Friday, March 4, 2011

Hope

20 We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,for we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,for our hope is in you alone.
Psalm 33:20-22 NLT


Isn't this great news? If we place our trust and hope in the Lord we will not be disappointed. I cannot tell you how this really makes a difference in my life. When things aren't always "fair" or "just" I can trust that the Lord sees it and will handle it for me. I need not to get all worked up or bitter over injustice, if I trust in Him! He can handle it without my help! And He can take care of any situation so much better than I can! Especially when I stay out of the way!

Thank You Lord that your unfailing love surrounds me and that I can place my hope in You!

Shanin

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Salt

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”
Mark 9:50 NKJV


Have you lost your saltiness? Have you lost your zest or flavor for Jesus? Don't let the business of life drain the very flavor of your life out of you. But how do I stay full of life? Read the Word. Even when you don't feel anything, just do it! God will speak to you. He so desires for you to keep those lines of communication open with Him. The liar of this world will try to discourage you or even simply wear you down gradually, but keep you guard up! Read the Word, spend time with Him. I promise even if you don't remember what you just read for that moment it will come back to you when you need it! Ask Jesus to help you to understand and absorb it into your heart and mind.

Have salt among yourselves! Be at peace with each other! Fellowship with other christians! Work at your relationships and don't let the enemy plant seeds of division. As long as you maintain flavor and unity you will do great things! And God will do AMAZING things in your life. You will see!

Lord, help me not to becom bland! I want to be...

Full of Flavor!

Shanin