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May the joy of the Lord be your strength today.

I encourage you to find joy in the small things around you. Then the big things won't seem so big!
Have a blessed and joyful day. I love you, but Jesus loves you more!

I love you, but Jesus loves you more!

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with Jan Davis

 

The Good Shepherd
 

The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. (John 10:10 ASV)

Satan wants to rob you of joy. Smother your hopes and dreams. And, spoil your peace.

But Jesus came so you can live life to the fullest. He is your joy and strength. He gives you hope and a future. He fulfills your dreams. In the shadow of his embrace you find peace. He restores your soul.

Because of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, life is good.

 

I love you, but Jesus loves you more! 

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Your Focus Determines Your Life
 

Focus on Jesus and live an abundant life.

Focus on the issues around you and Satan will destroy everything.

Where is your focus today?

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10KJV)

 

I love you, but Jesus loves you more! 

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Faith

Faith is not based on our perception, but in God's Word. We are created in His image and likeness, heirs and joint heirs with Christ. The righteousness of Christ with a purpose.
 

We are more than conquerors. Above and not beneath, the head and not the tail. Forgiven, saved and healed.
 

Through faith in His Word, we receive the promises of Christ.
 

I love you, but Jesus loves you more! 

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Yes and Amen

I pray today you will have a "yes" attitude knowing all the promises and blessings of God are yes and amen to those who love him and called acording to his purpose. All things work to your good and his glory. Regardless of what you are experiencing God's answer is YES!

Yes to health. Yes to prosperity. Yes to freedom. Whatever you need He will provide.


I love you, but Jesus loves you more! 

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Life is a Landscape

God has provided you with a clean canvas to work with.  This  masterpiece will be your greatest accomplishment. You possess within yourself all the colors and brush strokes necessary to create something beautiful.


I love you, but Jesus loves you more!

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FOOLISHNESS OF GOD

How many times have we looked at God’s creations, an inchworm or a seahorse and said “Why? That’s just silly”? Yet God in all His foolishness is wiser than scientists and evolutionists combined. Think about it and then ask, “How wise is our God?” We can’t even begin to fathom His Wisdom! “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:25 KJV)

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LIFE MAY SMELL LIKE A COMPOST PILE

Life may smell like a compost pile, but God will turn it into a sweet scent of praise to him. He raises us up above the stench. He removes our sackcloth and clothes us with his joy. He gives us hope.

“Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days." (John 11:39 NKJV)

Mary and Martha had given up. Lazarus was dead. Jesus was too late. There was nothing He could do.  Or was there? Jesus has a way of showing up and showing out. He will do the impossible if we believe in the impossible. He will raise us up and give us a life with purpose.

Because of Jesus life doesn’t have to stink. I love you, but Jesus loves you more!

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MY MANTRA

A commercial on television refers to “your mantra”. Mantra means: a holy word used in meditation, or an often-repeated expression or idea. It could be a favorite song or a phrase we use to describe our beliefs and emotions.

A few examples would be; “It is what it is”, “What goes around comes around”, or just simply, “That’s life”. These phrases leave God out of the equation and out of our response.

We are told to meditate or think on His Word, hide it in our hearts, and live it. It should be our confession when we wake up in the morning, our constant companion throughout the day, and the last thing we meditate upon before we go to sleep.

It brings peace to our minds and strength to our spirits. His Word guards our thoughts from evil, our mind from confusion, tears down the veil of deception and brings truth into light.

As I live out life my mantra may change but His word remains true through every season. In one season, it was “my God shall supply all my needs” or “I am blessed and highly favored”.

Another time, “by His stripes I am healed” or “all is well with my soul” and yet at a different time it was simply “God is good” or “He is faithful.”

This season my mantra is, “In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He will direct my paths.” We live out our confession as we believe His Word, confess it, and apply it to our daily lives.

Because of Jesus, we choose our words wisely. Our Mantra brings glory and honor to Him! I love you, but Jesus loves you more!

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45 KJV)

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PRESS ON

Christ speaks to our heart as He extends His mercy and grace. He does not acknowledge our past, but forgives us with His mercy. He recognizes our presence and show us His grace. He encourages us to follow-after our dreams as we press in toward Him. "Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 3:13-14 KJV)

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TODAY I STAND IN AWE OF GOD

When I pause, and reflect upon God’s mercy and grace he showers over me, I stand in awe of his goodness and faithfulness. He knew me before I was conceived in my mother’s womb. He showed mercy when I was lost; unlovable and undeserving of His love. His grace is constant in my life, yesterday, today and forever. I stand in awe. “Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.” (Psalm 33:8 KJV)

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HIS HAND IN OURS

The newborn baby reaches out and grasps her Mama’s hand. The preschoolers walk hand in hand to the playground. A young daughter grips her daddy’s hand as he walks her to class on her first day of school. A high schooler takes his friend’s hand in a darkened movie theatre. The first sign it’s more than an acquaintance. A young man kneels on one knee; clasps the hand of the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with and proposes. A husband enfolds his wife’s hands in his as she departs this world into the next.

These are outward signs of a committed love. The touch of a hand brings comfort and a sense of security. We connect through this simple gesture. Regardless of how fragile or young, we find strength when we hold hands.

Christians hold hands when they pray for family and friends. We accept the hand of the person sitting next to us as we say grace over a shared meal. We stand around a hospital bed, with interlocked hands and believe God will answer our prayers. Our faith reinforced through unity and agreement.

Christ’s outstretched hands were extended to us on the Cross. A touch of His hand heals the sick and comforts the weary. The pain diminishes cradled in His hands. He reaches for our hand when we stumble. When we grab hold, we walk together on this journey called “Life”.

Because of Jesus, we are never alone. All we need to do, is reach up and take hold of the Father’s out-stretched hand.

“And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.” (Mark 10:16 KJV)

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