Devotional ~ The Shelter

Remember the days of playing hide -n-seek as a kid and finding that perfect hiding place where no one could find you? As children we didn’t always think about the dangers lurking out there that could harm us. Our time spent more on having fun and playing as it should have been. When the enemy attacks he tries everything he can to destroy us. If he can put a wedge between us and the Lord, he will and he will do his best to make sure it is as big a wedge as possible. But here is the good news. We know that we can run to the Father for shelter and He will be there to protect us, to shelter us.

God gives us so many reminders of His love for us. Reminders that we are not alone and that He is there waiting on us to go to Him for help. He doesn’t have to give us these reminders. He doesn’t have to provide shelter or protection. But because His love is so deep He waits for us to run to Him so that He can protect us. I pray your day is filled with His peace and as you go about your day, that you will see Him at work in and through your life. Praying for you! God bless! ❤

~Former Things Have Passed…

Have you ever said or did something and you wished for a do over? I know I have and I imagine you probably have too. If you think the world is in chaos now, imagine what it would be like if all you had to do was hit a button and start all over. I imagine chaos wouldn’t begin to describe what would happen. But God knew what could happen if He allowed us to make mistakes and then have a do over.

He tells us that the old things are gone but there are new things that He will bring forth even before they takes root. And when you think about that, that alone should make you want to know more about Him. Not just know about Him, but to get to know Him. To develop a personal relationship with Him. Our God created the universe, the planets and stars, and this beautiful planet full of mystery and hidden treasures. He did all of that and yet He takes the time to tell us about the things that will be coming before it happens. He didn’t have to tell us anything. In fact, He didn’t even have to make mention of it in His word but it was important enough that it made in there. Maybe He wanted us to realize that while we can’t change the past we can grab hold of the new. I pray you have a blessed and joyful day.

A New Day

Faith complete trust or confidence in someone.

Growing up as child, I never really quite grasped the meaning of faith. We went to church for awhile, and as a young child, I just accepted that the Bible was God’s word and God didn’t lie. By the time I was a young adult, life happened, and my rocky foundation of faith dwindled. Faith? What was that? Trust? Not likely.

Thank God, He did not give up on me. He put people in my path that would eventually lead me right back into His arms. Some that surprisingly I never would have thought in a hundred years had anything to do with the Lord. But they did in their own rocky way.

We were not present when God created the worlds. But we know that He did. We cannot explain it nor do we have to. It’s okay that we don’t have all the answers. His word tells us that He spoke the worlds into being. Everything in His word is truth. God cannot lie. He spoke the worlds into existence. Can you imagine? Now, I like to paint. When I look at a blank canvas the possibilities of what I can paint are endless. But I cannot speak the painting into existence. No matter how hard I try it just isn’t going to happen. Look around you, everything you see God created. He spoke every little thing into existence right down to those creepy critters that we may not appreciate. 😣 We may not know why they exist but God does. He created them. Anything that I can paint already exists. Flowers, plants, buildings, anything at all can be painted because it is visible. I can plant a garden but I did not create it. It already existed in the seeds that the Father spoke into existence. And you know what? He already knows what each plant will look like.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

Psalm 33:6

It’s a new day. What are you going to do with it?

Devotional ~ Precious

👋 Hey there! Do you ever hit pause and really stop to think about how precious you are to God? Websters Dictionary defines precious as of great value or high price; highly esteemed or cherished. Cherished. You are so special to the One who created you. Who breathed life into you and oh how He loves you! If you could count the grains of sand would you be able to comprehend how loved you truly are? The depth of His love for you is far more than you can ever imagine.

God’s love is amazing, exceptional, never ending, words on earth probably don’t even begin to touch on how truly precious we are to Him. When I think about God and His love, it is humbling to know I am precious to Him. You are precious to God and you can have comfort knowing that He is watching over you. What an amazing, awesome, and wonderful God we serve. I pray that your day is blessed beyond measure and the you will see God at work in and around you today and every day. God bless. ❤

Devotional ~ Expectation

Expectation. Have you ever expected something to happen only to be disappointed when it didn’t turn out the way you thought it would or even should? Maybe you had plans to do something and those plans fell through. Or someone said that they would do something and for some reason didn’t. When our expectations fall on man’s shoulders or even our own we can’t have the assurance that everything will always work out all of the time.

There have been times when people have said that they would do something and for one reason or another didn’t follow through with it. That feeling of disappointment thinking that whatever didn’t happen was somehow my fault. I also remember times when I have done the same thing unintentionally, and how I felt to disappoint someone. It is unfortunate and uncomfortable when it happens, that feeling of letting someone down. And while it isn’t a good feeling, I’m certain I’m not the only one who has felt that way at one time or another.

But when we put our expectation in God, we have the assurance that He will not disappoint. He is our rock and our salvation. He delivers on what He says He will do. He is our defense and He will keep us protected. With God as our protector we can rest in the knowledge that no weapon formed against us will prosper.

O God, You are my rock, my salvation. You defend me from the attacks of my enemy. I wait on You, O God, for I trust in You and my expectation is in You alone. Man cannot move mountains, create a world filled with beauty, or speak life into an empty void. But You did that and more. You planned for man's redemption through the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. May I always honor You in all that I do. Create in me a clean heart, daily renew a right spirit in me. Abba I love You with all that I am and I trust in You. I thank You for loving me and praise Your holy name, in Jesus name amen.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

God bless and have a wonderful day! ❤