Friday, February 28, 2014

HAPPY!!! HAPPY!!! HAPPY!!!

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Last summer The Lord allowed me to visit nature like I had never experienced or seen before... All while working at the bank :)

The Curry Branch has the most beautiful view from the drive thru window. It over looks a farm house with a big beautiful tree in the front yard. It is a common sight to see bunnies hopping or deer galloping throughout the wide open field.

It was not common and very unexpected to see a bird nest being built in the middle of a business! In the middle of concrete, yellow poles, the ATM, loud crashing sounds as the bank tubes fall down and the first window drawer pulling in and out as the customers come and go...yet the birds built their nest at the bank and not on the farm.

Morning after morning as I pulled the shades up to open the bank, two little birds were seen singing and hard at work! Seven days went by and it seemed to me to be finished; the nest looked great but the little birds continued to work and build it higher and higher!

Three full weeks had passed when Mama bird rested in her home and Daddy bird watched as he perched proudly on the ATM! The baby birds were born and it was amazing for the entire staff to sneak a peek during  work days to see what would unfold.

Day after day the birds were provided for and each day I would wonder if it would be the day they would take flight. Each one took their own journey as their parents watched with caution. At first they stayed very close to home as they would fly and land on different ledges around the bank until one day  one flew off and never returned and the others were quick to follow.

The Lord showed me so many beautiful things through out this  experience. Lessons to be shared and lessons that I need to apply to my own life!

SOMETIMES in life we might find ourselves on the other side of the track of perfection. Maybe we would rather be living on the farm; God perfects that which concerneth us. (Psalms 138:8)

ALWAYS in life be happy and content! The birds built in the middle of chaos but they still sang praises to God each morning. (Psalms 100:1-2)

SOMETIMES in life we work very hard but God wants us to go higher and higher! The birds never gave up so don't you! (1 Corinthians 15:57)

And ALWAYS in life people take different journeys. Each bird took a different path but in the end they all learned to fly. Be patient with fellow Christians. Remember babies in real life cry and have to be carried. So do baby Christians!

On a hot Summer day, four baby birds ended up at the bank in a nest and The Lord God Almighty provided for their every need!

How do I know The Lord loves us, will provide for us and will do the same for His children as He did for the birds? READ  (Matthew 6:26)

BESIDES............................................A LITTLE BIRDIE "TAUGHT" ME SO!!

Pamela Britt Malone 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Be Prepared

John 14:1-3  “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.


On my way to work the other day I heard the most amazing quote from 95 year old evangelist Billy Graham. He said “One day you will hear that I have died. Don’t believe it. On that day I will be more alive than ever.”  

This world is just our temporary home. It is full of trials and troubles. Almost everyone I know is going through something. Jesus told us in his word that we would face these things but in Him we would have peace because He has overcome the world (John 13:33). Jesus promised when He left the earth that He was going to prepare a place for us. His word tells us that He will return one day to take His people home. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to that day.

If we are to join Him we ourselves have to be prepared. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people! It’s not a place for “good” people or people who do good for others. There is only ONE way to Heaven and that is through Jesus Christ.  

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Why did The Father send Jesus? We can find the answer in His word. 

John 3:16 -  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

Romans 5:8 - "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

So, my question for everyone today is, ARE YOU PREPARED??  If the answer to that question is no here is what you need to do to be prepared for that wonderful day when Jesus WILL return: 

Acknowledge that you have sinned. Romans 3:23 - For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Repent of your sin. Repent means to turn away from. Acts 17:30-31 - Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

Confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Romans 10:9-10 - that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 

If you are a prepared person, I'm sure you know someone who is not. My prayer this week is that this devotion will find it's way to those who don't know Jesus and that it will encourage those of us who do, to share the good news so that others will BE PREPARED!!!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seed, Time, and Harvest

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. (Galatians 6:7, 8 NLT)

This was the verse of the day today on the You version bible app. This verse is one of those that doesn't really need much elaboration because it really speaks for itself. However, that has never stopped me before so here we go.

This is a lesson that I repeatedly teach to my kids and try to live by myself. I feel this is a key principle in being a Christian. When you live your life with this verse dictating your actions you are living for Jesus and letting His light shine through you!

Some times it can seem like you have planted so many good seeds but the harvest is taking so long to come! This happens a lot. That's why patience is a virtue.

When our church family's spiritual leader and patriarch, Bill Britt, takes up the offering on Sunday mornings he often speaks of this principle. "Seed, time, and harvest" But he  always emphasizes the word time. It's important for us to understand that it takes time before we can harvest the fruit of the good seeds we plant. If we do good deeds and expect immediate return then we will be disappointed.

The best way to approach this is live everyday doing good things in the name of Jesus. But don't do it expecting a return. If you ask me doing good things for others is reward enough in itself. The return blessings will come, but how much sweeter will they be when you're not sitting there waiting  on and expecting them?!

Our God is a just and faithful God. He will always see your good deeds and reward them justly. Always do good things to glorify God and further his kingdom and your harvest will always be more bountiful and wonderful than you can imagine!

Thank you for reading my devotion! I hope it blessed you in some way! If you would like to contact me for prayer, discussion, or support please feel free to email me at chassidyhester@gmail.com




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wake Up Sunshine!

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness, Lord."
Lamentations 3:22

Good Morning!!!!

I know you know today is a new day. Today is different from yesterday. It's Tuesday, not Monday. We are one day closer to the weekend. We have reached one date higher on the calendar. Isn't it funny though, how sometimes a new day feels the same as the day we had before?

