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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According to encyclopedia.com, thoroughbred horses are the fastest horses among horses.
Although it has a peculiar temperament, I am just focusing on the sheer speed of it. The source above says, "it can achieve a speed of just under 40 mi (64 km) per hr for a distance
of a mile (1.6 km)—the Thoroughbred has held undisputed reign as king
of horse racing (except for the quarter-mile sprint)."
That sounds fast to me and impressive too.
Impressive, because when an animal is that fast, great things can be accomplished. I guess that's probably why it may be a popular horse for those who like to do certain things (bet/gamble) with such data. I'm not one of them, so I'll just state my point and move on. And that means making the correlation between those fast mammals, us, and God.
This is it: If we want the Lord to move as fast as the thoroughbred moves, we're going to have to make the first move with God. Just know that fast is relative. Just pray (to maintain and strengthen our relationship with Him), read the bible (for Godly knowledge and wisdom) and focus on Him in order to allow Him to order our steps (it's our free will). When we do our part, He will move faster than the speed of that thoroughbred -- in His timing. "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles [and legs like thoroughbreds], they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40: 31).
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 joy. And I…
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 the order…
Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post."Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
I just want to encourage you to keep looking up, keep following the light, and to keep the plans God has for your life, front and centered. Continue to look up towards heaven no matter what you're going through. If you're not going through anything, then that's good, just continue to ensure your gaze is still on the Lord. No matter where we are in life we have to keep God as the center of our lives and not get too busy for the He, the Father. We must remember that what He did for us and the blood He shed for each one of us to be here today is something to be worthy, something to be praised, and something to appreciate and be grateful for.
Looking up ensures we are looking towards the light, because Jesus is the Light and He sits on high. That's a fact, so…