Rejoice!

July 25, 2014

sunshine

The blazing sun brightens my day.

Warnings of unseen clouds bringing storms

do not dampen the sunflower’s smile or my own.

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-25-2014


Where Shall I Dwell?

July 24, 2014

The Lord keeps placing the following scripture on my heart so I decided to share it.  Blessings to you.

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Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV)

 

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


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


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.

 

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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


I Am

July 21, 2014

I rise,

and feeling your presence,

I soar.

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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


Walk In Faith

July 17, 2014

curtains bed

Gazing,

I see it’s time to get up

And I wonder what to do.

As the curtains flutter in the breeze,

I see you on the other side

Encouraging me to go on.

Answers will come.

By Martha L Shaw  – ©7-17-2014

 

 


Captivating – A Poem

July 16, 2014

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Captivating

Life,

Like the earth around me,

Often seems hard,

Dry,

Barren.

Where is the rain?

Where is the fruit for which I hunger?

Ah,

But when you squeeze my hand;

I am reminded that I walk this path

Not alone but with you.

Suddenly,

I am enchanted!

The Light in your eyes

Illuminates my world anew.

I hear you  . . . I see you . . .

in the flora and fauna . . .

in all that surrounds me.

How could I have failed to see?

These human eyes,

Why do they betray me?

As I gaze into yours,

I see myself

Changed by your love.

I am captivated by the opportunities

Suddenly my own,

By the beauty you’ve laid before me.

I wonder,

How could I so long have missed it?

By Martha L Shaw  – words and pictures © 3-2-2013

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This Is The Day – Norning Praise

July 16, 2014


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