*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours, be a reminder and prayer; that we should always live life to it's fullest, while making each moment count,
for all of eternity...no matter what we face in life.
As we look behind us, we see many moments, hours, and days that have passed us by. Some of those days have served a purpose in life, while other days have become moments of needless suffering. The moments that have swept by us are gone for good, just as the waves of time never return, in the same way they first came.
The choices that once stood before us, has now embedded memories of the past; that will remain forever...and some of those thoughts will bring a smile to our faces, while other moments will cause our hearts to live with deep regret.
Don't we see how precious time truly is? For each moment that passes, takes the sand of time with it; so teach us Lord, to number our days. May we soak in each moment, like a sponge with water...before these moments have left us, with nothing to count for.
Lord, may we seek your wisdom, through every moment that comes our way; that these moments may not be wasted; but rather, stored up within the heart; that we might reflect on them, during an hour of need.
We must remember that with each day that passes; life becomes shorter and shorter. Let us allow each moment to spring up with new growth; that we may not only gain your wisdom; but that we may be strengthened, for other moments that follow.
As a peaceful wind enters the day and slowly pushes us through the new moments that stand before us; may the direction they take us; lead us closer to you Lord...and may each of these moments not become a standstill in life; but rather, a journey...where each moment lived takes us further ahead in life...into other moments that count for something in the end...for the wasted moments of life...moments that become of our own choosing...and become moments that only take us down detour roads; only delay what's up ahead and causes us to bypass what should have been.
May we not be so caught up in life; that we fail to connect with You Lord...and miss out on all You've had planned for our lives, since the day You created us...and even more...may we not allow life to take us in a direction; that could end up taking us away from the precious moments spent with You...moments that will last, for all of eternity...Amen!!
*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours, be a heartfelt prayer...
one that helps you to focus on the power of a great and mighty God,
rather than the so-called power, of a weak circumstance.
Oh how I choose to give You praise, Lord...for You have been a merciful, loving and faithful God to me. How quickly, we tend to forget the moments, when You rescued us, from a destructive pit; that was dug by Satan himself. Let us turn our thoughts away once more, from the one who longs to continually separate us from Your Holy presence. Oh, how Your love has carried us, to where we are today...and it's Your strength that keeps us standing, during the difficult moments of weakness.
How is it that we choose to focus on a circumstance; that can never compare to the power and strength; that is contained within Yourself? All of heaven even praises You...for Your great wonders...and who else but You could have brought us through the troubled waters and lonesome valleys, of our yesterdays?
Oh Lord, when we focus on Your greatness, over everything else; we see a God who rules and has control over all that You have created. The sun itself doesn't even know when to shed light upon the earth...or when to bring darkness, without the voice of your command. You are the One, who paints strokes of color across the sky in the evening...to bring peace and a calmness over the land. It's only through Your finger in the sand; that boundary lines are made; so the lakes and oceans don't flood the earth, while Your presence alone calms the storm tossed waves. Everything is under Your control...and is only where it is...because of a God, who is so much greater than we could ever fathom.
If we see the power in Your presence around us; then why is it so difficult to fathom the control You have over us, as your created ones too? Are You not the same for us, as You are, for this planet that you have suspended in mid air...or the stars that hang in space? If You are strong and powerful...beyond what we could ever think or imagine; then why do we see our circumstances, as something that could possibly be greater than this God, who has control over all things? Is it that our thoughts are so tightly fixed on these difficult times; that these thoughts are now actually feeding into the problem, while allowing the problem to increase in strength, which allows us to see our circumstance, as something greater than God?
Happy is the one, who can still see and experience the power of a God, who will always remain greater than anything they face...the one who isn't drawn into the difficult times; but the one who can continue to walk in the light of Your presence...no matter how dark the path may seem; for it's what and whom we believe in; that will either keep us in a standstill...or will help us to keep pressing on.
Let us continually focus on Your strength, Lord...and who You truly are; that we may never find ourselves questioning Your ways...or even find ourselves focusing on moments; that may only keep us in bondage.
As Your children and as the God You truly are; we know in our hearts; that it's not Your desire, to keep us in weakness; but rather, it pleases You, to make us stronger and deeply drawn to You, during the difficult times...so we continue to walk in Your ways; that in the end; we may experience the fullness of this strong and powerful God...Amen!!
*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours, be a reminder that God hasn't forgotten you, in your hour of need; but rather, everything has a time and season...a time when we truly reap
His very best...through the ripened moments of affliction.
Oh how the moments of affliction can take us so far down; that we feel as if life will never spring up within us again. We cry out day and night for help; but yet each day passes, with no help in sight.
These moments of affliction attempt to make us feel, as if this will be our lot in life. We cry out to You, God; but yet we remain stuck in the moments that seem endless. Oh God...have You forgotten us? Have you not seen the days that have passed us...in pain and anguish? Have You turned Your face from us or is it that You have forgotten us?
Sometimes, these distraught and hurtful times can make us feel, as if death is around the corner; as not even one glimpse of light can be seen in these darkened moments. What good will You be, if we die? Will Your faithfulness be found in moments that no longer exist? What is your reasoning Lord, for leaving those who remain shut up and alone, within a pit of affliction? Why have You made Yourself so distant from us Lord? We continually call out to You; but yet there seems to be no response. What are You up to Lord; that Your children should continue to suffer deep, within the pits of despair?
God is responding...
"Your thoughts and ways are not always mine...for there are moments, when the season of despair hasn't fully ripened...to the place, where I can remove you from these moments; but no matter what You are facing...it is all for your good and until the time has come...to be removed from these difficult times in your life; just know that I've got you...and I will never allow you to fall deeper, into other moments of defeat and total destruction...for I, the Lord your God has control over everything that concerns you...for I have not forgotten you...and I will NEVER forsake you...for if I was to do that; then we both would be defeated and evil would win out, which just cannot be.
