Will you let God complete His work in you?

As I end this night, I am reminded of “Staying the Course.”

Not everything will occur in the manner that you’ve aligned, but the outcome will be one that God has orchestrated. Will you let God complete His work in you? As a matter of fact, say it with me: Will I let God complete His work in ME?

I am reminded that if I just keep pursuing and pressing on as I walk along this journey that God has me on, then I will conquer and will reap the generous benefits of God’s rewards.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

I Corinthians 5:18

Don’t grow weary in worry or in faintness. Be encouraged, and allow the Lord to finish what He has begun “good” within you [ref Philippians 1:6].

– P.S., Kaye – 

Seeing it through to completion

One of the biggest things I’ve learned so far on this health and spiritual journey is the importance of exercising hope and seeing things through to completion.

Sounds easier said than done, huh? Yep, I bet it does.

God doesn’t take us on a journey to fail us – or to watch us fail. He guides you on a journey to get you to your next destination – to an outcome that can be life-changing.

Practicing and completing things wholly and with consistency will soon become your new pattern of ease. It’ll be harder to forget it and even more convicting to put it aside.

On my personal health journey, the Lord has required me to maintain 4 simple daily things before climbing into bed at night:

  1. Relinquish my concerns before him (write it down, let it go; can’t pick it back up);
  2. Stretch and massage problem areas in my muscles and body;
  3. Write at least 3 lines a night in my blog (OK, we’re waaaay past 3 for tonight 😉);
  4. And read scriptures towards completing my reading of the complete New Testament

It’s amazing how many times you’ll feel bad, be sick, have pain, have exhaustion, etc…, etc… and relinquish your assignment because of the state that you’re in.

But I challenge you – emplore you – to, even amid the pain, amid your search for the right health plan, amid your fears, and amid you feeling at your worst, take simple steps on what you can do, and the Lord will honor your obedience.

Let’s pray for each other:

Lord, please help my dear friend, sister and brother in Christ to be strengthened as we complete our journeys together. Give us new hope, new peace, and new passion to fulfill your right now will in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, Lord, Amen.

I love you with the LOVE of Christ -and that’s really BIG, BIG LOVE!

– P.S., Kaye –

Putting God’s tools to work in your life

Did you do it? We’re you successful in completing your Godly work?

Philippians 1:6 (KJV)
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Yesterday, we learned that we can start fresh by looking for new opportunities in each day and allowing the Lord to guide our footsteps.

Don’t be discouraged as you move to make progress in completing your Godly work! One step forward, and NO STEPS BACK!

Be encouraged to know that God has already given you everything that you will need to thrive.

You’ve just got to put those tools into action!

– P.S., Kaye –

Starting fresh

Every day presents new opportunities to begin again.

As you move throughout this week, I challenge you to see new opportunities in everything and allow the Lord to guide your footsteps in all things.

Ask the Lord to bless the work of your hands – and watch as His glory is displayed.

You’ll find, I’m sure, that completing your tasks and finishing goals will become much easier – just commit to doing them in the way that the Lord commands.

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

– Proverbs 16:3 (our official Passion Series Bible verse)

– P.S. Kaye –

Resting in God’s Presence

Taking a step back and delving into rest that your body requires is a necessary aspect of resting in God’s presence.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

– Matthew 11:28

Just like we close our eyes to rest in sleep each night, it is here in these moments of resting, a setting aside, that we are able to experience the benefits of rest in God’s presence and mental and physical repair – because, after all, He designed and designated it so.

Resting in God’s presence requires us to readily be available to give up our own methods and put His methods into practice.

Today I experienced a place of rest and rejuvenation throughout the day, even though my body was feeling pain and even though I had other plans of getting a few things accomplished. Resting in God’s way allowed me to gain rest without the barriers of time or duty.

So, how can you benefit from giving up your methodologies in order to experience rest in God’s presence?

– P.S., Kaye –

Waiting on the Lord produces His righteousness

8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

– Isaiah 55:8-9

So, if waiting on the Lord “renews our strength (Isaiah 40:31),” then why is it that we so readily and anxiously move forward without considering His plans? I guess it’s because we think we know better🤷🤦.

Waiting on the Lord will produce a righteous outcome.

And, when we wait, the path forward and the resulting outcome will produce rewards bigger and better than we ever could have imagined.

– P.S. Kaye –

Staying the course

Today’s focus really was about staying the course – – –

It’s easy to wiggle around, get antsy, and lose focus when things become distractive or when we give in to our frustrations. But the Bible tells us just how we can handle that type of energy and keep our focus on the topic at hand.

6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Distracted? Frustrated? Have a lot on your plate?

Practice putting those petitions before the Lord – a measure of “letting them go,” so to speak. Trust Him with your spiritual life … and your “every day” life, too!

– P. S., Kaye –

Being there…

For the past two weeks, we’ve been experiencing 40 Days of Prayer, a time when we collectively gather with other local churches, groups, individuals, and organizations in order to pray for the salvation and needs of our surrounding community.

At today’s prayer gathering, my husband and I were asked to lead prayers for those who needed healing.

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Matthew 14:14

In the recent past, the passage from which this scripture is taken really resonated with me in a special way. Jesus gave tender and specific care to those who were “going through,” even though He Himself may have been considered to have been “going through” – He had just been met with the news of the death of His close and trusted friend, John the Baptist.

After the prayer gathering, the topic and scripture really stuck with me, and that feeling only grew as the Lord continued to impress upon me the heart of someone who approached me thereafter and the heaviness of a few others.

It’s no coincidence that on my journey to receiving full healing and restoration that God so desires for others to be helped and healed along the way.

As you seek your path to full restoration, will you graciously share the overwhelming beauty of God’s restorative power with another?

– P.S., Kaye –

Reflecting on God’s Goodness

God’s goodness isn’t confined to only BIG, miraculous outcomes. His goodness is attached to everything He puts his hands on.

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

– Genesis 1:31a

Take time to reflect on God’s goodness in your life. What has He done for you? How has He blessed and opened new doors for you?

This week (and every week thereafter), look at things through the lens of God. See things from a new perspective. See things from a God standpoint. See His goodness all around you: BIG, small… and everything in between.

– P. S., Kaye –

Where peace can be found

Where can peace be found?

Anywhere you so desire.

Take your attention off of those things that cause you to focus more on the circumstance versus keeping your focus on God.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:37-39

– P.S., Kaye –