A Time to Persevere

A Time to Persevere

Do you feel unimportant? Are you wondering if what you’re doing even matters? Are you questioning, “Is it worth it?”

First, I would ask, “Did God call you to it?”

If He did, then I can promise you, without hesitation or doubt, that yes, it is important, special, and definitely worth it.

Don’t give up, don’t give in, and don’t quit. You may not see the value right now, you may not see the benefit for some time, but God sees a much bigger picture, the whole picture from beginning to end, and He will use the actions of His people to change the world~one at a time or thousands is up to Him.

You can make a difference in someone’s life, right now, today. Whatever God is calling you to do…do it! And do it with love, mercy, integrity, and joy.

Your obedience to God is all He requires. He will take care of the rest according to His perfect will.

Don’t quit…persevere and leave the results to Him.

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Father, I ask for discernment to hear from You clearly, wisdom to understand, and strength to obey immediately. Whatever You call me to do, may I be delighted to do Your will. Help me produce fruit that shares Your love to those around me. Use me for Your will in Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Love and Blessings in our Lord Jesus,

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Life in The Light

Life in The Light

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:3-4).

Life can get dark. Whether it’s struggles and circumstances, or negative emotions and anxious thoughts, life can be difficult, and, yes, life can get dark.

In those difficult times, remember who God is. Focus on Him and on His power, remember His love, and meditate on His goodness. He has not left you alone to face this life, and He does not intend you to be overwhelmed, overcome, or defeated.

Find strength in Him and in His mighty power for victory over oppressive thoughts, depressive emotions, and negative attitudes. Trust His protection and strength over every circumstance of life.

He is always with You. Always. And He fights for you, He sings over you, and He will never, ever leave you! Stay in His light and watch the darkness flee!

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The abundant love and grace of Christ changes everything!

Daily Prayer~

Lord, You are light. In You, there is no darkness at all. Fill me with Your presence and power, separate me from darkness in every way, and help me walk with joy in Your brilliant light.  Father, declare ‘let there be light” over me and over every area of my life. In Your might and for Your glory, equip me to live with strength and victory in every situation. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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May you be blessed abundantly with hope, peace, and most of all, God’s love!

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Perfect Peace~Anxious for Nothing

Perfect Peace in Christ~

God’s Word tells us to “be anxious for nothing”. That means we can have complete freedom from anxiety. We don’t need to fret over details or worry about any aspect of life. In Christ, we can have perfect peace~the peace of Jesus!

Perfect peace is a gift when our minds are focused on Christ. Even in the deepest, darkest pit, the peace of God reigns!

When your thoughts are consumed by things of this world, take time to be still in His presence, refocus your thoughts, pray, and remember you are guarded by the peace of God in Christ Jesus. You are a child of the King with a higher calling, important purpose, and He has given you grander things to think about~focus on Him!

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Daily Prayer~

Father, I am in constant need of Your perfect peace. Help me focus my thoughts and daily commit myself to You. When my thoughts wander and I begin to worry or fear, teach me to focus on You. Help me remember I have nothing to fear from things of this world. I hope confidently in You, and in Your mighty power. It is You and You alone who saves me, and only in You do I trust. Lord, guard my heart and mind, take my doubts, worries, and fears, and replace them with Your perfect peace and love. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

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Are you struggling with anxiety, fear, or other negative emotions? Do you need peace in your life? My eBook, Jesus Peace: Finding Peace in His Presence is 31 days of prayer and devotion seeking the perfect peace of Jesus. It is available on Amazon.com and other online retailers, and will help you find joy and peace even when life is hard.

“Peace has nothing to do with our circumstances. It is not about an easy life, a clean home, or a problem-free day…Peace, true, lasting, perfect peace is all about Jesus!”

With love and prayer for abundant blessings of hope, peace, joy, and all the amazing fullness of Christ!

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Glimpses of Glory

Glimpses of Glory

We are surrounded by the incredible, the wondrous, the beautiful creation of God. He has given us glimpses of glory, His glory, detailed throughout His creation, but, in our hurried, busy lives, we too often miss it…in our rush to get everything done, we miss Him. But when we pause, take time to see, really see, the beauty around us, we will see glimpses of glory. We will always find God when we seek Him for He never leaves us. He is always with us and always loves us~always!

