Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Trust Me in Every Detail of Your Life...

Nothing is random in My kingdom. Everything that happens fits into a pattern for good, to those who love Me.  Instead of trying to analyze the intricacies of the pattern, focus your energy on trusting Me and thanking Me at all times. Nothing is wasted when you walk close to Me. Even your mistakes and sins can be recycled into something good, through My transforming grace.

While you were still living in darkness, I began to shine the Light of My Presence into your sin-stained life. Finally, I lifted you up out of the mire into My marvelous Light. Having sacrificed My very Life for you, I can be trusted in every facet of your life.

Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 8:28, 1 Peter 2:9
Jesus Calling 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Prayer for Wisdom

"Who ever knew Your counsel, except You had given Wisdom and sent Your Holy Spirit from on high?" —Wisdom 9:17

"Give me Wisdom, the attendant at Your throne" (9:4). "Send her forth from Your holy heavens and from Your glorious throne dispatch her that she may be with me and work with me, that I may know what is Your pleasure" (9:10).
Prayer: Father, may I never settle for anything less than Your will.
Promise: "Now with You is Wisdom, who knows Your works and was present when You made the world; who understands what is pleasing in Your eyes and what is conformable with Your commands." —9:9

It's at times like this that Christians pray special prayers asking for Christian wisdom, direction and safekeeping. The following sample prayer is for people who find themselves at a crossroads in life when they are uncertain about their future:
"Provider of all that I need, today I stand at an intersection and don't know if You are urging me right, left, or straight ahead. I know You hold the reins, and it is by faith that You are leading me, but sometimes it is difficult to be sure of the way.
"How can I serve you best? What do you want of me? I am alone, a small, weak human, devoted to fulfilling my calling, my mission to serve you, but where and in what way am I to accomplish this? It seems like I fail in every endeavor I undertake. I am beginning to fear moving forward in any direction.
"Give me Your vision, Your perspective at this critical point. Make Your call so clear that I step off in the correct direction with assurance and confidence in your strong leading. Whether it be where I live, what I do, or even the timing of my plans, generate within me an unwavering attitude of surety based on the authority of divine direction.
"If the way is rough, remind me to focus on You rather than the road. If I struggle to keep up the pace You set, let me find my rest in You. If my impatience inspires me to run ahead, with Your gentle touch urge me to be steady and patient. Oh, God, if I lose heart, sweeten my path with encouragement. Put a song in my heart that eases my efforts.
"Your Word tells me that there is a time for everything. In this season of decisions, grant me clarity of mind and a conviction that what I do is for Your purpose as I remember that the direction is not as important as the way I conduct myself. Always let my spirit rejoice and be thankful as I serve You in all that I say and do.
"I ask these things in the name of the One Who always chose well. Amen."

Trust Me ...

with every fiber of your being! What I can accomplish in and through you is proportional to how much you depend on Me. One aspect of this is the degree to which you trust Me in a crisis or major decision. Some people fail miserably here, while others are at their best in tough times. Another aspect is even more telling
the constancy of your trust in ME. People who rely on Me in the midst of adversity may forget about Me when life is flowing smoothly. Difficult times can jolt you into awareness of your need for Me., whereas smooth sailing can lull you into the self-sufficiency.

I care as much about your tiny trust-steps through daily life as about your dramatic leap of faith. You may think that no one notices, but the ONE who is always beside you sees everything-and rejoices. Consistently trusting in ME is vital to flourishing in MY Presence.

Ps 40:4, 56:3-4, 62:8, 26:3-4 (from God Calling devo)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

" I tell you the truth, whatever you Did Not Do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."
Matthew 25:45

Jesus wasn't asking us to be a social worker, a psychologist or a judge. He was asking us to give, as best we could, and to leave the results to HIM.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Take a Stand

I am a soldier in the Army of God. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, Prayer, and the Word of God are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Ghost, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire. I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity. I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out. I will Win as My God will supply all my needs, through Him I am more than a conqueror.
  • The devil cannot defeat me
  • People cannot disillusion me
  • Weather cannot weary me
  • Sickness has tried to stop me and it cannot win
  • Battles cannot beat me
  • Money cannot buy me
  • Death cannot destroy me and hell cannot handle me
When God calls me from the battlefield, he will then promote me, I am marching Heaven bound, I'm in the Lord's army. Won't you stand with me.

"Therefore be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. "Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints...." Ephesians 6:10-18

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rest in HIS PRESENCE ...

... allowing HIM to take charge of this day. Do not bolt into the day like a racehorse suddenly released. Instead, walk purposefully with HIM, letting HIM direct your course one step at a time. Thank HIM for each blessing along the way; this brings Joy to Him and yourself. A grateful heart protects you from negative thinking. Thankfulness enables you to see the abundance HE showers upon you daily. Your prayers and petitions are winged into heaven's throne room when they are permeated with thanksgiving. In everything give thanks, for this is His will for you.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I asked...

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work.

I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for patience God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.

I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.

I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted. I received everything I needed.


Seek His Face

Seek His Face