Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Father you are awesome! After a couple of weeks of stress and feel beaten. Feeling that I can't win this battle with my weight and get healthy. You Holy Spirit let my know that success begins with a will. It's all in the state of mind. The only way I can win is trusting and believe I can. Understand who I am in you. Everything that I am physically and mentally belong to you. To find happiness in everything that I do, love with my entire being and make a triumph of every aspect of my life. Thank you for remind me I'm a princess because my Father is the King of Kings. To let the Holy Spirit to guide me in every are of my life. I found this poem about the Holy Spirit. I want to share to bless others the way bless me. " For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." Psalm 48:14. God never is going to fail me, so I can trust Him to be my guide in life.
I AM NO LONGER SATISFIED
I am no longer satisfied for I know there is more,
And I’ve got to come closer, I want more,
I know that it’s only you can satisfy me Lord,
So I come hungry, oh so hungry for you Lord,
You came into my life and gave me a new start,
And you dear Lord have captured my heart,
You are beautiful Lord, you take my breath away,
How I long for you, more of you this day.
From the very depth of my being I am crying out,
Lord I long to know you more is my shout,
For I just long to see you face to face, just one glance,
And I will worship you forever in song and in dance.
You’ve made a way for me to come up closer,
The veil was rent into two and now I come up higher,
I can enter the Holy Place just to be with you,
Oh Lord, take me away into the Heavenly Places with you.
And you have been waiting for me come closer,
For you have wooed me, pouring your love upon me,
And you have said to me “Dear one, come up higher,
There are many things that I want you to see.”
So I will come seeking, seeking to draw close to you,
For I am longing after you, I’ve got to have more of you,
And I will not be satisfied until I see you face to face,
How I love your sweet presence poured out by your grace.
I will not stop pursuing you Lord until I am satisfied,
Lord you shed your blood upon that cross and for me you died,
And I have to know you more, feel your very heart beat,
Drawing closer to you caught up into the Heavenlies seated.
So Lord continue to fan the flame, kindle the fire, more fire,
For you are my Lord, my King, are the object of my deepest desire,
Nothing else can satisfy this longing deep within, only you,
And I know without a shadow of a doubt that you love me too.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Today on my time with the Lord the question come to my heart about 1 Corinthians 6:19 "Do you not know your body is the temple of the Holly Spirit who lives within you, whom you have received as a gift from God?. Come to my heart the question if I really embrace the meaning of this. I don't have the right to mistreat or ignore my body. Like Paul writes 1 Cor 6:19 "You are not you own". I belong to God! His Spirit lives on me and my body should be used to glorify Him. God's plan for my life involves maintaining us spiritual, emotional and physical. The day is today! I need to stop struggling with procrastination; break free from criticism and judgment. Don't allow the adverse opinions of others to affect me negatively or influence the decisions I make. Criticism and judgment are the devil's tools to try to keep me to fulfilling God's destiny for my life. Father I ask you to help me to continue to grow to love, encourage and accepts myself. Be secure in the fact that you love me.
"We cannot expect victory and plan for defeat" Joel Osteen
by James Kisner
You cannot win the race,
unless you follow through.
You cannot blame the others,
for it all depends on you.
You cannot win the battle,
if you do not raise your sword.
You cannot claim a victory,
if there is no reward.
You cannot shape the future,
if you wait until it's here.
The future has no purpose,
if you live today in fear.
Your future lies within your hand,
to do with what you may.
For tomorrow brings results,
of what you've done today.
The choices that you make today,
reflect the life you seek.
But first of all, the seeds are sown,
before the gardener reaps.
The future's like a lump of clay,
you hold within your hand.
As time goes by, the clay gets hard,
so mould it while you can.
Failure is an attitude,
that haunts the mind of man.
But, results will be successful,
for the one who knows HE CAN!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Today in my daily devotional God show me I can't add anything to my life by worrying. My heart this morning was heavy and frustrated because the results when I weight this morning still the same. No progress and I try to think in what I doing wrong. Inside of me the first feeling how I am don't going to be able to loose the weight and get healthy. The Lord let me know to stop the pity party. If I trust Him is going to give me the strength, the grace, the ability to deal with it. To stop worrying, comparing or complaining and make the decision today to trust God. To do my part and trust Him to do the rest. I want to share and bless somebody the way bless me. Thank you Lord for giving me the strength to shake off the past and move forward.
by Joyce Meyer - posted October 11, 2013
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
“I’ve been a Christian for twenty-three years,” Cheryl said. “I’m just not getting anywhere. I’m as weak as I was when I first accepted Christ as my Savior. I still fail. I just don’t know if it’s worth it.” Tears streamed down her cheeks as she continued to talk about her failures. “By now I know all the right things to do, but I don’t do them. Sometimes I deliberately do something mean-spirited or unkind. What kind of Christian am I?”
