Thursday, May 19, 2011

All Things Are Possible

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23

I thought I was going to write about prayer today but I came across this verse and completely forgot everything else on my mind. Jesus is talking to a father of a child in this verse - the child's father replies to Jesus very honestly that he believes but he needs some help with his unbelief. 

Think about it....IF you can just believe.....all things are possible. Having a little trouble believing? You won't be the first - He can help you too. Whatever you need to do today - remember ALL things are possible IF you believe. Go have a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Call Home for Help

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Ephesians 3:12

We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly call us to be more than we are. Madeleine L. Engle

Whatever you are being called to do today remember you have direct access to God and you can go with boldness and confidence.  When my kids need help with their cars they call their father - I'm no help with that at all, other than to lend a listening ear - but they have direct access to their dad with their cell phones so they call him and he can help fix things. We can do the same with our heavenly father when we have problems and worries.Who better to help us than the one who made heaven and earth? He's not too busy for your smallest request - in fact, He's patiently waiting to hear from you. Remember pray home for help today - I know you're going to have a great day!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Perfect Rest

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Jesus is extending an invitation to anyone who needs rest. He's talking to the weary, tired, worried, burdened, suffering, saddened, worn, grieving, and over-worked. Do you fall into any of those categories? Are you tired of working things out for yourself? 

Let's look at what is NOT in this verse.....
When you do all you can do - Come to Me.
When you worry all you can - Come to Me.
The people who have it all together - Come to Me.
I will only listen to the people who are perfect so they can- Come to Me.
When you have something big - Come to Me.

You get the idea - I hope you find true rest today. CC

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Perfect Peace

Thou wilt keep in him perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

It seems peace is hard to come by these days.  We think there are so many things to think about, worry about and do. I find myself having so much on my mind that I forget things and feel distracted most of the time. This verse simply tells us how to have perfect peace - keep focused on God... I'm not keeping my mind focused on the the right thing - the right person - I'm not thinking enough about God and trusting Him to take care of things.
I hope you'll find perfect peace today keeping your mind on God.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bible Study - Authenticity

A Simple Truth:
Purpose begins with understanding who God created you to be.

For God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29

I don't know that I have ever really paused and thoroughly considered what this verse means. I hope you will stop and allow this verse to soak in for you too.  God has given you gifts and a calling on your life - that he will never take away - they are irrevocable! He will never change his mind about the gift He's given you or the call on your life just because you messed up or didn't do something good enough.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All Things Good

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

I heard a very good sermon about this verse Sunday.It's a verse that most of us are familiar with and one that I know is true. God has used curcumstances in my life when it seemed like everything was going wrong -for good. Whatever seemingly hopeless situation you're going through - He's doing the same for you. Never forget how much he loves you and has a great plan for you - for your good.  Have a great day!

You can listen to some encouraging messages here:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Help from Above

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 
Psalm 124:8

 If you live in my area you've probably spent most of last week talking, wondering, waiting and worrying about the weather. The weather played quite a role as our lives nearly came to a stop and we waited - wondering what would happen next.   I am not sure why God is sending this weather but I know He is able to help those facing terrible loss through this.  

I've been particularly touched by some of the news reports I've seen. I saw an older couple whose home was flooded in the background and their dripping wet furniture was being loaded in trucks. They spoke of living there for years and this was the first flood. I was so touched with how the woman had to be devastated by the loss, but spoke with certainty that they would be okay - everything is going to be alright. I knew she had to know her help was coming from above.  I hope have the peace that comes from knowing your help comes from above when the storms of life come your way too!