August 22, 2017

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Thought to share: what are you looking at? Where is your focus? If you give your attention to the negative, you’ll never see the positive. And there is positive in every situation, because I AM in every situation with you. So keep your eyes on ME and I will show you the good in your circumstances. I will draw your eyes to MY hand at work. I will shift your focus and enable you to see the blessings that surround you.

2Corinthians 4:18 (NLT) So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Psalm 16:8 (NIV) I keep my eyes always on the LordWith Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

August 15, 2017

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Thought to share: I AM the Comforter. It is MY responsibility to comfort your weary soul. I AM the One to ease your worries and calm your fears. I AM the One who gives you strength and fills you with hope. I AM the One who blankets you in peace with confident assurances. Don’t look to any thing else for comfort. It/they can’t give you all I give you. Let ME be your Comforter.

John 14:16 (Amp) And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever—
Psalm 23:4 (NLT) Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

August 8, 2017

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Thought to share: the clock is winding down. The hour is fast approaching when I will come to get you. I’ve made all the preparations for your arrival. And I eagerly anticipate the moment when I will gather you into MY arms and present you, MY pure and spotless Bride, to MY FATHER. Be watching. Be ready. I AM coming soon.

John 14:2-3(NLT) There is more than enough room in My Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with Me where I am.
Matthew 25:1-13 (NLT) Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 
“At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’“All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’

“But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’

“But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. 11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’

“But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’

 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.

Revelation 19:7 (NLT) Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to Him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and His bride has prepared herself.

August 1, 2017

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Thought to share: I AM with you; not because I have to be, but because I want to be. You’re not just an obligation. Your neediness is not a burden to ME. I never grow weary with you. You do not frustrate ME. I enjoy being with you. You are MY pleasure. You are MY delight. And yes, MY love, I do mean “you”.
Psalm 149:4 (NLT) For the LORD delights in His people; He crowns the humble with victory.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

July 25, 2017

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Thought to share: are you weary? Tired of pushing through? Exhausted by life’s demands? Running on empty? Come refill your tank with ME. MY strength is imparted to you as you soak in MY Presence. As you absorb ME, I become your source of energy and you are renewed. Come and rest in ME and I will recharge your soul.
Isaiah 40:29 (NIV) He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Psalm 138:3(NLT) As soon as I pray, You answer me; You encourage me by giving me strength.
2Corinthians 12:9(NLT) Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 

July 18, 2017

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Thought to share: Anxiety will come – uninvited – and thrust itself upon you. Barging in, it will attempt to unsettle you and cause you stress. But you don’t have to let it bully you. You don’t have to listen to its fear inspiring whispers. You don’t have to allow it to stay. When you feel anxiety grip your heart, that’s your cue to look at ME. As you look at ME, focusing on MY steadfast faithfulness, you will see MY goodness and love. You will be reminded of MY constant care for you. And in this frame of mind, anxiety will dissipate. It cannot stay in MY Presence.

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

July 11, 2017

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Thought to share: don’t spend your time trying to project success, beauty or the perfect life. Those things never helped another. They never changed the world. Instead, focus on projecting ME. Let your words of joy and love paint a picture of ME. Let your attitude of kindness and patience display MY heart. Let your choices of faithfulness and self-control reflect MY character. And as you present ME in your everyday life, you will change the world.

Matthew 5:16 (NLT) In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)  But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.