It’s funny how life turns out – especially when you are no longer the navigator.  In my life I have learned that allowing God to guide me is what is best for me.  And you know what else, the release of trying to do this and that is no longer my job.  The pressure to figure out my own way is certainly no longer a pressure point for me because I have released control over to God.  Yes, I still have to do my part – but God is certainly guiding me down a path I have never imagined I’d take.  Yes, there have been a few ups and downs. But I wouldn’t trade anything for my journey now. The reason being is that I truly wouldn’t be as strong, confident, peaceful, but most appreciative of where I have been and my future. I know that there is nothing I can’t accomplish through Christ and Great things are ahead for me.

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Love is when you can look at a person and see them how Christ sees them! When you can love a person despite what they have, do not have or how they look.  Christ doesn’t base his love off of what you have in the bank or how much you give.  He loves each one of us equally!  And that is why I love him so dearly!  When he sees me, he sees his son’s blood and the love he has for him.  So with these eyes of mine, I too love his people like he loves them and not with conditions.  I am no better than the next person.  I am a child of God and so are each and every last one of you who accepts him as your Lord and Savior.  I believe that looking at the world through the eyes of Christ (with His never failing Love) can heal the hate that devours this world that we live in……

 

Romans 13:10 – Love does no harm to its neighbor…

1 Corn 13:4-8 – …Love never fails…

 

“God I want my wants and needs to line up with the very things you want for me”, this was my prayer on Saturday.  I have come to realize that throughout my life, God has always given me the very best.  I do not know what is best for me!  Yes, God does want to give you the desires of your heart and he puts those passions there, but ultimately, we do not know what the Very Best is for ourselves.  This is why my constant prayer now is Lord make my will line up to your Will because your Will is best for me.  I do not want anything else but the best and in you I have that!

Order my steps in your Word – Lead me – Guide Me in Everyway! (Psalm 119:133)  I live a life now directed by the Lord.  I do not want to walk this life without him being my guide.  I love just knowing that God sees the big picture because I sure can’t.  Although his timing is not my own, I know that his timing is best.  For he goes before me to prepare everything for my entrance – I find Peace in that!

I rest in knowing that his Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)  I am overwhelmed with Joy – because wherever he allows my feet to go – I can have confidence in knowing that I belong wherever I am!  My father is the God Almighty and I am accepted into his family – therefore making me an heir.  I can be bold and triumphant in every situation because my Father is here with me directing me and whispering in my ear – You can do it! Stay strong! Be encouraged! Do not Fear!  No weapon formed against you can prosper!  Amen! This is the God I serve!

God has yet amazed me again!  It’s always wonderful when he shows you that he is listening to your prayers.  It may not come the way you’d like, but isn’t it ALWAYS amazing when he just gives you a glimpse of what you have prayed for (a little taste).

The other night, I checked my phone only to find a text from a good friend of mine telling me about a job opportunity with a Christian online blog. God knows I have prayed for an opportunity to write devotions. Like, during my time with God, I literally scribble down titles for potential devotions. I couldn’t help but become overwhelm with joy and praise to my heavenly father.  Not because I am going to get the job (which I hope I do), but because he showed me he hears me…(At this moment as I write, I close my eyes and take a deep breathe). I do this because I know he loves me sooo deeply!  He knew that I needed just a hint that he sees me, but most of all he hears me.

Even if the opportunity does not open up to me.  I am still in awe! My father loves me that much – to put me on the mind of a friend that I hadn’t talk to in months to reveal to me that he is listening to me. (Smiling from cheek to cheek at this very moment) I am loved! He loves me! And the best part of it ALL – is that I love him so passionately!

So know that your prayers are not just hitting the ceiling.  Your heavenly father hears them and he is listening to your every request! He sees you….right where you are.   He knows what you need and when you need it.  I find that I am constantly reminding myself of this very thing….Lord I know you see me at this moment and I shall always look to you….Hallelujah!!!!

Scripture I just simply adore

-Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.  Luke 12:6-7

-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

 

Yesterday was a struggle for me. I thought that I was just physically tired, but soon began to realize that I was actually emotionally drained which impacted my whole being. While at work, I just didn’t really want to be bothered by anyone. I knew that what I was feeling was not of God and that it was a crack that Satan could enter to use against me. I decided not today!

So I got up and went into our game room at the office and began to pray and read about God’s love. When I walked out I felt so much better. I knew that familiar place, but this time I knew a remedy for it and it was to turn to God and not myself. I began to remind myself of His love and how he still loves me when I am acting like this and how he still wants to bless me more than I could dream!

I was reminded by the Spirit that I needed to constantly bath in the love of God and his teachings. As this is the only way that I could withstand those difficulty times. I am reminded that I must feast on God daily. Taste his new manna every morning. He has to stay apart of my daily routine because without him, I will fall back into my old ways. And this I do not want because in him I have been set free and I want to say free indeed!

One thing that I have learned in my spiritual walk with God is – when you have not feasted on him in a while, your body (God) will certainly remind you. It’s like your body goes into starvation mode feasting on any and everything it finds – whether its reality shows, other people’s drama, bad/negative music or thoughts that are not of God. Leaving you to feel empty! I am a witness to this because I have felt this way after I have feasted on those unhealthy things – so much so my body and spirit gets so weak that I have to turn back to God – and feast on those things that are pure and lovely (healthy food) – those things that will build me up and not break me down – those things that will keep my foundation strong when the wind blows!