Sometimes life gets a little mundane, a little boring. We get stuck in a pattern at work and at home and in our relationships. We feel the same every single day. Nothing changes. We get stuck.

God's Word tells us we don't have to live in a rut. He tells us that regardless of circumstances or appearances, He makes all things new, and He does it every morning.

Every day when we wake up, God replinishes His mercy in our lives. He says, "Good morning My child. I don't care what yesterday looked like. I have something new for you today." His love is unending, and His mercies are always renewed.

We have a promise from God that not every day has to be the same. Are you tired of the mundane? Did you need out of your rut? Then fill yourself with the Word of God. Invite His Holy Spirit to be a part of your life, and remember that with God, every day is truly new.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stay Connected


And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6, 7 NLT) 

This weekend, Josh and I had the opportunity to reconnect with some old friends that we haven't seen in at least five years! This was a couple that we spent all of our time with in the past! We could never get enough of each other! We were that close!! Well, life happened and both couples got married and jobs and just stayed busy and we kind of just lost connection with each other. For the past couple of years God has laid this sweet couple on our hearts! We were full of good intentions saying to each other that we would call each other and we would make plans, but it would always get put off with our busy schedules until finally we decided that we would do everything we could to make plans and keep them!! After dinner and coffee and an all night conversation it was like we never lost connection at all!! We literally picked up right where we left off! 

This got me to thinking... We do the same thing to God!!! We get too busy to spend time in the Word and in prayer. We are full of good intentions of "oh, I'll make time for God today." But at the end of the day it just never happens! We have to just get in the mindset of we can't do this anymore! We can't keep neglecting God! I've been there and I am sure many of you have too.

 The beautiful thing about this is that just like how our sweet friends were still there and we picked back up like time never happened, God does the same thing!!! He's still there!! He still longs for you!!! He will never leave you or forsake you!! And the more you get back into his word, the more you want him! You just can't get enough of him!!! 

This devo was written from the heart of Maggi Sellers! 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Unashamed

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (Romans 8:1 NIV)

I have made some pretty horrible decisions in my 24 years. Some of the decisions I've made have effected the rest of my life. There were many years I was so ashamed of the things I've said or done. God revealed to me one day that I shouldn't be ashamed of my story. It will inspire others. That's SO true! Everyone comes from different walks of life. We all have a different story. No one understands what I've been through like someone else who has been through the same thing. We need to STOP being so ashamed of ourselves and start ministering to others through our experiences.. I know if God can use me to help someone else because I made a bad choice or because I went through a battle, it was all worth it! We are all flesh. Life isn't easy, and God wants to use us when we are on the other side of our struggle!!

This devotional was written from the heart of Ashley Pierce! Please comment below! You never know when your story could help others!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Turn on the Light

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:5-7 NIV)

You cannot live a life that looks like the world and live a life that is glorifying to God at the same time! When you listen to bad music, watch scary movies or read books that contain things of darkness you are feeding your spirit things of the devil!! This is very dangerous!! The word of God says we are to have no fellowship with darkness!!! When we tolerate these things its just like saying, "It's ok Satan, you can come on in to my home and my life." It opens up doors to demonic activity and oppression!! 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12 NIV)

You might think that this is silly and extremely far fetched, but I am here to tell you that it is NOT!! You might even say that these things do not affect you!! But that us not true!!! Whatever you feed your spirit is what will come out!!!! How can you claim to live a spirit filled life and say that the Holy Spirit told you this or that, when you are constantly indulging in things that are obviously of the devil??? ! The Word says that this is real!!!! It is not something to play around with! If you ever have to question something that you are doing, just ask yourself, "would Jesus be watching/reading/listening to this?" If the answer is no, then get rid of it!!! 

to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ (Acts 26:18 NIV)

Now for the good part... If you have allowed any kind of darkness to enter in to your life there is still hope for you!!! There is repentance and there is deliverance!!!! Stop living in denial and ask God to open your eyes and reveal to you the things that you need to get rid of in your life!! Cast them down and let them go and live a life free of darkness!!!  

This devotion was written from the heart of Maggi Sellers. I know it seems a little harsh, but it was in my spirit! Christians need to know this!! I look forward to your comments!! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

WHERE IS YOUR GIANT?

1 Samuel 17:40
Then he took the staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.


I work in a busy place sometimes! So busy at times it's hard to think. Ever been there?

It was a crazy day in the banking business.The New Year had started, lots of new rules were set in place and when the bank opened, customer after customer after customer came one after the other in my Drive Thur Lane!

My coworker came to work that morning happy and feeling great!  Hour after hour she kept sneezing, coughing, dripping, eyes itching and seemed to be getting sicker by the minute!

She said over and over all morning long... "I wonder what is making me  sick?"

All day the other coworkers analyzed her problem! Someone made the comment that "it was just that time of the year for germs and hoped she was not coming down with the flu." Another said, "your body's just worn down" and the statement was made that she really needed to leave work and go straight to the doctor!

AND... GUESS  WHAT I SAID? Yes, with words of encouragement, love and over 40 years of Christian wisdom, I  said......"I'm sorry!"

REALLY??? THAT'S ALL I HAD TO SAY???? Only two little words of...I'm sorry... came out of this mouth?

Not... I love you and I am praying for you or by Jesus's stripes you are healed or you can do all things through Christ? Nope ... All I could think to say in all of my busyness was... I'm sorry :(

Of course I had prayed and ask God to touch her and of course I felt terrible for her but the fact remained that I was entirely too busy to be quiet and listen to God! Honestly, I was caught up in the heavy workload and solely focusing on taking care of business.

