Devotional ~ The Thief And Life

The enemy wants to destroy man. Jesus wants to bring abundant life to man. His love for us is more than we can ever imagine or begin to understand. He died for us! Even before we were born, Jesus took our sins upon His shoulders. The enemy comes to kill and destroy, Jesus came to bring life. Who do you want in your life?

Father, may we have ears to hear Your voice speaking to us, and eyes to see the truth before us. May we put our trust in You, and seek You daily. May we share with others Your love for them and honor and glorify You in all that we do. In Jesus name amen.

Devotional ~ His Wonderful Works

I have always had a fascination with clouds. There is something about looking to the sky and seeing the many different types of clouds that God fills the skies with and the array of colors that He splashes across His canvas. The background in the above photo is one of many photos that I’ve taken so that I can learn how to paint a sky. If you are going to learn, might as well learn from the Master. (At least that is how I see it for me. 😉 ) The way He splashes the colors across the sky, the many types of clouds that He paints, oh it is so amazing.

Imagine being on a mountain top watching a sunrise or a sunset, God’s Country that’s what I call it. It’s as though you can reach out and touch the sky. Touch His masterpiece. God’s works, where to begin? His love? His thoughts toward us? There are no words in man’s vocabulary that can begin to describe the depth of His love, of His thoughts toward us.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

His thoughts definitely: More than can be numbered.

Father, I praise You and thank You for Your love toward us. You could have turned away from us. Instead You had planned for mankind’s failure. Thank You for the precious gift of life, that we don’t deserve, and yet You offer to us, through Your Son, Jesus. Thank You Jesus for teaching us obedience, teaching us how to love, by showing us how much You love the Father by honoring and obeying Him. May we follow in Your footsteps. In Jesus name amen.

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?