Tuesday, October 17, 2017

how much longer?

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14

46 days we waited...  in 1,104 hours, each hour of waiting seemed endless. How much longer, God, before You answer? 
Yet, God was answering with the wait.

The past 6 weeks have been trying with Daddy hospitalized at Duke enduring continuous difficult issues. How easy to think, do You care? Yet in the 66,240 minutes, God continually fed us ways to keep the faith. 

A quick healing fix was not His answer but doses of kindness sprinkled with hope.  His comfort came in unexpected relief in writing Monday devotions (a partnership opportunity developed 2 weeks prior to Daddy's issues), aid in meals and traveling expenses, a continuous staff of competent and attentive nurses and doctors, and unceasing prayers and assistance from family and friends.  Last week his nurse, Angel Grace, was yet another sweet reminder to keep believing God for the best. He was truly answering our needs with ministering angels spreading God's grace.

And then, it happened... day 47, a major breakthrough in our waiting.  After several complications and delays, Daddy's pacemaker was successfully put back in.  The wait isn't over, but He has renewed our strength. Going home is going to happen. 

God is always good, and His timing is always perfect.  Just you wait and see.

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

a Mighty Word ~ wait

"We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield." Psalm 33:20

For those of you joining my friends Linda and Dalene on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weeklywordstoliveby/, or in their book Words to Live By (pages 19-24), the word of the week is WAIT. Not exactly the kind of word we look forward to implementing, right?  Yet, according to answers.comthe word wait appears  in the KJV of the Bible 106 times, the word waited 35 times, the word waiteth, 11 times, and the word waiting, 8 times.  If we do the math, that's 160 total applications of the word wait recorded by God in His Word.  Evidently, it's a word which deserves our attention.

Although it's not my natural inclination to wait, I can't wait to see what God is trying to teach me through waiting this week!  How about you?
Whatever it is you are waiting for, may you know the peace of His presence and the strength of His power.

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

over the moon...

"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts." Colossians 3:16

So who's over the moon with joy?

It's not just cows.
Because of you, many students also are over the moon brimming with new hope and joy!  You are doing a wonderful job. 

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

a Mighty Word ~ whatever

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8
Whatever you do, remember how valuable you are to Him.  And keep scattering His love on others.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

#1 food chain

"...man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord." Deuteronomy 8:3

When the food chain begins with His Word, everyone who is part of it grows rich in His love.  Be filled on Who matters most.
Praying for a fabulous feeding frenzy with friends, family and foes.  
Father, may we start and end with You.

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

no other

You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after Me." Isaiah 40:10

There is no other.
May His light shine through in all we do, so others may know and believe.

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

Monday, October 9, 2017

a Mighty Word ~ believe

"Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him,Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36

When you don't understand,  just believe. 
Believe in our Father who knows best.

The word of the week is BELIEVE.  It's a powerful word. After all, what we believe affects our thoughts, actions, and attitudes. Those who know Jesus and trust in Him understand that total, unwavering belief is the key to living life more abundantly. 

May you be blessed as you act on what you believe and may you experience His compassion and understanding for what you are struggling to believe.

Please join my friends Linda and Dalene on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weeklywordstoliveby/ and/or in their Words to Live By book (pages 13-18 for this week's reading and reflections).

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