Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Enjoy HIS View

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I love how God encourages us in His Word! God not only tells us to fear not, but He tells us to not be dismayed. When someone is dismayed it means that one’s courage is broken down completely by sudden danger or trouble. God wants us to be reminded this day that His righteous right hand will uphold us! In other words, God will keep us from sinking!

The most important part of this scripture is to know this: God is with you!

I have attached a video of my oldest daughter's (Natalie) adventure when she skydived six months ago from 13,000 feet. Since Natalie was a young girl, I have consistently seen God release her from her fears and teach her, step by step, to trust Him more with each day that goes by. By His grace, He has developed my daughter to be a courageous daughter of the King and has shown her that He is worthy of ALL her trust! Just as her instructor and her skydived in  tandem, remember that God is always with and for us! 
What does God want you to trust Him with? Go ahead and take that leap of faith and enjoy and allow God to show you things from His point of view☺!

Monday, October 28, 2013


"Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep." Psalm 36:5-6

God’s faithfulness reaches to the skies! To be faithful means to be true to one’s word, promises or vows. It means reliable and trusted. God has promised to us that on EVERY OCCASION, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, He will ALWAYS be faithful to us! In fact the Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:13 - “If we are faithless, He remains faithful for He cannot disown Himself.”

This morning while walking my dog around our neighborhood lake, I ran into a friend who asked me how my weekend was. I responded by saying, “God was faithful.” Without hesitating she responded by saying, “Always”. May I remind you of what my friend reminded me of this morning? On every occasion, without exception, God will ALWAYS be faithful to you!

Whatever is on your heart today, remember....... the One who measures the ocean in the hollow of His Hand (Isaiah 40:12), will help you and will gird you with His strength! God has not forgotten you! Jesus will stay by your side and will never turn His back on you!

FATHER, thank you that even when we are faithless you remain faithful. We love You because You first loved us. Thank you for your unconditional love, for the strength you give us and for your never ending faithfulness to us. In Jesus Name I pray – Amen.

Monday, October 14, 2013

All Embracing, Inescapable, and Fully Enveloping!

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:24

I will never forget the trip that my husband and I took to Florida. One evening, late at night, we decided to walk on the beach and enjoy the full moon. The full moon was breathtaking as it shined upon the ocean. As we gazed at the beauty of creation and as we listened and watched the white waves crash upon the shoreline, a scripture came to mind: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:24

You see one day all humanity will know the Lord and live in accordance with His will! Can you imagine how glorious that will be?! One day, God will make Himself known throughout the entire earth!

“The glory of the LORD speaks of the full manifestation of His person, significance, presence, and wonder. The true knowledge of God in the time of His kingdom on earth will be like the waters – all embracing, inescapable, and fully enveloping.” Commentary

If at times you become discouraged when you listen to the evening news on television, be encouraged that one day God’s future kingdom on earth will feature a reign of righteousness!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Get A "Peace" Of God

“Do not be anxious about anything. But in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 6:-7

What is peace of mind?  I asked my daughters what peace of mind means to them. Here is what they shared with me:

“Peace of mind is to know that I have done everything in my ability and now I rest it in God’s hands.”

“Peace of mind is to know that whatever God is up to, I have the faith that it is for my good and His glory.”

“Peace of mind is being confident that no matter what the outcome may be, I am at peace because I know that God is in control.”

“Imagine never being “anxious about anything”! It seems like an impossibility – we all have worries on the job, in our homes, at school. But Paul’s advice is to turn our worries into prayers. Do you want to worry less? Then pray more! Whenever you start to worry stop and pray.  True peace is not found in positive thinking, in the absence of conflict, or in good feelings. It comes from knowing that God is in control!” Commentary

“With God we can know perfect peace even in turmoil. When we are devoted to Him, our whole attitude is steady and stable. Supported by God’s unchanging love and mighty power, we are not shaken by the surrounding chaos. Do you want peace? Keep your thoughts on and your trust in God...” Commentary

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3

FATHER, thank you for reminding us that you are in absolute control! What peace that gives your children to know that we can rest in your loving care and in your absolute sovereignty. Thank you for the gift of peace that only You can give. In Jesus’ Name Amen