FRANCESLUCAS's SparkPeople Blog FRANCESLUCAS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 October 25, 2016 LEAD BOLDLY <BR> <BR> Many of us don't believe we are leaders. We don't think we have what it takes to lead others. However, we all have an ability to lead someone. We all have people who are willing to follow us. Someone is watching our actions and hearing our words and we are making in impact on their lives. And we can know when we decide to follow Jesus and live boldly for Him, we will be leading others in the right direction. And leading others boldly to Him is what He c... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:03:17 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 24, 2016 October 24, 2016 WE KNOW THE OUTCOME <BR> <BR> While on earth, Jesus did nothing wrong yet He was accused and found guilty. He was made fun of and spit on. His torture was just beginning yet He remained calm because He knew the outcome. When we are being made fun of or ridiculed for being a Christian, we can stand strong in God's word knowing the outcome will be His. We can be an example like Jesus was and be bold knowing we are doing God's will. <BR> <BR> Matthew 26:64 "Jesus replied, 'You... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:13:54 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 23, 2016 October 23, 2016 BOLDLY PRAY <BR> <BR> Prayer is something that may not be done as much as it should. Prayer is simply a conversation with God. When we pray, we go to Him acknowledging how great He is, we confess our sins, we thank Him for all He does and all we have. We pray for others and ask Him for what we need. God wants us to come to Him boldly and talk to Him about anything. When we speak out in prayer and tell Him what is on our hearts, we will draw closer to Him and be more willing ... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:40:54 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, October 22, 2016 October 22, 2016 ON FIRE <BR> <BR> The movie "War Room" is a great reminder of how we can become lukewarm in life. It is really an awesome movie and there are parts of it that really hit home to us because they are so true to life. Being lukewarm means we are not on fire for God but we are not completely turned away from Him either. We are just sitting by and watching things happen without doing anything. We are living in our own world rather than getting out and making a godly impact on oth... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:36:10 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 21, 2016 October 21, 2016 BOLDLY OBEY <BR> <BR> If we really think about it, God doesn't need us to do anything. He could simply think something and it would happen. He made this world from nothing and can do anything He wants to do. However, He created us for a purpose and wants us to obey even though we are sinners. He knows we aren't perfect. No one is. However, we can choose to obey God. We can decide even if no one else will follow Jesus, we will. When we decide to follow God, we will want to ob... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:08:11 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 20, 2016 October 20, 2016 HARD TIMES <BR> <BR> A bad health report. A lost loved one. A change in jobs. A decrease in income. Hard times happen. We are not immune. However, during hard times we should look to Jesus. We should look to Jesus because He can help us handle our hard times in ways that will reflect His love, His peace and His glory to others. Because of our hard times, others will see hope in us if we stay focused on Jesus. And if we stay focused in God's word, we will develop endurance w... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:57:36 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 October 19, 2016 BOLDLY SHARE <BR> <BR> Approaching people to tell them about Jesus is probably one of the most uncomfortable things for us to do. We may fear rejection. We may feel like we don't know all the answers. We may feel uncomfortable. However, we can learn from Jesus on how to approach others and share His word. With the woman at the well, He asked her for a service...a drink of start the conversation. Then He told her about His Living water. We can approach others askin... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:35:15 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 18, 2016 October 18, 2016 BOLDLY RESIST <BR> <BR> We have probably all had some type of pests in our homes. We may have been invaded by ants, roaches or had a rodent or two at one time or another. What do we do when we our house is invaded by unwanted pests? We get something to get rid of them fast! They are nasty. They leave behind droppings. They are annoying. So why is it if we don't like to deal with bugs and rodents in our homes that we allow Satan into our lives? He slithers around like a snake... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:53:08 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 17, 2016 October 17, 2016 HAVE NO FEAR <BR> <BR> When we choose to show no fear, we are being bold. There are so many things to be afraid of these days. We could be afraid of our future as a nation. We could be fearful of losing our jobs. We could be worried about health issues. Fear is real when we allow it to be; however, we are told by God, the Authority on everything, that we need not fear. He tells us to be bold and strong and courageous! He reminds us He will personally go ahead of us and be wi... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:40:01 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 16, 2016 October 16, 2016 BOLDLY SERVE <BR> <BR> To serve means to give, to assist, to be of use. Serving means taking an action of some sort to do something for another person. Serving others should be something we do without thinking of it as a chore. Serving others should be something we do without dreading it or thinking it will be boring. To boldly serve others, we are to serve with gladness. We are to serve with singing. God tells us when we are serving others, we are serving Him. <BR> <BR> Ma... