“Under a Tornado Watch…Tropical Storm Elsa. UPDATE: Tornado Watch cancelled!”
Within the hour of me posting about the tornado watch this morning, it was cancelled. It just goes to show – things can change quickly…in weather and in life!
We should always be “watchmen.” Watching for physical storms AND spiritual storms!!
For thus the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman; let him announce what he sees.” Isaiah 21:6
…”Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord, continually by day, and at my post I am stationed whole nights.” Isaiah 21:8
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1
Lord, watch over our city…our state…our country…our world!! Open our eyes, O Lord! Empower us to be Your watchmen! Empower us to be Your voice! In the mighty name of Jesus I pray! AMEN!
Pray for all people…and for all of those in authority! (1 Timothy 2:1). May God bless you, my friends, and may God bless America!! 🥰
The title of the message that my pastor gave on this special day, Father’s Day, was entitled “Walk a Little Slower Daddy” taken from a poem that he read aloud before giving his message.
Many of us are blessed to still be able to talk to our fathers and some miss those special times of sharing because our fathers have passed on to be with the best Father in the universe! Can you imagine what awesome times of talking and sharing they are engaged in!
Well! We don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to enjoy talking to Father God or to enjoy Him talking to us! He is speaking if we will just take the time to listen.
About halfway in the sermon, as my pastor said the words, “Walk a little slower daddy,” the Lord gave me a vision.
In the vision, I saw us trying to catch-up with the Father as we ran after Him down a path. But, then I saw Him stop, turn around, and lift us up onto His shoulders! God wants us to see the world from His perspective. He wants us to rest in Him – knowing HE is our strength and our support.
Instead of us having the Lord move at our pace – He enables us to move at His pace! Hallelujah!!
Beloved of God, get ready to be lifted up to a NEW LEVEL! A new level of faith; a new level of ministry; a new level of peace; a new level of love!!
*As I finished sharing my vision in church, we immediately began singing, “Love Lifted Me!” This song was scheduled before the service began. God’s timing is perfect!
Oh, precious ones! LOOK UP! Look past all of the worldly circumstances and look into Abba’s (Daddy’s) face. Can you see the love that He has for you? Can you see His arms outstretched as He bends down and lovingly lifts you up? Reach out…and BE LIFTED UP!!
It makes all the difference in the world when we read Scripture EXPECTING that the LORD will teach us and impact us through the inspired words that we read! (2 Timothy 3:16)
Then our reading changes from being a “discipline” to becoming a “treasure hunt!” And that is exciting!
Thank You, LORD, for Your Word! Your Truths are indeed a “treasure” that we want to store up within our minds, souls, and spirits!
We are indeed “rich” when we store up Your Treasure, Your Word, within our hearts…and then ACT on Your Truth!
May we spread Your Treasure upon this earth. May we not just be HEARERS of Your Word…but may we be DOERS!! (James 1:22). AMEN!!
We are in a New Season of time! The Lord is calling His Church to step up and be the Ekklesia He means us to be! He doesn’t want us to be satisfied with what was…but He wants us to join Him in what is to be! I am ready to step out into all He has planned! How about you?
I realized today as I was grocery shopping that I needed a bigger cart! I was planning on just running in and getting a few things, but ended up shopping my whole list (and more)!
As I look at this overflowing cart, I hear the Lord saying, “Do you have enough room in your life to receive all that I desire to give you? Is your cart too small? Do you expect for Me just to give you the bare necessities or do you expect to receive abundantly from Me? Are you ready to receive more than you can ask or think of?”
YES, LORD! I want to make room in my life for all that You desire to give me. Help me to let go of those things that take up space and are not of You. Forgive me when I expect too little – not trusting You for the greater things in my life.
YOU are my abundance, LORD! My life is full when You have first place!
My “cart” is ready to be filled!! For YOUR glory, LORD! And when it is full, may I use it all for Your kingdom…and then be ready to be filled again.
May my life be enlarged to receive ALL that You desire to pour into it. And may I in turn pour it out to others. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!
All of our talking/ complaining/hoping doesn’t accomplish what God can do in and through us as we seek Him in prayer! HE should be our FIRST “go to” as we make this life journey. Are you ready to connect with Him? He’s ready!