Path Called Righteousness
Come and Drink!
“For He satisfies the longing (thirsty) soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:9 Come and Drink One of my favorite things about where I live is that I can see the deer out in the morning and evening as they are looking for fresh water. They remind me of that Jesus said, “Come unto me all you who are thirsty and I will give you a drink.” Jesus is inviting us to come and drink and be restored. He has living water that will satisfy the longing of your heart and soul. When you spend time with […]
Are you Overwhelmed by Disappointments?
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 Are you Overwhelmed by Disappointments? Have you ever experienced a disappointment that overwhelmed you? I have! Sometimes we need to recognize that we are overwhelmed and need rest. A new heart is a blessing from God that comes during a time of rest, but we must position ourselves where the river flows to receive this blessing. [video_traffic_x_video id=”1″] Find a […]
If I had Wings…
“Oh, that I had wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Psalm 55:6 The stresses of life can be so overwhelming. I often fall into the discouragement of situations, rather than focus on the One who truly cares for me and is ready to sustain me. Bearing the burden of crushing weight actually gives Christians wings. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is a blessed truth. While enduring a severe trial, David cried, “Oh, that I had wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Yet before […]
Are you Stressed, Tired, and Burnt-out?
“Oh God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land…” Psalm 63:1 Life can be very difficult at times. The stresses that we face each day can often be overwhelming and leave us exhausted and frustrated. There is a deep well within us that must be filled up daily. When this well has not been filled, you will find yourself dry and thirsty. Jesus said, “If any man thirst let him come to me and drink.” (John 7:37) Jesus is the fountain where we go to drink; He […]
Hearing the Voice of God
“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 What does the voice of God sound like? It is a distinct sound that we hear with our spiritual ears? Spiritual ears are skilled to hear the voice of the Lord and they attain this skill through seasons of stillness. A skilled bird watcher has ears that are tuned to hear the sounds of birds. He can walk outside and at once identify various birds. Each bird has a unique and distinct sound that sets that bird apart from all the other birds, but it requires an attained skill to […]
What is my purpose in life?
“I will cry to God Most High …who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them.” Psalm 57:2 (AMP) Do you desire to know what your purpose is in life? Are you lacking fulfillment and joy in what you do each day? Does it feel like you are just spinning you wheels and never gaining ground? Finding those things which gives our life purpose and meaning is important. God has given each of us our own unique blend of talents and skills that will enable us to fulfill our purpose in life. We are beautifully created […]
Walk in the Way God has Commanded
“You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land which you shall possess.” Deut. 5:33 You Shall Walk The Lord has a path on which we are to walk. We are to walk in His ways regardless of our circumstances. God promised us in Deut. 5:33 that if we walk in His ways, we will live a long life and things to work together for our good. Even when our circumstances do not […]
Removing Every Hindrance
“Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored]” Joel 2:12 (AMP) If you have ever traveled in a car with kids, you know that you are going to be questioned. Every time I have taken my family on a drive, my children would inevitably ask at the half way point during our trip, “Are we there yet?” No matter how far you are traveling, all children seem to be programmed to ask this question. On those long […]
How Can I Choose the Right Path?
“That we may do those good works which God predestined for us…” Ephesians 2: 10 In life, we often have important decisions to make and wonder – How can I choose the right path? It’s not always easy to hear the whisper of God, but we do know that he is Ever-present in our lives. He has made provision for our decisions so that we can know which path to choose. Predestined means preordained and appointed by God. He has preordained and planned before hand what your purpose is on the earth. He has used the situations in your life […]
I Have a Choice
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1 Every day of our life we make hundreds of choices and each of those choices will produce an outcome. For instance: we make a choice what foods we eat in the morning for breakfast; nutritious or unhealthy, we choose whether we will go to work or stay home and watch TV all day, and we choose whether we will ride a bike or a car on the highway to the […]
How Can I find my Spiritual Identity?
