Monthly Archives: March 2012

Stop Saying It…

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Stop saying it and start praying it. That’s the phrase that popped into my heart as I was talking about a situation with a family member.

There have been so many times that I have talked and talked about a situation that I can’t fix. Ever been there?

For some reason, we think that if we talk about the situation, it will get better!

So “stop saying it and start praying it” is a great challenge for me!

The verse that comes to mind is Matthew 21:22 – “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

God has been encouraging me to just simply pray and leave it in His hands. That’s it.

Trust me, I’m still working on this.

The one thing we should make sure we continue to do is speak life over our situations. Death and life are in the power of our tongue (Proverbs 18:21).

I believe we frame our world with our words. If we speak positively, we get positive results.

I hope this encouraged and challenged you! Please know, it’s not perfection that God is looking for, it’s consistency. So don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t perfect at this!

Joyfully His!

Accepted

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Every human being has the desire to be accepted. We naturally want to feel loved and accepted for who we are.

Many of us have struggled with this, including myself.

It is sometimes hard comprehend that God accepts us no matter what.

God has this amazing nature to separate our “who” from our “do”. He loves and accepts us without the “ifs”, “ands” or “buts”.

Many of us believe that God excepts us (hang on before you correct the grammatical error). 🙂

We allow our little minds to think that God accepts everyone else, except for us.

We know our weaknesses and our shortcomings — so does God.

It is so freeing to know that we don’t have to impress the most important Being in the world. He already accepts us.

As a matter of fact, He accepted us and chose us before He met us!

Ephesians 1:4-6 says, “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,  5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”

The end of the verse sums it all up! The word “Beloved” means to approve of or to love.

God approves of who you are! You are accepted by the best!

I hope you were encouraged!

Joyfully His!