God will make a way!

Sometimes when life happens, we don’t understand why or how we find ourselves where we are at today. I have been there many times. I constantly pray to God; please open a door, please make a way. And then I sit back and see the doors God opened for me, but I didn’t walk through them. I could not be patient long enough to wait, and I opened doors on my own, which didn’t work out. Then I start to call out to him again. And when I don’t see anything happening when I think it should, I go through another door that I opened again; It’s like a vicious cycle. Then we have to deal with the consequences of our choices, which is usually pain. The good news is that this is how we grow. It’s in the thrust of the pain that we find God. It’s when we have hit rock bottom that we turn to Him. The doors God opens in our lives sometimes look different than we pictured, and we miss God in the process. So, continue to realize that God will make a way, open your heart, soul, spirit, and mind, and He will do the rest. All you have to do is trust Him. If you want to walk through a door and you don’t have complete peace about it, then more likely, it’s not what God has for you. Be patient and wait; you will know if it’s God’s door because you will have peace that passes all understanding.



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1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given…….WOW…isn’t Gods Grace Good…..

Like Adam and Eve after their fall, we strive to hide our nakedness from each other. We dress ourselves up and put on a happy face, and when people ask us how we are, we cheerfully answer “fine!”

When God looks at us, however, He sees right through our facade… straight into our sinful hearts. Before God, we are wretched condemned criminals.

If we were to look at ourselves the way God sees us even when we have it all together, we would see something totally different. He sees through all of our efforts to be “lookin’ good.” His vision probes far deeper than the all-too-cool clothes we wear, our makeup, our rippling abs and our great tan. He strips away the layers of self-delusion and penetrates deep into our hearts where each of us is a desperately lost sinner. And, no matter how good you think you are, it’s not until we know that we are like condemned criminals before Him that we can begin to understand how amazing His grace really is. When you can honestly say that His grace saved a wretch like you, you can begin to stand in amazement at the greatness of His grace. In fact, His grace is only a “sweet sound” when you know how deep it had to go to clean you up!

What is God’s amazing grace? It’s the outstretched love of Jesus whose agonizing death and victorious resurrection saves us from who we really are—not from who we think we are. Romans 5:8 says: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” He died the worst kind of death imaginable, because it needed to cover the wretchedness of our desperately lost souls. We weren’t lookin’ good when He died for us. If we were as cool as we think we are, He could have stayed in heaven. But like hopeless beggars trapped in the sludge of sin, we needed Him. And so He came and died in our place. Now that’s what I call amazing!


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A Prayer For Inner Strength.


I too grab on to this prayer today. We all have struggles, some days are worse than others. My day today is like that. But, we just have to remember in times like this, it’s time to rest in Him!

Are your actions speaking Love?


My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

I John 3:18


The truest way for us to express the love we say we have is through our deeds. Our actions are a reflection of our thoughts and what we keep in our heart. Think of your actions, do they speak love or are they contrary to God’s love?


Dear God, I pray that in everything I do, my actions will reflect your love that resides in my heart. May I never be a hypocrite, claiming to love but actually doing otherwise. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

GOD IS going to accelerate YOUR dreams. Dee Haywood – Writer for Hope Knows Your Name


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