A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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It Still May Be Us
Some things never change, do they?
Time to think about some things.
Some time ago I wrote an article, that if the same things keep happening to us just about everywhere we go, then we have to take a look in the mirror. That it's not the world against us, it may be us against ourselves.
I think many of us had to learn this lesson or at least learn some version of this lesson that it wasn't all about us. Some of us needed to get a revelation that it was us who needed to change in order to grow. I know I learned a few lessons that I simply had to do things differently for different things to happen. I'm continuing to learn as I go and the fact that we are still learning is a great thing. Nothing wrong with that at all. Continuous learning should be just that, continuous, no matter how old we are. It puzzles me when people don't want to change and their rationale is, 'I'm just being me" or "I'm too old to change" or "I'm stuck in my ways" or "It's them, not me and I'm not changing.' Wow, so is what I'm hearing here, that we are always right and everyone else is wrong? Everyone else? Really?
Free our minds and the rest will follow.
Nobody has arrived and all of us can learn something new no matter who we are. We would be surprised what happens when we just open up and listen to people. If we're hearing the same things everywhere we go, we should take self-inventory and ask ourselves, what can I do differently? Our world can open wider and we can do the things we never thought we could do, go places we never thought we would go, and be the people God always had for us to be.
That involves us having an open attitude and working on ourselves, not expecting others to.
Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. How are you feeling today? What kind of head space have you been in lately? I ask, because I'm just wondering if anybody feels like me -- free like me. Free as an eagle. Free as can be. That's right, out with doing business the old stale way and in with a fresh new operation. It's a shifting happening in the atmosphere of Sharon's life and I'm moving on to the big and awesome things God has for me. What do you say for yourself? What are you speaking over your life? What it is for you? For me, I am no longer afraid to go out in the deep end. I am no longer afraid to fly higher, I am no longer concerned about what I have or do not have, and I am no longer concerned about what anybody thinks or says. Who the heck cares anymore? I don't. Because God tells me he doesn't give me a spirit of fear or timidity ( 2 Timothy 1 :7) , but He gives me a spirit of love, confidence, power, self-control, and
I've often had conversations about how we know God is real, about how we know His spirit lives, about how we know we are spiritual beings in human form (not the other way around). The answers lie in the beginning starting with the living spirit of God and how the world began. God is Real. He's a living breathing spirit, an organism. God is love . I often wonder how it is that some people think the opposite though. That the world began with a bang, a big bang, a black hole, whatever else they want to call it. The question I always raise to such a "theory" is, how was love created? How was flesh, blood, bones, or our souls created? What I mean by soul is that part of us that perceives "silently" what we do, think, believe, feel, and our mind, our will, our intellect, our emotions. Science or no bang or hole of any sort can explain that. If science can indeed come up with an explanation that does not include God, then let me know. In fact, let us all kno
Do you know that no matter what you may be going through, you can encourage yourself in the Lord? And the Lord will give you the strength and power you need in order to get through? Yes, He will do it. He did it for David when David probably found it difficult to understand how he would endure. But, guess what? God was with him and God blessed him too. There are so many things I love about David. One of those things is that he encouraged himself in the Lord beyond the challenging circumstances he found himself in ( 1 Samuel 30 :6). When it seemed all was lost, David didn't give up. When everyone turned their backs on him, he stayed with his vision. When his family and community were taken, he went forth with what God told him to do. David never left the Lord in spite of his circumstances. I love that he did the opposite of what some of us would do, he stayed with God, he didn't run away from God. And he didn't try to take matters into his own hands. He ran towards th