Dear Jesus I love you. You supply my every need and with this one thought in mind, I know just where to go and who to call!
I can call on you anytime of the day or night and you are there; you send your ministering angels to comfort me, you make ways for me that I could not on my own make. You supply me with wisdom, knowledge, joy and strength sufficient for the journey. For this and much more, I say thank you Jesus!
We often think of natural things when it comes to the desires of our heart. I know I did. But what a wonderful surprise when I realized that Jesus is the desire of my heart!
Even though you're in the valley, remember victory comes through your adversity. Stay in the race, find your place in worship!
Take your trust out of man and self and give it to God. With man it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible!
Stop fighting and stand! The battle belongs to God!
Trust God when life gets you down, when your situation seems as if it can't get any worse, when it seems so dark you can't see the light. Remember that we serve a sovereign God!
We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
Jesus I love you because you care. I couldn’t imagine my life if you weren’t there. You are the joy of my salvation, the peace in my storm, your loving arms protect me. You shelter me from harm. You are alpha and omega; the beginning and the end, my strong tower, my dearest and best friend. It was You that made my life complete. You are to me my everything. You’ve always been there to provide all my needs.
I am standing on the promises of God! God said it, I believe it, that's good enough for me! God said it, that settles it!
- Thank You Norman Hutchins for that uplifting song!
We sometimes journey and we do not know which way to turn. But there is one who knows the rough road and He will help you carry your heavy load. Don’t you know that God is able; even when clouds gather all around you.
There’s nothing to hard for God. Whatever you need from God, just believe that He’s able! Have you ever tried Him; do you know . . .
This song carried me through my wilderness experience and taught me to to trust God and know that He is able to be and to do whatever you need Him for!
Our God is an awesome God; there is none like Him, no one and nothing can compare to His magnificence. He is Holy! I trust Him with my whole heart, I serve Him with my life - it belongs to Him. I know that no matter what I may experience in the natural, God is there with me; leading and guiding me and ultimately making a way! I praise the God of my salvation!
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.
When the enemy came against me, when people said I couldn't, when my finances wouldn't let me, when I was overwhelmed by my situation and it seemed as if life was beating me down, when the devil tried to make me doubt I would ever make it out, my faith stood up and said:
I can tell you today with total assurance that God will never leave you nor forsake you. Don't be discouraged today. Learn to look to God to satisfy you and meet all of your needs in ways that you can not even imagine! Learn God and understand; settle in your mind that there is not a pain, not a sorrow, not a hurt, not a disappointment on this earth that our God above cannot heal, cure, eliminate, eradicate or handle! He is the sovereign; all powerful, all knowing, all caring, all loving king of King!
There is only one spirit and I felt this post in my spirit this morning so imagine my surprise and delight when I saw this!
Someone needs to hear this right now: The fact is, YOU are an OVERCOMER! In the face of whatever adversity you are facing, declare this right now: “I am an overcomer in Christ!” Hallelujah! - Romans 8:31-39
- Ron Parsons
I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. He sings and the sound of His voice is so sweet that the birds have to hush their singing. And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me that I am His own. And the joy we share, as we tarry there, none other has ever known.
Let Jesus be your love song!
. . . For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
When you realize that God is so much more concerned with the condition of your heart than your actions, you will begin to make inward changes that will cause your outward actions to change. You can't have a relationship with God with a damaged heart. Trust your heart to God, let Him heal, revive, restore, and repair your heart so that you can have a right relationship; serving Him in the beauty of holiness!
