DEAR GOD: Hello my LORD… I Love You~

 

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)

 

 

 

Hello Father, I love You!

 

That’s what I have to say today.

“I LOVE YOU!”

 

As I go through my day I will feel Your love and embrace Your promises.

I will feel Your light bathing me with Your protection and compassion.

I will feel the fire of Your essence course through my being during the minutes of the day.

I ask for Your perfect peace and consideration in all that I undertake today and everyday.

The solace of your promises abound in all that I do.

If not for YOU I wouldn’t be able to do anything. 

Without YOU I cannot do anything.

With YOU I can do anything.

With You all things are possible 

Without YOU nothing is possible.

 

So…thank You Father.

I love You Father.

You are precious in my heart, mind and soul.

May I be an example of who You are in all  that I encounter today, everyday, always.

 

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Be not afraid of their faces:

for I am with thee to deliver thee,

saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 1:8

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DEAR GOD: Our Paths of Purpose Redefined~

 

 

 

Romans 5:19

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

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It’s difficult at times to wait as we ponder why a gap suddenly appears in our life.

We wonder, why there isn’t a surge of continuation in terms of our purpose in the Lord.  God sometimes will allow a broken path for His purpose as part of His grand design in fulfilling our servitude to Him.

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What does this mean exactly? It means that there are reasons for all scenarios that will appear in our lives. It might mean God has a plan that is being set in motion and it’s not the time to release it yet.  He might be preparing us for the plan, and so it’s clearly His design to wait before bringing it to fruition.

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A gap may be representative of His bringing us to the fire to test our faith.  Or there may be a rough edge that needs to be smoothed, or a particular issue that needs to be resolved before He moves us along once again.

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We wait, and we must obey His will and remain faithful to His plans which invariably are for the best. During the “lull” times His hands are busy at work, although we might not see it yet.

He may be in the process of restoration in a particular relationship in our lives.  Whatever it may be, we must wait for His okay before we proceed. We must sit and wait for His clearance, and not rely on our “own mind-set”  we must rely on Him at all times.

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When Abram listened to His wife instead of relying on God and His word  things got disastrous.

In Genesis 16: 1-6 –His wife Sarai informs him of what he should do to take care of her need to become a mother.  She wanted to produce a child for her husband so much so, she demanded he go into her maid Hagar so she might have a child. He listened to his wife’s voice, and not God’s voice or His promises. As a result, the maid Hagar despised Sarai, and things became ugly between the two. This wouldn’t have happened had he listened to the Lord, and waited for His instructions, and trusted Him.

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Likewise with God’s children of today. There may be times we wish to jump over a hurdle in the road to get to the other side. We impatiently want to get it out of the way, so we can continue on our way with our own agenda.

 We want to react instead of waiting, listening, and being faithful to God. 

 Did we ever think that hurdle may have been placed there by God  to protect us?

Maybe He placed it there because on the other side of that hurdle was a great big gaping sink hole ready to swallow us up!

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We are under the protection of God’s wings at all times. When we follow, listen, and walk in obedience to His voice and purpose. We are part of His grand scheme and His divine will and we should surrender to it readily. That gaping sink hole ready to swallow us up may be “ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15).  God always knows what’s ahead, we don’t. We need Him for all things.

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The next time you see a hurdle in your path…look up, say “thank you God” because  you just might have narrowly missed that sink hole!

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Then wait for our Father’s instructions so that His will be done for the true purpose in our lives.

Amen

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

 

 

DEAR GOD: Eyes on the Guided Path Going Forward~

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

 

 

 

 

 

The story of the dog in the well. We’ve all heard it being used at one time or aother in a sermon or homily. Yu know the one where a dog falls into a well, and the owner shovels dirt into the well not knowing the dog is at the bottom of the well.  With each shovel of dirt, the dog keeps shaking himself off and climbs on top of the dirt.  This keeps happening over and over until the dog is able to walk out of the well.  The dog’s mind set was on freeing himself from the predicament he was in…and he didn’t panic, nor look away…but instead, used the dirt being thrown into the well as a way to free himself.  And, ironically, kept looking “up.”

We can learn from this little parable.  What is it we can learn then?  To be resilient in times of trouble and to keep looking up, and keep focused on God.  We have to keep our eyes on him at all times.  He alone is the only One that can bring us out of circumstances that seem impossible.  But, we know that “all things are possible with God.”  When we wait, and trust…we will never fail, because He will never FAIL us.

