Saturday, December 14, 2019

“As He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But He was sleeping.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:23-24‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

When I am inside my home with windows closed when and the Wild storm is raging outside, I have a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep. Yet, Jesus slept on the boat during a vicious storm with waves threatening to overtake the vessel.

Jesus knew He who commanded mountains to rise up from the ground and who parted the Red Sea. When we know the Creator, we know the One who really is all powerful and in control. Jesus invites us to come and find rest with Him in the midst of the storm.🚦#StoplightDevotionals

Thursday, December 12, 2019

“There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because He first loved us.”

1 John 4:18-19 HCSB

This year has been one of training in courage: doing hard things in the face of fear. I have not conquered fear, and I don’t even know what that would mean. But I am learning to push through the fear to move forward boldly—to have those tough conversations instead of sweeping things under the rug. Because of love, God had tough confrontations with Moses and Job faced off with his accusers. Jesus had to be afraid of the horrible torture he would endure, but He shed his own will to bear the shame and pain of the cross so that you and I could know eternal life. What hard thing do you need to step out in faith to do today? 🚦

“Choose courage over comfort.” ~~

Brene Brown

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

“Serve the Lord with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Just as God calls kings of the earth to surrender to Him, He calls us to the same. A proper view of God is one of deep respect and awe because we know when we seek shelter in Him we are safe. He cares for us, and we can take refuge in Him with confidence. How does your reverential awe (fear, wonderment, respect with rejoicing)for God affect how you live your life daily?🚦#StoplightDevotionalsOK

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

Romans 12:2 HCSB

A friend at work and I share the daily struggle with our posture with sitting or standing all day while working at computers. From time to time one of us will stop by the other’s desk to give a gentle tap on the upper back, our cue to correct the posture. Likewise, you and I need a spiritual “posture check” each morning to correctly position our minds before starting our day. Be sure you spend time this morning and each morning meditating on His Word.🚦

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Monday, December 9, 2019

“He forgives all your sin; He heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from the Pit; He crowns you with faithful love and compassion. He satisfies you with goodness; your youth is renewed like the eagle.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:3-5‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Aren’t you glad God went far better than forgiving and forgetting and wiping the stink out of us? He forgave us, reconciled us to himself, then He seated us at His right hand as co-heirs with Jesus. No longer are we slaves to sin. When we accept the gift of forgiveness we are immediately placed in a position of righteous royalty as children of The King! Walk in that truth today.🚦

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

“If you say to yourself, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I drive them out?’ do not be afraid of them. Be sure to remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and all Egypt: Don’t be terrified of them, for the Lord your God, a great and awesome God, is among you. The Lord your God will drive out these nations before you little by little. You will not be able to destroy them all at once; otherwise, the wild animals will become too numerous for you.”

Deuteronomy 7:17-18, 21-22 HCSB

When people talk about miracles and the work of God, its usually with the unspoken assumption that miracles always happen in one fell swoop. But,often, God displays His most amazing work over a period of time. He has His own calendar, His own agenda. It may look as if the victory has taken so long I isn’t going to happen at all, but God is faithful now, just as He was when He rescued the Israelites out of Egypt, and is orchestrating a plan that is so much better than you and I can imagine. Wait on Him.🚦

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭33:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

You were sleeping peacefully when the phone rang with a call that shifted your whole reality. In a world where everything around you turn on a dime isn’t it good to know the Lord is your constant? The plan He has for you has not changed. This is not an interruption or detour in the final destination. It’s just not what YOU planned. He never changes, never waivers in His unfailing love for you. He is a solid rock, a steady anchor, a sure foundation. Take hold of that hope today!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8 NIV🚦

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