Do Not Lose Heart – The God Who Made The World Sees You

Dear One,

Remember as Children of the Light we are not to live in fear “for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV). It’s easy to fret when we see stories on the news regarding pandemic and plague. We see footage of panic and apprehension. The mention of disease can cripple one’s faith and allow doubt to grab hold of one’s heart. The unknown is scary. It can shake our cores. It will rattle our understanding.

But do not lose heart – the God who made this world sees you. He knows your struggle. He can read your forlorn soul, and he hears your prayers. Now is not the time to sit back and wallow in fear. It is the time for God’s faithful to fall on our knees in prayer. As William Cowper so eloquently wrote,

“When we don’t pray, we quit the fight. Prayer keeps the Christian’s armor bright. And Satan trembles when he sees. The weakest saint upon his knees.”

We may feel uneasy about what is happening around the world, and it’s prudent to take precaution to protect your family and your loved ones. However, we mustn’t shrink back in fear. The God who made the flowers, seas and stars has us in the palms of his Mighty Hands.

The God who closed the lions’ mouths when Daniel was thrown into that dark, dangerous den – is standing right beside us. The God who danced with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace is holding us up with his mighty right hand. The God who led the Israelites out of the dusty desert is guiding us to safety.

May we beseech the Lord on our knees not out of fear; but, with blessed assurance knowing that he is the one “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). He is the one who can heal our land and work magnificent wonders with his great power.

Let us collectively cry out,

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure (Psalm 147: 4,5). His power is limitless and his mercy infinite.

May we take time today to drown out the noise on the news, because it will terrify. We must focus our thoughts on God’s rich promises and fall our knees before he who sits on the eternal throne. He is the one who breathes life into bones to create a vast army.

Let’s remember this world is not our home. We are just visitors. We are here to spread the light and love of the one who made us. As Jesus said,

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


The King That Wore No Earthly Crown

-Far be it from us to seek a crown of honor where our Lord found only a crown of thorns.- (C.H. Spurgeon)

The victor’s crown – it’s not always what it seems. The earthy strong, beautiful and able appear draped in velvet. They are viewed by others here on earth with esteem and grandeur. Many voices shout their names aloud and look to them for guidance; but, are these ‘winners’ models of the infinite inheritance – we are given from on high?

The true Victor, who walked as a man without a physical crown, looks at the condition of our supple or hardened souls. He observes that pumping organ that gives us breath – not the physical state it’s in – but, he discerns the shroud of the invisible.

The film that is hidden from mortal men and women, he looks at the heart.

Clutching my chest and looking to the heavens, I often times fear my heart is tattered. Worn and weathered from the world, it faintly pounds with precision. It knows its purpose – to be a life force. But, I fear the beating has diminished.

The channels of this daughter have been clogged, and the worries of this world have discouraged this hopeful soul. Yet, it faintly beats with purpose.

You say powerfully, sweet King – “do not be afraid.”

Thinking of Daniel, rescued from the den of sharp, salivating mouths, you repeatedly told him ‘fear not!’ And, now, you take the time to passionately say that precise phrase to me.

“‘Don’t be afraid, Daniel,’ he told me, ‘because from the first day that you committed yourself to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I’ve come in answer to your prayers.” – Daniel 10:12

My heart accepts it, LORD. Let the desires of my heart be redirected – to those that seek to glorify you.  My hopes and dreams of having a royal crest embedded with costly stones fashioned on my head are simply – just that, simple. You made your children for more – to walk in assurance of the tangibly undetected!

I will fasten my unseen crown tightly in place and set my goals on walking the path set before me – which may not always appear like the golden road. May I learn to turn down the rhinestones of this world – to seek what is truly costly in your kingdom!

My feet were made to follow the Victor – the King that wore no earthly crown.

The Lord Will Fullfill His Promises To Her

_Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!_ - Luke 1_45Dear gentle woman, full of hopes and pretty dreams. Lift your head up high, feel the weight of that crown on your full head of glorious locks. Smile into the sunlight and lap up those precious promises engraved by the hands of God.

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” – Luke 1:45

Why is your soul forlorn dear one? Can’t you feel the fire within your soul – that powerful spirit that strengthens you and sustains you?

Do not fear. The angels of old have repeated this phrase time and time again to the followers of Christ. Take those words to heart and digest them.

With God you are mighty, apart from him you are a simple shell of a being. Breathe precious daughter of the King. Inhale the fragrance of his pledges to you. Trust in this man of his word.

“And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” – Matthew 28:20

You are not forsaken. You are not forgotten. You are not abandoned. In fact, you are right where the Savior wants you – in the palm of his stable hand.

Can you feel his presence – that peace that descends on your spirit? He cares for you with an unmatchable love. He longs for your joy to be complete in him. When you hope wholeheartedly in him, you will not be disappointed.

“… those who hope in me will not be disappointed.” – Isaiah 49:23

Lay yourself aside sweet child. Shed that skin of old and lather yourself with the soft newness of God’s promises and covenant – made to you.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

The LORD will fulfill his promises, and in Christ – your storehouses will overflow. Trust, seek and knock – and he will open that sturdy door and welcome you into his glorious presence beaming with affection.