#Opportunityisnowhere


Okay, be honest with me; how did you read that title. I dare you to vote:

Sometimes it seems like life dropped you off at the wrong street corner. You were supposed to be at Park Place or the Boardwalk and somehow ended up on Baltic Ave! Big difference there!

Everything that you do unto God is building a foundation of faith in your life. When you think you’ve missed your calling, be faithful where you are, pray and work unto the Lord in all you do and you will find that as long as you’re seeking Him, He is preparing you for what is to come. Seek HIM first!

Faith acts without delay. It doesn’t always make sense. But obedience (especially when you don’t understand) is the highest form of faith. God’s ways are higher than our ways. We cannot comprehend all He is doing or why things happen to be the way they are – but we can trust in His goodness to know that He will work all things together for good.

Sometimes I want to think I’m in the wrong place. I’m nowhere near the place I thought I would be by this time. It feels like there is nothing for me sometimes. Why would God bring me to such a place? Everything is seemingly at a stand-still. It is so tempting to pull back and just let things slide, wait on Him and do much of nothing. But I’m called to be faithful where I am even when I don’t understand why I happen to be here.

Opportunity is not nowhere, opportunity is NOW HERE. It is in this place I can take time to experience and truly know the heart of my glorious Lord. It is in this place that I can breathe deep and rest in who He is. It is in this place that I want to be found faithful living my life unto Him.

When you find yourself in that place, even when you think it seems mundane, be faithful nothing done unto the Lord is ever in vain. Take heart when you feel like opportunities, promises, and the fullness of what you’re  called to nowhere, because it is NOW HERE. Faithfulness breeds fruitfulness. 

#BeFaithful

#FaithfulisFruitful

 

21 Days of Never-the-Same – Day 11


7 Quotes that revolutionized my thinking over the years:

Jesus is being lost in a religion bearing His name. People are being lost because they cannot reconcile Jesus’ association with Christianity. Christianity has become docile, domesticated, civilized. We have forgotten there is a kingdom of darkness stealing the hopes and dreams and souls of a humanity without God.” – The Barbarian Way

This is a reminder to be radical!

“Often times exploration and seeking gets left behind because it’s interpreted as a weakness. But it feels right to write about that because that’s where I am. Questioning is such a prerequisite to growth. If you’re not asking hard questions, how can you be taking a journey to the answers?” – Nichole Nordeman

Never stop seeking. There is always more.

“The sufficiency of Christ is more than enough for you.” – Pastor Ben

This might seem so simple. But this truth is what I remind myself of every day. That from where I’m at, everything that I have ever been through was preparation for going through today. What God has done in my life, and the essence of who He is, is more than enough for me live strong today.

“Call on the promise.” – Lisa Greathouse

My dance teacher told me this years ago. To me it is a constant reminder of the faithfulness of God and that when He gives me a promise, I have a promise and it’s not my job to see that it is made. He is faithful to complete it.

“An attitude of expectancy is the breeding ground of miracles” – Pastor Jeff

Expect God to move. He longs to intervene in our lives. Believe He will and do what He tells you to do. You will see the supernatural when you take that step of obedience to partner with Him.

“It is not the bad things in life that keep us from the best things of God. It is the good things that keep us from the best.” – Joanie Jarrett, Missionary to Scotland

Just because something is “good”, doesn’t mean that it is of God. Staying connected with Holy Spirit is key.

“…before the Lord’s sword will come through your mouth, it must first pass through your heart…” – The 3 Battlegrounds

Without having a revelation of His Word and Truth, it’s just empty words. Develop a love for the Word of God. There is power in the revelation of Truth!

What are some of your favorite quotes? Why?

21 Days of Never the Same – Day 2


PrintFor the last few weeks God has really been reminding me and deepening my revelation of His faithfulness. I remember when I first got that revelation of how faithful He really is.

A few years ago at my church’s Women’s Winter Enrichment Weekend, the speaker, Rev. Sue Willis spoke on the faithfulness and promises of God. I can’t say that I remember everything she taught on, but there were some truths taught that day that found their way to my heart.

The first of those being what is to this day one of my favorite verses: Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

This was the first revelation I received of God’s faithfulness in my life. And since, year after year I have seen it increasingly more and more.

Then today my school had the honor of ministering at Agape A/G in Weedville, PA. One of my dear friends Olivia was preaching and go figure, preaching on the promises and faithfulness of God. She did such an incredible job. Something that I really took from her sermon is when you doubt and don’t have that trust that God will fulfill the promise He has given you, then it can put you in a place where your trust isn’t strong enough to hold the promise when He gives it. Sometimes God is waiting on you to just trust Him and trust in His timing to fulfill it.

Something that God has been showing me and what I want to remind you of today is this:

When God gives you a promise, you have a promise and it’s not your job to see that it is made.

Sometimes it might seem like that promise will never be fulfilled. When that happens we can’t tend to take matters into our own hands. (Abraham & Sarah anyone? – Hagar, Ishmael…you get the idea. You want the Isaac. Not the Ishmael.)

God’s delays are not denials.

 Trust in His goodness to do what He has promised.

Hold fast. He who promised is faithful!

 

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