125 Miles An Hour???

One of our friends posted a meme yesterday that read, “The First time I went over 125 miles an hour was in a __.” Well first thing I thought of was being on a date with Danny and he was concerned about getting me home late. I had no idea just how fast we were going at the time, but he said hang on and I do remember the semi’s we passed on the interstate looking like blurs. It was later that he told me how fast we went to get me home. I really didn’t care or worry about it one bit. After all I loved that man and I just put myself in his hands with complete trust. He’s actually never let me down. (those that fast trip was only once LOL)

Oh beloved, God speaks to our hearts this morning. Do we trust Him? Really trust Him? Are we willing to just hang on and let Him get us where we need to be? God’s plan always includes trust. And if we love Him, we know that we have no fear in our travels with Him.

God wants you to know this morning that His ways are always safest for you in the long run. Whatever you are facing this morning, He will take you the route of His blessing. In fact, the more you trust Him, the faster you will arrive at your destination. As your develop your loving trust toward God, He will reward you with new horizons and fresh adventures. He’s not saying hop on a motorcycle and go 125 miles an hour, but He is saying hop on His will and don’t worry about a thing. Your life is hidden in Christ. He knows what He’s doing. Survival is assured because you are headed for your heavenly home. But don’t make it just about heaven, or you will miss the most amazing things in your life. Love breeds trust and builds faith. And that’s your life – love, trust and faith!

God loves you and He’s for you. Talk with Him this morning. Tell Him you are willing to go where He goes and stay where He stays because He is your Guide forever. And then live that carefree, trusting life in the Light of His Glory and Grace!

I John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

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No Regrets

One of my friends fell in her yard twice recently. She was out gathering berries. She didn’t just fall, she fell into some fire ants. Those fire ants of course did what they always do. She got stung quite a few times. Oh and she also twisted her knee.

Now all of us may have advice for this friend. Everything from use a cane to quit going outside at all. Right? Why face that danger if such a catastrophe is going to happen? Better safe than sorry. Buy some berries and save yourself the trouble.

Oh beloved, God speaks to my heart this morning. Life is so like going out in the yard. You might fall. You might meet up with more trouble than it’s worth. The enemy’s advice is don’t even have a life. Don’t go in the yard. Don’t enjoy the berries. Don’t risk the pain. Don’t let anyone get an opportunity to cause you pain.
Catastrophes are part of life and so avoid them at all costs.

But God says He has given you this life to live. Don’t live it with regrets. And the biggest regrets you’ll ever have are the things you wanted to do that you were afraid to attempt. His Word will guide you so that you don’t make mistakes in judgment and slip into sin. But just like my friend will do, you’ve got to get up, dust yourself off, remind the devil you have life to live and go out and live it to the fullest! Regrets are doubts, qualms and misgivings about life. You’re not destined to be full of them. You’re destined to be full of gratitude, fortitude, fearlessness and faith!

God loves you and He’s for you. Go ahead and ask Him to help you rise up from the catastrophes of your life. Ask Him to change your viewpoint of them entirely. And ask Him to help you move forward in the Light of His Glory and Grace!

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.

Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. AMP

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours]. Philippians 4:6-7 AMP

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Do You Know Daddy God?

Father’s Day will be celebrated tomorrow. And as I think about my dad I know he would have loved a huge flat screen color tv. We always had the biggest tv, which back then was a fairly small screen in a nice large wooden case. He probably would have loved bottled water, although he would have something to say about the cost. My parents always traveled with water and a thermos full of hot coffee. He would have very much enjoyed cable tv. Although it was a thing before he passed, it wasn’t available in their small town that I know of. Three modern things that he would have owned and enjoyed.

Maybe you don’t even know what your earthly father likes or dislikes. Maybe this is your first year without the presence of your dad. It’s not easy, ever. There are still things I wish I had talked with him about. I find myself wanting more information about him and more information from him.

