Steadfast Love of God

flowers-white-purple-lilac-hq-wallpapers“Nothing in this life is steadfast, except for the love of God. We are all inherently drawn to things that stay, we are creatures who need to know that at the end of all things, we can always return home. Our home is found in the steadfast love of God, it is everlasting, it is good, and it is always there for us. We will wander in many ways, but the steadfast love of God will always invite us back, and it will always welcome us in. That is the most beautiful thing we can ever hope for, because the only thing that remains through it all, is not our sin, not our sorrow and pain, but it is the love of God.”
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now

One Word 2015

BELIEVE

To have confidence in the TRUTH. The existence , or the reliability of something.

I will believe and trust in Jesus, making it a habit to always put my life in the capable hands of my creator. I believe He is always leading me, guiding me and walking by my side. I believe in Jesus. I believe in God my Father. I won’t be afraid…I’ll just Believe.

God is so good to me!

The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? ~ Psalm 27:1

There are times when a song grabs hold of my spirit and really ministers to me.  Dara Maclean sings a song called “So good to me” that does just that.  I found this song (I thought)  by accident on YouTube. Only it was not an accident, I was hearing these words for a reason. At the time my heart was filled with such worry and fear over financial difficulties, that I was not hearing the Lord’s voice of peace. The first verse was “Why would I ever worry? Why would I ever live in fear? These first words took hold of me and resonated in my heart.  To remind me that worry and fear has no place in my life.  Then she sings “I know my God is for me, there’s a peace surpassing every single tear”.  Whoa…read that again… “I KNOW my GOD is for me”. Such a declaration of trust in God! That is the key to putting all of my trust in God, knowing first and foremost that He is for me and loves me. That people or trials cannot stand against us when God is standing before us {Romans 8:31}. When we come to that place of  trust in Him, He will give us beautiful peace. Peace that surpasses all our understanding{Philippians 4:7}. When we are going through financial woes, health issues or whatever tries to take our peace, we know that God is in the midst of it all working it out for our good.  Life is Good to me, because GOD is so Good to me. He IS my life!

This entire song is a blessing…play below to hear for yourself!

Prayers

I received these morning and evening prayers in the mail from In Touch Ministries, and thought I would share them.

Morning Prayer

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Father, thank You for the blessing of a new morning and the privilege of beginning the day by talking with You. I give You myself and my schedule today, asking to be used to further Your kingdom.

Grant me the wisdom to handle each situation I encounter with grace so that my speech will be pleasing and my thoughts pure as I follow Your direction.  I am grateful that Your plans for me are good {Jer. 29:11}, and I trust Your steadfast faithfulness. Help me to live in a manner worthy of the calling You have placed on my life {Eph. 4:1} and to magnify Your name in all things. Amen.

Evening Prayer

Fatheevening skyr, as another day comes to an end, I am thankful for Your provision and protection, and I am humbled by the opportunity to experience Your constant presence.

I sought to glorify You in all I said and did today. Even as I sleep, I pray my thoughts will be focused on what honors You {Phil. 4:8}. Let me wake in the morning refreshed and renewed with a heart yearning to serve.

Thank You for extending me Your wisdom and grace. I am grateful for Your unconditional love. How wonderful it is to abide in Your rest. Amen.

Such beautiful prayers!  Giving ourselves and our schedules over to God will help us make it through the day with less stress and more peace.

Be Blessed!

LaSonnia

Blessing

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Dear Friend,

May the Father bless you with a growing assurance of His great love for you. May His grace and mercy fill you with unending peace.  May your heart continually grow tender to the Spirit’s leading, and my you rest in the truth that He works all things together for the good. In seasons of adversity and pain, may you be overwhelmed by His presence and protection, and may the companions of health and wisdom be yours in abundance.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace”-Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

God’s Promises

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2 Peter 1:4

And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.{NLT}

Lord, I thank you for your precious promises you have made over my life. I thank you for giving me power when I feel weak and your strength when I feel powerless because of my issues. I bless your name Lord, because you heard my cry in the midst of my troubles. You shielded me and surrounded me with your love. I trusted you Lord and you helped me.  When I fully trust you and believe in your word I find new strength to endure. I will not faint or grow weary but soar high like the eagles. Despite all my anxieties and stress, I have victory in you because you love me. Because of your amazing love  I am convinced that nothing can separate me from your love.
I thank you for the gift of peace in my mind and heart. Because of your peace I am not troubled or afraid.  I thank you for the good plans you have for my life, plans for a future filled with abounding hope.

I give you all the glory, I give you all the praise for you are magnificent in my sight.