HE is our HOPE

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Beloved, this is my prayer for you today. I pray that you would choose to dwell in that secret place of God’s protection, provision and the promises of His Word. I pray that you would remember that HE is your refuge and shelter from the many storms of this life. I pray that you would stay focused on His Word. I pray that your eyes will never look away from the Creator of the Universe, Who so carefully holds ALL of creation in His able hands. He has promised to never leave nor forsake you. You MUST hold onto that. I pray you never forget that it is HE Who is your source of hope, joy and peace. Those who hope in Him are never disappointed.

Those who trust the Lord are like Mount Zion, which can never be shaken. It remains firm forever. Psalm 125:1

 

© Sharon Pankey 2020

HE is our PEACE

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“He only is my rock and my salvation; My fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged.” Psalms 62:6

We can be shaken or we can choose to draw close to God and allow His perfect peace to rest upon us.

His peace passes all understanding.

His peace is an anchor in the mightiest of storms. 

HE is our PEACE.

He always has been and always will be. 

Let the power of God’s Word heal, calm and assure you.

John 16:33 says, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have (perfect) peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous (be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy); I have overcome the world.” (My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.)”

2 Thessalonians 3:16 says, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way (that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances). The Lord be with you all.”

Psalms 4:8 says, “In peace (and with a tranquil heart) I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety and confident trust.”

Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”

Philippians 4:7 says, “And the peace of God (that peace which reassures the heart, that peace) which transcends all understanding, (that peace which) stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (is yours.)”

Psalms 29:11 says, “The Lord will give (unyielding and impenetrable) strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.”

Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast (that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character), Because he trusts and takes refuge in You (with hope and confident expectation.)”

Isaiah 54:10 says, “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.”

John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; My (perfect) peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. (Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.)”

HE is our PEACE.

© Sharon Pankey 2020

A Beautiful Sound

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Beloved, you are needed in the lives of others. 

Your personality, gifts and talents that God so graciously gave you are not just for you. 

You have them so the world could see Him through you.

Yes, God has a specific plan for your life but I assure you, this life is meant to live in harmony with the dear people whom He has placed alongside you.

All of who God created you to be was by His perfect design.

You have been fearfully and wonderfully made. 

The timing of your birth was NOT coincidental. 

Imagine an orchestra for a moment. Each instrument individually makes a striking sound but when played together that sound is now magnified. What you hear now is a sound that is harmonious, breathtaking and simply beautiful.

Today, God is reminding you that YOU are a part of His Orchestra.

You were meant to be here for such a time as this.

If no one has told you lately, “You are loved. You are needed. You are valued. God has an awesome plan for you and for those whom you are connected to. Be encouraged and know that you are a part of something much bigger than you could ever imagine.”

 

© Sharon Pankey 2020

 

 

God’s Love Never Fails

The truth is, we are living in turbulent times but God’s Love Never Fails.

It’s so easy for us to get sucked into the chaos and confusion of the world, but God’s Love Never Fails.

We have been chosen to be His hands and feet.

We have been chosen to show His love.

We cannot lose sight of that.

Choose to wear His love today.

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So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness.” Colossians 3:12-15 (MSG)

Remember, His Love Never Fails.

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! ❤️

 

© Sharon Pankey 2020

Under His Care

I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121

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Beloved, you are under the Father’s care. There has never been nor will there ever be a time when the Lord takes His eyes and heart off of you. You are His child. There is no lack in His concern for you. Nothing distracts His attention away from you. Hold onto the truth that you are loved, protected and kept by the Creator. 

 

 

© Sharon Pankey 2020

A New Thing!

“Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 

Only God can make something out of nothing.

Only God can create a masterpiece out of a shattered dream.

Only God can awaken the dreams that have been asleep for too long.

Only God can turn the desires of your heart into a reality.

The same God who spoke the earth into existence has your very life in His miraculous hands.

So today, God is telling you to not lose hope yet renew those things that HE has placed in your heart.

Step out on faith and believe what He has spoken to you in the quiet recesses of your heart for they shall come to pass.

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© Sharon Pankey 2020

 

 

Merry Christmas

From my heart to yours, Merry Christmas!

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6,7‬ ‭

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© Sharon Pankey 2019

Peace

As a child of God, we are not immune to the struggles of this life. We will face storms that threaten to shake our faith. There will be days when worry, angst, fear and uncertainty attempt to enshroud us. But praise be to God, when we lean into His peace that He so freely gives, it changes everything!

Listen to the words of Jesus,  “In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous (be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy); I have overcome the world.” (My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.) John 16:33

Beloved, you can have perfect peace in the midst of a storm, it’s available to you today. In Him, you can be confident, unmoved and have inexplicable joy, not after the storm has passed but in the middle of it!

In the end, there is VICTORY!

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“And the peace of God (that peace which reassures the heart, that peace) which transcends all understanding, (that peace which) stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (is yours).” Philippians 4:7

The Lord will give (unyielding and impenetrable) strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11

“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast (that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character), Because he trusts and takes refuge in You (with hope and confident expectation).” Isaiah 26:3

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10

“Peace I leave with you; My (perfect) peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. (Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.)” John 14:27

© Sharon Pankey 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Miraculous Power of Prayer

Peter’s Miraculous Escape from Prison 

The night before Herod was going to bring Peter to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers. His hands were bound with two chains, and guards were in front of the door. They were watching the prison.

Suddenly, an angel from the Lord stood near Peter, and his cell was filled with light. The angel nudged Peter’s side, woke him up, and said, “Hurry! Get up!” At that moment the chains fell from Peter’s hands.

The angel told him, “Put your shoes on, and get ready to go!” Peter did this. Then the angel told him, “Put your coat on, and follow me.”

Peter followed the angel out of the cell. He didn’t realize that what the angel was doing was actually happening. He thought he was seeing a vision. They passed the first and second guardposts and came to the iron gate that led into the city. This gate opened by itself for them, so they went outside and up the street. The angel suddenly left Peter.

When Peter came to his senses, he said, “Now I’m sure that the Lord sent his angel to rescue me from Herod and from everything the Jewish people are expecting to happen to me. When Peter realized what had happened, he went to the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark. Many people had gathered at her home and were praying.  Peter knocked on the door of the entryway, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so happy that instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and reported, “Peter is standing at the door!”

The people told her, “You’re crazy!” But she insisted that Peter was at the door. They said, “It has to be his angel.”

But Peter kept knocking. When they opened the door, they were shocked to see him. Peter motioned with his hand to quiet them down and told them how the Lord had taken him out of prison. He added, “Tell James and the other believers about this.” Then he left and went somewhere else. Acts 12:6-17 (emphasis mine)

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God wants you to know that with Him ALL things are possible.

God wants you to know that the prayers of the righteous hold MUCH power.

The miraculous power of prayer is not just seeing them answered but it’s the reality that we are able to bring everything to a powerful God who not only hears us but loves us!

The beauty of the above passage is while they were praying unbeknownst to them  miracles were taking place. Beloved, while you are praying please believe that God is using your prayers to change the natural into the supernatural. God will defy human wisdom and logic. He will move mountains!

You may even need to go back and read it again, because what God did for Peter, He can do the same for you.

Do not give up. Do not lose hope. Your miracle is on the way.

 

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash

© Sharon Pankey 2019

 

 

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