Past Words of Inspiration

Joy In God’s Word

 

The right path is often the one less traveled. I am learning this, Father. You will always lead me in the right path. You will never leave me astray. I have been at the crossroads many times, and I will face such choices again and again. Keep my heart focused on You that I might be led down pleasant paths, paths that will glorify my King. 

 

When you reach a fork in the road and you are not sure which path to take, stop. There is always time to pray. God will direct your heart. 

 

“I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.”

     - Proverbs 4:11

Come to Jesus

 

I come to You, Lord Jesus. That is the first step. As I begin this new day, calm my spirit. There is work that must be done today. But, even as I work, I can find rest in You. Ease the tension and stress in me, Lord, as only You can. Thank you for a sense of peace.

 

Do you sometimes feel that you can’t carry the load you’ve been given? Turn it over to Jesus. Don’t carry that which you weren’t meant to bear.


 

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

    -Matthew 11:28

 

The Right Path

 

The right path is often the one less traveled. I am learning this, Father. You will always lead me in the right path. You will never leave me astray. I have been at the crossroads many times, and I will face such choices again and again. Keep my heart focused on You that I might be led down pleasant paths, paths that will glorify my King. 

 

When you reach a fork in the road and you are not sure which path to take, stop. There is always time to pray. God will direct your heart. 

 

“I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.”

     - Proverbs 4:11


 

Joyful Song

 

I go to the Lord with a song on my lips and joy in my heart. I thank God for all the He is doing in my life. He is at work when I sense His presence and even when I don’t. I praise Him for being God. I rejoice because I am his daughter.

 

The Bible speaks of rejoicing with song, praising God through music, and even dancing before the Lord. Ask yourself, how will you praise your Heavenly Father?

 

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”

   -Psalm 28:7

Rejoice In Hope

Lord, I rejoice in hope. I will be patient in tribulations. I will pray constantly. I will follow this guide from your Word. I know that this is what You desire for me as Your child. You want me to have an abundant, joyful life in Christ. You want me to trust You as trials come into my life. And You desire an intimate relationship with me that is nurtured through prayer.

 

God calls us to rejoice in hope, to be patient in times of trial, and to pray, and to pray at all times. Release your burdens to Him. He is a big God.

 

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” 

 

   - Romans 12:12

Positive Thinking

When a negative thought comes, and it will don’t let it consume you. Instead, replace the negative with positive thoughts.

We all can look back and see things that should have defeated us. You’re still standing. That’s the goodness of God.

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

-Isaiah 41:10

 

 

A Choice to Serve God

Father, it is a daily choice. Will I serve the World? Myself? Or my God? What will I model for the children in my life who look up to me? Will my family and friends know me as one who is self-serving or kingdom-focused? Today, I make the choice to serve the Lord. Help me to truly live as Your servant in this world. The choices you make often affect your entire family. Choose to serve the Lord, that your influence might be godly rather than worldly.“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

-Joshua 24:15

 

Worry No More

Stop worrying about how your life is going to play out and live one

Stop worrying about how your life is going to play out and live one day at a time! 

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

   -John 14:1

 

In Tough Times

Lord, I will trust you on the hardest days.  When trials and tribulations come my way, I tend to doubt Your presence. and Your goodness. Things can seem to spin out of control and I look up and wonder where You are in it all...but You are there.

You are my God and are worthy of my trust. Trials strengthen me and bring about patience that leads to experience and experience leads to hope.

Job chose to trust in the Lord regardless of external circumstances. We must decide in the light that we trust Him in the darkness. 

"Though He slays me, yet will I trust Him."

Job 13:16

God’s Mercies

God’s mercies are new every morning, and his holy Word is living. It constantly brings to light wisdom and promises. Remember that there are no “right” words that a Christian must say in order to be heard by my God.

The Lord wants to know you intimately. Go before Him in times of joy and sorrow. Praise Him. Thank Him. Ask Him to lead you and bless you. Pour out your heart to Him.

He delights in fellowshipping with you. He loves you with unfailing love.

“Through the Lord’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

 

 

Where is My Treasure?

God, You have blessed me with good things. I treasure my family and friends. I find joy in decorating my home. I also enjoy shopping and putting together a new outfit. My job is a big part of my identity. But where is my treasure?

If these things begin to take priority over you, then your heart is in the wrong place. 

Material blessings come from the Lord. He wants you to enjoy them. What He does not want is for them to rule you or become what you treasure the most. 

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21

Beauty for Ashes 

 

Loving God, You alone are able to give beauty for ashes. You replace mourning with joy. Use me, in spite of the disappointments and losses I have experienced. Today is a new day, I want to be a tree of righteousness that bears good fruit, fruit that glorifies You and leads others to You. Replace my depression with peace and my sorrow with praise.

