14 10 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

I want to be rooted in a place of trusting God. My faith and trust should be evident at all times and in every place. Our senses of hearing and seeing sometimes can be sources of discouragement in times of trouble. At those times, we can stand in a place of trusting and have a deep knowing that God is control. We are trusting God for the big and small things of our lives. God is faithful to know the intimate details of our living. God’s love responds with gifts of peace, joy and direction even in the midst of turmoil. I can thank God for all that He continues do for me. I am trusting God for today and the days to come.



18 07 2016

Making a Way

5 07 2016

“I will go before you and level the mountains; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron.” Isaiah 45:2

The Lord goes before us making our paths straight. Just meditating on this aspect of our walk of faith blesses my soul. He is not only directing our steps but he is going before us smoothing the way. We often don’t know the way forward but He puts the spotlight on next steps. The Holy Spirit is gently guiding, planting seeds in our heart to prepare us for what’s to come. Obstacles are no match for our Heavenly Father; He can move mountains. I am so thankful for this blessing. He is making a way for me.

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

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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


With All Your Heart

31 05 2016

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Nurturing My Faith

16 05 2016


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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