Lay It All Out

 

So when it’s all said and done and there’s just nothing more to say, and there’s nowhere else to turn and your weary-worn self feels you’ve lost the battle, then take it to our all-knowing God, the Ancient of Days, the ever-present, all-knowing Beginning and the End! He’s the One who knows well your story full circle. Go on and tell Him your side! You have His His ear and His heart. Let Him speak peace into yours! He’s all about you and you can know that! He’s your refuge and your strength! He’s your Councillor, your protector, your advocate, your intercessor, your moderator, your peacemaker your reconciler and your Savior. He wears all the hats and carries all the authority to make your life come together when it’s turned upside down and inside out. So ~ beautiful soul, go to Him and pour out your troubled, restless, and fearful heart and find solace in your struggle when no one else will listen!

Psalm 46; 1,2,3,9,10
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof…He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire… Be still, and know that I am God:

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Sleepy Faith

I wonder if we, as believers, just sit in the church pews Sunday morning half asleep? Oh yeah, we sit and hear messages of social gospel and nice things and good people and how we can be good people, and how it’s good enough just to be good people. We hear how to “Go Green”, and save our environment, how to fundraise for the church and the community and how we can better help our world and our government by making good choices!  We hear how to shake the world but not free it from it’s plague of sin.

Or perhaps we do hear powerful, Biblical sermons but yet not really hear the words nor be impacted enough to let them change our lives. We come, we smile, we chat, we go and we walk to our cars feeling like we’ve done our duty to attend and yeah we’ve given God His Sunday time, possibly our tithe, maybe even our talent but deep inside our hearts are empty, cold ~ and far from the Father, the Sovereign One, The Absolute Truth One, who longs to have real fellowship with us. What is it we don’t get? What is it we don’t understand? Time on this earth is so short yet we find all manner of fault, and judge from critical hearts calling the shots for others to put them in their place, while all the while our own problem/s goes undetected and unnoticed by our own heart. If we’re all in the same boat and for the same cause of Christ and His salvation, then why are we not all on the same page? It doesn’t make sense! Our own selfish, spiritual blindness is our downfall and our spiral downward. We are so easily deceived by our selfish ambition and don’t even recognize it.

It’s time to wake up our pulpits and shake up our sleepy souls for such a time as this, when our world reels out of order, under every manner of evil, under the power of our enemy, the father of lies.

God IS in control but His holiness can’t look upon the wicked sin that has infiltrated even into our churches because of hidden agendas, hearts, hardened in selfish ambition and compromising lifestyles. Truth is, as believers, God’s call on our heart is to be salt and light to a world in desperate need! God has given clear warning of judgment and we hear it but do we really hear? Are we getting it? Are we understanding the reality of it? The people of Noah’s day, didn’t get it and faced God’s judgment! They woke up when the rains began but it was too late for their salvation. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t get it and stayed grounded in their sin, while their wicked city was destroyed!

People of God ~ it is time to stand on holy ground without compromise and march the victory march with the Sovereign God whose deepest desire is to bring sinners into His Kingdom. To save them, forgive them, change them and renew their lives, through the power of His cleansing blood. Oh, let it be our desire to reach out of our comfort zones, and into the lives of needy souls, desperate for hope! Now is the time, people of God, to influence our world and share the Gospel message of salvation before the fire falls from heaven.

~k

“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known by all. So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away.”
Luke 8: 16, 17, 18

Luke 8: 22
“One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out……

As disciples, let’s embark on a holy journey, out of our comfort zones and cross to the other side of the lake.

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Mom’s World

 

 

