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What if?

February 6, 2015 — Leave a comment

what ifOn a television program, a mother wisely advised her son, “Don’t torture yourself with ‘ifs.’”  That makes a lot of sense to me.  We do torture ourselves relentlessly with the “ifs” of life.

When it’s all said and done, does wrangling with the “maybes” of tomorrow rob you of happiness today?

God wants you to live in Him in the moment.  He wants you to enjoy the good that he has set before you, and trust in Him completely when the days are dark and long.

Nowhere is there an “if” that He hasn’t permitted. permitted He’s got this thing we call life.  He knows where the curves and potholes are and His message is the same…Trust Me.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV ’84)

Love Heart, when we lose hope, we lose…period.  Don’t let your enemy, the devil, torture you withtrust1 “what if’s,” because if he can paralyze you with fear and doubt that is exactly what he will do.  You will never be able to follow God the way He wants you to if you’re taking counsel from the devil!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding!  Gwen~

Coincidence

January 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

imageCoincidence; there is no such thing!  God has a plan for our lives and sets certain events in motion to achieve “His good and perfect will.”

Like in the life of Saul, the first king of Israel.  His father owned a business where donkeys were relied on to transport goods.  Some of those donkeys were missing and Saul’s father sent him to look for them.

“Now the donkeys belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost” (1 Samuel 9:3).

Saul and a servant traveled for three days looking for these donkeys, with no success.  They came to a town and the servant suggested that they ask the prophet that lived there and maybe he could tell them which way the donkeys had gone.   image

Samuel the prophet knew that Saul would be there because God had told him.  The prophet was able to tell Saul everything that was in his heart.

God orchestrated every step in Saul’s journey.

God sent the donkeys away, which made Saul have to go looking for them. The servant suggestion that they consult the prophet and the Lord spoke to the prophet of things concerning Saul.  Nothing was left to chance, it was all God.

It’s the same with our lives, Love Heart.  God leaves nothing to chance; he is in control of every aspect of our lives.  ~Debra  image

“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

Bitter Apple

January 21, 2015 — Leave a comment

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I have a Yorkie and I’m having a dickens of a time getting her house trained.  I knew in my research of Yorkies that they were hard to train, but this is ridiculous.

I’ve resorted to a spray “Bitter Apple.” It’s made to discourage bad behavior.  No, I don’t spray it on my beloved Sophie, but in the area’s that she frequents.

I was thinking,wouldn’t it be nice if that “Bitter Apple” spray would deter us from bad behavior.  From repeatedly doing the same thing, that we know isn’t good for us, over and over again.

God has given us an instruction manual to help with that very thing, “The Bible.”  We will never be perfect except in Christ Jesus, but if we will give our lives over to Him, “He promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, NIV)

Each day we grow stronger in His hands, and before you know it those areas in our lives that might have been in question will no longer be of any importance to us.  We will wonder why we ever went there in the first place.  God gives us a new heart for Him and His will for our lives if we seek Him and all His righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)~ Debra

 

 

 

 

Yep, He’s Got It!

December 30, 2014 — Leave a comment

Einstein1Have you ever had the passing thought that you might just be incredibly smart?  That you have the world by the tail and have got the whole thing figured out?  Hopefully, you noticed the word passing!

I had need of several thousand dollars.  I racked my brain trying to figure out just how I was going to come up with the cash.

The first indication of wrong thinking was the use of I.  God, in His infinite wisdom, provided everything that was needed in ways that were simply unimaginable!

Looking back, it’s very easy to see the series of events that led to His provision, and guess what?  Every one of those events was way beyond my control.  In fact, it would have been impossible for me to orchestrate the circumstances since many of them came into play years before I even knew I had a need!

Our God is so much more that we can even conceive!  Hear the words in Isaiah 55:8-9.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

Love Heart, if you can trust Him with the safety of your soul; why not trust Him completely with the little details of your life?  Gwen~

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On the Road Again

September 25, 2014 — Leave a comment

imageThe month of September has been a busy month in the Levrets household.  We have been on the road between Abilene and Dallas/Ft. Worth every weekend.

My husband and son make their living printing T-Shirts.  We are on our way to a Screen Printing show to see all the latest and greatest.

I’m sitting in the back seat listening to my husband and son talk.  It makes my heart sing as I listen to them laugh and talk.  I’m just sitting quietly and absorbing their conversation praying over bits of information I hear.

I began to reflect on my times spent in conversation with The Lord.  There is a time of listening, laughter, quiet and joy. image

Time with The Lord will give you peace that passes all understanding. ~Debra

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27,NIV)