Thursday, February 22, 2018

Endure in Faith!

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 NLT

My Dear One,

There are times when we feel like all that we are doing amounts to nothing. It seems like all our work is in vain. And it’s a good thing we’re doing and it’s hard to understand why we don’t seem to see positive results.

You must not lose hope and abandon your task! This is the time to put your trust in God, because He has always brought you through. He is watching as you do these things that bring Him glory. So just keep perfecting what you are doing, do it for the right reasons, and know in your heart that the day will come when He rewards you. Remain in His will and do it for Him, not for yourself.

Keep the faith, and remember that you must continue to act in faith while you wait, otherwise all your work is for nothing. As it says in James 2:17, “Faith without action is dead.”

So don’t stop doing God’s will, and don’t expect to see the reward immediately. Although sometimes God does that, most times He wants us to learn to trust Him through patience. So continue on, my dear one, the reward is promised!

Father, I will continue to serve You in faith and know that You are perfecting the works of my hands. Thank You for all You will give me. Amen.

Monday, February 19, 2018

NO One

Dear Reader,

I read a scripture today that is resonating in my heart and mind.

"No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5 NIV

The words no one keep repeating in my heart. NO ONE. I understand it doesn't mean that no one will ever come against me again, just that I don't have to feel the giants are going to win. The Creator of all things is on MY side! Like David, if all I am armed with is a rock and my God, the rock is inconsequential, an unnecessary weapon.

It wasn't so much the rock that slew Goliath as much as the presence of God in David's heart and life! His faith in the truth kept him from being afraid. It was what made him run forward towards the enemy, lest the enemy makes any more progress in David's life or his words cut David down. We too must run immediately towards that enemy, with such haste that we don't have time to even feel fear! Our God is beside us always!
We must understand and remember that He promised that He will be here for us like He was with Moses all the days of our lives!! Never leaving us or forsaking us. Jesus, You are our shield, our faith, our hope, our desire and our love. We will never be without You. NO ONE can stand up against us ALL the days of our lives! You are with us. We adore You, and we thank You for loving us! Amen.

Dear Reader, take heart when troubles are smothering you. The bills, the children, your health, your relationships. Our God is a strong and mighty God! His wish is for you to come to Him and believe and trust in Him, and He will always, always, take care of you. When you feel you just can't make it anymore, that the road is too rough and the day too long, remember that He will bring someone to hold your hands up so that His glory will be seen! Hallelujah! Give your praises to God for His love and mercy!
"And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword." Exodus 17:11-13