Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“Though I sit in the darkness, the Lord will be my light.” Micah 7:8

It’s hard to wake in darkness. We miss the sun that welcomes us to rise. But, God lovingly reminds us He is near. He readies us to be armed with everything we need to embrace the day. 

We need time for God to silence distractions and prepare us to receive Him. He arms us with everything we need to wake in His presence and learn how it feels to trust. 

As we leave our cozy place of comfort, we're reminded the sun will shine in God’s time and for His great purpose. He will strengthen our hearts with FAITH to believe in what’s to come, before we choose to rise.

God will fill us with the light of His love. He will open our eyes to see what waits to be discovered, if we remain faithful. He will prepare us for His greatness and help us remember; He will provide everything we need, if we put our hope in Him. 

Dear God, Thank you for quiet time with You. As we sit in the darkness and faithfully wait for the sun to rise, we will welcome Your presence of peace and find purpose in ALL You provide. Arm us with everything we need to remember who’s in charge of our days. And, humble our hearts to recognize Your loving faithfulness EVERY day of our lives. Amen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Uncover my eyes so that I may see the miraculous things in your teachings.” Psalm 119:18 

God prepares us to honor Him with love. He shows how to seek Him, so we will welcome His presence of strength. He provides opportunities to faithfully honor Him, but sometimes we forget to focus on the One who deserves our praise. 

When we are available to God, He shows how to handle our lives. He reminds us to "fix" our eyes on Jesus, so we will be guided in truth. And, when we are blinded by sin, He helps us recognize the need for forgiveness. He shows how to find strength in mercy and grace. He gives us direction in His Word (Bible) and reminds us to keep on praying… 

We must be willing to remove blindfolds that rob us of noticing what God wants us to see. He will reveal His will when the timing is right and we have learned to be patient. He will help us clearly see a path of purpose for our lives and create desire in us to totally trust. He will show us how to remain faithful. 

Prayer will help us uncover our eyes and clearly see! It will keep us connected to Christ and help us welcome His strength. God will remind us we are loved. But, we must be willing to remove the blinders of doubt. He will show us miraculous things and help us remove what blinds us. He is God! He WILL do great things! 

Dear God, Time and again, we need to be reminded to open our eyes to Your will. Thank you for loving us, even when we forget who’s in charge of our days. We will love You with all of our hearts and begin this day in grateful praise. And, while we wait to see glimpses of what’s ahead, we will find strength to keep on going…We will put our hope in You and feel the power of Your peace, as we open our eyes and clearly SEE Your miracles. Amen

Monday, February 20, 2017

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be honored among the nations. I will be honored in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIRV

God patiently waits for us to seek Him with a humble heart and welcome His perfect peace. He helps us learn to be still, so we will recognize why we need the Savior. 

Jesus helps us feel the depth of His love. And, when we have been humbled by our need to know, He demonstrates why He loves us. He shows us how to silence distractions in the world, so we will feel the guiding of the Father and experience His presence in our lives. 

Something happens when we pray for perfect peace. God provides the way to find it. He helps us examine our hearts and surrender the selfish side of want. He changes our lives and shows us what we need. He helps us recognize why we will never be without Him. 

God will place joy in our hearts. He will prepare us to receive the power of His greatness and reward us with His calming gift of grace. We MUST be still, humble our hearts, surrender to Him and BELIEVE He will take care of those He truly loves.

“Do not be afraid of silence in your prayer time. It might be that you are meant to listen, not to speak.” God will find the way for us to recognize His voice of truth. But, we must be quiet, so we will understand when He has spoken. 

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Forgive us when we allow distractions to lead us far away from You. Humble our hearts, so we will be still and ready to receive Your gift to the world! We will wait to be led by the power of Your holiness. And, we will learn how it feels to totally trust. Amen

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6: 10 NIV

God wants us to accept His will. He allows faith to grow, as we patiently wait to experience His holiness. And, as we welcome His presence, He opens our hearts to welcome Jesus. 

