Change is coming to your life. Are you ready? Change can be a bit scary because we are entering the unknown. We can make a plan; we can equip ourselves; we can take a risk; we can jump through hoops; we can think positive and move forward. But ultimately, it is God who helps us to make it happen. Listen for his voice. It's the one that sounds like love.
Proverbs 16:9 - In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make.
Ready, set, go! That’s the word for today. No holding back. It’s time to be focused, determined, and aiming high. It’s a season for forward motion. God is propelling you….Calling you….Sending you. Go!
Philippians 3:12 - Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Though late fall may seem a bit drab compared to winter white or summer color, take a moment to find the beauty in its breeze, fragrance, quiet, peace. Every time of the year is its own part of creation – waiting for you to find it and be thankful.
Psalm 107:1 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Sometimes things aren't what they seem. Dig deeper and ask God for wisdom to understand.
Proverbs 8:11 - For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Proverbs 19:8 - He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
Pay attention to “coincidences” and signs this week. They are a way God speaks to us, assures us of His presence, and they can help guide us to what is ahead.
"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous." - Albert Einstein
A gentle memory will warm your heart today. Sit back in quiet for a few minutes. Let a memory ignite something new for you.
Philippians 1:3 - I thank my God every time I remember you.
Redeem: is today’s word. It means that something will be restored to you that you thought was lost. Inheritance? Finances? Business? A family member? Blessings on this incredible day!
Romans 15:13 - Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! (The Message)
What are you receiving today?
A life that goes after dreams is a life of risk; of ups and downs; of three steps forward, one step back. But you would have it no other way, right? Go after those dreams knowing that the God who put them in your heart is well able to bring them to completion!
2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
What dreams are you working on right now?
In the past, you reacted with anger, bitterness, anxiety, fear, suspicion, doubt, and mistrust to things you felt were coming against you. But now you are learning to understand God is with you in these times and there is a higher wisdom that is teaching you how to respond in a different way that is much more powerful.
Listen to My counsel
For My instruction will enlighten you;
You'll be wise not to ignore it!
If you wait at wisdom's doorway
Longing to hear a word for every day,
Joy breaks forth within you
As you listen for what I'll say.
For the fountain of life pours into you
Every time that you find Me,
And this is the secret of growing in the
Delight and favor of the Lord!
Proverbs 8:33-35 (The Passion Translation)
You have learned through life to color inside the lines. God is giving you permission to break the rules! Color outside the lines. Think outside the box. You will be surprised!
"From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
You placed the stars in the sky
And You know them by name
You are amazing, God."
- Chris Tomlin's lyrics to "Indescribable."
This painting was done by my granddaughter, Mesa Toft, when she was 4 years old. I love it! How will you think outside the box today?