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4
I rejoice in Jesus, in the power of His name! I rejoice because salvation is mine because of Jesus! I rejoice because I know Him for who He is!
|I'm God's Workmanship|
Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word. Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good. Proverbs 16:1-2
I praise God daily for redirecting my steps from the path of hell; for saving me. Though this is my greatest testimony, I don't want this to be my only testimony. God saved me for His purpose in my life to be fulfilled. That means I have to give up me and adopt a God-first mentality. My needs, wants desires, etc. come secondary to God's will. Seeking the Kingdom of God means I have to change my direction to God's direction, go where He leads me; fully trusting that in Him, I will never be led astray!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
What a comforting and enabling thing to know that it is through Jesus that our faith is begun. So it is through Him that I can go day by day walking by faith that God's will for me will be fulfilled. No matter what comes my way, I will still hold on - having faith in the one who paved the way - having faith (being fully persuaded) that my path has already been prepared for me and the God that I serve has already ordained for me a plan for good; not for evil.
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Romans 1:19-23
No one can enter the kingdom of God except through Jesus.
Have you been baptized by water and the Holy Spirit?
The disciple Peter preached his first sermon shortly after receiving the promise of the comforter. His message, in response to the mockery of the crowd that had gathered, was delivered with such power and authority because he was infused with the power of the Holy Spirit. The crowd that mocked the 120 in the upper room where the Holy Spirit had descended were now convicted and wanted to know what must they do to be saved.
The first thing Peter told them was to repent. Repentance is the first step. It is an inward conviction or change of heart; a Godly sorrow and it is followed by an outward demonstration, baptism in the name of the one who died so that we may have access to salvation. Thank God for Jesus who, through His death, burial and Resurrection paved the way for us to re-connect with our heavenly father.
There is a song that says, when I look back over my life and I think things over, I realize I have a testimony. As I prepare to minister God's word this evening, I can't help but reflect where God has brought me from. At a time when I couldn't see my my up for my down, when I was in a pit of dispair, yet, God's grace allowed me to remain faithful to God. Realizing that though it hurt, it was building Godly characteristics in me for such a time as this!
God is truly AWESOME; He hid me in the secret place - the almighty shadow of His wings as He worked in me the desire to come into compliance with His good, perfect and acceptable will.
God tells us He will never leave us nor forsake us - He is there through the good, the bad and everything in between. We have to have faith that God knows what He is doing; that He is in complete control of our lives and when we are in our seemingly hopeless situations He is there carrying us, shielding us in His secret place. This song is so beautiful and depicts Gods goodness towards us:
I was there in the middle of your pain. I was there when they tried to take your hope away
I was there when you didn't know your right from wrong. I was there when your friends walked out on you I was there when you didn't know what to do. When you searched and found all of your family was gone; when you couldn't see your night from day. I was there when you couldn't find your way. I was there from the beginning until the very end. I was there, I was there. It was me, I was there, I heard every plea.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2
I am God, all by myself, I don't need any help. I can handle things on my own. I am the first and the last. Whatever you need just ask for I am, I am I am God
I was there in the beginning and I'll be there when you get to the end. I'm all seeing, All knowing, Almighty, ever showing! For I am, I am, I am God . All of my promises, Oh yes, I all of my promises, you can trust. Just stand still an know that I am!
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. Psalms 27:5
I give thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ . . . knowing that I have been called according to His purpose! Therefore, all fear, trouble, strife and doubt shall not dominate me. I'm praising God in advance because my faith assures me that it is working for the good; for the manifested glory of God!
With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let's make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let's make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God. More Passionate, More Responsible! (2 Corinthians 7:1, MSG)
I have found that no matter how good the intentions of man, my faith is 100% in God! It is on His promises that I stand. I believe what He tells us in His word. I have faith that God will do exactly what He says. Therefore, if God said it, that's good enough for me; that settles it! And if by chance, I falter in my faith, I pray, Lord, help my unbelief so that I may continue in my pursuit of holiness!
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. I Chronicles 4:10
Goal #10 -
The First Commandment - Loving God with all my heart, soul mind and strength
Despite the challenges that come with our life situations, the necessary steps to achieve whatever it is that our heart desires, I have purposed that no matter what my first priority is God. No matter what comes against me, no matter who is for me; the good and the negative circumstances my goal is to be obedient!
