Friday, July 23, 2021

Consuming fire πŸ”₯

Hebrews 12:28 "Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire."  .....13:9 " Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.  It's good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them."     We will not be shaken!!!   I don't have to look to far to see "hard".   I wish I always made good decisions and had tons of perseverance, but currently I'm dealing with indecision and I'm leaning toward the least amount of effort.   Cuz I feel " tired and torn".     I will make a final decision and go forward with energy.   But my indecisiveness really hurts me.    My problem is I gladly take on more then I really have time to do.   I get it all done, but recently I'm  wondering at what cost?     I like the saying " less is more". Im not very good at " doing less".     It's a balance    I thank God recently He has put beautiful people in My life to; remind me of this truth.    These two passages help me too; 1.   I will not be shaken, I will stay thankful.  2.  I will keep my eye on Gods word making sure my motivation is for Him not the world.    I hope you like this today too!!  Do not be shaken!! Be thankful!! Let God be your consuming fire!!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Through it all!

Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though Earth give way and mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though waters roar and foam and mountains quake with their surging."  God is our refuge and all circumstances!!   Waters surging,  mountains falling we all have something going on almost all the time.   God is our ever present help!! Be inspired to TRUST Him today!!!πŸ˜‡πŸ™❤️πŸ¦…πŸŒΈ. Through it all!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

With a sincere heart…..πŸ˜‡

1Peter 1:22 " Now that you have pruified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have a sincere love for your brother, love one an other deeply, from the heart."❤️.  Love deeply; Sometimes loving deeply make a person feel vulnerable. Jesus didn't ask us to love others so they will love us.   He said, "Love others as I have loved you. " He loves us regardless of our sins; while we were yet sinnners He suffered and died for us.  Today, for my own health and wellness I chose to have a pure heart toward others,  we humans let eachother down and we humans makes pleanty of poor choices.   Jesus extends forgiveness as part of the way He loves us.  Today I hope we can all be inspired to love people where they are at not where we want them to beπŸ˜‡πŸ™❤️πŸ¦…πŸŒΈ

Sometimes I have to start by remembering to love myself, remembering I am made beautiful through the powerful gift of Jesus.   I need not look at my warts but His righteousness in me!!πŸ˜‡

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Better together with Jesus at the helm!!

Romans 1:11 " I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong-12 that is that you may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith."   I love this!! Better together!!!    Today let's be encouraged to lift each other up in faith!!   We are better together with Jesus at the helm!!

Friday, July 16, 2021

The waiting is the hardest partπŸ˜‡

John 15:12 "My command is this Love each other as I have loved you."   These are the words of Jesus.   How does He love us?    He loves us so much that while we were yet sinners He died for us on the cross/. Ephesians 4:32 " Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you." In my humanity always being love is not of my strength it's of Jesus.  Philippians 4:13 " I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."    For me "everything", includes patience, people have to go through tell they get to, waiting is often the hardest partπŸ˜‡ ( Tom Petty wrote a song about that).    

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Holding the tongue? True mercy

James 2:13 "because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.  Mercy triumphs over judgment!    ......James 3:5 " likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.  It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell."     Wow.  These verses are speaking loudly to me today.   When I am "judging" in my heart and then I speak against someone with  my mouth, I am being who I don't want to be.    Why is it so easy for me to play the holier then Thou card?   I say that I am a Christian but when I get judging and then speak out in judgment what does that say about me?    When I was married to my children's father.  I spoke out against him often, surprise surprise we got divorced.    My point is simple, I have learned that I need to hold my tongue and trust God in all things.  Wait patiently for Him and have true mercy in my heart toward others.   True mercy is to make sure I hold my tongue.    I hope you like this today tooπŸ˜‡πŸ¦…πŸ™πŸŒΈ❤️( unfortunately I have still not tamed my tongue).

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Out of the overflow of the heart….?

Luke 6:32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them."  33 and if you do good to those who are good to you what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that."   ...... 45 " The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."  These are great verses,  they remind me to be pure in heart especially toward others, and especially with my mouth.    I have found good friendships with many people that I originally, " wasn't so sure about"   I also like thinking about when you get " Squeezed" what comes out.    If you are an orange , orange juice comes out.   If you are Gods love, love comes out.     This world gives us many opportunities and support in lashing out and being judging.   Be encouraged today to Rise up!! Love those who are difficult and speak well with sincerity of heart.     Grace and Mercy is what Jesus gives us, today let's give it backπŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸŒΈ❤️πŸ¦…