Do Not Fear

God is near. He loves each and everyone of us. The crazy media wants to act differently. Yes God does expect different behavior and has rules, but he LOVES  everyone. 

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Psalms 46:1‭-‬2 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/psa.46.1-2.NKJV

New Years Resolutions

#1 to finally once and for all quit smoking 

#2 to make sure my children and husband know they are loved each day. Tomorrow is never promised

#3 to teach my darling stepson to tie his shoes

#4 to get #BabyLogan moved over to the toddler bed, perfect brushing his teeth & start the potty training process ( 2nd half of year)

#5 take a get away for 3-4 days hubby only 

#6 take a family get away for 5-7 days

#7 make sure my parents know how much I love and appreciate them

#8 reduce my alcohol intake 

#9 read 24 books of the bible (at least) 

#10 make a better effort with friends 

Community 

And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:44‭-‬47 NASB

http://bible.com/100/act.2.44-47.NASB

Can you imagine what a world we would live in if we followed the above verse? Strive for community like this!

Words into Action

I have a chance to test myself on  this verse starting today. And how appropriate for the Christmas season. I have someone in my life who drives me insane & sometimes does me real wrong going thru something awful .  My chance to truly show them God’s love, grace, peace, and kindness. Wish me luck!

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
1 John 3:18 -http://bible.com/100/1jn.3.18.NASB

#God #theword  #godisgood  #allthetime 

Wonderful Counselor 

Really enjoyed today’s devotional from my December http://www.herbinderproject.com * devotionals. I definitely never knew that is wonderful counselor meant.

 But also this is probably the number one thing I know I struggle with. The minute somebody does me wrong mentally I started seeking out revenge for them. I know its a defense mechanism. I’m just feeling hurt and they hurt me so I want to hurt them. But it is my number one thing as I am growing in my walk with Christ that I have to improve upon. The world is full of too much hurt and pain.

 Hurt people hurt people.

 I cannot control other people’s actions only my reaction to them.

So I must seek out our wonderful counselor Jesus each day to learn how to handle my situations in a way that give glory to him. And  each day I can respond better to one situation I will slowly start to make a difference.

 Will you change with me?
*devotion  in picture written by Toni R. Lampley ( http://www.tonirlampley.com