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” Galatians 4: 6-7 Who am I? What is my purpose in this life? How can I find meaning and value? People all over the world struggle with their identity, and what they mean to God. God created each of us for a purpose and as we yield to Him, He will bring us to the reality of that […]
How to Dwell in the Peace of God
“I will lie down, both in peace and in sleep for You alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety” -Psalm 4:8 As God’s children, we possess a powerful gift that the rest of this world is trying to obtain. We possess peace. We can lie down at night after a long, hard day with peace in our hearts knowing that the Lord is going to take care of everything that is troubling us. That is a wonderful gift. Most of this world longs to be rescued from the troubles of life. Although we can’t escape every problem, as Christians, we […]
Are Your Feelings Affecting your Focus?
13. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27: 13-14 Do you believe that scripture? If not, what is it you are focusing on? When we set our hearts on the goodness of the Lord we carry His presence into every situation. No matter what the circumstances are we must focus on the goodness of the Lord. If we look at our circumstances and ‘give in to our feelings’ we will sink […]
How to Discover Your Spiritual Identity
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” Galatians 4: 6-7 God has a place and a purpose for each of us in His kingdom. In order for you to know where your place is, you must discover your identity. Your spiritual identity is not based on worldly criteria, social status, or education. You may be very successful in a profession, but still feel something is missing […]
God Hears and will Answer You
“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!” Psalm 21:1 There are times that we need supernatural support and strength to make it through the challenges of the day. When we call on the Lord He will dispatch help from His throne. Psalm 20:2 says, “He sends help from the sanctuary.” He will send help, sometimes even angelic assistance. Scripture tells us that the angels of the Lord excel in strength at His command. They are like an emergency backup support system that is on call twenty four-seven waiting for the next assignment. When we call out to […]
Secrets of God
“In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will.” Ephesians 1:11 The secrets of God can be discovered but they are hidden in the secret place. We can go to the secret place and discover His secrets, His will, His plan, and purpose for our life. I believe we must spend time, maybe even hours daily in this secret place, to discover His will for our […]
Preparation Call: A time for Fresh Beginnings
“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelations 21:5 God declares it is a time for the new things. Fresh beginnings are upon us. Many yeast ago, I knew the Lord had actually impressed upon me the need to “PREPARE” and lead my family into what I heard as a “Preparation Call”. This calling came during a time when things were fine in our Country and our economy was actually pretty strong. I was perplexed as to why I was being led to prepare. “I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, I will hold thine hand, and I will keep […]
Abiding in His Presence
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7 In today’s fast-pace and hectic lifestyles we often strive to accomplish our tasks in order to feel accomplishment. Unfortunately, those busy tasks often cause us to ignore the vital importance of spending time in the presence of God. The word “abiding” means to remain continuously. Our need is to abide in His presence continuously and allow His words to remain in us continuously. Unfortunately, too often we replace abiding in His presence with […]
In Difficult Times, God Hears Our Weeping
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. Psalm 6: 9 It seems that everywhere you go now people are discouraged, hurting, and afraid. The news media gives us a steady flow of painful reports that often overwhelm us with concern, and attempt to steal our hope. Unfortunately, in our cluttered and hyper-paced lifestyles we often rush through our challenges and attempt to control the outcomes ourselves. We sometimes get drawn-in to the painful reports and feel overwhelmed with the difficulties. It is important to recognize that in our times of difficulty, we have a […]
Help for BurnOut
Help for Burnout Do you feel depleted, tired and burned-out? There are some simple strategies that can provide help for burnout. You will benefit greatly from finding a safe place; a hidden place where you are protected from giving away your very last drop of energy. There are times when God takes us and hides us until we are restored. Really, we are only to give to others from our “over-flow”. It is when we have not been refilled and we give to someone our very last drop that we become depleted and burnout. God did not create us to […]
Surrendering to God’s Will
“Our Father which art in Heaven, hollowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…” Matthew 6: 9-13 Have you ever wondered what God’s will for your life is? His will is simply for us to live and maintain His kingdom here on earth. God’s kingdom is distinct and a different way of life. Jesus taught us how to pray for the kingdom to come on earth, how He would work in us, and showed us how to live and work inside the kingdom. When Christ is in you, it is […]
How Can I Trust in the Lord?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path” – Trust In The Lord There is a reason why that verse says, “all your heart.” Trusting in the Lord with all your heart means, He alone is the one you are trusting to direct you to the right path. You simply ask Him and wait on the answer. I like to write out my questions and then record the answer in my journal. When you ask the Lord for direction and He […]