Our Faithful God


Somedays don’t we just feel like a broken record down here on this planet? We keep asking for the things we feel God has put on our hearts and we keep asking and asking, and asking. We see glimmers and then we don’t! We see help, and then we don’t. And we keep asking, seeking, and waiting for His answer. He’s delighted when we do, but a grateful heart for His faithfulness in the past is an awesome way to say thank you for the next miracle in His hand. Oh He’s so faithful isn’t He? He’s so faithful to stand by us and watch over us and care for us daily. One of my favorite verses found in Lamentations 2: 22, 23 reminds us of His mercies, new every morning, “The LORD’S loving-kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Oh what a divine blessing to know this God of love and faithfulness at every turn of our lives.

Moses knew too, and was very aware of God’s faithfulness, when he penned a amazing reference for his God, to His people in Deuteronomy 32: 3,4, “I will proclaim the name of the Lord. How glorious is our God. He is The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.” Oh yeah, he knew of God’s power. He had witnessed powerful miracles in the wilderness as he led the Israelites from slavery to freedom and ultimately to the brink of the promise; the land of milk and honey! He’d seen the power! He’d witnessed God’s hand of provision! He’d experienced the real – life impossible made possible. He knew, that he knew, that he knew His God was a dependable and an honest promise keeper. So, let’s you and I and we and us, remember we serve the same faithful God who is so trustworthy for the days ahead, in the hard places along the way.

Oh yeah, He’s faithful and when Timothy returned from Thessalonica with the good news that the church had not abandoned their faith because of dreadful opposition, but rather stood strong and continued in faith and love it was Good news to Paul’s ears and his first letter to the church in Thessalonica explodes with joy at such a confirmation. He closes off his letter in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24, with a blessing to believers confirming the promises of God. “Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until your Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful and He also will bring it to pass.”

Pray on beautiful soul for those things on your heart, and be thankful that we pray to a faithful God who hears, and keeps His word.
~k

#Safeinhardplaces

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Acceptance And Contentment


Philippians 4: 6-7.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Wow! what a great word of encouragement from Paul, written from behind bars, for the persecuted Christians in the church of Philippi. Do you need to hear them today for your whirlwind world that seems to spin out of control? He was all too aware of the discouragements, and difficulties that plagued them. He, himself, had been in similar conditions and was in prison because of the trials that bombarded him, in sharing the message of the Gospel. Paul didn’t speak much of his own discouragement or fear, but instead, he wrote with joy, from a heart of compassion, demonstrating that Christians can be passionate for Christ regardless of their circumstances.

These words were written by Paul to encourage the fearfully anxious to talk over everything with God. To bring each and every issue, situation and circumstance before Him in prayer, being ‘thankful’ for whatever it was that caused chaos in their life and uprooted their peace of mind. It’s tough to be thankful for bad days isn’t it? It’s very difficult to wrap our mind around thankfulness, when everything goes wrong. Those in Philippi experienced more than just bad days. They were immersed in terrible days of torture, torment, and possible death! Yet, Paul exhorts them to be ‘thankful.” Paul knew the secret! He knew that it was only in thankfulness of heart that we can accept what comes. It’s in accepting the situation, that we find contentment and it’s in contentment that we find a healing peace from God that can not be explained. It’s a deep inner, spiritual knowledge that all is well with our soul and with our life, because God is the Master engineer and come what may, through it all, all things are Father filtered and customized to our needs to aid us in spiritual growth and maturity in Christ.

What’s on your heart today. What chaotic circumstances are battering you like a ship tossed at sea? Mark 4: 39, tells us “Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.” Christ can speak peace into the eye of your storm and into the heat of your struggle, if we ask HIm. Quiet your heart and your mind before Him and Be still! Psalm 46: 10 says “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

When thankfulness to God in all things is our default, We can experience peace in all things! It’s God’s promise! Let Him rebuke the wind and waves in your life and speak His gentle, healing peace into the storm.

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Offerings Of Praise

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So when the thanksgiving celebration is over and the turkey is gone and the meal has been devoured are the hearts still thankful ~ or not? Do we still persevere and run the race in thankfulness or have we somewhere along the way picked up negative vibes of other stuff to slow us down, and push our gratefulness to the back burner? Pushed it to some out-of-sight, remote corner of our world where it’s dark and dismal? A place where anxious worry and fears, oh so real fears, tug at us from all the far corners of the earth and overpower our clear thinking? What is it that won’t let go of the mind so that you can find the peace you desire, and need? Yeah, we all have the moments when we forget to be thankful for the small stuff because anxiety trumps (no pun intended) our thankful spirit! Worry takes over life and we begin living in nooks and crannies of despair simply because it all seems so hopeless. There’s a whole bunch of us living there, in the crowded corners of fear, wondering our next move and what it should be! There’s no empty space! No clear way! No direct path out and so what’s one to do as a prisoner in your own body?
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Beautiful you ~ Track back to that corner of gratefulness, wherever you left it and find the blessing in the bleak! Track back to the good and yeah, even the not so good and find the golden threads of promise that have held you together this long. Untie them! Unravel them and take a good, long look at what you hold in your hand. Promises of God? His love, His guidance, His faithfulness, His Blessings? Yeah, so many, some mixed in with hurts and disappointment because life is life but things that God used to make you who you are today. He doesn’t waste pain! He uses every trace of it to strengthen our weakness and pull us out and up from where we are to where we can be. He still cares and that’s reason to offer praise from even a hurting heart! An offering of praise to our creator is the best antidote for anxiety. David lamented while hiding in a cave, fearing for his life, and writes his heart felt prayer in Psalm 142: 5, “I cry to your O Lord; I say ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison that I may praise Your name.” and then He does just that in Psalm 145:1, “I will exalt You, my God the King;…great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.”
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So yeah, today in that anxious corner find the blessing in the bleak and let praise pour out of your grateful heart to the One on the heavenly throne. The Sovereign One in charge and watch the fear dissipate and melt away from your mind! Enter into the land of the living once more and allow God to be your refuge and your portion!
~k
White Feather

#Soulfire

In His Hands

Little Thoughts For Big Days
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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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