Friday, March 23, 2018

Turn Here....

"I love you, O LORD, my strength, O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer,
My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold!  
     ~ Ps 18.2-3

Never Failing!!




Such rugged metaphors befit a psalm that is said to be an expression of gratitude to God after a military victory.  

But what does it mean for us to think of God in these terms?  

After all, the battles we fight in our lives do not usually bring us into contact with swords or shields, fortresses or strongholds.  

Some of us may not respond to military metaphors at all, feeling them out of place when talking about love and faith.  

And yet we struggle every day in a world that seems beset by chaos, swamped by troubles, and irretrievably broken: or as Jeremiah cries out in today's first reading, "terror on every side!" 

When we feel engulfed by what the psalmist calls "the breakers of death," or enmeshed by "the cords of the nether world," we DO have a safe place to turn, of course, and that place is God. 

He IS our sanctuary: as steady as a rock, as protective as a fortress, as immovable as a stronghold.  

And the path to that sanctuary lies through prayer.  

Praying every day, whether we take a few minutes during the morning commute or spend an hour in prayerful meditation at home, allows us to find peace and safety in the presence of God's love.  

This refuge is not intended to be a permanent destination, at least not this side of heaven.  

Rather, it is a stopping point for restoration and renewal in which we gather our scattered selves up in the healing light of God's grace, and head back out into the world to fight the good fight for another day.  

Lord of strength and peace, Surround me with your protecting love amid the world's strife. 

Stay STRONG!!!

Text copyright © 2018 Elizabeth Cahill, All rights reserved.

Friday, March 16, 2018

All You Need

"For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you."
(2 Corinthians 9:10,)

When Jesus sent His disciples out to heal the sick, meet their needs, and share the Gospel, He told them, "Give as freely as you have received" (Matthew 10:8). 

In other's words, God has given you everything you need to do what He's called you to do in this life. 

He has equipped you to be successful and has empowered you to overcome in this life. 

He's given you seed to sow in order to have an abundant harvest in your future. 

You have what it takes!

God has placed seed in your hand today, but in order for that seed to produce, it has to be planted. 

It has to be watered. 

It has to be fertilized. 

Today, ask God to show you where to plant your seed. 

Make sure you are sowing in the right ground and tending to the seed He has given you. 

Remember, God has a good plan for your future. 

He has plans to bless you and increase you. 

Today, you have what it takes to move forward and receive the blessing He has prepared for you!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, thank You for equipping me for every good work. Thank You for giving me good seed to sow! I invite You to guide my every step by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for choosing me to be a part of Your plan in Jesus' name. 

From Today's Word 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Fear Not.....It's All in His Hands

"Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand..."
(Isaiah 41:10)

We all face situations in life that feel out of control. 

During times like these, it's easy to get discouraged and allow fear to creep in; but instead, why don't you focus on the fact that God is holding you in the palm of His hand! 

There is NOTHING too difficult for Him; NOTHING IS impossible; NOTHING is beyond His ability. 

When God holds you in His hand, you are safe; you are cared for. 

In His hand, there is victory. 

In His hand, there is strength. 

In His hand, there is provision. 

In His hand is everything you need.

No matter what you may be going through today, you can TRUST that God is for you. 

Instead of getting down and depressed over your circumstances, look up and get a vision of God turning that situation around!!

Get a vision of His favor, promotion and increase in your life!!

As you stand in faith, you'll see those supernatural breaks that will launch you further ahead than you ever thought possible! 

Remember, He holds you in His victorious right hand!

A Prayer for Today

"Father in heaven, thank You for helping me and holding me in Your victorious right hand. I choose to trust You even when things don't make sense, even when things seem beyond my control. I release my cares to You knowing that You work all things together for my good in Jesus' name. 

From Today's Word 

Stay STRONG!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Your Time!!!

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time…"
(Habakkuk 2:3,)

God has planted seeds of greatness on the inside of you, and He has predestined that those things in your heart will come to pass. 

You may have had more than your share of unfair things happen in your life. 

You probably have plenty of reasons to just settle where you are. 

