Is this your attitude? That you feel you are always right? 100% of the time? Or most of the time? I recently stopped at a red light near a major intersection in my town. The turning lights began directing traffic … Continue reading
We are asleep. Unaware. Or maybe our heads are in the sand by choice. We are consumed by things that simply do not matter. Things that do not matter from the balcony of heaven. Facebook. Email. Notifications. Photos. Image. Control. … Continue reading
Dear Lord, Thank you for setting me free- Free from guilt and shame. Free from want and greed. Free from sin and death. You have set me free from the evils of this world. Completely. Fully. And totally. Whenever I … Continue reading
Is He? Master of your heart? Fully in control? None of us are perfect in this area. But if you constantly ask Him to guide your thoughts, words, and actions, then He has the job. Master of your heart, that … Continue reading
We must continue to surrender. Surrender to God afresh moment by moment if that’s what it takes. And trust that He will, in His time, defend you, righting the wrong. Or, in the mean time, provide you armfuls of grace. … Continue reading
Do you see God walking on the sea with you..
Through all the waves and rolling thunder..
And splashes of rain..
Unconcerned and certain all is well?
Even if you cannot see the seashore, nor know which way is north, God does.
His ways are higher than yours.
He longs for you to trust Him through the process.
Through the waves and calmness of the sea.
Don’t live day after day, wishing all of life’s issues were solved.
If you do, you’ll miss out on the blessing of trusting God with all of yourself.
You’ll miss the peace which passes all understanding, guarding your heart and mind.
God longs to have you now, so He can use you mightily through the process.
It’s easy to trust God when you can see the shore.
Even easier when the sun is shining, birds are singing, you’re looking great and your family is all singing the same tune.
It’s easy then to trust.
But it’s also easy to trust the wrong thing- yourself.
Watch out, because you might think you had something to do with the blue sky and harmonious waters.
The beauty in a storm is the child-like faith we cling to.
Necessary because there’s nothing else to do.
Peace is the reward.
Peace that comes knowing we can do nothing, that God can and will do everything.
He is in control, we are not.
Cling to Him in the storm and quiet.
Purpose your will and thoughts to trust Him completely.
Even if you cannot see the shore.
Not my monkey, Not my circus. Love that. Means- it’s not my problem, said in an extremely funny way. Whatever it is that threatens to pull me down…. Whatever it is that seeks to destroy my peace… Whatever it is … Continue reading
Life is full of seasons. Well, yes, seasons, but those are akin to the phases of life. I’m speaking of ups and downs. Highs and lows. The rain and the desert. Hills and valleys. There are times in our life … Continue reading
~~ Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, ~~ When I follow Your lead, When I want nothing, because You provide all things, Goodness and mercy will be with me every single day. … Continue reading
~~ You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; ~~ What? I am safe with my enemies? Not only that, but I am feasting in front of them? You defend me and have the final … Continue reading
~~ Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. ~~ Because I have trusted, Because I have trusted my Shepherd, who has led me onto paths … Continue reading
~~ He restores my soul. ~~ Wow. My soul is completely brought back to life. Made new. Fully brought back. After my Shepherd leads me into everything I need, He also restores my soul. I am refreshed from the inside … Continue reading
~~ He makes me lie down in green pastures. ~~ My Shepherd, who guides me, tells me what to do. I must listen and obey. And look where He guides me? To relax in a sweet safe spot, where there … Continue reading
~~The Lord is my shepherd. ~~ My leader. My protector. My defender. My guide. I can rest, knowing He is guiding me if I put my trust into His capable hands. ~~ I shall not want. ~~ When I … Continue reading
So, what is the point of life? Why are we here? What is our purpose? I’m asking because I’d really like to know. Do you ever feel as if it just doesn’t matter one bit what we do? We can … Continue reading
Trust in the Lord. You mean trust in my own strength, right? No, trust in the Lord. But I know what I want. Need. So does God. In fact, He knows best. He wants your best, sees your future, and … Continue reading
When everything else is stripped away… Give me Jesus. When life doesn’t go according to plan… Give me Jesus. When you stand aghast at life swirling seemingly out of control around you… Give me Jesus. When you simply cannot comprehend … Continue reading