Sometimes, we become frustrated while we wait to discover God’s will. We wonder what will happen next. We forget why we must remain faithful and trust the One who has plans for our lives. 

God gives us instructions...Romans 12: 2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.” NIV 

God doesn't always show the entire picture, but He helps us find hope in the presence of His calm. He allow us to see glimpses of what's ahead, so we will faithfully focus on what's to come and find peace while we wait on Him.

God will guide and provide for His children. He is God and we are not! His timing is not our own. We must surrender to Him, remain faithful, humble our hearts to TRUST and patiently WAIT for His will to be done.

Dear God, Thank you for your everlasting love. Forgive us when we become impatient while we wait on You. Open our hearts for Your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Teach us how to trust, so we will find strength to remember who is handling ALL things. Amen

Saturday, February 18, 2017

We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. Romans 8:28 

Sometimes a little voice of doubt creeps deep inside the soul of our well-being. It whispers, “No, you can’t”, and makes us believe we’re not ready to do amazing things. It robs us of opportunity to see ourselves as God sees us, capable and able to step ahead.

When God guides, He provides the way for us to serve Him with faithful heart. He fills us with strength and leads us where we recognize how to find purpose in our lives. When we trust God and listen to the guiding of His will, His voice of reason will be heard. He will arm us with everything we need to be used for His glory. 

God will replace the fear of failure and fill us with peace that passes all understanding. He will show us what needs to be done to move ahead. And, when the timing is right, He will make sure we understand, “If He leads us to it, He will lead us through it” every day of our lives. 

Blessings will come, when we trust in God’s plan and respond to His tugging of our hearts. He will lead us on a path of purpose and fill us with joy we have never known. He will grow us in the goodness of grace and help us remember why we are so much stronger than we think. 

Dear God, Thank you for peace that comes from You. Fill us with strength and help us feel Your guiding in our days. We will surrender our fear and patiently wait to be readied to serve You with a loving heart. And, we will learn to gratefully say, “Yes, I can!”, when You call us to be used for Your greatness. Amen

Friday, February 17, 2017

The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT

God’s mercy is new each and every morning. His compassion is complete. So, when we close our eyes at the end of the day, we must trust in the love of His faithfulness and remember who takes care of the tomorrows in our lives. 

God's mercy never fails. He reminds us to be faithful and believe in the power of His will. "We will never be asked to handle today on yesterday’s strength." God will arm us with everything we need to be reminded today’s mercy is meant for today and tomorrow’s mercy will be enough. 

Day by day, we live on the promises of God, when we learn to trust in the plans He has for our days. God will guide us through. He will open our hearts to receive peace that passes all understanding and He will remind us how very much we are loved.

Dear God, Thank you for Your faithfulness. Forgive us when we forget to recognize the love of Your presence in our lives. We will wait to be guided by Your will. And, we will gratefully remember why Your compassion will never fail. Your mercy for today WILL be enough. Amen

Thursday, February 16, 2017

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see. “Hebrews 11:1 NIRV 

God places stars in the sky and provides the way for us to view the glow of His creation. In darkness, He shines a gift of light as we stand in awe of His incredible love. 

Sometimes, clouds will cover the sky and we won’t be able to clearly see. But, in moments of need, God will remind us to WAIT on Him. He will provide strength to faithfully BELIEVE we will once again witness the power of His presence in our lives. 

God will give us reason to wait for the clouds to disappear. He will strengthen our faith and prepare us to BELIEVE in what‘s to come. He will arm us with everything we need to remember He IS with us. And, He WILL show us how to trust in what we cannot see. 

“We must never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Dear God, Thank you for the blessings of Your creation and moments to witness the power of Your amazing love. We will patiently remember why Your gift of light WILL always shine, even when we cannot see it. We will remain faithful and always, always TRUST in You. Amen