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October 18, 2013
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Trust Him Today
March 21, 2019
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Respond to Him
March 20, 2019
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He'll Be Faithful
March 19, 2019
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Powerful in Prayer
March 18, 2019
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Scoot Closer
March 17, 2019
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Give Him Access
March 14, 2019
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Peace to Your Soul
March 13, 2019
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Deep, Nourishing Faith
March 12, 2019
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Raise Your Shield!
March 11, 2019
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Till the Breakthrough Comes
March 10, 2019
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A Faith Perspective
March 07, 2019
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God's Redeeming Power
March 06, 2019
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Rest and Reflection
March 05, 2019
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A Prayerful Day
March 04, 2019
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Love and Gratitude
March 03, 2019
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Enjoy Your Weekend
February 28, 2019
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Before the Answer Comes
February 27, 2019
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More to Your Story
February 26, 2019
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Stay the Course
February 25, 2019
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Breakthrough's on the Horizon
February 24, 2019

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October 18, 2013

God Moments and the Patient Process...

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Happy Friday, Friends!

Here's today's blessing from my Facebook page:

Start a Day Blessing: May your persistent prayers pay off and may your 'suddenly-breakthrough' come quickly! May the burdens that have plagued you suddenly feel like a light and easy yoke. May God grant you a fresh revelation of His love and a fresh outpouring of grace to not only face the day but to conquer it valiantly! And may you experience increasing joy because you believe-beyond a shadow of a doubt-that God has some amazing things planned for you! Have a GREAT day! 

This morning during my prayer time, this little passage jumped out at me: When they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped (Exodus 4:31).

Guess who that verse is talking about? I'm sure the reference from Exodus gives it away. In Exodus four we read about the time when God called the self-aware and unqualified Moses to do a mighty impossible task: to appear before the Pharaoh and lead the Israelites to freedom. And when the Israelites heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.

The bummer part of that story is that it didn't take long for the Israelites to accuse, take up an offense, stomp their feet, shake their fists, and betray the one who stuck his neck out for them.

Truly though, when they heard of God's concern for them, it was a God-moment, sacred enough to bring them to their knees.

We must never discount those God moments when He speaks to us, makes promises to us, and gives us His divine assurance that He'll be with us no matter what. Because the thing is, those God moments often precede a battle where everything God has promised is threatened or seems up for grabs.

Every time God makes a promise, the devil makes a plan. And when the enemy presses in, we can be tempted to grab for ourselves, gripe at God, and grind our gears in our own strength.

As I've said many times before, Lord, help us to remember in the darkness what You told us in the light!  

It takes time to lay hold of the things God has promised us, not because God needs time, but because we do. He is fully committed to the idea of giving us a free will to make our own choices. He moves at our pace because He loves us and wants to keep us moving True North - in the direction of His ultimate plan for our lives. 

We must be patient in the process. Far too often, it's God who is waiting on us! The Israelites took 40 years to complete a trek that should have only taken a couple of weeks or so. Even so, God makes all things beautiful in their time. 

On the other hand, we can be completely submitted to His purposes in our lives and still feel like we are in the 'waiting season' forever and a day. God, at times, seems completely content to leave us in a desert season for far too long. Especially in the desert places, we must remember those God-moments when He showed up, spoke to us, and promised us His provision.

Don't let the enemy sidetrack you with questions like, 'Did Godreally say...?" or "Do you really think He cares about this puny desire in your heart?" 

God loves us deeply. He puts dreams in our hearts. He speaks to His people. And the Bible says that His promises are backed by all of the honor of His name.

Read this beautiful verse: Psalm 138:2 ~ I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.

Trust in the Name of the Lord. He will not fail you! Cherish those God-moments, they are loving gifts from an intimate Father. Hang on in faith; don't let go. In due time, the season will change and you will lay hold of what God's best will for you.

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March 21, 2019

Trust Him Today

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May the Lord Himself establish you in His highest and best purposes for you. May He open doors, move mountains, and bring provision in the very near future. May He confirm your faith steps and energize your prayers. He is mighty, He is good, and He cares about every detail of your life. Dare to obey Him and do what He says. He's making a way where there is no way. He loves you truly and deeply. Trust Him today. 

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March 20, 2019

Respond to Him

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May you clearly discern the difference between conviction and condemnation. Be a fierce warrior and put condemnation on your feet. Be a tender-teachable Christ follower and respond to God's invitation to make you more like Him. Whenever He calls you up, it means He's getting ready to call you out to a new place, a new assignment, and a new land of promise. Refuse the enemy's taunts. Respond to the Guardian of your soul. He loves you and intends to use you greatly. Have a brave day. 

