and grace. And You do what I cannot do, make things new and right. Lord, I do want to sing of Your mercies forever. In times of trouble or doubt, I don’t question Your presence. You bring healing to my wounds caused by the unfaithfulness of others. And You restore my faith in a future and a hope. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen

 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Mark 9:23

Follow Him

Jesus walks with you. Are you walking with Him? Hopefully, you will choose to walk with Him today and everyday of your life. Jesus loved you so much that He endured unspeakable humiliation and suffering for you. How will you respond to Christ’s sacrifice? Will you take up His cross and follow Him, or will you choose another path? When you place your hopes squarely at the foot of the cross, when you place Jesus squarely at the center of your life, you will be blessed. 

If you seek to be a worthy disciple of Jesus, you must acknowledge that He never comes “next.” He is always first. Do you hope to fulfill God’s purpose for your life? Do you seek a life of abundance and peace? Do you intend to be a Christian, not just a name, but in deed? Then follow Christ. Follow Him by picking up His cross today and everyday that you live. When you do, you will quickly discover that Christ’s love has the power to change everything, including you. 

Dear Jesus, because I am your disciple, I will trust You, I will obey Your teachings, and I will share Your Good News. You have given me life abundant and life eternal, and I will follow You today and forever. Lord, guide my every step. Lead me “in Your righteousness” and “make Your way straight before my face” (Psalm 5:8). As I draw close and walk in intimate relationship with You each day, I pray You will get me where I need to go. Even as Jesus said, “Not My will, but  Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42), so I say to You, not my will but your will be done in my life. “I delight to do Your will, O my God” (Psalm 40:8). You are more important to me than anything. Your will is more important to me than my desires. I want to live as Your servant, doing Your will from my heart (Ephesian 6:6). 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen

 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, Him My Father will honor.

John 12:26 

Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”

Luke 9:23

Free from Fear

Can’t, won’t. Which is your word of choice when selecting a reason to not do something? I use them both interchangeably and incorrectly myself. There are likely some very appropriate times to use either word. But Can’t often means you’re afraid to try. Won’t frequently implies fear, pride, or stubbornness. 

When you select either word as your “get out of jail free card”, you could be missing out on opportunities to grow. Rely on God, discover you gifting, trust others, become more fulfilled, and thrive.  A life without excuses becomes a life of purpose. Are you willing? 

Dear Lord, reveal to me why I hesitate so often to follow through.  I know sometimes there is  fear in me, I just ask that you  help me bring my worries and fears to you. I need all of your strength to let go of my excuses. Lord, you are my light and my salvation. You are the strength of my life. Of whom, then, shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1). I will be strong and of good courage, for I know You are with me wherever I go (Joshua 1:9). Free me from all ungodly fear, for I know fear is never of You.

 I pray You would guard my heart and mind from the spirit of fear. If I experience feelings of fear, I pray You would replace them with Your perfect love. If I have gotten my mind off of You and on my circumstances, help me to reverse that process so that my mind is off my circumstance and on You.

 In Jesus name I pray

 Amen

 God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 timothy 1:7