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:51:06 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, October 15, 2016 October 15, 2016 BOLDLY WAIT <BR> <BR> It is possibly true that waiting is the least favorite thing we have to do. We get tired of waiting in lines. We get bored waiting in traffic. Waiting on the mailman, a package or anything else we are eagerly looking forward to can get very frustrating. Even in this instant techy world, we still have to wait for things. However, God tells us to wait. We are told to wait quietly for Him to take control. He wants us to practice waiting in all we do and le... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:05:43 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 14, 2016 October 14, 2016 BOLDLY PLAN <BR> <BR> We all have some type of plans. Some of us plan to marry one day. Some of us plan to retire. We plan our projects at work and home. However, all plans we have on our own are subject to fail. When we make plans and leave God out, we are making a huge mistake. However, when we seek His advice and His plans, we will realize His plans are far greater than ours. Let's be bold in our planning by allowing God to guide us so what we do is right and according to... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 06:53:08 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 13, 2016 October 13, 2016 STAY ALERT! <BR> <BR> Instead of planning and preparing, we sometimes wait for things to happen and then wonder why they did happen. When it comes to temptation, if we wait for it to happen without being prepared we may find ourselves in a bit of trouble. If we take that 'wait and see' approach, we aren't fighting to win. We have to decide when we are tempted, we need to be bold and take action. We can't afford the consequences of unpreparedness when temptation comes. We nee... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:16:20 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 12, 2016 October 12, 2016 BOLDLY CHOOSE <BR> <BR> We make choices in our lives every day. Some choices are harder than others. Some choices seem easy but may not be right for us. When we make choices too quickly without praying about them first, we could easily go down the wrong path. Praying before making a decision will help us to stay in line with God's will. God gives us the freedom to choose but He also gives us guidelines so we can make good decisions. <BR> <BR> 1 Corinthians 6:12a "You say, '... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:09:06 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 October 11, 2016 DIFFICULT DAYS <BR> <BR> There are times when we have difficult days or hear of others who are having hard times. We would be lying if we said we never had hard times. Hard times hits us all. However, difficult days are opportunities. We may not see the opportunities at the time because we are too focused on our situation but if we take our focus off the issue and put our focus on God, He can show us a way out. He can turn our difficult days into opportunities to boldly show... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:30:03 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 10, 2016 October 10, 2016 WHAT HINDERS US FROM BEING BOLD? <BR> <BR> Many times we want to say something but we don't. There are times we want to speak out but we are afraid of what others will say. Fear hinders us from being bold but God tells us to not fear men or their words. Other times we aren't bold because we want to be liked. We want to be the one who people enjoy being around rather than the one who appears to be constantly challenging others with God's word. However, God tells us to share H... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:38:09 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 9, 2016 October 9, 2016 BOLDLY CONFESS <BR> <BR> It's not always easy to admit when we have done wrong. It's not always easy to tell others how we have messed up. However, the Bible tells us we should confess our sins. Confess them to God and to others. When we confess our sins, we will feel peace. We will have freedom. And, most importantly of all, God will hear our prayers and heal us. If we want to be truly righteous, we need to boldly confess our sins. <BR> <BR> James 5:16 "Confess your sins to... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 07:09:18 EST Taking A Break Good morning! Hope you all have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> I am prayerfully taking a break from posting for a while on Spark. If you want to know how to continue to get my devotionals, message me and I will send you the link. <BR> <BR> Not sure how long I will be gone. Prayers are appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> <BR> Frances Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:40:37 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, September 23, 2016 September 23, 2016 WHEN WE AREN'T HONEST <BR> <BR> When we aren't honest with others, we are doing wrong. It can cause us to want to avoid them. We get tangled up in our lies and deceit and soon we are feeling guilty about what we did but don't know how to fix things. If we aren't careful, we will destroy a perfectly good relationship with another person because of one small lie. When we aren't honest, we can destroy lives, harbor bitterness and cause others to have hard feelings toward us. ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:26:07 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, September 22, 2016 September 22, 2016 TAKING AN OATH <BR> <BR> An oath is a solemn promise that is witnessed by others and involves a future act or behavior. We often think of oath when we are put on the stand to testify. We swear to tell the truth or we will face punishment. Why do we have to take an oath and promise to tell the truth? Shouldn't we be truthful all the time? Because of sin. Because of this fallen world. We have to promise to tell the truth by taking an oath agreeing we will be punished if we l... