God promises – designed for freedom

This week’s  Five minute Friday prompt word is DESIGN. You can join in the fun here: https://fiveminutefriday.com  As a writing community we write for 5 minutes(ish) no perfection or edits, the words just flow. #fiveminuteFriday

This verse is also a #Godspromises. When we let the Holy Spirit live in us we live in freedom.

Designed from love 
With one purpose only
To love Father, Son and Holy Ghost
With all our hearts and more
To trust and praise in all times
However hard or easy

Designed not to be alone
To house the creators Sprit
For where the Holy Spirit is
Freedom is also found
Breaking chains
Freeing us from all that tries to hold us down

Designed for battle
Wearing his armour
Designed to protect body and mind
Breaking chains of lies
Designed by the evil one
Never can crush our spirit

Designed and shaped by a cross
The ultimate price
And prize
Designed to pardon
Give us life
Enjoyed for eternity

The perfect blueprint design
From a God that loves us so
Promising we will not be alone
Uniquely made
Uniquely us
Living in his freedom.

This was a tricky word for me and one I struggled with. The words did not flow easily or quickly and I admit to a few amendments and taking me over 5 minutes!

Cancelled sin not canelled 2020

This week’s  Five minute Friday prompt word is Cancel. You can join in the fun here: https://fiveminutefriday.com  As a writing community we write for 5 minutes(ish) no perfection or edits, the words just flow. #fiveminuteFriday

Walking in the muddy puddles of life
At times is most appealing
Splashing in the dirt and grime
Spreading my sin around

In the darkness
Of that cold word
Just one more drink
I'm not forgiving them
Why would I do that

But the day the rainclouds of heaven opened up
And Jesus entered in
He melted a heart so cold
And asks you child why the frown

My cross has set you free
I cancelled your every sin
Every word of hate
Act of disobedience has been washed away

So let my Holy Spirit in today
And cancel all the dark clouds
That are holding on to you
Let sunshine enter so you will shine
And never look behind.

Not my best but hey it’s Friday and 5 minutes! God cancelled every sin when we accepted Jesus as king. What more can a girl want!

Photo: Owlbeech woods last weekend.


This week’s  Five minute Friday prompt word is breathe. You can join in the fun here: https://fiveminutefriday.com  As a writing community we write for 5 minutes(ish) no perfection or edits, the words just flow. #fiveminuteFriday

I originally wrote and published this in September last year when as a family we were going through some challenges. God is good and we are over that now. When I saw the prompt word for FMF today. I thought of this and decided to reblog.


Breathe in slowly                                

Feel your rib cage rise
Close your eyes
Breathe out

Open your eyes
You can do this

Heaven is sending it’s Angels
Stand firm, your rock is with you
Take his hand

Close your eyes
The arrows won’t hit you
Fear can’t touch you

Stand firm squeeze his hand tighter
Look doubt in the eyes and say Hallelujah
Say it clearly do not quake
Say it louder

The enemy is circling
Raise your arms
Sing louder

Let your rock hold you
Let every drop of his precious blood free you

Let it soak into your being
Release your doubt stand firm in his promises
Relief is coming

Look at the vast army fighting for you
Remember the promises
Let your praise rise

You are loved
You are worth the fight

Your rock is with you
The battle may be raging but the war is over
It is finished
Nothing more can be done

Stand firm in his promises
Trample on the doubt
Sing louder
Stand strong
Fear is gone

Let peace rise
Let joy burn within
Let hope have control

God is with you
God will never leave you

He leads me beside still waters.

Praise the Lord it is finished.

On another trip up the M23 to visit our oldest, my husband commented that roadworks on the M23 are now over and it is a fully smart motorway. In true Christian fashion I responded with “Praise the Lord it is finished”

I then paused and started thinking of what Jesus said at the end. “It is finished.”

This made me put my words into context and what I really should be praising the Lord for. Yes I am happy we are no longer weaving out of cones and speed limit restrictions. But there is something far more lasting and meaning in what Jesus said, and I should be praising the Lord because once Jesus died for you and me, it truly was finished and nothing can ever change that.

As I write this I ponder what “It is finished” truly means.

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

John 19:30

I do praise the Lord God loudly and thankfully because he sent is only child to die for all my sin, wrong doing and nasties. God did this because he knows I can’t follow rules and not always on purpose still mess up and cause hurt and heartache to other’s and God himself.

In moments of weakness I still sin.

Because of Jesus I have an eternal live with him long after I leave this world.

Because of Jesus I am free in this world of fear, doubt, hatred, anger, jealousy, anxiety, stress and much more. It isn’t always easy to let these things go, but the Holy Spirit is with us to help guide and keep us on track.

It is finished because nothing can take that away. Absolutely nothing.

I praise the Lord that it is finished. The moment I accepted Jesus and he saved me. Hallelujah Amen.

Photo copyright New Civil Engineer.

A prayer to start the day.

Dear Jesus,
We thank you that you never leave us alone.
We thank you that your Holy Spirit is with us always.
Please take away everything within us that is not from you.
May the fruit of the spirit be abundant in us and grow with each minute.
Please let us be strong in you today and may we not grow faint.
As your power in us grows stronger, may we become more sensitive to you.
Pour out your wisdom and discernment,
Let us be your beacons of light.
Help us to stand firm and strong on you, our rock.
Lord Jesus, you have already won the war, let us live in your victory and freedom today and everyday.

Free from the lies to see the truth.

Life seems to be a battle at the moment. 
Too many grey clouds in my head.
The enemy has found a crack in my armour,
An arrow of lies seeping into my mind.

But lies have no substance,
And aren't from my God.
A God who sent his Son for me, to die for truth and liberty.

A lie binds and holds you back.
It has no basis, no love no future.
It wants to keep me chained & depressed.
Making me think lifes no good.
Making me think I'm no good.

I call out for my saviour,
Let him remove the fear,
With a cross of love,accepted in my heart so sincere.
A weapon to smash all chains, so that I can see the truth appear.

I am more than Ok,happy and blessed.
The fuzziness starts to fade in my head,
as I remember I am so loved.
I am unique, not like you, and for that matter you are not like me,
For we are all created and loved individually.

The truth can only smash the lies,
As I pray for the fruit of the Spirit,
To bring me joy, peace patience and more,
And the clouds in my head disappear.

I am a child of God, loved, blessed, free and held.
I am only encouraged by all the truth brings,
As I open my eyes and let the light in.
Let me be the lamp of encouragement, I was made to be.

So if your feeling low today,
Know that you are special,loved and free.
You are worth EVERYTHING to the one who set you free.
Tell the lies you are worth it all the the man who died on the cross for you.

For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

2 Corinthians 13:8