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In Times Like These!

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Hebrews 13:6 (AMP) 6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently say, “The Lord is my Helper [in time of need], I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”

I believe that I would not have made it through the past two months without God. June our tenant took his own life, the suicide threw everybody off balance. My husband told me when he walked into the main bedroom the young man had turned blue. I think he must have suffocated. This death upset my entire life for the next two months.
As I reflect on this, I believe I lost it emotionally. The children started reminiscing and longing for their deceased mother. The atmosphere at home is still charged negatively and very volatile. A sense of loss is tangible and I don’t always know how to deal with this. I try not to take anything personally but sometimes I do and it hurts me.
I will stay focused on God, and I will not let go of His hands. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. I believe that He will help me.
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Lord You…

Start You Monday and Week Right!

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Matthew 7:7-8  (AMP) Prayer and the Golden Rule “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.”
We serve an awesome God and today I want to start my day and week right. I heard that when a Camel goes into the desert this camel needs to bend the knee and receive his burned for the journey ahead of him. When we wake up in the morning and bend our knees before our Lord Jesus, He places the day’s burn upon our shoulders.
In Matthew 7 verse 7 we see “ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you;” we need to pray to ask God to help us carry our burns and face each day. When I opened my eyes this morning my first thought was “Jesus, help me.”  I feel it is impossible to go through this day without the LORD’s hand in my own life.
I need all the hel…

#Selfishness

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Selfishness says things like “It’s all about me.”  “First is first and second is nothing.” “It’s my way or the highway!”
James 3:13-16  (AMP)
Wisdom from Above
“13 Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good conduct show his [good] deeds with the gentleness and humility of true wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be arrogant, and [as a result] be in defiance of the truth. 15 This [superficial] wisdom is not that which comes down from above but is earthly (secular), natural (unspiritual), even demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder [unrest, rebellion] and every evil thing and morally degrading practice.”
Personally, I feel ashamed to admit that I actually struggle with “selfishness.” My word it’s truly difficult to share. I am so used getting what I want when I want it. I forget about the rest and I don’t want to share.
Humbly I stand shamefaced before the Lord, guilty of this sin of self…

I Love YOU LORD with All My Heart

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Matthew 22:37-40  (AMP) “37 And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ 40 The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
This morning I humbly come into the presence of the Lord my God. I want to honour Him with all I am. I want to draw near to Him and give Him praise. Lord, please search my heart and soul. Please create in me a clean heart and a pure spirit. I want to honour You and give You thanks. I know that I am not always faithful and that I fail You on many occasions.
Today I want to proclaim Your goodness and Your faithfulness. I want to give You thanks for the good things as well as the trails in my own life. You are my Lord, my Saviour and I love You Lord with all my heart and …

Set my sight on things unseen!

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Colossians 3:2(AMP)"2 Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]."

I want to start my day right, I set my sight on God this morning, on His mercy new every day. Today I want to praise His name and thank Him for keeping me safe. I want to say thank Him for His loving kindness new every day. I am grateful that I can still sit in my office and that I have a job.

The LORD is great and greatly to be praised. I bring Him honour and worship His Holy Name. I have so much to be grateful of. God has been with me since the beginning of my life when I was in my mother's womb. He knew my name and has a purpose for me.

I set my sight on the unseen, I believe that God is still in control. I know that I am not perfect and a work in progress. The LORD remains faithful forever! Jesus remain faithful in perpetuity! Psalm 146: 6

I remember how I sat in my taxi on my way to work and saw…

The desire to change my life!

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Isaiah 54: 2 Berean Study Bible
“Enlarge the site of your tent, stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, do not hold back.  Lengthen your ropes and drive your stakes deep.”
 It is my heart's desire to become more and more like Jesus. The desire to grow and mature as a Christian woman is full in my heart. The problem I find is there are times that I resist the urge to change. I have read that you cannot change without a little resistance. The question is how badly do I want to change?
I believe that I have changed over the years and I think I am what I want to be right now. The problem is I am never satisfied with myself.
The past eight years I have been adjusting my attitude. I have been persevering, and it has taken a lot of energy on my side.
Focusing my attention on change the past couple of years took a lot of energy. I still haven't changed.
Reading Isaiah 54 verse 2 "enlarge the site of your tent, stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, do not hold back. Lengthen…

You foreordained me.

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Jeremiah 1: 7-8 NLT “Go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.  And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you.”
I have been worried about my purpose in life and if I have been doing what I’m supposed to be doing.  I then realized if God didn’t want me in a certain place things change and I would move on. I realized that I must “not cast away my confidence, which has great rewards.” Hebrew 10 verse 35.  I believe that God knows me by my name.  I also believe that God knows me when I was in my mother’s womb.  God set me apart and that is why I don’t always fit in.
If I think about it God knows everything about me, my past and my present and my future. My days are scheduled and God’s in control. I know that I am different because God has sanctified me and set me apart. That is why I don’t fit in sometimes and I feel like I don’t belong.
God has foreordained me and He has a plan for my life. I don’t what the future holds for me but I do believe God knows and is moving th…