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Resetting - Renewing - Restoring - Rejoicing

MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED
Thursday; October 19, 2017
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 2 Colossians 2:7
TODAY’S CHALLENGE – BEGIN TO BASK IN TRUE ABUNDANCE. Count all the things you have, that money cannot buy, and you will begin to see how truly rich you are. Be sincerely thankful for those things, and your gratitude will make you richer still. Life is indelibly infused with abundance. Yet that abundance is experienced only when it is being put to use in an authentic and meaningful way. To know great value, allow value to flow from your actions. Real and meaningful richness cannot help but flow into your life in equal measure. Be thankful for what you have, and you will find new ways to put it to use. Be thankful for what you can do, and you’ll learn to do even more. Let go of the shallow, worldly ideas of what it means to be successful. Realize that you are, already and always, inherently successful. The biggest blessing is being able to experience and appreciate your blessings. Choose on this day, and every day, to bring true abundance to life.
MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED. It seemed that for the last 8 years it has been one thing after another. I have smiled through it all – I have tried my best to keep it all together because I believe God. And this morning I moved a little slow and became a little slower and then as I moved to make my coffee – I heard this small soft beautiful voice – MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED.  Okay I thought to myself – God I need to have this one day of just not – just not – please let me just not – but as I begin to put the sugar in the cup – begin to put the coffee in the cup and begin to pour the water -you see I thought that I could not – but I begin to feel an umph within me. And I just said okay MORE OF ME IS REQUIRED. And I did not even ask how I could give this more of me – because you see I already know that I can do all things because of Jesus Christ that is my Lord and my Savior. I already knew that He gives to me a peace that passes understanding. I already know that He is the One that gives me a peace that passes all understanding and I know now that I have to go deeper – deeper and deeper still. I know that I definitely have to MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19
MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED. I have realized that truly each and every day MORE OF ME IS REQUIRED. But how with all that is going on. Being pulled from one place to another – from one person to another – from one problem to no solutions. And again I heard MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED. You see I have to truly seek deeper and deeper and keep seeking deeper and deeper each day. Because you see I trust God and He has told me over and over in Jeremiah 33:3 - Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. You see all I have to do is open my heart and call. You see I am able to understand MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED because God has told me in Proverbs 3:5-6: 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. You see and also I know that it is okay because God has told me in Philips 4:6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. You see I can MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED because Proverbs 16:3 tells us: Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. Isaiah 30:21 tells us: Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED
Today I am going to meditate on Psalm 143:5 that states: I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.
TODAY I MOVE WITH A STEADY EFFORT: MORE OF YOU IS REQUIRED
 
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Pamela Guy-Strayhorn
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BUT THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR
STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS LIKE
EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, THEY
SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.
Isaiah 40:31