Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Devotion

It is Leap Day and God has given us an extra day of life…how will we use it?

For worry

For good

For expecting

For serving

For doubt

For hope

For sadness

For joy

For fear

For faith

For hate

For love

Choose wisely!

My prayers have become vacant, rote and stiff. Today, I simple close my eyes and open my sprit.

I settle my mind and relax my heart.

I release my soul and untense my nerves.

I wait to hear Your guidance…to feel your love…to know your peace…that I may share it with all.

I hand you all the cares of my heart this day and ask that you relieve each with the power that only You can use.

In your precious Son’s name, Christ Jesus, who was the releaser of all sin, Amen.


God is everything!

God fills the empty hollows of my heart with His love and I am free from hatred and anger.

He illuminates the dark caverns of my soul with His compassion and mercy.

He knows all my sins and failures but loves me still.

I have hope and peace.




Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let God

God fills the empty hollows of my heart
with His love and I am free from hate and anger.
He illuminates the dark caverns of my soul and
I am blessed with answers and direction.
He knows all my sin and failures but loves me still,
I have hope and peace.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

believe

The earth crumbles below my feet

I cling to the rock, my God

The sky disintegrates about me

I hide in the cove of God

The walls of life shake around me

I find safety in the arms of God

The windows crack and shatter

I am protected by God’s shadow




Saturday, February 25, 2012

Art and Life


I will paint a life of blessings.



I will sketch a year of hope.

I will collage a month of peace.

I will create a day of joy

Art can be great therapy of mind.



Friday, February 24, 2012

if

If I feel abandoned it’s my own doing.

If I feel sick it’s my own unhealthy habits.

If I am lonely it’s my own choice.

If I am sad it’s my own lack of creating joy.

If I am angry it’s because I don’t forgive.

If I am confused it is because I have forgotten understanding.

If I am broken its’ because I have ignored my spirit.

If I am not happy it’s because I have not allowed myself to be happy (and there’s always something to be happy about.




Thursday, February 23, 2012

all things bright and gray

A bright blue bird

Perches on a cold gray day.

A cold gray soul

Hovers in a weakened being.

A weakened spirit barely

Exists in a fading body.

A fading heart

Loses its power in a weary life.

A weary woman is ready to give up.

God warms that cold soul.

God strengthens that weak being.

God brightens that fading heart.

God relieves that weary woman.

God is my fortress when life comes at me.

Christ if my anchor when the stormy seas rise.

The Holy Spirit is my safe have when demons taunt me.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lenten Thoughts

This Lenten season:

Give up chocolate if you must

but better to assist the unjust.

Give up coffee if helpful

but maybe consider being more prayerful.

Give up sugar for your physical good

or rev up your relationship with God for spiritual good.

Give up TV finding more time to waste on other vices

or rather give up more time to help others fight their own vices.

Give up if you choose, tangible stuff

or give up weakness and become Christ tough.




Tuesday, February 21, 2012

God relieves the weary!


A bright blue bird



Perches on a cold gray day.

A cold gray soul

Hovers in a weakened being.

A weakened spirit barely

Exists in a fading body.

A fading heart

Loses its power in a weary life.

A weary woman is ready to give up.

God warms that cold soul.

God strengthens that weak being.

God brightens that fading heart.

God relieves that weary woman.


Monday, February 20, 2012

praying the New Testament

Freely I have received; freely I will give. Matthew 10:8

I come to you O Lord to a quiet place to get some rest. Mark 6:31

I ask and receive. I knock and you O Lord open the door. Luke 11:9

I can do nothing apart from you O Lord. John 15:5

Nothing will separate me from the love of you O God. Romans 8:39

Time is short. 1 Corinthians 8:29

Faith, hope and love remain but the greatest is you love O Father. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Fill me with the fruit of your spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

Make my attitude the same as Christ. Philippians 2:5

Make my faith to be evident in hope, certain of what I cannot see. Hebrews 11:1

I know I will face trials but testing of my faith develops perseverance. James 1:3-4

I humble myself before you O Lord. Lift me up. James 4:10


Sunday, February 19, 2012

praying the Old Testament

I am unworthy. Job 40:4

I know that you can do all things. Job 42:2

You hear me when I call. Psalm 4:3

I take refuge in you. Psalm 7:1

I will praise you O Lord with all my heart. Psalm 9:1

Keep me safe O God. Psalm 15:1

My the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing you your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

I trust in you O lord. Psalm 31:14

O Lord do not forsake me. Psalm 38:21

Create in me a pure heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

I am troubled O Lord, come to my aid! Isaiah 38:14

Renew my strength so I can soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary, walk and not faint. Isaiah 41:31

I will act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you O God. Micah 6:8



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

only if you believe





She can find peace when she tries.

She can know love when she gives it.

She can understand life when she believes in it.

She can believe joy when she looks for it.

She can have faith when she uses it.

She can do all things when she believes in possibility.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The heart of a woman is deep and wide and full of needs.

My soul cries out for mercy.

My heart beckons for understanding.

My spirit screams to be heard.

My body aches for comfort.

My mind begs for clarity.