Sunday, December 26, 2010

Amazing Grace

How great is Gods grace. The air is thick with angels singing His praise. If you are very quiet you can hear the movement of their wings in unison. All that we are filters in and out of their praises. All the love and hope. All the glory of who He is and has always been. The direction we take is strengthened through their wings as it is filtered down in hopes we will catch a glimpse of who we really are, who we were meant to be all along.

Join me now as we catch hold of the golden glory in the wind as it falls gently to the earth. Each golden touch allows more and more to be revealed to each of us. And with more clarity the glass that is the mirror of our lives becomes less distorted. The beauty of who we are and were meant to be is brighter. The layers fall away and out of the shell emerges a person full of light, hope and love. Peace completes our souls and joy is our song. Peace to each of you this Christmas season and always.

How great is our God. What Amazing Grace. God Bless

Saturday, October 9, 2010

An Original

Have you ever had one of those days when the light bulb goes on above your head and suddenly you get it. Well I had one of those this week. I have been praying for wisdom. I am so tired of all the crap that invades my mind and that has no business being there so I ask God to help me clean house and get rid of the stuff that needed to go.

I've never been competitive and all my life I've wondered why. The whole world seems to be in competition with each other. Always striving to be better then the next person. Always comparing and determining where they are on the ladder that someone decided was success. This week it hit me how can I be in competition with someone when there is no one else in the world like me. I'm in a class all by myself. There is no one to compete with!!

Oh there might be similarities but just like snowflakes there are no two of us exactly the same. I think this is what upsets me so much when people compare themselves with someone else. I want to scream "STOP!!!! It is impossible. It is a trick a distraction from the enemy to keep you from sharing your voice with the world. I hate it when people feel defeated because they feel they are not as good as someone else.

I don't care what your talent is or how many people may possess the same talent, like I have said many times there is no one who can put your spin on it. You may reach a multitude of people that no one else on earth could ever touch. The flavor that makes up you is desperately needed in the world. With out you it's like trying to make a stew with out the veggies or the meat or the seasoning!! The world needs YOU!!! Don't hide, don't be afraid, don't say I don't think I'm as good as, "NO" that is all a lie. Be You use all the wonderful things that make up you. We were designed to grow and share our talents with the world and to be the best person we can be through God; filling the world with our self and allowing others to see God in a better light.

Can you imagine if each one of us would realize this what would happen. There would be no more self confidence issues or self doubt because each one of us would realize that we completed the whole picture. We each had an important part to play and with out it the picture would be flawed.

So this week when you go comparing yourself to someone look with in and ask God "Am I being the person you created me to be? Am I handling things the way you want me to handle them? Am I a mirror of you?" Because ultimately that is what you and I should be looking at. The only source for comparison is looking into the heart of God.

So live your life free and if people look at you a little strange from time to time just ignore them and pray that someday they will get it too. It is really quite freeing not being in competition with anything or anyone. It's like always being a beautiful piece of art that just needs dusting and a bit of spit and polish from time to time. Because that is how God made you and how He sees you, an original one of a kind masterpiece.

Until We Meet Again.......God Bless

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Resting In Jesus

I close my eyes as I sit quietly. With my eyes closed the bright colors of crimson red and yellow bounce across the blackness. I allow my body to relax sinking further back into the chair. My breathing becoming slow and even and my heartbeat steady. My thoughts are full of God. I continue quieting my soul and extending it heavenward. In complete peace and surrender I begin to feel the peace that only God can bring to a quiet spirit.

I reach out extending my soul further and further as I seem to go higher and higher. His presence surrounds me. My spirit begins to sing an anthem of praise. "There is no one like Him, Praise His Holy Name." I glory in His love and grace as He fills me and heals me. A sweet melody surrounds me of music and voices, and endless sea of souls, "Praise His Holy Name, Praise His Holy Name, Praise His Holy Name."

His presence is everywhere as I soak in the glory of God. I am reminded, "Where can I go from your presence." My strength is being renewed, my vision becomes clearer once again. Oh "the peace of God that passes all understanding."

Once more I will not fear what tomorrow may bring for the battle is not mine but Gods and with God I do know that all things are possible to them that believe. So I will rest in His arms of grace once again. I am assured and at peace all fear is gone. I hum softly, "Blessed assurance Jesus is mine."

Until We Meet Again...God Bless

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Are We There Yet?

I have been waiting for a major breakthrough. I don't know why I can't just be happy with the status quo but I seem to always have this longing in my heart. I know there is something more that's coming. Something more I'm suppose to do. I just can't let go of it. It's like a voice calling from the distance. I keep trying to follow it hoping I am getting closer. I have a deep seeded, gut wrenching need to get there.

Sometimes I wish I could be like my husband always content with where he is, always settled. If life gets better great, if it doesn't he will handle that too, but I can't. The voice in the distance gets louder every day. I have to keep moving forward. I have to reach my destination. My eyes strain to catch a glimpse. My heart pounds faster and aches with longing. The glimpses the sign posts along the way only excite me more. Almost like a kid on their way to Disney Land who constantly asks, "Are we there yet?"

In my life my soul has scaled mountains and walls, crossed rivers and the hot desert and has spent countless hours in the darkness and in prayer. There have been times of quiet desperation and times I have screamed at the top of my lungs wanting to run away but still desperately hanging on to the dream, the voice I hear in the distance.

I figure I can't be the only one who feels this way. You must have a dream something in your heart that you are striving for that you can't let go of no matter what happens. I know we will make it. I have to believe that or why would God have given us the dream to begin with? Why would we continue to hear the voice crying from our souls trying desperately to unite with the voice in the distance.

So today I am trying to be quiet. I keep moving forward but every now and then I stop and ask like a small child, "Daddy, are we there yet?"

