Monday, January 16, 2023

As I awoke this morning, the song "Love of a King" by Cody and Julie Oliver was on replay in my mind. Two thoughts came to mind.

1. It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! How fitting to think of "Love of a King!" 👑
2. There's a line that says, "I'm seated in heavenly places. Remind my heart." (Ephesians 2:4-7)

As I've now played the actual song repeatedly, I wondered who else may need God to remind them that they are seated in heavenly places. I sure needed the reminder so I'm sharing one of my previous reflections with you.


September 10, 2020

This morning I woke up with the image of a rainbow in mind. It’s the one thing that seemed to stick out beyond my random dreams last night.

🌈... I received it as a reminder from Holy Spirit that God honors covenant with His kids and He keeps His promises.

In the past month, I’ve been reading the book “Gods at War” with friends and new friends through a book study. We’ve looked at the lives of the Israelites and their constant battle with placing their faith in God or the gods of this world. They were constantly looking for God to prove himself before submitting their trust. And their trust (their covenant with Him) was always temporal, but He was steadfast in His love and His pursuit of their hearts.

We are often much more like the Israelites than we desire to admit. Yet God’s love remains and He still reaches for us.

As I’ve reflected on this and examined the idols that fight to live on the throne of my heart, my prayer has become a repeated, “God remind me. Remind me of who you are. Remind me of who you’ve been and what you’re able to do. Remind me that you lived in yesterday, you live in today and all of my tomorrows. Remind me that you keep your promises. Thank you for sending Holy Spirit to help me keep my promises. Help me to recognize the promises you’ve delivered and fulfilled that I have disregarded. Remind me of your goodness so I won’t ever forget! Remind me.”

I share this today because maybe you need to say that too. 

He is a God who can be trusted. When you seek Him, you will find Him. That my friends is a promise. 🌈

Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9 HCSB

For I know the plans I have for you” —this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 HCSB



What do you need to be reminded of today? Ask God to remind you of how He's demonstrated His love for you. Keep believing for the things to come, while also holding gratitude for the victories you've SEEN Him win for you. He is good!

If Jesus is King (and He is) and you're seated with Him, are you not also royal? You are! (I Peter 2:9) I love that Martin Luther King, Jr. carried such a royal name and I'm so grateful that we get to celebrate him today. Happy King Day friends!


Lena 💛

p.s. I received three responses to my last post and that made me so happy that it blessed y'all! THANK YOU! If you're reading these and at least one of them is a blessing, I'd love to know! 🤗 There are 30 folks who receive these posts via email right now. I know your names and I'm praying for you! Enjoy your day!

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