“Deeply respect God, your God. Serve and worship him exclusively.” – Deut 6:13
“It’s easy to say “of-course I worship him exclusively!”
But when I’m honest, sometimes I don’t even realize that I’m chasing so many other things: success, acceptance, balance, the worship of “self” just to name a few…
And I’m often so busy working FOR God, that I neglect just worshipping Him for who He is and spending time WITH God.
Today I’m praying I take some time to worship Him EXCLUSIVELY, laying my plans and needs aside and just spending some time with HIM.” – NG
It’s been a fun, eventful February with tones of snow and chilly weathers but I am so ready for Spring, are you?
The first 2 months of 2014 are already came and gone and It’s March 1st already!! I am sooo ready for spring!
I am so thankful for God’s provision for my life and all the love and blessings He’s pouring out daily despite of me. I was blessed while reading Isaiah 46 this morning and this verse encouraged me. I thought I would share it.
“I’ve been carrying you on my back
from the day you were born,
And I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old.
I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray.
I’ve done it and will keep on doing it,
carrying you on my back, saving you” – (Isa. 46:3b-4 MSG).
Now, I love the sound of that! I can’t help but to keep the faith, be still and keep calm because He is carrying me through…… on His Back until the end.
So I say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6 NIV)
There is always going to be someone – Prettier – faster – fitter – skinnier – seemingly happier – smarter – seemingly better – etc – WHY compare? My goal is to the best VERSION of myself and not a half compared version of someone else. I want to be happy with what I am doing and not worry about what everyone else is doing. I know it’s hard in this day and age when you know what EVERYONE – your friends and people you don’t even know are doing – but it’s worth it for your happiness to not compare.
Focus on who YOU are, be YOUself and do YOU. Of course keep your eyes on The Gift Giver, The Creator of all things. Knowledge His in all that you do as He direct your path. He knows what you are capable of doing. We each have our own strengths.
You are who you are for a reason. God made no mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up by comparing yourself instead cherish and appreciate who you are. Believe it or not someone out there wants to be you!
“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”
(2 Corinthians 10:12 NIV)
Remember, “Comparison is the thief of Joy”
Be wise and joyful!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations— that’s what I had in mind for you.” (Jeremiah 1:5 MSG)
REST IN My PRESENCE, allowing Me to take charge of this day. Do not bolt into the day like a racehorse suddenly released. Instead, walk purpose-fully with Me, letting Me direct your course one step at a time. Thank Me for each blessing along the way; this brings Joy to both you and Me. A grateful heart protects you from negative thinking. Thankfulness enables you to see the abundance I shower upon you daily. Your prayers and petitions are winged into heaven’s throne room when they are permeated with thanksgiving. In EVERYTHING Give thanks, for this my will for you.
Colossians 4:2; 1Thessalonians 5:18 NASB
I will Collect my thoughts.
I will Order my thoughts.
I will Decide what matters.
Then, I will decide what matters The MOST.
I will Filter my mind.
I will Protect my mind from NEGATIVITY.
I will Shake off that spirit of fear.
I will not be afraid.
Yes, Fear is a lie and it is from God.
I will not let the spirit of fear stop me from achieving my goals.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
(2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
May The Sprit it of Power, The Spirit of Love and The Spirit of Self Discipline be with you all today.
Remember, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
- In Christ