If You Feel That Tug……

Lord, I come humbly before you asking you to take away any fleshly desire that is in me. Remove things out of my life that are hinderances. I wanna do right, I wanna talk right, I want to let the light shine that you put in me. There is nothing in this world greater than you. Temporary joy is not eternal joy. I need you Jesus. I can’t live like this anymore. I fall to my knees with a broken heart… fighting tears. Lord I know you have been calling my name. I know I need to come back to You. It’s where I belong. No love outside of You is unconditonal. I am a sinner, I have backslidden. I have tried so hard to keep You away so that I can enjoy the pleasures of this world. I now see that they do not make me happy.

I feel that burn stirring within me when I know I am doing wrong. Whether it’s a worship song I hear in passing, the Sunday church bell ringing, seeing someone praying aloud ….I feel the tug. When this world weighs me down with issues beyond my control… I feel the tug. The Holy Spirit is nudging me on in such a sweet and kind way. I can’t do this life. I just can’t do anything without You. I NEED YOU LORD.

SPEAK TO ME

Dear Loved One,

I encourage you today to give your life to Christ. Allow him to help you. There is nothing this world can do that will fix your problems for good. It’s only temporary. Nothing is too big that Our God in heaven can’t fix. No sin will keep him from loving you. If you know Christ and walked away, COME BACK, if you don’t know Him at all, COME TO and let Him receive you with open arms. He’s waiting. Just come on HOME. To God be the glory! I lift you up today with a heart wanting you to start a new day in Him. It’s not too late. Let go of the worries, leave behind the people who mean you no good. Don’t look back at what you are leaving because there is no treasure found in it. Keep your heart and mind focused on Christ and move forward. This is my heart’s desire. My heart is heavy and calling out to the Lord on your behalf. We don’t know the day or hour that He’s coming back. May we just be ready when He does. If I never meet you in this life, I pray to see you in glory because I am heaven bound. Hallelujah!! Thank you Jesus!!!

Love your sister in Christ,

Terra

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Following Directions: Just whose GPS are you using anyway?!!

Living Simply In Abundance

I can’t begin to tell you how good God is. Just when we think we can get over a little bit…… NOPE! He will surely put us in our place. Sometimes His discipline may seem harsh but it is done in a loving way and it is for our own good. Trust and believe that I know this. Am I hardheaded? Yes I am and I know I’m not the only one out there who isn’t. Am I trying to become less of that way? Sure! Nothing happens overnight, but putting myself in a position to let God pilot ALONE seems to work much better. He seriously does not need a co-pilot at all!!

When we come to a time of rest on our journey the mode of prayer, reflection and regrouping seems to come into play. We know what we want to do and where we want to go spiritually…

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Seeking Help & Rescue from The Lord : He Hasn’t Failed Me Yet

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Sharing my thoughts and God‘s rescue…..
In regards to my memory loss the other day, God let me know that I wasn’t alone for he was with me. Though I have moments of temporary memory loss never to know what was said to me or what event even occurred ( unless someone was around me to know I wasn’t in the current moment ) His Word has been embedded in my heart and that’s something I’ll never forget.

God gave me peace and rest ( physical and spiritual ) even when I could not understand why such things happen for no reason. Scriptures were given to me for comfort and understanding. My tears of fear and anxiety turned into tears of ” Thank you Lord for blessing me, comforting me through my tears when I felt lost and alone, unable to recapture memories I’ll never know of. Thank you for Your everlasting protection before and after my seizure activity. Thank you for Your promises over my life. ”

I can’t sit, ponder and overwhelm myself with anxiety of the ” could have ” moments that never took place, though FEAR was desperately trying to consume my thoughts because God stepped in and rescued me. I was safely sitting down folding laundry not having moved from that spot. I didn’t fall down the stairs, I wasn’t cooking and a fire could have started, I wasn’t even driving….. potentially putting myself or anyone on the road at risk. So why was I really upset and shedding tears? The root of it all:

I WASN’T IN CONTROL!!

Shame on me for I know better. I’m far from perfect and the Lord knows this. I see why He stepped in and rescued me from myself and the road of mental destruction I could have caused myself that day. For by the Holy Spirit my heart was quickened with the Word and my mind shielded from negative thinking.

