today is not your day —

Guest blog by nopassingfancy
Great blog when you are  discouraged.

Photo credit : me.me The wording in the above picture is for entertainment purposes only. Well….not completely. I’d like to draw your attention to : Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn’t look good either. Those are the words that I am meaning to say to you right now. Today is NOT your day and […]

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Don’t Limit God

If you will not limit God…you will be blown away by what life can be for you…..“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…” (Ephesians 3:20).

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

The God of All Hope

Are you in a never ending tunnel of struggle?

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Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash

Keep holding on there is hope!
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In today’s world, many people have lost all, or most of their hope.

Do I really need to list all the many difficulties that we are dealing with? Take 3 minutes and think about, or write down, as many difficulties as you can. List the ones where hope is gone or fading.

When you think on these things do you still have any hope and optimism left that things will change for the better- or– that you will deal with it better in the future?

Romans 15:13 in the NLT version of the Bible says:

13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul was praying for the Roman believers in Christ. Because they trusted God and surrendered their lives to God, he knew God could and would provide them with hope and joy. Getting to that point might take a while for you. But it will happen.

Trust God.
Do your part.
Trust God again, (this time without telling how to fix things).
Cast your cares on Him.

He can and will grant you a hope that will sustain you.
He will fill you with a joy beyond reason while you are going through things.

Some things are VERY painful. Yet, you are never alone. God is there. Friends, family are there if you still have them in your life. As you know there are approximately 2.3 billion Christians who can and will (for the most part) walk with you through your pain and problems. And there are professionals. ALL of these take trust. It also takes vulnerability to share your life with others and admit you need support.

Do not be offended if the first person you ask cannot help. People have different areas they are comfortable with in helping others. Not everyone can help with each issue.

Some people can give you money to help out.
Some people can listen and encourage you.
Some people can provide transportation or a place to stay.
Some people can refer you to someone better suited to help.

The important part is that you trust God to lead you as you willingly surrender to Him.

Follow His leading. It may take some time… but God will see you through.

Hang in there. There is hope!

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Photo by Jeremy Perkins on Unsplash

 

It comes through surrender:
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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

Sunday Reflections Hymn: The Doxology

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Thomas Ken 1674

You can hear it here

A Little Favor

A good article about how helping others really helps us unknowingly when we set out. Guest Post by Jeff Rab

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The last thing I wanted was a diversion.  It’d been a long day.

Sure enough, diversion.

As I drove out, he was walking the opposite direction into a cold, 20 mph wind with light drizzling rain.

“Stop. Turn around and give him a ride” was the quiet, still message inside.

My internal response was, “Aww man!”

A quarter mile down the road, I felt bad, so a U-turn and a quarter mile back, I pulled up beside the tall, slender man.

He was probably 55 to 60 years old, carrying a plastic grocery bag in each hand.  His clothes were old and worn, but clean and well cared for.

His head was ducked down, leaning into the frigid wind, and his arms remained close to his sides to try to stay warm while carrying milk in one bag and can goods in the other.

He looked up with a tired…

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