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:19:22 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 September 21, 2016 IT TAKES DISCIPLINE <BR> <BR> Those who follow Jesus may appear to others as if they have the perfect life. They may seem to have it all together. They may look as if they are flawless and dedicated. However, that is far from the truth. They still sin. They still mess up. They still have some issues. We all do. The difference is their attitude. They seem to have it together because they have the attitude of Christ and know God is in control. Another difference is their dis... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:02:41 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, September 20, 2016 September 20, 2016 STOP THE FACADE <BR> <BR> When we put on a front, we may think we are fooling others and may even fool a few but we aren't fooling God. A facade is when we act one way but hide who we truly are. A facade is concealing our true feelings in order to pretend to be something we are not. A facade is an act of being a hypocrite meaning the person is phony, untruthful and possibly deceiving. If we find ourselves living any of these ways it's time for us turn from sin and turn bac... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:00:02 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, September 19, 2016 September 19, 2016 HOW TO BE HONEST <BR> <BR> For some of us it is hard to tell the truth. It is hard to be honest. It may be because we have lied for so long, we don't know how to stop. It may be because we stretch the truth because we think our lives are boring. It may be because we just want to shock people and tell things that are not true to get a reaction from them. Whatever the reason, there is a way we can turn from the lies and begin being honest today. God can help us when we focus... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:35:15 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, September 18, 2016 September 18, 2016 SPEAK AND TEACH THE TRUTH <BR> <BR> All around the world there are people who teach others. They may teach school. They may teach at work. They may teach in church. When others teach things that are not right, it creates confusion and chaos. At work, things won't get done correctly and profits could decline. At school, children won't learn the right things to help them in the real world. In church, when people are not taught God's truth, they will not know God's true word... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:19:50 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, September 17, 2016 September 17, 2016 PROMISE KEEPER <BR> <BR> As time has passed over the centuries, a promise is just not as trustworthy or guaranteed as it used to be. We sometimes say what others want to hear with no intentions of following through with what we promise. We give our word but don't do what we said. We find excuses or reasons not to do what we said we would do. Honesty is about keeping promises. Not only do the people we are talking with hear our promises but God does as well. We need to be a... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:13:27 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, September 16, 2016 September 16, 2016 HONEST WITH OURSELVES <BR> <BR> So many people go through life believing they are different than they really are. Some believe they are a great employee yet they do little work and waste a great deal of company time. Some believe they are good at communicating but fail to talk to their own families and ignore their friends. Others believe they are strong in their faith yet they fail to go to church and worship God and fellowship with other believers. In order to be the pe... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:47:43 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, September 15, 2016 September 15, 2016 TO GOD BE THE GLORY <BR> <BR> We get a promotion at work. We are recognized for a job well done. We accomplish a project or close a deal with a great outcome. It is easy to soak up the glory when success comes and others congratulate us. However, if we were honest with ourselves and others, we would want to give God the glory for the great things He did through us. When we are honest about giving God the glory in all things rather than taking the praise selfishly, others w... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:53:28 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 September 14, 2016 HONEST RELATIONSHIPS <BR> <BR> In an ideal world, we would all enjoy honest relationships with others. An honest relationship is one that is free from lies. An honest relationship has no hidden anger, bitter resentment or nasty jealousy. These may be harsh concepts but are, unfortunately, reality. There are some relationships where we are a little happy bad things happen to others because we are jealous. There are some relationships where others resent us because of what w... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:56:12 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, September 14, 2016 September 13, 2016 LYING TO LOOK GOOD <BR> <BR> There are times in our lives where we all want to look good. It may be a particular event we are going to. It may be on the job where we have a big presentation. It may be a certain area of our life we try to control so it doesn't seem like it is falling apart to others. Whatever the reason, we may find ourselves leaning on our own understanding rather than God's to look good to others. We may be listening more to others on what we should do ra... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:39:51 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, September 12, 2016 September 12, 2016 GREAT PROMISES <BR> <BR> There are times when we want to do the right thing and make promises to others. However, as good as our intentions are, something happens and we don't quite live up to our promises. Many times we lose credibility for not living up to what we say we are going to do. We must think carefully about what we say and not make promises we can keep. We must remember how great God's promises are and know He always keeps His promises. <BR> <BR> Isaiah 46:4 "... