IT’S NEVER ME!

August 10, 2019

Why is the shepherd running ahead?

Does He not care?

Where are my caring friends?

Again,

nobody wants me!

“My child.

I Am ahead of you preparing the way!”

They quietly discussed His purpose,

though the child wondered.

Hearing and seeing many behind the two,

she asked the Lord

“What are they doing?”

“My child, they are fasting while providing prayer support!”

She knelt at His feet.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

 

 

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FOOLISH HUMANS!

July 10, 2019

If I was passed a glass of poison to drink, I would destroy it – not drink it.  God would urge me to.  He loves me.

Oh, the hug He gives!

Why then, when anxiety plagues me in so many painful ways, do I hold onto it and make myself sick?  Lose my joy?  Perhaps cause others to follow this wrong path with me?

Turn to Him, ask for help, turn it over!

 

DO NOT PICK IT BACK UP!

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Surrender

July 10, 2019

YES! I FOLLOWED!

Surrender

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What is that glow

which lies beyond the gate?

Two steps away,

it beckons.

Dare I enter?

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HE LEADS – I FOLLOW – IT IS GOOD

June 21, 2019

Thunderous applause

reaches me from above.

Some call it a storm

but I call it joy

Hidden wonders yet to come!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2017

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TAKING AFTER THE FATHER

June 4, 2019

This body,

Full of flaws,

Has become the sanctuary of the Most High

Simply because

I gave all of me

To Him.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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LOVE STORY

June 3, 2019

The story with no ending

and chapters I hunger to forget.

My soul stirs in wonder . . .

Could this be the day?

Trust comes hard for me.

But I need it for it holds the map!

Finally I study it and gasp!

In big letters, You wrote to me!

“Fear not!

I am with you!”

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

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THE CHOICE

March 3, 2019

The voice of change,

of peace,

of growth,

of renewal

comes in a whisper.

We must make the choice to listen.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016 words and image

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HERE COMES THE SUN!

February 19, 2019

As I rolled over

preparing for the new day,

and also avoiding it . ..

I got up anyway.

Deep breaths . . .

surrender . . .

but I MUST . ..

What if . . .

I stepped out on the back porch.

The birds sang so beautifully

without any consideration

for the grey sky

or cold February wind.

Suddenly,

I took no notice either!

The Master artist,

looking at all my broken pieces,

DID’T see the mess

reflected in my mirror!

He saw His own likeness

and all at once I did as well,

and I shall follow Him always!

By Martha L Shaw ©2019

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TWITTER NEWS!

November 8, 2018

I am now active on Twitter at:@MarthaLShaw  Follow if you like!  If you Tweet, you may share in the comments!

 

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SHEEP VERSUS HUMANS

November 3, 2018

When I was a child my Sunday School teacher told us a story of the lost sheep.   I was NOT impressed.  Most of my young classmates thought “oh, they are so cute.”  Not me!

You see, after hearing about still water and green pastures and a shepard, I thought the sheep had a good life and decided the one the shepard had to hunt for to protect him from getting hurt . . . well I thought he was stupid.  Follow the leader, eat, play, sleep, trim the grass . . . ie snack time, repeat next day.so why not do as your told, wandering sheep?

HOW’S YOUR LIFE GOING?

The Bible tells us that we have a Good Shepard and we are His sheep.  All we must do is listen and follow.  How’s that working for you?  As for me, this sheep often neglects to pay attention, thinking MY idea sounded good, “maybe God will support MY idea instead.”  WRONG!  The loving Good Shepard came after me, protected me, loved me, and taught me which way to go WITH HIM.

Ultimately, supporting myself is NEVER going to lead me to the life and purpose God has for me.  I am trying to listen better.

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