Friday, May 30, 2014


Sometimes you are sure that you have failed so badly that there is no way God really loves you.  You've just been living a lie and you need to just move on.  Then something starts happening in your spirit.  You don't know what's changing but something seems to be.  You don't understand it because for days and days now you didn't think you could get much lower.  Every thought you have had....especially when you're alone....almost brings you to your knees in pain....heart pain.  All you have wanted to do is sit with your head in your hands and think on all the bad things in life.  But that stirring inside....that small feeling of hope....starts to awaken what used to be so important to you.  You glance over and yes....there it is....the Bible that just yesterday you couldn't even bring yourself to open. reach out....pick it it and begin to read.  At the top of the page it says....


You scan down the page and see a familiar chapter....

Psalm 61:1-4

O God, listen to my cry!
Hear my prayer!
From the ends of the earth I cry to You for help
When my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
For You are my safe refuge, 
A fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Let me live forever in Your sanctuary,
Safe beneath the shelter of Your wings!

The NKJV version says it like this;

Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.

From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a shelter to me;
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.

Both versions are good but there is something about how the NKJV says the last line in verse 4;

I . will . trust

There it is.  Will you trust?!  Can you sit there and read those verses and not trust....when you know....He has been that Shelter....that Rock....that Strong Tower....when you have been so overwhelmed with life in the past?!  If you can't trust in Him....then be done with it and just walk away.  But if some small part of you still can....then read on....

Psalm 62:1-2

I wait quietly before God,
For my victory comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
My fortress where I will never be shaken.

There it is....your victory comes from Him!  Can it be any plainer?  When everything seems to be the One who can change it all for you.  Make everything make sense again.  God is the one who will give you the strength to be victorious in this life.  To keep on going whatever the circumstances are.  You are nothing without Him.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

There's Still A Dance

The days of life
they come and go
Then it's years
before you know
What once was here
has come and gone
They drift away
with the morning dawn

Then in the mist
you see a glow
A glimmer bright
down deep below
Remembrance comes
of something past
Of love held deep
a great romance

It once was near
yes oh so clear
Their memories grand
all held dear
And then they're gone
adrift in the haze
In a moments charm
a twinkled gaze

The days of life
they're fading fast
And yet we know
there's still a dance
Running deep
within their soul
Where the Fathers love
is in control

Monday, May 12, 2014

Isaiah 26:3

"I will keep you in perfect peace because your mind is fixed on Me, because you trust in Me."

John 16:33b

"....Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

John 14:27
 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."

Philippians 4:6-7
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives His people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.
Tonight I am just sharing some scriptures that will help to bring some peace in our life.  We live in a world that is full of sadness.  Sometimes it's things in our own life and sometimes it's  things happening in the world around usIf something is making it hard for you to find peace tonight, read the Word.  It can't hurt anything and it just might help you.  

"until we see JESUS....face to face"



Saturday, May 3, 2014

To Know Him More

David wrote some great prayers. Psalm 86 is a favorite of mine. I love the first verse...

Bend down O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.

How many times have you called out to God in....frustration....need....deep despair....when you really needed to know that He heard you?  At one time or another I'm guessing we all have.  Today though I'm really loving the 11th verse....

Teach me Your way, Lord,
that I may rely on Your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear Your name.

Something we should always want is for our knowledge of Him to be increased.  For myself I feel the more I know Him....the better I understand His ways....then how much more will my faith in Him grow.  I want to always be aware of Him in every area of my life.  To always be growing in Him.  I want my heart to always call out to first thoughts to always be turned to the Lord in all situations....good and bad. 

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

O' Lord

O' Lord today we long for Your strong yet gentle touch
The touch that only You Lord can provide
Way down deep Lord in our souls to the core of our very being
We long to feel Your guidance in us in all that we say and do

O' Lord today we need You to step into our life and touch us once again
To remind us dear Lord of all that You have done for us
So we remember Lord all You have brought us through
Help us to feel Your hand strongly on us today

O' Lord we need Your touch Your strong yet gentle touch
To lead us Lord to keep us true to only You
Teach us Your ways dear Lord that faith may grow in us
Help us to know Your voice and always answer when You call

O' Lord we thank You now for all You've done for us
We praise You Lord and worship at Your feet
You Lord are the Holy One our King of Majesty
We lift our hands to You and raise our voices strong
To You Lord our soon and coming King

"until we see Jesus....face to face"

Friday, May 2, 2014

Psalm 27:14

Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen thine heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

This is a great scripture! 

I was in the middle of a battle with satan for about a week.  Too explain the onset of this battle here it is in a nutshell....

If you remember I had back surgery a year ago and I have had A-Fib and PVC's in my heart for a long....long....time....years....and it's been getting increasingly worse.  For the last 3 months....maybe least 40 % of my day was spent with my heart....and body....going crazy with these things and all the symptoms it produces.  Sometimes it would last for hours.  I was most always sick from this.  Besides all of that my back was so bad I was in almost constant pain.  So much that I haven't slept in a bed for a year....since the surgery.  Well....on April 2nd I went to a healing service and was prayed for.  When the minister started to pray for me I was immediately slain in the spirit....he didn't even touch me.  When I went down I felt my back start popping from my neck....all the way down my spine....clear to the bottom....literally! Lol  When I got off the floor I walked back to my seat with no pain.  The longer I sat there I realized that my body was not heart was not quivering as it does.  My back was amazingly better. Not 100% yet but probably 75% better than it had been.  Part of that is I need to exercise now and get the muscles working again and I need to lose weight.  God isn't going to melt the fat off....Pretty Sure of that!  But....I went home and slept in my bed for the first time in a year!  My back has been getting increasingly stronger all the time and I have been feeling better and better!  That is what started the battle....

A week ago my heart started mildly having the same things happen again.  Each day it got worse until I was starting to get literally sick again. have to know what all of this was causing....fear and doubt in a major way.  I was sure my heart  hadn't really been healed.  I finally told someone this on April 30th and the next day they e-mailed me.  She said a prayer and sent this scripture that was on their calendar for May 1st;

Wait on the Lord....and He shall strengthen thine heart.

Amazing isn't it?!  I just assumed God had not really healed me but my friend let me know it was just an attack from satan.  I believe this now.  I had been telling everyone....from day one....what the Lord had done for me.  Many of the people I told are not Christians.  All I could think....every time my heart would go crazy was....what will I tell them now when they ask how I am?  What if I end up in the hospital again....what will I say?  I didn't care that they would think I was crazy but I cared that they would never believe in Christ....give their life to Him....because of me.  What better reason does satan have to attack than to destroy a testimony of what God does!  He knows that will make non-Christians not believe.  But you know what....

My friend said that prayer for me....and claimed the verse for an e-mail she sent me.  And I know she said other prayers for me as well.  Another person also prayed for me yesterday.  Last night and today I have been "heart problem" free!  Praise the LORD!!  It's not me and it's not the ones who pray for me....It's The ONE that holds all of our life's in HIS hands.  The SAVIOR of our souls and the HEALER of our hearts....minds....and bodies.  His name is JESUS!  Because of HIM and HIS amazing grace and mercy....I am being changed and healed everyday! 

"until we see JESUS....face to face"