Hello Friends, Has your life been full of change? Do you feel like right when things are going great and all is right in the universe - there it comes - CHANGE? I am here to tell you that there is one thing that remains the same in all the CHANGES in our lives and his name is JESUS! Here is what the Bible says: Hebrews 13:8 says: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. James 1:17 says: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. I'm so thankful that when my life is full of difficult changes that Jesus does not change. He allows His children to change so we become more like Him. The wonderful thing is that during this time of change and difficult circumstances that come our way - He is there with us. He helps us grow to become more like Him. What are things that can help us in the CHANGES of life: -Start your day out reading your Bible. -Start a devotion plan and challenge yourself to stay committed. -Pray and talk to Jesus all day long. Have A Wonderful Day! Simply Living By Faith, Stacey
2016 was quite a hectic one for our family. It seems to have flown right by us so quickly.
The one verse that clung to my heart in 2016 was:
Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Whenever things happened that left me upset and worried this verse always came to mind. It is a reminder to think on the good things. God has blessed us all with so many good things in this life. Here are a few that come to mind for me:
Jesus - Who died for me and loves me unconditionally
Family - My comfort and strength
Friends - Bring me joy and happiness
Pets - Lots of smiles
Home - For rest and relaxation
Water - To refresh me
Transportation - To get me where I'm going
Next time you are having a bad day and someone is making you upset - think on these things!
This morning I was checking out my FB and was completely amazed with all the dear friends that were asking for prayer for friends, family, loved ones, & for themselves.
I don't think that we realize how much power there is in prayer. The Bible says in:
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Just imagine all the people reached in prayer from something as simple as FB.
Today as I went through and prayed for these requests, I saw a Mommy hugging her baby probably for the last time because she felt like she would not be here on earth much longer, a little boy that passed away from cancer, a dear friend whose Mom just found out in one week that she has terminal stage 4 cancer in her pancreas and may only have days to weeks to live, and a couple who are having marital problems.
The most AMAZING thing is that God loves each and every one of them the same.