today's word from Joel is right on ... had to share!
“…I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life…” (Deuteronomy 30:19, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Every day we have the opportunity to choose thoughts of life and victory or choose thoughts of defeat and despair. God promises that when we choose His ways, we are choosing life and victory.Imagine that you’re holding a glass of dirty water. It’s full of all kinds of particles, sand, and dirt. If you were to start pouring good, clean water into that glass and let it overflow, eventually, all the dirty water would be gone and you would have a glass of perfectly clear water. Your life works the same way. You are renewed by the washing of the water of the Word of God. You may be carrying particles of dirt from the past. You may have old destructive habits or mindsets that you are trying to get rid of. But the more you pour God’s Word into yourself, the more clean and alive everything becomes. Don’t choose to sit around with that mucky, dirty water on the inside of you. Allow His Word to cleanse you by reading and declaring it over yourself every day. As you choose His Word, you choose His life, and you’ll experience His hand of blessing in ways you never dreamed!
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of life and blessing. I choose life in You today and invite You to wash me with Your Word. Help me to stay close to You always. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
GLORY .... This word is even more powerful following the amazing evening I spent last night with super strong ladies in my life. Last night was the first of 3 showers planned for Aaron and I. The one last evening was hosted by three dear friends that I teach with - they really blew me away. Of course, I was concerned that all their planning would have been wasted had we been admitted yesterday - so one more prayer answered - and following the event I knew I was supposed to be there. What a testament to the Kingdom and the Body of Christ as work.
Of course, it was not a typical shower, there were no baby gifts ... instead this was a Mommy Blessing Ceremony - taken from the Navajo Indians. Each guest brought a bead, (or two) they will be used to create a necklace ... Each guest also read something regarding the significance of the bead (some gave me a note for me to read later).What a humbling experience for me. Again I was reminded I am not alone. On multiple occasions there was not a dry eye in the room. We ended with a prayer circle - To say thank you to these special ladies is not near enough, some how I will continue to show my gratitude for each of them, last night was simply awesome. I Thank God everyday for all the special people that have been brought to me - the Lord is so good. HE constantly surprises me and supports me .... these ladies are all angels on earth.
The remaining events will be equally awesome, and I am now more then ever looking forward to seeing even more of God working in the lives of those around me.
GRACE AND PEACE!