Today I really am feeling a shift. I feel God moving again. God is always my rock but for months he has felt still, motionless even though I know he is still very much alive.
#Godspromises and answer to prayer for others are really lifting my spirits. We may all still be lockdown in our homes but God doesn’t just go with us on outside journeys. God is with us in the emotional, internal and physical battles. God never leaves us.
Jesus You never leave us You are always by our side In us Carrying the Spirit of God Taking every step of life with us We may not be able to go outside Be locked in our homes But we are all still on a journey Of heart and minds You haven't left us Your still making us bold Courageous and tackling fear Keeping us bold And giving us new opportunities With a new creativity That only comes from you Thank you that You are our strong foundation Never leaving our side. Amen
Sometimes all we need to do is be still. The trick is to sit still and listen before we crash from exhaustion. #Godspromises
Sitting still An art form In its own right No fidgeting Or waiting Till you've lost the fight Don't wait for exhaustion To set in Before we let stillness settle in
Be still be calm Before it gets to much Don't fight the fight On your own Before your strength Turns to dust Sit be still Do nothing Just pray
Worry is a distraction Bringing fear, stress, anxiety and more Lack of confidence Plays mind tricks Whispering lies in your ears Don't listen to the lies Seek joy instead The ultimate weapon Wacking worry on the head
So in this world Where sitting still Is frowned upon Don't follow the crowd But Jesus, the King Where just sitting Still is the ultimate weapon When we say please help us
Jesus swings down On his white horse To win the fight for us Letting us rest and recuperate While he fights the battle His word is final No one can refuse it The fight is over The battle won forever
Dear Jesus If I could put my thoughts of 2020 to you in a letter or prayer. What would they look like and reflect of 2020
To say it is been a difficult year. Would probably be most people's understatement. But as I reflect this cold New Years eve morning. I still thank you for every moment.
Lord Jesus you still break chains. Even in a pandemic Setting people free from all that bound them tight.
I thank you for every tear you wiped.Too many this year to count.The workers on the front line you kept safe, strong and engerised. Who cared and loved each patient COVID or not.
I thank you for the key workers. Who worked to keep us safe, fed, watered and provided for every basic need. From supermarket workers to delivery drivers keeping us very much sane.
I thank you Lord for workers not recognised.who continually worked without us knowing. Giving us a little bit of normal.I thank you that you are God of provision and that has never once stopped.
I thank you that I have learnt age is just a number.For Captain Tom and all those who raised such large amounts for others. For Marcus Rashford and his love for children so in need.
I thank you for the mindless TV that provided light relief. For the beautiful spring and summer, weather so beautiful to enjoy. For the cold crisp winter and that the real Christmas can never be cancelled.
I thank you for your church. The body not the building. For your church online, still shining. Actions of love over flowing. Your church still far to human showing your grace and living magnificently in this strangest of time.
I thank you for technology that has made 2020 happen. Keeping as many in jobs as can be.
Lord Jesus, I know there is no magic tick of the clock. When 2021 is here nothing much will change.
But I prayer our hearts will be the key. More people giving their lives to you. Building up hope, grace and mercy. Showing love to one another that can only come from heaven.
So Jesus as I thank you for all of 2020, the joy, smiles and breakthroughs that never made it to the news.
I take this opportunity to pray for 2021. I pray you will be in this year, shining brighter than ever. Breaking chains, bringing freedom, healing, repentance and love. Uniting us to you the son. The one that truly understands us and all that we need.
Day 20 already of #wonderfulladvent and the prompt word is unexpected. I pray people will be gracious and forgiving with me on this post as I let my imagination run.
Dear Diary, March 1BC
Seriously I am unexpectedly calm but at the same time all over the place!
WHAT A DAY!!!
It all started so normally. Just another day in my life.
I got up and did all my normal things. Got washed, dressed, did my chores and of course was day dreaming about my guy Joe. Joe and I are getting married. I know he will understand and be just as excited as me 😊😍
I was in my room, just having some quiet time with God. Praying, reading scripture. I do this everyday.
SUDDENLY there was this bright bright light encompassing me and a strange man in my room! He even called me by name. Hello Mary he said.
My heart was racing, and I was obviously looking scared and visibly trembling as he told me not to be afraid.
There was something about his voice. A calmness which had an authority about it. He called me favoured one. He said he was a messenger of God. He even had a name Gabriel.
