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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In The Midst Of A Storm

There is a storm passing over my house, literally. I can hear the rain pounding down on my concrete driveway. As I draw back the curtains I see a darkened sky, broken branches and water-filled gutters that are now my scenery. The thunder rolling in the distance is slowly crawling closer to my house.

Although I sit in the midst of a storm I am protected. I have a roof over my head and four walls that shield me from the elements. I could choose to get up and step outside of my current environment and step into the storm, or I can choose to sit comfortably in my house and watch it pass by. Right now I choose to sit within my comfort zone and be protected. Besides if I stepped outside I would likely be drenched before I made it to my vehicle!

I realize as I type my thoughts that God is much like my house. He protects me from the storm if I allow Him to. He gives me the strength I need much like the foundation of a house to stand firm against the storm.

Not only does He pour out strength into my being, He also gives me the wisdom to know there is so much more. I learn that this storm that keeps me confined in my house doesn't need to control my schedule. I also know that when the time is right with the proper protection I can step out in the storm.

Similar to how a rain jacket, rain boots, and an umbrella will help keep me dry, the Armor of God will protect me from the storm we are continuously walking through. It will not only protect me it will give me the courage I need to rise up and do more of His work on earth.

As I draw to a close the storm seems to be letting up. Even when this one passes I know another will soon be on its way. The storms only make us stronger. We learn where the leaks are in the roof and mend them before the next storm. We wear heavier clothes as the months turn and we exchange our flip flops for boots.

I'll leave you with this thought. Do you allow storms to confine you to your home? Or do you have the protection you need? When storms approach, do you jump into your comfort zone or do you get geared up and face it head on?


Psalm 3:3 "But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head"

Blessings Always,

Friday, September 3, 2010

When

When

When I cry He wipes away my tears
When I'm afraid He take away my fears

When I hurt He heals me
When I am blind He helps me see

When I am lonely He is my comforter
When my mind questions He holds the answer

When I don't have strength God makes me strong
When I don't know the melody He sings the song

When I have no words my spirit prays
When I make no sound He hears what I long to say

When I can no longer press forward He takes my hand
When I have doubted He understands

When I can't walk God carries me
When I feel bound He makes me free

When I fall apart God is my glue
When I have no one I still have You


Psalm 18:1-2 "I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."

Much Love, 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

I woke in the morning from a peaceful night of sleep
The sun was peeking above the horizon and its light was all I could see
Soon enough it would fill up my room
Not a moment too late not a moment too soon
This time, He didn't even wake me at four a.m.
To have a conversation with Him
He didn't need to tell me that when I woke
The only reminisce of Him would be left on my bedside table

So I rise to my feet make my bed
And try to pretend His words aren't running through my head

Like His feet are tired cause He has been running through my mind all day long
And I can't even turn on the radio cause I would hear our song

I know that it's my soul that feels a little lost
But without Him how do I even begin to pick up my cross?

His answer is very clear
With His word His 66 love letters.
They are all He left for me
I see them bound tightly on my table waiting for me

To read them over and over again.
I pick up His love letters and it is as if I can smell Him

Like His scent was all that He left behind
Pressed within the thin papers, I will read and understand with time

My heart aches to feel His touch
But He already knows His love is enough

So I open them up
And His love overflows from my cup

It reaches out from the pages
His love speaks to me loud and it is more than amazing

Its more than a date He could take me on
More than the melodies in our favorite song

He speaks of His love for me
And how I can be with Him for all eternity

He tells me He loves the just
And will not forsake the faithful ones

He loves me so much
He gave His one and only son

His love dances off of the pages
It can carry me through life's different stages

He tells me love is patient love is kind
And He will always pick me up on time

I just have to seek Him for He is always there
Its like He is within the wind playing with my hair

And that air that I breathe
Is because He gave that to me

With every beat of my heart, I know His promises
And as I keep reading I will find them in His verses

I can't even believe He took the time
To write His love letters from His heart to mine

His words are more than sweet nothings in my ear
They bring life, clarity and free me from despair

So as I wake each morning and lay it down each night
I have His 66 love letters to read and get me through this life

And although I can't see my love
I can feel Him like a shower raining from above

He might not always wake me to pray
But I always have the choice to call on Him every moment of every day.

His love can not be measured and can not be touched.
But my God's love is more than enough.




With Love,