Tuesday, 31 December 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Welcome 2014!  I am trusting for good things this year.  I am excited about what the Lord is going to do.  This time last year I was fearful of the year ahead and the Lord WOW'd me right out of my socks!  He over and abundantly showered us with grace and mercy and favour.  I am so humbled and grateful and so excited about this year.  Did I say that already?

I want you to get excited with me.  Because no matter how bad things might look, God is in control.  He will give you victory, He will fight your battle.  He will win for you!  You are His and He will never leave you nor forsake you.

I have decided that I am going to face this year with more faith and more blind trust and JOY.  I want to turn to that attitude long before I run out of options.  I want this year to be one full of inner peace and JOY!  Yes, I will not allow my JOY to be stolen this year (I'll try anyway).  I know that most times I allow my JOY to be stolen.  This year I am going to practice JOY!  I am going to hold onto JOY!  I want others to see me and sense JOY inside me!  Yes, JOY JOY JOY!


Psalm 5 v 11:  But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice;  let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them;  let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.

I am not foolish enough to believe all will be roses and sunshine.  But I am choosing the JOY of the Lord this year.  I am choosing to be more thankful and praise the Lord more, and see good in others more than I normally do.  I CHOOSE JOY!

Choose JOY with me!  Let us rejoice in the Lord and be glad.
{Can you guess my word for this year?}

God bless
Tracy

(Winsome Wednesday will resume next week Wednesday the 8th - see you there....)


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Winsome Wednesday - The Day of Battle!

When we are preparing to fight a battle, be it in the home, the office, a relationship, whatever it is, we obviously need to prepare.  We need to pray, we need to seek advice, we need to read God's word.  Yes, we need to prepare.


But ultimately it is God who will deliver us and it is God who will fight the battle AND give us victory.  All He wants in return is the glory.  There are many examples of this in the word, and each one of us, in our lives.  Sometimes things seem hopeless and I think God allows that so we know when we get the victory, when we win the battle, it is GOD who fought and won the battle.  Not us in our strength.  I think He allows this sometimes so we cannot take the credit.  The credit IS HIS FOR THE TAKING!

Prov 21 v 31:  The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.

So, my encouragement to you is to do all you can to prepare, but remember, deliverance and victory are of the Lord.  Give Him the glory!

God bless
Tracy
PS: 

  • This linky is open until 31/12/2013
  • After this linky, my next post will be 1st of January 2014 - I look forward to linking up with you more closely in 2014


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This is a space to come and be encouraged.  You can link as many posts as you want so long as they bring glory to the Lord.  If you have time, please visit the person ahead of you and I am sure you too will be encouraged.  I look forward to seeing you here.
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Winsome Wednesday - Praise Him

The picture below is of a tree stump up the road from me and whenever I drive past it I think of the trees of the fields praising the Lord and it reminds me that I too should be praising the Lord.  It is something that I am learning slowly but surely, to praise the Lord in all my circumstances.  He requires of me to praise Him as I trust Him to change my circumstances.  There are just times in life when there is absolutely nothing you can do to change things.  After doing all that you can do, you have to trust!  You have to release your faith in the Father to protect and comfort you.


So, is there something in your life that reminds you to praise the Lord?  Know it is a reminder from Him to do so.  Praise releases God's power in your life like nothing else does.

Isaiah 55 v 12:  For you shall go out [from the spiritual exile caused by sin and evil into the homeland] with joy and be led forth [by your leader, the Lord Himself, and His word] with peace;  the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands.

I encourage you today to praise the Lord no matter what your circumstances look like.  Good or bad, God will never leave you nor forsake you.

God bless
Tracy

BLOGHOP TIME


This is a space to come and be encouraged.  You can link as many posts as you want so long as they bring glory to the Lord.  If you have time, please visit the person ahead of you and I am sure you too will be encouraged.  I look forward to seeing you here.
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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Winsome Wednesday - Urgh, Trials!

I want to encourage anyone who is struggling right now.  God says He is with you and He will not leave you.  You also know that whatever someone means for your harm, God will use for your good!  You also know that all things work together for those who love the Lord.


Well, even when we know these things its tough sometimes, right?  God adds to all that encouragement and says:  James 1 v 2:  Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.

Ouch right?!  

Just know you are not alone.  We all have trials and tribulations and this is such a great space to share and be encouraged.  If you need any prayer, leave a comment and I will be praying.  Lets end this year on a positive note!  Lets end this year with some overcoming and lots of praise music.  

Praying for you as you overcome your trial in Jesus name.

God bless
Tracy


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