ASSURANCE

May 4, 2016

There is often little I can do

but I am loved by the one who can.

Yes,

He knows my heart.

The gift He holds for me

is beyond all I could ever hope for!

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2016

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REFOCUS

May 3, 2016

I felt the damp chill in the air

before staring in dismay at the dark clouds.

JOY, MY JOY!  Why have your rays abandoned me?

But, alas!

It was me!

I gave  my heart to the object of my focus!

Then I refocused and saw the sun

peeking through a tiny crack.

All became well.

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2016 Words and Image

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ONLY YOU

May 2, 2016

It is in silence that I hear the music

From your soul to mine.

I am swept away

As though with wings of an angel.

I am filled with ecstasy

Which no fear can take from me!

 

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2016


The REAL Joy

April 29, 2016

reflecting on the crossI enjoy the applause.

Admiration is nice for a time

but,

my lasting joy

is reflecting the Lord in all I AM and do.

I am nothing without His love.

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-30-2016


TRADING SENSIBLE FOR CRAZY AND AMAZING

April 27, 2016

I come from a long line of sensible people.  Church going folks.  I always assumed the two concepts go hand-in-hand.  You know what?  I can’t say I’ve ever found the word sensible in the Bible.  Okay, so I decided I needed to look that up and since cyberspace provides worlds of opportunity I can tell you that one quick click revealed that the word appears just twice in the entire Bible.  Twice!  So, since my “sensible” approach to life is no longer working and since it seems the Lord has crazy and amazing (though not entirely defined yet) plans for me, I’m thinking that with just two uses of the word “sensible” that’s not much of an endorsement for MY PLAN.  Well, as it happens my sensible approach is no longer working anyway . . . so it’s time to totally trust in the Lord.

PhototasticCollage-2016-03-25-10-58-15Trust.  I don’t like that word.  When people say “trust me” it usually means “I know you’re not going to like this, but . . . “  You know, it’s not unlike those times someone has tried to get me to taste something I thought looked “funny” and they wouldn’t tell me what it was, but said it “tastes like chicken.”  Well, the only thing I care to consume that tastes like chicken is chicken.  Seriously.  So, back to trusting.  Not a fan of trusting humans.  Experience hasn’t changed my thoughts on that, but trusting in the Lord . . . hmmm.  So, back to my Bible research.  As it happens, my results for “trust” were quite a bit different compared to my research on “sensible.”  That word appears 164 times.  Okay, that’s an improvement of about 98.5 percent!

So, I’m going with trust.  I’m listening to the Lord.  Seems I’m not the only one in favor of throwing out sensible in favor of something better.  Here are a few related opinions on a different approach to life.

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of
choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing
to be achieved.” —  Jeremy Kitson

“In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only
by pressing the limits do you ever find them.”—  Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Discover.” —  Mark Twain

But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” –Psalm 31:14


At The Crossroads

April 27, 2016

decision

With my heart pounding

I face the dark passageway

And must make a choice . . .

Shall I retreat filled with dread

Or seek opportunity?

I shall

follow you

one step at a time.

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-27-2016


Martha’s Worship Wednesday Quote

April 27, 2016

Abundance doesn’t follow giving

until giving becomes its own reward.

– Jan Denise –

 

Copyright 4-23-2013 Martha L Shaw

Copyright 4-23-2013 Martha L Shaw


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