Archive | March 2017

How Can We Trust God With The Changes In Our Lives?

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Sister Sharon Ellen Jones-Hudson gave a message in church yesterday that has really been resonating with me. Today, I watched Joyce Meyer and her message was about not being afraid of change and that God has a plan, but you have to trust Him and give in to the changes that have to occur in order for better things to come to you. Then, I looked up scriptures to meditate on and this came up as the first one in the list!!!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

I was SO AMAZED!!!! I KNOW that God is telling me that change is ok. Now, I have to work through the fear that accompanies changes when things have been the same for so long. I have always learned that God confirms things in threes. This is one of those circumstances!

I’m working on allowing God to help me to be excited about the changes that are coming and need to be made and the only way to do that is to learn to trust Him more and more each day. I’ve been serving God for the better part of 26 years now and, let me tell you, we will NEVER learn to FULLY trust Him without fail while we are on this Earth. Doubt is part of being human, but to be the kind of Believer that God wants us to be, we MUST get better and better at putting everything in His capable hands. I’m so thankful that I, now, know that He’s telling me that it’s going to be ok.

I pray that, if you’re struggling to trust Him with the unfamiliar in your life, you will join me in learning to let go one fear at a time.

May our God bless you immensely as you endeavor to follow Him with ALL of your heart!!!

All my love,
Nik

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This Morning’s Insights From God

This morning, I was reading a book called                                    Praying Through The Scriptures and this caught                        my eye. As I read it, God began to speak to my                             heart about  this very topic. I pray that this                                 message feeds your soul too!

                              Love, Nikki

 

“If we have too much of what we want before our hearts are conformed to the Lord’s, we will be fleshly and contrary to His character. But, if we learn obedience through the things we suffer, we will have a heart prepared to abound properly. For even Jesus was tested this way.” -Adam Houge

We often wonder what is taking God so long to answer our prayers and this is the answer. Paul said it, himself, in Phillippians 4:12.

American King James Version
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Here, I have included the same scripture in the GOD’S WORD® Translation so that we can see the concept put another way to understand it more thoroughly.

“I know how to live in poverty or prosperity. No matter what the situation, I’ve learned the secret of how to live when I’m full or when I’m hungry, when I have too much or when I have too little.”

I love this because we so often wonder what is taking God SO LONG in giving us what we ask for and this is why. He is preparing our hearts for what we want because if He gives it to us too soon, then we may very well lose out with Him and NOTHING is that important.!

So, the next time that God tells you to wait, remember that He tells you this BECAUSE of His everlasting and deep love for you! No good parent would want to give something to his or her child before the child could use it responsibly and in his or her best interest.

God’s not mean. He’s just preparing us to receive His gifts in a MUCH MORE meaningful and satisfying way!!

Have a great day, Loved Ones!!!

Love, Nik