Want the Payoff? Trust God

God will call you out of one life into another; rest assured.  Be not dismayed if your emotions are suddenly calmed and so is your circumstance. Trusting in God always pays off.

The Lord looks on the condition of our hearts as it pertains to our emotional well-being far more than we realize. He knows that, if we are afraid or discouraged or discomfited, we will have a very hard time coming into His destiny for us.  He does not want us ignorant or devoid of His trust. He does not want us focusing on the ways of this world, either.

Children, don’t be discouraged if “the world” doesn’t know your name.

Seek to “be known” by Heaven rather than earth.  The God of all flesh never forgets, will always forgive, and His knowing of you will be proclaimed before all when you pass from death into new life.

Seek to be known by God.

Let Him bring you, joyously, from this life into another; His call on you won’t be misunderstood by those who have tasted life eternal, for He has called them, too.  He will bring you out of Egypt into the Promised land; rest assured.  Be not dismayed when you must get your house in order to leave behind the places which no longer hold your focus.  Leave and be grateful for what He’s given you.  Let the sunshine of God’s future rest upon your face.  Don’t be afraid, dear children…

Trusting in God always pays off.


Stay In Touch

When emotions are triggered by occurrences, don’t always consider you’re being attacked by the enemy.

God has a way of using those triggers to call up corrosive elements of our psyche or emotions He desires to deliver from our lives.

Ever heard a song from your childhood that transported you right back there and brought you to tears?

I have; and, when I’ve asked the Lord what in the world is going on with me – always ask the Lord, y’all – He asks me to release the weight of emotion to His loving arms… to forgive what or who needs forgiving (sometimes it’s just me), and to yield to His control the sinewy mess of hurts and woundings attached to it.

Stay in touch with God regularly, that’s the only way you’ll know.  He’s the key to your freedom, for He alone holds the plan of deliverance for your life.  Stay in touch, beloved.  Stay in touch.

Amen.


Always Encourage!

A word of encouragement can mean the difference between living and dying, giving up or holding on.

I am  blessed to be part of the uplifting stream of strength that flows from the Father’s heart.

There’s so much sadness in this world; so much forlorn and pain and excuses… so much need for God.

One word of encouragement can sheath a razor, smother toxic fumes, and snap tight lids on pill bottles.

“Just tell me I’m truly of value! Tell me I’m truly of worth!” Tell them more than Jesus loves them – give them reasons why. Show them. 

Give them truth in encouragement. It can break the embrace of lonely bridges and icy waters…  and make a life worth living again.