“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7
Have you ever had a dream, vision or lofty goal? Maybe this idea imbedded inside of you is so deep and so crystal clear, but you haven’t the faintest clue about how to go about moving toward it? Have you ever had this type of vision or dream that wasn’t your own, but in fact, God imbedded it in your being at the very core and depth of
“Then Daniel distinguished himself…because an excellent spirit was in him…” Daniel 6:3
Have you ever known someone who did things to excellence or seen something done beyond well done? Going the extra mile and pouring your very best into something is different from “being perfect”. But rather it is about allowing Gods perfection to make residence within our hearts and then flow through us as He guides us to do.
If you want to go to the next level, then you must first begin by taking some time to “press in”. Pressing
“If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”
2 Timothy 2:21 (NLT)
I love this translation of this passage…to be a utensil for honorable use.
I frequently dream of having a grand kitchen with many tables and I am wearing my apron and I am serving, serving, serving the meal. God is continually reminding me to feed His Sheep. It seems so simple, yet it draws
When I was a little girl I was very timid, bashful and shy. I remember my Daddy carrying me on his forearm, holding me close to his chest. There’s such a sense of peace and rest when you have the confidence of another for supplemental strength, especially a father.
Jesus, when in the Garden of Gethsemane prayed to His Heavenly Father for Comfort, Relief and Respite. And in the quiet of the night the Christ knew what he’d been asked to do. He tried to lean on the strength of friends,
“I’m hammering out the details.”
This is the word that resignates in my Spirit this morning as I am praying about some deeply personal matters. As I was penning the words I heard,
“I’m hammering out the details.”
I began to think about it.
God is hammering out the details of your life today.
You may not understand or know much about what is happening in the world around you or in your own life, but God does, and that you can trust. He’s going to work it out.
Hammering out the details is just
God’s Grace cannot be trumped by our goodness. His grace is scandalous and pardons what we can’t fix and I think this is a beautiful, but peculiar aspect to His Character.
I love it!
Our obedience is a form of adoration, but it is not the instrument of His portions.
Because HE Lives!
We may fall…
But He will rise!
Doing good and being good are good. But what stirs God’s heart is when we love good.🌸💗
God doesn’t need our effort to advance Himself, but by the power of His love He includes
A Word About Loyalty—
Dictionary dot com defines loyal as this–
characterized by or showing faithfulness to commitments, vows, allegiance, obligations, etc.: loyal conduct.
Loyalty is not something you arrive at, loyal is something you are. Loyalty doesn’t birth in a trial, the presence of loyalty manifests within the trial because it was already there, prepared and ready.
“Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.”
1 Chron. 29:18
Loyalty to Heaven is not confined to
Fiery trials always pre-empt promotion…
“Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.” Daniel 3:30
In the Book of Daniel we gain powerful insight from four men who lived right. These men were on God’s Path, understood to a degree His plan…at-least enough to remain on the Path moving toward God’s plan.
As we enter the scene let me paint the landscape—
Daniel was set apart having already been thrown into the lions den only to be found the next morning to have made friends with furry felines with
“The women were afraid and bowed to the ground. But the men said, “Why are you looking in the place of the dead for someone who is alive?” Luke 24:5
Lent has begun and as we begin the observance of the Risen One leading up to that Glorious Day, Easter Sunday I reflect on the enormous gift to my soul given to me through all of last week while we toured the Holy Land.
Last week while in Israel we ventured to the Garden Tomb, the place where it is strongly
Your day will go exactly how you want it to…
“Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.”
We make our plans, but our day is ultimately in God’s hands. It’s how we respond to His plans that make the difference.
Where have you place it?
Have you ever misplaced something? Have you ever misplaced something and discovered it was missing days or weeks later? This might happen with something you don’t use everyday or when you use it it’s