Silver Faery Hawk

Daughter of Evalach And Half Fairy or Faery

Faery Blessings:

Are you the one people always come to when in need?  Do people just love being around you because they say it makes them feel better?  Do they come to you when they are hungry, down and out, looking for a healing of some sort?  And do you tire of  having no one else around to lift you up?

Thus it was with Jesus.  Everywhere he went, someone needed him or wanted him to feed them(not just physical food but manna(words of wisdom) from his heavenly Father….You see where he sometimes would pull away or retreat into the mountains or into the garden to be alone with his Father…even Jesus needed rest, alone time and peace and quiet…

How many times in our busy world do we push ourselves beyond our own human limits to help those around us and find ourselves exhausted from the grind of it….we need to learn from Jesus to take time out to regroup and do some healing on ourselves…rest is healing…but in todays busy world if you stop they sometimes take that a sign of being lazy….but allowing your body, mind and spirit to slow down and enjoy life outside of work and others is a Godly thing to do…it is necessary so the stressed of life don’t bring us down….I can hear people say now, but I have no time to slow down, there is work to be done, children to take to classes or practices or games and dinner to be cooked, baths to be given when I get home….I have no time…..but God says “Make time”…..even if it’s on 20 to 30 minutes a day to lock yourself in the bathroom and take a nice long bath and if you can’t find that much time then 5 minutes to just tell Him “I need you to give me grace, rest and strength” for the rest of my day…but it has been, always will be necessary to take time for just you in your day….

I used to be this super busy person, pushing myself daily to get done all the things “I” thought had to be done and you know what? I ended up in the hospital for 10 days….believe me I rested because I was not allowed outside that hospital room until I did….I would not listen when God said “slow down and rest” so He “made” me slow down and rest lol..

Today take some time for you….without the TV, phone, radio, just a few moments of silence with you and God…you don’t have to pray out loud or tell him what is going on in your life…..He already knows…just sit with him a few minutes and allow his Love to wash over you and renew you and your strength so that you can mount up like on the wings of an eagle, walk and not be weary….Enjoy today’s message!

 

Gods Grace & Mercy 4 U!

Lavonda`

 

Today’s Scripture:  Mark 6:31

  • We often forget that our Lord lived in a very human body. Like anyone else, He grew tired. And so He took time to rest and instructed His men to do the same. Likewise, we need to remember to take care of our bodies as well as our spirits. We need times to rest. It has been said that if we do not “come apart,” we will come apart! We also need time to recharge spiritually. If you make time for God’s Word and prayer, it will help you throughout the day—and God will surely honor it.

God Blessings:

My light bill is due tomorrow and I don’t get paid until Friday……My car payment is due this week and I won’t have enough to pay my light bill and my car payment….I need to buy food for the house but I can’t pay the light bill, car payment and buy food…and your mind dwells on these things and you wrestle with all this and your mind gets in turmoil, you say you cry out to God and he doesn’t say a word…..sometimes when we pick up the burden and try to figure out how to make it work ourselves, in our own minds, God steps out of the way and says “OK”, I will allow you to try this on your own but when the mess is made out of what you “think” you can do and nothing works and you come to me on shaky knees then I will show you what I can do if you ask and get out of my way and have faith….

You see I don’t worry about my bills…I used to worry about everything and got nowhere…bills would pile up, money would slow down it’s coming in to me and I would just work myself into an anxiety attack and all the while in the back of my mind there was this whisper, but my mind was so loud I could not hear it say “Be still and know that I am God” and after a while of ignoring the whisper I would hear nothing…God went silent….since those days of getting all anxiety ridden I have learned to trust God…..it says in his word that the lilies of the field do not toil yet there is nothing so beautiful in all the world because God is watching out for them, so why should we worry as his children he will provide what we need “but” he needs us to trust him…..

Have you ever watched a child when they first wake up?  They don’t doubt for one minute that you are going to get them breakfast, put on fresh clothes for the day, etc…well that is how we are suppose to be with our heavenly parent….wake up in the morning and know that he is going to provide all we need….maybe not all we want, but what we need…live by faith, not by doubt, live by God’s word, not what your mind is telling you…..

