Bursting Forth with Purpose

 

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It is the best job I have never gotten paid for and I would do it all over again in less than a heartbeat. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 22 years and have loved every minute of this most honored job.

My children are now all adults, and while I was sure I would transition into full-time ministry as my next job, God has other plans for my life. Over the past several weeks, I have been feeling melancholic over God’s will for my life and I realized I want my days to be more purposeful. I began praying that God would give me something purposeful to do each day. I am a people person and writing is a solitary job. I long to be around others, sharing life and Jesus.

Today my doctor asked me to be the content writer for her website! While I’m not fighting physical enemies as David was, God burst forth today and hand delivered His purpose into my life. He is a good, good and faithful Father and I love him so.

Oh, and she wants to PAY me! God’s purposefulness AND a financial blessing!

Shalom!

#BUTGOD #fulcrumyeaar #pinchme!!! #theLorddidit!

©2018TereseJMBelme

 

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The Favor of God

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She had graduated as an AP scholar with honors, maintained straight A’s and was a member of the CSF and NHS, both academic honor societies. She began applying to all the UC colleges on her list that met her future academic goals.

Four months later the letters began to come in and each one was a letter of declination, except for the one university, which was at the bottom of her list and was twenty-eight hundred miles away. She decided to apply to this university just as the application dead line was about to close. That letter was an acceptance letter! She went on to graduate with her Bachelor degree in three years, summa cum laude and received her Master’s degree the following year. That is God’s favor!

God’s favor is above anything we can think or imagine or even try to work out in our own strength, and we all know how that ends up, with consequences we never anticipated. But God, He comes in like a knight in shining armor and picks up all the pieces and truly works them together for the good of those who love him and are called by His purpose.

God’s favor is our inheritance in Christ. God’s favor is something we wear like an old familiar coat that still keeps us warm on the coldest nights. God pours out His favor on us like so many sparkling pieces of gold glitter, which we cannot contain nor count.

I challenge you to pray the promise of Psalm 5:12 over yourself daily, several times a day. Believe it, receive it, act like it and walk in it. Then, watch God move in your life! Every time a negative thought comes into your mind tell it, “The Lord rebuke you!”

You are innocent in God’s eyes, He greatly blesses you, He protects you from the prickliness of the enemy with the shield of the tribe of Judah and He crowns you with His favor and acceptance.

You are favored.

Shalom!

©2018TereseJMBelme

 

You Don’t Need to See to Believe

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Well if this isn’t icing on the proverbial cake! I am slowly emerging from my season of restoration, like a caterpillar going through metamorphosis, after having spun its cocoon and waiting patiently, ( a virtue I am still acquiring), until that day. That perfect day God ordained and caused the caterpillar to slowly but steadily break through the cocoon it had earlier spun and reveal itself as a beautiful butterfly.

Many times I need sweet reminders like Luke 1:45. Seasons are but a blink of the eye for God, but for us they can seem extremely long and our faith and endurance are tested.

Fulfillment is God’s perfect completion. It is the end-phase, the final stage in the process. Our responsibility is simply to believe.

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…. Joel 2:25a

Shalom!

#trusttheprocess #restoredtoovercome #fulcrumyear #promisefulfilled

©2018TereseJMBelme