God supplies our needs!

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For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Dear God, thank You for giving me everything I need to live a godly life. Because of Your Spirit within me, I can have victory over every addiction, fear, or mistake that tries to hold me back. Thank You for being enough for me. I am so grateful that I get to know You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Life can get messy

In our household we encourage our 8-year-old daughter to cook and build things thus helping grow her life skills. My dad didn’t take the time out to show me how to do basic things in life like change my own flat tire or a battery, or how to build things to help repair your own home. I had to go out and find all these things out myself and it felt like all the guys around me already knew all this stuff when I had just started. We want her to be prepared in case someone is not there to hold her hand through something challenging. Some days it can be difficult because we don’t want to have to clean up after a mess in the kitchen, or have to drag saws and drills out after we’ve been at work all day. We are always surprised at what she’s learned and picked up from us and from others and makes us feel like we are doing a good job. God gives us the opportunity to make choices in our life that sometimes can end up in a mess but he’s always there to help us get through the rubble at the end. More often than not however God leads us and guides us through things so long as we rely on him and ask for his leadership and the end result is amazing. Don’t be afraid to go out and try something new even if it doesn’t turn out that good pray before you do it and ask God to help you and you will be pleasantly surprised. I challenge you today to lean on God and try something new breaking yourselves out of your comfort zone. 1 John 5:15 and if we know that he hears us -whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of him. If you would like to accept this challenge today then please join me in prayer. Dear heavenly father thank you for yet another beautiful day and the energy and courage to get up and go out doing your will. Help us in all of our activities today Lord whether at work or at play. Give us the strength and the mental capacity to accomplish these goals. Thank you for always being with us, in us, and around us in Jesus precious name, Amen!!!

God, Bears Our Burdens!

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Give all your problems big or small to our Heavenly Father. He does not want us to worry or be anxious over anything.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your request to God, and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.

God, You are worthy of all my praise! When I am weak, You carry me. When I am overwhelmed, You support me. My burdens are not unknown to You. Thank You for never requiring me to bear my hardships alone. Thank You for letting me bring them to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

I want to hear from you even when you’re angry!

This is not something that we would typically say to someone. As a matter of fact most of us want to avoid those types of conversations. I mean who really wants to hear someone yelling and super frustrated. God does, as a matter of fact he wants to hear from us no matter what the circumstances are. I don’t know about you but I cannot count how many times I’ve yelled at God through my frustration and momentary sadness. Life is not clear skies and rainbows as a matter of fact the closer that we get to God on our walk the harder the devil attacks us. Instead of a trial that would only last a day or two turns into months or even years! Through all of this however we need to make sure that we have that constant communion with God, those conversations that help to lead and guide us through this life. Psalms 55:16-18 As for me, I called to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me. Psalms 62:8 trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalms 32:6-7 therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty Waters will not reach them. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. The Bible is full of verses like these, these are just a couple of my favorites. If you’re feeling angry or sad this morning frustrated and confused, then reach out to God even if you don’t feel like it. Even though He already knows what’s going on in your life let him know how you feel about it and I promise you you will have peace in your heart. God is the almighty comforter and is there for you in all circumstances. I challenge you today to draw closer to Him even in your weakest points because that’s when we need him the most. If you would like to make that change today then please join me in prayer. Dear Heavenly Father thank you for yet another beautiful day, and the opportunity that you’ve given us to go out and do your will. Lord we may be going through trials and tribulations in our life but we know that we can always come to you with whatever we’re feeling and going through for comfort. Please help us, lead us, and guide us in what you would have us do today. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Don’t look to the past

There was a girl that I thought was really cute in grade school and she rode the same bus as me. She hung out with a different crowd of people than myself so we really had not much interaction with each other. One day I ran off the bus as I usually do to get away from school as fast as I could and as usual she would follow behind but she would be on the other side of the street walking towards her house. She surprised me one day by saying,” Hi Matthew!” I whipped my head backwards to say something back to her when I ran face first into a stop sign! She let out a little giggle and let me tell you I felt as small as an ant. We never had a chance to have a conversation after that due to my overwhelming embarrassment. This incident reminds me to not look into the past or the future but to live in the moment with God. When we ask God to forgive us he blots out our sin and forgives us. He won’t go looking into the past and say,” remember when you did this,” throwing it back in our face. He literally forgives and forgets wiping our slate clean so long as we have asked for forgiveness and are on the road to repentance. Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, and he who blocks out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Isn’t that amazing that you have a clean slate today all you have to do is ask for forgiveness and be willing to repent and God will blot it out and never bring it back up again. So whatever your worries are today don’t look behind you the past is the past present is a gift from God. I challenge you to live in the present today we can’t worry about tomorrow or change what happened in the past. Matthew 6:34 therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. If you accept this challenge today then please join me in prayer. Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for yet another beautiful day and the opportunity to go out and do your will. Help us to stay in the present today Lord not looking to the past at a regrets or worrying about what’s going to happen to us in the future we can’t change any of it and need to stay in the moment. Help lead us and guide us anyway you see fit Lord and we lay all of our worries stresses and fears at your feet to have a clean slate to go out and help others. In Jesus precious name amen!

Gods got you no matter what!

No matter what we’re going through God is always there even when we feel like he’s no longer in the room listening to your prayers. There has been times where my patience and endurance felt like it was wearing very thin I’m waiting for God to answer my prayers. That’s usually how God works in my life though, I put up a bunch of prayers for different things and God will stretch my patience into a very thin line, then when you think you’re just about ready to break God reveals himself. I’m here to tell you through personal experience that God always answers your prayers but we all need to come to the realization that sometimes the answer is going to be no. Our prayers need to align with his will for us and his ultimate plan. I am writing this this morning however to remind you that no matter what our heavenly father is with us holding our hands wiping our tears picking us up off the floor when we fall and encouraging us to do better through his mighty words. There’s absolutely no situation in this world that can keep God from us so long as we believe in him and have faith that he will get us through that situation. Joshua 1:9 Haven’t I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God of All comfort, who comforts Us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God. I absolutely love those two verses just because it reminds us that when we come to God and give him all of our troubles he removes those worries fears and struggles giving us patience love and understanding towards others in their situations also. There are quite a few scriptures on this topic itself but one other sticks out to me and I would like to share it with you and that is Revelation 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently. I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test those who live on the Earth. So if you were struggling with drugs, alcohol, work-related problems, loved ones in the hospital, financial troubles, or any of the like just know that God is always with you and he will never forsake you. He is our great comforter no matter what we are going through and you can always rely on him for comfort and strength. I challenge you today to draw closer to God, giving him everything that you have and patiently waiting for him to answer. If this is your wish today then please join me in prayer. Heavenly father thank you for yet another beautiful day. Thank you for the opportunity to go out and do the things you have set out for us to do. Lord we give you our all this morning, all of our worries stresses fears and struggles laying in your feet. We ask that you help guide us and encourage us through all of life’s setbacks and problems. Thank you for being with us, in us, and around us, in Jesus precious name, amen.