The Lucky Ones

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But GOD’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. GOD takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

You can’t see what God is doing “behind the scenes” in your life but I know He is working.

You don’t know how He is going to meet your need, but I know that He will.

You don’t have to worry about the whys or hows. You can rest in the truth that He knows them.

God is not finished with your life. He has more for you. Jesus took all that separates God from you so that you can receive all He has for you.

I am praying that today you will experience God’s matchless, unbroken companionship while you wait.

That you will know His victory, favor, love, peace, and joy, while you wait.

He is preparing things for you right now and they will be right on time (maybe not your time but in His time).

While you wait, trust.

While you trust, worship.

While you worship, rest.

Have an amazing week enjoying what you have while you wait for what God wants to give you.

Just Pray

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“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-2 ‭MSG‬‬

Thinking about prayer and praying is not the same thing.

Talking about prayer and praying is not the same thing.

Prayer doesn’t have to be eloquent to be powerful or lengthy to have consequence.

You just need to pray. Every way you know how, for everyone you know. It isn’t a test to pass or a class to take, it is prayer. There is no wrong way to pray, just pray.

The power of prayer is that it connects you with a powerful God who loves you so much that He took care of all that hinders you from connecting to Him. Every fear, doubt, stumble, mistake, misstep or mindset that separates you from God, Jesus took on the cross. Every judgement, injustice, neglect or wrong done to you by others, Jesus took on the cross. This is why you can be unhindered in prayer for others and honest in prayer for yourself.

Let no excuse stop you today from getting in a safe quiet place and praying, even for five minutes.

Daily Routine

Make praise a part of your daily routine.

Wash your face.

Brush your teeth.

Praise the Lord.

Praise automatically resets your perspective as you raise your eyes to see God move in the world around you.

Train your heart to see the reasons and the whys.

Train your eyes to see how God loves, provides and guides.

“Good-hearted people, make praise your habit.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭64:9-10‬ ‭MSG‬‬

What are you praising the Lord for today?

Your Why

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“We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:2‬ ‭MSG‬‬
God examines your motives because they are the “why” behind the “what”. When you are soul drained, the simplest tasks can begin to feel like heavy burdens.  You slip into auto pilot and just go through the motions.  Your “why” is to survive, to make it through one more day.
Survival is a good “why” to make it through hard things but it is not meant to be your permanent state of being.
God has more for you today.
He is the God of inside workings, attitude makeovers, perspective shifters. He is the forgiving God, the wipe the slate clean and start over God. He is the miracle making God, creating something out of nothing God with just one word from His mouth.
Your Heavenly Father created you in love, to love and to be loved. God so loved you that He sent His Son as a sacrifice to restore you to Himself.  He did not do it out of duty, He did it out of love. He does not live out of duty but out of love and wants the same for you.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NIV
When your why comes from love it feeds your spirit and invigorates your soul. Duty devoid of it drains it.
May the God of the inside workings give your attitude a makeover from duty doer to lit up lover.  May the forgiving God wipe clean the slate of the past and help you start over today.  May the miracle making God, create something out of nothing and fill you so full of His love that it overflows onto those around you.
Are you living in survival mode or love mode? 
What’s your why today?

Your Why


Life in this world lends itself to sucking the life out of you. Siphoning the joy. Destroying the delight.

A few heartbreaks later and your life is lived from duty and drudgery.

Sometimes survival dictates just going through the motions and living your life on auto pilot. When you are soul drained the simplest tasks begin to feel like heavy burdens.

God wants more for you.

“We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:2‬ ‭MSG‬‬

God examines your motives because they are the why behind the what.

Survival is a good why to make it through hard things but it is not meant to be a permanent state of being.

God has more for you.

He is the God of the inside workings, the attitude makeovers, the perspective shifter. He is forgiving God, the wipe the slate clean and start over God. He is the miracle making God, creating something out of nothing God with just one word from His mouth.

He created you in love, to love and to be loved. God so loved that He sent His Son as a sacrifice to restore you to this love relationship.

He did not do it out of duty, He did it out of love. He does not live out of duty but out of love and wants the same for you.

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NIV

When your why comes from love it feeds your spirit and invigorates your soul. Duty devoid of it drains it.

Are you living in survival mode or love mode?

What’s your why?

May the God of the inside workings give your attitude a makeover from duty doer to lit up lover.

May the forgiving God the wipe clean the slate of the past and help you start over today.

May the miracle making God, create something out of nothing and fill you so full of His love that it overflows onto those around you.