AS I EXPANDED MY SPIRITUAL HORIZONS THROUGH HIKING, the word “challenge” developed an entirely new dimension for me. I wish I had learned the importance of facing challenges fully head-on earlier in life, my response generally was to just get through it, get it over with for Pete’s sake. Challenges can develop strong, resilient character if we allow it. Looking beyond the immediate threat or difficulty, can make life more meaningful, more complete.
and the wisdom
to trust his ability
he spreads his wings
I have come to realize that if you change your beliefs about what is possible for you, your behavior automatically changes too. When those two things change, your results will change and your possibilities become endless.
Don't limit yourself, believe in yourself and your abilities, trust your enter wisdom and soar!
Lovely! Yes, ATTITUDE is everything, but we must take action also. Good ideas are just that ideas. Let God lead you and you will never be led astray. Faith without works is dead.
Right after my difficult conversation with my son today, I went to the gym and this was the first song that came on when I plugged in my earphones and turned on my K-LOVE mobile application. It was just what my heart was crying out at the time.
I Will Lift My Eyes, by Bebo Norman
VERSE 1: God, my God, I cry out Your beloved needs You now God, be near, calm my fear And take my doubt PRE-CHORUS: Your kindness is what pulls me up Your love is all that draws me in CHORUS: I will lift my eyes to the Maker Of the mountains I can't climb I will lift my eyes to the Calmer Of the oceans raging wild I will lift my eyes to the Healer Of the hurt I hold inside I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You VERSE 2: God, my God, let Mercy sing Her melody over me God, right here all I bring Is all of me PRE-CHORUS: Your kindness is what pulls me up Your love is all that draws me in CHORUS: I will lift my eyes to the Maker Of the mountains I can't climb I will lift my eyes to the Calmer Of the oceans raging wild I will lift my eyes to the Healer Of the hurt I hold inside I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You BRIDGE: 'Cause You are and You were and You will be forever The Lover I need to save me 'Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God So hold me now CHORUS: I will lift my eyes to the Maker Of the mountains I can't climb I will lift my eyes to the Calmer Of the oceans raging wild I will lift my eyes to the Healer Of the hurt I hold inside I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You ENDING: I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You
“I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, and of the son of a man who will be made like grass?” Isaiah 51:12-13 (NKJV)
Unjust claims and accusations are never pleasant and can bring a boatload of trouble to an innocent believer. The enemy would love to destroy your good name and reputation.
Happiness is given birth
By a wonderful spiritual
Breath, that when embraced
Lives so deep within…
It is a gift that can last
From day to day, When
One actually gives it a
Genuine chance to begin
It is a jewel that to many
is fleeting, and yet to
Many more a blessing
Which makes life worthwhile
For happiness is more than…
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Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
A Plea for ProtectionFor the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
1 Lord, I seek refuge in You; let me never be disgraced. Save me by Your righteousness. 2 Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me.
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Chapter of the Day
The Voice of the LordA Davidic psalm.
3 The voice of the Lord is above the waters.
I just looked at my last garden update for you about a month ago. The spring bulbs are no longer blooming, but amazingly enough the lenten roses are hanging in there. The irises are in full bloom and the knockout roses have started flowering. The columbine, one of my favorites, are blooming in the shade with the sweet woodruff and lilies of the valley.
The forest is wide, begging us to come explore. It houses creatures tall, fat, small, and round. When we are not around, they come out to play, living in a world not known to us. Explore, explore, our instincts whisper in our ears. It's in our blood and we must heed. Go forth and find your spot in the vast green.
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The Witness of Creation and ScriptureFor the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
I can only imagine your smile
I can only dream of your personality
I am so blessed to be able to share
The blessing of your heartfelt words
You are so much a part of me
As you daily bring me to smile
You bring to life such happiness
That embraces my heart each day
My heart embraces your life words…
KNOW WHAT YOUR PEACE STEALERS ARE….“Seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it.”-PSALM 34: 14
To enjoy a life of peace, you will need to examine your own life to learn what your “peace stealers” are. Satan uses some of the same things on everyone, but we also have things that are particular to each one of us. For example, one person may be deeply disturbed by having to do two things at one time, while another person may actually be challenged and energized by multitasking and doing several projects at once. –Joyce Meyer
TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE…Satan uses our weaknesses against us. In order to fight Satan taking our peace from us we need to know what our triggers are. Make a list of each time you get upset. Ask yourself what caused the problem, and write it down. Be honest with your self, or you will never break free.
One of my triggers is being overly tired. When I am tired I have very little patience and I become angry and let’s just say my mouth starts to run. Satan knows me and he knows how to get control of me again. Another trigger is when people confront me about my cursing. My stubborn child wants to curse more. Kind of like the over-eater, the more you preach at them the guiltier they feel, and the cycle continues. I used to have a “truck driver’s mouth”, but I am working on it. I know that I hate liars hence, people lying about me or to me really makes me angry. I hate users, that hurt and abuse others.
I don’t like people who are cocky and judgmental of others. Also people who are lazy and expect others to take care of them.
Everyone has “triggers” that Satan uses to move in to gain control of us. Know yours. The more you are aware of them, you can fight them.