Tuesday, September 30, 2008

He is my Strength and my Life

What a difference GOD makes in my life!

What a difference HE makes in how I see and understand things.

What a difference HE makes in how I react (or don’t react) to the circumstances.

What a difference HE makes in how I can have “Acceptance with Joy and Hope” in spite of any of life’s circumstances that threaten to overwhelm me and wear me out.

I had been experiencing feelings of such exhaustion and of being overwhelmed by all that requires my attention and doing each day. But I hadn’t been able to grasp why, for weeks, I was feeling so terrible because I have handled this much responsibility and more in the past.

Finally, last week, I had had quite enough of feeling that way. Desperate, I made up my mind and refused to allow the earthly things waiting to be done to posses my thoughts, time, and energy first thing in the morning and instead went back to having my conversations with God. It was then I realized my greatest problem was that I had foolishly allowed my special morning hours with Him to be replaced by doing the earthly tasks. Ugh! In an attempt to get a head start on all my responsibilities (so maybe at the end of the day I wouldn’t feel like I still had so much left to do) I had let go of doing the most important thing. Oh, that was a huge mistake! But at the same time, it has been a wonderful lesson.

I had become completely lost and overwhelmed in the “daily-ness” of life because I wasn’t allowing myself to be filled by Him every morning. I realized how crucial that has been for me to live a victorious and strong life each day. I am certainly not a “Super Woman”. My strength comes from a SUPER GOD! Without Him daily infusing me and without having a daily, intimate connection with Him, I am useless; I am a walking dead person. I was crushing under the weights of daily life and responsibilities. He proved to me how weak I really am without Him.

He absolutely IS my Life Line.

He absolutely IS my Strength.

He absolutely IS my All in all.

He absolutely IS my Abundant Life.

He allowed me to see so clearly that I can try to carry more weight physically, but that without being in constant, intimate, and spiritual connection with Him it will never go well. The weights will surely crush and defeat me.

I love you, O LORD, my Strength.

The LORD is my Fortress and my Deliverer.

My God, my Rock, in whom I take refuge;

My Shield and the Horn of my salvation,

My Stronghold.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

His Footprints in the Sand

The words of fears, sorrows, or doubts are from my heart many times throughout my life. 
The words of promise are from Jesus' heart.
GLORY to Him!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hungry--Desperate, Exhausted, Dying of Thirst

The demands and responsibilities of daily life continue to relentlessly drain me. I feel like I am shriveling up. I have had to give and pour out much more than what has been poured back in. I desperately long for intimate times with the Lord—He is the One who can fill me back up. So this morning I cry out to Him with this song.


As the deer pants for the water brooks,
so my soul pants for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God…
Waiting for Him to fill and restore me…

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cardboard Testimonies

A friend of mine sent me an email with the following video. I was moved to tears by the honesty of every individual to admit their desperate need for God's love, power, grace, and work in their lives and their praise in what He has done in their hearts and lives. This is the story of every single one of us. We all need Him.