Good Morning

Wave away my yesterday
‘Cause I’m leaving it behind me
Hello sunshine, come what may
I feel something new inside me
I hear the birds singing
Now my alarm’s ringing
Get up, get up, hey

It’s a good morning
Wake up to a brand new day
This morning
I’m stepping, stepping on my way
Good morning
You give me strength
You give me just what I need
And I can feel the hope that’s rising in me
It’s a good morning

Slow down, breathe in,
Don’t move ahead
I’m just living in this moment
I’ve got my arms raised, un-fazed
Jump out of bed
Gotta get this party going
I went to bed dreaming
You woke me up singing
Get up, get up, hey

Now I’m smiling, and I’m kissing all my worries goodbye
Got the feeling, if I spread my wings I might even fly
You are my Truth, my Way
Give me the strength to say
Get up, get up, get up
‘Cause it’s a good morning, hey

Hey, top of the morning to you ‘disa
You smoothie, me ice cold pizza
Cafe au lait, latte dah
You do the zumba, but I do not
Give me like half a marathon
I’ll give you the gospel of St. John
Hits me like a wake-up bomb
Cuz’ we both know that His mercy flows
In the morning

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I love the gift of a new day, new sunrises, and new blessings!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:23 ESV

Each day is a gift. All we need to do is open it and see the blessings even the ones in disguise.. They are there. We just need to look for them.. It’s all in your perspective.

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful. We let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to His goodness it becomes a routine.”
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential – Joel Osteen

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Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of a new day.  Thank You for the many blessings in each and every day.  May our perspective be one that looks for You in all things…in Jesus’ name, AMEN!!!!

Fix my Eyes

Hit rewind
Click delete
Stand face to face with the younger me
All of the mistakes
All of the heartbreak
Here’s what I’d do differently

I’d love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on You

I learned the lines and talked the talk
But the road less traveled is hard to walk
It takes a soldier
Who knows his orders
To walk the walk I’m supposed to walk

The things of Earth are dimming
In the light of Your glory and grace
I’ll set my sights upon Heaven
I’m fixing my eyes on You
I’m fixing my eyes on You
I’m fixing my eye

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When I fix my eyes on Jesus, through His strength, I can do ALL the things He asks me to do. God ways are not our ways. What doesn’t make sense to us doesn’t have to…as God always has a higher purpose for what He calls us to do.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
Isaiah 55:8 NLT

For God to do the unimaginable in our lives we must be willing to keep our eyes focused on Him and not be trying to figure things out by our own strength.. He must have full reign over our lives… More of Him and less of Me..

He must become greater; I must become less.
John 3:30 NIV

I love this passage in the Bible where Jesus prays for Simon that his faith would not fail him.

But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail.
Luke 22:32a NLT

Our faith is what gives God the ability to work in our lives. You either trust or you don’t—it is as simple as that! What unimaginable are you believing for in your life?

Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Ephesians 3:20 NLT

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Heavenly Father, thank You that we can do ALL that You ask us to do by Your strength and power that is at work in us at all times. All we have to do is tap into it… May our faith in You not fail us and please forgive us when it does. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!!!

Beautiful Exchange

You were near though I was distant
Disillusioned I was lost and insecure
Still mercy fought for my intention
You were waiting at the door, then I let You in

Trading Your life for my offenses
For my redemption
You carried all the blame breaking the curse
Of our condition
Perfection took our place

When only love could make a way
You gave Your life in a beautiful exchange
When only love could break these chains
You gave Your life in a beautiful exchange

My burden erased, my life forgiven
There is nothing that could take this love away
And my only desire, and my sole ambition
Is to love You just the same

Holy are You, God, Holy is Your name
With everything I’ve got my heart will sing
How I love You

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Thank You, Lord, that You were near even when I was distant….

Sometimes, there’s so much going on in your life that, God fades from the picture…creating distance.  In other words, your relationship with God may be weakened because your focus is not on Him.  Not spending as much time with God can create distance because your mind becomes occupied by other things…thus shutting God out.  If you are a person who spiritually feels God’s Presence and Love—and then you don’t feel it anymore—that can mean you are becoming distant from God.

But even if there are things going on and you are distant from God, He is still always thereand He will never fail you, even if you don’t feel His presence.  All you have to do is close the distance, and put your trust and focus back on Him.

The problem lies within us.  God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever; He never changes.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV

We must return our focus back to Him the One who is Faithful…

What a beautiful exchange—Jesus’ life for mine!  He freely laid His life down for you and me.  Therefore, all thanks, praise, and honor should go directly to Him!

Jesus said in John 15:13 that there is “No greater love that a man can have than this: that he lay his life down for his friends!”  How can we not place our main focus on Him and allow Him time in our lives when He laid down His life for ours?!?  We must not let the distractions in our lives take precedence over our time with Him.

My burden erased…my life forgiven…there is NOTHING that could take this love away for you and for me.  Our sole ambition should be to love Him the same!

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Heavenly Father, I come to You today with a grateful, thankful heart. Forgive me for the times I have let the distractions of my life take away from my time spent with You. Thank You for the beautiful exchange of laying down Your life for mine…and that, no matter what, nothing could ever take away from Your love for me… In Jesus’ name, AMEN!!!!

This is the stuff

I lost my keys in the great unknown

And call me, please, ’cause I can’t find my phone

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that’s getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I’m blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I’ve gotta trust You know exactly what You’re doing
Might not be what I would choose
But this the stuff You use

45 in a 35 sirens and fines
While I’m running behind
Whoa ho ho

So break me of impatience
Conquer my frustrations
I’ve got a new appreciation
It’s not the end of the world
Whoa ho ho ho…Oooooh
Whoa whoa ho ho
This is the stuff You use 

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Anyone else going through some STUFF lately?  I am sure I am not alone!  When things are hitting us right and left, catching us off guard, this is when we become tired and weary.  Much like being in a boxing ring.  Our temptation when we feel this way is to throw in the towel and quit…however that is the exact moment when God reminds me that I am more than a conqueror through Him.

Just as it is written: For Your sake we are being put to death all day long.
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
Romans 8: 36-37

It is easy in trying times—when many things are coming at us at once—to forget how BIG we are blessed. I then purpose to sit myself down and think on all of the blessings in my life and the miracles that God has done. I start to meditate on these things instead of all the stuff that can drive us crazy, and keep us preoccupied and distracted from the One Who loves us the most.

Here is one of my favorite Scriptures and proclamations on blessings…I speak this over my life each and every day.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.

Deuteronomy 28:6

What an awesome promise to hold onto….

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Heavenly Father, thank You for the reminder that the things we go through is just stuff and that we can conqueror anything we go through because of You.  Let us not forget how big we are blessed!!!  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!



[Verse 1]
Say it once, tell me twice
Are you certain I’m alright?
Just a sign, to remind me
That tomorrow’s worth the fight
Ever changing the storyline that keeps me alive

So make a wish, and say…

Give me life, give me love
Scarlet angel from above
Not so low, not so high
Keep it perfectly disguised

Every changing the storyline that keeps me alive
My Mona Lisa’s making me smile
Right before my eyes!

Take another look
Take a look around
It’s you and me
It’s here and now
As you sparkle in the sky
I’ll catch you while I can
Cause all we are is all I am

I just want you to see
What I’ve always believed
You are…
The miracle in me

[Verse 2]
Show me faith, like you do
I’m amazed at how you move
Side to side, front to back
You know how to make it last

Ever changing the storyline that keeps us alive
My Mona Lisa’s making me smile
Right before my eyes!

Take another look
Take a look around
It’s you and me
It’s here and now
As you sparkle in the sky
I’ll catch you while I can
Cause all we are is all I am

I just want you to see
What I’ve always believed
You are…
The miracle in me

These are the moments you can’t pass back
Let’s turn the water to wine
One more time!

[Repeat Chorus]

The miracle in me
You’re the miracle in me




God is the miracle in me.. My life was a disaster before Jesus found me… I tripped,  stumbled , I fell… if there was a  hole I jumped in it… I was on path of destruction.. But then!!!!  God found me and my life hasn’t been the same since… It was changed instantly that day of my surrender fully and completely to Him….. God is the miracle in me…

I love the part of the song that states every changing  the storyline that keeps me ALIVE… Give me life, Give me love… Scarlet angel from above…   Because of Jesus I am a new creation. I am ALIVE in Christ.. The old has passed away… Hallelujah!!!

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved  Ephesians 2 : 4 & 5

I love the words I take a look around and it is you and me…. God is always with us and by His strength there is nothing we can’t get through…

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phillipians 4: 13 NIV

I KNOW apart from Him. I can do nothing!!


“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  John 15:5 NKJV

Whatever is going on in your life.. Let us look to God with an attitude of Victory and Say Father let’s turn the water in to wine.. One more time!!!  What is the Miracle you need today??? Is it the miracle of changed life ?? Ask Him for it.. He is more than able !!!