By three o'clock my coworkers nose was pouring, eyes were watering uncontrollably when a young lady in the bank blurts out..."I wonder if the big plant setting beside you on the counter is causing the problem?"

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? BINGO!!!! THE GIANT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACE THE ENTIRE TIME!! WE WERE TOO BUSY TO SEE IT!

The plant was delivered to the bank as a gift. It was beautiful and set on the counter for all customers to see! Once it was taken down, sat across the room, and 15 minutes had passed...there were positively no symptoms of struggle to be found! No coughing, no dripping, no itching! My coworker was perfectly fine! Amazing!

SO MANY LIFE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED!!!

As Christians we must be aware of the devil, his plans to destroy our lives, his plans to stop us from ministering and the beauty he sets before us so that we will focus on worldly pleasures and not on the things of God!

I think everyone is too busy in life today! Too busy to take the time to listen to the small quiet voice of God and too busy with the craziness all around us to take time to STAND ON HIS PROMISES!!!

Fasting is a good way to start anew!  Fasting if directed by God will get your heart quickly connected to HIS heart and to the spiritual place that you need to be!

My Pastor preached a sermon that was titled: TRUE FASTING! His sermon really hit home for me. I was struggling that Sunday with a burden and it felt like the BIGGEST GIANT EVER!!! I was reminded that fasting was MY answer! Fasting got me to the place where I realized that I can do nothing but I know MY GOD CAN DO IT ALL!!!

One must listen for God's direction before any GIANT can be removed from your path! Pastor Anthony said, "Fasting is not a choice it's a responsibility! It does not move God but it sure will move you!" I agree.

LOOK!!!
ASK!!!!!!!!!!
LISTEN!!!!!!!!!!!
FIND YOUR GIANT!!!!!!!!!
GOD WILL HELP YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pamela Britt Malone

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What choice will we make??

I. John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that  is  in the world—the lust of the flesh,  the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.  And  the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Life is all about choices. Everyday we are faced with hundreds of them. What to wear? What to eat? Where to go? But the most important choice is who to love. I'm not talking about who to love as our mate or friend or family member. I'm talking about choosing between God and the world. Will we love God or will we love the world? Will we live for God or will we live for the world?

I.John 2:15 tells us that if we make the choice to love the world that the love of our Father is not in us. To me this is crystal clear. There is NO WAY we can say that we love our Father but live a life that is disobedient to His word. We can not serve two masters. (Matt. 6:24)  We can not as the old saying goes "straddle the fence". The choice to love the world will lead us into dangerous territory. As we see in verse 16, the world is full of lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, pride of life. None of these is of The Father.  Sadly, many of us will say that we love the Father but live like we love the world.

The truth is to choose the world may be the easy way. Don't we all just really want to fit in? Be like everyone else so they like us and don't think us strange. Isn't it easier to just go along with the crowd than to stand up and say NO that is not pleasing to God. To God there is no big or little sin. Sin is sin.

It's amazing to me the things that people who say they love The Father will tolerate or think nothing of. For example, everyday I hear stories about or see for myself married people flirting with single or married people or single people flirting with someone else husband or wife. Besides that fact that this is disrespectful to the person's spouse, it is disrespectful and disobedient to The Word of God. AND it can lead to destruction of many lives. The list could go on and on with things that we tolerate just to make life easy. 

Now, am I saying that we should all be perfect??? No!! There has only ever been one perfect man and that is Jesus. Each of us will sin everyday. What I'm talking about is saying we love The Father but living in darkness. Whether we like it or not if we have ever told anyone that we are a Christian they are watching us. Think about it. They are watching to see if our life reflects what we have spoken out of our mouth. 

So, today let me encourage anyone who may have been loving the world a little to much lately. It's not to late to change your choice and love God. Pastor Ant always says "no mater how fast or far you think you have run from God, if you stop and turn around He is right there." 

This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear your comments. 
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Christ was not a pushover so why do people think Christians are suppose to be?

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. (Matthew 18:15-17 KJV)

I have often struggled with the question of whether or not turning the other cheek meant we we're suppose to be pushovers. Apparently the general consensus is yes, we should be. However, the more I read the gospels and get to know Jesus and the way He approached those who opposed Him the more convinced I an that the general consensus is wrong. 

I'm not a bible scholar by any means. All I can do is take the scriptures how the Holy Spirit reveals them to me. And to be honest it never sets well with my Spirit when I allow myself to be used as a door may even when it is the name of Jesus. I am a very non-confrontational person. This along with not being able to tell people "No", being a Christian, and walking in love, people always pick up on and repeatedly take advantage of it. When I allow this to happen it usually results in my mind running rampant in what I should say or do or how wrong they are doing me and I am always left feeling angry and cynical. This can not be what God intended when he told us to love all and turn the other cheek. 

I have been doing some real soul and bible searching about the answer to this conundrum. But no matter how much I read and interpret scriptures my spirit keeps referring me back to Jesus himself. 

In Luke chapter 13 Jesus repeatedly takes up for Himself. In verse 13 He heals a woman on the sabbath and in 14 the ruler of the synagogue tries to condemn Jesus for doing work on the sabbath and in verses 15 and 16 Jesus lets them have it. He takes up for Himself and His actions. In the same chapter is Jesus is condemned and threatened by Pharisees when they tell Him to leave the land because Herod will kill Him. Then again in verses 32-33 He tells them how it is and what they can do about. 

