REJOICE AND BE GLAD

September 8, 2018

My world is quiet.

As I begin to awaken

My puppy gives me an eager kiss

And her favorite toy.

The worries of yesterday

Try to find me

As I prepare the morning coffee at the sink.

All I hear is the running tap

But I think of cleansing water

As I push those inner clouds away

And glance out the window

As the aroma fills the room

And I see the rising sun

Brightening the land

As it reflects on the dew kissed lawn.

I see the glorious blue sky

Filter through the branches of the trees.

Then, I heard them!

Countless tiny birds

Sing Your praises

And I, smiling broadly,

Cannot help but join them!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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YES, LORD!

January 4, 2017

You Are The Potter

Sometimes I just need to call out to Abba and He is always there when I do . . . and when I do not.  He knows my every need.  How amazing is that love?

Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

John 14:1
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me


His Voice Change!

March 28, 2012

I called a friend not long ago and a man’s voice answered the phone.  I realized at that moment that I had no idea if it was her husband or her teenaged son.  His voice had changed! 

I am thinking of this now as I am in my studio working on a quilt project.  The part of the project I am doing is simple yet time-consuming and was not my favorite and thus much avoided, however I learned something a while back.  During  this mindless but long step in the process, I can do the work and let my thoughts and my heart drift from my fabric to my Lord. 

Suddenly, the dreaded part of the work, still something I don’t care for, passes much more pleasantly for me.  This morning as I work I have the doors to the deck open and my room is “noisy” with sound . . . and this is the reason I am reminded of my friend’s  son and his voice change.  You see, the Lord’s voice changes also.  Sometimes I can hear His voice like a man standing in the room with me.  Sometimes my spirit hears what my human ears cannot, sometimes I hear His voice in a delicate coo from a baby, and today His voice is the sweetest music to my ears for the loud noise I mentioned?  It is the many birds outside my room in the trees in and surrounding my yard.  They are feeling His love and sharing it with me and His voice has touched my heart through them!


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