Sunday, November 29, 2015

I just heard a song that tells what the answer is...the answer to what troubles us...

Where could I go
Oh where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend to help me in the end
Where could I go but to the Lord

The answer lies here...within these all of our worries...our problems...even our discontent.
Discontent defined as: a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.

At times we don't know why we are so stirred up inside...why we feel a lack of something...or even what that something is.  Yet even the answer for that is in the words of the song.  If we go to the Lord our soul will find refuge...stillness...peace...

Psalm 46:1 NLT

GOD is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble. 

"until we see JESUS...face to face" 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

While most of us were sleeping last night God was making sure the early morning hours were going to be beautiful for us.  When I went outside I saw where HE had sprinkled glitter all over the ground...actually little ice crystals...where I live. It was only about 28 outside but beautiful!

God does so many awesome things for us to see if we will just open our eyes and look!  It can be hard to notice with all that's going on in the world right now.  Yet we have to remember that God is still with us and we are "tucked" in Him...protected in Him...we just need to press in and stay close knowing He won't leave us.  Don't let yourself be shaken.  Place your hope in Him.

God is the answer for our life.  Have faith...and if you fall down or fail...reach up and take His hand.  He will help you to get back to where you need to be.

Psalm 62:5-8

 Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
    for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone.
    He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in him at all times.
    Pour out your heart to him,
    for God is our refuge. 

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

All He Really Wants

Sometimes it takes something big to get us out of our sluggishness and make us realize that the only way we can survive is to totally rely on the LORD. We need to draw close to HIM like we never have before.

As I watched the attacks in Paris unfold today it woke me up. of late...I can go about life ignoring the fact that...plainly...I'm just not as close to the LORD as I once was. I effect...become numb to HIM talking to me to the point that He is having to nudge me...almost knocking me over at times...yet I still continue to push HIM aside. The funny thing is it's not because I want HIM to leave fact it's the opposite...I want more and more of HIM. Yet somehow I keep doing all the wrong things. I think too much and dwell on unimportant things...failures...disappointments. Thinking about it...putting it all into perspective this comes to mind...

All HE...JESUS...really wants is me...all of undivided attention...undivided soul.heart.mind. All HE wants is me...just the way I am because HE can work with that...however I may be.

That's how JESUS is...all HE really wants is you as well...just as you are.
All HE wants is to be our everything...all we will ever need. He wants us to fall on our face and call out to HIM...find for HIM.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.

Isaiah 54:10
"Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

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