These are only two examples of Jesus standing up for Himself and not being a wimp or a pushover! I believe when the bible tells us to turn the other cheek it means just that. It, however, does not tell us to cower or turn and run away. It says to stand there in the face of what ever it may be that keeps delivering blows to you. I believe that when people mistake our (Christian's) kindness for weakness and begin to take advantage of our love, if we let them do so with out going to them in love and correct them that we are enabling their sin and dependency. This not only damages them greatly hut ourselves as well. It causes us to become cynical and to not want to help people and love people the way that Christ intended for us to do. 

Again, I am not a bible scholar or a preacher. All I can do is take the scriptures as The Lord reveals them to me through the filter of what ever situation I am dealing with at the time. And that is what I do. I hope that this devotion had blessed you in some way. Thank you for reading. I welcome your comments and if you would like to connect with me directly my email is chassidyhester@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Do Not Relinquish Your Rights

The adversary has spread out his hand upon all her precious and desirable things; for she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary when You commanded that they should not even enter Your congregation. 
Lamentations 1:10


          The book of Lamentations describes a vastly intense emotional and physical struggle the Israelites endured as a result of their rebellion toward God. This nation, God's chosen people, was left ransacked with no food to eat, no protection from enemies, and no comfort from their God. They were alone, hurt, and helpless. People were being murdered or were dying of starvation and sickness. Verse 20 of chapter two even notes that some were resorting to cannibalism to survive. Israel's outlook was bleak; their physical lives were deteriorating, and their emotions were in tumult (1:20.) They were out of hope.

          While we may be far from understanding the type of desperation Israel experienced in Lamentations, it is no secret that we all can share in the understanding of hardship. Like the Israelites, we encounter seasons of distress that leave us emotionally disturbed and physically aching. We know what it feels like to have an adversary who spreads his hand over everything precious and desirable to us. God pours out His goodness into our lives, blessing us with loved ones, financial stability, talents, spiritual gifts, material possessions, and eternal love. Yet there is one, an enemy, who wishes to get his hands on the bounties of our lives and claim them as his own. If Satan can steal away from us the proof of God's love in our lives, he knows he can steal away much more: our purposes, our sanity, our salvation.

          Unlike the Israelites, we are not bound by law. The result of their suffering was in direct correlation to their disobedience to God. While we must live with the consequences of our choices, we do not abide in the law but in the beauty of God's grace. You see, we have one thing the Israelites didn't have: Jesus Christ. Christ's blood covers our sins, covers our rebellion, covers our disobedience. Christ's blood gives us the power to overcome our flesh and the desire to become more like God. Christ's blood demands our victory, and most importantly, Christ's blood cannot be plundered by Satan. When we accept God's gift of eternal love and eternal life to us through the blood of Christ, we ensure for ourselves a desirable profit that can never be stolen.

          While our adversary cannot take the power of Jesus Christ away from us, we can give it up to him. When trials come, when hardships prevail, we have a choice. Are we going to use the power of God's love bestowed to us through Jesus to overcome the enemy, or are we going to give away everything precious God has granted us? When we sell out to our flesh and give in to the lies of Satan, we are relinquishing every good thing that comes from above (just as the Israelites relinquished their rights as God's chosen people.) When we find ourselves in distressful circumstances, we can either continue to allow ourselves to be sucked into them, thereby losing our peace, our comfort, our joy, and our confidence in the Lord, or we can walk in the rights and privileges granted to us as children of God through Christ's blood.

          Feeling pain and walking through trails is part of life. That doesn't mean we have to live defeated. Choose today to live in the victory already won for you on the cross.

           

Monday, February 17, 2014

Help Me Jesus!

Phillipians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.

Lately the subject of weight has been on my mind. My youngest daughter; the baby of the family is getting married in less than four months on June 7, 2014! I only need to loose 15 pounds by her wedding date but the battle has been a loosing one so far.

How can this be? I am surely not a perfect Christian but being upright before Christ is the upmost of importance to me personally.

I don't drink. I don't smoke. Cussing for me is saying words like shoot or crap. And I must say... I'm not proud of myself when I use that language because that is just out of my character.

SO WHY IS THE THOUGHT OF LOOSING WEIGHT TERRIFYING AND SEEMS TO BE TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE I CONSIDER STRONG IN THE LORD?

It is a little thing that is VERY BIG in my life and it is called my flesh!!

Eight years ago my oldest daughters got married and my baby that is soon to be a bride was only eighteen years old! When I look back to the year of 2006, I had two daughters getting married seven months apart, the youngest daughter graduating from High School and starting College and a surprise letter from the IRS stating I was getting audited!!! Maybe that could be a slight clue of why I was 15 pounds lighter!! LOL!

I know I am a very disciplined person in other areas of my life... so... why is this so difficult?

Just like your own children or family member or mate or whoever it may be knows the exact button to push so that you will give in ....the devil knows those EXACT buttons also!

The devil as scrawny as he is has been around this earth the entire time!  He knows the word of God too! Sometimes I think people forget that MAJOR INFORMATION!!!

Satan is sitting around waiting to attack us at the perfect time when we are at our weakest point! Often times when I feel the battle is starting to be won, someone will bring me fresh baked cookies!!!

REMINDER TO MYSELF AND TO YOU..... DON'T GIVE UP!!!

As Christians we can pray all day long but if we don't fight back with actions, the battle will always be at a loss. I can pray and God WILL help me with temptation but until I quit putting candy and junk food in my body, I will not loose the pounds that I so desire.

