In This Together

Together You and I
Together You and I

So we’re in this together you and I; fellow sojourners in a temporary land, making our way through one crazy, mixed up world to ultimately reach our final destination. Oh yeah, Heaven is so very real and so very close to our hearts but sometimes it seems so distant and so far removed from where we are today ~ right now, this moment when the way is long and daunting! There’s still so much journey ahead, and we wonder through our wanderings of wilderness where its taking us? It’s a different way for us all, and we find ourselves so often in the difficult places on difficult days. The roads are many: long, short, steep, winding and dangerous with each one presenting its own level of challenge. Sometimes the light is dim the way is dark. Sometimes the eyesight wanes, health fails and strength is zapped. Decisions are overwhelming, and choices are hard, but we’re in this together aren’t we? Your way and my way? Our ways our dotted with enemies who lie in wait to ambush ~ taking us down, defeating our cause and distracting us from our heavenly goal. We want to run rather than face! We want to cry because it hurts! We want to just give in because it’s too hard to go on.
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But oh we do have the good days too! Those days when we just know that we walk the way with Jesus as our steady guide, and our sovereign Lord who leads the way and just as God faithfully led the Israelites through their wanderings He leads us through ours. He’s given us the best director for the drama and the best tour guide for the journey, all packaged together beautifully in the Saviour of the world. The only one who can meet our biggest need and save us from the perils of sin and it’s ruin. Oh I trust you walk with Him today on your journey. Walk with Him as David and so many other great men and women of the faith did. So when it’s rough, and smack dab in the middle of difficult, reach out to Jesus and say with David as he prayed in
Psalm 86: 1, “Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me for I need your help. Protect me, for I am devoted to You. Save me for I serve You and trust You. You are my God.”

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When You Aren’t Enough

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So when what you have isn’t enough, God’s grace is. It will cover all we don’t have, and all we can’t do. It will cover all we don’t have control over, and all that seems out of whack. His favour rests upon us regardless of who we are, where we’ve been or what we’ve done. His love goes beyond the imaginable and unimaginable and reaches into the realms of the impossible to share a love so unconditional, so solid, so transforming and so incomprehensible that we sit in awe and wonder- ment of a God who can care so deeply for our needs. Yeah, even in your failure He’s there ready to lift, heal, restore and win! His mercy, so vast and so beyond where we are, and His thoughts of us so brilliant and astounding, we can never pay it back in any of our human attempts. So don’t try! In obedience, just accept His gift of favour upon your life right here, right now, and find HIs richest and joyful blessing on your beautiful soul in your needy moment of “Not enough.”
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2 Corinthians 12: 8,9,10
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Daniel 10:19
“Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.”

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Steadfast And Faithful

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So every day is the same beautiful story day after day, time after time and moment by moment isn’t it? The same, beautiful, story of God’s faithfulness to His own! Oh yeah, it’s stories go beyond the impossible to miracles small and great and are etched into every run down and beaten corner of our homes, inscribed upon every weary step of our journey and in scripted into the tattered pages of our lives. God’s faithfulness? It’s been with us through thick and thin hasn’t it and so graciously serenaded us since we met Christ how ever many years ago? Our life story manifests it and over and over and over again ~ He is so faithful to the thankful heart and the lonely heart, and the pained and beautiful soul of the weary and the weak. Ahh yes, His faithfulness to us ~ so far-reaching ~ so unique and customized and so perfectly designed for our needs and it comes through wrapped in His sweet grace every single time!

So when the day ahead looks daunting and the hours appear as mountains on the horizon, Look for that gift of faithfulness and know that His mercies are new every morning. Yeah you, right where you are, know that God is there in your present moment and in the overwhelming hour of struggle. Remember when He led you out of the wilderness, parted the sea, and provided your manna? Be thankful for those times and you, beautiful soul, let your faith arise and propel you through the next hour where He can gather you up in His mercy and show you once again, His forever faithfulness and unconditional love!

So faithful through all seasons of life.
So faithful through all seasons of life.

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Psalms 36:5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds
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In His Hands

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So beautiful you ~ embrace today with all of it’s chaotic stuff happening in the big world and in yours! There’s much to ponder and so much on our plates to wonder about, but still let’s embrace the sweet moment and moments that we have, while we have them. Yeah, those moments of life and breath itself that we collect and tuck inside our souls. They won’t come again but they can bless us while they’re here if we only take the time to be grateful even for the hard stuff.

So that mind of yours ~ Is it weary with worry and weakened by fear with concerns over things you have no control over? And is it like, “Who cares anyway”? Alone and aching and so much at stake? “Why this”? “Why now”? “What now”? “What’s the next turn or twist”? Well beautiful soul ~ the enemy preys on weakened thinking and fear and worry but oh, he runs from a thankful heart and a heart full of praise. Yeah, thankful hearts, even for the hard stuff. Our greatest blessings hide out in the difficult places and a grateful heart brings them to the surface all wrapped up in a grace so amazing and a love so sweet and so unconditional. All Gracious gifts from the Father of Light, our Sovereign God who rules over the big world and over yours! Take your cares to Jesus ‘cuz the world is His and your world is His. His to order and heal and restore and make new. His to take to the Father and intercede for on your behalf. Oh yeah, we are blessed and you are blessed if you know Him and have a personal relationship with the Christ who gave up His own life in His own divine world unto death and yet, defied it, to redeem a lost and dying earth world. On His team, abundant life is our gift for living here ~ so toss the worry aside and release the fear and the concern for it all. It’s in God’s hands anyway and you can know He won’t let you down ~ not even for one beautiful second of your beautiful day in your beautiful life. Trust Him!

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“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
Psalm 55: 2

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.…”
1 Peter 5: 6, 7, 8

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