July 8, 2015
. . . without you, Lord!
I do not believe in coincidences, i believe in God-instances, so when I read “nothing can separate you from my love” this morning, I knew it was not by calendar or by chance. Like Peter, my response was also “Lord, you KNOW. ..” and He does, but HE made me reread it a time or two and as I write this I am just now catching the significance.
When I feel completely robed in His love, none of my shortcomings or failures, or challenges weigh me down or scare me, but at 2am, they woke me up in fear. I prayed and got back to sleep but was disappointed in myself for having misplaced His peace. “Will I ever get it right?”
On my own? NEVER. BUT I was reminded of the words of assurance that “nothing can separate you from my love” and so when fear and trembling come I will repeat those words until my heart and mind are one! JOIN ME!
October 16, 2014
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”
Are you seeking the Lord’s promise, His comfort? I am. Comfort presents a soothing image like this perhaps:
The sun is streaming through my bedroom window, the sounds of birds are singing and children at play outside while rushing off to school . . . the afghans, quilts, pillows and things I’ve created provide comfort. I am, at this moment designing something of that sort to provide comfort to someone I love. I know my gift will be appreciated.
Still, it will not be quite enough. We cannot, in our humanness, provide “enough.” As I read what the Psalmist writes “when will you comfort me” I am convicted. For, like him I know the Lord’s promises, know they are real, know they are mine, and know they bring me more than enough . . . as only He can.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1-3
My heart is
troubled. But I am working on that because He loves me
. Just as the throw I design and make for the one I love will provide warmth and comfort, so then will the Lord provide in much greater ways than my love can do. So, I will stitch, I will pray, I will listen, and I will wait. I already know how my story ends, for He already won for me the victory!
April 30, 2012
Corrie Ten Boom
Let God’s promises shine on your problems.
Problems are temporary, but God’s love and His promises? They shine FOREVER!
February 16, 2012
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle.
– Albert Einstein –
As followers of Christ we are called to be in relationship with Him, looking with the eyes of our heart and soul where He lives and guided by the Holy Spirit. If we do this we see miracles every moment of every day. Open the eyes of my heart Lord~
February 15, 2012
There will always be those who will challenge your faith and often those who do so will be among your closest companions. Doubts will be planted in your heart and mind. What do you do? When my computer is causing concern, I scan it using my anti-virus program. When I have a spiritual challenge, I can do the same thing by prayer and seeking answers from the Word. His love never fails!
King James Version (KJV)
13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.