COMES THE TIDE

July 3, 2018

Puddle at my feet

Now a lake – living water

Love . . . faith . . . trust – Cleansed . . . changed!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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Oh, How He Loves Me!

June 28, 2016

Okay, if you thought this was an article about a  romanic and passionate experience I had to share, you’ve stumbled upon the wrong blog . . .

Passionate it is, though!  I’m hearing a line from a favorite praise song in my heart and head just now.  I must say it’s delightful when my heart and head are on the same “team.”  It’s not always the way.  I was not exactly “high on life” earlier today and remarkably – rather than stew for a while and eventually think of praying, I prayed right away and then got involved in doing some things that needed doing.  Wish I could say that this Christian is just so focused on the Lord that this is simply a common occurance, but being human brings with it a host of imperfections and yup, I’ve got ’em.  Like a broken watch, though, I must say I get it right twice a day anyway . . . at least that .  . . I hope . . .

When we surrender ourselves to the Lord and say “use me . . . fill me” we’d better be ready to receive our “honey do” list fast.  He hears a willing heart and He says “sign  up!  Here’s your first job!  Go to it!”   It’s funny, but shortly after I prayed the words  I prayed, I found myself blessed not once but three times!  First with a lovely conversation with a stranger, then with finding myself say to someone “you need to let it go.  It’s not yours to worry about.  Give it to the Lord.  He’ll handle it and enable you.”  Then I heard myself telling someone else “It just takes a willing heart.  God will provide the ability.”

These things took place in under an hour from the time I felt “off” and prayed about it and are all direct answers to that prayer.  Just further proof, if any is needed, that He loves us totally and completely and He so desires us to “get close and personal” with Him. .  Our Lord does not call the enabled – He enables the called!  Thanks be to God!

 

John 4:11

11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?


Empowered

September 19, 2015

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I stand in the wet sand

Waves come in – waves go out

I am blessed by their beauty

Cleansed

And strengthened by their power . . .

A power which is not my own.

By Martha L Shaw ©9-19-2015

 

 


Six Word Friday – Wave

March 1, 2013
Mepkin Abbey - SC - - Copyright 7-1-2007 Martha L Shaw

Mepkin Abbey – SC – – Copyright 7-1-2007 Martha L Shaw

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Cleansed by waves of living water!

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Rejoice on a Rainy Day – A Tanka Poem

February 23, 2013

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Droplets of water

Falling, falling, from the sky

You nourish dry ground

and provide restoration!

New life, new hope – praise, rejoice!

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By Martha L Shaw – © 2-23-2013


Nourished! Quote, Poem, Photography!

February 11, 2013

It has been gray and raining all day and promises to be like this for days. I decided I needed to see another color but gray, so I looked at my garden photographs from years past and thought I’d share a few as many of you are still buried under in lots of snow, or maybe getting tons of rain like me, or may just need to look at what God spoke into being  . . . words are powerful!  Enjoy!

26 Since you cannot do this very little thing,

why do you worry about the rest?

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27 “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin.

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Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was

dressed like one of these.

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28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field,

which is here today,

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and tomorrow is thrown into the fire,

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how much more will he clothe you,

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O you of little faith!

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Luke 12:26-28

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Nourished  – A Tanka Poem

Rain . . . falling, falling

By my window day and night

Dry, hard ground softened

As gray tones shine with water . . .

Brings to mind Spring’s new flowers!

Poem and pictures by Martha L Shaw © 2-10-2013

 


What Does Prayer Feel Like?

June 11, 2012

My spirits needed a boost today.  Just now I knew deep within me that someone was praying for me.  This is what it felt like.

 

Cleansed

 

Gently falling rain

 

Sun behind a cloud filled sky

 

My soul is refreshed

 

I find quiet confidence

 

Your love washes over me

 

 by Martha L Shaw copyright June 11, 2012

 

 

 


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