Joshua 1:9

I took Joshua 1:9 and personalized it a la Paula,  using the NIV, Amplified, Contemporary English Version, The Message, Young’s Literal translation, NKJV, the Wycliffe Bible, along with my thoughts.

Have not I commanded you, Paula, my precious daughter? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for I, the Lord your God has been, is with. and will be with you wherever you go and will see you through whatever challenge and trial you face: every single part.Yes, walk in My strength and be brave. Be unshakable.  Don’t ever be scared or discouraged! I am the LORD your God, and I will be there to help you every single place I lead you.  Did you know I’m holding your hand every second, including every time you get chemo?  I was right there in the operating room with you when you had the mastectomy. I won’t leave you, not even for a moment.  Strength! Courage! Fearlessness! No need to be overwhelmed; don’t get down or give place to any despairing thoughts. I am  your God, and I am with you every step you take.  Do you understand that I am in control and you can trust me completely?  Your health is not your burden to carry, Paula.  I’ve got ya covered on every side!  I am holding you close in the palm of My Hand and you are safe and secure.  You can rest in Me. I have great plans for all I am allowing and orchestrating. Don’t you worry about one thing, Paula.  My ways are higher than yours and you are my child and I love you dearly.  Did you know that My eyes never leave you, not for a single second?  Be not terrified nor affrighted, for with thee [is] Jehovah thy God in every [place] whither thou goest.   Lo! I command to thee; be thou comforted, and be thou strong; do not thou dread, nor be thou afeared; for thy Lord God is with thee in all things, to which thou goest. Lo! I command thee; be thou encouraged, and be thou strong; do not thou fear, nor be thou afraid; for the Lord thy God is with thee in all things, to which thou goest.


Increased Capacity

By Roy Lessin

?For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:9

The potter can take a lump of clay and form it into a vessel that holds a pint of water. The potter can also take the same lump of clay and form it into a vessel that holds twice the amount of water. This is done by the potter’s skillful hands as he reshapes the vessel to increase its capacity to hold more.

Do you sense the hands of your Heavenly Potter shaping and stretching you as His vessel? He is doing it to increase your capacity to receive more of His fullness—His life, His love, His strength, His power, His grace.

“The souls which thirst for His promises may evermore be filled from His abundance.” -Gelasian

“Not a prayer, not an act of faithfulness in your calling, not a self-denying or kind word or deed; not a weariness or painfulness endured patiently; not a duty performed; not a temptation resisted; but it enlarges the whole soul for the endless capacity of the love of God.” – E.B. Pusey”


From :

Hebrews 8:12 KJV

“12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness,
and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Promise #252:

I will forgive your sins and then forget them.

God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient. He is all powerful, He is everywhere and He is all knowing. Yet the God who created the heavens and the earth with just the sound of His voice has decided to have a poor memory when it comes to our sin. In today’s promise, God says that He will forgive all of our sin and then forget them.

The One who is limitless in every way, has chosen to intentionally forget every mistake, every failure, every time we have hurt Him and others because of the blood of Jesus Christ. Sometimes I wonder if I actually live each day in the knowledge that God has forgiven me so completely that He can’t even remember one time when I have sinned.

As Paul the Apostle said, “Do we keep on sinning that grace abound? God forbid!” However, if we allow the full weight of this promise to seep deep into our hearts, we won’t be continually re-counting our sin over and over in our own minds and perhaps in our prayers. Because of our Father’s great mercy, He chooses to forgive and then forget. Let us embrace the words of Paul in Philippians 3:12-14 today and choose to forget the things that God forgets…

12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” NIV Bible

Lord, every good gift comes from You.

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts

232. IN CHRIST I am strong, brave, fearless, courageous: completely safe and secure–no need to feel overwhelmed or dismayed because God is on my side and He is with me taking care of me everywhere He leads me (Joshua 1:9)

233. God forgives my sins and then forgets all about them! (Heb 8:12)  I can forgive myself too and move forward.

234. John, Hannah, and I working together to defrost and clean the deep freezer chest last night-great to have that done!


Rejoicing in Him,


I looked up and enjoyed a bunch of songs this morning:
Think About His Love
Psalm 23 while the Good Shepherd is being sketched
God will make a way
You are my all in all
In Christ Alone
My Redeemer Lives
I Can Only Imagine
Here I am to Worship

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