February 5, 2019

2019 Tuesday Text

Thought to share: Allow ME to take charge of your day. Let ME determine the direction of every moment. Give ME all the details and decisions. Give ME the freedom to order your steps and direct your path. I have wonderful plans for you, plans to fill your life with MY goodness and peace, but you can only experience it when you let ME take control. So hand the reigns over to ME, listen for MY voice and you will experience the abundant life I have promised you.

Psalm 119:133 (NLT) Guide my steps by Your word, so I will not be overcome by evil.

Proverbs 3:6 (NLT) Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

John 10:10 (TPT) I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!

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May 15, 2018

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Thought to share: I know it seems “responsible” to tackle problem solving. That it’s the “right” thing to do to constantly look at your situation from every angle and determine how you should “fix” it. You feel like it’s your job to think through every scenario and calculate the risk before you can make a good decision. And, if you don’t – then who will? But the reality is, you overwhelm yourself when you do this. Because I AM the Alpha and Omega, I see the beginning from the end and have mapped out a plan that will lead you deeper into MY goodness. So give your mind a break. Look at ME and listen to MY heart. I’ll tell you exactly what you need to know every step of the way.

Revelation 22:13 (NLT) I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 7:11 (TPT)  If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask Him?

January 30, 2018

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Thought to share: You can trust ME. MY plans for you are good. MY principles bring you healing. MY guidelines prosper you. MY ways take you deeper into freedom. Even though following ME is opposite from anything you know and see, it is the path of real, full, abundant life. Trust and follow ME to discover exceedingly, abundantly more than you could ever ask or think!

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

Ephesians 3:10 (TPT) Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for His miraculous power constantly energizes you.

The Complaining Challenge Day 3

Tuesday, November 14

Was yesterday an eye-opener for you? Did you realize how much God detests complaining?

The verse that gripped me most was Numbers 14:27 (NLT) “How long must I put up with this wicked community and its complaints about Me? Yes, I have heard the complaints the Israelites are making against Me.

Every complaint was really a criticism of God. Whether they were griping about food, leaders or the future, (or anything else they moaned about in the book of Numbers – the book is full of their protests) all of it was really about God and His provision and plan for them. Despite the fact that He had heard their cries for freedom and miraculously intervened in their situation. Despite the fact that He supernaturally protected them from the plagues of Egypt and led them out of bondage with the wealth of Egypt in their pockets. Despite the fact that He astonishingly prevented them from ever being enslaved by the Egyptians again – they could not see His heart to provide, protect and care for them. They could not see His hand powerfully supplying every need. Their complaints kept them from trusting His goodness and seeing His faithfulness. After all He had done, they could not believe.

That is sobering. And lest we look at the Israelites and declare them foolish, we need to realize we do the exact same thing. As ones who are in relationship with Father God through Jesus, every time we complain about anything, we are expressing a lack of confidence in God’s ability or desire to provide what we need.

Think about that. If I complain about my marriage, I’m really saying God does not have the ability to help us work through issues. If I complain about my paycheck or finances, I am saying that God does not have the ability to meet my needs. If I complain about a relationship, I am saying that God won’t give me wisdom to work through conflict and show love. If I complain about a person, I am saying God doesn’t have the desire or ability to help and change them. If I complain about snarly traffic, long lines at the grocery store or ridiculous hold times on the phone, that God does not have the ability to redeem my time. If I complain about trivial, insignificant details, I’m saying that God doesn’t care about those things and doesn’t want to get involved.

Whatever I complain about, I am removing God from the equation, thereby removing hope. The promise of good things to come, the assurance of His supernatural ability to meet any need I have. The confidence that He really does care about me and every single aspect of my life.

Complaining throws up walls and puts blinders on, keeping me from actually seeing God’s heart toward me. It prevents me from seeing how much He loves me and how passionate He is about providing for my every need. That’s why He detests it. It keeps me from seeing who He really is.

And if I can’t see Him, then I won’t engage with Him. If I don’t engage with Him and experience the reality of Who He is for myself, then I will believe any lie the enemy tells me about Him.

