Sweet Sleep & Rest

Rejecting fear to receive God’s promises of rest and sleep.

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When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.  Proverbs 3:24 NIV

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  Exodus 33:14 NIV

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Faith Confessions

Speaking the truth of God’s word over ourselves.

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24 The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you;  25 The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you;  26 The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).  Numbers 6: 24-26 AMPC

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The Rock

May we find peace in the midst of overwhelm, as we remember God, our Rock.

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Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I [yes, a rock that is too high for me].  For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary.  I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!  For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear, revere, and honor Your name.  Psalm 61: 1-5 AMPC

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Hope Overflowing

We all need hope. But first, we need to seek the God of all hope.

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May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.  Rom 15:13 AMPC

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Solomon’s Life Hacks

The wisest people are the ones who recognize how much they don’t know. It is truly wise to look up, not inward, when we need wisdom.

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Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will directand make straight and plain your paths.  Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.  It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.  Proverbs 3: 5-8 AMPC

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Customized Compassions

God extends compassions customized to every need you will have today. He will show you mercy in new ways every day as life’s challenges change.

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22 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.  23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.  24 The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.  25 The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].  26 It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.  Lamentations 3: 22-26 AMPC

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More Than Enough

As I acknowledge that my strength isn’t enough, I am moved to a place of resolute courage because I face tomorrow clothed in divine strength.

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So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.  Mat 6:34 AMPC

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!  2 Cor 12: 9 AMPC

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Smoke & Mirrors

The devil wants you to think your problems are bigger than they are. And certainly too big for God.

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We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor 10:5 NIV

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Jesus’ Peace

We have to stop allowing our peace to be disturbed by worry, anxiety, doubt and fear.

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Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]  John 14:27 AMPC Continue reading “Jesus’ Peace”

In Everything

It is God’s will for us to give Him praise. To thank Him in everything.

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Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].  1 Thess 5:18

 

They are also to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at evening.   1 Chron 23:30
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