Archive | March 2013

Run the Race

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me,
if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—
the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. –Acts 20:24

Run the Race
March 28, 2013

Temporary moments in time
Swiftly passing by
Gifts of God given freely
Embracing each day
Running the race set before me
Desiring to complete God’s will
Predestined tasks
Established before my creation
Grant me wisdom
Cover me with courage
Humble me before Your throne
That I may testify to Your grace
Shining the light of Your love
Making known the Truth of Your word
A witness to glory revealed
May the gospel flow from my lips
Bringing praise and glory to Your name
For this life is not about me
It is truly about You
May I not be a stumbling block
Use me Lord
A sower of seeds
Drawing others close to You
Planting Your hope in their hearts
Encouraging faith
Bringing renewal and healing
Running the Christian race

Worn

Have you ever felt like the world is caving in around you? Ever thought you were going to break and never recover from the insanity that surrounds you? You are not alone! Welcome to life!

More often than not, we are facing some trial or difficult situation at any given moment in our lives. Perhaps it is problems at work, with finances, or maybe you just got laid off. Maybe you are struggling with health issues or dealing with a death in the family. Perchance you are going through a nasty divorce or dealing with abuse in your home. During these times it is so very easy to blame God for your situation or get angry because He allowed bad things to enter your life. Although God is big enough to handle your frustration, anger, bitterness, or blame, He is only trying to steer you back to the path He desires for your life.

I went through a divorce after 12 years of marriage and have been single now for almost 11 years! You can rest assured I went through many emotions and feelings. The roller coaster of emotions went from disbelief, to anger, to grief at the loss of something so valuable to me and my then 2 year old son. Then my feelings turned to God….to a God who was supposed to bring good things into my life; a God who I thought would protect me from this type of destruction. After all, marriage is a God thing, right? I spent many a night crying out to Him, asking Him how He could let this happen to me. How could a God who loved me so much hurt me so much? Why did I have to go through so much pain? Why couldn’t He make it all better?

Then it hit me…God indeed allowed these events to take place in my life, not because He chose them, but because I chose them, my husband chose them. He took our poor choices, which upon retrospect were not in His plan for my life, and conformed them toward His plan for my life. He took the pain and devastation of that divorce and turned it into something beautiful, drawing me nearer to Him than ever before. Of course that did not spare me the human gamut of feelings (it took me three years to recover and let go), but it gave me hope for a future that would be better than before. It gave me peace that in time there would be greater things in my life.

God took my questions of why and turned my heart to ask him what! Instead of asking why he allowed these things, I began to ask myself what He wanted me to learn from them. In that moment of heart change, I was able to start viewing the word with clearer eyes. I was able to face my fears and heal from past childhood wounds that had influenced my choices up to that point. I was able to draw strength from the Almighty Creator Himself to get me through the storm, knowing, trusting that He would indeed bring me hope and a future.

My encouragement to you: No matter what trial you are facing today, no matter how big the storm, no matter how desperate you are, no matter the difficult situation, God has you. If you choose to seek Him, He will bring you respite. He will give you strength. He will provide you the wisdom you need at the moment you need it. He will renew and heal your heart. Let Him love you through the tribulations you face and show you that there is a hope and a future for you as well, one that is blessed and in accordance with His good will for you!

Instead of asking God why bad things are happening to you, ask God what He wants you to learn from the circumstances you are in right at this moment.

May God bless and guide you, giving you hope and faith that there is indeed a rainbow at the end of the storm. All my love!

rainbow

For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD,

plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to bring you hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11

Worn

Crushed by circumstances
Tired and broken
I come to you
Heal my heart
Open my eyes
Renew my faith
Give me hope to press on
Shine Your light
Reveal Your love for me
Help me to see the rainbow amidst the storm
No longer will I ask why
No not today
I ask instead what You want me to learn
What do You want to show me
Guide me
Lead my willing soul
Show me what You desire
Set my feet on steady ground
No not why
Rather what do you want of me
I surrender all
For hope and a future with You

