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Godfidence😁when you have so much trust in God when you're confident He'll sort it all out😁for some of us that's why we haven't committed suicide and we wouldn't... #faith #trustintheLord #acknowledgeHim

Got to read the Proverb of the day with Momma today. Dad's life verse and one he lived by is Prov. 3:5-6. No coincidence that God reminded us of this truth today, while we are together. #Godslittlegifts #trust #acknowledgeHim #Heshalldirectthypaths #missingDad

Sometimes, you just need to start your day with coffee. Daily reminder for life! #inallmyways #acknowledgehim

惟喜爱耶和华的律法, 昼夜思想,这人便为有福。『诗篇1篇2节』

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:6~ #acknowledgehim #makeyourpath #blessed

Proverbs 3:6 (NIV)
"in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Acknowledge Him in all of your ways and He will straighten your ways!

Happy Thursday!

#acknowledgeHim #happythursday #JCTBG

"When GOD delivers you, you'll have to learn to TELL your STORY, because you won't LOOK like what you've been THROUGH" #acknowledgeHim @thekfrancissmith

Last of three. My fave verse... Trust in The Lord, with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. #trusthim #acknowledgehim

Good morning Holy Spirit #acknowledgehim #SonofGod


Though our nine-to-five jobs change over the years, our calling is always to love God and serve him in whatever position he places us.

A few days after graduating from college -- broke and ready to change the world -- I stumbled upon a dream job. The office was technically a converted garage, and the health insurance was technically nonexistent, but everything else was perfect. I’d be working as a marketing coordinator for a speakers bureau. While I knew very little about marketing, I loved public speaking. Maybe this wouldn’t be just a job, I thought. Maybe this would be the start of a career.

On my first day it became apparent that my marketing coordinator title was simply that -- a title. I was doing a boring administrative job that didn’t even require a college degree. This couldn’t be what God wanted for my life, right? Wasn’t I made for something bigger and better?

Over the next two years I asked myself those questions over and over again. I began asking God to call me somewhere else -- somewhere I could use my education and make a huge impact on my community and world. I have so much more to offer, God.

In Matthew 4:18 ñ 22 we read about Jesus calling two sets of brothers to leave their day jobs as fishermen and “fish” for people instead.

In ancient times fishing was an ordinary job commonly held -- the work was hard, and it certainly wasn’t flashy. But Jesus comes to these ordinary men, doing ordinary jobs, and basically says, “I want to use your skills to further my kingdom.” I spent two years in my “marketing coordinator” position, and while I eventually picked up bits and pieces of actual marketing experience, I learned a lot more about hard work, patience, service and humility. My first job -- and all my subsequent jobs -- haven’t been glamorous, but I’m not sure why I thought they should be. Along the way I’ve learned the difference between my vocation and my calling. As a new college grad, I believed God’s calling on my life meant he’d reveal an exciting career that perfectly used my talents and gifts. What I came to understand is that my nine-to-five job would likely change over the years, but my calling would always remain the same: to love

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Trust in the LORD. Not people, not in social media,..etc.; trust in the LORD.

The financially confident woman knows that money is for managing first and spending second.

This isn’t just another reminder that “it’s all God’s money.” Of course, money does originate from God’s hand. However, practically speaking, he has put you in charge of a certain amount of it. In that sense, your money is your money to manage. And God expects you to use it well and not to abuse your responsibilities.

The Old Testament tells how the Israelites gave offerings to God out of the abundance he’d given them. Approximately two-thirds of Jesus’ parables are about money and financial management.

In one of Jesus’ parables in the New Testament, he likened spiritual faithfulness to being a responsible manager or steward of funds (see Matthew 25:14 ñ 30). In this story, only two of three managers graduated from God’s Business School with their MBAs. (The other flunked out.) One of the prerequisite “courses” in this prestigious university underlines the principle that money is for managing first and spending second. The difference between the two is the difference between the financially foolish and financially confident woman.

The foolish woman imagines having her own money means fine living and gratifying her indulgences.

So she lives beyond her means.She confuses desires with needs.She loses sleep over unpaid debts.She wonders where all the fun associated with having her own money has gone.

In contrast, the financially confident woman recognizes God as the source of her money.

She has a sound plan for the amount divinely allotted to her.She knows she cannot afford to keep all her money, so she gives generously.Out of what is left, she pays herself first, saving aggressively.Then, she is free to spend her money within the boundaries she has established.She knows the secret to enjoying life’s pleasures is not living on credit, paycheck to paycheck. Rather, she is in control of her money, not the other way around. The financially confident woman forgoes temptations to spend her money today, and by doing so she manages to be good to herself tomorrow.

