Thursday, November 21, 2019

Walking in His Will....

We pray to be used as vessels, by the Holy Spirit, to accomplish the Will of God.
In that prayer, we are seeking a ministry to fulfill.

It took me years to realize that choosing to walk as Jesus did while He fulfilled His ministry here, is doing the Will of the Father.
I felt like I needed to be in a particular ministry....worship, teaching, support group, etc. to fulfill His Will for my life.

"What would Jesus do"?
In any circumstance, period!
Walking in love, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world, even if it's to one person at a time. 
It is God's Will that none should perish....
Be that vessel that loves like Jesus loves, and share what He did on the cross.

If you are willing, the Holy Spirit will use you.
He will give you everything you need to share in prayer, and Word.
Don't worry about what other's are doing, or how eloquently they speak...God will meet you right where you are!
He can use anyone humble enough that is willing to surrender themselves to His Will.

We all fall short of the Glory everyday.....but 1 John 1:9 says..."If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  
A true repentant heart, a servants attitude, and a disciple of Jesus Christ is, hopefully, walking daily in the Will of God....

Monday, November 11, 2019


I am the Lord of Peace.  I give you Peace at all times and in every way.  There is a deep, gaping hole within you that can be filled only by My peaceful Presence.  People who don't know Me try to fill that emptiness in many different ways, or they simply pretend it isn't there.  Even My children often fail to recognize the full extent of their need: at all times and in every situation.  But recognizing your neediness is only half the battle.  The other half is to believe I can-and will-supply all you need.

Shortly before My death, I promised Peace to My disciples-and to all who would become My followers.  I made it clear that this is a gift:  something I provide freely and lovingly.  So your responsibility is to receive this glorious gift, acknowledging to Me not only your need but also your desire.

Then wait expectantly in My Presence, ready to receive My Peace in full measure.  If you like, you can express your openness by saying, "Jesus, I receive Your Peace."
Taken from Jesus Today
Enjoying Hope
His Presence
Sarah Young

*Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.( 2 Thessalonians 3:16.)
*My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.( Philippians 4:19.)
*Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ( John 14:27.)

For years we've tried to fill that big hole in our hearts with the things of this life....relationships, drugs, alcohol, money, careers, STUFF!!!
None of it brought joy, or peace.
Not until I dropped to my knees in total surrender to the One that offered total, and unconditional LOVE,  did I understand what the peace that transcends all understanding truly meant.
I was set free from the longing for acceptance.
God knit me together in the womb....just the way He saw fit!
He already knew the choices I would make in my life.....yet He sent His only Son to be crucified for me, with that Hope that I would choose LIFE, eternal LIFE found in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. 
Praise God for His Grace and Mercy! For His undeserved favor in my life....for the trials that drew me closer to the Truth! Those circumstances that opened my eyes to my need for God in my life. Without His Power, I am nothing! He is my Peace, and my Joy, and my Strength. I rejoice and am glad that He filled that hole in my heart that NOTHING in this world could ever fill!!! Amen, and Amen!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


The decisions we make not only affect us, they affect others, as well.
Before making a decision, we try to distinguish, and examine the reasons behind our choices. We pray for discernment...the ability to properly discriminate and make determinations.  It's related to wisdom.  The Word of God itself is said to discern the thoughts and intentions of one's heart (Hebrews 4:12).

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.  We have to consciously surrender our mind, will, and emotions (soul) to God.  What we think, and what we feel must line up with God's Word.  A discerning mind demonstrates wisdom and insight that go beyond what is seen and heard.  For example, God's Word is "spiritually discerned".  To the human mind without the Spirit, the things of God are "foolishness" (1 Corinthians 2:14).  The Spirit, then, gives us spiritual discernment.

Paul prayed for believers "to discern what is best...until the day of Christ" (Phil. 1:10).
A discerning person will acknowledge the worth of God's Word: "all the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.  To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge" (Prov. 8:8-9).  Seeking discernment is a goal for all who desire to walk righteously: "Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them.  The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them". (Hosea 14:9).
We are commanded to "hate what is evil; cling to what is good" (Romans 12:9). Discernment helps us determine what is evil and what is good.  Wisdom also guides us to discriminate between what is "best" and what is merely "good".
Just as Solomon sought discernment and wisdom (Prov. 1:2; 1 Kings 3:9-12) to explore the handiwork of God (Eccless 1:13) and seek the meaning of life (Eccless. 12:13), so should believers seek "the wisdom that comes from heaven" (James 3:17). We must study the Scriptures which are "able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim. 3:15).
"I am your servant, give me discernment that I may understand your statutes". (Ps. 119:125)
It is our hope, as believers,  that we understand that what is laid on our hearts is meant for blessing.  We desire to be used as vessels to share the Good News, and help others in their walk with Jesus Christ.