I Found Rest!!!

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Photo By: Austin-Neill

I Found Rest!!!

In the natural realm rest was nowhere to be found, the demands on day to day life is meant, “by the enemy”, to keep me busy, bewildered and bound

My focus was shifted, I chased after my own empty, shallow vision of success, forgetting; it was for Kingdom Business that I was gifted

I found myself never satisfied, always wanting more, I was fatigued, broken and internally empty as I had never been before

Then I read in the book of Matthew chapter 11 verse 28 in the King James version of the Bible; which says: Come unto me, all ye that labor and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. I believed, I received, and I began to give my Lord and His Kingdom nothing less than my absolute best, in the natural realm I’m still flawed, I still fall short, “BUT”, I’m thankful because when my God see’s me, all He see is The Mighty Blood of my Savior, therefore, through whatever demands that may accompany each day, I can boldly say,

I Found Rest!!!

I Believe!!!

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Photo By: David-Marcu

 

Luke 1:45 (K.J.V.)

And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

I Believe!!!

No doubt, no fear, because the presence of the Lord is here

He’s perfecting all that concerns me, whatever He said, it “WILL BE”, despite what seem to be impossibility, because to every locked door, it’s my Lord who holds the key

So I stay attentive to every word He say, then I wait patiently for Him to perform those things; in His perfect time, and in His perfect way

I’m fully aware of Satan’s efforts to use life’s hardships to lie and deceive, but it’s the still small voice of my Lord which,

I Believe!!!

New Day, New Outlook!!!

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Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

Today is brand new, opportunities are new, I’m able to see light in the midst of all the darkness that I walk through; plus the grace and mercies of my God has met me here, therefore, my weary soul has been invigorated, I have a deeper understanding of the fact, though God may not show up when I think He should, He’s never belated, so today as I ponder, I think of “All” that my God has done for me, and I’m greatly elated

The Living Spirit of my Lord dwells on the inside of me, despite me, even my weaknesses, my inadequacies This Living Spirit has used to develop my faith and prepare me, to, with the eagles soar, patiently, gently molding me, enabling me to hear and obey That still, small voice of my God rather than the enemy’s enticing, deceptive roar

The enemy comes for nothing but to steal, to kill and to destroy, and he thought he had me, BUT, my Lord and Savior came to give me LIFE, and LIFE ABUNDANTLY

So to you Satan; only my God can close destiny’s book; I rebuke you in the name of Jesus…today is a

New Day, and I have a New Outlook

 

Step By Step!!!

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Photo By: Andras Kovacs

 

Step By Step!!!

My God has brought me a long way from where I started, mountains have been moved, and sea’s have parted

Though, to reach that place of destiny, it seems I still have a long road ahead, and discouragement creeps in when I set my gaze on the finish line; therefore I focus on my very next step instead

Meditating on The Word of God continually, so that, in Gods Word my steps may be ordered one at a time, it’s God’s Word through which I’m empowered to move forward regardless how steep the climb, even when it seem as though the climb has turned into a deep decline

My God can use any and every situation to make it work for my good, there’s lessons to be learned even when I fall short, when I don’t do as I should

When I think I see a short cut, and impatiently step off of God’s divine path, though it doesn’t take me long to do the math, to realize I’ve stepped in a direction leading to God’s wrath

Then I step back in line, with patience, and a renewed will to endure, knowing that the promises within God’s Word are true, and in The Word of God, I can stand sure

Knowing; my God is always on time, He’s never late, and He never allow anything to go to waste, He uses even the blood, sweat and tears that fall upon my plate

My God somehow, someway, miraculously use even my deepest pains for my own good, while simultaneously developing an eternal smile of glory on my face, see, I must be totally broken, which brings about a sense of humility, which allows The Spirit of my God to lead me into that destined place

Everyday there’s a spiritual battle going on within me, and everyday I’m realizing more and more that my enemy’s promises are not fulfilling at all, but rather hollow, and I get better at, not just hearing that still, small voice of God, but possessing The Holy Spirit’s power to follow

Step By Step!!!

In The Hands Of God; It’s Never Wasted!!!

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Photo By: Chris Liverani

 

My time is in God’s hands, His thoughts are higher than mine, His ways are much better, therefore I must surrender to His perfect plans, I must resist my sinful flesh enticing demands, while seeking my God daily for His peace-filled, most effective commands

Though reaching this place was no easy task, perpetually, in the ambiance of my Father’s presence I bask

See, even now if I look at life through the lens of the natural eye, my heart would cry, I’ve wasted so much time chasing an empty dream, listening to the devil’s lie

I digress, it’s Jesus name, His will and His way that I confess, my Lord has a way of redeeming the time, making all things new and cleaning up my mess

There are promises written in The Word of God for me, and for you too, Romans 8:28 tells us: “ALL” things work together for good to those who love God, those who are called according to His purpose… My God can manifest His purpose in us and through us despite what we have done, despite what we do

The meat of God’s Word, “I’VE TASTED”, now I know, that I know, that I know,

In The Hands Of God; It’s Never Wasted!!!

