Being confident in Christ

You can confidently know that God will work things out for your good. Taking a moment to stop, reflect, and even rest is a measure that is good for your overall soul and good health. Trust the Lord’s pattern for you – you can never go wrong in following the process that He has set aside for you. Keep all of these things in mind – each day and in every way – and you will always have good success.

Joshua 1:8
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

– P.S., Kaye –

Giving God ALL that you thought you couldn’t

Yesterday morning as I began my day, I asked the Lord for courage.

I didn’t know that I would need it later.

Each morning my husband and I begin our day together in prayer and devotion, reflecting on the prophecies God has spoken over our lives and affirming our commitment to His promises. We pray over each other, and move forward about our days with our affirmed commitments in our hearts and minds.

But on this day, I’d slept in as he attended to some morning business. When I awakened, although I am ultra sentimental about even the tiniest of adventures and I’d usually be inclined to wait for his return, the Holy Spirit prompted me to fulfill our time together.

I meditated of God’s promise. I prayed over my husband. I prayed over our endeavors. And I prayed for courage to approach today’s “plate,” for God to remove fear and doubt, and for Him to elevate courage over fear.

As the day went on, things went well. All was good.

As I wrapped up some things in the evening, my body began to feel that awful familiar feeling of strangeness. I could barely breath; I was coughing deeply; I was extremely dizzy; I began having tremors; I put my hand over my heart before we left and said, “God, please take care of my body. I believe and know that you can. Please take away my fear.” And immediately, trust in God and courage came.

For a moment at the hospital things seemed to have felt worse. I did slightly begin to cry, thinking to myself that I just wanted this part of dealings in my life to be OVER. Then the Spirit of Correction immediately came – reminding me that I am supposed to be standing in courage – in boldness and faith. At this exact same moment, my husband rubs my hands, my arms, legs and foot, and prays for the Lord’s relief. He later shares a song with me about being by my side. It was so sweet.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

– Matthew 6:26

Although I received relief and doctor’s orders for the here and now, it was amazing to activate God’s orders for the here and now. Who knew that He knew that His early morning prompting would lead to my late night conviction and needs use?

I say “conviction” because the Lord knows our needs, and He has our desires at heart. But He has also left His Holy Spirit as a guide to remind us of our prayers, God’s power, and His ultimate love.

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

– Matthew 6:33-34

Maybe you’re wondering where this all fits in. Maybe you are dealing with a bit of fear or uncertainty. Know that your prayers are heard and that the Lord will give you a just right portion to see you through your right now moment.

– P.S., Kaye –

Writing for God

Have you ever wondered, “How can God know me? And how can He use what I have?” Know that God CAN use you – in whatever shape, form, or process that you’re in.

Colossians 3:23:24

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Know that you are a valuable asset to God and His Kingdom. Know that you are good enough, and that what you have to offer makes sense to the Lord.

Whenever you reach out to God – in thought, in personal prayer, during quiet time, or other – seek His Will for your life. And when He reaches back, you just be sure to respond in faithful repose:

Yes, Lord. My name is [insert your name here], and I am [insert your gift here] for you, God.

See, it’s easy:

Yes, Lord. My name is Kaye, and I am writing for you, God.

And He will respond in faithful delight.

So you’ve accomplished your BIG GOAL

…and you’re feeling mighty swell, ain’t ya?!

Last night, I accomplished one of my BIG GOALS. I completed the Book of Matthew.

Last year, I set out to read the full New Testament from start to finish. Although I am very familiar and well-read on Old and New Testament scripture, I set this new goal in motion in order to get re-acquainted with the scriptures, gain new insight, and be able to pull upon and reference God’s scripture whether or not I have the text right before me.

I barely got through the Book of Matthew last year. Many days I was just too exhausted from some of my health challenges to fulfill my new assignment; on others I re-read scripture to ensure that I had grasped and renewed Word and not simply “auto-piloted” that which I already knew.

So this year, that goal became even BIGGER. I meant to accomplish it – to finish the New Testament, reading God’s Word with “new” eyes.

What’s amazing is that God paired my new goal with His process – all designed for my spiritual development and physical healing. My husband and pastor shared with me the process of a daily discarding of those things which hindered my complete and whole rest. Pain in my body? Things a hindrance to Godly rest? Write it down, and discard of it – it now belongs to God. He also challenged me to be consistent in my daily Passion Series inscribings. Each night I devoted to discarding, stretching, writing…and reading. As I approached each new day, God shared scriptural impartation and spiritual awareness through daily readings, videos, prayer, and meditation. Here I set out to complete a new assignment of reading, and God gave me so much more!

