DEAR FRIEND

I’ve been waiting many years for manifestations of many promises that haven’t happened. I’m not getting any younger either. I’ve been frustrated many times especially when it seems everyone around me is having their desires and promises met. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for those who make it to their promise land. I’m just sad and perplexed that mine aren’t manifesting. Some of my desires or promises are multilevel where all levels have to be fulfilled to have completion.

How do we go through the door before us where the fulfilled promise or desire is just on the other side. The door is glass and we can see it but we can’t get to it. At this point I don’t have a clue.

I just heard “having done all to stand, stand.” I don’t know if that resonates with anyone else but I do believe  it’s for me. I’m going to stand on God’s promises to me but will keep moving forward in as much of my purpose and destiny as I have revelation. I will execute every step of the journey as it is revealed to me. I will rejoice as I praise Him before I see the manifestation of the promises in my life.

Hannah didn’t stop petitioning God for a baby until she received what was deep within her heart. She trusted God for the baby and then trusted Him with the baby. Because of her sacrifice it opened the door wider and she received more children than she probably ever thought she would have.

Many times I wish God would say either yes but in my time or no it’s not happening. Then I remember His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts. So I have to go with that.

Maybe the enemy of our soul is whispering in our ear that it’s taking too long and we are getting too old so we better take matters into our own hands and make things happen. If we are foolish enough to fall in that trap we are done because he’s accomplished his mission of getting us out of time. Then we will really be in a mess.

I believe God is going to return to me everything the canker worm has stolen from me and also fulfill the promises He’s made to me. He’s indeed not a man that He should lie.

So I’m sticking with Him.

I hope you find peace and do also

Unexpected Visitor

There was a knock at the door and I went to see,
Who was the unexpected visitor here to see me.
There stood a person near and dear to my heart I hadn’t seen in years.

He’d changed a bit but not too much.
The twinkle in his eyes-dimple in his chin,
Drew me now as it did back then.
More than that was the place in my heart,
Where coveted memories will never depart.

We visited a while. I laughed and giggled as a child.
The past became the present for only a short time.
Oh how wonderful to be young again.
Not in body, surely in mind.

He still took my breath away,
As he did the very day,
I first laid eyes on him.

I was grateful for answered prayers-to know he was doing fine.
My smile lingered as I slowly shut the door.
A sense of calm covered me when I realized,
I might never see him again,
Until we meet in eternity.

My Time With Him

Today I read a blog that was talking about reading and meditating on Scripture of the Bible. The blogger was describing what he does to practice the presence of God in his personal time. He said he rewrite Scripture to suit what God seems to be speaking into his life.

I started thinking about my personal time and what I do to make my time with The Lord awesome. I have cards I’ve gotten from ministries that have scripture verses and even whole chapters on them. Some resonate with my spirit and I use them as they are. Some I read different versions and write the one that speaks to me on 3×5 cards.

As I listen carefully I realize The Lord also creates prayers He wants me to pray. As He tells me the prayers I write them down and commit them to memory. There are times when I’m praying the prayers He changes them to some degree thus shifting my assignment for that day, week or however long He desires.

I love how The Lord has our steps ordered daily not one or two steps but all our steps. He has us on an exciting adventure. Sometimes that adventure is for us to just BE. That’s fine with me.

JUST BE!