Lord, I thank You for this day! I ask that You would take everything in it and use it to mold and shape me into the person you would have me to be. Forgive me, Lord, when I have fallen short of walking in Your plan. Help me to reach higher – to reach for Your plan for me – and
not settle for mine.
Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see!
Open my ears, Lord, that I may hear! Open my heart, Lord, that I may love!! May it be so, Lord, in Jesus’ name!!
Positive Changes From COVID-19
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB
God loves us so much! We have all had to journey through some very challenging times during this COVID-19 pandemic.
It is such a blessing to know that not only has God been with us 24/7 during it all, but He actually is using it to transform and mold us into a stronger and more effective vessel for His presence in the world. I do not believe God caused this pandemic, but He is using it for our spiritual growth.
I believe that as we transition back into our communities, we will definitely not be the same!
What is a POSITIVE change that has happened in your life, family, job, community, church, etc. because of this pandemic season of time?
~Tina K. Roach
Good morning! I had this plant on my porch but wanted to enjoy it more…so I brought it inside.
As I’m typing this, I feel the Lord saying that He is getting ready to move some of you to a different place. It isn’t necessarily a “big” move…but a repositioning. He will be moving you to a place of greater influence and ministry for Him!
HIS Beauty will shine through you and that will not only give Him greater joy but also those around you!
As I placed the plant, I found myself turning it so I could get the greatest view of its blooms. The Lord causes a “turning and shifting” in our lives that will bring Him the greatest glory!
Brothers & Sisters! YOU are a beautiful planting within the Lord’s Garden! Let the Master Gardener do His work!!
May you BLOOM where you are planted by God Almighty!!
FIRE of God!
May you be filled to overflowing today!! May the Holy Spirit empower you and prepare you for the destiny you are stepping into! Mold us and shape us, Lord, into a vessel that can carry Your FIRE!!
What Surrounds You?
A friend of mine posted this photo of a tree in New Orleans.
As I was looking at it, I immediately heard in my spirit, “Be careful what you surround yourself with…it will become a part of you!”
I’m sure that this metal support was put around the tree to help it grow. But, as we can see, there came a point where the metal began to become a part of the tree itself.
The tree is still growing, but we can see that the metal is affecting the integrity of the tree. It’s not meant to be a part of the tree structure – but because of it’s close proximity on a continual basis – it has become part of it.
I hear the Lord saying that we need to be aware of what we surround ourselves with! What are we allowing to transform us? God or man?
Do we surround ourselves with the Truth of God’s Word or do we surround ourselves with manmade truths and opinions?
As in the photo, we can still grow and continue our lives apart from God’s plan…but our lives will not display the beauty and purpose of our creation.
Brothers & Sisters! May our lives be a life of holiness, beauty, and truth in the Lord and not be marred with things of the flesh that will negatively affect our growth.
What surrounds us on a daily basis? What are we allowing to become a part of our lives…a part of who we are?
[photo credit: Will Griffis]
Vessel of Change!
There are things you are praying about that you would like to see happening in your church, in your family, in your job, or in your community. I would like to challenge you this morning! Maybe the Lord wants to use YOU as the vessel of this change!
Are you waiting for the Lord to bring His Change through someone else??
Maybe the Lord is waiting on YOU!!
Are you willing to be the VESSEL OF CHANGE that He can use for such a time as this?
Are you ready to say YES?
~Tina K. Roach