I love how God reminds us just how much He cares for us. I’m sure we have all experienced anxiety of some form. The twisted up feeling inside that seems to consume and take over our lives. But God. But God provides a way out of that twisted up feeling. His comfort brings us peace. It brings us a rest and restoration for a weary soul. Are you anxious about something? Do you find yourself fretting over things you have no control over? Turn those anxious thoughts over to the One who can give you the peace, rest, and renewal of your soul that you seek.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
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.
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.
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.
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! ❤
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.