But understand, the depth of your past is an indication of the height of your future.

If you've been through a lot of negative things in the past, it just means that your future is bigger and brighter and greater than you can even imagine. 

It's your time to step out and embrace all that God has for you! 

Are there dreams and promises that you've let go of? 

Are there things that God has placed in your heart, but because of time, because of disappointments, you've given up on them?

Today is the day to give your dreams a new beginning. 

Today is the day to allow faith to rise in your heart. 

Remember, what's happened to you is not nearly as important as what's happened in you, and you are stronger and wiser than ever before. 

It's your time, it's your season to move forward into the destiny that God has prepared for you!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, thank You for what You are doing in my life today. I receive the vision You have for me. I receive Your HOPE!  I look forward with joy to all You have for my future in Jesus name. 

From Today's Word 


Monday, February 12, 2018

Got Hope??

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior."
(Habakkuk 3:17-18, NIV)

When Things Look Hopeless

The prophet Habakkuk knew what to do when things seemed completely hopeless. 

When he wrote this verse, his world was literally falling apart. 

He had nothing. 

Things seemed destitute.

So what did Habakkuk do? 

He rejoiced and praised the Lord in spite of everything. 

He knew that God was bigger than His problems, and He already had a way to get Him out of those circumstances. 

Habakkuk was looking beyond His problems to what God could do in His life!

Let's follow Habakkuk's example TODAY!

When something bad happens to you, thank God — not because you're suffering, but because you know He has the answer. 

When things look hopeless, praise Him because He will bring hope to your circumstances!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, I call on You in the midst of my trouble. I praise You because You are my hope. I bless You and magnify You, knowing You have a good plan for my future in Jesus' name! 

From Today's Word 

Stay STRONG!!!  ;) 

Friday, February 2, 2018

We Cannot Lose

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
(John 10:10, ESV)

Hold On to Hope

Jesus is always on a mission of life. 

He wants to bring life to your spirit, life to your dreams, life to your finances, life to your relationships, and every area of your existence. 

He is always working behind the scenes; He is always out for your good. 

Things may not always be good, but that just means it isn't over yet. 

We can hold on to hope today because He who promised is faithful. 

We can't lose if we don't quit!

The thief in today's Scripture is the enemy, the devil. 

He will do his best to knock you down and get you to quit. 

But Scripture says that Jesus has already overcome him and his ability to harm you! 

The key is, don't give up! 

You have to keep standing, keep believing, keep praying and keep hoping in God until you see the victory! 

Don't let your thoughts drift down to the worst case scenario. 

Instead, set your mind on hope! 

Speak words of faith. 

Declare that the answer is on the way. 

Hold on to hope and watch what God will do in your life!

A Prayer for Today

"God, do not allow the enemy to overcome me, but help me to guard my joy, my hope and my victory in Christ, which are wonderful gifts from You in Jesus' name! 

From Today's Word 

Stay STRONG and Happy Weekend!!!

#Letsgopats  :) 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stop Trying....

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 55:9, NIV)

A lot of times, we have our own ideas about how things should work out in life. 

But God's ways are not our ways. 

In Scripture, God brought water out of a rock. Jesus told Peter to go catch a fish, open its mouth, and there was the money he needed for taxes. 

Another time, God caused a young lady named Mary to have a baby without knowing a man. 

He is God. 

He can use things we would expect, or He can make things happen another way.

With God, you don't have to figure everything out. 

All you have to do is BELIEVE!

In fact, it says in Proverbs, "Lean not to your own understanding." 

Sometimes there is no logical solution. 

You've got to turn your mind off. 

If you're constantly trying to figure it out, that's just going to make you discouraged, depressed and frustrated. 

Just because you don't see a way doesn't mean that God doesn't have a way.

Remember, His ways are higher, and He is working behind the scenes for your good!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, I declare that my faith and trust are in You. I won't try to figure everything out, but I will be still and listen for Your voice. I surrender my will to Yours. Thank You for Your faithfulness in my life in Jesus' name. 

From Today's Word...