Sunday, June 29, 2014

Where Is God? Sunday Glimpses

by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

Father, You are so good. Your tender mercies are from everlasting to everlasting. Your power is great, Your strong arm mighty. I need you, Lord. I need to be strengthened in body and spirit. I'm asking that You pour out Your grace and submerge me in Your love. Bring my thoughts captive to You, Lord. Rip away the imaginations that are not of You, the ones that plague my mind. I pray for my friends who are struggling and ask that You would encourage them also. Thank You for Your arms that are forever beneath us holding, comforting, protecting. I find great comfort in that. I ask that You make that reassuring thought a reality in the lives of my friends. Open our eyes to see You, to recognize Your Presence in our lives. May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to You as we sense You drawing near. Thank You for being faithful and merciful. Always. Thank You for surrounding us with Your love.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ Be Thou My Vision, Lord

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

The cool breeze refreshed my sweaty brow. I lifted my eyes towards the sky, blue as a cornflower. I sensed the Spirit of God drawing near, beckoning to me from deep within. There were no words. No choirs of angels. Just a quiet knowing that He was near.

I stopped my busyness and stood still with eyes closed. I thought of Him. Of His goodness. His faithfulness. I thought of how much I needed Him to be my sure place - my refuge - when anxiety swirled about me.

In the quiet, a song began to stir in my spirit.

"Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art: 
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

"Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord: 
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son, 
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one."

I couldn't remember the rest of the words so I ran inside to find our hymnal, front door slapping behind me. Grabbing the hymnal from a shelf I quickly searched the index. I knew the Lord was showing me something and I didn't want the moment to evaporate.

"Riches I heed not, or man's empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance now and always:
Thou and Thou only first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

"High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys O bright heav'n's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all."

That was it!! "Riches I heed not, or man's empty praise, Thou mine inheritance now and always..." 

Seeking Him first. Finding my treasure.

God's mercies continued: "Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my vision, O Ruler of all."

My fears over financial concerns subsided. Anxiety over successfully marketing my upcoming book disappated. My angst over letting others down, of not doing enough - being enough - slipped away. My concerns for the health of my daughter...the list goes on.

The Lord clearly showed me that with my focus on Him, His wisdom is sure. His peace is perfect. His joy my strength.

O Lord, be Thou my vision.

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." ~ Matthew 6:30-34, MSG
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If you received Morning Glory via email please visit the Morning Glory  page. I discovered a new worship leader, Eoghan Heaslip, singing, "Be Thou My Vision". I think it will be a blessing to you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ A Passage Through the Mountain

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

A mountain loomed ahead - not a mountain of stone, but a  mountain of enormous fear and worry. It's face was sheer like granite. Solid. Impassable. Its monstrous size obliterated the sun, leaving the young mother trembling in the shadows. Heartbreak wept. Doubts crept through the darkness. Fear taunted.

The double doors to the operating room swung wide. Leaning over her son, tears coursing down her sorrow-ridden face, she kissed him good-bye. "I love you, Jake." "I love you too, Mom."

Jake's foot and ankle had been consumed by a potentially lethal infection following an earlier surgery to repair broken bones. He was now septic. The skin on his foot was dead, and infection traveled throughout the bones in his body. The situation was very serious.

Thoughts of despair rattled through the mom's mind.

The mountain of fear grew larger.

And the people of God prayed.

In the quiet of a frantic moment the mom caught a glimpse of God. She knew all along that He was with them, but she hadn't been able to see Him through her tear-dimmed eyes. But now her eyes were opened. In her mind's eye she could see a cleft - an opening or trail of sorts - in the stone mountainside. It was a place of refuge, a parting of the impossible that led to the throne of God.

"Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today...The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." ~ Exodus 14:13-14

Yes, Lord. Cover me with Your peace. Shelter me in Your Presence. I give my son to You. She prayed with an earnest heart, a desperate heart...a trusting heart.

A calm reassurance filled her, shining His light abroad in the darkness.

Are you too, face to face with a mountain of impossibility? Is it pebbled with enormous fear and worry?

God's faithfulness is amazing. His mercies are new every morning. We can count on Him to be our sure place in the midst of our anguish. We can know that when we face our mountains, He will make a way - He will provide a passage through to His throne of grace. God is bigger than our mountains. He is mightier than the evil our enemy intends for us.

And He will always cover us with His Presence when we cry out to Him.

