Thursday, October 27, 2016

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

Never give up on God. He never gives up on us! God offers hope, even when we can't recognize the power of His plan. He reminds us; STRENGTH comes from His presence and creates moments to be held by the mercy of His love.

As we wake to new beginnings, God creates opportunities for us to grow in Him. He blesses those who seek Him and faithfully remember who’s in charge of our days. He cradles us in care and teaches how to TRUST. He readies us to believe in the timing of His will.

If we allow God to dwell in our hearts, we will be blessed. He will arm us with love and wake us in opportunity to gratefully serve Him. He will open our eyes, so we will clearly see a vision of hope. And, He will remind us why we can ALWAYS count on Him.

Dear God, Thank you for opening our eyes to Your will. We will seek You with all of our hearts and TRUST in Your guiding of our days. We will put our hope in You and remember You have a plan for every one of Your children.  Amen 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in His good time He will lift you up. Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 TLB

JESUS finds the way to humble our hearts and reach us. In tender moments of truth, He teaches why He must be GREATER in our lives. He leads us to the Father. And, when our hearts have been renewed, He guides us to the cross and helps us remember why He painfully took our shame. 

He is the ultimate example of humility! Jesus humbled Himself to death on the cross and God exalted Him. In moments to recognize mercy and grace, we become aware of God’s awesome power and understand why we need the presence of His PEACE.    

When we glorify God, we learn to HUMBLE our hearts. He helps us see how it feels to TRUST in His guiding of our days. He grows us in His greatness and shows how it feels to be led. He paves the way to discover what He will provide. 

God will show us how to cast our cares on Him. He will eliminate our worries, if we surrender in weakness and patiently wait to find STRENGTH in the promise of His everlasting love.

Dear God, in moments to feel the depth of Your love, we cast our cares on You. Thank you for Jesus! He humbles our hearts, as we’re led to the cross and helps us find PEACE when we need it. We will gratefully allow ourselves to never forget; You really WILL handle ALL things, if we surrender our worries and fix our eyes on YOU.  Amen   

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7 NIV

The mighty Creator of heaven and earth knows the plans He has for our days. There is purpose in what He provides. He readies us to receive His love as we faithfully learn to TRUST and surrender the worries of our hearts.

Life is uncertain. We will question what happens next and become weary in our wonder. But, in moments to remind us who is working for good, Christ will show us how to trust the Father. He will bless the heart of our faithfulness and remind us why we should be grateful to the One who handles our days.

Jesus opens the eyes of our hearts. And, when we are held in His peace, He allows us to see glimpses of what’s to come. He shows how to focus on strength from the Father and helps us remember to put our HOPE in Him.

If God can create heaven, earth and EVERY living thing, surely He will create desire in us to understand WHY we should be grateful. Let us praise Him for waking to another day of life and find reason in our hearts to love Him much, much more!

Dear God, Thank you for helping us recognize the power of Your love. You provide HOPE in every season of our lives and help us understand where to find strength. Before we complain about the happenings of this day, help us remember You are in charge of ALL things. Fill us with HOPE as we trust in the power of Your greatness and learn how it feels to welcome a grateful heart. Amen

Monday, October 24, 2016

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV 

As God prepares us for the season to give thanks, He helps us discover the gifts of His greatness. He opens our eyes in truth and shows us the power of Jesus in our lives. He readies us to discover that even in the midst of wonder; there is ALWAYS reason to be thankful for His amazing love. 

Sometimes, it’s hard to embrace a grateful frame of mind, when life takes twists and turns and leads us through difficult days. But, in our confusion and despair, God reminds us to TRUST. He is the constant source of strength which keeps us going…He fills us with HOPE for tomorrow and provides PEACE for today, as we humble our hearts and fix our eyes on Him.

When we hold fast to what is good, it becomes clearer that God is with us. And, as we absorb His WORD, the Spirit of truth fills us with what we need to recognize who’s in charge of our days. 