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:50:19 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, September 11, 2016 September 11, 2016 THEY COME TO DESTROY <BR> <BR> It's unfortunate what some people believe to be real in this world. It may be they are taught from birth and that is all they know. It may be they have lost hope in everything else and are clinging to this one last thing that, in reality, isn't true at all. It may be they're just looking to get ahead and will do whatever it takes to succeed. Whatever the reason people believe things in this world that are not actually true, their beliefs can ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:02:50 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, September 10, 2016 September 10, 2016 BEING HONEST WITH GOD <BR> <BR> It is important to be honest with ourselves and with others. However, what is most important is that we are honest with God. He already knows everything about us but we need to be sure we don't think we are fooling Him or claiming we know Him when we don't. Our actions reveal how we really feel about Him and how we feel about obeying Him. When we say one thing but do another, God knows we aren't truly committed to Him. He wants us to belong ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:11:14 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, September 9, 2016 September 9, 2016 SET FREE <BR> <BR> There are times when we feel down and out because we are burdened by untruths. When we are hiding something that needs to be revealed, when we are carrying something that needs to be let go of, or when we are feeling pinned down because of someone else's lies that are ruining our lives, we can't have the freedom God desires for us to have. It's time to let go of the hurts, the untruths and the burdens and get into God's word and remain faithful to His tea... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 06:38:33 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, September 8, 2016 September 8, 2016 LEAN ON EACH OTHER <BR> <BR> When we are honest with others, listen to them and take time to make right relationships, we are able to share our problems with them without fear of them judging us. We can learn to trust them and they will trust us. We can lean on each other to be a sounding board when we just want to talk and when we need someone to pray for us when we are going through hard times. When we take time to confess our sins to each other and pray for each other, o... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 06:28:29 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 September 7, 2016 STRETCHING THE TRUTH <BR> <BR> Many of us know people who say things we want to hear or to make themselves look good. They tend to stretch the truth. We may, ourselves, be guilty of slipping and saying things that aren't completely true. We think it would be easier to tell a small lie. We believe it will be okay to stretch the truth a bit. We don't want to upset others so we hide things instead of getting them out in the open. However, godly people should be honest and wan... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:00:53 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 September 6, 2016 ENCOURAGED TO DO WRONG <BR> <BR> There will be times when others will tell us it is okay to stretch the truth a bit to get what we need. They will tell us it's okay to be dishonest in our taxes because we deserve that money we worked for. They will tell us to go ahead and tell a little lie about something we did on the job so we will look good. There will be those who will encourage us to lie but we must hold on the God's truth and remain faithful to Him. If we want to be s... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:17:38 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, September 5, 2016 September 5, 2016 WHO ARE WE FOOLING? <BR> <BR> Most of us don't like to admit we are having a bad time. Many put on social media all is well and we are just as happy and blessed as we can be. However, our lives indicate otherwise. Those who we live with know who we truly are and what we are going through. And God knows. We may post about how wonderful our lives are, but who are we really fooling? Maybe it's time we be honest with ourselves and ask God for help. When we confess our feelings ... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 08:07:32 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, September 4, 2016 September 4, 2016 HONEST TEACHINGS <BR> <BR> We have all possibly heard people who teach things we know aren’t right. It may be at school where we hear a teacher say something we know can’t be true. It may be at work when we are given wrong information on purpose. It may be at church where the teacher or preacher is stretching God’s word to make a point. Dishonest teaching from God’s word is wrong. We need to be sure we know God’s word well enough to recognize His truth when we hear it. <BR>... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:21:18 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, September 3, 2016 September 3, 2016 WILLING TO LIVE HONESTLY <BR> <BR> Many of us, if truth be told, would admit we have told a fib now and again. We may even have a habit of stretching the truth a bit just to sound more interesting or important. Some of us may feel like our lives have gotten out of control because of our lies. However, there is good news. Despite our past, we can make a decision now to live honestly for the rest of our lives. When we repent and turn from our sin, God will forgive us and help... