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You Can Sit With Us

Scripture can speak to us and reassure us for every situation we are in. When God says He is with us, that means more than most of us even realize. Let’s break this down a bit more.

God not only knows all of our individual days and what will unfold throughout each of our lives but He also knows all of our thoughts and what’s really inside our hearts. When God says, I will give you a new heart what He means is as you draw closer to Him through time with Him, He begins to change your heart and mind in such a powerful way that the Bible calls it a transformation. Many things that once had such a hold on you, lose power and you feel lighter and more free. This in turn helps you to make better decisions. God truly has everything we need and He is very clear about that in His word.

We sometimes will lose hope when we feel like God is not moving fast enough or the way we desire but He sees and knows things we just don’t. His plan is not to harm us but to help us so trust is key. God also stretches us to increase our faith and strength so we do not waiver when trials come. He does not want us tossed to and fro from emotions and circumstances but to keep looking to Him as He builds us up with all that we lack. It is very much a parent child relationship where He leads because He is the parent.

Read God’s promises often so you don’t grow weary and lose heart. If you keep pressing in, you will be rewarded.

I have come into the world as light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness- John 12:46

In my distress I called to the Lord;I cried to my God for help. From his temple  he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delights  in me- Psalm 18:6, 17, 19

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak- Isaiah 40:29

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. – John 10:27,28

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will counsel you and watch over you- Psalm 32:8

I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me- Proverbs 8:17

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him- 1Cor. 2:9

Moreover, when God gives any man/woman wealth and possessions, and enables him/her to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy with his work- this is a gift from God- Ecc 5:19

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight- Proverbs 3:5,6

Man/Woman: It’s Impossible

God: All thing are possible

God says a relationship with Him will be so worth it. We just need to surrender and release. Anytime, you feel confused or lost or hurt, go to God and give Him permission to work on your behalf. Stay consistent and know that you are loved by the King. Show Him honor and praise Him often.

Have you ever felt that God doesn’t care about you or what happens to you? I think we have all felt that way many times throughout our lives. “Come on God, get on board with my plan.” Or other people may say, “God will work it out.” Here is what I have come to understand through building my relationship with God…

First, there is a season for everything. God is the master and the master knows many things that we do not. Why would we be so arrogant to think that our ways are better than His best? Scriptures says, There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens ( even birth and death).

Second, God wants ALL of us. Since our creator knows us much better than we know ourselves, we cannot deceive him, period. Not good works, not impure motives or gain. He knows our hearts are sick without Him. He wants us to have a heart for Him so we are pliable to change for the better according to His will. I promise you, God promises you if you go after Him with everything you have, then you will be rewarded in ways you cannot even Fathom. Something profound happens when you seek God with your whole heart. Key word being “whole.”

Third, there are things that we are not meant to understand. We have to let go and trust the most trustworthy one. If you can start doing this simple exercise, it will help you. Open your hands and allow God to place and take away what He wants. God’s is pure without sin so He will not hurt you, ever.

God said this to Moses….So, you think I can’t take care of you? You’ll see soon enough whether what I say happens for you or not.” Numbers 11:23

Wow, doesn’t get more powerful than God so if He said it, you can bank on it! God is not a liar. Get that truth into your being that your Father cares for you. God cares about what we care about. He wants to hear from you. Get that junk off of your chest and lay it down. He is not surprised by what is going on in your life.  He is fully familiar with ALL in your life.

The broken heart

The broken marriage

The broken job

The broken home

The broken dreams

The broken body

The broken mind

The broken ways

Let Go!! Go home tonight and get on your knees and talk to your Father. Make it the serious business of your life to get to know your Father. He is faithful

Commit your way to ( depend on)  the Lord; trust ( have confidence) him, and he will take care of you- Psalm 37:5

 

Last night I had very strange dreams and woke up unsettled. I am training myself to give everything over to God because I know that I have an enemy who would like to see me fall into depression, despair, and extreme loss of every kind. I opened the doors to my balcony this morning, turned on some worship music ( Hillsong radio) and immediately felt better. My day started with Jesus’ Calling and some other words I receive on a daily basis. I could fill the heaviness leaving as I continued getting ready. I felt peaceful by the time I left my house…… And then…..I pull out of my garage and head down the street. I come to my first stop sign and out of nowhere I guy yells at me who is running in the street. My heart skipped a beat but I recovered quickly. I drop my son off to school and come to my next street light and the car behind me lays on his horn because I am not moving fast enough for him. I take a deep breath and recover again. I get to work and see a couple whose dog is pooping in the church yard next door. This church puts so much work into their lawn and it is beautiful. The couple does not pick up after their dog who has pooped right by the front walk way. I am now frustrated so I pull my car up beside them and say, “Can you please pick up after your dog?” They immediately become defensive, don’t pick up the poop,  and the husband flips me off. Now, I am furious. I want to jump out of my car and punch him right in the face. I can’t calm down because I am so outraged at how insane people are. So many people are walking around this earth in a rage, ready to unleash on anyone who comes across their path. Then it occurs to me, I too, was ready to unleash on this guy. I won’t even tell you what was going through my mind because it wasn’t pretty.

God is so good though because he knew what I needed to hear…. I needed a reminder of who I am .

From time to time everyone encounters frustration, anger, and despair. The apostle Paul did. After his conversion on the road to Damascus, he encountered incredible obstacles. He lost possessions and comforts and he faced unpopularity and incarceration, but he didn’t give up, give in, or give way to hopelessness. There were probably moments when Paul doubted his progress just like we do… When we realize that the daily battle is the Lord’s, we can confront the boulders that are in our way. Ask yourself: What am I going to do about this? Do I cry or slam my fist on the table? Go crazy? Seek revenge? Do it my way? Or do I let go and let God do what only He can do?

When you come to personal dealings with others, remember who you are? We often think the world is suppose to care but we who are in Christ hopefully do care. It’s a funny thing and seems so backwards but when people are ugly, it’s even more important for us to be kind. When you give or help or don’t become offended, you are sowing in someone else’s life as well as your own. God blesses us when we sow and don’t grow hopeless. He loves us the exact same amount when we do lose our cool but something is happening when we start to rise out of our own feelings, injustices and demonstrate grace. It doesn’t come naturally and we all will fail but each time we recognize and hopefully pass those little tests, we are ascending. I believe without a shadow of a doubt, coming up higher is where the favor of the Lord is.