God wants to touch your life today. He is calling to you and desires to bless you with His presence, His love, His peace, and His goodness. I know you’re busy. I know your schedule is full and there isn’t enough time to get it all done.

But in God’s strength, and filled with His love, refreshed in His grace, you will find renewal. Somehow, miraculously, if you make Him the priority, give Him your devotion and time, He will not only encourage you, He will equip you to accomplish His plan for you.

Spend time with God today and be renewed, refreshed, and encouraged~get a glimpse of His glory… You won’t regret a single moment!

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Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. (Psalm 24:8, 10)

Prayer at His feet~

Lord, You are glorious and Your glory surrounds me. Help me not rush through my day and miss the beauty and majesty of You. Help me not be so consumed with my plans that I miss out on Yours. Show me what it means to follow You and devote myself to You. Teach me a deeper understanding of Your love, and strengthen me to share Your love with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Time in His Word: Psalm 24

Has God ever given you a glimpse of His glory? Where were you?

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I pray this prayer has blessed you and encouraged you, and I hope you will share it with someone else!

May you be blessed abundantly with hope, peace, and most of all, God’s love!

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A Brand New Creation in Christ

A Brand New Creation in Christ

You are a brand new creation in Christ Jesus. Whatever you once were, Jesus has washed it away. He has taken your dirty, old rags and made them into a beautiful, amazing, brand new masterpiece. You are not restored, reworked, or recycled. You are brand new! Rejoice today in your new life, new opportunities, new freedom, and complete forgiveness. You are loved and God has a special plan for you…get to it!

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Daily Prayer at His feet~

Lord, thank You for making me new. Thank You for taking my shame, guilt, and every past, present, and future sin, and declaring me clean, holy, and righteous. I am so unworthy, and I am so grateful for Your love. Help me see myself as You see me, Your beloved, Your cherished child…I am Yours. Teach me to walk in Your strength and in freedom, and equip me to share Your love and mercy with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Time in the Word: 2 Corinthians 5

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Abundant blessings!

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31 Days of Letting Go

Loving God With All My Heart

Loving God with All My Heart

Is your heart divided? Are you torn between serving God and fulfilling the demands of life? Do you desire to love God more, but rush through devotions to move on to the next thing?  How often do you say, “Tomorrow, I’ll do better”?

You are not alone! We all fall short, and there is no guilt or condemnation for our past. But, we do serve a righteous God who demands our complete devotion. He desires your whole heart, not just a piece, not even most of it…all of it.

What are you holding onto today? Surrender it to God, just let it go and find complete freedom, peace, and strength in His arms. Whatever it is, you are not meant to carry it alone. Perhaps, you are not even meant to carry it at all! Give it to God and let Him deliver you today.

Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths… (Psalm 86:11-13)

Time in His Word: Psalm 86

Daily Prayer at His feet~

Lord, I surrender my desires, my heart, my past, my thoughts, everything to You. I want to worship You with my whole, undivided heart. Reveal any sinful thoughts, attitudes, or behaviors that hinder my worship, remove any idols in my life, and strengthen me to trust You completely.  You, and You alone are my Lord, and I will glorify Your name forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Would you like to read more about the letting go of idols and strongholds? My prayer book, 31 Days of Letting Go available in paperback or eBook and is available here as well as other online retailers.

You can find Faith to Soar on facebook, twitter, or pinterest I pray this prayer has blessed you and encouraged you, and if it has, I hope you will share it with someone else!

Abundant blessings!

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Perfect Peace at the Feet of Jesus

The Perfect Peace of Jesus~

Life is rarely peaceful. Sure, we may have peaceful moments, but daily life can be chaotic, overwhelming, and very, very busy. And it’s easy to let the chaos affect our mood, our thoughts, and even our plans.

Jesus offers peace. Not the peace of the world which can change in an instant, but His lasting, complete, perfect peace.

Are you struggling to find peace? Take a moment to rest in the presence of God, soak in the wisdom of His Word. Pause your busyness, and let Jesus fill you with His peace. Let Him refresh, recharge, and rejuvenate you. You will be strengthened for whatever the day brings, and His peace will never leave you!

