The past n our circumstances may influenced us in who we r. But we r responsible for who we become.
Quoted by Eddie Marsh
Psalms 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:….
Rom 12:2 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Don’t let anything hold u back.
Events happen good n bad in everyone’s lives. It’s common to u. I promise that if u r to go thru an experience I will go with u. If I want u to circumvent a trial I will take u around it. However good n bad happen in life. I am here to make all things in ur life work for good. Often tho u allow an event or a word that is said, a great tragedy to define ur life instead of allowing me to define it. Trials r there refine u. Only I hold the word to define u. If u allow the trial to define u, ur life will be forever attached to that moment in time, that word that was said or that trial that was so painful. But I creates u for more. I created u to true n grow not merely survive. Do not let the world or people shape u into its mold. Let me recreate in u my image so that u persevere n overcome.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. — St Francis of Assisi
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. — Mary Manin Morrissey
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Hope, faith n encouragement
When I died I died for u personally. U were already condemned so my death paid for ur sins n I rose to establish a life for u in eternity. Since u were saved I have given u grace n faith on a daily basis. However I did not give it to u to keep it to urself. I created in u not only a need for me but a need for others. U r to share encouragement with people around u. U need to grow in personal faith as well as corporate faith. Ur life should be spent in encouraging others n stimulating faith n good works in the lives of others. In order to share ur faith n share ur life with others I created the local church as a vehicle for witness n work. U have to go where people are in order to witness. U have to gather corporately to encourage each other in the work. Remember what u share is what I have done for u. I died for u n I died for the church. Yet u cannot fulfill ur personal journey by neglecting my plan. I plan for u to witness in the world n work with others in my body. Don’t neglect the world by hiding in the church. Don’t neglect the church by hiding in the world.
Rejoice in the mundane
Psalms 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
I know someday u just drag on thru. U feel like ur walking in syrup n ur day just drags on. I know u think that everyday should be a dramatic miracle or some euphoric experience in joy. But consider I give u a chance to experience the mundane so the mountain top can be so breathtaking. Further just think that thousands of nerves join together thru ur eye to establish light reflections u call sight. These images record thru ur optic nerves in distinguished patterns that can be experienced n remembered. Millions of cells in ur body r receiving nourishment from ur breakfast. Is that not miracle enough? U breathe n tissue thin lungs draw in oxygen which crosses thru vessel walls. Then that oxygen attaches to blood cell that bring its life throughout ur body. Contemplate me, my power, ur fragility n wonder at my love. U r made in my image. I created n u create. I love n u love. I reason n plan. U reason n plan. U grieve n I grieve. Wonder at ur life n consider I stop n contemplate u. With all my universe n all the things I have done, that I stop n consider u should speak to ur being. We r meant to have relationship whether on the mountain top or in the valley, in the rejoicing n in the mundane. I allow both n speak thru both. On the mountaintop u hear me loud n clear. In the mundane I speak softer n require a more serious effort on ur part. So stop n think on me. Meditate n listen closely. For I speak in the silences of ur life as well.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. — Rabindranath Tagore
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. — Helen Keller
Lamentations 3:57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.
What do u believe? Where r u at?
I know what u believe in n where ur hope lies. However u need to know ur faith n the strength I give to u. For that cause I asked Adam to tell me where he was n why he was hiding. For that cause I challenged the reason n logic of a humble ship builder named Noah. For that cause I called a pagan man unto faith thru a journey from Ur to the promised land. I call u n challenge u thru the darkness of ur life to see the sunshine of my presence. I cast a universe into the darkness n called .light into being. I shook the world with creations power, tsunamis n earthquakes. It is no mere accident that comets n meteors have not devastated the earth. I precisely located the moon n set the paths of the stars to call u from the chaos n darkness of self knowlege to reasonable faith. From corruption to life, darkness to light, I call forth faith in ur life. So sing when ur way is dark. Trust me when u cannot see or feel the way. For I am ur light n life. I am the way. I am ur path.
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. -PSALM 36:7–9
Lamentations 3:44 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
Sometimes u fear that I have left u. U may feel that I am not close or u cannot seem to hear my voice. When the heavens seem as brass n ur prayers seem unanswered remember I will never forsake or fail u. I am intimately involved in ur life. I am working all to good for ur life. U will not always think its good because u cannot see how I am working it all out for ur best. I promise tho it is; n it will work together for ur good. Remember my timing is always right. I am never late n my delays r not denials. Not only am I intimately involved but I am intricately involved. I am working things out for ur good n also the good of all others who love me. No bird falls without my notice. No flower is so lovely adorned without my approval. Trust me completely. I created all, have all power n supply at my wish. U r loved n will overcome. All because I am intimately, intricately involved in ur life and all who r involved.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD,is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. -ISAIAH 12:2–3
II Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 12:10 ….for when I am weak, then am I strong.
We are weak but He is strong.
Do not feel shame when I expose ur weaknesses. In the accepting of where u r weak I make ways of strength. My unlimited power rests upon those who discern their weaknesses. Being weak does not mean u have failed. It merely highlights ur neediness of me. At the moment of weakness I have caused giants to be slain, ship builders to ride above the flood, fishermen to fill their ship with fish, raised people from the dead, n opened the seas for people to walk across on dry land. I who spoke the universe into existence have for u the best. But to find it u must begin to learn how my power attracts to the weakness of your life. It’s then u begin to learn to sing at midnight, wax strong in the fight, overcome giants, n make it thru the storm.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. — Mother Teresa
Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Can u be trusted? Can God trust u? If u think u can be trusted search ur heart. When u r alone n no one is looking are u trustworthy? Is ur word ur bond? Do u always speak truth n that truth in love? When its dark n ur mind begins to wander do u remember God n His mercy? Too often we fudge on the truth. We also like to put forth our best so people like us. We do not like to be transparent. We do not like to take the blame. Rarely does anyone come to counseling n say the problem begins with me. Like our ancient
, Adam n eve we place the blame on others n play the victim. Then since their sin many who play the victim victimize others. God calls us like he called Adam in the garden. Where art thou? Like his call to Cain….where is ur brother? God knew where Adam was n what he did. Adam needed to realize that n own up to his deed. God also knew where Cain was n what he was about to do. God warned Cain to do right. However when Adam blamed eve n eve blamed the serpent they really were blaming God. Why he created the various characters n allowed them to exist in the opportunity of sin. Cain blamed Abel for why God did not accept him or his sacrifice. Yet his anger really was towards God. Why? Cuz God rejected his sacrifice. U want to know if ur trustworthy? Ask urself if u play the victim…its always someone or something else’s fault. Ask urself if u always speak the truth or frame it with colorful deception. Ask urself who u r when no one but God is looking.