For the love of God, stop. Stop acting like you can control life. Stop pretending you are actually in control. God is. He is the author of life. He numbers our days. Do you want your numbered days to be … Continue reading
My precious sweet grandmother. She’s going to meet Jesus soon. Face to face. Her body is ready. Her spirit and soul are ready. Ready to allow her entry into heaven. As I think about her, I instantly know what she … Continue reading
Jesus is the Rock upon which I stand. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is evermore. Everlasting. Secure. Safe. He stands tall, unmovable, unshakable. Even on stormy days, He stands fixed. On my own, I waver with … Continue reading
In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. We are nothing without Him. Mere shells devoid of purpose or real change. With Him, everything changes. When we are clothed with His mercy, we give others compassion. When we are … Continue reading
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your … Continue reading
Be still and know that I am God. Quiet your cluttered mind. Remove the noise of life. Stop running around with your list. Be still…… Focus on God. Look back at His faithfulness to you. Believe in your heart the … Continue reading
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and hour justice … Continue reading
Those words were whispered to me today. Stay the course. Trust in God´s plan. Knowing and believing He is in control. Even when you´re confused about what to do… Keep pursuing God. When hope seems to die regarding your precious … Continue reading
I am trying, Lord. I am trying, yet I am failing. It seems as if I am failing, yet I know I am not. I am trying to be who You want me to be. To everyone I love. To … Continue reading
Who are you walking towards for comfort? Jesus? Or Satan? We are all walking towards one or the other. Walking towards Jesus will give you life. You may have momentary sorrow as you empty your selfish needs before His feet. … Continue reading
Do you ever wake up and declare this is the day? This is the day I will become saintly. Who God made me to be. I can remember declaring this as a young girl. Several times. It would be my … Continue reading
A gentle reminder from God: I love your children even more than you can possibly imagine. They are mine. I see them. I know them. I know their deepest sorrows and greatest joys. I recognize their desires in life … Continue reading
Sometimes I ask myself what is God doing? Why this or that? We picture life a certain way. Then our picture changes. Why? I remember we’re not supposed to know why yet. We’re not supposed to know all the answers. … Continue reading
Obedience. Completely obeying what you know in your heart should be done. Even if it sounds nuts. If it goes against human logic. Ever pray about something? Yes, I know you have. Your answer comes and shockingly, you don’t like … Continue reading
God is a good, good Father. Love that song. Except something in the song has always bothered me. Is He really perfect in all of His ways? Because when life goes down the toilet, it doesn’t seem so. I become … Continue reading
Ever work yourself into a worried frenzy? Consume your thoughts with worry and then your body simply shuts down? Worst case scenarios play out in your brain and you are completely convinced all heck will break loose? Think about the … Continue reading
Completeness. Perfectly sound. Intact. God promises us His peace. His perfect peace. His shalom. When the waters begin to sway your boat, He is there to speak peace over you. In the stillness of the night, He’s there to cover … Continue reading
Every time a new experience confirms a truth you already know, a layer of trust is laid. Layer upon layer, trust is built over time and these layers cushion us from the blows of life. New relationships create layers of … Continue reading
Life is full of promise. Possibilities are brimming at every turn. Are you cheerfully anticipating God to work in your life, delivering His plan for your days? Or are you planning things yourself and expecting God to work your plan? … Continue reading
God uses us. Little old us. Almighty God wants to use us for His work of bringing everyone into abundant life. To salvation through His Son. Through us. We are part of His plan for the salvation of the world. The … Continue reading
It’s not about me or you. Life. Our lives are not to be lived for us. Really? Really. Jesus is our focus. Our lives should be lived for Him. To realize His purpose. To be used for His glory. Sometimes … Continue reading
Ok God. You can have this area of my life and this one over here, but not that one. My family needs You, but my job is fine. I’m doing fabulous with my job – well, actually my 2 jobs, … Continue reading
Have you ever asked God to spend your time? To fill it with His desires and needs for you? God has fashioned our brains brilliantly. Capable of so much. Sometimes we have many voices, one louder than the next, all … Continue reading