Thursday, October 18, 2007

Verse Of The Day - Be of Good Courage

Psalm 27:14

Wait on the LORD;
         Be of good courage,
         And He shall strengthen your heart;
         Wait, I say, on the LORD!


This is such a great Psalm - I just love the Psalms!!!

Psalm 27 - verse be verse:

  1. We have nothing to fear - because God is our light, salvation & strength
  2. Our enemies are unsuccessful - they stumble and fall - because of God
  3. We have confidence - not fear
  4. Here is a key - we must desire to seek God daily!!!
  5. He will hide us and set us on high - HIS protection
  6. We will be lifted above our enemies - safety...  sing praises to GOD!!!
  7. He has mercy on us and will answer our prayers.
  8. Say "yes" to seeking after God
  9. He is there - He will never leave nor forsake us
  10. HE will take care of us
  11. He will teach us HIS way - and lead us
  12. He will protect us
  13. God is good, HE is a living GOD

After all of this protection, love, goodness from the LORD we come to verse 14:

  • We need to wait on the LORD - we need to rest in HIM, knowing that HE WILL take care of us
  • We need to be of good courage - we are waiting on HIM, trusting that HE WILL take care of us
  • We need to draw our strength from the LORD - HE WILL strengthen our heart - HE IS the source of our courage
  • We need to wait on the LORD...

Where do you draw your strength from???  Job - money??? Friends / Family??? 

Or from GOD - the only ONE who CAN give you true strength???

Are you courageous???  Are you waiting on GOD - the one who is there for you???

Are you waiting on the LORD???  We have nothing to fear with God on our side!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday's Motivation - October 15, 2007

Hi all - I'm back!!!

Jessica is now 3 weeks old!  I am slowly recovering - it takes a lot longer when you are 43... LOL



1.  So what do you have planned for this week???

2.  Have you ever used a template???  Have you ever created a template???   Try one this week....


My Week's Goals -

I will definitely be taking tings a bit easier....

1.  Do at least 1 LO a day - Digitals Challenges

2.  Complete LO for 3S Challenge

3.  Do memes


So what are your goals for this week???

Also I would love to see your Journaling LO!!!

Please share below using Mr. Linky...



Verse of the Day - Our Great God

2 Samuel 7:18-29

18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your servant’s house for a great while to come. Is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? 20 Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant. 21 For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them. 22 Therefore You are great, O Lord GOD.[c] For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name—and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land—before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and their gods? 24 For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, LORD, have become their God.
25 “Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said. 26 So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.’ And let the house of Your servant David be established before You. 27 For You, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray this prayer to You.
28 “And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant. 29 Now therefore, let it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for You, O Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be blessed forever.”

The beginning of this chapter is when King David desires to build a temple for God.  God promises David, that he will have a son who will be the one to do this....  This passage is David's praise to God.

1st, David acknowledges all that God has done for him, and that HE has revealed Himself to him. 

Thus, David acknowledges:

  • You are great, O Lord God - David makes the right conclusion.
  • There is none like You - God is God alone
  • Nor is there any God besides You - He is the one TRUE God
  • according to all that we have heard with our own ears - we are without excuse, we have / can hear of God personally!!!

"Let Your name be magnified forever!!!" (vs 26)

"O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant." (vs 28)

Have you listened to God's Word???  Have you acknowledged that HE is the one true God??? 

Praise the Lord that I can serve our GREAT GOD!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Verse of the Day - A Future & A Hope

Jeremiah 29:11-14a

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,

How does your future look???  Do you have hope???

In Jeremiah 29, we find that God is on our side:

  • He knows the thoughts he thinks toward us - God is thinking of us, we are not forgotten, nor forsaken
  • His thoughts are of peace and not of evil - God is holy, He is just, He gives us peace
  • He gives us a future and a hope - there is no need for despair, God has a plan for us....

What do we need to do???

  • Call upon God - we need to turn to HIM, He is already there for us
  • Go and pray to Me - God wants us to come to HIM, to pray to HIM, to lay our burdens before HIM, to trust HIM
  • Go in confidence - "I will listen to you" - God will listen to our prayers, HE cares, He loves, He is there waiting...
  • Seek Me and Find Me - search with all your heart - we need to earnestly desire to seek after God - this needs to be a daily commitment on our part...  He is there for us, we just need to tap into HIM!!!  WE NEED GOD!!!

How does your future look???  Are you seeking God with ALL your heart???  Are you tapping into the only resource that can give you true hope???


Seek God today!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Verse of the Day - My Salvation

Psalm 62

1 Truly my soul silently waits for God;
         From Him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
         I shall not be greatly moved.

