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!!
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!
HALLELUJAH! Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, is alive and with us!!
My prayer for you and me on this day and every day after, dear friends!
God doesn’t expect us to make this life journey with Him without any mistakes! He doesn’t only want to be with us when everything is going well and everything looks perfect – when we are on the “mountaintop.” But, He also wants to be with us when we are in the “valley” – when we are walking in our low places.
We are in the process of becoming who He has called us to be. It is a process…a molding and shaping…a going forward one step at a time. And there will be times we will fall down; we will get dirty; we will skin our knees; and we will want to give up.
DON’T GIVE UP!! Father God is right beside you. He helps you up when you fall. He washes you off when you are dirty. He heals you when you are hurt physically, emotionally, or spiritually. He heals us from the inside out.
Would you invite God to join you today – right in the middle of your mess? He is ready…
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!!