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

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 .

My Current Situation

Well after finally going to sleep around 3:30 AM I’m up at 6:30 AM bathroom run(more like roll in my Mom’s old wheelchair) glad I kept it ! As soon as my foot hit the floor that pain shot through my body whoa it was bad! I made a mad dash for my crackers didn’t see them chips will do,whew I thank God I didn’t fall and for good medince! The word tells us

“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,”
Acts 14:22
We never know what form these Hardships will take! Doing things Gods way is always best not easy,because after all Jesus had to go through Gethsemane to get to where God wanted Him (Matthew 26:36~46) So as I’m dealing with this terrible sciatica I’m learning even more about Gods faithfulness He is truly my very present help. The way God does things seem so strange to us because we love to figure things out,and surely we know that ant happening with God. Its only by faith that we learn to lean and depend on God in every situation for He has promised

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord .  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

So as we go through we have great help the promises of God for every test and trial,I am so grateful to God for His Son my great Saviour Jesus Christ ! As we go through these difficult situations and hardships they do make us strong so hang in there God is not finished with us yet, for when He is we shall come forth bright and shinning enabled to bear one anothers burdens . Thank You Lord !
Love in Christ Pat

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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT JESUS?

Mark 5:25 And there was a woman in the crowd who had a hemorrhage for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors through the years and had spent everything she had to pay them,but she had gotten no better.In fact,she was worse.

Can you imagine what this lady must have  went through!! It had to be bad,not only her scent but her strength. I mean she was tapped out and in worse shape,the doctors could not help her. Now she’s sick and broke.And back then she was not even suppose to be in public in her condition.But I tell ya when things get bad enough you’ll try almost anything,but thank God someone was talking about Jesus (vs 27) She had heard about Jesus.Not only did she hear,but she believed and started moving toward him!  She came up behind him through the crowd and touched the hem of his garment. Now she had to “get down” to touch Jesus,for the hem is always at the bottom of garments. This woman was desperate and she was going to get the help she needed.After all nothing else was working!!!

How about you? Where are you now? Are you ready to “get down”? If you will humble yourself and pray,and be real with Jesus you will hear from him.For after all God has given us his best,his only Son.So surely he will not hold back the help you need,also remember God knows your real needs. And keep in mind her great results (vs34)  And he said to her,”Daughter your faith has made you well.Go in peace.You have been healed”.

For without faith it’s impossible to please God,or touch him.And if you haven’t gotten your answer “yet” keep believing .

Love in Christ Pat