Today’s Inspiration

“He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:29-31

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“There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – let us pray that we may always know it!”

― Corrie ten Boom

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Today’s Inspiration

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8

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“Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.

― Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness

Today’s Inspiration

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.”

Proverbs 3:5

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“He sees the perils that are in our path that we cannot see. He speaks to us in mercy and grace and He builds us up to meet the dangers and be prepared to receive the things we could not wisely use today. There are many things which we can employ tomorrow that we cannot wisely use today.”

–A.A. Conrad. God is faithful! Trust Him!

Appreciate

Let’s take the time to appreciate all that He has done! On our way to the supermarket, school, work or any other place we go, I bet that if we stop to pay attention to our surroundings we will find something beautiful to appreciate.

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” –  William Arthur Ward.

Ambition vs selfish ambition

I am sure you have talked about AMBITION at some point in your life, whether it was talking about your own ambitions or ambitions of others, this word is most of the time associated with bad behavi…

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Every Moment, Thank God!

“By remembering how much we have to be grateful for we remind ourselves how beautifully God is already providing for our current needs.”

– Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson, Waiting with God

Praise

“Oh God who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”

– William Shakespeare

 

Battlefield

 

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“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power to the weak.” Isaiah 40:29

“Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we’re not going to quit. When we’re bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: ‘I’ll never give up! God’s on my side. He loves me, and He’s helping me! I’m going to make it!”

– Joyce Meyers

Yes, we are bombarded with doubts and fears most days, but we need to learn to let go and  trust God. I know this is difficult, I personally struggle with letting go and trusting God . At night when I pray I say: God I trust in You, I know you will protect me, I know  you love me and I know you want what is best for me, but when morning comes doubts and fears try to take over, and most days I struggle to trust. I need to keep reminding myself that I am not in control, He is. I need to surrender to God not once but everyday, every time I feel the need to manipulate and control a situation and it’s outcome. I thank God for the battles in my mind, because with every battle there’s an opportunity to surrender, to get closer to God and to learn to trust Him.

God, I want to thank you for every opportunity you give me to get closer to You and to grow in faith. Amen.

Always With You

A friend of mine shared this beautiful song lyric on Instagram the other day – Blessings by Laura Story. Take a moment to read it, this song really spoke to me and I hope it speaks to you too. God Bless!

Blessings

“We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
And all the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom,
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your word is not enough
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe ‘

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not,
This is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise” – Laura Story.

Here is the YouTube link for the song: Blessings – Laura Story

WITHYOUALWAYS

Get Up and Try Again

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“…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

“When things go wrong do not think that all your efforts were in vain. Maybe it was all for the better; so smile … and try again!

It may be that your apparent failure becomes a magic door that will lead to a new happiness that you have never known before.

You may be weakened by the fight, but, do not consider yourself a loser … This does not mean defeat.

It is not worth wasting precious time in tears and sorrow. Stand up and face life again … and if you keep in mind the most important goal, your dreams will come true …

Learn from your mistakes, reap experiences from your pain, so one day you will say :
– Thank God , I dared to try again!”

– Unknown author, “Experimente Outra Vez” Original text in Portuguese

“God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them. We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”

– C.S. Lewis

Please God, give us the courage to get up and try again. That we may learn the best way is not always the most apparent choice. That we learn to seek you and listen to your voice, not only today but always. Amen!

You Are Here

i AM NOT ALONE

“You’re Always There for Me” by Joanna Fuchs

“When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.

You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.

In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.

You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.”

Here is a youtube link to a beautiful song. If you have time, please watch this music video. God Bless.

Kari Jobe – I Am Not Alone