Where is He?

I wait with what feels like equal parts fear and excitement. My eyes scan the eastern horizon. Where is He? I know it won’t be much longer.  I know it will be a day of reckoning. A day of jubilation. A day of Holy reunion.

Will I know everyone? Yes. But in a heavenly way. A gathering of Saints and Angels. Glorious rejoicing. All the universe will hear and declare that Jesus is Lord of Lords, King of Kings, God of all Gods.

His mercy and grace follows us. His love pours over us. His sacrifice saves us.

There is no greater love. No other way. No. No other way to Heaven. No other way to communicate with God. No other way.  Jesus is the answer. He is the mediator. He is the shepherd.

Where is He? Look up. He is so very close.  See the waves roll in turmoil. Hear the wind moan in pain and warning. The earth cries out and all creation trembles at His return.  It will happen so quick. Sometimes I feel myself braced for the catching away. I’m ready. Are you?

 

 

Delighting in the Lord

Delighting in the Lord

Good Morning Everyone~

I hope as you read this you are having a wonderful day. I woke up this morning to a blanket of stars and a sliver of moon. However, that quickly gave way to the beautiful sunshine and cool, crisp air.  Everyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that I love this time of year.  What a day to delight in the Lord.

My heart is over flowing this morning for no other reason than I’m alive and Jesus loves me. I could shout from the rooftops. Have you ever had those moments…where you could just run down the street, yelling out….Jesus is coming! Jesus will be here soon. I’m having one of those moments and it feels divine!!

Whom having not seen, ye love;

in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing,

ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1 Peter 1:8

Joy Unspeakable!!  Amen!!!

I have found the joy no tongue can tell,
How its waves of glory roll;
It is like a great o’erflowing well,
Springing up within my soul.

I’m ready!  Today, I am ready to see Jesus. I wanna see those clouds part…I wanna meet him in the sky. Whew! I feel like shoutin’.  If I could only bottle this up…

My prayer is that you delight yourself in the Lord. Let Him have His way with you today. Surrender and find that ‘joy unspeakable and full of glory:’

God Bless~

Ready Yourself

heavens

heavens (Photo credit: Mystic Musings…)

And so the end comes quickly.  Like a thief in the night.  Are you ready?  I mean really ready?  Do you know where you stand?  Where your soul is going?

 

The things in this life are just that…things!  They rust, mildew, stain, fall apart or simply get tossed to the wayside.  But, there is a place where time does not exist.  We will no longer be on a countdown to our “golden years”.  We won’t have to worry  about senior discounts.  We will have everything we need!!  I’m talking about Heaven!!

 

That glorious home that awaits us.  That our Jesus, our Savior, went on to prepare for us.  Can you imagine after all Jesus went through on this earth to provide us a bridge to Heaven, He still left and had to go prepare  a place.

 

I imagine not once did He mutter under His breath about us being ungrateful, stubborn, sinners.   So, are you ready?  Have you come to that place in your Christian walk that you can goodbye to all your worldly gain?  Can you say goodbye to family and friends?  Can you let go of that big house on the hill?

The Spirit bears witness.   You will know if you are ready or not!  And, best of all, He will tell you what you need to do to ready yourself.

If you hear His voice…run to Him!!  He is your Father.

Stranger in My Skin

Sometimes I wonder if I’m gonna make it to heaven. Do you ever feel that way? I know what God has promised but, I fall so short on a daily basis. I’m at place right now where I feel far from Him. I know He does not move…I am the one who has moved.

I feel guilty about wanting things in this life. A home…a nice car…a financial cushion for emergencies…all of these things feel so carnal. I feel less than for wanting these things. Like, having a desire for a home of my own is worldly!? I hear that voice that says you can’t have it both ways! Do ever feel like this?

That voice that says…because you want this…or think that…you are not able to worship The Lord.

I’m just feeling so far from Him. Perhaps I’m in the valley…tested to gain faith, strength. I used to feel strong…but as I grow…I realize…I know nothing…I am in no way strong enough to bear that or this. I surrender everything.

Please pray for me…that I will hear Gods voice…I will feel his call..that warm tugging on my heart. I feel like I’ve lost it.

A Prayer Tonight

Heavenly Father,

Take this mess I have created and make it perfect with your cleansing blood.  Make my life a reflection of your love, your grace and your forgiveness.  I am so weak and can do nothing on my own.  Yet, I know I can do all things through you.  And all I want to do is surrender and get out of the way so that you can use me in any manner you will.

Make me bold or a quiet testament.  Give me strength or let your Glory shine through my weakness.  What does it matter how I appear if your spirit does not shine from within to overshadow this carnal being?  Transform me.  Let others see…write you will upon my heart and your word upon my tongue that I may never answer on my behalf…but, only on yours.

I am but a filthy rag…at your feet.  Please forgive me….deliver me.

In Jesus’ most precious name.

Amen~

Humbled and Feeling Blessed

 

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard this song. It stopped me in my tracks. I felt so small and unworthy. I felt  ashamed and guilty. I try…or do I? I believe that I try. I know I will never be  good enough…so I need to accept the fact that Jesus loves me anyway!

  If you get a chance go listen to this song.

I pray that it touches you as deeply as it did me.  I am so blessed!!  Praise God!  I am so very blessed!

 

 

 

Jesus….thank you for loving me even though…..

I am the thorn in your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway
See now I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with a smile on my face
With this sin in my heart, tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still call out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

But You love me anyway
Oh God, how You love me
Yes You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life
That I’ve ever known
Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me

I found these lyrics on elyrics.net  The group is Sidewalk Prophets.

Words I Live By.

Every day I have an arsenal of verses that I draw strength from. I thought I would share a few with you.  

These are just a handfull of my favorites!!  I will never get tired of hearing these words.

If anything, I grow stronger and bolder the more I hear them.

I remember I was driving home through one of the worst thunderstorms I’ve ever been in.  Lightning was flashing on both sides of the road…all around me.  I watched as electrical sparks danced across the road in front of me as a giant power box was taken out.  I was so scared.  My knuckles were white and I was driving a soft top Jeep at the time.  I just kept thinking about how I would die if a tree came down on me.

Then, in the  midst of this incredible storm, I hear this quiet, strong voice whisper in my spirit…Be still and know that I am God!!

My entire being instantly calmed.  My knuckles returned to their normal color.  My breathing became steady and what I thought was a death ride turned into an awesome front seat view of God’s power and Glory.  I was blessed the entire way home!!

Something not many people know about me is that I fight depression on a daily basis.  Some days are better than others.  But, it is always there nagging me…wanting to take my joy and laughter.  Making the sad stories and tragedies of this world seem larger than life.  I know that this earthly body is full of weakness and it stumbles easily.  However, my spirit is kept hopeful and full of joy because I strive to die daily.  In those moments when it seems too heavy I always remember this particular verse.

Another favorite verse that I think of often!!

Now, that is not the complete verse but it certainly gets the point across.  I want God to search out my soul and my thoughts and then I want him to take out all those things that are offensive to Him and fill me with His love and compassion and willingness to forgive.

Like I said, these are just a few of my favorites!  They are always floating close to the top and are easily accessible.  What are some verses that you turn to?

 

Love and Prayers~