August 13, 2019

2019 Tuesday Text

Thought to consider: You are a delight to ME. I love you more than you can imagine. Nothing will ever change the way I feel about you. Nothing you do will cause ME to love you more. Nothing you do will ever cause ME to love you less. So rest in MY perfect unfailing love for you. You are MY beloved and I AM yours.

Psalm 136:26 (TPT) Give thanks to the great God of the heavens! His tender love for us continues on forever!

Jeremiah 31:3 (Msg) God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!

Romans 8:38-39 (TPT) So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!

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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!

December 13, 2016

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Thought to share: are you looking for ME? Are you anticipating an encounter with ME? Are you aware of MY Presence? I AM with you. I AM all around you. I surround you. But if you don’t have an awareness of ME, you’ll miss seeing ME in the details of your life. Turn your heart toward ME and look for ME everywhere, because I AM there.

Zephaniah 3:17 (GNT) The Lord your God is with you; His power gives you victory. The Lord will take delight in you, and in His love He will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you,
Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT) If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.

April 12, 2016

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Thought to share:Do you know how much I love you? Do you realize how much I care for you? Do you know I love you individually – not just in the context of “everyone”. It’s you I adore. It’s you that I long to talk to and share MY heart with. You are the one who has captured MY heart. You are beautiful to ME and I AM in love with you. And this will never change. Meditate on this and let the reality of this truth sink into you soul.
Jeremiah 31:3 (The Message) I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!
Malachi 3:6a (NLT) I am the LORD, and I do not change.