Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My chat with God about Romans 5:3-4

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, 
But what kind of crazy person, rejoices in the face of a trial?
for we know that they help us develop endurance. 
I think edurance, is admirable, 
but will it quentch my fear and apprehension
enough to bring me joy when I'm suffering?
And I want endurance,
but do I have to endure to get it?
And endurance develops strength of character, 
My character feels like a fragil little girl.
Will this trial hold the gift of tenacious fortitude?
and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
If it means I will become sure of what I hope for,
this trial is not worth comparing 
with the all surpassing joy set before me,
of being united with the Lord,
and for this reason,
Christ took hold of me,
so I rejoice, when I run into problems and trials.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What do you believe?

He who began a good work in you
is not a quitter.
He who gave up his own Son for us all,
is not stingy.
He who is without sin,
did not through a stone.
He who holds all things together,
will not let go.
He who created the Light,
is not afraid of the dark.
He who is Truth,
does not lie.
He who returned to the Father,
did not leave us as orphans.
And He who so loved the world,
is not against me.

I will be saved.
I will be provided for.
I will be forgiven.
I will be held fast.
I will be protected from darkness.
I will believe all His promises.
I will walk by the Spirit.
I will trust Him.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Sounds easy right?

Sounds wrong, right?

But surrendering can be

the hardest, best thing

we do.

When I find my struggle is

to do things my way,

or see things worked out, my way,

or praying for the things (in my mind),

(instead of giving up,)

and asking God to do,

whatever He feels is best.

Whatever He wants done,

is better than what I want done!

It's time to give up,

it's time to say, not my will,

but Yours oh Lord.

I want Your will.

I want my efforts and my prayers

and my commitment to be

seeing Your will done.

I give up (on getting things my way!)

I surrender to Your way,

God have Your way

in my heart and mind and soul and life,

I surrender it all to You.

In my family, work, relationships and future,

have Your way!

Thank you, God

for Your loving commitment to me,

for being the Author

and the Finisher of my faith,

for being faithful to all I commit to You.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

If you could change one thing about this day

If you could change one thing
about this day
(the one you are about to walk into)
to make it really spectacular,
it should not be your shoes
or your clothes.

Don't get me wrong,
I love nice clothes
and a well put together look,
But if you want a really great day,
you need to change your mind.

What you think,
what you believe
will determine your outlook
on all that happens to you
and around you.

For instance,
If you believe you are entitled to
good things,
when they come, gratitude will allude you
(because you deserved them!)
If bad things come, you'll be bitter
because you will feel ripped off,
when you should have had better!

But if you go (instead) into this day
with a feeling of expectancy
(of the goodness of God)
(and secure in the love of God)
knowing He has your back,
and will work all things out for your good,
anything can happen,
and you will remain secure.

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.