Heavenly Father Thank you for saving Grace… Thank you that you knew we could not do this walk alone and for always being there even when we Fall….There is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for being saved from the path of destruction  and for the Redemption found in you…. In Jesus name!! Amen!!!


All I need is you

Left my fear by the side of the road
Hear You speak, won’t let go
Fall to my knees, as I lift my hands to pray
Got every reason to be here again
Father’s love that draws me in
And all my eyes wanna see is a glimpse of You
All I need is You
All I need is You, Lord, is You, Lord
All I need is You
All I need is You, Lord, is You, Lord
One more day, and it’s not the same
Your Spirit calls my heart to sing
Drawn to the voice of my Savior once again
Where would my soul be without Your Son
Gave His life to save the earth
Rest in the thought that You’re watching over me
All I need is You
All I need is You, Lord, is You, Lord
All I need is You
All I need is You, Lord, is You, Lord
All I need is You
You hold the universe
You hold everyone on earth
You hold the universe
You hold, You hold

Performed by Jesus Culture / Songwriter: Marty Sampson
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Do you need to leave your fears by the side of the road and lift up your hands and start again? I know there are times when I do…. It’s the Father’s love that draws us back in to the One who loves us the very most. God calls us to turn to Him and cast all of our cares on Him.
…casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV
God calls to our spirits to draw us back to Him. He puts the yearning and need for Him in each and everyone of us. When we lose our closeness with Him, we are not satisfied until we turn back to Him once again…. “Drawn to the voice of our Savior once again….”
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
James 4: 8 NLT
Where would we be without the gift of God’s Son Who gave His life for each of us?
“This is why Jesus came and why He died, to become the ultimate and final sacrifice, the perfect (without blemish) sacrifice for our sins (Colossians 1:22; 1 Peter 1:19). Through Him, the promise of life eternal with God becomes effective through faith to those who believe in Jesus.
So that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ,
might be given to those who believe.
Galatians 3:22
These two words, faith and believing, are critical to our salvation. It is through our believing in the shed blood of Christ for our sins that we receive eternal life. ‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast’ (Ephesians 2:8–9).”
Read more here This article is from the Got Questions?.org website.
I love the visual this song describes of resting in the thought that God is watching over us.
The LORD Himself watches over you!
The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
Psalm 121:5 NLT
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Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of salvation and for mercies that are new for each day. All we have to do is turn back to You as Your Spirit calls out to our hearts. May we rest in You knowing and believing that You are watching over us…in Jesus’ name!! Amen!!

We Are

Every secret, every shame
Every fear, every pain
Live inside the dark
But that’s not who we are
We are children of the day
So wake up sleeper, lift your head
We were meant for more than this
Fight the shadows, conquer death
Make the most of the time we have left
We are the light of the world
We are the city on a hill
We are the light of the world
And we gotta, we gotta, we gotta
Let the light shine
We are called to spread the news
To tell the world the simple truth
Jesus came to save
There’s freedom in His name
So let His love break through
So let your light shine brighter
We are the light
You are the light
We will lift You high
And shine, shine, shine

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God calls us to let our little lights shine wherever we go, and proclaim the Good News and the glorious things He has done in our lives (and continues to do….)
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 ESV
What does it mean to “…let your light shine…”? I love this explanation from In The
“In the Bible, light is used to represent God or God’s truth. It is contrasted to darkness, which represents the evil in the world or the false system of Satan. Our “light” in this sense is our “good works.”
They are to shine in the world in such a way that others will see them and give credit or glory to God. This is to be true in all areas of our lives.
The truth is that we let our light shine the brightest when the contrast is the greatest. In order for light to be noticed, it must shine in darkness. When you turn on a powerful flashlight on a sunny day, it can hardly be seen, but in the dark of the night, it is a bright beacon. So it is with us. When we do the works of righteousness in church, they are good but they don’t stand out as the same acts would outside the church. Remember we said that the scripture doesn’t apply only to the marketplace, but that it does include it.
Our light shines when we act or react to life in ways that contrast to the ways of the world. Jesus said that He is “the Light of the world” (John 8:12). His life contrasted sharply with the lives of the Pharisees and the other religious leaders. The things He said and the things He did were in stark contrast to the acts of the others. His “Light” shone brightly. The people could easily see a difference between Him and the others. They could see it in His acts and they could hear it in His words.”
go here for the entire article.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the Light of the world:
he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 8:12 KJV
Our lives should shine with the light of Christ.
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Heavenly Father, thank You for this Word today. Help us by Your strength to be the people whose lives shine the light of You into the darkness in the lives of those around us. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!!!