Thoughts: We reach for completeness in that hole in our hearts in many ways, such as: a career, a marriage, a significant other in our lives, material things, or even motherhood or fatherhood. But these things by themselves is not enough to totally satisfy one. God knows our completeness comes in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We will always be a work in progress, but in being complete one learns that emptiness inside is filled through a relationship with Jesus and in dwelling in His love. I can now say, Lord You complete me.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
When one's being to this world is confine
The light inside can become dull
Making one's soul seem mostly null
The Lord can help one's soul bright as sunshine
If only one to Him believes He will
Give one a heart of love making one fine
As to this love one was design
Where the woes of the world become null
One's soul in love with Him is define
Shinning bright the world to see in lull
No longer one's soul to this world dull
As God bestow His love to shine devine
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Loving the Unlovely Test
Thoughts: We all have unlovely ways due life and life's situations. Many times these unlovely ways of one's self one can't help. It can be stressful and hard to love another due one's unlovely way. But, we are not supposed to judge and think one's self better than the other just because one may have matured spiritually past this fault in one's self. Consider: Galatians 6:1-3 "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such as one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear on another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself". (NKJV). In living Christ-like we are supposed to give understanding and kindness when dealing with the unlovely. And above all, not to judge lest we be judged in our unlovely ways. Dealing with the unlovely in life will always be tested in one's spiritual walk in life. It's important to mature spiritually in passing the loving the unlovely test.
Note: I know I can and do have some unlovely ways; some due character flaws and some due life situational flaws. If I have offended or caused anyone stress due this, please forgive me and please pray for my soul as I try to learn not to judge the unlovely in others; to instead love others.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Announcing, Growing Strong Part Two "By God's Word, I Am Sowed" is now published in paperback. In celebration, if you are a Prime member of Amazon, some eBooks will free for a short period. For details for Growing Strong part two click link below to take to Amazon where book is published. Will be in ebook form later.
Thank you all!
Saturday, April 17, 2021
After The Storm Birds Do Sing
Thoughts: Ever notice how much and loud birds sing after a storm has past. Seems, it's the joy of making it through and of knowing a future is ahead that gives them their voice. Storms do pass and with God He can give one strength to get through in looking to one's future. Although hard in the mist of a storm when emotions can run high and one may shed a tear or two, once through a hymn of joy can grace one's life in trusting God to see one through. Given to this, perhaps much and loud in one's joy to sing as after the storm birds do sing.
Let Go and Live
Thoughts: We do sometimes get stuck in our past; especially when it has been hurtful and hard. In doing this we also forget, sometimes, how to thrive and live beyond our past. And in doing this we can also miss out on the "now' and "future" opportunities life has for us. But, no matter, how hurtful and/or hard one's past, with God one always has the joy of now and a bright future. One just needs to learn how to thrive beyond past and let go and live.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
If It Works, It Works
Thoughts: Relations, rather friends or more, will always have their ups and downs due each person having differences in their inner being; differences in opinion and in the way each operate in life. The key is in knowing this and respecting each other in their differences, as it is as God intended in a world of different beings. Bonding with another doesn't always come easy as there may be ups and downs before a sure bond is created. It takes time in understanding each other and patience in respecting each other's differences. The key is to not give up when there seems to be even the weakest connection. If the relation is God ordained it will always be if it works, it works.
Faith, Hope, & Love
"We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and father, knowing. beloved brethren, your election by God" (1 Thessalonians 1:2-4. NKJV).
"But let us who are of the day sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation" (1 Thessalonians 5:8. NKJV).
"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13. NKJV).
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Gambler Vs. Investor
Thoughts: There is a spiritual war raging all around us; particularly over possession of our souls. The soul not being flesh that does be where evil attacks our being; in fleshly wants and desires. When one listens to one's fleshly desires more than one's spiritual desires one is gambling with one's own soul. We are all sinners, but we have been given the ability to make choices in what we do. When one listens more to one's God given spirit being in desires one is investing in the future of one's own soul. Our souls are in a raging war where conflict be gambler (Flesh) vs. investor (Spirit Being). Your Choice!
Given Not Earned
Reference of Thoughts: Sometimes its hard to wait for things of a spiritual nature when it seems one has been waiting a long time; including, things prayed for as prayers are spiritual. But one can not hurry God and try to make them happen, as they will happen in His timing as spiritual things are given, not earned.
Consider Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 (NKJV):
"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
And a time to die
A time to plant,
Monday, April 12, 2021
Giving All My Trust in God
Thoughts: With so much fraud out there these days it's so hard to know who to trust. And especially when it comes to matters of the heart where in this matter one was greatly hurt in the past. Healing in someone's trust, basically being destroyed, may only come in placing one's trust in God in Him giving protection of one's heart. Many may want to say "come on, step out, take a chance". I have learned in dealing with one whose trust has been destroyed, you can't force trust upon them. And that it may take a very special and understanding and patient person to help this person to gain trust in anyone again. Some just don't have this understanding, nor patient, or are not willing to put the effort it would take to break through one's barriers placed in one's heart to ever trust again. And, it’s not their fault, they just haven’t had their trust broken in this manner, nor/or to this magnitude. Just because your trust may be destroyed does not bring down your value to humankind, in a sense this may raise your value in maturity; especially these days. It takes time to gain trust in any relationship and a mature person will understand this and be willing to give the effort needed. But one needs to understand and be mature enough themselves not to take advantage of others in this; that kindness goes a long way in any relationship and to just be honest. Know your value in other areas of your character that makes you, you. And know your value as a God fearing person in giving your heartfelt trust in God.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
What I Want Doesn't Matter
Thoughts: Sometimes our flesh can convince our being that we want something that we really do not need to carry on in our lives. Its okay to pray for things we want, but within that prayer always remember to say "In your will only, God". Put trust in God that He will give you your heart's desire and trust that He knows better than you to what your true heart's desire is. Then be patient in letting Him make that decision for you. "Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4. NKJV). He will always provide you with your needs to survive in life and that's what matters, as to what I want doesn't matter; so much.