Archive | January 2016

The Good Shepherd

I AM the good Shepherd; the good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
~ John 10:11

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Praise God that He sent his Son to lay down His life for us–for you! Because he loved you and wanted to have a relationship with you, He suffered and died, and rose again, that you might have life and have it abundantly. Be blessed, be thankful, be at peace knowing how much you are loved, be comforted that your sins are forgiven, be joyous that you have everlasting life!

All my love ❤

Trust in the Lord~Your Refuge, Your Strength

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But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
~ Psalm 52:8

He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold;
I shall not be shaken. In God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
~ Psalm 62:6-8

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Go With God

Trust in the Lord
Accept His promises
Head His word
Acknowledge His ways
Embrace God’s blessings
Know that He is God
Rest in His love unending
Practice grace and mercy

Ruth * The Bible Project

I was hoping to go in order, but The Bible Project has not yet released Joshua or Judges. So I have skipped to Ruth. Blessings to you and may you hide the word of the Lord in your heart to guide you, secure you, and bring you peace in the storms. All my love ❤

Depending on God *Jesus Calling

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’
~ Deuteronomy 33:27

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing,
will be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 8:38-39

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My daily devotional today was inspiring, so I figured I would share the blessing!

From Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

January 21
I WANT YOU TO BE ALL MINE. I am weaning you from other dependencies. Your security rests in Me alone–not in other people, not in circumstances. Depending only on Me may feel like walking on a tightrope, but there is a safety net underneath: the everlasting arms. So don’t be afraid of falling. Instead, look ahead to Me. I am always before you, beckoning you on–one step at a time. Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, can separate you from My loving presence.

Alive in You ~ Jesus Culture

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
~ Galatians 2:20 ~

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~

Good morning—Be still!

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
~ Isaiah 55:10-11 ~

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:6-7 ~

God’s way is higher and his knowledge is deeper than yours. He knows the plan and path you should be on and is constantly working things out so that his will can be done in your life. Give thanks for the life and breath you have this morning and cling tightly to the knowledge that God hears your prayers and knows your needs. Trust in him midst the trials and tribulations of your life, knowing that the he is making all things come together for your good. You may not feel his presence, but press on, knowing that he is with you every step of the way, guiding you to eternal perfection.

Be Still

Be still and know that I am God
Trust in me though life can be hard
I will guide you through the storms each day
Setting you on My path to steady your way
All things will work out despite how you feel
Have faith and My blessings will become real
I love you more than you will ever know
I promise to never let you go
Trust in me and I will keep you in regard
Be still and know that I am God

All my love and may you be blessed beyond measure, continually in prayer, listening for God’s still, small voice, and thankful for every gift and blessing in your life–no matter how small. ❤

Seek and You Will Find!

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:13

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But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
“So do not worry about tomorrow;
for tomorrow will care for itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
~ Matthew 6:33-34

IF….

If you seek Me, you will find Me
If you ask, I will give to you freely
If you knock, the door will be opened to you
If you desire, I will be in all that you do
If you examine, My truth you will find
If you trust, know that you will be refined
If you follow, my abundant blessings will flow
If you listen, you will hear Me wherever you go
If you challenge, you will rise above
If you pursue, you will feel My love
If you pray, My answer you will receive
If you claim, My freedom I will give
If you serve, in life you will rejoice
If you rest, you will hear My quiet voice
If you praise, a cheerful heart you will possess
If you love, you will find true happiness
If you hope, deep joy you will develop
If you surrender, My peace will envelop

All my love and may you seek God first in all that you do, for when He is the center of your life, all else falls into place.  May the God of peace, mercy, and grace hold you in His arms now and always!  ❤

Abounding Beauty

The beauty of the Lord surrounds you each and every day! Have you taken time to enjoy it, breathe it in, live in the glorious splendor that is His creation. There may be imperfections in the human day-to-day interactions of life, but when you glance at brilliant sunset, feel the caress of a gentle breeze, and smell the fragrance of a beautiful rose, there is no doubt that God created perfection! Take some time out from the hectic insanity of life to enjoy and embrace the abounding beauty of God and find rest from the hustle and bustle. All my love for a wonderful week ❤

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Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
think about such things.
~ Philippians 4:8

Abounding Beauty

Manifestation of eternity
Wonders and beauty unsurpassed
Exquisite paintings of divinity
Sunrise and sunset intoxicate
Delicate allure of something more
Gloriously designed hues captivate
Flowers delicately bloom fragrant
Majestic trees outstretched
A palate of colors ever so vibrant
Seas ebbing rhythmically to and fro
Gentle waves hypnotizing
Mountains of wonderment to behold
Sparkling sun oh so bright
Stars dance and spin in procession
Darkened world lit by moonlight
Lovely breezes that embrace
Rains bring unyielding growth
Vivid portraits of divine grace
Beauty that awakens love
Stunning images capture imagination
A royal tapestry from heaven above

The River ~ Jordan Feliz

Know you have the power of angel armies behind you! Claim them for your life and have peace in all that you face. May you find salvation in the hands of God, and ultimately eternal peace and joy despite the circumstances. Be changed forever ❤