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A Levitical-kind-of-love

As Kingfishers Catch FireDay 3  •  1 of 2
This is Day3 of a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

I posted the other two parts of this devotional yesterday and the previous day. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.
Devotional

Love, Love, Love

If we’re honest, most of us consider Leviticus dry reading, the kind of reading to do if you’re having trouble falling asleep or you’re doing some kind of forced penance. But not so fast. There’s something going on in those pages, something stirring.
“No single word in Leviticus has been quoted more often or in so many different contexts than this imperative verb in Leviticus 19:18: love. The word is threaded all through the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures and embedded on nearly every page of the New Testament. Love as a verb is personal, relational, comprehensive. Love is the primary verb in our Scriptures as a whole and in our language still.”
The uber-popular phrase these days is “Love wins.” But the question must be posed, “What kind of love?” And that question must be asked because there is the love we have for our trucks and cars, the love we have for musicians and their ballads, the love for sports teams, movies, pets, tacos, and the list goes on, doesn’t it? So if love does indeed win, and let’s believe it does, then again, what kind?
A Levitical-kind-of-love, that’s what kind. The kind that is straightforward without pages and pages of qualifications and loopholes. The kind that is direct and to-the-point and unconcerned with what’s uber-popular or not these days. The kind that loves a neighbor like we love ourselves, period, end of discussion, whether we feel like it or not. That’s the kind of love that not only wins, but conquers all, forever and ever, amen.

And to think we thought Leviticus was boring.

Just do it. Love your neighbor as yourself.
After day 3 I found where I got this devotional from: Thanks for reading through Eugene’s YouVersion Reading Plan! 

Leviticus 19:18 KJV

KJV Listener’s Bible

    

                

18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

Father God thank you for loving us. I ask you for guidance in embracing the “A Levitical-kind-of-love”. To be able to fully love everyone and embrace that ability. I pray for you to open my heart to love with all my might, so that love wins, so that love may conquer. Amen.

I am a friend of God

As Kingfishers Catch FireDay 2  •  1 of 2
This is Day 2 of a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will post this 3 day devotional. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.

Devotional

God’s Friend

We find ourselves living in a time when the common question is not “Who are your friends?” but “How many friends do you have?” The focus is on numbers, not names. This makes sense in our social media obsessed world twhere it is possible to have hundreds, even thousands of friends. Or at least that’s the word we use when describing these people although many we’ve never met in person and some we could possibly pass by in a crowd and not recognize. But they are our friends. Right?
Maybe not. 
Maybe we’ve gutted that potent word of its force, and now it is so 

common as to mean everything, or, in other words, nothing. We’ve rendered it impotent. It is interesting that of all the words that could have been used to describe this man’s relationship with God, the one chosen was friend. And the man was a particular man with a name – Abraham.

“Being a friend is the opposite of being an enemy. That simple contrast stands out above all else in Abraham. Abraham was on such terms with his God that he responded without suspicion and without fear. Abraham somehow knew that God was on his side, that God was for him and with him, a friend…To be a friend of God does not mean everything is cozy between you and the Almighty.

 To be a friend to someone does not mean you pamper or indulge him or her. Friendship also involves struggle and loss, tension and turbulence…A friend, if honest and true, will tell you things you don’t want to hear. A friend, if deeply serious about you, will do things that feel painful. Friends do that because they respect our dignity and honor our uniqueness.”
So instead of wasting time focusing on numbers, how about bringing to mind some names that fit the above description of a friend? Could one of those friends be God? What would it mean for you to call yourself a friend of God? What could it mean for you to live like that?

Friend is totally about a relationship, not a function.

James 2:23 KJV

23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Father God I thank you for being a friend to me. I thank you for allowing me to be your friend. Thank you the relationships I have built whom are all friends of yours. I want to build more relationships with like minded folks. I want to be surrounded by positive relationships that strengthen one another vs building one another down or using one another. I thank you for your love and your kindness. I thank you for allowing our relationship, our friendship dear lord to grow. I pray for you reading this looking for growth in your relationship with God, I pray for you to have faith and patience. Know I am a friend of God, he calls me friend, but you too are a friend of God, and he calls you friend too. Keep looking, keep searching, keep praying. The road is not easy, but he got this. Trust in him. Amen

A Life of Congruence

 AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE by Eugene PetersonDay 1  •  
This is a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

Today, tomorrow and the following day I will post this 3 day devotional. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.
Devotional

A Life of Congruence

Congruence.

