When your soul needs a boost
And there’s nothing going right
And the dark creeps on in
Seems to engulf the light.
Give yourself a light boost
With an intentioned heart
And serve someone with joy
And relight your own light.
No longer wait for another to help
When your soul needs a boost, create one for yourself.
Create it with prayer and find someone to help,
Something that needs done and do it yourself.❤
So, we were offline for a couple days. No blogging, no reading blogs (that and email is about all I ever do on the internet). And the kids were offline and most significantly my husband was offline. (The neighbor’s cable/internet got cut off for lack of payment and our was cut off by mistake.) Other than not being able to blog and read and share blogs, it was a slice of heaven. Truly, it was a blessing to not have the Internet for a couple days. We read books, played games, worked, caught up on cleaning. It was great. And I am going to cut way back on Internet time for everyone except my unruly husband- he pays the bills. Lol. It was good to study thr Bible and pray together a bit longer than usual. All around it was a blessing. May we all lose Internet now and again. Offline is more in line with God’s will for us. ❤
You know, everyone is responsible for their own behavior, but when the person is close to you and chooses to dishonor God and themselves and even you rather than put down their addiction of choice, it is easy to take that personally and be upset. And it is upsetting, frustrating, difficult. But their choice is their choice and ours is ours. We must stick to our commitment and our decision to do the right thing ourselves. In this way, we remain at peace in our hearts with God’s help and continue living and doing the right thing. Addiction is a sin sickness and hurts everyone, even the person doing it. It is pathetic and sad and they feel grief and guilt all the time. Sometimes our peace and gentleness and fruits of the Holy Spirit and many prayers will allow them a place to seek help and heal. And sometimes not, but better to try it and remain obedient than to get our disobedient pride up and throw them out in the process. ❤
You know the calm before the storm feeling? So serene, so sweet, beautiful breeze full of rich oxygen, relaxing, perfect. You feel me? That, my friend, is where I am right now. I am at peace. I am calm. Not a thought out of place, no intruding cares or concerns. All is in God’s hands, all in His control. I am in peace prayer mode and God is the reason. This is where I am living right now. And I feel that whatever storm is about to blow in, God will sustain my peace in it. I can live here internally eternally. My Heavenly Father God is peace so as I keep close to Him, I have peace with Him. It rubs off on me. He is improving me, sustaining my good stuff. And He is helping me be healthier physically also. Now 12 pounds down, I am healthier and lighter with more energy and yet more calm. This is a beautiful place to be. I am so very thankful. Only God does this. Nothing I tried on my own ever did for more than a minute or two. Oh how good God is! I wish this for you. I wish this for everyone. You never have to be alone or feel unloved. God loves you so very much! And He has a whole heap of peace waiting your humble request. ❤
Today at church, for some reason, my mind flashed back to my Daddy’s last moments on this earth before he went off to play and sing in heaven. That day is etched into my heart and I feel everything, smell everything, remember everything. I arrived and he had started heavy breathing. No pain. I sat on his bed and kissed him and said I loved him and hug Jesus for me and ran my fingers through his hair and sang “Jesus Loves Me”. I kept repeating the same song because honestly I could not remember another lyric. It was the only song I could think of. And I sang it for about 20 minutes and he had such a relaxed look to him and then stopped breathing. And once I knew he was not there anymore, I cried for about a year. But I look back now that I can with just tears and not crippling depression, and I see God’s peace and blessing there. So many things in my life I did wrong but that moment, I did right. It was a beautiful, meaningful moment. I, who loved him most in this world, loving him out, just us. Just daddy and me, what I had always wanted. God gave me that. Thank you, God. Please hug him for me. ❤
I often feel agitated. I am content and have peace and joy in God. But things vex me. I think those things go hand in hand. I believe you cannot be close to the Lord and not start to see evil as evil and be bothered that more people are not paying attention to God. That is insanity! See… agitation. So, as I am always seeking ways to improve, I realize the agitation welling up in me. My cure for this agitation is humbly praying and reading my Bible. That is it. Super simple. But knowing and keeping from the enemy’s evil distractions are two very different things. And I need to focus on those simple things. They seem to be the cure and answer to most things, truly. And people often sincerely under-estimate the immense power in humility. It is the key to purity and closeness to Christ. It is invaluable from a present earthly and an eternal perspective. Hope it helps you too. God bless and keep you, loved friend.❤
We are sitting at the theater about to start watching Star Wars as our first and very early Christmas present. And it is peaceful. We chose Cinemark because there are recliners and not regular seats and the seats are assigned so no getting an hour early to push and shove foe a seat. So, will tell you how it goes, but we are peacefully awaiting the start of Star Wars asrewaiginnd I wish you peace also. God bless us everyone.❤