"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn't want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly. As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Now all of this took place so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled: Look! A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, And they will call him, Emmanuel." Matthew 1:18-23 (CEV)

Good Morning! I don't know about you but the story of Jesus' birth never grows old to me. Matter of fact, the older I get the more special it becomes to my heart. Truly the birth of Jesus is a remarkable story with so many lessons for us to learn within it. Today, I share one thought from the birth of Jesus story with you.

Have you ever felt like Joseph must have felt? A person you love so dearly comes to you with news that you feel has made them a liar and a betrayer? Unfortunately most of the time the person is a liar. This is a hurt that can't be described. Each betrayal has it's own unique pain that rips your heart. Unlike Joseph most of us will not have an angel that comes and tells us that the person who has hurt us is actually telling the truth. Thank God that for Joseph God sent an angel to clear Mary's name.

If you have been betrayed or lied to, then this thought may just be what you need to hear to set you free. This Holiday season give yourself a gift that is worth more than anything money can buy. Give yourself freedom from hate, bitterness, and unforgiveness. They have said these things are poison to your soul. The person who has hurt you doesn't even know how much it hurts and most likely they don't even care. But God does care and He longs to heal you this Christmas.

My challenge this week is: if you have been lied to or betrayed go to God right now and ask Him to purify your heart. Ask God to take all of the hate, bitterness, and unforgiveness and release you from it right now! Allow God to fill your heart with forgiveness and hope. Receive God's total forgiveness for all of your sins then offer this back to the people that have hurt you. It is the best gift you can give yourself ever! You will be emptied of emotions that are toxic and that are keeping your wells of blessings stopped up. Get ready for a great Holiday season and extraordinary gifts to come your way! Remember this promise from God, as we are obedient to God's will even when it seems so hard your rewards will always follow your obedience!

Merry Christmas! I love you and am here for you. Let me encourage you today.

Livin' lively, Laine

"I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!" 1 Peter 1:1-2 (Message)

Hello! I hope that your Thanksgiving was blessed and restful. There are so many great things to be thankful for this season. God just kept reminding me that all of us are so blessed. There is one theme that God has had me focused on before Thanksgiving was even here. The thought of God being a good Father has been literally sticking with my soul day and night. I pray that today's inspiration touches your heart personally.

The scripture above is the one that I felt lined up best with what God has been pressing into my heart. As it states above, not one of us is missing from God's radar-- God's eyes are always on us! WHOA! The God of the universe never takes His loving eyes off of us. That fact alone shows us how good our heavenly Father is to us!

Also, in the scripture, it shares that not one of us is missing or forgotten by Him. This just makes me weep. God loves each one of us so extravagantly even though we may be in sin or try to hide from Him-- none of us will ever be lost from Him! He is so amazing and good --ALL the time! God is so good to us.

My #LivelyChallenge this week is: maybe Thanksgiving felt like you did not have much to be thankful for. Allow today's thought overwhelm your heart with gratitude because of God's goodness! God will never lose sight of you! He will always have His eyes on you. Today run to Him with a thankful heart and tell Him, "Thank you for Your goodness." We serve a good Father and He loves each one of us uniquely and intimately!

I love you and am here for you - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Email me your prayer requests and let's watch God show up for you!

Livin' Lively, Laine

"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

"Jesus came up and said to them, "All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually-regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age." ~Matthew 8:18-20 (Amplified Version)

Good Morning! I had a short thought for us today but as I searched for the right scripture this is the one that I chose. It was as if God wanted to add something more to what I felt He was leading me to share. I hope that you have a WHOA week this week and that today's thought brings you hope.

I wanted to share this morning on this one fact: God is with you every second of every day and in every breath you take! Personally I have been fighting a spirit of doubt in the past few days asking myself, "God are you really there with me?" Each time I cried out for His reply He showed me that in fact He is right there with me!!! So I felt like maybe some of you today are in doubt wondering if God is really with you. I pray in the name of Jesus right now that you feel His touch and that you find His presence right now!

Then as I said God added the additional thought today in the above scriptures. He pressed upon me that we are to go out and not just baptize men in numbers but nations. God is truly depending on each one of us to bring as many as we can in these last days to salvation. I urge you today to ask someone if they know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Let us all be a willing vessel that God created uniquely to bring whom He has already called to be saved through our lives today!

My challenge this week is: acknowledge right now that God is with you all day long and every day! If you question this fact then go right now and get in a quiet place and ask God to touch your heart. Be still and allow Him to come to you and have an intimate moment with Him immediately. Then, I pray that you allow God to move through you more and more everyday as we harvest the lost and broken for His Kingdom! God loves us ALL so much and He is with us every second of everyday!

I love you and am here for you. Please keep all of your requests coming-- I love to pray with you and for you! If you need prayers, please email me - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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

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