"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16

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The Pity Party:

Pity Party TearsLast night I threw myself a pity party and no one attended.  I was feeling alone and abused due to an issue I have.  I won’t go into details about the precise issue…we all have them.  I couldn’t sleep so I cried all night.  This morning I finally remembered to pray and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that I didn’t have to feel the way I did; that I could have gone into God’s Word and prayed for peace.  He reminded me that I wasn’t really ever alone and that I need to behave like a child of God.

Why did I not pick up God’s Word and seek Him?  I did sort of pray but it felt like my prayers were hitting the ceiling and my prayers were all about feeling abused how others were blaming me for something I didn’t do.  I should have prayed in the Spirit since God says that doing so will edify me.  I don’t know why I didn’t seek Jesus in the Word of God but hopefully I will never again fail to do so.

As I spent time in the Word this morning and prayed in the Spirit I realized that I need to behave like a Christian and allow others to think and feel what they think and feel. I can’t change the mind of others.  I can only control and change my own behavior.  So I am calm and joyful today because of the Word of God and because I listened to the Spirit and was obedient.  By the grace of God, I will never throw myself another pity party.

 


Exotic Birds

Exotic Birds

As Christians, we all want to be more like Jesus. One very good way to help us along that journey is speaking aloud His Word and applying it into our lives (Positive Affirmations). As I was having time with the Lord this morning, I spoke some of these things over my life as I read in the book of Proverbs. Speaking aloud the Word of God is very powerful. Using the Word to bless your family and your own life can stir the heart of God. He wants to bless us and what better way to receive His blessing than to speak His Word over our lives.

As we read Proverbs it’s helpful to remember what God says in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Keeping in mind that we are “the righteousness of God in Christ” will help us understand how God sees us as “blameless” because of what Jesus did for us on the cross and how He makes these affirmations come alive in our hearts and minds. We can begin from the moment our child or grandchild is born speaking the Word of God to them. And it’s never to late to begin reading it aloud to ourselves.

1.   I am a person of understanding and will hold my tongue. (Proverbs 11:12b)
2.   I am a trustworthy person and can keep a secret. (Proverbs 11:13b)
3.   I will commit to the Lord whatever I do and He will establish my plans. (Proverbs 16:3)
4.   I will not hold pride in my heart nor have a haughty spirit for pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. I will not fall. (Proverbs 16:18)
5.   I will avoid strife and quarreling. (Proverbs 19:3)
6.   I will not pay back a wrong for a wrong. I will wait for the Lord to avenge me. (Proverbs 20:22)
7.   I will not close my ears to the cries of the poor. (Proverbs 21:13a)
8.   I will pursue righteousness and love so that I may find life, prosperity and honor. (Proverbs 21:21)
9.   I will have a cheerful heart because it is good medicine. (Proverbs 17:22a)
10. I will fear the Lord that I may have a secure fortress and it will be a refuge for my children. (Proverbs 14:26)

Of course there are so many more affirmations and inspirations in the book of Proverbs but this list will be a start and perhaps you would enjoy searching out more of God’s Word to speak into the lives of your family. You may be surprised to find out what powerful changes God will make in your life when you do this one simple thing.


There are so many promises in God’s Word that it was hard to decide on only 15 of them.  These promises, like all His Word, you can depend upon.  These are from the New Living Translation Bible.

Below the list is a youtube video entitled, “God’s Promises Do Not Expire”.

  • Father knows what we need before we even ask Him.  (Matthew 6:8b)
  • Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.  (Matthew 10:32)
  • Your faithfulness continues through all generations.  (Psalm 119:90a)
  • The Lord hears when I call to Him.  (Psalm 4:3b)
  • You are the Father of the fatherless.  (Psalm 10:14 b)
  • Though my father and mother forsake me the Lord will receive me.  (Psalm 27:10)
  • The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit  (Psalm 34:18)
  • Come near to God and He will come near to you.  (James 4:8a)
  • The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer.  (1 Peter 3:12a)
  • Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  (1 Peter 5:6b)
  • If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9)
  • He will wipe every tear from our eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away.  (Revelation 21:4)
  • Yes I am coming soon!  (Revelation 22:20b)
  • He rewards those who diligently seek Him.  (Hebrews 11:6b)
  • Praise be to the Lord, to God our savior who daily bears our burdens.  (Psalm 68:19)


The Bible is full of God’s promises. There are so many that I’m not sure how long it would take to list them all so I’ve selected ten of the ones that I think you will find very comforting. There are so many references that I didn’t list them but if you are a Bible-reader, you’ll find them familiar and if you’re not, it would make a great study for you to search for them.

1. The Lord hears me when I call to Him and He accepts my prayer.
2. In peace I will lie down and sleep for You alone Lord, make me dwell in safety.
3. You are helper of the fatherless and the widow.
4. Those who know Jesus will see Your face.
5. The Holy Spirit has sealed us for redemption and guarantees our inheritance..
6. You never forsake those who seek You.
7. You do not ignore the cries of the afflicted.
8. You observe everyone on earth.
9. You will fill us with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
10. Look up, for your redemption draws near. (my personal favorite!)

If you want to know Jesus and be able to claim these promises, please email me via the contact page.

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