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

Not looking back!

“On the way, Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt” Genesis 19:26.

God calls us to be different, to live holy and sanctified lives. A people willing to let go of anything (or anyone) in the pursuit of holiness and to glorify the name of Christ. Where He leads–I will follow, never doubting or fearing what was left behind. For I have seen the goodness of the Lord, He has been faithful and all that He has promised is already mine! Pressing forward–never looking back–all in His perfect time. 🦋🌵🎍

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

When God is in the midst

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“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” Proverbs 19:21, NIV.

When God is in the midst, he allows all of the pieces to fall into place so smoothly! I witnessed this firsthand as he positioned me into a leadership role within my church and then my workplace. And now I have the honor of seeing him working in the life of my eighteen year old son, as he redirects his route and positions him into the college of His choice.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, says the LORD. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” Isaiah 55:8. ✨

Thank you LORD, for all that you have done, are doing and is to come. I trust in your perfect position, purpose and plan–for you have always proven to be a faithful, committed-loving man! 💙

God

But God…

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“If it had not been for the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; the raging waters would have swept us away. Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth” Psalm 124:1-8.

There is something about having journeyed through the valley and the wilderness and persevered–that allows us to know Him as we never did before and to testify to the world of His faithfulness and love. ❤️

“If God is for ME….Who can be against me?!” I stand Positioned for His favor.