Let’s Be Honest

So sometimes we just have to be honest and say we don’t have the faintest idea of what to do next. It’s just all come at once and the mind is full of conundrum on its way to nowhere. We just can’t be all to everyone, and we can’t do all that we want because we can just be wrapped up all so tightly in knots impossible to loosen. Illness, sickness, depression, misery, anger, aches and pains, and a whole host of things can hold us down and well ~ we need some kind of direction for sure and some kind of down to earth guidance and some kind of solid advice with some kind of good insight and some kind of good plan! Yeah, some days that’s just about where we are in this journey and life looks long and dreary.

So, then, beautiful soul, get before your Maker and just be honest and ask! Take those knots into His throne room and lay them down at the feet of the Master. The Creator who spoke life into being. You know He’s got the next best move for your steps, and those doors? Well, they’ll open or close at His command if we wait honestly and patiently on Him. You gotta know that! The Psalmist reminds us in Psalm 37:23, “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him;”…..Such an awesome promise to stand those unsure feet on isn’t it? So take delight in our Lord and let Him lead your heart and your mind today into His perfect will and into His perfect plan of action.

Not only do our unsure feet need stability but our unsure hands and efforts needs some kind of confirmation that we work in His will and I love the prayer of Moses, a man of God, who led God’s people from slavery in Egypt to Mount Sinai where he received the law and established a covenant with God. Read Psalm 90 and in 90:17, He asks for God’s approval and to make their efforts successful. “And may the Lord our God, show us His approval and make our efforts successful.” NLT Study Bible NLTranslation.

So yeah, today, beautiful one, today, let’s ask for God’s favor to rest on our lives and trust Him to make our efforts work for His glory and our benefit. He’s got you and you can know that! ❤
~k

Psalm 37:23
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in His way."

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year's Resolution
New Year’s Resolution

So here we sit with maybe some disappointments about the whole last year and maybe you thought you left the old baggage at the 20.15 terminal but it beat you to the 20.16 gate didn’t it? It arrived before you did and so here you sit on the brink of the first day of a new year and it’s the same old, same old. Wouldn’t you just know it? That’s because bad news travels fast, bondage doesn’t break easily and old habits die-hard.

Some things just didn’t go as planned and some things were left undone and some prayers weren’t answered and some things we just wish were different somehow. But they’re not, so ~ what do you do with that? Hey, you! There are things that we just can’t undo and some things that just can’t be made different by us. Those things we have to accept and place into God’s hand for good keeping. Habits? We can make our new resolutions and begin with every good intention to change, but the old stuff creeps back in as “Self” creeps off the altar of sacrifice. The loose end stuff creeps in to leave us reeling in guilt or fear or insecurity and disappointment and so perplexity reigns instead of peace and what do we do with that?
David knew all too well the evil about him, and invokes God’ s help while praising His character. He knew how to pray to our God of mercy and compassion. “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. Be merciful to me O Lord…..O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help.” Psalm 86: 1,2,3a,5

So, beautiful soul, ask for God’s help as David did. Pray to our faithful God who understands all the chaos of your heart and knows about that baggage that haunts you even into the New Year. Pray David’s prayer or pray a personal prayer on this brand new day of a brand new year. Open the windows wide on 2016 and without a speck of fear or disappointment or frustration breathe in the fresh air and newness of life.

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A new resolution? Yeah, for sure! Go ahead and let go of the past and step into peace with God.

I can choose to dwell on my insecurities, my weaknesses, my hurts, disappointments, my frustrations and the failures of my past, allowing the enemy to crush me under the weight of their load, or I can lay them at the foot of the cross with a broken spirit, stand back and watch God make beauty out of ashes as He weaves His golden threads in, around, over and through the confusion of my broken dreams. God doesn’t want my perfection, He only desires a humble, repentant and willing heart. His desire is to pour His unconditional love and grace upon me to bless me, and give me peace, but He won’t control me. He gives me the freedom to choose “His life” over the enemy’s death. The choice is up to me. ~k

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Begin again and watch God do something new!

“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 14: 18 – 19

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Inside Out

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So when it’s all cut and dried it just seems to be one big complicated mess of trouble and suddenly your wonderful world has taken a tumble into inside out and wrong side up. You don’t know what happened, it just did. Trouble knocked on your door and you didn’t even answer but it pushed it’s way like an uninvited guest coming in unannounced and now there you are, in the middle of turmoil and any thing but peace. So what do we do in complicated situations when circumstances are beyond our control and springboards for strife and tension in the workplace, the home, relationships, and hostile surroundings? What to do? Where to turn when the hope that you had yesterday crumbles at your feet leaving your beautiful soul shattered and broken? There is healing for that ~ just when you think nothing could ever help or any good could ever come the Psalmist gives us sweet, assurance in Psalm 147:3 – 4, 5, 7, 12, as he recalls God’s leading of his people out of exile and His restoration of Jerusalem, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension…..Sing out your thanks to the Lord…..Glorify the Lord O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!”

So when your world has been crushed ~ God restores ~ He really does! He restores the ruined. Breathes hope again into complicated situations and offers healing for that shattered and broken, beautiful soul. Dismiss yourself from the unwelcomed guest and get alone with God to sort it all out and lay it all out before Him. Step by step He’ll lead you through! Just trust Him for that today.

“Joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is the Lord their God. He made heaven and earth. The sea and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.” 146: 5, 6

Savor those words! Ponder them in your broken heart! Claim His promises! Psalm 146: 6 is a truth and a promise you can count on.

God Bless

Quiet Your Mind

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So you’ve had just about enough of whatever it is, and the issues are relentless to let go. Time after time you’ve given it over and time after time it’s always there, back again just like it was before. Staring you down, defying you ~ stubborn in its willful ways. It just won’t give and it won’t give you peace! How do you deal with such a wild beast that hunts you down, stalking you like it’s prey ~ waiting for you to drop by the wayside in heaps of weariness and conundrum? Chaos has blackmailed you and defeat has sabotaged you, and there you are left like a whipped puppy ~ so innocent in it all and yet so guilt ed by worry and fear. How do we let go of it all for the umpteenth time and really let go! A good beginning is to pull your thoughts into accountability. Take control of their wildness and the overwhelming power they hold over you. Quiet your mind before God; the God who knows all, and lets nothing slip by His watchful eye! Psalm 46: 1 reminds us so beautifully that yes, indeed, “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea…the Lord of Heaven’s armies is here among us, and the God of Israel is our fortress. Say with the Psalmist in Psalm 46:10 a direct message from God Himself, “Be still and know that I am God.”

So beautiful you, with your beautiful soul, quiet that mind of yours and feel your heart follow the tranquil pathway. Offer praise for the problem to the God in charge! Rest in Him once again and find peace

“Come everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome! He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.”
Psalm 47: 1-3.
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