Inner Calm

31 07 2020

Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always]. Colossians 3:15

Dear Heavenly Father,

We are so thankful for the blessing of inner calm that emanates from you.  Our daily walk with you, your Word and your promises helps us to control our mind and our thinking. Your peace helps us to settle questions that arise.  We can trust you fully in the steps and days ahead.  We thank you for the blessing of inner calm each step of the way along our journey.  

In Jesus Name,

Amen





Here

30 07 2020

In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Proverbs 3:6

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this time and this place; for your guided steps have brought me here. I am reminded that wherever you lead, I am not alone but you are with me.  Your presence brings peace and calms the fears of uncertainty.  I am reminded of your faithfulness on the journey thus far and I stand on your promises that bless my future.  I am so thankful that the Holy Spirit in me is a source of confidence and peace about the steps ahead.   I am grateful for this time and this place.  I am here.

In Jesus Name,

Amen





29 07 2020

Walk in Purpose

The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me; Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O Lord, endures forever—Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.   Psalm 138:8

Dear Heavenly Father,

We are thankful for your love and limitless mercy toward me.  What a gift every morning that your mercy is renewed.  I can start each day motivated to fulfill your purpose in my life.  It is a blessing that I can walk empowered, energized, and focused on your assignment of my hands.  Thanks be to God for your plans of peace, good wishes of health and prosperity for my life.

As I stay focused on you, peace comes. It surrounds me and brings calm to every fear.  I’m ready for the next step because you have prepared me.  I can walk in confidence in this.

In Jesus name,

Amen





Rely Confidently

28 07 2020

Rely Confidently

Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart

And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,

And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].

Do not be wise in your own eyes;





Worry Free

27 07 2020

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Worry Free

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.  And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. The things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things [in daily life], and the God [who is the source] of peace and well-being will be with you.





Ready to Help

4 05 2020

God is a safe place to hide,
    ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
    courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
    the tremors that shift mountains.

Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
    God-of-Angel-Armies protects us. Proverbs 46:1 – 3 Msg

I am thankful that God is always present in our lives, ready to help. Even when we can’t feel Him or see Him, He is here.  He knows all about what we are facing, the challenge of this day, this storm, this broken heart.  We don’t have to go through it alone.  He is here with us.  Reflecting on this singular blessing brings peace to my heart and mind.  We are not alone.  My Creator and the Creator of everything is walking with you and me. When we listen for His voice, he is leading the way through dangers seen and unseen.  He stands ready to provide the help that we need to make it to the next step.  I am thankful that he hears every whispered prayer requesting healing, deliverance, and provision. He is present and can help us through the storm. 

God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble! Proverbs 46:1 – 3 TLB





The Road Ahead

30 04 2020

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?  Psalm 27:1

I am thankful that the Lord can guide us on the road ahead.  When so much uncertainty clouds our daily lives, we can be grateful that the Lord can illuminate our next steps.  God can lead and guide us on the when, the where what, and even the who, questions of the day.  When we ask for wisdom, He promises to provide it freely.  We can follow these guided steps knowing that the Creator has a plan for us to prosper and to be in good health. We can experience the challenges and detours, knowing that we are never alone and that all things are working together for our good.  So thankful that we can press on know that the Savior is with us now and the road ahead.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11





An Empowered Journey

23 04 2020

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources, he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16

 I am praying today for the Creator to empower my journey. God’s leading will help me to see the next steps and give me clear direction on how to move forward. I’m taking a leap of faith. All my experiences till now prepare me for what is ahead. I can move forward in confidence. I can trust that I am not alone and that I am walking in purpose. My heart is full of gratitude for what’s next. The Creator is empowering my journey, and I am thankful.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11





My Help

14 04 2020

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Psalms 46:1-7

Dear God –

My help comes from the Lord. You are my source of strength and power. I thank You God for all that You do for me. You sustain me with Your goodness and love. My confidence is in You to continue to provide for my needs. I thank You God for Your faithfulness to my life. Your promises never fail and Your love is everlasting. I give You honor and praise for Your many blessings. My help comes from the Lord.

Amen





Moving Forward

9 04 2020

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

God will show us the way forward.  A guide is always useful when you need directions.  We have all kinds of gadgets, tools, and mobile apps that can give us the travel directions from point A to point B.  We have GPS systems that interact with satellites that tell us exactly where we are on earth and how to get to where we need to go.  The technology is amazing and way beyond the atlas and paper maps that was our source for directions for centuries.

We will need a road map for what’s ahead. Life’s journey continues, and we will need a reliable, trustworthy source to keep us on the right track.   “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”  This familiar Psalm is a reminder and an assurance that the Word of God is the ultimate guidebook for our lives.  It gives us the “turn by turn” instructions for our steps’ moving forward. At times we may be perplexed about how to move ahead.  Seeking Him first in our situations, reading the Bible, sets the stage for knowing which way to go.  Our God is faithful to send the right guidance, the right provision at the right time to move onward in our journey. God will show us the way forward and we are thankful.