thoughts by Sylvia Gunter

Seven-fold Blessing

Seven-fold Blessing

“..the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name”  Ephesians  3:14-15 Spiritual blessings begin with a revelation of God as Abba Father. Be blessed with a love relationship with Him. He wants you to know Jesus personally and grow in Him. Be blessed to desire righteousness that conforms you to the will and ways…

The Command to Hope

The Command to Hope

The psalmist gives words of command to his soul. Listen as your Father directs you in Romans 12:12. “Be joyful in hope.” Hope is a promise of God, a position in him, and a command. The Greek word translated hope means desiring good and confidently expecting to obtain it. Hope that is seen is not…

A Christ(mas) Meditation

A Christ(mas) Meditation

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room You have prepared your gift list. You have begun preparing your house for the holidays. Take time to prepare your heart to make room for the One whose birthday we celebrate. My purpose in writing this devotional is to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17)….

Blessing from Psalm 16

Blessing from Psalm 16

Psalm 16 You are kept and protected by God for He is your refuge. Choose to put your trust in God and hide yourself in Him. Be blessed to rejoice in your Lord. You have no good beside or beyond Him. You are one of the saints of God.  You are excellent and glorious. You are the noble one in whom…

Trust

Trust

So let’s ask the question: “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Trust…” Recently I read again what Jesus said in answer to the question of the disciples, “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Believe… ” (John 6:28-29). That is our work. Paul wrote,…

The Only Question that needs to be Asked

The Only Question that needs to be Asked

Who Is A God Like Ours?  Who is a God like me, says the Lord. As you hear the daily news, it can sound rather hopeless. There are wars and rumors of more wars, global warming, major elections that could change everything, a failing economy, soaring gas prices, hurricanes, wildfires, the list could go. For some…

How do We Wait?

How do We Wait?

Nothing tries our faith like waiting on God for answers to prayer.  What do we learn while we are waiting? Waiting on God was one of David’s secrets of being a man after God’s own heart. David went in and sat before the Lord (2 Samuel 7:18). God was his confidence, and he trusted Him…

Your Worth and Glory

Your Worth and Glory

You have something to give your world that no other person has. Your family and your community need the deposit of Himself that God has placed in your life… “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who…

Seeking God

Seeking God

Be blessed in his name Rewarder of those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 Listen to the Word of God and be blessed with the passionate cry of the psalmist in Psalm 63:1. “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you.” And in…

Those Who Mourn

Those Who Mourn

“Bring Him your grief and pain as often as you need to and receive His crown of beauty and oil of gladness. Allow Him to heal all your wounded places and restore you with His love. He is more than enough for your every need.” “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because…

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