I am older, have more wrinkles, have grayer hair, heavier than normal and to be quiet honest more insecure than I ever was when I walked down the isle eight years ago as my first time to be the Mother of The Bride!

No matter the circumstances the fact remains that MY God has given me all the things in life to reach out and conquer this addiction but I am THE ONE that must follow through!

I MUST LAY DOWN MY FLESH!!!

To some people my problems might be light compared to others. I do realize how truly blessed I am but I do also know that EVERYONE reading this devotion has something they are battling.

It might be severe addictions like drugs or alcohol or depression or even minor addictions such as laziness or being judgmental ... and the list goes on and on.....................
The point is everyone struggles!!!

GOD CAN AND WILL HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR BATTLE!!

Find you a scripture to stand on and when temptation comes your way... FIGHT BACK WITH THE WORD OF GOD!!! PULL OUT YOUR WEAPON AND READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU BE THE ONE READY TO ATTACK, don't set back and wait for the devil to attack you!!!

BE ON GUARD!!!

Pray for me as I pray for you..............

AND TOGETHER WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!!

Pamela Britt Malone


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Patience is the art of hoping.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12 NIV)


When I was younger, patience was something I couldn't grasp. If I decided I wanted to have something, I needed it right then! I can't tell you how many times this got me in trouble. As I've gotten older circumstances have came up where I HAD to have patience. I had no choice. I love this verse in Romans. 

We must be joyful in hope. We need to understand that God has an amazing plan for our lives. The joy we have, should be in the hope we have in God. If we don't have hope, we are miserable. As Christians, we should be filled with hope. 

We must be patient in affliction. We all go through troubling times that test our faith. It's the hardest thing to be patient when we are waiting for God to tell us to move or waiting for a situation to resolve. Remember having patience with God to work out our circumstances goes hand in hand with TRUSTING him. Remember his will for our lives is perfect. Even if things don't turn out the way we wanted.

We have to be faithful in prayer. FAITHFUL in prayer. When we are faithful, it means we must pray to God daily. Not just when hard times come up. We should also praise Him in the good and the bad. He loves us at all times. We are in constant need of a faithful God. We should always be faithful to Him.

This devotional was written from the heart of Ashley Pierce. Please leave your comments below! You never know when your story could help encourage others!!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pray for your husband from head to toe.

Since yesterday was "the day of love" I thought I would share with you this prayer from Sharon Jaynes. 

Dear Lord, today I pray for my husband, from head to toe. 

His Head –That he will look to You as Lord of his life. (1 Corinthians 11:13) 

His Mind – That he will have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)

His Eyes –That You will keep his eyes from temptation and that he will turn his eyes from sin. (Matthew 6:13, Mark 9:47)

His Ears – That he will hear Your still small voice instructing him. (1 Kings 19:12, Psalm 32:8)

His Mouth – That his words will be pleasing to You. (Proverbs 19:14)

His Neck –That he will humble himself before You and be strong, courageous, and careful to do everything written in Your Word so that he will be prosperous and successful. (James 4:10, Joshua 1:8-9)

His Heart-That he will love and trust You with his whole heart. (Deuteronomy 6:5;  Proverbs 3:5) 

His Arms-That You will be his strength. (Psalm 73:26)

His Hands-That he will enjoy the work of his hands and see it as a gift from You. (Ecclesiastes 3:13, 5:19)

His Ring Finger – That he will be true to our marriage vows and that our love will never wane. (Proverb 3:3; Malachi 2:16)

His Legs – That he will stand firm in his faith and not waver. (Psalm 62:6)

His feet – That You will order his steps and that he will walk in Your truth. (Proverbs 4:25, Psalm 26:3)

Friday, February 14, 2014

A LOVE LIKE I HAVE NEVER SEEN!!!


1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.


In the year of 2009, I was blessed with my first grand-baby from my middle daughter; a little girl, 4 pounds and 7 ounces. Three years and one week later in 2012, I was blessed with a grandson from my oldest daughter, 8 pounds and 7 ounces! Needless to say, my grandchildren are the love of this GeGe's life! 


Praislyn Kate and Isaac-William Shepherd are total opposites!!! 


She is...............................................beautiful, nurturing, very gentle, has a heart of gold, organized, full of priss, the boss in private, a giggle box and the sweetest little blue eyed girlie girl ever!


And he is.................................... handsome, loud, a little mess, caring, happy, full of energy, loving, and your typical rumblie, tumblie, blue eyed... all boy!!!


Both are only children at this point in their lives. They are first cousins and THE BEST OF THE BEST BFF'S!!! 


You can never take my granddaughter into a store to buy her anything that she doesn't ask if Bubbie can have something and you never can give my baby grandson candy or grapes or anything that he doesn't find a way to divide it out for him and his Sissy! It is crystal clear for all to see that those two love each other! 


Every Sunday morning big cousin is usually on the stage practicing singing with her mommy when little cousin burst through the sanctuary double doors screaming...WHERE'S SISSY AT???


The two cousins meet every Lord's Day racing down the Church isle and hug like it has been years since they have seen each other! You can literally see and feel the love that twinkles across my babies faces when they embrace! They both love with everything inside of them! 