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away ; behold , all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
When I was a child, I acted as a child. Just as in the natural, we grow and mature, spiritually, we do the same. One day, I realized that I was changed; a new creature in God. Old things [anger, insecurity, depression, fear, doubt] had passed away and all things were new [peace, joy, strength, conviction]! God has made a change in my life and what a wonderful change it is. Because He changed me, I have the capacity to care, to love, to worship, to praise God in spirit and in truth; honoring him as the only one true, wise and living God; the only one through which salvation is possible.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever . Amen. Jude 24-25
First and foremost, our aim and desire should be to please God! It doesn't matter what people say about you; good or bad, your title and position should not have a hold on you. Money, fame, power, spouse, children, family, material possessions should all be secondary to God. Heaven and earth and everything in between is going to pass away. In the end, only what you do for Christ is what will matter.
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4
Spiritual Goal #9:
To be fully sold out and committed to God! I know it may not always be easy, but my trust is fully in God. My mindset is that no matter what I go through, I may bend, but I won't break. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing - nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable - absolutely nothing can get between me and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced me.I know who I am and to whom I belong! Romans 14:5 tells us to let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 24-25
WELCOME TO MY 2015!
When I look back over my life, I can truly say that I have been blessed! That is a song, but it is also my testimony!
My brothers and sisters, I could write a book on how good God has been to me throughout my life. Sometimes I am astounded that during a time when I consciously, knowingly made a choice to reject God, His grace covered me! When I participated in and did things that I knew where wrong, God extended His mercy towards me. I should have been dead, lost in my sins, but His love said not so. Hislong-suffering bore with me and His loving kindness drew me back to Him. Now am I safe in His arms! When I had no purpose or direction, God has filled me with His good, acceptable and perfect will! Never again will I be lost and drifting in a world of sin, fear, degradation and shame. I am a child of the King and I am determined to live my life as one.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strenthen thine heart: WAIT I say, on the Lord. Psalms 27:13-14
|What A mighty God we serve!|
Spiritual Goal #8:
God requires His elect, even those who proclaim they are a child of God, to come out from among the world; to be separate and holy. Because I don't want my living to be in vain; contrary to the will of God, this is my next spiritual goal: To operate from a spiritual-minded place. No matter what, my light will shine for all the world to see God through my words and my actions!
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
|When the enemy comes against you . . .|
Light, space, zest - that's God! So, with him on my side I'm fearless, afraid of no one and nothing. When vandal hordes ride down ready to eat me alive, Those bullies and toughs fall flat on their faces. When besieged, I'm calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I'm collected and cool. I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I'll contemplate his beauty; I'll study at his feet. That's the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.
Good morning all of my Google family, friends and communities! As we near the end of this year, I want to take the time to thank all of you who have welcomed me into your life by reading my daily blogs and posts. God has richly blessed me for my obedience to Him in sharing His word across the internet!
I encourage each of you to take the time during this holiday season to sanctify the moment by giving thanks to our heavenly Father for loving us so much; for having so much compassion toward us, that He gave His only begotten son as a final sacrifice for our sins so that we may achieve eternal residence through and with Him! Jesus truly is the reason for the season!
Merry Christmas and a wonderful God-blessed New Year to you all!
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich , and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Words of encouragement from God!
I am Lord all by myself, I don’t need anyone else. I am the first and the last. Whatever you need, just ask. For I am God. I was there in the beginning, and I’ll be there with you until the end. I’m all seeing all, knowing and all mighty, for I am God.
- Shelter in my storms
- Strength when I'm weak and worn
- Joy in my sorrow
- Hope for my tomorrow
And yet while I give you all the honor, glory and the praise, I have to thank You most of all, Lord, because I could have died in my sins, but You and You alone, lifted me out of sin and shame - salvation is priceless!
Spiritual Goal #7:
when there is confusion and even when there is peace,
when I’m weak Lord and even when I’m strong, when friends surround me and yes when all of my friends are gone,
when tests come my way and even when you bless me Lord
Always a Yes in my spirit!
God is just simply AMAZING!
