What will be, will be

To rest in the assurance of

Secure in the inevitable

Glorious redemption

At peace with it all

Not knowing

But not worried

In the bosom of the Holy One

 

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Reflection

During my quiet time tonight, I read the book of Ruth. During and after reading a chapter, I jot notes for later reflection. The book of Ruth is only 4 short chapters but they pack a punch. A gut punch is more accurate and brings many thoughts to the forefront of my mind. 

Just the thought of what type of person Naomi and Ruth were. Ladies were left to survive on their own in a world that viewed them as less than. They relied on each other to make it. What courage and tenacity it took for them to keep going? They did not allow their circumstances to defeat them. They faced their circumstances, together, head on and succeeded. 

So Heavenly Father, as I reflect upon your message within the pages of your servant Ruth, I ask that you will enable your people to be courageous, bold, and tenacious. May we build godly relationships. May we not fall to our circumstances but elevate above them. That we as a people turn to you, to place our faith and trust in you. May we stand sure and yield unto you. Most of all that you receive all of the glory from all that we do! Amen. 

RIP Lady B. Bush 🇺🇸

When it was reported that Lady Bush stopped medical support, I held out the hope that she still had time. I said, that the reporters were speaking as if she had already passed. Sadly, moments ago she passed. These moments are never easy but I’m happy that she is prayerfully at peace.

As the Bush family, this great nation, family, and friends grieves, may we all keep her memory alive within us. My prayers and condolences goes out for us all.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_587fbde2e4b0cf0ae8819fd9

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/heb.11.6.NKJV

Father,

Oh, how I desire to please you in all that I do and with all of me. I have placed my faith in you. Where I am weak in my faith, Lord strengthen me. Build me up in you and teach me your ways. So that I may be pleasing within your sight, my worship & praise be true, and my witness stand the tests. Amen.

Still Learning

Today is the second day of doing things a little different. Instead of having my devotion time in my prayer closet, I have come out to read my word at the kitchen table. This area is one of the common area for my family to congregrate.

2/28/18

For awhile now, the Holy Spirit has been telling me to prayer more and the read my word more in front of my family. Most of all my children need to see because I am training them to seek God in ALL things and times. So what better example then their mother. They learn at home first and branch out. Its not what I tell them but what I show them. BUT my question was, “Lord, they know they I am praying and studying when I’m in the closet. Why do I have to do it in front of them, were I can easily be distracted?” I was shocked by His answer, to say the least. He told me that, “it is not really about them but me. I must learn to seek God in all things, times, and any situation. I must be able to seek Him through the noise, in the quiet, when I feel all alone, and when I am in a room full of people.”

I was floored and knocked to my knee’s. I was faced with the fact that I have become one who only truly seeked God in the quiet of my closet or in a spaces all alone. There is nothing wrong with that but I must be able seek Him regardless of where I am. For there will be times when I can not go into my closet and lay before Him. I will have to lay before Him in that moment and not be distracted with what is around. You know, unashamed and fully focused on Him, and declare Him for who He is in my life.

So as I learn and sit at His feet, my prayer is that all will do the same. Learn, grow, and teach others of the God whom we serve.

Have an awesome day,

JRLL 💕

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3/1/18

Faith without doubt

Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it. Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Mark 11:12‭-‬14‭, ‬20‭-‬26 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/mrk.11.12-26.NKJV

Kingdon (House) ÷ CANNOT Stand

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
Mark 3:22‭-‬27 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/mrk.3.22-27.NKJV

This great nations is divided. By political views, economic standings, religion, gender,  and ethnicity. Just to name a few. We have become a nation turned inward, onto itself, because we cannot see clearly. Sadly, this has been a long time coming. Yet, so many around the globe are just as divided. The division is so great that it has torn families apart, turned friends against one another, and race against race. Their are so many forms of division taking place that is difficult to list them all. But GOD! He knows ALL and see’s ALL. 

So I stand on the gap for those who divided and this nation. Lord, I ask that you take the reins and be in control. So that your love will flow, that those who say they are of/like you will display, for all to see, your love. Bring us back together, united in you. May the right decisions be made to your glory. We as a people stand up and declare your truth in all things. Not ashamed or full of fear. But standing firm and bold upon your word. The word that we have hid in our hearts so that cannot sin against you. Forgive us of all our sins and fill us with your Holy Spirit, to fill up those empty places. in all things we give thanks unto you, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

May God do a new thing in you. Have a wonderful day,

JRLL 💜

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