Thursday, November 20, 2014

Critics

Critics.  We all have them.  Some constructive.  Some just critical.  Sometimes we are our own worst critic.  As we grow in our relationship with God, we develop a healthy sense of who we are in Him and a desire to be a better version of ourselves each day.  God is faithful to lead us on our journey. 

 

We learn to listen to His still small voice or however He chooses to speak, and let Him shape us into who He'd have us be---filtering out the critics or naysayers we will never please.  As we continue to do this, we realize things work out much better, we become better in the process and we simply can't go wrong.

 

"See to it that your relationship with Him is right and great events will come to pass for you and countless others…When we look back we realize the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned."  "For I know the plans I have for you, declares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future."  Let God be the voice you listen too because in the end, it's His opinion of you that really counts! 

 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Be Still And Know...

"When you choose to be still and know that the Greater One lives on the inside of you, you are putting yourself in a position of strength. So today, take time to be still before Him. Let His peace cover you. Let Him refresh you by His Spirit. Remember, the battles you face belong to the Lord. Be still before Him so you can see His hand of victory in every area of your life!"

 (borrowed)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

God Is At Work On Your Behalf

"We all have times when we feel overwhelmed by life. You get a bad report, unexpected news, or someone you trusted wrongs you. God doesn’t sit back and think, “Too bad. Sorry your life is so difficult.” No, these things get His attention and He goes to work on our behalf---like a parent to a child.  In tough times, you’re not alone. God is fighting for you. The Most High God has your back.  Be thankful for His loving care, that He's protecting you and fighting your battles.  Stand strong in faith knowing He is working behind the scenes on your behalf to bring victory, good things and His favor to fruition in every area of your life!"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gifts Without A Price Tag

At this time of year, we see many opportunities to give.  The media promotes causes and ways  to help those less fortunate have a Thanksgiving meal, or gifts under the tree on Christmas Day.  While giving is largely thought of in a monetary sense, there are many ways we can give and not just during the Holidays, but throughout the year.

 

One of the most priceless gifts that you can give is often a caring listening ear, a heart of love and words of encouragement.  As we work to love our neighbor as ourself, be open to giving of yourself in ways other than monetarily.  Everyone we meet is likely going through something challenging or fighting some kind of battle. 

 

Today, be open to opportunities God places in your life to lend a ear of compassion, a heart of love, and some words of encouragement.  These are priceless gifts that can't be wrapped in a package or served on a platter, but just what the recipient needs to help them make it through a difficult time---knowing someone cares.  Today, give a little of yourself in gifting someone with compassion, love and encouragement.  It may only take a moment and God will reward you in the process---"give and you shall receive."  You'll find these gifts priceless and end up being as blessed or even more so as the one who receives.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rejoice Today-With God's Help & By His Grace-You're Still Standing!

"All of us can look back at things that should have defeated us; but, God breathed new life in, lifted us up,  put a new song in our hearts, and here we are today, still standing!  When you go through difficulty, it’s an opportunity to see God's goodness shine---lift you up, restore you, promote you, heal you. When you have this history with God, you don’t get discouraged by difficulty, fall apart at disappointment, get upset if people are talking about you---God brought you through in the past, and He's going to bring you through in the future! Rejoice today because you are still standing and headed to the place of total victory and great purpose God has in store!"  (borrowed)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Let God Reveal How Amazing His Grace Really Is.

Once you've had a revelation of God's Grace in your life, you'll truly realize just how Amazing His Grace really is.  He won't force it on us; but, is ready, willing and able to bestow it freely when we ask.  If you've been going it alone, wearing yourself out getting no where fast, the simplest prayer "God Help," is an excellent place to start.  Give yourself a break today.  Let God step in, show Himself strong in your life and reveal just how Amazing His Grace really is---in ways you never imagined.