Grace ( May 9, 2018)

My GRACE is SUFFICIENT for you, for My power is made PERFECT in weakness.

– 2 Corinthians 12:9

A state of MIND that sees God in EVERYTHING is evidence of growth in grace and a THANKFUL heart.

– Charles Finney

So true, so true  I don’t need to say more – do I.

 

 

 

God Loves My Story

I knew you before you were born

Refer to my story dated April 1, 2018

Remember when I told you I didn’t know what God wanted me to do with my life for Him?  He began asking me this question at the beginning of Lent.  I have been praying, perhaps over-praying, about this since.  Then my blog on 4/1/2018 came to mind.

I try my best to read the Bible daily and I have several books of inspiration that I toggle back and forth from morning to morning.  This morning, after having gone to a Bible study last night and continuing to ask myself this question, the first thing I read in my book, 100 Things God Loves About You, (various assembled unknown authors),  was “God loves your story”.  Here’s what it had to say:

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

  • – Psalm 139:16

I researched which Bible this passage came from and found that I have a whole slew of Bibles!!!  Anyway, it comes from the NIV New Life Application Study Bible.

I’d like to add to it verses 17 and 18:

17.”How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!  18.Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with you.”

To me, this is so wonderful because He thinks I have an amazing story!  I know because scripture tells me that God, YHWH, Yahweh, Jehovah, my Lord, tells me Himself that it was written long before I was born.  He knew every twist of the secret plan, every unexpected direction, every happy and sad moment(s).  Wherever I went, He had been.  He will walk before me and with me as my Scout, my Pathfinder, my Guide, and my Friend.

When I put my trust in Him, He promises me the utmost best of happily,  heavenly, endings forever after.  Isn’t that just completely, totally, and miraculously awesome!

He Knew Me

“4. The Word of the LORD came to me saying, 5. ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew (chose) you, before you were born, I set you apart;'”

-Jeremiah 1:4-5a

As the scripture continues, it states, “I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” While I know He has not appointed me as a prophet, this Easter morning, I sat in amazement – total amazement that He knew or chose ME. Of all people to do some thing of His will. Just like He has appointed each one of you (good and bad) to carry out His mission. I’m still wondering what that might be. But I know, in His time – not mine, He will reveal to me His plan for me. I Can Only Imagine. I am so excited.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter, because Jesus has risen. Yes in deed, HE HAS RISEN!

Let the Holy Spirit Be Your Guide

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

– Romans 12:2 NIV

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. 17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. 18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. 19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me! 20 Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. 21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. 22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles! (‭Psalm‬ ‭25‬:‭16-22‬ NIV).

“No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

http://bible.com/111/psa.25.3.niv

March 3, 2018

  • To the chief Musician upon Jonath–elem–rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
    1.  Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.  Michtam…: or, A golden Psalm of David
    2.  Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.enemies: Heb. observers
    3.  What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
    4. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
    5.  Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
    6.  They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
    7.  Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
    8.  Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
    9.  When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
    10. In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.
  • – Psalm 56:1-10

February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday – A wonderful day to see ashes rubbed on so many foreheads.  The mark of Jesus’s love!

As we’ve gone into Lent this year, I’ve heard God ask me two questions.  1)  What are you going to give up for Lent this year, AND 2) WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR ME this year?

Hmm, much to think about.  Am I worthy to carry on His work?