Transformed

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory,
are being transformed into his likeness –2 Corinthians 3:18

butterfly

Transformed

3-23-2013

Pure

Earnest

With good conscience

Walk in obedience

Give

Sacrifice

With sincere love

Commit to serve

Chosen

Predestined

With daily commitment

Bear righteous fruit

Holy

Blameless

With unveiled faces

Become like Christ

Renew

Transform

With childlike faith

Proclaim God’s glory

 

In this life it is ever so easy to conform to the views and norms of the culture; the ways of this world.  But God calls us to a higher standard.  One in which we are to be obedient to him above all else.  Oh, how hard is that sometimes…a lot of the time!?!  I desire to do good, to love others, to forgive, to stay pure, and to avoid selfishness and greed.  However, I find that I face adversity to what God sees is right and what the people around me say is acceptable.  There seems to be constant conflict!

No matter what, I have to stay the course, knowing that in my flesh, I will indeed fall.  I will sin.  I will fall short of the glory of God daily in numerous ways.  But that will not stop me from getting up, brushing off the dirt, and trying harder next time to avoid the pitfalls of this world; the temptations of Satan.

God says that we are all victors already!  The moment we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts, we have the power, knowledge and discernment to avoid temptations, to detour away from sinful situations.  I pray Lord that you indeed give me strength to do what is good and right!  I ask that you give me wisdom and guidance in all situations and I seek to follow your plan and will for my life.

May God shine upon us all, leading us in His way everlasting!

With love ❤

God under Fire!

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
–2 Timothy 4:7

God Under Fire!
October 11, 2012

What are we doing in our nation?
A country founded on freedom and justice for all
Young men and women fighting for our right to speak
Facing mortal danger so that each person can hold to their own belief
I am so tired of having my rights stripped away
Taken inch by inch, behind closed doors, by the powers that be in hope that we don’t notice
No celebration of Christmas in school as heaven forbid someone slips as to the reason for the season
We can’t even do Santa Claus anymore as he originated from St. Nick
It would be a mortal sin to share the spirit of giving with our children
Christmas trees are even taboo should the reference to Christ’s sacrifice come up
Gay marriage becoming the norm and so be it
Each person has that freedom but we also have the freedom to disagree or do we
History books being rewritten to be politically correct
As if it really was, please!
The powers that be are setting the stage for a generation that will not understand our past and how we got to where we are today
How sad since we learn from our mistakes and if they aren’t taught we will only make them again
Why go forwards when a few minority groups can take us so much farther backwards
My heart is angered that I cannot say my beliefs or values without being called a hypocrite
I am open to others believing what they want to believe but I will not stand for others telling me I can’t have my own opinion or worse yet will be targeted if I do
Our military is open to homosexuals, so be it, they can fight just like other men and women
But to discipline chaplains for saying they don’t condone it based on their beliefs
Then dear God in heaven what are our military truly fighting for, why bother
When pastors and preachers face fines, forced resignations, or jail for stating what they believe then God help us all
I never thought that our country, the United States of America, would sink so low as to discriminate points of view and not allow freedom of speech
Wake up people and know you are not exempt
It will strike you one day
The reality that you really are not free to speak unless it doesn’t offend someone else
One day you will be told to shut up
To hold your thoughts to yourself
You will be called a hypocrite if you don’t accept others views
You will be told that you are not tolerant and are judging others
If you think it won’t affect you someday, brace yourself
Maybe it won’t because you delicately and desperately ride the fence rather than stand for what you believe
Maybe, just maybe, your fears will keep you in the politically correct league, keeping your true beliefs locked inside
I don’t know about anyone else
Nor do I know where your heart stands
I do know what I feel and by God in heaven I will stand
Call me what you may – a hypocrite, a jerk, intolerant, hateful, judgmental
Persecute me till your hearts are content
I will stand on my beliefs for God has indeed said this day would come
I have armor stronger than any man’s intent
I won’t back down
I won’t be silent
I will rock the boat
I will call it as I see it
For one day when I die I will answer to no man
Whatever anyone said, did, or thought about me will be irrelevant
When I die I will stand only before God
I will bow before the omnipotent One who saw it all go down
I will meet him face to face as his eyes pierce my heart and soul
I will humbly look for his praise and his alone
I don’t care if the world tells me I am a good girl for falling in line
Nope, I would rather the world think me foolish and bad if it means that my God will see me as wise and wonderful
Do what you feel is right, but know that in the end every knee will bow, every tongue confesses that The Lord is God
At that moment I pray I stayed the course, that I ran the race
I pray that I will always stand for my God and Christ
Even more so as the end days approach
Where will you stand?