 

In your deepest sorrow, there is still hope. In your greatest loss, God can provide a way for survival. He declares that you are more than a conqueror.

 

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”

 

Isaiah 61:3

 

Above All Things

 

Father, I must resist the urge to put my trust in anything that is of this world. I will trust in the name of the Lord, my God. I don’t need a fancy car or house. It doesn’t matter if I have a lot of friends or just a few. I will place my trust in You and You will see me through in this life.

 

On April 15, 1912, the “unsinkable” Titanic, carrying enough lifeboats to save about half of its passengers, collided with an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. Surely no one at that time thought that would happen! Be sure that your foundation is Jesus Christ. 

 

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”

 

Psalm 20:7

 

Above All Things

 

Father, I must resist the urge to put my trust in anything that is of this world. I will trust in the name of the Lord, my God. I don’t need a fancy car or house. It doesn’t matter if I have a lot of friends or just a few. I will place my trust in You and You will see me through in this life.

 

On April 15, 1912, the “unsinkable” Titanic, carrying enough lifeboats to save about half of its passengers, collided with an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. Surely no one at that time thought that would happen! Be sure that your foundation is Jesus Christ. 

 

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”

 

Psalm 20:7

 

October 1, 2020

Better Than Life

 

I praise your Father, for who You are! Your loving kindness exceeds that of any human. You are good. You are beautiful. You are all the things right and true. In You and through You, all things take their shape. This world is Your creation, and You choose to keep the Earth turning on it’s axis. You bless us when we don’t deserve blessing. Your love is better than life! 

 

Consider your greatest desires. Think of all the dreams you have for your future. God is greater than anything else. Keep Him central in your life. 

 

“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.”

 

Psalm 63:3

September 17, 2020

 

Blessing for Walking with God

 

Give me strength Father to stand up to what I believe in and not just go along with the crowd. While I am in this world, as a Christian I am certainly not of it. I must guard my heart and walk in your ways. Protect me from those who would attempt to lead me astray, I ask. Even if that means I must endure persecution. I will walk with you God.

 

Those who are closest in your life will have have great influence on you. You will be blessed if you choose to walk in the counsel of the Godly rather than the ungodly. 

 

“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful.”

 

Psalm 1:1

September 11, 2020

 

 

The Greatest Commandment

 

When the Lord was asked what the greatest commandment was, He did not evade the question. You answered clearly, Jesus. I am to love the Lord with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. There should be nothing left over when we are finished loving God. No crumbs I feed to the idols that crave my attention.

 

Where do you spend most of your time? Your money? Your attention? Are you loving the Lord with all of you heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

 

“Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.”

 

-Mark 12:29-30

September 3, 2020

 

Love Covers Sin

 

All of my sins were nailed to the cross when Jesus died for me. Without grace, I am but filthy rags before a holy God. But through Christ, I am adopted as His daughter, forgiven. There is pride in me at times. Pride that resists forgiveness. Pride that says “I am right.” Lord, remind me of the multitude of my own sins that Your love covered through Jesus. Help me to love others as well.

Unforgiveness rarely hurts the other person as much as it hurts the person refusing to forgive. Love is at the heart of forgiveness. 

 

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

 

Proverbs 10:12

August 27, 2020

 

Loving My Enemies

 

Some of the Lord’s commands are easy to understand, such as taking care of widows and orphans. But some of them go against human nature. It’s easier to show mercy to those we love, but God tells us to love our enemies. He commands us to love those who are hard to love. Give me a love for the unlovable.

 

God loves you on your worst day just as much as He loves you when you are at your best. Extend grace to others. Practice unconditional mercy.

 

“For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?”

 

Matthew 5:46-47

August 20.2020

 

Hope For The Future

 

Lord, I can’t see the future. I see only one piece of the puzzle at a time, but He can see the finished product. As I go about the day, I do not fear because I know He is in control. When things seem hopeless there is hope.

My hope is in God who says He knows the plans he has for me. I count on Him to see me through. 

 

When a door closes in your life remember that God is in control, and he knows the plans He has for you. He always has your best interest at heart.

 

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

 

Jeremiah 29:11kj

August 14, 2020

The Cross Covers Sin

 

This is a fallen world. With one bite of fruit in the garden called Eden, we fell from grace. Sin entered the world. We were separated from our Creator. We turn from that garden scene to another called Calvary. What a gift! Grace with skin. Grace wore a crown of thorns and bled and died for mankind. Thank you, Jesus, for your grace. 

 

The sin of one brought death to all mankind. The death of Another offers life. The cross of Christ covers that bite of forbidden fruit... and it covers your sin. Receive the blessing. 

