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You are Significant

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The Search for Significance.


I am so loving reading this book and getting to share it with a group of Ladies. One thing that has really spoken to me is that we are ALL God's masterpiece. I have always heard that and I am very familiar with the verse in Ephesians 2:10. I just have not been applying it to my life and knowing it deep in my heart. I was recreated in Christ Jesus. AND I did not do anything to deserve it. NOTHING!  That simply means to me that HE loves me. I cannot prove my love back to him to get him to love me.

SO then why do we try to 'prove' ourselves to others? Why do we get so caught up in what others think about us...or that they might not like us because of this or that? Are we not that confident in the LORD when He has already died for us and said YOU ARE SIGNIFICANT!

What if we went thru the day today feeling significant for Christ? How would that change our way of thinking, acting and re-acting to certain people or circumstances.

Women..  How does …

Abandoned

“Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” Psalm 9:10

Do you ever get the feeling that you are abandoned? Alone, scared, tired of making all those hard decisions on your own.
What I love about the Bible is that it is alive and active. Which means it is for us today, to apply to our lives, today.
After sometime of feeling alone and scared, mad and unwanted…God lead me to this verse. “Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” Psalm 9:10
I was continually searching, searching for anything that would help me thru this dark place in my life. This verse was like a light in a dark room to me. It illuminated the darkness and it brought in light. Light that I needed, I needed to see that I was not alone. God was with me and he was not going to abandon me…no matter what. True there may be times when I am not as close as I should be... sin separates us from our fellowship with him and w…

Without Faith

“ Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6

What do you believe God for? Do you have fear in that?  What does faith look like? The bible tells us in 1 John 4:18 “ There is no fear in love. But perfectlove drives out fear...”  
Faith starts here.
There have been many times that I have had to check my faith. Lots of times it has involved a money situation for me. I have often times tried to fix the situation myself afraid that if I didn’t fix it that it would get worse. I would panic and ask around or do what I could to stop something bad or worse from happening. I got pretty good at a short-term fix instead of trusting in the Lord for the outcome. Sometimes I wondered though, what would this be like if I let God do this? Wonder what could He do that was so much better then my quick fix?

Well I put faith to action. The next crisis I came head on with, I just tho…

One Truth

One Truth
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me, “ for she said, “ I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13

Hagar... that was her name. She had been running to try and get away from her problems when ( in verse 7) the Lord found her. The Lord found her!  Doesn’t that make you feel awesome inside. He really saw her and he really found her... He knew exactly where she was.
Do you need to hear that today? Sometimes I just do not know what truth is and what is real. I get so caught up in all that is going on around me that seems so crazy in this life that I just don’t know what to believe anymore. A few years ago I came across this story again. I had heard it all my life but this time I was in a place where I needed to hear truth. This was that truth. El Roi... The God who really sees.  From that moment on every time I went thru a struggle, and it seemed as though life was continually falling apart, I would stop and say to God out loud, “...…