She Pondered

The holy spirit quickened a verse to me tonight.. i thought “luke 2:19” and looked it up. Of course everytime i receive a word like this i recall something a former friend once told me, that God won’t bless his word if I read it that way… so, i think “well I’ll just read what it says” and sure enough.. i was blessed by it.. that friend meant well, he told me what he felt was correct per his understanding in the moment, and i get what he meant… yet.. it also serves as a discouraging thought that i have everytime i experience such a thing….. discoruagement… comes in all shapes amd sizes and forms.. some have a larger impact than others. Anyways, what I got is very important…

Luke 2:19

19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.

This verse is in response to the previous verses in which the Angel of the Lord came and told her that she was going to give birth to a baby as a virgin….. she responded with “yes Lord”, not doubting, and then she pondered such things. She thought about his promises. She dwelled on the glory and the truth of it. She ate it, chewed on it… this is an example of thinking on things above. Instead of thinking thoughts of lust and bitterness… think on what God told you whether personally, by his word, through an Angel.. faith, understanding, anything good you have received think on these things.. they are sweeter than lust. They are powerful in that they lead us to true praise of God and understanding. Amen.

Go With It

Sometimes life throws lots of arrows at us, some on the outside, some are inner arrows. Having our helmets on are important because the attacks that come from the outside can get rough. We fall for the bait when we lose heart. Pray, stand on God’s word, but do not fret you must know that God plans to deliver you, and if he doesn’t its because he wishes for you to endure this storm for a season.. because riding it out means there may be something valuable to gain. If someone steals your wallet, then make your calls, say your prayers, then go with it…….. just do your best.. make it a time to praise God. Maybe he wants you to minister to a person in the soup line.. we just don’t know his plans. What Satan means for evil God can use for your good if you seek to honor him with it. God knows our tears, they are not forgotten but rather he plans to dry those tears.. let him. Go with it.. don’t fret, just trust him..