1 Peter 2:21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
Colossians 2:6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
As we end the year 2020, I encourage you to keep looking forward. The things that have passed may not be forgotten but they can be overcome. There’s an expectancy in the air, there is hope, there is a shift. Walk into the New Year in God’s presence, in His love, His favor in His plan for your life. To be on the same wave length as Him is to bring forth Miracles.
Father God thank you, for the losses and the wins. Thank you for helping me rise up everytime I fell this year. Thank you for letting me be able to see the hope where there wasn’t any. Thank you for the uncertainty of this world because it brought me to your feet. Thank you for light in the darkness. Thank you for the friends you put in my life this year. Thank you for the covering and the healing. Thank you for the dreams that became real. Thank you for favor and your wisdom. I choose to walk with you into the New Year receiving your favor and trusting you. In Jesus name Amen.
The Lord says, I choose you to wear the armor to proclaim who I AM. As you have been transformed by My hand and cleansed by my breath..i say to you rise..i say to you keep walking..for you are not alone now and never will. I AM your father who waits for you to choose Me..to rise with Me..to walk with Me..to fight with Me..to endure with Me..to love with Me. Here’s my hand..take a hold and rise and walk With Me.
Christmas! When you hear Christmas it’s hard not to think about giving and receiving gifts. What a feeling to receive a gift from someone you care about or to give a gift to someone you care about. There is something special that happens in those moments. Have you ever received a gift that really caught you by surprise, a gift so big it was almost like a wish or a dream? Well, I can assure you that you have. The greatest gift of all was given to us in the form of a baby and his name is Jesus. This wonderful gift from God is his only child given to this world (to us) as a demonstration of God’s love for us. Yes, he cared and loved us so much that he didn’t want us to be alone in this world with all it’s afflictions. Jesus was given to us as our redeemer, our healer, our Savior. He died on the cross for us to be able to have true life. God gave us the Gift of true eternal life through Jesus. Our greatest gift is also a gift that never stops giving. It doesn’t end at the cross. Jesus continues to be the living water, everyday that we wake and take a breath is Jesus giving himself all over again for you. Everytime there’s darkness lurking, everytime there’s sadness creeps in, when difficulties arise, there is Jesus to give all that He is so that you can accomplish what God has intended for your life. Christmas is a beautiful time, a time for celebration and love. Let’s celebrate this Christmas that we have indeed received a gift like no other and God has given it to us and with this great gift comes a great responsibility that we too should share this gift with those who have forgotten or do not even know that there is gift to be claimed and it has their names written on it.
Merry Christmas! Jesus Loves you!
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
My precious Lord, I come to you this morning barely being able to breath from the heaviness my heart feels. Lord, it’s the end of the year and at this moment in time I am overwhelmed with many emotions. I feel sad and I miss some that have gone to be in heaven with you, I know that it’s your will and that my Spirit as well desires to be in your kingdom one day, but right now I feel so small, so human, so tired, so lost, so sad. My loving Father, I come to you now to surrender all this that I am feeling, all that I am carrying. I surrender this year to you and all the grief I feel for the ones I’ve lost. My faithful Father, I trust you and your plan for me. Thank you for holding my hand, thank you for lifting me up, thank you for drying my tears, thank you for sending heavenly people with words of wisdom, thank you for letting me feel all this Joy in the midst of loss and worry. Thank you my most precious Lord for allowing me to humbly surrender my all to you. I leave this year and the old me behind and I walk forward into the new you have for me. Thank you for those who pray for me and my loved ones, may you hear their prayers as well and bless them a thousand times over. Thank you for being everything I needed every single day. In my weakness you are strong. My wonderful Father, Thank you for faithfulness. Thank you for your Love. In Jesus name Amen.
Its not about the quantity of time you spend with someone its about the quality. What was shared in this time? As I’ve matured in my faith I have had moments where i thought i would feel a certain way or i thought I wouldn’t be able to handle a situation and when the time presented itself it was the complete opposite. I have learned that that is what Gods grace in my life is! I lost a couple of people in my life that I dearly loved within a couple years, i always thought that the pain i would feel would be unbearable but the truth is that in the sadness of not being able to see my loved ones again there is Joy. Yes, i said Joy. God’s Joy! My spirit chooses to rejoice in this very day that the Lord has made. I choose to find Joy in that im still here and I have many loved ones still here as well. I choose to find Joy in this place in my life. I choose to laugh at the funny things in life and smile at the things are wonderful and amazing! By no means does that take away the love I have for those who have passed or take away the sadness that comes from not being able to have them in my life any longer but it comforts me in Gods grace to know that the time I spent with these people were well spent. I wasn’t saved before my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and as time passed the illness became worse. 2 days before he passed, i was able to spend some time with him and i felt led by the Spirit to pray for him and also to pray the sinners prayer. Now, trust me when I say I had doubts and questions about what God was so clearly telling me to do and I was literally asking him (even though I already knew in my heart) for a set up. God literally set it up in that moment, He confirmed it right there and then. He knew I didn’t feel bold enough and I was emotional and he knew I needed Him to help me, and he did. That one moment trumped over a whole life time of memories knowing that, 1, I obeyed God’s direction and 2, God gave my grandfather a chance at eternal life with him. My grief has turned into Joy!
Luke 15:10 Luke 18:13 Philippians 4:4 John 16:24 Psalm 118:24 Psalm 30:11
Wherever I may be all I want is to be in your presence. Wherever I walk all I want is for you to walk next to me. Wherever my head lays I want your dreams for me. Wherever I may fall all I want is to get back up with the strength of your right hand. Whatever darkness I walk into all I want is your light to be my lantern. Whatever valley tries to dry my well all I want is your living water to quench my thirst. In those places that I come across where I have to grieve all I want is your comfort. In those places where all seems far from my grasp all I want is to wait in you. All I want is you. In that place where I’m tormented all I want is your peace. In that place where my bruises don’t seem to heal all I want is your spiritual healing. In that place where there is war around me all I want is to stay still in the safety of your arms. In that place where all is good all I want is you. In that place where all I feel is joy all I want is you. In that place where all is well and I am blessed all I want is you. In that place where I am safe all I want is to wait and be still. In this place where I feel your love all I want is you.