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Take my Hand.

18 Aug

I was reading Revelations today…after a strange night of dreams…that made no sense.

Appropriate…don’t you think?  Sometimes, Revelations speaks to me and sometimes it does not.  Today…little bits came out…pieces…ready to be placed in the puzzle.

There is a sorrow…a deep sorrow…so hard.   Many will surely die.  We are…or are not….already in the Book.  But there is time…more can be written…take the Hand…hold on and go the distance.

This is the story line…and underlying….the sorrow…the deep sorrow.  I connect to this sorrow…I feel it…I cry because of it.  I do not want to lose anyone.  I do not want to be “alone”….standing there…I feel alone.  But I know, behind me, over my shoulder, on the throne, is Everything.  I want us all to be there.   Join me!  Be with me…..

But for the Grace of God!

16 Aug

Psalm 29:2
“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name.”

How often have we said this….”But for the Grace of God”….when we have done something reprehensible…have committed a faux pas….been on “our last legs”.  We would most surely, have been “over a barrel”, “done in” if it had not been for “the Grace”.

Then, we stand up on stage, in front of our peers, and we glowingly accept the accolades, the cheers, the “glory”…if you will, over all the “good stuff”.  I find this amusing.

If it is a calamity….”but for the Grace of God”…and if it is success….”thank you very much”….where is the “Grace of God” then?

We sing in our churches…”Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him….merciful and mighty”….lol.  Are we only talking of how He “saved our bacon” or do we mean….Thanks, God,  for allowing me to represent you.

Belonging to Jesus

15 Aug

“For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves.   If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.   Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.”  Romans 14: 7-9

Jesus knew ahead of time….from the beginning, that we would be his.  He knew and knows who believes and who won’t ever.  He still gives us plenty of room to change…plenty of room to be headed for Glory.

Whatever we do….believe or not, love or not, become or not…we belong to Jesus.  Every soul…atheist,Jew, Methodist, Catholic…etc…each and every one of us….belongs to Jesus.  Will we all be saved?  NO…it tells us that. Can we all be saved?  Yes, it tells us that too.

A dear friend passed away last week.  A person, I believe at times, God put on earth especially for my salvation.  Did I already know about Jesus?  Yes.  Did I already believe in His death and resurrection?  Yes!  Was I committed?  No.

You ask, what does that have to do with it?  Everything.  It is not just about believing in the events that matter so much.  It is the living with conviction…the believing in the worst of times…the sharing Jesus’ love with our friends and foes.  My friend was committed…she was sure…she was giving…she was loving…she was honestly loving those God sent into her life.  She was willing to let God…be God.  All she wanted in life…and in death…was to serve him.  Not words folks.  Not an idea to exclaim…She was.

I had no idea what all that meant.  I had never seen it much in action…not as an adult at any rate.  It made a profound impact on my life.

Not everyone is lovable…not every one will open up to you ….or be willing to enter this “love” with you…but maybe…they will for someone who will “come into their lives”  just like my dear friend did in mine.

“Left”

14 Aug

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”  Revelations 3: 6, 13, 22

“Ears to hear” in this case…I believe…means those who are saved…they have “the ears to hear”.  These “hearing” ones must listen…”listen to the Spirit (Holy Ghost) and understand what he is saying….” to the churches (the group of all the believers in Jesus’ death  and resurrection).  In my study bible it says…the “church” will not be here during the tribulation.  That this is indicated by the sequence of events and the time line as given.

I also believe, that “listening and understanding” is an ongoing, everyday thing we must try to do.  It takes practice and it takes perseverance.  The disciples were “given” the understanding.  They had to lead, record, and begin….the faith as we know it.  The Holy Ghost equipped them quickly for the task.  Our jobs, and our faith, receive all that we need as well…but if you have the time to develop, then you must develop.  Much is expected of us…to do ON OUR OWN VOLITION.  The disciples got no more than was necessary and neither will we.  The rest we must find for ourselves.

Those who do not care to take the time, the energy, or the mental adjustment to develop their faith…may most assuredly be “left behind”.

Masterpiece

13 Aug

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”  Ephesians 2: 11 NLT

God is using us…was, is, and will.  We should feel honored…when we complete something good.  Honored, but not proud.  We did not complete anything.  All we managed to accomplish, was listening to God inside of us and doing what He wanted us to do.  That song?  you did not sing it….that book?  you did not write it…that painting? you did not paint it…that strategy?  you did not develop it…

Sorry folks…Everything good is from God.  Be glad that He loves you…be happy that He used you…be proud that you listened.  That is your only contribution I am afraid…you heard and you listened.

Some folks are not real aware of this…they are not really aware of God …maybe they even deny God…it doesn’t change anything.  WE can not change, accomplish, make, prevent, develop, etc….anything.  “Every good thing is from above” James 1: 17….remember?

Life as we know it!

10 Aug

Life….what we wake up to, what we sleep during, what we dream of.  Life….what we see as real.

My “life” changed last year.  In a split second or an hour…it changed.  What was, no longer…what I thought, no more…what I hoped, destroyed.

Why?  It never was all that to start with.  I was blind…I was ignorant…I saw what was not there.

New life?  Yes…trying…looking…hoping…loving…waiting.

“I hear the train ‘a coming”

24 Jun

Change is headed my way…I hear the whistle blowing…hope I like what it brings!

I was doing just fine…I liked where I was…enjoyed what I was doing…I only wanted:  more success, more money, more friends, more hope, more love, lol…more  of everything….but not change!

I did not want my life to turn upside down and inside out.  They tell ya’….be careful what you wish for, want, long for, etc.  God does have a sense of humor…and I bet He just can not resist a good kick when you happen to be “bent over picking up a stupid penny”.

Hearing what I did not want to hear, seeing what I did not want to see, the stuff I had hidden from my “sight” …screwed up my nice,” no I wasn’t happy but content”, sort of life.  Go figure!  Who in this world wants to change their view point?  change their outlook? yes, even change their “artistic style”?  This is not exactly what I had envisioned…lol…in my “dream state” of wishing.  Change….fearful…awful….change!

What will become of me… now?  Who will I be…now?  What will I ever do…now?  Why, oh why…did I sigh and long for what I did not have?…..

Well, it is done.  I have to wait and see … now.  like I said… I hear it coming.  My soul feels it, my heart beats it, my nervous spirit attests to it….change.