Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lord and King, you have reached out your great and powerful arm. You have made the heavens and the earth. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17 NIRV

Our mighty Creator is powerful! When we open our eyes to see what waits to be discovered, He reveals the power of strength. He guides us where gifts of His creation inspire prayers of praise. And, He reminds us why He can do ALL things.

Sometimes, we forget God has a plan. The One who created the heavens and earth created us for His great purpose. He guides and provides EVERY moment of our lives and reminds us who's in charge of ALL things.

The Bible says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God IS working in our days. He provides the strength we need and grows the heart of our faithfulness. He teaches to trust in the power of His will, so we will recognize He knows exactly what we need.

God's preparing us for His greatness. He will open the eyes of our hearts and prepare us to stand in awe of all He has done. He will fill us with His presence and remind us there is MORE to come. He will help us never forget He is great and He is GOOD. His love will endure forever...♥

Dear God, Thank you for moments when the love of Your faithfulness is revealed. Teach us to find purpose in what YOU provide. Forgive us when we forget we were created by YOU. Lead us where we will find peace in the presence of your love. And, show us how to welcome the blessing of a GRATEFUL heart. Amen

Saturday, September 24, 2016

So Jesus said to them, "For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. John 12: 35

Christ finds the way to lead us to the Father. He pulls us closer than before. He humbles our hearts and teaches us to trust in His power to save. He shows what is seen in the light of His love and warms us with mercy and grace.

When darkness tries to blind us, He shows us where to go. Jesus shines the light of His love. He is the WAY, the truth and the life. In moments to clearly see His path of purpose, God restores us. He gives strength to persevere and helps us overcome. He strengthens our weakness and helps us FEEL the power of love. He renews the heart of those who choose to walk in the light and replaces worry with FAITH to overcome.

While we are led by Jesus, we find reason to totally TRUST. He opens our eyes, so we can clearly see what’s ahead. He helps us discover where God wants us to go and shows us how to leave the darkness behind. He will help us find HOPE in the light of His love. 

Dear God, Thank you for reminding us why we don’t have to remain in the darkness. Teach us to trust in the power of Your will, as we move ahead and find strength in the light of Jesus. We will welcome the offering of His amazing love. Amen

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 NIV

Often, we forget God is the mighty Provider of everything we need. He prepares us to recognize His guiding in our lives and places HOPE in our hearts, as we welcome Jesus.

Jesus meets us where we are and reminds us how it feels to be held by His holiness. And, if we choose to follow Him, He will provide perfect peace. The tender Shepherd of strength will lead us where we belong and show us how to TRUST in the Father.

Sometimes, we’re afraid to humble our hearts and recognize we are weak. But, God sees inside wounds of the weary. He knows how to heal sores of the soul. He covers us in love and helps us remember; we will never find strength until we recognize why we need it. 

NOW is the perfect time to turn our eyes on Christ and RECEIVE. God sent Jesus to the world so we will have eternal life and dwell with Him forever. Christmas isn’t the only time to praise Him with “Joy to the World”. Let us RECEIVE our King and “prepare Him room”, as we begin our prayers in praise and remember strength WILL come! 

Dear God, Thank you for Jesus! As we welcome Him, we welcome YOU and praise Your power of strength. Humble our hearts, so we will be blessed and reminded how to gratefully receive the greatest gift of our lives. Amen

Thursday, September 22, 2016

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:30-31
There will be days when doubt will creep in the soul of our well-being. We will forget to trust in the Lord and allow ourselves to be held by the mighty power of His strength. Fear will try and rob our faith, and we will need to be reminded why we must always hold on.
Jesus performed many miracles. Peter walked on the water. But, when he began to sink, he called for Jesus to help. His faith was weakened and he was afraid. When we are afraid, God longs for us to BELIEVE more, so we will SUFFER less.
When we find ourselves sinking, the sense of need drives us to the One who saves. Our Savior reminds us why we must come to Him. He pulls us from waves of worry. And, when we are ready to be held, He leads us to the safety of the shore. He hears prayers for strength and increases our faith, as He guides us to the safety of the shore.
God is never far from us in time of need. There WILL be storms in our lives. But, He WILL strengthen our faith, as He strengthens us. He will guide and provide all the days of our lives. We must prayerfully seek Him with all of our hearts and gratefully remember why we must never doubt His ability to rescue us. 
Dear God, Thank you for Your everlasting love. Forgive us when we forget to trust in You. Teach us to trust in the power of Your will and increase the heart of our faithfulness, even in the storms of our lives. Amen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14 NIV

God wants us to put our trust in Him. He prepares us for the race, when we’re ready to find strength in the power of love. He shows us how to focus on Jesus and reminds us to stop looking back...

Often we waste time dwelling in the past. We forget to trust God for our future. But, if we open our eyes to His will, He will provide glimpses of what’s to come and arm us with what we need to persevere.

Many will face uncertainty and have trouble looking ahead. But, Christ will show us where to go. He will navigate the journey and prepare us to run. He will lead us to the Father and help us “keep on going, when the going gets rough.”
We must TRUST in God and prepare our hearts for the prize. He will provide EVERYTHING we need to race to Him. And, He will show us when we're ready to run.

Dear God, Thank you for the power of Your will. We will gratefully remember who plans the happenings of our days. We will open our eyes to the power of Your love and trust in YOU as we run to obtain the prize. Amen