Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Reminded

"My yearly reminder: There is no resolution that, if kept, will make me more worthy to be loved."
~ Nadia Bolz-Weber

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Example of a Faithful Servant By DeVonne Reed

Example Of A Faithful Servant
By DeVonne Reed

January 23, 2015.
Thinking about my Daddy.

Since, I am a "preachers kid" I was raised in church and I have been in church all of my life. I am called and I am an ordained minister of the gospel. I have worked in ministry for 35 years. To God be the glory! Praise the Lord.

My parents were in ministry for 53 years. During this time, Dad was an evangelist holding revivals, a song leader, a teacher, an intercessor and so much more. However, most of my Dad's service was being a Pastor.

Many times and through many situations, I saw what my Dad dealt with, on a daily basis. Situations that brought him much hurt, bringing him to tears, and many hours of prayer.

As a child, I would be angry when I saw how much pain my Dad endured. I often wondered why he continued to go on. I couldn't understand why, he chose to persevere, instead of throwing in the towel and quitting.
I am thankful, that he was not a quitter! He showed me how to run and finish the race.

Also, through Daddy's life, I learned at an early age the true meaning of this scripture.
Romans 11:29. For the gifts and callings of God are without repentance.

Now, that I am older, I see and understand so much more. It is very clear to me, that He truly loved people, with the genuine Love of God! I am grateful for my Dad, who was my first teacher and my first pastor.

I love you Daddy. I miss you so much! I Thank God for you!
Thank you for living your life in such a way, that there was no misunderstanding any of your intentions.

Striving to live by your example, since your example was Jesus Christ!

Much Love, DeVonne
D's Heart <3

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Pages Are Stuck" by DeVonne Reed

Do you ever just think about your life?
Do you ever wonder why things happen the way they do?
I do.

It seems, I have been stuck in the last chapter of my life story, for quite some time.
So long in fact, the paper has yellowed and become dry and brittle.
But, I just felt a gentle, refreshing breeze, and I heard movement, a rustling sound... God just turned the page.

Truly, my life story was written in red, once upon a hill.

He knew my beginning, my middle, and surely HE will finish what he started.
He will complete it.
He knows how my story will end.
Thank you Jesus!

Philippians 1:6 KJV
Being confident of this very thing, that HE which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

My God, will always finish what he starts!
HIS signature is on my life!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

"I Am Strengthened" by DeVonne Reed

HE Stood with me, and HE gave me STRENGTH.

Circumstances may force you and I to have feelings of being overwhelmed, and at times we may even feel all alone.
There are people who promise to never leave you, promises are made and then broken... yes, they will fail you at times. But God... JESUS said, I will never leave you nor FORSAKE you, I will be with you, always.
Thank God, JESUS never fails! Remember,
HE will be with you, HE is right there! He's there...Even through the all of the torn and shredded pages of your story. HE will fill your sadness and emptiness, with JOY. HE IS the balm of Gilead, HE IS the mender of all of the broken things in your life.
Cast all of your care upon Him, because HE cares, HE really cares.

The JOY of the LORD IS your STRENGTH!
Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3