“Though you may not see him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.”
May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart and homes with love to…
and change the world!
Here is a funny share!
So, my friend Tara tells me I need to be more specific when I pray and I think she may be right. However, no doubt God is listening and sharing His love & sense of humor with me!
(While in prayer I keep hearing, Don’t awaken love before the time is right Song of Solomen 2:7 NLT)
For about 1 year. Ok, maybe longer I’ve been talking to God about “Romance”.
Yes, I’ve a “list” but over time the list has become more like a post it note. Feeling as if I may need to “settle” but for a pet! After all, I love animals and it has been a few years since I’ve lived with one!
My prayer went something like this:
Dear Lord, you know my desire to have something to cuddle 😉 but a dog may not be the best choice. However, whatever you feel is right for me at this season, I will be grateful. If it’s “free” I will know it’s your gift to me!
Two weeks later I receive an email from a friend (He had no idea I was considering a pet). He called to let me know of a breeder of Persian cats and how he is getting two kitties. Oh, while there he thought of me…the breeder has a 4 year old female she is no longer able to breed and would like to give her away to a good home.
Oh, by the way her name is “Romance”.
Immediately I went to meet Romance and fell in love. After saying yes I went home and prepared for her arrival. This meant getting the house ready, and purchasing her favorite food and treats!
One week later Romance moved in.
I must admit it’s been an adjustment, for both of us. She was more uncomfortable the first week than me. She slept under the bed. Then moved from under the bed to sitting at the end of the bed only to stare at me with her big yellow eyes.
Before long I was smitten with my new 4-year old kitten!
God’s love & faithfulness is so PURfect.
I hope this little story encourages you today if you find yourself waiting on God. One thing I’ve learned in the journey is to keep my heart and hands open. You never know what God has for you but I guarantee it will be good!
One Day Jesus Said…
“Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters, the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
Have you found yourself drowning in the trials of life, and crying out for God to rescue you?
I know when I’ve gone through trials of any kind I become anxious for God’s intervention. I long for my day of reprieve!
But recently I’ve been pondering the question, “Can we become all we were created to be without experiencing the storms of life?”
So as I reflect I begin to cringe over what might have become of me had I not gone through uncomfortable seasons where loss and sorrow came crashing in. What if I traveled this journey to never experience God’s hand of power over my life that refined me in the fire! Or, to see God work his power in the healing of broken hearts, broken dreams, and failed health. These are seasons we try hard to escape but they’re also the seasons which bring us closer to God. It’s when these storms have settled down we find ourselves clothed in His image reflecting the glory of his love and power over our lives! What a beautiful plan for the pain that is inevitable in life.
And I can’t help but wonder if I would hurt for a broken world or just be happy I am not that broken had I not walked through some seasons that produced storms?
And what about the faith needed to overcome the evil schemes of the enemy God cautions about in his Word? Would my compass reflect a woman of faith?
As much as I/we want our lives to be stress free we all know that is not “real” life.
Like the disciples that cried out and saw the power of God respond it’s my prayer we will continue our journey in confidence knowing we serve a powerful God. Our God who desires to bring us to complete knowledge and understanding of His love for us through an unshakable faith.
May all your seasons leave you amazed by his love for you and yours!
A Thankful Heart!
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself. Psalm 89:1-2
It is with an over flowing heart of gratitude to God for all that he has done and continues to do as He showers us with love and makes himself known!
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Love Is the Greatest
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or clanging cymbal…
Love is patient and kind,
Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
It does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance…
Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-
and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13
God bless you and your day.