Looking for God

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You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods, with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night, Because you are my help, I wing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals. But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.                                                              (Psalm 63)

This chapter of Psalm was written by King David, when he was in the Desert of Judah. However when I myself is grip in pain and in the pit of despair I reach for my Bible to read the book of Psalm in which King David wrote many of the chapters. My soul cries out God why are you, I can’t feel you in my soul at this present time, I am in so much pain from within. As I read the book of Psalm my spirit begins to be lifted once again to the point that I am able to Rejoice in knowing the living God. It is in times like these that my God is closer than my own breathe, and he hears my cries thru the night, and he understands the pain that I am going thru right this very moment. Jesus himself never promise that our days here on earth would be easy, but that once I decided to follow him and accept him as my own personal Lord and Savior, He will never leave or forsake me, and that scriptures brings comfort for my soul.

 

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A Time To Wait

Isaiah 40.pngDo you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.                 Isaiah 40:28-31

Most people I know truly don’t care to wait, rather it is for your pay day, a holiday, a special occasion, and differently not for doctors which at times seem to take forever. As a little child we just want to wait for a special day we have been hoping for. However as I get older sometimes I don’t mind to wait. When I am waiting I try to keep myself busy with the words from the prophet Isaiah. I have read this chapter so many times, and I am reminded of the times I don’t have the strength to go forward another step but with God, my God gives me the strength that I never dream I had or even could find, but somehow I did. In my Bible I have highlighter so many verses that have touch my heart. Isaiah 30:18  Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you, therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! You see their are times in our lives that God wants and allows us to wait for him, wait for him to guide us on our journey. Waiting we learn in time to be patience especially for an answer to any situation or problem. So the next time you need to wait, open up your Bible and wait patiently as you read the word of God.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Meditation in the Morning

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I Am                

There’s no space that His love can’t reach

There’s no place that we can’t find peace

There’s no end to Amazing Grace

Take me in with your arms spread wide

Take me in like an orphan child

Never let go, never leave my side

I am

Holding on to You

I am

Holding on to You

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am!

Love like this, oh my God to find!

I am overwhelmed what a joy divine!

Love like this sets our hearts on fire!

I am

Holding on to You

I am

Holding on to You

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am!

I am

Holding on to You

I am

Holding on to You

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am!

This is my resurrection song

This is my Hallelujah come

This is why to You I run

This is my resurrection song

This is my Hallelujah come

This is why to You I run

There’s no space that His love can’t reach

There’s no place that we can’t find peace

There’s no end to Amazing Grace

I am

Holding on to You

I am

Holding on to You

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am

Holding on to You

I am

Holding on to You

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am

Holding on to You

I am

Holding on to You

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am!

I am

In the middle of the storm

I am holding on

I am!

The storms in our lives can be very, and I mean very painful, and today early this morning thru my own tears of disappointment in human beings, these words I have sung many times before flood my mind. As I ask the why questions we all seem to ask sometime during our own life, why my Lord. Have I disappoint people in what I have done or perhaps of what I have said. The words in scriptures that have come to me more than once are as follows.

Then Peter came to Jesus and ask Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22) If we feel the need to ask forgiveness from God why then is it so difficult for humans to forgive one another. Why do we feel that it is okay to judge someone knowing we are totally far from perfect and we all have fallen short in so many ways. I praise God that he is a forgiving God especially with all of my faults and the many sins I have committed in the past or will in the future. I only wish people in general in all walk of life, would find it in their own heart to forgive each other.

God Cares

Psalm 149.pngPraise the Lord, Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker, let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing, and make music to him with tumbrel and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people, he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.

(Psalm 149:1-5)

You were planned for God’s pleasure. The moment you were born into the world, God was there as an unseen witness, smiling at your birth. He wanted you alive, and your arrival gave him great pleasure. God did not need to create you, but he chose to create you for his own enjoyment. You exist for his benefit, his glory, his purpose, and his delight. Bringing enjoyment to God, living for his pleasure, is the first purpose of your life. When you fully understand this truth, you will never again have a problem with feeling insignificant.

(Section taken from the Purpose Drive Life by Rick Warren)

I am sure you as well as all of us here on earth have listen to the lies that Satan has told thru other people. Things like, you are not worth it, you won’t amount to anything, God does not love you, you are a failure, and the list of all the lies Satan has told is just that lies. You are worth it, you are a precious child of the Most High King himself who is Jesus Christ, he loves you so very much and his love for all of his children is unconditional and you do matter so much to him. His love for you is so deep that he spread out his arms to die for you and my friend that is true unconditional love, remember when someone is tell you lies, don’t believe it because Satan is the father of lies, and he does not want us to hear the truth and that is God cares.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

You Are Not A Mistake

Not a mistake.pngThe Purpose Driven Life book was written by Rick Warren a wonderful book for all of us to read, if you have ever wonder What on Earth Am I Here For?  I am sure their are many times and at times too many times we have wonder why I was ever born, what can I possible offer to the world, and even felt like you were a mistake. First off let me stay this to you, that you are not a mistake. Isaiah 44:2 tells us This is what the Lord says, he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you. From the book by Rick Warren he tells us this, long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God. He thought of you first. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you! The Bible tells us “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.” Let us think this thru for a second, wow, I am not mistake, no you are not, you were created by God for a purpose, for a special job that only you can do, and that is why you were created. It doesn’t matter whatever anyone ever tells you, that you are a mistake, (you are not) God doesn’t care ( God knows each of his children by name) You would never amount to anything ( Once again they are wrong, because he has a job with your name on it ) In his book The purpose Drive Life he quotes a poem by Russell Kelfer, that I will share with you.

You are who you are for a reason

You’re part of intricate plan

You’re a precious and perfect unique design,

Called God’s special woman or man,

You look like you look for a reason

Our God made no mistake.

He knit you together within the womb,

You’re just what he wanted to make

The parents you have were the ones he chose,

And no matter how you may feel,

They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind,

And they bean the Master’s seal.

No that trauma you faced was not easy.

And God wept that it hurt you so,

But it allowed to shape your heart

So that into his likeness you’d grow.

You are who you are for a reason,

You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.

You are who you are, beloved,

Because there is a God!

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Hope

Hope.pngWhen God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, I will surely bless you and give you many descendants. And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts and end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where one forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:13-20

Sometimes when life is very difficult for any of us it is very hard for us to have hope in our future. We feel that no matter what we say or do we think to ourselves, what is the use, nothing for me will ever change for me. What I can tell you is this that there is always hope for all of us, we need to only believe that we serve an Awesome God, that he loves all of his children and the fact of the matter is this, that God has never broken a promise to his children. Jesus tells us in the gospel of Matthew 6:33 But first seek ye the kingdom of God and all of his righteousness and all of these things will be added unto you. In other words look to God and God only to supply all of our needs in this world, you can never go wrong with God.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

I Will Not Be Shaken

 

Shaken

Keep me safe, my God

 for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

    apart from you I have no good thing.”

I say of the holy people who are in the land,

    “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.

    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods, or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;

    you make my lot secure.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

    surely, I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;

    even at night my heart instructs me.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.

    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore, my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

    my body also will rest secure,

because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,

    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

You make known to me the path of life;

    you will fill me with joy in your presence,

    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

(Psalm 17)

Life is always throwing curve balls at us and we are always trying to duck from them coming at us. However, as I am learning on a daily basics if I just keep my eyes on God and focus on his words even when things go a little crazy it doesn’t seem to bother me as much. As I was read from the book of Psalm this morning the words of King David, tells us as follows,  I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will Not be Shaken. As we all know that life is never perfect and no matter how hard we try to stay on target within our own life things never seem to go the way we plan. But what we can plan is this, is to stay humble with our God, walk closely with him daily, stay in prayer with him, and even when life throws a curve ball or many balls at us as a song tells us “WE Won’t be Shaken”

 

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends