Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor.

Ecclesiastes 2:10 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/ecc.2.10.NKJV

It makes sense to me. Especially since I’ve started working one year, I think I would want to satisfy my desires for the work I’ve been doing seems tough.

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Praying God’s Word

All you have to do is personalize it if you have asked Jesus to be Lord of Your life and you are seeking Him.

Here’s an example written a hours ago using two scriptures.

“I will not be anxious about anything, but in everything, in every situation with prayer, petitions and Thanksgiving I will present my request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. I trust in the Lord with all my heart, I am not and will not lean on my own understanding, in all my ways I acknowledge Jesus and Jesus directs my path. In Jesus’ name, amen amen and amen.”

The verses are Philippians 4:6 & 7; Proverbs 3:5 & 6

Morning Text Message

All Decisions are Important
Deuteronomy 30:19
I call Heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both you and your seed may live:
+Our lives are composed of choices and God has given you the Power of Choice.
+A decision is not made in a moment of time. It is already rooted in your character and experiences.
+Be wise in making decisions. All decisions can become habits, and habits can become strongholds.
+Choose not what you want but what God has already chosen for you in Christ Jesus:
-Choose Jesus not satan.
-Choose life not death.
-Choose blessing not cursing.
-Choose health not sickness.
-Choose riches not poverty.
-Choose victory not defeat.
-Choose the Kingdom of God not the kingdom or the world.
-For an extended list of things to choose please consult with your Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED we are and BLESSED we will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!!!

Morning Text Message

Have you given all your problems to the Lord?
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him (The Lord Jesus Christ), for He (The Lord Jesus Christ) cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
Matthew 12:28-30 Jesus said:
28 Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and all of you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
+In spite of all that we maybe going through the Lord is still our Healer, Deliverer, Redeemer, Protector, Provider, and Burden Bearer.
+In Him we have Total Victory because He is our Victory. Hallelujah!
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

A.R.

ODB: Shackled But Not Silent

If you’ve already read today’s Our Daily Bread devotional did you wonder about the title? Shackled but not silent… I suppose that depends on where you are from. I reside in the U.S. I wonder what someone in another country would think if they were to read today’s title.

While reading the story, I thought about people who are, in their minds and hearts segregated or prefer some individuals than others. Yes. I am talking about first, race and then there being reason of dislike toward another for whatever reason. Here I am speaking of race though to stay on topic. This group of individuals that were unlawfully arrested, they were black I believe. I’ve come to that belief because I know some of my history. I see myself as black. That’s the label and has been the label for many many years. I wondered how that individual felt about reading the first paragraph of our daily bread, IF they do read or IF they happen to read today’s Our Daily Bread.

Moving on. I enjoyed reading today’s reading. Both the scripture and the following story. Strength is seen in those who can worship God and sing praise through such an ordeal. In the story shared and in the Bible (Acts 16:25-34) both parties or groups worshiped God. They sang. Praise God that they had such strength, boldness, ability and courage to -sing – no, to worship. Hallelujah!

If faced with such an ordeal or situation my prayer is that I will worship my Abba. That I will worship my God and set my heart upon Him and not upon what will happen, ‘IF.’ The, ‘IF,’ in life can be heartbreaking. The most recent occurrence of this happening to me was after my ex and I broke up. Thanks be to God I realized what was going on. For I cried because I thought about the IF’s. If this or that. More specifically, the, ‘WHAT IF’s.’ Just the possibility of the thoughts we believe has an affect on us. I cried, sobbed even at the though of him being with a woman that flirted with him at work, at the thought of them enjoying each other in whatever way or capacity, at the though of him not telling me what went down or what happened at his workplace between him and this other woman – if anything was done. At the time of the break up this hurt. I give thanks to God though that I am not crying as I write these words. It’s been some time to really think about what happened, what he did and what I did because of that I am thankful that I am no longer heartbroken. Thankful that I was able to move on. Thankful that I’ve enjoyed life and am still enjoying life. Though it hasn’t been easy these past few weeks, but I thank God I’m still here. Alive and kicking! Hahahaha

I hope to share more about my last months of being 26yrs young. This is a post of being 27 YEARS YOUNG! HOORAH, HALLELUJAH!

Yes. I made it to my 27th birthday. I made it past my 27th birthday. I’m still here after a small surgery I was put to sleep for. Thank God I am still here.

It’s Saturday. A warm Saturday in May, the last Saturday in May actually. Enjoy it wherever you be. Remember to keep God first in all you do.

❤ God

Tiffany