November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Blessing


Wherever the road takes you this Thanksgiving,
May you be blessed in the abundant 
And overflowing riches of God’s goodness, 
His grace and mercy that never ends,
His love that forever endures.

 

Psalm 118:1  
Oh, give thanks to the Lord
for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.


1 Corinthians 15:57
 But thanks be to God, 
Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.



Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I will be back next Monday with my Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe which was very popular last year so I want to share again with all of my new readers. And then my devotions up until Christmas will all have a Christmas theme! Don’t eat too much turkey and I will see you next week!

November 19, 2017

Real Faith in a Fake News World


I doubt you’ve noticed it (sarcasm tag needed?) but our world has grown increasingly more deceitful. The calls of fake everything are so loud now that I daily pray and ask God to keep me grounded in His truth.  

Witnessing events unfold in a society rapidly moving far away from God is astounding as lies and hypocrisy push the envelope so far and the scary part is the push back seems barely noticeable.

I find myself trusting people less and less, yet clinging to God’s word more and more. I am deeply thankful for God’s word in this now upside down world.

And why do I trust the Lord through it all? Why do I measure all I hear and all I see against the scriptures in my Bible? 

Why is my faith as strong today as ever before? 

I belong to Him and that is an invaluable truth that will never change. He has been immeasurably faithful to me and the relationship we have means more to me than anything or anyone else.

I am saved by the cleansing power of the blood Jesus shed for me and I have eternal life because He rose again after shedding the precious blood that washed away my sin.

My life was changed forever when He came into my heart. The faith by which I believed for salvation is the faith I live by every day.

Faith is this mystery I cannot touch, I cannot hold, I cannot see or hear. Faith is a gift from God that keeps me believing He is worthy of all my trust that’s placed in Him. 

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John 5:4

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. Ephesians 2:8-9

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

© 2017 by Kathy Cheek. All Rights Reserved.
Devotions from the Heart www.kathycheek.com

November 16, 2017

Early Will I Seek You


When did you first meet the Lord today? When did you make that vital choice to pause and be still and make sure you connected your heart to His? We know it makes a difference when we move into our day already having started the day with Him. It makes all the difference.
 
Did you thank Him for this day early this morning?

Did you thank Him that you belong to Him?

Did you thank Him for loving you unconditionally?

Gratitude is a wonderful way to start every new day.

Did you invite Him to go with you through this day?

Did you ask for His wisdom and guidance for all that lies ahead in the uncertainty of the day ahead?

Did you acknowledge Him as Lord of your life in every aspect of your life?

Did you praise Him for who He is?

Praise is a wonderful way to start every new day.

When we miss this early and important connection it becomes much more likely that the places of our heart meant to be filled with the Lord will become like a desert, a dry and thirsty land.

But the good news is, when we longingly thirst for Him, He will fill us up with Himself and we can face each new day walking in the joy and strength of our Lord. 

Psalm 63:1
God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.


© 2017 by Kathy Cheek. All Rights Reserved.
Devotions from the Heart www.kathycheek.com