Tuesday, September 16, 2014

If You Want Me To

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. (James 1:2-3, NKJV)
"I'm sorry, but if your mom doesn't improve, she'll have to be removed." "Your friend only has a few monts." "You will no longer have a job in 30 days." I'm sure we all know someone in each of these situations. And I'm sure that we all have people in our lives that when we watch them go through trials, we're just amazed at the strength they portray. We wonder how in the world they can be so strong in what is the darkest time in their life. I can tell you where that strength comes from. That strength comes from the Lord. It comes from them knowing that though what they're going through is painful, they have their focus on God. Their attitude is, "Lord, though I'm hurting,I'll go through this if You want me to." If it makes them stronger in Him, they're willing to go through it. What is it today you're going through that although you're hurting, you're willing to say to the Lord I'll go through this if You want me to?

Dear Lord, I pray for each reader. I pray You'll give her the grace she needs to make it. When she can't take another step,  let Her feel Your presence. In Jesus Name, Amen
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Tape Won't Quit

 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV)

""You're not good enough." They're not going to understand what you're saying." "You'll be the joke of the country." Those are the feelings that my friend, Vonda Easley has dealt with over the years. Like her, I struggle with the same thing. There's a name for it. It's called insecurity. This verse reminds us that no matter what we may face in life, the joy of the Lord is our strength. When the tapes in our brain won't stop running, we need to hold to this verse for dear life. Satan may be throwing all sorts of darts your way today, but remember, He can't steal your joy. That joy is found from the Lord, and what He gives noone can take away. Today, what is it you're facing? What do you feel you're not good enough for? Let me encourage you ladies, Satan is a liar. Take your joy back!

Father, I pray for each reader. Lord, I ask You to feel her heart and mind with Your joy. Remind her that what Satan says are lies. Show her Your truth. Show her she is good enough. Show her she is smart enough. In Jesus Name, Amen.