Where Peaceful Waters Flow – Words of Encouragement devotional is filled with God’s loving words to His children. The devotional is written as if the Lord is ministering to you Himself with refreshing words of comfort to feed your weary and wounded soul. Words, which will minister, restore and revive you. You can use this devotional during your quiet with the Lord as you sit with Him each day. Read it during that special time with the Lord, when you shut out everything and everybody to dwell in His presence. As you allow the Lord to come into your quiet conversation every day, your relationship with Him will grow stronger and stronger.
These messages were written after intercessory prayer. I pray these words will bless, encourage, and minister to your spirit. I pray they will strengthen and comfort you in your time of need. I pray they will remind you Jesus IS REAL; and how much He loves, cares, and is concerned about what His children are going through.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
He spoke clearly, when He said to me, “Write, write My Daughter so that they will know that I am real. You must never forsake writing." Then He led me to Jeremiah 30:2 Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write all the words that I have spoken to you in a book. I write to fulfill a promise I made to the Lord. I write to share the blessings He has imparted in my life so others will know how I made it through my hard times.
1King 19:11-12 “And He said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."
"Be still, and know that I am God." His message has not changed and it never will. The Lord wants us to stop and spend quality time with Him. Today we are so busy, so rushed; we all have so much to do that being still is not only considered a waste of time but impossible for most of us to accomplish. Most of the time we pass right by the Lord and do not even notice Him sitting there waiting ever so patiently for us to take a moment to stop… Selah… and rest with Him beside the peaceful waters. Oh, how far we have fallen away from Him, His ways, and His teachings. If only we took the time to slow down, listen, come close, and be still. We would hear His voice, we would feel His presence, and smell the sweet fragrance of Our Lord and Saviour. Just take some time to come and get away to where peaceful waters flow.
“Oh My Children, My coming is close at hand, but only those who are "still" enough to hear the trumpets shall see the Lord.”
So many times, we say in dismay that we pray and cry out to God, yet it seems God never answers. Ahh, but He does answer, but we cannot hear Him because we will not take the time to be still. How can one hear if we are too busy? If you do not take the time to be still and listen you will never hear Him. We cannot hear our Saviour’s voice if we are constantly talking and constantly complain to God and others. Then there are times we smile on the outside, but on the inside, we are still saying, "Why me Lord? “What have I done to deserve this”? However, we never take the time to be completely still.
Be still and hear what God is saying so you can find out what is happening in and around our lives. If only we will be still, He will reveal to you what is happening to you, and what you can do to defeat the enemy standing in your way. If only you will be, still He will draw you closer to Him so you will be prepared when the storm rages against you. So, take time right now to rest, read, and meditate beside the still waters. God has made time for you; will you make time for Him? Listen as His still voice whispers words of love, compassion, and peace into your lives. To listen, really listen to the Lord, we must shut out the world, quiet our spirit, and be still, oh so still. Can you hear Him?
Come now as He leads you beside the still waters and restores your soul. Come and BE STILL
Devotions to Build Your Trust
God's plan is for us to trust completely in Him for all our needs. He wants us to continually acknowledge Him and stay in close fellowship with Him in all times. He wants us to trust Him for everything. This is stated clearly in Proverbs 3:5-7, when He said, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Anytime we put our trust in anyone other than our Lord and Saviour, we will be let down. Psalms 118:8, it says, "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” Others will try to keep their promises to you, but God is the only One who will never let you down. God cannot and will not lie. When God makes a promise, you do not have to worry; it is done. He watches over His word to perform it. His word cannot return to Him void. You can depend upon Him to see it through.
In Isaiah 55:11 He says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”
We must maintain a close fellowship with the Lord, and in order to do that we must be obedient to His Word and stay the course, He has placed us on. We should trust Him and know that He cares about what we are going through and will not ever fail. Even when you cannot see how things are going to work out, you must trust and believe that He is working things out for your good. Remember our trust should always be in God. He can do anything but fail.
Prayer for Peace Over Worry
I come to you in Your Son Jesus name asking you to please forgive me for allowing worry and anxiety to take root in my life. I plead the blood of Jesus Christ against the spirit of fear, oppression, and depression; and I declare and decree that I do not have a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. I will not allow the enemy to rob me of my peace anymore. I will trust in Your word. I surrender my will to You and you alone. I give You complete control, and I recognize You are greater than any fear my mind can conceive. Oh, Father, by worrying I am displaying an obvious lack of faith, and I know without faith it is impossible to please You. Father, it is my desire to please you in all that I do. So right now, I give You the weight of the world that I have taken on my shoulders, and I place it all in Your hands; I cast all my cares upon You because I know You care for me.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I bind and cast out every anxious and worrisome thought out of my life, and I bind my heart, my soul and my mind to the Holy Spirit. I ask you to please let Your mind be in me as it is in Christ Jesus. I take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and I lose the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding that would guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus into my life. Oh Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Father, You promise to keep me in perfect peace, if I keep my mind on you, and if I trust in You. I make this my declaration to You; I will fix all my thoughts on You because I trust in You. Thank You, Father, for delivering me from worry and for binding, every stronghold of the enemy coming against me and casting them out. Lord, I thank You for allowing me to rest in this confidence knowing You are for me and with me. And knowing You are for me and with me, I know there is nothing I will face today that You cannot see me through. I know there is no power greater than You. I can rest in Your arms because there is nothing strong enough to come against me and succeed. I praise You for this victory, and for Your divine peace that floods my soul. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.
Do You Trust Me?
Please place your trust in Me. I know there are things you are going through which you do not understand. However, I want you to know I have everything under control. Do not you know I saw this day coming before you were born? I have all things in My hand, and there is nothing for you to fear. I am here, and I am aware of all that concerns you. I see the things, which trouble your mind. Why will not you release those things to Me, and cease struggling? I desire your complete surrender. And, My child, I want it now. Oh, I know it is hard, especially when you are used to doing everything yourself. Now, I am asking you to trust Me; really trust Me to take care of it all. Do you trust Me? Can you trust Me? I trust you. Yes, I trust you. I can say that because I made you, and I know all about you. So, I need you to put your trust in Me. Trust Me in the midst of this storm. Trust Me when you cannot see your way.
Turn it all over to Me. I know you cannot see what I am doing. However, you should trust Me enough to know that I know what I am doing. I am moving things behind the scene getting things ready for you. Do not be dismayed just because it does not happen the way you want it to happen. After all, My ways are much different from your ways. That is why you must trust Me to work things out for you. Remember the last trial you went through when you did not think you were going to make it through, and out of nowhere a door opened for you? That was Me. Ah yes, now you remember. So, can you trust Me? It is going to work out.
Meditate on My Word: Pro. 3:5-6
My Prayer Confession, Father, I make this my declaration. I will lean and depend upon You. I will not be dismayed whenever trials and tribulations try to make me doubt Your word. You have taught me to leave things in Your hands and know that You are working things out for me. Because all things work for the good of those who love the Lord are all according to Your purpose. I know that You love me and want only the best for me. I will trust in You.
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