Today, let’s look at some verses that declare God’s passionate love and care for us. Let’s soak in these so deeply that this is what surfaces anytime we are tempted to complain about anything.  Meditate on Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 43:1-2, Romans 8:31-32, Psalm 16, Jeremiah 31:3, Jeremiah 29:11

 

*Remember to ask yourself the Reflection Questions and record your answers when you end the day!  AND connect with your accountability partner!

March 14, 2017

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Thought to share: say “yes” to ME. Don’t tie up your thoughts making plans. Don’t waste time making excuses. I have an adventure planned for you. I have magnificent plans for your life. Throw everything else aside and say “yes” to ME and all I have for you. You won’t regret a moment of it.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Isaiah 28:29 (NIV) All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.
1Corinthians 7:17 (Amp) Only, let each one live the life which the Lord has assigned him, and to which God has called him [for each person is unique and is accountable for his choices and conduct, let him walk in this way]. 

February 21, 2017

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Thought to share: Beware of the trap of comparison. Your journey with ME will not look like anyone else’s. I AM taking you along a path designed specifically for you. It will contain customized twists and turns through valleys and over mountains. The purpose of your journey is to create dependence on ME as I develop character in you. If you try to walk another’s path – you will miss all I have planned for you. So, hold MY hand and walk with ME. Don’t look to the left or the right, but keep your eyes on ME and where we are going.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 4:27 (Msg) Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.
Hebrews 12:2 (NLT) We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.

I’m throwing in the towel. (again)

A couple of years ago I wrote this post. And it’s still how I feel. So why don’t you join me? Go ahead and throw in the towel and see what Abba’s plans are for you this year. I’ve found it’s much better -and less stressful – this way!


I always have such high hopes this time of year. Regardless of what kind of year it has been, the next is always full of promise. It’s the fresh start I’ve been looking for. I can re-group, re-focus and start anew. I’m high on anticipation and expectation.

So I start to plan. I make lists of things I want to change in my life. I make lists of what I’d like to see happen in the coming year. I make lists of what I want to see Abba do. And I head off into the New Year with great enthusiasm.

But by February, the high is gone and my enthusiasm has waned. I’m now overwhelmed by disappointment and frustration. The changes I wanted seem impossible (what was I thinking?). The things I’d like to see happen aren’t anywhere in sight (people aren’t cooperating). And what I want to see God do……well, I can’t see anything for the discouragement and exhaustion.

What happened to my year full of promise? And why do I repeat this same scenario year after year only to be disappointed year after year? I usually end up throwing in the towel along with those lists. And try not to indulge in too much self-loathing as I ask myself: “Why can’t I do this? Why is this so hard?

But – one day I’m reading in Galatians and the light bulb comes on. Galatians 5:25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

I think I may have finally discovered my problem. There’s way too much of me involved. I’m being Kim led – not Spirit led. I’m the one calling all the shots; listing the changes I want, what I want to see happen and what I want to see Abba do. It’s my agenda and I’m leading the way. I’m taking charge.

I’m also the one trying to make it all happen. On my time-table of course. Always sooner rather than later.

No wonder I’m frustrated. And exhausted.

Why didn’t I see this before? How many times have I read Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”? How many times have I sung the sweet little Psalty song, “God Has A Plan For My Life” to my kids?

I don’t need to make any lists. I don’t need to set an agenda. I don’t need to make a plan.

All I need to do is let Holy Spirit lead me into Abba’s plan for my life.

So I’m not waiting until February. I’m throwing in the towel now. I quit writing list of what I want to see. Instead of setting my own agenda, for a change I’ve decided to ask Holy Spirit to lead me into Abba’s plan for this next year.

And because it’s His plan, I’m not in charge. I don’t have to figure anything out. I don’t have to organize or orchestrate. It’s His responsibility to implement and set the timetable. It’s His responsibility to power, fund and fuel His plan. It’s His responsibility to produce the changes He wants in me.

My part is to follow Holy Spirit, listen closely and then obey. That sounds a lot easier and a lot less stressful.

So this year, I sit down with pen and paper to listen. I will write down only what He whispers into my heart. And that will be my focus for this new year.