Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Let Go and Let God

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.

Psalm 119:143 NIV

"Father God, You are the God of my impossible. Lord, will You penetrate those areas of my life where I have lost hope and lost faith. Lord, please demonstrate Your mighty power and faithfulness to resurrect the broken and failed things in my life so that You may be glorified. Help me to peacefully let go of anything that is not in Your will for me to have. In Jesus’ name. Amen. "

Despite what we feel and see, there is nothing too hard for God to turn around. Things may not have went according to plan, but that's because God has a greater plan. We don't realize the power God holds, and how that power is in us and can be utilized if we believe. Including myself, I pray we all hang in there,  and do not be afraid of what we feel or see vs. what God is trying to guide us to... Let go, and let God...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Your Life is a Message

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24‭-‬27 NIV

Food for Thought:

"Every one of us has a propensity toward certain sins. It is important, though, that we rein in our flesh and that we are temperate in all things because our lifestyle affects our message."

Whatever we do in life effects our witnessing... It's important to still be real, but don't be worldly and allow what you witness to not impact your own lifestyle. People need to see God in you to draw closer to Him. What separates you from the world if you are of it? Do you talk the talk, but have issues walking the walk? What are you doing to keep your heart and mind in submission?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Words of Love

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24 NIV

May your words be filled with love, even when you are providing correction. Love gets through faster than hate, and aids in conquering all. Love also aids in healing and building trust. What have you been saying to others lately, and does what you say match how you say it?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Relating on a Glorified Level

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:15‭-‬16 NIV

*Many times people feel that God doesn't understand,  or that He is too busy taking care of larger issues to be concerned about the little ones... This is absolutely incorrect. No matter what you face, be it big or small, God has already faced it and would like to be your example in how to overcome it. As a matter of fact, He is waiting on you to discuss it with Him. Who better to relate to and keep your secrets,  but our sweet and open Lord and Saviour?  When there is no one else to talk to or understand, God understands... On a personal note,  I've spent many nights crying and/or speaking with God. This is not to say you will not require a connection with a human because no man is an island, but go to God first and see how that desire to run to everyone else begins to fade. We all could work on talking to Him more...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Desires that Inspire

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

*Psalm 149:4 NIV

God loves us, and wants to see us prosper. He has no intentions of seeing anyone fail, but the prosperity through Him lies in His will for our lives.  Whenever He blesses us, there is a purpose behind it. This purpose coincides with being a blessing to others, being a testimony on His behalf,  and it is meant to aid you in the next step He has for your purpose on Earth. Consider your blessings the gate way to the next level in God no matter how big or small...Rather it be just Him showing you love to an assignment behind it,  He has many promises for us. The question is are we willing to take the time to spend with Him to see what He has for you? Go deeper in God, and the "stuff" will follow.

Monday, August 15, 2016

God Over Everything....

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

Colossians 1:17‭-‬18 NIV

God will always be before all things and people, and I will treat Him as such.  Nothing comes before Him, and He is the first true example of completion, and how to do things correctly. We must use God as our ultimate example,  and follow His lead. Therefore, if we seek God first (Matt. 6:33), He will never be second to our own mindset and desires. We must learn to put God before the items we desire, the fear we face, and the people we embrace in order to impact those areas in our lives.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

In Him Do You Live...

1 Peter 3:15 ESV

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect...

*We live in a time when people will question your belief in God and His son,  Jesus Christ. They may even call you confused, but you know what God has planted in your heart.  In Him do you live, move, and have your being... We have to be prepared to protect that, but most importantly pull others in through love. It's not enough to support yourself and those like you... You've got to be prepared to be a vessel of influence for those who question you.  May God guide your tongue, may your life truly reflect Him,  and may you be prepared to explain why and how Jesus is beneficial... Your life is a testimony of His love and grace.. Don't you EVER forget that...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Focused on Your Course

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalm 37:7 NIV

Regardless to how others obtain what they desire or how they treat you, be still and stay patient and guided by God. He is the best way,  and no other way will achieve the right or lasting results. I'm going though similar thoughts right now with an upcoming blessing of a home,  and I feel like people never cease to amaze me with their request. Yet, I ignore it and I'm only guided by God.  Don't let the actions and verbalization from people cause you to stray away from the course God placed you on, take away the glory of His blessings, or the mindset He created in you.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Seek and Trust

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 4:29 NIV

*Giving our heart and mind to God is something we have to let go,  and do completely without argument or debate.  We can't ask to hear from God if we are unwilling to trust and listen. If we are seeking Him with a free heart and mind that's empty of rebuttals or the scars of our experiences, then it will be easier to hear His voice. God is not going to argue with our assumptions, hurts, or plans; instead, He wants to know that we trust Him and are ready to hear what He has to say and obey. Love is letting go of what you knew to embrace the unknown. Are you ready to let go and love God?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Discernment and Clarity

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1 NIV

*You can't believe everything you hear. If it doesn't agree with God's word, then it's not an idea or thought sent from Him. Choices and options are out there,  but it's  important to distinguish whether they come from God,  your own desire, or are from the devil. Ask yourself if what you do and think is approved by God, or have you turned it into a possibility that your hoping God will bless?... Yet, His word and guidance never confirmed that in the first place..

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Elevated Thinking

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Colossians 3:1‭-‬2 NIV

*There is so much more that God wants us to focus on that goes beyond the norm, or drama that the world tries to distract us with... Have you ever sat back and thought about how much you dwell on the negative more than the positive? How one thing you didn't like overshadowed the good of the day, or in a person? If we learn to focus more on heavenly thoughts such as our purpose and what guidance God is trying to give us, we will notice more positive and even potentially be able to avoid negative Nancys  all together.  People who are of this world will try to distract you subconsciously and consciously, but those who are in your corner will elevate you... BUT,  it all starts with you and who or what you choose to focus on and deal with. The tasks from heaven and the blessings God has for us are much greater than things and people who were not meant to be a part of the process in the beginning. Let's pray for elevated thinking...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Letting Go, and Not Being Moved

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12 NIV

*May we remember that we are not fighting rude people, but the spirits that have been allowed to inhabit their bodies in order to distract you. We must learn to not allow the demons of darkness to discourage us, or continuously allow them to upset our lives. Instead, we must learn to see it as a distraction and remove such with guidance from God and prayer. Like God uses people as vessels, so does the devil.  A lot of times he may not even use them in a negative light, but even in a positive way to make something bad seem good. There is a spiritual battle daily that is working to impact us. Let's remember not to become too busy to pray,  and see evil for what it is rather than circuming to it.

Monday, August 1, 2016


Psalms 121:1-2 

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 

*No matter what we face, we always have God's help to get through it. We are never alone or doomed because we have God on our side.  He also sends laborers that aid in assisting us, but pray and discern with the peace of God to know who is sent by Him,  and who isn't. May He help us this week about anything you're feeling.