Blessed to Believe

Happy Monday, ladies! It’s a new day. A new week. And His mercies are new to us today. Can I get an amen?

As I was driving to work this morning each of you were at the forefront of my mind. For one, I knew I’d be greeted by a couple thousand comments to approve this morning with much joy, thank you, SSMT (I logged on Saturday for a bit, but never touched my computer yesterday. Sometimes you just need a break, you know?)  And also, as I was remembering that I had yet to post my verse, I thought maybe it might encourage some of you.

I participated in the very first SSMT a couple years ago, but then didn’t join in two years ago. Little did I know I’d be coming on staff at LPM in 2011 or I might have jumped on the bandwagon that year as well, but alas, they still let me attend the celebration. Grin. Anyway, I think the reason I’m really excited to be jumping in with both feet this time is because I’m really fighting for some sanity and faith here. And I’ve found that when I’m really trying to find my faith is when the enemy really likes to attack it as best as he knows how. I’m sure no one can relate.

You know how when you’re younger and your parents tell you something and you choose not to listen because you’ve got this thing called life figured out and what do they know? Well, that’s kind of how I feel right now. I’ve been told, have witnessed and know that to stay with it, I’ve got to saturate my mind with Truth. With God’s Word. I have to hide His Word in my heart and mind. I’m hindering nothing but my own faith by choosing not to do that. So this time around I know what I’m fighting for. And I’m serious about it. The effects that His Word has on my heart and mind are life-giving and freeing, not vice versa.

Sorry for the tangent, but in case you were curious, we’re all for scripture memory around here, in case that wasn’t made obvious already. Laughing.

Truth be told, being involved in a lot of active ministries means I tend to fall more on the busy side than the bored side, and quite frankly, I love it. Who likes to be bored? However, a balance is indeed needed and I’ve learned to create some margin or else my faith will go to the dumps because I spend more time doing than just being, praying and cultivating. I know that when I start to get really irritable and annoyed with people is when I need to put myself in time out. In fact, this weekend I did just that and it was water to my soul. It was very good. But boy did I have to fight.

Maybe it’s because I just started Believing God, or maybe it’s because the Lord is doing a new thing, or maybe, just maybe, the Lord is slowly revealing more of Himself to me, but I want to believe God. I need to believe God. That He is for me. That He is good. That He is God.

“Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Luke 1:45

Blessed is she who has believed. I don’t know about you, but I want that to be said about me. About my faith. That I believed God and took Him at His word. Maybe this word is just for me today, and if so, I’ll claim it.

It’s Monday.

What do you desperately need to believe God for today?

Dare we take Him at His Word and believe Him this week? Believe that what He has said to us will be accomplished? Fulfilled?

I even dare you to share it with us today.

Because, Sister. He can. He is able. You can believe Him. And so can I.

After all, “The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

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  1. 151
    Laura from Houston, TX says:

    Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, Titus 2:3 NASB

  2. 152
    Marla Kula - Highlands Ranch, CO says:

    Ecclesiastes 3:4 “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,”

  3. 153
    Juanita says:

    Juanita, Norfolk, VA

    Proverbs 11:2 NIV

    When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

  4. 154
    Terri Shoemake says:

    Terri – Little Elm, TX
    “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , And their vindication is from Me,” declares the L ord . (Isaiah 54:17 NASB)

  5. 155
    Cheryl'n Staggers says:

    Cheryl’n
    West Haven, CT

    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

    1 John 1:9 NIV

  6. 156
    Stephanie Staggers says:

    Stephanie
    West Haven, CT

    “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.” Isaiah 54:2

  7. 157
    Melisa from Katy says:

    Ephesians 4:29

    Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (NIV)

  8. 158
    Terri Edwards says:

    And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 (AMP)

  9. 159
    Nakeisha says:

    “But when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.”

    1 CORINTHIANS 13:10

  10. 160
    Cindy says:

    Isaiah 54:17
    No Weapon forged against you will prevail NIV

  11. 161
    Pamela Roberts says:

    Pam Hamilton, OH

    All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    IS. 53:6 (KJV)

  12. 162
    Sandy says:

    But it is good for me to come near to God: I have put my faith in the Lord God, so that I may make clear all his works.
    Psalms 73:28 (BBE)

  13. 163
    Jane says:

    Jane, Bakersfield, CA

    “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 NIV

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