He didn’t have to do it, but He did it!! He was beaten and bruised for our inequities. Dragged His own cross to only be hung on it. His hands and feet pierced and crown of thorns laid on His head. He spoke…Father, forgive them for they know not what they do! It was finished. He died on the cross for you and me!
I picked up the bowl of red grapes in the refrigerator this morning. I was moving them around and noticed something. The grapes that are off the vine started to shrivel up. Some reminded me of raisins and I told my son maybe we could do this as a science project next year. God revealed this to me as soon as I looked at the grapes again. The grapes still connected to the vine were plump, juicy and intact. He said when you remain in me, I give you life! When you depart from Me and My Word, things shrivel up and die due to no connection! WOW!! It’s about a true relationship with Him and connecting with Him through His Word and prayer! Best part is when you regain your connection with Him…He turns the shriveled up grapes into raisins!! Everything can be used for His Glory when you focus on Him!! #Hiswordistrue #discernment #vine
John 15:5-6 NIV
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
God is the joy and the strength of my life. He moves all pains, misery and strife. He promised to keep me, never to leave me. He’ll never, never fall short of his word. I’ve got to fast and pray, stay in the narrow way, I’ll keep my life clean everyday. I want to go with Him when He comes back, I’ve come to far and I’ll never turn back. God Is……My All in All!
Woke up with this song in my spirit….Have you ever really listened to the words to get an understanding of what you were saying….When God does something, we must do something. Think about those words as you go about your day today. Are you living the life God has purposed for you? Are there some things God told you to stop doing, but you keep going back to? #intentionalliving #Hiswordistrue
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Shattered dreams once again. You have the faith bigger than a mustard seed, with hope that a person will acknowledge you. A hope that allows the hurt to hit harder and harder each time. A hope that will make you smile and excited when for once they acknowledge you and show you a glimmer that your hope was not in vain. Then silence falls, no more calls, no texts, not even a happy birthday. There’s only one of you in their lives, but you clearly have been replaced. A thought of what can you do to bring awareness back alive in them. To remember that you even exist. Yet, they should revel in the fact that you are a strong, beautiful woman they call, “daughter!” Although, this word means absolutely nothing to them. Well, it may when it’s convenient to them or a memory crosses their mind. I know marriage is sacred and comes first. Although, I don’t know anywhere in the bible that says forget your child. I’m thankful for one of my dearest friends, asked me did I want to take the high road in a situation. I knew it was right and petty pants wanted to be worn, but I did the right thing anyway. My face is tired of being mentally slapped. At the end of it all, I know God and my heart are the most important things for me to heal. I’m broken, saddened by the recent events, but by the Grace of God, it will get better. I’ve acknowledged the pain and hurt to allow God to restore the brokenness. One day hoping he says the words, his daughter wants to hear, I love you, punkin! But, if that day never comes again, I will do better with my own kids to make sure they will always know they hold a place in my heart.
A daughter and father with an absent relationship! But God
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I was lost without you Lord! You hid me, protected me, corrected me when I was broken and reached my lowest, But Now….My heart leaps at your presence and the sound of your name….Jesus! I am content right where I am! If I have no job, no food, no people around me, can’t see what tomorrow brings my way, yet I know you will supply All my needs! Let not what the world offers deter my praise for you! The world cannot give nor take away what you have for me! I have no need to worry when I know without a doubt where my One True help comes from. Lord on this day…let your will be done in my life and not let the worries of tomorrow to invade my present gift! I will Thank You As long as I have breath in my body!
Signed your humble servant!
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I’m quietly sitting here contemplating how life can truly change in an instant. One minute you can be sailing through the soft waters of life full of blessings and then the next minute, sitting down looking like a deer in headlights. Blind sighted by the turmoil of not only daily routine, BUT LIFE! I feel like a tree that was uprooted during a violent thunderstorm. No tornado, no valid reasoning, winds just hit, then suddenly…..BOOM! Heart shattering into a million different pieces and scattered places you won’t ever find where they fell. I am having a rough time holding on to the little piece of hope I have left. Everywhere I look I see hurt, brokenness, pain, sadness, loss and I haven’t even turned from the mirror yet. The strong, deeply rooted tree that once withstood the numerous natural forces of nature is now gone. The roots, along with a small piece of the base are left in the ground, but what is visible is down. It took down fences and even part of a house with it. The house is now exposed and no one can reside there. This is the best explanation of myself, my heart and my family. I fell, completely caught off guard at what life was throwing at me. Even though my heart is shattered, I still know God is in control. When I fell, my family fell too! We are exposed and the work to rebuild has to be done from the inside out with God!
It feels like a spiritual attack and the only way I can fight back is on my knees in prayer. Only thing I can stand on is God’s word! The words for prayer are sometimes just tears that fall down my cheek. I can’t put the words together, but He hears my cries.
The pieces of my heart cry out to Him!! Only He can put the million pieces back together even better than I can fathom.
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No longer in the grave….Jesus has risen….He’s Alive! Not even death could hold him. He did it all for us…Yes, you and me!! So that we might be free from sin and have eternal life with Him and His Father! This is the best expression of Love….For He gave His only begotten son…..Pause and really think about this! Lord, for this, I will always praise and worship you! You are worthy of our praise!!
Forgiveness is a must! Jesus forgave those who crucified him on the cross. This is powerful, because we hold grudges against friends, family, coworkers, and even people who we never met who we felt have wronged us. They offended or hurt us in some way. Forgiveness is for you, not them. It doesn’t give a pass to the wrong, yet it opens up your heart to continue to hear and receive all God has for you! Your heart is no longer hardened!! It frees you from putting people on a pedestal that only God belongs. We must be careful because things and people came become a form of idolatry which is a sin. So to keep our relationship growing in Christ, we must evaluate ourselves within with God, instead of outside in the world.
Be ready to receive all God has for you by opening your heart to all Jesus has done for you!! He gave His Life for you!!