Lean on Me and let my strength keep you standing strong...and even more...learn from the difficult moments and grow in my grace...and when the time is right; I will remove you from these times that seem so endless...and I will take you to higher ground, where you will be free from the clutches of evil...and you will see the distance I have brought you...and all I have done out of love for you...saith the Lord your God...Amen!!"
*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours, be a prayer of faith and hope...
a prayer that will connect your heart to God's heart, during the difficult times.
Days and nights are filled with uncertainty, as our hearts sink deep within the thoughts that only attempt to take us further down in life. Fear creeps in and longs to walk us down a path; that only takes us to a dead end, where our hearts become imprisoned within the moments that can make us feel out of touch with God and life.
In desperation, we turn our faces towards the heavens, where a God resides like no other...for we know that He will turn back to us, during these times of trouble and will answer us, during these difficult times of need...for through past times, we have witnessed and seen first hand, how wondrous this God truly is.
Oh how we long to connect heart to heart with Him and learn the true ways of life; that can keep us deeply connected with Him...so we can remain distant from these problems that are attempting to have control over our lives.
Oh Lord...how we praise You, for the mercies You bring us each day; that we may not be captivated in darkness. Oh Lord, how You have suspended our spirits and sustained us from the lowest pit of hell. How great You are...for You have always proven Yourself to be a God that is full of love...compassion...longsuffering...and full of mercy and truth.
Now we long for You to be that same God to us once more...a God who can strengthen us and keep us standing strong in you, during these hard times we are facing. Let Your presence once more enter our spirits and work in a way that will not only heal our souls; but may Your ways be seen to others; that they too will come to see and experience a God that can love and care for them; in the way that You have so graciously done within our lives...Amen!!
*Let this God inspired writing...from his heart to yours, be a reminder that God will never abandon you or leave you as an orphan in the storm; but rather, He will hear your cries and come to you!
Today, God has laid it upon my heart, to share a story with you. There was this lady, who was facing many circumstances in her life...to the place, where she felt as if these moments had placed here out on a lonely sea, with storms all around her. The skies were dark and black and fear crept in, as the waters around her became very tumultuous. All she had to hold to, was a piece of wood and as she stood there alone; the storms began to convince her that she would never survive those trying times. The more that she starred into the troubled sea; it seemed the worse they began to roar and rise up around her. With fear in her voice, she began to cry out for help, as the tears that fell from her eyes, only added to the moments that stood before her.
Within a short time of her cries; she noticed someone headed in her direction. Even though she couldn't quite figure out who it was; she continued to cry out, with a desperate cry for help. As this figure of a person drew closer and closer to her...she saw that it was Jesus...and He was walking on the water, in her direction. Before she knew it...He was standing before her, as He said... "I heard your cries for help...and it was your cry of faith that drew me close to you."
As Jesus approached the small piece of wood that this lady was standing on; He stepped up and held her close, as they both waited out the storm together. It wasn't much longer after that, when the winds became calm...and the sea appeared as a glass pathway before her, which allowed her and Jesus to walk to shore. As she turned towards the path He was guiding her on...the sun began to shine, as she safely continued her journey with Jesus.
To this day, the journey continues on, as this lady who continues to journey with Jesus is me. It was through my mind's eye; that Jesus helped me to see what was before me, which gave me hope, in the midst of the dark circumstances; that I was facing at the time. It was also through these trying times in my life, when I discovered a Bible verse, which is now very dear to my heart. In John 14:18, we read... "No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you."
No matter what you may be going through right now; just know that Jesus will never abandon you or leave you as an orphan...to die in the storm that may be surrounding you at this time; but rather, He will come to you and wait out the storm with you...this I know for sure...and when the storms of circumstance come to an end; that is where you will begin a brand new journey with Him; so never give up...because if you do; you will definitely miss out, on the best life you could ever have with Jesus...on a pathway of new beginnings...AMEN!!
*Let this God inspired writing...from His heart to yours; be a reminder, as to how much
we need God...above and beyond anything in this world.
How lovely it is to stand in the presence of God...for His perfect presence becomes a temple that draws us closer to Him, while keeping us distant from evil. It's a place where we thrive and draw from the presence of One, who illuminates darkness; that we may stand in the light, of One who deserves all our praise.
Even as we journey through life, we can find contentment and peace, by walking in His steps...and no matter if they walk us through a dark and lonesome valley...the tears we cry...instantly become showers of blessings; that not only bless our hearts; but also produces even more strength, for the journey ahead of us.
No matter what unknown territory we pass through; there is no fear...for the One who is holding and suspending this world that surrounds us; is also holding us up within the world...where no evil or wicked hand, can snatch us from his presence.
Just one day in His presence...makes our lives with Him more complete and worthwhile...and causes us to leave this world behind, to always be with Him; for no one or no other place in life can compare to the perfect peace and love that can be felt, while making Him our holy temple.
Lord...I would rather live a simple life...and truly come to learn and grow more through You; then to have had everything I've ever wanted in life, while never knowing You at all...for I have come to see that there is no need to reach out to You, if life for me is already content.
What hope in knowing that You are always there...and that Your presence is always there, to brighten our paths, while always having Your watchful eye upon us...protecting us, every step of the way.
One thing I know Lord...Your grace will always be sufficient...no matter what obstacle comes our way...and no good thing will You keep from the one, who chooses to walk in Your ways...for when we follow a path of trust and faith; then this path will always lead us to your very best...Amen!!