Through The Calm and Through The Storm…

through the calm and through the storm blogThank you so much Heavenly Father for never letting go.. Every high and every low I know you are here..

Through the calm and through the storm you are near…

You never let go and I so thank You for that…

We all need forgiveness.  We all need compassion…

We all need a savior, and I love You..

You took me as You found me, and I surrender my days to Your light of goodness..

I love You Jesus,

In Your Name, I pray,

Amen

“The Lord, your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing..”

Zephaniah 3:17

Be blessed by this beautiful song…

It Is A Joy to Honor You…

its a joy to honor you blog“Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 

He chose the lowly things of this world, and the despised things – and the things that are not- to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him… Therefore, as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord..”

1 Corinthians 1 26-31

I love this reminder.  When we start to think we have to be someone we are not, or when pressure starts to build that we should have it all together” by now”, this scripture reminds me I am safe in my Father’s arms..

He chose us for His good purposes, and I am so very thankful I don’t have to carry the pressure of having it all together..

Dear Heavenly Father, I love You.. I need You, and I thank You for Your constant comfort.

What a blessing and a joy, to know that You accept me just as I am.  I thank You for all of the good things You are doing in my heart and in my life..

The love You have poured so generously in my heart,  and the goodness You have instilled in my mind..

All from You…

How I pray that my words and my life would honor you..

Thank You for Your sweet grace..

And thank You for making me a woman after Your own heart..

Fully dependent on You, and fully washed by Your grace…

It is a joy to boast in all that You have created in me..

And I thank You,

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa

“He does not treat as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities, for as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him,  as far as from the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.  As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we were formed, He remembers that we are dust..”

Psalm 103: 1-14

Better than Chocolate!

better than chocolate blogSometimes, it can be hard just to navigate through today, let alone think about tomorrow, but if you will; for just one minute, take a deep breath; and read these amazing, beautiful words, I know you will be blessed…

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him…”

1 Corinthians 2:9

Right!

So rich and chuck full of love and goodness..

Dear Heavenly Father, I love You.  I so needed to see and read these words this morning..

To take my eyes off of myself and be reminded that You are thinking of me at this very moment, that You know our hearts and thoughts, and You have prepared something so beautiful and amazing for us just takes my breath away…

That’s just so sweet, so good.. and I thank You.

Thank You for knowing my heart, for caring about my fears, and thank You for always covering me with Your beauty, love and grace…

I am so very humbled and strengthened by Your love and care for me.. for each of us.

May today be filled with awe and wonder.  May my heart be light, and may I shine of Your great love..

May You use me to let Your light shine, that someone today will know just how much you care about them…

I love You Lord,

In Jesus name,

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa

“The Lord is my strength, my shield from every danger.  I trust in Him with all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.”

Psalm 28:7

Humble Yourself…

humnble yourself 2 blog“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves with be exalted.”

Matthew 22:12

To  pretend to be someone you are not can be so exhausting..

To be bold and brave and courageous on our own is a never-ending battle of ups and downs.

When you struggle with anxiety and fear your heart wants to reach out, but your mind wont let you..

At least that’s been my experience.

For me, in my lack of confidence, knowing that it’s okay… that it’s good, and right, and true for me to humble myself under God’s mighty right hand, makes running to Him, all the more necessary..

 His sanctuary is the place I run to to rest my thoughts.. to spread my wings and drink in God’s goodness, mercy and peace.

When the disciple Paul was struggling with a “thorn in his side.” He asked God to take it away..

He was overwhelmed with weaknesses too…

Look what Paul said..

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness..”

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

Everyday is a new day.  A chance for me to trust God with all of my heart.  A chance to reach out to a broken world..

A chance to let God’s goodness shine, as I let Him be my strength..

A chance for me to trust God, just like Paul did..

To trust that God’s grace is sufficient for me, for in God’s power, my weakness is made perfect.

I like that..

Faith is that.  It’s something we can’t see, but we know is real…

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see..”

Hebrews 11:1

Oh, Lord, as I come before You this morning, how I thank You for my weaknesses.. I thank You that through me, Your goodness can be shown, because I know on my own I would not able to keep the mascaraed going..

I would not be able to pretend to be someone I am not..

On my own my weakness would take over, my fears, worries and anxieties would leave me empty-handed.. afraid and insecure.

But because of You.  Your great love for me.  I am able to walk in faith.  In hope and joy that You are who You have said You are.

You are the great I am…

And I am the daughter of the Great I Am..

That is amazing, and awesome, and wow…

May my life reflect Your mercies…

May my heart be set free to live in love…

May my eyes be opened to those who are looking for You

My ears be sensitive to Your gentle and still voice..

My hands eager to reach out, and my feet ready to walk..

even just one step at a time..

I love you, Heavenly Father..

In Jesus name, I pray

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa

“Wait patiently for the Lord, Be brave and courageous, Yes, wait patiently for the Lord..”

Psalm 27:14

How I praise Your Holy name…

Joy Ahead…

be truley glad“I come to Your altar, Oh Lord, singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your miracles.  I love Your sanctuary, Lord, the place where Your glory shines..”

Have Happy Day, Friends…

God loves You.. so so much :)