March 27, 2019
“You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; at Your right hand are eternal pleasures.”
“For You grant him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.”
“How precious is Your loving devotion, O God, that the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.”
“The word “shalom” can be translated as, “the Spirit that destroys chaos”.
Peace/shalom isn’t passive, mild and timid. It’s aggressive, in that it dominates, it defeats and it crushes the spirit of chaos.”
John 10:17-18 ESV
“For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.
I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
“The Bible doesn’t tell us much about Hagar in Genesis, though there are suggestions that she came from Egyptian royalty.
Regardless of her background, we do know that she was Sarai’s servant and she bore Abram a son.
We also know that she is the only woman who named God!
Actually, she was the only person who named God.
Every other time, God revealed His name to those He visited.
To Abram He was Adonai El Elyon, Lord God Most High.
To Moses, I Am.
He wouldn’t tell Jacob His name but instead named Jacob Israel.
But Hagar named Him The God Who Sees Me.”
What would you name God?
“In light of God’s deep affection, we no longer have to live in fear of rejection.
We don’t have to walk empty. Or wounded. Or fearful.
We don’t have to live starved for affection.
We can live in the deep, wild, and wondrous assurance that with every one of His millions of thoughts about us, God has nothing but love for us. And He’s speaking this love over us right now.”
Luke 6:38 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! Your measurement of generosity becomes the measurement of your return.”
“There is still One whose faith in you has never wavered. And how wonderful it is that that one should be Jesus Christ!
It was a wonderful dream God dreamed, Christ says, when He created you; it was a stately being that was in His mind when you were fashioned; and I can make you all He meant that you should be.”
“Before He furnishes the abundant supply, we must first be made conscious of our emptiness.
Before He gives strength, we must be made to feel our weakness.
Slow, painfully slow, are we to learn this lesson; and slower still to own our nothingness and take the place of helplessness before the Mighty One.”