Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Wish Us All a True Thanksgiving in All Circumstances

Happy Thanksgiving to all: As you all Know I usually end my post with an original poem, however on this Thanksgiving I will be ending it with a precious poem of David's, in Psalm 34. It is such a beautiful reminder that our Heavenly Father knows all His children and their needs and wants all His best for us, and no matter how hard the trial, He has His reasons and never leaves us. There are many hills and valleys on this planet, but as God's Children we know that trials are God the Father's way of strengthening us, not making us weak.

 A lot of the time I myself, as do we all, find it impossible to conceive the reasoning for such heartaches, but when we give Glory and reverence to Him in all things, we are storing blessings, some for here but some are for Heaven, as they would do us no good down here at our work address. I have had many dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ lose their loved one's very recently, even a few children, and loss is the one trial as humans when our Carnal being seems to hold that control before lifting it up and asking the Holy Spirit to carry that burden and pain. But we must remember that we have our memories, that we live for eternity, so it is not good-bye, they are truly home and waiting for us to join them. I am continually praying for all my Brothers and Sisters, for their families, over their health, over their battle with the deceiver.

On this Thanksgiving Day, may we appreciate the time we have to slow down and get together with those we love, open our heart and homes to those who have no family, and to remember that everyday we get to share God's love, light, forgiveness, and wisdom. We get to allow the Spirit to Shine God's love through us, keep us humble and on our knees, that by His grace our eternity will be Joyful, without pain, or hatred or ugliness, may we pray for those who's eternal life without God will be full of unending inconceivable pain. We must remember why God saved us and gave up His only Son, He died and rose again for ALL sin, for ALL people, He wants GLORY from all His children. So may we walk in a way that the non-believers can see our God, who uses us as His vehicle to shine His unconditional love. Thank you Jesus, we praise you for this and all things in your blood and precious name, amen. Love, hugs and prayers Patricia

I will extol the Lord at all times;
    his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
    let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
    let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
    he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
    their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
    he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
    and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
    for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
    but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
    and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to blot out their name from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
    but the Lord delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
    not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will slay the wicked;
    the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue his servants;
    no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
In Jesus name amen <3

Sunday, November 17, 2013

We Need to Be God's Vehicle for His Beacon of LIGHT

John 14:6

New International Version (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Good Morning my precious friends, may we all lift up those we love and care about, those who are searching, those who have lost their way, and those who are suffering unimaginable things. Remember, "Faith is the things hoped for, and the evidence of things unseen." God gives us discernment and wisdom through the Holy Spirit because we can not understand very much in our human capacity, it limits us, tricks us, and convinces us that things happening can be explained away, but this is Satan's world, Satan's backdrop, movie, and script.

But when we walk in God's light, we can than see that without it there is only darkness, we can see right through the devil's deceptions. When we get down on our knees daily, and thank God for the clarity and understanding He left us, we know it is because the Holy Spirit  dwells within us, and  we have the certainty that our loving Father who never breaks a promise, will never leave us nor forsake us, no matter what.

So many things  we go through seem senseless and cruel. God knew we could not rely on ourselves, or our carnal knowledge. The Lord calls Satan a great deceiver who makes things enticing and logical to trick us, if  he showed us the whole picture including the consequences, than no one would follow him, live in the dark, and there would be no destruction or hatred.

 Jesus died so that we would know light, for before His death there was only darkness, it was in His resurrection that we received His Grace and received His light and love. He is the light that shines through us, we are just His instrument, His beacon.

My prayer for us all today is that we see the panoramic view and not the tunnel vision view, we miss to much that way, and we certainly miss what God needs us to see. God doesn't want to hide ANYTHING from us, He wants our choices to be made having all the facts.

 Satan on the other hand counts on the fact that he only shares partial pictures, and partial truths, but there is no such thing as partial truth, for partial truth is a fancy term for a lie.

 We thank you for this wisdom and clarity Father, for this opportunity of blogging, so that your  loving children, who understand the strength of prayer and your word, can use this avenue to give thanks and glory to You.

 We thank you for our full armor that we get to put on daily to protect us in the world of darkness. May the tricks and trials that the deceiver uses hold no power over us, may we lay our burdens on you as in
Matthew 11:30
New International Version (NIV)

30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We praise you and ask this and all things in the blood and name of our Savior Jesus Christ Amen....  I pray we all have a week filled with love, light, and wisdom and that we all continue to feel the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father. Love hugs, and prayers Patricia

I hope the below poem brings you inspiration for the week ahead from my upcoming book " Poems for the Eternal Heart a Daily Devotional"

                                                        My Ray Of Light

               Through all the hard times in my life,
        Through all the good times too,
                     There's been one constant, solid source,
My ray of light...You.

                         You guide me through life's valleys,         
             You protect me from life's wrath,
               You lead me in the right direction,
      Along life's bumpy path.

     For I am just a tiny piece,
       In a puzzle that's so grand,
              But still in all I'd lose my place,
            Without Your guiding hand.

                 So though I cannot see at times,
                 And I stumble through the night,
                  I'm always sure I'll find my way,
                For I have my ray of light....