Monthly Archives: February 2018

Strength

Dove and featherMay you find many mini moments in your day where you can rest in the Lord renewing your strength. May burdens and cares become light as feathers; may you mount up with wings like eagles souring above that which tries to weigh you down. May peace wrap around your feet like comfortable tennis shoes giving you supernatural stamina to run and not be weary, to walk and not faint.

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Rest

Take heart, I will give you the strength you need for each day. Take your rest in Me, don’t be anxious – I will see you through. I never said there would not be trials, temptations, or attacks, but as your focus is on Me they will not overcome you.

Watchmen

     Obedience is what I desire above sacrifices. I desire willing vessels ready at a moment’s notice to by My instrument, to speak My words, to take an action; ready minutemen. For individuals to be watchmen on the wall looking for what I am doing, ready to relay the information to those waiting and wanting to know, the ones who will take action.

     Those who are apathetic, spiritually asleep, who have closed their eyes or looked away will miss out on My greatest move. Awaken O’ slumbering ones, awaken, arouse from your slumber, wipe the sleep from your eyes and clean out your ears, it is a time for vigilance, a time of preparation.

Determination

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADetermination, it often determines the outcome of endeavors. Do you want to have a more intimate relationship with Me? Do you want to know My thoughts, ways, and word better? Do you want to …? It all takes determination to pursue what is required to get there and not settle for anything less. Determination to not give up and take the easy road that leads you elsewhere; often where you don’t want to be. Determination – go for it, get it, I’m worth the pursuit.

No Greater Love

   Love Swans - onlineI know that I am loved though I may not always act like it. I am betrothed to my best friend, the King of kings. I am dearly loved by my Father, I lack for nothing, He provides for me well with all good things, yet I don’t always show appreciation. I am in a privileged group but sometimes cast my eyes elsewhere and desire what my Father says is not good for me; those things others, who are my Father’s adversaries, seem to enjoy.  As I take my eyes off Papa I wonder why they are not good, they look appealing. As I scoot closer to the fence to get a better glimpse my foot slips, I cross the line.

   I begin to be drawn further in by what my eyes behold, the desire to partake grows; I reason that just this once it won’t hurt me to try this one little thing and then I’ll go back; it’s just on the other side of the fire, I can reach it without getting burned…or so I thought! Those who seemed so caring, who once compelled me to join them, now laugh and sneer at me, their masks came off – my eyes are opened, I see the traps they set about me.

   Lured in I’m now trapped by the wrong desires of my flesh that I did not resist or turn away from. My beautiful robes now tattered and soiled, regret fills me as tears of sorrow role down my cheeks. I cry in desperation and fear, despair begins to set in, I long for home not knowing how to return and fearing even if I did I would be rejected, considered unworthy of my Father and Betroths love.

   In the dark of night I begin to see a light, I hear a familiar voice, my Betrothed, my Savior, is calling my name. I want to respond but I am ashamed, voices around me say “He won’t want you back when He learns what you’ve done”, so I remain silent. The light grows brighter – the voice stronger, He has found me in the mire, His face full of love and compassion as He looks at me, I weep. The voices flee from His presence; He reaches out His hand, taking mine He lifts me out of the mess I have gotten myself in. He places his robe on me in exchange for my filthy one. I experience complete forgiveness and a grace I’ve never known. Reconciled – I collapse into His loving embrace.

   Have I lived an exemplary life since He rescued me? I wish! Yet as the years pass I have known no greater love, our relationship grows more intimate; my desire for my Father’s ways grow deeper. The Lord’s extravagant love for me, and you, makes all other love stories in history pale in comparison, and no other will last for eternity.

   This Valentines – who has your heart?

Come to Me

What are you looking for? What’s your desire? What’s your need? You won’t find complete fulfillment looking around you – look up. Look up and set your eyes on Me, I am the only one who can fulfill you. Don’t be afraid of coming to Me, of letting Me inside, of letting Me have your hurts and fears. I will replace them with love, joy, freedom; with more than you can imagine. It’s time to move beyond the past and move into the future.

A Heart Matter

Sherry fb picWhen we think about February, Valentine’s Day comes to mind.  The matters of the heart; love, sharing love, expressing and experiencing love, all the warm fuzzy feelings that come with new love; the depth of care, concern, devotion and life bonds that come with a seasoned or mature love.

We see around us all the cute little cut out hearts with their simple perfect shapes, all nice and clean that come in various sizes and shades of pink or red.  But, if we look at the real heart, it is rather complicated, consisting of various chambers, blood vessels, arteries and valves; an organ that is anything but simple.  One that beats strong, sending life-giving blood flowing through the body; a heart that leaps for joy at the sound of good news, yet feels it will break under the weight of emotional hurts.  A heart that is tender and compassionate or hardened, one that can be full of good or filled with deceit, it can burn with loves passion or grow cold.  The heart of man (or woman) is a fickle thing and a mess outside its’ proper environment.

The proper heart environment for humans is in fellowship with the God of love.  I am so thankful for the loving heart of God that he has towards His children.  He loves us with an everlasting love, with the love of a good Father’s heart, from a heart of compassion and a desire for our well-being.  His love for us cannot be bought or earned.  He loves us because He is love and we are His children.  A love such as His may be difficult to understand as our only comparison is that of other people, some with good intentions but who miss the mark, while others use such statements as “I love you” to manipulate you for their own gain.  The Lord does not say “I love you” to get us to do something for Him.  His love is pure and undefiled.  His only desire is what is best for us; His love is not selfish, it is a sacrificial love.  His love will stand up to the test of time; it will not fade or be withdrawn.  His love is an everlasting love, one that He desires to make known to us, to all who will receive it.

Daily

rita fall sunsetAs you begin your day turn your attention and focus on Me, invite Me into your world, your activities. Keep Me in mind as you go, tune an ear to the sound of My voice that I may give you wisdom and guidance. At the end of the day come back and spend time with Me, let’s talk the day over and have a heart to heart time.