June 29, 2012

Just. As. I. Am.

Just. As. I. Am.
Whether it be in brokenness and in pieces, in sickness, in wanting, in weakness, in sadness or in shame. Having no answers and desperately in need. We come JUST as we are.....to be made whole, to receive pardon, to be restored, to receive grace, to be healed, to be mended, to be rescued, to be made righteous. You don't HAVE to have it all together or figured out before you come to Him.....you don't have anything to prove. He just simply says, "COME. Just as you are." Surrender as you are and let Him be GOD in your life. He can take what's dead and bring it to LIFE again.

Give me a discerning heart

I Kings 3:9 "Give your servant a discerning heart." Solomon asked for discernment because he KNEW that he could not accomplish what he had before him to do as king without it. The immediate and temporary things grab our attention and we tend to be hasty and rash and anxious in our thoughts and in our decisions. But if we could just step back and see the bigger picture. To see what God is up to and learn to discern the heart of God we would find peace of mind and wisdom (instead of confusion and unrest) in even the most uncertain of times! He's promised if we asked for wisdom He would give it. (James 1:5) Our decisions and every step will be sure and steady if we could just learn to walk with HIM. It's a discipline. We have to make a conscious effort to LISTEN and UNDERSTAND and OBEY.


Now to Him Who, by HIS power that is at work within us, is able to carry out HIS purpose and do superabundantly!!!! far over and above all that we *DARE* ask or think infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams!!!!!!!!!!!! and accomplish the IMPOSSIBLE in our lives because HE is GOD!!!!!!!!!! and that's how He rolls! He will show up and show OFF for YOU on your behalf because He delights in *YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!* Ephesians 3:20 
Don't quit NOW!!!!! Don't give up HOPE. Trust His Sovereignty and PROVE Him! He WILL do it! Believe it or NOT. There is NOTHING in your life so GREAT that you won't find Him greater still!!!!!!! And if GOD be for you? Who or what could stand against you!!!! Take on today with supercharged confidence that He will do all He said He would and BE all He said He is!!!!

Creative hands at work

You created earth and sky by your great power—by merely stretching out your arm! There is nothing you can't do. Jeremiah 32:17 
 He can create SOMETHING out of nothing. Bring LIFE from DEATH. He can move mountains and set the whole UNIVERSE in motion!!!!!!!! SURELY He can handle what concerns YOU, do the impossible for you, and by the power of His word and His strong hand can turn the tides for YOU, bring peace to your life and do miracles on YOUR behalf!!
When God moves?!?!? ALL of creation stands to attention and we can't HELP but acknowledge "THERE IS NO ONE IN HEAVEN LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He's a GREAT God and He does GREAT things!!!!!!!!!! 

Unshakable love

God is still today all He's ever been and all He's ever gonna be!!!! Steady. Faithful. Constant. No matter who we are and how inconsistent we are to believe and trust. No matter how much we fail Him, He remains a constant anchor and a faithful friend! Immovable and unshakable. He knows who I am and loves me just as relentlessly today and He did yesterday and will love me still tomorrow. That's a love I can't explain and a God who's ways I will never understand!!
Romans 8:38-39
If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

You were destined for GOD things

When God created YOU....He did so with purpose and destiny. In His brilliant design He fashioned you with goodness and things that were specific to only YOU. Things in YOU that would be evidence of HIM to the world. Satan may try to steal kill and destroy but he can't touch the spirit of who you are and he for surely can't snatch you out of the hands of the One who made you.
Everything he purposed for you to be is already in YOU. 
You were destined for GREAT things...for GOD things.. He refines those things throughout our life always making us more and more like Him but they're still there and were there all along. He's got things in mind for you. And He's gonna see to it that He fulfills His purposes for you. Trust Him and be confident in WHO He's made you to be and what He's put inside you. You've already got all that you need to be and do all He's got for you to do. No matter who you are and where you find yourself He's destined you for GREAT things.......TODAY. Have a great day!!!!! 
Ephesians 1:12 It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

Fear *IS* Faith

Fear *IS* Faith. 
 We will put our faith and confidence in SOMETHING. If we choose to put our faith in circumstances and feelings and emotions (which are fleeting temporary and insecure) we will live anxious and worried; offended and hurt; insecure and afraid. *BUT* if we will put our hope in the unchanging immovable unshakable word of God and put our Trust in HIM alone--confident that He is who He says He is and will ALWAYS do what He says He will do. It's a SURE thing!!! You will put your FAITH in something today......choose wisely. Put your FAITH in HIM and find peace and HOPE!!!!

 Hebrews 6:18, 20 when God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can't break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline **reaching past all appearances** 
It doesn't matter what it looks like. 
The Truth trumps it all!

He's STILL got the whole world in His hands

                                                 But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever;
his intentions can never be shaken. Psalm 33:11

..................He's (STILL) got the WHOLE world in His hands.

He had a plan from the beginning for the world, for ME and for YOU.
                                                               I got *ALL* my faith in HIM. Not in anybody or anything else.

Because of the Cross

Because of the cross........EVERYTHING can be REDEEMED.


Be Peculiar!

"We praise God we live in a free country when in reality we are enslaved to conformity. -Michael Youseff. 
That's not freedom........
 Dare to be different!!! Dare to be *you*nique!!!! Dare to stand out and stand apart!. Rather than conform be a LIGHT and TRANSFORM the atmosphere and world around you.
 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race (a peculiar people), a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
Wherever you GO.  Whatever you DO.
Make a decision to represent GOD.

A compass for your journey

When the waves start to crash in on you and life starts to disorient you....know THIS. 
If you have anchored yourself in the Word of God then the Spirit inside of you will be your gyroscope providing a steady course and a fixed orientation always bringing you back to where you were headed.
 God is JUST as *GREAT* in the storm as He is when all is still.  He's just as *GREAT* in the valley as He is on the mountain!! He was GREAT yesterday and GREAT still tomorrow! He's the same God today as He was yesterday and His word never CHANGES. It's unbreakable, unshakable, steadfast and immovable. And He is GREATER in YOU than anything that could ever come against you or threaten to shake your confidence OR your faith! No matter where you find yourself TODAY there is an ANCHOR and a confidence you have....a SURE thing. It's that HE remains the same no matter how insecure LIFE and circumstances may be. So if you're hope is in HIM and you've placed ALL your bets on HIS WORD that will never FAIL you then YOU can be unshakable, immovable, unbreakable and steady in the most TRYING of times. If He is FOR you then who or WHAT could ever stand against YOU!? Be resolute in your faith and determined to believe in spite of what things may LOOK like.
 You can remain steady and focused with peace and presence of mind no matter how strong the waves are that threaten to throw you off course. The Truth of God's word will be what continues to guide you and peace will govern your way in spite of the storm.

It's a NEW day!

It's a new day!!! New opportunities to see God at WORK!!:) IF His mercies are new every morning ---and they ARE :) and IF goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life ---and they DO ....and IF you have everything you need for living a kingdom purposed life---and you HAVE....and IF you are blessed beyond ALL measure-----and you ARE!!!!!!!:)......then you have EVERY reason to expect that .........................TODAY is gonna be a GOOD day!!!!