BE STILL

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

Sometimes we get so busy doing things for the Lord that we forget to take time and just “sit” in His Presence.

When we still our bodies, our minds, and our spirits and focus only on Him…we begin to feel that sweet Presence that draws around us like a cloak of Love.

In our stillness, we can feel God moving in us and around us. We can tune out all of the “noise” of the world and hear that soft whisper flowing in our minds. Peace that passes all understanding begins to settle upon us. Strength that seemed to be gone begins to rise up in us. The guidance that we have been searching for begins to unfold.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh…can you sense His Presence, Beloved of God? He is drawing us closer and closer to His Heart.

He wants to be as close to us as the next breath. He IS our breath! Breathe Him in all who are weary…breathe Him in all who are ill…breathe Him in all who feel lost.

He is so ready and willing to BE all that He has promised us He would be in our lives. He is so ready and willing to DO all that He has said He would do in our lives.

May we BE STILL and draw near to Him. He has promised that He will then draw near to us.

The time is now!! He WILL be exalted among the nations and He WILL be exalted in the earth!

May we choose this day to exalt Him within our “temples”…our body, soul, and spirits.

Be still and KNOW that HE IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!

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EYES OF FAITH!

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV

May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.

May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.

May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.

Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!

May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!

Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:

WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!

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Taste and See!

It is not by accident that the word taste is first and the word see is second in this Scripture!

When we taste something, we must put it in our mouths and chew on it.  Most of the time we swallow it and it begins to work within us – giving us nutrition, health, and strength.  (If we are eating those things that are good for our bodies.)

It is like that with our spiritual lives. When we study Scripture…when we meditate (chew) on it and let it become a part of us…it gives us strength and enables us to grow.

As we TASTE the Word and as we speak the Word — we begin to get a deeper revelation of the Lord — we begin to SEE that He is good!

We can talk about food — but  we must actually taste it to know if that food is good.

We can talk about God — but it is not until we actually engage with God that we are able to understand and SEE that God is good.  We engage with Him through Bible Study, Prayer, Worship, and Ministry.

As we TASTE and allow the Lord to fill us more and more — we will SEE that He is good!  He is faithful!  He is loving!!  He is everything we need!!

TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD!!

It’s a Good Day!

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Lord, may we not waste the time we have been given on meaningless pursuits. May we fill the 24 hours of TODAY with love of You and love of others. Through our words and our actions, may we make a difference in someone’s life! They are waiting to feel a touch from You, Lord. Use US to be Your vessel and reach out in Your Name. We glorify and honor You THIS day, Lord! And in ALL our days that follow!