Posts Tagged ‘opportunities’

Is The Path You’ve Chosen Killing You?

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It’s not too late to start again. You get to choose the road you take, and you get to choose how long you stay on that path. If you’re finding yourself on the wrong path today, I encourage you to STOP, change direction, and start journeying down the right path. In reading The Word, you will find much encouragement and direction for your journey. You’re not in this alone. There are brighter days ahead!

Take a minute or two and read Psalm 103, I think you will find it very helpful. 🙂

My prayers are with you on this journey to growth!

You are blessed,

Sarah

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Today’s devo selection:

A NEW ROUTE
By: Joel Osteen

I know people who feel like they’ve wasted years of their lives because of poor choices. They spent years in a relationship that was toxic, years with an addiction, years at a job where they weren’t fulfilled. But you have to realize, nothing you have been through is ever wasted. Your past experiences, good and bad have deposited something on the inside of you. Those challenges have sharpened you to help make you who you are today.

When the enemy brings hardship into your life, God has a way of taking that experience and turning it around for your advantage. You may think you’ve hit a dead end, but if you’ll stay in faith, you will see God begin to open up a new route. He’ll put the right people in your path, the right opportunities, the right circumstances to move you forward toward your God-given destiny.

Today, don’t focus on what’s happened in your past, focus on what God will do in your future. He wants to restore your soul and revive your dreams. Keep believing, keep expecting, keep hoping because God has a new route for your future!

Prayer:
Father God, I come humbly before You today. I give You my past, present and future knowing that You will redeem my life. I release those who have hurt me, I choose forgiveness so I can be free to move forward in the new route You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Scripture:
He forgives your sins—every one. He heals your diseases—every one. He redeems you from hell—saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal. He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence. (Psalm 103:3-5 MSG)

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Rotten? Or Veiled Beauty?

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I get these emails daily..sometimes they are in alignment with what I believe, sometimes they aren’t. The prayers, or devotionals, or thoughts, come from different authors, so of course theres a bit of a Russian Roulette as to whether or not I will enjoy the reading.

The ones that pray to “the universe”, I give a delete to. I can know with certainty, those prayers aren’t for me. The universe is His. It’s God’s creation. I don’t pray to His creatION, I pray to The CreatOR!

Anyway, when this mornings email came in, I saw the first sentence and was like..hmm..do I like that? Labeling Him as “Infinite Wisdom”? Kinda different than the usual Alpha and Omega or Jehovah titles, but also not inaccurate. After all, He IS infinite wisdom. Then in the next sentence they start talking about a “Higher vibration”. You’re losin me now, buddy..finger on delete button..Oh, but wait, it’s the higher vibration known as THE GREAT I AM he’s talking about! Now that’s the God I serve..the Great! I! Am! So I read on, and ended up really loving the prayer.

I guess I’ve shared that with you because sometimes in life, we see the very surface of something or someone..the first impression..and right away, before digging any deeper, we judge it. We judge without really knowing. Because we do that, we miss out on many opportunities and friendships.

Today I encourage you to dig a little deeper before throwing something, or someone, out of your life. Get to the root of the situation before you start tugging on it for removal. Things aren’t always as they seem at first glance.

Of course, there ARE some things we can know instantly that are not good for us, and those things we give an instant NO to. But, many times, we throw out the old brown, spotted banana because it looks bad on the outside, instead of using it to make a delicious banana bread.

The Lord sees through the mess, straight into the heart. We should do that, too.

“..God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:17b

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! My love and prayers are with you.

**On a side note, continued prayers for my brother are much appreciated. He’s recovering, but it’s a slow go. We know God can do infinitely more than we can hope or dream. And so we are believing for that now.

Blessings,

Sarah

A Case of the Mondays

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Good morning! If you’re like me, the alarm clock went off way too early this morning! *yawn* Mondays always seem to come too soon.

So here is some encouragement to start your day. Make it a good one!

Blessings,

Sarah

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Discouragement- Satan wants you to think you can’t change, and that it is impossible for you to let go of old mindsets and habits. Don’t believe him for a minute! Put your confidence in God and His Word. Believe what He has said about you, and know that when the knowledge of God’s Word is on the inside of you, you will be equipped to make decisions that keep you on the path to change.
~Creflo Dollar~

When God calls you & puts that vision into your life, you must become DETERMINED that no matter what any one tells you; no matter what any demon of hell might say or do to you, you are going to keep walking through that valley holding on to the UNSHAKEABLE, ALL POWERFUL hand of God & you will experience complete victory. It doesn’t matter what man might say or what hell may say. It only matters what God is saying.
~Living Waters

Today you may not complete everything you set out to do; you may not finish every task on your list, but do not be discouraged. Thank God for the ability and grace that allowed you to conquer the things that you did! Take time and celebrate that in spite of all the obstacles placed in your way you woke up this morning and set out to accomplish something!
~TD Jakes

Today I pray for your relationships—that God would restore lost opportunities to you and the years and moments that have been stolen. I pray that He strengthens your connections with the people in your life and gives you creative ways to show your love. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
~Victoria Osteen

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