He’s whispering in your ears

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~picture is not mine.

“Often times, our pain is the result of God prying open our hands and taking something away from us that we’ve been holding on to more than Jesus.” ~ Pastor Tullian Tchividjian

Are you suffering today? Are there impossibilities in your life that is hindering your fellowship with God? Please take heart and don’t faint. Open the eyes of your heart and recognize that God is sovereign.  He knows exactly what He’s doing. Stay calm, close your eyes and open your ears and listen. He is a jealous God, you know. He wants all of your attention. In fact, He’s speaking to you right now. Whispering into your ears saying, “I know the plans for you, won’t you trust me?” But you’re not hearing from Him because you’re distracted or, it’s because you’ve tuned Him out a long time ago.

So, I have a mission for you today. Let’s take a step back and start back scratch. Stop what you’re doing right now, and go, go to your prayer closet and get on your knees and pray. It’s been too long you say, but you’re gonna have to start somewhere. Everyone starts somewhere. You just have to choose that today is that day. Go ahead, God is knocking at your door right now as I type this. Won’t you let Him in?

Love,

Sue

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You can’t help, but praise Him!

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Psalm 19:7-11 (NASB)

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;

The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

 

The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

 

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.

 

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;

Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

 

Moreover, by them Thy servant is warned;

In keeping them there is great reward.

God is good. His love never ends. His WORDS are convicting and life-changing to those who choose to receive Him. I don’t know how you’re doing in your life journey right now, but I ask that you choose to walk in Christ. Make that commitment today, don’t wait. Time is running out. Only through Him can you be set-free from the traps, the lies and hurts of this world. It’s going to be tough battle, but  Jesus says in Matthew 11:29, “to take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Please take comfort in His promise and live your life for God. “For what good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? … And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? …(Mark 8:36).

Be encouraged and spurred forward my beloved! I’m praying for you, all my WordPress readers and followers. 🙂

Love,

Sue

Contentment

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“For I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13 

What’s robbing us of contentment? Why?

The answer is Comparison.

Comparisons always deal a deathblow to our contentment. When we see others owning, enjoying, or experiencing what we do not have, but wish we did, it may make us discontent.

In a letter to the believers in Philippi, the Apostle Paul penned Philippians 4:11-13 which begins “For I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.”

God has already prepared a place of contentment for us when the car breaks down, the bills are hard to meet, and our “Johnny” acts out … again. We find that place when we take our eyes off of our situation (and off of the screen, ie: Facebook, Smartphones and all other types of Social Media) and fix them solely upon God.

When we adopt this attitude, we live out the truth I once heard author Elisabeth Elliot declare: “The difference is Christ in me. Not me in a different set of circumstances.”

To truly embrace our circumstances, we must decide to stop pleading, “God, get me out of here!” and learn to humbly ask instead, “Lord, why have You brought me here? What are You trying to reveal to me that I would never discover if You were to suddenly pluck me out of this situation? What godly character qualities are You trying to grow in me? Patience? Trust? Faith? Compassion?”

When we cease making comparisons and instead willingly embrace our current lot in life, welcoming all that God will teach us through it, we will finally unearth the secret Paul knew. True contentment is not merely having what you want, it is wanting nothing more than what you already have.

We can only do this when we stop looking at the Joneses and turn our eyes to Jesus Christ who gives us strength.

Simple Prayer:

Dear Lord, forgive me for looking around and comparing myself or my circumstances to others. May I look only to You for contentment and peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Questions to ask yourself:

In what areas of your life do comparisons impact your contentment? Marriage? Children? Finances? Work? Relationships? Looks?

Pick one of those areas and write out a prayer to God asking Him to shift your perspective from comparing to being content. Post it next to your computer screen or on your bathroom mirror.

Powerful Verse to remember:
Proverbs 14:30 “A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.”

~picture is not mine and this article was taken from Proverbs 31 Ministries