Peace be still!

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Everyday we are faced with the choice to rest in the promises of God or to stress over the problems we encounter. It should be an easy decision to make but yet we find ourselves often caught between two opinions. On one hand we want so much to trust and believe that God will do just what He says. On the other hand we find ourselves doubting that He actually cares. After all, God has so much more on His plate than to be concerned about our issues. 
I am so glad that God is not like man. He is much greater than we can ever imagine. His love for us spans wider than the ocean. Before we were even a thought, He knew us. He presdestined us, made us a part of His master plan. That should be grounds for our trust. I have found that it is much easier to trust a God that has a proven track record. I would rather take my chances with God any day than to walk in fear and doubt on a regular basis. I have been there and done that too many times. Today, I choose the peace that comes with trusting that God will perform what He has promised. I may not know when. I may not know how, but I can be confident that He never fails. He has proven Himself faithful time and time again.

Lord it is so easy to get caught up in the turmoil of everyday life and to focus on what we see rather than what You have said. It should always be an easy choice to trust you and rest in Your promises but even the best of us struggle. Teach us daily to renew our mind on Your promises and meditate in the scriptures that speak of Your love, grace, and assurance. May our hearts take courage in knowing that You have left us Your peace. In Jesus name Amen 

Grace and Peace, 
Mary, 

Your Breakthrough Coach ~ Challenging Your Perspective on Life, Love, and Relationships 

http://www.vflconsultants.com

(C) Mary Pinckney, August 2017

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Believing is seeing

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“He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭4:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬


Pray and Go. Sometimes in life we have to move forward knowing that all things will work out the way it is supposed to. We don’t always know the beginning, the end, and the middle. No, God only gives us a glimpse of what is to come and beckons us to move out and take the next step. This was the case with Abraham. When God spoke to him to leave his country and go to a place that he would show him, Abraham did not know where he was going but he trusted that God would do what He promised. 

Many of us would have prayed and begged for God to show us the place then we will go; not Abraham. He believed and it was counted unto Him as righteousness. What about you? Can you lay aside your fears and doubts and trust a God that you don’t see, don’t always understand? Can you lay aside your anxious thoughts and move forward in faith that God will indeed come through for you? Let the faith and the courage that Abraham exhibited encourage your heart today to follow hard after God even when you don’t know what to expect.

In this walk of faith, we don’t always have concrete evidence of what is next but what we can take comfort in is that we serve a God that is a man of His Word. He never changes. He never lies. He never reneges on His promises. He is faithful to deliver on His end. Faith is not always being able to see the road ahead but trusting in the God that does.  

Father, we want so much to know that You have our best interest at hearts but sometimes it is scary to trust You. We are a people that live by what we see and not what we believe. Help us to trust that You will not let us fall. Remind us of your faithfulness in our lives. Teach us to take one moment at a time trusting and believing in Your promises. In Jesus name, Amen
Dig Deeper: Has God ever failed you in the past? Make a list of His track record in your life.

Grace and Peace,

Mary

Your Breakthrough Coach ~ Challenging Your Perspective on life, love, and relationships

http://www.vflconsultants.com

© Mary Pinckney, July 2017

Stretched…

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We must be able to recognize stress points in our lives and when we need a time out. Otherwise we find ourselves stretched beyond our breaking point. If this is you today, I want to pray for you.

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Lord, I cry out for those that are at the point of breaking. Those that have been stretched beyond their own limits. Those that are depleted and still trying to make things happen. Today, I speak peace to their weary souls. I speak calm and a release from the pressures that they have even placed upon themselves. Grant them the grace to let go today. The grace to relax and unwind in Your presence. Grant them the grace to just breathe and be free knowing You are in control. In Jesus name Amen

God says, “Stop fighting and know that I am God! I am the one who defeats the nations; I am the one who controls the world.”
Psalms 46:10 ERV

Grace and Peace,

Mary

Your Breakthrough Coach ~ Challenging your perspective on life, love, and relationships

http://www.vflconsultants@live.com

© Mary Pinckney, June 2017

I Can’t Say It Enough! 

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Jesus loves you with an everlasting love.

I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
Jeremiah 31:3 (NLT)

 

So often we take for granted the love of God. We often feel like there is no hope for us but I say to you today that regardless to where you have been, regardless to what you have done; God loves YOU.  

Let the weight of your burdens rest
upon His shoulders today. His sacrifice on the cross was the answer to your pain. No longer carry the weight of the world on your shoulders; walk in His grace, walk in His love.

