When Change Comes a Knockin’

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Hello there..

On this day that we are now in my heart feels inclined to share a message of encouragement with you. Do you mind? May it wrap around your heart with gentleness and love as it has mine. God is faithful to supply when we call upon Him.

Warmest regards from my heart to yours,
Terra

Cling to the Lord even through the tough times. Wow. This was so befitting today. Change is hard but needed at times. Just like the butterfly which was once a caterpillar, time and people change. Seasons change too. You can’t move forward while still looking back.

Let go and let God.

Sometimes we hold ourselves up from new beginnings or a new season because we cling to the familiar.

Earlier today I actually saw 2 swallowtail butterflies each time I went out the door. Once out the front door and then the back door. Isn’t that something?!!

There are times when the Lord will use the smallest things in nature or what we may not really pay attention to to get our attention.

For me right now in this new day that I am experiencing all I can say is “Thank You Lord for showing me. I hear you and I see what you are saying”

Dear hearts…. sometimes the blessing will come through the change if you are just willing to let change take its course. 

Be encouraged in this new day, season and change that you are facing. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 KJV❤

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Longing to Stay Thirsty

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O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

Psalms 63:1-8 NKJV

By the illustrated picture and scripture you can begin to understand what we may look like within when we are separated from the Lord. We should always thirst for Him and his righteousness, longing for His presence.

Thinking we can get by today and maybe tomorrow without Him passes your mind. Eh… let’s push it a whole week then stretch it a month or so. Perhaps stress begins to kick in a little more, you’re moody and not handling situations as you once have. There’s no peace at all. No sleep at night. Just tossing and turning becoming agitated at the littlest things. 

Do you wonder why?

As I sat reading the Word, my mind began to wander. It was if I could clutch my heart from the inside and say “Lord please don’t let go! I can’t do everyday without You.” While it is not he who let’s go, it is us who begin to slip away.

Now I tend to look for things to snap a picture of to bring to life with my photography camera or phone time to time. So as I was reading the above scripture I had to find something outdoors. Didn’t take me long at all. (thank you Jesus)

Just a reminder that we must, I repeat must stay in constant fellowship with the Lord. There are days when we need to be “watered” a little more than others so that means getting up a little earlier before we start our day, using our lunch break to hang out with Him by ourselves rather than a co-worker and/or even turning the television off or whatever pass time you use to wind down (social media/gaming, etc..) to spend with Him. Gaining a refreshing is always a good thing. The longer we put this time off the more we dry out.

You don’t want to do this and neither do I.

Remember that laziness and procrastination will do nothing more than hinder and hurt us. So who doesn’t like to feel rejuvenated and at peace? Nobody but the devil who likes nothing but chaos, distraction, anger, fear, false peace and anything else that’s not of God to come from us and out of us. He is the father of lies. Now we can’t blame him for everything but we don’t want to help him out either. So let’s take each new day we are given by The Almighty and soak up and saturate our minds and lives with His living and active Word that is good and nourishing for our souls.

Stay thirsty my friend…

This Faith Walk Way of Life

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But without faith it  is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

So about 2 weeks ago I was tagged in a giveaway contest by a fellow sister in Christ  blogger who happens to be a dear close friend of mine. And can you believe it? I won! Lol. Thanks Dulcinea ! (she was blessed too)

While reading the story behind the design of this tee, I really didn’t realize how much it was going to play into my life recently. Not that it shouldn’t everyday but when you are going through some things, this “faith walk way of life” really gets real. Either you are weathering the storm or it’s going to topple you over.

Also, I tend to wear a butterfly necklace daily. Not simply because I love butterflies but because I need and want the reminder that I am transformed in Christ and this should be my life story on a daily basis.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2 KJV

Jehovah Nissi- The Lord is my Banner….. Oh Lord how I know that YOU are my protector, my refuge, my shield that keeps me when my mind and my heart begins to go to war within me when conflict arises. Whatever the case may be, You are there with me to give me peace when my eyes see something different in front of me. Faith isn’t faith if I can see what’s in front of me. May I continue to trust You Lord and wear such truths upon my heart as if etched in stone. Never to be removed or replaced.

Dear hearts, as Believers we will have some some sunny days, some cloudy days, stormy, and even foggy. God never promised us that we won’t ever face hardships but that He will be will us when we do. He will not leave us nor will he forsake us. He knows that the hard days are going to be tough and there may be some tears and some sorrow and heartache but he promises us His presence. He’s walking with us. I’m encouraging you as I encourage myself during this faith walk to not handle life matters like the world does. The word tells us this about faith:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJV

We don’t want to act as if we’ve never seen or had the Lord act on our behalf before or that of a loved one. Right? We obviously trust Him enough that we gave up our sinful life so that we could be reconciled back to the Father through the repentance of our sins and receiving salvation through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ. Correct? (just giving us a little pep talk and reminder that’s all).

Now we surely do not want to waver in our faith or in our faith walk. When we start to doubt God we begin to give the adversary (the enemy ) a platform to start speaking into our life. We begin to sink like Peter who walked on water until the winds began to blow harshly until the Lord plucked him up. He took his eyes off of Christ and began to focus on the storm. Believe me, I’ve fallen short myself so I am not the pot calling the kettle black. But when I see my own weaknesses I want to help and encourage you to press on past yours and not stay in a pit of despair because we have help!

CALL ON JESUS!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
James 1:2-8 NIV

On this faith walk we have a Best Friend walking beside us the whole time. We just need to take His hand and have a long talk with him. He doesn’t mind at all. But when we do… let us walk in faith believing Him for everything for He is Truth and Light for our path. God bless you today.

~Terra

I just want to thank the Lord in closing for giving me my husband. He’s not just the man who protects and provides for me, but one gives wise counsel when I am feeling like I am getting overwhelmed with my thoughts and emotions. He’s a God-fearing man who will give me truth even during hard times but in a way that’s still loving. I need that. My life and everything in it has been known to the Lord long ago. He planned and ordered my steps before I came to be. He chose me. With that said, I ought to know that everything will work out for my good because I love Him.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 NIV

For the Love of Jesus: Pouring out my heart

Bless the Lord oh my soul…..

My heart, my everything is full of Jesus in the mist of good days and not so good days. I love this song by Bethel Music and I wanted to share it with you all. Listen to the words will you. Really listen and allow them to flood your being. Be blessed dear hearts. Have a beautiful day in Christ our King.

~Terra

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord , all the earth. Sing to the Lord , bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the Lord  is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the Lord , O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord  in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.

Psalms 96:1-9 NKJV