The Love of the Lord You, my sweet friend, are dearly loved. Not as the world loves with conditions and expectations. No, you are loved with a perfect, extreme, and unconditional love that cannot be completely understood or explained with human wisdom. You were loved before you were created. You were loved by a righteous, perfect God before you were His. You were loved by your Savior before you accepted or even knew Him. In Christ, you are forgiven, righteous, redeemed. You are a child of … [Read more...] about Perfect, Extreme, Unconditional Love
Find your purpose. You, beloved, are so special! Your Father in heaven has created you, chosen you, and gifted you for a very special purpose. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) He knows the perfect plans He has for your life. Your Father wants to bless you, strengthen you, and He wants to use you for His Kingdom. Through every moment, every struggle, every joy, He … [Read more...] about Find Your Purpose
You are loved. Do you know that? I mean, do you really, truly, deep down, when you're all alone and life is hard...do you know you are loved? You are! And, dear one, you are never truly alone. El Shaddai, the All-Sufficient God is with you! He is holding you, protecting you, and guiding you, even when you can't feel His presence. You are never left to face the trials and struggles of this life without help. El Sali, God of my strength is with you. You have the power of the living … [Read more...] about You Are Loved
A Crown of Beauty for Ashes Are you mourning? Hurting? Feeling lonely or in despair? Please lift your head and know that God sees your pain, and He cares. He wants to bring you comfort, joy out of suffering, blessings from brokenness, and He will give you a crown of beauty for your ashes. I don't know how or when, but hang on beloved, He is near and He hears your prayer. Cry out to Him and rejoice when He answers. He is with you and you are not alone. To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a … [Read more...] about Daily Prayer~A Crown of Beauty/No More Ashes
Finding Favor in the Eyes of God David, even though he sinned greatly, found favor in God's eyes. God Himself called David a man after His own heart! Why? Because he would do everything, anything, that God asked Him to do. He wanted to honor and please God more than anything else. After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.' (Acts 13:22) Moses, left his … [Read more...] about Finding Favor in the Eyes of God
The love of Jesus God's grace and mercy include an intense love for you. Remember today, whatever you are facing, whatever this day holds, You are cherished and God sings over you. You are not alone, and you are His beloved! at His feet Daily Prayer~ God, You are love. You love me with an intense, infallible, unconditional, inexplicable, and unstoppable love, so deep You sent Jesus to take my place of punishment so I could be forgiven and reconciled to You. Thank you. Lord, fill me with Your … [Read more...] about Daily Prayer, 6/27/15~The Love of Jesus
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7) We all need mercy, each and every one of us. We are all sinners. Even Paul, the great missionary, confessed to being the worst! When we lose sight of our own need for mercy, we become less merciful to others. Our pride leads to judgmental attitudes and feelings of superiority, and pride always goes before a fall! Pride is a sin that gives birth to a host of other sins. Only when we remember how broken, unrighteous, and … [Read more...] about The Fulfillment of our Greatest Need–The Mercy of God
I can't do this. But God can! This is true for absolutely everything we do. But, the bigger the dream, the loftier the goal, the harder the challenge, the more we realize just how true it is! Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NASB). ~*~ This verse does NOT mean He gives us everything we want. We can't claim this verse for a new car, or quote it when we want new shoes. "Well, God wants me to have the desires of my heart … [Read more...] about But God!
"Good times", "That's good", "It's all good"... we use the word "good" in many, many ways. We say a movie was good, our kids are good, we fight the good fight, and we even say God is good! So, what is "good" really? It is the opposite of bad; the absence of evil. So yes, most definitely God is good! But...He is so much more! God is my Creator, Sustainer, Provider, Savior...my absolute everything. Yes, He is good, but oh, He is so much more! God is Love. God loves us with a deeper, … [Read more...] about God is So Much More than “Good”
Jesus died on "Good" Friday. He suffered in pain and anguish as He was beaten, tortured, and crucified. His family and friends watched in horror as He died an excruciating death while others mocked and spit at Him. So how can we possibly call it "good"? It is the most horrific day in history when the Savior was brutally killed because of our sin! If the story ended on Friday, there would be nothing "good" about it. It would be the saddest, most depressing story of … [Read more...] about Why is Good Friday “Good”?