Every Cousin reunion I am always reminded that true love never fails. That is exactly how PURE God's love is towards us! You can literally feel it flowing down upon us from our head to our toes!!! The most vivid characteristic of our God is He is a God of PERFECT LOVE!!! 
It is hard to comprehend the GREAT love that Jesus Christ had for all humanity! I can't even imagine! I did not deserve Christ's love yet he gave it to me freely! That is just the way He is, He loves us so much that He laid His own life down so that if we choose him, WE ALL can have eternal life! 


Did you know that GOD WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU????


Some people have a hard time with today's date. Not everyone has someone to show them love today or shower them with elaborate gifts. 


Man may withdraw from us at times  but we could never withdraw from the presence of God Almighty! There is no where we could ever go to escape His precious love! 


NOTHING - no pain, no horrible circumstance, no problem, no bad situation is impossible for my God; too much for my God to handle or will ever escape the gentle touch of our amazing Saviors love! His love bleeds into every tiny fiber of our life! 


God loves you and He loves me today and every day of the year UNCONDITIONALLY!! 
Today is the "BIG" day set aside for love! 


DON'T LET THE DAY GO BY WITHOUT SHOWING JESUS THAT YOU TRULY CARE! LET HIM BE YOUR FIRST LOVE! 


Happy Valentines Day :))))))))))))))))))))))))
Pamela Britt Malone 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hannah's Story

We read the story of Hannah in 1 Sam. 1:1 - 2:11. Her story is very interesting and encouraging.

Hannah was one of the two wives of a man named Elkanah. This was not an unusual thing for the culture of the day. However, unlike Elkanah's other wife Hannah had been unable to give him children. Being childless was one of the worst things that a woman could deal with during that time. The Bible tells us in 1 Sam. 1:5 and 1:6 that "The Lord had closed her womb." We also see that Elkanah loved Hannah despite her barrenness. Hannah's desire for a child seem to be all that she could think about.

One day Hannah went to the tabernacle to pray. In 1 Sam. 1:10 we see that "she was in bitterness  of soul and prayed and wept in anguish". In her prayer she made a vow to God that if He would send her and her husband a son that they would give him back to The Lord to work for Him "all the days of his life."

Eli the priest had been watching her mouth while she prayed. He first thought Hannah was drunk!! When had found out she was not drunk he told her to "go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him." (1 Sam. 1:17)  Hannah went her way and her face was no longer sad. The next day they got up early and worshiped before The Lord and then returned to their home.

The Bible tells us that some time went by and Hannah gave birth to a child. And just as she had asked of The Lord it was a SON!!! After the child had been weaned Hannah did just as she had vowed to The Lord. Hannah took her son to the tabernacle and left him there to serve The Lord.

 What is most amazing to me about Hannah's story is that she was able to return to The Lord that one thing she had longed for so much.

Whatever your most heartfelt prayer, just imagine finally having that answer and turning around and giving it back to God!! I wonder how many of us have prayed and made promises to God and when we got just what we wanted we "forget" that promise??

Hannah was real with her Father. She was willing to cry out to Him no matter what others around her were thinking.

Hannah's story shows us that God does listen when we cry out to Him and that He does answer our prayers. She teaches us about patience and waiting on God even if things look hopeless.

This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear your comments.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Be Bold

Ephesians 6:19 (NLT) And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.
I have personally been trying to become more bold when it comes to sharing the Word of God with others. I feel that it is something many Christians struggle with. We believe what the Bible says, we have faith in it, we know what good it has done for us. But, when we are presented with an opportunity to share it with someone we tend to shy away.
This is a tragic mistake we make as Christians. We have been given authority from God almighty to speak the gospel to every creature in complete and utter boldness! The best part is we don't even have to be confident in ourselves but instead be confident in the Spirit of the Lord that lives inside of us, to speak through us, the truth that needs to be heard by that person.
When you feel a harkening in your Spirit to make a move or speak out to someone, don't let fear from the devil hold you back from furthering the Kingdom of God! Inexplicable miracles can happen when you whole-heartedly trust the Spirit of God you can not comprehend the unfathomable things that will happen!
Be bold when it comes to spreading the Word of God! It is required of us! As Christians we are suppose to be LIKE Christ! Christ was extremely bold in all the gospels and we should follow his lead always!
Thank you for reading my devotion! I hope it blessed you in  some way! If you would like to contact me please feel free to do so at chassidyhester@gmail.com. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Take Pride in Your Heavenly Father, Not Yourself

"And Pride shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up. And I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all who are round about him."
Jeremiah 50:32


          Often when we think of pride, the word "arrogance" comes to mind. Arrogance means to reveal to others an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities. We all can agree that arrogance is a quality we are not too fond of in others, and we know God is not fond of it in us. However, when we read the Bible, we see the word "pride" more often than "arrogance." What, then, is the difference in the two? Pride is simply to feel deep pleasure or satisfaction from one's own accomplishments. Therefore, pride is a feeling we hide inside ourselves, and arrogance is an action we display to others. In 1 Samuel 16:7, we learn that "the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." Understanding this, it is easy to conclude that God finds our pride just as unattractive as he finds our arrogance. 

          Often, our pride issues are manifested outwardly through arrogance, making them easy to spot. Other times though, we deal with secret issues of pride within our hearts. Whether our pride is made public or is an internal affair, we can rest assured it is displeasing to God. As a matter of fact, there are over 500 references to pride in the Bible, all serving as a major warning of the severity of living a life full of haughtiness. In Jeremiah, God proclaims that pride shall fall and that when it does, everything that has come in contact with it will be devoured. Pride destroys friendships, marriages, careers, and families, and it will destroy your relationship with God. 

