"Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he's happy. If he stumbles, he's not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. Good Morning! I pray that you are doing well this Monday morning. I can't believe we are half way through January and many of us are over the halfway point of our fast. Time is truly flying for all. However, some of you today are really upset thinking your year is already in peril because of broken resolutions or failed fasts. My thought today I pray will encourage you and inspire you to expect your best year yet!" ~Psalm 37:23-24 (Message)

This verse touched my heart today. I looked up the definition of stalwart and it means, "brave, strong, firm, and steadfast". It made me realize we must be brave to walk in step with God. Just our faith in Him is a sign of our strength today. But more than that, this scripture showed me that even the strong fall but not for long because God will pull them right back up!

Today, if you are down on yourself and upset because you have not made good on some of your New Year's resolutions or cheated on your fast, don't give up or give in! God is right there. YOU are in the grip of His hand. You get right back on track and you will see God's strength move through you today!

My challenge this week is: forgive yourself of shortcomings. Get back on your New Year's resolutions and fast. Allow God to pick you up and put you back on schedule. Don't give up on your goals. YOU got this with God's always present help even when you fall. He will pick you right back up. Believe in your heart right now that this year, 2016, will be your best year yet and you will walk closer with God than ever before!

I love you and am here for you. Let me encourage you today. Email me with your prayers - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Livin' lively, Laine