Devotional Nuggets

Devotional Nugget #14: Omakase

For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Ecclesiastes 9:1

I love learning new and exotic words so when I came across the Japanese word omakase, I immediately loved the translation of it: “I will leave it up to you.” Omasake is the Japanese tradition in letting the chef choose your order. 

We can say the same when it comes to going to God with our prayers: “I will leave it up to You.” That is why when we pray, we ask for His will to be done (Matthew 6:10). 

2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to take every thought captive. Before we truly begin to talk ourselves into doubt thus allowing us to spiral down a hole of anxiety, we need to take those thoughts captive. Over the years when I handed my worries and burdens off to God, I saw His hand in everything when I did not attempt to take it back. I saw His hand in health challenges, finances, job transitions, and even where my family was concerned. We should never be afraid to approach God in prayer for we’re His servants, and we’re accepted by Him (Isaiah 41:9-10). Faith unfolds when we leave everything in God’s hands and by witnessing His hand in all things (Isaiah 66:2). 

Truly learn to trust the Father, so when you put your problems in His hand, you won’t be tempted to steal it back. 

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Application

Whatever it is that you’re holding tightly onto, put it in God’s hand, leave it up to Him and watch Him work. Share with God what’s on your heart daily for He loves and values hearing from us.

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Devotion 💙

Whom dost thou trust?

I trust…

the Father to provide for me for He knew my name before it was spoken into existence. I trust Him to guide me, teach and rebuke me. I trust Him with my life.

the Son Jesus Christ to intercede on my behalf as He presents my prayers before His Father’s throne, to justify me, and to blot out my sins making me white as snow.

the Holy Spirit to drive sin away from my front door, to help me draw closer to God, to provide me with wisdom, to strengthen my faith and to be the light in the dark path. I trust Him to dwell in me and to sanctify me. 

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Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 9:10 – Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you

Psalm 31:14 –  But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.” 

John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me

Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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In Christ alone
I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ alone

Devotion 💙

There is no one like my Lord!

He is the foundation on which I stand
I will not be shaken!
The only Name worthy of praise
as long as I breathe.
He’ll never forsake me and His arms
are always open to embrace me

no matter how far I may stray.

He forgives
He heals
He guides

He carries burdens
He is the only shelter we need 
in the stormy weather
For there is no one like my LORD!

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Jeremiah 10:6 – Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. 

Psalm 86:8 – Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. 

1 Samuel 2:2 – There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

Isaiah 46:9 – Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

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And holy, there is no one like You
There is none beside You, open up my eyes in wonder and
Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

Devotion 💙, The Community

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY BEHIND YOUR, “I AM…”(From My Archives)

Here is a beautiful reminder of what a wonderful God we serve and an encouraging post!

BE BLESSTIFIED!

wp-1488989422838.jpgExodus 3:14 (NKJV)

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

When God tells Moses who to say sent him when he goes into Egypt, He says tell them, “I AM”.

I AM is less about his name and what He’s called and more about His nature. Every time God says I AM, He let’s us know more about who He is…what He is…what He does.

Look what God says behind, “I am”…

“I am your shield…”

“I am the Lord…”

“I am God…”

“I am the Lord your God…”

“I am the Lord who sanctifies you…”

“I am giving…”

“I am holy…”

“I am with you…”

“I am He who blots out…”

“I am the First and the Last…”

“I am He who comforts you…”

“I am…

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