Have you ever felt like God has a different standard for you than for others? Well, His Word lays a Sure Standard for us all, but if you’ve ever felt this way, there is some truth to your feelings that can also be found in the Word. Let’s take a look.
I was sitting in a Bible study class last week and we were discussing the topic of obedience to God, the power of our spoken words and consequences for doubting the Lord. An example was given of Zechariah, who was
About five or six years ago my husband decided to go on a hike up in the Mother Lode of California to spend some time in reflection and prayer. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
We love to hike and though we don’t go as much as we used to-it’s always been something we enjoy together. On this hike, he was gone a very long time and I began to feel a little concerned. John has always been really good at checking in and he tends to call me a lot in general.
Most mornings I drop the family at school and then my youngest stays with me and we go to the track and run some sprints before my morning clients. The same was true yesterday. Later in the day, around noon, we returned to my husband’s office which is adjacent to the track I’ve been using. My son looks toward the sky then replies, “The sun doesn’t look like that when we run sprints.” I smiled inwardly at the complexity of his observation in relation to his age. I proceeded to
“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass”
1 Thes. 5:24
Noah believed and held onto a promise of God for his life for many, many years. He endured insults, rejection and jeers-but that didn’t keep him from putting one foot in front of the other, hammer to the hull. Not only did everything the Lord told him happen, he saved his family from despair and he created a marvelous invention that had never been seen, required or desired before. Talk about a Visionary!
Next time you
“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,” Acts 3:19
You are The Bride of Christ.
You have been carved from His Tree of Shame & Humility.
I woke at 3am. Wide awake like I’ve enjoyed a full night sleep. Though I did crash from exhaustion early last night, I always know my Beloved, my Savior, my Treasure is up to something when He wakes me at Night. I love the ministry and mystery of the Holy Spirit…
Now that you know I was reading at 3am you won’t be
Every morning you have confidence that the sun will rise. It has risen every morning since the beginning of time. Because of this constant you have probably never doubted once and you’ve planned your day and life around it.
Gods got you every step of the way. He’s with you at the sunrise dawning of a new day. He carries you through until the evening sun fades.
He is a Constant, Sure and Steady Foundation. Plant your feet on him and you won’t lose your balance! You can depend on God just
You are a Winner!
Champion does not mean first place-first prize.
A Champion is an ardent defender of purpose and people. God is your defender. He is ardent, unwavering, in his devotion to humanity. You count on him to do what only he can do and he will do it for you. You can trust him! Many times we SAY we trust him, but then we continue to take care of everything ourself. We believe he will bless our effort and that’s the extent of our trust. But what about trust that
When God has a blessing for you it is important to wait for the full blessing in its full measure.
Waiting is hard. Patience is a golden virtue. Many years ago we sold our home during the peek of the market. We sold it to a couple we knew for far less than what the current market value called for. We did this because we knew for some time, 3 years, it’s what God wanted us to do. But we didn’t know right away who we would sell to or
How to Live a Life of Expectancy
Place every care, every doubt, every fear on the top shelf. Put it high and out of reach. A place hidden in God where you couldn’t retrieve it even if you were tempted to.
It has nothing to offer you.
It has nothing to give.
In the atmosphere of expectancy is where God wants you to live.
In this arena God will give abundantly to your heart. It will be amazing. God can bless hand over fist. This is the arena of Manifest Blessing to give and live.
What if Noah only obeyed God once he understood the request?
What if Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego decided to bow before the idol to spare themselves, but vowed to not do so in their heart?
What if Elijah stayed in a cave instead of going to Jezebel?
What if Mary said no to the Angel of the Lord? What if Jesus got down off of His Cross and said, “that’s all for me. This is too hard and it doesn’t make sense.”
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is