Proverbs3:6. This entire book is so rich with wisdom and I love it! Strangers used to stop us in restaurants, grocery stores, and playgrounds to ask, "Six boys? Why do you look so calm? How do you do it?" To this day we still get, "How in the world did you manage?" Well this verse right here pretty much sums it up. We couldn't have managed all that we had on our plate without submitting to God. There were many times early on when we disobeyed Him, and felt the pain of His correction. But we got right back on the path and held on for dear life...literally! And He has been nothing but faithful to forgive, protect, and provide. But if I had said all that in answer to these questions, people would have called me preachy or religious or holy-rollin'. It's difficult for those of us who LOVE the Lord to hold back and just sprinkle a little bit of light so as not to overwhelm those in the world. But my Father has been too good to us to hide Him under a bushel. So please pardon me as I shout from the rooftops because His love isn't just for me...it's for you, too! #Proverbs #trustGod #loveGod #acknowledgeHim #submit #Listen

"Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the." Hosea 6:3
#acknowledgehim #acknowledgement #of #the #king #lovemesomehim #women #men #wednesday #wisdom #morning #modivation #life #lifestyle #live #fresh #LLBYL #loth #neverletmego #neveletgo #grace #rainyday #rain #rainbow

Even when we’re alone or in despair, God knows, understands, and is with us right in the middle of it.

Sitting at the bustling, communal lunch table, I introduced myself to the kind face across from me. We exchanged the usual pleasantries and inquiries: Where are you from? What kind of work do you do? What brings you to this retreat?

Rather quickly we discovered we both had sons about the same ages. At one point in our get-to-know-you conversation, my lunch buddy shared the smallest of mothering details that made my ears perk up and a lump form in my throat. Could she have this in her life too?

I dared to ask a follow-up question. She smiled and revealed just a bit more about her family. I mustered all the courage I had to offer a similar scenario from my life. She affirmed she was familiar with the struggle.

All of a sudden, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Just a few moments earlier, I had felt completely alone, like the only mom on the planet experiencing this parenting heartache. And yet, directly across from me at a small retreat center in the middle of nowhere sat a woman who was intimately acquainted with my hopes, my fears, my heart.

Of course she was the one I met that day. Out of all the people in attendance, all the lunch seats available, all the words she could have chosen, this exact woman chose to sit across from me and share a detail that only I would notice.

In my new friend’s kind eyes, I saw my loving God looking back at me. I heard him saying, “I see you. I know what’s breaking your heart. You are not alone in this. I love you.” In Genesis 16, Hagar, Sarah’s servant, gives God the descriptive name The God Who Sees. The angel of the Lord had found her in the desert after fleeing mistreatment. God found her alone and in despair and spoke to her right in the middle of it.

I realized that I could trust God to lead me where he wanted me when my heart was seeking his. The God Who Sees sees you. He knows your heart. He is with you in the middle of it. And he loves you.


Where have you seen evidence of God’s presence today?

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. - Proverbs 19:21 KJV
Let thy will be done Oh Lord and not mine! ☀🙏😇.
#dailyinhisword #acknowledgehim #neverendinglearning #continuousmolding #walkingwithhim #worththejourney #joyinhim #waiting #trusting

Psalm 13:6 ...I will 🎶 ...He has 💗

Secrets are toxic. They are literally like poison in your body and mind, waiting to choke the life out of your spirit and make you unable to function in your true calling. I know because I lived with a terrible secret for most of my childhood. I was being molested by a family member and told never to tell another soul or they would be harmed. At the time, I as a young child and I believed this person, so I kept the secret to myself. Although I can share my secret shame with others, there were many years when I was silent and angry.
God promises something very powerful in the word regarding secrets. One day He will judge each and every one of the things done on earth whether good or bad. This promise means that we never have the burden of trying to become judge and jury for another person’s actions. Although we don’t agree with the wrongs done to us, we can let the person live without our constant judgement of them as a person. The key to our freedom comes in acknowledging the wrong, experiencing the feelings, then forgiving the person who harmed us. It may not be as easy as 1-2-3, but the process will allow you to move on and begin to heal. There may be starts and stops in your journey, but you will soon find that every step becomes lighter and every moment gets easier. Trust God with your secret, then ask him to show you, one other person, you can trust to share it with. By allowing yourself to feel and trust, the secret can no longer hold you hostage.
Talk to the King | Prayer
Lord, all of us have been hurt in some way by another person whether they meant it or not. I ask you to show me the areas where I have been hurt and I’m still holding unforgiveness. I don’t want to be bitter or angry anymore. Take my heart and heal it as I release it to your care. Show me how to love myself enough to be open and trusting again.

