“God is For Me!” – Words To Live By

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“It’s Saturday!”

The day before Sunday is like no other. It’s the day that comes at the end of the work week and comes before the day of worship. There are so many possibilities with this day. Sleep in or go out? Veg out in front the TV or seek adventure? Clean or do you say forget it, “I clean every day and today I’m taking a break!” How will you spend your time?

Time. That’s a four little word with great impact. Time is something we can never get back. Time is something that will keep moving forward whether you are ready to go with it or not. Time is precious. Time is valuable. How one spends their time can either add to their life or take away from it.

Time. Extra time is not promised. We can’t buy more time. Rather, we must lay hold of with an iron grip the time that has been allotted to us and make the best use of it for our lives, our families, and our ministries.

Time. What will you do with it? We deserve rest because we worked hard. Take the time. We deserve adventure, something that will heighten our senses because we have stayed the course of the mundane all week. Take the time. Clean? . . . well, we’ll just leave that one alone for now.

Time. As crazy as it seems to us, it goes by in a flash when you don’t want it to and it drags when you wish it would speed up. That’s why every moment counts. Every opportunity should be seized. Every second savored.

Time. We don’t have as much of it as we would like, and yet God blessed us with the amount we need. How we choose to use it is up to us.

What will you do with your time today? There is no right or wrong answer. If you worked hard and want to sit in front of the tv because your brain needs a few hours vacation, then do so. If your body has been stuck in the office all week and you feel a need to stretch and exercise to get it moving, then do so. If you chose to let the house go one day so that you can have time for yourself, then do so. It’s Saturday! It’s your time! Make the most of it for you!

Keep in mind, once this Saturday goes by, it will not come again. Oh, yes, there will be other Saturdays, but not this Saturday. There will be other chances and opportunities, but not like today. Today is for you – it’s your Saturday, what will you do?

Ephesians 5:16 encourages us to redeem the time. Grab hold of today and make the most of it! It’s only here today. So, what will you do with today?

Whatever you do, make today count! It’s Saturday, enjoy “you” on this day!

God bless you and enjoy your Saturday ūüôā

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Community of Believers | We are here for one another!

 

Races can take you through many terrains. ¬†Running uphill, it’s hard. ¬†The more you go, the steeper the incline, the harder it gets. ¬†Breath after breath your chest heaves for relief. ¬†Push after push your muscles cry out for mercy. ¬†And, just when you thought you had no more in you; just when you thought you couldn’t go any farther, from behind there comes these hands out of nowhere that steadies your stride and helps propel you forward some more. ¬†On the side of you comes smiling faces with encouraging words grabbing hold of your arms and help pull you up that incline that you might finish your race. ¬†They want to help you make it.

The Apostle Paul often described our Christian life as a race (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).  We run it.  We press for it.  But, sometimes the way gets hard and if it had not been for the grace of God, we would not have made it.

As the community of racers pushed and pulled the struggling runner uphill, so God will minister to us to help us go through our race.  Often this is done through the community of believers that will come alongside the one that needs support.

In this world the struggle is real. ¬†May we, as a community of believers, recognize the support that each one needs. ¬†May we join up with our fellow Christian race runners and offer the help and encouragement they need to make it. ¬†May we see beyond our own race and allow God to use our hands and smiling faces to help bolster someone’s faith as they are striving to make it up the inclines of this life.

We all have the same goal in mind: to finish the race. ¬†We need each other to do it. ¬†As a community of believers, our job goes beyond spreading the gospel and being a light in this dark world, and all the other spiritual stuff it entails. ¬†Our job is also to seek the welfare of one another. ¬†We need to be there for one another. ¬†We need to be present and involved in the process of what they are going through “that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.¬†And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it,” (1 Corinthians 12:25-26). ¬†

More encouraging verses and quotes:

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.¬†For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow . .¬†.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a

“God has chosen us to help one another.” Smith Wigglesworth

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the Good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“God, Guide Me Today Prayer” + 10 More Inspirational Quotes and Verses about God’s Leading and Direction

 

Father God, 

Where I go today, I pray it be only in the path You have directed for me.

If I stumble today, I pray it only be into the deep waters of grace You have provided for me.

If I fall today, I pray that it only be into the arms of Jesus where I know I am held and loved.

No matter what comes my way and no matter where You lead me, I pray that my eyes will only be focused on You; my Rock and my Stay. ¬†Please, God, guide me today for I don’t know what the day may hold, but I do know that You are holding my day!

Amen!

Proverbs 16:9 –¬†“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”

Psalm 37:23 –¬†“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”

Psalm 25:12 –¬†“What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.”

Charles Stanley –¬†“Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.”

Thomas Merton –¬†“For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God’s will, to be what God wants us to be.‚ÄĚ

Frederick Buechner –¬†“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world‚Äôs deep hunger meet.”

Psalm 25:10 –¬†“All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.”

Luke 22:42 –¬†“Not my will, but thine, be done.”

Dr. Tony Evans –¬†“When you realize God’s purpose for your life isn’t just about you, He will use you in a mighty way.”

Joanna Gaines –¬†“God, . . . I trusted you with my dream and you took it far beyond what I ever could have dreamed or imagined.”

