Now I Know

I come to you with a thankful heart. Thankful to God for His wisdom and His great love towards me. For now I know the reason for my difficulties with this blog and with my writing, in general.

My sister, who is a pastor, gave me a word from the Lord today. She told me that I was going through a breaking process. That God has to break me before He can use me to bring about His God-inspired words that He has inside me. That was a moment of epiphany for me.

I just couldn’t understand why it was so hard for me to write when writing was the one thing that had always come very easily for me. So easily that I had developed a rather smug attitude about it. I am sure that my pride was one reason why the Lord is taking me this way on my journey of life. That pride must be broken. And, boy, is it being broken! I am having to completely depend upon the Holy Spirit to give me what to write. Without Him, I can do nothing, as Jesus stated in His word.

God will share His glory with no man. My attitude towards my writing was in direct opposition to God. I was the one in control. Not Him. I was the one who decided what to write and then wrote with ease, not realizing that it was a God-given talent and not myself that kept my writing fresh and good. This past year has shown me that in myself, I am nothing. Without the inspiration of the Holy Ghost and the approval of God Himself, I may as well hang up my writing shingle because it is not going to happen.

I am humbled. Humbled because my pride has taken a blow. I hope it is a death blow, for I do not want pride operating in my life and especially not in my heart. I repent to the Lord and ask Him to cleanse me from my sin. I thank God that His word says that if we 1confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

I thank God for loving me enough to show me who I am. And I thank Him for loving me in spite of my weaknesses and frailties. That’s why He is God. And that is why I love Him so much. Who wouldn’t want to serve a God like Him?

Oh, blessed be the Name of the Lord.



The Air I Breathe

When I think about the Lord, it causes me to become short of breath. The love that I have for the Lord, I am amazed.

The Lord God Almighty is more important to me than the air that I breathe. His love for me fills me with wonder and awe. He didn’t have to choose me to be one of His daughters, but He did and our relationship grows by leaps and bounds every day.

Each day, I spend hours at a time alone with Him. To feel His presence is the most wonderful experience that I have ever had. His love surrounds me and I am caught up in the heavenlies. The Lord pours His love upon me in no small measure. It is full and over-flowing.

I have been in love before. I was married for thirteen years to the love of my life, so I know what love feels like. But the love that I felt for my husband is nothing compared to the love that I feel for God. I can’t get enough of him. (It is almost six in the morning. I have spent the past four and a half hours in the presence of the Lord, talking with Him and praising His Name. Yet, I find that I must go back and spend a few more hours with Him. Those four hours seem like they were but four minutes. I am truly in love with Him. He is the love of my life and the lover of my soul.)

I feel sorry for anyone who does not know Jesus. For, you do not know what you are missing out on. He did more than give us eternal life and save us from hell. He is Love itself and He pours out that love in abundance. The Love of the Father is just as incredible. And also that of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly. (John 10:10) It is His desire that you experience love in its highest form. And with Him, that form defies description.

Imagine being loved more than anything in the world. Imagine being the most important thing on Earth. Well, you do not have to imagine such things because with God, they are reality. He loves you more than you will ever be able to comprehend.

Oh, how I love Him! He means more to me than absolutely anything in this world. As I said, He is more important to me than the air that I breathe. Knowing that I will have an eternity to be with Him fills me with such rapturous wonder that I can hardly contain myself.

I could go on and on forever about how much I love the Lord, but I will just leave this post where it is so that I can post it. Otherwise, I will be writing forever. I will just say this to you: Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalm 34:8)

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

You Are Loved

Have you ever had the thought that you were unloved? I am sure that you have. Well, let me assure you that you are loved and loved greatly.

The God of the universe wants you to know unequivocally that you are not only loved, you are cherished. He loves you with a love that defies description.

I was studying my bible tonight and I was moved to tears as I read in Ephesians chapter two that because of God’s great love wherewith he loves us, has quickened us (made us alive) and has seated us in heavenly places with Jesus even while we were dead in sin. He didn’t wait for us to get ourselves together first. He put us in the highest position–far above all principality and power and might and dominion–while we were in our weakened state. Now, THAT’S love!

