Friday, July 27, 2018

Overflowing Cup of Love

"You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings." Psalm 23:5
When I have one of those days that reminds me of the harsh realities of my fragility, Scripture reminds me to calm my spirits and focus on what is important. The 23rd Psalm, pinned by David, who knew well the harsh realities of life, gives an accurate description of the Great Shepherds protection and provisions. God gave David a full cup overflowing with an assurance of peace, joy, provision, wisdom and love. Why? Because his hope was in the Lord alonenot in himself. If we understand what this means it will result in an overflowing of God's grace, mercy and love in our lives. Even in our times of need. Our cup is not half emptyit is an Overflowing Cup of Love.
Sweet Blessings

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hard seasons... Why Lord?

"You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book." Psalm 56:8
Hard seasons... Why Lord? Are you walking through a season of heartache? Maybe your thinking, "I can't see what God's doing right now?"  Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and just want to give up? Your Heavenly Father wants to encourage you... He wants you to know that He sees your tears. Though weeping is necessary, it is not the final message He has for you.
No amount of knowing all the "Why's" will bring comfort. Only God, the author of life, can comprehend that. You may not be able to control your wandering thoughts, but you can decided whether to dance with them.
Trust in God's perfect timing. Thank God for closing the doors you weren't strong enough to close, and opening the doors that you are not strong enough to open. "Not now" doesn't mean "Not ever!" Begin to live in the wide open spaces of grace. Choose grace instead of grudges, laughter, instead of shame, and love instead of fear.
Open the windows of your heart and let the fresh air in. Open your hands and release your grip on old hurts, wounds, and disappointments. They can bring with them the weights of bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness. God can heal a broken heart, but you have to give Him ALL the pieces.
Take heart… God wants to bless you in inconceivable ways to make your life what you never dreamed it could be. Know that you are a daughter of a King, a holy princess, a woman created with strengths you've yet to fully grasp and a story that is still being written by a Divine Author Himself.
Every season comes bearing the gift of a new beginning. May you feel loved, appreciated, respected, and cared for. May this new season bring you blessings of peace, joy, hope and happiness.
"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you." Jeremiah 31:1

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Live A Seasoned Life In Full Bloom

"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of our lives." Psalm 37:23
Live A Seasoned Life In Full Bloom... If you are in the seasoned years of your life, how do you see your value, your purpose? The enemy would want you to believe your life is over. You have no purpose or value left. It's a lie! To me, it means living a life with love, and peace, hope and purpose. The shadow years of our life are meant to be the best years of our life.
Most of us have retired, our children are grown, and maybe we are asking ourselves "What now?" We all had our own view of the ideal life. We worked and saved and built what we thought would be a perfect retirement. But did we plan for the change that illness and disabilities and even the loss of a spouse might bring? Probably not.
You may think "what's left?" My dear friends, if you are still breathing, "LIFE" is left! As long as you have air in your lungs, ask God to breathe new life into your bones and live life in full bloom with greater wisdom of God's presence through it all. God delights in every detail of your life.