Divine Wisdom

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The night comes…. chapters close and a sigh of relief appears in the moonlight. We seek God and thank him for our many blessings. We’ve seen Satan’s power surrounding our world as life is torn from God’s holy chosen. Endeavors of many, though, try to conquer evil but fail.

With the strength of faith and armored by prayer, we look to our Father for inner peace. He assures us we will never be left behind. Though times are tough and we struggle daily, God prepares us for our future with His love and divine wisdom.

In the restless night, we worry and pray for dawn to come. Hopefully, the evil dominates our past will be removed with a new day. It’s only a miracle God brings us through the trials as we press on to survive. Survival substantiates the verses, for God, in all His righteousness, never tells a lie. The Bible instructs us to obtain wisdom for discernment, at all cost, through constant prayer. We must remember – prayers are a messenger; without them, we cannot communicate or receive divine wisdom.

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God’s wisdom gets to the heart of our matters and sets aside all other human emotions to deliver peace abundantly. So, let us give thanks for majestic mornings. At times, we may wonder if it’s worth the trouble to even make our bed, never seeing the fortitude. But even in the dimmest of hopes, He admires your integrity. If we set our sights on newer blessed horizons, our Lord will stand firm with his arms around us. He guides us through the winter squalls and our patience protected.

Humanity can find true wisdom in a real relationship with our Savior. Let’s make ourselves an example to others.

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Choices of Fate

We must notice that life encompasses facts of fate and we should turn the control over to God.

 

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Tonight in the quiet, I rock in my recliner and listen to the lightning. The lights dim, so I light a candle or two and enjoy the ambiance of shadows dancing upon the walls. Today is a landmark of sorts. I realize God has his hands in directing my life. I think about fate and how it controls the storms we face. My pastor, bless his heart, once preached on the miracle of God reaching out to save us from the inevitable in life.

Looking back at times of strife, grief seemed to take control but now I realize I was being prepared by God. I held on to my faith and gave my life to Christ even though doubt clouded my soul. Life is sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but rejoice always follows reject in the dictionary. We must notice that life encompasses facts of fate and we should turn the control over to God.

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Faced with adversity, storm clouds brew, the winds blow, challenges present themselves, and we ask – which way do I go? To God, of course, for the outcome of perils in life are predestined, based on the decisions we make according to our guide–the Bible. It helps us make wise decisions and keeps us on an obedient path versus one of unwanted consequences.

Storm clouds may separate as we travel onward in life, along with hail to the north and tornados to the south. Press on though, for our ventures are controlled by the Lord. He blesses our paths as we follow our soul.

As for myself, I know doubt might show its ugly face, but the sun shines despite myself. God is watching over me. Afraid of my own inhibitions, all I have is my faith and the belief He offers us forgiveness for unwise choices.

No roadmap can predict our destination but it helps bring us back to the path God wants us to be on — if we’re receptive to it. We will ultimately go home to God’s grace where He makes a table of harmony. Love, shared from the heights of heaven, will congregate around us…. despite our choices of fate.

 

It’s Another Sunday Morning

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The sun rises, and it’s another Sunday morning. Shadows reach across the room while the peace of God trails in the rays. I’m comforted in a place where angels tread through the night; my spirit rejuvenates, waiting on the sun’s warmth. Though my thoughts are a million miles into the millennium, I remain still. Like a minute hand that gently sweeps, the shadows change as the sun progresses. Of all the things my world dictates, being idle isn’t one. So, before I alter my course, I hesitate… the Lord brings His blessed morning.

My rickety old wingback can only conjure up so much comfort but God anoints my spirit. He shares his promise of hope through prayer, as I look at spring’s budding branches in the bright, blue morning light. I dare not move. Not wanting to disturb the reverence, my Father leads my mind to calmer waters. He surrounds my world with heavenly thoughts as I pray for all those in despair. Through my precious gift of writing, which only He bestows upon me, I try to touch everyone. We are children of God seeking His messages.

I feel a warmtAnother Sunday Morning 2h that comes only from above, and I ponder those that have come and gone. My past once loomed in the thunder as I tried to weather the rumbling storms. I know, now, only God sent His peace into my life. Today, my heart is satisfied. I rebuild my faith every day and pray for those who doubted my strength. In the quiet of this Sunday morning, humbly, I thank God for His strength, too.

