Friday, April 28, 2017

                                    The Lord thy God in the midst of thee
                        is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice
                        over thee with joy; he will rest in his love,
                        he will joy over thee with singing.

                                                          Zephaniah 3:17


Friday, April 21, 2017

A Time for Everything

Spring is here! and with it has arrived the rainy season. 
The tulips and daffodils that are poking through the soil rejoice but the cement in the basement is not so sure.

Not every season has the same affect on everything. So true in our own lives.

He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecc3:11

Growth is required in every season, even if it means being buried and forgotten in the ground. And in the Spring when the tulips come into full bloom I am reminded that it didn't just happen overnight, there was a time of growing. In other to truly live they had to be under ground and even in there growth was required. There is a purpose behind every season we go through. "Contrary to what we often believe God doesn't make mistakes."

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever; nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. Ecc3:14

God determines the season of our lives, when to prune, when to feed, and when to harvest. God is always at work even when we don't see the results right away. Sometimes I ask myself why? why can't I understand this...

I am so thankful for His love! His love that whispers in my ear that I am His beloved mess. I am so thankful that He never gives up on me, because I am a slow learner. God's love is perfect for our imperfect life.

Let us be found faithful in every season, keeping in mind that He is enough to get us through.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

It's beyond me. His way's are higher! With the little understanding I have I choose to believe by His faith that He is bigger then all of my mess.

                               There is a time for everything! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trusting Him with the tomorrow's

"It has been said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day.  It's when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.  Never load yourselves so, my friends.  If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this; It is your own doing, not God's.  He begs you to leave the future to Him and to mind the present.

                                                                                     ~ George MacDonald

As I sit on the couch facing the warm sun that is coming through our big glass window I ask myself "what am I trying to control instead of trusting God?"

I hold on so long and so tight that sometimes it takes a rude awaking to help me see that I have not truly surrendered.  Too often I worry about the future and forget about today.  I long to have my name become Thabeh, the young women who never worries.  I trust God to do this work in me.

"This is the blessed life-not anxious to see far in front, nor eager to choose the path, but quietly following behind the Shepherd, one step at a time.  The Shepherd was always out  in front of the sheep, He was down in the front.  any attack upon them had to take Him into account.  Now God is down in the front.  He is in the tomorrows.  It is tomorrow that fills men with dread.  God is there already.  All the tomorrows of our life have to pass Him before they can get to us."

                                                                                                                  ~ F.B.Meyer

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.  1 Thess 5:24