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Are you facing a mountain of impossibility? @NanJonesAuthor offers reassurance of God's presence. (Click to Tweet)

It was a place of refuge, a parting of the impossible that led to God's throne. (Click to Tweet)

I'm asking you, my precious reader, to pray for Jake, his mom Christina, and his family as they fight this infection. A second surgery is scheduled today (Tuesday, June 24th) and possibly a third surgery later in the week. He is not out of the woods yet and has a very long recovery ahead of him. We cherish your prayers.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Where Is God? Sunday Glimpses

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

Precious Lord, I love You so much. My heart yearns to know You more. Thank You for opening the eyes of my understanding to recognize Your Presence. Thank You for teaching me to recognize Your voice. You are an amazing God! 

So many of my friends are hurting or filled with fear. I know You see them and I know that, even now, You are working on their behalf because they have called out to You and trusted You to help them. You are so faithful, Lord. Help them to wait on You, to rest in Your Presence, to stand on Your Word. Help them to walk by faith and not by sight, knowing that by Your very nature You delight in meeting the needs of Your children. 

We choose, Lord, to seek the Giver and not the gift, to seek the Healer and not the healing. We choose to seek You, for it is in the seeking that we find You. Help my friends to find You in all of Your fullness. Thank You for helping me in the same regard. 

I ask that You pour out Your grace on those who need Your special touch. Renew their strength. Fill them with laughter over the absurdities of life and fill them with hope as they face their tomorrows with You. Thank You Father. Your love is amazing. We bless Your holy Name and give You praise.

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Are you looking for God in your pain? @NanJonesAuthor offers a glimpse. (Click to Tweet)

Lord, fill us with hope as we face our tomorrows with You. (Click to Tweet)

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ Leave the Chaos Behind

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

Flame-colored blooms teemed of glory as they stretched towards the sun. Each long stalk stood strong, determined to reach the heights in spite of the chaos erupting where leaves and stems met the earth. The long, graceful leaves of the day-lilies bunched and looped and fought for space in the garden, but regardless of the surrounding bedlam, their orange faces posed with mouths wide open, ready to be filled.

The Lord spoke to me through the day-lilies.

I believe the Lord would say to us, Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Focus your gaze on Me, stretch away from the chaos with intention, with determination and I will not disappoint. I stand ready to fill you with good things. I stand ready to sustain you with life and joy and peace. Taste and see that the Lord is good! I AM the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt. I did not shove you. I did not crack a whip and herd you out of there. I brought you out, leading, guiding, caring for you. I will never leave you nor forsake you. You are Mine.

Beloved, your Heavenly Father cares deeply for you. He knows your pain, your worries. He knows everything there is to know about you.

And He loves you anyway.

I want to be like the day-lily. I want to stretch high above the chaos, the turmoil, and busyness of life - high enough that my face is turned towards heaven and I see the Lord face to face. And then with a heart of praise I want to open my mouth wide so He can fill it with His goodness.

"I AM the Lord your God, 
who brought you out of the land of Egypt; 
Open your mouth wide, 
and I will fill it." 
~ Psalm 81:10 

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Do you wonder how to rise above the chaos? @NanJonesAuthor offers insight. (Click to Tweet)

Stretch away from the chaos with intention & determination & God will not disappoint. (Click to Tweet)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ The Blue Breaking Point

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

The sun broke through the canopy of oak and maple trees, sending glorious sunbeams into my heavy thoughts. Blue and I rounded the curve. To my right grew a thick underbrush of tangled honeysuckle and wild Virginia Rose. Fuschia colored sweet peas mingled and cavorted with pops of bright color in and out of the lush greenery.

Blue slowed down to sniff out a rabbit. That's when the color blue caught my attention. It was velvety and deep - almost a cobalt with undertones of purple. One of the arches of the wild rose had broken. The branch wasn't snapped completely off, but bent at a ninety degree angle, its strong structure shredded at the point of the break.

That's where the velvety blue was. Right at the breaking point.

Through my studies I've learned that the color blue is very important to the Lord. He specifically instructed the children of Israel to use blue in the construction of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. Blue was to remind the Israelites of the heavens and that there is only One True God. Blue was to turn their eyes and focus on Him.

The One True God. At the breaking point. Don't you love that?

I thought of the lessons learned over the past few years. Tumultuous, difficult circumstances surrounded us through three years of unemployment. But in the tumult, the Angel of the Lord stood guard. In our broken places He showed Himself strong for us, His children. Just like the Apostle Paul we came to say, "We have lost everything to gain Christ." Yes, everything. But we gained a deeper understanding of the mercies and faithfulness of our God. We found our way to the Secret Place beneath His wing - His sanctuary. His pavilion. The refuge near to His heart.