 Basically the word means “in harmony” or that “the outside matches the inside.” A life of congruence is one lived where your words and actions truck with the things you believe in your head. This is not an easy way to live by any means. But the alternative is living a life that’s divided against itself; in other words, a lie. So the effort is worth it.

It is entirely possible that you cannot recall ever hearing the word congruence. But there was a phrase people used to use to describe the same thing: practice what you preach. Does that one ring a bell? People who don’t practice what they preach are called “hypocrites,” which is another way of saying a pretender or an actor (and not in a positive sense). Do your words and actions match up with the thoughts that roll around inside your head? Or do you find yourself playing a role, saying or doing things that run cross-grain to what you think you believe?

The preface to As Kingfishers Catch Fire, says: “The Christian life is the lifelong practice of attending to the details of congruence – congruence between ends and means, congruence between what we do and the way we do it, congruence between what is written in Scripture and our living out what is written, congruence between preaching and living, congruence between the sermon and what is lived in both preacher and congregation, the congruence of the Word made flesh in Jesus with what is lived in our flesh.”
The opposite of congruence is some variation on the theme of compartmentalization that probably looks like “I’ve got my Christian life over here, my social life over there, my family life off over there, and my work life is back there.” Yes, that’s a house divided against itself. A house that in time will not stand.No dissonance between word and spirit, no pretense.

Ephesians 4:14 KJV

 

KJV Listener’s Bible            

14That

 we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Father God I thank you for another day. I would want nothing more than a life of congruence. To have a life filled in harmony with you. To have a life filled in harmony with my loved ones. To be able have a balance between my life as your child, my life with my families and every other aspect in it. Thank you for sending this powerful devotional series. Please bless the author, please bless any one reading who may be seeking peace and harmony. Amen. 

Do you Love me?


John 21:15-17 ESV –
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to
Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He
said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him,
“Feed my lambs.
16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of
John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love
you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.
“Do you love me?”

I read this scripture with a narrative, and I began to question it. Not the content but my love, my love for my savior.
The Scriptures here shows that Jesus asked Peter a few times if he loved him.
So I did some digging.

Honestly my first reaction reading this was wow; here is Jesus telling he will be the one , the chosen one to lead his ministry. He will shepherd, us his sheep.

See http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-Peter-do-you-love-me.html

There is a narrative here describing when Jesus asked the questions and explains why. (See link above)

Here is the condensed “spark/ Cliff notes” version. (I think I just dated myself with that spark/ Cliff notes comment).
Jesus was eating after his resurrection with his disciples.
He wanted to encourage Peter about his responsibilities for the establishing the church.

He even prophesied how Peter would die.
So he asked 3 times. “Do you love me?”.
The whole notion of this was that it was important for Peter’s love to be declared, He wanted his obedience, which was necessary for the future of his ministry.
He asked him 3 times. The same amount of times Peter Publicly denied him when he was going to be crucified.

Jesus questioned Peter about his love, each time Peter answered he did love him.
So why ask about feeding the sheep?
What did Jesus mean by that?
Jesus was a shepherd, he was our shepherd as well.
The sheep he is referring to is us, the followers the believers of Christ.
So there Jesus gave Peter the authority to Lead his Church.

Peter was Chosen.
Peter was called to lead this ministry.
He was to be a shepherded of the those whom follow in the way of Christ.
Regardless of the reason why Jesus asked the question three times, we know that Jesus was letting him know that his new role would be important .

Think of it this way. When we are learning a new job position, a new trade, a new Assignment a new responsibility in life. It takes repetitive steps and guidance to get the gist of the task before you.
So as the narrator states “When someone repeats instructions to us over and over, we quickly understand that it’s extremely important for us to heed them.
Jesus wanted to make sure Peter understood this vital charge He was tasking him with and the ultimate reason for it, to follow Him and glorify God (John 21:19).”
After doing my “digging” and reading the entire narrative from the author. A lot of things made sense.

Remember nothing is done without a reason.
There is no such thing as coincidence.
This was all in his timing for his reason.
His will, will be done.
All in God’s timing.
EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE.
EVERYONE HAS A PURPOSE FOR GOD.

