Archive | February 2015

Time to be Well – Jenny Simmons

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

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Time to be Well

The ultimate Healer
The Physician of your heart and soul
He is the only One who can make you whole
Fill you with peace
Mend your shattered heart

No matter the pain
No matter the loneliness of life
God is the One that makes you well
Covers you with grace and love
Gives you peace to make it another day

You may be lost in the darkness of circumstances
You may be lying to yourself to make things better
With God at your side
You are not alone
He takes you to the throne of healing

Why?

Searching for meaning? Seeking more for your life? Have the nagging feeling that there is more to your existence than the day-to-day routine? Guess what? You are right! You are called to so much more than what this world has in store for you. Did you know you were designed by God Himself for a purpose? You were created to fulfill a mission that is of the utmost importance! Yes, you!! You are called to share the word of God, to bring His truth into deceived hearts, to bring hope to those who have lost theirs, to be a light that shines midst the darkness. You were created on purpose for a purpose. As scripture says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” God designed you to desire more than the mundane routine of this world! Stand in His strength and live your life to the fullest! Glorify God’s kingdom and bring eternal joy to your heart.

All my love! ❤

He said to them,
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,
but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
Mark 16:15-16

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Why?

Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
There is an answer
I do propose

You were created on purpose
To fulfill your destiny
Designed to share God’s love
Even in the midst of scrutiny

You were created for such a time as this
To declare the mystery that is of God
Revealing His truth
Breaking through the world’s facade

You have been called to something higher
A mission from God, the Creator Himself
You were created to shine His light
Not to live for yourself

You are needed to bring salvation to the lost
To shine light were darkness resides
You can be an instrument God uses
Bringing  hope to desperate, longing lives

Why are you here?
To reveal God to the lost and dying hearts that be
What is your purpose?
To stand in faith that shines for the entire world to see

Listen to your heart
Heed that still small voice
Know that you were made for so much more
Will you stand on your own or abide in His choice?

Sheep of His Pasture

Be very careful, then how you live–not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Ephesians 5:15-17

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Sheep of His Pasture

Meek as sheep
Filled with peace
Walking with God each day
Utilizing all opportunities
Humble obedience
Maturing with His love

Wise as eagles
Searching for the Lord
Yearning for His will
Following Him boldly
Professing His name
Claiming eternal life

Cautious as a deer
Fully aware
Knowing evil lurks
Seeking to devour
Holding tight to God’s armor

Bold as tigers
Spreading the truth
Shedding light among darkness
Bringing hope
Witnessing through action and word
Building the Kingdom of God

Gentle as doves
Following Christ
Walking intimately with Him
Knowing Him heart and soul
Living ambassadors
Desiring to please God

Holding You – Matt Hammitt

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

Life can often be confusing, painful, and filled with chaos, but there is hope, peace, and healing that comes from the One who is always holding you through it all! Even when you are in your darkest hour, God is there. When the pain of life leaves your pillow soaked with tears, God is there. God never leaves you. He will always be there to hold you through the harshest storms of this life. Let go and let Him bring you rest and peace!

All my love ❤

The Lord is My Shepherd!!

The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures:
he leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul:
he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yes, 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 for ever.
~ Psalm 23 ~

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Psalm 23 ~ A Reflection of My Heart ❤

The Lord leads me in all things;
I shall stand strong
He brings me rest with musical melodies;
He inspires me and renews my energy within
He repairs the brokenness of my heart and soul;
He opens doors to bring me to where He wants me to be
Yea, though I walk through the streets of chaos and confusion,
I will not fear; for the Lord is with me, bringing wisdom, direction, comfort and peace unending
He allows me to shine with righteousness, even in the presence of those who don’t know Him and those who hate me;
He blesses my life with riches of the heart; my joy overflows daily
Surely His love and grace will be with me so long as I live;
and I am delighted to dwell in His presence forever

Serve the Lord — Help Me!!

“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve:
whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River,
or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house,
we will serve the LORD.”
Joshua 24:15

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Serve the Lord — My Prayer

Help me Lord to seek You daily
Lead me in the paths of righteousness
Restore to me what has been lost in the day to day
I do not desire the chaos of this life
I want you and only you Lord

Help me lead my son in the way he should go
Give me words to share your love and fill his heart
May I show him your light through all I do and say
I ask you to build his heart on Your foundation
I desire only for him to serve you and you alone Lord

Help me Lord to witness to all whom you place in my life
May my actions speak louder than my words
Let my home be a beacon of your truth in every way
I want only to provide a safe haven for all who enter
I yearn to serve you and you only Lord

Help me Lord to stand strong in faith
Shower me with your wisdom and your grace
Use me Lord to build your Kingdom here on Earth
I eagerly hope to be refined and grown into your image
I aspire to be more like you and only you Lord

Love from Above

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But God demonstrated his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

What does your love look like?  Don’t just say, “I love well!” or “Those around me know how much I love them.”  How do they know?  How do you show it?  How well does your love measure up to the love God has so freely and deeply given to you?

Really ask yourself; dig deep and look within your heart, look at your life and examine how you love.  Is it selfish, demanding, and prideful? Do you love with the expectation of love in return? Do you give and whine when you get nothing in return, not even a thank you? Do you anger and keep track of all the wrongs done to you? Is your love foolish, does it give up easily, or walk away when things get tough? Does it doubt, cast blame, and live in fear?

God’s definition of love is beyond your capabilities!!! It is only when you understand the depth of his love for you, a lowly sinner, broken and torn, that you truly know what love is! It is only when you see the beauty of his grace, mercy, and forgiveness that you can freely and deeply love others.

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a faith that can move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8a

Surrender

Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves,
you are slaves of the one you obey–whether you are slaves to sin,
which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
~ Romans 6:20 ~

When we surrender, there is no bitterness, no anger, no resentment, no fear! Just complete peace, joy, contentment, and love! Hard as it is to surrender all you feel, all you are, all you have to the Lord, it is oh so much harder to carry it. Don’t let the situations, tribulations, and conflicts of this life be burdensome….for you were never created to carry the baggage that comes from sin!! Let it go, surrender to God, and find the freedom that only comes from the Almighty!

All my love and may the shackles of this life be broken and your heart, spirit, and mind be set free in Christ! ❤