I dare say the color blue bathed our shredded, broken places revealing the Lord's Presence to us in a mighty way.

I smiled as I remembered the goodness of the Lord.

Guess what else I noticed? At the base of this broken plant new shoots were coming forth, surging through the soil, reaching for the sun.

SELAH. Pause and consider.

                      "Yet indeed I also count all things loss 
     for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord,
                for whom I have suffered 
the loss of all things, 
                            and count them as rubbish,
                                         that I may gain Christ        and be found in Him, 
        not having my own righteousness, which is from the law,
                       but that which is through faith in Christ, 
                  the righteousness which is from God by faith;
            that I may know Him 
                        and the power of His resurrection,
   and the fellowship of His sufferings..." 
                                       ~ Philipians 3:8-10

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The One True God. At the breaking point. Don't you love that? (Click to Tweet)

If you received Morning Glory via email, please visit the Morning Glory  page to be encouraged with the song, "In Christ Alone" by Travis Cottrel. What an affirmation of faith in the One True God!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Where Is God? Sunday Glimpses

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

Lord, You are so good, so tender towards Your children. How can we grasp Your love? How can we remove it from our human limitations and release our understanding to the splendor and magnificence of who You are? Help us, Lord. Awaken our hearts to know Your love without question, without criteria, without conditions. Open our eyes to see. Thank You Lord. We desire to be transformed into Your image that others might know Your love. We desire to be a light in the darkness, to sow peace where there is despair, joy where there is sorrow. Use us for Your glory. Lord, I pray for my friends who need to experience Your warm embrace. They love You, Lord. They know You, but their hearts have grown dim from the struggle. They are weary Lord and in need of a fresh touch from You. Show Yourself strong in their lives. Let their spirits stir with anticipation of how You will meet their needs, be it spiritual, physical, emotional...You are Jehovah-jireh, our provider; Jehovah-rapha, our healer. You, O LORD, are our God. Nothing is too difficult for You. You pursue us with Your love. You delight in caring for Your child. Hold my friends close. Wipe their tears and comfort them. Hide them beneath the shadow of Your wing - that place of great love found within Your presence - hide them, Lord until the calamity passes them by. You are a great God, the Mighty King, our Savior, and Redeemer. Bless You Lord. You alone are worthy of our praise.

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Do you need the assurance of God's love? @NanJonesAuthor might help. (Click to Tweet)

Lord, let our spirits stir with anticipation of how You will meet our needs. (Click to Tweet)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ A Flower Bloomed

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

(A Jewish Tale)

"Once upon a time there lived a wonderful, giving person who walked to the river everyday carrying a long pole stretched across his broad shoulders. The pole was laden with a bucket hanging from each end. Day after day he knelt by the river's edge filling the buckets with water for the people of his community. Day by day he walked the same path delivering water to every home.

"After many years of making this daily trek, one of the buckets slipped from the pole, hit the hard ground and cracked. Not to worry. The wonderful person continued using the bucket, even though it leaked along the daily pilgrimage.

"Eventually the bucket became self-conscious, 'I used to hold two gallons of water. Now I leak. I used to be proud to work for my Master. Now, I look at my neighbor bucket who shares the pole and helps gather water. He is still proud and useful. I feel jealous. I feel resentful. I don't like the way I feel, but this is too much for me.'

"The bucket called to its Master, 'Please destroy me. I don't want to be here anymore. I don't like that I can no longer reach the full potential I was created for. My neighbor bucket is still able to carry two gallons of water. I barely have one gallon left when I reach the homes.'

"The Master said, 'Don't you know how good the world has become because of your brokenness? Please, come with me. Let me show you how beautiful the world is because of you. Do you see the flowers there? They are all on the right side of the road because that's the side of the pole I hung you from. Every place you dripped water through your brokenness, I planted a seed. Because you were broken, the dry, barren ground was watered and a flower bloomed.'"

Precious child of God, your tears are not for naught when you walk with the Master. Faith and hope grow through your brokenness bringing glory to God, beauty to the world. How? Because, just like the Master continued to carry the broken bucket, our Master continues to carry us. He finds purpose for our struggles. The world sees that we are not abandoned or cast aside because we have fallen, because we have pain. The world sees that He gives us beauty for ashes, a garland of praise for the spirit of heaviness. He unveils His wondrous mysteries to those who give Him their tears.

