Did you know that your Father God has set aside specific sections of scripture for you individually? God gives each of us certain sections of scripture for us to fully experience. All the scripture is ours, undoubtedly. Yet, different lives take different courses, and for whatever course our life takes, there can be specific sections of scripture that will resonate deeply with us to help and encourage us in our lives, in our walk with the Lord.
Have you ever felt like you were fighting to find something to be thankful for? We have all failed in appreciating God as we should. The fall of man came when Adam and Eve became unsatisfied with all that God had given them. Eve allowed the whispering of the serpent to put doubts in her …
When no one saw the tears I cried, God’s hand wiped the tears dry. When no arms reached out to hold, God’s arms were tight to enfold. When loyal friends could not be hailed, God’s promise to remain never failed. God’s shoulders have felt my tears, And God’s ears have known my …
“Struggle and triumph. Not mutually exclusive. But often hand in hand. A life of victory AND suffering. A life of power AND weakness.”
I can say that it has been in the difficulty and situations honestly of suffering over the last few years where I’ve come to TRULY KNOW and TRUST the voice of the Lord SO DEEPLY in so many matters to allow greater confidence of his leading and his guidance.
When I praise God it takes my eyes off of my situation and places them on the majesty, beauty and supremacy of an omnipotent God… sometimes I need to position myself in a different way before him. I see the mountains in Albuquerque every day, but when I change my position and my proximity to the mountains, I am reminded of their magnitude… praise can position our hearts to place Father God into the foreground of our thoughts and our considerations.
Although I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at 4 years old, I was 41 when I gave him my heart.
…I felt ruined to ever go back to anything resembling the teachings or [church] culture of my upbringing.
….knowing him doesn’t automatically erase the pain and the fright, the trouble and the struggle, but …knowing him makes it more than bearable, …even in the hard places there is beauty found in his presence, in his companionship. Knowing that sometimes the path seems blocked, the way seems uncertain and fraught with peril, but all those things don’t mean God isn’t still in the thick of it all with me.
A vow to God is a commitment we will not break,
A standard of tenacity we refuse to forsake,
A promise of love we decide to make,
Because we long to live for His Name’s sake.