          Don't let an over-inflated sense of self damage your life. Go to God, ask Him to reveal to you your internal issues of pride, and deal with them on your face before the Lord. Start by humbling yourself before Him, and He will help you align the rest of your life. Remember that while you may be smart or talented, good-looking, driven, or passionate, each of those qualities is part of the makeup God gave you when He created you. You are who you are and have what you have because of Him. Instead of making your successes about you, praise God for them, and use them as a means to glorify Him. Don't let your successes become your downfall; instead, allow them to be God's pedestal in your life.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Almighty God

Almighty God

You're my joy, you're my peace
You're my comfort in the time of need
You're my refuge, you're my rock, you're the one I depend on
You're the road to hope when the light goes dim, when the waves of doubt come crashing in
You're my anchor in the troubled storms, Almighty God!

As I laid in bed tonight struggling to sleep and thinking about what to write this week, theses beautiful yet simple words kept burning in my spirit. They are the words to an old song that my gran would beg my sister and me to sing just about every Sunday when we were growing up. 

There's not a better way to describe our sweet Savior than these words!! He is all we will ever need!! He's our joy, our peace, our comforter, our refuge, and our rock!!! We can always depend on him for every need! He's who we put our hope in and he takes away every fear and doubt! He's our anchor and our steadfast when troubles come! He is our ALMIGHTY GOD!! 

Maggi Sellers

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The storm won't defeat us!

that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:45 NIV)

In life there are many good things and many bad things that happen to us. Matthew 5:45 tells us that it happens to everyone, even if we have faith. The difference is, when storms come our way we will not be defeated. The rain it talks about in Matthew can be good or bad. Rain can water crops or it can cause a flood and damage homes. Good and bad happens to everyone, it's just how you look at it!! I know it's hard to look at situations in a positive light, especially when it feels like everything is going wrong but no matter what, God is ALWAYS on our side! Romans 8:31 says if God is for us, then who can be against us? He's always fighting on our side! Remember He is FOR you! He is working in your favor! 

This devotional was written from the heart is Ashley Pierce! I look forward to reading your comments!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Change Your Labels

"Your name will no longer be Jacob but Israel, because you have struggled with God and humans and have overcome."
Genesis 32:28

     Humans use labels all the time. We label Tupperware dishes, cabinets, drawers, files, computer documents...the list goes on and on. Labels help us organize our lives, so we are never unsure about what something is or where it goes. Our knack for labeling doesn't stop with inanimate objects. We have a habit of labeling other people, too, and the motives are just the same: we want to know exactly who people are and where they belong in our lives. 

     While labeling someone "best friend" or "trusted co-worker" may not be a problem, our labels often far extend kind words and classifications. Labels like "liar," "lazy," "stupid," "rude," "snobby," and "annoying" often top the list of words we use to organize people in our minds and in our hearts. The worst part of this habit is that when we use words like these to describe other people, we aren't always pinpointing who they are. Actually, most of the time, we are simply identifying them with something we saw them do.

     In the book of Genesis, we learn about two brothers: Esau and Jacob. These boys were twins: Esau born first, Jacob clinging to his brother's heel. Jacob's name labeled him immediately: "under cutter," "usurper," "deceiver." He lived up to his label. He took his brother's birthright, deceived his father to gain the firstborn's blessing, and ran away knowing he was guilty. Many years later, on a night that would change his life forever, he literally wrestled with God (see Genesis 32.) He found himself face-to-face with the One whose presence embodied the exact opposite of his label "deceiver." It was there, in the dead of night, facing one of the greatest physical challenges of his life, that his label was finally changed. God looked at him and said, "I have seen your struggle, and I know who you really are. You are not a Jacob, but an Israel." God changed Jacob's name; He changed his label.

     Just as God saw the truth in Jacob, He sees the truth in you and me, and He sees the truth in the people we plaster labels on. We categorize via action; God classifies according to the heart. As people who seek after God's heart, we, too, should look at others in a different light. We are doing those around us no favor by labeling them something other than who God says they are. God's grace and His love says we are more than the labels the world gives us, but we must understand that privilege isn't just for us. It is for every person. Pray that God would show you how He sees others. Pray for your eyes to be opened to the unjust labels you have given others. Change the way you categorize people in your life. Stop looking at their actions, and begin to seek out who they really are according to their Creator. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Are You Serious?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

James 4:17
Anyone then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

Have you ever noticed how much of an influence your sweet Mama has had on you? If you have been blessed with a good Mom then the things she has taught you throughout your life has stuck!

My sweet little Mama will be turning 83 this year... she still corrects, still gives Godly advice, still can calm a storm when I am hurt, still loves me no matter what and the things she has taught me about LIFE surface in my mind often.

From the simple little things like - if you drain your shampoo bottle and get every drop out you will save money or if your turn your heat way down while you are at work your power bill will be less...to the more serious teachings about God like - always say with your mouth, it is the will of my heart to forgive; or my favorite... if you complain it establishes it and if you praise, it changes it!

Trust me, my Mom was serious about raising a responsible child so that I would grow up to be a responsible Christian adult!!!

If our Godly Mothers have taught us well then why are there so many people out in left field struggling with their relationship with God and struggling to be a serious Christian?

In a world of evil influences and if it feels good do it mottos...that is THE EXACT reason why!!!! The world will try its hardest to corrupt! Don't let it take you down!!!

Christians!!! Stand AGAINST the devil! Stand firm on your moral beliefs and simply get on the ball! Take your Christianity seriously! No one will ever be able to reach the lost if Christians are caught up in our own selfs!!!