Because I have been broken - and perhaps you - the dry, barren ground has been watered. Flowers of hope bloom. Flowers of understanding and insight, like a beautiful bouquet, reflect the mysteries of His love.

"Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. 
       He who continually goes forth weeping,
               bearing seed for sowing, 
                   shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, 
                           bringing his sheaves with him." 
                                   ~ Psalm 126:5-6


Tweetables to Encourage Others

Ever wonder how beauty comes from ashes? @NanJonesAuthor loves this story. (Click to Tweet)

Precious child of God, your tears are not for naught when you walk with the Master. (Click to Tweet)


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ Prisms of Great Love

by Nan Jones  @NanJonesAuthor

The treetops whipped in the wind, the blue of summer sky surrendered to a creeping gray - the darkness from clouds obliterating the sun. A storm was on the horizon. The dark clouds sounded the alarm. I watched from the refuge of my porch as the heavenly lesson unfolded.

I could smell the impending rain, its fragrance like fresh mowed grass. Clouds billowed overhead, darkening as the storm clouds grew, weighing heavy with rain. As sure as the sun hid behind the clouds, rain would fall from the storm.

God's grace is like that.

As sure as the storm clouds rise in our lives, as sure as they billow in shadowed darkness, the rain of God's grace will fall on His child to replenish her weary spirit. I'm convinced that for the child of God, every difficulty, every hurt and disappointment weighs heavy with the love of God waiting, standing ready with a supply of fresh grace - undeserved favor - because of His great love.

Our God is near to the brokenhearted.

The eyes of our God roam to and fro across the earth seeking those who need to be strengthened.

He is our refuge, our strong tower when the enemy assails. 

God is strength to our weakness, joy to our sorrow, hope to our despair.

"O God, when You went out before Your people, 
when You marched through the wilderness, the earth shook; 
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; 
Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 
You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, 
whereby You confirmed Your inheritance when it was weary. 
Your congregation dwelt in it; 
You, O God, provided from your goodness for the poor."
 ~ Psalm 67:7-10

When we are weary, poor in spirit, overwhelmed, God sends His plentiful rain to confirm us as His own. He will never leave us. He is in the dark clouds, the mighty wind. His Presence goes with us, and as naturally as the rain bursts from the darkening clouds, so His grace through the prisms of His great love flows.

Dear one, He is with us always. 

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Where is God in our storms? @NanJonesAuthor shares insights into the prisms of His love. (Click to Tweet)

God is strength to our weakness, joy to our sorrow, hope to our despair. (Click to Tweet)

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Where Is God? Sunday Glimpses

by Nan Jones

Bless You, Lord! What an awesome God You are. None compares with Your might, with Your mercy, and Your faithfulness. Thank You. Thank You that we can stand on Your promises, we can trust in You. You have promised to never leave us, to never forsake us. You have promised to be our song in the night, our refuge in the storm. Open our eyes to see You in our storms. You are there, Lord. Your voice, Your power, the beauty of Your holiness - all are evidenced when the storm clouds roll. Awaken the eyes of our understanding. Help us take You out of our proverbial boxes and understand the magnificence of who You are and that, although, You are this mighty, awesome God, You are tender and compassionate toward Your children. You are drawn to our pain, our disappointments, our confusion, and doubts. You are not repelled by our questions. You are bigger than our tantrums, for You are our Abba, Father - our Daddy God. I find peace in that knowledge. I take great comfort in the knowledge that Your Presence is strong and sure in the midst of my storms. I ask that my readers will receive the same assurance. Quicken this truth to them, Lord, in the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Are you in a storm? God is with you. @NanJonesAuthor offers thoughts of encouragement. (Click to Tweet)

Lord, You have promised to be our song in the night, our refuge in the storm. (Click to Tweet)

Please don't carry your burdens alone. I'd be honored to pray with you. You may contact me at

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ Waiting For The Sunrise

by Nan Jones

Seasons of waiting. Winters of the soul. Where is God during our darkest hours?

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I am learning that God is with us always. Always. When I think He is farthest away, He is actually right there holding me, sheltering me beneath His wing - the darkness is but the shadow of His Presence. I may be such a basket-case that, in my distraction, I can't recognize Him with me, but that doesn't change the fact that He is. He is not a man that He should lie. He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.

I want to share a beautiful passage with you from Frances J. Roberts' Come Away My Beloved. It touched me deeply. I pray it will do the same for you and give you strength for the journey.

