Fear ≠ Faith

06-25-07

For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

We are not ruled by fear, anxiety, paranoia, depression, mood swings, or panic attacks. God, in fact, has given us power, love, and “sound minds” or ability (good judgment, disciplined thought patterns, ability to understand AND make right decisions, self-control, and self-discipline). With this scripture we know we can have PEACE, WISDOM, COMMON SENSE, ENERGY, CLEAR-THINKING, PRODUCTIVITY, and so much more!

With God, nothing is out of reach.

Hallelujah, Jesus! I have FAITH! I trust in Your Word and guidance. Keep changing me into Your image. Being close to You; there is no greater place to be! Thank You! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Righteousness

06-21-07

…must be blameless …temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, …gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; …rules… house well; having his children in submission with all reverence, not a novice, …[not] puffed up with pride… have a good testimony [with outsiders]… not double-tongued… pure conscience… wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, [and] faithful in all things.
1 Timothy 3

These are the qualities I desire to have; whether I’m in a leadership position or not.

Lord, thank You for Your constant teaching, training, and correcting. I truly desire to be a great and precious blessing to You. In Jesus name I ask You to continue to lead and guide my steps – keep me victorious over the enemy’s snares! Amen!

Firm and Stable; Established

06-21-07

“In the midst of a crisis believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.
2 Chronicles 20:20

No matter what we’re going through, believe that god can take care of the circumstance and trust in His Word and we’ll come out of it, strong and blessed!

All the struggles I’m enduring will ultimately end in success and reward as long as I continue to trust in the Lord!

Thank You Jesus! Amen! I have no fear ~ for You are here! Hallelujah!

Heedful = Habitual

06-07-07

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according tot he power that works in us.
Ephesians 3:20

The Holy Spirit in us is powerful and accomplishes things in our lives; things that are subtle and hardly noticed and things that blow our minds.

My thoughts and desires do not limit God’s ability to and passion in, completely changing my life.

Wow! What an awesome thing to be reminded of! No matter how doubtful, fearful, or plain ignorant I can be to the purpose You have for me, You continue to help me move towards it. Praise You, Lord, God! You are truly awesome! Thank You God! In Jesus name – continue to help me overcome my thoughts. Amen!!

Have no other gods

06-06-07

Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your own people also, and your father’s house; so the Lord will greatly desire your beauty; beacuse He is your Lord, worship Him.

worship God; let every decision you make be to get closer to, to glorify, and to bless Him. We should put the effort (moreso) that we apply to our relationships with others with our Lord. The Commandments are “Have no other gods before me” then “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

I must love God first; and then love people as I myself not as I love God. It is then that God will desire me!

Wow, Lord! You’ll desire me? Help me to be desirable in Your sight, Lord. Make me beautiful as You see beauty. Help me in my labor that it may not be in vain. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Of Utmost Importance

06-05-07

She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:27

The development of children, household is maintained, needs are met, always active in, trusted and praised; these are some characteristics of a virtuous woman.

I must get on track. My priorities are not in line. I have not been listening, yet convinced myself I knew.

Lord, I’ve messed up. I took things into my own hands and failed to let go, shake the dust off of my feet, love, and let you right the wrong. I allowed my emotions to yet again take over and left room for misjudgment. Lord, help me. I am desperate. I fear the consequence of my actions. Please use all to draw close and to help me be stronger in what is important for my family. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Can I Get a Witness?

06-18-06

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Colossians 4:5-6

We are to have wholesome and tasteful conversations; edifying and building up others; benefitting all it involves; deepening the walk of the Christian.

I must control my tongue and be helpful to the specific needs fo those You send to me.

Lord, continue to be with me. Help me to rid all anger, rage, malice, slander, and profanities from my mouth. May only Your Words adorn these lips. In Jesus’ name. Amen.