Surrender

July 23, 2014

gate

What is that glow

which lies beyond the gate?

Two steps away,

it beckons.

Dare I enter?

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-23-2014


Refreshment

July 22, 2014

God speaks to me 2

Fire-like glow

reflected on puddles in the yard

a break in the clouds

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-22-2014


God’s Love Is Like

July 22, 2014

I rolled over in bed early this morning, winced in pain being a human barometer, and glanced at the clock noting it was 5am.  I was glad to realize I’d gotten some sleep.

 

darkness

 

It was still dark outside and I realized it was pouring out.  As I listened to the noise of such heavy rain I heard something more.  I heard the beautiful sound of a bird singing. It was still pouring and my body still hurt but somehow it didn’t really matter.  God’s love is like that.


Heart’s Melody

July 22, 2014

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You color my world

in rain or glow of sun

and add music!

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-22-2014


The Calling

July 21, 2014

I heard your voice

calling my name.

I answered “Yes!”

stained glass window

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I Am

July 21, 2014

I rise,

and feeling your presence,

I soar.

eagle

 

 

 


Hope On A Rainy Monday

July 21, 2014

Deuteronomy 11:14-16

14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.

Photography Copyright Martha L Shaw 4-8-14

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Good Morning, Lord!

July 20, 2014

sunrise-md

I awakened early,

Snuggled deep into my soft pillow

And wrapped warmly in my quilt

I pretended it was still time for sleep.

As I lay cozy in my bed

You whispered lovingly to me

And I sighed, smiled, and whispered back.

Gazing lovingly,

I felt your arms holding me close

As you filled my heart with you

And I realized it was there

That I would forever stay,

Waking, sleeping,

It matters not

As long as you’re with me.

Suddenly,

The wake-up melody sounded

High in the sky

On distant branches of the tall tree

Outside my window

And I realize the sun was opening

Its sleepy eyes,

And so did I.

Listening to the sweet songbirds

I added my praise to theirs

As together we faced the day.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2-15-2013


Abba – My Father

July 19, 2014

daddy and me

I can remember Daddy holding me close in his arms and feeling happy, loved, and safe. I remember a little girl I loved to pieces (and still do even if she’s grown up) who loved to be with me and snuggle close. God feels that way too. He wants me to bring ALL of me to Him and to snuggle close, not just to cry out when I’m scared or lost.

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Abide With Me

July 18, 2014

True hope can only come from the living Word of God. I have been in need of encouragement and hope lately and received it thru several channels including the sermon Sunday, the prayers at yesterday’s healing service, and the following quote. Guard your heart, friends, and be careful where you put your trust:

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” – Colossians 2:9-10 NIV


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