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Entering into a new season

He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised” Psalm 23:3.

Excitement, nervousness and butterflies are what I feel inside. Lately life has felt like I’m on an airplane rising high, with lots of turbulence and bumpy roads, and few moments of stillness before dropping low. A new season; a new assignment and off again we go! Learning to trust you even when I am uncomfortable and completely out of my comfort zone. Refusing to allow doubt or worry to rise, remembering the calling I have upon my life. Entering a new season–on assignment to share the light of Christ. ✨

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” Psalm 1:3

God

When God says…No!

And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” Then David got up from the ground-washed himself, put on lotions, and changed his clothes. He went to the Tabernacle and worshiped the LORD. Samuel 19:20.

Heavenly Father,

Help us to be content with your no...and understand that your answers may not always be a yes. Regardless you are a good father–and we trust that you know what is best. May we praise & worship in the midst of pain and heartache because we know that with these actions you are pleased. Let us not look back, or to the sides, but continue running this race with endurance towards the prize of running into the arms of our savior Jesus Christ!

There is great joy and hope in His…No. Even on our worst days–He is still in control! 💙

“Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and lay with her. So she gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. Now the LORD loved the child” 2 Samuel 12:24.

God

Who do you live to please?

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ” Galatians 1:10.

I am guilty of having fallen into the trap of becoming a “people pleaser”. Having found favor and sudden promotion within the workplace, I found myself knee-deep into the trap of slaving for man and seeking the approval of superiors. But I thank God for His grace–that even through pain He would remind me that I am to labor first for the Lord–for He is the one who opens and closes doors. And with each new opportunity He provides, I am on an assignment to save lives. Lord, help me to shine brightly wherever I go–that through my life–you others will come to know…

“Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there” Psalm 146:3.

God

Jesus…all I need is you!

“You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine” Psalm 4:7, NLT.

Here I am again Lord–once more, knocking on heavens doors. Unable to allow even a day to go by without seeking your face and feeling your presence by my side. This agape love is deep, unlike any other love I’ve known before. No longer holding onto the rejection and pain of the past. If people chose to leave, let them do so–where the Lord leads not everyone can go. Time to let it all go and focus on all that you have called me to do. Even if I am left standing all alone–all is well, because Jesus…all I need is you!

God

Set Free 🦋

“In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free” Psalm 118:5.

Feeling set free and alive; thanking you LORD for it is you who opens doors. So many whispers, so many voices–the enemy relentlessly attempting to bring confusion to the mind. Familiar tactics, not too surprised, I have been here many times before. But in my distress–I cry out onto the LORD and press on forward towards the promised land. The LORD is my vindicator; He upholds me with His right hand. Too many blessings at stake, no time to entertain the whispers and the lies. Pressing on forward in anticipation of all the promises He will fulfill in His time. LORD for your glory may I shine where ever you place me–today, tomorrow and every day of my life. ✨

God

Do it Afraid!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for loving me the way that you do. Your love overwhelms me and brings me to my knees. Who but you alone Lord could be so gracious and attentive to all of my needs? Thank you for lifting and believing in me when I am unable to believe in myself–help me Lord to represent you well. Where you lead, I will follow. In fear, I will step out in faith–and Do it Afraid! 🦋🌵🎍

God

He will open doors…

“And the Lord said…This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” Exodus 33:17

I feel it in my heart you are about to move–in a way that only youcan do. Please make a way where there seems to be no visible way through–that those who do not believe will then be able to see and know that you alone are in control!

Obedience is the key, that unlocks the floodgates of blessings. I stand positioned and ready to receive–please more of you Lord and less of me! ❤️

God

An Obedient Heart ❤️

Do not work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart. Ephesians 6:6.

My heart was convicted this morning as I read about a woman by the name of Fanny Cosby, who was born blind, yet dedicated her life towards working to expand God’s kingdom, writing about nine thousand hymns throughout her lifetime drawing many lost souls to the Lord. The interesting part is that many of her writings, she freely gave away to others, allowing them to publish without her ever receiving any credit. It did not matter to her who received the credit–what mattered was that God received the glory!

Heavenly Father,

This morning I surrender every area of my life into your hands, my fears, my dreams and all of my plans. I ask that you examine my heart and motives and remove anything that is toxic or unpleasing in your sight. Help me to walk in obedience in all that you ask me to do. Where you lead I will follow–less of me and more of you!

In Jesus’ precious name I pray. ❤️