Isaiah 8:17. We find ourselves waiting on God often in life. We wait for God to answer our prayers. We wait for God to reveal His will for us. We wait for His direction when we are unsure what to do. We wait for His healing when we are sick. We wait for God to open doors in our lives and bless us with opportunities. We wait for God to rescue and deliver us from trouble and adversity. We wait for God to make things better and change our lives. We wait for God to provide us with the right career and lead us to the right spouse He has picked for us. Most of our waiting on God can be divided into one of two things: we are waiting for God to move in our lives and do something, or we are waiting to hear His voice of guidance and direction to reveal what He wants us to do. As humans, we hate to wait because we get impatient, get in a hurry, and think waiting gets nothing accomplished. God often makes us wait because His timing is perfect and rarely matches our timing. We like to rush God and get in a hurry when we expect Him to move in our lives, but we must learn to wait for Him instead of moving ahead without Him. Waiting for God is always best for us, and if He is slowing us down, we can trust it is for a good reason. So how do we wait for God and what are we supposed to do why we wait for Him? We are able to wait patiently for God by putting our hope and trust in Him. Having faith that God is with us and trusting that He will move in our lives at the right time enables us to keep waiting until God does something. While we are waiting, we should learn patience, reflect on what God has done for us in the past, and pray expectantly and continuously until God does something. Wait for God instead of moving ahead without Him because waiting on God is always best and worth the wait.
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Happy Fathers day to all of the dads out there. You are an amazing father. God bless you!
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Double tap if you need a little permission to do something that doesn’t make sense to anyone else ❤️
I emailed the #sheisbold ladies this week and told them why I offer a free membership community. And though my coaches and peers don’t understand it (and advise against it) there comes a time when you draw the line and have to choose obedience over logic— and this free membership community is one of the many for me and SIB.💁🏼♀️
So To the girl who is questioning what she’s doing and worried about if it’s a good idea or what others are saying...remember this: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
Stay bold ✌🏼
1,3036413 June, 2019
“God saw the trouble we were in. God's love never fails. He rescued us from our enemies. God's love never fails. He gives food to all who live. God's love never fails. Praise God in heaven! God's love never fails.”
Psalms 136:23-26 CEV
Luke 15:20 - So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. NIV
Today we celebrate the unconditional love of a father. We all wander off chasing our own plans and desires. We turn our backs when we think we know better. And we mess up more than we get right. But our fathers never stop loving us, no matter what! Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day to every father out there! Especially to my Godly father Bruce Wickert! Love you dad! #hopeinnumbers
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And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?
Afraid to step out of your comfort zone and what you know? You see, the more you do what’s easy, the harder life’s going to be. However, the more you do what’s difficult (for you), the easier life’s going to be. Even if it means opening up your heart and mouth, or approaching someone, or closing a business deal - whatever it may be, God gave you the power to overcome that which you’re afraid of. Quit letting fear into your mind. All you’re doing is just playing that same, unreal scenario filled with weighty “what ifs”, which cause you to be emotionally and mentally crippled. If you’re afraid, speak up anyways; close that business deal anyways; do what God told you to do, anyways! Wait and see what God has in store for you because of your obedience! Have a courageous day! @youversion #verseoftheday#dailydevotional#inspirationalquotes#dailyinspiration#courage#speakup
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The same way a loving father feels toward his children— that’s but a sample of your tender feelings toward us, your beloved children, who live in awe of you.
Psalms 103:13 TPT
Welcome to our daily chronological Bible reading plan.
This yearly plan contains the entire text of the Bible arranged in the order which the events actually occurred to help you to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history as a single story.
Day by day we will see you through the Bible, starting from the Creation moving through the birth of the church of the New Testament, and ending with the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Tips on Reading the Bible Daily.
1. Start reading the Bible today: that’s the best time, and there's no reason to wait.
2. Set aside a specific time each day that works consistently for you and try to stick to it.
* First thing in the morning
* Over breakfast * Listen to an audio Bible while driving, at the gym, while cleaning the house or your car, during a walk, when your children are doing spot activities or napping * On your lunch break
* Last thing before you go to bed at night
3. Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading.
2 Timothy 2:15
“Study to show yourself approved unto God”. Reading with a pen or a pencil in hand moves you from passive reading to active reading. Circle significant words, underline verses that stand out to you, and write down questions or insights that you have along the way.
