...to know HIM and to make HIM known. ♥Hi! I'm Dee. :D..just an ordinary girl with an EXTRAORDINARY GOD! :))
"Everything is possible to one who has faith" - Mark 9:23
"For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
When all else fail, HIS love never will.
We serve a really big God. He is bigger than your past, bigger than your disappointments, bigger than your problems. No matter what kind of mistakes you have made, God can turn them all around and use them for good. He can right all the wrong things that have happened to you and pay you back in abundance for all the hurt you’ve experienced.
It doesn’t matter what you have been through in the past. Your future can start today. Let hope fill your heart and receive God’s mercy. Release all of your anger, guilt, and condemnation. Forgive those who have wronged you, stop carrying around the baggage of yesterday and make a fresh start today. When you do, God will give you a new beginning. Begin each day declaring, “with God all things are possible,” “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and “everything I put my hand to today will prosper.” These are not idle words or motivational sayings; it’s the Word of God, His promises for your life.
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13, NKJV)
In our culture today, so many people are confused about what love is. We love pizza, movies and sports, but we also love our family or spouse. If we look to the Word of God, we see God’s definition of love. First Corinthians 13 tells us that “love is patient and kind. It does not envy, nor boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It does not seek its own way, is not easily angered, and keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not rejoice in evil, but rejoices in the truth. Love believes, hopes and endures. Love never fails.” This is how God responds to us, and this is how we should respond to the people in our lives — with patience, kindness, hope, humility and love. Scripture tells us that God is love, and His character never changes!
Today and every day, know that God loves you with an everlasting love. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is for you and has a good plan for you. Receive His perfect love today and let Him transform you from the inside out. His love is the greatest love and will last throughout all eternity!
10 Bible Verses About Anxiety
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
“Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.
“And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span?
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. “For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.”
I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
1 Peter 4:7
The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…” (Psalm 23:4).
Everyone faces challenges and difficulties in life. If you are going through a valley today, know that you are not alone. God is with you! He is working behind the scenes on your behalf, and He will carry you through. Remember, your challenges didn’t come to stay, they came to pass. Don’t get stuck in the valley by allowing your setbacks to become the focus of your life. Jesus endured the pain of the cross for the joy that was set before Him, and when you focus on your victory, you will be able to keep walking through that valley! Shake off bitterness and self-pity today and be determined to press forward. With God on your side, no weapon formed against you shall prosper. As you keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, your challenges will become easier, and you will move forward and live the life of victory the Lord has in store for you.
I want to share what happened to me last night at Los Baños.
So I was talking to this person, and she was just telling me stories about her life, her issues and her worries. I ended up telling her about my testimony, and all the things God has done for me. To be honest, things started out really, really fine, but halfway, I was starting to get uncomfortable. I wanted to stop our talk. I wanted to go back to my bed, and the book I’m reading.
I knew that God wanted me to stop talking, but then the person said, “You know what, this has been inspiring and I know I need these. Thank you, Pam. But… I don’t know. I get tired of these kind of things easily. It’s not that I’m not interested… but I am not like some of you.” Then she went on saying sorry, and crying. She said she was afraid that she hurt my feelings. I told her that it was okay, that she was not the first person to tell me those stuff, that she can stop crying.
And I went back to bed that night, not doing my devotion, not reading anything. I was not able to fall asleep. I was so disappointed with myself. I started thinking I won’t ever be able to do anything right again. I won’t be able to share to her again after what happened.
Then this morning, I left Los Baños very, very early. I still wasn’t over what happened last night. At the bus, I realized that I haven’t talked to God yet, because I was too busy condemning myself. That moment, God told me, “Even when people always reject you, I still love you. Even when you do things wrong, hey, look up, it’s not yet over. I love you, and I don’t judge you.”
Then HA. I cried in the bus. God loves me, and after all the things that happened, He still does. Nothing changed.
As Christ’s ambassadors, people will not always understand us. Sometimes, we get misinterpreted. Sometimes, we get rejected. And you know what? It doesn’t matter if it’s your fault, or theirs. You can’t go on condemning yourself, or denying the love and forgiveness that God has for you. He doesn’t judge you, beloved. There are more opportunities, there are greater things, and there are comebacks that God has set for you.
So don’t give up. Don’t stop.
Jesus died out of His love for you, not out of your service, your love, or your faithfulness to Him. That’s what matters. Let His love be your motivation, your foundation and your reason for everything. Let nothing shake you, beloved. God is for you. And HIS LOVE, is your greatest asset.
So, I’m at peace now. I know that my Father is a God of many chances, and I won’t be discouraged. I will still share His love at every opportunity that is given to me, and I won’t depend my security and joy at the results. I know that God is the one working inside people’s hearts. Not me. It’s up to Him, and I will trust Him.