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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Three Word Wednesday

Docile, adjective: ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.

Inflict, verb [with object]: cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something; (inflict something on) impose something unwelcome on.

Whimper, verb [no object]: (of a person or animal) make a series of low, feeble sounds expressive of fear, pain, or discontent; [with direct speech] say something in a low, feeble voice expressive of fear or pain; noun: a low, feeble sound expressive of fear or pain; (a whimper) a feeble or anticlimactic tone or ending.

Whimpers could be heard
From the darkness in the room
Docile from each blow
That had been inflicted from the night before
A wounded bird crippled from the hatred
Each word inflicted 
Meant to cause more pain then the last
With each blow inflicted
The more docile she became
Each pray whimpered
Brought only more tears
The hopes of the Saviors love
From the pain that was ministered 
With the intent to destroy
The Lords love lifted her up
With whispers of love
Her prayers answered
In the whimpers of a docile broken soul

~ Beth~

Lent Letters to God ~ Day 8~9

Mark 5:28
For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”

Wednesday was great work day for me. I was super blessed by my clients and a few added extras. Even a gentleman came to get his hair cut. He so liked it he brought his bride of 72 years down to meet me. I was so blessed to see the love. I got some errands done and was feeling really blessed. Stopped to see hubby at work and things went a little south. Or maybe that was a whole lots south. And continued to spiral down hill from that point on. If only I would have said touch me Lord. But...I didn't. The things you learn in life along the journey. Thankful God loves me where ever I am.

Dear Lord thank you for always loving me right where I am. That all I have to say is touch me and I will be made whole. I love that we just have to call out your Sons name and you hear us. Thank you Lord even in our despair you watch over us and make us whole when we stop and call upon your name. Thank you Lord for even in our shortness you already made provision for us. Lord I thank you and give you the honor and the glory for all that you are doing and working out in my life in Jesus name Amen

Mark 11:24
“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Today was getting laundry finished up. Paying bills and making business calls. Some which aren't always easy to make. Sitting before the Lord seeking His face and forgiveness in prayers. Asking for direction. Praying for multiple needs. Prayer is humbling! Whether your lifting others up which is extremely humbling and asking God for direction in life. It is always wonderful to watch Him work in our behalf as we believe to receive. Then when it comes to pass it is even more humbling to know that it was by his hand and love for us in His perfect timing that all will work out together for His glory in heaven.

Dear Lord as I seek your face and ask you to direct my path and shine your light upon the darkness and broken pieces of my heart I thank you that you are already mending them and healing them in Jesus name. I thank you that your word is a light unto me and a road map for my life as I seek you and your kingdom and righteousness. I thank you Lord as I come to you in pray that you are already answering my prayers and bringing them to pass. I thank you Lord that you see our needs and you have already made provision before we have even asked. I thank you Lord that in my weakness I am made strong in you. I thank you that you watch over me and hear my hearts cry. I thank you that I do believe and I do receive in Jesus name Amen

Sometimes it is very hard to pray. Do you have difficult in prayers in the storms of life or any other times?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lent Letters to God ~ Day 7

Hebrews 13:9

…it is good that the heart be established by grace…

Today started with a very rough start. It was rocky to say the least. I tried to turn the day around. It did gradual get better. Though I must say it wasn't one of my best day for me emotionally. Glad to see the day come to an end. It was a very successful day business wise. I had three appoints and made a little cash to put towards bills. My oldest daughter Heather she is amazing always praying and asking the lord to help her mom. Also spoke with middle daughter today as well. WOW! I know my daughters love me. I didn't speak with youngest but if this two are an example I'm truly the most blessed mom in the world. I also spoke with my mom today. I love her so. 

Dear Lord I am so grateful for your grace for days like today. I thank you Lord for being there in the darkness carrying me through to the light on the side of your love and grace. Lord I thank you for all that you do for me and how you bless me beyond my wildest dreams. For those friends ships that I struggle with when I know that you have a greater plan than the one I see before me. I just need to stop and listen and know you are directing my path as you lead me to still quiet waters. I thank you for standing with me even when I just want to let go and just give up. You send those to help me see the grace and love and what you have for me. I thank you that your heart is for your loved ones and that you will never leave us or forsake us. That you love us to much to leave us where we are. I thank you for helping me and guiding me through the storm of live to the mountain top of Victory. I love you Lord and I thank you for loving me even when I'm unlovable. Thank you Lord thank you Lord. I love you! Beth

Do you thank God for the storms as you walk through them?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lent Letters To God ~ Day 4, 5, 6

For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any two edged sword.…
— Hebrews 4:12

Saturday was a day filled some sunshine after sleeping most of the day away on Friday i knew I had to get up and start moving. I so wanted to crawl back under my covers and hide. I'm thinking if I could do that all my hardships and nightmares that I'm living would go away. Not the case at all. But...I manged to get moving and had a pretty good day. The sun was shining so that made it much easier to get out and about. Got to the bank, a little shopping done. Then some phone calls that I had neglected due to the fact I was ignoring all phone calls and texts as I was burying myself. Thankful that those that love me wont let me do that. 

