He Knows My Name

I’m in one of my moods where I want to talk, but I don’t have anything to say. So who do I call? And when I call will they answer? What will we talk about? These are a few questions that run through my head. I wanted to interact without the interaction. Is that possible? Lol. But I heard a voice as I was trying to figure out my life.

“Me”

It was so soft and gentle. Sure I had spent time with Christ today. But He clearly wanted more of me. And who better to chat with and can handle my current mood than Christ?

I whispered back, ” You want to spend time with me?”

He responds, “I do.”

It was so unexpected yet expected. He knows my heart. He knows my desires. He knows how to deal with me. God knows what makes me smile.

So I say “peace out” to the world to say “hello” to my Savior.


#HowIThriveDaily

❤️

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A Simple Prayer

Jesus, it’s a new day. A day full of new mercies. Thank You for allowing me to see a brand new day that You have made. Forgive me for my sins. Help me today to walk victoriously through the day. Help me to keep your Word hidden in my heart so that I don’t sin against You. Help me because I really want to do what pleases You, but sometimes it’s hard. I need Your help. I need Your hand. Walk with me, please. In Jesus’ name. Amen. ❤️


Psalm 119:1-10

a heavy love

Love. Such a loaded word. Such a passionate word. A word that is said without thought. A word that is taken for granted it is thrown around, abused, and trampled on. Takes a beating and still loves on. It embraces our weaknesses, tears, and faults. Picks us up and dusts us off. Forgives us of our wrongs. Then wipes the slate clean like it was dust free all along. Love journeys with us as we walk this life. Blocking the things that causes wounds. It takes the hit instead. Causing our bodies to remain free of the lashes. Love frees, heals, and delivers. Love defeated death so we could live. Defeated the enemy so we could live victoriously. Bared the cross on Calvary so we could live blamelessly. Love knows us deeply. It flows to the inner most parts ans stays there. Causing our hearts and desires to shift. giving us a face lift. Because its impossible not to smile when you experience pure joy. Love has a way of keeping you wanting more. Its an addiction that doesn’t give you the shakes. A high that doesn’t have a low. Tracks marks are left on you heart and soul. It will leave people wondering how you stay sane and happy in the midst of turmoil. Love is pure. Love fresh. Love is inviting. Love is giving. Love is forgiving. Love curbs my appetite from imitations. It shows me my worth and why life is worth living. Love guards my life and causes it to stay on course. Not wavering, but standing firm. Love tackles my enemies and brings them to their knees. Causing them to surrender and leave. One way they came, seven they will flee. Think twice before coming for me. I have love on my side, back, and front. I have the luxury of calling and its there to hunt. Ready to fill me with more and filter out what isn’t needed. It keeps me from feeling depleted. Love is genuine. Love is strength. Love is power. Love is gracious. love is mighty. Love is faithful. Love is healing. Love is worthy. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is trusting. Love is selfless. Love hopes. Love perseveres. Love is fail proof. This love I speak about is Jesus. Know Jesus and know love.

Help! I Need You!

You called me out in this ocean, but I’m sinking. Im trying to keep my head above the waves, but I’m failing. Keeping my eyes on You is a struggle. Because what I really want to do is scream. But I will keep it moving to reach the dream. I know I’m a little upset right now. I’ll cool it. But I can’t help but feel that I’m missing something. I have questions. Did I really hear You speak when You told me step out on faith? Did I really understand the responsibility that came next? Did I really comprehend the work ahead? I’m sorry. I sorry. I know these questions only came to mind because I’m aggravated. Just about over it. But I refuse to miss the promises that You have stored up for me. Although it’s hard to see. But I will press towards the mark that You set for the called and keep my mind set on things above. I’ll watch the words that flow from my lips and get the lessons that need to be learned. I won’t let the trials dampen my joy. I won’t speak based on what I see. I want more. I’ll stand on Your word. I will create the world I want to live. I believe You and will continue to give. Because You aren’t a man that will lie. I will trust You Lord with all of my heart until the day I die. Help! I need You, Jesus!!

a touchy subject

tears.

hurt.

pain.

screaming.

questions.

darkness.

headaches.

heaviness.

comfort.

joy.

laughter.

smiles.

hugs.

love.

peace.

these are the various emotions that happen throughout the course of a day. you know the day your loved one is put to rest. how can one possibly deal with such a wide range of emotions in a 12 hour period?

how? with the help of Jesus and their loved ones.

we have all experienced the death of a loved one at one point in life.  the one thing that keeps us going is the support of our family and friends.  we sometimes ask “what can I possibly do to console him/her?”.  i know the feeling. since i’ve been on both sides of the fence, i know a little bit (very little actually) of how to handle this unfortunate event.

the best thing you can do is pray for the family. God is the ultimate comforter.  there is no sorrow on earth that heaven can’t heal.

after prayer, just being there for them means the world.  even if you sit in silence.  for them to know that you’re available means the world to them.  knowing that you’re available for them to talk until their heart is content is needed. they may already feel lonely, so having someone there by their side to sit, talk, hug, comfort, watch movies, or just cry is a huge deal.

don’t take for granted how just your presence can make a whirl of a difference.

the next step is just as important….follow up!

don’t assume that just because it’s been a few months or even a year that that person is ok.  everyone heals at their own rate.  there will still be times when your “how are you feeling” or  “lets grab lunch” will mean everything to the person that lost a loved one.  be sure to keep in touch and offer a friendly smile more often than none.

for if any other reason….your day will come when you wished you had someone in your corner to do the same for you.

remember, its a blessing to be a blessing.

 

*this was written because ive heard at least 5 people that are connected to me somehow pass away this month.  death is a touchy subject, but i felt led to write about this subject tonight. i pray this helps someone. remember ….follow up.


 

if you’re reading this and you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, there’s no better time like the present to invite Him into your heart and life. if you’d like to do this now, genuinely and sincerely pray this prayer…

Lord Jesus,
I truly believe that You are the Son of God. I confess that I have sinned against You and cannot save myself. Please forgive my wrongdoing and let me live in a relationship with You from now on. I receive You as my personal Savior and believe that You have died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead and are alive and can hear my prayers. I invite You to rule in my life and in my heart from this day forward. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You. Thank You for saving me.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.