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Who Am I?

I want to be the kind of person that seeks first instead of trying to reap first. Seeking God first is a choice. When I’m trying to seek after material things I tend to neglect my responsibility to seek God. I must remind myself daily and say today I will choose God first over everything.

I don’t want to be so “thing centered” that I forget all about being God -centered.

Prayer: Lord help me seek you with all my heart because You have all that I need. Amen

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Pray For Houston

As I sit on dry land today and reflect on a great weekend I can’t help but think of family and friends in Houston, TX who are dealing with floods and rain. My Monday morning worship is all about prayer today. I am praying for everyone’s safety and that God will protect and keep them. God is in full control. Let’s all continue to pray for our nation, those who are in the midst of this hurricane and for the salvation of the lost. Keep praying for others. Now that’s what I call living on pitch.

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Let It Go

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I Corinthians 13 reminds me that love keeps no record of wrong.  I pondered this passage of scripture and asked myself, what records have I been storing up on the hard drive of my heart?  Can I create more room to love? I think so, according to the Bible. It’s time to delete some things and let go!

Prayer: Dear Lord, delete  messages I try to keep on file, give me a big eraser and remove the tendency to rewind tapes that replay hurt feelings, anger, hatred and fear.  Soften my heart to love the way you love. Amen.

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Weekend Wisdom

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Everyone should have  a protection plan.   I recently made a purchase and the salesperson asked if I wanted to buy a protection plan. I quickly declined the offer.  I was aware of my risk in making the purchase. I thought about it later relative to my own spiritual walk with God. I had to ask myself:  Are you aware of the risks you take in sharing the Gospel?  Do you understand what it cost to live holy and acceptable unto God?  I must realize and recognize God as my source.  I am fully covered and protected as His child.  God is my only protection plan.  I must activate my faith in believing prayer and acknowledge God covers me and keeps me.  Here is my protection prayer for the weekend from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 16:1 (NIV) Keep me safe O God, for in you I take refuge.

 

 

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Windows and Doors

Some say when it rains, it pours and typically state that in negative terms but I say when God pours out a blessing, heaven opens up its windows and doors.  I’m learning to appreciate every window and every door opened because God always provides.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for every window of opportunity and every door you open.  You are my Provider. Thank you for the showers of blessings and for always making a way. Amen

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Two Words of Encouragement

Today’s two words are ANSWERED PRAYER

God always answers prayer!   Whether it’s a yes, no, or wait God answers when we ask.  How easy is it to just ask? Well, the bible says to ask in prayer and faith believing.  I can testify because I’ve asked and God answered.  I haven’t always got the answer I thought but God always answers prayer.  Whenever I ask without doubting that He knows what’s best for me, I receive an answer that’s best for me.  Sometimes the answer is yes my  daughter, sometimes it’s no my daughter and sometimes it’s hold on and wait a minute, a month or a year my daughter.    God knows which doors to open and which ones to close.  God knows my heart and all of it’s desires.  He knows all of yours too so just ask Him believing that His answers are exactly what’s best for you.

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Security Blanket

IMG_4640[1]There’s nothing like a warm blanket when it’s cold outside.  There’s nothing like being covered and protected.  When I’m feeling insecure I must remember to take cover and ask God for protection.  When I surround my anxious thoughts, fears and doubts with honest prayer, God always wakes up that confidence in me that I often let go to sleep.  He restores my soul when I’m weak, He comforts and strengthens my heart with truth and promises of love that never fails.

My prayer for my insecurities is this: Lord, secure my mind, my thoughts and my life in your blanket of love.  Cover me and protect me from evil and fear.  You are a good God and I am totally secure in You, Amen.

Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper, I will not fear; what can man do to me?

 

 

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When You Don’t Know What To Say

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Some of my family members have just experienced the worst flooding in their state of Louisiana.  I have seen pictures, read stories and saw how devastating this flood was.  I really don’t know what to say about those going through this natural disaster.  Some have lost loved ones while others lost their homes and other possessions. 

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Weekend Warrior

Program CD.JPGI had the opportunity to attend a Lifeway Women’s event this past weekend.  I traveled to hear Priscilla Shirer Live.  It was an incredible experience.  My cup is still running over.  What a joy it was to see so many women coming together for refreshment, encouragement and to hear from God.  There were 3,000 of us.  I went by myself, but found I was not alone when I arrived there.  God so designed it for me to bump into an old friend that I had not seen in over 8 years. I sat amongst other friends too, not strangers.  These were women of God.  I was in good company. It was good to fellowship with other women  who like me were also trying to live on pitch for God.   I was truly blessed by the music and worship team.  Singing is something I love to do, and the messages of hope Priscilla gave were packed with passion and power.  She invited us to lean in with her into God’s word and she invited us to laugh and cry.  She invited us to meet with God.   We were in the war room of Overlake Christian Church which was a beautiful sanctuary full of people worshipping God, declaring His great name, spending time before God in prayer.  I took this time away from everything and everyone and it was just what I needed.  I heard from God.  I have no fear of being alone because God is with me wherever I go.  I am refreshed, I am free and I am grateful for the lessons I learned on the dry seasons, the power of simple prayers, and the impact God makes on my life when I study His word and plan to obey it.  Well the weekend is over but this warrior is still on the battlefield.

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You Want To Be On Top?

Kneeling In Prayer:  I read this today in my monthly planner and had to share this quote:

“Getting on your knees keeps you from falling” Laura Harris Smith

I’m up and down today for sure. Rising and falling, I’m down on my knees to stand up in faith. Thank God because He alone is able to keep me from falling.  No need to be on top, I’m just asking God to keep me from stumbling, tripping and getting stuck.

Jude 1:24-25 KJV says:

24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.