Fall will soon be here and summer will be gone. I always find this time of year full of mixed emotions. While I do enjoy the cooler temperatures and being able to enjoy welcoming the outdoor air into our home and turning off the A/C, I always also hate to say goodbye to summer. Flip flops, shorts, short-sleeve or sleeveless tops, and NO COATS! Those are the things I will miss as the cooler weather comes in, eventually leading to winter where coats, hats, scarves, boots and gloves are almost a necessity when going outdoors.
As seasons change, we find ourselves with seasons of change in our lives in other ways as well. Maybe you’ve been through a season of difficult changes, or maybe you’ve been experiencing immense prosperity and pleasures in your life. Life is full of ups and downs, mountaintops and valleys, and many times we can find ourselves in places of waiting. Waiting for the next…you fill in the blank…
I want to encourage anyone reading this that whether you find yourself in a wonderful season that you wish would never end, or in a season of pain, disappointment, or discouragement that seems to be lasting way too long…there is hope in Jesus!
Jesus promises to be with us no matter what we go through in life. Life is never all fun and pleasure. Often there are sad times, hard times, difficult circumstances to live through, but please know that Jesus will guide and direct you through them all!
Hebrews 13:5 says that Jesus will never leave us or forsake us, and that is good news!
Prophesied many years before, Jesus came to earth as a baby, born in the most humble way, to live a sinless life, to minister to many and heal their diseases, to be crucified on a rugged cross, to die a human death, to be buried in a tomb, but to rise again to save US ALL from our sins and offer us eternal life in Heaven with the Father God!! How amazing! How miraculous! How wonderful!
“For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6
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Isolation – “various measures taken to prevent contagious diseases from being spread”~Wikipedia
Are you tired of all this isolation during the COVID-19 quarantine? Feeling separated from those you love, those you want to see and spend time with again? Feeling cooped up, wanting to just get out and GO somewhere?
Have you been unable to work? Struggling to pay bills? Wondering when this all will end? Wondering if we’ll ever return to “normal”? Or wondering what this “new normal” will look like going forward?
I understand…and I want to encourage you today with the Hope we all have even in the midst of Isolation and Separation.
“What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?”~Job 6:11
“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.”~Job 11:18
“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”~Psalm 9:18
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”~Psalm 31:24
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.”~Psalm 33:20
“In his name the nations will put their hope.”~Matthew 12:21
I want to encourage you today to hang on to Hope as you hang on to Jesus!!
Do you know The Lord Jesus Christ? Is He your Savior and Lord? If so, you will know that there is always HOPE.
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Well, here we are in 2020, another year, another decade, and full of new promises from God! I am thankful for His many blessings in 2019 and look with great anticipation to all the NEW things He has for me in 2020. How about YOU?
I have not been as faithful to write on this blog in 2019 as I had intended, but I plan this year to work diligently to change that. My purpose in writing this blog is not only to express myself as I walk out this thing called life with Jesus, but also to be an encouragement to others and to lead them to Jesus if they don’t already have a personal relationship with Him, and spur on those who are already walking with Him.
My husband and I started attending a new church in September of 2019 and it has been an amazing place of growth for me. As I’ve watched God moving in our midst, I am in awe of His wonder, mercy and grace!
I created this graphic this morning from my bible app. It was the verse of the day today and it pretty much sums up my expectations in this new year. I long for new revelations from God through His word, and they are more important to me than anything else in this world.
Here are some excerpts from my notes this morning as my pastor spoke:
- We have to have a place of victory in order to have a witness for God.
- We wage a battle that is not against flesh and blood.
- Our Father Knows Best!!
- Don’t just look for a place of comfort; look for your purpose.
- God works ON us so He can work THROUGH us.
- If we hang on, God will bless us past the irritation we’re experiencing.
- Jesus came to get us and give us power over the devil.
- Until we dedicate what we want to the Lord, it is not good enough.
- Believe God’s prophets and you will prosper.~2Chronicles 20:20
Leave a comment sharing which of these spoke to YOU…
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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season, I have to thank God for bringing me through so many things in my life, and I want to encourage whomever is reading this blog post that He will do it for you too!
God is love. He truly loves us, so much so that he sent his son Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins and give us entrance into Heaven with Him! We will all spend eternity somewhere. Let’s spend it with Jesus!
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I am thankful for YOU, my Internet friend. Leave me a comment, won’t you, to let me know you were here!
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
God is Love!! I pray you feel His love for you today my Internet friend!!