He’s Loyal!

Have you experienced a time when everyone left you and you felt that you needed them the most at that time?

Have you ever been friendless?

Have you ever known someone who was always around until the moment that you needed them and then POOF! they’re gone?

POOF!

Sometimes one of the hardest things in the world to find is someone who is LOYAL.  By today’s standards it is much more attractive to be selfish.  The only problem with being selfish is that we all encounter times in our lives when we need other people.  Being selfish doesn’t help when the person who’s been selfish in now in need of other people.

Do you know that God is LOYAL?  Yes, He really, really is.  He promised to never leave us.  He’s always there to help us.  He’s always by our side.  All that we have to do is call Him.

In the Amplified Bible, Hebrews 13:5 says…

Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”

This scripture reassures us that God will never leave, desert us or give up on us.  I love this version because it says, He will not leave you with support or leave you helpless.  Isn’t it wonderful to have God in your corner at all times?  He’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).  All it takes is us calling on Him.  He’s just a prayer away.

Don’t allow yourself to be depressed when everyone has disappeared.  Go to God and watch Him work with you and for you.  He’s LOYAL!

via Daily Prompt: Loyal

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Seek God!

Recap: Isaiah 55:6-13
There’s a blessing in seeking God. I was blessed with a powerful lesson as a young woman. I was taught to look for God like I would look for the keys to my own brand new car. The book of Hebrews teaches us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. Here in Isaiah, it says to seek him while He may be found. The truth is, seek God NOW! Now is the acceptable time. Verse 7 days let the wicked forsake his way. Give it up. When the doctor tells you to give up something to save your life, what do you do? GIVE IT UP! The verse continues by saying return to God and He will forgive you. Do you need forgiveness? I sure do, every. single. day! Verses 8-11 explains why we should do this. It’s because we don’t know God’s thoughts. We don’t know what He has in store for us, so it’s better to do His will today and don’t delay. Verses 12-13 explains the promises of God for our lives when we seek Him with pour while hearts and obey Him with everything in us.

Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the Lord ’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬13 NLT

Do You Believe that You CAN Be Happy?

Do you believe that you can be happy?

Does it ever enter your mind that you can live a life where you can be at peace with yourself and others?

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Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it will be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was restored to health at that very hour. Matthew 8:13 (AMP)

What do you believe?  Do you believe that you are supposed to feel down?  Do you feel that you are supposed to be hopeless?  Do you believe that depression is your life?  In my post Do You Want to Be Happy?, I cover why these feelings, while we experience them, that is all that they are meant to be experiences.  These experiences build you, they are not irrelevant.

It’s time that you believe that you can be happy!  It is God’s desire that we live happy lives, even if we don’t feel happy every day.  We have the capability in God to live in peace while all of hell is breaking loose around us.  The question is, “do you believe that you can and that He will do this for you?”

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.  Ephesians 3:19-21 (KJV)

This scripture teaches us that God can do so much more than what we can ever ask and think according to the power that worketh in us.  That power is our belief!  Do we believe that God wants us happy?  If you have a child or a pet or a loved one, do you want them to be happy?  Usually you do and will do whatever it takes to keep them happy.  You can’t assure that every day will be happy because realistically, happiness is not permanent, it is a feeling and feelings change.  On the days that you can’t provide their happiness, you can see to their peace and contentment.  god-is-dnm

The fruit of God’s Holy Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.  You can experience all of this on your worst day with the love of God in your heart.  Don’t settle for another unhappy day.  You don’t have to accept it.

You DON’T have to live in a depressed state!  You CAN be HAPPY!

You just have to BELIEVE!

via Daily Prompt: Believe

Morning Prayer: October 9th — livingwaters67

Good morning, God. Thank you for allowing me to experience another day. Give me the strength and knowledge I need to remember that all glory belongs to you. In the midst of my busyness, I sometimes forget that you are God. I forget to give you the thanks and praise you so rightly deserve. I […]

via Morning Prayer: October 9th — livingwaters67

Confession

Another look at today’s scripture. James encourages us to confess our sins as a way of confronting the fact that our sins are unlike God. Confession helps us to deal with the issue while being honest that there’s a problem. When we uncover a problem we begin to look at how to solve it. When we confess our sins and pray for one another we begin the healing process. When we seriously pray the power of God in us causes change to occur. James gives us the example of Elijah. Elijah suffered depression and look at the results of his prayer life! Prayer really is powerful when we believe God!

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
James 5:16‭-‬18 NLT

Be Fashionable!

What is fashionable in your eyes?

Most people don’t consider themselves too fashionable.  We often visualize ourselves through others views and perceptions, which can cause us to doubt ourselves when we attempt to live up to others’ expectations.

Do you know that God fashioned you with His own hands?

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Psalms 119:73

The thing about fashioning and/or creating something is that we take our time working on it.  Even if we make a mistake during the initial creation, we continue to work on it to its perfection.  We love to see a beautiful finished product.  God is not human, so unlike us, He doesn’t make mistakes, everything that He created He looks at and calls it GOOD.

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You were fashioned by the Master Creator, the God of this Universe.  When He made you He looked you over and called you GOOD.  He gave you talents and gifts that make you unique compared to others.

You were fashionable then and you are fashionable now.  You are fashionable in God’s eyes, which means more than being fashionable to others.  Be the unique person that God created you to be.

Step into life as your own fashionable self!

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via Daily Prompt: Fashionable

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October 2017 – Grow Deeper

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