Placed With Care


One thing that I know for a fact is that God does not put us places, or in circumstances, without having something in mind.  There is always a reason for us being where we are.  I have believed this every since the summer of 2004 when I made a huge mistake.  Ever since that time in my life I have taken a closer look at where I am at currently and I always ask God, “What do you have in mind for me this time?” because I know that He has a reason for it.  Always, without fail. 

Its good to ask yourself questions like that, ask God too.  Why are you where you are now? What purpose are you serving? How can God use you where you are at? If you can’t think of anything, then ask God to help you out, he’ll show you, believe me!

God is always with purpose, everything He does has one.  Without purpose, what’s the point? There is none.  By finding why you are where you are, you will not only understand yourself (and God) a little more, but you will be equipped with the knowledge to make a difference.  No matter what the reason is, what the circumstance is, you can make a difference. Not everyone around you is going to know your purpose, or even their own, so once you know what it is, it is up to you to use that knowledge (and use it wisely!). 

When you have been equipped with a purpose you will look at your “world” in an entire different light.  You will have direction, even if it is for a short period of time, and you will have some idea of where you are going, to what end you are doing things for. 

Take some time to examine where you are at right now in your life.  Question each place, each event, and put a purpose behind it.  If you can’t figure it out, ask God. 

In the Hands of God


Psalm 37:7a,8b (New King James Version)

7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;…Do not fret—it only causes harm.

God is my refuge, my strength, my comforter.

In the world’s eyes I should be frightened about how this is going to work out. In my case right now, which job am I going to get. I am waiting patiently, on Him to do His work, and because of that I am not scared. Why should I be? I am in the hand’s of God, of my Creator who loves me! No reason to be scared when that is where I am. If I wasn’t with God and didn’t trust in Him, I would be scared out of my mind!

Thank fully, I am not; I have no reason to be.

The Lord is my provider and protector.

Stop Turning in Circles, Turn To God.


Psalm 18:28-29 (New International Version)

28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.

29 With your help I can advance against a troop [a] ;
with my God I can scale a wall.

What more is there say?

We need God.

Without Him we can do nothing, with Him we can do anything. You want happiness? Turn to God. You want to be successful? Turn to God. Deeper faith? Better relationships? Better grades? Turn To God.

We need Him.

This is something that we should not, and cannot, deny. In every area of our lives we need to let God in, give it up to Him and let Him work through us. I can’t stop from thinking, “If King David knew that he needed God, then why shouldn’t I?” I haven’t decided yet if this is a good way to look at it, but I’m being honest, it helps to put it into perspective for me. I can tell you from experience that if you give God control over something in your life you will notice a big difference! I can remember not feeling as stressed about certain things. It gave me a feeling of peace that God was in control and He was going to work though me. No longer was it me trying to work though me (that thought alone makes my head spin), but it was God working though me.

God’s own Heart + My heart seeking after God’s + Me giving up control of my life = God working through me

-Instead of-

My heart + my thoughts + my control = (absence of God) chaos

Give it a shot. Give God control of your life and seek after Him! It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Meet Him in His word Daily, pray daily, and make it a habit to turn to God for everything!

God’s Sovereign Will Cannot Be Interrupted


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Computers do have minds of their own. Last night i checked my email before crawling into to bed around 10:30 and it worked, i was able to see that i had received junk mail. So i shut down and that was that. I wake up this morning at 5am and nothing works; no internet, no signal, etc… which also means that my Vonage phone was not working…but, as you can see, we are back up and running! So no worries, all you non-commenters, your daily post, my thoughts and prayers, is here!

Matthew 10:28-31 (New King James Version)

28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

This is obviously a continuation of yesterdays passage that i wrote about, and as it turns out, my thoughts here and now may be along the same lines. In reference to what i mentioned yesterday with my fear of witnessing, or talking to strangers about God, i was reminded today that i am not to fear them or the reaction they may have to what i say to them. I should fear God alone. So yesterday i find out that He will give me the words to speak (v.19b) and today learn that i need not fear those who can only harm my body and not my soul (v.28). In everyday life my only concern should be that i am pleasing the Lord. if i do that, and just fear Him along, everything else will fall into place because God is in control and has everything under His control. He controls everything all the way down to the timing of a sparrow’s death, even the number of hairs on our heads (v. 29b-30). if God has such seemingly insignificant things under His control, then why should i not trust in Him? Why should i worry?

He has things under control. The difficult part for me sometimes is to admit that He does, and release my grip. This is what i need to do: trust in the sovereign will of God, start living my life as second in command, consult Him daily, and live according to His will.

God this is what i want more than anything else! I want your sovereign will to take over in my life, God i know that you are in control, please help me to release my grip on anything that i am holding back. I want you and need to to be in control of my life, i know that i cannot do this on my own, i need you to help me!

Thank you so much for your blessings! I pray that you will continue to meet our needs and provide for us. Lord continue to give us wisdom in the decisions that we need to make. God i pray that you will continue guiding us along this path. Thank you for your constant Love. Amen.

God, speaking through us


Matthew 10:19-20 (New King James Version)

19 But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

This is encouraging to hear and I’m sure the disciples were relieved at hearing this also.  Something that i have always struggled with is talking to strangers about the love of Jesus and how He could change their lives.  This verse speaks to me in that manner.  When presented with an opportunity i just need to open my mouth and let God do the rest.  I am always afraid that i will contradict myself from a lack of knowledge in the Word, or that i will stutter like a 7 year old.  “The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth purified seven times” (Psalm 12:6).

God this is my prayer: speak through me constantly and guide my tongue, especially where, when, and with whom you see fit.  Please take away my nervousness to share your love, help me to make it a larger part of my life that i may talk about it more freely.  God my words alone are nothing compared to yours, please help me to rely on your spirit.  Amen.