Worship with your life. It is not just an act of doing, but of being... Not just when we sing, dance, paint, sleep, eat, living our everyday life... It’s more than that... Worship is a thankful life, a life of gratitude and bringing glory to God! The One who made us, saved us and who loves us so extravagantly! He lavishes us with all we need for life and godliness... He is the all consuming fire, who was and is and is to come! Hebrews 12:28-29 / Psalm 22:27 – 29
Carefree you swing! Sustained by God’s love and provision for you. Just being who God made you to be. Safe and secure with the joy of experiencing His love and sustaining power over your life. He upholds you, He carries you. Savour the moments of just enjoying this life God has given you! Remembering your position in Him... a childlike faith that can move mountains!
Arise o’ child of God for you are completely loved and secure. You belong to the King! To know our identity in Christ. To know you belong... You are sustained and loved by Him... Never to doubt, but to walk this life with confidence. God has placed us here and now for a reason. Let us always find our true belonging in the King and His Kingdom. For this is eternal and unchanging. Ephesians 3:17
As this protea was specifically chosen to go into this vase to display its beauty - so you have been specifically chosen to display His beauty and fragrance and to bring Him glory every day - not with what you do, but in who you are... and He delights over your intricate, and colourful design and beauty. May we display the beauty of the Lord daily.
I have painted a number of horses over the years. They are strong animals, embodying freedom and representing true faith! When we trust in our God to lead and guide us in this life, we can live boldly! Without fear and the influence of this world. Acting in faith takes courage and confidence in Him - the author and perfecter of our faith. Stand strong, do not hold back and believe! Romans 8:28
Those who serve and love with the love of Christ are a sweet fragrance unto the Lord. You are a royal priesthood, strong and courageous, bringing healing, care and love to the broken and destitute. Truly with our God all things are possible! He is enough! He satisfies and our hope is in Him alone! 2 Corinthians 2:14 / Joshua 1:9 / Romans 10:15
To see and be seen. With our eyes fixed on JESUS, He makes us free to be what God purposed us to be... For out of a place of intimacy we can enjoy true love and life. With childlike faith we will walk this life... not to be distracted but seeking His face. “The Lord makes His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you...” Numbers 6:25
Trusting in His return... with confidence and such joyful expectation! This is a picture of waiting patiently... with complete hope and security in His return for His bride. We are resting in Him, in this life, in all we do and love, right where God has placed us. Isaiah 26:3 / 1 Peter 1:8 We know and love You Jesus... and Your Word is clear. Romans 8:1 / John 3:16 - 17
We are made righteous in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. Romans 3:22 He covers me over with His Righteousness... layer upon layer, I am made whole again. He makes us white as snow. Arise bride of Christ,.. clean and spotless.. covered in His righteousness... eyes focused on her bridegroom - Jesus!
This is what I love and yearn for daily… Just to be in Your presence... To be engulfed by your goodness and mercy. Even in the busyness of life, I can rest in the centre of the storm, in Your peace... Abiding in You... How good and lovely You are Father God. In you I have identity and purpose. Soft wind of the Holy spirit, come blow in our lives and teach us the fruits of the Spirit. Jesus our Saviour. Our beloved. You are enough for us... Arise my beautiful one and stay with me. 2 Cor 6:18
To be satisfied with much and with little. I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation... Philippians 4:12 A thankful heart is a happy heart. You are my everything. I will delight and be satisfied by You.
We surrender our lives as an act of saying “Thank You” to God. As Jesus surrendered His will to the Father, so we surrender our lives as an act of thankfulness. Luke 22:42 It’s not easy... it is a journey, but what a great reward as we walk into the promises of God with a humble heart. Thank you Lord for giving your Son so we can have eternal life with You! This is a free gift... our thankfulness draws us to surrender to Your will and Your way.
Thank you Lord that in You we can stand. You establish us in truth. In life, where there are so many choices - by grace we can discern what is good and not be tossed to and fro... but knowing who we are, and in You we will remain and bear much fruit for Your glory. Colossians 2:6-7 / Psalms 1:3
Perhaps you don’t believe that you are creative. Be reminded today that you are made in the image of our creative God. His Spirit lives in you, so you have creativity within you. Whatever it is, act on it and may it be a reflection of your Heavenly Father, a beautiful display of His goodness and love. Do not compare yourself with others. The Father placed a unique individual creative expression inside you. Let it be an act of worship to Him! Romans 1:20
Even in the winter of our lives... when all seems bare and dry, we see with different eyes and we can rejoice always!! For we look with eyes of faith and our hope is in our unshakable God. In faith we see the flowers (hope) and we reflect Him. All by His mercy and grace... even faith is a gift from our God. He is good always... and He is not a man that will disappoint. Isaiah 26:3 / 1 Peter 1:8 / Nehemia 8:10
When I ponder Your goodness and how You look after the birds of the sky and even more so, me. I stand in awe of your faithfulness. That You would love on us and give us Yourself so unselfishly and unconditionally. You said ‘it is finished’ and I can rest in all You have done. This gives me so much joy and hope! True freedom is knowing and loving You! To be able to worship you... because You are enough. 1 Timothy 2:6 / 1 Chronicles 16:34