Though my day fills with incidentals, I pray for everyone who gives thanks to our Father for the morning light. We come to his alter, sovereignly, on this Sunday morning with thanksgiving and praise. May our Lord be an anchor for broken spirits that need mending as only He can give the comfort and love you seek. And though the long shadows have turned to shade, my comfort comes from the love He gives me…. Amen.

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My Fading Frozen Flower

…..God our Father protects the innocent – even as little as a flower!

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The gray sky turns to the dark of night. Huddled in the corner where the fence post pivots, shivers a shrub I planted last summer. I prayed over it asking our heavenly Father to watch over the fragile, faded frozen rose. But wilting in the dark of winter, the poor little frozen stems lie damaged due to the cold. Blanketed with love and prayers, its roots are numb below the freezing rain and snow. God, did you not hear my prayers? Now, it’s night, and the brown wilted leaves and fragments of petals struggle to survive; another brutal ice storm falls instead of gentle, warm spring showers.

There are no bull frogs or locusts chattering in the evening air, just a howling sound. Satan tries to kill every living thing God blesses and my heart pales as pain resonates through the window. Wishing I could fix everything wrong in life, a tear meanders from its duct. I’m helpless while nature takes its course. As I watch my breath on the glass, I give God the glory for I know I have no other choice. Turning away and closing the drapes, it’s up to Him who withers or lives and only the thaw will reveal the truth.

The bed is turned down, and I lay my prayers on the pillow. Once more, I wonder if God’s listening. All I can do is pray for my little frozen rose and hope it’s okay. Morning comes, but the stem remains frozen in time. As spring brings hope, a new stem survives the winter. Though Satan thought he would conquer in the cold, God our Father protects the innocent – even as little as a flower!

It is important to realize that God’s protection may come as an ending, but that is because something new and better is on the horizon. As God’s children, we’re promised a life protected by God, in which nothing or no one can separate us from His love.

God Bless….. and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s Sunday Morning

I give all I have to God for He has granted where I am in life.

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I listen to the coffee perking in the darkness. I open an eye and peek between the blinds, thinking how these covers feel mighty comforting. Consciously I pray, God thank you for this cold winter’s day so I may replenish my body that I have so badly destroyed. But today feels different…. it’s like angels arrived and worked all through the night to bring me the comfort that I feel, right now. Relinquishing, I give all I have to God for He has granted me an exquisite place in life.

My biography highlights, which I write about in my blogs and books, are proof that God exists in a world full of doubt. Miracles shared in fairytales do come true; but to actually be a character in one, though, is beyond my wildest imagination. Dreams, you see, do come true…just stay in prayer! I count my blessings, as I think it looks like snow outside. I thank Him most of all for you, my friends!

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Most never know what lies deep behind the subconscious. Thinking I need to be somewhere else this morning, my Lord, I know, is here with me. So, I light a candle in my house–my mental sanctuary. Oh, God, you are so awesome to wake me with wisdom, for there are times I drift off to sleep in doubt.

The clouds begin to thicken and I wonder if the weatherman is right or will the snow miss us. I am more than so thankful that God is not like a meteorologist. Bundled in my sweats and slippers, my comfort resonates from inside. I need another cup of coffee, but God and I are having a deep conversation. I’ll have to wait…. His presence takes precedence.

Isaiah 43:7
Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.

 

 

God Shines!

…and Physical Body Signs of Glowing In God’s Light. Do You Have The Light??


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On a bright, sunny day, I see so many things that remind me God is not very far away. From the sparkling blue sky where you can see forever the galaxies, to ripples on the water; makes me think God has cast a handful of diamonds across the surface of the seas. The brush strokes of cumulus clouds shed light too and could only be by God himself. If there was a heaven here on Earth, it’s at the edge of tranquility. There is nothing more picturesque than a meandering shoreline that God has created.

So you cast your lines. The dock doesn’t look so big for the seas are calling. The gentle swells and a pod of porpoise follow close to your destination. Anchoring at the first buoy, you inspect the dive gear before you hit the water. Now good to go, you make a splash into the water. The porpoise think you want to play. Off into the deep you glide…..

The reflections of multi-colored coral and even the sand in the salt water are breathtaking. All fish shine in God’s light of day. Diving downward you notice lurking in the shadows, a moray eel hiding in a crevice. The deeper you swim, life changes from happy schools of sergeant majors to the gloom of stingrays and sharks lurking on the bottom of the ocean floor.

As I swam, a thought occurred to me….where God shines, there is peace and joy but in the darkness, evil swarms. Carrying that thought back to the surface, the same applies to people as God shines in the light of day.

