I once knew a man named Charlie…
Seasons in life bring opportunities. Each opportunity is a window where God can expand our hope as he expands the foundation of our life creating something sound, something stable that we can build upon. Because we can dream all day long and become little more than a dreamer if we allow ourselves to stop there. Therefore, every encounter, every relationship, whether for a moment, a year, a decade a lifetime—has the power to shape and mold who we are destined to be.
Sometimes the best thing that can happen to you in life is to fail at something.
Have you ever attempted something only to fair at it rather than excel? For the champions purposed toward excellence mediocre is the same as a failure. Or is it?
Failure is what sets apart the champion from the talker or complainer. Failure has a way of chipping away at our mold and revealing clusters of pure gold. Often times the greater the failure the larger the bounce back. That’s if
God tends to have a preference for the Impossible. That’s where He does His best work. The impossible seems to be His specialty. In fact, Ge does His BEST work when the odds are stacked against us.
David met up with a giant. Moses opposed the leader of Egypt. Daniel prayed when He was told not to. Esther stepped into territory she wasn’t allowed. Ruth forsook her birthright for the Identity of God through Naomi. She stepped foot on the threshing floor and received for herself a Kinsman Redeemer named Boaz
“This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him.” 1 John 1:5
God is nothing but Life, Light, Joy, Goodness, Grace, Love and all things Hopeful. He can do all things; the unimaginable and the unexplainable and seemingly impossible. He is the ultimate Possibility Thinker, Way Maker, Bondage Breaker and the Friend like no other friend, loyal to the core.
For three days He became darkness to absorb all of ours.
God is always trying to show us something…
“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”
He is always whispering like the wind through the palm leaf. He gently moves and brushes about the trees. He peeks through the heavens with brilliant sunshine and warms the ground we thrive upon. He longs to be a blessing. He delights to
Never Had a Better Friend-
The Lord has striped me in many ways.
Yet, He preserves each and every one of my days.
He took away so much that mattered to me
and in the process grafted me more tightly into His Tree.
He drew me near and showered me with blessings from above.
He gave me increase in my capacity to Love.
He showed me His devotion and care
Yet I know He will not only stop there.
He took me as a seed and planted me in the Earth.
He provided the water of Salvation in Jesus
There are times when you feel and know that nothing you can do will make a difference—
This is when it’s important to know that Christ CAN make the difference. And sometimes I think He likes it like that. The bigger question is are you truly satisfied in Him? IS God your Source? We say it, we sing it, we declare it, but how am I living it?
For whatever the reason the Lord has called my family to live by extreme faith obedience. I actually finished a book a
Poetic Prose of Adoration. Penned early a.m., Monday 3/25/19
I confess, I love writing, but the prose are my favorite. They bleed more of the essence of me, heart and soul and my affections released for the One worthy to be Adored. I named this one Canopy though I mention the word not once with the prose of my pen.
Canopy because of what it represents. A Canopy of Hope is an effective covering for the heart. Blessed, Refreshed, Replenished, Loved…
all create a Haven…
God bless your heart today with Valor to Conquer
My God is Good! My God is Faithful! My God is both Just and Merciful simultaneously. My God is a Warrior. My God is Endearing. My God Prevails. My God loves… My God never forgets to count our benefits. My God can take the cost that we count as loss and turns it into something better. My God lavishes the soul with Hope. He equips every human who seeks His face with the ability to cope through difficult circumstances. My God has a special affection for humanity. He rejoices
A person who is well loved is better able to go out and love EVERYONE better.
Doing good and being good are good. But what stirs God’s heart is when we “love good”–
Learning to love like Jesus should go deeper everyday.
Live like you are loved.
Im not talking about human love—
But, of course, human love makes such a profound difference.
This is why we are commissioned to love, first our God (He is to be our first love) and then our neighbor as ourself. Who is our neighbor? Everyone outside of ourselves!