The Lord did not wait until we merited salvation before He gave it to us, freely. There is no way that we could possibly earn the salvation of God. That is why it is a gift of God. For God so loved this world that He GAVE His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. That is the foundation of the entire bible and one Scripture I am sure that you have heard many times in your life. The fact that God loves me so much that He actually sent His beloved Son to die a hideous death in order that I would live fills my heart with wonder and great joy. What does that knowledge do for you? Have you contemplated that you could be so important that Jesus Christ would actually give up His life for you? (“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” John 10:17,18) No one could take His life. He GAVE IT UP FOR YOU! Try to wrap your brain around THAT! It’s one thing that God would send His Son to die…that defies description in itself! It is another thing entirely that Jesus would come down to this earth and go through all He went through in order to die for you, willingly and with love.

satan, the enemy of your soul and the one who comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy wants you to believe that you are unimportant. He wants you to think that no one cares for you. Well, let me tell you: those are lies straight from the pits of hell! You were important enough to die for. I think that makes you valuable. Don’t you?

So, the next time you feel unloved, just think about the Ones who love you. God, the Father. God, the Son, and God, the Holy Ghost. You are precious. You are priceless. There is only one you and you were made well. (“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14) The Lord knew what He was doing when He created you. He made you with a purpose and a wonderful plan for your life. All you have to do is give your life to Jesus Christ. He longs to love you. Allow Him to.

And, by the way, I love you, too. You are very important to me. Which is why I created this blog in the first place. YOU were on my mind when this blog hit the airwaves.

I pray that you will never again doubt that you are loved. You are loved!

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

There is Room for You

I know that it seems as though you are on the outside looking in at times. As though everyone is having a grand time and you are estranged from the world. I know those perceptions because I have been where you have. I have walked where you have walked. If you have not been delivered from those feelings, the only difference between the two of us is the fact that I have been set free from them and you have yet to be. Take heart. The same God that changed my life is available to take yours and make you a new person. One who is filled with joy and peace. There is room at the table for you. So, come and dine, Jesus says.

The bible says that Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted. He came to set the captives free and set them at liberty who are bruised. He also came to comfort all who mourn. (Isaiah 61:1,2) He came to give you life. A more abundant life. (John 10:10) All you have to do to receive such wealth is to reach out to Him. I promise you that He will reach back.

So much that is not true has been laid at the feet of Jesus by people who do not know Him. And so many have ignored Him and gone on about their lives as though they do not need Him, when in truth none of us live without Him. Oh, you can seemingly walk through life on your own, but when it’s all said and done, only what you do for Christ will last the test of time. And only what He will do for you will bring you any lasting peace in your heart.

Do you know what real peace is? It is an absence of inner turmoil. No conflict of the mind at all. A quietness of the spirit that leaves you sighing with satisfaction. That is the peace that Jesus wants to give to you. (“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27)

Jesus Christ is not only the source of life, He IS life! (“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6) He is all truth, and He is the way. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He died that you might have life.

Without Jesus Christ, we are lost and our souls will burn in hell. Yes, there is a hell. The Lord does not want anyone in hell, which is one of the reasons why He died. But He died to do more than to save you from hell. He died so that you can have that abundant life that I spoke of. We don’t have to wait until we die to experience heaven. We can experience heaven on earth. (“neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21) The things that God has in store for His children are mind-blowing! You don’t want to miss out! (“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9) We haven’t even THOUGHT of even ONE of the things (plural) that the Lord has prepared for His children!

The thing that is most amazing about Jesus, though, is His love for us. Imagine someone giving up their life for you, even when you ignore Him and even despise Him. (“ For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:10) Now, THAT’S love. God is even now stretching out His hand to a rebellious people who ignore Him, refuse to obey His commandments and laws (which are for their benefit and so they can have a long and prosperous life), and go their own way as if there was no God in heaven. The love and mercy of God is beyond comprehension.

I urge you to receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life. You will never regret it. But if you do not, there will come a day when you will not only regret that choice, but you will spend an eternity kicking yourself and being tormented by the enemy of your soul, satan. I pray for you. I pray for you each day. I pray for your peace. I pray for your deliverance. And I pray that you experience the love that passes all understanding. (“17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19)

There is room for you at the Lord’s table. There is a spot reserved specifically for you, and you alone. Don’t allow anyone or anything to keep you from being part of God’s great supper. (Read Luke 14:15-24)

I am waiting to pray with you and for you. Contact me and I will do just that. Then the celebration can begin.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.