The Word Of God Tells Us!!!

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Photo By: Ben White

 

The Word of God tells us: we “WILL” experience tribulation, we will experience disappointment, the lack of fulfillmentĀ  of some expectation

The Word of God also tells us over and over again, to be strong and courageous, for we have an enemy who’s motive is to steal, kill and destroy, an enemy who is far from advantageous

The Word of God tells us that Christ Himself endured all the pain of the cross by the glory that was set before Him, meaning; He knew the victory that His temporary demise would bring, He knew that it was to our Heavenly Father which even He had to tightly cling

The Word of God tells us: for those who love God, those who have accepted the call to His purpose, “All” things are working together for good, even the worst of circumstances will reveal God’s goodness within our lives when we can say: it’s in The Word of God that I’ve firmly stood.

The Word of God tells us that Jesus Christ…IS…The Way, The Truth, The Life

We do well when, without grumbling, without fuss, we diligently seek God’s Word, listening, preparing to obey whatever

The Word Of God Tells Us!!!

I Choose To Wait!!!

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My flesh wants what it wants, it wants it now and it wants it it’s own way, Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord, but this command, my flesh wants to resist, trying hard “NOT” to obey

But my God has proven His faithfulness to me time and time again; intervening on my behalf, divinely, even when I’ve acted unkindly

Even when, to those sinful, fleshly desires I submitted, even when I fall short of that which, to my Lord I’ve committed

I’ve learned; waiting on God’s perfect will to be manifested in God’s perfect time is always best, see, many of my blessings have been delayed by me trying to avoid preparation and tests

Trying to take the path of least resistance, walking by sight, not by faith with persistence

I’ve learned, and I’ve learned the hard way, but now I’m convinced, so it’s right here that I’ll stay, in the hands of my Heavenly Father being shaped, being molded as a potter does his clay

Therefore, even when I’m anxious, when it seems as though, regarding my provision God is running late, when it seem as though there isn’t enough on my plate, I will not move ahead, it’s still on my God that,

I Choose To Wait!!!

Acquitted!!!

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Photo By: Aziz Acharki

 

Acquitted!!!

I’m free, I’m free, I’m free, born a sinner full of transgressions and iniquity, but I’ve been acquitted through the Blood of The Lamb which was shed on Calvary

This sacrificial action of my Lord and Savior made it possible for me to experience a new birth, I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as The Way, The Truth, The Life and The One in whom lies my worth

Though it’s by the serpent’s poisonous, venomous attraction to sin that I was bitten and injected, now, it’s in the Hands of Him who spoke the entire universe into existence that I’m being shaped, molded, perfected

Yes; I’ve done almost everything under the sun, I confess, I admit it, this is why I give all praise, honor and glory to my Lord Jesus Christ because it’s through His Righteous, sinless Blood that I’ve been,

Acquitted!!!

Seasons Of The Unknown!!!

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Seasons Of The Unknown!!!

 

Life has many seasons, warm and dry seasons, cold and wet seasons, seasons when we know exactly where we’re going, and seasons of the unknown, It’s the unknown seasons that are the hardest of them all, when we can’t see because of the thick fog, we stumble, sometimes even fall, the blustery winds blow when we feel most uncovered, wide open, no protection, no wall, the feeling of hopelessness begin to set in, then, we call out to God, and seemingly, He’s not even answering our call

We cry out: Lord, how long? Lord, what did I do wrong? I really need You Lord, because in this season I’m not feeling very strong

Lord, I really need to know, from here, what do I do, where do I go? and breakthrough still don’t show

I guess this is what faith is all about, so it’s in faith that I will stand as a deeply rooted tree, I will not doubt, digging deeper within to find strength, so praise to my Lord I can sing and shout, I refuse to mope, I refuse to pout

Trusting, believing that even in this season God’s glory “WILL” be shown, knowing, that through it all my Lord is still sitting on His Throne, and I’m His, He is mine even when the enemy refuse to leave me alone, even in the,

Seasons Of The Unknown!!!

 

 

 

How Would We Know

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Photo By: Stacy Tolbert (Kingdom Business)

 

How Would We Know

How would we know God as a Deliverer if we were never bound, how would we know Jesus as the Way if we were never lost with a need to be found, and if we never found ourselves at the foot of that big ol’ mountain going round and round

How would we know our Lord as the Prince of Peace if we were never shaken, if we never experienced a little fear, as a Healer if our hearts were never wounded and we never had to shed a tear

How would we know our Father as Love if we never witnessed the enemy’s hate, how would we know God as an on time God if we move in our own will fearing that, regarding His promises, God is running behind, He’s late, when God wants us to be still and know, and on Him faithfully, patiently wait

How would we know God as a Provider if we never had a need, how would we know Him as the Producer of fruit if we never planted seed, how would we even know what to expect from God if we never picked up God’s Word to read, and posses the willingness to follow His Holy Spirit’s lead

How Would We Know