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."

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pick up the Word today!

Happy Monday! What a blessed day it is going to be as we give God praise!
Aren't you thankful for God's Word? Oh, how I love and cherish this precious Book!

"All Scripture is God‑breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

I love to read and there are many books right now on my book shelves awaiting their turn but, there will NEVER be one that can compare to the Holy Bible! God's inspired, infallible, perfect, and Holy Word! Those words are life-changing, transforming, powerful! Just turning each page and running my fingers across every word brings such awe! Amazing God! My God!

I spent much of my time this weekend flipping through those beautiful pages of scripture, nourishing my soul and seeking His way. God's Word will always satisfy, correct, rebuke, and train me to do His Work. We have to get in God's Word and apply it to our lives to be equipped to navigate through this life. There is no other way! If you are looking for fulfillment in your life, pick up His Word and seek His face. Outside of the will of God, there will never be true satisfaction and the will of God is given through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, fellowship with the Father, and obedience to His Word.

Pick up His Word today and find Him through the pages of Scripture!

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I have no greater joy....

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
3 John 1:4 (NIV)

What a blessing to see my kids lead worship today! As parents we continually pray that God will always take first place in their lives which, in this day, is so hard as so many other things vie for that position. But we pray and trust daily and will always guide them to Jesus.

Lord, these children belong to YOU first and we praise you for the awesome blessing & responsibility you have given us of being their parents. What an incredible honor it is to teach our children the truths of God's Word day in and day out and watch it transform their lives!

Father, keep them close to you and guard their hearts & minds. Help them follow YOUR ways as they shine YOUR light to a dark world.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (NIV)

Better than life!

Precious Father,

Today, I come before you with thanksgiving for all you are! You are life and breath I long to praise you!

I pray that you empty me of everything thing that gets in the way of my relationship with you. Every hindrance, every prideful thought, every sin that entangles, every selfish ambition, every fear that cripples, every complaint, any and every thing that keeps me from focusing on you and your will.

Fill me with your Spirit and let your grace and mercy flow from every fiber of my being. Let my lips speak only of your praise and my heart be full of joy. Let those who I encounter today, sense your presence and long to know you more, love you more, and praise you more.

May my life be a living testimony of your unconditional love and forgiveness. You are my Lord, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Provider, my Healer, my Comforter, my EVERYTHING, and today is all about YOU!

In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, AMEN and AMEN!

"Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Psalm 63:3-4 (NIV)