Not sure how it is where you are, but where I am the rumble of distant thunder today was overtaken by sunshine. ONCE AGAIN the darkness could NOT overtake the Light! Amen! – Martha L Shaw
No sin left unforgiven
At the last day
If you but ask.
Let Him fill you with His grace . . .
Eternal life with Him.
“Do you love me?” I do.
By Martha L Shaw ©3-26-2013
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.Matthew 5:14,16
Wow, what a day yesterday was! So much going on in my life! How about you? Ever feel like “all at once” and wonder “how am I going to . . . ” fill in the blanks. Some good, some “I can’t fix this” and some “Lord, what’s up with this?”
Know what? He’s in it! It sure is too heavy to carry . . . alone! Hey, I wasn’t meant to do that!!! Jesus wants me to lighten up! Hey, in more ways than one! I only need to carry my part and the heavier part is HIS – so I’m working hard on handing things over. Guess what? The more He and I work closely together, the lighter I feel! Know what else? His radiance reflects on me and through me onto those in darkness!
Isn’t that our purpose? To reflect Him in all we do? The good stuff is easy to smile about. The things in life that are held together with DUCT TAPE? NO problem! We will be just fine – Jesus has it covered! In all things, let your light shine, people!
Lead on, Lord! I’m ready!
It is dark out. Everyone around me is cranky. I didn’t sleep well. There are things I am seeking to discern . . . the attitudes around me are hard to dodge and seek to destroy my own.
Ah, but this quote just found me. Hope is nearby . . .
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation. Pearl S Buck
Leave the door open to the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go. – Rebecca Solnit –
Our trust in the Lord changes things, changes us, changes our perspective on darkness versus light. When we open the door in our hearts and let Him in, we follow the unknown path but with His hand in ours. Thus the darkness has a new light. It has been forever changed, as have we.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. – Rumi
I’ve so often told folks that following the Lord in my life means that even if I go over the cliff, He will give me wings! The challenges in my life continue, but His love, provision and constant presence will NEVER fail me. Things don’t always go according to my plan. I don’t always see the ways in which He has redeemed some of the stuff I’ve lived through, but I have NO doubt that His purpose will be met in all my stuff and that He did bless my mess of the past and use it! His love NEVER ENDS.
Someone referred to me as kind the other day and my initial reaction was “wow, I thought he loved me.” Amazing how this world’s misuse of words and acts can change things (he does love me) . . . but this quote says it so well:
Genuine kindness is no ordinary act,
but a gift of rare beauty.
– Sylvia Rosetti –