Where does your salvation come from???  How do you make it through life's trials???


In Psalm 62, we read:

  • "Truly my soul silently waits for God" - are you waiting on God???  Or are you running around, half-crazy, trying to do everything on your own???
  • "From Him comes my salvation" - are you relying on God to help you???  Or are you trying to do everything on your own???
  • "He only is my rock and my salvation" - only God is our true salvation!!!  He is our rock - our FIRM Foundation!!!  Only HE can provide the stability that we need!!!
  • "He is my defense;" - How can we lose, with God as our defense???  PRAISE THE LORD - We can't lose!!!  The victory is already HIS!!!  We ARE on the winning team!!!
  • "I shall not be greatly moved." - WE HAVE WON!!!  We do need to stick with God - HE will stick with us!!!  But we must NOT be doing everything on our own!!! 

Are you choosing to be on the WINNING Team???  Choose to put your trust in God TODAY!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Verse of the Day - Wise Counsel

Proverbs 19:20-21

20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
      That you may be wise in your latter days.
21 There are many plans in a man’s heart,
      Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.

Where do you seek counsel???  Is it from wise sources???  How do you determine wise???


In this passage, we are told to:

  • Listen to counsel - it is important for us to seek counsel - others advice especially in major decisions
  • Receive instruction - what use is counsel, if we refuse to listen???

Now, where should this counsel come from:

  • Many plans are in a man's heart - we have many different thought, but how are we to discern what is wise???
  • the Lord's Counsel - will stand!!! counsel that is wise and true is from the Lord!!!

So how do we find the Lord's counsel??? 

  • Look to God's Word - the Bible
  • Seek counsel from mature, wise Christians - pastors, leaders....

It is important for us to seek wise counsel - especially for major decisions.  We personally have a select group of people that we seek advice.  We listen to what they say, weighing their opinions - looking at all of the pros & cons (so to speak).  Of course - we first are seeking the Lord in much prayer!!!


Do YOU seek WISE counsel???

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Verse of the Day - Fear vs Trust

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

Wow!!!  What timing for this verse....

As you may know, On September 23 (8 days ago) I gave birth to our 9th Blessing!!!  Well since then, I really did not sleep very much until this past Sunday - a few days ago....  I did not sleep the 2 nights in the hospital and with other things happening at home - I did not sleep very well there either....

On Friday & Saturday nights - I kind of had some huge problems because of this lack of sleep... I was not in the right frame of mind.  My blood pressure was sky-rocketing and I just felt physically unwell....  So that led to some panic attacks....  They were mostly a struggle pertaining to this verse....  the fears of man verses trusting in God....

Have you heard Casting Crowns' "The Voice of Truth"??? 


But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Well the fears of man - possible medical problems, all kinds of fear - were running rampant in my head....  There were all kinds of fears that the enemy was planting in my head - causing me to become paralyzed with fear.... but the voice of Truth - Jesus - The Word of Truth, was fighting for me.....  God is in control, He holds all things in His hands - were some of His promises running thru my head. 

Because I had NOT been spending much time fellowshipping with God in the few weeks prior to giving birth - I had allowed some fears to get a tiny foothold in me....  I got distracted....  I was not completely trusting in God.....  So these fears tried to take over....

I do praise the LORD - that very soon after I started panicing - I asked for someone to bring me some Praise & Worship music - so that I could hear the truth - to have God's abilities - mentioned in this music to seep thru me - to remind me of the Truths about God's Power.  As I listened, I drew strength from God - as I was reminded of HIS Marvelous Power!!!  I was able to sleep very peacefully for several hours that night....

Saturday night - my blood pressure was extremely high - both numbers from the lack of sleep and rest....  But I was able to go to sleep somewhat and just trust God that He was in control and would be with me....

On Sunday, we all realized that my body was very much exhausted and that I really need to sleep - I slept 5 hours (several naps) during the day - and that night I was in bed for 14 hours - sleeping most of that time.... (off and on with feeding baby....) LOL

So.... what has this taught me....  I am getting older and it was harder for me to recover after birth... LOL

Actually - I realized that yes, I have come a long ways in this past few years in trusting God 1st - but there is always room for improvement....  We (I) have to daily - every moment, choose to trust in God to be our ALL in ALL.  We need to listen to HIS voice and not the voice of the enemy.....  We NEED to listen to the Voice of Truth - Jesus.... 

I thank God for this experience and every time I go thru anything that is HARD - because I know that we have a GOD that truly cares about the minute details of our lives.  HE TRULY CARES!!!