Monday, July 29, 2013

He Is Always The Same

God is the same no matter what the hour. He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is our Rock, our Fortress and our Strength. Though the flower fades His love never fades. It doesn't even grow dim. Our love can go in and out depending on our mood, our feelings. But not Gods. His is the same. It's an everlasting love. YES! He loves us with an everlasting love.

I am up really early again this morning. My main thought is always....Why can't I just sleep? Why doesn't the Lord just do something for me and let me get some much needed good rest and more hours of sleep each night? Well....maybe there is more of a reason than just because my body hurts. Maybe....just maybe....He is wanting to talk with me and I am just having trouble with the listening lately.

Everyday I wake up thinking I need to be different. I need to change the way I'm doing things. I need to get back to reading my Bible everyday like before. I need to talk to God more. I....I....I....I'm thinking that I am the problem! God is a good God and He has everything in control. His control. I just need to rest in that. It can be really hard at times for me to do let go of me. To let God be everything I need. Oh....that can be so hard for me at times! Letting go and just Letting GOD!! That's what I want more than you can even imagine!

Lamentations 3:22-23 tells us this;

Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning.
Great is Your faithfulness.

The Hebrew reads instead of we are not consumed; keeps us from destruction.

I absolutely love that verse! Because of HIS mercy, everyday we get to start over!! Because of His mercy. Because of His grace! Every day God is faithful! Every minute of everyday....

GOD . Is . Faithful!!! I am full of fault....I am full of need....I am full of failure....the list just goes on and on. But it doesn't matter to Him. He sees me and He loves me....unconditionally!! He is full of mercy....for me. He is full of compassion....for me. He is full of Love....for me. When it seems that I don't have what it takes to keep going in this life....He is there waiting to give me everything that I need to get up and make it. One . More . Time.

Here is a list of verses to read;
Hebrews 13:8
Psalm chapter 18
Isaiah 40:8
Jeremiah 31:3

I don't know if this is for anyone other that myself this morning and doesn't matter. This is what seems to be on my heart to share today.

Father God I pray today that You keep all of us in Your care. Wrap Your loving arms around us and help us to feel loved. That can be so hard for some of us. Help us to let You be all that we need. Give us peace, strength and courage to keep going no matter what our individual issues are that we face today. Thank You for loving us and saving us. Thank You for being everything we need. Thank You for the joy that I believe You are going to instill in each and everyone of us today! Thank You for sending Jesus to be our Savior. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. We praise You and thank You for being our Rock and our Fortress in times of our need. Thank You.
In Jesus name...Amen and Amen.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Mess Of Me

Breathing in
breathing out
Receiving love
not giving out

We go through life
without a care
We live and breathe
but is He there

Our life is fast
a mist so fine
We look about
where is the time

I thought of this
was then I saw
The mess of me
the hurt so raw

O Lord you knew
where my heart was
An empty vault
devoid of Love

Then I saw
You in the midst
Of where I lived
of what I missed

I searched and searched
but couldn't find
One moment when
my life was fine

Was then You came
and brought to me
The things that only
I could see

My whole life shown
before my eyes
I could not breathe
I could not die

It was right then
I knew I must
Make it right
where was my trust

You worked within
to help me find
Just what I needed
for my moment in time

Then You came
You filled the space
You gave to me
such amazing grace

You saved my soul
You filled my heart
With all the Love
You could impart

Life is still
yet just a mist
But O my Lord
I won't be missed

I'll cross that river
see Your face
And my new home
in Heavens gate

Thursday, July 25, 2013

On The Edge

Do you remember where Jesus brought you from?

That's something I've been thinking about a lot lately and yes....I do remember!  Something I remember well is that I was more than a mess!  Something else I remember well is how so many of those messy things have been changed because of Jesus!  I'm not the only one that this is true for.  Everyone has a story of how Jesus fixed....and healed....the messes in their life.  Does He take care of all of them right away....not usually.  But once He has....why do we sometimes think about going back into those messes?!  It's kind of like teetering on the edge of insanity.  With one hand your holding on tight to everything that you know is the light in your somewhat dark world.  With the other hand your hesitantly reaching out, back into the shadows, thinking...."It's okay, I can go back just a little."  Life is not so good....things aren't going as well as you would like....just a little of your old life will be okay.  But deep down you know what will happen if you take just that one step back down the old path.  First it's one step....then two....three....then it's like quicksand!  Either sucking you down into your old life or filling you with so much guilt that you know the Lord will never forgive you. 

