Thursday, October 19, 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 helps us "fix" our eyes on Jesus, so we will be guided in truth. And, when we're blinded by sin, He allows us to recognize the need for forgiveness. He shows how to find strength in mercy and grace and gives direction in His Word (Bible) to keep on praying…

God will show us what we need to see. He will reveal His will when the timing is right and we have learned to be patient. He will help us recognize the path of purpose for our lives and create desire in us to totally trust. He will show how to remain faithful.

Prayer will help us clearly see! It will keep us connected to Christ and help us welcome His strength. God will show us how very much we are loved. But, we must remove the blinders of doubt. He will show us miraculous things. He is God! He is faithful!

Dear God, Time and again, we need to be reminded to open our eyes in truth. 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 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 perfect peace. Amen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

Sometimes, we feel defeated as we move ahead in our lives. We neglect to open our hearts and welcome the Savior. Jesus helps those who feel weary. He shows us how to recognize the healing power of strength. 

Burdens lay on our shoulders and weigh us down, It’s hard to step ahead when worry finds a place to rest. But, Jesus knows our hearts. When we learn to trust in Him, He helps us remember why we will never walk alone. He leads us to the Father and gives us reason to keep on going....

Christ will help us. We must surrender our fear and believe in His power to save. He will move us where we will feel the love of God and He will remind us to faithfully believe.
God will help us find HOPE, when we're willing to trust in Him. Our attitudes will move from hopeless to hopeful, when we begin to understand we can do ALL THINGS through Christ who gives us strength. 

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29 NIRV

God provides strength when we need to be readied to rise. He arms us with the power of love and helps us learn how it feels to trust. Sometimes, He requires us to wait for a while, so we will feel His presence of peace and know how it feels to be held by His holiness. 

It's hard to admit when we don't feel strong. But, in moments to reward the love of our faithfulness, God opens our hearts in truth. He helps us see what needs to be discovered, so we can examine our lives and recognize His strength is made stronger in weakness. Read 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. 

God will humble us. And, while we are held in moments of need, He will lift us where we are. He will help us see the need for mercy and delight in the prayers of our hearts. He will increase our strength and remind us to patiently wait on Him. And while we are cradled in care, He will arm us with everything we need, so we will be much stronger than before.

Dear God, Thank you for mercy and grace. Thank you for humbling our hearts, so we will recognize the need for Your holiness. We will trust You all the days of our lives and find STRENGTH in the promise of Your everlasting love. And, we will learn how it feels to be very, very GRATEFUL. Amen

Monday, October 16, 2017

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess His name. Hebrews 13:15

Many things in life inspire a heart of PRAISE. It is the “act of our will which flows out of awe and reverence for our Creator.” PRAISE provides opportunities to experience a deeper union with God and draw nearer to a heart of calm. It welcomes peace and opens the door for HOPE to be discovered.

The Bible says, “Give thanks in all circumstances.” Sometimes that’s hard to do. But, when we faithfully recognize God‘s presence in our lives, He allows us to experience the gift of gratefulness. He opens our eyes to the waking of His will.

God allows us to receive strength from the power of love. He leads us where peace is found in the strength of our faithfulness. He reminds us who’s in charge of our days. Shouldn’t this be reason enough to praise Him? He is our loving God. Surely, He is deserving of ALL of our love, in the midst of ALL circumstances. 

Dear God, Help us remember to begin EACH day in praise. Fill us with the power of Your everlasting love and teach us to be faithful. Thank you for reminding us why You are deserving of praise! Help us find peace as we’re led by Your will. And, open our hearts to remember why we must always be thankful. Amen

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. NIV

God is worthy of our thanks. Our loving Father dwells in the praise of His children. When we give thanks to Him, He provides reward for our lives. He rejoices in the heart of our praise. And, when we speak in thanks to the One who is worthy, He draws us closer to the power of His love.

Praising God helps restore our relationship with Him. He delights in our praise and rejoices in the glory of our love. Sometimes, we forget we’re dependent on Him to live our lives. We try to “do it on our own” and forget how it feels to be led. But, God gives grace in time of need and humbles our hearts to recognize we can’t live without Him. He helps us examine our lives and understand why we need the Savior. He grows our faith and guides us where we learn how it feels to be grateful in ALL circumstances.

When we stand in awe of our Creator and humbly thank Him for ALL things, peace will fill us with calming reassurance that we need. God will transform our outlook on life and restore us to an attitude of praise. He will remind us why He is worthy of our love and help us never forget, we were created to praise Him. 

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Forgive us when we try to live on our own and forget who’s in charge of our days. You are worthy of our love. Help us have a better understanding of who you are, so we will examine our lives and recognize You are deserving of our praise. Amen

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

God strengthens us. When weakness tries to overcome the soul, He reminds us we are stronger than we think. He grounds us in faith and fills us with a heart of hope, as we gratefully remember who’s in charge of ALL things. He helps us find strength in the power of His love.

When we open our hearts and commune with Him, something wonderful happens! Our prayers are heard as we’re HELD in the presence of peace. And, as we learn to embrace what God has to offer, He shows us how to rejoice in HOPE. 

God will lead us in His time. But, we must be patient and wait. He is working in our lives. He will guide us through the wondering of our days and allows us to embrace what waits to be discovered. We must prayerfully TRUST and allow ourselves to recognize; strength will ALWAYS flow from a grateful heart.

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Forgive us when we forget we are guided by Your will. We will be constant in prayer, so we will find HOPE and welcome the blessing of a grateful heart. Amen

Friday, October 13, 2017

The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm." Exodus 14: 14 NLT

“Learning to listen for God’s quiet but clear answers is important…How we need to cultivate a listening heart.” 

God prepares us to receive His will for our lives. He allows us to recognize the calming of His presence. He speaks when we’re quiet and ready to hear and places hope in our hearts, when we’re ready to listen… 

God speaks through the Bible, through others and through our circumstances. He speaks through the Holy Spirit and guides us toward the offering of peace. In quiet moments of purpose, He silences distractions and helps us feel the power of His strength. 

Thoughts become clearer when God pours calm in our souls. He soothes the worry of our wonder and deals with the dread of our doubt. When we commune with Him, He hears us. He answers in the timing of His will. He helps us learn to be patient as we strive to cultivate a listening heart. 

We must trust in God and believe He is working in our lives. We must take time to be still. God will know how to reach us. He will hold us in our need and help us remember who is handling our days. He will hear us when we pray! We must not forget to begin our prayers in praise... 

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the power of Your mighty love! Help us learn to be still and seek you with a listening heart. Allow us to hear what is spoken, when our souls has been silenced by your greatness. Fill us with peace and help us remember we are not alone. We will love you with all of our hearts and remember how lucky we are to be loved by You. And, we will give you praise in ALL things. Amen