Father God I thank you for another day, another moment to study and grow and learn about you. Thank you for this narrative. Thank you for the love you have giving me. thank you for your compassion. Thank you for entrusting peter to lead your ministry and tend to your flock of sheep. Father I would be lost without you. I love you with all my might. I am grateful for the opportunity to have salvation because of the sacrifice you did for me. AMEN

Wolf & Lamb

The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
and dust will be the serpent’s food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord. Isaiah 65:25
The notion that the wolf and lamb will join together because of the prophetic future that the sin of mankind will be lifted.
Some believe this scripture has come to pass. Others believe it has yet.
who is the Wolf?
Who is the Lamb?
some believe Judas Iscariot is the wolf.
Many believe that Jesus the Lamb.
The Wolf and the Lamb will feed together.
Though this passage references also deals with the kingdom age on the earth after the Lord Jesus
Christ returns to reign on the earth as King of kings.
The ferocious beasts (the lion) will live in peace, will live with animals they usually use as prey like the lamb.
All nations will get along.
This would be a literal reality of the peace on earth for all creatures.
The prophet also refers to the lion and lamb lying down together
God loves peace.
When he created the heavens and the earth, when he created man, when he created woman out of man, when he created all of creation, the animals of land, air and sea, he intended us to live in peace with one another.
Sin, led to the total opposite.
Sin led to us not being able to live together in peace.
Sin brought war, violence, and hatred.
One day when Jesus comes to reign on this earth, he will bring a temporary peace.
Those whom are around to witness this during the coming of Jesus will see all animals and nations living amicable and peaceful with one another.
Father God I know no one shall no the hour when Jesus shall Return. At that appointed hour, peace will be among this world. Peace between all nations, peace between all beings. I know that in the mean time, we are to maintain as much peace as we are capable of doing among our communities. to live and walk your walk as humble, loving and peaceful as possible. To be examples of your faith. To be the examples you want us to show non believers. As we live here in the flesh, we are subject to sin for we are not perfect. We make mistakes and are thankful for your forgiveness. I ask for continued guidance in your walk, continued guidance to lead by example, continued guidance in every aspect of my life. You know my struggles, you know my hardships, you know my pain. I ask that you can supply my needs to be able to be a better person. To be able to deal with my struggles, my hardships and pain. I have faith in you who can provide this. Amen.

Spiritual Eyes

I received a text message from a sister in Christ. It was one of those text/ email chains. You know those inspiring ones where in the end it state “if you believe in the grace of God please forward to xxx amount of people.”
I usually delete these types of chains spiritual or not. I read them, take from them what the Holy Spirit has deemed for me to extract from them and I keep it moving. It wasn’t mere chance that I received it, it was ordained for a better purpose.
As I read the chain, I felt there is so much that can be elaborated other than the fragmented positive sentences…
This chain opened up my spiritual eyes and allowed me to see what really was there.
It wasn’t just another texting/email change but a message from God to Share.
Today I decided I will share this chain but in a post. I will add and take away from the chain so that someone who may be in need can read this. It is not by chance that today you came across this writing either.
  • Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship.
Life is all about building relationships. The scripture calls on building relationships with God. The scriptures call upon building relationships with each other. The scriptures calm upon building relationships via fellowships. The scripture calls upon building relationships. Here are some scriptures on building relationships:
Proverbs: 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
Phillipians 2:3
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Collossians 3:13
Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another,
forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must
forgive.
  • Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them; a Wall or a Bridge? – Remember you are the architect of your life.
We should be encouraging one another despite our carnal flaws and not casting stones. We should be helping each other pick up the pieces to begin a new life. Empowering one another to live a better life. Make bridges, not build walls. Walls can be torn down, once it is torn down then it was built for naught. We see in the case of the adulterous woman, when she was brought before Jesus to be judged, to be condemned, Jesus asked:
John 8:7
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Our own sins, no matter how few or seemingly insignificant they are, disqualify us as judges of other peoples sin. Remember that. Our own Sins, disqualifies us, to judge others.
Capture
He freed her, he liberated her. He reminded them of their flaws.
So what happened to the adulterous woman after that.
Well, she was forgiven and allowed the chance to start anew.
Jesus has paved a pathway of hope for her.
She can now build bridges and build relationships to grow.
Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good
for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those
who hear.
  • Search for a good heart, but don’t search for a beautiful face, coz beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.
We are all beautiful, inside and out. We are made in his image. Though we are all beautiful externally and internally, remember not everyone whom have external beauty is good. The enemy knows how to entice, lure and deceive. He can use beauty to contaminate and deceive you.
Here is the description of the enemy:
2 Corinthians 11: 14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
Ezekiel 28:
You were anointed as a guardian cherub,
    for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God;
    you walked among the fiery stones.
15 You were blameless in your ways
    from the day you were created
    till wickedness was found in you.
16 Through your widespread trade
    you were filled with violence,
    and you sinned.
So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God,
    and I expelled you, guardian cherub,
    from among the fiery stones.
17 Your heart became proud
    on account of your beauty,
and you corrupted your wisdom
    because of your splendor.
So I threw you to the earth;
Here is how Christ is described:
Isiah 53:2
“…He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.”
Though he is described as potentially having no beauty, we know his heart was good and pure, we know he is the prophetic son of God.
  • So we should always keep our hearts good, for beauty comes from our good nature vs our good looks.
1 Peter 4;8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Matthew 12:35
The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.
Phillipians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is
just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if
there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think
about these things.
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  • It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.
In other words we are to live the good life and we can see this in:
1 Peter 3:8-12
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,“Whoever would love life
    and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
    they must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
    and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”[a]
  • Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, remember God and pray, it’s just a bend, not the end.’ –
Psalms 3: 2-6
Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
We need to pray and not loose hope at all, we need to remember God does not let us go through something without a purpose.