Isn't it something when you are on the brink of giving up, faith faint, weary, wounded and tired; right when it seems that all hope is lost, God shows up with deliverance; manifesting His glory for all to see!
God's just GOOD like that!
Spiritual Goal #6:
Pray Saints! Don't give up!
Be encouraged to know that God will avenge; make right, every wrong situation in your life!
So what makes you think God won't step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won't he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet.
But how much persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?"
Spiritual Goal #5:
To live a life that is pleasing to God; no longer ensnared with the trappings of this world - money, fame, power, silver and gold - of all of this, I can say: you can have this whole wide world, but I'll take Jesus for mine!
Spiritual Goal #4 -
Lord, I want to be so full of You, Your Word, Your anointing that I run smack dead into the plans that you have before me!
Spiritual Goal #3:
I want to be so endued with YOUR power from on high that no matter what negative, adverse thing, person or situation that comes my way, because of my human nature, I may bend but because of Your Holy Spirit residing within me, I WILL NOT BREAK.
Spiritual Goal #2:
Lord I want to be so full of your holy spirit and the power and authority that comes through the indwelling of your spirit that everything not like you flees!
Spiritual Goal #1:
Never again will I be insecure in Christ. Jesus walks beside me all the way. He guides my footsteps every step of the way every day. He promised to never leave me nor forsake me. Because of these promises, I can step out with confidence!
I sing because I am happy, I sing because I am free. What great consolation we have in Jesus Christ. He died for our sins so that we may be set free; no longer bound by sin and shame. We have fellowship with our heavenly Father. Thank you Jesus for caring; for watching over me.
God can and He will above all we can think or even imagine; in His way and in His timing!
I believe that because He said it in His word!
September 26, 2014
It's in the bible:
In all things - no matter what you are going through, no matter what it looks like to others, no matter what it appears to be to you, no matter how you feel about it - know that God works for the good of those who love Him; and have given a YES to His call.
July 12, 2014
Scripture reading for today: Romans 8:26-39
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow , he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate , them he also called : and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Praise God for His word on today!
I'd rather have Jesus than all the silver and gold, I'd rather have Jesus than all of the riches of the world. I'd rather have Jesus than all of the houses and land. I'd rather have Jesus more than anything!
- Thank you Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir
I have a testimony this morning! God had me in a place (what we call suffering) while He worked on me - me the clay, He the potter. It began in 2009. There were many times when I thought I would not, indeed, could not make it, couldn't take it anymore. I started off strong thinking I could do it on my own strength. Those times when I would have fainted, my God carried me. Late in the midnight hour when I thought all hope was gone, His angels ministered to me.
After about two years, God let me know that he had brought me out of the dark place I was in and indeed, I could actually see the light. In other words, my suffering as I knew it was over. Then He began to work on my patience; patience to wait on Him and trust that He is always in full control; knows exactly what we need and will work out everything to the good for His glory! God has worked everything out in my life; I'm not just looking at the light, I am in the light. I now understand what Peter meant in I Peter 5:10 -
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish , strengthen, settle you.
All I need is a touch from you Lord. No one else can do the things You do. Take the wrong in my life and make it right. All I need is a touch from you; from my master and king. Lord I'm standing in the need of prayer. When I call, Lord I know You are there. Reach Your hand down from heaven and pull me through. All I need is just a single touch from You; the master. If you touch me, I'll change my lose to win. You make my wrongs right. You won't forsake me. You'll touch me and hold on. Touch me with your unchanging hand that will not weary even when I'm weary, torn and worn out. If you put your healing hands on me every one of my sins will be washed away. I want to be made over; everything I've ever needed is in your touch. I won't move until you touch me. All I need is a touch from you!
- Thank you Brian Courtney! You call this a simple prayer, but it really touched me in it's power to realize that it is God who sustains me. Absolutely nothing I do, but for your grace and mercy, can carry me through; can sustain me through my trying times. My continuous prayer Lord, is that you keep your hand on me.