Forgive & Forget

For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing, and I will never again remember their faults. (Hebrews 8:12)

While I have talked about forgiveness in the past, it was primarily reminding each of us to remember to forgive each other just as He Forgave Us. While I try to remember that our sins are continuously forgiven, thanks to the most precious gift of His Son – our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, I still have days where my insecurity wins out and I feel unworthy of this forgiveness.

One such day was yesterday. Anyone who is a regular visitor to this blog knows that I am often a worrier. Top this off with insecurity and God’s child with a heavenly given talent of writing is stopped in her virtual tracks. As the next step for His loving gift begins its planning stages, which could have begun yesterday, I let fear stop me from moving forward. Although this fear of disappointment stopped me yesterday and I started to wonder if Our Father could forgive me he once again shined down his love and not only gave forgiveness but also removed the insecurity enough to move forward.

Thank you Father for your love. Be sure to follow His Love on Facebook to find out the next steps in what is sure to be a miracle of its own!

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A Flood is Coming

 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills. (Deuteronomy 8:7)

When you think of a “flash flood warning” do you get excited? I know that these three words have never meant good news to me in the past. That is until now. It’s a New Year and while some may be thinking about their resolutions to get in shape, eat healthier, or try new adventures I am excited about the flood that our Heavenly Father is bringing to His children this year.

No, I am not talking about a return to the flood of the earth days of Noah and the Ark, but a flood of His favor. This is all He has been reminding me of this week. The first instance was during my family’s weekly Bible study last Sunday, where we watched a powerful sermon entitled “A Flood is Coming” from Joel Olsteen that actually brought tears to my eyes.

This sermon once again reminded me how much HE LOVES US and is more than willing to make all things turn out for good if we just believe. The second instance was just yesterday when I was directed to the above scripture…

For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills. (Deuteronomy 8:7)

I don’t believe that this reminder was just for me. Instead, He is asking that I share this message with all of you – His Children. So, get ready because God is ready to bring a flood of favor into your life in 2018!

 

Thank You Lord for Blessing Us in the New Year

For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them. (Jeremiah 32:42)

Although there are and will still be those that turn away from His Unconditional Love in the New Year, isn’t it wonderful to know that HE is always going to be there to provide what is needed most?

So, if you feel lost as the New Year continues, know that HE is ready to “provide you with all the good that he has promised” to those who simply turn to him and ask. What a tremendously loving Father we all have.

Who else would actually give of his only child to save us anyway? Let’s celebrate with love in the New Year and each personally witness the good that he has for us.

Feel free to comment on how HIS LOVE has already shown you good in 2018.

 

Blessed Are The Meek…

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)

As Christmas Day continues to approach, do you have that sinking feeling that you aren’t giving enough to the ones you love because your holiday budget has been met or already exceeded? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one that feels this way. In fact, I believe that this is the leading reason why people are so stressed out this time of year.

The fact is, I am definitely not high on the totem pole when it comes to jobs or even bringing in the “so-called” big bucks. In fact, I have been feeling a little guilty lately because I simply can’t afford to buy gifts for each and every one of my friends and family.

As I sat praying about this today, God reminded me that I may not think much of myself due to lack of money or the ability to do more with my limited resources, but he sure doesn’t. How cool is that?

In fact, HE has already given us the greatest gift anyone can ever receive. That’s what we are really celebrating, right?

Thank you Father for reminding me of this today!

 

 

 

Provider of the Greatest Gift

The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. (Psalm 118:14)

We recently celebrated a very special time of year where we all had a reason to express just how Thankful we are. In your time of giving thanks, did you remember to Thank Your, My and Our Father for the greatest gift that has ever been given to this world?

Yes, Thanksgiving is a great time to spend with the ones you that love and give thanks for all the blessings received. This holiday is also followed by a holiday where many gifts are given in honor of the ultimate gift/sacrifice that was given to us so many years ago.

While sitting around the Thanksgiving or dinner table did you or do you picture who in your family, including yourself, that you might give as a sacrifice if it meant saving the entire world from sin? Could you imagine this choice being one of your children? While I may only have what the world considers “fur children” I couldn’t imagine having to make this decision.

Fortunately, we have a Father who LOVES US so much that he gave a gift greater than anything that can be purchased at some ultimate Black Friday sale. Long ago, His Perfect Son, Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, was born to :

Rescue us from the dominion of darkness and transfer us into the kingdom of the Son He loves. (Colossians 1:13)

So, as you continue to celebrate during the holiday season, no matter what gifts you give, remember the ultimate gift that was born, died and was raised from the dead in order to give you eternal life, peace and love from HIM WHO LOVES US MOST!

Cast Your Cares Part 2

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness. (Psalm 103:8)

If you read last week’s blog post, you know that our Loving Father loves us enough for us to cast each of our worries/cares on him. I guess that he had more to say on this subject because he gave me the perfect example at the end of last week that I thought might give readers a clearer picture of just how much he cares for each of us.

