In my 𝙊𝙣𝙚-𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙈𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 study by Tim Tebow, Tim states something on Day 5 that totally stopped me in my tracks and made me think, so I wanted to share it with you…
“I believe that one of the greatest tragedies would be to reach the end of one’s life and look back and say,
‘𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧.’”
So here is something to ponder …
What are you doing in your life right now?
Is it something meaningful or are you just going through the motions?
Does God have a bigger plan for you, but you just aren’t listening?
I hope today you will stop and pray…
pray for 𝙙𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣,
pray for 𝙜𝙪𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚,
pray for 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚 to believe you can accomplish all things because you are walking with Jesus by your side.
Then go and make this day count. Not for your own personal gain, but for the glory of our Heavenly Father!
Many blessings being sent.
God Morning ... Mission Possible
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘!! I believe many people in this world go through it saying to themselves, "What is my purpose here? There has to be more."
I wanted to share a 365-day devotional I just got called “𝙈𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙊𝙣𝙚-𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡: 365 𝘿𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙋𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙪𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙂𝙤𝙙-𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙋𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚” as I felt it could be of great help to anyone wanting to figure out their purpose.
I have always loved how Tim Tebow puts his faith first, no matter what even when he was being ridiculed and talked about by others in the NFL.
This post is a little longer, but I wanted to share some excerpts from the Introduction of Tim’s devotional so you can get an idea of what to expect for his goals when he wrote it. (I am sure he won’t mind as I hope it will encourage you to buy his devotional.)
If going into 2023,
you are feeling a sense being lost,
you feel God is tugging at your heart to do great things, but you don’t know what,
maybe this is the answer to help you find direction. At least, I hope it helps and you will join me.
I know I am excited about the journey!
𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙥𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:
"Do you struggle with anxiety about your purpose? Are you trying to extract the meaning behind life’s unavoidable responsibilities and visions of a greater future that you’re striving hard to manifest? Do you ask yourself questions like these?
Is there more to life than _____?
What difference can I make?
I’m bored at work. I need to do something that is truly fulfilling, but what?
If so (and I think we all struggle with this at some point), there’s good news: The purpose of your life is a lot simpler than you may imagine. Ultimately, for believers of Jesus Christ, it is to know God and make Him known. And through that fundamental directive, we love and serve Him and others.
No matter when or how, you’re holding this book in your hand right now because you want to make your life count! And I’m so glad to be here with you for the next 365 days.
Whatever your time with God looks like, I want you to approach these special moments with intention and expectation. Yes, God has a purpose for you. And yes, He wants to use you within His great plan for humanity. Take your time ingesting these words. Don’t rush—I know very well the temptation to do so. Give yourself a chance to gain some spiritual training by hearing God speak to your heart.
A mission-possible life is marked with adventure and sealed with significance. There are moments of immense joy. But a mission-possible life can also feel like sprinting through knee-high mud. You’re going to get sore. You’ll get tired. You will have to learn to depend on God for resources, energy, and courage. You will feel depleted at times. But through it all, you’ll also reignite a greater purpose in every day that will leave you with more meaning and fulfillment than you have ever known.
This devotional revolves around what a mission-possible life means and what it takes to live it. You’ll learn truths like the fact that surrender is not a dirty word. You’ll get an in-depth look into the character of God. You’ll better appreciate the rewards of sacrifice, and so much more.
I believe that as you learn more about God and yourself, your life will spark great changes. Let’s start making each day count, together."
God Morning ... Winter Solstice
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! Winter Solstice … many people cannot appreciate the cold winter months. I get it, especially this year with the bitter cold temperatures!
But today I have a new appreciation for this time. I was reminded in my morning meditation if we …
focus on the season and its beauty,
take time to slow down,
read a book,
write a letter, and
just be presence,
we can find ourselves 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩 and 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 for the life God has so graciously given us.
Appreciate all things in your life 𝙣𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙗𝙞𝙜 𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙡…
a hot shower
food on the table
a roof over your head
a bed to sleep in
your ability to pay bills
and, most important in my eyes, the freedom to worship God and have an intimate relationship with Him!
I wish you much peace on this the shortest day of the year and may your winter be filled with many 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 and 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 for the chance to just be presence for God to show you His will for you in 2023.
