No Tricks Please!

False prophets abound today in our present day Babylon don’t they? Giving us false direction, preaching from pulpits and selling books that lead us astray. Fortune tellers make their fortune preying on those who seek their advice and counsel when those who seek their counsel should be seeking out the words of the one true God of Creation and the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Seeking the God who led His people down through the pages of biblical history, protecting His lineage in order to bring the perfect plan of salvation for a lost world, into the big picture. Everything He allowed for His people was for an ultimate purpose to fulfil His plan and make it happen. He did it in spite of those that came against Him! Yeah, today, He’s still sovereign and in control! He hasn’t changed. He still has a plan for your life, and for a messed up world, when the leadership of our countries is at an all time low, He still has a plan for good and not disaster. A plan for your future all wrapped up in grace to propel you forward with hope. Seek Him!

He gave words of warning to His people, through His prophet, Jeremiah, whom He called, to not listen to the lies of false prophets but to seek Him and Him alone. Bonus on that ~ if they and ~ if we today, truly search for Him we will find Him. Take heart in this moment! Stay away from those that trick and tickle your ears with pleasantries and prey on your vulnerability with lies! Today ~ you beautiful soul, Seek the LORD of Heaven’s armies, and walk in the Truth!

“This is what the LORD of heaven’s armies, the God of Israel says: “Do not let your prophets and fortune-tellers, who are in the land of Babylon trick you. Do not listen to their dreams, because they are telling you lies in my name. I have not sent them says the LORD. But this is what the LORD says, “You will be in Babylon for seventy years but then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope. If you look for me wholeheartedly you will find me.”
Jeremiah 29: 8- 13

White Feather

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Perfection Not Necessary

So, you know you don’t have to be perfect right? You don’t have to be supermom, or superstar or anything like that. All you have to be is you, all wrapped up in God’s love and wrapped so tightly in His grace and stamped with His mercy that you couldn’t bear to be without! Oh He’s got your story, your life and your imperfection and He knows just who you are and how you think. He understands your feelings and your thoughts so well, yeah, even so much better than you do.
So hey you! Relax and rest in His ever-loving favor and tender mercies. They’re new each morning you know. And find the beauty in your moments of imperfection and mistakes and failures. They’re not all that bad and they’re not all wrong, not all the time. And what is, can be forgiven and will be forgiven if we give it over and move on forgetting what is press on to higher heights. So you see, beautiful soul, imperfections or not, you are beautiful just as you are. Don’t ever doubt it!

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.…”
Philippians 3:13

“Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. … they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. … ”
Lamentations 3: 23

Soul Soothe

So the journey is long and unsettled and the doubts are large and looming. Fear lurks in the little corners of your world, nipping joy in the bud or maybe aggressively approaches without warning, sideswiping you blindfolded if it fails to hit head on! Yet, here you sit on another day of trying to get it together ~ making decisions and hoping for right ones. Friends are like Job’s friends, probably best if they would remain silent or at least offer some sort of tangible encouragement. It seems like you just dealt with “that” and now “this.” World news is anything but good and your news? well ~ let’s just say you could do with a little bit better deal than what was just dealt! Where on this whole wide earth is life going and where is it taking you?
Beautiful soul, God speaks to you through all the stuff that’s got you! He only allows it to make your beautiful soul more beautiful and more strong and more graced and more faithed and more steady for still ~ the journey ahead. He hasn’t promised it easy but just to be in it with you and guide your way. So those decisions you need to make ~ just ask Him to lead and be obedient to follow! Remember the same God that spoke peace and calmed the wild waters and stilled the pounding sea speaks a sweet, gentle peace into your frightening moments and upheaveled uneasiness to calm and soothe your soul and smooth the trouble! So beautiful you ~ take heart and let God take control of this moment, the next, and the next and the day ahead.

Mark 4: 39
“When Jesus woke up He rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence, be still.” Suddenly the wind stopped and there was a great calm.”
So have faith today in the One who has authority over the wind and the waves and has you and has your stuff and has your back and has you covered. There’s hope there and peace there for those in need.