Surrender

Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? 
Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. 
They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
–1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Surrender

March 18, 2013

Walls crashing down

Falling to pieces

God is with me

Do not despair

In my weakness

God is strong

Holding my heart

Giving new life

Strongholds will be broken

Chains of sin unbound

Surrender all to Him

Fall into His arms

His armor covers

His angels protect

I will overcome

Receiving the Victor’s Crown

 In this life, I am constantly challenged; asked to go in so many different directions that I easily lose my focus and my way.  I long for a sense of security and direction, but instead, find myself smack dab in the middle of the storm of confusion, pain, and turmoil.  But alas, all is not lost.  I have a navigator, a built-in GPS that will show me the way.

 The Holy Spirit, the promise of God for all who believe, will guide me, providing direction for my life.  He speaks to my heart, convicting my mind, and leading me back to where God desires me to walk.  I may be confused, but the Spirit will bring clarity.  I may be upset, but the Spirit will bring peace.  I may find myself in the pit of despair, but the Spirit will shine the Light of God.  He will open the way for God’s miraculous transformation to take place in my life.  I will overcome all obstacles!  I will rejoice in his glory!  I will walk in a surety that there is more to this life than the obstacle right in front of me! 

Let the strongholds be broken!  Let the shackles of sin fall away!  Let the pain of the past die!  Let the fear fade way and the worry subside!

 I trust in God, inviting Him in!  I will let His Spirit flow freely within my heart and mind, filling me to overflowing!  I will let His armor cover me and His strength and might overpower all things that come against me! 

 I am already a Victor!  I have already received His promises!  I am God’s child and I WILL overcome!!

 All my love and may God bless and keep you always

Tears May Fall

It is funny how God works! He takes something, be it a scripture address, a word, a moment, a vision, a dream—whatever he desires to use—and leads me down a path that enlightens and strengthens. As I was showering this morning, Job 2:10 kept echoing in my mind, so I figured that when I met with God today I would indeed look that up, and thus I did.

Job 2:10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

This was Job’s response to his wife’s encouragement to “curse God and die” when he became afflicted with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. He had already lost his family, his servants, his livestock, his home, though in all the pain and the suffering, he did not sin. Wow, talk about a man after God’s own heart! Oh to be that strong and face adversity or difficult decisions head on with complete trust and faith in God.

As I sat pondering what the Lord was leading me to take from this passage, I prayed. I was inspired by worship music that faded into the background as my focus shifted solely to my God. I cried out, seeking His will, His message for my heart, His desire for my life. The more I cried, the more I humbled myself and sought forgiveness and a pure heart from this almighty, all-consuming God I so delightfully call Father! I wanted so desperately in that moment to bury myself at the Cross, to lie at Christ’s feet and let the world pass away. The more I lay there, pouring out my heart and soul, the more my sinfulness was revealed, my weaknesses unveiled, my heart torn. In that moment, I felt the power of God surge, the beauty of Christ’s sacrifice cover me, the strongholds of my heart gone, faded in an intense meeting with the Creator of the Universe, The One True God who is the only one who knows me—even more than I know myself.

I arose and examined Job 2:10 harder, with clearer eyes and a cleaner heart—the words grew and echoed in my thoughts and then I began to search deeper, seeking more! God led me to realize that life is not easy, that I live in fear because I don’t want to hurt others, I don’t want to inflict pain, or bring suffering in any way. I wept, my heart and deepest fears exposed. Laying prone on the floor, Romans 8:26-27, 2 Timothy 1:7, and Philippians 4:13 came to my heart.

