We are human! We fall short, we grow impatient, we begin to consider “what if . . .” Take it to the Lordand be washed in His grace and know His amazing love!
Hope NOT Misspent
The Lord spoke to my soul!
He often lovingly whispers, but this time He called out victoriously to my soul and this was His message which I must share!
Get up and dance!
Do you not hear the glad sound?
Have you not seen the sun?
Is the splendor of this day lost to you?
Place your feet on the floor!
Lift your hands!
As the trumpet sounds
Sail across the floor in harmony with me!
Dance, clap, sing, share!
I am yours!
You are mine!
Is this not cause to celebrate?
By Martha L Shaw ©2015-2018
Here am I
Kneeling by my window
By the gently falling rain.
Forgotten thoughts of troubles
Have slipped away
As though washed clean
by the droplets of
what surely must be living water.
Their delicate music sooths my soul
As tiny diamonds fall
Then leap into the air again
Reflecting rays of the hidden sun . . .
Never far away.
My soul rests,
Strengthened and refreshed
And ready for the challenges
Of a new day.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
“My hiding place” initially seemed like a joke. Sure, before I truly knew the Lord, my life was one big hiding place. Thinking about it now, my new life as a reborn creature reveals so much more yet my hiding place and shield are REAL and always there but seen by me while mystifying others. For example, Let’s look at Daniel in the lion’s den. Pretty vulnerable, no? But the story didn’t end there, did it! The lions walked on still hungry.
Then there’s David . . . young and small and left to defeat Goliath, well – expected to lose the battle against the giant warrior. But who was it that walked away unscathed? The psalmist sure got it right! My hope is in Him – my Lord and my God.
WHERE HE LEADS, I WILL FOLLOW!
How fierce is His love? Remember David and Goliath! He will do the same for YOU!
We are unique!
This was no accident!
How could the garden be
nearly so beautiful
if the Gardener planted
only one type of seed!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
Don’t seek vengeance. Don’t bear a grudge;
but love your neighbor as yourself, for I am Jehovah.
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!
He keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. He keeps his eye upon you as you come and go and always guards you.