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March 19, 2019

He'll Be Faithful

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May you be mindful to pause regularly and reflect on the many ways God has come through for you. This will strengthen your heart. And, may you cultivate a heart that knows how to rest in God alone. This will nourish your soul. As you look to Jesus, and remember His faithfulness, your whole countenance will change, and others will be reminded that there's a God in heaven very much involved in their own lives. He intends to get us safely home. But don't wait 'till then to find rest in Him. Embrace a heart-at-rest kind of day. 

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March 18, 2019

Powerful in Prayer

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May you become a powerful, praying saint! May you pray prayers that make your knees buckle and your heart tremble. Jesus intends to solve some of the world's problems through you. This is no time for cowering in fear. This is a time to rise up in faith! Trust God's Word. Believe His promises. Do what He says. And in due time, you'll see the waters part, the mountains move, and the answers you've been waiting for. You are mighty in God. Walk full-of-faith today!

 

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March 17, 2019

Scoot Closer

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As you walk through your everyday life, dare to scoot a little closer to Jesus, cup your ear, and listen to what He has to say to you. He loves you. He cherishes you. He has hopes for you. He wants to heal you, restore you, and renew you. His truth will set you free. His power will part the waters. His love will heal your soul. His heart for you will make you whole. Lean in today. Listen for His voice—His gentle, powerful, redemptive, and life-giving voice. Oh, how He loves you! May you dare to believe who you can be because of Him. Have a blessed and beautiful day.

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March 14, 2019

Give Him Access

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May you give God full access to your story. May you allow Him to correct and redirect, heal and deal, refine and define, whenever it suits Him. He loves you most and knows what’s best for you at every given moment. He will lead you in the way you should go. May you remember that you're part of a great story God is writing in the world. May you trust the Lord's work in your life so He can use you in ways beyond your wildest dreams. Lean in and trust Him. He's got you. 

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March 13, 2019

Peace to Your Soul

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May Jesus speak peace to your soul and calm to your storm. May you sense His nearness even when the winds blow. May you know His joy and strength from the top of your head to the tips your toes. May the hope He stirs in your heart cause you to live with a holy expectancy and trust that this storm too shall pass. And, in the days ahead, may His very real love for you compel you to dance in the rain before the sun breaks through. He goes before you, He's got your back, and He's there, just around the bend. He'll never forsake you. Trust Him today!

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March 12, 2019

Deep, Nourishing Faith

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When you're weary and tired, may God give you rest and a right perspective. When you long to run ahead on your own, may He give you divine wisdom to wait on Him. When your guard is down and you're vulnerable to the enemy's schemes, may God protect you and deliver you on every side. And when you're ready to fly, may He lift you up and bless you before a watching world. Take one humble step at a time. He'll lead you to your next place of promise. May deep nourishing faith be yours today!

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March 11, 2019

Raise Your Shield!

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May you raise your shield of faith, draw a line in the sand, tell that enemy of your soul, 'No More! You will steal from me no longer!” Refuse to be bullied by your fears. Don’t put up with the enemy’s taunts and threats. Put him under your feet where he belongs. Remember the authority you have in Christ. Pray God’s Word with all the passion in your soul. Raise your shield and lift your voice. God has made you an overcomer! 

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March 10, 2019

Till the Breakthrough Comes

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As you entrust your cares and concerns to God, may you refuse the temptation to fixate on the signs and symptoms that cause you angst and worry. Instead of praying to God and then continually peeking at your circumstance, may you seek His face, and then press on to know His heart. May you become so confident in His attention to detail, so assured of His great love for you, that you learn to enjoy your life until the breakthrough comes. Even when the wind blows and you feel you're going under, keep your eyes on Him; He'll hold you up. Embrace His promises. Enjoy your life. And have confidence in Him. God WILL move on your behalf in the days to come! Have a great day!

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March 07, 2019

A Faith Perspective

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May you be diligent about taking time to pause and reflect on the many ways God has blessed you. May you cultivate a heart that knows how to rest in God alone. Though storms rage all around us, we know the One who calms the storm. May you take every chance you get to spend time with God, think about His love, and trust His direction in your life. As you look to Him, your whole countenance will change and others will be reminded that there's a God in heaven very much involved in our lives. He intends to get us safely home. But don't wait 'till then to find rest in Him. Embrace a joyful, faith-filled perspective today.