As I calmed I could see this was not a man, he had wings and was oozing gold and light. I remember feeling my trembling stopping, my heart beat returning to normal, almost being back in my body. It’s strange what you notice and remember in the midst of things.
Gabriel his voice smooth beautifully musical brought me a message. A message from God no less! WOAH WOW WOAH!. Me not Molly or Joanna or Grace, ME! Not sure how much they will believe me either when I tell them next girls night in.
Ok now here is where it gets really surreal! This Angel has casually rocked up in my quiet time with the bomb shell of all bomb shells.
Gabriel is telling me I AM PREGNANT with GODS CHILD no less. !!!! Being the girl I am I did politely point out this is impossible.
Gabriel not even blinking at the impossible and I’m sure he would of wanted to huff! This is God’s son, conceived of the Spirit. The long awaited messiah. God’s chosen one.
I have read the scriptures but me. We have been waiting for this moment for hundreds of years. But me. A normal everyday girl. Wow wow wow.
Gabriel must be reading my mind. Before I get to utter a word. He tells me, my cousin Elizabeth is also with child. My being cannot argue and the Spirit helps me accept and understand. God’s presents completely takes over.
I am at peace, favoured, let it be is all I can say.
The light suddenly gone along with my angel. But a presence so strong not gone. Prayer, praise and worship flow out from my soul. Time to think and reflect.
Having time to digest and reflect to Elizabeth’s I must go. Some thing tells me she will understand.
The word prompt today for #wonderfulladvent is count.
Count your blessings That's what we're told Blessings seem distance When your in a dark cloud Counting redundancies Days to pay day Hospital appointments Will make your days grey
The government are counting statistics The amount of vaccine Showing their graphs Makes dismal reading
But counting our days of our lives away Isn't how it's meant to be If we have family To spend Christmas with Food in the house And a nice comfy bed We are blessed Be contented your life's not a mess But whatever your counting Including calories It all means nothing If your empty inside
This Christmas, Countdown to a day where hope Was born on earth When God stepped out of heaven To earth so dark and lost To experience human And go through all that we do God's son the father is pleased with you
Born as a baby Adored and so loved He humbled himself To death on a cross The ultimate blessing for us to count When accepting Lord Jesus Our sins disappeared Our fate eternity looming With a king of all blessings Through grace pouring down.
Day 2 #wonderfulladvent and the prompt word is impossible
Why do we always limit ourselves to the possible? There is a universe of impossibilities surrounding us.
A world of beauty in galaxies beyond our skies, planets,stars, nebula’s and more.
Oceans deep, colourful and bright, sustaining so much life.
We limit our minds to what we think we can achieve, what can be done, what we can see and what is possible. Are we willing to believe in miracles and open our mind. Did order just naturally evolve from chaos?
I believe in a God that loves and created me so. That sent his son at Christmas to a virgin mother. His son that died for me and rose again. From death to life he paid the price. I believed in Jesus who in his life, performed miracles, turned water into wine, healed the sick and fed the 5000. I believe in the Holy Spirit that was left to live in us if we just believe.
A Holy Spirit that still lives strong wanting to perform miracles and waiting to be unleashed. I want to see the sick all healed. No need for hospitals. I want to see an end to poverty and insecurity. And end to injustice, to wars and hostilities.
This may all seem impossible but what if we all believed, saw and witnessess such impossibilities?
Well December is here! The #wonderfulladvent word prompt today is story.
This is a story of long ago About a young girl Beautiful and true Engaged to a carpenter You know where this is going Back to the first Christmas Over 2000 years ago
A period in time When Romans rules With tyranny and bloodshed Not much hope at all Maybe not tyranny in our country today But hope seems currently Far far away
Mary our girl so bold and brave Taking the news of pregnancy in her stride Joseph not the father This sounds like a soap opera Not a naughty young girl But in fact caught in a miracle about to unfold
Joseph accepts Mary's story The Angel of the Lord came down Telling her she was with child Conceived by the Holy Spirit No scans to prove this, DNA tests not yet around Scientist still to discover this tech
So fully pregnant Many miles travelling All because Caesar wants to count his people No postal forms To complete and return First class stamps not happening yet
So arriving in Bethlehem Not a room in sight Poor Mary about to give birth in stable No matter if you believe or not Jesus was real And Mary went through a lot This year think of the story of one brave girl and the part she played in the first Christmas That started long ago