Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thankful Life - August 6, 2014

Good morning... Today we have a choice - to have a good day, or not. The "nots" are not so good, I am sure you agree. Decide today that no matter 'what' comes up or at you, that God can strengthen you to get through it. That with the Holy Spirit, the battle is not of flesh. You decide how to respond or not... in this case, the "nots" might just be the good answer. But in the case of listening to the Holy Spirit, we must comply.

Daily, we come before our King and request His favor for our day, and daily, we can trust that He has us. I am grateful for His Word, His Instructions, His Protection!

"And he said to them, “Men and Israelites, take care for yourselves what you are about to do to these men! For before these days, Theudas rose up saying he was somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was executed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. After this man, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and caused people to follow him in revolt. And that one perished, and all who followed him were scattered. And now I tell you, keep away from these men, and leave them alone, because if this plan or this matter is from people, it will be overthrown. But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them, lest you even be found fighting against God.” So they were persuaded by him. And they summoned the apostles, beat them, commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and released them. So they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin rejoicing, because they had been considered worthy to be dishonored for the sake of the name. Every day, both in the temple courts and from house to house, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the good news that the Christ was Jesus." ACTS 5:35-42 (Lexham English Bible)

Brothers and sisters, despite what is to come in this life, we give thanks... Give thanks and do what you have been called to do.

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!" ~Psalm 91:1 (English Standard Version)

"But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and [a]show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!" ~2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)

You control you responses, but not your circumstances. We can be prepared for mishaps and the unexpected because we know "they are part of this life". So, now what? HIS WORD... GOD's promises apply here. NEVER LET THEM GO.

Move from being a worrier to a Warrior! We do this knowing that we already own victory!

God is for you!

Wooah... and all His people said Amen!


©2014 Shawn Boreta

Shawn Delia Boreta

Free e-Book Devotional

Free e-Book Devotional
It's All About Me

About Me

My photo

I love people. My life has been spent seeking new friendships and helping others. God's gifting is being worked out into His plan for me. I am excited to share insights of His leadings and lessons.