Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

One thing I’m learning after 50 yrs of living is to cut myself some slack, to loose myself from expectations of others and be who I truly am (the pretty and the seemingly ugly).
It’s always easy to show grace to others but much harder to extend it to our own self. I don’t know about you but I have times when I don’t handle things as I could, make stupid decisions, let my mind wander to places it probably shouldn’t and and and. All of us have “ands”. I had no idea how much I beat myself up! The Holy Spirit has been cleaning my house of “religion” and all of it’s expectations and false mind sets. I thought I was fairly free lol lol. I didn’t intend to go “there” but this is what is on my heart….
Life is a process!!! A life long one!! Our Papa embraces us all the way through the process. Every single believer experiences trials and troubles, I don’t care how much faith you think you have. Look at what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:8-9 while in Macedonia.
“We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us.”
Well now, it doesn’t sound like Paul was exactly overcoming and staying strong through that situation.
Then there is Job. God bless Job!! If anyone had a right to complain and moan it was certainly Job and he did just that!
Yet in all of that and him even saying he wished he had never been born, this is what the Word says…..
“In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” Job 2:10
That is called grace y’all!! The grace of God really is amazing!
Our Papa knows we are human and is ever gentle and understanding with us.
“He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.” Psalm 103:14
Don’t expect yourself to be some kind of Wonder Woman or Superman! Be yourself, be the unique you that He created. Yes, we have failings, trials, and tribulations. Shake it off and keep going! Our Papa isn’t some score keeper in the sky checking on your behavior. He is interested in your heart. When you blow it, He still knows your heart. There is nothing of us that He isn’t already acquainted with and fully embraces.
Our life is a constant process of growth and hear this…. None of us are experts!
“Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward ~ to Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13
That is the message…. Keep your eyes on Jesus!
So join me in cutting yourself some slack. You are loved and completely accepted! He is faithful to finish the work He began in you….. And remember it’s His work! What a beautiful workmanship you are!



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He united Himself with the dust and made it glorious forever
~ C.S. Lewis

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Happy New Year!!

I woke up this morning to my alarm clock and I quickly raised one arm and said… YAY! hahahaha
I’m not exactly a morning person by any stretch! I quickly laughed at myself and thought, “Where did THAT come from!”
Yet this reminded me of all the promise, hope and opportunity that a new year holds. It is always such a wonderful thing to let go of the old and usher in the NEW. This is exactly what has been happening in my own life. Daddy has been slowly sweeping away old mindsets over the past few years and establishing His thoughts and ways. This is the scripture that came to me for the new year….

“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is impartial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever…. faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.”
~1 Corinthians 13:12-13

His light is shining brighter and brighter within us…. He is truly revealing more of Himself to His creation. May we truly see MORE in 2014. The treasures of His love, grace and the finished works of the cross. We are treasure hunters releasing the treasures we discover!

Shine bright in 2014. His LOVE is manifest in YOU!

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Love is the Key

I am reminded that though the Christmas season is a joyous one for many it is also a heartache for others who have experienced loss or hurtful situations.

Today your Daddy wants YOU to know that He loves you with abandon
There are no limits to His great love for you
There is no place that His love cannot flow and touch
YOU are not forgotten and He will never leave you
In every situation
In every hurt
In every lack
In every sense of loneliness
He is present….
Holding you, comforting you, breathing life, and singing over you…. He IS with you
His love NEVER fails
His love is the key that opens every door…..

Your door is NOW open!
Walk through, walk through
See the light
Feel it’s warmth
The brightness of His love
It sets on you as a dove
There is no burden
No yoke that is heavy
Just His grace and His mercy
You are hidden in His embrace
and enfolded
A true shelter to your soul
So that you may know
His love is the key
That opens every door

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are joined to Jesus!!

“We have become His poetry, a recreated people that will fulfill the destiny He has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!”

~Ephesians 2:10 TPT

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lack nothing

“But my God–so great is His wealth of glory in Christ Jesus–will fully supply every need of yours.”

~Philippians 4:19 Weymouth

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Secret Place

We have this secret place
you and I
Where hues of green
touch the clear blue sky
Tucked away
nestled against
the warmth of the earth
You take my hand
and share your most
intimate thoughts
The rush of the wind
in the trees
and the symphony of birds
singing gleefully
fade in the distance
as you speak my name

One word from you
falls like rain
and waters
this thirsty, wanting land

My breath quickens
with each word that you whisper
as I lean closer
closer yet
never quite sure
what you might speak next

The warmth of your hand
the kiss of your breath
the gaze of your eyes
in mine
No words have I spoken
for I see them
reflected in yours

You know me so perfectly
every nook and cranny
Yet no fear nor shame
have been given room
to remain

A perfect union both
beautiful and brilliant
Set before time began
And here you are
holding this hand of mine

Squeezing my hand softly
as I squeeze yours back
You smile at me knowingly
as I bask in the warmth
of your sunshine

we have this secret place,
you and I

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