Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trust In Him.

Proverbs 3: (KJV)
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.
This is one of my all time favorite scriptures. I memorized it from the KJV,  and while I love reading from the NLT (b/c it is more broken down into every day English), I still like this particular verse from KJV. Either way the truth is the same. The NLT reads :"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." 
It came to mind this morning, after reading a friend's post about needing prayer for some anxiety she is feeling as they go through the process of adoption.
I'm not going through that same process, but I did have a couple of stress/anxiety/fearful days last week. And after asking a friend to pray for me, talking to my Hubby, reading God's Word, & seeing different word pictures on FB; my fears, doubts, and anxiety was put to rest. I had a peace and calm fill my soul, and I am so thankful for that. I'm so thankful that God will reach down, in one form or another, and give us just what we stand in need of. So I encourage you this morning to trust in Him. Cast your cares on Him, for He cares for you. Aren't you glad that He is Sovereign over all? He is in control and He will guide you on your journey if you trust in Him. :) 

Blessings this Wed.!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Being Joyful In All Things.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

New Living Translation (NLT)
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Was working on this yesterday since my day got interrupted and rearranged. I decided I wasn't going to stress about the things that needed done and would have to wait. Instead I would be positive & focus on the good news I had heard on the phone & through FB. I admit, it isn't always easy being joyful in all things, but always worth the effort. :) 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Everything About Me.

Psalm 139:1 "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. (2) You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I'm far away. (3) You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. (4) You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. (5) You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. (6) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! (7) I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! (8) If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. (9) IF I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, (10) even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. (11) I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night--(12) but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you. (13) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. (14) Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it. (15) You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. (16) You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (17) How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!" (NLT)

He knows every little thing about us. And why wouldn't He? He's our Creator!  Along with this passage, yesterday, I read in Gen. 3:1-13. It talks about the time when Adam and Even ate from the forbidden tree. God already knew what they had done, but asked them anyway.....

God: Where are you?
Adam: I heard you walking in the garden & so I hid. I was afraid b/c I was naked.
God: Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the forbidden tree who's fruit I commanded you not to eat?
Adam: Eve gave it to me.

God already knew this, but He wanted Adam to answer for himself.

God knows my thoughts even when I am far away. (Psalm 139:2) I have been feeling as if my relationship with Him is further away from Him than I want it to be. I haven't lost my faith or salvation in Him, but I haven't been in His Word as much as I should be. I am glad He still knows me and speaks to me, even when I am far away. I am thankful that He still whispers into my ear and reminds me that He misses His time with me. (Which reminds me of a song my Mom used to sing..."I miss My time with you. Those moments together. I need to be with you each day. And it hurts Me when you say, 'I'm too busy. Busy trying to serve You.' But how can you serve Me when your spirit's empty? There's a longing in my heart...." [I may not have gotten all the words right in there, but I think you get the idea.])

He knows your name. He knows your every being. You can never drift too far that He can't see you or hear you. After all, He created you. He knows everything about you and me.