During my walk today I was thinking out loud about a series of things as far as personal goals, ministry and my family. Part of it was my album release party due in the fall which I am super excited about. I started to beat myself up for the length of time it took me to get to where I am now with my project. Then, I had to stop and thank the lord for some of the positive things in my life and how He has brought me from a mighty long way. I started thanking Him for this music project, the experience of writing, composing and recording has been simply amazing. It has been an amazing journey by far with some amazing producers. Certainly not the way I envisioned it but just perfect and then I was quickly reminded that God’s ways are perfect. His plans are better than mines. His thoughts are not my thoughts, not even closed. I was reminded that when the lordship of Jesus is a settled issue in the Christian’s life, all other issues are settled. I am the Lord’s. He is the head of my life and everything goes according to His plans when you’ve submitted your plans and lives to Him. Anyways, I know a lot of you have been praying for me and patient with me through this entire journey but you must know that your prayers are not in vain. We are getting really close to the finish line. Recordings are now completed. Let me tell you that God is going to get the glory out of this project. Ok!? Keep praying and Hang in there! Album coming soon! Meanwhile, do download “Neva Give Up” and “Higher” on iTunes : Listen to Flore on @AppleMusic.https://itun.es/us/pzkdB
He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. — Psalm 23:2-3Thoughts
When we are exhausted, depleted, and on the edge of burn out, we need to have our souls restored! But who can restore our souls? Only the One who will lead us beside still waters! The Lord is our Shepherd. He alone can fully bring the nourishment and replenishment that we need. Yet why do we sometimes find it so hard to set aside time to be with him? Could it be that we keep our lives so busy that we miss out on the one thing that matters most?
As you have shown me time and time again, dear Father, I know that being with you restores me in a place within my heart that no one else can reach. Forgive me for seeking nourishment and refreshment from places that are unholy and unhelpful. Reinvigorate me with your presence and power so that I can serve you more victoriously. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
He is Jehovah Rapha-the Lord who heals you-and He longs to heal us of resentfulness, bitterness and pride if we will but trust Him and walk before Him in obedience. We tend to associate healing with the physical body. When someone asks you to pray for them, they usually ask for physical healing. Yes, God heals our bodies. He can heal miraculously through His Divine nature, or He can heal through doctors and modern medicine. God also bestows the gift of healing onto certain people, usually called faith healers. Healing can be in an instant, or over a period of time. One thing we can be certain of is that God in His wisdom and mercy performs His healing to perfection. God also heals our troubles. He wants us to take our problems to him, whether they be financial, emotional, or our relationships. God also heals our souls. We are not just flesh. We are made up of three parts. We have a mind, a body and a soul. God wants us to be whole, complete and unless each part of our being is not aligned properly, we cannot function properly. God wants us to have health, joy and peace.Psalms 30:2 “Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.”
Let’s allow Him to examine our hearts and heal us of the diseases that sin inflicts upon us today.
Always put a smile on your face because it’s a very powerful weapon. I’m not talking about a cheesy fake one. I’m talking about a genuine smile of happiness. Instead of putting on a frown when in hard times which will only make you feel worse, turn that frown upside down.
I guarantee you if you do this, you will feel so much better. Remember God is always faithful. He will hold you up. Rejoice because all things work together for good. Uplift your life and think about all the great things God has done for you. Here are reasons why you should always be thankful.
Think about things that are honorable. Give God thanks and always smile, which shows strength. Bless someone’s life today by just giving them a smile and that alone can indeed uplift them.
Here are 6 quick benefits of smiling
Lowers blood pressure
Better mood, especially for bad days
Strengthens your immune system
It is contagious
The bible reminds us is in Proverbs 15:30 “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”
Job 9:27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,I will change my expression, and smile,’
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Romans 5:3-4 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
Happy Blessed Monday Friends!
Let’s welcome it with a Smile😀
“His blood will make our consciences pure from useless acts so we may serve the living God” (Hebrews 9:14 NCV). Not only does the blood of Christ redeem believers from sin and eternal punishment. This means that not only are we now free from having to offer sacrifices which are “useless” to obtain salvation, but we are free from having to rely on worthless and unproductive works of the flesh to please God. Because the blood of Christ has redeemed us, we are now new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), and by His blood we are freed from sin to serve the living God, to glorify Him, and to enjoy Him forever. Thank you Lord Jesus for the blood!
I hear so often these words…”Man, I can’t wait until this is over”…when referring to a current trial or hardship. And YES, certainly that is a human emotion we all share.
But for one moment…consider this. Where you are today, right this minute, has not taken God by surprise. If the steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord, then you are right where HE wants you to be…or right where your foolish choices have taken you. (Not pointing fingers at all, as I have made some Grade A #1 bad choices in my lifetime to be sure.)
But no matter where you are…enjoy the journey. God can work in us and through us. But He can’t work THROUGH us until His work has been done IN us. If we don’t have enough of Him IN us…what will we share?
Everyone is happy and wonderful, completely satisfied on dry land when you’re enjoying the gorgeous sunset over the crystal blue waters. It’s when you’re drowning and looking for a life raft that He wants to know…what are you going to do? Are you going to learn how to be a better swimmer? Teach others around you how to swim? Or are you going to keep floundering about in the choppy water until you are once again safely placed on dry land?
It is only when we are truly facing life’s greatest tragedies and deepest pain that we can see the most beautiful portrait of God reflected on our lives…the perfect picture of his love, mercy and grace.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”