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 Resetting - Renewing - Restoring - Rejoicing

LIVE YOUR LOVE: LOOK TO THE HILLS
Wednesday; February 21, 2018
A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121
TODAY’S CHALLENGE –KNOW THAT YOU CAN - The unexpected will happen today, and you can adapt. Complications will arise, and you can work through them. Opportunities will appear, and you can make the most of them. Challenges will threaten to hold you back, and you can find your way beyond them. Some of your efforts will bring desired results, and you can build on that success. Other efforts will not work out, and you can learn from what went wrong. There will be setbacks, and you can let them make you more determined. There will be victories, and you can put what you’ve gained into the next effort. Life will be filled with ups and downs, chances to move forward and times when you fall and must pick yourself back up. When you give your best to each moment, regardless of what that moment may bring, there is no limit to what can be achieved. And you can. If you will.
LIVE YOUR LOVE: LOOK TO THE HILLS.  Sometimes you just have to throw your head back and tell the Lord, thank You! Every chance you get, you ought to have yourself a thank You God praise party. Even if it happens to be while you are having a moment of misery, a twinkling of turmoil, a situation of sickness, the groaning of grief, the taste of tears, another futile fight, one more declared denial and more headaches of hurt; tell God thank You. Even when they have walked out again, the walls of woe are closing in, the blinders of bitterness are beginning to cover your eyes, the darkness of depression is setting in and the prongs of pain press in; tell God thank You. When the money has run out, landlord knocking, electric company is threatening, water a second from being turned off and gas company is driving slow by the house; tell God thank You. When the children aren’t acting right, having more downs than up with the spouse, family keeps calling with mess and even coworkers acting suspect; tell God thank You. When you find yourself having a hard time in worship, tell God thank You. But how can I tell God thank You when it seems like I’m about to lose my mind? How can I declare a thank You God praise when it feels like I’m about to fall into another valley? How can I recite a thank You God praise when it looks like my enemies are camped all around? Easily. Open your mouth and recite these words, THANK YOU GOD! See, when you appreciate God for the good and bad, your value increase. Instead of depreciation, your appreciation initiates an inundation. In other words, a massive influx of blessings. This is why I feel like the prophet Isaiah, declaring like Isaiah 61:1-2, “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” God is about to turn it around but will you tell Him thank you while He works? LIVE YOUR LOVE: LOOK TO THE HILLS.
TODAY HOLD FAST TO PSALM 121: A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
LIVE YOUR LOVE: LOOK TO THE HILLS
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Pamela Guy-Strayhorn 
901/210-8393 
BUT THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR 
STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS LIKE 
EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, THEY 
SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT. Isaiah 40:31