Live in Love,
“Happy are those who deal justly with others and always do what’s right.”
See I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”
It can be so hard to let go of the things in the past, can’t it?
A conversation, that maybe didn’t go the way you wanted it to, or a friendship that you know is not good for you… maybe a love lost… or even the worst, the death of a loved one.
Moving forward doesn’t mean forgetting what has happened, it just means living for now.
It means not letting our hearts camp out, unpack, and live in our thoughts over, and over, and over again…
It means to get up; and get moving :)
For me this can be such a struggle…
I can so easily look back and want to change something…
But you know the difference I am talking about??
When you do perceive God’s gentle nudge of compassion, and His Hand of redirection…
That is the call of freedom.
Take it :)
Heavenly Father, How I praise Your great love, and so thank You for Your call of freedom in my life.
I gladly lay down my crazy inner thoughts, and open my heart to Your new direction in my life…
How I seek Your hand of strength as I lay down the rotting thoughts in my mind, and let the beauty of Your voice and loveliness of Your goodness give me new hope, and new direction.
Today most certainly is a day that You have created…
I want to be glad in it!
In Jesus Name, I pray,
Love someone sweetly today :)
Live in Love,
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it..”
Psalm 118: 23-24
Love someone today!
Great is Thy faithfulness…
Morning by morning His mercies I see..
He will give you strength and a bright hope for tomorrow..
So prodigal son, prodigal daughter, come back home, he will give you grace to abide…
He is faithful. He is merciful,
so come back to Him, come back home…
Great is His faithfulness!”
These are just a few words from a song that touches my heart deeply and leaves me feeling spent and filled all at the same time….
Oh, Dear Friend, if you are feeling abandoned or alone, fearful of what tomorrow may bring, let me encourage you to come on back home…
Dear Heavenly Father, my heart is heavy, and my thoughts turn to sadness… As I come into your presence new mercies I need…
Great is Your faithfulness!
I pour out my heart of sorrow into Your chest of hope… Hold me dear Father, as I let it all go…
Thank You for today, may I walk in peace as I trust You are working behind the scenes of my life… guiding and directing, protecting and healing…
I hold close to You, Oh Lord…
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; Because of the Lord’s great hope, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness..”
“He tends His flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart, He gently leads those who have young…”
Live in Love,
This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself… All of the law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments…”
My heart is heavy this morning. Sadness wants to overtake me, fear wants to control me…
I hate worrying about what others think of me… I am a peace maker through and through.
I struggle with emotions of people pleasing, and boundaries..
Just sayin :)
Hahaha Glad to get that off my chest!!
When I read that scripture about 10 years ago, I knew God was penetrating me heart. He was speaking softly to my soul with a whisper that only I knew was God’s voice…
He was giving me purpose and direction.
“Love me, Lisa…love me big, and don’t turn back… I will be with you, and I will help you to love others….”
There’s been so many ups and downs since that day…
I have been put to the test in so many different areas of my life..
We have moved all around the world… well at least it feels like it!
Maybe just to Texas, and Arizona…
Life can be so hard, but knowing and believing we here for a reason, that God has a purpose for me, and for you, gives me the strength to lay the pieces of my heart at His feet.
Knowing that all Jesus did was love, love, and love some more gives me the hope and reassurance that I am not crazy… lol
He was mocked, ridiculed, judged and watched by those who couldn’t … or wouldn’t see the beauty of God’s love overflowing from this beautiful man from Galilee…
Living a life of love.
Pouring your heart and your life into God’s greatest commandment is a journey… not a destination…
How I need to be reminded of that today…
So, today, if you too are struggling with feelings of insecurity and heart ache…let’s remember how badly Jesus was treated. How sad it must have felt to have so much hate thrown at Him…
All He was here for was to love us back to God…
He is my biggest hero ever!
Live in Love,
“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..”
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him..”