I'm amazed at how my Savior can take any and every circumstance around me to show me more about him. My prayer has always been that this journey of life I'm on would continually bring honor and glory to him, so by using every opportunity; my mistakes, my successes, and my day-to-day adventures, he teaches me how to use it for his glory. This life he blessed me with is ALL about him! So, these are my thoughts, my heart cries, and my lessons from his glorious Word. These are the teachable moments from my Savior!

Psalm 25:4-5 "Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Come", He said...

There are times in our Christian walk of great searching and patience in our desire to be obedient in whatever God calls us to do. You continually pray, trust, and believe that all things are in His time and for His glory.

Then that day you hear God whisper, “Come”, and in great faith and trust you get out of the boat and go…..

"Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Matthew 14:19 (NIV)

Friday, March 6, 2015

I Am Thankful!

Today I am thankful for a God that is faithful! I am thankful for his big fatherly arms that wrap me tight and bring comfort. I am thankful for his Word that provides guidance. I am thankful for his open line of communication so I can talk to him all day long. I am thankful for the sunrise this morning to remind me that another day is before me to praise him. I am thankful for the people he has brought into my life that share sound biblical advice and pray over me when I need it. I am thankful for trials as they remind me of my utter dependence on him and him alone. I am thankful for his love that never ceases to amaze me. I am thankful that HE is enough for me. I am thankful that HE is my portion!

Today, I humbly say.....I am thankful!

"My flesh and my heart fail; BUT GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
Psalms 73:26 (NKJV)

What are YOU thankful for this day?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Be the Blessing!

Today, look for ways to encourage someone in Christ. So many burdens, so much hurt and so many people that need encouragement today.

Offer a smile to weary faces, send a text of sweet encouragement, take your friend by the hand and pray scripture over them today, laugh and sing as you're getting the kids ready for school this morning instead of telling them to hurry up, hug your spouse tightly and tell them, "I love you", before they head out the door for work. Something so simple can be a huge blessing to someone in need today!

Take example of the Master Encourager! Read His Word to nourish your soul this morning and tell him how much you love him! Praise him for who He is because no matter what.....God is always faithful and God is always good!

Be the blessing to someone else. Remember the greatest Blessing that we could ever receive is right among us today. Take hold, go forward and be the hands and feet of Christ today! Shine His light for all to see!

"Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints."

Philemon 1:7

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jesus Never Changes!

In a world that's always changing (and not for the better) we have this truth from the beautiful pages of scripture:

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

No matter what you're going through today or whatever change you may be facing; remember that Jesus is steadfast and sure. He was and is and always will be! Find direction and comfort in him and his Word! He is our sure foundation and will never change! He is our salvation! That is TRUTH!

"He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure."

Isaiah 33:6 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Overwhelming Victory is Ours Through Jesus!

Wow! Don't you just love the power in the Word of God?

All throughout the pages of scripture are treasures so immense that no wealth on this earth could ever compare! The most exciting thing about it all is that it is ours for the taking! Every promise, every treasure, every word is ours as children of God! Praise the Lord!

Let me start your Tuesday off with this spectacular treasure from God's Word.....

"No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:37-39 (NLT)

Now if that doesn't make you want to shout "Hallelujah" then you may need to check your pulse!

Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ Jesus! NOTHING can ever separate us from the love of God! Alright, dear children of God, victory is yours today!
How does that put things in perspective?

For those of us that are alive in Christ, we have so much to praise our Lord for! Let's celebrate that precious truth today! For those that don't know Christ, don't waste another second...surrender your life to HIM and live victoriously!

Monday, March 2, 2015

More of HIM, Less of Me!

Good Monday morning! Let's get this week started off right!

Don't let today be a day of dread or regret. Let today be the avenue by which every utterance of your mouth or every thought in your mind gives praise to the One who is worthy. Empty yourself of all the negative that spews ugliness and allow the Holy Spirit to fill you to overflowing so that glory and honor shines on HIM and him alone! It's ALL about HIM! To GOD be the glory!
My prayer today,

"He must increase, but I must decrease."

John 3:30 (NKJV)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Keep Calm and Trust God!

Well we made it through the craziness of coastal snow and ice, weather delays and closings, bad attitudes and complaints. It is Friday and schools are all on schedule and people are beginning to regain their sanity. Lol!
Wow! What a week!

Today, I am thankful that in a world of chaos with bad news stories, inclement weather, and harsh realities that I have a God that I can turn to. My GOD...the Creator of the Universe...the Savior of the world! He is the One who holds the world in his hands. Nothing happens without first being sifted through his hands. We may not understand it but there is NOTHING that will happen without it having divine purpose in your life...in my life. Today I choose to trust the One who loves me like no other. I trust the One who sees the whole picture instead of my feeble brain who only sees a tiny spec on this earthly timetable.

Today I choose praise! Today I choose joy! Today I choose trust...in my God!

"He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together."
Colossians 1:17 (HCSB)

"The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster."
"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps."
Proverbs 16:4, 9 NLT)

"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."

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)