Bible, Devotion

The Short Term, The Long Term, and, with Every Step

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What is our purpose?      What is our work?

That was the question a crowd in Capernaum, gathered around Jesus’s feet, wondered. They asked Jesus “What shall we do to perform the works of God?”  (John 6:28 TLV)  and Christ replied ” This is the work of God, to trust in the One He sent.”(John 6:29 TLV)

Really? That’s it? Just trusting in Jesus?

Yup. That’s it. But I’ve discovered 3 things about trusting in Jesus, it’s a simple request, the best thing you could do, but also the hardest. Whether it’s trusting God with our short term goals, long term future, or our daily lives, trusting can be difficult.

What makes trusting in God so difficult is the conscious decision to fully submit life’s circumstances and outcomes to God. An idea your senses cannot grab and only your faith can cling onto. It ultimately involves walking into the unknown.

The unknown can be a scary place, especially if you’ve experienced hurts, pains, and disappointments in your life, but remember, there is never anything to fear.

If we remember that Jesus loves us enough to die for us, and only wants what’s best for us as our Heavenly Father, we can take courage to believe that if He asks us to completely trust in Him, it will always be for our good. We can know without a doubt that it will be better than alright, it will be perfect as only He could do!

Trusting in God frees us to walk with joy and peace into all the wonderful plans and promises He has for us in our lives. Trusting in Jesus also brings you closer to Him, to see Him work in ways you would not have seen, or even fathomed, if you hadn’t trusted in God.

Trusting God with our long term future, short term goals, and every step of our lives is the work which fulfills our purpose. It is the best and surest thing you could possibly do.

“Surely no one who waits for You will be ashamed.”

-Psalms 25:3 TLV

    

 

Devotion, Faith

Trust & Rest in Jesus ❤️

“In a day when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you…”

“This I know—that God is for me.”

“Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For in You my soul takes refuge.

In the shadow of Your wings I take refuge, until destruction passes by.”

“…But I—I sing of your strength! Yes in the morning I sing aloud of Your lovingkindness”

“For God is my strong tower—My God of lovingkindness”

Psalm 56:4,10 . Psalm 57:2 . Psalm 59:17-18

Bible, Encouragement

He Makes Wars Cease

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God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth change,

though the mountains topple into the heart of the seas,

though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains quake at their swelling.

Selah

-Psalm 46:1-4 TLV

Sometimes it may feel like many parts of your life are crashing down all around you, just like a mountain toppling into the sea. Circumstances that at one time seemed so strong and sure never to be changed or moved.

But if the mountains do come crashing down, know that God is still in control and God is at work in your life.

God made the mountains and seas and He made you. He knows that in seasons like this, we need Him.

He wants you to know today that you are in the palm of His hand.

Safe.

He is a God that is at work in heaven, and on earth, and is fighting for you.

Bible, Faith

His Love Heals

 

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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

-Psalm 147:3

The power of God’s Love is so strong that it can heal a broken heart…

The deepest and most painful hurts are ones you cannot see, or get a cast for, but our Heavenly Father sees them and lovingly promises in His Word to heal all of them.

Your deepest hurts, pains, and fears, God’s Love can heal. Not only can His love heal, but also restore your inner peace and joy.

Invite God’s Love into your heart today. Ask Him to fill you with His Love and to restore all the broken and shattered places in your life. And watch Him not only transform your life, but also those around you, through the power of His love flowing through you.

 

“Whoever believes in Me, as the scripture says, ‘out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” John 7:38

 

 

Bible, Faith

New Year New Beginnings!

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For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,

declares ADONAI,

plans for shalom and not calamity

to give you a future and a Hope.

                                                             -Jeremiah 29:11 TLV

Bible, Faith

A Piece of the Puzzle

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We are all unique

Every person that has ever lived,

So our Walk, our Story, our Relationship with our Heavenly Father is made special just for us.

We look to people’s testimonies about their walks with Christ and read about people in the Bible and their journeys, and in it we seek hope and encouragement for our daily Walk with Christ. To us help find clarity in the season or path Christ has us walking on.

The truth is my friends that our walk and the path God has for us is just as original as you are, with only one Captain who knows the way, the one with the perfect plan.

“For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares ADONAI, “plans for shalom (peace)  and not calamity–to give you a future and a hope.”

-Jeremiah 29:11

In the body of Christ we are each just as unique as a puzzle piece, a spot only you can fill but yet when you combine all these different pieces you get one, whole beautiful picture. A picture of the body of Christ and God’s complete plan for you life.

It is so awesome and mind blowing to know that my little life, the ups and downs and in-betweens, are all part of a huge and beautiful plan. A plan that advances God’s kingdom and fills us all with His awesome and all inspiring love!

Know that you are special and that no matter what your going through right now, God has a beautiful and perfect plan for your life. A plan way beyond anything you could ever comprehend or even imagine. A plan that will give you a future and a hope.

I pray God’s Blessing over your life in whatever season you’re in and hope this blog encourages you in the beautiful and wonderful journey God has for you!