Friday, February 26, 2021

Be strong in the joy of the Lord!!

Nehemiah 8:10 "......For the joy of the Lord is your strength."   Today I'm skiing the full Birkie     God has been with me thus far and I know He will continue to be.  One of my friends said, "God didn't bring me this far to drop me now."  Where does my strength come from? My strength come from the Lord creator of Heaven and Earth!!   He is with us always!!! Let His Joy and strength fill your heart and mind today and alwaysπŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸŒΈ♥️πŸ¦…. Also Mark 5:41 “ Little girl, I say to you, get up!”

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Strength

Starting my Birkie week with my first race today the Korte.   Habakkuk 3:18-19 " Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like a deer, He enables me to go on the heights."   I love this verse for strength!!! I hope you like it tooπŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸŒΈ♥️πŸ¦…

Monday, February 22, 2021

Greater

1John 4:4 " You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you, is greater then the one who is in the world."  Greater....He is greater.   When our hope is in Him and Him alone we can rest in strength, His strength.   He is greater! Yet, He knows and loves each of us intimately with a love much bigger ( greater) then we can ever understand.    πŸ˜‡πŸ™♥️πŸŒΈπŸ¦…   Keep on keeping on...forward in Christ!


Friday, February 19, 2021

You are loved no matter what!!

I printed out the chart this morning and tweeked it for myself a bit also! I have goals of 1) being honest with myself, the Lord, and those around me about "right now" sins in the moment-- recognizing them in the moment or hoping others call me out and having grace with myself to see it and ask for forgiveness in that moment/change it; 2) Set aside intentional time with the Lord to simply enjoy His presence if for nothing else/more intentionally listen for His thoughts/words throughout the day, and be more intentional about sitting in stillness in order to truly hear him and wait on his words. 


I also like the phone idea-- putting it away during time with my husband and spending less time on it in general; and more intentional exercise. There's a laundry list of changes that God wants for me ahaha...


Here's my verse of encouragement today: Romans 8:38-39 "38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."


I like this passage today as a reminder that our sin can't separate us from God's love, and the shame we feel is a stumbling block for simply bringing it to the Lord so He can work in us and change us. Nothing is too shameful or too difficult for the Lord to clean and love you through it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Lent challenge anyone? Be a good steward πŸ˜‡

 Today is Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent.   Later today my pastor will put a cross on our foreheads to remind us from dust we came and from dust we will return.   I have a plaque in my room that says" Life on Earth is soon to pass, only what's done for Christ will last."  Hebrews 13:20 " May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepard of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may He work in us what ever is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever and ever Amen.”   I hope these verses help you to want to put on love today and each day of Lent and beyond to go spread His good news!  πŸ˜‡πŸ™♥️πŸŒΈπŸ¦….  Be inspired to be a good steward of all He has given you.   I’m doing a special Lent stewardship thing.  Forming a small group we will all try to follow the 21 day fitness challenge, each person will tweak their chart for their own needs. Our goal is to help each other Shine in Christ 

While  being good stewards of all he has given us    Let me know if you want to join this challenge

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sing a new song for Lent

 2 Corinthians 5:17 " Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!"  18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation."   The old is gone the new is here!!!!    Sometimes I slip back into my old ways the Holy Spirit nudges me to turn and keep on keeping on with Jesus.    But sometimes it hard to do what we know God is calling us to do.    We are saved by grace not by works.  Yet for our testimony to be the most powerful we need to walk in our new life.   Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent.    I will be intentionally trying harder to honor God in all I think, say and do.    In order for me to do this I will be putting my " plan " down on paper and will continue daily to monitor my behaviors to keep them in line with my plan.   Do you have a behavior that looks like the old you that you might want to fast for Jesus this Lent season?  Be inspired to put on your try, one day at a time.     We are saved by grace not by works.  Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!!!  Break every chain that takes your attention off the prize of JesusπŸ˜‡πŸ™♥️πŸŒΈπŸ¦…πŸŽΆ. Sing a new song!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Lent is coming? Let’s get our hearts right

Psalm 37:3-4 "Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pastures. 4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."   Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of our hearts ......   so ?  I ask myself if I don't have my longed for desires is it because I'm not truly delighting myself in the Lord? Or perhaps my desires are not part of the good God has for me?  Lent starts Wednesday, I like to use this season to deepen my faith walk.   My goal is to truly delight myself in Him.   It's easy to say ... but in my flesh not sure how well I really do it.   Have a great day and be inspired to " Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness"( Matthew 6:33) today and always πŸ˜‡♥️πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸ¦…