"Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep." ~Psalm 127:1-2 (NKJV)

Good Morning! I have been thinking on this scripture for over a week and I could not wait to share it with you today. I kept saying it over and over again - and each time I did I gained more confidence. I pray that this short inspirational thought builds your faith today, too!

Every one of us has a calling on our life. Some of us are living it out and others are still searching for God to show them exactly what they should do for His Kingdom. Others of you don't even realize that God is using YOU right where you are today to impact someone. But the first thought today is this-- let God lead you and build your life centered around Him!!! It is working in vain or walking through life in vain if you do not let God build your life!

We must allow God to not only lead our every move but to guard us and take care of our every need. When we are completely aligned in God's word, in His ways, and surrendered to His will we can only live blessed by Him! If we allow ourselves to rely on our own efforts, continue to live anxious and fearful, then we will never gain true peace.

My challenge this week is: if you are trying to plan your life, make life happen through your own efforts, or continuously worrying over your life then you will never be free. I urge you today to LET GO and LET GOD move through you! Leave your will, your burdens, and your plans at the altar today and give them to Jesus right now! I promise if you will let them go then God will give you more peace and happiness than you could ever dream or imagine! Today let it all go and give your heart and life to God and watch Him move in every area of your life! You will gain peace and sleep like never before!

I love and pray for each of you! Livin' Lively, Laine

"May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together-spirit, soul, and body-and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it!" ~1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (Message)

Good Morning! I pray that all of you are doing well! I am loving this weather with gorgeous sunshiny days with a cool breeze. Fall is definitely a reminder we are passing into a new season. Today I wanted to be an encouragement to those who may be weary and who are experiencing doubt. I pray that these words bring you hope today.

Just as the scriptures say above God is making us holy and whole. God Himself made you with His own hands. God put you together spirit, soul, and body. God knows everything about you: past, present, and future. God knows your every weakness and knows all of your strengths. Do not let the enemy lie to you another day that God does not know you intimately!

Some of us are waiting on God to answer prayers in our lives. Others are needing a miracle! The scripture above should also encourage us that God is 100% dependable. If God said it then God will do it! Don't doubt this fact another second-- God is bigger than anything we face!

My challenge this week is: to know that God knows you inside and out. Believe God made you with His own hands and that He is with you all day everyday. Start today trusting God to make you more holy and whole physically and spiritually. Believe for the miracle you are expecting and He will follow through! Please know in your hearts that God, your Father, will always be there for you and ready to do for you what He promised He would do!

I love you all dearly! Livin' Lively, Laine

Hello all! Fall is definitely in the air. Football season has begun, school has started, and the cool breezes of fall have begun to blow. It is so exciting to see the season's change. However, as I celebrate a new season I am reminded that we serve a God that does NOT change. Isn't that awesome? He remains the same forever. This thought brought me to today's encouragement. Jesus gave His follower's authority because He was leaving to go back to heaven. Therefore, as follower's of Jesus Christ, we too have authority!

"Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases." ~Luke 9:1 NKJV

The definition of authority can be defined as: the right to control, command, or determine. Therefore, YOU have the power of Jesus Christ in you to have authority in this world! You have the power to control, command, and determine challenges thrown your way by the enemy! The only thing that limits your authority is the level of your faith. Faith allows us to access our authority through the blood of Jesus Christ!

My challenge for you is this: claim YOUR authority in Christ today! Take control of your life right now! Command the enemy to flee from your life. Determine that you will be victorious through Christ and the power and the authority that He has given to you. Do NOT cower to the enemy's darts of evil. Stand strong and in great belief and faith that you have the authority to command the enemy to leave your life. God promises us that He will deliver us from evil. So declare today that you have authority over the enemy and stand in the victory that was given to you by the death of Jesus on the cross!

I love each of you! Livin' Lively, Laine

"Then Moses said to the Lord, "Please, Lord, I am not a man of words (eloquent, fluent), neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am [b]slow of speech and tongue." The Lord said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute or the deaf, or the seeing or the blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and will teach you what you shall say." ~Exodus 4:11-12, Amplified version

WHOA! That's about all I can say about the way God has been moving in my life these last few weeks! God has been bringing people of incredible faith walks and merging them into my path. From Joyce Meyer's very strong message to my most recent experience with some key leaders from Bethel Church in Redding, CA-- I have been on an incredible supernatural high!

All of this leads me to today's thought, God loves our weaknesses!The scripture above truly is a great example of how God uses all of our weaknesses. I almost laugh out loud with Moses as he bickers with God about him being picked to lead the Israelite's to freedom into the promise land. Did God not make Moses with His own hands? Did God not make Moses stutter as many scholars have said about Moses' speech problem? God created Moses and knew exactly what his weaknesses were!

This leads us to you and me. What are our weaknesses? Is it our mouths that gossip or have profanity? Is it our negative attitude? Is it our inability to be grateful for everything God has done for us? Do you drink too much, gamble, or rely on medicines too often? No matter what your weaknesses are-- we all have places in our lives that we need to work on! But that doesn't mean God does not want to use us! Just the opposite-- the more broken we are the more GOD shows through us!

My challenge this week is: face your weaknesses today. You might even want to write a list of where you feel you could do better. Then hand God your list and ask Him to help you overcome these weak places in your lives. Then ask God to forgive you. Then allow God to use your weaknesses for HIS glory! Don't focus on your weaknesses or inabilities because then you miss out on God's ability to work through you to reach the hurting and the lost! Just like Moses God will be responsible for working through us and we will be His representative to the world! I end today with my personal prayer to God, "God if you can use a nobody, a broken vessel, but a woman who loves you deeply then use me!" I pray He will use all of us and that He will get all the glory and many lives will come to know Him! AMEN!

I love each of you! Livin' lively, Laine

Greetings!

"When you help someone out, don't think about how it looks. Just do it-quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out." ~Matthew 6:2-4 (MSG)

I hope everyone has found a new back to school routine easily! Time is flying by so quickly. As I was searching my heart on what exactly I wanted to share today, I felt it was from Matthew 6 where I have been meditating the last few weeks. The thought I have for us today really encouraged me and I pray it brings you hope, too!

In the scriptures above as I was meditating I worked it backwards for today's thought. First I asked, "Who is working behind the scenes?" The answer is God. Then I asked, "How is God working it out?" The answer is God is working behind the scenes quietly and unobtrusively to help you out!

WHOA! Some of us really need to hear this today!! You may be running out of time. You may be feeling hopeless. Some of you are giving up. I am here to tell you today that GOD IS WORKING behind the scenes in your life today and everyday!! It is His promise that He will never leave us or forsake us. God will work it out for your good-- you just can't quit!

If you are feeling hopeless, like you are not getting an answer from God, or wanting to quit--I ask you to meditate on this scripture today! God LOVES YOU so much and He will work out your victory! Just because you can't see Him right now does NOT mean He is not working on your behalf! I leave you today declaring that God is working behind the scenes quietly and unobtrusively in your life and you will have a life of abundance as He promised you! Email me anytime for prayer, your prayer needs are important to me! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Livin lively, Laine

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