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?
In Mary Poppins while Bert is a Chimney sweep and on the roof with the children and Mary Poppins they sing the song step in time. I’m not suggesting that we need to flap like a birdie, climb on the railings or go round the chimney, although it would be amusing to watch!
I am thinking about how we step in time with God through the Holy Spirit. Do we keep perfect time with God or are we a beat ahead or behind?
Lord Jesus The beat of your spirit Is a fast changing tempo Sometimes quick Sometimes slow Give us ears to hear your beat Stay in time And not fall behind
Open our hearts Let us dance to your rhythm Praising and praying As we skip along Let your peace and love Rule in our hearts Keeping judgment and hating Far away
As we go into our days Our weeks And the rest of the year Let us keep dancing Marching and walking In step with your Spirit Shining and sharing Your gift of the cross Love,peace and eternity.
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!
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 Breathe in slowly
Feel your rib cage rise Close your eyes Breathe out Pause
Open your eyes Pause Breathe You can do this
Heaven is sending it’s Angels Stand firm, your rock is with you Take his hand Breathe
Close your eyes The arrows won’t hit you Fear can’t touch you Breathe
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 Breathe Raise your arms Sing louder Breathe
Let your rock hold you Let every drop of his precious blood free you Breathe
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 Louder Breathe
You are loved Pause Breathe You are worth the fight Pause Breathe
Your rock is with you The battle may be raging but the war is over It is finished Nothing more can be done Breathe
Stand firm in his promises Breathe Trample on the doubt Sing louder Stand strong Fear is gone Breathe
Pause Let peace rise Let joy burn within Let hope have control Breathe
Believe God is with you God will never leave you Breathe