Posts Tagged ‘Arts’

Events of these last few days have reminded us all how temporary our time on earth is. This is the reason why it is so important that we make the most of every moment we spend during our time here, as it’s what we do and say now, today, that will be our forever.

Forever is composed of nows – Emily Dickinson

I lay my all before you now.

As the above song says I’ve bowed before God and asked Him to forgive me of all my sins and use me in whatever way He needs me. Have you?

I don’t deserve God’s love, but yet He still loves me, and wants to help me to be a better person. Who else would do that?

So let’s say thanks to God for His love for us by serving Him always.

 

We find rest in those we love,  and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

When we’re in the presence of those we love, something happens to us, we relax, we be ourselves, we show our love openly in both our words and our actions. It’s good to be in the presence of those we love isn’t it. It can be particularly restful when we’ve had a tough day, and go home to spend time with our loved ones.

That’s why I’m thankful I can  say I have a place where I can relax, my home with my husband.

I pray you too may be able to spend some time of peace and relaxation with your loved ones on a regular basis.

God is good – He provides all we need to get through our busy and stressful lives.

Do you consider yourself to be wise?

Wisdom, as Joyce Meyer puts it, is “decisions you make now that you will be happy with later“.

I’m sure we’ve all made decisions which at the time seemed like the right ones, only to find out future down the line that we’ve made the wrong choice. Thankfully, we have someone who will always provide wisdom in every situation…God!

To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. (Job 12:13 NIV)

Have you ever had a day when you feel lonely?

Have you ever had a day when you feel sad?

When all your special friends

I’m sure we’ve all had days when we could answer “Yes” to the above questions. That’s why it’s particularly reassuring that even during the hardest of times I can say with assurance that someone cares for me.

God cares for me, and He cares for you.

 

Someone cares, someone cares,
Someone knows your deepest need, your burden shares;
Someone cares, someone cares,
God himself will hear the whisper of your prayers.

hidingplaceHave you ever questioned

Where is there a hiding place
Where I can shelter from the storm?
Where is there a refuge
Of safety, strength and calm?
Where is there a rock from which I can not be torn?

I have! Fortunately there is someone we can turn to when we need to hide from all life throws our way…

I have found a hiding place
Where I can shelter from the storm.
I have found a refuge
Of safety, strength and calm.
I have found a rock from which I can not be torn.
I have found a hiding place oh God, in you!

Where is there a hiding place by Sue Blyth

 

Did the words of the song in the above video ring true for you?

Do you believe God will carry you through every problem, every trial?

I do! God is my strength and comfort at all times, and He can be yours too, you just need to ask Him

 

The words of the above song, He Will Carry Me by Mark Schultz,  are so true to me, I want to share these with you

I call, You hear me
I’ve lost it all
 And it’s more than I can bear
I feel so empty

You’re strong, I’m weary
I’m holding on
But I feel like giving in
But still You’re with me

(Pre-chorus and Chorus)
And even though I’m walking
Through the valley of the shadow
I will hold tight to the hand of Him
Whose love will comfort me
And when all hope is gone
And I’ve been wounded in the battle
He is all the strength that I will ever need
He will carry me

I know I’m broken
But You alone
Can mend this heart of mine
You’re always with me
And even though I’m walking
Through the valley of the shadow
I will hold tight to the hand of Him
Whose love will comfort me
And when all hope is gone
And I’ve been wounded in the battle
He is all the strength that I will ever need
He will carry me
He will carry me

(Bridge)
And even though I feel so lonely
Like I have never been before
You never said it would be easy
But You said You’d see me through the storm

And even though I’m walking
Through the valley of the shadow
I will hold tight to the hand of Him
Whose love will comfort me
And when all hope is gone
And I’ve been wounded in the battle
He is all the strength that I will ever need
He will carry me
He will carry me
He will carry me

Less Like Scars by Sara Groves

It’s been a hard year
But I’m climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it’s

Less like tearing, more like building
Less like captive, more like willing
Less like breakdown, more like surrender
Less like haunting, more like remember

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars and more like character

Less like a prison, more like my room
It’s less like a casket, more like a womb
Less like dying, more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars

Just a little while ago
I couldn’t feel the power or the hope
I couldn’t cope, I couldn’t feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out, hoping
You would come

And I need you
And I want you here
And I feel you

And I know you’re here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad, bad situation
But you are able

And in your hands the pain and hurt
 Look less like scars [x3]

And more like character

Yes, as the above song says, it’s been a tough year for me. Having said that, it is getting a little easier, although I most definitely still have some very tough days, when I feel as if my world has fallen apart, not just because of the death of both my Dad and my Aunt Mae, but also because other events and developments this year.

What keeps me going? Sometimes, if I’m honest, I don’t really know what gets me through each day. Other times I am sure it’s because of those around me. I know that know matter what kind of day I’m having, and what kind of challenges I’m facing, God is with me and helping me, and help to heal my wounds.

If your life seems full of open wounds, turn to God, He can help heal your wounds.

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should  have had my place?
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of Your plan
Help me be strong, help me be, help me
 
Breath of Heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven, lighten my darkness
Pour over me Your holiness for You are holy

God has a plan for each us. What God has planned for us, we can achieve, even if it seems impossible. We simply have to let Him help us, as He can lighten our darkness, and help keep us strong.

Breath of Heaven, help me

In a world where so many try to imitate or copy celebrities in their looks, their dress-sense, their actions and even the way they walk and talk, is there really anyone out there who is exactly who they are?

Of course there are, as not all of us and driven to act/look like celebrities. However I say that with one caveat…I may not take action to look or act more like today’s celebrities or star, but I do try my best to live my life like the one person I consider to be the Real Things, Christ.

How about you, are you trying to live your life in the image of the rich and famous, or are you trying to live like the Real Thing, Christ?