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What Need?

      “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4: 19 This verse is necessary when exercising your freedom to dream in Jesus! Of course, “all your need” means all your need, not just money! And I always follow this with “and not my lack, thereof, here on Earth”  I love what I saw somewhere – it said that God doesn’t give you dreams that are in line with your bank account…Praise the Lord for that! While we shouldn’t make irresponsible financial decisions, we should be willing …

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Freedom in Jesus

Freedom in Jesus…three words that hold a multitude of meaning. Once you meet Jesus, the freedoms you experience are innumerable. One that has been on my mind, recently, is the freedom to dream. I’ve been thinking about it more than I ever have, so believe me when I say, that’s a LOT! You see, most of my life has been spent dreaming. When I was a kid, I would literally spend hours at a time just letting my mind create scenes that I hoped would someday come true…some were feasible, but others were just plain outrageous.  I suppose it could …

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You Should Not Be Ashamed

    “And hope maketh not ashamed;…” ~ Romans 5:5 To keep this verse in context, this is the passage that says we glory in the trials, because they bring patience, patience brings experience, and experience brings hope. Therefore, all of what we’ve gone through has brought good (Romans 8: 28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ) if it results in hope.  And, despite what the trial – what started the path to hope – may have been, we don’t …

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 …

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 …

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!  …

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 …

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 …

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! …