Romans 8:26-27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. And we know that in all things God works the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Job was in immense pain, he had lost everything—his sons and daughters were killed, his livestock was destroyed, his servants were killed, his home destroyed. Now his health was gone and his wife was leaving. He had nothing, yet he mustered the strength to accept this all from God; that it was His will, His plan for his life. He didn’t blame God or turn His back on God. No, he stood up for His God, having faith that God was indeed in control, despite how he felt.

Job had to confront his wife and then he had to confront his friends who had blamed Job’s sin for his destruction. Job cried out. He prayed from the heart. He laid his emotions, his feelings—anger, pain, misery, confusion—all of it was cast upon the Lord. But still, amidst the encouragement to curse God from his friends and his wife, he stood his ground. He would rather have not been born than to curse God. He was devoted to God and trusted God’s plan for life, even if it meant death.

Trusting is often hard to do, especially in face of adversity or difficulties. It is when the rubber meets the road that fear or worry can set in. It is when we face the toughest of challenges that Satan worms his way in trying to deter and confuse. It is in the darkest tests of life that we have to rise above, cast Satan back in the name of Jesus, and seek even harder God’s plan for our lives.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us the spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, and love and of self-discipline.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Standing for what God is and what His plans are for our lives, even though we may not know the direction or the reason why, takes great courage. Job stepped out on faith, had courage that God would do what he had to do and that there was meaning and purpose behind it. Do we have that courage? Are we strong enough to face adversity head on and work through the pain and suffering to meet God in a better place? Do we have the self-discipline and love to speak the truth, even when it is hard? Do we have the strength to do what God calls us to do?

In our weakness, he is strong!

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Job was weak indeed. He was broken, torn, battered, beat down. His heart was downcast. His body was destroyed. His emotions were devastated. His life was in ruins, yet he stood in the shadow of God and realized that through it all, he was still God’s child. He was faithful and trusted that God was still with him through all the pain, all the suffering, all the torment. He didn’t know why God was doing, or allowing, these life-shattering things into his life, but he knew his God! He knew his God had plans. He humbled himself before the Lord! He persevered! He stood on the promises of God! He was made stronger and more perfect through his weaknesses!

Job did not let fear keep him from confronting his wife. He did not let worry keep him from stating the truth to his friends. He did not let his own flesh get in the way of God’s design for his life. He was willing to die, trusting that God had him! That is not to say that he did not experience a plethora of emotions or struggle with his faith. It simply means that he knew God. He knew that his faith in God–even in miniscule amounts–did not guarantee he would not have troubles in this life. He knew that God allowed suffering for reasons beyond understanding. He knew that God was always there, even amidst the darkest times, the toughest trials, and the hardest decisions.  Job stood his ground, held tight to God amidst the storm that was sinking his ship, and he prospered because of it.  He was blessed more than he could have imagined!

1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 3:21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.

I want to stand strong in the Lord. I want to do his will and not my own. I may not understand, nor may I ever understand, His ways, but much like Job, I know that he has designed for me every day of my life, from the day I was born to the day I die. He knows my heart and my desires even better than I. He knows that I will fall, I will sin, I will make poor choices. He knows that I will take alternate paths, deter from his plan for me, and run defiantly the other direction at times. But through it all, I know He will hold me, He will guide me, He will give me strength and courage to be bold in my love. He will give me direction—if I listen—that will lead me to eternal glory. Just as He gave His Son so that I can live, I give my life so He can live! I die to my desires, to my wants, to my flesh. I die so that He may live! Your will God, not my own!

I pray for your strength and wisdom to speak Your words. I know that you are in control and that you have plans for my life that I do not know. You are in control of my future and the futures of those lives I touch every day.  You have nothing but plans to prosper your children and bring them hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).  When we ask Lord God, You give!  I ask that you give me clarity and discernment; that You give me bold love and words to speak; that You give me a Spirit of power, love and self-control.  Let my words be Yours, let my actions be Yours, let my heart be Yours, and my life Father God, let it be Yours.

