Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thank you Lord for this new day. I don't feel like praising this morning, but I'm gonna do it anyway. I know praise can return my joy which has gone missing.

I'm tired Lord. I've grown weary of arrogant fools, negative people, lying mouths who destroy the character of those who are innocent. I despise those who lack integrity.

So I pray Lord that you would help my hurt to heal and release me from my angered soul. Let me remember your justice will always prevail.


"The Lord is close to the broken hearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The One Whom Jesus Loves

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

I moved my silver bracelet around my wrist with a slight push of my pointer finger as I read to myself this verse inscribed on the precious metal. I wore it on purpose tonight as a constant reminder to find delight in all things no matter what the circumstance or attitude of others. I donned this piece of jewelry to prompt my mind to not forget who is most important and why I do the things I do.

You see, my life is not my own. My life belongs to the One who gave me breath. I am the one whom Jesus loves. And because of this great love which He lavishes upon me daily, I must give love as freely as it has been given to me. I cannot do this as easily as I have eloquently stated. It is hard to love when the flesh rages. But in the time of battle when I want so much to do it my way and not His, this is when I must sit in silence and reconnect with Him through the mighty Holy Spirit. I need to hush my soul to sweet tranquility in a quiet moment with Him and hear the Counselor’s soft whispers prod me toward love and peace.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you so much for the Holy Spirit. Please help me to take the time every day to dance awhile with you. Please, hold me close and let my ear be attentive to your soft whisper which speaks love and life to my God chaser heart. All I want is to live for you in step with the Spirit. Help me God to choose life and please you so I might hear, “Well done good and faithful servant.”