Mark 4:30-32 (NIV) Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
So often we find ourselves in situations where we can’t see how we could possibly have any impact… Well, I encourage you to keep in mind that our purpose is to just plant the seed!
A seed will grow with time into it’s fullness. We should always remember that growth starts at the roots, underneath the surface where it can’t be seen. Trees, flowers, plants all grow at different speed, the same goes for a seed that we are called to plant in someone’s life! We may not get the benefit of reaping it’s harvest BUT we can know for certain that it will take root!
Psalm 36:7 (NIV) How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
When you are beaten down, exhausted, hopeless and don’t know where to turn… take refuge in His embrace under the shadow of His wings. There you are protected, nurtured and there you will receive your healing. He knows your pain and the wounds caused by others, ultimately Our God is the only true Healer for them. Continue reading
Psalm 62 1-2 (NIV) Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
He is our everything! Papa is our strength and our fortress, we need nothing else. Daily we are faced with different battles, we may be torn left and right and feel like throwing in the towel, but He is right there walking with us step by step. When we are weak, He is strong for us and gets us through anything, even what seems impossible. He is the God of the impossible. Continue reading
John 1:5 (NLT) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Your Heavenly Father has equipped you to shine bright as only You can shine! Your light and love is what will cast out darkness around you. His light and love are embedded in you and have taken such deep roots that it can never be taken from you. Continue reading
Isaiah 60:1 (NKJV) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
When you walk in a room it shifts the atmosphere because the Glory of the Lord has risen upon you! Continue reading
Psalm 22:28 (NIV) for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.
How do you see God? Do you just go with what teachers and others around you say or do you have your own intimate relationship with Him? Do you press in to know Him more? Continue reading
Matthew 9:26 (NKJV) But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
How often do we allow fear to overtake us and we forget that through God all things are possible? … Jesus gave the ultimate sacrifice for us because God loves us beyond our understanding. Seeing us fearful and intimidated by our circumstances saddens Him deeply. Whatever burden has you chained down and out of fear you have avoided to break free or simply felt like you don’t know how, He gave you all the tools necessary to conquer it all! Continue reading
Psalm 16:8 (NIV) I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Although more often than not we count on the people around us and their prayers, nothing has your back more than Papa! Yes, it’s wonderful to have loved ones pray for you but in the end, even if nobody will ever utter one prayer for you, you will always be the favorite one in God’s eyes! Continue reading
Proverbs 11:25 (NKJV) The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
You have given of yourself with an open heart, never holding back. Papa has seen and noted every sacrifice you’ve made without thinking twice about it. He watched you pour out to others and He rejoiced with tears in His eyes because you have His heart! Through you the ones around you see what the Fathers love truly is… selfless and never ending! Continue reading
Psalm 119:139 (TPT) I’ve been consumed with a furious passion to do what’s right, all because of the way my enemies disrespect your laws.
You may feel like you want to scream your frustration from the rooftop toward the ones who don’t care to fully obey or simply, to respect the God Almighty. The Father loves your zeal for Him but don’t get discouraged when other’s aren’t ready or mature enough yet to see Him or love Him as you do. It’s important to allow Him to refine your passion so you don’t cause unintentional hurt. Continue reading