Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Trust the Timing!!

My times are in your hands…"
   
    (Psalm 31:15, NIV)

In life, oftentimes we are waiting for something; waiting for a dream to come to pass, waiting to meet the right person, waiting for a problem to turn around. 

When things aren't happening as fast as we would like, it's easy to get frustrated. 

But you have to realize that the moment you prayed, God established a set time to bring the promise to pass.

God has a set time for your opportunity. 

There is a set time for that problem to turn around, a set time for your healing, your promotion, your breakthrough. 

It may be tomorrow, or next week, or five years from now. 

But when you understand the time has already been set, it takes all the pressure off. 

You won't live worried, wondering when this is ever going to happen! 

You'll relax and enjoy your life knowing that the promise has already been scheduled, and your answer is on the way!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, I choose to trust in Your timing. I trust that You have my best in mind. I believe that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Thank You for ordering my steps and leading me in the life of blessing You have in store for me in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From Today's Word 

Stay Strong and God Bless!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It is Coming

"For we who have believed do enter that rest…"
(Hebrews 4:3, NKJV)

God promises that there are set times in our future, but He doesn't tell us when they will be. 

Your set time may be tomorrow morning at 9:47. 

You'll get the phone call you've been waiting for. 

Your set time may be two years from now. 

You'll get a good break, and that will thrust you to a new level. 

My question is, 

"Do you trust God enough to believe that your set times are coming?" 

Are you willing to wait with a good attitude? 

Are you willing to get a new perspective?

Remember, that set time is already in your future. 

Don't let the negative thoughts talk you out of it. 

The way you know that you're really believing is that you have rest on the inside. 

You're at peace. You know the answer is on the way. You trust that God is working things out.

Today put your FAITH and TRUST in Him and enter into rest. 

Know that He is good and He is for you! 

Your set time of favor is on the way!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, today I choose to enter into rest. I choose to trust You, I choose to put my faith and hope in You knowing that You are good and that You have good things in store for my future in Jesus' name! 
Amen."

Monday, November 27, 2017

Don't Quit

"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you."
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)

Sometimes, people get discouraged in life because things didn't turn out the way they hoped on the first try. 

Maybe they put energy into a relationship, but it didn't work out. 

They tried that new business venture, but they are still struggling with their finances. 

Now they think it's never going to happen. 

But one thing we have to learn is that God honors PERSEVERANCE. 

On the way to your "yes" you may encounter many "no's." 

You may encounter many closed doors, but that doesn't mean it's the final answer. 

It just means "keep going."

Remember, if God promised it, He's going to bring it to pass. 

Scripture tells us that through faith and patience we inherit God's promises. 

This is where PATIENCE comes in; this is where PERSEVERANCE comes in. 

This is where TRUST comes in. 

Just because you don't see things happen right away doesn't mean you should quit. 

No, instead, rise up and press forward!!

Keep believing, keep hoping, keep enduring and keep asking because our God is ALWAYS faithful to His word!

A Prayer for Today"

Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. I choose today to believe Your Word. I choose to trust Your promises. I choose to keep standing, keep believing and keep asking because I will receive in Jesus' name! Amen!"

From Today's Word 

Stay Strong!!!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

In All Circumstances

'Give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
   (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)

Are you giving thanks in every circumstance? 

This might seem like a stretch at first, especially when you are going through a season of difficulty. 

But notice today's verse doesn't say to give thanks "for" everything, it says give thanks "in" everything. 

In other words, no matter what's going on, find something to be thankful for. 

Don't just focus on what's wrong in your life; focus on what God will do in your life.

When you are thankful, it opens the door for God to move on your behalf. 

That's why it says "this is God's will for you." 

He wants you to be close to Him to receive His strength and power by giving thanks. 

That's why we should always have the attitude that says, "God, in spite of what's happened, I choose to be grateful." 

"I may be sick, but Father, thank You for being my healer."

"Thank You for giving me great friends and family." 

