GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU

The other day I was watching Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer on television. She looked right into the Camera and said, “Listen to me. I want you to hear this. Pay attention. God will always take care of you.” I think that God meant for me to hear that. That was directly for me. I had been struggling with thoughts of lack because of a couple of financial setbacks I hadn’t expected. But through Joyce, God was saying, “I WILL ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF YOU.”

God Is Committed to Your Care
In Romans 8:32, Paul writes, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” That tells me that if He would give up His Son to redeem you and me, allow Him to go through such an agonizing death just for Him to be able to satisfy His holiness requirements so He can be in relationship with us, why would we ever think He would hold back anything from us? The earth is His and the everything in it, right (Psalm 24:1)? If He loves us that much, then why would He not be fully committed to our care? Why would he go to such lengths to draw us to Himself, only to let us starve and be outdoors in the end? Forget about it. It’s not gonna happen.

God Wants Us to Have Good Things
We also need to realize that God wants to give us good things. Psalm 84:11 says, “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Therefore, if we are doing what we are supposed to do, obeying Him and walking in love, and putting the Kingdom first in our giving, He will make sure that we have whatever we need. I think it’s safe to classify food, clothing, and shelter as “good things.” In Matthew 6, Jesus said if we seek His Kingdom first, all these things will automatically be given to us. We will attract the “good things” that we need (and sometimes things we want) like a magnet, if we will simply prioritize God’s agenda.

Therefore, let faith rise up in you right now. Seek His Kingdom first and foremost. Whatever it is you are in need of, ask God, and know that He will not let you down. He loves you, and you don’t have to worry if He will meet your need anymore. Let it be settled in your heart today. Know that He is faithful, and Jehovah Jireh will provide for His own. He will come through for YOU, HALLELUJAH!

What are you trusting God to provide for you these days? Please feel free to leave a reply below.

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COME OUT AND JOIN ME AT AFTON PLACE FOR A BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

As some of you may know, I normally attend an event each Sunday from 3:00-4:00 PM called Life Tree Cafe. Life Tree Cafe is a community outreach program sponsored by Point Harbor Community Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, and it has been a real blessing to me. Specifically, it is a Christian conversation cafe located at Afton Place, 86 Afton Parkway, in the Craddock section of Portsmouth, Virginia where we get together, watch short video clips, have rich group discussions about the videos and topics that are pertinent to life and the Christian faith.

The administrators of the program have now allowed me to become a facilitator once per month for Life Tree, and I will be facilitating my first session this coming Sunday, April 21st at 3PM. The topic will be “How to Spot a Liar.” When I saw the topic I was assigned, I got excited! It’s all about strategies for helping you to determine if someone is lying to you and also about how lying affects our personal relationships and the body of Christ. I know this is short notice, but I would love for you to come out and join me. Who knows? You may like it so much that you’ll get hooked like I did. :o) There will also be light snacks available.

After the Cafe, I will be having my book launch and first book signing from 4:00-5:00 pm. I will be giving door prizes in a random drawing, and this will be the day that I will be drawing names to give away copies of my book for those who have signed up for the online contest on my website. For each book I sell at this event, I will donate a percentage of the profits to Point Harbor Community Church outreach program that sponsors the Life Tree Cafe and the Help and Emergency Response Battered Women’s Shelter in Portsmouth, Virginia. So if you purchase a book, you will be helping to impact the community as well. Come on out and join us. I look forward to seeing you there.

If you can join us please leave a comment below.

I’d love your help spreading the word about my book, Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth. I’d appreciate it if you would please click here to find out other ways you can help and download chapter one of the book for FREE.

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EMBRACE YOUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Ecclesiastes 3:5 says that there is “a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.” One of the definitions for “embrace” in the American Heritage Dictionary is “to take in with the eyes or mind.” That means that embracing requires thoughtful focus. Therefore, when we think about something intently, we are embracing it, so to speak.

Very often, we as believers embrace things we need to not embrace, and fail to embrace what we need to embrace. One of those situations where it’s imperative that we apply this principle is when it comes to our past, present, and future. If we don’t know when to embrace and when to let go, the devil will thwart our ability to fulfill our destiny and, we will lose in the game of life.

WHEN TO EMBRACE THE PAST

You have probably heard that you should not dwell on the past. Although there are times when it’s not helpful, there are times when it is beneficial for us to focus on the past. Ponder on these:

  • When you have failed and need to learn lessons to avoid repeating the past.
  • When you need to remember the faithfulness of God and how He has brought you through previous trials.
  • When you need to remember how far you’ve come, and how much God has changed you.

WHEN TO EMBRACE THE PRESENT

We need to embrace the present most of the time. God is a “right now” God. I have read that God dwells in the present, and that is why He calls Himself the great I AM. There are times when staying in the present is the best thing that we can do. Consider these:

  • When the present is going well, and you need to thank God.
  • When the past causes you to feel condemnation and lose self-esteem.
  • When and uncertain future causes you fear, anxiety, and worry. 

WHEN TO EMBRACE THE FUTURE

Although, we should take one day at a time, there are times when it’s a good thing to embrace the future. Sometimes the future can fuel our faith and help get us through difficult times. Think about these:

  • When the present situation you’re in causes you to experience hopelessness and despair, and you need to keep hope alive in your heart.
  • When you have failed and purpose in your heart to do something different next time.
  • When complacency starts to set in and there is too much focus on your past accomplishments.

If we understand when to embrace our past, present, and future, we will lead happier more productive lives for the Kingdom. We will be able to fulfill the call that God has on our lives and maintain our faith. Finally, discerning when to embrace and refrain from embracing these three times in the span of eternity will allow us to keep our peace and remain emotionally stable.

In what ways do you see yourself applying these principles to your life today?