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Apr
27

God’s Word – “There is no fear in love.  But perfect  love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  1 John 4:18

 The encouragement:   “ There is no fear in LOVE.”…  Jesus washes away shame!  Yes we must live in full confidence through the confidence that God has poured in us.  [Hebrews 10:34-39] Yes beloved sisters your confidence  in Him will be rewarded.  Trust in His word and be a woman who is bold and stout hearted for the “Faith” through the word of God spoken to you.  The anointing of God and our love, trust and obedience to him and our love toward others takes away the shame,  pain  and the offense.  Jesus took on the scorn and shame for us-at the cross at Calvary.

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Apr
17

Preparing For Moving Day…
God’s Word – Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

 

Encouragement Shared-
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 29-30  This is all that I hear the Holy Spirit saying to me… as I prepare to move for the 10th time in a decade.  Moving is rated high on the list for reasons that cause stress.  Stress can cause us to be depressed because we become self-reliant and overwhelmed.  

Making Way For The New:

There are a lot of new and exciting things that come from moving… purging the old and making way for the new.   Making new friendships that will bring years of blessings… on the job or in the neighborhood.  Finding your favorite spot to eat or that place to shop for the groceries…  It’s a season of change and new things that God is calling us to.  I must confess I can be a creature of habit.  I go down the same road to work, I do the same things during the week, I am a stickler about time, so I am constantly planning ahead.   A new season is ahead and it’s time to purge some old things and look forward to the new.  To trust in Him and not lean on my own understanding [Proverbs 3:5-6]   it’s time to commit all my plans to the Lord and his promise is; that they will succeed. [Proverbs 16:3]  His word says, cast your anxieties on HIM because he cares for us.  [1 Peter 5:7] 
As we move once again our tenth time in less than a decade,  we will keep our eyes on the prize- Jesus!  The author and the perfecter of our faith…  Looking forward to the new plans God has in store for us. My prayer is the same for you beloveded in Christ that however God is moving you that you would find strength in Him through Christ!

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Jan
16

God’s Word – He gives us grace and glory. Psalm 84:11

Encouragement Shared:
God’s Promise for GLORY…
The exchange at the Cross; Shame for Glory…
The opposite of Shame is Glory!  Focus on the Glory that waits for you;
The Psalmist writes; He gives us grace and glory. Psalm 84:11
The treasure: grace and the glory of God! 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 –
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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