Sometimes you need not say anything. Sometimes you need to remove the thoughts and replace them with scripture. Sometimes you need not write anything. Sometimes you must choose to be kind even if others are not. Sometimes you need to reflect back over your life. Sometimes when things don’t go your way, you need to say Lord I thank you anyhow. Sometimes you need to sit extremely still and in silence to hear the voice of the Lord. With all of the voices of today, you need to press into the one you say you believe. Sometimes you should stop putting so much out in the air. Sometimes you need to not expose your own-self.
Job 5: 21 – Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
The word works, when you work the word.
Have you ever just taken time to TRY and clear your mind of all of the daily clutter? Worry, Worry, Worry. After all of your thoughts become one big maze and you decide to try and figure it all out, that’s when God steps in. He steps in because you must remind yourself even though it seems a little bit cloudy that God’s Word will not return void if you put into practice. We practice for everything else, but when it comes to the Word of God you don’t practice. Now is your divine opportunity to put it to work.
Your circumstances or situation is not premised on what you can see but it is premised on what you cannot see. Prayer is the key and faith unlocks the door.
Here are some scriptures to remind you that God is a sovereign God.
1 Peter 5:7-9: 7: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Philippians 2:5: 5: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 4:13: 13: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
There are so many scriptures to put into PRACTICE. This is just a few.
Have a super Blessed Day.
As a cancer survivor, some days I encounter “the hard part”. Understanding that sometimes it is hard to fathom you have even gone through such an ordeal. It wasn’t that long ago when I had to have a port-a-cath placed in my chest. It wasn’t that long ago when during my first chemotherapy my vein where they placed the needle to administer the drug collapsed three times. It wasn’t that long ago when I went from having hair down to the middle of my back to watching it come out in clumps in the shower. It wasn’t that long ago when I couldn’t lift my head off of the pillow because of the nausea. It wasn’t long ago when I would have to put sheets over the blinds because I couldn’t bear the light. It wasn’t that long ago when I had to have hydration the day after chemo and watched in horror as water ran down my legs, and it wasn’t that long ago when I had completed my chemotherapy for the last time that two days later the port-a-cath, which was suppose to stay in for six months decided, on its own, that it would push up and pierce my body to come out. It wasn’t that long ago when I had to have surgery to have the port-a-cath removed. It wasn’t that long ago when my brain felt like fog was preventing me from completing anything.
Now, that was the hard part. Now is a time wherein I am still trying to find my way but for the most part, I won’t complain and you shouldn’t either.
For the word of God in the book of Isaiah 41:10 says : “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
God has done just that!!
Whether we choose to notice or not, the year’s end is fast approaching. At the end of the day, take time to reflect on what you have completed according to the will of God. At the end of the day, have you been kind? At the end of the day, have you been patient? At the end of the day, have you made yourself available for the less fortunate? At the end of the day, have you listened? At the end of the day, can you count the cost of discipleship? At the end of the day, did you pray throughout the day? At the end of day, have you done what God has spoken? Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are just, whatever things are of good report, think on these things. Have we done that or have we allowed our emotions to be in control instead of allowing God to be in control. At the end of the day, can you lie down and recap your steps and be pleased?
This was just a thought about “At the end of the Day”.
I have seen a lot of seasons in my lifetime. All seasons have a different feel to them. Spring (new beginning), Summer (Hot), Fall (cool), Winter (brisk). These are what most of us thing of when you hear the word “Season(s)”. However, there are many seasons in our lives. One of the most profound seasons that I can remember would be the years of 2013-2015. That season in my life was a season of battling cancer. The battle was strong, but God is stronger. Here I learned to depend on a verse from Psalms 23, it is written: 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
God comforted me in every area from diagnosis, through chemo, through healing. I happen to be here today because of Him.
Some go through a season of drought. It is just a dry place that you can’t wait to get out of. Maybe you should just sit awhile and have a little talk with Jesus.
Some seasons require you to be a marathon runner. You are constantly on the move and getting things done. In your sprinting, you should ask God for the strength for the journey.
Some Seasons place you in a mourning state but know that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Ps. 30:5).
Then there are Seasons of great joy; 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.(Ps.28:7).
It is interesting to recognize the different seasons we go through in our lifetime. What about your season. Share!
Here it is the end of the work week and everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Question? What have you done to encourage someone this week? As a matter of fact, let’s talk truth. So many people come to you with all kinds of different wars that they are in. You are always encouraging someone to fight the good fight of faith. You are always speaking life into someone’s circumstance or situation. You are constantly pouring out of the depths of your spirit. You are constantly bowed down in prayer even when no one knows you are praying. You always have a smile that will brighten someone else’s day. Well I have another question. What about you? Have you taken the time to encourage yourself to continue the good fight of faith or are you running on empty? In 1 Samuel 30:6-8, it is written:
6. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
7. And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
8. And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
As you can see, David was in turmoil but he encouraged himself in the Lord. The next time you feel as if you are constantly pouring out, don’t forget to encourage yourself in the Lord and then enquire of the Lord concerning the battle you face everyday. God loves you so much and wait for him to rejuvenate you.
You must encourage yourself to continue on this journey! Be blessed.
Have you ever been at a loss for words? When it seems as if all hell in breaking loose all around you and all you can do is just sit and stare? When it is not you that’s standing in the middle, but appears as if you are in a spiral or whirlwind I should say. When you could be at wits end, and yet, you find that inner peace and serenity. When you have prayed and prayed for others to be healed and know that God is there to answer your prayer. As I sit hear and think, my mind is flooded with multiple thoughts. I would love to sift some out, but that is not the order God has given me and yet, in the midst of turmoil, God places me directly in the middle of worship. From the time I laid down last evening, throughout the night, while lying on my pillow, until the birds began to sing this morning, while I was walking Violet this morning, while I was getting ready for work, while I was driving down the highway, while I was waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts, while I was parking my car, while I was walking down the driveway of my office, while I was walking upstairs to my office, while I sat down at my desk, while I began to work on today’s Motion, Summary Judgments, Certifications and Order, GOD PLACED ME DIRECTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF WORSHIP!!!!!
Like I said, sometimes there are just no words! Be Blessed