Monday, July 27, 2015

Bible Challenge (Philippians 4:19)

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19

Never at any time will I be without anything I NEED. Granted, I may be without things I want or feel I need at time, but God knows exactly what I need, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. It can also be singleness, a married life, children, a career, spiritual dryness, or a time of refreshing in the Lord. God will always provide what I need to lead me on to His perfect will for my life. Praise the Lord for His bountiful provisions!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bible Challenge (Philippians 3:8)

"And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:" - Philippians 3:8

How blissfully relieving to realize that I am not dependent on my own righteousness for salvation or good standing with God, but through faith in my Lord Jesus Christ. God no longer sees me in all my filthy righteousness and sin, but instead sees the clean and clear righteousness of Christ that covers me. Oh what amazing change a little faith in the right One will do!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bible Challenge (Colossians 1:9-11, James 5:16)

There are two verses today, because they go so well with each other!

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
"That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
"Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness." - Colossians 1:9-11

Not too long ago the Lord began to burden my heart about praying faithfully for my brothers and sisters in Christ and their walk with the Lord. This morning as I read this, I realized that as I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ, this would be a perfect prayer! I know that this would be something I would love to have prayed over me every day!

"The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." - James 5:16b

I have begun to see that simply because someone made a profession of faith, they will not always daily walk in that faith, and if they do, there are so many struggles and trials that go with it. I know I have plenty! This is part of the reason the Lord led me to pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Reading this verse made me realize that my prayers WILL do something, and if more of us as His children were to faithfully pray for each other, the more we will see Him working in His children, His churches, and all over the world!

If you are a brother or sister in Christ, I am praying for YOU! Will you pray with me for our family in Christ?

Introduction to Essential Oils Class - Tonight!

Interested in learning more about essential oils? The more I learn about them, the more I am in awe of how God created each and every aspect of His creation with us in mind!

You are welcome to sit in and learn more and get the opportunity to win some great prizes such as sugar scrubs, bath salts, lip balms, and more!

Feel free to share and invite your friends!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bible Challange (Jeremiah 31:28)

"And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the Lord." - Jeremiah 31:28

I've never really seen this verse before, but it was so encouraging in a way.God may bring me through all sorts of troubles and trials, but He is also bringing me through watchful times of growing and building in Him. What a blessing to know He always has my good in mind!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Bible Challenge (Psalm 141:3)

"Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." - Psalm 141:3

The Lord has been convicting me lately of how careless I have been getting with my tongue. This week when my tongue slipped, I was ashamed. Thankfully no one heard me, but I knew things had to change. I had been "trying" to watch what I said, but if God wasn't the one keeping my lips, there was no way it was getting tame (James 3:8 "But the tongue can no man tame;" that includes me!). God began to lay this verse on my heart, and I began to pray it when I left my house in the morning. Yesterday I was just about to open my mouth, when this verse ran through my mind. Praise God for how He works! Only He can tame this wild tongue, and hopefully I will be faithful to listen to the promptings of His Holy Spirit and allow Him to tame it in His way.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bible Challenge (Psalm 9:9-10)

"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
"And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee." - Psalm 9:9-10
Such a comforting promise to cling to when not everything is going how I'd like it to! Something I noticed for the first time is that it says the Lord will not forsake those that SEEK Him. It makes sense now why some people live their lives the way they do, and when hard times come they say that God has forsaken them and doesn't care. It's not that He doesn't care, but He can't forsake them if they weren't seeking Him and were close to Him in the first place!