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