Our trials, our tribulations are only temporary, so don’t loose hope, do not think this is the end, God will sustain you. Get down and Pray.

  • Have faith and have a successful life. One of the basic differences between God and humans is, God gives, gives and forgives. But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets. Be thankful in life…
We are gluttonous people. It is our gluttony that gets us in trouble. We need to be gracious each time God provides. We need to always be thankful. Thankful for the good, but also thankful for the bad that came before it.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  • If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realize that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
We are alive, and Christ made that happen by the grace of God. Every morning I hear my alarm clock, and like many of you I constantly hit that snooze button. Sometimes I hit it one time too many. I woke up, not because of that annoying alarm.
I woke up (in the carnal sense) because by the Grace of God he allowed it to happen. I also woke up (spiritually) because I was once dead, but he has made me alive, I am fully alive by the blood of Christ, for believing in Christ for he took my transgression and sins up on that cross with him. I am alive, because he allows me to. I am alive, because he loves me.
Ephesians 2 1:10
Made Alive in Christ
2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Father God I thank you today for this chain letter you sent me this morning. I thank you for allowing it to open my eyse and see this chain letter on a whole other level. I thank you for opening up my spiritual eyes so that I may see. I once was blind, but you made it possible for me to see. I was once lost, but you made it possible to rebuke the confusion and understand. I was once shackled to my own bondage, yet you freed me. I am alive, because you allowed it to happen. I am alive because you love me. I love you and I thank you. Amen.

Believe & Declare

“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.”
(2 Corinthians 4:13, NIV)
Believe and Declare in your heart that He will provide for you.
Believe and Declare that you will overcome the obstacles before you.
Believe and Declare that you will be healed.
Believe and Declare that the storm shall soon pass.
Believe and Declare it, with faith and trust in your creator for he has spoken these words to us, not just to say them to reassure us that when we truly believe, when we truly rely on him, when we believe and declare with faith, passion and the fire of the love of Christ, everything we declared will come to pass in his timing.
Despite my obstacles in my past.
Despite being told I would never be able to conceive and birth a child.
I believed and Declared that the sciences were wrong.
I believed and declared healing.
I believed and declared God would provide for my barren womb in his time, which he did.
I ask you today, to believe, with all your heart, declare it with every fiber in your being. If it is God’s will it shall be done.
Father God I thank you today for reminding me to always believe and declare victory in your name. Even when things are not going the way I want or expect, I declare and believe in your name that things will turn around. Father in the midst of difficult times I declare and believe we shall over come them. I pray for you reading this today. I do not know your circumstances nor yoru hardship, but with you together I believe and declare that you shall come through this. The time will pass and you will be rejoicing with God your victory. I pray that you can believe, so you can declare it in faith. Amen

Con La Fe


Con Fe las Puertas abrien
Con Fe montañas se mueven
Con Fe Los enfermos se sanan
Con Fe nuestros vidas se cambian
Yo te amo dios
Con todo mi corazon.