****Philippians 4:8-9  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.****

 

The beauty of being yourself is embracing your Truths. When you know who you are in Christ, you do not have to live up to anyone’s standards or expectations. That is awesome news today! And it just makes life so much easier! If you are quiet…embrace it! Because God made you quiet. If you are loud….! Embarrass that…because God made you like that! People may say, oh you need to be this way or that way! But those are only their opinions. God breathed life in you and gave you a piece of his identity. You were made in the image of God and the closer you get to him, his likeness and characteristics will soon become yours. Know that nothing is flawed on you when you look like God from the inside out. So I say, Love all of You because at the end of the day, you are embracing God because you are his marvelous creation.

So the next time someone says, you need to be like…..  Simply smile and say to yourself “no I am like my creator and my creator made no mistakes on me”! Hallelujah! Receive that today!

 

“Genesis 1:27 – So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

“Genesis 1:31 – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.”

It’s amazing when you know your identity in Christ! When you know who and whose you are, nothing can make or break you. I mean nothing! It’s like God implants a piece of his holiness in you and you constant walk in His Power. (The Holy Spirit) Each day I walk in His confidence in my abilities because I know who I am through Christ Jesus. And that knowing allows me to soar high in every aspect of my life.

“Isaiah 40:31 ….but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

It is such a blessing to know that all you have to do is keep your eyes on God. Just the knowing that my future is safe in his hands makes me smile every second of the day. He constantly reassures me of his best when negative thoughts or feelings try to creep up. I mediate on his word and recite it to myself quietly as I sit at my desk and even when I take a quick stroll. Hallelujah, I can walk in His Peace and not in my situation. I am blinded by my Faith. For I know that my feelings and situation can be misleading. My truth is found in Him! And in Him I will always follow because his word says that he will make my paths straight! Hallelujah! I don’t have to be lost and confused. For Jesus is my compass, my GPS!

Proverbs 3:6 – in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

God does not remember your sins from the past, today and will not remember them in the future. Simply because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. He carried your sins on his back and died for you to have eternal life with him. And because his blood was shed for you. God sees what his son did. He sees his son’s blood covering you and all your sins. And because you believe in him. You can ask whatever you want in the son’s name and he will give it to you. “John 14:13” No matter what you have done. Start thanking him for that and stop thinking about what you have done wrong. It is not about you. It is about the Lord.

Mediate on this and receive his love today and watch him transform you from the inside out. He wants to make you brand new. You are righteous through God because of Christ Jesus. No sin that you have committed can change that.

Receive the love of God today because he first loved you. He is waiting on you because you are is beautiful child whom he adores…..His desire is for you to live a life full of abundance and in freedom. Allow him to be your rock. Allow him to be your father. Allow him to be your rest. Allow him to be your peace. He hungers for you. You are his baby and he wants to give you nourishment and life. He wants to breathe into you and pour his favour all over you and allow everything you do to be a success.

Come to Christ and allow him to be the head of your life.

 

Lately fasting has been on my mind. I have been reading a lot about what Jesus did on the cross for us and really have gained a true understanding that it is not about me or my actions. It’s all about what Christ did for me on the cross. He was beaten, bruised, slain and then died for my sins. He took the sting out of death. If we began to place our righteous on what we do be-it good works, fasting to get those big blessings, giving to the poor to earn something from God. Then his death is in vain. If we could do it our self, then there wouldn’t be a need for a savior. “Galatians 2:21: I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.”

So this is why this morning when I was praying, I prayed for a clear understanding as to the importance of fasting. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and revealed that fasting is another action by man and it is not about man. It is about the son, what he did for us on the cross. Our depriving of food, things, or even actions cannot make or force God to bless us indeed, abundantly or all that we can imagine. It is what Christ did on the cross and our understanding of his Love alone that will allow him to open the flood gates of heaven and pour us out a blessing that we don’t have room enough to receive. Receive that today! “Ephesians 3:20: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

The Spirit continued on…Fasting is tradition and traditions are religion which is not line in with the Truth. That it is all about the love of God and him sending his only begotten son to die on the cross for a sinful lost world who could not save itself. He knew that we couldn’t do it on our own so he sent us a savior. We can’t take away what has already been done for us and we can’t make or force God to bless us because that battle was already fought on the cross the day he died and was resurrected. So your abundance is in him and all you have to do is ask and believe and receive that in the name of Jesus Christ. “John 14:13 – And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

Once you have accepted this in your heart, watch the overflow of our savior pour into your life. A transformation will take place! I am a witness of that. “John 8:32: And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Hallelujah! Receive that today! There is nothing you can do to earn his love, his unmerited favor. There is no mistake to big that God cannot make right and no mistake to big that will cause him to leave you. Remember that it is not about you and your wrong doings or your marvelous actions. He will never turn his back on you or leave you. “Deuteromy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

It is about his son Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:24 – He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

When God sees you, he sees you as beautiful because we are covered by the blood of the lamb. He sees us as perfect because of what his son did on the cross for us. He doesn’t see our actions. Now believe on that and watch the fullness of God transpire in your life. “Ephesians 3:19 NLT – May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

I love you all so much and pray that God’s truth will rein in your life today.