Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble,… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on May 1, 2013 at 10:30am —
Trust God in everything and for everything. Others may seem to have the answers, but don't know what needs to be known to provide. God's resources are limitless. Don't be limited by your faith. Have faith in God. He will direct your steps and ordain your thoughts for a new and better way. Trust Him.
"Put your trust in the Lord."(Ps.4:5)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on April 29, 2013 at 9:49am —
"The Lord is close to those who have suffered disappointment. He saves those who are discouraged." (Ps.34:18)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on April 3, 2013 at 1:50pm —
God gives eternal choices, and these choices have eternal consequences.
Isn’t this the reminder of Calvary’s trio? Ever wonder why there were two crosses next to Christ? Why not six or ten? Ever wonder why Jesus was in the center? Could it be the two crosses on the hill symbolize one of God’s greatest gifts? The gift of choice. The two criminals were convicted by the same system. Condemned to death. Equally close to the same Jesus. But one changed and one did not.
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on March 27, 2013 at 9:23am —
Faith can say to society, self, Satan and sin, “Anything you can give, Christ can give better” (Ephesians 2:1-8).
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
(Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on March 19, 2013 at 9:59am —
Those who have come through many afflictions know this to be true---
As your trials increase, "He gives more grace."
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on March 1, 2013 at 10:41am —
Never, never, never renounce the habit of prayer or your confidence in its power. "Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up." (Luke 18:1)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 28, 2013 at 10:46am —
Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days -- when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when you’re out of options, when the pain is great, and you turn to God alone. It is during suffering that we learn to pray our most authentic, heart-felt, honest-to-God prayers. When in pain, we don’t have the energy for superficial prayers.
"I am in deep trouble Lord! Rush to my aid, for only you can help and save me."
Psalm 70:5 (LB)… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 27, 2013 at 9:53am —
When you pray, expect to hear from God. I can’t say it any simpler than that.
Expect that God will answer your prayer. This is where faith comes in. You wait expectantly on God.
Waiting on God is never a waste of time. In fact, it is time well invested in your life. It keeps you focused on God and living in light of eternity.
Hurry is the death of prayer. One reason you may not hear God speak to you is that you don't wait long enough. He wants you to care enough… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 15, 2013 at 10:03am —
You may have hit bottom financially and thought, “I am going broke!” Or, maybe you’ve hit bottom emotionally, or your marriage has hit bottom, or you’re having health problems. You’re frustrated and can't help but think, “I’m going under.”
Where is God when you hit bottom? He’s right there underneath you. He is “your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you” (Deut.33:27)
Drop into his arms of love. Let him catch you and support you when you have nowhere else to go.… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 14, 2013 at 10:20am —
Praise God before you are delivered. Praise Him for what is coming. Adore Him for what He is going to do. I do not think there is a sweeter song in God's ear than the song of one who blesses Him for grace that has not yet been tasted, who blesses Him for answers that have not been received but are sure to come. "Though...the fields yield no food...yet I will rejoice in the Lord."(Hab.3:17-18) Charles H. Spurgeon
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on February 13, 2013 at 10:25am —
Jesus said, "In this world you will have trouble" (John 16:33). Then comes the promise, "Take heart! I have overcome the world."
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on January 23, 2013 at 11:04am —
"God gives a hand to those down on their luck, and gives a fresh start to those ready to quit." (MSG)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on January 11, 2013 at 11:27am —
Pursue your dream in 2013.
"...With God all things are possible." (Matt. 19:26)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on January 1, 2013 at 11:06am —
A Christmas Prayer
from Max Lucado
It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.
These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.
The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 14, 2012 at 11:22pm —
"Say to those with fearful hearts,“Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Isa.35:4)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 14, 2012 at 9:42am —
There’s something in you that God loves! Not just appreciates or approves—but loves. You cause God’s eyes to widen, his heart to beat faster. He loves you and accepts you.
Don’t we yearn to know this? God, do you know who I am? In the great scheme of things do I count for anything? So many messages tell us we don’t. We get laid off at work, turned away by the school. Everything from acne to Alzheimer’s leaves us feeling like the girl with no date to the prom. We react. We validate… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 13, 2012 at 11:14am —
Does your affliction seem more real than God? Does the black sorrow that covers you eclipse all the light of heaven and earth? Remember...He has said,
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you" (Isa. 43:2).
Depend on it; He will sustain you...Be of good courage. The Lord will strengthen your heart.
(Charles H. Spurgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 12, 2012 at 11:24am —
Don't dwell on the prayers you've prayed that seemingly haven't been answered. Dwell on those you have seen answered. Don't dwell on things that God hasn't given you. Instead, thank Him for all He has given you.
"...Be ye thankful."((Col.3:15)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 11, 2012 at 9:46am —
"You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation." (1Peter1:8)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on December 10, 2012 at 10:19am —