HE’S MORE THAN ENOUGH!


The word for today,

“Enough!”

Definition: “adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire”


This what I know God to be for me!

He’s all I need!

He’s all I want!

He’s more than enough!

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Ponder on this today. Who can satisfy your every desire? Who can meet all of your needs? Who can save you from all harm? Who can provide, help, and keep you? Who can heal you? Who can restore and uphold you? Who can do miracles too grand to explain? Who never leaves you behind, or forsakes you?

There is only one ENOUGH you will ever need:

His name is God, the Great I Am!

Make Him who sits in the Heavens, whose footstool is Earth, the One to please and call your ENOUGH.

Teresa Allissa Citro
Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

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God’s Got It; He Has Gone Before You!

GOD IS THE LORD YOUR HELPER

& THE LORD WHO WATCHES OVER YOU!

Psalm 121

I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!

He will not let you stumble;
    the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.

The Lord himself watches over you!
    The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.

The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.

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GOD IS THE LORD WHO GOES BEFORE YOU!

Deuteronomy 31:8

Do not be afraid or discouraged,

for the Lord will personally go ahead of you.

He will be with you;

he will neither fail you nor abandon you.

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GOD TOOK CARE OF THE ISRAELITES

& THE LORD WHO SUPPLIES YOUR EVERY NEED!

Deuteronomy 2:7

For the Lord your God has blessed you in everything you have done.

He has watched your every step through this great wilderness.

During these forty years, the Lord your God has been with you,

and you have lacked nothing.

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Much Love To You All,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Simply Pour Your Heart Out To God

GIVE 1While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.” <>Hebrews 5:7

When we read the Gospels, we see Jesus withdrew into the wilderness to be with His Heavenly Father.  Luke 5:16 says, “But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.”  He would often slip away to a place of solitude to spend time with His Father in Heaven.  Did you catch that?  JESUS, Son of God, often withdrew to spend time in prayer.  HE MADE TIME FOR PRAYER.  He often slipped away to pray.  Since Jesus, the Son of God, made time to pray, how much more should we pray being His followers?  We are to take His example and take the time to commune with our Father in Heaven.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT WORDS TO EXPRESS YOURSELF?

You don’t need eloquent words.  You don’t need to consult the dictionary when you pray.  Your words can be as simple as “Thank you, Lord, for all you have done for me” and “Help me, Father, because I don’t know what to do.”  Simple words.  God looks at your heart.  Just go before Him humbly, recognize who He is, and pour your heart out before Him.  Listen to hear His voice.  Talk with Him.   Prayer is your line of communication with God.  His desire is to fellowship with you.  Make time in your day to pray to Him.  He hears you, and He wants to talk to you.

“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” -1 Chronicles 16:11

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” -Jeremiah 29:12

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” -Ephesians 6:18

Delight yourself in the Lord.  Take joy in His presence.  Simply pour out your heart before Him.  He is your Counselor, and He is the One able to take on whatever you’re struggling with.  You will find prayer changes you, builds your faith, and can take down any giant or wall you find confronting you.

Make prayer your first resource always in the good and in the bad, not your last resort.

Much love to you all,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

 

Not About Flashy Words

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“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.  And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” -1 John 5:14-15
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When we go to God in prayer, our words need not be eloquent or extravagant. What matters is that our prayer comes from deep within our hearts, the depths of our soul. God loves it when we converse with Him, talking and listening, telling Him every little thing.
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It is imperative we take the time to be silent, to be still and listen to what God tells us during our time with Him. Listening is part of praying too. Our prayers are not to be a grocery store list or demands we think God ought to do. We pray and ask according to HIS will. Believe God when He gives you promises, and do your part to show your obedience to Him.
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Radical faith + radical obedience = radical blessings
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Ruth Strait
Vice President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

March – Daily Bible Portions


MARCH’S DAILY PORTIONS

OF SCRIPTURE

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(Multiple Translations Available):

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March 1

Exodus 40, Mark 1:14–45, Psalm 25:16–22

Proverbs 5:8–9

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March 2

Leviticus 1–3, Mark 2:1–22, Psalm 26:1–4

Proverbs 5:10–12

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March 3

Leviticus 4–5, Mark 2:23–3:12, Psalm 26:5–12

Proverbs 5:13–15

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March 4
Leviticus 6–7, Mark 3:13–35, Psalm 27:1–6
Proverbs 5:16–17
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March 5

Leviticus 8, Mark 4:1–25, Psalm 27:7–14

Proverbs 5:18–20

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March 6
Leviticus 9:1–11:12, Mark 4:26–41, Psalm 28
Proverbs 5:21–23
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March 7

Leviticus 11:13–12:8, Mark 5:1–20, Psalm 29:1–4

Proverbs 6:1–2

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March 8

Leviticus 13, Mark 5:21–43, Psalm 29:5–11

Proverbs 6:3–4

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March 9
Leviticus 14, Mark 6:1–13, Psalm 30:1–6
Proverbs 6:5–7
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March 10
Leviticus 15–16, Mark 6:14–32, Psalm 30:7–12
Proverbs 6:8–9
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March 11
Leviticus 17–18, Mark 6:33–56, Psalm 31:1–6
Proverbs 6:10–11

