Oh, How He Loves Me!

June 28, 2016

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!

 

John 4:11

11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?

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REST . . . SOAR . . . SERVE . . . UM, SAY THAT AGAIN?

June 28, 2016

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.

A vessel is a utensil that is used.  It is also an airship.  INTERESTING.  Consider . . . as a utensil it serves the one who carries it.  The burden is in the hand holding it. We need to remember as well the second part of the definition for that word as we ponder our commission as Christ followers.  A vessel is also an airship.  As such, it SOARS!

Wow.  I am loving being a vessel now that He’s shown me these words. 

Rest in His hands and soar!


I FAIL AS A GARDENER, BUT WITH HELP …

June 27, 2016

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De Colores – A Tanka Poem

Life in black and white.

Weeds grow in Eden’s Garden.

Original sin.

God’s compassion . . . Jesus Christ.

Garden blooms, living color!

by Martha L Shaw Copyright July 27, 2012

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Because I’m Curious About You

June 27, 2016

HIS question:

If you could make a 20 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

 

My Answer:

I’d invite the listeners to join Jesus and I for sweet tea and fellowship!


Up Date on Rachel!

June 27, 2016

MIRACLES HAPPEN! BELIEVE!

Men of One Accord

Let it be known the power of our God to heal is greater than the knowledge of man’s heart to understand. The doctors did and could not operate on Rachel’s pelvis that is broken in many places. One because of her age and two the damage was too great. Rachel had no feeling in her right leg and was unable to move that leg and toes. Rachel was facing the rest of her life in a wheelchair, yet there was her friends and the Church who carried her to Jesus and opened pull open the roof of Heaven to lower her before Jesus.

God’s children around the world prayed, believed, and their faith is greater than a mustard seed. There was no operation on Rachel the doctors gave up and sent her to a nursing home for rehabilitation and to learn how to get around in a wheelchair. But God…

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GOTTA TELL YOU A SECRET!

June 27, 2016

 

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Soul Kisses From My Savior

You introduced me to my heart

The day that I accepted yours.

I know now that true and lasting  joy

Was never before mine

Until that day I looked into your eyes

And found my very soul

Was looking back at me

In the pure love and grace

I saw reflected there.

You touched my hand

And led me to the place

That I’d been seeking all my life

Without ever knowing what I’d missed.

Suddenly, this secret of our love

Is one that I can no longer keep

To myself

And so I freely share it

Every chance I get.

A most amazing consequence

Is now so clear to me.

For every time I blow a kiss

You blow me two of yours!

by Martha L Shaw Copyright July 25, 2012


I Choose To Live!

June 26, 2016

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.– Oscar  Wilde –

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Wilde has it right!  Jesus desires us to live LARGE and in Him and with Him this is simple.  Rejoice and surrender and  leave the direction to Him.

It’s vacation season as I write this.  When I was small it was so much fun, but as an adult all the fuss and bother of planning rather spoiled things.  Life is that way in all things if we fly solo, but we weren’t meant to!

The sky’s the limit!  Choose Jesus!

Just as our child-selves enjoyed the life our parents planned and lead us through, so too can we as children of the Beloved Jesus, our personal Lord and Savior, have joy and TRULY live IN HIM.  Why choose to merely exist when in Him we live???  


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