Lord,

i need you and i need you now! 

in moments like these, don’t forget He is always right by your side, ready and willing! but remember, what we think we need may not be what He knows we need!

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬

see also:
Only One Word
Running

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Get Out Of MY Way

when the Lord speaks these words it is best to step aside asap. the choice to do so is the difference between receiving good consequences vs bad. the decision is up to us.

i can’t tell you how many times He has had to teach me this lesson. and every time I end up getting in my own way. one day i’ll grow up and not have to be the perpetual student when it comes to this. in the meantime, i press on toward the goal He has for me! i’m just glad He keeps speaking!

may Your words turn from “get out of My way” into “good, now I can work!”

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”‭‭
Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.‭‭
Philippians‬ ‭3:14

Prayer 301

I’ve talked before about how I’m not the greatest pray-er. how I’d love to be someone that knew exactly what to pray, when to pray and have a dedicated time to pray and stick to it. I’ve also argued the fact that I don’t particularly pray for myself because I trust God implicitly with my life and I know He always gives what I need exactly when I need it. please don’t get me wrong, I know the importance of prayer. it connects us in a more intimate way with ourselves, the one being prayed for and of course our God. and that prayer doesn’t necessarily change the situation, but it changes us and our outlook.
all that said, I know I need to continue to work on my prayer life, but just yesterday I was reminded to chill, don’t stress because He does have it all under control, whether I remember to pray or not.

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬

see also:
Prayer 101
Prayer 102
Prayer 201

GPS

ever tried to type gps when texting? autocorrect for me corrects it to god. this is one autocorrect that makes me smile.
those of you that know me know I use my gps for almost everywhere I go. relying on it to get me where I need to be because on my own, no doubt, I’d get lost. this is not unlike our God. w/o Him, I’d wander around aimlessly wasting valuable time and energy trying to get somewhere. but He knows the best possible route even if it means not going the most direct path. He knows what lies ahead and around the corner. I’m reminded of a song written and sung by a member of a church I attended. GPS, God’s Power and Strength!
what else is needed to guide us through this life but GPS?!

He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. Deuteronomy‬ ‭32:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm‬ ‭28:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Time Off

summer is a time of vacationing. taking time away from the daily grind to escape the rat race most of us find ourselves in. doing activities we aren’t able to do because normal life doesn’t allow the time. some of us are lucky if we can find 10mins of free time a day, so vacationing has even more meaning. it allows us to do what we love best!
what’s your definition of vacation? what do you like to do? how is your vacation time spent? better yet … do you take your bible?
last week as I was house sitting, I had some valuable time alone. and as I was reading, I stumbled across this quote by Os Hillman,
“We wrongfully think that we do not need to spend time with the Lord during leisure times. This is a grave mistake. The vacation becomes a test of character. During vacations we turn freely to what we love most. It reveals to us what is at the core of our existence.”

to that I say AMEN!

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭11:18-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