Just Forget It

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,” PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭3‬:‭13‬ NIV

Forget what is behind you.

Forget the mistakes that happened yesterday, the words of condemnation that haunt you, the plans that failed no matter how hard you tried and the way you used to live before you met Jesus.

Forget them. 

You have a Father who forgives you, a Savior to walk with you and a Helper to empower you to live as you were created to.

You are connected to the Almighty God through Jesus and loved passionately by Him.

Through the good times and bad times, the easy times and the hard times.

There will be hard times but you will not experience them alone.

You will be triggered to react the same ways you have in the past but press pause when the trigger hits and lean into your very present Lord.

When things get difficult, instead on focusing on all the things you are not, focus on all that God is.

God didn’t choose you because someday you would be perfect. 

He chose you because He loves you and He is more than enough for the both of you. 

Love God for who He is and let Him love you for who you are: His child, who He loves and is already proud of. 

Stress Won’t Help

I don’t know what you’re facing today but I want to tell you that stressing is not the solution to it.

Striving is not the solution either.

Trusting God is.


Surrender is the solution.

Surrender yourself to God.
Surrender your situation to God.
Surrender your fears to God.

This isn’t about giving up but it is very much about giving over of yourself into God’s hands.

Not because you understand how God can work a miracle but by believing He can work a miracle.

Surrender is about trusting Him to be who He is – your loving Father. 

God assured us in Hebrews 13:5-6 MSG, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you, we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?

Your Father is here, ready to help.

Stress won’t help you but God will.

You can trust Him with what seems impossible.

What do you need help with today?

Burden Bearer

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”PSALM‬ ‭68‬:‭19‬ NIV

Every day also brings old memories that linger, mistakes still bearing consequences, fears that refuse to die, emotional baggage that demands space and attention.

Every day brings new choices to make, new challenges to face, new fears to conquer, new burdens to bear.

God will bear your burdens every day. 

Old, new, heavy or light.

Everyday.

You may not know what burdens will be thrust upon you today but God does. 

He stands with open arms and strong shoulders to bear them for you.

What burden do you need God to bear today?

He is the God of Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13 NIV

As you look to the future today don’t look to the past to determine its possibilities.

Don’t look around to what is going on around you to determine how you feel about it. 

Look to the God of hope who surrounds you with His love.

Look to the God of love who has broken the power of sin on the cross.

Look to Jesus who will fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him.

Regardless of what is going on around you, His love is for you.

Jesus died and rose again so that your hope would not lie in the power of man but in the power of God.

May you live in the fullness God’s presence and let His hope for your future fill you with courage to face it head on.

The Wondrous Gift

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.”

Isaiah 9:9 KJV

Christmas is pausing to gaze upon the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ.

It is being struck by awe and by the glory of God in the manger.

It is taking time to step back from the business that it has become and embrace the miracle that it is.

The birth of Jesus is not a story to tell, it is the reality to live.

It is God’s message of redemption and hope for all, to all.

Jesus is God’s gift to us, His presence with us.

My friend, that which began in a manger continues in our hearts today. 

Christmas is not business, it is the most personal and intimate expression of the reality of God’s love for you that has ever been given.

Peace, Confidence and Rest

“And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!” – John 16:33 TPT

Peace isn’t found in the absence of problems, it is found in Jesus.

Peace isn’t found in the hope that the world will get it right, it is found in the promise that Jesus already did.

Peace is not about having a day without conflict or suffering, it is about leaning into God’s strength to deal with conflict and suffering.

Having peace does not mean having a day without external noise or internal worry.

He who faced death and conquered it, doesn’t tell you to simply have peace, He gives you His peace.

Supernatural, omnipresent, divine peace that faces the darkness without fear that the darkness will overwhelm.

He who is Light overcomes the darkness and guides you through it.

You have nothing to fear.

Rest.

Embrace His Peace.

Allow Him to fill you with knowledge of God and hope of heaven as you face madness of the world around you today.

The Freedom of Forgiveness

“Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.” Matthew 6:12 MSG

Forgiveness sets you free to live the adventure that God has for you.

And it allows you to be free from how others impact you.

Forgiveness is a relationship word that begins with our relationship with God and then with our relationships with others.

And at its heart, forgiveness means to let go.

It is daily to keep us right with God and right with others.

Taking stock, taking responsibility.

Receiving grace, giving grace.

Living forgiven, living forgiving.

Everyday.

Jesus lived like this and then said, “follow me.”

What do you need to ask for forgiveness for?

Who do you need to forgive today?

In Awe

“So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on the earth.”

-Ephesians 3:14-15, The Passion Translation

When you realize how much He loves you.

When you receive the truth that He knows you, loves you and has chosen you.

When you know that nothing separates you from Him, not even your own sin.

When you enter into His arms and allow Him to embrace you.

You can’t help but fall to your knees in awe.

Who is God?

The perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on earth.

Who are you?

His beloved child, invited into an eternal relationship with Him beginning now.

One Step At A Time

This quote is from Abraham Lincoln

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”     ‭‭

2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

How do you walk in faith?

One step at a time.

Perseverance and determination is needed.

Don’t give up.

Take another step.

Your Heavenly Father is cheering you on.

He is proud of you.

My friendmay you take one step of faith at a time into every new area that love takes you. 

Pause the Panic

“This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.”
Matthew‬ ‭6:7 MSG

What is causing you to panic right now?

Panic is defined as sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety.

All kinds of things can cause panic to rise within you and when it does, I am going to ask you to pause.

To wait before you react.

To take a moment to take a deep breath in and out.

To pray and ask God for His perspective.

He is your Father and He knows you.

He knows what is happening and why it’s causing you panic.  

He also knows how to lead you down the right path, not just the first one that presents itself.

He knows how to calm your heart and clear your mind.

When you go to God with your panic, He will give you the wisdom and guidance you need to deal with it.

Pause the panic and pray.  

Even if all you can manage is “help”.