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“My Promise is Coming!”

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall
speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come,
it will not tarry,” Habakkuk 2:3, KJV

I’m excited!!!! It’s coming!!!! It can’t hold off too much longer!!! It’s almost here!!!

I see something that has me positively giddy.¬† BUDS!!!¬† That’s right, tree buds!¬† Oh, does it get me worked up.¬† When I see those pretty little things start to form on the end of barren tree branches it sets my soul soaring because I know spring is just around the corner.¬† The season has to come.¬† It can’t hold off forever no matter how dim and dismal the weather may seem right now.

This anticipation is much like our spiritual lives.¬† We know the promises of God.¬† We read them daily in His Word.¬† We have rehearsed some of them.¬† Bound them in our hearts.¬† Hold with a death grip on them.¬† Yet, they are not here at this moment.¬† But, it’s coming!

Often times the branches of hope in our lives can seem so barren as if no fruit or leaves will ever produce on them again; dry and lifeless things just blowing in the wind.¬† But, it can’t stay like that forever.¬† There is hope on the horizon that the promise of new life and productively will once again blossom for you and me, bringing to pass the vision that God has for you in your life.

The Bible tells us, “To every¬†thing there is¬†a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).¬† We don’t know why we often seem to be in a holding pattern but we can be assured that during the process God is working out His purpose in the midst of it all.

“Though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come!”¬† When God appoints the process to be done and the vision plan to initiate, it CAN NOT hold off.¬† It has to COME!¬† I know, I know! ¬†It’s the waiting part that’s hard – tell me about it!¬† But as a mother carrying a child, the vision has to be birthed when the term is up.¬† It can’t stay in that holding pattern for long.¬† It has to come forth.¬† It’s coming!

Do you want to know something else? ¬†One day I heard the birds chirping.¬† A sure sign that Spring is on its way.¬† Pretty soon I’ll be planting flowers and such but right now I’m giddy over the fact that’s it almost here.¬† It’s coming!

What are you waiting for today?¬† The Bible says, “No good¬†thing¬†will he withhold from them that walk uprightly,” Psalm 84:11.¬† God is not our magic genie but He is a promise keeper.¬† “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is¬†God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,” Deuteronomy 7:9.¬† If it’s in His will and we are doing what we are supposed to be doing – It’s Coming!

We have a hope to hold on to today.¬† Though we may not see it at this moment, the signs are around us. ¬†My promise is coming!¬† “It will surely come and will not tarry!”¬† Don’t Give Up!

SAY TO YOURSELF, “MY PROMISE IS COMING!”

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Community of Believers | We are here for one another!

 

Races can take you through many terrains. ¬†Running uphill, it’s hard. ¬†The more you go, the steeper the incline, the harder it gets. ¬†Breath after breath your chest heaves for relief. ¬†Push after push your muscles cry out for mercy. ¬†And, just when you thought you had no more in you; just when you thought you couldn’t go any farther, from behind there comes these hands out of nowhere that steadies your stride and helps propel you forward some more. ¬†On the side of you comes smiling faces with encouraging words grabbing hold of your arms and help pull you up that incline that you might finish your race. ¬†They want to help you make it.

The Apostle Paul often described our Christian life as a race (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).  We run it.  We press for it.  But, sometimes the way gets hard and if it had not been for the grace of God, we would not have made it.

As the community of racers pushed and pulled the struggling runner uphill, so God will minister to us to help us go through our race.  Often this is done through the community of believers that will come alongside the one that needs support.

In this world the struggle is real. ¬†May we, as a community of believers, recognize the support that each one needs. ¬†May we join up with our fellow Christian race runners and offer the help and encouragement they need to make it. ¬†May we see beyond our own race and allow God to use our hands and smiling faces to help bolster someone’s faith as they are striving to make it up the inclines of this life.

We all have the same goal in mind: to finish the race. ¬†We need each other to do it. ¬†As a community of believers, our job goes beyond spreading the gospel and being a light in this dark world, and all the other spiritual stuff it entails. ¬†Our job is also to seek the welfare of one another. ¬†We need to be there for one another. ¬†We need to be present and involved in the process of what they are going through “that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.¬†And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it,” (1 Corinthians 12:25-26). ¬†

More encouraging verses and quotes:

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.¬†For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow . .¬†.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a

“God has chosen us to help one another.” Smith Wigglesworth

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the Good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo Source: Pixabay

“It’s Saturday!”

 

The day before Sunday is like no other. It’s the day that comes at the end of the work week and comes before the day of worship. There are so many possibilities with this day. Sleep in or go out? Veg out in front the tv or seek adventure? Clean (if you saw my post for last Saturday, “When My House Is A Mess” you know what I mean) or do you say forget it, “I clean every day and today I’m taking a break!” How will you spend your time?

Time. That’s a four little word with great impact. Time is something we can never get back. Time is something that will keep moving forward whether you are ready to go with it or not. Time is precious. Time is valuable. How one spends their time can either add to their life or take away from it.

Time. Extra time is not promised. We can’t buy more time. Rather, we must lay hold of with an iron grip the time that has been allotted to us and make the best use of it for our lives, our families, and our ministries.