Below is an excerpt from the “Start, New Believers Bible” and it is awesome…..enjoy today’s message!!

Philippians 4:6:

“Life is full of troubles. We have concerns about our future, our health, our family, our finances—the list goes on. Scary things happen. Prayer is the means by which God helps us overcome our anxiety. It has been said, “If your knees are shaking, kneel on them.” So instead of worrying, why not pray? Maybe God will take your problem away. But even if He doesn’t, you will gain perspective. You see God for who He is and your problem for what it is. If you have a big God, then you have a relatively small problem. But if you have a big problem, then maybe you have a small god. I know I need to pray. I need God’s help—and He gives it to me. God promises His personal peace will “guard us,” or literally, “mount a garrison.” You are safe and saved in Jesus Christ.”

 

Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`

Faery Blessings:

Happy Fathers Day to all dads out there and also to all the women who are playing moma and daddy…..you deserve mothers and fathers day blessings as well…..But also I wanted to say Happy Fathers Day to the main Father in my life God…..So Happy Fathers Day God….I remember being little and not old enough to know what day it was and my grandmother would whisper, “tell your daddy Happy Fathers Day” and I would throw my arms around his neck and say “Happy Fathers Day Daddy” and I remember how his face lit up and he held me so tight…Now when I look back I remember those 4 words I said to him meant more than anything I could have ever bought him and now looking back I also realize that probably God feels the same way when we say things like “Good morning God”, “Walk with me today”….things like “I love you God”….just as we feel that feeling well up inside us when our children or grandchildren say these things, I imagine that it makes God feel the same!....So short and sweet and to the point today…..

Tell God you love him today and wish him a Happy Fathers Day!  He’s really the greatest Dad of all!

 

Gods Grace & Mercy 4 U

Lavonda`

Faery Blessings:

Every day, in some way we are tempted…if it appears someone at work doesn’t like us or is targeting us, we have a choice…we can think in our minds “God Bless them” or we can begin to ponder in our minds why until we figure out that our whole day was taken up by what they did or said and we have lost our peace and joy….or a mate, partner, b/f, g/f, etc. upsets us, emotionally shuts us down for a bit, we have yet another choice…we can trust God and think “well maybe God knew I need a break for now to just breathe” or we can take the emotional road and have a “talk” with them which usually means the “You hurt my feelings, or don’t you love me anymore?” road….I can tell you the first option works out best unless God and the Holy Spirit have led you to speak out…otherwise usually the other person puts up a guard and really starts backing off lol…and although it is not funny by any means to go through these temptations and tests, it is necessary for our growth and I love how Paul addresses “temptation” in 1 Corinthians 10: 12…..he gives us no out, no excuses, nothing or no one to put the blame on but ourselves if we don’t resist temptation, but Jesus was tempted through it all, yet never succumbed to his temptations and I am sure that none of us have every gone through what He did on the cross….so enjoy today’s message and when you think you are having it tough or a rough day, think about this…getting whipped with something that had broken shards of glass that ripped through your skin or carry a wooden cross that weighed more than you do…or having a crown of thorns shoved into your head and then made to still keep moving…..that’s what I do when I begin to think that life is just too hard and feel like giving up…where would I be if he had given up and said “I can’t do this, I want to come home Father?”….A mess, we would all be in a mess….so count yourself blessed when you are tempted for you will come out of it proven by fire and whole….enjoy today’s message!



Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`

 

How often we fall into the trap of believing that we could never be tempted to do something that would seriously damage our walk with God. After all, we’re mature Christians. We know right from wrong.

Paul addressed that attitude in 1 Corinthians 10:12, saying that no matter how strong we are in the faith, we must never assume that we are above temptation. “If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” And Paul didn’t accept the excuse that our situation is different from that of others and therefore our temptation is too hard to resist. For he said, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man” (verse 13).

