Sunday, May 27, 2012

5/27/12 - Signs Everywhere




The pictures in this post are ones I've taken from our walks around the apartment.  There is beauty everywhere.  We just have to look for it sometimes.  I love the positioning of the sun and the moon in this photograph.  Plus the clouds look like a dove to me, or a rising falcon of some sort.

PART ONE

A friend routinely gets devotionals from Joel Osteen Ministries via email.  Yesterday morning, he forwarded this one to me:

"God has an incredibly bright future in store for you that is filled with His blessings and favor.   He’s opening new doors for you.  He’s pouring out His favor. He’s doing things on your behalf you can’t do for yourself.

If you’ll trust that God has you right where He wants you, God will take care of everything.  He cares about every detail of your life — now and in the future.

But before you begin to see that future, you have a choice to make.   You can either get upset about your circumstances or you can begin to bloom right where you’re planted.

I’ve learned that God often changes us before He changes the circumstances around us.   If you allow negative things to dominate your thoughts, they are going to keep you right where you are.

But if you want to see change, if you want to see God open up new doors, then you’ve got to decide to let God promote you where you already are.  You’ve got to bloom, right where God has planted you.

Enjoying and growing in the place God has you sows a seed of greatness into your future!  It’s the best thing you can do to help make something new happen.

Bloom where you’re planted!  Don’t go through life thinking you’ve got too many obstacles or disadvantages.  If you put your hope in God, He’ll direct your steps.

As you enjoy the place He has you in, He’ll begin to move things around in your life.  You’ll be amazed at the outcome.

Victoria and I want you to have this mindset and expect God to do big things in your life, right where you are.   Today, look past your circumstances and prepare yourself for all that God wants to do in your life."




PART TWO

Then midday, I get the following in my In Box from Joseph Prince Ministries:
by Team JP

You can click on the link and read the entire devotional.  It is amazing.  It closes with this Thought for the Day:

Break away from your comfort zone and step out in faith
to do what God has put in your heart.

PART THREE

Yesterday evening, this was posted on Facebook - also by Joseph Prince:

Dear friends,

Do you believe that our God is a BIG God of abundance & inexhaustible supply? He is the Possessor of heaven & earth. He is not El Cheap. He is El Shaddai - the Almighty, all sufficient & all nourishing one! And in Christ, the abundance of God's wisdom, favor, ability, strength & creativity that you need for a successful family, career & ministry, are yours to experience & enjoy!

I want to challenge you to break out of a mentality of lack by choosing to fix your eyes on an abundant God, who has put His unlimited resources at your disposal because you are His beloved child.

Geez, you think someone might be trying to tell me something?  Joe Foxworthy might as well be standing in front of me saying, "Here's your sign."  :)





2 comments:

  1. Debra

    Thanks for the inspiration today. you're doing fine.
    That perfect motorhome is going to happen at the perfect time and at the right
    price. I have several blogs I follow now people and motorhomes and yours is one of my favorites, your friend Dave

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  2. @ Dave - thank you! How sweet! I'm humbled, especially since I don't even have my RV yet. But you're right. I will, and it will be perfect, at the perfect time and price. Thanks so much for being one of my wonderful readers. HugZ and blessings to you.

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