Lovin’ Life

….. A synchronized spiritual way of life, God’s divine is taking hold.

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Dawn awakens the sleepy morning, smelling the remnants of last night’s breeze. Trees bare signs of a new lease on life – happy to be out of the woods of winter. Our Father ordered the winds to turn. I sit on the lanai rejoicing, lovin’ life. I take a second to thank God, not for the luxuries of my lifestyle, but the minute joys in my life. My first thought is humbling, and it begins with a peace of mind for I know everything is according to His will. A synchronized spiritual way of life, God’s divine is taking hold.

Confident, my mind drifts off to other similar amenities that make lovin’ life much easier. It is security though not the financial kind. (I gave that to God to handle). The security of my love, my wife, rests in the palms of His hands. It is a love that evolved on an evening walk. I took her hand in mine and felt a spark. At the time, I couldn’t do anything about our relationship, but God had greater plans for us. In hindsight, how obvious His signs were to us!

Like designer’s attire, some things may not fit, but some things make you feel comfortable. Almost like the boots I lace, I walk in the footprints of Christ’s path. I follow Him relentlessly and comfortably too, just lovin’ life. Treading only in faith, I believe in miracles. Without them, you have little left but doubt. Today, I cover my soul with a baggy Destin sweatshirt, proudly displaying the place I took her hand in marriage. I claimed her as mine, just as God so ordered in our prime.

Success is an absolute acknowledgment that where you go in life, Christ is with you. Anointed by His Father, you find your seat for the last scene is about to commence. Rsvp! You wouldn’t want to miss seeing this script played out! You don’t have to be in the front row. Just believe you are where you need to be when our Big Brother arrives to greet us.
So, I watch the sun majestically calling as it rises in the east. I wonder, is today the day when Christ will come calling? Does it matter? Not really, as He will come when He’s ready. But, in the meantime, my job comes first. As it is written, a man shall take a bride, and she shall be his for eternity. To honor and love…. I close my eyes and can feel the warmth. Lovin’ life, my boots remain ready.

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Driven By Faith

Love…. and all that it implies

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In the anointing of early morn, I am greeted by the dawn. A chill remains in the variable breezes, as I look out across the effervescence of the inlet. It is God’s awesomeness that has brought us together. Reflecting as I sip on my first cup, life is full twists and curves. It is true that God does answer the prayers of His children.

Who would have known what plans God had for the two of us? I was destined to find my comfort somewhere on the shores of Oklahoma, and you had succumbed to the battlefields of Virginia. We would have never found our true love if it had not been for our heavenly Father’s divine intervention.

Through the pain and sorrow of past misjudgments, the suffering continued until one cold February morning. Our Father parted the storm clouds and granted us a pathway. It was as though He parted the waters just for us! A love story, driven by faith and blessed by prayers, was anointed by our Almighty. Like Robinson Crusoe, we were lost but not forgotten…. for God knew better.

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So our crusade began, like a baby learning to walk. We stumbled some, but our hearts remained vigilant to our promise. Remembering feelings from decades before, we can only imagine what God has in store for our journey now.

In the bright reflecting rays of a Floridian November, the sun heated up our paths. We joined hands and vowed our love for one another. We promised God our love to him as well, forever. The heavens are true and blue as the flowing oceans. We’ve come to our destination where dreams and reality can only make believers in the Lord’s miracles and blessings. Our hearts rejuvenated, God has and will continue to bless our anointed future. Saying our prayers and holding onto our hearts, faith in God is all we have. God is love!

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1 Timothy 1:5
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Bearing My Faith

….I will follow all the days I remain beneath the shroud, bearing my faith, where I’m protected.

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I walk as though to follow my prince; the footprints by the rejuvenated waves has once again returned to the annoying noise of things I forgot. All that remains are memories that fill my heart, as I sit alone waiting for my coffee. Smiles consume my spirit now. My yesteryears of illusions and nightmares soon give way to answered prayers. Grateful to God, I owe my life to God’s never undying love for me. So, I come to the altar of time where all I can do is praise His name, bearing my faith.

Under a cloud of interpretation, my soul climbs with determination. My strength to conquer the unforeseen comes to the forefront. It is He, my Lord in heaven, that shall help me up as now I am responsible for two.

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Love….no greater army shall defend my title. Though the sun may not always shine on our shoulders, God will still abundantly umbrella our hearts in stormy weather.

I travel, tired, with my cross to bear as the scars of life have left their mark. Now imperfect, I limp, carrying all the love I have to fight the demons which have tried to conquer my past. But God, our Father, has kept our boat from sinking. As we give Him the faith he so richly deserves, I recognize I’d be nothing less than a meal beneath the sea without His love.

Every day, I travel upstream to spawn my creativity….a gift I cannot return but rather share it with the world. God, again, has miraculously saved me! And in the clouds of the unforeseen, the GPS – my heavenly Father – I will follow all the days I remain beneath the shroud, bearing my faith, where I’m protected.  Amen.

 

 

Doors

Faith, the guiding light, has protected me, even from that which I could not see.


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Night falls on our trials. The winds howl, and I hide in the dark protecting my heart. I feel a gentle stream as a tear slowly drifts downward. Life has dealt me the worst poker hand to play, and even the felt on the table is brown.

God, when does life begin? These bitter winds make me wonder. Trying to deal with the elements, I watch the nakedness of the winter foliage. It, too, prays for me to hold onto my faith as frozen precipitation begins to fall. Calling God, I can’t help but think with these cards I’m holding, is He even listening??

So, I promise myself tomorrow I’ll wake up and climb out on the other side of the bed. Hopefully, that will help. Days are hard. My heart pales, alone in the dark as I send prayers, and God hears my conscience.

Morning comes with a ray of sun, and I take a deep breath while realizing that worrying is for nothing. Faith is the entity that brings promise and doors open as God promises. Living through hell, a boot camp of trials, God has anointed me; feeling not comfort or peace but fortitude to proceed.

I’ve seen Satan at his best, trying to take everything away that I stand for; and in places where love was not respected. God, though, has made me stronger….and the outcome? Opened DOORS! God saved me!

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Faith, the guiding light, has protected me, even from that which I could not see. Doors closed for the best, the best for me.

God invites us all to join His way of life. Appointed to do His work, I “won’t” be needing you! Like stepping stones, we walk softly so as not to fall. As promised, Angels come to ensure my future.

Relating biblically to Job, I too, have lost much the same as you while standing in the face of faith. I will not leave a door ajar. God has shown his light, a new deck of cards on another playing field. My life, now guarded by angels, will be protected from harm.

Praise Jesus!

 

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Related Verses:

I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. (Revelation 3:8)
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:6)