A Strong Tower

13 12 2011

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

I am so thankful that we serve a living God that is available to us to provide refuge and protection. The world we live in today seemingly has so many pitfalls and dangers that seek to destroy our lives – our families, our marriages, our hope and our peace. But when we turn to the Lord, He provides refuge. We can go to Him in prayer, meditate on His word and lift our voices in praise and find ourselves enveloped in His presence. There we can experience peace, renewed spirit and strength and receive direction for the next step. Whatever we are facing, we can turn to our Father – The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower.





Our Help

6 12 2011

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

God provides strength and protection for His people. His mercy and love empowers us to continue even when we are tired and need a second wind. I’m so thankful to God that he provides for our needs. The passage today gives us encouragement that our Heavenly Father who made the Heaven and Earth is the same God who provides our help for today. What a blessing that God is with us and provides the strength that we need for this day and the days to come. Our help is in the name of the Lord!





Trusting HIM

2 12 2011

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7

We can put our trust in God. We are so thankful that God will never leave us and that He never changes. Our Faithful Father is a very present help in the time of trouble. He provides strength when we need it. The joy of the Lord is our strength. He provides protection against the attacks of the enemy. He is a shield in the time of a storm. We can safely put our trust in Him. Our God sees and He knows the concerns of our hearts but we are to cast our cares on Him for He cares of us. Whatever we are facing we can put our confidence in our Creator and Father. God will provide the strength and protection to make it through our circumstance with Joy. We will give Him the Honor and Praise at our Victory.





Taste and See

16 11 2011

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

Thanksgiving is the starting bell for many for holiday eating. Some have already made plans or are making planning for a great feast for Thanksgiving. This year I have been thinking about how to seek more of God, the spiritual and the sacred during the Holiday season. So in between recipes, place settings and dessert I am thinking of how good the Lord has been to me.

“Taste and See that the Lord is good”. My walk with Jesus started and continues today with experiences of learning to trust, building faith, deepening understanding, forgiving others, walking in love and seeking God’s will over my own. It is ongoing process but decades later, what a sweet journey. I’ve heard that some of the older saints would describe the Lord as “He’s a Good Jesus”. This phrase always brings a smile to my face. What a tremendous description for someone who has been there for me through every situation.

Oh Taste and See that the Lord is good….





Our God Provides

27 09 2011

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19  (New Living Translation)

We may experience a gap between what we have and what we need or sometimes a deep chasm between what we have and what we want.

These chapters in our lives are often opportunities to learn, mature and stretch our faith. God’s Word reminds over and over and again of His faithfulness to meeting our needs.  When we think of needs we often think of material needs that money and God’s favor can provide.

But I believe our needs often go deeper – peace, love and contentment – to name a few. What a blessing that we can look to our Father for our needs and even the desires of our hearts as we follow Him.





Our Help

12 09 2011

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

God provides strength and protection for His people.  His mercy and love empowers us to continue even when we are tired and need a second wind. I’m so thankful to God that he provides for our needs.  The passage today gives us encouragement that our Heavenly Father who made the Heaven and Earth is the same God who provides our help for today. What a blessing that God is with us and provides the strength that we need for this day and the days to come. Our help is in the name of the Lord!





Giving Thanks

26 08 2011

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” I Chronicles 16:34

As a blessed people, it may be easy to take some things for granted. This week I am reminded of God’s mercy toward us. We have watched and some felt the very earth move under our feet. Despite an unprecedented earthquake felt along the eastern seaboard, no one was hurt and relatively small damage to property. We are so thankful for this blessing.

In a matter of hours the same area will face Hurricane Irene. Our prayers are for safety, mercy and protection for all that may be impacted. While this may be a time for petition before God, it is always a good time for thanks and gratitude. We are thankful for God’s creation of the Earth and all it provides for us. We are thankful to God that even during these challenging times the safest place for each of us is in your will. We are so thankful for His goodness and also for His faithful love toward us.  We do give thanks!





Our Help

3 08 2011

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

God provides strength and protection for His people. His mercy and love empowers us to continue even when we are tired and need a second wind. I’m so thankful to God that he provides for our needs. The passage today gives us encouragement that our Heavenly Father who made the Heaven and Earth is the same God who provides our help for today. What a blessing that God is with us and provides the strength that we need for this day and the days to come. Our help is in the name of the Lord!





I Can Do All Things

28 06 2011

I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me.  Philippians 4:13

Dear Father-

I can do all things through Christ who provides strength and power. In every situation, I can find comfort and confidence that You will help me to accomplish what You have called me to do. I thank You God for Your direction in what to do and how to do each assignment. I thank You for providing the talents and resources to complete the task. Today, I will walk in assurance and without fear that You are with me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Amen





We are HIS people

19 05 2011

Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.   Psalm 100:3 (New Living
Translation)

We belong to God.   As our creator and our Father, we are His people. Knowing that I belong to God makes my heart glad. I am a part of His family and I am His child.  As my heavenly Father, He is concerned about me.  He is concerned about all of us, and each thing that we are facing. One scripture says that He knows the hair on our heads.  God knows more about us than we know about ourselves.  What a blessing to know that we belong to Him.  This knowing brings peace, it brings comfort and a reassurance that as His people, He loves us and is seeking to bless us as we serve Him.