Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This is going to sound crazy, far-fetched, and unrealistic to some of you but I am TELLING & BEGGING you to put TOTAL faith in God no matter what you may have to lose. I know that is not what we may want to hear but that is a big encouragement to you and to myself. It is a task to put faith in something knowing we may have to lose something. But when it comes to God, don't you think that he would have something that much better for you? God will handle the problem accordingly but all to the benefit of you and the GLORY of his name. He will do it to serve as a reminder that he is awesome and he is trustworthy. You may stumble, God will hold you up. You may cry, God is a God of comfort. David even says it in the Psalms, " My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." (Ps. 119: 50) God wants us to come to him and lay ALL of our burdens on God. He is a God of comfort. As any loving parent, they hate to see their child in pain and will move a mountain just to see them at peace. God is no different. God is faithful to us in a way even our parents aren't. God has mean to move those mountains that your parents don't possess. God has no limits and God has no limits on what he can do for our lives. Place TOTAL hope in the Lord, TOTAL hope. God can make things turn around in our lives. He wants us to live in peace. he wants us to be able to sing to his name with a joy in our heart. He wants us to have a testimony to tell others about the goodness of our Father in heaven. The one who calls you is faithful!!! God is faithful. You may have to wait some time for the breakthrough BUT that doesn't mean you don't have a breakthrough ahead!! Because what God will do for you is always worth the wait!! Faithfulness is one of the glorious perfections of His being. He is as if He was clothed with it..that's what God is. Hope in Him and do your best not to wander off the path God is placing you on! Stay consistent! Live in hope!! As we hope, we will find gifts that God is waiting for us to claim: patience, resilience, peace, and true love!...Be Blessed...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lord you are mighty. Lord you are good. Lord you are the one who is full of awesome grace. You are the one who is full of abundant mercy. You are full of all of the things that I need to live a life of happiness and in peace. Will I be afflicted? Yes. Will I cry? Yes. But I will do all of those things with you. I will do all of these things with you. You will turn my affliction into goodness. You will turn my tears into laughs. I will call your name because I know you can do so much to enhance my life. But...as much as I call for you, am I living for you? Am I living in your ways. As merciful as you are to all of us in this world, we must know it is a necessity for us to live for you. Living for God is not a part time thing. Living fr God takes commitment and consistency. It takes both of these things. Living for God doesn't mean walking away from him when things are looking tough. Living for God is a full time job!! As you live for God, which is no easy or small feat, make requests of him to help yo along the way. God wants you to be happy just like he lives in happiness. God wants peace in your life so you can focus on what he has done for you AND praise his name for what he has done to keep your peace...Be Blessed..
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is to open your hearts to the love God has to give. Open your mind to the wisdom you need from the Lord. And lastly, to share those blessings with others so that we may all live in the unity of Christ.
Speak to my heart Lord. Speak to my heart so that I may find courage. Speak to my heart to save me from despair. Speak to my heart that I may be filled with joy. Lord we need you. Every minute, every hour. We need to open our hearts to the good things God offers to keep us going forward daily. We need to keep our minds fresh to get the wisdom of God to know which way to go when facing crisis or just to build a better life for ourselves. We all want to make sound decisions. Do what's right. I understand. We need the voice of God to do that. We need to open our minds. When we receive these gifts from God, share them with others. Tell them about the wonders of the Lord and what the Lord can do for anyone who puts their trust in him. Then we can all live in so much unity praising the name of the Lord and extending his ministry to the ends of the earth. Let the Glory of the Lord rise among us. Let's run our race together. It is such a blessing to see an assembly glorifying the name of the Lord. Keep praying God work in your hearts and minds to build you up into a beautiful creature. Pray that you can be a true blessing to another. May the name of the Lord reign forever....Be Blessed...