"Give us this day our daily bread." ~Matthew 6:11

Hello to all of you! I want to thank so many of you for all of your prayers for me as I am doing a 21 day Daniel fast. I can feel every one of the prayers and I can't thank you enough! Also, I love answering all of your emails so please keep them coming! (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

My inspiration today is very simple. It came to me in two segments. First, I am reciting the Lord's Prayer three times a day during my fast. This week one day the phrase, "Give us this day our daily bread," just stopped me the second time I was speaking it. I asked the Lord to help me understand the significance of this phrase for me and as He always does - God gave me an amazing answer.

He assured me that no matter what it is I face, and no matter how impossible it seems that HE is bigger. Then He continued as He encouraged my heart to face today- THIS DAY- head on and not to let my mind wander off to tomorrow. He touched my heart so powerfully in a way that I knew that all of my days on this earth are taken care of by Him!

Then my pastor shared on living in the NOW and being present in it! We need to make daily moments with God and memories with our family and friends everyday! We can't do everything. We must in 2016 we must make our exchanges count! Our best should go to God in our schedules and family must come second because memories are the only thing we take with us to heaven!

My challenge this week is: I know many of you have a broken heart, you are facing impossible challenges, and you need a breakthrough this year. God will see you through! Please take today and make it matter! Give God your first minutes of the day and pray to Him all day long. Dare to believe that He has your tomorrow and do NOT let your mind worry about your future. When fear and anxiety overcome you, get into His word until the negative feeling subsides. His living word will comfort you and will make the negative emotions flee! Then, wherever you are - work, school, with friends, with family, or at church - BE PRESENT with all that you are! We serve a NOW God and we must become people of right now. God has us in the palm of His hands and our names are written in the heavens so let's live 2016 in this new season of confidence and faith!

Again I declare-I know that 2016 will be a year full of miracles, signs, and wonders. I love YOU! Please keep all of your requests coming - I love to pray with you and for you! If you need prayers, please email me.

Let's live 2016 to the fullest that God has for us! Livin' lively, Laine