Joy

Knowing that I’m tenderly and protectively loved and cared for by the Most High God;
Knowing that nothing can separate me from Him;
Knowing that He’s loved me before the foundation of the earth with an everlasting love that knows no beginning and no end;
Knowing how incredibly amazing He is – so Holy and worthy;
Knowing how close He is to me,
closer than even my breath;
Knowing that He’s with me always, that He’ll never leave me nor forsake me;
Knowing that this earth is temporal and will pass away one day;
Knowing that my hope will not lead to disappointment, because He’s the one who first loved me and is the Author and Perfecter of my faith;
Knowing that I’ll see His face one day,
that I’ll be with Him in His presence,
worshipping and loving Him forever,
And ever,
And e v e r…

Oh! The inexpressible joy full of satisfying delight in knowing my God and being known by Him.💛🌞

{Romans 5:5}
“This hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”

{Ephesians 1:3-6}
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.”

{Hebrews 13:5}
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

{1 Peter 1:8}
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.”

{Deuteronomy 33:27}
“The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!'”

Our Struggles

Our daily struggles teach us to bend our knees – because we realize, through our own frailty, weakness, and shortcomings, that we are nothing without Him, and we need Him more desperately than we could ever need any other thing.

Our struggles humble us and pulls us deeper into relying on Him and His strength instead of our own.

Daily trials, big and small, make a saint’s arms clasp all the more tightly to our Saviour, our God–and that’s exactly what He desires from those He shed His blood for. He’s a jealous God and wants us to rely not on our own selves, but Him. For anything and everything we could possibly need.

He will see us through every struggle. Every time.

“On behalf of such a man I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses. For if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me. Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me-to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
‭‭{2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:5-10‬}

One Chance

Never forget you were created by an all-powerful, Almighty God who loves you more than you could ever comprehend. He was watching you while you were in your mother’s womb. You’re special and you’re here for a reason. Not by accident – because God Himself wanted you.

You have ONE chance. You have one chance in your existence, in this world, to follow Jesus and give Him glory with the breath that He gave you.

You can search, and search, and search for answers and things to fulfill your life and satisfy you. I’ve done it too, and it always lead me in emptiness and running in exhausting circles. But when Christ saved me, He opened my eyes to the truth and I came to realize that Jesus is the Most High – nothing higher than Him exists. There is no greater truth, greater power, or any other way to live aside from living for Him. All other ways is meaningless and falls short and leads to death.

Your last breath could be tomorrow. Be wise with who and what you set your heart upon. The most dreadful realization will be dying and seeing His glorious face, and realizing you spent your life loving and chasing everything else but Him – the only One that truly matters.

“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.”
{Psalm 139:13-18}

He Gives and Takes Away

If He tells you to drop it, drop it. If He tells you to pick it up, pick it up. With every step and every move you take, look up to the One who is your Lord. He’s not just the God who saved you, He’s your Lord. He’s your Father. He’s your Master. And He knows what’s best. Better than  y o u  know what’s best.

Trust Him and obey Him. Love Him more than anything on this earth, and being obedient to His voice will be natural even when it’s difficult. And know that goodness is written all over not only what He gives, but also what He takes away. Praise and love Him through it all.💕

{Job 1:21}
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”

When God Says No

Never forget that. Hold tight to that truth. When God says no, know that He has your best interest at heart. He is a good Father. The best Father. He promises to work a l l things – not some things, a l l things – out for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes {Romans 8:28}. That applies even when His answer is “no”.

His “no” is full of love, full of goodness, full of wisdom, full of care for us, full of protection, full of providence, full of grace, and full of mercy for His children.

He wants you to trust Him and His will for your life, even when we don’t get what we think we want.

I recently received a “no” from God and it made my heart ache for a moment, because this is something I wanted and prayed about for a year. But recently He answered my prayer with a very real sign, and it was a “no”. It made my heart ache and it was very difficult, but I trusted Him through it, being obedient to Him and letting this thing go.

That’s what He desires from us. Obedience not only when it’s easy and we have understanding, but obedience when it’s difficult and we don’t fully understand.

I know that sometimes receiving a “no” from God can hurt, but it’s imperative that we push through our fleshly pain and be obedient to the all-knowing, all-wise God who cares for us more deeply than we could ever imagine.

Even His “no” is full of goodness. Trust Jesus and His plans for your life, even when you don’t understand it. Love Him and praise Him during the “no” seasons of our lives, and follow Him closely through it all.💗

Never Stop Pursuing God

Never stop pursuing Him.

He wants you to seek Him, follow Him, cling to Him, and love Him.

Once you’ve found Him, your soul can’t help but continue to pursue Him because everything in you wants, longs for, and desires the glorious God who rescued you. 

You may already have Him, but you’ll never stop wanting more of Him.

Never stop pursuing Him. Never.♥️

{Jeremiah 29:13}
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

{Song of Solomon 3:1-4}
One night as I lay in bed, I yearned for my lover. I yearned for Him, but He did not come. So I said to myself, “I will get up and roam the city, searching in all its streets and squares. I will search for the one I love.” So I searched everywhere but did not find Him. The watchmen stopped me as they made their rounds, and I asked, “Have you seen the one I love?” Then scarcely had I left them when I found my love! I caught and held Him tightly, and would not let Him go.

Healed

True healing can only be found in a reconciled and restored union with God through Jesus Christ. Many may look to a vast array of things to heal their broken hearts and mend their troubled souls, but they will always be empty and searching until they are healed from the inside out through the cleansing and filling of the Holy Spirit.

There is no such thing as wholeness apart from God, because God is the Way, the Truth and the L I F E. He is the life. Without Him, we are dead and empty shells, walking through our existence day by day without completeness and purpose. We need the God who formed us in our mothers womb. We need the God who offers forgiveness of our sins. We need the God who is the o n l y One who can make us whole through His brokenness on the cross. 

Be healed in Christ today.🔥