Lay It At the Cross

As a toddler, I began doodling and writing.    From the time I could hold a crayon, I would write on any piece of paper in sight.  Needless to say, once I started kindergarten,  (after finishing my assignment of course)… I would draw on the corners of my worksheet; the sun, clouds, smiling faces….typical kid stuff.

The teacher, Mrs. Wilkerson wasn’t nearly as thrilled as I with my artistic creations, telling my mother that I was spending way too much time day-dreaming in class.

Smiling now, I didn’t see it that way…..I was simply making my paper pretty, a letter of sorts to her. 6820724_orig.jpg [Side note: To this day, she was my favorite educator and provides me with such fond memories of my childhood.]

Ok! Back to the subject……

However, as I matured into adulthood, I realized that this was a coping tool for me when I needed to gain perspective on whatever was going on in life.

Most of the time after pouring my heart out onto a blank page, I felt that I was better able to step back and view whatever is/was going on more objectively than my emotions would otherwise allow, yet with NO real plausible solution.

Where am I going with this?

Well, just as recording my thoughts onto paper offers me fresh perspective, I now know that pouring our hearts out to GOD in prayer helps us gain His perspective and remind us of His power in whatever we are facing.

When we’re faced with a situation that brings anxiety, fear, or a deep awareness that getting through it will require more than what we possess, lets not resort to doodling and turning it over in our minds.  Instead, run straight to Jesus.

A great example was provided us in 2 Kings 19: 9-19 .  King Hezekiah, after receiving an unsettling letter from an ominous adversary the Assyrians, whom threatened to destroy Jerusalem, as they had many other nations….placed the letter before the LORD.  He prayerfully called upon God to deliver the people, so that the world would recognize that He alone could deliver them.

“Then[Hezekiah] went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.” 2Kings 19:14

We too, should follow this example.  When we receive unsettling news. Pray, meditate in the word of God, and place whatever problem and or concern at the feet of Jesus. Trusting that He will intercede on our behalf, order our steps, provide a solution, and calm our uneasy hearts, all according to His purpose and plan.

God is our greatest help in times of trouble. He is our Deliverer from every fiery trial and a testimony to the world that He is in control of all things.

 

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Magic of Love

 

Life And All Of Its Beauty

The future is too far away to dream of.
The past is too far behind to dwell on.Image result for life and its beauty
The world is too big to go unnoticed.
Nature is too beautiful to be passed by.

The present was meant to be lived in.
The world was meant to be cared for.
Nature was meant to be appreciated.
Life was meant to be enjoyed.

Love the present,
Love the world,
Love nature,
Love life.

Nickie Gunderson

A Golden Chain

Friendship is a Golden Chain,
The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly
With a love that’s deep and true,
And it’s rich with happy memories
and fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives,
Years can’t erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can’t be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold…

And the Golden Chain of Friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by.

Helen Steiner Rice

God’s Greatness

 

God is beauty and splendour,
Awesome and magnificentuntitled
He’s fill of awesome wonder
And is wholly omnipotent

 

But despite God’s greatness,
He always has time for us,
Nothing is too great or small
That He won’t want to touch

 

So praise Him for His greatness
And everything He is,
But also for the little things
That we so often miss.

M.S. Lowndes

The Day I Fell in Love

The day my eyes opened I realized the sun shone everyday
The beauty of the sunrise in the morning filled my heart with joy
The magnificent sunset moments in the evening, lifted my spirit
The fresh breath of falling waters, made me smile inwardly6359525320671471051216021347_love
Birds humming sweetly took my heart afar to Sweetland and I rejoiced

I looked then I saw, the beauty I never realized as each day passed
Moments with the nature bonded me with the Creator
I comprehended the one who created for He is greater than I
I laughed joyfully as I walked on the grass and mingled with the nature
Fresh drops of water touched my feet, the feeling made me cry of joy
How could I have not seen and known all this beauty before?

Days became sweet to me, nothing else mattered so much except You
The times we shared together in our secret place built me
I took heed of Your Word and kept your statutes in my heart so I may not depart from You

I keep the Word   from you so I may do things your way and be successful
When I opened up to You, You gave me the reason to live
Life with you is good, so good, I just have to share it with others around

Waking up and listening to sweet hymns from the birds makes my day
Waking up and smelling the fresh breath of the day, makes me spread my arms and fly

Waking up and knowing that You have granted me yet another day, blesses my soul

Take my hand and let me not depart from You oh Lord
When I gave my heart to You , all things opened up for me
That’s the day I fell in love with You

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Hope Tshuma

 

 

God’s Greatness

God is beauty and splendour,
Awesome and magnificent
He’s fill of awesome wonder
And is wholly omnipotentimagesHRV5T01F

But despite God’s greatness,
He always has time for us,
Nothing is too great or small
That He won’t want to touch

 

So praise Him for His greatness
And everything He is,
But also for the little things
That we so often miss.

M.S. Lowndes