So you’ve just wiped up spilled milk, scrubbed crayon off the wall, threw in your fourth load of wash for the day, wrestled up a quick, nutritious lunch for your hungry brood, kissed a hurt and sealed it with a band-aid! You’ve rocked, and lulled, and sung sweet lullabyes, while all the while just wanting to have a spare minute for yourself but you can’t find one anywhere. The day wears on and the hours are tedious and so the same with whines, and cries, and fussiness and wet diapers, and quarrels, and how come no one ever told you that motherhood assigned you referee credentials? So, you’re a mom, and when you signed up for parenthood, you were unaware of it’s strange mix of excitement, fear, joy, panic, happiness, sorrow, fun, or anxiety. But it is and there you are right up there in the top ranking of it all, and it’s awesome but it’s scary, and it’s sheer delight but it’s frustration, and it’s rewarding but it’s so time consuming. Oh so time consuming!! Yeah, motherhood; there’s really nothing like it on the planet! It’s challenges are out of this world and it’s rocked yours to the moon and back. It’s got you booked solid ~ hook, line and sinker and drowning in it’s many demands! The hats you wear are ridiculous and next to impossible and your sanity? Well it’s gone south for a break and right now as you think you might go under for the very last time, know that you won’t! You won’t because your job is the toppest of the top notch jobs in the whole wide world. You’ve been entrusted with gifts from heaven, all ‘little life’, wrapped up and so tenderly placed in your lap. And there you are!! Smack dab in the middle of days that don’t end and nights that don’t sleep. Those gifts of life are yours to cherish, to love, and to nurture, guide, teach and train and when that journey overwhelms your beautiful soul, remember King Lemuel’s mom had some good words of advice for him in Proverbs 31: 10, 17, 25, 26, 28. She told him exactly how fortunate he would be to find a women of noble character just like you. You may be tired and exhausted but your value is outstanding…. “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies…….she sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks…she is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue….Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her.”

Little Thoughts For Big Days

God hasn’t promised pastel rainbows for your days of motherhood, in fact some days might just well be purple and red, but He has promised joy to the mom who seeks Him and grace for the one who walks the ho – hum of the daily journey by His side. No, your rewards won’t necessarily be seen nor given out today there in your little kitchen nook, but your loyal works and your tedious steps will etch their memories into little hearts that will grow big and strong to become mom’s and dad’s of their own little gifts of life. So mom, take heart! Your tasks performed faithfully today will navigate back and will find their way into your seasoned heart of hearts when all you have left are the memories of the long lost, good old days. So yeah, beautiful Mom, enjoy these joyous but trying days of motherhood. They’ll be gone all to quickly.


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Beautifully Imperfect

So here we sit, you and I, in our imperfect world in our imperfect state and you gotta know that you are “beautifully” imperfect wherever you sit and the enemy’s attack on you and I and we and us, is far more about your future potential and what God is going to do with you, than your past failure! It’s not about who you’ve been, or what you’ve done, but in the enemy’s mind, it’s all about who you may become!! Oh yeah, he’s roaming to see who might be easy prey, so he can do what he can in his power to bring defeat into your thoughts. If he can get into your thinking pattern he’s well on his way. Don’t go there! Don’t let him catch you off guard without the spiritual armour in tact.

If you’ve been raised out of the pit of broken to a higher height and if God has brought you out of a hard time to bless you in your walk with Him, and lead you into challenging places of His work and ministry, then it’s a given that you are under the enemy’s surveillance camera! Spiritual armour is a must have in these days where we may be easily tracked to be set up for failure! You gotta know those same all powerful, heavenly, sovereign arms that lifted you out of the mire to set you free, still have hold of you to pull you into and under the safety and shelter of divine protection! It’s a safe place here with the Saviour, where the the enemy’s lies can’t reach you and his tricks can’t deceive you, and his half truths can’t harm you.

Oh yeah, you beautiful one that you are, you are God’s child, loved by Him, protected by Him, and guarded by Him. Stay safe there for now, under His wings sheltered from the storm, the enemy and all that comes and goes. For now, find peace there until the outside chaos is hushed and the evil one has been silenced and leaves to let you be.

Free from his tricks for now, and It’ll just be for now and for a time, but it’s here with the Saviour, and our Redeemer that we gain new strength for the road and what’s ahead. Oh yeah, it’s not about your past at all, so let it go; freed and forgiven you are in Christ and now it’s about your future, your potential, your victory in Christ that’s prime target for defeat, but as a child of God, you gotta know that you know that you know, that He has his stamp of approval all over you and your imperfections, and who you are in Him is awesome, and not anything can get in the way of His work, and His desire for you!

David knew His God was a God of Truth, his Refuge, his Fortress, his Rock, his Redeemer, and his Saviour and in Psalm 31 he voices it so beautifully, when he says, and ~ say it with him, “In you O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in Your righteousness. Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress, for the sake of Your name lead and guide me. Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD the God of Truth.
Psalm 31: 1-5


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