The two questions I would like to ask are:

1. Are you SERIOUS about where YOU will spend eternity?

2. Are you SERIOUS about YOUR relationship with Jesus Christ?

God is a God of great love but He is also "The" God WE ALL WILL stand before on judgement day! ARE YOU READY???

If you were raised by a Christian Mother you should be able to recite John 3:16 by heart - For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life!

DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE A WHOSOEVER????????????????

If you are not a Christian, I encourage you to ask Jesus to come into your heart! Do you really think you are secure in your salvation if you are NOT living completely and sincerely for Jesus? RESIST the devil in Jesus name! Repent of your sins! Turn from evil! Ask for forgiveness and start over!!!

God will restore you! He is waiting on you with open arms. He will always open the door when you 

knock! He will never leave you or forsake you! Seek Him and He will always be available for you to find! Draw near to God and He will ALWAYS draw near to you!

NOW is the perfect time to get SERIOUS about the things that matter the most in life!

HE IS YOUR ONLY HOPE!!! HUMBLE YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BACK UP AND LOOK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GIVE YOUR HEART COMPLETELY TO JESUS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR GONNA MAKE YOUR MAMA SO PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pamela Britt Malone 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Don't lose heart

Psalm 27:13-14
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Every day I run into people that are trying so hard to not lose heart. Whether it’s people I come in contact with at work, in the grocery store line, my family, my friends and yes even at church so many of us are waiting to see the goodness of The Lord in one area of our life or another. Just this morning a dear friend shared with me something that has come along and shaken her to the core. This situation is one that I have never personally been in but know so many that have. All I knew to tell her was don't lose heart!! 

So many people want to go along and act like everything is just fine and dandy in their life. The truth is we ALL have struggles. But The Word of God tells us that HE will strengthen our heart. There have been times in my life that I really wanted to give up on my dreams. Toss in the towel! There are still times that I wonder if He can hear my prayers. Is He listening to them? Does He even care? It’s sad to say that at times I let the enemy in and listen real close to all the lies he has to tell me. BUT, I have The Word of God in me that knows the truth!! GOD NEVER lies to us! GOD NEVER forsakes us! HE IS fighting for us!!!! He DOES listen! HE DOES CARE!!! 

His word tells us in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." As I have said before it does NOT say all things are good. But, our God is faithful. 

So today, let me encourage you to NEVER lose heart! Wait on Him!! Be courageous!! Let Him strengthen your heart!! We WILL see His goodness in the land of the living!!!

This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear from you!!
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Make Time for the Prince of Peace

"Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings."
Psalm 61:1-4


     It is no secret that humans struggle. We all have bad days. We all make mistakes. We all find ourselves in situations that are overwhelming and exhausting. Phrases like "the straw that broke the camel's back," and "could things get any worse," and "I just can't deal" are common thoughts for most people. When we stop to look at the world around us, it's no wonder we are plagued with exasperation and fatigue. Lives are busier than ever: both adults in a home working in an attempt to get ahead, children starting school and extracurricular activities earlier than ever, houses to clean, meals to cook, homework to do, jobs whose demands follow us home. Add this in with exercise routines, social schedules, and the need for personal time, and we quickly find that we are lacking room for one very important detail: rest. 

     All of this chaos creates weariness, discouragement, and stress. We get so caught up in cycles of hurried living, going through the motions, and checking off to-do lists that we become tired, angry, and bitter. We find ourselves overwhelmed with emotions of self-pity and resentment, and before long, we are ready to just throw in the towel, give it all up, and hide under our covers for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, we know we can't do that even though we would really, really like to, so the cycle continues. We wake up (probably late,) drag ourselves out of bed (probably grumbling the entire time,) get ready (probably detesting everything about ourselves along the way,) and start a new day (probably with the mindset that there is nothing at all new about this horrible, awful day.) 

     How do we break the cycle? 

    Go to God. Make time to rest in Him.

     When our hearts, minds, emotions, and lives are so consumed with the stress of this world, there is no place for the Prince of Peace. In order to break the chains that keep us linked to bitterness and self-pity, we must take a time-out from the things of this world. We must renew our minds and our hearts in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Psalm 61 tells us that God is our shelter and our strong tower. He is our help; He is our safety; He is our comfort. When we struggle, we do not have to deal with it alone. God gives us strength and helps us keep our thoughts in perspective. Just as we make time to cook and clean and exercise, we must also make time to fellowship with the King of Kings. He alone holds the power to calm the storm. Do not be afraid to go to Him; do not think you must carry the weight of the world on your own. Run to your Father's tabernacle, and rest in the shadow of His wing.

     

     

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Just the Word

Sometimes all that is needed is the Word of God.

Getting ready to dig into 1 & 2 Peter here at the Sellers' house!

These scriptures have been on my heart night and day!

1 Peter 5:8-10

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Thanks for reading!

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

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Psalm 91

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 91

The Protection of the Most High

The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say[a] to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net,
from the destructive plague.
He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day,
the plague that stalks in darkness,
or the pestilence that ravages at noon.
Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,
the pestilence will not reach you.
You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord—my refuge,
the Most High—your dwelling place,
10 no harm will come to you;
no plague will come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways.
12 They will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the young lion and the serpent.
14 Because he is lovingly devoted to Me,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name.
15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor.
16 I will satisfy him with a long life
and show him My salvation.



Sometimes that's all that needs to be said.

Thanks for reading!

Mary Sellers