08 April 2018

His chosen

My Father said, as I sat in silence:

I have called you
and set you apart
and you not longer "fit"
in the world around you, no
not even the "Christian" wrld
for many call themselves by My name
but their hearts are far from Me

I know you feel the distance
and discomfort
you do not "fit in"
your edges are rubbed raw

allow Me to soothe and smooth
the rough places
but do not expect that to make you
a better fit
you are odd by design
by My hand
for My purposes
in My Kingdom

the world also did not welcome Me
but you carry My message
for this you were chosen

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
 a holy nation, God’s own people, 
that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him 
who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

16 March 2018

Get that

Yesterday morning, in a quiet time during corporate prayer, we were told to ask the Lord about His great love for us. His words came quickly...

I love you. I want you to "get that"
finally, fully understanding
because I said it, and I mean it and you can trust it
then - MOVE ON

I want you to know
so that you need no longer waste time pondering
Then I will be able to move 
and use you as I will
Then you can move to My heartbeat
There is so much we need to do.

01 March 2018

do not yet I do

a morning rebuke from my Lord:

how many times have I told you "fear not"?
how often need I remind you "do not worry"?
yet you worry still
you ponder and calculate and fret
and all of this you do without Me
for when you come
the relaxation is almost immediate

"Do not worry about tomorrow"
but you worry
about tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
what if? if then? and then?
trails of possibilities that may never come to be

do you know the future?
I do!
I Am solid and sure and worthy of your trust

let go of all the rest

So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. 
Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. 

27 February 2018

a place prepared

mornings start best with silence
words this morning as I sought His counsel

Allow your affliction to drive you
not to despair but to My side

There is a place prepared for you alone
to find comfort, refreshing and peace
to re-energize and so return to the battle stronger

Come for courage to this place
the place of abiding
the place you need never leave

13 February 2018

words from Father

I have been intentional about listening, with a growing urgency
knowing that His voice is what I am desperate for
we can not make a move without Him

If I have chosen you as My vessel
may I not use you as I will?
If you allow Me
you will be used 
in ways you never would have expected
Simply say "here I am Lord"
and you will be surprised at what I do

This will be new land
redeemed and restored
Cleansing may be painful
but the rewards are great


12 February 2018

power source


the rains have come again
as an answer to prayer

we are shielded from both
the scorching heat
and bright light of the sun
as skies take on a cloak of gray

solar panels have little to collect
and we are reminded once more
that our power source
is not of this world

I will teach you about the power of God;
the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.


04 February 2018

seeking liquescence

I know not why fingers
cling to what was never
meant for holding

frozen I pray
for fluidity, release
into liquescence

we are on the move
chasing vision
pliable in obedience

may God form, reform
these lives not ours
but His

in flux, spinning
my heart stills
in His hand

So I went to the potter’s house, 
and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. 
Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, 
as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, 
the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot

17 January 2018

broken pieces

struggling with increasing pain
feeling the weight of incompleteness
and mourning my lack of ability to do 
much of what I feel called to do
I poured out my heart
to the One Who already knows

opening my journal and picking up my pen, He replied

I need your broken pieces, don't apologize for them. 
I could have kept you whole but I Am rebuilding. 
Do not despise the days of waiting 
for My work to be completed

13 January 2018

Highway dream

from https://www.dreamstime.com
I was driving in the left lane of a large expressway (western style, driver in the left seat of car)
In the lane of oncoming traffic next to me there was a fire (not sure if it was a vehicle burning or something else)

The air was dark and smoke filled making it difficult to see anything.  I was driving fast and almost didn’t notice a fire truck or ambulance driving toward me in my lane. As I quickly attempted to move to the next lane another emergency vehicle pulled into that lane. I was able to swerve and avoid hitting them, still maintaining my speed.

As soon as I passed, everything exploded into flames that I could see in my rear view mirror as I continued moving forward.

During this time of turning, transition awaits
and I know we are to continue moving ahead.
What fires or trials we will avoid and those that wait ahead 
are as yet unknown.
But only to us.
Our Lord already knows and has already felt the flames.
May we look only to Him 
and pass through smoke free.

and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. 
They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; 
their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.

01 January 2018

One Word 2018 - Wait


not a word I would have chosen
not me, the mistress of impatience
who wants the answers
yesterday

to remain stationary in readiness or expectation
remain in readiness for a purpose

a word to unpack through 2018
as I seek health related answers
as I plan for transitions

as He reveals more
I will share

for now, this is
what He has given 
the cup of waiting

I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; 
and He inclined to me and heard my cry.


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