Draw Near to God

Verse of the Day:  James 4:8

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.       

Draw near to God, come to Him by faith, with true repentance and obedience, leaving your sins behind you. Study the Word of God to learn who He really is. Come to the foot of the throne and seek His presence with a sincere heart through prayer, fasting, praise and worship for He is truly worthy. God loved you first and is waiting for you to take the next step by inviting Him into every part of your life. He loves you more than you can ever imagine and when you draw near to Him, He draws near to you by granting you His gracious presence, by communicating His love to you, by applying the blessings of His grace, by helping you in times of need and distress and by protecting you from you enemies. (John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible) Come to God and receive His love, grace, mercy, peace and forgiveness.

Obedience to God Brings Blessings

Psalm 128 1-2

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 128:1-2

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

It doesn’t matter if you are rich, poor, young or old, blessings and prosperity come to all who fear and obey the Lord. Reverence to God, submitting to His will and obedience to His Word are the keys to a blessed and prosperous life. God wants you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. He wants you to be happy and reap all the benefits of His promises. If you walk in His ways all will be well with your soul while you live on this earth, and even better, for all eternity.

Stop Worrying, Start Worshipping    

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:27

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Worrying doesn’t change a thing and it sure doesn’t add any benefit to your life. I know that we are living in trying times but that doesn’t mean we have to worry about every little thing. That also doesn’t mean we should live recklessly. We need to take precautions, be safe and do what we feel is right for ourselves and our unique circumstances. The Bible says fear, anxiety and worry are not from God. Instead, we must we must have faith in God’s promises and He will give us peace and strength to get through anything. Turn your worrying into worshipping and let God turn your battles into blessings.

Receive Your Blessing

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 81:10

I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Long ago He brought the Hebrews out of Egypt and out of bondage and He has done the same thing for you. He has brought you out of your bondage of sin. Now open your mouth wide with praise and thanksgiving for your deliverer. Pray with boldness and confidence in your God asking Him for what you need and He will bless you according to your faith. If you want to receive your blessing you have to trust and believe that the Lord is able to fill your cup, and not just fill your cup but overflow it. Open wide and receive your blessing!

I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed

Numbers 6 24-26

Verse of the Day:  Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Don’t waste your time on lucky charms, four leaf clovers or any other superstitions. Instead, spend time in prayer with the living God who hears your prayers. Thank God for all your blessing for every good and perfect gift comes from above. The Lord pours His blessings and grace on His people. He, and He alone is the reason for your blessings and peace. May the Lord keep you in His hands and let His blessing surround you with His love. Let His righteousness shine on you and His mercy and grace rain upon you. May He show you favor all the days of your life in Jesus name.

Envy Rots the Bones

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 14:30

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

When you have a real relationship with God, He changes your heart.  You start to feel freed from anger, worry and envy. You have peace in your heart and a hope that makes you joyful. But a heart that envies the happiness, prosperity and success of others exhausts the body and soul.  Don’t let envy steal your peace and joy, don’t let it affect your spirit or your health. Count your own blessings and be happy for the blessings of others. Trust in the Lord, what is meant for you won’t pass you by.

Loaded with Blessings

Psalm 68 19

Verse of the Day: Psalm 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Wake up with praise on our lips, focused on God. Start your day right with prayer and receive the spiritual blessings the Lord has in store for you today. Each new day is loaded with blessings of love, joy, peace, mercy, grace, redemption, forgiveness and salvation! Praise the Lord for each day He takes care of our needs and bears our burdens. Glorify your Lord and Savior!

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 10: Happy Thanksgiving!

1 Chronicles 29 13

Verse of the Day:  1 Chronicles 29:13

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Over the past few days I’ve shared with you just a few of the things I’m thankful for but there are so many that I would never be able to express them all. I’m also thankful for the readers of The Consecrated Woman. It’s a blessing to be able to share God’s Word with you. Thank you for your continued support. I pray that you are encouraged and inspired daily. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. As we give thanks to our Lord today let’s remember that God is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year. May God bless you and your loved ones today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 9:  Thankful for Everything

Ephesians 5 20

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:20

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am truly thankful for everything God has done for me and the plans He has for my future. I am thankful for everything He has blessed me with, it’s more than I deserve. I’m thankful for my salvation and for the relationship I have with my Savior. Above all else, I’m thankful for God’s love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. I give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart.

Obedience to God Brings Blessings

Psalm 128 1-2

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 128:1-2

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

It doesn’t matter if you are rich, poor, old, young or what race you are blessings and prosperity come to all who fear the Lord. Reverence to God, submitting to His will and obedience to His Word are the keys to being blessed and prosperous. God wants you to enjoy the fruits of your labor, to be blessed and prosperous! If you walk in His ways all will be well with your soul while you live and even better, for all eternity.