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?
New health is overcoming something that has concerned you. Step into it today. Your body is such a holy abode for the One who loves you most!
3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
What are you doing to bless your Holy Abode?
Rise up. Rise up! You are not a target of doom, but a target of blessing! Love, joy, peace, and good surprises are aimed right at you today!
1 John 4:4 - Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (ESV)
Isaiah 49:31 - But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (ESV)
Some think that God our Father is angry with us and is a condemning, punishing God. But here is the truth. He is not angry with you. He is your biggest cheerleader. And though you mess up at times, he is there to pick you up and draw you back to His loving arms. Like a good dad corrects the child he loves, God's discipline is firm, yet kind. His love and goodness are what lead us to repentance.
Romans 2:4 - Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
Do you know that God is ready to pour out his blessings and purposes if we might just listen to him? He wants to bless us. He's waiting to bless us. He will even bless us through the hard things in our life. He is good. He loves us completely. He is with us even if we never wanted him to be. He is our Creator. Our Father. Our kind Papa. Graham Cooke calls him "the kindest person I know." I'm starting to know him like that. It's taken a lifetime for me to be so bold as to tell you how I feel - really feel - about Jesus. I pray it won't take you that long to connect with that true, beautiful, friendship. He's waiting for you with open arms today. He's coming after you in the mire of your life and circumstances. He's ready to hose off the mud, cook you a nourishing meal, even embrace your corny stories. He's there for every moment. He's the best of friends and the most generous of fathers. His love is overwhelming yet not obnoxious or demanding. It's worth our lives - and yet he doesn't even ask for our life for himself, for when we give it to him, he gives it right back to us - only this time with purpose and resource and hope and more freedom than we can imagine.
"If my people would but listen to me...how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!...you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you." Psalm 81:13-16
How have you experienced God in your life?