"Bring Me your sorrow, and watch for the sunrise of the resurrection. Yes, truly there comes always a resurrection - a morning when hope is reborn and life finds new beginning. Wait for it as tulip bulbs anticipate the spring. The rarest blooms are enhanced by the coldness of winter. The snow plays her part in producing spring's pageant. But when the blossoms break through, we do not then turn back to thoughts of winter, but instead, we look ahead to the full joys of the coming summer.

"So you must do also. Your God is your maker. He is your defender. And he is mighty to save. Yes, He is not only mighty to save from sin, but He is mighty to save from despair, from sorrow, from disappointment, from regret, from remorse, from self-castigation, and from the hot, blinding tears of rebellion against fateful circumstances. He can save you from yourself, and he loves you when you find it hard to love yourself.

"Let His peace flow in you like a river, carrying away all the poison of painful memories, and bringing to you a fresh, clear stream of pure life and restoring thoughts."

I know, right?

I especially loved this sentence: "But when the blossoms break through, we do not then turn back to thoughts of winter, but instead, we look ahead to the full joys of the coming summer."

Moving forward with healing. With new life. With full assurance of the sovereignty of God in all things.

"To everything there is a season, 
a time for every purpose under heaven ... 
He has made everything beautiful in its time. 
Also He has put eternity in their hearts, 
except that no one an find out the work 
that God does from beginning to end." 
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1,11

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ Shall We Gather At The River

by Nan Jones

The mountain air gave us goosebumps. It was chilly for the first day of June. Overcast skies and occasional mist decided an even chillier river. As the water tumbled over river rock and brushed against grassy banks, the chill couldn't dampen the hearts of the people gathered for the baptism.

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Tom* was nearing the end of his life. It had been a hard life - one that he tried to erase with alcohol, but to no avail. He'd always had a good heart. Tom was a good man, but when my husband asked him if he knew he would awake in heaven when death came, Tom answered no. A debilitating stroke a few months earlier had given him pause. These were things he had been considering. He knew about Jesus. He believed Jesus was the Son of God, but Tom had never asked Jesus to be his Savior. There had never been a personal relationship with Almighty God.

Tom prayed with my husband. With glistening eyes He acknowledged his need for a Savior and entered the family of God. Tom has been faithful since that day.

On Sunday afternoon the people of God gathered at the river. Two men assisted Tom on the gently sloping bank. His steps are disjointed because of the stroke. His balance is impeded. Tom faced enormous amounts of fear to step into the river with his crippled body, but his desire to know God and honor Him overcame all apprehension. Tom wanted all that God had for him.

Imagine the pure beauty of this moment. This precious man, crippled, physically supported by others, stood shivering in the cold water. His eyes turned heavenward. With slurred speech he spoke an affirmation of faith. Slowly, carefully he was lowered into the river. As he rose from the liquid grace, any remaining veil fell from his eyes allowing him to see the Lord in the fullness of His love and acceptance - acceptance that Tom had searched for all of his life. 

He once was blind, but now he could see.

"And Ananias went his way and entered the house; 
and laying his hands on him he said, 
'Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, 
who appeared to you on the road as you came,
 has sent me that you may receive your sight 
and be filled with the Holy Spirit.' 
Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, 
and he received his sight at once; 
and he arose and was baptized." 
~ Acts 9:17-18
*Name changed

Tweetables to Encourage Others

A mountain river baptism reveals much more. @NanJonesAuthor shares a powerful testimony. (Click to Tweet)

Rising from the liquid grace, any remaining veil fell from his eyes. (Click to Tweet)

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Where Is God? Sunday Glimpses

by Nan Jones

Father, how magnificent is Your love, how calming is Your faithfulness. Thank You for being my constant in an ever changing world. My world may crumble or my world may abound, but You, Lord are my sure place. Thank You for being a place of refuge for me. Thank You for being my comfort, my peace, and my joy. I appreciate You so very much. I ask that for those who are reaching out to You, grasping for hope, grasping for security - I ask that You would open their eyes to see You. Awaken their hearts to know You. You are an amazing God - the great I AM. You are all that we need and You stand ready to meet our needs. Thank You for Your love. Encourage my friends. Stir within them the sound of Your Living Water flowing deep in their spirits bringing life and refreshment. Let them know that You are near. Thank You Lord. We bless Your holy Name!

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Are you discouraged, asking where God is? @NanJonesAuthor will lead you there. (Click to Tweet)

My world may crumble, my world may abound, but You, Lord, are my sure place. (Click to Tweet)

Please don't carry your burden alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me at