Today is your day

It is by Shania Twain it is called Today is your day. It is a super encouraging song, and very uplifting. The basis of the song is talking about how that no matter what may come in your way, that each and everyday we have a fresh start. And that we should not be let down by the small things, that we need to get back up when we get knocked down. I have included a link for the YouTube

video for the song… if you are having a bad day, just wish you could receive a hug, consider this a hug from me to you. Happy Reading/Watching, Adam

I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

“Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
How many times have we told God no just because we are scared as to where he wants us to go? How many times have we backed down on sharing our faith even with our own family members for the same reason? To many different times to count right? But if we really think about it what is holding us back? He says that He will rescue us and that he is with us. But we are still scared the main question is why? Now I am not just talking missions on the global level I am talking about local missions as well. Here let me put it another way.
18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Now that makes more sense right? Still have some doubts? It is ok to be scared but to remember that Christ has a plan for each and every one of us. We do not need to ever leave the country to make disciples of all nations do we? Of course not some of us maybe called over seas permanently but others of us have not been called over seas at all. God can still use us no matter where we are. Let me end with this thought answer it for your self’s.
“Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives him or her patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”

There’s a place

There is a place in the journey of life that we all come to at least once. That is always going to be with us as a memory. Seldom though as our journey in life continues we forget about that place. What is that place I am referring to? Where is there comfort, strength, and forgiveness? Where grace flows freely?

There is a place where I am beautiful again.My shame has been washed away, I am clothed in white before your eyes. I am free, I offer praise to Your name. I bow before the throne, You hold me in Thine arms as a child. Your grasp will never let me go. Despite where I have been, Your love is still there to capture me.

There was a place that was full of darkness, no light was able to shine through. Yet Your love broke through the enemy gates to FREE me. You knew I was still Yours despite my shame to even turn to You for help. You offered me drink when other turned away. You offered me food when others laughed at me. Your love taught me to heal, forgive and offer forgiveness to those who I hurt.

There is a place I am going to again one day. One day I will be with You forever. No eye can imagine what that place will be like, or even start to dream about it. But I know that I will be with those who have gone before me. To listen to there story, to be whole once again. Where the enemy can not snatch me from Your grasp. Forever I will reign with You.

There I am walking along in the journey of life, and You remind me. ” Adam you are mine, nothing will take you from  My grasp. From that day when you asked me into your life, I have been working on your heart. From the inside-out My love has shown to others, lives you may not know that you touched. Through Me your words have affected those who needed to hear it. I have a plan, I am not done with you yet.”

Hope this finds encouragement to those who may need it. Remember  you are not alone. God is walking right along side of you, lift your eyes to heaven. And He alone will be your strength. Happy Reading Adam