We Are His

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

~ Acts 17:28 [NLT]
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God tenderly reminds us that we are children too! We are His children. There are few things in this life that are more comforting in a season of difficulty than being in the presence of your parents.  A mother’s hug can be one of the most restorative actions this world offers and that is exactly what God says He is for us!  He’s our Father, our Safe Place, Refuge, Comforter, Wisdom-Giver, and Rest when we hit those moments where we just can’t anymore.

Evening Prayer

JESUS’ FRIEND 
John 15:15; James 4:4

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You 

I pray that you will enter into a close, intimate relationship with Jesus. May you understand that He does not call you a servant, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, He calls you His friend, for everything He has learned from the Father, He makes known to you. I pray that you will accept Christ’s offer of friendship which He extends to you. May you remember, also, that friendship with the world is hatred toward God. I pray that you will choose to be Christ’s friend today.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Days of Heaven Upon Earth

He calleth things that are not as though they were

~  Rom 4:17

The Word of God creates what it commands. When Christ says to any of us Now are ye clean through the word which I have spoken u nto you, We are clean. When He says no condemnation there is none, though there has been a lifetime of sin before. And when He says, mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, then the weak are strong. This is the part of faith, to take God at His Word, and then expect Him to make it real. A French commander thanked a common soldier who had saved his life and called him captain, although he was but a private, but the man took the commander at his word, accepted the new name and was thereby constituted indeed a captain. Shall we thus take God’s creating word of justification, sanctification, power and deliverance and thus make real the mighty promise, He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might He increaseth strength; for they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.

Carefree

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

~ 1 Peter 5:7 [NLT] 

Are you allowing lies to define who you are? Do you live each day believing the lie that you are unloved, unworthy or unforgiven? God invites us to cast these lies, cares, weights aside! God desires us to live life carefree. To live our days secure in the knowledge that we are His loved ones.

Be Not 😩 Dismayed

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
~ Isaiah 41:10 [NLT]
Let’s stop running to the wrong things when fear tries to leave us tied up in knots. Let’s meditate on scriptures like Isaiah 41:10 so we can remember that God promises to be with us when life is terrifying. He says it over and over again because He knows that fighting fear is a part of being human. He is not upset that you are afraid rather He understands and is there to give you supernatural strength to reclaim your peace.

Daily Prayer Guide

Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.
~ Ps 37:3

’Tis weary watching wave by wave,  
And yet the tide heaves onward;  
We climb, like corals, grave by grave,  
That pave a pathway sunward.  
We’re driven back, for our next fray  
A newer strength to borrow;  
And where the vanguard camps to-day,  
The rear shall rest to-morrow.
~ Gerald Massey

Be like the bird, that, pausing in her flight  
A while on boughs too slight,  
Feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,  
Knowing that she hath wings.
~ Victor Hugo

Prayer

Eternal God, help me to realize that life is not only endless but, whether I live in love and obedience, or wait in neglect and indifference, that I can never separate myself from thee. May I be diligent in worthy endeavors to do my best for thee. Amen.

Joy Over One

In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!
~ Luke 15:7 [NLT] 

God’s heart is for the ONE.  He knows each of us by name and He desires that we all come home to him!  There is a party in heaven for every single lost broken soul that comes to know Jesus.  How can we help just one other come to know God?

Staying Calm

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
~ Proverbs 12:16 [NLT] 

It’s easy to become annoyed by irritating comments, especially if they’re made by people on your questionable list. They tend to make us think, do, or say irrational things. Your day can then become unpleasant without you even knowing. However, others around you like your spouse, kids, or parents will be in tune. Instead of transferring your temper or irrationality, try to stay calm. The best way is to say a prayer asking God for patience within you and peace surrounding you.

Personal Gifts

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
~ Romans 12:8 [NLT]

Our culture sometimes pushes us to be something that we’re not, but this is a good reminder that each one of us is unique with our own talents. We should treasure the things that we’re good at and do those things well. You can honor God by putting your talents to good use. Do them with passion, kindness and vigor.

Love Covers a Multitude

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
~ 1 Peter 4:8 [NLT]
God covers our failures with His love because He loves us and our kids SO MUCH. When you don’t respond with the right tone or words; God’s love is there to stand in the gap for you. What a gift!