“The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “ ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’ “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.””
Numbers 6:22-27 NIV
Has anyone ever spoken a blessing over you? How did you feel? And did this person know your habit of sin and still ask God to bless you? How much more grateful and loved you felt! Go say a prayer of blessing over someone you think least deserves it. Not only will this bless them, but it will bless you to realize how much you have been given when you deserve nothing. Aren’t you glad God does not give us what we deserve?￼🚦
#ThePriestlyBlessing #TheLordBlessYouAndKeepYou #TheLordMakeHisFaceShineOnYou #TheBlessing #SpeakLove #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen￼
“And just as it is appointed for people to die once — and after this, judgment — so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.”
Hebrews 9:27-28 HCSB
Priests used to go in to the temple to offer a blood sacrifice to ask forgiveness for the sin of the people each year. Can you even imagine if Jesus had to suffer and die over and over in order for our sin to be forgiven? Praise God, His grace poured out on the cross one time is a sufficient covering for all our sin—past, present and future! And the most exciting thing ever is that one day He is returning to set up His kingdom and overthrow the powers of darkness in the world. What a glorious day!🚦
#OneDayHe’sComing #He’sComingBack #Messiah #OneTimeForAll￼
#StoplightDevotionals￼ #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen#￼
“God, You have heard my vows; You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name.”
Psalms 61:5 HCSB
Maybe you come from a family of Christians living out their faith. If yes, hallelujah! What a gift! If, like many of us, this does not describe your upbringing, be encouraged in this: our Heavenly Father has already provided you with a godly Christian heritage! The moment you asked to receive the gift of forgiveness and set your heart on walking through life in a different way, the Father provided you with your own godly heritage:
Hebrews 11 tells us:
Vs 4 “By faith Abel…”
Vs 5 “By faith Enoch…”
Vs 7 “By faith Noah…”
Vs 8 “By faith Abraham…”
Vs 11 “By faith Sarah…”
Vs 20 “By faith Isaac…”
Vs 21 “By faith Jacob…”
Vs22 “By faith Joseph…”
Vs 23 “By faith Moses…”
Vs 29 “By faith [the Israelites]…”
Vs 31 By faith Rahab…”
Vs 32-38 tells of more amazing feats by men and women of faith who left behind their pasts to seek what is better ahead. Your heritage is the best ever, and many godly men and women who have gone before you are cheering you on in your race!
“Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 HCSB🚦
#Heritage #FamilyOfGod #RunTheRace #Endurance #CloudOfWitnesses #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen #Devotionals￼
“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
This week I was battling with a recurring negative thought that was stealing my joy and rendering me semi-functional, at best. A dear friend struggling through her own rough season recognized the issue of my shattered dreams. She helped me with the process of letting go of how I’d thought things could have been so that God could replace the old hopes and dreams with new, better ones.
Perhaps you, too, need to release your failed plans and spend time in prayer and studying God’s Word while you wait on Him for the new one He has for you.🚦
#GoodNews #DoNotBeConformed #BeTransformed #RenewingOfYourMind #RenewYourMind #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen #Devotionals￼
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.“
Psalms 23:4-5 NASB
I’ve talked at other times about the first verse in this passage—about how the path of righteousness will take us through the valley of the shadow of death. But what does the banquet on this road look like?
As a person who loves table settings, I picture a beautifully set, long table with gorgeous linens and fine china. (I’ll stop at those vague details.) But in the last few weeks God has shown me the beautiful faces of friends and family who bring their best dishes, heirloom silver and lovingly crafted foods. Then they sit down with me and speak heartfelt prayers of protection, healing and comfort. Then they clean up after the meal!😉
Do you know someone needing this? Here is just one example of what it looks like, sent in the form of a private message:
“I can only imagine the strain both mental and physical.
Hey if u need anything…Anything at all let me know.
To tired 2 cook….. say “Jill” I just can’t tonight… I’ll whip something up…Cleaning seem overwhelming…. call me I’ll help.
Seriously…anything u need.”
Maybe you can “only” pray, or “just” cook, or “only” be with…this is enough. The banquet table has many chairs, and each one is to be filled by a different guest who brings their unique dish to this dinner of life. 🚦
#TheBanquetTableOfJesusChrist #JustDoIt #ValleyOfTheShadowOfDeath #InThePresenceOfMyEnemies #YouPrepareATableBeforeMe #WomenHelpingWomen #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen#￼
“Sing to Yahweh, praise His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day.”
Psalms 96:2 HCSB
On a day-to-day basis we are tempted to take salvation for granted. Let us never lose the wonder and joy of the new life found in Christ once we lay down the old life at the foot of the cross. Have you completely surrendered that old life? It’s a process we, in our fleshly desires to be independent of God, must repeat every single day.🚦
#SingToTheLorde #ProclaimHisSalvation #DayToday #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen #Devotionals￼
“I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,”
Deuteronomy 30:19 NASB
When the Israelites we’re preparing to enter the Promised Land after 40 years in the wilderness, the Lord strongly cautioned His people to make the right choices of obedience and gratefulness throughout their seizing of Canaan, first promised to His chosen people 700 years prior. God had already demonstrated to them that faithfulness to worshipping Him lead to physical and spiritual life, and choosing to follow other gods and disobey His instructions leads to certain death.
Are the choices you make bringing life to your spirit? To your mind? To your health? To your relationships?🚦
#ChooseLife #Choices #LifeAndDeath #Canon #PromisedLand #DevotionalsForWomen #ChristianWomen #Devotionals￼