When God Moves on Your Behalf

“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:5 It is important to find a way to give God thanks for all His blessings upon your life, and your children and loved ones. Manifest your gratitude in a myriad of ways, my friend, for God has done wonderful things for you! Thank Him in early-morning prayer for the privilege to rise and shine. Praise Him in the depths of your infirmity, even before He moves on your behalf for healing. Lift up your loved ones to Him draped in revelry; for this is the day of His benevolence. Sing His praises on high from the mountain tops and from the shadowy valley where you live; that He will find favor in your joy-filled refrain, and bring you into The Light of Jesus Christ. Open your hearts to the sound of Jesus’ voice, and let Him dry all your tears in due time. Open the doors and windows in your dwelling place. For now is the time to praise God in the name of Jesus! For all that is right, all that is just, all that is true and pure, wholesome and holy comes from the Lord. Weighted down with feelings of unworthiness, Jesus beckons us to come anyway, despite our many imperfections. Offering unsurpassed mercy and grace to all who seek Him with an open heart, He waves for us to join Him and to enter into His presence, even just for respite. Savior of the World, Jesus IS the key to a righteous life; He IS the light, the lamp to your feet,...

Trust That God Will Act

‎ “Commit your way to the Lord, and trust that He will act.”   Psalm 37:5 I hate to admit it, but sometimes I pray half-heartedly without trusting that God is in control and that He can do anything and everything in my life. Perhaps I forget that He is the Creator of Heaven and earth and spins the world on its axis. Maybe I at times have lapses in faith and think I don’t need God’s help as I strive to take control when life’s storms tumble me around, with marginal results. How often have I come to Him only after all my own efforts have failed? Like so many people I know, I sometimes turn toward God only after my own efforts have not proven successful and I am hurting.  But what if we come to Him first–before anyone or anything else—and things go awry from our own pursuits?   As Scripture tells us, the Lord really is Kind and Merciful, Omnipotent and Almighty. To trust in Him means to trust that you believe He is alive and there for you to pave the way as you go through your day. You are not alone—Jesus is with you! He is able to change hearts and minds and circumstances for the better at any time, He patiently stands in wait for our earnest prayers asking for His help. There is a big difference between hoping and praying for whatever we need. When we hope, we are wishing for something to happen or be a certain way. When we pray, we are actually asking God to powerfully intercede in a...