If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Luke 11:13 NIV
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT
That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.
Romans 8:18 MSG
I don’t know much about suffering as I live quite a blessed life. But i pray that those who are suffering find peace in this verse. I pray that when hard times come around for me and my family that I remember this verse.
A few months ago i took the Twitter app off my phone. I felt that it was distracting me too much and it wasn’t helpful for my personal emotional and spiritual life. I kept my account because I enjoy Twitter but I just felt having the app right there at my fingertips wasn’t good for me.
Since then I haven’t been able to share things like the daily Bible verse image or scriptures easily on Twitter because my phone doesn’t pull it up as an avenue to share without the app.
I didn’t really think this a big deal but then I realized the Twitter was one avenue of sharing the word of God that I had with people. People I’ve never met and will never meet, people located all over the world, and people who might not have any other interaction with God’s word.
I’m not very good at sharing God’s word with people right around me in real close to me ( I’m working on it. 😊). So I realized I needed to take advantage of what opportunities I do have to share the wonderful news of Jesus Christ.
So between this blog and Twitter I hope to be able to reach people who need Jesus most. Say a prayer that the right people read this blog or see my tweets at just the right time. And also that I don’t get distracted by what the internet has to say it about the Chiefs in my quiet time LOL 😉😉😉
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.
James 4:7 MSG
There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool? Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar.
Psalm 19:14 MSG
It’s just Monday, but burdens of life may already have you exhausted.
I know that i had such a lovely weekend with my famiky that i am sad a new work week has begun. But there is a time and a place for everything & i need to remember that and start my week with Joy.
Some of us may have bigger things going on that make this workweek dreadful. Maybe your job is awful, maybe you spent all weekend taking care of a loved one & you got no rest. Maybe sickness is taking a toll on you, or your weekend with your family was just cruddy. Whatever it is, God hears you and he meets you there.
Remember to take time with God and he will give you the rest you need and the ability to carry your burdens through the week. Live in his shelter and find rest in him.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
PSALM 91:1 AMP
Be a Ruth. It’s something I am having to remind myself if ALOT lately. It seems unfair, it seems exhausting, it can me a bit depressing. But it will be worth it. Maybe not today, maybe not next month, maybe not even next year, but eventually it will be worth it. Remember when we have the Holy Spirit that’s all we need. If people we are trying to have relationships with rebuff us, take a deep breath , call in the Holy Spirit , and keep going. Go where they will go. Be A Ruth.