Not By Chance..

not by chance blogIt is not by chance that You know the touch of God…

‘When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

“Well, they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets”

Then He asked them, Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

“Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in Heaven has revealed this to you.  You did not learn this from any human being..”

Matthew 16: 1-17

Your life.  Your faith.  Your love for God…

All because God choose to show himself to us.

Jesus told Peter, “You are blessed, because my Father in Heaven has revealed this to you.  You did not learn this from any human being..” (Mt 16:17)

How amazed and astonished must Simon have felt at that moment..?

How amazed and astonished does that make me feel..?

God chose to reveal Himself to us…

To me.  To you..

The God of this whole universe, has blessed us with knowing Him.

How He loves us.

Dear Heavenly Father, to know and be reassured that my life.. my faith, and my desire to know You more is not by chance, fills me with such thanksgiving and hope.  To see the words You said to Simon, is such a treasure and I thank You so so much for revealing yourself to me..

Thank You for Your grace.  Thank You that my life is continually being cleansed and renewed for You great glory, that I would be a light to those who are searching for your great hope and salvation..

How I pray I would be an extension of Your love to those who cross my path today…

I love You, Jesus..

In Your Name, I pray,


Live in Love,


“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works so, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do..”

Ephesians 2: 8-10

Our Inner Most Beings…

exactly how God made you I know what it feels like to struggle with depression, fear… uncertainty, and self-esteem…

I know that each day I wake up, I can start with a smile, but hopelessness, sadness or isolation can creep in at any moment…

 I know exercising and eating right always play a part in our mental health, but,,, all in all, if I’m honest with myself… I seem to have this struggle at my core…

I can pretend that I have it all covered, but that’s just living a lie.

The truth is. Without my hope in God’s love for me…

I would be a mess…

I know it is Him who covers me.. Who bleeds His beauty and hope into those dark places and ugly thoughts…

It is Him who calls me to Himself.

He is my hope and my very life line.

I have come to understand that God in His all-knowing, and all loving way, Can use us, just as we are.

We are not lost; or overlooked, I am who I am for a reason..

My prayer is that you will trust God with who you are too…

Just the way you are.

I pray you will let Him encourage you.  Let God’s word help you to know Him better and see that He is good..

To know that you are not alone.  You are not crazy.. You are just you..

And you are beautiful in God’s eyes…

“For You created my innermost being You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, IO know that full well.. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in you book before one them came to be, How precious to me are your thoughts, O God. How vast is the sum of them..”

Psalm 139: 13-18

Heavenly Father, thank you for Your unconditional love.  Thank  you that you have designed us each individually and through my experiences and trials, I choose You.  I choose to be completely and utterly transparent in Your eyes..

That I may be filled with Your hope.. Your goodness and Your mercies..

Because of who you have designed me to be, from my inner most parts, I can bring You glory, honor and praise..

And I love that..

May our heart’s desire be to know You more, that other’s would see Your loving kindness in and through us..

That they too would know how very much You love them…

That would be awesome..

In Jesus’ Name,


Live in Love,


“Oh Lord, You have searched me and You know me, You know when I sit and when I rise, You perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue, You know it completely, O Lord, You hem me in behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me too lofty for me to attain…”

Psalm 139: 1-6

“May He grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.  May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory flying banners to honor our God.  May the Lord answer all your prayers..”

Psalm 20: 4-5