Tag Archive | God

REST

Psalm 91 ” I am resting in the shadow of the Almighty. He covers me with His feathers. Under His wings I find refuge.”

Heavenly Father, How grateful we are for the rest that is found in Christ. You brought us forgiveness and relief and You asked us to rest in You. Thank You for the peace that accompanies this rest. Thank You for the freedom from worry. Thank You for carrying the weights that we used to carry on our shoulders, for giving us a thousand promises that become ours to claim, to grow in and to be comforted by.

Father, You have the ability, being Who You Are, to know each need in each heart and each concern in each mind. So we pause and release to You those things that have plagued us long enough. In doing so, we invite The Spirit of God to plow the soil of our souls so the seed of God’s Word can be sown, take root, and be watered in time as to produce spiritual abundance. We commit these valued moments to You, resting in You and may this allow us to be lost in wonder, love and praise. In Jesus’ Name Amen

BEING THE LIGHT OF LOVE

The world needs our power, love and energy and each of us has something that we can give. The trick is to find it, use it and give it away so there will be more. We can be lights for each other and through each others illuminations we will see the way. We live in a world that is in a state of need for gaining power against all odds. If that means, compromising on our own morals and losing all self respect in doing so… So be it! Right? Not really…  If any of our decisions and actions are a personal gain, with the “no matter what” attitude attached to it, its not just morally wrong but psychological and emotional wrong. We blame the world, the government, the officials, we literally blame everyone and everything for our problems. But have we ever thought of looking within? Have we ever thought of how we can be a positive light in this world?  Yes, there is darkness, corruption, a whole lot of wrong around us…And I agree to that. But, there is a lot of love and a lot of compassion within us, should we choose to live authentically. We can be the light not only to ourselves but for all those around us. If we choose to be the light and live a loving, caring and compassionate existence, our light will most definitely eradicate all darkness.  The way to be a candle of light is to Love. Love with all your heart and soul and everything that exists within you, rather than pull each other down on the road to power and success. Lets hold each others hands and get there together.

What Am I Meant To Learn From All Of This?

I first started with prayer.I needed help in each moment to remember the greater purpose this is serving in my life. Though it has not been always easy, prayer has helped me realize that I don’t need to have all the answers. I can have faith that things are working out in my favor and that God is going to make this happen for the best. I’ve learned to give Him control of my life and learn to follow His lead. I also have recently touched on my evolving understanding of my ego and spirit (Few days ago). I began to realize that through this breakup, I had two thought sources. One seemed to come from just inside my ear and the other came from my gut. The ear/ego thoughts were generally painful and emotional and started with “I think” and the gut/spirit thoughts were calm and started with “I know”. Since my ego had expectations and attachments to what it thought our future was going to be, it was incredibly upset that life was not going according to its plan. But my gut at the same time knew that what was best for one of us, was best for us both. This distinction between the ego and spirit has been an incredible transformation in all areas of my life. After weeks of observation, I can now distinguish when a thought is coming from my ego or my spirit. Then I do my best to choose the course of action that is aligned with the spirit. If I’m having trouble with shaking an ego urge, Then I pray to my spirit for help. I’m nowhere close to being perfect at this but I am improving day by day. At this point and time (Remember its only been weeks), I have come to feel optimistic about the future for us both. I trust that our future is bright whether we are together or not. The relationship itself was never the source of the good in my life, but rather an extension/byproduct of doing my best and pursuing my purpose. Though the vision of my life included this relationship, I have faith that God’s plan for my life is much greater than I can imagine. So I’m not trying to fill in all the blanks anymore.

Some affirmations:

1) All pain passes eventually

2) I can’t always control what happens but I can control how I respond to it

3) I know now I can have hurt less and create even more possibilities for myself if I put more effort into completely letting go.

God sees the matter of our heart

Proverbs 21:2 

“A person may think their own ways are right, but The Lord weighs the heart”

Sometimes we forget that God sees and knows everything. I think… What about if He were blind and could not see what we do or know what we think? Would our actions be different? Or will we be careless in how we live? Its like we forget that He is always watching us and listening to us, He remembers everything we do, His eye is never turned away or shut.. He examines the deepest thoughts of our hearts and minds (Jeremiah 11:20). We can’t deceive Him, He knows how much hypocrisy is in our hearts and how much truth there is. “Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but The Lord tests the heart” (Proverbs 17:3). He sees the lust and adultery, the hatred and unkindness. “The human heart is the most deceitful and desperately wicked, (Jeremiah 17:9-10) I The Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards”. We may try to hide our sins from Him, but the truth is He knows everything about us. The Word of God cuts deep into our innermost thoughts and desires, it exposes us before His eyes. He’s the One whom we must explain all that we have done. So why hide? We may wear a mask and people think we are following Him, But one day we will stand before Him and all will be seen. This should make us tremble in fear. He wants us to turn our sinful ways so that we can live. If we turn to Him and believe in Christ, He will forgive us and give us new life.

A Woman’s Dream

I believe God gives every woman a dream that is specially designed for her talents and His purpose, a dream only she can fulfill. It is with our faith to move forward as we will face obstacles that would keep us from His best for us. We will hear the enemies lies and we will feel discouraged, fatigued, impatient, and with unbelief. This is common because the closer our relationship with Him and fulfilling His purpose for our lives, the enemy will work harder. We simply walk in faith toward the destiny He has called us to do, keeping our focus on all the great things He has for us. I know these things as I have experienced it myself. I have been on some amazing adventures as I continue moving forward and regardless of my circumstances. I press through, walking confidently and avoid doubting Him.

Never Give Up

Luke 18:1

“Jesus told His disciples to show them that they should always pray and not give up”

When we don’t persevere, we don’t get an answer to our prayer because we give up and stop praying. I know this to be a mistake with serious consequences, its simply a trap when I begin things but never see them completed. When we start things without finishing, we fail. Giving up is admitting failure and defeat then leads to discouragement and doubt in the power of prayer. Sometimes I stop praying and leave the situation or circumstance in God’s hands but He says “Pray until what I pray for has been accomplished or until I have complete assurance in my heart that it will be”. He alone will decide when its safe to cease from it. I try to recognize this God-given assurance and know when to quietly rest in it or when to continue praying until I receive His answer. I try to wait at His promise until He meets me here. He always returns on the path of His promise.