Open Door

Revelation 3:8

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

And I am so grateful!  And I am of so little strength,  yet I strive daily and yet still fail daily to keep His word  but I do not deny His name.  I will not deny His name.  He knows my deeds.  He knows my heart, even if sometimes my humanness takes over.  There is very little, if anything in this world that I can count on 100%, without doubt, and the Lord is that 1  thing, that 100%.  He has placed before me an open door that no one can shut.  An open door into the kingdom with Him for eternity, flaws and all.

And I think, can I be that open door for some one here.  Even in their weaknesses, in their failures and in their needs?  Can I share with them the name of my Lord and the love that He shares with me?  Can I show them the way to Him?

Lord, I am willing. Amen!

Seek His face

1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

I often think about how marvelous life, the “ever after life”, will be when I get to see His face.   But until then I’m simply going through my day, seeking, drawing  and hopefully glorifying Him.

So how could I explain it to someone that doesn’t know Him the way that I’m coming to know Him?

As a grandmother, a “Lollie”, when my grand kids see me for the 1st time that day, it’s as if they hadn’t seen me in years.  They are so excited!   When I see their face, my heart skips probably 20 beats.   I literally draw strength from their excitement. And when they run and wrap their arms around  me my soul melts.  And at that moment, Life is Okay!

That is how it is when I’m looking to the Lord and His strength; seeking his face always.   When I see Him for the 1st time that day, His words speak to me, exactly with the words that need to be spoken.  There are times, so many times, that they are so expressive that I can literally see the joy on His face or the tears streaming down His cheeks as His arms are wrapping around me and my soul melts into His mercy and grace. And at that moment, Life is Okay!

So “Look to the Lord and his strength;seek his face always”.

Lord, without You I am nothing. Amen!

Who arms me

 

2 Samuel 22:33

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

I used to think that it was me.  It was me I could depend on.  It was me that got things done. It was me that knew what to say, where to go, when to do it, whatever!  But let me tell you!  I WAS WRONG! It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. I have led myself down some pretty dark paths not allowing God to hand me the flashlight before it got pitch dark.  But I have learned!  I have learned!  I have learned!  I may still go down some dark paths but my Lord will be right there with me.

So stop thinking that it’s You doing it all, cause it’s not! It’s God!

Lord, there is no way to describe what You have done in my world. Thank you! Amen!

Guard the Feet

1 Samuel 2:9

He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails;

Continue on the walk of faithfulness, regardless of circumstances, whether in wealth or in poor, in health or in sickness, remain in faithfulness in God.  He is the only promise that will sustain us.

Lord my circumstances vary and my faithfulness is tested but my knowledge of Your promises to me are forever trusted.  The love You have given through grace and mercy  has been great and I am grateful!  I pray Lord that I will be brave when sharing with others about my faith. Please Lord show that same love to my family and friends.  Amen!

Love Is

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Lord, I pray that I will love as You have loved. Amen!

 

 

 

Hebrews 4:16

Does the Lord hear my heart when the words just won’t come out?

Hebrews 4:16

Please join me in answering some questions that linger in my mind and the minds of my readers.  I pray that you will take some time this morning, along with me, to meditate on this question and hear what the Lord is saying to you.  Please share your thoughts & other scriptures  with me.   You can comment at the bottom of this post.

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Never Leave You

Joshua 1:5

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

There has been times, many times, that I have felt alone.  It’s frightening!  Some of those times I was actually alone, by myself.  And others, I was in a room full of people but yet still very alone.  The only real constant in all the many times was me.  My mind, my soul and my unrest.  Have you ever felt that?  My mind can surely play tricks on me, oh wait, it’s not my mind, it’s Satan.  He wants me to believe that I’m alone.  He wants be to believe that there is no one in that room full of people that sees me.  He wants me to believe that I have no value, no worth,  no love worth sharing.  But he is the deceiver of all deceivers John 8:44 ; 2 Thes 2:9 and will stop at nothing to take me down with him.  But Christ will not allow that.  “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”.  So as Satan attempts to slither into my mind I remember that I am never alone because Christ will Never leave me.

And He will Never leave You either!

Lord, I trust and I’m grateful! Amen!

The Only God

Jude 24-25

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

And let me tell you, that is one tall order!  Not an easy feat!  But my Lord and Savior can, he has proven to me time and time again that he will pick me up, brush me off and set me back on track.  Never will He fail me and never will I stop striving to live for Him.

Having trouble finding the words today Lord.  But You know what’s in there needing to be said.  You know.  And I’m grateful that I can come to You with my emptiness.  With my silence.   I await the time that I will be in  Your glorious presence without fault and with great joy ! Forever more! Amen!

 

Immeasurably More

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

This is our 2nd year black berry crop and the Lord is blessing us with a doozy.   I can’t wait. A bowl of fresh berries with reddi whip on top……..yum yum!

I have been on a long, seems very long, journey of becoming the woman that the Lord created me to be.  And believe me, I have a long way to go.  Some days I feel good about what I have accomplished and some days I beat myself up for falling so short. And then I read this scripture!  “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!” And I’m reminded, it’s not me that accomplished anything, it’s Him and He is still working within me to do immeasurably more.  All I have to do is ask and let Him know that I am willing to be His servant, then leave the rest up to Him.  He knows I’m going to fall short and He has already taken that into account.  So I can stop beating myself up.  To Him be the Glory throughout all generations! Amen!

So join me in this walk with Him, allowing Him to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine within us.

Lord, thank You for loving so fully.  Amen!

Refuge

Psalm 5:11

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.

I have typed many times about the joys I get from my flowers and from riding on the back of the Harley with my husband.  We all have those things that if even for a moment we can retreat from reality and be glad and sing for joy.  But what about in all those other times. In the reality! What do we do during those times to be glad?  To sing for joy? I have found that I can find refuge in my Lord.  I remind myself of the promises of the love He has for me.  Remind myself that He has a greater plan, one that I can’t see but He has planned out regardless of who else tries to mess things up.  Remind myself that He is greater, wiser and more powerful than even me.  So with that!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can take refuge in You of Lord and ever sing for joy!

Lord, Thank You for having a greater plan for me. Amen!