tear

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. –2 Corinthians 12:9

Tears May Fall

In weakness God is strong
Constantly leading the way
Seek, ask, knock
Know that He is there
He is holding you right now
Life is life
Nothing easy
Everything filled with battles
Flesh and soul
Eternal and earthly
Wars rage on
Sometimes to be free
We have to let go
Surrender to God
Give it all
Our wants, our desires
Our fears, our pain
We must die
So that we may live
Tears will fall
Hearts will be torn
God will mend
His love will fill the void
Building, strengthening
Making us better than before
Guide us
Search us
Confront our selfish ways
Lead us in Your way everlasting
Bring us to where You are

Your Will Not Mine

Our Father who is in Heaven, holy is your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.  –Matthew 6:9-10

Your Will Not Mine

Drifting thoughts

The future unbeknownst

Reign over my mind

Pierce my heart

Bring me to the place where You are

Center me oh Lord

That I may do Your will

Remove the clutter within

Give me strength

Help me walk in Your way

I love you Lord

More so than I love myself

Help me to do Your will

Be with me

Guide me

Let my words be Yours

Let my heart fully trust

Let my motives be pure

Let my path be straight

Show me Your will

Devoted wholly to You

Be the lamp unto my feet

A light unto my path

I will surrender all

Guide me oh Lord

Lead me to accomplish Your will

Let not Satan deceive

Nor my flesh interfere

Let me not be blinded by desire

Keep temptation at bay

Help me to see clearly

Not my will oh God

Only Yours be done everyday

Life is not always perfect although we so wish it to be.  There is truly no compass or neon sign that points or leads us where we should go, but rather we so often allow our emotions, thoughts, past experiences, or desires to show us the way.  Oh, to have that magic wand that makes everything perfect or the GPS that could give me directions for my life!  But alas, they do not exist.  There is no sure-fire way to know that we have made the correct decision, no absolute guarantee that we made a good choice.

Nope, nothing like that exists.  Instead, we have something better, though there is only one issue——–faith!

We have access to a God who knows our lives better than we do.  We have the ability to communicate with a God who knows our thoughts and our motives before we even get a clue.  We have the chance to have a relationship with a God who knows our every coming and going.  We have a God who has designed a life just for us, filled with good things, placing us amidst a myriad of blessings, and promising us a future filled with hope.

The catch—–we have to believe it is so!  We have to believe that the God who created us, will lead us.  We have to believe that the God who gives us every breath will guide us in the way that brings all we need.  We have to believe that the God who knows every hair on our head will indeed place us where he desires, even when we don’t truly understand.

Faith!  Even faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains!  All we need do is have faith!  Trusting, even though our feelings, emotions, desires, thoughts, or past experiences may dictate one direction, God will not lead us astray.

Faith!  Such a small word with such power behind it!  I cling to the faith I have that Christ indeed died for me so that I may know the God who created me.  I cling to the Cross that enables me to hear God’s still small voice, even though I don’t always want to hear it.   I cling to faith in the ultimate sacrifice that reminds me, convicts me, delivers me, drives me, and makes me who I am today.

Is it easy to trust?  Is it easy to have faith in what is unknown?  Is it easy to have confidence in a direction we don’t clearly understand?  Is it easy to believe that good can come of all events in this life?  Never.  God never promised it would be easy, but he did promise that he would be with us through it all!

May we trust in what God is doing in our lives and seek him in all that we do!  With love!

Please Dear Lord…

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them; that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
–Psalm 5:11

Please Dear Lord…
April 10, 2012

Search me and see if there be any offensive way in me
Test me oh God and know my heart
Seek deep within and bring my motives to the surface
Fill me with more of You and make me whole
Cleanse me from pride and selfishness oh God

Bring me to Your side
Renew my heart and mind
Comfort me as only You can
Draw me close to You and never let me go
Let me know You are near

Bring me to my knees in reverence and awe
May my fear be of Your glory and power, not of the world or those in it
For You are my guide
I live to please only You
To bring glory and praise to Your name

I pray that You fill me with grace to handle the obstacles that come my way
Give me strength to boldly face injustice and mistreatment
Shower me with discernment to know when to speak and when to be silent
May I see through Your eyes and have compassion on those who seek to devour me
Help me to hold tightly to justice and mercy
To turn the other cheek when I am hit on the other

