Friday, July 22, 2016

Do What is Right, Not What is Easy

This is the new covenant I will make 
with my people on that day, says the LORD: 
I will put my laws in their hearts, 
and I will write them on their minds." 
- Hebrews 10:16

Think of the majesty of that scripture...

He has places his law within our hearts and written them upon our minds. 

We already know what is right. 

We already know what we must do. 

Following Christ was never meant to be a walk in the park. 

He said pick up your cross! 

What do you have to do today to pick up your cross and follow him? 

What must you do that is right but not easy? 

Ask God for guidance in that conversation or action.

I promise you, he calls us to these moments for a purpose. 

He can use you in ways you can't even imagine yet. 

Seek obedience. 

Step out of your comfort zone. 

Pick up your cross.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Light is Green

Keep going.
Keep moving forward.
Our God delights in our action. 

Until you hear Him say "stop. Be still." 

Keep persevering! 

The race is set out before you and God has said "go!" 

We can't wait for God to tell us every decision to make... 

Otherwise what would we have an account for on the day we meet Him face to face? 

Be faithful. 

Be obedient. 

Be strong and move! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Renewing of Your Mind

Your focusing too much on what you don't have, on what God has yet to do in your life. God doesn't want us to live a life in need, in want, constantly reaching for what we don't have. No, you see that is the way of the world! What if I told you, you have everything you need in this very moment? What if I told you God is pleased where you are right now. Open your eyes to see His hand in your day. Reach for Him, seek Him, not items on your life "to-do" list! God is not on mute. He is actively speaking to you. Renew your mind, refocus on the One who had the story already written. He is good and his plans are magnificent for you. Rest in his peace today.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

He is our strength and our provider. He's working things for your good as you read this. He is orchestrating beauty from ashes and blessings you won't even recognize until you meet Him face to face. And in that moment, you'll look back at your life and your perspective will shift. You will see Him in every detail, every tear, every moment. He is here. He holds your heart and knows your desires. We can trust in Him... In His timing. He gives us hope for tomorrow. God is a good Father 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The One Who Was, Who is, and is to Come

He's the God of your past, the God of your present, the God of your future.

He knows where you've been, where you are, and where you are going.

He knows your potential, your heart, your purpose.

He is the One Who was, Who is, and is to come.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Grace Defined

g r a c e
/noun/ the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Sometimes you don't feel it. Favour.
You're facing a mountain in your life.. Or you are facing someone else's mountain and it just doesn't seem to move. For years and years it doesn't move. How can we say His grace is sufficient when those strongholds don't break when we've been praying for days.. Months.. Even years? How do we Trust in the One whom we don't necessarily understand... How do we continue to hope in a God who won't just "make it better" when we want.. Need Him to?


It's a choice.
It's not always easy. And some days are harder than others. We must choose faith in Him when it's messy, ugly and doesn't make sense. We must choose to dig into His Word for guidance, direction and strength. We must talk to Him through prayer to make our requests known to Him. And sometimes the only thing we can do is be obedient. Faithful. And choose to believe His grace IS sufficient. You WILL get through this. And in your weakness, His strength is perfect and will act on your behalf. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Best Thing You Can Do For God

Image: PocketFuel

"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: 

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, 

and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 

Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it 

without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. 

You’ll be changed from the inside out. 

Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 

Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down 

to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, 

develops well-formed maturity in you." 

- Romans 11:1-2 

{the message paraphrase} 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

He is Good, He is Good

When my heart is hurting, 

when my negative thoughts take over, 

when my frustrations hold me back from trust, 

when my hope is weak... 

He is good. He is good

Monday, July 4, 2016

Be Still

It's not easy.

But it's a choice we must make every day when we roll out of bed. 

We can either do life our way, or choose obedience to the One who can work miracles. 

He asks us to move when we are too comfortable and to be still when we are anxious to get going. 

It doesn't always make sense, 

but one thing is for sure... 

God is a good good Father, He loves you with an eternal love, and can do immeasurable more than we can ever ask, dream or imagine. 

If we just listen.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fruit of the Spirit Challenge: Will You Join Me?

Because of His Spirit, 

we have access to this fruit. 

I'll be there first to admit, I don't always live this out 

BUT I've challenged myself to focus on one fruit every week and live it out. 

This way, I will truly understand the power God has blessed us with in the Spirit to be patient, joyful, gentle, etc.

Will you join me?
First up - love.

For the next 7 days will you live out love?
Take a look at this previous post about Love Defined to grasp some inspiration about what that means.