Wednesday, November 30, 2011

God Thoughts No. Forty

The older I get, I realize, the less I know;
yet I am convinced of many things.

My need to always be right has dwindled,
yet, there are things which I know to be true.

If man would put aside his need to always be right
and take the time to truly listen to his fellow man,
we would live in a completely different kind of world.
To be truly humble
is to put aside one's "rights"
and the need to always be right;
to defer to others by seeking to
understand them,
empathize with them
and esteem them higher than one's self.

Jesus didn't come to be served but to serve.
Pride and arrogance have no place in the heart of a true servant.

Full reign, compliance and control to Holy Spirit is key.
He must increase and I must decrease.
Better still, He WILL in crease as I purpose to decrease.

How's that for some "random" thoughts?!

Monday, November 21, 2011

God Thoughts No. Thirty Nine

Despite everything going on in the world,
one thing which I know holds true is
God is good.

Jesus ~
the embodiment of goodness.

It is this knowledge
which enables me to get out of bed
every morning.

Were it not for this fact,
the world would be at a loss;
without hope.

with Him
is the very origin of

May you be blessed
with the knowledge of Him
 and His goodness
this Holiday Season.

Monday, November 7, 2011

God Thoughts No. Thirty-Eight

“Adonai, I am calling to you;
my Rock, don’t be deaf to my cry.
For if you answer me with silence,
I will be like those who fall into a pit.
Hear the sound of my prayers
when I cry to you,
when I lift my hands
toward your holy sanctuary.”
Psalm 28:1-2

My life has reached the place where
just before the scene fades,
the only thing anyone can utter is,

“God help us.”

Friday, November 4, 2011

God Thoughts No. Thirty-Seven

“Whoever hears the Word but doesn’t do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in the mirror; who looks at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” James 1:23-24

The things I write about are the things God is showing me about myself and working out in my own life. I don’t write to point out the things others may or may not be doing. I simply share from the fountain of my own experiences. If they touch you, bless you, minister to you, offend you or convict you, it is not I who is responsible, but it is Holy Spirit working in you (just as He is in me).

“So all of us, with faces unveiled, see as in a mirror the glory of the Lord; and we are being changed into His very image, from one degree of glory to the next, by Adonai, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

When I share, it is what the Lord has revealed to me about myself by holding the mirror up to my own face. Not because He is a sadistic God who likes to point out my faults but because He is a loving father who is answering the plea I made to Him a long time ago; a plea to make me more like Him. In order to do so, I need to see how and where it is that I fall short.

In yesterday’s post, I shared of my need to take a break from Facebook because of the negative feelings it has added to my “Season of Aloneness”. I did not share so that others would feel badly, but simply, to share my honest feelings. I have had people say that they enjoy the blogs where I write with raw emotion and “realness”.

Though I have experienced feelings of loss, hurt and aloneness, the Lord has revealed to me that I have, in the past, been guilty of inflicting these same emotions onto others by my own lack.
I confess, there have been times when the Lord has prompted me to reach out to someone by way of a word, note or phone call and I have failed to act on it. He has taught me that by failing to act on these things, I fail to carry out His will. And when I fail to carry out His will, I miss out on the blessing of being a blessing to someone else. I think the main point of 2 Corinthians 3:18 is that we are to be honest with ourselves and to learn follow the leading of Holy Spirit so that we become more like Him

On the other side of that, the Lord has used my time of being alone to show me that He is, indeed, enough for me. He is my Father, my Savior, my Friend and my Comforter. He wants us to realize that He can be and is, indeed, our All-in-All. When it comes down to it, we are really never truly alone.
In the midst of all of this, I remain human. In the past, I thought that a godly woman would not allow certain emotions to show; that by giving vent to them, I would appear to be less godly, thus giving people reason to point their fingers at me. But guess what? It is God who created the emotions that we feel. He has taught me that He knows my inner most being and is aware of all that is going on within me. And as such, He has taught me that I am free, in Christ, to let those things out and to be honest about it.

So, as I seek, ever, to become more like Him, I will be faced with countless opportunities to look into that mirror and see myself as I truly am while allowing Him to change what ever needs to be changed. And in so doing, I will see those around me through His eyes, thus enabling me to Love the way that He loves.

“Just as water reflects the face, so one human heart reflects another.” Proverbs 27:19

Thursday, November 3, 2011

In Order to Save Face, I’m Closing the Book…

That is.

Yesterday I announced on Facebook and Twitter that I was quitting;
Quitting Facebook, Twitter & Blogger.
After much consideration, I have decided, however, to keep the blog.
I have always written down my thoughts of God to God.
There is no reason I should cease to do so now.
Whether anyone reads it or not does not matter.
I write because it’s what I do.
It’s who I am.
Facebook and Twitter, however, are another matter completely.
When I first started on FB and Twitter, I thought they would serve as a great way to keep in touch with people; a quick and easy way to share, encourage and uplift one another.
Unfortunately, for about the past year, for me, they have served as tools of discouragement.
I have witnessed others on FB encouraging & loving one another with warm and endearing words while I sit alone in mourning.

In the fourteen months since my mom passed away, I have had one friend who has taken the time to phone me on a regular basis and to encourage & support me (physically, emotionally; even financially). Ironically, she isn’t even on FB!

So…I quit!

Now before you “tsk, tsk” me for being hurt and/or offended, let me say, that I am neither! (any more).
I’m tired.
I’m weary.
I need a break.
Perhaps this is my forty days in the wilderness.

What-ever-the-case, please don’t pray for what you think it is I need.
 If you would like to pray for me, please pray Spirit-led/filled prayers as it is He who knows what it is I need.

I promise I will do the same for you because that’s what He desires for us to do!

In His love, with abundant blessings, have a wonderful day!

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