Until We Meet Again......God Bless

Monday, July 26, 2010

A New Dawn

Things just don't seem to be getting any easier. I sometimes feel like I'm in an old three stooges skit and I keep getting slapped over and over again. That's what it feels like in my spirit anyway. Man being a Christian is hard work. I remember way back when I first gave my life to Christ I thought everything was going to be a piece of cake. Wow was I wrong you don't see cake on the menu very often. (:0)

I thought life was hard before I became a Christian it's nothing compared to after I became a Christian. Not that I wouldn't do it again in a heart beat God has been with me every step of the way. Before I became a Christian the enemy wanted to keep me from learning the truth and now he wants to keep me from living it.

I've been listening to some wonderful teaching tapes and they reminded me that you always know you're on the right path and close to a major breakthrough when life starts heating up. Well my life is hotter then the temperature outside. It has been one major attack since the first part of June. Well I don't care what the enemy does I won't be stopped. I may be crying, kicking and screaming but I will keep moving forward.

I think the hardest thing lately has been every time I step out in a direction that I think is right I hit a wall. I am stopped dead in my tracks. It's almost like trying to walk through a maze.

I need the floodgates of heaven to open. I need the water to wash over me and soak into every pore. I am so thirsty which sounds contradictory since I have all of this inside that I want to share and there never seems to be enough people to share it with. (:0)

So here I sit writing hoping that I can say something that may touch the heart of someone else. Maybe you're going through a difficult time too. I just want you to know you are not alone. No matter what life is throwing at you right now stand firm. God won't let you down. Believe with all your heart and don't let go of the truth that lies with-in you. "We are more then conquerors through Christ who loves us." We are unbeatable and unstoppable, through the power of God.

Maybe I don't have all the answers but I'm hanging on with everything I got to the one who does. It's almost like when I was little and would fall asleep on the couch and Dad would come and pick me up and carry me to bed. I didn't need to open my eyes or see through the darkness Daddy had me and everything was alright.

I know the dawn is approaching and the light is going to come flooding through. I know life is going to be better then it ever has been before and that the latter part will outshine the former. I can see it, it's beginning to crest the far hill soon it will be here...

Until We Meet Again....God Bless

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Time To Get Up

I sometimes get mad at myself because I don't handle things like someone else. And actually people have gotten angry at me. I've come to realize I need to stop beating myself up for being me. I am not like anyone else I am just me.

I'm not going to beat you over the head with your faults. Must of us are well aware of what are shortcomings are and don't need to be told. I'm going to love you and encourage you as best I can but I won't be in your face a lot. Yes, I will be praying for you but I realize in the end it is up to you to find your own way. If you need me I will be there. If you ask my advice I will honestly tell you... But don't ask if you don't want to know. (:0)

I don't need to be told that I'm special or important in your life, well maybe every once in awhile, but I don't like to be taken for granted either. It's easier for me to give then receive. Although some may think I give very little. You can't put love in a box or a mold and make it come out just one certain way. Love has many avenues and genres. What looks like love to one person may not even be noticed by someone else.

We are all unique and special in our own way and corporately we make up the body. All our differences need to be embraced and refined to enhance it.

I guess maybe I walk a little off the beaten path but that's how I like it. I like quiet and solitude. Oh, I love to laugh and have a great time too but I cherish my alone time with God most of all.

I need to be continually striving to get closer to Him. To hear His voice clearer. I want to lose myself in His presence so that the world only sees Him.

I want the world to know that life is deeper then our pocket book. It is larger then where we live and higher then any corporate ladder. All of the outside trappings is nothing but a mask hiding the truth distracting us from what is truly real. If we aren't careful we may live our whole life and never see the truth.

Me, I think sometimes it's my job to give a shout now and again. Kind of like the alarm clock going off at 6:00 in the morning. You don't want to hear it but you need too. You can hit the snooze button all you want but that alarm will keep coming back on so you might as well get up.

I want you to get up. I want you to reach your full potential. I don't want you to waste a second. You are so special and so important to God. You are loved beyond measure. What happened last year, last month or ten minutes ago is gone. Each second is a new beginning. You don't have to wait until New Years to make a resolution. You can do it now.

What you do is important and serves as a catalyst for all those around you. You are special, You are loved. Today this second is a new beginning. Take it and run with it. The world is waiting. The body can use the spin you can put on it... The spit and polish. Go for it live your dreams. We will be waiting.

Until We Meet Again...........God Bless

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Battle

Do you ever get so tired you think there is no way you can possibly go on? At every turn there seems to be a battle but yet at the same time you know you are surrounded by something much bigger then yourself...God. This is the way it has been for me lately. Everything is a battle. My body grows weaker and weaker my perseverance grows thin but yet somehow I continue. Inside of me is that still small voice that says, "Keep going don't give up all will work out just as I have planned."

So I keep putting one foot in front of the other. I keep walking. I keep praying. I keep listening. Most of all I keep believing that everything God has placed in my heart will come to pass. I believe I am very close to seeing my dreams become reality and that is why the battle is heating up.

Do I think I am greater then anyone else, of course not. I'm only wanting to follow the path that God has placed in my heart nothing more. We all have a destiny outlined by God. It's up to us whether we choose to live for Him or ourselves. There lies the battle and the enemy preys on our humanity.

Here is where our love and faith come into play. Here is where we have to decide to live by what we see or what we believe. Even in my weakest moment I have come to realize that believing even without no outward sign is always the right course of action. That doesn't mean there won't be days of doubts but God knows are weaknesses and He said He would strengthen us. Who we are... how we act... does not come as a surprise to God. After all he created us.

I know by Gods grace I will get through this battle as I have come through the battles of the past. Not because I am strong but because God is gracious and I know, "The battle is not mine but Gods."

Until We Meet Again.....God Bless