I need You Lord
I need Your strength, Your wisdom, Your protection
I ask for, no, I humbly beg for Your favor to be upon me in all that I do
Please dear Lord, never leave my side
Be my lamp and my path

Bring me out of all chaos and condemnation with Your praises on my tongue
I want to be bold and stand but instead my flesh fears and worries
I know not what the future holds
But I do know that You hold my future
That You control all that comes against me
You will use all things for Your glory

Help Father God I pray
Help me be a light to those who seek to destroy or defame
Let me not be bitter or prideful
Let me focus on You oh God
Be my shield and my strength in trials
For I know You placed me in circumstances for a purpose
Give me wisdom and help me learn from life tribulations

Hold me Lord and please constantly remind me that You are near
You are near to the brokenhearted
You bless those who call upon Your name
You are my light and my salvation
My saving grace

For if You, my God and Father, are for me then who can be against me
No one can touch Your anointed unless You deem it so
No one can bring harm to me for You have plans to prosper me
No one can stand against me for You oh Lord are with me

You think of me more than the grains of sand on the beach
You, the Creator of the earth and the heavens, sing over me
You have adopted me into Your kingdom as Your daughter
I am Yours and You oh God are mine

No one on earth can destroy me
No schemes of hell can stand against me for You are stronger
You crush the plans of the wicked
You destroy the snare of the fowler

Keep me safe in Your arms oh Lord
Bring my heart peace
Fill my mind with Your thoughts
Lead me in the way everlasting

For God is with Me

God is so faithful and His very word inspires the very core of who I am and all that He wants me to be.  His truth indeed will set us free if only we listen to it…if only we take time to hear Him speak through our circumstances and into our lives…if only we spend time with him, listening to his still small voice above the noise of this world.  This poem is the byproduct of God’s word, a lamp unto my feet, and a sword wielded against the harsh darkness that surrounds.  Not my words but YOURS LORD!  God bless and may you have time to hear God through His word.  All my love.

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside the still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in path of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever. –Psalm 23

For God is with Me
April 10, 2012

Principalities unseen fight against me
Evil seeks to devour
Justice will prevail
For God is with me

He is my strength and my shield
His sword cuts through the lies and deceit
He guards me with his right hand
Giving me refuge in the shadow of his wing
He is my delight and I am His
Though my enemies rise up against me
I shall not fear
For God is with me

He leads the beside the still waters
He restores my soul
He renews my strength
That I may soar on wings of eagles
That I may run and not grow weary
That I may walk and not grow faint
The snare of the fowler shall fail
For God is with me

His rod and His staff bring me great comfort
He is my strong tower
He is my rock and my fortress
No enemy can stand against me
No wicked scheme will endure
The plans of Satan will be destroyed
And good will shine in my life
For God is with me

I will stand in my weakness
For He is strong
I will rise above my fear
For there is no fear for those who love the Lord
I will be triumphant
Confidently resting in the Lord
For God is with me

My All

There are just some days I have to praise Him for all He does, for all He provides, for all He gives, even when I don’t deserve it.  Indeed, my flesh may be weak, I may doubt, I may fear, I may worry…..but internally, deep within my soul, the Spirit leads, trusting, believing, holding to His truths, and relying on the ONE True God to sustain me through it all.

May you trust in the eternal God of the universe, your very Creator, and the One who gives you breath each second of the day.  Praise him all ye nations, praise him in every tongue!  God bless and keep you in the shelter of His mercy and love for now and always.

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
–Psalm 28:7

My All
April 13, 2012

Lord You are my light and my salvation
My strength and my shield
My heart trusts in You and I am helped
Thank You Father for being my direction
For leading me in paths of righteousness
Help me Lord to do what is good and right
Give me strength to resist temptation
May I cling to You in all that I do
Looking for no one to complete me but You
Bring me comfort in times of loneliness
Surround me with peace when I am restless
Fill me with joy when times are trying
Be my all in all Lord
Keep me in Your view
Touch my heart and settle my soul