Sunday, May 28, 2017

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4: 13

Sometimes, we feel defeated as we move ahead in life. We need to be reminded that Jesus provides strength for those who are weak. He teaches how to persevere and opens our eyes, so we will clearly see the depth of God's amazing grace. 

God knows our hearts. He knows our every thought. He helps us remember we don’t have to struggle alone. He lifts us where we will see what is good. And, He provides strength to persevere. He leads us to higher ground and helps us learn how it feels to keep on going...

Christ will help us, if we surrender our fear and believe in His power to save. He will move us where we feel the awesome presence of God. He will help us do great things, if we faithfully believe. And, He will strengthen us!

God will help us find HOPE, if we're willing to trust. Our attitudes will move from hopeless to hopeful, if we seek the strength of our Savior. He will help us! But, we must prayerfully be patient and work hard to move along! God already knows where we will arrive. We must bravely find strength in Jesus and never forget to totally TRUST. 

Dear God, Thank you for moments to reflect on the power of Your greatness and find strength in the promise of Your love. We will open our eyes to Your will and embrace Your presence in our lives. We will trust You to move us along. And, we will gratefully welcome HOPE, when we have learned to gratefully persevere. Amen

Saturday, May 27, 2017

My God will use his glorious riches to give you everything you need. He will do this through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 ERV
Christ demonstrates His faithfulness when we’re weak. He helps us understand the power of His amazing love. He shows mercy in His holiness and helps us remember we are held by the gift of glorious grace. In moments of truth, He guides us to the Father and allows us to feel the presence of peace.
Jesus bandages the sores of our souls. And, when we surrender to Him, He helps us feel much stronger. He covers our wounds of weakness and reminds us why healing begins, when we humble our hearts and TRUST.       
God WILL repair what is broken. And, if we admit we are weak, He will make us strong. If we humble our hearts, He will make us whole. And, if we choose to trust, He will give HOPE for the future and remind us why we must never doubt. God WILL handle all things. He WILL give us everything we need. We must ask Him and believe!
Dear God, Thank you for moments to feel the power of love. Forgive us when we need to be reminded it’s okay to feel weary and weak. Hear the cries of our hearts and allow us to discover how STRENGTH comes from You. We will trust YOU with a humble heart of praise and never forget who will provide HOPE for the future. Amen

Friday, May 26, 2017

When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Romans 12:13 NLT

God finds the way to show us what needs to be accomplished in our lives. He prepares us to meet the needs of others and recognize how to offer the compassion of a servant’s heart. 

Something wonderful happens when we begin to share the kindness of the Savior. He allows us to understand the heart of those who need to be lifted by love. And, He provides moments to be reminded why His love is meant to be shared.

We must learn how to love. God will use us to place hope in the hearts of those who need to be reminded who’s in charge of all things. He will use us to help others, but WE are the ones who will be blessed. We will find strength in the expression of gratefulness and begin to understand why blessings will ALWAYS come if we love one another. 

Dear God, Thank you for Your love. Grow us in opportunities to see beyond the selfish side of ourselves, so we will clearly see the needs of others and care for them with the compassion of a servant’s heart. Amen

Thursday, May 25, 2017

God does not take back his gifts. He does not change his mind about those he has chosen. Romans 11:29 NIRV

God allows us to understand His guiding in our lives. He lovingly prepares us to do His will. He molds us by the power of love and tenderly guards our souls while we’re readied to be used for His glory.

He helps us use the gifts we’re given. We must never underestimate God’s ability to grow us. He will transform our hearts. He will help us see what He sees in us and show us how to do great things. God will use us to share His love. He will remind us what we live will make us strong.

God has a plan for our days. He will show how it feels to be used for His glory. There will be moments we will feel inadequate. We will question how God will use us. But, He will guide and provide the way for us to remember who orchestrates the timing of our lives. He will help us embrace the reward of a grateful heart, when we have faithfully learned to honor Him with the gifts He has faithfully given.

