Tuesday, August 7, 2018

It's Those Little Foxes


Feel like you’re going in a million different directions? I get it. Life can get crazy and we end up feeling like we are running around in endless circles or maybe even worse full speed down a path that seems aimless. Sometimes we all just need someone to point us in the right direction in this obstacle path called life. The good news is we have someone. The Lord is my, yours, ours, Shepherd. That’s what shepherd’s do. They lead us and guide us and keep us on the right path. They keep us from falling off on those cliffhanger days! Thank goodness for that! Wherever you are headed today take a moment and ask God to help you stay on track. There can hundreds of distractions in any given day and the enemy of your soul wants you missing God’s best for you. The Bible puts it this way, It’s the little foxes that spoil the vine. Song of Solomon 2:15 Little or not a fox is a fox to a sheep. God will lead you and guide you right past those foxes and you will never even know they were there. Have a great day everyone. Know that you are loved and prayed for today! Love you all!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Keep It Simple

Did you know the Bible tells us to keep it simple? Col 2:8 says to beware lest anyone corrupts you from the simplicity that’s in Jesus. Sometimes we can read a book or listen to someone’s advice and by the time we are done we would have to quit our jobs, sell our belongings and move or do something else pretty radical to follow all the steps and plans we’ve been given. But there is someone who will always lead us and guide us in the way we should go. Should we make a wrong turn he will always re-route us in the right direction. 
The Holy Spirit lives in us to lead and guide us. Most answers to the decisions we have to make are not in the Bible. There is no answer in the Bible, such as where to work, should you marry this person, how to do something, etc. But the Bible tells us how to get an answer…praying and listening. Yesterday I encouraged you to look for promises of God that apply to your situation and pray them. But don’t forget after you prayed them to listen. There are two things the Holy Spirit does with scriptures. Interpret and Apply. He will tell you what it means to you and how to apply it to your life. The greatest gift you have from God is Himself who lives inside of you! Can’t wait to hear what he says to you! Love you all!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

LET GOD'S PROMISES OVERTAKE YOUR PROBLEMS

Let God's promises overtake your problems. Years ago Lawrence and I were given a little book called God's Promises. It was filled with scriptures for what you might be going through or what you might be believing God to do for you or your loved ones. I learned very early in my Christian walk that God's word is his will and that when you pray God's word you know you are praying for his will to be done in your life. (Thank you Pastor Jeff Klingenberg!) So all these years I've prayed them, confessed them and believed them. God has never failed to keep his promises. It may not be how you throught it would come to pass, but it's always better than what you thought. We live in a fallen world filled with problems but God's has a promise that will overtake every one of them. Whatever problems you are facing today find God's promise for it, pray it, say it, believe it and get ready to be awed by an AWESOME GOD! Love you all!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

When you have no choice!

When you have no choice. Sometimes there are some things that you just have to do, like it or not. Whenever Lawrence became ill there were many things I had to face and do and I would often tell myself, Sherry you have no choice. In the past 2 years every day there have been things I never imagined taking care of on my own but I say to myself, you have no choice. Yet this morning I realized I did have a choice in the midst of my circumstances and always will. I had the choice not to do it alone. Every day we have the choice to invite and ask God to do life with us. He wants to be right there in every circumstance, always our helper, our friend and our counselor. When I thought I was certainly going to drop dead when I walked into the church for Lawrence's funeral to asking God to help me fix the toilet God was right there beside me leading, guiding and helping me. All I did was ask. It's the most important choice I make every day. I may not have a choice but I never have to do it alone! Wow! Isn't God good?



Saturday, July 28, 2018

Just Saying!


Did you know the Bible says what you say has a great impact on your life. It actually says death and life are in the power of the tongue. That's a pretty profound thing, wouldn't you say? One of my daily scripture confessions is Psalm 141:3 asking the Lord to set a guard over my mouth. Sure sometimes I blow it but believe me I'm so much better with his help. May our words be filled with life today! What say you?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How Do You Feel Today?

The world says, if it feels good do it. God says, if I say it do it (no matter how you feel) and it will feel good. I was asked many years ago to what did I attribute my faith. I thought for a minute and gave this simple answer. I just believed what God said, I did it and it worked. What's God telling you to do today? Go ahead, you've got this!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Surprise me Lord


I pray for surprises. I'm not sure why or when I started asking God for them but I love it when he surprises me. Never in my life have those surprises meant as much as during this season. From the time Lawrence and I started this journey to just this week God has used these little surprises to remind me of his love and nearness. This is an excerpt from an article I read recently and it's so true. And thank you everyone for all those little surprises. They are wonderful!
 

Love shows up in unexpected ways.

 This is a mystifying pattern after trauma, particularly for those in broad community: some near-strangers reach out, some close friends fumble to express care. It’s natural for us to weigh expressions of love differently: a Hallmark card, while unsatisfying if received from a dear friend, can be deeply touching coming from an old acquaintance.

Ultimately every gesture of love, regardless of the sender, becomes a step along the way to healing. If there are beatitudes for trauma, I’d say the first is, “Blessed are those who give love to anyone in times of hurt, regardless of how recently they’ve talked or awkwardly reconnected or visited cross-country or ignored each other on the metro.” It may not look like what you’d request or expect, but there will be days when surprise love will be the sweetest.