Lord, thank you for always reminding me how You feel about me. I often struggle when it comes to recognizing and receiving Your love. Teach me to rest in the fact that You will never cast me aside. Your love for me will never fail. In Jesus
name Amen

 

Reflections:

John 15:13 (NLT) There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

 

John 3:16 (NLT) “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

 

Romans 5:8 (NLT)But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”

 

Psalm 8:4 (NIV) “ ….what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

Oh how He loves

Grace and Peace,


Mary Pinckney

Breakthrough Coach ~ Challenging Your perspective on Life, Love, and Relationships

www.vflconsultants.com

© Mary Pinckney, April 2017

It’s in the waiting….

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Sometimes we just need to stop, breathe and listen to what God is saying. Life can be so busy at times that we miss the important instructions we need to go forward. Give yourself permission to sit still and enjoy the stillness of the moment. 
That brief pause may hold the key to the breakthrough you have been awaiting.

Lord teach us how to be still and wait in your presence. Teach us how important it is to listen for your still small voice in the midst of our daily routine.

Thank you for always being available for us. In Jesus name, Amen

Grace and Peace,

Mary Pinckney

Breakthrough Coach~ Breaking you through to a greater you!

http://www.vflconsultants.com

© Mary Pinckney, February 2016

Pep Talk

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Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11 AMPC

image1 What happed to your confidence? You were once so sure of yourself. You used to give your all to anything you put your hands to. What stopped you? When did you embrace intimidation?

You have never been one to let go of a challenge. Why now do you just lay it all down? Why now do you give into fear? Why do you hang your head low?

Come on. You can do it! That battle that you are facing has already been won. That enemy that seems to defeat you every time is not as strong as you are. YOU got this!

Come on. Give it one more try. Give it your all. There is a fighter on the inside of you. There is still a fire in the basement; don’t quit now. Refuse to settle for less than your best. God has already given you everything you need that pertains to life and Godliness.  All you have to do now is pull yourself up by the bootstraps, hold your head up high, and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

YOU ARE NOT A QUITTER. Winning is in your DNA. Before you were born you were destined for greatness. Don’t stop now. I need you. We all need you to be who God has called you to be. That’s it, get up and take your rightful place.

God has already redeemed the time for you. He is right there with you, cheering you on. Can’t you hear Him now; You can do it My child.  I believe in you. I just need you to believe in yourself. You are already victorious through My righteous right hand. I destined you to win.

Every battle won’t be easy, but the struggles you face will be worth it. They are present to strengthen your resolve; to teach and train your hands to war. There is a fighter in you. Fight until you see victory. Fight on, knowing you are never alone.

I’m here. I’m right here my child. Get up and take your rightful place. Your end is not yet. There is so much more I have in store for you. Don’t settle, you can win this race. You can fight on in faith. I believe in you. Just take My hand and trust My plan. Get up now My child, get up and take your rightful place.

 Lord, I come to you on behalf of my brothers and sisters that have been contemplating giving up. I ask that you will infuse them with inner strength. Grant them the grace needed to keep going. I ask that you minister hope and peace to their mind at this very moment. Move them from the place of fear to hope and confident trust in You. Show yourself strong on their behalf, I pray. In Jesus name Amen

Grace and peace be unto you,

 

© Mary Pinckney

Freedom Friday!

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..if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free. John 8:36

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God has opened the prison doors for you to walk out into the freedom He promised through Christ. You no longer have to be bond by the chains of your past.

Let it go.

Today is your day!

Today is the day of freedom for you.

It begins with a choice.

Will you grab ahold of God’s outstretched hand and walk with Him through this journey? He awaits your decision.

Thank you Lord that my freedom is found in You. No longer do I have to look to the things of this world or the people in my circle to give me what I need, You hold the keys to my peace. You hold the key to me walking out of darkness and into Your marvelous light. You have fought battles for me that I am not even aware of. Today, I pause to say thank You. I make a conscious decision to choose You. I choose to let go of the pain I have carried for years. I choose to let go of the bitterness that has crept into my heart. I choose to let go of the fears that have gripped my heart. Today, I lay it all down at Your feet. I choose You. I choose Your grace, Your love, Your peace. I choose the freedom that You have promised me in Your Word. Thank You for your sacrifice. In Jesus name. Amen.

Shalom,

Mary

© Mary Pinckney, 2016