Category Archives: journey

*God’s Plan

“O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.” (Ps. 40:5, NLT)

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a famous model! Then, I wanted to be an Olympic Gold Medalist track star! I would be the fastest person on the planet, even faster than Carl Lewis, who at the time was the fastest man in the world. Yes, I had my life all planned out, my goals and my dreams, but my, how things change.

Now, the Lord has placed me on a path that is so foreign, unheard of, and unimaginable. Isn’t that just like God?! If someone would have told me (many years ago) that I would be on the journey that I’m on now, I would have laughed and said, “Yea, right! Quit playing!”

One of the many things that I love about our Father is that He takes us from glory to glory from faith to faith. He leaves us saying, “Wow!” I love the fact that our God doesn’t always tell us what He’s doing. Sometimes, He doesn’t tell us everything. A lot of times, He surprises us. And what I love most about our loving Father is His love for us. His love is constant and no matter what we go through, no matter what we experience (the good and the bad) all are part of His glorious plan. 

Although, my dreams and goals have changed since that little girl, God knew and He knows what I shall become.

Sisters, maybe you have found your life in a place where you’re thinking God is not moving on your behalf. Maybe you feel like God isn’t saying anything–He’s silent in your life. Maybe you feel like your life is not going according to your plans, but know this: Without a shadow of a doubt, your life is working according to God’s plan.

Even in our sin, in our disobedient state of mind and in our stubbornness, God has the last say. His will shall be done, no matter what!

“The Lord will work out his plans for my life-
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”

(Ps. 138:8, NLT)

During your Quiet TimeMEDITATE on God’s Word.

LET’S WALK IN FREEDOM TOGETHER & IMPACT THE WORLD!

*Originally posted 6/25/12.   

Rhovonda L. Brown is speaker and author of two bestsellers, Walking in Freedom!: A Thirty-Day Devotional Journey for Women and At Least Say, “Thank You!”: An 8-Day Devotional Plan for a Grateful Heart. 

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Just Ride

Greetings Freedom Walker!

Each day God is showing me how to enjoy this journey without asking so many questions. At times, He has to tell me to stop being a backseat driver

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and just ride. While enjoying this journey this week, I reflected on how we make plans about what we will do tomorrow, next week, next month, and the next year. But death has a way of changing things. It has a way of knocking us back to reality, knocking us back to the here, the now.

Death has a way of making me reflect on my own life. Death, somehow, has a way of reminding me that life on this earth is but a vapor. We’re here today, but we may be gone tomorrow. Tomorrow is not promised. So, we have to live each day that God gives us to the fullest.

As we make ready for the weekend, I challenge you to live life to the fullest. Enjoy life. Have no regrets, knowing in your heart you lived each day like it was your last.

Be blessed and enjoy your weekend! 

Your sis
Rhovonda L. Brown

P.S. Will you continue celebrating my birthday month with me? Simply celebrate every blessing that God gives you, seen and unseen. Praise Him for being Lord over our lives.

Journeys

Each of us has different seasons in our lives, and I like to call those seasons, journeys. All Believers are traveling on some kind of journey. Ever wonder what kind of journey the Lord has you on?
JUST WAIT JOURNEY
Maybe God has you on the “just wait” journey. The “just wait” journey is a season in your life when you want to move forward, but God won’t let you. You want to turn the pages to the next chapter in your life, but God keeps telling you “just wait.” You want to get pass the mess you’re in or whatever you’re in, but you have to wait. Everything is moving at a slow pace. Your prayers are taking forever to be answered (so it seems). Everything is moving slow. It seems like it’s taking you forever to get from point A to point B. Right now, God has you waiting, and if you’re impatient like me, this might be the most difficult thing for you to do.
HAPPENING NOW! JOURNEY
Maybe God has you on the “happening now” journey. The “happening now” journey is a season in your life when everything seems to finally be manifesting. This is the journey when all the things you have been praying for, seeking God for, all of your desires are finally becoming a reality. Where the doors were once closed, now God is opening them up for you. He’s opening doors of opportunities, doors of financial stability, the door of healing, doors of favor. Everything is happening right now! What a journey!
ALONE JOURNEY
Maybe God has you on an “alone” journey. The “alone” journey is a season in your life when you feel like you’re all alone. You feel like you’re walking this journey all by yourself. You have no one to talk to. You call your friends, your pastors, your prayer warriors, and none of them answer. No one is available. You can’t seem to find anyone who understands you, understands what you are going through, or understands what you’re feeling. You feel like you’re all alone on an island. You feel so lonely. God has you traveling on the “alone” journey.

No matter what journey God has us on, there are some things we can do while we’re experiencing these seasons.

JUST WAIT JOURNEY
If God has you on the “just wait” journey, you must continue to keep praise and thanksgiving on your lips. As you wait, don’t complain, but pray for stamina on this journey. Be patient because God is building up your trust and endurance. Soon, you will see those things you’ve prayed for come to past. Most importantly, keep your eyes on God.
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Heb. 10:36, NIV)
If God has you on the “happening now!” journey, give God praise and thanksgiving! Appreciate everything He’s doing for you and through you. Be thankful for the gifts, but don’t get caught up in the gifts. Worship the Giver and not the gifts!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (Jam. 1:17, NIV)
If God has you on the “alone” journey, find your comfort in your praise, your worship, and your thanksgiving to God. Engulf yourself in the presence of God. Dive deep and remember that God is always there. Although you can’t feel Him, He’ll never leave you. Jesus calls you friend!

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (Prov. 18:24, NIV)

Whatever journey God has us on let’s do what 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will.”(HCSB)

QUIET TIME

Encouraging You to Walk in Freedom! ™

My birthday is March 16th. All month long, I will be doing something special to celebrate my birthday. For today, I’m giving the 16ths person who leaves a feedback a FREE Walking in Freedom! e-book.

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Originally posted July 18, 2012