His position, not ours

Originally posted on Seeing Deep:

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2 Samuel 5:12
“David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that he had elevated his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.”

Striving to gain prestige or position is futile, especially if the Lord has not ordained it. Even when God has ordained a position for us, it is still in His timing. Of all the biblical characters, David is one I admire greatly. He knew God’s calling on His life, but He did not try to make it happen on his own, despite it taking over 20 years before he would reign over a unified Israel. Continually suffering and harassed by people who did not want him to take the position, David held firmly to what God had spoken to Him. What an example.

David was humble. He was surrendered to God and sought His will and direction for his life consistently…

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Moving in Strength

Originally posted on Living Simply In Abundance:

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Honestly…we will not always know what life will bring or where it will take us. But rest assured, we are safe when following the guidance of the Lord. Our safety will not necessarily come packaged the way we think.

Do you trust Him enough to walk into the unknown, to move into areas you are not familiar with?

However it may come and whatever it may be we can move in strength. His strength.

Over the past couple months I have found myself moving for Him, stopping for Him, loving for Him and being alone with Him. I want to bring Him glory and honor. I want to be all that I am called to be in this life. I know that I won’t always get it right or do it right the first time but I push myself to go the distance however long it may take.

Dear loves…

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What Comforts You?

Originally posted on A Display of His Splendor Blog:


May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. (Psalm 119:76 NIV)

When Jonah was a baby, he used a pacifier. When it was time to take it away, the doctor suggested I cut the tip off. Every couple of days, cut a little more until Jonah decided it wasn’t comforting him anymore. This was a great tip for Karoline. After one snip, she looked at it and threw it away. But Jonah sucked on that thing until he couldn’t hold on to it anymore. It took him longer than his sister, but eventually he gave it up. It never occurred to me he had found another form of comfort.

Last night Jonah didn’t want to sleep in his room. I thought this was odd. When we asked him, he said he misses his brother’s breathing. Nathan and Jonah have separate rooms joined by a…

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The Storm is Over!

rain Just a few hours ago, I left a restaurant after having lunch with some friends and just as I was leaving, it started to rain. And I don’t mean a few raindrops. It started raining so hard that I could barely see in front of me. And I really don’t like to driving when it’s raining that hard. I’ve never been fond of the rain and driving because the day I took my drivers test many years ago, I failed because I had to take the test in torrential rains.

As I braced myself to carefully drive home, within 5 secs, I drove out of the storm in to bright sunshine! It blew my mind!! I’ve seen it happen before with light rain, but never have I driven out of torrential rains into dry streets with the sun shining. As I looked in my mirror, I could still see the storm behind me!! It happened so quickly all I could do was shake my head and rejoice! As quickly as the storm started and as I anticipated being in it a little while longer, it was over.

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Of course it all felt very prophetic to me. Lately, I have been in a weak place with little or no faith because I’ve been going through some storms for such a long time. Surely, coming out of this rain storm the way that I did was a sign to me from God that the storm is over! All I can say is hallelujah!

I’m looking for it all to happen. No more proclamations. Just seeing it manifest just as I did today. I’m coming right out of this storm and so are you!

Matthew 8:23-27 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Timing Is Everything

Originally posted on AM 1310: The Light:

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Dear God: Please help me to adjust my life clock according to the flow of your seasons and perfect timing.

When you’re working towards GREATNESS, there are any number of things that can hold you back.

Discouragement, anxiety, fear, worry.

Sometimes those things can lead to behaviors that will delay you on the path to greatness.

I’m a person who happens to believe that the Bible was written as a guide for life.

I believe that there is not a subject or topic that we won’t find covered in scripture.

And for me, obedience to God is paramount, so if I find a teaching that shows me the error of my ways, I’m more apt to apply the principle in my life.

As I thought about my quest for this month – to COMPLETE some things, I honestly admitted to myself that I tend to procrastinate!

Sure, I get…

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