17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification
Verse of the Day
1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
Every day God has revealed Himself to me, REGARDLESS of myself. No matter my struggles. It’s AWESOME when you realize the AWESOMENESS of God. I’ve have been over the top, busting at the seems excited nonstop for days now. Not just because of things in my life but things in other’s lives too. Watching God just move with favor and blessings. Jesus, is just AWESOME. I cannot contain myself. I just can’t. I talk to everyone that has ears around me about Jesus. Because He is the only reason that my heart is full. First love and seek God before anything or anyone else. KEY TO LIFE. God is one of order. You cannot be out of order with your spirit and Jesus and expect your life to be in order. You cannot assume that you are the exception. And it’s so EASY. FIRST comes God, THEN comes marriage, maybe followed by a baby or 2. OBEDIENCE is BETTER than sacrifice. Sometimes God’s will calls you to be obedient by sacrificing. Understanding that God is absolute and forever and never changing. That His Word never returns void. Trust in God because He IS God. Obey God because He IS God. And worship God. ….. because He is God!
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
SO I have a few things going on in life right now. Currently, my most important concern is others. I openly admitted to one of the Dr.’s I work for that God has been really laying her heavy on my heart. I think that she is a non believer soooooo, the conversation stopped at that moment. We shall see what comes of it. A good friend of mine who was there for me during the loss of Shane is now going through something. I have been easy with her about Jesus, but now I press the subject more. In our darkest days we need Him more than ever.
Psalm 23 : 1-6
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
A song continues to come to mind; And I will fear no evil, for my God is with me. Whom then shall I fear? Whom then shall I fear? Ohhh No He never lets go, through the clam and through the storm. Ohhh No He never lets go, through every high and every low. Ohhh No He never lets go, No He never lever lets go of me!!!
( Name That Song)
There isn’t anything we go through that God doesn’t already know. There is nothing that happens that is a surprise to Him. He lives in the past, lives in the present, and lives in the future. Think about Job and what he had to go through! Test of faith, or to bring you to Him. There are times in life when God is trying to get your attention, and you aren’t listening so He allows you to get to a point we’re you have to turn to Him. Other times your Faith is being tested. I chose to be a fighter, a WARRIOR for Jesus!!!! Whether I am in the valley or on the mountain top God is with me. TRUST, OBEY, WORSHIP!!!! Trust because He IS God, obey Him because He IS God, and worship Him because He IS God. No matter what! If you’re under a bridge or in a mansion. HE IS GOD
Acts 4:24-31 (NIV)
24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:“‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
With the situation I am the most worried about today, I can’t take care of and raise my children. I fear more not being in the Will of God.
If the worst thing does happen, then the way God could have a different or better plan for me, is to show He is in control of ALL THINGS. Keeping peace in my life. Working miracles and speaking to me by the Holy Spirit. Showing His POWER, mercy,grace, and love. Giving me more understanding, knowledge, wisdom, and discernment that ONLY He can give
In all my worries and concerns today, God could have the final word by bringing all things together for my good. By showing me how He is in every detail in my life.
8 Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy