My Shield

You there are times you just aren’t in the “in group”. It does hurt but you know what? I am in the “in group” because I am a child of the Lord. Life happens, friendships change, but one thing that does not change is God.

Hebrews 13:8 says,  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” No matter what, I will always be a child of God. I will be able to hold my head high.

Psalm 3:3 reads,  “But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” I will be able to bloom wherever I am and God will take care of my heart.

Don’t let stuff that doesn’t really matter in eternity, make you sad here on earth 🙂 It just isn’t worth it. There is too much joy and fun out there to let a few events change the joy that God gives.


In Your way.

Friendship thought solid, masks pulled away, yet they apparently judged what they saw.

 Feelings are trampled, trust is broken, and how do we walk this jagged road?

 Not even goodbye not sure we were leaving, yet the emptiness still overwhelms my heart.

 Emotions billowing, sorrows they’re reeling. Why can’t I shake these feelings God?

 Anger, frustration tides rolling in what’s the source of my restlessness?

 Change has come Lord it’s hard to process. What is your plan for us now we ask?

 Knowing the answers will make it better right? Why did it happen this way dear God?

 Yes God we know it was not meant for us and all things work together for your good.

 Seeking, searching, following hard after you is what we are assiduously trying to do.

 Trying to be authentic trying to be strong, why does this feel so heartrending and wrong?

 Trying to rest in your promise Father. Your love over flows let me seize it today.

 My cup is before You, fill it dear Father. Help me to relax in Your will this day.

 My broken heart, I acquiesce to you now God, I’m your servant help me to march in Your way.

Abiding in Christ

As I was reading my Bible and doing my quiet time yesterday, my eldest child asked me what I was studying. I told her that I was reading about abiding in Christ.  She looked at me oddly and said, “A biting? How can you reach His hand?”  I laughed and explained that abiding meant being permanent, enduring, staying put. Off she ran to play.  I sat there thinking, “What a perfect post for tomorrow.”  We often do bite God’s hand as he extends it to us. Not physically of course, but figuratively.  He offers to help us, to lead us in the right direction and we don’t like where He is leading us so we don’t accept. We bite in anger and say, “I shouldn’t have to do that!” “Why would you make me do that?”  When all He often wants is that willingness to choose to take his hand and be obedient.

 “Our acceptance with God and our access to Him is through Christ. As we consciously abide in Him, we are free from the power of our old nature. In this divine freedom from self-will, we are free to ask God for what we want, being influenced now by our new nature. And God will do it. Let us treasure this place of freedom through abiding in Christ — and believe that our requests right now are heard and will be answered.” Andrew Murray    

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 “We find a night-and-day difference in our lives when we choose against struggling to be strong and peaceful and loving –and instead, count on the strength and peace and love of Christ’s life within us. And how good it is to know that abiding in Christ is not an unusual, added extra in the Christian life intended for a few ‘special’ Christians. It’s part of God’s plan for each of His children” Warren and Ruth Myers

 We have just to accept and trust that He will do as He says friends.  We can do this!

Lord, help us to abide with You today and bask in Your glory and presence. Help us to put away what hinders us from a closer walk with you. Thank You for what You will do today in our lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!