Patience is far from my strong point. The nuts of not wanting to wait. Wanting an end to all problems instantly I desire. I need to learn to rejoice in hope that my answer is already here. God’s timing is perfect, mine is normally hurry up please!
My hope is in you alone Jesus However hard I try Patience is not my thing Why can't I have it now I cry As doubt finds a way in Eyes get diverted My head starts to spin
Patience is what I need I pray Learning to be still Why is it so hard I grumble But is hardship really here Just a loss of creature comforts My self pity needs to go The Holy Spirit needs to enter in
With words of praise and worship Nuts of lies and impatience Run and disappear Hope And patience reign As the Spirit is allowed to soar God is able to step in Bringing miracles and glory galore
So whatever your waiting for Keep your eyes on God above Let Jesus take your hand As the Holy Spirit leads Let praise part from your lips Peace and joy surround And everything is well
My youngest woke Saturday morning to a frost and wanted to go on an ice walk in the garden.
While in the garden although there was not much ice to see, I did notice new life popping through in nature. Shrubs starting to spring green leaves. Bulbs poking their leaves through the ground. Flowers hiding in buds. And fungi forming out the side of a pot.
A lot of people will have said at the beginning of the month that they will have made a resolution for a better lifestyle.
However in reality as people we do not need to wait till spring or new year to have new life in us. We can accept a new life any time.
The moment we accepted Jesus as our saviour we were receiving new life. The moment we rose from our baptism pools we had a new life. It didn’t matter what the time or date was. We received new life.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
As Christians, we always seem to say that we are going through a season. However whatever the season God is changing, developing us and bringing us new life.
We just need to be mindful and pray for wisdom in our lives. As we bud and flower in our new lives, weeds can also grow and take hold. We need to keep them at bay.
Whether we are in a place of needing new life, wanting a new life or happy with our life as it is, we need guidance from the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit keeps us in the armour of God. The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom and discernment when we ask. The Holy Spirit intercedes for us. We need the Holy Spirit to stay in our new life. The Holy Spirit keeps weeds away so we can bud, blossom and be fruitful for God.
The cherry on the cake. When we have a relationship with Jesus and our days on earth are over. He is waiting in heaven to embrace us into new eternal life.
Dear Jesus Please keep us close living with you in our new lives. May your Holy Spirit lead us, so we can bud and bloom. Help us to share your gospel, spreading the good news. For we long to be fruitful bringing others to your kingdom. Yet sometimes we struggle in this task. Just let us be bold and daring for you, in sharing your story of bringing new life. Amen.
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
Today a close friend is grieving a parent, my daughter is at her shift in the hospital where she works and it feels odd having a verse about a spirit raising Jesus from the dead, when this world is counting the cost of the pandemic in lives.
#Godspromises are true. Nothing can take that away and as both my friend and daughter take comfort in God, they are not alone.
God has left his Holy Spirit, who in essence is God. Do I understand this? No. Do I believe this anyway? Yes. This is faith.
We do not go through any part of life alone. When we accept Jesus this is God’s promise. God never leaves us, he is in the good the bad and the ugly, God loves us and accepts us wherever we are, whatever the situation.
Dear Father,Son and Holy Spirit I thank you that you never leave us. That you are with us in every circumstance, whether this is good or bad. Strengthen and bring peace to all that need you today. May they feel your presence stronger than ever. Please comfort the grieving, Bring strength to all who care and look after us. Bring rest to the exhausted. Let wisdom be in the hearts of everyone, doing what is right from following the rules, to showing love and kindness to each other. Amen
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.