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Time in His Word: Isaiah 26

Daily Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your perfect peace. Forgive me for trying to handle life on my own, and in my own strength. Too often, I find myself empty, weary, and rushed. Remind me to pause and spend time at Your feet. Give me a deep hunger for Your Word and a thirst for Your presence. Be with me and make me keenly aware of You, and keep my thoughts and mind focused on You. I trust You with my life and I am in constant need of Your peace. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

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Would you like to read more about the peace of Jesus? My devotional, Jesus Peace: 31 Days Finding Peace in His Presence is available in paperback or eBook and is available here as well as other online retailers.

You can find Faith to Soar on facebook, twitter, or pinterest I pray this prayer has blessed you and encouraged you, and if it has, I hope you will share it with someone else!

Abundant blessings!

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Reflecting Glory

Reflecting Glory

You are a beautiful, amazing, powerful child of God…and never let anyone ever deceive you that you not! You are created in the image of a loving God who cherishes and adores you, and He desires your heart, your attention, and your devotion. Spend a few minutes extra today reminding yourself of His goodness and let Him remind you how much you are loved!

As you go about your day, remember your beauty and power come from within and you radiate God’s glory. As you spend time in His presence, you are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory! You are radiating more glory today than yesterday, and tomorrow  you will shine even brighter.

Go reflect His glory to a hurting, dying world!

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Time in His Word: 2 Corinthians 3

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Father, transform me into Your likeness! Give me the desire and the determination to be still in Your presence, to give you time to make me new, to shine brighter and radiate Your beautiful glory. As I spend time with You, may I reflect Your love, Your grace, and Your mercy to those around me. May others look at me and know I am different than the world. May my life be a beautiful reflection of You. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

What is God teaching you? Showing you? I would to know how God is blessing you or working in your life!

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I hope you will join me in following Jesus wherever He leads!

Abundant blessings!

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Seeking Stillness, Finding God in the Quiet

Seeking Stillness…Finding God in the Quiet

Being still is hard, especially in our fast-paced society with its demands of instant results and constant busyness. Sometimes when weariness sets in, you may get your body still, but, if you’re like me, it can be extra challenging to get your mind still! Even the gas station has commercials on the gas pump now, the aisles in the stores scream to buy a new product- we can’t get away from the noise and constant sounds.

Unless we intentionally retreat to a quiet place, there is no quiet for our minds.

Even Jesus had to get away from the crowds in order to find quiet. We must get away from the noise and find our quiet! Our quality of life and our relationship with God depend on it!

Time in His Word: Psalm 46

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46:10)

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Lord, I know I need to be still in Your presence. When my mind, heart, and soul become weary, when my temper becomes short, and my patience is gone, I know I need You. Forgive me for putting the demands of my overcrowded schedule ahead of time with You. Reveal to me what’s important and what is not. Teach me to prioritize my time with what matters to You. Strengthen me to be still in Your presence, unrushed, unhurried, and savor Your healing, calming, comforting presence. Wash over me with Your peace and flood me with Your calming love. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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I would love to pray for you or connect with you. Please leave a comment with a prayer request (or just your name, God knows your need!). It would be my honor and delight to lift you in prayer.

If you enjoy these prayers and are blessed, please share them! You can also find Faith to Soar on facebook, twitter, or pinterest and I hope you will join me online in following Jesus wherever He leads!

Be blessed,

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Wise Choices, Wise Counsel

Making Wise Choices

In 2 Chronicles 22, God’s Word teaches about a young man only 22 years old who becomes king of Judah, Ahaziah. He was unworthy and reigned only one year in Jerusalem. His rule is defined by his bad choices, which are the result of wicked and evil advice from those around him, including even his own mother! The wickedness of his mother and trusted advisers influenced him and brought about his downfall.

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Lord, please guide my thoughts and lead me to seek wise counsel. May my choices and decisions be based on Your Word. Guard my mouth and may I always teach only Your truth to my children, family, and friends. May those I love grow in the understanding of Your truth and seek after You, and may nothing I ever do or say lead them astray. Help me lead others towards You through my words and actions, and may Your love and mercy flow through me. Grant me wisdom and understanding of Your Word and truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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I would love to pray for you or connect with you. Please leave a comment with a prayer request (or just your name, God knows your need!). It would be my honor and delight to lift you in prayer.

If you enjoy these prayers and are blessed, please share them! You can also find Faith to Soar on facebook, twitter, or pinterest and I hope you will join me online in following Jesus wherever He leads!

Be blessed,

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