Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today's Verse

"The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high."
(Proverbs 29:25 Amp)

Lord, please help me to remember this on a daily, if not moment-by-moment, basis!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Food for Thought

I'm working through a Bible study entitled "Discerning the Voice of God," by Priscilla Shirer, and love this thought from today's reading:

"Faith is the channel of living trust that allows us to experience God in our everyday lives. He is looking for someone who believes He is who He says He is and He can do what He says He can do. Go to God expecting to hear His voice, and don't hesitate to move forward in obedience. When you obey, you move from your agenda to His, and God's plan is always greater."

I am so grateful to God for bringing two people into my life who have impacted my walk with Him in ways I can never explain: one who showed me what a relationship with Christ truly looks like, and the other who walked with me and helped me find my way back to Him. I am, and always will be, grateful beyond words ...

"For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory."
(Proverbs 24:6)

Thank You, Lord, for showing me the truth of who You are through the faithfulness of these servants. Please bless each of them, as well as their ministries and their families, and may they continue to choose to be open vessels through which You work, through which Your will is done, and through which Your glory shines!

In Christ's name I pray ...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Ultimate Father

When I woke up this morning, I started thinking about the fact that it was Father’s Day today, and how lucky I am that after my birth father died, God chose to bring my dad into my life. He is the man who has raised me, and I absolutely love him to pieces!

Then I thought about God, and the realization hit me that He is our Ultimate Father!

I also started thinking about how much He loves His Son, Christ Jesus Our Lord, and how much it must have hurt Him to sacrifice Christ for us, so that we would be made righteous with Him.

Have you ever thought about that? Have you ever truly thought about the fact that the whole father / son relationship was started by One Father and One Son?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
(John 1:1)

I know that today is difficult for many people who are without their father, either through death, abandonment or other circumstances. And yet, for the believer, while their earthly father may not be present in their life, we are not alone, no matter how lonely we may feel, because the Lord promises us:

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
(Joshua 1:5)

And because God NEVER breaks His promises, the fact that He is with us right now is something we can take to the bank!

Thanking God for being the Ultimate Father, and asking Him to bless fathers around the world on this special day…

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thought for Today

Always surprised by how much power the words and actions (or sometimes lack thereof) by others have to cause us pain.

Trusting God to heal my heart in ways that only He can ...