Happy New Year! We are well in to the New Year, but I am so excited for the New Year-- I have not had this kind of faith and belief for God's goodness to overflow for many years! I am already experiencing unbelievable revelations from God as I am committing so much more time to Him these next 21 days into the New Year! Today's inspiration is simple but yet powerful and truly could make the key difference in your upcoming year everyday! I pray that you will find it helpful and that you will see God's hands all over this special download from Him to you!
 
The Lord has had me studying mercy and I feel I will be studying it in depth all year long. As I was studying this morning I came across this scripture and it just dawned on me that this is a critical step for all of us as we enter into this year 2017. I don't know about you but most often and particularly every new year as I make a New year's resolution list, I try to please God through it all. But the revelation I had this morning truly hit me deep within my heart and soul! 
 
Who is a God like You,
Pardoning iniquity
And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in mercy.
He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities.
You will cast all our sings
Into the depths of the sea.  ~Micah 7:18-19, NKJV
 
Through the above scripture I heard God say, "Laine nothing you can do here on earth can completely please me because you are human. So, I ask you Laine, do you know what really pleases me, your God, your Abba, and your heavenly Father? It is right here in this scripture my dear daughter. It pleases me to offer you mercy! I offer you complete forgiveness of all of your sins. Then I don't just forgive them but I bury them into the ocean, the deep blue sea, and remember them no more!"
 
WHOA! What a great truth for all of us today, on our way in the New Year beginning our journey into 2017. May we all go to God today and empty ourselves out: our known sins, our past sins, our current sins, our unknown sins, and our future sins right now. God will be so pleased and He will forgive and forget every one of them.
 
My challenge this week is: find a few extra moments with God the next 20 days, allow God to speak to you in these quiet moments because He longs to not only hear from you but to answer you, and surrender today all of your sins! I promise the blessings of 2017 will be in such overflow because of your obedience, tender hearts towards Him, your putting Him as a top priority, and your believing that He will forgive and forget all of your sins. 2017 could possibly be your best year yet with just these few simple steps -- you will walk freer, more blessed, and more successful in all that you do this year! 
 
Happy New Year! I love you all so much. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 

 

 

The Year of the Extreme goodness of God

and DREAMS coming true!

 

Hello to all of you! I can't believe how quickly Christmas Day has come and gone! This year has gone by incredibly fast, too. This time every year I always start asking the Lord to reveal to me what He sees for us in the upcoming new year. As many of you know God talks to me in rhymes, acronyms, and repeated words. So in my meditation time the other night I kept hearing God saying, "the year 2017." I would then repeat to God what I heard and then He begin to expand His thoughts for our upcoming year!
 
One of the times I repeated to God the phrase, "the year 2017" - I heard in my spirit the word "extreme." So I started to say, "2017 extreme" over and over out loud. Then I heard the still voice of God say, "goodness." So I had the phrase started about the New Year, "2017, it is to be a year of the extreme goodness of God!" I don't know about you but this was such great news! This year, 2016 has been one of my most difficult years ever. Some months I struggled just to stay in the game! But God! He would pull me out over and over again. So I gladly received that the New Year-2017 will be filled with God's extreme goodness.
 
As I was wrapping up my time with God that evening, God began to elaborate a little more with 2017. I heard God say in my heart the word "dreams." So I sat on that word for awhile in God's presence and I felt Him complete the thought. "The year 2017 will be one full of your DREAMS-- your heart's desires." He pressed upon me that many had lost hope in 2016. Many hearts were broken, dreams were lost, and a sense of hopelessness had settled into many of His daughter's lives. So I bring to you great news from the Lord today! "The New Year, 2017, will be filled with God's EXTREME goodness and many of your DREAMS will be realized and many of  your heart's desires will be met," says the Lord our God and Father. God is resurrecting old dreams and for some of you He will be giving you new dreams to dream. 2017 will be a mighty year for you and it will be awesome!
 
"Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us..."  Ephesians 3:20, AMP
 
My challenge this week is: no matter where you are today, please receive this word. I have committed to believe in what the Lord shared to me. I have made a choice to speak this word over my life everyday. I will repeat this word over and over until it is deep within my soul and it is full of belief! I ask you today to join me in believing and speaking this word over your life for the upcoming year. I dare you to receive this word with an open heart, submitted heart, and believing heart right now and let us together witness the EXTREME goodness of God in 2017 and watch our DREAMS come to life too!
 
I pray you were able to celebrate the reason for the season-- Jesus Christ was born to save the world! I know the Holiday season can be a time of painful memories or emotional difficulties. Please know YOU are in my prayers. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of the Livin' Lively Ladies this week as we wrap up Christmas 2016! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 
 

 

 

Don't waste another second of your day!

 I couldn't wait to share with you today. Today's thought came as I was studying on my daughter's birthday. She was so upset because just one street over from her townhouse there was a murder of an amazing student that was well known in their college town. She was so sad because here she was to be celebrating her birthday but couldn't because this wonderful young man was being mourned by her and so many others! God immediately took me to this scripture that I am sharing with you today!
 
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. ~Psalms 90:12
 
It's so simple. We must learn and understand to number our days! This really hit my heart hard as I was trying to comfort Kaylee. You may have heard that we are not promised tomorrow but it is true and it is a fact-- tomorrow is a gift from God! My heart just broke for the young man killed because his life was cut short of living life to the fullest down here. It made me really ask myself, "Do I truly number my days?"
                                                                                                                          
My heart cries out for those that lose their lives too early. My heart also is burdened for the many that fill their today with yesterday's events, thoughts, and failures. My one desire for all is to make sure that we live today, the present, and the NOW to the fullest. Also I pray that we seek God with all of our heart's and ask for His wisdom in every area of life. I just don't want any of us to miss today because we truly may not have tomorrow!
 
My challenge this week is: ask yourself if you are living for today? Are you bringing yesterday's pains, disappointments, failures, or events into today? Are you truly seeking God for today's daily bread? My prayer for all of us is that we become more aware of how valuable our today is and how tomorrow is a gift. I pray that we can start each day in God's amazing new mercies and seek Him with all of our hearts. Then and only then will we live each day in complete surrender to God's will and plans for every day of our lives. Remember this one thought today: we all have an expiration date so make sure to make the most of every second of every day giving God glory and bringing other's closer to Him!
 
 I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! Please send my any prayer requests that you may have. I would love to hear your thoughts on what today's message meant to you. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 

 

 
 

EXPECT a miracle in your life now!
 

 Hello dear friends! I am so sorry that I have been unable to share my weekly thoughts in the past few weeks! Without going into too may details I have been fighting some battles! BUT God! It seems not only have I had victory over these recent weeks but God is moving and showing me there are some bigger battles that will be won very soon that are in my ancient history! So my thought for you today is very simple-- HOLD ON it WILL NOT be LONG before you see a miracle in your life!
 
"For with God, nothing will be impossible." ~Luke 1:37
 
Each Christmas the season seems more special! Just the thought of a young teenage girl waiting for her wedding day and yet is being told she is carrying a baby. Not just a baby but the Savior of the world! WHOA! Can you imagine? It just makes my heart warm for her as she had to bear the brunt of so many second guessing her virginity and truth. Mary was steadfast and she believed that the angel's were telling her the truth.
 
This thought comes to me every Christmas, Mary was the only one who truly knew she had never had sex with a man. Her and God were the only ones that knew this for a fact. Therefore, when this baby was birthed she knew that she knew that the baby she bore was a true miracle from God and the Savior of the universe! God is the God of miracles. Miracles are what God is best at and longs to do for all of us! 
 
My challenge this week is: what miracle have you been believing for in your life? Have you asked God to provide it? If not, today go to God and surrender your will unto His will and ask for your miracle. God is a God who will never fail His own word. He has been making miracles and dreams come true since the beginning of time-- so why would He stop on you? This Christmas as you celebrate the miracle birth of Jesus Christ make sure you remember we serve a God that is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. A God that doesn't change and He will come through for you! Make this Christmas a celebration of miracles that are on the way in your life as we remember the incredible miraculous birth of Jesus who has saved all of us from death and has given us eternal life!
 
Happy Holidays! I know this is a difficult season for many of us. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! Have a Lively week! I would love to hear your thoughts about this message or any prayer needs that you may have. Email me! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft
 
Merry Christ(mas)!
 

God's goodness is everywhere!
 
 
"[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living! Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord." ~ Psalms 27:13-14  AMP
 
Good morning! I pray that you are enjoying the cool winds of fall. I love the change of seasons especially fall because I absolutely adore wearing boots! At the beach-side church service the other night I even wore my suede boots through the sand! This morning I wanted to share with you these two scriptures that brought me such hope and encouragement today. I pray that you will be inspired, too!
 
The first point today is that one of the keys to hope is to believe and expect God always! We must seek His goodness in all of life even when it hurts or does not seem to make sense. God is everywhere! We must just train our eyes and hearts to see Him in the land of the living!                                                                                                                       
Then we must wait and expect the Lord to show up with victory! As the scriptures share we must be brave and full of courage. These are NOT easy times for Christ followers! We must be bold and courageous expecting God to be with us and to have the ability to see His goodness in everything! No matter what happens in the upcoming months after the election we must not let our hearts grow weary! No matter what-- we must endure to the end pursuing the goodness of our God and sharing His great love and goodness to all we see.
 
My challenge this week is: if you are feeling anxious and insecure about our future as Americans and Christ followers then start looking for God's goodness everywhere! Don't lose hope! Keep your heart close to God's own heart and expect Him to show up in every area of life! If you struggle with anxiety, pain, or discouragement then wait upon the Lord until He shows up! These are the days that our faith may be tested to limits we have never seen, so I urge you to expect the Lord in everything and look for His goodness everywhere!
 

 

As we get closer to voting for our next President for the United States, please pray for our country that we will repent and turn away from our wicked ways so that God can heal our land. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!
 
Livin' Lively with Love,
Laine Lawson Craft
 
  

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