God bless and have a wonderful, restful day!
God Morning ... Being God's Witness
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! In my morning reading, I found this verse reminding me that we are His 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨 and here to share our faith so people can learn about Him.
It is our responsibility to be God’s witnesses. My question to myself and to each of you …
Do people know what God is like through your words and actions? Sometimes?
I definitely plan to work on that more and with God’s grace and guidance I will continue to get better.
Wishing you a blessed day!
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! The verses I decided on for the month of December for my daily reading are Psalm 63:3-5 …
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name, I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
God provides everything we need! Look to Him for your guidance and direction in all you do … start your day in prayer and see how your life will change!
People come and go in our life, but I do believe every person we encounter can have an impact on us … some 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 and some 𝙣𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚.
Today, I encourage you to remember the people who have helped you become the person you are today …
whether it was a teacher, a pastor, a friend or co-worker.
Think of how they influenced you in the right direction and say a prayer and blessing for that person.
God Morning ... Trust in Him
This month I have had many Christian friends mention the fact that they are struggling … not in their faith, but that they feel a a strong sense of evil all around them.
In the book of 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, Paul is reminding us to remain strong in our faith and continue our work for the Lord until His coming when we will all be taken up to be with Him.
The month of October (really it seems like all the time right now) is filled with satanic presence. As Paul tells us, in Chapter 1, Verse 6-10:
“𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵: 𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘴. 𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶."
Stand firm in your faith, pray daily and seek the Lord in all you do.
This will help you go through the troubled times with the strength from the Holy Spirit who lives in each of us as believers for Christ.
God bless you … know daily prayers are being said especially for those who are struggling right now.
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! In my reading this morning, I was led to Romans 5:3-4.
Such a good reminder for us that while we are 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙙, it doesn’t mean our lives will be 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴.
Satan is all around us and lurking to have us stumble. But as a child of God, we have His
that ultimately we will have
Remember to focus on learning from the challenges you find yourselves in and grow from them.
These experiences help develop
which in turn will strengthen our
🅣🅡🅤🅢🅣 in God,
and give us greater
🅒🅞🅝🅕🅘🅓🅔🅝🅒🅔 about the future.
Wishing you a very blessed week!
In turning to my morning reading, my Bible opened to the page with this verse. Funny how God provides us guidance in the simplest way.
In verse 4, it tells us to “𝙍𝙚𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨.”
In the world we live in with all the craziness, health issues, and negative news, it is hard to remain joyful sometimes.
But even while in prison, Paul is writing to the Philippians to be joyful.
His attitude teaches us an important lesson:
Our inner attitudes do not have to reflect our outward circumstances.
It is easy to get discouraged about health issues or unpleasant circumstances that may be in our lives, but we should have
that no matter what happens to us, Jesus Christ is with us and will
🅝🅔🅥🅔🅡 🅐🅑🅐🅝🅓🅞🅝 🅤🅢.
If you haven’t been joyful lately, maybe it is time to look at circumstances in your life with a different perspective.
If you are 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮, know that I said a prayer for you this morning.
As part of additional Bible study, I am reading again “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭” that our friend Todd gave us.
I love this book and its message how God’s love transforms us … which is what so many of us need right now in this world.
Romans 12:2 clearly reminds us to not conform to the ways of this world but set our eyes upon Jesus.
With all the hatred, abuse, scheming, pornography, stealing, cheating, and killing in this world, we should focus our intentions on what is good and noble as Philippians 4:8 reminds us of …
“𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦, 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨.”
How can we do this?
In my study of Deuteronomy, they focused on word oғ мoυтн and мeмorιzaтιon as they didn’t have Bibles or churches to meet in to learn.
Today we have a wonderful tool to use to know God’s commandments and examples of how He wants us to live …
Are you using this to help you remember the importance of not conforming to the patterns of this world?
Daily reading and prayer help me stay connected to our Lord. It helps me remember the many blessings I have in my life. It also helps me know that because I am saved … I KNOW I will be going to a much better place.
Stop watching/listening to the news. Put on some Christian music or a motivational podcast.
Instead of watching another movie on Netflix, pick up your Bible and read something in the New Testament then watch how your heart will start filling with joy!
Have a blessed day!