I knew instinctively that God was the answer, I just couldn’t seem to find him, at least not in the way I was seeking. Everything I did, seemed a vain attempt.. like I was always dancing with shadows.
As we look forward with anticipation at the coming of a New Year, we may be hopeful that all the bad is behind us, everything will start looking bright and prosperous again. But, what if it doesn’t? What if Gods plans are different than our hopes, how will we, as Children of the almighty God respond?
The funny thing about surrendering, is that it’s so easy to grab those surrendered things back. Choosing to pick up my cross has had to become a daily habit, daily surrendering the things of this life to the Lord and making the tough choices to follow Him, even when its not comfortable or easy.
Maybe, you think you have done too many wrongs… no way they could be made right. Another lie. God pulled me out of the pit of terrible choices. The pit of my own making that had no ladder out… but He reached down and rescued me from myself…
When I first wrote this Journal entry and prayer below, it was 2 years ago and we were facing a seemingly unsurmountable mountain. Everything around us seemed to be disappearing, and we struggled to hold onto our hope for any type of reprieve. All… Continue Reading “Somewhere between then and there…”
I have to say that I am a fan of Peter, he is the disciple I most readily relate to. He was enthusiastic and impulsive. He loved deeply yet panicked and even failed quickly, these are reactions I see in myself. Yet, despite all… Continue Reading “HELP LORD I’M SINKING…why does this keep happening to me?”
Everywhere I look, God is opening my eyes to see things differently than before. I can’t wait to get down to the beach in the morning, to spend time with Jesus and open His Word so that He can continue to teach me. These… Continue Reading “(TT) I REALLY WANT FAITH… But what do I do with all my fear?”
What do you do when you feel like trouble is hemming in on all sides? When the fears of life, just want to swallow. you whole? How do you face each day with little or no answers? And how does one stay strong in… Continue Reading “YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL… How exactly do you know that??”
What will I become ? I Love the image of Jesus as the Potter; sitting at his potters wheel with a lump of clay, pushing and turning and squeezing that clay into various shapes for various purposes. In my office I have a large… Continue Reading “THE POTTERS WHEEL…”
Where did this mud & mire come from? You know that feeling, when you’re standing on the beach and the surf is coming in and pushing out. The way your feet sink into the wet sand and your stability momentarily wobbles? This is how… Continue Reading “STANDING ON SINKING SAND…”