Or, 

"I may be struggling in my marriage, but God, thank You for being my restorer. Thank You for giving me another sunrise." 

As you give thanks in everything, you will see God's hand move mightily on your behalf, and you'll come out of that difficulty better, stronger and wiser than before.

A Prayer for Today

"Father God, today I choose to give You thanks in all things! I know that You are a good God, and You have good plans in store for my future. I bless You and thank You for another day to sing Your praise in Jesus' name! 
Amen."

Stay Strong and God Bless!!!

From Today's Word 

Friday, November 10, 2017

File it Away....

"Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me."
(Psalm 131:1, NKJV)

When things happen in your life that you don't plan, do you find yourself trying to reason it all out or look for a "file," so to speak, in your mind to put it in? 

What happens when you can't reason it out or make sense of it all?

Here's the answer: 

Every one of us needs to create a file in our thinking called the "I Don't Understand It" file. 

When things come up that don't make sense, things that you can't figure out, instead of getting frustrated or confused, put it in your 
"I Don't Understand It" file and leave it alone. 

If you go through life trying to figure out why something bad happened or why things didn't work out, it will cause you to become bitter and stuck in life. 

Part of trusting God means trusting Him when things don't make sense because we know that His plan is always for good. 

We have to know that He will reveal all things in His time—even if that means in eternity.

Is there something that didn't make sense in 2017 that you know you need to file away? 

Choose to trust God. 

Choose to keep moving forward. 

Know that He loves you, 

He is for you, and He has a great plan for your future!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, today I surrender my past. I surrender my need to have all the answers, and I choose to trust You. Fill me with Your peace. Fill me with Your grace and compassion as I press forward into the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

Friday, November 3, 2017

I Will Rise

Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise…"
(Micah 7:8, NIV)

Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. 

If you're going to be a great business person, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. 

The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. 

The higher you go, the more haters will come out. 

When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don't have to let that distract you.

If you are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against you, know that it's because you are making a difference. 

Don't let them throw you off course!! 

Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, "I will not get distracted. 
I will not get drawn into battles that don't matter. 
It doesn't matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!"

Today, look beyond the critics!!

Stand STRONG in adversity. 

Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses and hurts from critical voices. I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me. Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus' name! 
Amen."

From "Today's Word "

STAY STRONG!!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Release

As a very wise man once said to me while I was worrying about something for a while: 

"You've tried to control and do it YOUR OWN way your entire life, how is that working out for you?  Perhaps it's time to let someone else worry about it a bit?" 

Sage advice! 

If things are not working out as well as you had hoped, and you are doing it your own way, perhaps we have little to lose by handing it over to the Lord and let Him take a shot at It? 

:)  

Stay Strong!!!


"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him…"
(Psalm 37:7, NKJV)

Are you struggling with trying to make a dream come to pass? 

Are you frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right? 

You may mean well, you may have good goals, but if you are trying to orchestrate things to happen your way on your timetable, you are only going to frustrate yourself. 

At some point, you have to turn those circumstances over to God and TRUST that He has your best interest at heart.

How do you turn things over to God? 

Start by making the choice and declaring your resolve. 

Simply say, 

"Father, I choose to let You be God of this situation. 

I take my hands off.
 
I trust You." 

Then, choose to worship Him. 

Worship is one of the best ways to set your heart and mind in the right place. 

You can't worry and worship at the same time! 

Worship is a sign that you are trusting God; worry is a sign that you are trying to control things.

Today, take the pressure off of yourself and turn things over to God. 

Give Him control and let Him take your setbacks and turn them into comebacks. 

Remember, the God who holds the universe holds you in the palm of His hand. 

TRUST Him and let God be God in every area of your life!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, today I choose to release every care and concern into Your loving hands. I refuse to worry and choose to trust. Fill me with Your peace. Show me Your ways as I surrender every area of my heart and life to You in Jesus' name. 
Amen."

From "Today's Word"

Stay Strong