Sometimes pride sets us up for temptation. We think we are such good Christians that nothing bad will happen to us. We become like the arrogant people described in Psalm 10:6 who boasted, “Nothing will shake me… [I’ll] never have trouble.” But before we know it, the sin of thinking we’re above temptation leads to the sin of pride, and we suddenly find ourselves confronted with the very problem, situation, emotion or person that we were certain would never tempt us. Proverbs 16:18 warns us that “pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

When we’re in the throes of temptation—and if we ultimately succumb to it—we often say, “It was just too much; it was too irresistible!” But Paul didn’t buy that argument. He knew that even in the fiercest temptation, we know what is right and wrong, and we make the choice either to flee from sin or to indulge in it. Yet Paul didn’t just abandon us with a warning against temptation. He said in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

That puts the final nail in the argument, doesn’t it? We’re not tempted in any way that isn’t common to others, we aren’t tempted beyond what we can stand, and God promises us a way out of temptation. If we choose to give in to temptation and sin anyway, we can’t say God didn’t give us an exit strategy.

Faery Blessings:

Today let’s talk about waiting for faith and peace….Sometimes the peace comes out of the faith of waiting on God’s timing…in the middle of the faith, we are tested and waiting on the outcome that is in God’s will…

I used to be so impatient, asking God for what I thought I wanted and needed then had a fit when it didn’t come when “I” wanted it to…over the years I have learned that when I didn’t get what I asked for that somewhere in the journey of waiting and being impatient that things occurred in what or who I thought I wanted and needed that had God given it to me when I wanted it that it would not have stuck in my life or if he didn’t give it to me at all then I also saw that in the long run things would not have worked out and I would have had to start all over…was it a hard road of throwing my little fits with God? Yes!  But was it worth it when he didn’t give me what I wanted when I wanted it or if he didn’t give it to me at all…you see he tested my faith and patience so that I would trust in Him and not the outside world….I have learned over the years that throwing a fit or becoming upset did not good for me as it kept my mind in turmoil….I have learned to tell him what I wanted, then add “Thy will be done” and trust that no matter the outcome…enjoy today’s message!

 

Gods Grace & Mercy 4 U!

Lavonda`

 

WAIT FOR PEACE

From Joyce Meyer’s “Starting Your Day Right” Devotional

You may have to step out to find out the right thing to do.  If you don’t hear clearly from God, just step in the direction you think you should go, then wait for the peace.  If you lose your peace, back out of wherever you are headed.

Dave and I almost bought two different buildings for our ministry.  We were in negotiations until, one morning after praying, Dave said, “Joyce, I don’t have peace about buying that building, I feel like God is saying, ‘If you buy that building, you are going to be sorry later.’”  So we waited for peace, and now we have a building that is completely paid for with room to grow.  Pray until you find peace.

 

Today’s Scripture:  Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.”

Gods Blessings:

Today let’s talk about your “system”….T.D. Jakes taught on this….Systems Under Test….Your system is how you “speak”, how you “understand” and how you “think”….every once in a while it is good to test that system and see if it is still working for you and if it’s not, it’s time to ask God to remove the blockages in one or all of those areas…

How you speak to people you don’t like, how you understand people you don’t like and how you think about people you don’t like is under evaluation…..sometimes it is not others but our dysfunction in these areas that get us into trouble…..

Did you know that people will fight you to hold onto a dysfunction that’s not working? They will say, “That’s how I am, speak for yourself!” and “That’s me!”….Well, what if “ME” isn’t working?

The system that is killing you is how you speak, understand and think.

How long will you hold onto a system that’s not working and let life pass you by because you gotta be you?

Is your inner life speaking, understanding and thinking like a child?  You can be outwardly mature, paying your bills, etc but still reacting like a child when something makes you uncomfortable?

Start telling yourself that you are too big to be bound by the speaking, understanding and thinking like a child!

Today I challenge you to prayerfully take a look at your system and see if what you think is other people is actually you and your system getting in the way of a relationship or your life.

I want to give you an example in my own life of how this used to affect me and if I am not really careful, can still get caught in my system and have to back up and ask forgiveness or “eat crow” as the elders used to say..

