I had teachers who changed my life in powerful ways the lesson never spoke of! The teacher who wrote this is one of God’s special servants!
Do not be a tourist in life!
Choose instead to LIVE your life!
You were wonderfully made,
you are loved,
you are here for a beautiful reason!
TRUST IN GOD
HE DOES ALL THINGS WELL!
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
What is that glow
which lies beyond the gate?
Two steps away,
Dare I enter?
by Martha L Shaw – © 7-23-2014
Okay, if you thought this was an article about a romanic and passionate experience I had to share, you’ve stumbled upon the wrong blog . . .
Passionate it is, though! I’m hearing a line from a favorite praise song in my heart and head just now. I must say it’s delightful when my heart and head are on the same “team.” It’s not always the way. I was not exactly “high on life” earlier today and remarkably – rather than stew for a while and eventually think of praying, I prayed right away and then got involved in doing some things that needed doing. Wish I could say that this Christian is just so focused on the Lord that this is simply a common occurance, but being human brings with it a host of imperfections and yup, I’ve got ’em. Like a broken watch, though, I must say I get it right twice a day anyway . . . at least that . . . I hope . . .
When we surrender ourselves to the Lord and say “use me . . . fill me” we’d better be ready to receive our “honey do” list fast. He hears a willing heart and He says “sign up! Here’s your first job! Go to it!” It’s funny, but shortly after I prayed the words I prayed, I found myself blessed not once but three times! First with a lovely conversation with a stranger, then with finding myself say to someone “you need to let it go. It’s not yours to worry about. Give it to the Lord. He’ll handle it and enable you.” Then I heard myself telling someone else “It just takes a willing heart. God will provide the ability.”
These things took place in under an hour from the time I felt “off” and prayed about it and are all direct answers to that prayer. Just further proof, if any is needed, that He loves us totally and completely and He so desires us to “get close and personal” with Him. . Our Lord does not call the enabled – He enables the called! Thanks be to God!
11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?
As followers of Christ and in our commitment to Him and to our personal relationship with Him we are called to be His vessel. We “know” what a vessel is . . . or we think we do. Have you ever looked up the definition? I just did. Not sure why, but as soon as I saw what the definition stated I became convinced the Lord called me to seek this information and to share it.
Wow. I am loving being a vessel now that He’s shown me these words.
Rest in His hands and soar!
De Colores – A Tanka Poem
Life in black and white.
Weeds grow in Eden’s Garden.
God’s compassion . . . Jesus Christ.
Garden blooms, living color!
by Martha L Shaw Copyright July 27, 2012