You Are Not Alone!

You may not be able to depend on people to stay with you through the storm to comfort and help you in your time of distress. You might even lose some things or suffer damages in the process, however be of good courage. You have prepared in advance for the storm that has come upon you through prayer, fasting, studying the word, and obedience. Now, sit back and relax, knowing God is there to keep you and comfort you with His strength, power, provision, and never ending love!

Words To Stand On …

Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)

6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV)

8 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Luke 8:23-25(KJV)

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

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Marriage Is A Partnership

I woke up with this strong on my mind early this morning. I couldn’t sleep no matter how I tried, so I’m sharing. May the Lord have His way.

One day, out of the blue, my daughter says “Mom I’m going to marry a man who cooks for me. I’m not going to do like you do, and cook all the time. Daddy can serve you too”. Lol. Please note, my husband does cook occasionally, but I usually do it the most and I don’t mind (most of the time). 😊 So, here I am, listening to my daughter, trying to figure out her mindset and where she was going with this train of thought. We had an interesting talk that day.

I get what she meant in general, why am I the wife always serving my husband while he sits back like a king? He is my King by the way. However, there’s a part she missed. I cook, prepare the plates, and serve my husband and children. (Family dinner is IMPORTANT, a biggie on my list, but hard to maintain as your children become young adults with jobs and busy schedules!) Anyway, yes, I do serve my husband and family this way, and to her young eyes it was a negative on that day.

However, here’s the part she missed (at least at that moment). My husband also serves me. He always holds doors for me, because I am his queen. He pulls up to the door in parking lots so I don’t have to walk, because I am his queen. He opens the car door for me to get in, although I could easily do it myself, because I am his queen. Plus, so many more little things we can easily take for granted. We serve each other. We submit one to another!!

That’s in the Bible too, by the way…

Ephesians 5:21

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

So often in a marriage or sermon you hear this quoted:

Ephesians 5:22

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Christ had all power and authority, but he walked in submission and humility. Wives strive to do likewise. There’s a blessing in it. Christ submitted to the will of God by choice, not by force and definitely not by demand. Men, remember that.

I see wives at gatherings who are sad, overlooked, and overworked while their husbands mingle happily along, oblivious or uncaring about the pain they cause their wives with simple neglect. Baby crying, wife go get them. Baby hungry, wife go feed them. Baby running around, wife go chase them. Everyone having fun with the wife stuck on the sidelines, but really how hard would it be for the husband to say at a function, babe go mingle and I will care for Johnny and Sue for a moment (after all it took two to get the little one there in the first place). Right?! Maybe, there would be less women dealing with anxiety and depression if they had a moment to simply breathe. Breathe ladies. Breathe. Just a thought.

Some men love the above verse (Ephesians 5:22) and focus on it exclusively when it comes to their marriage without ever taking the time to read on. I even pointed it out to someone before, but they said “we’re not talking about that”. Wow! However, let’s see what else it says:

Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Humm. Interesting. This thing right here is not lopsided as so many imply or falsely believe (some unfortunately to the point of emotional and or physical abuse). God has placed standards in place to help us all have the best marriages possible if we choose to listen and obey. How much did Christ love the church? Enough to die!! Men, did you get that? Enough to die!!

Let us strive to love one another as the bible says, after all it is the best way. Be blessed on today!!

Words To Stand On…

Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 5:22

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Romans 12: 9-10

9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

 Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

 

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True Riches

Many seek after worldly gain and pleasures; however, these things are temporary and will all pass away. The things of this world lead to loss, sorrow, and ultimately death. However, the wise man or woman seeks after the things of God that cannot be stolen away. The bible declares “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Matthew 6:33.

God knows exactly what we need and desire, and He will provide according to His will and purpose for our life and ultimately the kingdom. We must simply trust Him and obey. Those who desire true treasure must seek after these eight additions to their character and the bible says you will never fall: faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity. 2 Peter 1 Seek true riches on today!!

Words To Stand On…

Matthew 6:33

6 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

2 Peter 1: 3-11

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

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