This is the Day

28 06 2016

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

 The Creator was gracious when time was divided into daily doses. Twenty-four hour cycles allow us to plan and experience life in manageable segments. At times we are anxious to see down the road, what will happen a year from now, a week from now and even anticipate what will happen tomorrow. Thankfully, we do not have a crystal ball to see ahead. Today is a day of trusting. It’s a day of listening for direction. It’s a day of knowing that the Lord is able to keep us despite any uncertainty. We can take life one day at a time recognizing that the every detail of our lives is working together for our good. We can experience one day at a time with the Lord.

 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

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With All Your Heart

31 05 2016

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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

 





Keep Pushing

22 04 2016

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14

I can’t give up now. My future is ahead.  If I keep putting one foot in front of the other, it won’t be long before I will be in another place and time.  So we keep pushing.  We keep seeking God’s direction.  We keep listening for His voice for the next steps and plans.  We keep trusting that His instruction is working everything together for our good.  Every step of the way, we are centered in His love.  Every step we can trust Him and experience His peace.  I am pushing on.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5- 6

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Keep Steppin’

14 04 2016

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Moving forward requires us to put one foot in front of another. Our first steps may be small ones but if we can achieve some consistency in walking with Lord as our lead, we will make progress forward. For some of us, we may be experiencing fear that may have us frozen in our current state. Others may have so much emotional baggage that we are weighted down and moving forward takes DSC_0288 (2)_Walking in Romemore energy than we can muster. Having a distorted self-image that is seen through the lens of self-doubt, low-self-esteem and lack of confidence in our talents and abilities can make the initial step seemingly impossible.

But I am so thankful for God’s mercy, His love and His grace. Our Heavenly Father, created us with everything we need to fulfill His Holy purpose for our lives. I have prayed that God would show me what He sees when He looks at me. This is the most powerful lens we can have. He sees the beauty, the talents, gifts and abilities that He has instilled in each of us. He also sees the areas where we may have fallen short but our God is faithful to forgive when we ask to be forgiven. He even sees areas in our lives where need to mature and develop in our walk with Him. Our journey continues when we put our trust in Him and stand on His word for guidance. He is faithful to hear our prayer and allow us to move forward along our path.





In all My Ways

18 02 2016

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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].  Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP

 Making decisions can be difficult. In our relationships, our finances and just the normal course of our day, we make one decision after another.  Some answers seem straight forward and then others require some real consideration.  In relationships, the decisions can be bogged down with emotions of the past, misunderstanding, hurt and lack of trust. Our feet and our feelings get mired and we can’t seem to make a step forward.  I am so thankful that we can take all of our decisions to the Lord. Seeking the guidance of our Savior can make the difference in making a good versus a bad decision.  When we immerse His guidance, His Holy Spirit and His Word into our decisions the outcomes become infused with His grace.  His thinking and His ways transcend anything I can think up on my own.  In all my ways, I will acknowledge and consider my Heavenly Father and He will direct my path. 

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  NLT





Lean In

4 02 2016

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Trust God from the bottom of your heart;

don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; 

he’s the one who will keep you on track.  Psalms 3:5-6 MSG

Have you heard someone speaking and you weren’t able to make out the words that are being spoken?  Have you found yourself moving closer so that you can be in better position to hear their words?  Once you reach close proximity, have you ever leaned in to make sure that you are hearing every word clearly?  Did you focus on their words and the cadence of their speech to understand not only their words but the feelings from their heart?  The process of listening takes hearing, focus and comprehension.  I believe God is speaking.  He is speaking to us daily.  If we move closer, we can hear His message of love to us.  If we lean in we can hear that His Son Jesus Christ came that we might have life and life more abundantly.  If we focus on His Word and the many stories and letters it contains to us, they illustrate how great His desire is for us to live as His blessed Children.  His plan for us is for good and not evil.  He desires for us to come closer, lean in and experience His love.

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 NLT  





Press On

11 01 2016

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14Its Moving Day

It is time to move forward in what God is calling us to do. He has put it on your heart. He has given you the vision of the road ahead and it is moving day. You may have unpacked all of your things, expecting an extended stay where you are but it is time to move onward. He is calling us to move forward in our purpose. We can’t wallow in procrastination. We should not be swept up in the emotion of past disappointment and the spirit of fear is not of God. It is time to move forward. You may have wanted a full itinerary of the journey but we are required to step out on faith. We are pressing onward in wisdom and listening for His leading. He is careful to direct our path to make the next steps forward.

Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 Msg.

 





Keep Steppin’

8 12 2015

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Moving forward requires us to put one foot in front of another. Our first steps may be small ones but if we can achieve some consistency in walking with Lord as our lead, we will make progress forward. For some of us, we may be experiencing fear that may have us frozen in our current state. Others may have so much emotional baggage that we are weighted down and moving forward takes more energy than we can muster. Having a distorted self-image that is seen through the lens of self-doubt, low-self-esteem and lack of confidence in our talents and abilities can make the initial step seemingly impossible.

But I am so thankful for God’s mercy, His love and His grace. Our Heavenly Father, created us with everything we need to fulfill His Holy purpose for our lives. I have prayed that God would show me what He sees when He looks at me. This is the most powerful lens we can have. He sees the beauty, the talents, gifts and abilities that He has instilled in each of us. He also sees the areas where we may have fallen short but our God is faithful to forgive when we ask to be forgiven. He even sees areas in our lives where need to mature and develop in our walk with Him. Our journey continues when we put our trust in Him and stand on His word for guidance. He is faithful to hear our prayer and allow us to move forward along our path.





Our Trust is in the Lord

2 11 2015

Nahum ScriptureTrust 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

God’s way is perfect.  All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.  II Samuel 22:31

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9:10

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18:2

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7

But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” Psalm 31:14

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. Psalm 37:5

This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Psalm 91:2

The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7