God didn’t bring me this far to leave me I know. I’ve been through worse times than this and he brought me out so this little situation is nothing in comparison. I’m doing much better. My boat was rocked just enough for God to say ” Hey! Just wanted to make sure you know that I’m still God and you aren’t. I want you to be aware at all times that you are to lean on Me in everything you face even when you don’t see it coming in advance. Trust Me and Me only.” So…………. okay. I hear you Lord. I know You are building me up, strengthening me, preparing me for greater things ahead. I’m fine with that. I’m past the baby stages in my walk with You. I want what You want for my life. I want to grow more and more in You, seeking you on purpose everyday for wisdom, knowledge, a greater purpose than just living on this earth.

Thank you my God for feeding my soul and spirit with the power of the Word that provides nourishment for my daily needs. My needs are greater than my wants and You provide each and every time. Thank you for giving me Your rest. No matter what’s going inside and out, deep within me Your peace and joy is there to sustain me. Righteousness goes before me, a stedfast foot to pursue holiness keeps me as I yearn to grow closer to you. My life is not my own. It belongs to You. Take me oh Lord and use me for your glory.

Scripture References:

 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.(
Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! (Habakkuk 3:19 AMP)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8 NIV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:4, 5 NKJV)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:15, 16 NIV)

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17, 18 NIV)

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

Are you facing any physical challenges or afflictions? Take on faith, hope, courage and patience as you wait on the Lord to see you through.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:1-8 NIV)

” Dear Lord, I continually thank You for being The Rock, our Foundation, The Well for the thirsty. I pray asking that we will always draw near to You and seek your face, never to grow weary in well doing even when we don’t see physical change for I know You are operating in the spirit of our beings maturing us. May we wait patiently on You, trusting and clinging to your truths, and as we wait, may the condition of our thoughts lead us to speak and act accordingly. In Jesus name ….. Amen. ”

Be blessed and strengthened in the Lord always,

Terra

Following Directions: Just whose GPS are you using anyway?!!

I can’t begin to tell you how good God is. Just when we think we can get over a little bit…… NOPE! He will surely put us in our place. Sometimes His discipline may seem harsh but it is done in a loving way and it is for our own good. Trust and believe that I know this. Am I hardheaded? Yes I am and I know I’m not the only one out there who isn’t. Am I trying to become less of that way? Sure! Nothing happens overnight, but putting myself in a position to let God pilot ALONE seems to work much better. He seriously does not need a co-pilot at all!!

When we come to a time of rest on our journey the mode of prayer, reflection and regrouping seems to come into play. We know what we want to do and where we want to go spiritually but it all should be carefully sought after with guidance of the Holy Spirit, taking none of our own decisions into account because we will likely end up in a ditch somewhere waiting for a tow truck to come pull us out. So the question we should ask ourselves  is “Just whose GPS are we using, God’s or our own?” To follow our own will ( directions ) most likely will put us back at the beginning of our journey in some form. We tend to think with our own thoughts and feelings. We begin to sway back and forth as to what to do, which way seems easier and will get us to our destination the fastest all the while, we are just setting ourselves up to become frustrated and without peace in our heart. To follow God’s will, that path is straight leading us in the right direction the entire time WITH peace. In Colossians 3:15 it says ” And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds,in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].

With this personal lesson learned once again, I really need to slow down more and think before I take any action. I thank God for coming to my rescue. He saved me from myself, the stress I was putting myself under and got me back on track. Did I learn something from this? You best believe I did because I hit a pothole big enough to wake me up out of the lane I was traveling in. You too can learn from my lesson if you haven’t already. There is always room for growth in us all. When we make a mistake, admit it and ask God to get us back on course. His GPS works sooooo much better!

My prayer for us both is that we allow God to set our course before us and that we are willing to be compliant. May our hearts and minds be set on Him and all that he has for us leaving no room to be co-pilots on our journey in this life that we live. Obedience is a key factor to moving in the right direction. May the grace of the Most High be enough for us as we realize that he is God and we are not. We don’t deserve but the love shown and given should be appreciated. He’s brought us a mighty long way and He isn’t done with us yet.

Blessings to you in the name of Christ our Risen Savior……..