My Help Comes From The Lord

Worship to GodI’ve learned to be dependent on the One Who is dependable. I’m constantly learning to trust Him more. I sometimes catch myself trying to do things my way and on my terms, but I can’t begin to touch the success rate of the Lord. I want Him to be heavily involved in everything I do, whether it’s my deeply personal, ministry or my Real Estate world. He is Everything to me!  Check this out…

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

    where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,

    the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—

    he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel

    will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—

    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,

    nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—

    he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going

    both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:1-8 NIV)

 

Maker of heaven, giver of life

You are my strength, my song in the night

My refuge, my shelter, now and forevermore

My help comes from the lord

“My Help Comes From The Lord” – The Museum

 

No matter if everything is good – my help comes from the Lord.

No mater if everything is bad – my help comes from the Lord.

If things are easy or hard – my help comes from the Lord.

I want to walk with Him and talk with Him about everything. I want Him to lead me in every detail of my life. He is my Help & my Hope!

Pressing On!
Dwayne

Help!

Trust with blue markerThere are times that this is most effective prayer I can pray. I know from experience that the Lord hears my cry for help. I don’t need eloquence in prayer – I need to be real and plain spoken.  The Lord knows my heart before my words are spoken. I have the “cart before the horse” if I watch my words but don’t cultivate a heart for Him. I need help every day from the Lord. I want His favor on my family and me. I also want Him to protect me as well as provide for me. I believe He does both. Check this out…

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?

    Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the Lord had given me help,

    I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”

    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,

    your consolation brought me joy.
22 But the Lord has become my fortress,

    and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23 He will repay them for their sins

    and destroy them for their wickedness;

    the Lord our God will destroy them. (Psalm 94:16-19;22-23 NIV)

 

I’m still learning to trust the Lord’s Protection and Provision for me. I’m thankful because looking back I can see His hand. I want to learn to see and feel His Presence in the midst of the struggle and stress so that my spirit can remain calm in trying times.

I am still learning to trust Him after all these years.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

Mouth

perfect mouthMy mouth reveals a lot about me. It is the doorway for my voice. My mouth speaks what my brain tells it to say. My mouth is very revealing about what is going on in my head and my heart. My mouth gives volume to my feelings & emotions. My mouth speaks words of compassion and blessing. My mouth can also speak words of harm and hurtful things. When I’m frustrated and angry, my mouth can get me in trouble, because I say things out of those emotions and my “editing machine” doesn’t function as well in those circumstances. I still have to take responsibility for what I say along with my actions. The things I say are part of the things I do.  Paul connects the mouth with the heart with salvation. Check this out….

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:8-13 NIV)

I really want my mouth to ONLY speak good words – well thought out words. I certainly want my mouth to speak out about what I believe. I also want my heart to stay pure and clean before the Lord. I have to protect it. I have to shield it from the enemy who wants to spread disease inside my heart. The enemy  wants to take me out, so that my mouth can’t be a blessing to others.

I believe that my heart and mouth working together as a team really reveal who I am and what I believe. My actions follow both of these. I have to be careful with the words of my mouth because they have the power to cause great pain as well as cause great blessing. I want to profess what I believe about the Lord all the rest of my days on earth. I know that salvation means a home in heaven after this life is finished. I will pursue Him and His heart with my heart so that my mouth continually brings honor to Him!

Pressing On!
Dwayne

Help Is Coming!

Helping OthersThis phrase gives hope and encouragement to hang on and hang in there. It says that the situation is about to change. I’ve had to call for help when a car has broken down. I’ve also had the privilege to be the help on the way for my kids who have had a “fender bender” or a broken down vehicle. I’ve learned over the years that the Lord has all situations under control if I can just learn to trust Him. He is always my help and my hope.

Micah gives one of the prophetic words about the coming of Jesus into the world. The people didn’t quite understand what he was saying, but Hope & Help was on the way! Check this out…

2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

    though you are too small to be among the army groups from Judah,

from you will come one who will rule Israel for me.

    He comes from very old times,

    from days long ago.”
3 The Lord will give up his people

    until the one who is having a baby gives birth;

then the rest of his relatives will return

    to the people of Israel.
4 At that time the ruler of Israel will stand

    and take care of his people
with the Lord’s strength

    and with the power of the name of the Lord his God.

The Israelites will live in safety,

    because his greatness will reach all over the earth.

He will bring peace. (Micah 5:2-5a NCV)

The Presence of the Lord changes everything! He helps me see that my current struggle is not permanent. He offers hope in the most hopeless times. He gives perspective that I desperately need most every day. Nothing or no one escapes His notice. He showers me with grace and mercy when I stumble and ignore His call. He is the Savior of my soul and I can’t imagine how I made it without Him. His Presence brings peace and healing to my soul. His greatness is indescribable! I’m so glad He came!

Pressing On!
Dwayne