One of my thorns in the flesh is people who have to have everything their way or no way and who fight you at every corner to make that change….when I am around someone like that I tend to speak from a place of my own feelings and knowledge of what I would or would not do in that situation and end up in an argument with someone who is not going to cave in their view, then I begin to try to understand why “they” act like they do and come to my own conclusions of what is wrong with them…lol…..then the rest of the day or night my thoughts dwell on that moment, argument, situation for the rest of the day….

Now what I have done is to take this person’s life and situation and actions into my own hands and tried to “fix” them when sometimes God whispers to me “It’s not them, it’s you too”….you are doing what they are doing but using your Christian walk to try to get them under control, which is not your job but mine says the Lord….

Yes he puts me in my place too sometimes….sometimes I fall in the mud and have to ask him to get me out….lol

So today when you encounter someone or a situation, whether at work or at home or when you are out and about, instead of automatically drawing your own conclusions, ask God prayerfully to change the way you “speak about it or them”, “understand this about it or them” and to “think more positively about it or them”…..

Ok  my daily rant and message is done….Be Blessed and remember “to think about what you are thinking about” lol

 

Gods Grace & Mercy 4 U

Lavonda`

 

Today’s Meditation Scripture:

1 Corinthians 13:11Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

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Faery Blessings:

Today I was prompted to share some of my life with you…I wanted you all to know that even the strongest of us sometimes falls in the mud…but the difference is, some of us get out of it instead of wallowing in it….I could have chose to wallow and feel sorry for myself, but I worked too hard to become a child of God to allow the devil to take it all from me…but still, I wanted you all to know that I am also human and have flaws, so that you will trust when I give you advice or offer a solution that it does not come from me, but from the Holy Spirit and trying to stay in tune with the mind of God…but I too fall sometimes…so don’t be ashamed when you fall into the mud, just choose not to stay there!

We all have times when we question and doubt….the difference in some of us is if we stay in that place…the last few days I have realized that I have been in between a rock and a hard place and I heard  the Holy Spirit quicken my spirit and ask, then why are you staying stuck there?  I answered “I don’t know” and then I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “Now I can help you”….you see sometimes we “just don’t know” and notice I said “We don’t know”, but God knows…sometimes instead of crying out to him and humbling ourselves and saying “Help me Lord” we start questioning “why” and want to understand the logic to “why we are in between this rock and hard place”, but sometimes it is not for us to know why but to “trust” and keep following him….

The devil has done his best the last few days to keep me and my household in a state of turmoil and upset….he tried to take me back to my past and throw a fit, runaway from it all and curse and I almost allowed that to continue, but I backed out of it and just got quiet and listened for the voice of God…he tried to take me to my past where I felt intimidated and scared to open my mouth for fear of the consequences….but somehow, someway through the quiet moment I took, God stepped in and quieted my soul and I felt peace, not fear, not intimidation but peace…I found courage to be still and know he is God in all things!

Most days I am the most positive person you would want to know and sometimes I have to go to a quiet place and cry out “Help Me”….my grandmother used to tell me that I would ask God for what I wanted and then get my hands in it trying to fix it and God would get out of my way and let me make a big ole mess of it and she said “That’s how you got in between the rock and hard place”…..you see God didn’t put me there….I put myself there by crying out for his help then not stepping back into the peace he gives me to handle it and letting him do his job….because we all know in today’s “world” we have an answer and a  solution for everything, but sometimes the “world” doesn’t know what it is talking about and sometimes it is something only “God” can do…..so the last few days I have learned to just close my mouth, get out of God’s way and surrendering it all up to him knowing that at this moment in my life “I don’t know�� but “He does”….

So today, whatever you are wrestling with, whatever you are dealing with, whatever your situation, no matter how bad it feels or how hard it is to get through your day in it, know that God’s got you and his angels are holding you under their wings while he gets you through and at the same time heals your relationship…all you have to do is get out of His way!

 

God’s Grace & Mercy on your life and situation.

Lavonda`

 

DON’T GET UPSET!

