Saturday, August 13, 2011

Truth!

Truth is powerful! Psalm 91:4 says, "His truth shall be your shield". 
Truth means the true or actual state of a matter, a verified or indisputable fact, proposition or principle, actuality or actual existence. 
A shield is a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size; a person or thing that protects. A shield offers protection. 
That is impressive! That is exactly what I pray seeks out my children, TRUTH! I pray Gods truth seek each of us out, follow us, shield and protect us! Just as the word of God says it will, a promise from the Father of life.
I pray today that Truth will become a shield for my family and for all who know you, seek you or long for what is true and noble. For those who have gone astray and need to know you greater than they once did, Jesus become their truth. God that your truth will sustain each of us and keep us from falling away. Where we have slipped, I pray that Your truth will be the revelation that lead us directly back to you, Jesus. Amen.
Always with a heart of hope~
Wanda

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another great promise...

Psalm 9: 9-10 promises us that God will be our place of refuge in times of trouble. I know that I face times of trouble occasionally, some troubles greater than others, and I know the One who comes to my rescue every time. He promises also that if we put our trust in Him and seek Him (first) that He will not forsake us. Which, means He will not leave us...or turn His back on us. I stand amazed at such a deal!
So, my challenge is that we put Him first in all things...when the boat seems to rock and the waves seem to roar, praise Him...trust Him! Jesus will not leave us, nor forsake us...He promises.
Always grateful~
Wanda



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Coffee with God

When I find myself centered in one of life's trials, weak and most likely overwhelmed...it doesn't take long to realize it's because I have lost my focus on the One who gets me through. God didn't promise a life without trial and persecution, but rather a life of such...however, promised by Him that He will sustain us as we face such times. He is the lifter of our heads and truly has our very best interest in the palm of His hands. 
I recently fell into a place where I was feeling hopeless...that the things I believe for and hope for just weren't going to unfold the way my heart desired.
Psalm 37:4 clearly proves me wrong. He says, "delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." This clearly is a promise from the Father. Although, it does require something of us, to delight in Him. You know....this one isn't so tough, it is definitely doable. :)
So as I did, after much prayer and delighting...I began to feel the burden role away. The cares that I had been carrying began to fade. I put Him first in my thoughts and in my time...almost immediately God renewed my strength to hope again, to believe again that He is able to make good on that which He promises.
I pray that each of us, though we stumble, are able to keep our focus fixed on Him. I pray that God remains to be the center of all that we do and say. I want Him to be delighted (find great joy) in my efforts to know Him.
Just as the old hymn goes, I pray we keep our eyes toward Jesus, so that the things of this world will grow strangely dim. So that we realize there is no trial, tribulation, burden or heartache of any kind greater than the One who created us. He does cause us to rise above such challenges.
"God I pray, you encourage us, your children this day...cause us to be more like you, so that we can do great things for your kingdom. Teach us to see past what tries to hinder us....thank you Father for all that You are. Lord, as we wait I pray that you renew our strength, so that we can mount like eagles and soar above all that would try to fog our focus. Thank you that through eyes of faith we see clearly what great things you have for us. You are a personal God and we are truly grateful.
With a heart of love...Wanda