Oh beloved, you are so blessed and fortunate. Regardless of the earthly relationship you’ve had with your own father, you can know your Heavenly Father well. You can have a great bond with Him. The only requirement is to be born again. Through Christ, you have unlimited access to the heart of Abba Father. And He wants to have unlimited access to your heart as well. What a beautiful fellowship to know that the One who knows you best loves you most. There’s nothing He won’t do for you. He’s not a genie, or a spoiling father. He’s God! And He is omnipotent, omniscient and pure Love. Even if your earthly father messed up, failed, walked away or more – God will always be with you. He is your comforter, friend and leader. You’re not the sum of any problems you encountered as a child. You are brand new and born again of incorruptible seed!

God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning and ask Him to give you fresh insight into earthly relationships. Forgive that imperfect father if you need to. Release all anger, animosity and frustration. Take in the Truth about your Daddy God – everything you need is written in the Bible and released through revelation. Then live in the Light of who your heavenly father is for that is where you will find peace, love and real joy!

Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.

Ephesians 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

I John 3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

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Stalled? Froze Up?

A frozen computer gets in the way. This morning I even used the power button and nothing happened. It was on but it was not responding. So I pulled the power cord out. That did it. Then I had to put the power cord back in and press the power button one more time. The whole “ordeal” took much longer than I wanted it to, but without the reset there was no moving forward.

Oh beloved, you may feel that you are in a stalled pattern. You can’t seem to go back and capture what you once had. But you can’t move either. You’ve tried every way known to man and still you are frozen in time. Did you know that there is One who can give you a restart? The Lord Himself. It might look harsh, like He pulls your power cord completely loose. But what He is really doing is resetting your life for His glory. It doesn’t matter if you caused the stall or someone else put you there. God is bigger than that and His plan for you is to do more than restore you. You aren’t done in or done for. You are just beginning to be what God always called you to be! You’re not a problem, nor is the problem you have permanent. You are an answer from God for your world. And when this restoration is complete, you will have a testimony that will help others in their restoration!

God loves you and He’s for you. So when you feel inadequate, unworthy or broken those thoughts don’t come from the Throne Room. Run to the Lord this morning and thank Him for restoration that is ongoing. Ask Him to reveal any hidden glitch that is keeping you stuck. And then walk out of the problem and into the promise you were born again to live in forever!

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

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A Meltdown

Yesterday morning we had a bit of a meltdown at our house. If you don’t know what a meltdown is, in this case it’s when the plans of the day get overshadowed by the harsh reality of getting up early and getting ready. It can look like a disaster sometimes because who likes to insist? LOL It turned out fine, but I prefer smooth and gentle and get it done. And just for reference, a meltdown can happen to us anytime we get upset with circumstances we can’t fix. (that’s us sometimes isn’t it?)

I was so glad that we gathered together in my living room and prayed: we told the enemy to get out of town, out of the house, and out of the plans for our day. We thanked God for His provision and expectant joy. And then of course the event that they participated in was a real hit and they had a wonderful time.
Then later when I was at work I was reminded by the Lord, “A meltdown is usually a precursor to something wonderful about to happen.”

Oh beloved, what’s giving you a meltdown? A sudden outburst of trouble in the midst of preparation is a signal. It’s a signal that the enemy is trying to burst your bubble and remove your blessing. It’s also a signal to pray, to ask for help and to remain calm. LOL (remain calm? Whew that part is often hard isn’t it?) God has plans for you beyond your present meltdown. This life will always concentrate on the hardship but God is always trying to refocus us to prepare for the blessing! There’s joy ahead if we just look beyond the little foxes that try to spoil the grapes.

God wants you to know that your present troubles are not your life. Maybe your meltdown is more serious than somebody not wanting to wake up. Regardless of how big the situation is you are facing, skirmishes with the enemy aren’t going to turn you away from what’s ahead for you. Meltdowns happen to every family, big or small. But meltdowns are not the course of life for the believer. They are sideroads that we can take as a sign that the Lord is working in big ways for us! You beloved, are His workmanship. Who knew you would be so blessed by the Lord that the enemy would try to send things your way to distract you. But gloriously blessed are you that you can recognize the tactic, take authority over the enemy and walk on into something wonderful!

God loves you and He’s for you. Always. The enemy lies to you when he says the distraction is the important thing. Run to the Lord this morning and thank Him for salvation and more – the ability to have the mind of Christ and to walk in truth even when trouble strikes suddenly. And you get to live in the Light of the Glorious Spirit of the Lord as you pray and remain at rest for His plan!

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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