Wings of New Life

Once I heard someone tell what an eagle goes through when they are being transformed. It’s seems like they are being remodeled; being taken down to the studs. Just like a house being remodeled they look like a mess. I wonder if they even know what they shall be when it is all done. When their remodel is complete they get to test their new wings. I’m sure they have better wings, more powerful wings that will help them soar higher to the highest heights. I’m going to soar as high as I can go to heights unknown to me on a new path with my wings of new life.

The day has come to test my wings

To fly away and begin again

A new adventure in my life

Where I’ve not been before

Sometimes scary

 I maintain control 

Up and down

All around

With my wings I soar

Peering through keen eyes 

Looking for my place

Where I am to be

To start anew

Can’t return to the place of old 

It was temporary 

Has grown cold 

I don’t fit there anymore 

Taking a deep breath and letting go

Using my wings of new life

I Wish

There are times in our lives that we have no clue where we are or where we are going. Some times we are transitioning out of an old season into a new season of our lives. We don’t know what that is going to look like or feel like. We just don’t know what to expect. Yet somehow we get on the right path, anxiety wanes and our confidence returns.

Today I happen to know my destination for this weekend. I don’t know how to get there but I’m riding with friends that do. I know my purpose for going but don’t know the end results. I do know what I’d like them to be. So although I don’t have all the answers to my inner questions for this weekend I’ve decided I’m just going to have fun and enjoy hanging out with my friends. So bowling tournament here I come.

 

I wish I knew where I was going

I can’t remember where I’ve been 

I know it’s been a long long journey

But can’t tell the beginning from the end

Will I ever get to where I’m going

Will it be like what I see in my head

A timeless journey where love abounds

Love has no beginning or end

I wish I knew how things would go

To know the steps that I will take

To get to the end where I’m going

From the place I will begin

 

What’s Going On

Today I went to the Post Office to purchase postage stamps. As always I was asked which stamps I wanted. I looked at the samples and was surprised to see one of my favorite entertainers from times past-Marvin Gaye.

I remember not too long before his life was taken I won tickets to see him in concert through a radio station give away. My seats were wonderful. There were seats in front of me blocking my view. I could actually see what was going on. He gave an awesome performance that evening. It was a real treat for me.

See Me

For quite a while I looked in the mirror and I didn’t see a person I was familiar with. I thought there is something wrong but couldn’t figure it out. I didn’t like my hair but didn’t know what to do with it. Some mornings I changed clothes two or more times before I settled on a compromise so I could make it to work on time.

Last week I had my hair transformed that I am satisfied with. I purchased a classy dress that made me see myself in a different way. I got a revelation that I had to make some changes so I can see myself like God sees me. I’m not saying a new hair style or new clothes really matter but I believe the success God wants me to have will have a new look that is different than what I’m use to. So along with the new outward look I’m also looking inward so I can see me better.

See me in a different light

Beautiful, strong, full of might

Many talents to be revealed

Starting with my love for you

Breaking open what is sealed

Watched

There is more to each of us than the color of our skin, how we wear our hair and our style of dress. Those things don’t reveal the real person. Sometimes we get caught up and come into agreement with people who want to put us down because we don’t measure up to their standards. Then for some reason; probably because we don’t think much of ourselves; we try to change to get the approval of the very people who put us down. At the end of the day they don’t have a heaven or hell to send us to.

So arise people who have been abused and misused. Shake off the filthy slime that has been smeared all over you. Step into the position that has been created and waiting for you. Love yourself even when you think no one else does.

I’ve watched and watched

But did not see

Too many people that looked like me

Not talking about beauty

Or ethnicity

But wisdom, insight and maturity

The Little Things

I wrote this in 2016 one day when I was meditating on my relationship with the Lord. I’ve probably posted it but I felt I should post it again. The little things that go on between me and Him makes my life worth while because He is always there for me to keep me going in the right direction-even when my flesh wants to take me the wrong way. I’m forever grateful to my Lord for all He does for me.

The little things no one can see

The little things between you and me

The little things you point out

Only for you and me to see

You guide me to and fro

Whisper in my ear

Only for me to know

When to stay and where to go

The little things 

Mean more each day

The little things that you say

Keeping me straight so I won’t stray

The little things I see and hear

Let me know you love me

Each and every day

You guide me along my way

The little things no one can see

The little things between you and me

The little things, the way you lead

Only for you and me to see

ARE YOU READY

Are you Ready? Ready for what, you say. Marriage when Father God releases your husband to find you or your wife to be found. When the time comes will you be ready? You might be saying what do you mean be ready? 

Have you considered what you are about to commit to when the marriage proposal is at hand? Do you realize your life won’t be solely about you. When you make plans there is another person to consider. Your decisions are plural, not singular any more. These are just a few things to think about.

Marriage is a covenant. It is a serious commitment. It is more than planning the most elaborate  wedding of the century and going on the honeymoon of a lifetime. Spending your last dime on a house bigger than you can afford does not make for a great marriage. After all of that then you may be saddled with a lot of debt unless you’ve been saving for years. If you’re not careful that debt load can become a problem in your new marriage. There have been many divorces over money problems.

Entering into a covenant is when you are so connected to a person that death will be the only parting factor between the two of you. You are willing to take the back seat and relinquish what you want for what the other person desires. It’s just like when Jesus died for us to redeem us back to God. Marriage covenant should be just like the covenant God has with His people. He is with them through the good and the bad. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 (NIV)

Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonors others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs, Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophesies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

In Ephesians 5:33 (ESV), Paul writes, “let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

Are you willing and ready to love someone with the everlasting love of 1 Corinthians 13? Can you see yourself committing to someone until death parts you? Now is the time to seek the Lord and be ready with an answer.