Rest

The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.

Acts 12:6

In this difficult situation Peter was sleeping 😴! How can we rest in difficult situations? We can rest that same way all we have to do is Hold On to the promises of God. This was not the first time Peter was in a difficult situation,and we to have been in many difficulties but God

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;

Psalm 34:19

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:14

And since we know that He hears us we should trust Him and rest God is faithful and He always makes a way out for us

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

God’s word is our sure foundation

Love in Christ Pat

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Be Still

Usually we only quote and share Jeremiah 29:11 but I want to call your attention to Jeremiah 29:1~10 God is encouraging his people to settle down let your sons and daughters get married build your homes plant your gardens work for the peace and prosperity of the city,  In other words get comfortable for  you will be here for awhile! In the midst of our hard places we want out as soon as possible but God’s timing is so different from ours. God also told them to pray and so should we  while waiting on God’s time to be fulfilled, it’s so hard to be still while waiting on God we feel we must be doing something but most of the time what we do is make a mess!

We also feel like God has forgotten us but that is never going to happen He loves us to much! For then comes the reassuring promise of Jeremiah 29:11

 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.

Yes His plans for us are greater than what we’re going through right now so be still and let God do what He has planned the end results will be wonderful.

Love in Christ Pat

God Is Able

Sometimes- most times as we read the word of God we see our brothers as giants of faith who stand tall and always walk the straight and narrow. But we need to take a closer look and we can see ourselves weak,frail and trembling at times in their walk with the Lord. Our brothers of old did also have periods of fear and doubt the same as we do but we must also see that the same Great God that kept them keeps us! And the same Great God that worked through them is working through us and the same Great God that brought them through time and time again will always bring us through every difficult test and trial. God is able at all times to care for us in the midst of our fears and doubts He always has a way out.

Scripture 1 Corinthians 2:3

But with the demonstration of the Spirits power

1 Samuel 16:2 Afraid to go to Jesse’s house really after all God has brought you through,but we find ourselves there at times

2 Chronicles 20:3 ,15 Jehoshaphat was terrified! But God came through

Love in Christ Pat

Harvest Time

It carries different meanings, for some the harvest time will be crueltywp-1457879516127.jpeg
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days .James 5
Walking around thinking you’re more than others because of your wealth and treating others any kind of way is not pleasing to God! You should be crying out to God for His mercy before your days of sadness come because they surely will God’s word is the truth. Listen to God’s word
 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you. James 5
Because God hears the cries of those being mistreated and He sees the ones who are doing this He will step in for them God will not let your unrighteous ways continue to cause much pain and suffering He cannot because He is faithful to His word forever. We should praise and thank God for hearing us as we cry out to Him and for answering our prayers He is worthy at all times.
Isaiah 55:6,7
Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
God is very merciful and He will forgive you but you must call on His name seek after Him.
Love in Christ Pat

Just Popping In

Hello Everyone

Just stopping in to let you know I’m still alive and trusting in our Heavenly Father I haven’t posted here in awhile but I’m still sharing on other Social Media Sites I love and enjoy making my designs with the word like this. I hope you’re all doing well and enjoy your day.

Love in Christ Pat

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Excepted

img_0476Give that phrase some thought-really with so much going on in our world so many changes it’s so great to know that Jesus cannot ever be changed! He will love us as we are forever I keep thinking of myself with all of my flaws and hang ups it’s so amazing to be loved and excepted just as I am I don’t need anyone’s approval. God has excepted me in Christ Jesus my mind is being renewed through God’s word and we are being changed daily Praise God. God has made us Holy and excepted by the blood of His dear Son! Can you imagine the chaos if Jesus could be changed by man we would not stand a chance in this world But God! Because God loves us and chose us and called us He said

 

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are  being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

2 Corinthians 4:18

 

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes

Ephesians 1:4

Though there are many changes going on rest in Jesus knowing that He is for you and not against you Hallelujah!

Love in Christ Pat

So What

19 He was then almost one hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sarah could not have children.

God is so amazing! He can truly do anything without regard God is not limited at all even though our faith sometimes weakens. Wow it seems as though Abraham had fantastic and strong faith but we must look at what God brought him through before he got to this place of faith so that he was not moved looking back is good especially doing times of trials because it gives us insight we can also see what God has brought us through. Our faith does grow stronger as we move through the different trials God has prepared for us He knows how much we can bear! I get so excited thinking about the power and authority of God he has taken everything into consideration concerning us so be encouraged today wherever you are in your walk with the Lord knowing that he will never leave or forget you no matter what age you are nor does it matter what condition your body is in God can do great things for you and through you so stand strong and see the amazing things God has planned for you.

Scripture Romans 4:19 GNT

Love in Christ Pat