Heaps of “Fall So Far Short”

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So, hey there ~ you and I and we, and everyone who sits in our heaps of “Fall so far short’ guilt. Just when you’ve picked yourself up to move on, you landed a sideswipe and got knocked off course with stuff that you didn’t expect and it hit and it hit hard. Your world took it’s place between a rock and a hard place and even though it was little really, compared to what could have been, it was so huge to you, because you didn’t know how to deal with it or manage it or go with the flow of it, so you didn’t do so well with it and so maybe your anger got the best of you and reached a 10 out of 10 on the scale. Maybe your fears overtook your trust and maybe even your steady faith took a spiral downward through the wrestling match of “This is not fair and not acceptable” and getting on track after such upheaval seems so underestimated and overrated. It’s just not easy stuff to do and after all why should minding your own business cause such trouble?

The good news is that God knows about it and He sits there beside that heap of ‘guilt – ridden’ beautiful soul of yours and desires to pick you up yet once again, and wipe the slate clean, and forget it ever happened. He promised He would ~ so just let Him take care of it. Sit in His presence in the sweet, heavenly places and let His rich mercy, forgiving love ~ His rich, deep, forgiving love ~ rescue you and cover you and grace you and bless you abundantly. We, who sit in the ash heaps of guilt are truly His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, even when we think we’re not, and He truly does love us beyond measure! So ~ Believe it now, beautiful soul and walk on in your faith!

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Ephesians 2: 4-10
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

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Trusting Through Thick And Thin

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So, the voice of the Holy Spirit nudges you and whispers a promise into your beautiful soul. It’s just the thing you needed for the moment and the issue at hand. You believe it and say “Thank you” and feel ‘over – loved’ with a rich, deep, divine love and overwhelmed that God would give such a voice of direction and confident assurance to such a one as you. It’s so real, and to believe at the moment seems so easy!

The days go by and the answer appears to be on hold and the circumstances? Well, they’re just so contrary to the promise and so another voice begins it’s ascent and bombards your life and steals your assurance. It’s that powerful little voice of fear that torments and tugs and pulls and God’s voice and that other little voice compete for your attention. Do we trust what we don’t see or begin to lose heart and hope? I often wonder how Noah must have felt when God told him to build the ark and entrusted him with such great responsibility with no rain or flood warnings in the forecast. Those looking on mocked and ridiculed much like our enemy does with us. “Stupid man”, “Crazy person”, “Mad man”, “Idiot” “What on earth are you thinking?” can’t you just imagine the words and name calling from Noah’s accusers? Yet Noah trusted God through the Thick and Thin and kept building and kept trusting God’s promise of divine safety through the perils ahead.

We serve an awesome God and a Sovereign God, who doesn’t lie and doesn’t lead us astray or off track, so when the promise and the circumstances just don’t seem to jive, trust God anyway. Stand firm on the promise and claim it right down to it’s nitty, gritty fine detail and intricate workings! If God said it, believe it in spite of…. He’ll work it out through the thick and thin of it all. He’ll work it out through the impossible and all the illusive dreams that we feel we chase seemingly to the end of the rainbow. And ahh yes ~ It’s there beautiful soul, where God’s miracle awaits. The rainbow speaks of God’s covenant to Noah and future generations. It speaks of His promises and miracles and guidance. It’s what Noah saw after the the flood to cement God’s promise and rainbows of hope appear in our worlds and our hearts and our minds when God’s promises are fulfilled. Trust on now, and be at peace.

A reminder of God's miracles and beautiful things <3
A reminder of God’s miracles and beautiful things ❤

Genesis 9:13, 14
"So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out."

Genesis 9:12 – 16
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

Your Caved In World

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So beautiful soul, when you’ re all in but your shoe laces, and your world has taken a topple over the edge, it’s not gone and it’s not all that bad. So, take a deep breath and savor the sweet air and the blessing that it is to you right now, this minute. Exhale and feel the blessing of God touching your shoulder and whispering deep into your soul, “It’s all ok, I’ve got that too. I’ve got your world that toppled and your shoes. Now, let Me help you pick up where you left off and get back on track.” He’s there for that and He’s there for your caved in world.

So when it’s all gone wrong and Thursday is orange, or Wednesday is blue, the air is still sweet and the blessings are many. That breath you just took is pure grace and it’s yours for free. All you need is a thankful spirit and a new power source directly connected to the One true, sovereign God. He understands all the stuff that has you turned inside out and upside down. So, beautiful soul, in the midst of all that nothing, take another blessing of sweet breath and ask His direction for your next move.

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Psalm 139:13-14
Certainly You made my mind and heart;
You wove me together in my mother’s womb.
I will give You thanks because Your deeds are awesome and amazing.
You knew me thoroughly;

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
Acknowledge Him in all your ways,
and He will make your paths straight.

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Your Passion

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So you there, beautiful soul, sitting right there this morning ~ what makes your heart tick today? I mean, besides the sovereign God who brilliantly breathed life into you and created you to be just you and just as you are? What motivates you and drives you and what is that passion in your soul that ignites and blazes a way through the thick of things just to be there? Enjoy it all, but take care and beautiful one, if you don’t see our sovereign God in it, it can quickly become as a golden god! One that selfish pleasure carves out of good things and wonderful things to become a default, maybe an obsession or an over the top ‘go-to’ to hide behind. Let’s remember in our moments of passion to step back and down a notch or two! Yeah, just take a deep breath and remember to include God in all of it ~ in your plans, your schedules, and what you say “Yes” to. Ask Him to direct your steps through the thickest of your passions, your desires, your life, your work, your worry, your marriage, your kids, your ministries, your hobbies, and whatever it is that has your mind and your heart wrapped around it’s little finger. God desires for His children to enjoy laughter and fun. He really does ~ and Proverbs 17: 22 confirms for us that “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Oh yes, we want a merry heart and hearts that laugh and enjoy the gift of life that God has given us but so many of us experience the dried up broken spirits rather than the joy. We need the “Happy” but not at the expense of missing the joy of knowing the God who gives the life, the talents, the gifts, the kids, the job, and the ministries. Not at the expense of missing out on the abundant life that we can have in Christ, while here on this earth and the awesomeness of sharing eternity with our Saviour and our King. He’s given us the breath, the life, the journey, the passion, the hobby, now include Him in the walk, the talk, the thoughts and the actions. God is our soul purpose for living, so find Him right there where you are! Include Him and walk with Him and be the pure, beautiful soul that He’s made you to be. Forgiven and Free in Christ, joyful in spirit, saturated in His amazing grace, and blessed abundantly to do His work and enjoy His gifts. He’s got it all for you and He’s got you. Let His light guide and His divine power blaze the way through the thick of it all and walk you through!

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Exodus 15:11
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you– majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Luke 12:35
“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,

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