“Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is.” ― Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year Forgive me, Lord, for wanting to know your plans,Continue reading “God’s Will”
Category Archives: An Encouraging Word
This verse makes me think. Do I eat and drink for the glory of God? What about ordinary, everyday activities like cooking dinner, doing laundry, or driving to the grocery store? How do I do these things to glorify God? I know when I used to iron clothes, I would spend that time in prayer.Continue reading “Glorify God”
I love springtime! Overnight the world changes from dull, dry, and dead to colorful, vibrant, and alive. The trees, which stretched their bare arms heavenward all winter, are blessed with a pale green blush. The Bradford pear tree in the front yard nods its white, blooming head gently in the spring breezes. Yesterday, the grassContinue reading “New Growth”
“We are surrounded by relationships, but driven by accomplishment. God is the opposite. Though surrounded by His accomplishments, He has given Himself in relationship. Though not in need of interaction, He has chosen to pursue it. For God, relationship is the goal.” —Victoria Brooks Father, help me to see beyond checking off the boxes andContinue reading “Relationships”
Thank you, Lord, for providing a shield from the evil one. Thank you for providing your word. Keep my heart and mind focused on you and your word so that I may follow your will.
Alone with God
“When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship – when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us.”― Oswald Chambers God who teaches, when I’m feeling down and hurting, both emotionally and physically, open myContinue reading “Alone with God”
I’m so thankful, Lord, that you provide peace, even in the midst of darkness and chaos. You, Lord, are stronger than the one who causes darkness and chaos. Thank you for holding your children close and giving us peace.
“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing–that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment–we’re doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbors, we’re participating in something sacred.” Fred Rogers Lord, open my eyes to see the beauty allContinue reading “Finding Beauty”
Love Your Enemies
Lord, bless those who persecute me, who gossip about me, who give me dirty looks, who lie about me. They are your creations. Help me to love them the way you love them. Meet their needs and allow them to know your great love.
“It is inbred in us that we have to do exceptional things for God: but we have not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, and this is not learned in five minutes”― Oswald Chambers Father, teach me to do my best to honor YouContinue reading “Ordinary Things”