Tag: watercolor painting with verse

devotion May 16,2016

rest boat with verse2

I set before you life today. I have given you the right and ability to choose. You have chosen many things thinking they are life. Your choices have been characters you have worn as if you were in a play. The first character, the one where you recognized that you are a sinner in need of My mercy, was your true face. But you admired other characters that seemed to have it together. So you put on the clothes of becoming Christ-like and began a search for new studies and new ways to praise Me. I saw you lifting your hands and waving them to get My attention. I was beside you wanting you to come into My embrace. You determined that you must serve Me to please Me.  You wearied yourself and became angry because serving Me didn’t satisfy you the way you thought it would. You thought ‘if only they would acknowledge what I am doing then it would be good.’ I do not need you to please Me. I want you to believe Me. This is your choice today: to try to please Me or to trust Me. Take the faith you have in your service and place it on My Son. His service was sufficient for you. Sit at His feet awhile today and thank Him for His gift. ~God

Romans 4:5 (AMPC)But to one who, not working, trusts (believes fully) in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (the standing acceptable to God.)

Romans 4:5 (CEV) But you cannot make God accept you because of something you do. God accepts sinners only because they have faith in Him.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him. for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

devotion May 11, 2016

turtledove-2 copy

I will fight for you. You will hold your peace. Nothing in all creation can ever separate you from Me. I know you fully. I know how you look at Me and see your earthly father and mother and doubt because they disappointed you.  I want you to grieve those disappointments and recognize those hurts, but then I want you to come to Our secret place and feel My strength for you. The old has passed away now and the new has come.  I have a hope and a future for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. I want you to stop trying to make people into what you think you need. I will drive. You can rest and look at the countryside and believe that I am taking you to heavenly places.~Jesus

Romans 8:6 For the mind set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.

 

devotion April 12, 2016

chalkboard art 1 (1 of 2)

See to it that you are not taken captive by the deceitfulness of sin, which so easily entangles. There are things that attempt to lure you away from your devotion to Me. Things that are good for food and pleasing to your eyes, even things you do in service to Me. I don’t want you conformed to this world. I want your mind transformed and renewed so that you may know what My perfect will is. Ask of Me and I will give you eyes that see and ears that hear what My Spirit says. I want you to consider My Kingdom coming as more important. As you make this decision, this consideration, you are counting  or considering yourself dead to sin but alive to Me.

Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his live because of Me will save it.