Exalto su nombre dios
Y recibo una gran bendicion.
Siempre mantengo Fe
Siempre mantengo Fe

Con tu Fe te abro las Puertas
Con tu Fe te muevo montañas
Con tu Fe te sano Los enfermos
Con tu Fe sus vidas se cambiara

Hijo yo te amo tambien,
Con todo mi corazon
Sigan exaltando mi nombre
Y Los bendiciones sigara
No dejes de tener Fe en mi,
Siempre luchare por ti,
Siempre mantengan Fe en mi,
Y Nunca te dejare.
Nunca te dejare!

God Conscious, Christ Centered


“And without faith it is impossible to please
God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and
that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
(Hebrews 11:6, NIV)

There is a Book I am reading (Woman of Mettle), it is a sequel to (Woman of Clay) both is centered during the times of and after Jesus’ ministry and crucifixion.

This this scripture made me think of a passage I read recently from this book.
“How is it possible to stay conscious of the Lord when I barely get a moment to think of him?”

This is an honest question from the protagonist. She is a mother of 3, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a daughter in law. She has to maintain order in her home, she has to submit to the demands and needs of her husband, she has daily chores and responsibilities that help the house hold function.

I am a mother to 2 boys, I am a working mother. I am a wife. I am also a dutiful daughter to my parents and help my siblings as often as I can.
I live in NYC, the city which never sleeps.

I can relate to this question from the protagonist.

How is it possible to constantly stay connected and conscious in the Lord, when with a busy schedule, the kids, the work, the house hold affairs, the daily hustle and bustle of life, how can one focus on him, when I barely get a moment to and for myself, least alone to glorify my creator. We have all been there and had that same sentiment.

The spouse of the protagonist responded in such a way where I could not help but weep, stop what I was doing and Give God thanks right there and then.

He responded: “It’s like this, If I am in the room with you when your attentions is completely take up with the children, aren’t you aware all the time of my presence, conscious of the fact that I hear every word you say to them? From time to time you catch my eye and smile and you know that I love you. Although you mihgt not speak to me much, you know I’m here even when your back is turned.”

Stop.

Reflect on what he just said.

If you were not wiping tears before I am sure you are now.(especially after reflections).

We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life….and God is evermore present. Even when our backs are turned, even while we do our chores, work, handling the kids, he is watching us with pride, with joy, with Love, reassuring Love, even when we do not speak with God he is there.

We need to be conscious of that fact that he is evermore present in our lives.
Dealing with the children.
He is there.
Working.
he is with you.
Commuting.
He is with you.
Doing chores
He is with you.
Taking care of your home
He is with you
Taking care of your family
He is with you
Taking care of your spouse
He is with you.
God loves us.

We need to be God conscious and Christ centered in all that we do.
if you cant verbally praise and acknowledge him, know in all that you do he is therefore all you do should be in his glory.

Father I thank you for your timing in my reading that passage. I thank you because i felt like i was drowning with my responsibilities as a mother, daughter, a spouse, employee, etc. I felt and sometimes still do feel that How can I be conscious of you at all time when i feel like I could barely breathe. I know you are ever so present with me. Thank you for enlightening me. Thank you for allowing me to read between the lines and register that you are indeed talking to me. Thank you for allowing me to find the time to acknowledge and praise you in all i do.
Amen.

Dear Reader:  It is easy to lose focus in your walk with Christ in this carnal world, more so for new believers.  I ask that you listen to what is written here, know that in all you do every move you make, you give him the glory, consciously or unconsciously.  I know it is easier said than done, trust me I know.  Work, School, family, responsibilities all can take up a lot of time, but remember to always pray, even while working, always meditate, even while in school, always God First.  It is hard, but so rewarding.  I feel at Peace and I could only thank God for the peace I have despite all that is going on.

Lament but Keep hope Alive


Lamentations 3:24
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

We all go through circumstances where we feel lost, hopeless and in despair.
We need to remember that we need to hold hope in him.

Even when we feel we can no longer go.
Even when we feel alone.
Even when we feel he is not around.

He is.
He’s there.
He’s watching.
He is observing.
He is omnipresent and always at your reach.
He is with you.
He is around you.
He is in you.

Have hope in him, despite one’s lamentations.
He will help you prosper and get you through the difficult times.

 

Father God I thank you for another day, another hour, another opportunity to Glorify you. Many of us have things going on in our lives which causes our hearts to lament. Many are in distress, many are in physical and emotional distress. I ask that you guide each of us, so that we can foster our hope in you. May we all continue to put our faith in you as we walk our walk in your Glory.
Amen.