 

“For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”

Romans 5:17

August 6, 2020

More than a Conqueror 

 

The Word of God,  states that I am more than a conqueror. I ponder these words. What do they mean? I am more than a conqueror. I am a winner. I am a chosen child of the Almighty God. I am a victor. I shall see the Lord one day. I have an abundant life and an eternal one. I am more than a conqueror and I shall walk in the Lord’s strength.

 

God doesn’t want His people to survive. He wants us to live abundant, joy-filled lives. He calls us more than conquerors. 

 

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

 

Romans 8:37

July 30,2020

Godly Wisdom 

 

There are so many self-help books out there. There are even therapist on TV who claim to have all the answers for our problems. Not to mention the opinions of our friends and family members! In God’s Word, it reads that He was the one who put wisdom in Solomon’s heart. Let us open our eyes so that we may see the wisdom of God Almighty. 

 

When you exhibit the wisdom of God, others will come to you for counsel. Be ready to give an answer. Be ready to share godly wisdom. 

 

“And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.”

 

        2 Chronicles 9:23

 

July 23, 2020

Avoiding Overconfidence 

 

It’s easy to judge others. It’s harder to take a good look at my own life. I find myself thinking...
I would never or How could she? What dangerous thoughts! Where am I most confident that I would never fail God, I just might. Jesus’ disciple Peter was so sure that he would not betray Him and yet denied Jesus three times. Instead, my motto should be “But for the grace of God 
Go I.”

 

We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. Ask the Lord to protect you and keep you sharp against the devil’s temptation.

 

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”

 

   1 Corinthians 10:12

July 16,2020

 

Facing the Future

You don’t have to worry about tomorrow. You can face an uncertain future with God on your side. He is all the confidence you need. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Tomorrow may be a scary diagnosis, an unthinkable loss, or disappointment. But, the Lord will be there holding your hand. He will take care of you through any storm.

Those who worry about the future miss the joy in today! Let your loving Heavenly Father handle what is yet to come. Live, love, and laugh today!

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

   (
Matthew 6:34)

 

July 4, 2020

 

What comes before God?

 

Even though idols don’t look like those of the Old Testament... we have them. How do we spend our time? Our money? What could be taken from us that would devastate us? Not a relationship or even our own children should come before the Lord. And certainly not shopping or the latest gadgets.

 

What consumes most of your time and attention? Don’t let anything come between you and the Lord. He wants to be number one in your life.

 

“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”

(Exodus 20:5)

June 25, 2020

He Increases My Strength

All I have ever know is this body, Father. All I know is becoming weary. The body grows weak at times. But You are different. You never grow tired. You don’t sleep or look away. Your eye is always upon my life. Your strength is consistent and eternal. Renew my strength Lord. I need physical and spiritual power to live in this world.

You are set apart because you belong to God. One day you will have a new body, a spiritual one that will never grow weary again.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

(Isaiah 40:29-31)

June 19, 2020

Trust in the Lord

 



The Lord's ways and His Words are perfect and true. He is our shield and protector. I read His word and memorize His Word so that in times of trouble, it will come to mind. There is power in His Word. I will stand for what is right. I trust in the Lord to take care of me all the days of my life.

Where have you placed your trust? Most things in life will pass away, but the Word of the Lord will stand forever. Place your trust in the eternal God, your Creator.

“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.”

(2 Samuel 22:31)

 

June 11, 2020 

Every Good Gift

Father, thank you for the blessings you have poured out on my family. Often I dwell on that which we don’t have. Please remind me to be ever grateful for so many gifts. The comforts we enjoy each day like running water and electricity are so easily taken for granted. Thank you for your provision in our lives.

Sometimes making a list of all the things you are thankful for is a good way to count your blessings. How has God blessed you and your family?

“And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.”

(Deuteronomy 26:11)

June 4, 2020

 

Putting God First               

 

                                               

A glance at your bank statement may cause you to shudder. Where does all my hard-earned money go? Are we too concerned with what the world says we must possess to be cool, to fit in, to appear successful? The Lord’s word says that we cannot serve both material wealth and Him!

God knows this world sends you a lot of messages. He understands temptation. Call on Him to help you make wise financial decisions. Put Him first, and He will provide all that you need.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one; and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

(Matthew 6:24)

May 26, 2020

Future

We would all like to know what the future holds for us. God does have a plan for us. We must be willing to follow his plan rather than doing things our own way.
God wants us to live the life that he has already made for us to live. In order to press on, we must forget what lies behind us. Your future has no room for bad feelings from your past. Take the good things and the lessons you learned from the past, but let go of anything that is holding you back or keeping you stuck in fear or insecurity of any kind.
You can have hope instead of hopelessness. Start believing today that your future is filled with good things and refuse to settle for anything less than God’s best!
“For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts, and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.” -
(Jeremiah 29:11)