Category Archives: Life

Give It A Try

Time with Me is well spent. When you rush around doing all sorts of things, without any focus on Me, it wears you down. When you spend time with Me you rejuvenate, gain focus, and can handle the stressors in life easier. I’m a joy giver – not a joy robber, I give peace to the weary, I am like a cool drink on a hot day; try spending more time with Me and see if life doesn’t go better for you, not that the things to do will change but how you feel in and after them will. Come with an open mind and give it a try.

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Forever Faithful

 armour-onlineEver have those days or even seasons when life is tough, when you’re not certain you can go on or take another step; when hope begins to fade and in the dark with eyes cast heavenward, you cry out “I can’t do it alone!”
   Sitting there in silence, with all will to fight ebbing away, with the dark pit of despair once distant now inching ominously closer when suddenly – you have a feeling you are not alone. You have a sense someone is speaking and begin to focus on the sound, tuning in your ears you  begin to hear a gentle comforting voice…
“You are My love, the reason I gave my life. I am and will always be faithful to you. Look to me when you are afraid, downcast, or in distress, I am right beside you, move closer under the shelter of my wings; hear my heart – it beats with love and care for you. Let me be your strength when you are weak; I will lift you up to stand and take each step with you. I am forever faithful, not just today but every day, not just in this moment but in every moment.”
   It is heartwarming to hear His voice and know he sees us and hears our cries. Our tears are liquid words which he understands completely. He doesn’t just tell us he is faithful in His word, but wants us to know personally He is right there with us daily; He is not just offering, but desiring, to do life with us, every moment of everyday; not just in the difficult times to share our tears and sorrow and give comfort, but also in the joyful celebrations as well. He is a God for all times, seasons, and eternity.
   What we do with His offer is up to us. He wants us to open the door and invite him in. The door we keep closed in order to avoid hurt and protect ourselves, can also be keeping the Lord, our help, on the other side as well. He desires to come in and dine with us (Rev. 3:20). What happens when we dine with someone who loves us? Perhaps build a deeper relationship; share about our day, concerns, and joys; receive encouragement and support; or know that we are not alone in what we face.
   What shall we do with His offer? Will we let him in to dine with us; to do life together? Shall we be still and know He is God and tune our ears to His voice, for He is – forever faithful.

Always Have – Always Will

I love you, always have – always will; that is the most important thing for you to know. When you really grasp the enormity of what My love entails, for it covers every part of your life, all else will have less impact. I am there with you in the joyful celebrations, I am a present help in times of trouble, and when doing daily life.

Life and Fulfillment

Orange HibYou are Mine, from the day I formed you I wanted a relationship with you. I rejoiced the day you said yes to my invitation; it has not always been a steadfast relationship – your feet wandered but they returned wholeheartedly to Me. I know the desire of your heart is for me, I see your pursuit to know Me in deep ways, I know I can trust you on an increasing level; continuously stir up the desire and fan the flames of passion – keeping your eyes focused. The life and fulfillment you want is found in your pursuit of Me. Don’t worry about the enemy’s plans – focus on mine, don’t buy into his lies – receive and hold onto my truth and your days will prosper. There is a bubble over you that grows thicker with each encounter with Me. The adversary is scared of Who you carry and will try to slip you up, beware of his ways, guard your heart while you rest in Me; he has already been defeated, the power and authority you need to enforce your position as the victor comes from a life lived with Me. Do not give him any authority I took away and gave to you, you are my heir – a child of promise and purpose. I have good plans for you; these coming years will be your greater years, the more you seek is coming as you stay open to Me.

Focus On Me

peeking sun 2 - RitaAs you pause to focus on Me I become more clear, My ways not as mysterious; your heart begins to understand Mine, there is a deeper spirit communication that transcends mere words. I want to be known not as a myth or fairy-tale but as the Living God – I Am. As you explore My word and seek my face I will become more real to you than your own breath; let Me breathe upon you, don’t be shy or afraid, in Me and My presence is what you have been longing for. Be still and know that I am who I say I am.

Forever Faithful

Sunrise - mainYou are My love, the reason I gave My life. I am and will be, always faithful to you. When you are afraid look at Me, I am right beside you, move closer under the shelter of my wings; hear my heart – it beats with love and care for you. Let me be your strength when you are weak, I will lift you up to stand and take each step with you. I am forever faithful, not just today but every day, not just in this moment but in every moment.

Hand in Hand

hands heldHow I do love you, from the time I conceived you in My spirit until the time you came forth from your mothers’ womb, even unto this day – I have loved you with an everlasting love. You are My child, I have watched over you, sending angels on assignment for your benefit. I have seen every hurt, tear, pain, joy, and celebration – and been right there with you in them. I know all about you, everything you have done, and still love you. I am the quiet voice in the stillness calling you into a deeper relationship, to know me as I know you. My hand is out stretched – won’t you take it? There is still much life yet to be done – doing it hand in hand with Me is the best way to do it.

Eyes Anew

Dove and feather As I sat on the deck swing having a little time of devotions a descending feather caught my eye; it was a long white beautiful feather catching the morning rays, illuminating it as it drifted in a slight morning breeze. The feather came to rest only a few feet from where I sat watching. I was amazed how small it was, then as I went to pick it up it was even smaller, perhaps an inch in length, more like a down feather, soft flexible with hardly anything to it.
   My first thought was, is this an example of heavenly blessings as they leave the Father – big and beautiful, a delight to behold and watch coming, but then we trivialize and minimize them so they are no longer the blessing the Father intended. Does it break His heart when we look upon His gifts with disregard or thanklessness?
   How often do I longingly look out at my small deck, yet rarely sit on it to enjoy the crisp morning air before the heat of the afternoon, or listen to the joyful chirps and twills of the birds as they greet the day, nor simply sit watch the grass grow and marvel at creation and the Creator. I want to see with eyes anew the wonder of creation, to enjoy everyday things and blessings He has given me to delight in.
   Lord, open the eyes of my heart to see the wonder of what you are doing in each new day; to simply pause and marvel at the works of your hand instead of blindly rushing past them to accomplish my agenda. May I never trivialize anything you have done, are doing, or will yet do. I want to be filled, like a little child, with a sense of awe at the works of your hands, for you alone are God and sit upon the throne of heaven. Help me to be still and know that you are God, to pause and reflect, to take hold and delight in you.
   My friend – what about you? What do you see? What are you taking delight in?
 “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires 
and secret petitions of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 AMPC

Unique and Valuable

You are My child, one I loved from the beginning of time. Your value is not what others say – your value is what I say. I say you are perfect in every way, created in My image; you are precious, very valuable and unique. Your uniqueness adds to your value, you bring something to your family and world no one else has to offer. Celebrate your differences and don’t try to be a duplicate of someone else. Learn from others but remain uniquely you, there is a much needed place for you in this time and place you are in. Go love with My love, even the un-lovable.

Love Them

Heart sculpture - onlineLove…wear it on your sleeve, don’t worry about your heart – I will protect it. The world is looking for love, many in the wrong places as they do not find it in the right ones. Love…love them with My love, love as I love, there is nothing greater or more powerful than love, it breaks down walls and melts hardened stony hearts; Love…it’s what My kingdom is made of. Don’t just say you love…show it; express it with your face, actions, and thoughts. Love…it’s what the world needs and desires, love is who I am, what I am…let it be the same with you.