Whew! I made it!
I had the privilege of speaking at my church yesterday on Mother's Day. It was a blessing to be given the opportunity to do this and I must say, what a joy to see hearts touched because of the message God gave me to share!
I also found out yesterday, in a very real way, that God cannot do in us or through us what He wants to do unless we move forward choosing to follow His command to "be strong and courageous" and believing His promise that "He will be with us wherever we are." (Joshua 1:9)
And that is exactly what happened! I was fearful but knew God had not only given me this opportunity but had also given me the message and wanted me to share it. So I had a choice. I could cower back and decline or I could move forward, focus on Him and what He promised and wait expectantly for His favor.
I chose the latter. And wow, did He show up! What an incredible experience - to choose Him and then know His promise fulfilled in me! That's exactly what my message is about and you too can experience Him in this way.
"Forward motion requires forward focus resulting in God's favor!"
Forward thinking pushes us to focus - and His favor is experienced in the promises of God that we stand on and seek when we are believing and focusing on His truth. When we hold His principles and promises so close that we are changed by it, that's when we will experience His complete joy and peace.
"If we never follow, if we never focus, we will never experience His favor."
So when you have a few minutes, relax with your favorite cup of coffee or tea, take a look and listen, while we turn our eyes on Jesus - always remembering, we can never be too focused on Him...