The Greatest “But God” Of All

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:4-10 (NJKV)

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But God

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“But God”. Two words that change everything. Two words that transforms any situation. Two words that give me hope. I’m believing God for the “But God” moments for myself and the lives of everyone else. If you don’t know what those moments are, they sound like this:

My situation is dire; I don’t know how I’m going to get through it, but God

I’m tired and I’ve been crying a lot, but God

Nothing seems to be going right for me , but God

My bills surpass the balance in my account, but God

People are expecting me to fail. They’ve said certain things to bring me down, but God

Managing my business isn’t going as I expected, but God

Things seem to be taking longer to happen for me, but God

I don’t know what my purpose is, but God…

I know what God wants me to do, I just don’t know how I’m supposed to do it, but God

I don’t meet all of the qualifications for this position, but God

I messed up again, but God

The doctors are saying “_______”, but God

Today is hard and I don’t know how I’ll get through tomorrow, but God

I don’t understand why I am in this season right now, but God

People seem to be walking out of my life when I need them the most, but God

I thank God for His word that confirms what comes after “but God”. I thank Him in advance for the transformation and the blessings that will come. I thank Him for being God. For giving us a hope and a future. For being gracious and merciful. I thank Him for being so faithful. God is awesome. He is a good good father who truly loves and cares for us. 

Stay blessed.

 

The Jonathan to My David

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“After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself. Jonathan sealed the pact by taking off his robe and giving it to David, together with his tunic, sword, bow, and belt.”

– 1 Samuel 18:1,3-4 (NLT)

I wrote a post on friendship before. Here I am, with it on my mind again. I’ve been coming across so many scriptures on friendship too.  “Are you telling me something, Jesus?!” Anyway, it’s brought me to this conclusion; if it’s not a God sent friendship, I don’t want it. Take the whole person back. I mean that in the nicest way possible. There is so much focus on the biblical standards for a spouse; I want to do the same for my friendships.