 

As taken from Joyce Meyer’s “Starting Your Day Right” Devotional

The devil sets us up to get upset so that we act ugly, throw fits, and ruin our witness of what God has done in our lives.  Without God’s love flowing through us, it is hard to be nice to nice people, let alone to treat difficult people nicely.  We need God’s help to live well.

The Holy Spirit will give you the power to walk in love everywhere you go.  Don’t leave without inviting Him to fill you with the grace to demonstrate God’s love and compassion toward everyone you meet.

Gods Blessings:

I know sometimes I repeat myself in my messages, but I do allow the Holy Spirit to guide me when I add my own and sometimes I guess they believe we need to hear it repeatedly until it sinks in…I know sometimes God has to remind me again and again lol…

Before my feet hit the floor in the morning and before I open my eyes, I ask that God give me grace and walk through my day with me, walk through my mind to renew it continually and to walk with those I love and to guide me to people and places that he can speak through me to assist with what they need for their lives…

Most of all for me personally he has to remind me that work is not everything…. I forget sometimes to just stop and enjoy part of my day instead of constantly working…. I love to work, truly I do…. but sometimes I just need to stop and give those I love a hug, my time, my love….and enjoy my life and enjoy times with those I love….

Today’s message is about “Going Where God Sends You”….today he is sending me to visit with family I have not seen in a while but who only lives about 30 minutes from me(yes again me working all the time lol) and just catching up with family and who is doing what and spending time together….so today, enjoy your day, take time out to listen to the birds sing, or watch the clouds go by and give someone a genuine “Hello and smile today”, you might be the only one who does that for them today…

Also, just sit down somewhere today and talk to God as if you are talking to a friend, because even though he is not visually sitting right there in front of you, believe me he is there…tell him all your concerns and then leave those concerns right there and go enjoy your day.


God’s Grace & Mercy 4 U!

Lavonda

 

GO WHERE GOD SENDS YOU

From Joyce Meyer’s devotional “Starting Your Day Right”

 

One of the main reasons people don’t enjoy their lives is that they don’t follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Because Jesus fulfilled the law, we have full freedom to enter into the Holy of Holies and fellowship with the Father.  Hebrews calls this “a fresh(new) and living way” to enjoy our relationship with God(See Hebrews 10:20).

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Faery Blessings:

I was reminded of just how we can all enjoy our lives, everyday and in every moment.  My grandchildren are my pride and my joy....my sunshine on a cloudy day....and as I watch them play and interact with their friends over the summer, I am reminded to not take life so seriously....sure they do not have bills and such to pay, but they worry about nothing knowing that they are going to be taken care of by their earthly parents, so why can't we see God the way these children see us...we are just as safe, just as taken care of as they are....they have such faith....we did to before we "grew up" and became responsible.....

The other day I was cooking dinner and my granddaughter asked "Can I help you?"....she is 6 years old....I told her sure she could....she taught me while cooking that dinner that the things sometimes I almost dread she thoroughly enjoyed...she loved to stir the green beans while they were cooking, she enjoyed getting the dishes and glasses out....she was so excited to be helping...she taught me how to enjoy things that are everyday routine and sometimes boring...so the next morning for breakfast, I decided to take on her attitude(notice I say decided and not felt like lol) and enjoyed cooking breakfast as if I were doing it for my heavenly Father and do you know what?  I really did enjoy cooking breakfast, so I took that same attitude and applied it to laundry as well and with washing dishes, sweeping and mopping the floor, working...my granddaughter taught me that everything can be fun if you just go with the flow and see these things through the eyes of a child....enjoy today's message!


Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`


ENJOY YOUR LIFE!

as taken from Joyce Meyer's "Starting Your Day Right" Devotional


Jesus died so that you can enjoy abundant life, not just the days off work or on vacation or when you get to go shopping or golfing--but every day of your life.

He wants you to enjoy going to the grocery store.  He wants you to enjoy driving the kids to school.  He even wants you to enjoy paying your bills.  He also wants you to enjoy cleaning your house.

You can enjoy life if you determine to do so.  Say, "I am going to enjoy every aspect of my life, because Jesus died so that I could have joy unspeakable and full of glory."

