God’s grace meets our faithlessness EVERYTIME! Without fail, love like an avalanche covers us, meeting us in the midst of our trouble.
God sees our needs, and hears our cries, remembers His promises; to bring us to victory, restoring us to Himself.
He created us for relationship with Him. Generation after generation He has loved us, called to us, and waited for us to come walk with Him.
What needs do you need met? What have you cried out, hoping someone would hear?
The God who sees you and knows you has been waiting to show you the Way.
“Choosing to trust in God’s unfailing love will carry you through the other side to victory.” – Brian Houston
When you face a dead-end, don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus instead on what God can do.
Romans 4:17 says, “Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing” (NLT, second edition).
There are two things God does that you can’t do: He can give life to the dead, and he can create something out of nothing.
It wasn’t just positive thinking that Abraham believed in. I recommend positive thinking, because what’s the alternative? Negative thinking doesn’t work. But positive thinking is not faith. They are two very different things. Positive thinking works fine in situations you have control over.
But in situations that are out of your control, positive thinking is worthless. It’s just wishful thinking. It doesn’t change the situation. When you face things that are out of your control, you need something more than a positive mental attitude. You need faith in God, because he can control it when you can’t. Most of life is beyond your control, so you need faith far more than you need positive thinking.
The Bible says in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (NIV). God specializes in the impossible. It’s called a miracle, and he can do it in your life! He is ready to turn your dead-end into deliverance.
We all have hopes and dreams for the future.
As Friday ends this work week, and you find your way to some down and recoop time, I hope you think about your dreams for the future. Without fear of failing or disappoinment. Really take time and dream big and ask big!
God can handle the BIG dreams!
Find someone to share your dream with and pray with you for it.
Three benefits of telling others about your dream:
1. It gets you started. Once you’ve announced it, you’re accountable to try and get moving.
2. It attracts other people’s support.The moment I stated my dream, other people wanted to get in on it. A dream from God will attract people that you don’t even know yet to help you.
3. It releases God’s power. Because of your faith, you step out of the boat and start walking on water. God will hold you up!
*Note for the Bigger Picture: When thinking through your dream, ask yourself who else it will impact. Is this something that only benefits you? If so how can you alter it, even just a little, to include blessing others?
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
Acts of the Apostles 20:24 NLT
God’s Dream for Your Life: Rick Warren
Shattering pieces that shook America.
Video clips and images that bore holes into our minds and hearts,
Leaving overwhelming emptiness and sorrow.
Out of the ashes Rise the Brave,
Out of the pieces the Broken are made Whole.
Amidst the shattering, United We Stand!
We ARE America.
Hold Faith and Believe!
We ARE the Free!
Free from tyranny
Free from fear
Free from terrorism
We will not be made slave!
As Soldiers we will Fight,
As Warriors we will Pray,
We ARE America.
Amidst the shattering, United We Stand.
We are America.
Written By: Jasmine Chase
Ever feel life is abnormally ordinary, or mundane?
“Surviving” Monday though Friday and only living for the weekend?
Seeing neighbors and friends “living the American Dream”, while you budget like nobody else?
God’s Dream for your life is Higher, Greater, and will outlast the fleeting fancies of any American Dream.
Following God’s Dream also means waiting and trusting God’s Time.
Only God can take the ordinary and make it Extraordinary, turning the mundane into the Magnificent.
My prayer today is that you will trust Him with your dreams, knowing he will exceed your expectations!
ReeceNichols – Kansas City North
Licensed in MO and WA
If you want to get serious about discovering God’s dream for your life, you have to decide not to settle for the American dream. Will you choose the good life or God’s life? Materialism or ministry? The rat race or God’s race?
“Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back … and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us” (Hebrews 12:1 TLB).
Commit yourself to God’s dream for your life, and don’t worry about being like everybody else.
Reference and Excerpt from: Rick Warren- God’s Dream for Your Life Devotional
It’s a bit of a gray day in KCMO, but no matter the state of the weather, the stress of the work day or challenges in life, Staying Rooted is Key.
Root yourself in confidence. Trusting that God’s plan, for the hope in your future, is IMMEASURABLY greater than you can ask or even imagine!
Part of staying rooted is taking care of yourself FIRST!!
*Take a walk or run
*Read your Bible or personal devotional/inspirational
*Listen to your favorite music
*Eat a healthy snack (and don’t forget water!)
*Find a creative outlet: writing, music, painting, or project with purpose like a vision board!
*Take up yoga or pilates
*Even something as simple as closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths, and stretching can be reinvigorating.
*Always practice POSITIVE self-talk. Negativity will get you no where.
Make time for self-care. Work and Life will be better if you are at your best. Much like the Missouri weather, life can go from stormy skies to clear blue and sunshine with the slightest change in the wind. Hang in there!
Meeting all Your Real Estate Needs,
More than just fabric,
More than just threads woven for pleasure.
More than a rag,
Though tattered and worn,
Something ’bout this Flag…
Value beyond measure.
If pictures paint a thousand words,
A symbol is a novel.
In every stitch,
We do revel.
Revel in the glory.
Honor the Brave.
Revel in our freedom,
Bought by soldiers who save.
No greater love,
Can one show than this.
That you offer your life so mine can exist.
Written By: Jasmine Chase – chasinglife3sixty5.wordpress.com