Time. What will you do with it? We deserve rest because we worked hard. Take the time. We deserve adventure, something that will heighten our senses because we have stayed the course of the mundane all week. Take the time. Clean? . . . well, we’ll just leave that one alone for now.

Time. As crazy as it seems to us, it goes by in a flash when you don’t want it to and it drags when you wish it would speed up. That’s why every moment counts. Every opportunity should be seized. Every second savored.

Time. We don’t have as much of it as we would like, and yet God blessed us with the amount we need. How we choose to use it is up to us.

What will you do with your time today? There is no right or wrong answer. If you worked hard and want to sit in front of the tv because your brain needs a few hours vacation, then do so. If your body has been stuck in the office all week and you feel a need to stretch and exercise to get it moving, then do so. If you chose to let the house go one day so that you can have time for yourself, then do so. It’s Saturday! It’s your time! Make the most of it for you!

Keep in mind, once this Saturday goes by, it will not come again. Oh, yes, there will be other Saturdays, but not this Saturday. There will be other chances and opportunities, but not like today. Today is for you – it’s your Saturday, what will you do?

Ephesians 5:16 encourages us to redeem the time. Grab hold of today and make the most of it! It’s only here today. So, what will you do with today?

Whatever you do, make today count! It’s Saturday, enjoy “you” on this day!

God bless you and enjoy your Saturday ūüôā

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“God can do EVERYTHING!”

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With a prayerful heart, I know that GOD CAN DO EVERYTHING!

So go ahead and pray for the brokenness you may see in someone’s life. ¬†Pray for healing and restoration to take over others. ¬†Pray for chains to break off of others. ¬†Pray for sicknesses to be cured, pain to be covered and for peace to enter in for some.

Be built up in your faith and assure your heart that “GOD CAN DO EVERYTHING!”¬† Job declared it when he said, “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee,” (Job 42:2).

Everything we pray for, I know that God can do it.  He can fix the broken and heal the sick.  He can bring deliverance to those bound in chains and restore the shatter pieces of others lives.  GOD CAN DO IT!

No matter what you are facing today believe that GOD CAN DO EVERYTHING!¬† Whatever it is, give it to Him and believe! ¬†He is our Good Father. ¬†Jesus says, “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:9-11). ¬†Be it spiritual, such as the Holy Ghost (Luke 11:11-12), or any other matter, we are encouraged to bring it to Him in prayer and cast it there (1 Peter 5:7). ¬†Nobody can do it like HIM!

God brought us to the moment of today . . .

“Be very careful, then, how you live‚ÄĒnot as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16, NIV

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“My Promise is Coming!”

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall
speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come,
it will not tarry,” Habakkuk 2:3, KJV

I’m excited!!!! It’s coming!!!! It can’t hold off too much longer!!! It’s almost here!!!

I see something that has me positively giddy.¬† BUDS!!!¬† That’s right, tree buds!¬† Oh, does it get me worked up.¬† When I see those pretty little things start to form on the end of barren tree branches it sets my soul soaring because I know spring is just around the corner.¬† The season has to come.¬† It can’t hold off forever no matter how dim and dismal the weather may seem right now.

This anticipation is much like our spiritual lives.¬† We know the promises of God.¬† We read them daily in His Word.¬† We have rehearsed some of them.¬† Bound them in our hearts.¬† Hold with a death grip on them.¬† Yet, they are not here at this moment.¬† But, it’s coming!

Often times the branches of hope in our lives can seem so barren as if no fruit or leaves will ever produce on them again; dry and lifeless things just blowing in the wind.¬† But, it can’t stay like that forever.¬† There is hope on the horizon that the promise of new life and productively will once again blossom for you and me, bringing to pass the vision that God has for you in your life.

The Bible tells us, “To every¬†thing there is¬†a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).¬† We don’t know why we often seem to be in a holding pattern but we can be assured that during the process God is working out His purpose in the midst of it all.

“Though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come!”¬† When God appoints the process to be done and the vision plan to initiate, it CAN NOT hold off.¬† It has to COME!¬† I know, I know! ¬†It’s the waiting part that’s hard – tell me about it!¬† But as a mother carrying a child, the vision has to be birthed when the term is up.¬† It can’t stay in that holding pattern for long.¬† It has to come forth.¬† It’s coming!

Do you want to know something else? ¬†One day I heard the birds chirping.¬† A sure sign that Spring is on its way.¬† Pretty soon I’ll be planting flowers and such but right now I’m giddy over the fact that’s it almost here.¬† It’s coming!

What are you waiting for today?¬† The Bible says, “No good¬†thing¬†will he withhold from them that walk uprightly,” Psalm 84:11.¬† God is not our magic genie but He is a promise keeper.¬† “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is¬†God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,” Deuteronomy 7:9.¬† If it’s in His will and we are doing what we are supposed to be doing – It’s Coming!

We have a hope to hold on to today.¬† Though we may not see it at this moment, the signs are around us. ¬†My promise is coming!¬† “It will surely come and will not tarry!”¬† Don’t Give Up!

SAY TO YOURSELF, “MY PROMISE IS COMING!”

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