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Stay the Course

Philippians 1:6   “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (KJV) (Yes, I know that deals with confidence, lol, but it also encourages us to stay focused!) If we really want to see God’s will accomplished in our lives, we have to stay the course. I’ll leave you with an experience I had recently… Once again, I found myself trying to “help” the Lord with His plans for me, lol. There was an opportunity coming up soon that would probably be a …

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TRUST Him

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see .”   When it comes to the long-term will for your life, I heard something that sums it up pretty well: “Faith is confidence, but trust is commitment.” When we have faith that a person can do something, we believe that they have the available resources that enable them to get the job done. And I believe a lot of people have faith. Trust, on the other hand, deals more with relationships.   You can commit to someone when you know …

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Sometimes…God’s Will

“Have I not commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (KJV) How much more encouragement could we get?  God Himself is with us everywhere we go!  Oh, yeah, and notice that was a command, not a suggestion. Sometimes, it’s a song; sometimes, the Bible; sometimes, something He speaks directly into your heart; or sometimes, it’s a word spoken through another person.  But, rest assured, that He will always, yes, always, send encouragement to help you press on!  …

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Confidence…Have Some

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (KJV) …”the called” – that’s us!), and Jeremiah 29:11 (“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (KJV)). These scripture verses are two of my anchor verses. Romans tells me that even the setbacks are going to produce something good, and Jeremiah, in the Amplified Version, tells me that His will for my life includes …

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Burning Bones

Jeremiah 20:9  “…But His word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones…” I remember the first time I really related to that portion of the verse! I had been working on my ministry for a while, and there were all of these things just spilling out, and I just wanted to share what the Lord was saying and doing with everybody! It was such an exciting season! I spent every bit of my extra time working on this great task that I was honored to have been given! When you set out with God to …

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Can You Get To the Phone? It’s God

A subject that has become near and dear to me is that of accomplishing God’s will for your life.  So many Christians live on this earth without ever realizing their instilled potential, something the Lord intended to be used as they carry out His work.  And, let me tell you, it takes a lot of faith (and patience!) to keep doing what needs to be done in order for His will to be fulfilled.  These devotions are coming directly from my own personal experience – just highly abridged – and I hope what I’ve learned can help some of you! …

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Housekeeping Day 6

Wouldn’t it be great if the house stayed clean? We thought after our three teenagers grew wings and left that we’d surely be clean all the time! LOL But we find that cleaning house is a continual thing. Sometimes it’s a real chore, other times it’s just light work. But it has to be repeatedly done. Oh beloved, don’t worry! Just because you’ve read about Housekeeping and you think you’ve got it down. You may mess up along the way, but God’s got this for you! He’s on your side on matter what and He’s going along with you always …

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Housekeeping Day 5

One thing that I just have to clean often are my mirrors. Especially the ones in the bathrooms. Each day as we wash our faces, brush our teeth, put on hair spray and even cologne, a mirror seems to be a magnet for stuff. Oh beloved, are you confused? Have you been concentrating on your imperfections? The little spots in the mirror of your life that seem to hang there and cause you trouble? It’s time to clean the mirrors of your mind and remind yourself that God sees you through the mirror of His Word!  Yes, you have imperfections, …

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Housekeeping Day 4

As a girl I remember going to my friend’s house and they were cleaning windows. They had old toothbrushes and they were scrubbing every inch of the window, from wood frames to glass panes.  I joined them! Their example seemed like fun to me. As I looked out my window this morning in the kitchen I realized I need to clean my windows too. It’s been a while. Without cleaning the panes I won’t be able to see the full beauty of the world around me. Oh, beloved, has your view of the world gotten dingy? Are you unsure if …

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Housekeeping Day 3

I’m going to make a confession to you. My closets have not been organized nor cleaned out in quite a while. I have this deep seated dream to walk into each one and find everything in order. It’s impossible if I keep just throwing stuff into the recesses of the area. So one morning I decided to clean out the closet in our master bedroom.  It was a daunting task but eventually I had four bags of clothes that went to a local charity. Now I can see the floor and eventually I’ll get to the shelf! LOL But for …

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Housekeeping Day 2

My mother was a great housekeeper. How she did it was amazing. She worked into her 70’s but the house was always neatly kept and she even had time to make curtains, refinish furniture, and more. She was very talented and never seemed to tire of keeping it all in order. She enjoyed it all. I think it was her doing a little here and there that kept it all together. She didn’t wait until there was overflowing laundry or messy floors – she did things a little at a time every day. Oh beloved, are you feeling the load …

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Housekeeping

If you’re like me there seems to be precious little time to keep house these days. Early this morning as I was putting my makeup on I noticed the runners in the shower doors were full of crud! How had I not noticed this before! I clean the walls regularly, but somehow had missed this area. Deep in the recesses of metal and glass were areas I had not dealt with. Obviously I had let this go! I decided I needed my eyes checked and proceeded to clean them then and there. I knew I would probably forget it if …