Dear God, Thank you for moments to remember we are being used by You. You have the power to help us see what you see in us. Help us remember; we ARE capable of doing great things. We will love You with all of our hearts and reach others with the gifts You allow us to share. And, we will trust in You to forever guide us by the power of Your amazing love. Amen

Monday, May 22, 2017

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 NIV

Days pass quickly. As we race through moments in the hectic pace of our lives, often we forget to THANK our Creator for the bounty of His love. He is constant and holy. He is powerful and strong. He provides mercy, hope and forgiveness. He is our Ruler and worthy of our praise!

Waking to what God provides is reason to be thankful. He opens our eyes in opportunity to grow with Him. He changes our lives. And, when we have learned to trust, He places HOPE in the hearts of those who remember who’s in charge of ALL things.

Love is the gift that nurtures a grateful heart. God is love and He loves us! He is the Provider of everything we need to be beautifully blessed. And, He is faithful. He has a plan for our days. He teaches us to be patient while we wait to be led toward wholeness.

God humbles our hearts. He shows us how to embrace a spirit of gratefulness. He helps us discover HOPE in the Savior and shows us how to invite peace to come, when we learn how it feels to be thankful.

Dear God, Thank you for the opportunity to give thanks for ALL you have done. Help us remember to begin our prayers in PRAISE, as we seek You and find purpose in what You provide. Help us welcome the One who brings perfect peace and leads us closer to You. We will love you with ALL of our hearts and never forget why we must be always, always be thankful… Amen 

~ My husband, Max is having hip surgery today. I would appreciate your prayers for a good outcome and a healthy recovery. Posts will resume on Thursday, May 25. Thank you!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Psalm 16:9 NIV

Christ leads us. He prepares us to step ahead but often we’re not ready to follow. We feel anxious and confused about which way to go. We question what will happen next as we're led from the worries of our wonder and need to taught how to TRUST.

God readies us to focus on Him and stay on course. He plans the happenings of our days and helps us prepare to keep on going...He grows our faith and reminds us to trust.  He readies us to journey with Jesus.

If we focus on the love of His faithfulness instead of worrying about what’s to come, God will demonstrate the power of His strength. He will make us stronger, as we learn how it feels to TRUST. He WILL prepare us to remember why He really does handle ALL things.

We must not let our hearts be troubled! God will help us stay on course. He will guide and provide ALL the days of our lives. He will show us where to travel when we wonder where to go. The journey will be so much greater, if we remember why we will never ever walk alone.

Dear God, Thank you for leading our lives. Thoughts become clearer when we trust in You and open our hearts for Your guiding. Fill us with strength so we will recognize which way to go. Help us never be afraid to follow the path which has  been laid by You. Amen

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways remember Him. Then He will make your paths smooth and straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIRV

Jesus reminds us to TRUST in the Father. He nurtures the heart of our faithfulness and covers us in grace. He helps us remember who’s in charge of ALL things and holds us by the power of His love. 

God has a plan for our days. He never stops working in our lives. When we need to be reminded there is strength within, He readies us to TRUST. He removes doubt from our hearts and demonstrates the love of His faithfulness. He reminds us to put our hope in Him. 

Worry will try and rob us of content. But, if we remain faithful, God will help us remember we don't walk alone. And, if we learn to totally TRUST, peace will prevail. We will stand strong in the promise of His greatness. 

If we allow God to control what happens in our lives, He will reward the love of our TRUST. He will lead us to a place of calm. We will find courage to remember we don't have to figure out everything on our own. And, we will experience how great it feels to remain faithful. 

Dear God, Thank you for waking us to another day of opportunity to be loved by You. Lift us where we see glimpses of what’s ahead. Teach us to TRUST in the power of Your greatness and help us find strength in Your presence of peace. We will welcome hope that is found in You and never forget how very much we are loved. Amen