~~The Lord is my shepherd. ~~ My leader. My protector. My defender. My guide. I can rest, knowing He is guiding me if I put my trust into His capable hands. ~~ I shall not want. ~~ When I … Continue reading
So, what is the point of life? Why are we here? What is our purpose? I’m asking because I’d really like to know. Do you ever feel as if it just doesn’t matter one bit what we do? We can … Continue reading
When everything else is stripped away… Give me Jesus. When life doesn’t go according to plan… Give me Jesus. When you stand aghast at life swirling seemingly out of control around you… Give me Jesus. When you simply cannot comprehend … Continue reading
For the love of God, stop. Stop acting like you can control life. Stop pretending you are actually in control. God is. He is the author of life. He numbers our days. Do you want your numbered days to be … Continue reading
Jesus is the Rock upon which I stand. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is evermore. Everlasting. Secure. Safe. He stands tall, unmovable, unshakable. Even on stormy days, He stands fixed. On my own, I waver with … Continue reading
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your … Continue reading
Be still and know that I am God. Quiet your cluttered mind. Remove the noise of life. Stop running around with your list. Be still…… Focus on God. Look back at His faithfulness to you. Believe in your heart the … Continue reading
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and hour justice … Continue reading
Do you ever wake up and declare this is the day? This is the day I will become saintly. Who God made me to be. I can remember declaring this as a young girl. Several times. It would be my … Continue reading
A gentle reminder from God: I love your children even more than you can possibly imagine. They are mine. I see them. I know them. I know their deepest sorrows and greatest joys. I recognize their desires in life … Continue reading
Sometimes I ask myself what is God doing? Why this or that? We picture life a certain way. Then our picture changes. Why? I remember we’re not supposed to know why yet. We’re not supposed to know all the answers. … Continue reading
Obedience. Completely obeying what you know in your heart should be done. Even if it sounds nuts. If it goes against human logic. Ever pray about something? Yes, I know you have. Your answer comes and shockingly, you don’t like … Continue reading
God is a good, good Father. Love that song. Except something in the song has always bothered me. Is He really perfect in all of His ways? Because when life goes down the toilet, it doesn’t seem so. I become … Continue reading
Ever work yourself into a worried frenzy? Consume your thoughts with worry and then your body simply shuts down? Worst case scenarios play out in your brain and you are completely convinced all heck will break loose? Think about the … Continue reading
Completeness. Perfectly sound. Intact. God promises us His peace. His perfect peace. His shalom. When the waters begin to sway your boat, He is there to speak peace over you. In the stillness of the night, He’s there to cover … Continue reading
Every time a new experience confirms a truth you already know, a layer of trust is laid. Layer upon layer, trust is built over time and these layers cushion us from the blows of life. New relationships create layers of … Continue reading
Life is full of promise. Possibilities are brimming at every turn. Are you cheerfully anticipating God to work in your life, delivering His plan for your days? Or are you planning things yourself and expecting God to work your plan? … Continue reading
God uses us. Little old us. Almighty God wants to use us for His work of bringing everyone into abundant life. To salvation through His Son. Through us. We are part of His plan for the salvation of the world. The … Continue reading
It’s not about me or you. Life. Our lives are not to be lived for us. Really? Really. Jesus is our focus. Our lives should be lived for Him. To realize His purpose. To be used for His glory. Sometimes … Continue reading
Have you ever asked God to spend your time? To fill it with His desires and needs for you? God has fashioned our brains brilliantly. Capable of so much. Sometimes we have many voices, one louder than the next, all … Continue reading
It’s time. I’m done. Not reaching out for prayer, that is. We must pray for each other. Because prayer makes all the difference in the world. So why are we NOT utilizing this gift God has left for us? This … Continue reading
Jesus says to love your enemy. Even people you don’t particularly like. Jesus says to pray for those who persecute you. People you don’t get along with very well. Or who do you harm. Oh, but I’m justified in my … Continue reading
I lifted my tear stained eyes and looked upon my sweet Lord’s face. Compassion dripped from His eyes as He scooped me into His arms. My child, I love you. I cover you this day with My peace. May you … Continue reading
Why do you doubt me? Why do you doubt my love? Why do you doubt my goodness? Why do you doubt my plan for you, my personal love story written just for you? Are you scared? Lonely? Trust me. Completely. … Continue reading
God is here. He is here in my room at this very moment. He knows my heart. He knows my deepest wishes. He sees every corner – the love for my husband and children…the fragile yet strong self-esteem…the hurt He … Continue reading
How often do your prickles erupt? Once in awhile? When life really goes to pot? When you’ve finally had enough? Or too, too often….? Prickles are easy to spot. In fact, one can feel them rising to the surface. They’re … Continue reading
God is looking for you. You’re a wanted soul. Wanted for redemption. For a relationship with the One true God. Funny, though, because God knows just where to find you. But He has always given us a choice. To surrender … Continue reading
How many burdens do you keep?
How many burdens do you take back after you give them away to God?
When you lay your burden down, giving it to God,
don’t pick it back up.
We are not made to carry them.
We are sheep.
But our Shepherd is made for the job.
He’s willing and happy to do it.
But we have to make a choice.
To lay the burden down.
And leave it at the foot of the cross.
Jesus might not carry it like you think He should.
Don’t ask for it back.
When your mind thinks of that burden, you begin to think of ways to fix it.
That, my friends, is scooping the burden back up.
Every time your thoughts return to that burden, give it back to God.
Thank Him for fixing it for you.
Tell Him you can’t wait to see How he solves it.
He will let you know.
If you instead, keep musing over that issue,
the burden will climb back onto your shoulders.
Worry and fear will once again join you.
Give them to God and stop those thoughts in their tracks.
Smile, knowing God’s in control.
And He has your best in mind.
“Look unto Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22 Saved, yes, for all of eternity. From the punishment we richly deserve. But I think there’s … Continue reading
To regain. Recover. Exchange. God is our Redeemer. He exchanges our sinful selves for a pure soul worthy of heaven. Nothing we can do on our own merit. It’s through trusting in His saving grace. He redeems our souls, but … Continue reading
Jesus loves me this I know For the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong They are weak, but He is strong. Do you know Jesus loves you? Do you really know? He does. With everything He has, … Continue reading
May we press into Jesus so that others see only Him through our hands, our words, and our self. May we focus so intently on Him that we forget our selfish troubles and our attitudes become pure. May we remember … Continue reading
Are you humbled that God whispers your name? That the Creator of ALL things even notices you? He does more than notice you. He crafted your very existence. He ordains your days. He allows you to experience life as He … Continue reading
When faced with complaining, you have an opportunity to witness God’s power. We cannot behave properly without God, so we must allow Him to work through us. Disgruntled situations provide freedom to let God move. But only if we choose … Continue reading
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11 … Continue reading
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” 1 John 4:15 If you confess with your lips… If your soul longs for God… If your heart knows it needs to … Continue reading
My dear mother shared this verse with me today: “But none of these things move me….” Acts 20:24 Paul goes on to explain his pristine focus on the mission God had entrusted to him. Earthly things didn’t move him. Including … Continue reading