The Day You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday is here which means the weekend is just around the corner. As you relax this weekend take time to thank God for all you have, where you live and the many blessings He’s bestowed upon you. God is a God of love, mercy, grace and understanding. Take Him at His word and receive Jesus as your savior. You’ll be glad you did.

Trust. Wait. Speak. Delight.

Psalm 119:41-48

These words describe my relationship with the Lord and my daily walk with Him.

I will trust Him with my life and my days. I will wait upon the Lord and as it says in Isaiah 40:31, “Those that wait upon the Lord will gain new strength……”.

I will speak of your goodness and truth before men and kings and shall not be ashamed. Let’s live our lives as an example to others that Christ Jesus is King and Lord of our lives. Let us delight and speak of His unending love and mercies without fear or prejudice.

God is good all the time. I prayed to Him last night and asked that He would help me wake up at 6:00 AM. I woke up at 5:58 today. Praise the Lord for His everlasting kindness. His love and mercy endures forever.

Thank you Lord for leading me with your Holy Spirit. He is a faithful guide and mentor in my walk with you.

Verse 47: “I shall delight in your commandments which I love.”

Verse 48: “And I shall lift up my hands to your commandments which I love. And I will will meditate on your statutes.”

Father, your word is a lamp unto my feet. Lead me in this world of darkness that I may not stumble but instead give you all the glory and honor.—Amen

Are You Trying To Direct Your Own Life?

being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and…—Colossians 1:11

God gave us the free will to choose His plan or step away from it. When life does not follow our desired path, we can try to make things happen in our own power. Though this option is tempting at uncomfortable times, it often leads to disappointment and difficulty, and we end up missing God’s best.

Scripture contains rich promises that we can claim throughout life—and God always keeps His Word. As His followers, we are to believe with faith, anticipate with hope, and wait quietly with patience (Rom. 12:12). In the meantime, we listen and obey.

Embrace whatever season God has you in right now. If it’s a time of waiting, choose patience, trusting that His plan for you is beautiful. Walking in His will requires us to remain sensitive to His voice. When we readily listen to our loving Father, He protects us from making mistakes.

God Cares About The Small Things Too

“How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the way of the Lord.”—Psalm 119:1

Yesterday I had breakfast with a good friend. During breakfast he mentioned that he would be teaching Sunday School this weekend. At first I didn’t think anything about it but then later realized that the date didn’t sound right. After getting home I checked my schedule and it appeared my friend was wrong. The long and short of it was I was wrong. I thought I was supposed to teach on the 15th but actually I am scheduled to teach on the 8th.

This sequence of events showed me just how much God loves me and cares about even the small things in my life. It was my friend who suggested we have breakfast and if he hadn’t done so I would not have discovered the error of my date to teach. God knew all of this long before I did and orchestrated events to ensure I was teaching on the correct Sunday. This may not seem like much to talk about but to me it just shows me God at work in my life.

I praise God for His love and mercy. The very first verse in Psalm 119 says, “How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the way of the Lord.”

All I can say is “Thank you Lord. I give you all the praise, glory and honor. I pray your Holy Spirit will guide me in my walk today.”

Resentment – The Cocaine of Our Emotions

Resentment is the cocaine of the emotions, causing our blood to pump. And our energy level to rise. There is a dangerous point at which our anger ceases to be an emotion and becomes a driving force. That’s why bitter people complain to anyone who will listen.

And, like cocaine, resentment can kill. Physically– with high blood pressure and other conditions. Emotionally– with anxiety and depression. Spiritually– as it shrivels the soul.

Hatred is the rabid dog that turns on its owner. Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. Bitterness is the trap that snares the hunter. And mercy….mercy is the choice that can set them all free.