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 07:38:06 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, September 2, 2016 September 2, 2016 HONESTY BRINGS PEACE <BR> <BR> Sometimes it is hard to live honestly in all things. We have stress that causes us to lie just to keep the peace in our home and keep the stress down. We have pride that creeps in and tempts us to lie so we look good to others. We have doubt or worry where we lie as a way to control things so we can perhaps feel better. However, being dishonest doesn't make us feel better. It makes us feel worse. But honesty can bring peace. <BR> <BR> 2 John ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:12:46 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, September 1, 2016 September 1, 2016 HONESTY <BR> <BR> Being honest means we are free from deceit and untruthfulness. It means we are sincere in our dealings with others. Honesty builds relationships where we can gain trust with others. Those who choose to lie usually lose trust; however, being honest helps us gain trust so we can build relationships with others and share God's word with them. Joy is promised to those who choose to be honest. <BR> <BR> Psalm 32:2 "Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:44:23 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, August 31, 2016 August 31, 2016 GOD'S WORD BRINGS DIRECTION <BR> <BR> How many times in life have we felt like we didn't know which way to turn? How many times have we felt alone and lost? How many times have we felt like we didn't know what to do? There are so many times we just throw our hands in the air because we feel like giving up. Instead, however, we need to throw them up to God and ask for His help. His word will bring us the direction we need to help us do what needs to be done. Every time. <BR> ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:41:44 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, August 30, 2016 August 30, 2016 GOD'S WORD BRINGS FOCUS <BR> <BR> There are times when we are distracted, lost, confused, angry, afraid or just flustered. We may not have the right words to say. We may feel what we want to say isn't exactly what should be said. We may feel inferior or unimportant to speak out. When we feel that way, we need to remember God's word. He tells us He created our mouths and will instruct us on the right things to say when we focus on Him. <BR> <BR> Exodus 4:10 "But Moses pleaded... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:20:13 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, August 29, 2016 August 29, 2016 GREATEST TREASURE <BR> <BR> Over 17 million people purchased $2 lottery tickets in an attempt to win a $142 million jackpot this past week. In days gone by, pirates have murdered, lied and stolen to find buried treasures. Hundreds of years ago, gold rushers gave up everything in hopes to find riches. People seem to always be searching for that next big win or find. Some people give up everything in hopes of winning. Most are left with nothing. If only they knew the greatest t... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:53:30 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, August 28, 2016 August 28, 2016 GREAT PEACE <BR> <BR> There are few places in this world where we can go to for peace. We may attempt to get away to a certain area of our homes but we may still have turmoil in our minds that we can't escape. There are few words others can say that will bring us peace when we are going through hard times. We know they mean well but some things just can't get better with human words. However, God's word promises peace. Not just the peace we think about when we want to get awa... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:27:15 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, August 27, 2016 August 27, 2016 GOD'S WORD BRINGS STRENGTH <BR> <BR> When we feel tired or drained we really don't want to do anything else and can't seem to concentrate. Sometimes lack of sleep will make us that way. Sometimes too much stress can do it. Other times just having too much to do will cause us to feel tired or drained. Then there are times we are afraid and feel weak because of our fear. However, there is a remedy for feeling weak, tired or drained. That remedy is God's word. His word can bring... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:47:50 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, August 26, 2016 August 26, 2016 THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY <BR> <BR> So many times we don't have the right words to say to others. When others are suffering, we want to help but don't know what to say. When others are doing wrong, we want to guide them back to God but don't know how to do that. When others are feeling sorry for themselves, we want to encourage them but don't what words will work. That is why we need to lean on God to give us the right words to say. He wants to help us and speak through us. <BR>... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:34:25 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, August 25, 2016 August 25, 2016 WORDS ALONE <BR> <BR> Our words are not always taken seriously. It may be because we sometimes say one thing and do another. If we are honest, our actions do not always back up our words. Sometimes even our body language does not match what we are saying. Words are good to use in communication but to really get things done, we need to take action. Our action is what makes things happen. It is the same with discipline. When God speaks to us to change our ways, we don't always ... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:09:09 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, August 24, 2016 August 24, 2016 WHEN WE HEAR THINGS <BR> <BR> When we hear news through the rumor mill, the television or social media, we probably have different reactions. Some believe what they hear and wonder how it could have possibly happened. Others don't believe at all what they hear and seek the facts of the story. While some just dismiss it because it doesn't affect them and they have no time to worry or research. However, when God speaks, we can count on His word to be true, relevant and timely. ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:38:31 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, August 23, 2016 August 23, 2016 GOD’S WORD <BR> <BR> Many times when we are in a conversation with someone they will say something that reminds us of something else. When they are done talking, we share what we remember about that subject and our conversation continues. When God speaks to us through His written word or through other ways, He reaches our inner thoughts so we are thinking about what message He is sharing with us. Taking time to really dig in to His word and dwell on it will help us allow Him ... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:09:20 EST