Archive | January 2013

Rest in God.

Welcome – Welcome My Friend!

I thank you for taking a moment to visit today.

It is truly a  blessing. 

And I’m ever prayerful you will find the words here to be  encouraging and inspiring as you continue on your journey seeking JESUS – your Friend and mine.

PRAISE GOD!

I’m led today to share about resting in God and the blessings that come from it.  

Our Scripture focus today is three-fold:

Starting first with Psalm 5: verse 3 —

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.

Brothers and Sisters – spending time with the Lord every day is absolutely essential to our spiritual growth.

Rising early in the morning to talk with God works well for me.  

It is said that if you meet the Lord before you meet anybody else, you’ll be “pointed in the right direction” for whatever comes.

But you have to plan it and stick with it!  

It won’t just happen.  

I highly recommend it and believe you will be blessed.

During these times – as I am still – listening for God’s voice in my heart  – He  reminds me that He loves me and He has a plan for my life.

Halleluiah!

Then, our second scripture is Psalm 23—

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
Forever.”

Isn’t it wonderful to know The Lord JESUS CHRIST is our Shepherd and He will take care of and provide for us!

Now our last scripture for today is Hebrews 4: 1-4—

The Promise of Rest

“For as long, then, as that promise of resting in him pulls us to to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified.  We received the same promises as those people in the wilderness, but the promises didn’t do them a bit of good because they didn’t receive the promises with FAITH.  If we believe, though, we’ll experience that state of resting.  But NOT if we don’t have faith. ”

Yes Lord.

Please help us Lord to have FAITH in You.

Will you please bow your head and pray with me—

Father God, thank you for your LOVE, your grace and mercy and each blessing you’ve bestowed upon us.  We LOVE you!  We stand on your WORD Lord.  Please help us to TRUST and have FAITH in you with no doubt – and not to worry nor fear for you are with us (Immanuel – God with us).  Also Father God – please help us to remember your promise of rest and willingly move to enter into it – knowing when we do – we are safe in your Everlasting Arms and All is Well.

PRAISE GOD!

AMEN.

 

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Servant By Choice.

Welcome Friend

and

Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by and if it is your very first visit – know

that I am ever prayerful you will be encouraged and inspired

by the words you find here as you continue on your

journey seeking JESUS your Friend and mine.

Also please know —

that I am a big believer in the power of PRAYER

and

if you have a prayer request for yourself or others

I invite you to click on “leave a comment” located on bottom left side of  this page

and type in your prayer request.  

You can be assured – I will lift it up without delay to our Lord and Savior

Jesus Christ.

Today our scripture focus is from the book of Psalms Chapter 85 verse 2 —

“I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants…”

Isn’t it great that God our Lord PROMISES peace to his faithful servants!

I say YES it is and I am thankful! 

Personally, I surely strive and want to be a faithful servant of God and receive peace.

And I wondered what it actually means to be a “servant” verses to “serve” in the church for 

example as an usher or in any capacity.  

Is there a difference?

In the past few days of prayer and study – I’ve come to understand – Yes – there is a difference.

To Serve seems to be something religious where we may serve but not necessarily by choice but rather by compulsion.  Note:  when we choose to serve – we are still in control.

To be a Servant on the other hand means we  choose to have a relationship with God and do at all times what is best for others.  We choose to see people through the eyes of Jesus.  Note:  we give up the right to be in control – God is in control. 

 Further, I see myself as being a servant who has chosen to have a relationship with God.  Also, I understand better now that being a SERVANT with a relationship with God – often involves doing different things at different times – such as giving of my time, talent and/or treasure to help another.  

We must have Faith and Trust in God to invest in his Kingdom and let go of something we treasure or want to buy for ourselves to meet the need of someone else.  

I see better too that our tithes and offerings given to our churches are important investments in God’s Kingdom – because we are God’s hands and feet – we are “the church” and it is good practice to put others before ourselves and let go of our treasure to help.  

God will provide – He is able.

I’ve decided to let go and let God!

I stand on His Word and Promises.

I point you to Luke 6:38 —

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed downshaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” 

and

John 15:5

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Yes Lord.

Will you bow your head and pray with me —

Father, thank you for YOU – you are awesome and we give you all praise, honor and glory.  You are everything to us.  We love you and need you.  Please help us to listen closely for your still small voice guiding us – so we (“the church” – your hands and feet) may be obedient and do your will – quickly.

In Jesus Name we pray.

Amen.