Dear Lord thank you for your word and your love that you have given us. I thank you that you know what we all need. That we can open your word to any page and it will minister to us right where we are at. I thank you Lord for your love that you send it to us through your word and sweet Holy Spirit and those that you love to us. That they are there for us when we cannot seem to fight above the battle you send the prefect laborer across out path to help us fight the good fight of faith Lord. I thank you for all that you are doing in and through each one of us daily Lord. I thank you for a new day and a fresh beginning through your gift of life in Jesus name Amen.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Sunday is a day of wanting to snuggle up and not get up at all and just curl up under the blankets and watch movies. Manged to watch a few movies. I didn't get up and get dressed until almost four in the afternoon. I didn't want to get dressed at all. But guest arrived for a visit then a surprise dinner invitation. So curling up under blankets all day wasn't going to happen. I did enjoy the few movies I did watch. I will have to try a movie day another day. God is always making sure I don't lay in my depression and the storm I'm going through. So grateful He loves me so much.

Dear Lord I'm thankful for Godly movies that reflect your love and your righteousness. I'm thankful that I could curl up with a friend for most the day and watch a few movies that draw us closer to you. I'm thankful for how you work in our lives even when we don't see it Lord. I'm grateful you are always there loving me and showing me that your love. Thankful even in my depression and lost I can find you and your kingdom and what you have for me. I am so happy to be your child even in the difficult storms of live. Thank you for loving me even when I feel like no one could love me Lord. Thank you for drawing me close so that all that I need is found in you and you will add to it as I seek ye first and your kingdom and righteousness. I love you Lord thank you!

John 10:10
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

Today Monday the 23rd has been one of my better days in awhile. Worked around our new home. Did a bunch of small projects that have been on my to do list. It felt good working around the house and helping each other out. It was great to smile and laugh. The sun was out the drapes open letting the sunshine in. It was great to be excited about getting some of these projects done. Trying to find a new happy place isn't always easy. But....with God all things are possible. I know this road ahead will be hard but I am not alone. The best part is true. God did come to give us life more abundantly. Thank you!!! 

Dear Lord thank you for the Sunshine that shined brightly through my windows today letting a breath of fresh air flow through our home. I thank you that you gave us peace. That we were able to work on small projects together with a smile and some laughter. It was great to see things take shape and know that you blessed us with each one of those items, as well as the gifts and talents to get them done Lord. We thank you for friends that hold us in prayers and see our struggles and love us through each one. Lord I thank you for the flowers that bloom even when darkness falls on my heart; you send the sunshine and the love of your Son that brings life and life more abundantly. Thank you Lord for all that you are doing and going to do in our lives in Jesus name Amen 

Do you search for Gods love and sunshine in your sorrow and loss?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lent Letters To God ~ 2015 ~ Day 3

Isaiah 40:31
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

As each day comes I try and find what the message is that I am to learn. Today it was rest. As it seemed all I wanted to do is sleep. My sisters wanted me to come down for the weekend. It was the hand reaching out to me. The one that God is sending in this time of loss and pain. Though I'm not sure I will head out to see them....As I have another friend that is here from out of town who always lifts my spirits when I am down. It is a strange Lent season for me. I'm sure that is why the Lent letters this year. As I wasn't going to do them....But it was what I was lead to do. God always seems to know what we need to draw us closer to Him so we can hear from Him and follow His perfect direction in a messed up world that we are to bring light and hope to. 

Dear Lord I thank you that you do renew our strength and give us what we need as we wait upon you. I thank you that you do mount us up on wings of eagles far above the trails and tribulations of this world and held tightly in your loving care. That we wont grow weary from the race and that you above given us everything we will need as we follow you and what you have for us Lord. I thank you that you reveal to us your goodness even in the darkness of our lives. That you have plans for us not to harm us but to prosper us Lord. I thank you Lord that your will would be done and not our will Lord. That we would continue to lean upon your and not our own understanding in Jesus name. I thank you that you see the full picture of our lives and are weaving it into something far more beautiful than we could ever dream or imagine Lord. I thank you that you are taking those broken pieces the broken toys and fixing them into a tapestry of beauty. Turning those ashes into beauty that you would be glorified in the midst and it would show the world your love for them and us. That you will give all the strength to those who ask and you will renew them and we will not grow weary as you have promised. Thank you Lord for showing your self strong in our lives that others may see and come to know you and serve and be healed in their brokenness and loss in Jesus name Amen
I love you Lord Beth

Are you have struggles in your journey of Lent season?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lent Letters to God~ 2015 ~ Day 2

Ephesians 4:31

 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Some days are really tough to walk in the ways of the Lord and in forgiveness and love. Our anger and bitterness want to take over and release a wrath on those that have brought us harm and hurt. But because of the Love of the Lord and what He has done for us through His Son and His shed blood we are able to learn to walk in His love and forgiveness and offer it to those that have harmed us.

