Archive | September 2013

Let us rejoice

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  (Psalm 118:24)

 

Lord, thank you for making the sun rise each day.

Lord, thanks for the warm weather you send our way.

Lord, thank you for the rain that falls from the sky.

Lord, thank you for the relationship between you and I.

 

I am glad and rejoice at the sound of the birds.

I am glad and rejoice with hearing your words.

I am glad and rejoice to start my day with you.

I am glad and rejoice in everything you do.

 

I praise you, Lord; you died for my sin.

I praise you, Lord; my heart you did win.

I praise you, Lord; you reign high above.

I praise you, Lord, for your great love.

 

Glory to God, great things you have done.

Glory to God, for sending your Son.

Glory to God, for providing the Way.

Glory to God, that I know you today.

 

Thank you, Father, you created my being.

Thank you, Father, I have faith without seeing.

Thank you, Jesus, for removing my strife.

Thank you, Lord, for giving me new life.

 

I honor you, Lord, because you are Holy.

I honor you, Lord, because I am lowly.

I honor you, Lord, you are the Most High.

I honor you, Lord, for my sin you did die.

 

Thanks be to God for the things you have done.

Thanks be to God for sending your Son.

Thanks be to God for forgiving my sin.

Thanks be to God for letting me in.

 

This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Be Still

My child, are you distracted? Does your mind jump from one idea to the next before you can carry out the first? Are you thinking of everything else you should be doing right now? Are you making lists in your head? Are you reviewing interactions and conversations from the previous day? Are you planning out your day today? Are you afraid to allow yourself quiet time with me, because it seems like a waste of time, when you don’t hear from me?

Be still. I know it is difficult to achieve, when your life is so busy. Be still. I am God. I am the author and finisher of your time. I know the number of your days. I give you permission to sit and be still with me. Everything else will wait. This time you choose to give me is the most important thing you will do today. Seek me first, and everything else will fall into place. Honor me with your time. It may not seem so, but I am in control of all things, even your time.

Do not be concerned about completing your checklist today. It will get done in due time. Relax and sit with me for a while. I love spending time with you. You may not hear my voice, but I will continue to speak to you until you recognize it. I will never give up on you. Please don’t give up on me. My Spirit lives inside you. Quiet yourself and let nothing keep you from hearing my voice. I speak to you daily. Be still and listen to me.

You are my child, even my heir. All I have belongs to you. I have so much to give you. Will you spend time with me? Come near to me and I will come near to you. When you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Do I have your whole heart? Be still and give yourself to me.

I am a God of peace. I will give you my peace any time you need it. Just ask. Allow me to breathe peace into your crazy life. Practice peace by taking time to be still with me. I am all you need. I am everything. Trust me to meet all your needs. My Spirit will bring peace to your anxious, weary soul. Be still and experience me.

Be still and know me. Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

Breathe

Breathe. Take me in. All of me. I am your Rock to rest upon. I am your strength when you are weak. I am your life blood. Breathe. Allow me to refresh your weary soul. You are my child. I love you with an everlasting love. I will never leave you. I do not forget about you. I am with you always. You have access to me at all times. Breathe. Take in my Spirit that lives in your heart. You have access to my power whenever you need it. Listen to my voice as my Spirit speaks to you from within. Breathe. I am the Prince of Peace. I live in you. My peace belongs to you. Call on me. I am here to give you my peace. Breathe. Take me in. All of me. I bring life to you, a life that is full. My joy is yours to receive. Breathe. I am your Spirit and your guide. Rely on me. Trust in me. I am true to my promises. Breathe. Let go and let me. I am in control. Submit yourself to me. I will not disappoint you. Breathe. I am the Way to the Father. Everything that belongs to the Father is mine. Ask and you shall receive. Breathe. You are my child. Come to me. Abide in me. Live in me, because I live in you. Breathe.

This blog was inspired by the Breathe women’s group of Lake Center Bible Church.

 

Centerpoint Women’s Solid Ground Kickoff

On 9/10/13, I was amazed again by God’s goodness! About 90 women gathered in the fireside room at Centerpoint Church to kickoff the Solid Ground Bible Study. We enjoyed a delicious brunch, door prizes, and learned about the studies offered on Tuesday mornings this year. I was honored to speak to the group about “Listening to God’s Voice.” I can’t tell you how great it was to have so many beautiful women smiling back at me as I shared how God has worked in my life to bring me into a closer relationship with Himself, by listening to His voice. Thanks for inviting me, Sally. Thanks to Sally & Megan for your hard work and dedication to the ladies of Centerpoint!

Breathe Brunch @ Lake Center Bible Church

On 9/7/13, I had the privilege to speak to about 35 women who attended a quarterly brunch put on by the Breathe women’s group at Lake Center Bible Church. I was blessed by the event and enjoyed the delicious food, fun games, door prizes, and a great chance to socialize with many beautiful ladies! Thanks for planning a great morning, Andrea, & thanks for inviting me.