"Let God direct your steps"~ Proverbs 3:6
When you have so much going on and it seems so disorganized, it's time to step and get your eye back on God. Don't allow the road you chose for yourself lead you down a road of disappointment.
A moment of transparency: Yes, step out on faith but allow Him to direct your steps.

Those of us who have endured any kind of trauma or grief know that it is very easy slip away from being “in the moment” because of worry or fear. Sometimes your mind will just take you away from a nice, peaceful moment to start worrying about the future. No matter what is on your mind, it does no good to worry about it.
When I was a child, I had such a nagging sense of fear about the end of the world. I would literally sit out on my front porch and wait for the stars to begin falling from the sky. One day as I was waiting for doom and destruction to happen to my world, it dawned on me that there was absolutely nothing I could do to stop it from happening. If the end of the world were about to take place, I would be powerless to stop it. It sounds silly to think back about an old childhood fear, but mental habits like fear, worry and dread can follow you into adulthood. Later in life I began to experience anxiety and panic attacks because I had trained my mind to latch on to stressful things and worry about them over and over again. That habit causes the body to produce signals which tell you it’s time to fight or flee. If you can’t do either, you experience panic and it’s not fun. The word tells us not to worry about tomorrow because it will take care of itself. Our focus should be on the goodness of our Father and how we can get closer to Him so that our fears seem tiny and He becomes bigger in our lives!
Talk to the King
Father, there are times when I let myself worry or silly or small things. I know that if I let go of those things and turn them over to you, you can handle them far better than I ever could. Please show me how to let go and allow you to be the protector I’ve always needed in my life. Help me forgive those who may not have protected me the way I needed them to.

The scripture in today's devotional is the perfect picture of forgiveness under what seems like an impossible situation. Jesus is hanging on a jagged, wooden cross about to die for the sins of people who don’t even accept him. He was made fun of for living out his purpose in life, always being threatened and made fun of, and he is still asking the Father to forgive them. If there was a good example of forgiving the big stuff, this is one example for us to take a close look at.
It isn’t easy when you have lost someone or something special. When you’ve been through a very tough time in your life, it is hard to forgive the people who caused you pain. The grief and sorrow, the anger and rage can feel like it will choke you out. You may even be mad at God for letting you go through such horrible pain and not doing anything to stop it. God knew just how you would feel when His only son was hanging on the cross dying. He had to stand by and watch while he held back from destroying man for their hateful behavior. God did this so that He could save our lives from punishment forever. If Christ could pray for forgiveness for those mean and hateful things, so can you. It may not be easy so to forgive the person who hurt you, left you, scarred or betrayed you. I can tell you that God covers the BIG and the small things. He’s waiting for you to reach out to Him so that He can help you forgive one step at a time.
Talk to the King | Prayer
God, I have some things that we need to talk about so that I can be ready to forgive. I’ve been hurt in a way that is very deep. I also have some small things that I’ve been holding on to for too long. I’m coming to you to ask for your help, your guidance, and your direction so that I can learn how to forgive. Show me how and help me to make it a lifestyle.

Psalm 91
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent, for he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and serpent. "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. #instapic #leaf #waterdrops #bible #psalm91 #protector #refuge #acknowledgehim #jesus

Loneliness is a state of mind, more than a state of being. Have you ever been in a crowd of people, and still felt all alone? We tend to get caught up in our feelings because we are made to connect with others. If we have been hurt in a deep way, we might feel this way more often than others. As long as we are alive, there will be opportunities for us to try and fill that empty feeling with someone or something other than a relationship with Christ. Some people may try shopping it away, others may eat to comfort themselves. Poor relationship choices are often made because we just want someone to be there to love us and keep us from feeling alone. Why do you think there are so many dating sites with millions of paid members? These sites are giving people what they want, someone to “connect” with.
What if we were like the songwriter in today’s scripture? Could you imagine telling God how you crave His presence? What if you could lose your regret about getting older or losing your physical and mental strength? With a foundation built on something that will last longer than our bodies, we could be totally secure. Are you at a place in your life where you haven’t figured out how to be happy alone? It might be time to start taking a deeper look at your relationship with yourself, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. That is truly the only way to be more secure in your own skin.
Talk to the King | Prayer
God, I admit that sometimes I choose other things to fill the empty space instead of coming to you. I want to take a closer look at why I make those choices and begin working to change my behaviors. There are times when I don’t feel you near me. Help me to know and understand, that even if I don’t feel your physical presence, you are with me all the time. I want you to be the one I turn to before I run to others for comfort or affection.

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