Live your dreams, don't fear them... April 8, 2014 at 6:58am
If you've been under a lot of stress lately, it's time to evaluate what you're doing and why your doing it.
Maybe it's time to re-adjust your priorities and seek the Lord for clarity and direction.
Your job isn't to make everybody happy or to live up to their expectations - it's to live a life that's pleasing to God. Too many people are not living their dreams because they are living in fear. nstead of doing things from their heart, they do things out of fear of other people or a sense of obligation.
"What will they say? What will they think about me? Someone may get angry. What if they don't like me? What if I get left out? People will talk about me. If I don't do who will?" Stop the swirling thoughts in your head, and start being the person you really want to be.
Psalm 37: 6 says: Commit your ways to the Lord. Trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass
When we seek God's will for our lives and commit that to Him, nothing can stop us. If we are walking with Jesus, asking and listening for His direction in our life; when our only goal is to follow where He leads us, nothing else matters. Pray for wisdom, Clarity, and direction. It's time to reach for your dreams! ~ Delight yourself in the Lord today. He knows the desires of your heart. Trust your dreams to Him. He will help you be the person He created you to be ~
Psalm 37:4-6 4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your ways to the Lord, Trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass 6 He shall bring forth our righteousness as the Light, and your Justice as the noon day.
*Study based on Joyce Meyer's Confident woman devotional
The Joy of going to the House of the Lord
Psalm 122 is the third Psalm of Ascent vs. 1 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord"
I also love verse 4: Where the tribes go up. The tribes of the Lord to the testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of the Lord
*** A great picture of ALL of God's children together praising Him! Let us join together as ONE FAMILY serving and praising the ONE TRUE GOD ~ There should be no division among us.
His return is drawing near, the signs are everywhere, we need to be about the Lord's work. Keep your lamps filled with oil and a watchful eye out.
Our King will be coming back SOON! VERY SOON! Are you ready??? Is your family ready? Is your neighbor ready?
Remember, there is nothing you can confess to the Lord that will shock Him, if you need to make things right before you are called to stand before Him, DO IT TODAY! We never know when we are going to draw our last breath.
We could get into a car accident, or have a sudden heart attack. Many of my young friends ( 30 years old and younger) have fought cancer, or some other form of life threatening illness....our days are NOT GUARANTEED here on Earth ~ the time to get right with the Lord is NOW.
Jesus loves you so much He gave His life for you ♥
It's NEVER to late to come back home,
There is NOTHING HE CAN'T FORGIVE YOU FOR, NOTHING ~
But you have to be willing to humble yourself, let go of pride and fear, and ask Him for forgiveness.
When you do, a HUGE weight will be lifted off your shoulders and the sun will shine a little brighter (even if it's raining outside)
So enough said, I love you my friends! ~ Christina Bradley, ENDLESS
MY WALLS My walls. I like my walls. I put them up, I protect my heart, I chart my course. It’s safe. I’m protected. I’ve been burned and it won’t happen again. Problem is, it’s all about ME. This isn’t how we are called to live. Tim Timmons in the Overflow Devotional puts it like this: Only One Standing I have tried to stand without your power Built my house on sand with my own mortar And the ground below is quaking I have looked to man for my approval Built my confidence apart from you and now All the walls are shaking
If we are living for the approval and acceptance of man, we will be let down and disappointed. It’s impossible to make everyone happy. God’s opinion of me is really the only one that matters. He see’s my heart, my thoughts, and every action and word I speak. If I am living to serve and glorify God, other peoples opinions about me really don’t hold that much weight.
Psalm 27:3 (NIV) Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
Psalm 46:1 -2 1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalm 18:2 2The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
So be encouraged! Love without fear! Be in constant prayer and in His Word, You be fine as long as you are following Jesus Christ!
Proverbs 8:17 (NIV) I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Peter 4:8 (NIV) Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows ~ James 1:17 I am honored to give the gifts the Lord has given me back to Him in song and deed ♪♫♪
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angles nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow. ~ Romans 8::38