Sunday, August 27, 2017

Draw Closer to the Lord

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Good Evening Friends,
It's been awhile since I posted, but my heart and mind have been busy praying and asking for discernment from the Lord. It has been a troubling past few months, with all the hatred and ignorance spewing from every corner of the earth. Whenever we listen to the news, it's something new and troubling. But, know that God is in control. Don't be afraid! Take heart, for He is bigger than any problems, any people, and any situations you may encounter! 

As for me, through all of this chaos, the Lord has anointed my mind, heart and soul with more ideas for my inspirational art. Open your mind and heart and the Lord will fill it with love, joy and hope! So, the message I have for all of you, who may be feeling depressed, fearful or stagnant, during this turbulent time, is to draw closer to the Lord. Audibly, call on Him, when you feel sorrowful or fearful. He is there!!! He wants you to call out His name and depend on Him. So, trust in Him! In my heart, I know the Lord loves to comfort and hold His children. This is my testimony, as He has held my trembling hand, calmed my troubled heart and strengthened my sorrowful soul. And, I will rejoice!

Make this your new "go-to" thought:
I will rejoice in You, no matter the chaos, and lift my thoughts to You, dear Lord~

Scripture:

      Isaiah 35:4
...say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
John 14:27 
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
    Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

On the Hill...There is a Cross....



You know what's wonderful about loving the Lord? He cleans your heart. He sweeps all hate, stupidity, bias and ignorance from the corners of your heart. There is no room for anything...except love and abiding in his presence. He's too BIG...so there's just no room for anything else.... YES! He is just "THAT POWERFUL AND FILLING!!!" Yet, so many of us don't see it. So many of us...use our politics, religion, and moral standards to "BUILD THE JESUS" that we want to see and believe in....

I have to back-up, back-out and self-check myself, every minute, every day...and, I'm okay with that. I'm thankful for this! What a blessing to be able to "check-yourself" and return to the ROCK!!! In this world, we will stray, but through his BLOOD, we are saved and brought back to his feet.
But, the truth is...abiding in him, is all you need.

When you sit at his feet, nothing else matters. Yeah, people will call you weak, stupid and more.... But, what does it matter, for everyone to think you are powerful, outspoken, action-oriented and in-control of your life...if you are not sitting with him???? When you abide in him, you know how to think, what to say and when to move. Abiding in Christ is not about being silent and weak. It is ACTION in every sense of the word.

The difference...is that...your thoughts, words and actions are under the influence of Christ, instead of you or this world. Let us kneel!!! When we are weak, he is strong!


Thank you, Lord, for your mercy and grace!


Scripture

Matthew 7:21 ESV 


“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.















Monday, January 16, 2017

The Consuming Fire



Good Morning Friends!
We are in the midst of a snowstorm, here, in Colorado. But, I love it! This joy I have, is not my own. I know the Holy Spirit is moving within my soul. Why? I find joy in so many day-to-day tasks and my heart leaps with expectation and praise of the Lord. This is the Consuming Fire! I ask for the Fire, throughout the day, as I know that the troubles of this life are like a dousing rain, threatening my joy. But, that's okay! I will praise, even in the midst of my crying-out. I have hurts and pains, physically and emotionally, just like everyone else, but I refuse to let go of His joy. And, oh, this is a difficult task, at times, to hold-on to the joy He gives. But, I will persevere until I am called home. 

We are pressed on every side, with physical pain, emotional baggage, family matters, our jobs, the negativity of the news/social media...and, the list goes on. But, we must remember, as children of The Most High, we are the seasoning of this world. Our presence in our workplaces, our positive attitude, our working through tough circumstances, is what others need to see. We may not know and may never know the importance of our "life walk." But, I'm here to tell you, that you are important, with all your pain, problems and circumstances. You matter and your life tells a story. Let that story be that through it all, you will continue to welcome The Most High into your life. That doesn't mean that you are problem-free. Nope! It means you are willing to walk this path of life holding onto the hand of the Lord, for He is the Bearer of your troubles. He's that Consuming Fire speaking to your soul and helping you to place one foot in front of the other, minute by minute and day by day.

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”

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