With the Book of Matthew now complete, I just have unparalleled momentum as I dive into the Book of Mark and read God’s Word even further.

Each day is a stepping stone and an opportunity to grow in God – in His way, in His timing, and by His process.

What have I gained?

  1. A new-found strength and stamina to reach my goals.
  2. Excitement for scripture that lies ahead.
  3. A trust in God revealing wisdom and leading me to new understanding of His Word.

Be empowered to reach your goals. Be enlightened as you seek new places in the Lord. For when you knock, He surely will answer, and when you seek new things in Him, you can be sure that they will be found.

Matthew 7:7-8 King James Version (KJV)

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

– P.S., Kaye –

Staying Focused…

…requires precise measure and determination to stay along the path that God has set forth.

It requires you to not look at anything that will cause you to veer.

It requires one to continually align self with the action plan God has set in motion.

It requires accountability and action on your part.

Lord,

We pray for focused mindsets and for focused, obedient hearts. Help us not to stray off of your path, yet strengthen us through continual confirmation of your Word. Elevate our trust in you so that we may be found faithful stewards of your will. Let your glory be shown in all the world through our obedience and faithfulness to you.

In Christ’s Name we do pray, Lord,

Amen.

I can keep going…

Simple, yet so impactful is this phrase we can recite to ourselves to whittle away the sudden onset of anxiety, the fear of incompletions, an overwhelming day.

“1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…10!”

I count away as I reach my daily stretch goal, adding in a couple newer – bulkier – elements that cause my left knee to click and my nerves to quiver. 10 is today’s number – I CAN do it.

In the moment, the push can seem as though it is a bit too much; it may make you feel the need to stop. But in the end, continuing to push forward and meet the mark set by God – one that was set for which He knew you would accomplish – you’ll come to understand that it was one set forth for your best benefit.

Philippians 3:14 (NLT)

14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Every day won’t always be easy; every step of the process won’t always be so smooth… But every time you put yourself to the test, put your best foot forward, and fulfill the task, you have won – and will continue to win in Godly favor.

Kaye

What You Do For Christ Will Last

I often talk about journeys, our faith walk, and being committed to and staying focused on the Christ path that we are on.

I am thankful to be called to a Christ-centered mission, and I am so awe-inspired when the Lord begins to make moves, revealing the results of His mission, His process, and our obedience to Him and work in His fellowship.

Be prepared as you move further in your Christ-centered mission: allow the Lord to lead and guide the process; watch and wait with Godly anticipation as it leads to winning results – in your church, in your ministry mission, in the lives of those you serve… and in your life.

Remember, the Christ-centered mission doesn’t have to be loudjust impactful. Only what you do for Christ will last. So, let God add the increase to your faithful service.

Along the Righteous Path to the Lord’s Enriched Blessings

Jesus will be faithful in leaving unexpected blessings in unexpected places as we remain faithful to His Will.

As He chooses to prepare, preserve, and sustain you in your current season, always be sure to keep focused on His righteous path, recognizing every day blessings that are present right before you.

Righteous things found along the righteous path of Christ will always work to sustain and add value to your life.

Blessings & Peace,

Kaye

Living Out God’s Light – YOU are needed

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

You stand in the position of sharing God’s righteous light. And someone stands in need of receiving it. Can you share what God has given to you to share?

Wait – just long enough before moving to your next action item – and allow God to show you how He can use your light for the benefit of another.

YOU are needed. And what you have to offer is a necessary component of someone else’s well-being. Be joyous in the experiences that walking in the Lord’s light will bring you.

Know that you will be blessed in your faithful obedience to Him.

I’m glad that I was able to let my light shine today, and you can share yours, too!

I love you with the light of the Lord…

– P.S., Kaye –

Never alone in God

When you stand and walk with the Lord, you’ll never be alone. You will always be on the #winning team – for it is His team that will lead you to a victory.

It’s incredible when God’s especially planned path leads us to the reveal of a very picturesque finale. If only we would begin to trust Him even sooner, we wouldn’t have to wait until the grand finale to rejoice.

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5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

– Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

I am very proud of myself and of my husband, I must say, because putting our work into God’s hands produced a victorious outcome – and one that cannot be matched.

And now, now, my friends, can we rest, reflect, and tenderly approach God’s perfect rest and holy rejuvenation as we plan and prepare for our next season in Christ.

– P.S. Kaye