In II Corinthians 4:18, it reminds us that we’re not to look at our troubles that we can see, but rather look forward to what we haven’t seen.  The trouble that we’re currently seeing will eventually stop, it’ll be over…but the sweet days to come, ah–they’ll last forever.

We need to trust in the LORD at all times.  Keep our eyes on Him,  be focused on His Word, and His voice as we go forward.

The Pastor said this morning, if we’re driving a car and if we were to take our eyes off the road and turn around while driving, eventually we’ll crash.  Why? Because we took our eyes off the road, and looked back instead of driving while looking forward focusing on the road/path ahead.

The LORD is our focus. The narrow path our journey, eternity is our final stop…our destination if you will.   But, we won’t get there if we are detracted by the world and take our eyes off of the LORD to the point where we’ll be stuck in the middle of nowhere spinning our wheels.

Attitude is a big part of the equation of being a faithful follower of the LORD.

Positive attitudes brings about cheerful and blissful outcomes, no matter what we may be going through at the time.  The mind of a positve individual will get to a better place a lot quicker than that of a negative attitude.

Think about birds.  They sing all the time nature.  It doesn’t matter what the weather is, they always sound the same, rain or shine.  It’s their nature. Their attitude is unwavering.

Be joyful in all that you do while staying focused on the Father, our LORD.

Nehemiah 8:10

The joy of the LORD is your strength

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
   
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths

Proverbs 3:5-6

DEAR GOD: No Shadow of Doubt Only Light & Love~

 

 

 

 

 

 

For God,

who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,

hath shined in our hearts,

to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.     

2 Corinthians 4:6

 

God’s light reveals all and brings all into vision.   The realization of God’s plan for His children is a life altering awareness that those of faith embrace.

I heard a preacher say once, “whatever you do alone be keenly aware that God sees and is taking notes.  So, don’t do anything alone that you wouldn’t want others to see, most important and especially God.”

Darkness abounds in this tired and angry world and has been so since the beginning of time.  The same old scenario, goodness versus evil.  Light versus darkness.  Love versus hate.

It is a time old story, however–it’s our individual perspective on faith and God’s love that either gets us through successfully, or as an abysmal failure.

God is light. God is love. God is patience. God is compassion. God is merciful.

No matter how dark our surroundings…there is always a light in the crevices of our mind…so open your mind and let the light shine forth.

We’re never alone.

He’ll never leave us nor forsake us.

He goes before us in spiritual battle.

He stands with us as our protective  shield and buckler.

He holds us up with His right hand of righteousness.

He guides our paths.

He hears our prayers.

He knows our heart.

He is our Sovereign and Almighty Father of lights and love.

Trust Him and honor Him and obey Him in all things.  When you do…a “light” will spring to life in your body, heart and soul.

The illumination will bathe you in His perfect peace and His strength will guide you through the turmoil and keep you anchored in any storm.

Conversely, He is there with you in quiet and peaceful times as well.

“Father of light and love, thank You for Your hands of mercy,  for Your promises in Your Word, thank You for the gifts You bestow upon Your children since the beginning of time, thank You for all that You are, and all that You do, Father, shine Your light, guide, lead, direct, heal in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

 

God’s Gifts

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 1:17

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God’s love

12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:7-21 

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God’s Light and Love

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7-

DEAR GOD: Mighty Soldiers Through You and For You~

 

 

 

 

 

This Memorial Day we are honoring those who served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.  Those fallen who now stand tall in Heaven’s grounds in the sight of Almighty God.

We as spiritual soldiers follow our Leader— the LORD almighty— who will reward those in His service here, and most important… in the eternity.

Honor the LORD in all that you do, and follow in the ranks of the faithful.

Live each day in honor of the LORD and observe His Word in all aspects of life, so when we’re called home to the Holy grounds, in His presence, we will be saluted and given our due rewards.

“Father, we thank You for the honor of serving You, and we thank You for those who serve our Country in honor of You, may Your light be a constant source of strength to our land of the Free, and may Your Glory and enduring mercy bathe us now and always, in  Jesus’ name, Amen.”

 

 

 

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You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy  2-10

(NKJV)

 

Be Strong in Grace

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure[a] hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may[b] the Lord give you understanding in all things.

Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.