Fervently 

WORTHY THOUGHT: God’s people should continue to pray fervently in times of conflict and destruction. 

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard, and I have come in because of your prayers. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come. ”-Daniel 10:12-14

The Book of Daniel in chapter 10 teaches us that God immediately sent his angelic messenger to Daniel because He had heard Daniels prayers, But, the messenger was detained in battle for 21 days by satan’s emissaries to prevent the angelic messenger going to Daniel until Micheal the chief angelic prince came and helped in the battle. Finally, the messenger reached Daniel to answer his prayer.

When you pray you become part of a spiritual warfare, so don’t take lightly your times of prayer. Our prayers may be challenged by evil forces, so we must pray fervently and pray earnestly and expect God to answer in his good timing.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Uniqueness


WORTHY THOUGHT: Does comparing yourselves among yourselves hinder your uniqueness in God’s specific calling for you? 

•You may not feel spiritual enough

•You’re different than others

•Your style is not like others

•You don’t measure up to most people

•You may not have much to offer in comparison to others

…But they measure themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. -2 Corinthians 10:12 

The scripture helps us to interpret that comparing yourself among others is not the wisest thing to do, it is a fleshy endeavor that produces no spiritual fruit.

Pray and ask God how your life measures up to what He wants you to be, and how your life compares to that of Jesus Christ and not of what others are doing.

Be free of the mental assault trap of an inferiority complex. Being different does not have to be a negative trait, you were uniquely made by God to complete a specific calling to shine His light in ways others could not. 

Step in and embrace your uniqueness. 

Celebrate and Thank God you were fearfully and wonderfully made by Him. 
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.-Ephesians 2:10

God does not love us equally, He loves us uniquely.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Balance 


WORTHY THOUGHT: Does our busyness keep us off balance and deteriorate our spiritual life?

Do not tell yourself that you have too much to do to spend time with the Lord each day. 

His Word promises that when you draw closer to God, He will draw closer to you. -James 4:8. 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

The rest Jesus promises is peace we find with God, not the end of all effort.

When we open our hearts and ears and listen to His counsel only He knows how to balance us.

                ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Road Map 

WORTHY THOUGHT: We are pilgrim’s of this world and we need a “road map” to help us guide our way. 

I am but a pilgrim here on earth: how I need a map -and your commands my chart and guide.-Psalms 119:19 Live Application Bible

Planning a long road trip usually requires some kind of map, or (GPS) to help guide to the final destination. 

Most people usually trust and never question the directions of the map and assume it gives safe and accurate directions. Without the map you could be lost, or worse, lead to destruction.

As believers, we need Jesus Christ’s assistance to help travel through this life. 

Reading and studying God’s Word is our ‘road map‘ to our final destination. 

The Holy Spirit will help lead and reroute all paths safely away from the pit falls, obstacles, dead ends, and help us to never get lost. 

Read the Bible and know Jesus Christ is the surest and safest way to travel to your final eternal destination.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Tomorrow

WORTHY THOUGHT: Be a Tomorrow Thinker. 

The only thing worse than being blind is having a sight but no vision.-Helen Keller

Dreams of tomorrow help us to persevere through adversity of today, endure criticism, and finish strong.  
And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.-Habakkuk 2:2-3

Tomorrow thinkers get the most out of everyday. Be patient even during difficult times 

God is always at work planning for our future. Trust in Him for He is directing all things for His purpose.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Purpose 


WORTHY THOUGHT: What is God’s purpose for you in this world? 

And He himself gave some to be prophets, some evangelist, and some pastors and teachers.-Ephesians 4:11

God made each of us with a unique purpose. 

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them-Ephesians 2:10. 

The purpose for His mission is necessary because humanity today is not right with God. People are perishing and the gospel is their only hope. 

 How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news.

Walk worthy of your calling with which you were called to do good works for His glory. Amen. 

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Forgive 

WORTHY THOUGHT: “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”-George Herbert

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.-Matthew 6:14-15

When you have an unforgiving spirit, you put yourself in prison spiritually and emotionally; you pay dearly for carrying a grudge. If you are struggling to forgive someone ask Jesus, he will help and guide you because he is the master of all forgiveness. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.-Proverbs 3:5-6 

When you find forgiveness you will find peace.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Encourage 

WORTHY THOUGHT: We should look for opportunities to use words that will encourage us and fellow believers. 

Anxiety in the man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word cheers it up. ~Proverbs 12:25 

The most encouraging words we could ever use comes directly from the Word of God. 

We are told in Proverbs 12:25 how the right message of encouragement can help someone over come feelings of anxiety and discouragement.

Here is another reminder of God’s promise to help overcome our anxiety and discouragements.

“So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  

~Isaiah 41:10

Thank you Father God, for being so good to us and for always being with us in good times and bad. Amen.

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Temptation 

WORTHY THOUGHT: When you flee from temptation be sure not to leave a forwarding address. -Unknown

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.~James 4:7 ESV 

The enemy wants nothing better than to upset you and get you on the road to self-destruction. 

Continue to walk in the Lord and serve Him. God will vindicate you in His time and His way. 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. ~1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV 

Temptation is something we face each and every day. It is possible to have victory over temptation. Jesus shows us how.

 

      ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Differences 

Worthy Thought: Don’t let our differences divide us. 


For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form only one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Holy Spirit we were all baptized into one body, spiritually transformed—united together whether Jews or Greeks Gentiles, slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Holy Spirit since the same Holy Spirit fills each life. ~1 Corinthians 12:12-13 AMP 


         May we all celebrate our differences.  


                   ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill