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

 

 

 

Wait On Him

Jesus loved Lazarus just as He loves us! Can you imagine the restraint Jesus had to use when He got that message from Martha and Mary remember Jesus was flesh and blood like us.When He hears our prayers I believe He has to restrain Himself, because He’s all about doing His Father’s will.
For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.

John 6:38 NLT
But if we wait on Him we’ll get the answer that’s best for our situation, His timing is so different from ours and we do have problems waiting.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

Isaiah 55:8 NLT
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

LAM 3:22‭-‬23 ESV
God is great and nothing is to hard for Him! So hold on God will show up on time! 

Love in Christ Pat

What Are You Looking For?

The two disciples heard him say this and went with Jesus. Jesus turned, saw them following him, and asked, “What are you looking for?”
John 1:37‭-‬38 GNB

What a question! When we accepted Jesus as our Saviour what were we really expecting? I’m sure as we ponder that question we will come to the conclusion that following Jesus Christ is not exactly what we expected! But as we grow in the Lord
our expectations change. But what we were looking for is someone who will do things our way ,right ☺ but as we walk with the Lord we  learn that is not the way. Sometimes disappointment sets in  and really cloud our view of of Saviour and His ways ! Thank God for the Holy Spirit for He will surely bring our thoughts and desires around to what we should be looking for, and that is to do His will regardless to what we are really looking for in Christ Jesus. How Awesome God is and just to know Him is Amazing!
Father help us  to desire you and your will Father help us to know you truly are who we are looking for in Jesus name Amen

Love In Christ Pat .

Never

Hello,Hello,Hello all is well today you’re happy dancing around praising God while doing praise 1your daily chores! Everyone is doing fine the bills are all paid ! It’s a wonderful day just moving around busily doing dishes, mopping even a little ironing! Life is good, then in a few seconds thing’s change!? The phone rings and you need to go in right away for further test a lump has been found or this is what you hear we’re sorry but there’s been an accident and your child is being air lifted and he/she is in critical condition or while doing the laundry you find a note with kisses all over it and the lipstick is not yours, it reads I love you more and I’m leaving her to marry you !
Wow in a moment we can crash! things happen unexpectedly and we are caught off guard!
But all Praise To God because He is Never Surprised!
What can we do and where do we turn?
It’s always best to turn to our great and faithful Father for His Promises are true

Can a woman forget her nursing child? Can she have no pity on the child she gave birth?  Though she may forget,I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15

God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”
Hebrews 13:5

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed- 2 Corinthians 4:9

This is one of my favorite Scripture

Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines;  Though the labor of the olive may fail,  And the fields yield no food;  Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls- Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,  I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength;  He will make my feet like deer’s feet,  And He will make me walk on my high hills. Habakkuk 3:17-19

We can Rejoice in the midst of our difficulties because God is Greater than anything we face and He will Never leave us. How Awesome Our God Is! So where ever you are Don’t Give Up! God will not Give Up on you.

Love in Christ Pat

 

 

Are You ?

Are you tired and confused ? Are you tired yet from running from one conference to another? Are you tired  of trying to prove who you are to others ?  Are you tired of running from one retreat to another ? Do you know who you are in Christ Jesus? Are you tired yet of competing with others? God did not make you to be like others He did not intend for you to try and work out your own salvation! God has prepared work for each of us so we do not have to compete with others.

Ephesians 2

We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

God in His wisdom has worked out our souls salvation through His Son Jesus Christ

Titus 3:5 ESV

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit

However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.
John 6:37 NLT

Corinthians 4:8-10 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

We don’t need to run here and there we only need to run to God’s word for clarity and peace. God does not cause confusion!
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
1 Corinthians 14:33 NLT

God  wants us to know and trust Him not every word that comes from man is from God

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.
1 John 4:1 NLT

After you’ve ran and ran and listen to others have you changed ? It’s time for us to get quite and seek the Lord ! When you’re quite and listening you can hear from God and you can stop running

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord .
Jeremiah 29

13. If you look for me whole heartedly you will find me.

Even when we are perplexed and tired God is there and willing to help us get into God’s word and stop listening to everyone else.
More encouraging scripture
2 Cor . 5:21 2 Cir. 5:17 Colossians 2:10

For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
1 Peter 1:23 NLT
Praise God He has made us whole through Christ Jesus.
Love in Christ Pat

Yes?

For many years

I walked around

with head bowed

down

low almost to the

ground.

I had no self esteem

for  the way others

treated me

But now I’ve  learned

some lessons

and I’ve learned

them well

I come from Royalty

and there is

nothing

wrong

with

being black

So now my head

is held high

For there is no

reason

For me to be shy

I am loved

And when you know

it makes

a

difference.

Yes I’m feeling much better this morning as you can probably tell,and what I had on my mind

is what I’m writing about.It’s hard living in a world full of people and you feel you’re the least

thought about! But those things don’t bother me as much as they use to,and for that I thank God!

For I know that he loves me and that alone makes me happy! The King of Kings and the Lord of Lord’s Loves Me,little old  Me,He Loves Me!!

Love in Christ  Pat

Trust

Trusting in God during times of stress,heartache and loneliness.Trying times brings a lot of things to the surface that’s for sure. I read a blog today about the Potter & the Clay,and the writer brought out a lot of good points like,God is in control of even the small things we take for granted. God turns up the heat to get rid of baggage  we really don’t need. And I tell you it works! Only God can bring good out of a bad,sad,ugly situation. It’s truly amazing  how God does things,truly it is ashes into beauty . Really we think we’re trusting God until the heat is turned up,and we get our eyes off of God,and onto the problem. Of course that’s where satan wants us, then he picks and pokes us trying to make us believe his lies! We are all  used to  his formulas ,he hasn’t  changed  since he deceived  Adam & Eve, O how I hate him! But even in the midst of our fears and doubts God is with us ,Praise Him for that,because we surely could not make it without him being for us. Um that brings these scriptures to mind : Romans 8:28 ~39  Since God called us,chose us and we are predestined- Who can separate us from his love and care.  Not one thing can separate us,nothing to come,nothing in the past or the future “Hallelujah”! God has us set for life here and eternal life,and I am so grateful. And I thank God I’m going through,that means I will not stay here Amen. I appreciate you all so very much.
Love in Christ Pat