Monday Moment January 14, 2019

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Psalm 29:3-6
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.  He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.
We see and are surrounded by many social, political and personal issues that cry out for justice for the injustices that are suffered in our world today.
There seems to be no hope for the trials and environmental woes that have infested and affected us.  But there is one whose voice remains the same and is loud and powerful!
The voice of the Lord is a powerful force.  When we take time out to listen, allowing Him to speak, hear His voice and give Him glory the surrounding voices take a back seat.
His voice is the Word of God given to us to decree and declare over our circumstances. His voices brings liberty, freedom and deliverance. His voice is our hope!
Psalm 29:7-9
The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.  The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forest bare. 
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
Have a blessed week.
Renita

Monday Moment January 7, 2019

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And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.  Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.  Matthew 4:18-20

Jesus is calling! Jesus is calling us to move away from areas of comfort and familiarity into the destiny He has purposed for our lives. Many of us have held on to old ways and old mind sets and have settled for the ordinary.  When Jesus called Simon Peter and his brother Andrew and many of the other disciples, I’m sure they didn’t know how much they would be impacted by following Jesus. They left behind what was comfortable not knowing that their lives would be forever changed, and they will forever change lives. I feel that the Lord is saying that many of us have put on hold the dreams that He has deposited in our hearts.  Many have visions and aspirations and left them on the side of the road like an abandoned car that has died.  It’s time to get out the jumper cables and recharge those dreams.  Jesus is calling us to listen to His voice and heed the call.  There’s much work to do for His Kingdom!

Have a blessed week.

Renita

Monday Moment December 31, 2018

Here is your dose of inspiration for today’s Monday Moment.

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Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

It’s the end of another year.  2018 proved to be quite the year for many. Some experienced tumultuous events while others saw the fruition of long awaited, plans and dreams spring to life. This past year may have even pulled strained and stretched a lot of us to our limits causing one to stop and pause and ask God “what’s going on?”  When there is much going on around me, at times I stop and ask myself two questions “Lord, what have I been praying for and what did you promise?”

When God gave the promise to Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, He didn’t give him a play by play notebook and a time schedule on how this would come to be. Abraham and Sarah experienced many trials along their life journey even to the point of taking matters into their own hands to produce the promised heir.  But God did not relinquish His promise.

As we move into this new year, I feel that the Lord does not want us going into this year making another resolution! But instead, being real and honest with ourselves taking time to reflect, refocus and remember what God the Father has promised and spoken over our lives.  The promise is not afar off! He who promised is faithful. Faithfulness requires that we listen intently on what God’s Holy Spirit is saying. He has a journey specifically carved out for you and it will not look like anyone else’s journey. God ordains and works within various seasons of our lives to bring us to fulfilling our call and purpose. If we’re not intentional in spending time with Him, we’ll miss the opportunities and open doors that He has set before us.

Happy New Season!

Have a blessed week.

Renita

Monday Moment December 24, 2018

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For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

God the Father thought enough of us to give us the perfect gift. A gift that would save us from our sins, show and teach us how to love, give peace and bring us joy.  His gift would carry the burden and weights of many but alleviate heaviness in times of distress. The gift would be called many names, Wonderful -the gift whose ways are unexplainable, Counselor -the gift when wisdom is needed, Mighty God -the gift that gives strength and fights our battles, Everlasting Father -the gift who loves unconditionally and provides our needs, Prince of Peace -the gift who gives peace deep down in our souls when the storms of life are swirling all around us.  God the Father knew that we would so desperately need this gift.

In this Christmas season of gift giving it’s easy to lose sight of its true meaning.  As you prepare to spend time with family and friends for Christmas, let’s not forget the best gift that was given, the gift that cannot be purchased with money, the perfect gift is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. The gift is Jesus!

Have a blessed week.

Renita

Monday Moment December 17, 2018

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And My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Late one afternoon I pulled into my carport taking great care to back into my space. What I didn’t notice was a plastic trash bag was laying against the wall of the carport.  I thought oh great, someone left their trash in my space or it was blown into my space by the wind.  I dashed in to prepare and grab a few things for my evening out.  When I got to my car the trash bag was still there. I hesitantly picked it up thankfully it was empty.  Not having time to run over to the dumpster to discard it I placed it in the trunk of my car. Later that evening while assisting with the clean up of the event I attended, I volunteered to take some of the trash and recycling with me to place in my dumpster.  I put the items in a paper bag and packed them in my car.  It was rainy and dark when I arrived home. I began thinking how to carry the recycling to the dumpster not wanting to leave it in my car overnight. Then I remembered the trash bag! The thing that I had been annoyed with was the thing that I needed later that night. I said, “Lord you knew that this very trash bag would come in handy!”  We often think of God’s provision coming to us in big ways, but His blessings to us can come in many forms.  He cares about the very details of our lives and knows exactly what we need and what we will need.  In this Christmas season, trust the Lord’s provision.  All the blessings you need may be right in front of you or it can come from the least likely source.

Have a blessed week!

Renita

Monday Moment November 5, 2018

Here is your dose of inspiration for the day.

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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures;  He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Psalm 23:1-3

Have you ever felt like you’ve been thrown off track and not on the right course? That’s how I feel some days. Disruptions come to interrupt your day and you can’t seem to pull it back together!  In these moments I need to make room for a “time out” with the Lord and spend quiet time reflecting, praying, and meditating on God’s word.  The Lord is my shepherd and I need His guidance to direct my steps, I need the calmness and peace He provides to restore my soul and refresh my mind. He is my refuge from the distractions of life.

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.  Psalm 62:8

When you find yourself in a place of disruption, take a “time out” with God. Quiet your mind and allow the Holy Spirit to refresh you and speak to your heart and listen to what the Lord is saying.

Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1

Have a blessed week!

Renita

Monday Moment October 29, 2018

Here is your dose of inspiration for the day.

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Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  2 Corinthians 12:8-9

The Apostle Paul was wrestling with an affliction, a thorn in his flesh.  It was given to him a so that others would not exalt him or place him on a pedestal for all the revelations he had obtain of Christ.  He pleaded with the Lord to take it away. But the Lord did not remove it, He wanted Paul to rely on His power to accomplish all that God had purposed for him.

I believe we all have some type of “thorn” affecting our life.  We’ve asked the Lord to remove it, take it away but the affliction won’t budge.  It’s not always about moving something out of the way. He wants us to lean in on Him and trust Him for the outcome. His power is made strong in our weakness and His grace is sufficient to meet all of our needs.

Jesus is our hope trust Him today.

My prayer for your today is that you allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you, areas in your life that the Lord wants you to trust Him for.  He is able to give your strength for the journey.

Have a blessed week!

Renita