Not all superheroes wear capes. Some work tirelessly, unseen and unthanked - everyday - and are called “Dad”! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads who understand how important their role is in building and shaping their child’s life. #theexp#ecctampa
If you are believing God for something, prepare for it as though you already have it! I heard words along those lines in a sermon earlier this year and ever since then I've seen the importance of having intentional faith.⠀
When we think about preparing to be a wife even though we may not be in a relationship... yet... we think about just praying for our spouse. But what about the qualities of a wife? Shouldn't we, beautiful single ladies, who desire marriage, walk and become wife material as a single?⠀
The verse says that her husband can TRUST her. This means that you (and I) have to ask the Holy Spirit to cultivate an honest trait in you, help you stick to your word and make you reliable! So that when a man sees you, he sees a woman he can trust... he sees a virtuous wife. It also says that she ENRICHES his life. My, my, my... where do I even start? Ladies, Sisters, Queens... build your man up!! Don't be afraid to tell him everything amazing about him. Don't be afraid to encourage him to fulfill his goals. Help him to succeed and encourage him in his walk with Christ. And as a godly man, he will do the same for you! Now that is a partnership worth preparing for!⠀
“The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.”
Psalms 6:9 NLT
Prayer is powerful.
I think often we can try pray for things, but just get discouraged when we see nothing happen.
We can also, when asked to pray for someone say we will, but then never actually pray for them.
Or we can offer to pray for someone, but not mean it, and just forget about it.
Do any of these apply to you?
The majority of us don’t realise how important prayer is.
Even Jesus, the Son of God prayed, and if He needed to pray, I’m pretty sure we do too.
Jesus not only came to teach, and to die on the cross to save our sins, He came to set an example for us to follow, on how to approach each day and what are good things to do each day. For example, praying.
All throughout the Bible there are many verses about prayer, but a common point that is brought up again and again is to pray consistently, with a purpose, with a joyous heart and believing that what we pray for is going to happen.
It sounds simple but when we pray, do we have strong faith that what we pray for, will be answered by God in one way or another? Or do we just say the words, hoping God hears them.
Friends, I promise you, God hears each and every one of your prayers, you are important to Him and He cares about you.
We can count on God anytime, anywhere.
When nobody forgives you for your sins, our Heavenly Father Forgives.
When nobody has mercy on you, our Heavenly Father has Mercy.
When nobody wants to give you a chance, our Heavenly Father gives chances.
We should be the same towards others.
Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
➡️Remember: The “small stuff” are not worth “sweating” but it's worth praying – pray about it!
Titus was instructed to teach the new churches in Crete was to live like, apparently very differently to those with no faith. Seems like this message applies to many of us - living in a world ignorant of the Lord. This message is for us also: “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.”
Titus 3:1-2 #titus3#bible#biblequotes#bibleverse#bibleverseoftheday#verseoftheday#bepeacable#begentle
“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.”
Psalms 68:5 // #hertrueworth#worthyisshe
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There are a lot of good fathers! Men who figured it out by themselves because their fathers were absent. Men who have vowed to never abandon their responsibilities. After experiencing the pain of an absent father, you’ll do everything to remain in your child's life. Dads are fathering, regardless of their relationship with their child’s mother.
Fatherhood isn’t just about making babies; It’s a blessing and a responsibility. Only a man can be a father, and he doesn’t have to be the biological father to act like one. A single mother raising a child should be praised, but it doesn’t make her dad. Calling mom “dad” is confusing. By doing this, we subconsciously train a child to believe the family structure doesn’t matter or exist. Children equally need their fathers and mothers.
It’s encouraging to watch my friends take care of their children. They aren’t just raising their children in front of a television, but teaching them to be active. Fathers are taking their kids to parks and playing with them, taking them to school, loving their mothers, and speaking life into them.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads. I see you and I’m rooting for you!
“So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” Genesis 9:1 NKJV
There’s a civil war happening in Cameroon. You may not be aware, but we’re killing each other. After our independence from France and Britain's colonization, we remained split: Francophone vs Anglophones. A lot has transpired throughout the years, and a lot of blame to pass. What are we dying for? Over differences stemming from two countries who no longer rule us? As a society, we have to stop repeating history by empathizing with one another and the differences we all have.
We must all work together if our goal is to solve meaningful problems. People are being killed, discriminated against, persecuted for what they believe— all in the name of power and greed.
All we need to do is reach out to God. God hasn’t forgotten us. Genesis 8, “Then God remembered Noah.” Even in the violence and crisis were living in, I see hope. Folks are praying and crying out. God is moving. We’ve made progress, but we still have work to do. Because it stops raining, it does not mean the drizzling stops. We’re all hurting and healing is a process. Continue praising God in your battle for what He’s done already. God will never start what He doesn’t intend to finish.
“Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible.” Genesis 8:5 NLT
There are times when we believe forgiveness doesn’t come with consequences. We think when we forgive then we’re saying an offender should not be punished. You can forgive and still seek justice. “For the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes those he accepts as His child.”
Withholding forgiveness and compassion to punish an offender is a sin. In Psalm 103:8-12, we see that God is a God of compassion: “The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to anger and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins; He does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.”
Micah 7:19 teaches us that once we’ve repented for our sins, God forgives and forgets. We may not have the ability to forget, but we can forgive.
2 Samuel 24:14, ““I’m in a desperate situation!” David replied to Gad. “But let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great. Do not let me fall into human hands.””
If God shows sinners compassion, why can’t we?