Psalms 91:11

Psalms 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

When we are faced with turmoil and heart ache, there is only ONE true place where we can turn to find peace.  The only true place that will bring us through.

Lord, I come to You today finding peace for my soul.  I want to dwell in You for ever and ever.  Amen!

 

Aroma

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

Can you close your eyes and breathe in deep?  Smell the aroma of clean country air, fresh cut grass, honeysuckle blooming in the woods edge, wood stove fire billowing through the chimneys and bacon cooking on the stove.  Those are the aromas of simple, peace filled love.  Imagine that we are that aroma to Christ!  The simple, peace filled love that He has for us! Imagine!

Lord, I’m grateful for Your love.  A love that never leaves, a love that never disappoints, a love that hangs on, a love that only wants the best and a love that will give beyond. To know that love is the greatest gift given.  Lord, please be with my family and friends.  I pray that they will understand the love You have for them.  Amen!

Galatians 6:7

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Like it or not we will all one day be judged for our actions here on earth.  Only the Lord is worthy of giving that judgement.  Don’t be fooled that a mere “I’m sorry” will do it.  For words out of our mouths come easy but true regret only comes from the heart.  Regardless of my words the Lord knows my heart, for whatever I sow, I will reap!  We are not expected to be perfect but we are expected to strive to live in the image of Christ.

Lord, I’m weak in many areas and I pray that You will continue to do a good work in me so that I can live forever by Your side. Amen!

 

Psalms

I am reminded of His love for me this week………….

Psalms 5:11   But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Psalm 6:4   Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love

Psalm 11:7    For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.

Psalm 13:5    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 17:7   Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.

Psalm 23:6   Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 25:6    Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

Psalm 26:3    for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

Psalm 26:8    Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 31:7   I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.

Psalm 31:16    Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Psalm 34:12   Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days

Psalm 36:5  Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Psalm 36:7    How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 36:10   Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Lord I can’t get enough of Your love.  My weary heart dwells in Your loving arms.  I know You are always with me.  Please be with my family and friends.  I pray they will turn to You in all times.  Amen!

Pictures

Joshua 24:15

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

Every time my girls come to see their Lollie & Pops, they love to look at and touch every picture on my refrigerator.  The other evening, Darci came over for a quick visit and she, as normal, stopped at the fridge and run her hand across the pictures.  I asked her, “Who are those people?”.  And she replied,

“Family!”

PICTURES

Be still my heart!  In our busy lives do we really take time to capture the moments with a picture much less with our “attention”?  Family is the most treasured here on earth for me and I want nothing more than spending eternity with them in heaven.  Many times I remember that I could have and should have done more to share Christ with my own children.  Do more than just introduce Him to them, but show them how to bring Him into their hearts so their relationship would grow as they grew.  It’s not enough to “just go to a church building”, we have to live the example.   But I did the best I knew at the time!  It’s up to Jesus and them now to finish their journey.  And we must remember that there are those outside our circle that do not have earthly families that they are a part of but we can bring them into our homes and give them someone to call “family”. So cherish your families, your friends and those around you because the desired result is eternity in heaven together.

Lord, I have so thankful that it’s not all up to me.  That the eternal outcome of my family and friends is not solely dependent on my knowledge and actions.  I’m so grateful!  Lord thank You for being patient with me and helping me grow in You and guiding me in my journey of bringing others with me.  Lord be with my family and friends.  I pray that they will have the greatest desire to be in heaven for eternity with You. Amen!

Live Life:Closed Off #12

Live life but don’t believe in church!!

Isaiah 53:6

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 

1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Ephesians 4:16

From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

When you believe in God but not in His church.

From the most primitive to the most elaborate, there is one thing that they all have in common………… people! Full of sinners seeking God!  He called us to gather together not perfect because a church is a body of people not a building.   There has always been a church. The people may have met on a hill side, in a one room shelter, in a home or in the buildings that we now call “church”, but regardless, it was a building full of sinners.  This world is hard to maneuver through and a body of imperfect believers will help us.  God gives us each other to walk His path with. To hold us up, when we’re weak.  To use us to hold them up in their sorrows.  To holds each other accountable to live a life that He has designed for us.   When we refuse to be joined together, then we’re robbing ourselves of a gift from Him.

I don't know how many times I've driven by this beautiful old church.:

Ulm Cathedral, Ulm, Germany.  Tallest church tower in the world - 768 spiral stone steps to the top!:

Lord, I thank You with every fiber of my being for giving me a church family to call “HOME”.  A place where I can be loved and love.  A place that I can join others in the journey of becoming one with You and joining You one day in heaven.  A place where I can freely be me, release my ugliness and feel Your presence next to me.  A place that even in the imperfections will always be a place of being enough for You.  Please be with my family and friends.  I pray that they will seek out a place to call “HOME” with You.   Amen!