Dear Lord thank you that you are a loving and forgiving God and that you have forgiven us even when we think we are unforgivable. It is because of that love we are able to let go of the bitterness anger we have for not just others but for our selves as well Lord. We thank you as we draw near to you that we can feel your perfect love and know that you will never leave us or let us go. That you will walk with us even in the dark places. you will not leave us nor forsake us. I thank you Lord that even when we cannot see the full picture you do. That you can take our broken pieces and mend them and turn them into a glorious life that will  glorify you and be better than we could ever imagine or dream Lord. That When we let go of the bitterness, anger and pain that you can heal us. I thank you Lord that you you are working in our hearts in the places of hurt and pouring your healing balm of Gilead upon us. Thank you for making us whole and well in you Lord that we will be set free from those things that can destroy us and make us weak that don't glorify you and what your Son did on the cross for us when He died and shed His blood for us in Jesus name Amen

Are you willing to let go and let God take the hurts and leave them at the cross? I know its hard for me to do.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lent Letters To God~ 2015 ~ Day 1

In past years I have enjoyed doing Lent letters to God during Lent season and have grown from them every time I have committed to doing them. This year I have decided to do them once again. I feel it will draw me closer to my Father in heaven and help me through some of my dessert walk. I know when we commit to follow the Lord and do something for him He speaks and we can hear Him more clearly. I look forward to this time of growth and quiet time with Him as I write my Lent letters. 

This is Ash Wednesday and a time to refocus and commit to the Lord. To draw near unto Him as we give up and lean in to Him as we grow in our walk and life with Him leading us as He speaks to our heart and souls. 

Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. It's the forty days before Easter. Lentexcludes Sundays because every Sunday is like a little Easter.
Ester 4:1
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothesand put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and he cried out with a loud and bitter cry.

Dear Lord as we come into this Lent season I ask you to reveal to me the things that you would want me to learn and grow in the things of you Father. Show me your grace and mercy Lord. Thank you Lord that we can cry out to you and seek your face in loving forgiveness. Lord I thank you that you have sent your only Son to save me and that you rose Him from the grave of death; so that we all might be saved and have every lasting life with you. And that are sins are forgiven and that we are the healed. That we have everything we will ever need in you Lord. I thank you that as this season of Lent beginnings that you will reveal your self in a new way to me that you have never before done. That you will heal my broken heart and show me your grace and love in a new way. I thank you Lord that you are looking forward to the time we will be spending together as I seek your face and voice in my life and the things that you want to teach me and show me. I thank you for the healing and growth that will take place as we walk through this 40 days of wilderness that removes the dross from this broken and wounded soul Lord. I thank you for sending your Son to us that we may have a bridge of love and forgiveness to every lasting life with you in Jesus name. I love you Lord and give you all the glory and praise for all that you are doing and have done in my life as we look to the lover of our souls in Jesus name Amen
Love Beth

 What are you doing for Lent or giving up for the Lent season?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Three Word Wednesday~

Devious, adjective: showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals; (of a route or journey) longer and less direct than the most straightforward way.

Frown, verb [no object] furrow one's brow in an expression of disapproval, displeasure, or concentration; (frown on/upon) disapprove of; noun: a facial expression or look characterized by a furrowing of one's brows.

Venomous, adjective: (of animals, especially snakes, or their parts) secreting venom; capable of injecting venom by means of a bite or sting; (of a person or their behavior) full of malice or spite.

The devious frown said it all
With each passing moment
Venomous thoughts
Of how to manipulate
The chance meeting 
The moment would be
Of perfect timing
With every devious thought
Came pleasure
Of how it would feel 
To come face to face
With the woman who destroyed 
The trust she had given over a life time
With venomous pleasure
And devious frown
She knew it would give her great pleasure
To come face to face
All manipulate to perfection
She would come out shining
Not as the wounded bird
But the Victor and Queen
She truly is
She would not take this laying down
She would fight like a warrior
And come out winning
With her venomous thoughts
Crowned with her devious smile
No one would be the wiser
When the pawn falls
In a misty cry 
A frown she will have
The Victorious Queen
She will be 
With her devious smile
Of a timid girl
Manipulated to perfection
All the while
None the wiser


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Three Word Wednesday~

Desire, noun: a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen: [with infinitive]; strong sexual feeling or appetite; verb [with object]: strongly wish for or want (something); want (someone) sexually.

Shiver, verb [no object] (of a person or animal) shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited; noun:
a momentary trembling movement.

Wilt, verb [no object]: (of a plant, leaf, or flower) become limp through heat, loss of water, or disease; droop; (of a person) lose one's energy or vigor.

With head held high 
She read in disbelief
The desire of another
As she wilted with each word

A shiver went down her spine
As she read with weeping eyes
Wilting with each breathe she breathed
The letter filled with desire
Not meant for her eyes

With deep sickness
A sadness over came her

She wilted......
With what little life was left inside of her
Wondering how this desire for another
Had spun into such an affair

Lifting her head
With a shocking shiver
She arose with a passion
Knowing this was not the end
The beginning of something better