The beauty, glory really, of the Bible is that it develops and produces the characteristics of its Author, namely God Authored the Bible so it breathes and builds, develops and encourages the fruit of the Spirit. When I am sad, just a minute ago, feeling lonely while yet again sleeping alone. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself, truth be told. And the Spirit nudged me to “take down the Book” and read and the passage I just posted in 1 Peter 5 was my reading. It soothed my soul, placed my focus again on God/Jesus, the Author, and I have peace now and am ready for sleep and rest. God is so very good and His quickest link to Himself and rest is the beautiful Bible. Oh how I love them both!!!❤❤❤
Somewhere along the way
After I had prayed
A burden lifted off me
And I walked a lighter step.
Somewhere along the way,
I prayed for God’s wisdom
And suddenly the once thought overwhelming
Melted like butter in step.
Somewhere along the way
When I prayed for my children
They accepted God as their own
And each step grew more joyful.
Somewhere along the way
We got closer to the day
God will take us home
In the glorious, joyful rapture.❤
Visualization comes easily for me. It is harder for some, I understand, but a good hearty freedom of imagination can help fill in what the memories of the eye cannot return to you. I have travelled extensively until about 13 years ago and since has just been vacations and a few family visits. But I can travel back in my mind to England, Poland, Russia, Canada, Hawaii and every other state in thr USA I have visited or lived and remember the particulars of the places, the people, the traditions and unique vocabulary and foods there. I can remember the hiking trails (something I have done wherever I have gone) on flatlands or mountains or waterfalls or beaches. I remember these places. And what I love to contemplate most about everywhere I have been is the quiet spots, the spots of beauty and nature. And I finally figured out why I am such a nature girl (other than being raised in the country on a farm). I can feel and see God most in these places. No matter where in the world, God shines brightest through what He made. Sometimes that is the people but always it is nature. And seeing Him closer always reminds me how close He is always, no matter where you are or what else is going on. And that, my friend, is beautiful.❤
It sure seems like I just finished a healing journey, where I was bound in some way by lies, emotional wounds, grief, anger, mental pain, so many distractions and things and my own pride and desires had kept me not quite healed up. And today I woke up a little less groggy than usual (not being a morning person) and realized I am completely free, completely healed. I am healed by God. I thought I had been but healing my body was the final healing. I had give God every part of me to heal, forgive, be in charge of, and love. Except my body. I had kept that for myself. Now I have obeyed with my body also and put it under God’s will and God is everything now. This is beautiful! This is true freedom and true peace and joy. It is a place of truth and closeness to Jesus. I am so happy and much more than that, I have peace. My mind is calm, and those who know me get the significance of that. It frees me to love. I am not constantly rolling, I can chill with clarity and peace. My joy is back. One piece of the puzzle can matter so much! Give Him every aspect of you for health and healing and He will bless you beautifully!!😄❤
Friends from 72 Countries this month have found and read my blog somehow. That tells me people are searching for truth, hope and Jesus, for that is about all I talk about. And I find this to be very unifying and beautiful. I have never seen color or status on people (I am from a merger of missionary and farm families). I have been dirt poor and quite wealthy and had peace in God in both instances, with a little more joy in poverty than wealth somehow. My mom lived in Africa the first 8 years of her life, so color is diversity and beautiful to me. I myself am not white but a peachish- tan. Lol. So, I do not talk about color or status or fleeting/meaningless outward beauty treatments and dress or most other things. I speak about God, Jesus’ salvation He offers as a free gift, the Bible truths in verse, the church family and spiritual matters on the journey we are on togethwr with God. These things matter eternally. They are lasting truth with hope and love and faith and passion of God’s love for us. I love writing and love poetry and love people. I want people saved, as many as possible. But more than anything, I love God, love Jesus, love the Holy Spirit and my relationship with Him is the most important thing in the world to me. I would trade any amount of money and jewels and land and whatever the Lord would require of me to maintain my relationship with Him. It is the most important thing in my universe. God is everything to me. It permeates how I think, my service to others, my family care and support, my relationships, my everything. So praise God for blessing me with any good thing He provides and for the lessons that come from the bad. And I thank God for every bit of it for He knows and sees what is best and beautiful, loves me and wants the best for me in the long run. Eternity with God is my goal. And I want heaven to be packed. I want to see you there. We are so blessed! Praise God!❤
This made up word “rapture” is a church – slang for being caught up or caught away from earth by God to be saved from the blest part of the tribulation. Being spared and thus rewarded for humble obedience and relationship with God by not going through awful times on earth is the crux of it. People get bogged down by pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation or post-tribulation rapture, but to me that majors on the minors and is not necessary for salvation. If we stay close to God and accept and value salvation through Jesus Christ and live in relationship, communication, worship and obedience with God, heaven is our inheritance and when the rapture happens, we will be caught up to be with Him. If we are living in right relationship with Him, are saved by Jesus’ grace sacrifice and resurrection and live in forgiveness and service to mankind, we have our assurance of salvation, a home in heaven and the fruits of the Spirit no matter what. Be and live right, true and saved and God will keep us forever. If you have some sin struggles- from lying to gossip to unforgiveness to sexual sins to theft to drug abuse to murder and everywhere between, humbly pray for help from God and stop doing them. God is very forgiving. And He wants every person saved and to clean house so He can rescue/rapture as many as possible- everyone would be ideal. He loves us- you, me, everyone. ❤
The word “love” is powerful.
It means different things to different wings
Backs decisions to fight or hold
Never deviates in its true form.
When coming from God, it never dies
Though people have a different view.
But the word when said dries tears
There is comfort in the word
For we all want it’s true form.
We all want pure, true, Neverending
We all want powerful security
We all want someone to value us
We all want honor, peace and respect
We all need love.
Oh the power of one word.
Oh the power of God who is perfect love.❤