Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word!

Where do you go when things go south, when the going gets tough, when you're all out of ideas and hopes and dreams? Who do you turn to when there’s no one left? How do you survive when you are feeling totally vulnerable and fearful?

Oh Beloved, the Word of God is your key to unlocking answers to life’s circumstances! As you read the devotions contained in this book and learn to apply His Word to everyday life, you will find that God loves you, He’s for you and He’s all you will ever need!

Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word is off the press and ready for distribution.  Please pray with me that lives will be changed and hearts will be blessed. After all, He loves us and He's for us and that's all that really matters.

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Monday, July 30, 2012


Danny had seen the sign, Rustic Furniture, and he knows how much I love anything rustic so yesterday afternoon on our way home, he pulled into the store’s parking lot. As we walked in I was like a kid in a candy store! Everywhere I looked I saw something I liked and wanted to take home with me! Just as we were leaving, having soaked up just about everything my eyes could handle, I spied it sittin...g on a dining table. It was a plaster bowl. This huge oval bowl contained a three dimensional scene of horses going down into the water and back out the other side. Horses in various stages of water depths and streaming water off the back of the one coming out of the water first, getting his footing as he found solid ground again. This morning I am reminded of that beautiful bowl. The horses were going through. They were not floundering or drowning, simply going through.

Oh beloved, what a wonderful promise of God we see this morning! He says to you and He says to me, “When you pass through the waters” Hallelujah what a Savior! While He does not promise that all our days will be easy, He does promise they will not last forever, the hard ones, those days that sap our strength and take our breath! Run to His Word this morning and cling to Him! Don’t stop in the midst of your troubles, but look to the Lord Who will get you through. Not only that, but he will bring you out on the other side in magnificent triumph! Because He loves you completely and He’s for you all the way and truly He is all that really matters!

Isaiah 43:2-3 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Psalm 54:7 You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

Psalm 118:15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We Were Meant to Soar Like Eagles

Sunday morning we were up early leaving the house at 6:30 am heading for a Biker Sunday where Danny was slated to bring the Word. It was great to be up and on the motorcycle at that early hour with the sky still cloudy and a touch of chill in the air. Danny and I love those early morning rides. As we went across a bridge Danny just had to turn around. He had spotted not one but a pair of bald eagles right by the bridge on a downed tree! It was my first time to see a bald eagle in the wild! They were huge! Not only that, they were not even concerned when we stopped, got off the bike and took pictures. Waiting for the photo shoot to be over, they both suddenly lifted from their perch, in unison, and sailed away just a little further down the creek. I noticed as they left that their wings barely flapped. The strength of those birds was quite evident as they flew. I suddenly understood what God meant when He said, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up as eagles…”

Oh beloved! We were meant to soar like eagles, yet in our own strength we are at best hummingbirds, who constantly have to flap their tiny wings to stay afloat or like chickens who for all their wings and feathers have no desire or ability to fly! Perhaps you’ve been content with a busy life. Maybe you’ve been running around looking for God. Don’t you think it’s time to wait on the Lord? Today is the day you can soar like an eagle – with barely a flap to get you lifted up into the heights with Him. I promise, on the authority of God’s Word, that His will won’t get you tired, stressed out or make you want to give up! You don’t have to work it up or make it happen. Just like that pair of eagles was waiting on God to deliver the fish in the creek below, we too can wait on God. Sure, we can do something that might look good now, but waiting on God, doing only His will, brings eternal rewards that are out of this world as well as strength for today. It’s never too late to stop and wait on the Lord! He loves you, He’s on your side and He’s ready for you to scale the heights with Him! Run to His Word, surrender your will and wait on Him! That’s the only kind of living that will bring glory and honor to Him!

Exodus 33:16 How will anyone know that You look favorably on me—on me and on Your people—if You don’t go with us? For Your presence among us sets Your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”

2 Corinthians 1:9 In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.

Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The company we buy office supplies from has a very fast delivery system. Generally within two days we have just what we needed at work. The only problem with the order is how they package things. No matter what we order it always seems to be a hug box that arrives. Often I will open the package, remove the huge amount of bubble wrap only to find the one small item I ordered. It makes you wonder if... all they have is big boxes and packing materials. Sometimes the package’s contents are strewn around the box because there’s so much wasted space. It can be real disappointing to open a huge package and find very little inside. Unlike the packages from the shipping warehouse, God’s package for us is completely full and running over with items! Each one of the contents of God’s bountiful storehouse is tailor made for you! Nothing you need is missing, nothing inside is useless and everything contained therein is full of delight.

Oh beloved, have you been looking for things that do not satisfy? Are you making purchases in life that continually disappoint or prove useless? God has a bountiful supply of everything you need. Run to His Package of Gifts this morning, the Word of God and open it up! It’s all there and every single item is for you! The Lord holds nothing back from you. He is generous with His supply and even if you feel you might use it up, more is always available. He loves you so much that He packaged Himself especially for you. No matter what you need, the supply to fill that need is readily available. Look at His Word and see…No one who trusts in Him will go away empty!

Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 107:9 For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all that I need.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

2 Peter 1:3 By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I read a blog yesterday talking about the negative prophecies being spoken over America. Much is talked about how awful things are, and they are in the natural. It’s true. We are not the America that the Puritans stepped onto. But in many ways we still are the America that our forefathers dreamed of and our Heavenly Father ordained. We can talk the negative until you, me and the signpost all fee...l desperate and despairing. Or we can talk about the hopes, dreams and plans God still has for our country. As for me, being a glass half full kind of woman, I choose to believe there is still hope for our country and for our descendants.

Oh beloved, have you received negative press recently? Has someone pronounced gloom and doom on you and your life? Are they saying, in the natural, that you’re hopeless, useless, or a has been? Are their words negative and are they beginning to have a real impact on your feelings? It’s time to go back to the original Founding Father of your life. Only His Words will get you through this life. Let’s face it. People are going to be negative, they are going to decide to leave, give up and walk away. They have their own issues and they can and will try to put their issues on you. But oh beloved...do you really hear that? Beloved! That’s what the Lord calls you and that’s exactly what He means. His prophesies over your life are beautiful. And, all you have to do to believe them is run to His Book of Love and take it in as your nourishment and live it out. You and I must learn to live in the light of His Truth above all. Thank Him this morning as you see the beauty of His love for you. He loves you and He means it and that’s what will get you through!

1 John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Zephaniah 3:17 For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Ephesians 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Because times are hard, people are looking for all kinds of ways to make ends meet. Many are also looking for a quick fix, a windfall. In Arkansas, as in many states, we now have a lottery. Obviously by the sales of tickets, many people feel that there’s a chance at winning.We all laugh about it – “If we could just win the lottery…” Surely a huge payout would make everything so much easier.Of cour...se, with more of anything comes more responsibility. And, often we read in the news that people win millions and run through it like water.

Oh beloved, maybe you’ve been looking for ways to make things easier for yourself. You’re tired of the rat race, tired of making ends meet, tired of waiting for better things to happen. There’s Good News! For those who are In Christ, we have won more than the lottery! We have a promise! Our Father in Heaven, who is in charge of all our needs, has given us everything we could ever desire. No need to wait for the lottery, for the dictionary says the antonym for lottery is certainty and that’s what we have in Christ! Run to Him this morning and let Him show you from His Word just how rich you truly are! And don’t forget to thank Him for His provision as you go through your day recharged, reenergized and prepared!

Micah 7:7As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.

Matthew 6:30And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.