Hello everyone…I sure hope that you are enjoying a nice spring day…wherever you may be! You know…as I've been sitting here this morning, I've been thinking back over the past 20 years of ministry work…and I've seen where God has shifted the writings from poetry to thoughts and quotes…and then to devotionals. Now, as I'm sitting here with you right now, I believe that He is once more shifting the writings from devotionals to heartfelt writings…something that can be shared from one heart to another, which has made this page perfect for me to write on.
Whenever I look out my window and write each day, I know that I am not writing alone; for its God's presence that enters mine and whispers these words of hope, love and encouragement for us all. He is the author of everything in my life…and it's Him that I listen to, especially during the hard and difficult moments of my life.
Last night…after having dinner, my health began to take a turn for the worse. I was experiencing pain and the nerve endings that once felt quiet and calm, were now rattling my body; but as I began to lay back and focus on God, while looking at a picture I just love in my office; I began to feel the tense moments of pain subside, as I entered His presence.
How can we not know His presence? Are we so wrapped up in this life and all that is happening around us; that we lose sight of where God is? Take a look around you…way beyond all that is taking place in your life and in this world…and one thing I know; that is where you will find Him.
As we've been spending these precious moments together with God today, He has also been taking me back to moments when I would sit outside and just get away from everything around me…and as I would do that, I would look for His presence…and I always knew that He was there, when the sun would shine on my face or when a breeze would swirl around me, from out of nowhere. In fact, there was a time, when I had taken a whole summer to write outside…and after writing for a while, I took a break…and as I leaned over the deck railing to relax…a wind came out of nowhere and it about knocked me to the floor…and just as quickly as it had come…it left. After sitting back down to write…another knew poem was written, which was titled… "God's Breath Brings Newness."
Out of all these special moments that I've experienced with God, I would say that one memory I hold to the most, was when I was a young teenager. One day, I had decided to walk down the road and across a field, to get away from everything that was taking place in my life at that time. As I entered the edge of a wooded area, I just stood there…eating an apple, while looking at all the beautiful autumn leaves. Within a short time…a wind began to swirl leaves everywhere, until there became a shower of autumn leaves around me. Some may not see these moments that I've experienced, as something coming from God above; but as I look back on that moment…and other moments to…I now see where God had come to me, at a time when I needed Him the most.
You know…God's presence comes to us in many ways. It could be through a thought that instantly enters our mind…or it could come through nature, just as I have experienced many times…or it could even come at a time, when He turns a bad situation instantly around into something better…or even through an unexpected blessing. No matter how He comes to us…His presence is there and all we need to do is seek Him and allow our thoughts to leave the presence of a problem, so we can enter the peaceful and loving presence of God. Even now as I write you, I know He is with me…through these thoughts that I'm sharing with you right now. If we could only look, listen and feel for His presence; then I know without a doubt that we would find Him.
There is one thing I love about this page. I can share books, writings and even recipes with you; but the thing I enjoy the most, is our heart-to-heart visits…and this is what God seemed to have in mind for us today. I sure hope that you will have a very blessed day…and always remember, to look beyond whatever is wrong, for the One who can truly make it all right! Take care and I will definitely look forward to our visit tomorrow…to see what God may have in store for all of us! God bless you so much!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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