In the dreary days of early spring, our hearts listen to the sounds that only come with warmer evenings. We pray to God for peace around the world and reverently request our dreams be heard to bring a resolution to all His chosen people. Though flowers shower us with scents, the rain leaves […]
“I’m about to do something new. See I’ve already begun!” Isaiah 43:19 (NLT).
I bought a new pair of exercise pants for perhaps bicycling, exercise class or walking. I expect to use them soon!
I believe in You Lord, for all You’ve promised me. Your promises are for me and all of your children. You don’t have favorites. You taught me to expect the best.
Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 32:27 the Lord says, is anything too hard for Me?
Anointed movie: “I Can Only Imagine,” of the transformation of lives by Jesus, Thank You God!
First believe, then you’ll see manifestations says Jesus (John 11:40).
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” says Jesus in Mark 12:30 (NIV).
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” Proverbs 23:7
I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief (Mark 9:24)
Some teachers say, you must believe first in what God can do, then you’ll see it happen. Hebrews 11:1-3 (The Message): “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.”
Even seasoned pastors are getting one clue at a time. Living a life of trust in Almighty God.
“Always be ready with an answer in and out of season.” 2 Timothy 4:2
Dear Lord Father, help us to be alert for signs that point to You and to remember to wait on Your word to move forward.
*How does God speak to you? Jesus says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me…”
Start listening to the “still small voice” and obeying (1 Kings 19:12). Seems like a clear thought, a sentence, a word, also an impression: stop at this store for no reason you can think of. Go in this business, go to the laundrymat. When you follow through, He does something, a divine appointment, a cherished gift that only He knew you wanted. You could be given a friend’s name, their face shows up in your mind or their “twin” arrives in front of you when that person lives in another state. When you call them it’s God’s timing, they needed to hear your encouragement just then. If it’s not possible to call, you pray for them. You’re obedient. God starts to trust you. You don’t always see fruit, but your work for the Kingdom is eternal and can’t be taken away. His voice is always aligned with His character.
Seek purity. Psalm 119:112, reads, “I have inclined mine heart to perform Your statutes alway, even unto the end.”
Four years ago, I was hearing the Lord, a few times a year. I signed up for a one week, distant mission trip and was very apprehensive seeking the Lord and praying fervently for the trip. I heard the Lord say, “It’s not going to be easy.” Another time in prayer, He said, “You can do nothing without Me,” that’s right from John 15. The building where we stayed for the mission had a sign upstairs that read, “All things are possible with God,” “Not easy!”
Jesus says, “you are My friends” in John 15:14
“And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.” James 2:23
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
James 4:4, tells us that friendship with the world is enmity with God.
If you’re having trouble in the world, you’re in good company (see 2 Corinthians 11:25-26)
Dear Lord God, help us to trust You, to spend more time with You and to hear what You say about things.
*Please share what ways you are God’s friend…