Help me to have faith that You are in control of my life. Help me to recognize Satan’s attempts to sabotage my faith. Give me the strength to drive him out of my thoughts so my true focus can be on You. Let me live to serve You, oh Lord!
In Jesus Precious Name,
Let not your heart be troubled
Let faith carry the day
God’s grace is more than sufficient
Give all your cares away
Lessons learned the hard way
Senseless works for naught
When faith is all that’s needed
And faith is all I’ve got
Woman, why are you weeping?
Woman, who are you seeking?
A broken heart, life in despair
A joyful heart, my teacher’s here
Go tell the brethren, so they will know
That I was here, and I must go
To our FATHER, ascending high
To our LORD’s, sweet bye and bye
Before I go, remember this
Feed my sheep, is what I wish
Remember all I’ve shown to be
Faith, Hope, and Love, a gift from me
Many people would consider a day like this, dreary, depressing, or even scary. I find it beautiful and fascinating. When the clouds lower themselves to be in among us, it’s ethereal. The bible gives us many instances where God has dwelt among His people via cloud.
If I worked all day, every day, for the rest of my life, it would never be enough. I, in my imperfection, my sin, my absolute ‘humanness’ could never do enough. No matter how pure my intentions, or how true my heart, I can never reach this pinnacle I thought I had to reach in order to be able to serve the Lord. I can’t wait until I’ve finally reached this level of Nirvana, that does not exist, to serve God. I have to serve Him now.
It’s Your breath in our lungs,
So we pour out our praise,
We pour out our praise.
Great Are You Lord!
These words from one of my favorite praise and worship songs pretty much sums up how I feel this Thanksgiving. I fall on my knees in praise of the Lord, thanking Him for all He has blessed me with. I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare all Your wonderful works. Psalm 9:1 Many could look at my life and ask why would I thank Him. That always makes me grin just a little because I realize they just don’t get it. Then it makes me sad because I realize, they just don’t get it. Whatever you have been dealt in life, you cannot forget that God is still on the throne, and everything is part of His great plan. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
When I was five years old I fell into a fire. Most of my family was at my mamaw and papaw’s house in rural southeastern Oklahoma. We had built a fire out in front of the property. When the adults had retreated back towards the house, my older brothers and male cousins began jumping over the fire. It was exciting to see them run and jump with the flames seemingly engulfing their legs.
Have Thine own way Lord
Have Thine own way
Thou art the potter, I am the clay
Mold me and make me after Thy will
While I am waiting yielded and still
Lord, this is all I truly want. For You to have Your will fulfilled in me. Whatever You want me to do, wherever You want me to go, I want only that. I am ready and willing to serve You, and I pray that You will use me to bring glory to Your great name. Help me to know my calling. To hear Your voice, and have no doubt. To have the strength and the grace to pick up my cross and follow You. These things I pray in Jesus Holy Name.
Thank You for the many blessings You have bestowed upon me. I pray now Lord, to be blessed with an all consuming passion for prayer. To communicate with You daily. To have a deep desire to bring all things to You in prayer. To defeat the devil and bring glory to Your name.
At my desk, my pen in hand
Waiting, wondering, what’s God’s plan?
A calling came, that much I know
A need to share? A need to go?
But where I ask? What can I say?
Patience child, a piece of clay
Mold me Lord, please shape my heart
Mold me Lord, to play a part
Use me Lord, Your message heard
Use me Lord, to spread Your word
Please help me to put away the troubles of the day, so I may rejoice in You with the fullness of my heart. Help me put You foremost in my thoughts, so I may draw ever closer to You. This I pray dear Lord, so I may feel You in the flutter of my soul.
In Jesus Holy Name,
So many things have gone on in my life in the last several days. Seems like the devil is working overtime to try and steal my joy. But, that is life, and it’s hard to have a message if there isn’t a mess to go through, or a testimony if there aren’t some tests along the way. “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 So…bring it on Satan! I’m not done yet.
Praise the Lord we live in a country where men and women have, and do, volunteer to put their lives on the line for us. “No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 Today is the day we should all stop and spend some time praying for our military, past and present, who live all over the world. May God Bless Them All!
“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live.” Psalm 104:33
While pipes sing out
Carry me to my final
Let my people
with their own hand
Bury me in
the family land
Next to my grandparents,
my mother, my brother
Where we have been laid
one after the other
That is where
my body shall stay
Until the blessed
But do not mourn
or linger there
At the grave
you mark with care
For I am not in it
and that is a fact
My spirit is steady,
I’ve gone on to heaven
a place is prepared
To celebrate and worship
and wait for you there
I am so excited to finally be starting this blog! What a wonderful endeavor it has been, and I’m finally here. I hope you join me as I share my creative insights on life, love, and most of all…Jesus Christ. The good Lord has blessed me in so many ways. I have so much to share, it’s hard for me to stay focused. I pray you find encouragement and hope in your own walk with Jesus as you learn more about mine. All that I do is for the glory of God. So, buckle up, and get ready for this incredible ride. May God Bless You!