“Probably a growing Christian,” I said.
A startled look appeared on Cheryl’s face. “Growing? Did you hear—?”
“Yes, I heard. But if you weren’t growing, you wouldn’t lament your failures. You’d be satisfied about your spiritual level or tell yourself how good you are.”
“But I’m so discouraged, and I fail God so many times.”
I went on to tell Cheryl she was correct—that she had failed. All of us do at times. None of us is perfect. If we’re not careful, we allow the devil to point to what we haven’t accomplished and where we have been weak. When that happens, it’s easy to feel bad or want to give up.
That’s not the way of the Spirit. No matter how we mess up our lives, God doesn’t give up on us. The Spirit constantly nudges us.
We can allow our thoughts to dwell on what we haven’t done, why we ought to be more spiritual, or how spiritual we ought to be after all these years in our Christian faith. That’s a trick of the devil—to make us think of our defects and shortcomings. If we focus on what we’re not or what we haven’t accomplished, we are allowing the devil to make advances on the battlefield of our minds.
The fact that my troubled friend was upset was a healthy sign, even though she didn’t see it that way. With the Holy Spirit’s help, she can push back the devil. She can regain the territory Satan has stolen from her.
Cheryl seemed to think that holy, victorious living came from one major victory after another. Yes, we do have times when we have great breakthroughs; however, most of our victories come slowly. They come little by little. It’s as if we inch forward. Because we move slowly in our spiritual growth, we are often unaware of how far we have moved. If the devil can make us think that we must have one decisive spiritual victory after another or we’re losers, he has gained an important stronghold.
My advice to Cheryl, and to all Christians who face those dark moments, is to listen to the words of the apostle Paul. He exhorted us not to grow weary, or as another translation says it, “not to lose heart.” He’s saying, “Don’t quit. Keep fighting.”
Life is a struggle, and the devil is determined to defeat and destroy us. We don’t ever reach the place where we never have to fight. But it’s not just our fight. Jesus is not only with us, but He is for us. He’s at our side to strengthen us and to urge us onward.
My friend kept remembering the times she had failed, but I reminded her of the times she had succeeded. “You think the devil is in control, but that’s not true. You have failed, but you have also succeeded. You have stood your ground and you have made progress.”
“Don’t quit. Don’t give up.” That’s the message we need to hear. I think of the words of Isaiah: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you… ; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you” (Isaiah 43:1b–2).
This is God’s promise. He doesn’t promise to take us completely out of troubles or hardships, but He does promise to be with us as we go through them. “Fear not,” He says. That’s the message we need to ponder. We don’t need to fear because God is with us. And when God is with us, what is there to worry about?
God, despite my failures, You are with me, encouraging me not to give up. Please help me to remember that, with Your help, I can win. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Friday, September 27, 2013
I love to share my devotional this for this morning! How God show me His still in the throne and I need to stop worrying about things. Worrying about things only help the problem it doesn't help the answer. I need to stop to trying to figure everything out and wait on God. Then go on living, and enjoy life while God is giving me the answer.When I trust God completely; there is not need to worry. God is never late!
“Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’ ”
(Zechariah 4:7, NKJV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In scripture, when Zerubabbel wanted to rebuild the temple, he laid the foundation, but people came against him and forced him to stop. For ten years, no work could be done. Zachariah, the prophet, came by and told him to do something interesting. He said, “Go get the capstone.” The capstone was the stone that was reserved as the final piece of stone for the building. It was symbolic. It represented the finished product. Why was it important that he keep the capstone in front of him? Because every time he looked at it, it would remind him that God would finish what he started. When Zerubabbel was tempted to get tired and discouraged, he would go look at that capstone. That was God saying to him, “I’m still on the throne. I’m going to do what I promised. Just stay in faith.”
Today, do you have your capstone in front of you? Do you have something that represents the final piece to your dreams? Keep that vision in front of you. Keep focused on where you are headed. Get the capstone and thank God for His faithfulness to complete the work in you.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for the work You are doing in my life. Help me to keep the vision in front of me. Show me where to place my focus. Confirm Your Word with signs following as I stay on the course You have set for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
"A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
I thanks the Lord today for all the people in my life. My new friends and my old friends because they are blessings in my life.
A CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIP
A circle of friendship…
is bound together,
by sharing good moments
and Life’s stormy weather:
And should you feel lonely…
you need not pretend;
surrender your false pride
and lean on a friend.
A circle of friendship…
is a growing delight;
it helps dispel sadness,
as it lets in the ‘light.’
A circle of friendship…
warms you in its glow;
take that warmth with you
and feel the ‘love’ grow.
You stand in a circle…
with hands reaching out;
the giving of yourself,
is what friendship’s about!
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