Fear Not and Trust Him

26 05 2016

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  II Timothy 1:7

 

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Nurturing My Faith

16 05 2016

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The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you!  St. Luke 17:5-6

I am nurturing my faith – my process of caring for and encouraging the growth of my solid trust in God.  I recognize that I am on a journey where I make decisions every day that can strengthen or discourage my faith. I choose to believe and trust in God. God is love and God loves me. His plan for me is a path of peace.  The day may bring uncertainty and challenge but I choose to trust in my Heavenly Father.  God is my Strong Tower.  He is my source of peace and strength in the midst of each day and every situation. I can put my full trust in God.  I seek to grow my faith with each experience reflecting on His grace and mercy that has brought me to now.  I am watering and feeding my faith with His Word and the testimonies of other faith travelers.  I am growing, nurturing and expanding my faith in Him. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6

 





Happy Resurrection Sunday!

27 03 2016

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Goodness, Mercy and Unfailing Love

11 02 2016

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and quiet waters. He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

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So Faithful

3 02 2016

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Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.  Psalm 36:5

The Lord is so faithful to me. His promises are alive and present in my life.  I am so grateful that while I am so undeserving, His love for me surrounds my life.  The blessings of peace, joy and love are available to me.  Even in the midst of storms and tough situations, He is ever-present.  I am so thankful and blessed that I can walk with Him and I am never alone.  I can be confident that whatever I face today or tomorrow, He is with me.  I am never alone.  I am thankful for my relationship with the Savior.  Its available to me and to you.  Open your heart today to Him.  Welcome Him in.  Invite Him into every space in your life.  He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and the separation from Him, when we ask.  He is faithful to come into our hearts and to transform our lives into something beautiful.  It is not a promise of ease.  It is a promise of His presence in our lives, which makes everything better.  He is so faithful.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  I John 1:9





Focus on the Savior

15 01 2016

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Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

I am thankful that we can focus on the Savior. It is easy to spend time concentrating on the many problems that surround us.  We can spend wasted time thinking about what is wrong and what is not right but there is another way.  As believers we are called to focus on Jesus, our Savior.  We can elevate our hearts and minds and focus on Him.  When we meditate on Him, His love for us, His goodness and His power, peace comes.  It is a peace that defies understanding.  We can make a conscious decision to focus on Him every day and watch the level of peace grow in our lives.  We can choose to focus on Him today and the days to come.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.  Philippians 4:6-7





For All God Has Done

31 12 2015

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Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!

Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.

Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing.

Then the God of peace will be with you.  Philippians 4:4-9

 

My heart is full of thanksgiving as this year comes to a close. God blessed us to survive and thrive during a full year.  The Lord was faithful to be with us.  He surrounded us with His presence that kept your hearts and minds even during the unthinkable.  He kept me. That thought alone leaves me so humbled and grateful.  He kept me from falling down and falling a part.  He kept me. His presence enveloped me and kept me standing.  I am thanking Him for what He has already done.  He has kept me and I am thankful.