God will help us develop an attitude of gratitude. In the timing of His will, He will show favor to those who are ready to receive what He will provide. God is great and He is good! He will open our eyes to another day to praise Him. Isn’t that reason enough to give thanks?

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Thank you for mercy and love. You cover us in grace and guide us where we learn to be patient in the timing of Your will. YOU reward us with HOPE, as we humbly trust in You. We will love You with ALL of our hearts and find reason to be thankful. And, we will remember to ALWAYS begin our prayers in praise. Amen

Sunday, October 23, 2016

“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!” Luke 12:24

God blesses us with provisions; precious miracles of purpose from Almighty hands of love. Our Heavenly Father knows how to help us feel His presence in the midst of EVERYTHING we experience in our lives. He offers opportunities to recognize who's in charge of all things! 

"The activity of supplying or providing something is a provision." God helps us recognize how to experience the power of His greatness. He uses circumstances in our lives to equip us for what’s to come and help us understand why we don’t have to handle life on our own. 

Often we fail to remember, God CAN do what we cannot! Our mighty Creator knows the plans He has for our days. He provides for our needs and adequately arms us with everything we need to be blessed in the timing of His love. 

We must appreciate God’s provisions. If we remain faithful, He will take care of our needs and prepare us to recognize we have been blessed. And, when the timing is right, He will  remove our doubt. He will guide us where we clearly see the gifts of His greatness.

Dear God, Thank you for moments to be reminded who’s in charge of our days. Guide us where doubt will diminish and HOPE will flourish by the presence of Your peace. We will be forever grateful for the provisions you provide for our lives. Amen

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40

In moments to share the power of love, Jesus teaches to trust. He guides us through the days of our lives and shows us how to remain faithful. And when we are filled with wonder, He finds the way to handle our doubt and demonstrate the depth of His holiness.

Christ prepares us to discover perfect peace. And, when we’ve been reminded there is strength within, He arms us with everything we need to welcome hope. He teaches to be patient while we wait on Him and helps us understand God WILL do what we cannot. 

We must never say, “God is not with us.” For, when the timing is right, He will make His presence known. He will provide in ways we never could have imagined and allow our faith to grow. He will show us how to believe in the power of His plan and diminish doubt by the love of His faithfulness. 

The future is uncertain, but God’ love for us is not. He has a plan for our days. We must surrender our worries, trust in Him, believe in the power of His holiness and NEVER forget He WILL handle ALL things.

Dear God, Thank you for your presence in our lives. You find the way to demonstrate Your love, when we seek You with all of our hearts and BELIEVE in the power of Your strength. Teach us to trust, so we will clearly see the glory of Your goodness and find purpose as we honor You. Amen

Friday, October 21, 2016

We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don’t yet have—for a man who already has something doesn’t need to hope and trust that he will get it.  But, if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently. Romans 8:24-25 TLB

Christ teaches to be patient, so we will learn to WAIT. In the timing of purpose, God grows us! He moves us through the ups and downs and finds the way to demonstrate the love of His faithfulness. He provides the way for us to experience the power of His awesome love.

As the journey begins, we are weary. We question how to move along. We wonder how God will provide the way for us to step ahead. We become impatient when we’re ready to go. But, there is reason God plans in His time. And, there’s a reason He asks us to WAIT…

PEACE comes from the PRAISE of our PATIENCE!  When we truly trust, God provides. He cares for the needs of His children. As we're readied to walk with Christ, He nurtures us. He shows how it feels to embrace a heart of THANKS and He provides HOPE for the blessings to come…

“We must never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God!” He will strengthen us. He will help us remember there are lessons to learn while we WAIT. He will help us  remain hopeful...

There will never be a moment we won’t need to be covered by mercy and grace. God will reveal His will when He is ready. He is mighty, holy and true! We must be prayerfully  patient and allow God to bless us in the timing of His amazing love.

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Forgive us when we become impatient as we wait on You. You are mighty, holy and true. We will prayerfully trust in the power of Your greatness and humbly find HOPE in the strength of a GRATEFUL heart. Amen