For a few weeks now I have been drifting.  In the last couple of weeks I have actually felt a pull to go back....just a little.  The thing is....I know just a little doesn't work.  It's all or nothing.  All the way into the light....holding tightly to the Saviors hand, or all.... into the dark.  I know what I want my choice to be....and I pray it always is.  Really, I never want to go back into the twisty....turning....tunnel of lies....deceit....darkness. 

If you do those things enough there may come a time when you can't find your way back out.  The darkness will work on you.  Infiltrate your body....mind....soul.  You don't want that....ever!  The only way you can rid yourself of darkness add more light!  How do you do that?  I think that all of us have ways to start pulling ourselves out of....the mire....the stinky mud....the darkness.  Do whatever it takes to get back into the light....and stay there.

Jesus is the Light and He is the only true way out of the darkness.   Having Jesus in your life is having Light. 

John 14:6a
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth and the life."

John 8:12
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the Light  that leads to life." 




Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bring Me Back

Father God I ask You now
come and help me please somehow
Help to calm the raging war
inside of me I can't ignore
How can this happen once again
the feeling I just can't comprehend
It is so real it's hard to know
where to find the healing flow
Once again it strikes within
the battle rages on....please help me win
Can it be conquered....I thought it so
but then again it struck it's blow
How do you fight this deadly thing
that threatens life and brings much pain
I have to ask You once again
to bring me back....oh please step in
Only You can calm the raging war
and walk me back through Your open door
Into Your presence of healing rain
that calms and soothes and helps me gain
A quiet mind and steadfast heart
a peaceful soul....only You can impart

Friday, July 5, 2013



Amazing Grace!

What God has given each and everyone of us!

How do you respond to that? 

Do you fall down and worship at His feet every time you think about it?  Probably not.  It's not always possible.  But do you at least breath a silent prayer of thanksgiving? 

I pray that I don't ever become so nonchalant....or unexcited....about what the Lord has done for me that I just take His amazing grace for granted.  Every time I think of what Jesus did for me I want to become more and more passionate towards Him....I want to feel a fire ignite down deep in my soul! I want to live with an unquenchable desire for more and more of Him.  He is worthy of all of my  worship!  He is worthy of all of my praise!  He is worthy of more than I could ever give Him!

How about you?  Regardless of the circumstance that you find yourself you praise Him?  Even when you don't like the things going on around you thank Him?  I am so guilty of not praising and thanking Him when I don't like certain situations in my life....that I just feel weighed down.  The times that I praise and thank Him anyway I am reminded that He is in control and it will all be okay.  It will be okay because what is really important is....

His amazing grace that He has given to me and to you. 

Remember the old hymn Amazing Grace? Here's one of the verses;

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found
was blind but now I see.

We have a lot to praise and thank Him for.  He is worthy!!

until we see JESUS....face to face


This morning I opened my Bible to Psalm 5 and read.  What a wonderful Psalm!  This Psalm written by David is actually a morning prayer.  So much of this prayer really stood out....actually jumped out....too me.  As I have mentioned how I feel that there has got to be more I have now been feeling that the real truth is....I need to be more!  I fail....we so many ways when it comes to being all that God is calling us to be.  One of the answers to this I read in Davids morning prayer....

vs 7  Because of Your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
            I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.

Could this be one of the answers to "more"?  I least for myself....this is.  God does promise us His unfailing love.  I know it's always there and He will never take it away.  However, I also know that I can turn my back and walk away from Him and His love.  I can get to a place of complacency in my life where I don't do much to stay in constant contact with Him.  It's my choice....our choice. 

Verse 7 talks about Gods unfailing love to  Unfailing love....faithful love....Gods faithfulness to!  We can enter into His presence at any time.  He likes us to be there.  We can worship Him any time....He loves it when we do that. it the key to more

For myself I believe that worship is one of the keys.  The more we worship....the greater we feel His presence. 

until we see JESUS....face to face