I am the mom of two beagle puppies, who makes her primary income from freelance writing. I knew that I had a bill or two as well as some household shopping to do last weekend and had budgeted for such, including a check that I had received from an outlet that I write for. I had intended to take this check to the bank and pay a vet bill that  I had. When I got to the bank last Friday I realized that I had left this check at home. When I went home to find it, I certainly did, but it was shredded into many little pieces all over the living room floor courtesy of my fur children.

Although the solution to this is simple, I had a couple of difficult trial days prior to this and I have to admit that I melted into the floor wondering how I was going to rebudget all the items that I needed to pay for?

Fortunately, my father heard the prayers that I said while on the floor and both kept my finances stable and assured that I received a replacement check within a few days. I also had some other family-related concerns come up over the last couple of weeks and he is continuing to resolve these.  He sure loves us, doesn’t he?

THANK YOU FATHER!!!!

 

 

Love Large Enough to Cast Your Cares!

Present your request to God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phillippians 4: 6-7)

Who do you turn to when you are struggling with a problem? Your family? Friends? Or even a co-worker? When you do so, do you often find the perfect solution that brings you peace or do you still find questions or worries in your mind about whose advice to take?

To be completely honest, I have often taken each of these routes – depending upon the issue at hand. Fortunately, as time has gone on I have often learned that I over complicate each situation by doing just this.

Recently, God reminded me of this while listening to a Joyce Meyer CD on  letting go of Worry (https://store.joycemeyer.org/p-54-the-cause-cure-for-worry.aspx) . While listening to Him remind me of how much he Cares for Me & You, I realized once again that HE loves us all enough to “cast all of our cares”!

As it says in Phillippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything , but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.” 

So, the next time you have any issue or problem that is delving up worry and anxiety, remember to turn the one who LOVES YOU MOST. He is always listening and caring!!

Blessed With His Strength

Even those who feel small can accomplish the amazing through His Loving strength.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. (Psalm 84:5)

I just love the Bible story of David vs. Goliath (1 Samuel 17), which proves that even those who feel small and weak can take down evil giants thanks to a strong faith in the one who loves us most. After a trying and a rather sad week last week, I was so happy to be reminded of this story during our family Bible study last Sunday.

The fact is, I am always trying to take on whatever the world throws my way. When I try to do so on my own, I am always left exhausted, stressed and worrying how I am going to tackle what comes next? The funny thing is when I call out to God and my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ things just start falling into place and the great accuser (no matter what form he chooses to show himself in – whether as a giant standing in the way of glory or in some mess that takes my very limited time to clean up – seems to fall away.

So, if you are feeling weak and unable to tackle the giant Goliaths in your life call out to the one who loves you for who you are and is ready to give you HIS STRENGTH to tackle any giant that stands in your way.

Speak Your Faith

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord. You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding and excluded from the life of God. (Ephesians 4:17)

I just love weekly Bible study with my family. Every week, I seem to learn the perfect lesson. The same can be said for this past Sunday. I often speak out loud my worries, frustrations, and concerns vs. speaking at them with the positive message that God provides.

This week, we talked about being born again and not letting our negative minds, which are often controlled by the devil, control the way that we speak. While most of the week that is exactly what I was doing I decided to give this a try again all day Sunday.

Within a matter of a few hours I saw my perspective changing and even saw situations changing for the better. So, let’s ask God to be with our mouths today and every day and speak our Faith in HIM, who loves us no matter our flaws, into existence.

  • If you are in need of healing speaking healing words over whatever ails you.
  • If you are in need of financial relief. Speak about how God has and always will supply all your need.
  • If you are overwhelmed in grief. Speak about how you always have a loving Father who is there for you no matter what. A Father who gave his only begotten Son to bring us into his eternal family. A family what will be reunited in the heavenlies.
  • Etc., Etc.

And….If you need a shoulder to lean on, ask God to give you the words to speak a more positive outcome over your life and your circumstances. What are you waiting for? A better life is out there thanks to the Unconditional Love of God and our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ!!

Just A Closer Walk With Thee…

 

As the last few days have unfolded, I have wondered if I have spent too much time working and wondering if it was possible to find my way back to my walk with God? I have also wondered if  I am on the path that of HIS choosing? After all, not as I will but as you will (Matthew 26:39).

Just as I began praying for his loving guidance, he took me in HIS Unconditionally Loving arms to embrace and assure me that he has and always will guide each of my steps in the direction towards his plan. While I continue to make mistakes and sin along this path, he is always there to catch me when I fall. Even when my Trust waivers, his love is always there.

Isn’t that AMAZING? Even when bad things happen. He is always there. Do you need an example of just how much he loves us even during the storms of life? An accident at a local drug store, which took an elderly woman’s life yesterday, took me back to my Bible asking why things like this are allowed to happen? The fact is, the devil is still a part of this world and will always do everything that he can to turn us away from HIS Love.

One such story is that of Job, who loved and praised God even when the devil tried to turn his head to the left and right after cursing him in every way possible.  So, if you are needing a closer walk with the one who loves you more than anyone else say a prayer and ask him to take a closer walk with you today.