Monthly Archives: July 2011

DON’T GET YOUR HOPES UP!

Have you ever had somebody say to you,”Don’t get your hopes up” when  facing a bad situation or when a problem arises?  WHY NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP??? In fact, that is just what we need to do! Tune in this week as we look into the very reason to get your hopes up when the chips are down 🙂

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WHEN YOU’RE WEARY ….

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.             -Jesus

John 14:27 New King James Bible

Forgive me Lord. I have been the ship tossed about in the storm instead of the light house guiding the way. I have been as the wilderness dry and scorched by the heat. instead of the much needed rain. How can I show others the way to You through the storms when I myself have a storm in me?

When you focus on the circumstance  or bad situations you are in. It is like a ship on the storm tossed sea. Your  focus is off and it is very difficult to concentrate on anything. You can draw strength from the peace God has placed on the inside of you through your relationship with Him in Christ.

Clossians 3:15 (AMP)in the Amplified Bible it reads:

15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live].

When you allow other things to crowd out your time you have set aside to spend with God ,you will start to feel like a desert instead of a well watered garden. When a bad situation (the “heat”) arises you will end up getting  “scorched”

Isaiah 26:3 Amplified Bible it reads:

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

Thank You Jesus You are my peace that calms the boisterous waves. The light that guides my way. You are the rain the former and the latter. In my heart You are a wellspring, ever flowing living water, streaming out of me. You have overcome the storms of life and You calm the storms in me.    

2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you

Isaiah 43:2

God’s Toy Box

Anyone who has ever tried to set up a blog or a web page knows that coming up with a name can be quite tricky. All the names I had in mind where taken. When I put in the title “Wellspring” it said that name is taken it then suggested “Well drain”! Okay that won’t work. While I was trying different names my nephew said, Why don’t you call it God’s Toy box?  Come to think about it this blog is exactly that!

When I was young one of my favorite things to do besides climbing trees and crawdad fishing in Nana’s creek was playing in my big brothers toy box in his closet. In there was a world filled with cowboys and Indians little green army men,spin tops, and cars. He had  the coolest toys! When my mom would look for me she would just about always find me there!

When I spend time in God’s word it is like playing in the toy box. There is so much there! And there is plenty to share.