Thursday, January 18, 2018

a Mighty Word ~ rejoice

"This is the day the LORD had made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


Snow slowing you down and keeping you from what you need to be doing??  

Rejoice and be glad!  And thank our Father.  He knows what we need, and He has a better plan than we.



we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

that's snow right :)

"Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool." Proverbs 26:1

But, in the right season and with the right heart...
snow is beautiful and God's children a blessing.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

honor roll...

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever!”  Daniel 12:3

Grades are in and the Truth is out...
Wisdom comes in many forms. 

Father, may we always remember, loving and honoring others is the best way to also love and honor You.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Mighty Word ~ honor

"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe."  Phil. 2:14-15

How many times have we heard, thought, or said, "I don't want to..."?  As adults, we know we don't have to "want to" in order to carry out necessary duties or obligations.  We do them because we're supposed to or because they need to be completed. However, we can choose to perform our duties and obligations with an attitude that honors our Heavenly Father as well as the beneficiaries of our actions.  That means no complaining, right? Easier said than done, i know.  

Yet, what better way to HONOR your Heavenly Father than to love and serve others and to carry out duties or obligations without complaining? 
You will find support for this challenge on the Weekly Words to Live By Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/weeklywordstoliveby/ and in the Words to Live By devotional book (pages 97-102).  Shine on!

We are loved and chosen by God, 
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Friday, January 12, 2018

what is your dream?

"Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God'”  Mark 10:27

What is your dream?  Take it to the dream-Maker.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Thursday, January 11, 2018

He protects -- period

"God reached down from on high and took hold of ______; Hdrew ______ out of deep waters.
He rescued ________ from  his/her powerful enemy, from his/her foes, who were too strong for _______.
They confronted ______ in the day of his/her disaster, but the Lord was his/her support.
He brought ______ out into a spacious place;   He rescued ______ because He delighted in ______." 
  
Psalm 18:16-19
   

Do you know of someone's name that needs to be in the above blank?  Who needs to be pulled out of deep waters, despair or trouble?

When physical, emotional or mental sickness is present... there is suffering. Some situations develop due to decisions we make, others just happen.  
As the week draws to a close, i am reminded how little control we have over many circumstances. 

Thankfully, we can TRUST the strength and support for those in need, as well as, the peace of those who love them, are in the Mighty Hands of our Father, the Great Physician.

Where we are incapable, our God IS capable.  
When we are ready to give up, our God IS going strong.

He cares, He can, He will... rest in Him.


we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

a Mighty Word ~ power

"And he became more and more powerful, because the Lord God Almighty was with him." 2 Samuel 5:10

We become like those we are around, and  i know who i want to be like. Don't you?

Father, when i get too far from You, please trip me up. Life is too complicated and overwhelming to do without Your guidance, wisdom, power and protection.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal