Tag Archives: God

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Listen

Listen to the beauty that leads us on our way

Listen to the sunlight that guides us through our day

Listen to the trees as they direct us strong and true

Listen to the birds as their joy is shared for you

Listen to the flowers as they gaze with loving face

Listen… just listen and see God’s love in all His grace

 

Spring’s Blessings

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Spring’s Blessings

If flowers could speak, what would they say?

They’d say they[re a smile from God on this day

The blanket of dew that shines in the morning

Bejewelled, it falls gently, sweetly adorning

The sweet spring wind that brushes your face

A whisper of mercy, a sigh of God’s grace

The song of a bird sings her delight

Blessing her listeners from morning to night

All hand made by God above

To bless you this day with His beauty and love

 

The Walk

 

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The Walk

 

At a tender age, barely eleven

I came to know God and a piece of Heaven

 

Summer surrounded me as I wandered along

The air abundant with cardinals songs

 

I was so touched by nature my heart swelled in delight

I stood in awe as a flock of geese took flight

 

The flowers were singing, the grass bejewelled

The birds drank their full where a puddle had pooled

 

Overwhelmed by the beauty of the clear, blue sky

I looked up above to Jesus on high

 

I said “thank You Lord” for all that He made

So very perfect,  and so there I prayed

 

His presence enraptured me, making me smile

I come to know He is real as I walked for that while

 

Wisdom’s Song

Based on Proverbs 8

 

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Wisdom’s Song

 

Wisdom dances with delight 

For those who walk her path

The foolish run down crooked roads 

Leading to their wrath

 

Her veil streaming in the breeze

Her arms open to above

Patiently waiting to be heard

She is filled with Heaven’s love

 

Imparting revelation

She lingers near your door

Once you have a taste of her

You will always come for more

 

All the words she speaks are just

From her path you must not stray

Wisdom pours herself into you

When you decide to walk in her way

 

Her lyrics will empower you 

To make the choice that’s right

Her voice  will save you from the traps 

Set for you by night

 

Sin waits to devour all 

With a seductive, honey song

So easy to fall into sin 

And quickly turn to wrong

 

Be steadfast in your love of her

Don’t look to left or right

Follow the path that is filled with love

And receive her glorious light

 

I Belong to You

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I Belong to You

 

II am giving You all my precious King

I can’t be without Your beauty any longer 

You give me love, You give me hope

You make my spirit stronger

 

I am finished chasing empty dreams

Running down empty trails

Your love breaks down all obstacles

Your glory never fails

 

With You the darkness disappears

I am captivated by Your light

As the sun brightens the universe

And the stars shine through the night

 

 

Carry Me Home

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To pull yourself out of depression can be daunting. It really feels as if you do need to pull yourself out. Nothing seems to alter depression with the constant strength that it has to drag you further and further in without your permission.

 

“Hear my cry O Lord, attend unto my prayer

From the depths of the earth, do sing out to thee

And when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock

That is higher than I, that is higher than I.”

from one of the Psalms (sorry I do not remember which one)

 

You don’t have to fight back, you just have to hand it over God to carry you in His arms to a safe place where you needn’t feel afraid of slipping further and further down.

 

I am in that place now and God gave me the inspiration to write so that I can remember what I already know… that He is my shepherd and will not let me leave from the place without coming to find me and carry me to safety.

Cocooned

Cocooned

Lord, I feel like I just want to curl up into a dark little cocoon and forget about the world.

Today I’m going to;

Open my eyes even when I want to hide in the dark

I will praise God for His light and that He’s with me as I walk

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When things are difficult day after day, month after month, life can be so daunting to face alone.  So many times it would seem that the easiest thing to do would be to just close ourselves up into a cocoon and blanket ourselves in the darkness forgetting all of our struggles and pain.

 

The cocoon is where God touches the creature of the ground and with His beauty, a butterfly is born.  The butterfly feels the struggle without seeing the beauty as it struggles to free itself, but God’s plan is always waiting for it to push through.  Remember that in your struggles, God has His plan.  He is with you and has a plan for your days.  Every struggle is not in vain.  Every day will be used for your good and His glory.  You ARE the beautiful creature that God is creating.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Falling Apart

Falling Apart

Lord, I am falling apart; nothing is working for me and I just cannot seem to get myself together enough to make my life seem liveable.

Today I’m going to;

Remember that You knit my very being

That You always have my best planned and You are ever-seeing.

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I can’t tell you how many days I felt that I was falling apart. I could not control my emotions, my thoughts were erratic and my mind just kept falling to emotion and despair no matter how much I tried to gain control.

It is so important to know God on so many levels. When in this state of mind, the best thing to remember is that He is the maker of your being and therefore, through your faith, the restorer of your soul. He who created your inner fiber, your spirit and your life’s plan is omnipotently able to put together what seems to be falling apart to you.

1 Peter 5:10 And the God of grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Lord, I feel completely overwhelmed

Today I’m going to;

Pick a task and know that with You, it’s not too big

Compared to Your greatness, this task isn’t a forest, but a twig

Beautiful evening in Mississauga fishing off of the Port Credit rocks

When in the midst of the forest, it is easy to get lost in thinking about the magnitude of the forest and the innumerable trees; We may get glimpses of the sun shining through the tops of the trees, but it is our nature to worry about how we will ever get out of the tangles instead of just taking our very next step.

In fact, focusing on how lost we are can cripple us to the point that we cannot take a step in any direction. It is hard to know where to start when things seem out of control, whether it be taking care of your home, finances, family, a project at work, etc. Remember that Our Father carries our burdens with us and He is the compass that leads us, guides us and has planned our every moment of every day.

Ex 29:30  See; I am sending an angel ahead of you to guide you along the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared (for you).

So Many Regrets

So Many Regrets

Lord, I am so full of regrets, how can you forgive me?

Today I’m going to;

Pick a thought that causes me regret

I’ll ask the Lord’s forgiveness and then I will forget

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Picture by Easter Ellen

We are taught that God forgives, God is loving, God is the perfection of mercy and grace. Today, think about one of those difficult memories. You know the kind of memory that is buried deeply in one of the dark little corners of your spirit.. almost forgotten, but never gone. Regret; it can have a powerful effect on our self-worth and in time even in our ability to cope with every-day life as it festers in the background of our spirit. Today, let us confess our regrets and sins to God, seek forgiveness and believe… yes believe that we are forgiven as our Father in Heaven promises us.

Jesus took all upon Himself so that we would not have to carry the weight, the judgment and the burden of our sins. Jesus died for our freedom from the weight of carrying our sins that we have until we seek His forgiveness.

Once you confess your sins to God, be assured that they are now dead and gone. We are promised that God purifies our hearts and our spirits. Then, in the truest meaning of repentance, “go and sin no more”. I know.. easy to say. Use this as your guiding light and goal. Let God be the strength that fights with and for you and gives you the ability to walk in His way.

Matthew 26;28 This is the blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.