Monday, October 13, 2008

i love mondays!

yeah, it's true. i love mondays. unlike most people, i have mondays off. i guess because mondays are the days i could take classes or rest if i worked on saturday. but guess what, i didn't work saturday and i'm not taking a class today. instead...i'm going to finish a load of laundry, vaccuum the house, and go watch 27 dresses with my mom. i'm thinking of a crockpot meal i can make, but i'm not sure yet. maybe chilli or maybe porkchops with cream of mushroom. hmmm.. whatever is easiest i guess.

in other news. i was looking at an old friend's blog. she was kind of frustrated about not finding a job yet, and having to wait, and looking for a modeling agency, and trying to learn about fashion photography, etc. i went to leave her a comment to remind her that God loves her. we're doing a bible study on waiting and we've encouraged eachother to tell ourselves that GOD LOVES US! so when i went to leave a comment, one of her friends posted this. i really liked it so i wanted to share.

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Word of the Day
Beloved, confess My Word at all times. Let it renew your mind (Romans 12:2). Remember I am YOUR Shepherd. I belong to you and you shall not lack. I did not qualify My word and say you might not lack this or that. I simply said, “You shall not LACK.” This is all encompassing, including every possible need imaginable from protection to the very air you breathe. I could say, “You shall not fail or be caused to fail. You shall not diminish, grow weaker, shrink back, abate, or bereave.”

As your Shepherd, I provide all things: food, shelter, spiritual nourishment, life sustaining breath, and a secure place to abide within the cleft of the Rock. My eyes are ever on you and the horizon of your life at all times. I see all things to come and I have prepared the necessary things you need to overcome and live the abundant life no matter the circumstance. This does not mean the abolishment of all suffering and trials for many have suffered throughout the generations in My name.

O’, that you might know the abundance of this great shepherding heart of Mine. Hear My voice and do not follow another (John 10:27). Should you follow another, I will come after you and carry you back to the pastures of My incredible love and protection. Have I not said, “No one can pluck you out of My hand!” This is so, for I have given you eternal life in Me (Job 10:28-29, Romans 6:23).

Beloved, I do not live in the past. I am an ever present, in the moment God. I simply AM–right now. I am your Shepherd of the present and the future. Shall is now and forever to come. Your provision, your protection is assured by the definite declaration, Shall! Not only will you have all you need, all I have and all I am, you shall NOT lack. No never, not ever. This is promise worth of taking hold of.

You must receive My promise as to who and what I am. When you do this, NOT WANTING will be an everyday factor of your life from moment to moment. Your level of contentment reveals the true state of your heart, whether it desires what I desire or desires what you think you need. Things will never satisfy.

Your greatest need is to be content in Me, your Good Shepherd who loves you so very much. I have provided a place to abide and receive all I am and when you do this you will only need what I have for you, what I provide. Take a hold of this promise deep in your heart and you will have someone to guide you in all your ways, during troubled times and good times. I am your shelter, your rest. Follow Me and I will guide you (Proverbs 6:9) Remember, I know the way for I have already been there. You do not. Be completely satisfied in Me and My care for and over your life. Nothing is too difficult for Me. I care for you..."

“THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack” (Psalms 23:1 Amplified)

on that note, have a beautiful day!


Denise said...

Maggie, you are crazy.

but thank you for posting that, it is encouraging (:

Nicky said...

I agree: very encouraging!

Jillian said...

it has been SO long. And it needs to be said that I am mostly responsible! I apologize for that. But I'm so glad to hear from you. Thank you for the encouragement, it sounds like you guys have a good group going there. I've been trying to get a women's small group started...but it seems like it's not going to happen right now. I hope that married life is as wonderful for you as it is for me, I love it so much! The last thing I'm going to say in this really long comment is: In the last post, I thought that the picture of your sister was YOU! you are both gorgeous!