A Blessing for You

May I share a blessing with you?

This is straight from God’s Word.

From His heart to yours.

Receive the blessing,

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Today, let it sink in your heart, mind and soul that He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Believe that He is for you.

Understand that His faithfulness, unfailing love and compassion never fails.

Stand on the truth that in every season of life, He is with you.

May the truth of His Word sustain you and carry you through all the days of your life.

“And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should. How wide, how long, how high, how deep His love is.” Ephesians 3:18

© Sharon Pankey 2020

Don’t Give Up!

Be unceasing and persistent in prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!’

 “He never gave her the time of day. But after this went on and on he said to himself, ‘I care nothing what God thinks, even less what people think. But because this widow won’t quit badgering me, I’d better do something and see that she gets justice—otherwise I’m going to end up beaten black-and-blue by her pounding.’”

 Then the Master said, “Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?” Luke 18:1-8 (MSG)

Today, this is my encouragement to you. Pray and never give up!

Don’t allow the enemy of your soul to whisper the lie that your prayers aren’t making a difference.

Don’t fall into the trap of walking away from the path that you have been on in prayer.

Don’t lose hope in what you are believing God for.

Beloved, your prayers hold so much power.

Obey, pray, walk in love and wait with expectancy.

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:13-14 

© Sharon Pankey 2020

Be The Light

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

You are the child of The Most High King even when the world is filled with darkness. 

Remember, He is the Light of the world. 

And you Beloved, carry that Light.

It is He who drives out the darkness.

Never forget that.

Never forget that you have been chosen to BE THE LIGHT!

Be filled with Him so that you have no choice but to shine!

Beloved, the world is in a desperate place and literally crying out for the Light. The enemy of your soul seeks to steal, kill and destroy. Don’t let the darkness of this season dim your Light. Don’t lose the hope you have been given, instead use the Light to lead the way. Make a display of God’s LOVE, PEACE, JOY, JUSTICE and HOPE.

“You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:14-16‬ ‭GW‬‬

© Sharon Pankey 2020

We Need You

My God! We need You!

Our hearts are crying out to You!

There’s brokenness, division and dissension in our midst.

There’s sorrow, sadness and hopelessness.

There’s anger and frustration.

We need You!

Help us to cling to Your unchanging hand and never let go.

You are our only HOPE.

Your love is unfailing.

You are the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Shine Your light in the darkness of this broken world.

Give us Your heart.

Give us the words to say that will bring healing and peace.

May we be peacemakers.

Please heal our land.

Please heal our hearts.

Stay close to the brokenhearted.

Bring Your rule of justice and righteousness upon the earth.

Fight for those who are defenseless.

My God! We need you!

“With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!” Psalm 3:4

“I will cry to God with my voice, even to God with my voice, and He will give ear and hearken to me.” Psalm 77:1

“In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.” Psalm 18:6

“Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and comforting; according to Your plenteous tender mercy and steadfast love turn to me. Hide not Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress; O answer me speedily!” Psalm 69:16,17

“Out of the depths have I cried to You, O Lord.” Psalm 130:1

© Sharon Pankey 2020

Psalm 23

The Lord is your Hope. He is your Deliverer and Protector. He is your Rest. 

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I pray this truth refreshes your heart in a brand new way today. 

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place. 

Psalm 23

Be Blessed ❤️

© Sharon Pankey 2020

A Word for the Weary

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If you are weary, I pray this Word refreshes you.

I pray this Word reinforces that the love of God is immeasurable and incomparable.

Take this Word and eat of it.

Savor each Word.

Believe each Word.

 

This Beloved, is straight from the heart of the Father to your heart.

“What will separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death separate us from his love? As Scripture says: “We are being killed all day long because of you. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered.” The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties. I am convinced that NOTHING CAN EVER SEPARATE us from God’s love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can’t be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.

Romans 8:35-39 (emphasis mine)

 

© Sharon Pankey 2020

 

 

Blessed Be His Name

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If it’s hard to see blessings in this season, I am reminding you and myself today that GOD is the BLESSING! 

Where there is darkness, He is the light. 

Where there is sadness, He is our joy. 

When there is uncertainty, He is our constant source of peace. 

Beloved, keep your eyes on Him so that in all times and in all that you do, you can confidently say, “Blessed Be His Name!”

 

Hallelujah!

You who serve God, praise God! 

Just to speak his name is praise!

Just to remember God is a blessing—

now and tomorrow and always.

From east to west, from dawn to dusk,

  keep lifting all your praises to God!

God is higher than anything and anyone,

    outshining everything you can see in the skies.

Who can compare with God, our God,

    so majestically enthroned,

Surveying his magnificent

    heavens and earth?

He picks up the poor from out of the dirt,

    rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash,

Seats them among the honored guests,

    a place of honor among the brightest and best.

He gives childless couples a family,

    gives them joy as the parents of children.

Hallelujah!

Psalm 113:2-4 (The Message)

© Sharon Pankey 2020

Majestic, Glorious & Excellent is the Lord our God!

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Let us never forget the GREATNESS of our God!

O Lord, our Lord, How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth! You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens.

Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babes You have established strength because of Your adversaries, That You might silence the enemy and make the revengeful cease.

When I see and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have established, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?

Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord, How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8

© Sharon Pankey 2020

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

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