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March 12

Leviticus 19–20, Mark 7:1–23, Psalm 31:7–15

Proverbs 6:12–14

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March 13

Leviticus 21–22, Mark 7:24–37, Psalm 31:16–24

Proverbs 6:15–16

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March 14

Leviticus 23, Mark 8:1–26, Psalm 32:1–4

Proverbs 6:17–18

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March 15

Leviticus 24:1–25:34, Mark 8:27–9:13, Psalm 32:5–11

Proverbs 6:19–21

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March 16

Leviticus 25:35–26:46, Mark 9:14–37, Psalm 33:1–6

Proverbs 6:22–23

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March 17

Leviticus 25:35–26:46, Mark 9:14–37, Psalm 33:1–6

Proverbs 6:22–23

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March 18

Numbers 1, Mark 10:13–31, Psalm 33:14–22

Proverbs 6:27–29

 

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March 19

Numbers 2:1–3:24, Mark 10:32–52, Psalm 34:1–4

Proverbs 6:30–31

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March 20

Numbers 3:25–4:20, Mark 11:1–14,  Psalm 34:5 –11

Proverbs 6:32–33

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March 21

Numbers 4:21–5:31, Mark 11:15–33, Psalm 34:12–22

Proverbs 6:34–35

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March 22

Numbers 6, Mark 12:1–12, Psalm 35:1–3,

Proverbs 7:1–3

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March 23

Numbers 7, Mark 12:13–44, Psalm 35:4–9,

Proverb 7:4–6

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March 24

Numbers 8–9, Mark 13:1–23, Psalm 35:10–14

Proverbs 7:7–8

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 March 25

Numbers 10:1–11:15, Mark 13:24–14:11, Psalm 35:15–20

Proverbs 7:9–10

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March 26

Numbers 11:16–13:24, Mark 14:12–31, Psalm 35:21–28,

Proverbs 7:11–13

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March 27

Numbers 13:25–14:45, Mark 14:32–52, Psalm 36:1–6

Proverbs 7:14–15

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March 28

Numbers 15, Mark 14:53–72, Psalm 36:7–12

Proverbs 7:16–18

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March 29

Numbers 16, Mark 15:1–21, Psalm  37:1–10

Proverbs 7:19–21

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March 30

Numbers 17–19, Mark 15:22–47, Psalm 37:11–15

Proverbs 7:22–23

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March 31

Numbers 20–21, Mark 16, Psalm 37:16–21

Proverbs 7:24–25

 

If You Seek Him, You’ll Find Him

nemoI’m sitting here waiting for the musical “Finding Nemo.”  The thought crossed my mind as I’m meditating on God.  Are we so obsessed with finding God?  Are we searching and seeking His perfect will for our lives?  Yes, God will be found by you when you seek Him with all your heart.  Whatever situation you find yourself in you can stand secure and strong knowing God is working all things out for your good.  Trust Him, seek Him.  He will direct your path with clarity.  You will find Him and His perfect will for your life even when you find yourself lost in a big blue world.

Teresa Allissa Citro,
Founder and President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

SLOW DOWN

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“For from the days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides you, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.” –Isaiah 64:4

I’m the most impatient person in the entire universe. I can’t stand to wait one second. Everything I do is fast.  My Mother says, “Can you please slow down? Mamma Mia, you’re faster than lightning!”  My kids say, “You move faster than we can think. Please give us a moment to think!”

It’s my personality; it’s how God made me. This trait has advantages and disadvantages. If you are in an ocean and the ship is sinking, you better have me next to you. However, if you’re on a ship to relax and sit by the poolside for more than a couple of hours, you don’t want me anywhere near you.  God, on the other hand, is very patient with His creation.  After all, He created us.

So to all those who identify themselves with me and are impatient, God is so loudly speaking to us today.  First thing He tells us, “No one has heard, no one has seen a God like him. Second, “Who acts on their behalf.”

The question is

“Who are those people that He acts on behalf of?”

They are

“Those who wait for Him!”

OUCH!!

This almost eliminates me.  Really God?  Thank God, I might not like waiting, but I fear God too much to not wait on Him.  I don’t like consequences.  So I grumble and try to get God to act faster.  However, He’s God, and I don’t always get my prayers answered quickly. I have to wait.

Waiting for God is extremely important.  First, you are exercising your faith muscle.  It’s impossible to please God without faith.  Secondly, you must trust God.  There can’t be any relationship without trust.  If we can’t trust God to accomplish and bring about the best outcome for our lives, then we need to stop right here and ask forgiveness.  We need to surrender our will and totally mean it.  Imagine a couple getting ready for marriage and not trusting each other.  They don’t have the faith to bring a family together.  I don’t know anyone who got married to someone they didn’t trust and didn’t have the faith in each other to build a family.  God is trustworthy!  He will always work out His perfect plan in our lives.  We must trust Him no matter what we think or feel.  We must have the faith He will work out all things for our good.  It’s not even for His good but our good. What love God demonstrates for us!

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I know waiting on God is extremely hard,

but we must wait for Him to move on our behalf.

It’s all about timing.

Defining moments are made up in the waiting cells.  What Joseph thought was prison was really preparation for, “No one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.”  Second in command to Pharaoh. Joseph wasn’t even Egyptian. He was a Hebrew slave. Do you see what God did?  I might move faster than lighting as my Mom always describes me.  She says I wasn’t even a second still in her womb, and my kids say I move faster than they can think.  This might be true, but I promise you when it comes to God and his will, I’m not moving. I will do every single thing He asks of me His way even if it doesn’t make sense to me or those around me.

Where are you today?  Wait!  Wait!!  Wait!  Let these defining moments make you, mold you, shape you into the person God is setting you up to be.

 

Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.