Inspired By: Behold the Lilies- Daily Meditations for Christian Women (Verna Mast & Susan Schwartz)
😇: Daniel 6:25-26 Then King Darius wrote into all people… I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for He is the living God and steadfast forever, and kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall be even unto the end.
📚: One of my favorite Bible Stories ( out of my many favorite Bible Stories, 💁🏽♀️😂) is the one about Daniel in the lion’s den. His faithfulness to God and God’s protection over him after being thrown in with the magnificent beasts so touched the heart of King Darius that the king changed his entire belief system. Previously King Darius had not trusted God, believing he himself to be all powerful and worthy of worship. Had Daniel successfully enacted a daring escape from his situation instead of remaining faithful to God, the King would have continued on his way and his subjects would have continued their pagan worship of a man. King Darius felt so strongly about his new belief, he enacted a law directing his subjects to worship the God of Daniel. An effectual prayer life preserved Daniel’s body and soul… And, also brought a nation to God.
🦋: My faithfulness in the midst of trials will strengthen others.
🎬: I must remain aware that God may use my trials to reveal himself to others.
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Inspired By: Our Daily Bread/The Tree Whisperer (Patricia Raybon) 😇: Psalm 1:3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.
📚: Called the “Tree Whisperer” Tony Renaudo is a missionary engaged in a thirty-year effort to share Jesus by combatting deforestation across Africa’s Sahel. He began by pruning, tending and watering shrubs. His work inspired hundreds of thousands of farmers to practice the reversal of soil erosion, saving their failing farms by simply restoring nearby forests.
📚: Jesus referred to a similar farming tactic in John 15, saying, “I am the true Vine, and my Father is the Gardner. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” (vv.1-2)
🦋: The daily tending of God keeps my soul from becoming barren and dry.
🎬: For me to be “like a tree planted by the stream of water” (Psalm 1:3), I must nurture my relationship with God daily. Then my leaves “will not wither” and “whatever I do prospers.” (V.3)
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Inspired By: It’s a Good Morning Just Because You Love Me. (Diane Dahlen, Cari Dugan, Laura Krause, Shannon Lindsay, Cate Mezyk, Stephanie Sample)/Satisfied
😇: Psalm 63:3-5 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live. And in your name, I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the riches of foods; with singing lips, my mouth will praise you.
📚: There are times in my life that I really need answers, a breakthrough, or even just to be blessed. God says to just ask.
🦋: God wants to give me good gifts that will bring no harm to neither myself nor others or that I will use for selfish gain.
🎬: I must never forget that God knows what is best for me and His love is better than life itself.
🦄: Hey, #theBossofMe. I am so blessed to have the most amazingly awesome Father in existence. I know that I fall short from practicing grace at all times, and ask for You to forgive me for my transgressions. Please (make it plain) make it be known to me if amends are owed to any harmed by my mistakes. I miss talking about You and Jesus with my GBFF. I also miss talking about navigating life and sharing You with my Sugar. I pray for healing over these relationships and that God, You, will show us why we came to be in each other’s presence. I cast out the enemy and his belittling, negativity. I reject his attempts at using those I love most, to discourage me from completing the assignment given to me by You. I reject his attempts to foster doubt in You and in myself. I reject his sly efforts to get me to return to a place filled with self-loathing. I reject his whispers (that have in the past become unrelenting shouts) that the only thing I can do to end the hurt and pain is to take my own life. I can stand firm and reject these lies, my God, for You have shown me what it means to live joyous, happily, and freely. Lord, I also ask for You to show me where I belong. I am weary of wandering the desert as I have been for the 43 years of my life thus far. Thank you, God because I believe it is already done! In Jesus name, Your will be done in my life today. Amen.
🎬: Feel free to share notes & references from your 11.03.2020 Prayer/Meditation/Spirituality in the comments below. 💜😇👸🏽🦋🦄