February 12, 2019
IF you’re dealing with difficulties, there are 3 things to focus on!
- YOU WERE CREATED IN YOUR LOVING GOD’S IMAGE
- HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU!
- PRAISE HIM ANYWAY!
February 4, 2019
Same old battle! That’s how we all feel some times . . . my body isn’t 21 anymore and some flaws cannot be fixed. Am I the only one who remembers how easy things once had been? I picked up a book on praise because I was so grumpy I couldn’t find words within me but words aloud came from my tablet all by themselves, it seemed, saying “You like Christian Music” and the first song playing was my miracle for today. I don’t know the artist nor did I know the song, nor even choose to hear, but listen I did. The LORD CHOSE IT! It spoke love to my soul assuring me I am never alone,I will be fine, He has a plan, I am loved . . . I still don’t know the song. I was too wrapped up in His love, but when I need a hug I know He will be right with me!
January 30, 2019
MOST OF US go to the Lord in prayer only for big things and wonder why we become stressed. He wants to be in relationship with us, His children! DO NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE! REACH OUT TO HIM!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
December 3, 2018
I woke with a start!
My dog sat up at my feet in bed
Daylight began to shake its head
and so did my sleepy Scrappy!
She doesn’t care for rain
but loves the screened in porch.
I stood near and felt the morning damp chill.
My dog cocked her head and smiled.
I wondered . . .
Then rain and wind were not what I heard or felt
a choir of birds singing their songs in joyful harmony
from the upper branches of a tree in my yard.
Whether rain or likely reign,
they knew no fear . . .
By Martha L Shaw ©2018
November 5, 2018
LORD, thank you for taking residence in my heart and soul and for never giving up on me even when I weaken and am tempted to give up on myself! Strengthen me to see beyond the darkness where there is Light and to shine Your light on those whom you place in my path. Your glory IS my joy now and always! AMEN