A huge departure from my “normal” here…

I’ve been obviously absent from my blog for some time now.  It wasn’t intentional.  I’ve been distracted.  Apparently my blog isn’t the only part of my day from which I have been distracted and unintentionally obviously absent…  life has been hurting.  It’s been hurting A LOT.  Sooooo… here we go…  how could I be so stupid?  How did I not see what was happening?  Trust me, all of this blabbering WILL start to make sense… eventually.  So here “we” go.  Stick with me.  Or don’t.  I’m trying to heal here and nothing makes sense today.

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Dear Heavenly Father,

Today, 7/11/2015, I put every bit of my faith, trust, hope in you.  This pain I am experiencing is not from you.  I know that.  You are the Great Physician.  You make all things new.  You bring healing.  I admit that I’ve tried everything else when I should have turned to you.  Please forgive me.  I love you but even more so YOU love ME.  Facebook, phone calls, emails, none of them are as healing and powerful as you.  I’m not coming to you today just to feel better.  I am coming to you because it is where I belong.  It is where I am supposed to go.  It is the right thing to do.  Your word says you will NEVER leave me nor forsake me.  I am so sorry that I have been distracted & unfaithful to you.  I’d like to say it won’t happen again.  You know me.  It will happen again but I’m really going to try to turn a new leaf.  Now let’s see where you lead us together.

Amen.

Stay tuned… please…

This Scripture is today’s Encouraging Word from K-Love… because it moved my heart so much, I am sharing with you – my special friends…

This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

1 John 4:10

How can we ever say “Thank You” enough?

How can we ever fully grasp this concept?

How can we ever return this love?

We can’t.  We simply can’t.

We can just “Do” – for that is all He expects from us…

Love One Another

I love you…

Your sight of Jesus Christ…

This was inspired from “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers… March 29th…  You can read the whole devotional at http://www.utmost.org  “Our Lord’s Surprise Visits”.

Hebrews 12:2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus

the author and perfecter of MY FAITH

WHO for the JOY set before Him

endured the cross…

scorning its shame…

and sat down at the right hand…

THE RIGHT HAND!!!

of

the throne. of. God.

Amen & Amen

Completely Surrendering

This song has been playing on our local Christian radio station for the past few weeks.  The words are incredible.  The first time I heard it, I started crying… the more I listen to it the more powerful it becomes in my heart.

surrender 2When we finally get it that there is only one way to “do life” and that is by COMPLETELY SURRENDERING our lives back to Him, it is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaZING!  Thank you Lord for loving me and taking such great care of my life.

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Prayer – Three Ways

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After the worship service this morning, we were invited to pick up this Prayer reminder that is so much more than a cute little silicone bracelet.  You’ve seen them everywhere, I’m sure… every color known to mankind and most of the colors represent something.  I can’t tell you how many pink bracelets I have been given in the thirteen years since my cancer diagnosis!

But this bracelet is so special.  It will serve as an ever present reminder to PRAY FIRST, PRAY OFTEN and PRAY RIGHT.  Now, I can do the first two MOST of the time… I’m learning, let’s put it that way.  The third part… PRAY RIGHT… I’m not so sure…

Too often my prayers sound like a shopping list or a list that a child would give to Santa Claus.  God, will you do this for me… God, will you make this happen… God, will you heal this person… or how about the prayers that go something like a “wheeler dealer” exchange with God… “God, if you do X, then I’ll do Y… I promise…”

But I will wear this pretty blue bracelet proudly and ask God to use it for His honor and glory and maybe it will start a few conversations with some people.  And maybe those “somebodies” will be needing my prayers.   I sure hope so!

The most important of “My Favorite Things” isn’t even a “thing”…

Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a YouTube link entitled, “God’s Love Letter For You”.  Let me tell you, it brought me to tears but wonderful, blessed, gut-wrenching tears.  It’s ALL good.

God’s timing continues to totally astound me.  Here is the link for the video.  It is more moving than anything I have seen in a long, long time.  I also am moved by this whole “thing” because the sender is a “new” friend of mine.

God uses each of us in wonderful ways if we will just allow Him to do so.  Imagine what a blessing each of us could be if we only said, “Yes”, when God calls out our name or moves in our heart or does whatever He wants to do in and through us.

I guess I had better attach the link before I forget…

There are so many parts of this video that spoke to me but the most important part was this… “I am your Father and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.  John 17:23”   Now THAT, my friends, is love.

He is waiting… Luke 15:11-32

Amen.