Faery Blessings:


Life Lesson from Jesus:  Matthew 4:18-20(Amplified Bible Classic)

18 As He was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He noticed two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, throwing a dragnet into the sea, for they were fishermen.

19 And He said to them, Come a]">[a]after Me [as disciples—letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!

20 At once they left their nets and b]">[b]became His disciples [sided with His party and followed Him].


Follow Me that’s your job, making you fishers of men, that’s God’s job…..


You don’t have to make yourselves fisher of men, all you gotta do is follow me

If you follow me, in the pursuit of me it will change you…you been asking God to change you or someone else, that is none of your business, all you need to do is pursue Him, and if you pursue him, he will automatically change you….you do the following and God will do the changing…..

We don’t have too many experiences with God anymore, I mean the kind of conversion that makes you give up a man you can see for a man you can’t see….I’m talking about the kind of conversion that requires a reaction…..we want to be inspired in church, we don’t want to be changed…..

In the text, immediately Peter dropped his net, but he picked it up again…..Have you ever dropped something  but you picked it up again?  And now you got the net and Jesus?  And it’s all on the boat together…..Over and over again he keeps challenging Peter to move from being a fisher of fish to a fisher of men…because sometimes God sees things in you that you don’t see in yourself and you keep going back to what you see and he keeps calling you to what he sees….to me this text is about patience…..the patience of God who can work with a man who rides on a boat with nets and can preach on a boat with nets and can rebuke storms on a boat with nets….And yet even though he used him with his nets , he kept challenging  him to come out from his nets….that my sister and brothers the nets are life as you’ve known it….

Follow Me(Jesus) and I’m gonna change your life and you’re never gonna know the day I did it…you’ll never know the moment I did it…. the steps of a good man/woman are ordered by the Lord and you’ll never know what step I did it in….you’re kind of gonna be like Enoch, you’re gonna walk with me until you’re not.

Little by little I’m gonna peel away your insecurity, peel away your fear and your intimidation…..you’re gonna look up and you had courage and your not even gonna know where it came from..your gonna look up and your gonna have confidence in places that you “were” insecure….you’re not gonna even know when I gave it to you…but one day your gonna stand up, speak in front of people you used to run from….When I get through peeling you, the very people that you denied me for, your gonna stand up in front of them and preach to them and say “Let the house of Israel know, that this same Jesus whom ye have crucified have been made Lord and Christ”, but “Follow Me(Jesus)”….Jesus knows you are going to deny him, and curse around other people and walk in different directions, but he still says “Follow Me”…But He will still tell his angels, go get Peter(all of us) and tell him to “Follow Me”, I’m not finished with you yet…

And out of this, You and I are going to have a relationship is what Jesus is saying….and a relationship is more than an experience…..reading the text and what happened is an experience but what I am teaching you is a relationship….a wedding is an experience, but a marriage is a relationship….Having a baby is an experience, but raising a child is a relationship….People look for experiences, but God is calling you to relationship and that means sometimes I’m gonna be dropping my net and sometimes I’m gonna be holding my net…..and sometimes I’m gonna be faithful and sometimes I’m gonna be inconsistent…sometimes I’m gonna be so committed that I would cut somebody’s ear off for you(like Peter did in the garden for Jesus) and then the same guy gonna go to cussing and say “I don’t know Jesus” (when they took him before the Pharisees)…..

So “Follow Him” when your strong and when your wrong, when your right and yet your fearful, when you’re up and when your down, when your confused and when you don’t understand, when your intimidated…. But through it all, Follow Him!

 

Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`

Faery Blessings:

For many moons now I have studied on fear, doubt and worry….I have also studied on faith, hope and love…..I have learned that fear, doubt and worry delay but faith, hope and love deliver…I have also come to discover after reading and reading and searching that “perfect love casts out fear”…..it’s hard to be afraid when God and love is present….I am not talking about a healthy kind of caution and fear per say like when you are walking to your car at night after work, or locking your doors before bed, but I am speaking of the fear that clouds your mind over things you cannot change or are holding onto tightly or stressing about for your future, etc….so today’s message is short and sweet yet effective I believe…Be Blessed!


 

Faery Hugs & Sprinkles

Lavonda`

 

PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR

From Joyce Meyer’s book “Starting Your Day Right”

 

Dread is  a relative of fear.  The devil tempts us with dread to get us confess fear instead of faith.  But 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love(dread does not exist), but full-grown(complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!  For fear brings with it the thoughts of punishment, and [so] he is who afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].”

Enjoy your day, knowing that God loves you perfectly.  Don’t dread the hard things that you must do today, because God is on your side and is ready to help you.

Faery Blessings:

Hope this finds everyone feeling blessed and grateful…I’ve been lead to share prayers for everyone for a few days…these are not my own prayers although I do say them as they come through my email with all my heart to start my day..so I thought since God is sending them daily through my emails that I would share them with you as well…

I got told the other day that it was lazy to copy and paste these prayers and things from other speakers to buff up my blog on godsdailydose.com but you know what…and then I thought if they don’t want it shared with others, then why are there so many “share this”  or “like and tweet” buttons on their websites?....and I saw a quote from someone who said, “others opinions are not my business” so I just go with what I feel God wants to share with others and give these “shout outs” to those who I copy and paste…and I trust that God will take care of the rest…..enjoy today’s prayer!  Be Blessed!

 

 

Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`

 

Today’s prayer is from Prime Time With God’s website:

 

Dear Father God,

If you be for me, who can be against me? You spared not your own Son, but delivered him up for me. How shall you not also freely give me all things? (see Romans 8:31-32).

The things you give are nothing like the things of the world.

While the things of the world may entice, they are temporary and cannot give true and lasting fulfillment.

The things of the Spirit are eternal and bring meaningful and lasting fulfillment.

Thank you for your many, many blessings.

Thank you for my family and friends.

Thank you for your encouraging touches and miracles in the midst of pain and suffering.

Thank you for teaching me through all of my life’s circumstances.

Thank you for giving me strength to endure and peace for the journey.

Thank you for all things, for every need you meet, and for Jesus Christ in whose name I pray. Amen.

Faery Blessings:


I am aware that not everyone believes as I do but this prayer touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you all as well! Be Blessed!


Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`


Dear Father God,

I pray for all those who are reading this devotional today.

Please touch their lives in great and mighty ways.

Please draw them closer to You and provide...

  • Comfort on difficult days,
  • Smiles when sadness intrudes,
  • Rainbows to follow the storm clouds,
  • Laughter to kiss their lips,
  • Sunsets to warm their hearts,
  • Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
  • Friendships to brighten their being,
  • Beauty for their eyes to see,
  • Confidence for when they doubt,
  • Faith so they can believe,
  • Courage to know themselves,
  • Patience to accept the truth,
  • And love to complete their lives.

Thank You God for Your blessings for me and for others.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Faery Blessings:

Well good morning!  It used to be when I would say “good morning” that it was just a habit….now when I say “good morning”, I say so with a love of God in my heart and truly hoping they have a “good morning”….because truly I hope they do…..and I hope that they don’t dread their day ahead and hoping that one “good morning” changes that for them..

Dread is an awful thing, especially when it attacks you first thing in the morning before you ever get out of bed…dreading your work day, dreading all the errands you have to run, dreading all the chores around the house, just feeling like you are caught in an endless cycle of routine, boring things to do…I used to be that way as well, I still have to fight the feeling of dread some days, but most days now I accept the challenge of the day ahead with a hope in my heart of finding new ways of approaching my day…I do each thing as unto the Lord…instead of working for someone else at work, I work to please the Lord, and when I do laundry, I do it to please the Lord, because I know that in everything I do and have to do He is there strengthening me and walking with me, so instead of dreading it, I use that time to talk to Him as if a friend were in my presence literally, because He is…..you see there is nothing impossible for Him, but our minds tell us otherwise and usually we choose to believe the worst instead of the best He has to offer….and what we think and believe does factor into what happens to us throughout the day….whether we choose to think positive or negative is a choice we make consciously, so today ask God to renew your mind and bring in the faith and hope to deliver what he has promised us….

