January 11, 2017
I sit here seeing only ruin around me and being unable to climb out of its vastness and praying somehow His purpose in it will come to fruition. I realize I may not see His purpose but there is peace to be found in knowing He uses all things. As I did a bit of reading just now, this quote came to me:
All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.
– Anonymous –
It seems in life there are times when we, or I, are called to be the compost nourishing the seeds from which tomorrow’s flowers grow. These times can be uncomfortable and even painful, but if it blesses the Lord, it is good.
A new season is coming and the flowers will bloom!
The pieces will all come together. He will see to it.
(quilt is my work)
December 24, 2016
WHAT IS FAITH?
When you hold a balloon in the palm of your hand it is a tiny small thing. Seems unlikely that if I toss it from my bedroom window that it could drench my kid sisters with water, yet when used, that balloon becomes “enough” to serve my purpose . . . faith is like that.
I find myself praying for more faith yet last night when the question “what is faith” was asked at study group, the Spirit spoke to me saying “Faith is trust in action.” Like that small balloon, my small bit of faith “is enough” for Jesus to use for His purpose . . . if I trust Him. Martha L Shaw
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August 11, 2014
The Lord placed this word on my heart today: Using our minds, we have done a fabulous job of nearly destroying the world around us and one another. Time to go deeper!
March 2, 2013
I can’t recall a time when
I didn’t have a book in my hands
and several more close by.
I can be anyone,
I am without limits
when I’m buried in a book.
Reality can be a prison.
I wish the story wouldn’t end
so I read the book a bit more slowly.
when I’m on the path with Christ
do I rush and hurry
wanting to get “there”
when the gift of strolling
hand in hand with Him
is such a treasure?
Ever notice that it seems
sometimes the journey just stops?
Ever wonder why?
Perhaps it is when He spots a shade tree
and just wants me to curl up
and rest with Him!
By Martha L Shaw – © 3-2-2013