Those of unscrupulous values – the Jeffery Dahmer’s and Stephen Paddock’s – they are the thieves of life. Within the absence of God and His light, they lived like Piranhas, attacking with such ferocity.

But God does shine in most – from the flowers and trees to the exquisite sea fans and coral. Love abounds where God reigns. Striving to live as He commands, our hearts become compassionate for our fellowman. You kindly hold the door for the elderly or help a friend that’s in distress. Our consciousness is filled with God’s presence.

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There’s a simple test of God shining his light inside humans. Have you ever watched the faces of those you know, the faces that glow? They are full of God’s eternal glory! In contrast, others that exude that look of hatred….well, let us just pray hard for them since they know not what they are missing! God’s love and grace is a peaceful, glorious place to reside!

 

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Physical body signs of glowing in God’s light:

Shiny, healthy hair
Bright, clear eyes
The skin has a physical glow of health due to increased blood flow and circulation.
Clear, shiny nails
Always smiling and little frowning
Relaxed and confident posture
Lips remain soft and supple

 

Physical body signs of a lack of God’s light:

Jaws remain clenched together, sometimes gritting of teeth
Red neck – sign of enragement
Increase of sweating, particularly on the forehead
Constant smirk or frowning
Stiff posture and lurching as walking.
One visible vein, usually in the neck, that throbs.
Stares at others, quite often with a blank expression
The eyes show very little emotion. Tend to be bloodshot.
Clenched fists or hands

 

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Seen God Lately?

and Signs of God’s Presence In Your Life….

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In our furious world, we are all set to deadline some thing or somewhere. There’s little time to stop and think about much more than work and family. But my burning question arises, have you ever seen God or felt his presence?  I bet you have and never realized it!

Watching the forecast, you begin to wonder….the winds swirl and rain comes at you with blunt force. Hunker down to protect yourself! Brutal weather is nothing compared to the imagination of Satan. You must realize he will take any opportunity to reign. It seems that gloomy gray and having a bad day coincides in some way. Your disposition and your attitude do seem to parallel with the oncoming shades of gray.

For hours, or maybe even days, we find our souls hibernating as the weary weather penetrates our bones. Then one afternoon the clouds subside and horizontal lines of blue break through. Your heart smiles at last! God has shed His grace over what was once a reign of terror. He calms the weather as if laying His hands upon the stormy seas. Sighing deeply, we now feel His ever-presence knowing only our Father in heaven could bring us this peace.

 

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:13

 

Relaxed in these moments of peace, we grab something refreshing and step outside. Here in His sanctuary, you see His hands raise the sad, droopy flowers from Satan’s reign. Even the birds come out to frolic at the feeder.

Oh yes, God is more present than you’ll ever know. Noticing the swirling winds, you wish you were on His pristine waters sailing out to another port. Lord, what an awesome feeling to know you are right here beside us as we tack! Especially when we need Him the most.

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If you feel God is trying to tell you something, consider He is preparing you for a greater in the future. Embrace it…look closely at it and don’t wish it away. Pray for His divine wisdom in your life.

 


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Signs of God’s Presence In Your Life

 

Is God talking and you’re not listening or are you not familiar with His messages in your life?  Here are some eye-opening signs that God is speaking and you must pay attention:

God will use people to send you messages. Interested in pursuing something but you’re uncertain? If ordained by God, natural events will begin to occur that gives you the extra push to run with it. Particular people will come to you with encouraging words or information that you need to move into the right direction. People are not placed in your life by accident.

Ever seen a message in the sky by the clouds? Or by birds or butterflies? Allow me to share a personal experience with you. My editor was recently sitting on the back porch and a WILD bird flew down to within two feet of her and began chirping. Thinking they wanted some food, she threw bread onto the ground for them but they didn’t come down to eat it. When she went back to her computer, one of my writings was waiting for her and it turned out to be one of my most popular pieces. Not only that, this piece mentioned birds in it!

Financially broke but money appears “out of nowhere”? Not a stroke of luck….coincidences are from God!

Have you ever been in or saw a death-defying accident but walked out alive? Was there someone mysteriously there that helped but later disappeared when an ambulance arrived on the scene? God’s angels, my friends.

Ever had an uncomfortable feeling or a feeling like you shouldn’t be doing something? God will never lead us to do something that is wrong. There is a sign to find in the turmoil.

Dreams will be very vivid when they are a message from God.

 

“My sheep know my voice.” (John 10:27)

 


 

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