You see fear and doubt delay what He has in store for us, faith and hope deliver what He has in store for us….not always in our timing but in His…and he’s never late, but always on time, just sometimes not our time…today I dare you to enjoy the challenges that life brings and meet them head on with faith.   Enjoy the message!  Be Blessed!

 

Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`

 

ENJOY CHALLENGES & HAVE A NEW MINDSET


From Joyce Meyer’s devotional “Starting Your Day Right”

Another key to starting your day right is not to dread things.  Don’t lie in bed dreading the whole day before you even get up.  Dread is a close relative of the spirit of fear.  When dread enters, joy leaves.  Dread sets you up for misery, because by choosing to dread you decide that you cannot enjoy what you must do today.

Be excited when you face new tests.  Close the door to the mindset of dread.  Decide early to enjoy every challenge that faces you today, knowing that God will be with you to make your path straight and to prosper in everything you set out to do.

We set ourselves up either for misery or for joy by the mindset that we have toward the things in our life.  Mindsets are the patterns in which our mind normally operates toward a certain determination.  For example, when we look at our schedule today, it may seem that there is far too much to do.  But if we choose the mindset that God will help us through it, we will enjoy watching how everything falls into place.

Refuse to dread what must be done.  Greet the day with a right attitude and a thankful heart that you have a Savior who is ready to rescue you from more than you can handle.  Enjoy yourself ad say, “I refuse to live in a world of dread; I am going to enjoy my life today.”

Faery Blessings:

Today I awoke to birds singing outside my window….When I first wake up I ask God to walk with me through my day, to walk through my mind to renew it continually and to walk through my heart to show me if I have any unforgiveness in there and to help me remove it…I also ask that God walk through the hearts, minds and days of my family, husband, friends and others I love….I have found that when I start my day like this before my feet hit the floor that it goes much smoother….that and I have found that the last few mornings I have woke up to those birds singing and I felt a tug in my spirit that said “I sent them to you, to wake you up gently to the sound of the birds singing!”…..I cried, yes I cried….I cried because out of the billions of people on this planet that he sends other blessings to, that He took time out to send me those birds to sing outside my window…what a wonderful God we serve…..

 

Today take time to stop and smell the coffee and look around and see what blessings God has sent you today…or yesterday or the day before…I bet you find them in the small things…Be Blessed! 😊


Hugs and Faery Sprinkles

Lavonda`

 

Today’s message comes from Joyce Meyers book “Battlefield of the Mind”, the updated Edition…This particular one is called “Stay Positive” or “Be Positive”, but both are true 😊

Positive minds produce positive lives.  Negative minds produce negative lives.  Positive thoughts are always full of faith and hope.  Negative thoughts are full of fear and doubt.

Some people are afraid to hope because they have been hurt so much in life.  They have had so many disappointments, they don’t think they can face the pain of another one.  Therefore, they refuse to hope so they won’t be disappointed.

This avoidance of hope is a type of protection against being hurt.  Disappointment hurts!  So rather than be hurt again, many people simply refuse to hope or to believe that anything good will ever happen to them.  This type of behavior sets up a negative lifestyle.  Everything becomes negative because the thoughts are negative.  Remember Proverbs 23:7: “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

In Matthew 8:13 Jesus tells us that it will be done for us as we have believed.  The King James Version says, “ as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.”  Everything I believed was negative for a while, so naturally many negative things happened to me.

This doesn’t mean that you and I can get anything we want by just thinking about it.  God has a perfect plan for each of us, and we can’t control Him with our thoughts and words.  But, we must think and speak in agreement with His will and plan for us.

If you don’t have any idea what God’s will is for you at this point, at least begin by thinking, “Well, I don’t know God’s plan, but I know He loves me.  Whatever He does will be good, and I’ll be blessed.”

Begin to think positively in your life.

Practice being positive in every situation that arises.  Even if whatever is taking place in your life at the moment is not so good, expect God to bring good out of it, as He has promised in His Word.

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