Renewal Comes

28 11 2016

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Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLV

We thank God for renewed mind and spirit today. Jesus can bring a fresh wind in our hearts and minds that give us a renewed sense of purpose and the energy to move in His direction. It comes with a refreshed mind and eyes that can see with a grateful heart of His goodness, His grace and His mercy. We are so thankful that God is our Heavenly Father that can turn our difficult situations into opportunities to grow and to expand and to become the individuals that He is calling us to be. We may be going through a situation that seems long and arduous but there is an end that will come. The hurt will soften and heal, the answer will become clear and God will provide the grace and mercy for you to be able to move forward. We thank God for being the source of renewal and revival in our lives.

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. Philippians 4:8 NLV

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New Start

6 06 2016

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. II Corinthians 5:17

 A new morning allows us to turn the page on yesterday and everything that has happened before. We arise with a fresh dose of mercy and grace to carry us forward. I am thankful for a renewed spirit this morning. The Lord has refreshed my eyes and vision for my life and I am thankful. Hearing the preached word and through the testimonies of fellow faith travelers has emboldened me to face the days ahead with more strength and resolve. I am encouraged to walk tall and with purpose. I am moving ahead with a deeper knowing that I am a child of God. As His offspring, I am equipped with what I need and I am never alone. Today is a new start. With a renewed and grateful heart, I am moving forward.

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Recharge!

1 03 2016

another sunrise

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12:2

It is time to recharge!

Our hearts and minds need constant renewal and rejuvenation to keep us focused on our purpose. Busy schedules, chronic problems and the weight of just daily living can create weariness in our lives.  This tired state can give way to anxiety and depression that makes it difficult to stay positive and focused on the future.

It is time to recharge!

Renewal is a gift from the Lord. We can seek His presence through prayer, reading His Word and singing praises to His Holy name.  We may need to take some time to rest and to create a space of quiet and meditation.  When your internal battery is low seek rejuvenation and renewal in Him.

It is time to recharge!

 

 





Renewal Comes

2 02 2016

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Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLV

We thank God for renewed mind and spirit today. Jesus can bring a fresh wind in our hearts and minds that give us a renewed sense of purpose and the energy to move in His direction. It comes with a refreshed mind and eyes that can see with a grateful heart of His goodness, His grace and His mercy. We are so thankful that God is our Heavenly Father that can turn our difficult situations into opportunities to grow and to expand and to become the individuals that He is calling us to be. We may be going through a situation that seems long and arduous but there is an end that will come. The hurt will soften and heal, the answer will become clear and God will provide the grace and mercy for you to be able to move forward. We thank God for being the source of renewal and revival in our lives.

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. Philippians 4:8 NLV





New Strength

4 09 2015

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But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.   They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

The Lord is my source of new strength.

My trust in Him nurtures my faith and gives me the ability to keep moving forward.

I am thankful for new strength that gives me the capacity to soar high.

He empowers my journey to keep walking, running toward my purpose.

And I am thankful.





Showing Himself Strong

31 08 2015

Sun RaysFor the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. II Chronicles 6:9

My heart is filled with praise for our Heavenly Father who continues to show Himself strong in our lives. He provides healing, strength and protection in the midst of all that surrounds us.  He is the fence that encircles our minds, bodies and souls.  He provides peace that surpasses all understanding.  We give Him praise for the blessings that continue to manifest in response to His Word.  He shows Himself strong.

Show Yourself Mighty

Show Yourself Strong

Show Yourself Awesome in the midst of the storm

In the time of trouble, HE will give us a song  – Albert Jamison, songwriter





A Fresh Start

3 08 2015

IMG_0160Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

We have entered the eighth month of the year.  The number eight signifies new beginnings. I am thankful that even though it is near the end of summer, we can experience a fresh start.   I need a fresh start with a renewed mind and spirit.  I am so thankful that the Lord can provide a revival for my soul.  He is faithful to give me a fresh vision for my life.  It requires faith on my part.  It requires discipline on my part to adopt the daily practices that will keep me healthy and strong in Him.  Prayer, meditation, praise and living by His word are my commitments for everyday living.  I am grateful that no matter what has brought us to this day and time, we can repent to the Lord and He is faithful and just to forgive us. Repentance is a place of sharing our regret and turning in a new direction. I am thankful today for a fresh start in Him.

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

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! II Corinthians 5:17