May 29, 2015
Blindfolded we dance
Sun still shining as we sing
Darkness holds no fear
By Martha L Shaw – © 5-29-2015
I was not what you’d call an athlete as a kid but I was active, running and biking and playing games without fear. I wanted to swing the highest and bike the fastest. We played games with masks fearlessly and when it was someone else’s turn I laughed as they wandered. Now as an adult with failing eyesight, darkness comes unexpectedly and scares me. Familiar hallways seem filled with obstacles waiting to hurt me. Gone is the girl laughing with her blindfold on. This fear is not necessary.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble; – Proverbs 3:23
Light . . . Darkness . . . why fear one over the other? If I am on the path with my Lord, day and night are both alike. He will not let me fall. I am His.
July 27, 2011
God has a unique purpose in the lives of each one of us and while we may not always understand His call or His timing, we must walk in faith knowing He will enable us. I say this because a few years back He placed it on my heart to make a drastic life change and this has been gradually taking place ever since. In following His new call in my life, and not entirely unlike Abraham, I left my old life and all that was familiar, my lifelong friends, and my old career, and moved 900 miles to a new life. He is now calling me to a new career in writing and speaking in order that I may share His word and His love with others. I am walking in faith even though I do not yet completely understand His plan for provision and am trying to prevent fear from distracting me from being obedient to Him. Here is where my life and Abraham’s differ as he had wealth and I do not. The resources I had set aside for this life change are nearly gone.
We have been told in the Bible over and over again that we are one body in Christ and that when we join together in prayer, He is with us. Many of you have shared with me that the words He has given me to write have blessed you and it blesses me more than you know to be used by Him in this way and encourages me to remain faithful. It is for this reason that I am looking to you, my precious readers, for your prayer support as I am facing a critical point in my life financially. I do realize that the economy has in part impacted my challenge in finding a job, but as I am following a call the Lord has placed on my heart to this entirely new life, I don’t believe the roadblock is entirely based on our national economic crisis. We all know that the evil one becomes more active as we seek to follow Christ.
I am in need of solving my financial crisis and soon. In addition to my lack of income, another factor has impacted my financial challenge. I have also been dealing with a health problem that has resulted in multiple surgeries to save my eye sight and without employment and insurance, that has added to the financial strain. I have heard the Lord whisper to me that He desires to bless me by the healing of my eye sight, but this has not yet fully come to pass. I ask you to please support me in prayer both for the complete healing of my eye sight and to help me to remain faithful to my new vocation in service to the Lord. My need for financial provision is a pressing concern not just for myself, but also because losing my home will impact my Mom who is elderly and in very poor health and lives in my home with me. This concern distracts me from my new work for the Lord. Please pray also for the person or persons that the Lord may be preparing to work with me in this new vocation so that they too will hear His voice. Thank you and God bless you!