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March 06, 2019

God's Redeeming Power

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May God wildly increase your capacity to walk with Him. May His power and His promises impact your every word and every step. May He increase your territory, establish your influence, and awaken your faith. May He deepen your love, broaden your perspective, and multiple your compassion. In every way, may you know God’s redeeming, multiplying power in your life. May humble and holy spiritual momentum be yours. Walk forward in faith today.

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March 05, 2019

Rest and Reflection

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May your emotions find rest in God alone while you wait for Him to answer your prayers. May you dare to sing a new song even when sighing feels easier to do. May you slow down and sit down for a while, just for the sake of rest and reflection. And when you get up again, may you find new resolve to stand firmly on God's promises and to walk forward in faith. If you take one humble, bold step at a time, you'll eventually put your toes on your promised land. #SusieLarsonBlessings

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March 04, 2019

A Prayerful Day

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May you look around and notice all of the answers to prayer you enjoy because of prayers you prayed some time ago. May the breakthroughs you've experienced and the open doors you've walked through compel you to pray with more fervency, specificity, and tenacity. God loves your faith. He loves your heart. He loves it when you pray. He's very protective of you and won't give you something that's not good for you. He makes you wait because He's making you ready. Trust your whole soul and story to Him. And keep praying. God continues to move in your life, even when you can't see it. One day, your faith will become sight. A blessed, beautiful, and prayerful day to you today!

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March 03, 2019

Love and Gratitude

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May you wrap your arms around the ones you love, look them in the eyes, and tell them how much you treasure them. May you look around, take notice and give thanks for all the blessings you'd miss if they went away tomorrow. When you're tempted to indulge in melancholy or discontentment, may you instead jump up, raise your hands, and thank God for His daily and divine intervention in your life. May your humble gratitude give you keen spiritual insight. Rest in Him today.

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February 28, 2019

Enjoy Your Weekend

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There's an appointed time for every God-given breakthrough. Jesus knows when your accumulative prayers will make the most difference. He knows when your long-awaited breakthrough will bear the most fruit; He knows when your blessing will not be a burden. May you trust Him in the meantime. You've things to do in this season: Rest. Wait. Trust. Obey. Give thanks. Enjoy joy. And walk forward in faith. Breakthrough is on the horizon. Enjoy your weekend.

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February 27, 2019

Before the Answer Comes

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May Jesus speak peace to your soul and calm to your storm. May you sense His nearness even when the winds blow. May you know His joy and strength from the top of your head to the tips your toes. May the hope He stirs in your heart cause you to live with a holy expectancy and trust that this storm too shall pass. And, in the days ahead, may His very real love for you compel you to dance in the rain before the sun breaks through. He goes before you, He's got your back, and He's there, just around the bend. He'll never forsake you. Trust Him today!

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February 26, 2019

More to Your Story

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When you feel wrongly assessed, may you remember that Jesus is your Great Defender. When you feel misjudged, may you remember that Jesus is your Great Vindicator. When you feel insecure about your weaknesses, may you remember that Jesus knew exactly who He was getting when He saved you, and He LOVES you! When you’re tempted to focus too much on what’s wrong in you and all around you, may you have the will to look up and rejoice for all that’s right in your world. God has done amazing things in your life. He’s made you a masterpiece. And He’s just getting started! Your story is far from over.

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February 25, 2019

Stay the Course

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If you’re in a season of hardship and life feels like an uphill climb, may you stay the course until Jesus tells you otherwise. May you determine NOT to make any rash decisions that you’ll later regret. May you instead, fix your eyes on Jesus, and take your cues from Him. May you trust Jesus to carry your burden so you can hold fast to His promises. May you exhale frustration and inhale God’s peace and provision. This season will pass. And you’ll come through it with strength, clarity, and conviction. Don’t take the enemy’s bait. Follow the Savior’s lead. You’ll be glad you did. Blessings on your night tonight! 

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February 24, 2019

Breakthrough's on the Horizon

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There's an appointed time for every God-given breakthrough. Jesus knows when your accumulative prayers will make the most difference. He knows when your long-awaited breakthrough will bear the most fruit; He knows when your blessing will not be a burden. May you trust Him in the meantime. You've things to do in this season: Rest. Wait. Trust. Obey. Give thanks. Enjoy joy. And walk forward in faith. Breakthrough is on the horizon.