I have had the picture below for a while. One day as I was looking at it, I heard The Lord say:
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb – to take risks in My name…for My glory!
Don’t only do those things that you know you can do under your own power.
Will you risk failure…so I can show My Power in you?
I am looking for those that are willing to move out in their weakness so I can show My strength!!
Lord, may Your presence overwhelm us, flow through us, and transform us so we can reflect Your glory upon this earth!!
A living sacrifice…are we willing to sacrifice our plans, our schedule, our desires, our lives…and put them in the hands of Almighty God?
This is worship that costs something. This is truly believing that the God of the universe has a better plan for us than we have for ourselves.
Do we trust Him that much? It is a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-by-day choice.
I choose YOU to be the Master of my destiny, LORD! Your way is the best way! Your plan is the best plan! I offer myself as a living sacrifice. I am Your vessel… may You live in and through me! May You be glorified!!
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV
As time goes on, I observe my hair turning gray and wrinkles appearing deeper and more pronounced. My eyesight has dimmed and my body has changed. Yes, outwardly there is a “wasting away.” Time does indeed affect our physical bodies.
BUT, we are told to not “lose heart” – to not get discouraged. Even as our physical bodies may let us down, our spirit is not getting weaker, it is getting stronger as we are being renewed day by day! Hallelujah!!
As we go through challenges and troubles, the Lord reminds us that in and through them we are receiving an eternal glory that outweighs them all!
So, I won’t focus on the changes of getting older. I won’t focus on COVID-19. I won’t focus on all the turmoil that is raging around us. I will remind myself that all that I see is temporary.
Brothers & Sisters! May we not focus on the problems, but focus on the SOLUTIONS. When we pray, may we not bring a list of everything that is wrong to the Lord, but may we seek His vision, plan, and purpose and join Him in praying that!! God knows what we need in our lives. God knows what we need in the world. As we seek Him, and move our focus from the seen to that which is unseen – we will be focusing on the eternal!!
Oh God!! We join You in speaking Your will, plan, and vision for our lives, our church, and our world. Help us, Lord, to get our eyes off of the problems and onto YOU! We join You in the midst of it all! We want to be a part of the solution that You want to bring to a hurting world. Speak to us, Lord! We are ready to be Your hands, feet, and mouth. Pour through us and touch this world for Your glory! In Jesus’ Name. Amen! ~Tina K. Roach
Today is Pentecost Sunday!
“Pentecost is a Christian holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. Some Christian denominations consider it the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it as such. Originally, Pentecost was a Jewish holiday held 50 days after Passover.”
The Scriptures describing the day of Pentecost can be found in Acts 2:1-4.
“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4 NASB
LORD! We beseech You to move once again in POWER upon and in Your people! Empower us through Your Holy Spirit to be Your body upon this earth! May the FLAME of YOUR LOVE burn brightly within us!! RISE UP, most HOLY ONE, and show Yourself in all Your glory!! AMEN!!
The GLORY of the LORD is never under quarantine!
“but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD…”. Numbers 14:21 NKJV
“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” I Chronicles 16:24 NKJV
“But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” Psalms 3:3 NKJV
“The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.” Psalms 29:3 NKJV
“And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.” Psalms 72:19 NKJV
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!!