REFRESHING REIGN

September 4, 2018

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All life is poetry!

If we let it be.

Sad becomes glad

And glad releases

Heaven’s tears of endless joy!

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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WEATHER OR NOT!

September 3, 2018

AT ALL TIMES GIVE THANKS

Smiling,

The cloud rained down.

The droplets kissed the dry land.

Refreshed and blessed,

The blades of grass looked heavenward      

And the sun began to shine.

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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Daily Retreat?

August 30, 2018

We all need reminding . . .

Quiet times with the Lord should not be considered a luxury which we hope to fit in, but instead a necessity to begin the day with.  A retreat . . . a meal for a hungry soul.  A retreat is livegiving but need not seem unattainable!  One can take place in our own livingroom, in our favorite chair . . . simply by getting up a little earlier.  The difference it will make in our day, in our life, is beyond description!   Try it!

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Prayerful Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

August 28, 2018

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Do you ever have trouble sleeping?  I sometimes do.  I never did as a child.  If I close my eyes right now, by day, I can still recall the soft murmuring of Mama and Daddy talking in the other room.  I didn’t always understand what they were saying, but I felt safe and loved and knew everything would be okay and felt their comforting nearness as I drifted off to sleep.   I am not that innocent little girl anymore but whether I am feeling alone or not, my Abba is always near and loving me too!  All I need to do is let go, let Him take care of me, and rest knowing He will never abandon me . . . just like my earthly parents never did. Amen

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BE A BELIEVER!

August 26, 2018

We are human!  We fall short, we grow impatient, we begin to consider “what if . . .”  Take it to the Lordand be washed in His grace and know His amazing love!

Hope NOT Misspent

 

The clouds lingered long.

Will the light never return?

The dampness of my tears,

The ache in my limbs,

The longing for something more . . .

All forgotten in an instant

As my gaze found the sun!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2014

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I Cannot Stop Singing His Praise!

August 22, 2018


Morning Calling

August 7, 2018

The sun beckons me

 a warm hug waiting, calling

ah, you raise me up

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

 

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So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say,

‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'”

1 Samuel 3:9

 


Sitting At Your Feet

August 4, 2018

My thoughts just drifted back to my childhood and to how much I loved sitting on the floor at Nana’s feet, feeling unconditional love and listening to her stories, memories, advice, and so much more.  Time was meaningless as I knew such love and acceptance and encouragement and lost all sense of time.

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How fitting to immediately find this before me! “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”  – Jeremiah 33:2-3

 

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AMEN?

 

 

 

 


. . . And the sheep know His voice!

August 3, 2018

The Lord spoke to my soul!

He often lovingly whispers, but this time He called out victoriously to my soul and this was His message which I must share!

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SHINE

Get up and dance!

Do you not hear the glad sound?

Have you not seen the sun?

Is the splendor of this day lost to you?

Place your feet on the floor!

Lift your hands!

As the trumpet sounds

Sail across the floor in harmony with me!

Dance, clap, sing, share!

I am yours!

You are mine!

Is this not cause to celebrate?

SHINE!

By Martha L Shaw ©2015-2018


REIGN ON ME

August 2, 2018

Here am I

Kneeling by my window

Mesmerized

By the gently falling rain.

Forgotten thoughts of troubles

Have slipped away

As though washed clean

by the droplets of

what surely must be living water.

Their delicate music sooths my soul

As tiny diamonds fall

Then leap into the air again

Reflecting rays of the hidden sun . . .

Never far away.

My soul rests,

Strengthened and refreshed

And ready for the challenges

Of a new day.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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