Secrets… of God

I heard this song today for the first time and wanted to share it with you. I pray that God will draw you into that “secret place” of intimacy with Him where deeper levels of revelation occur. I pray for eyes and ears to be opened to see and hear what has previously been hidden.

So many secrets are still hidden…
with more revelation to be given to some.
But many minds are already closed…
so to these no more revelation will come.
For God is searching for hearts…
that want more than they see here.
And those are His sons…
who want more to see and hear. Continue reading

Bless the Lord

 I asked the Lord to give me a song today, and this is the song that I woke up singing… and sang most of the day.  We need to remember to “Bless the Lord” and continually thank Him for all that He does for us. We all have at least 10,000 reasons to praise His Holy Name… just sometimes we may need a little reminder and need to take the time to thank Him.

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes Continue reading

I Choose to Forgive

Since we have been talking about forgiveness lately, I wanted to share this song by Jason Upton. Forgiveness is not easy. In fact many of us have struggled with being able to forgive those who have hurt us. But the first thing that we have to do is to choose to forgive. That is the first step. The rest of forgiveness will come as our healing comes… one layer at a time. Continue reading

Forgiveness and Thankfulness~~ Impossible in Abuse??

This is for the many who have been abused and struggle with forgiving those who have hurt them.  Forgiveness is not easy… and it does not happen overnight. It comes in layers over time as healing occurs.  It is a necessary part of healing and sets us free from the hurts of our past, helping us to walk freely into our futures. However, sometimes it takes divine intervention to help us to get to this point. Then we can thank the Lord for getting us through our struggles and using it and us to help others as we answer His call.

Forgiveness and thankfulness…
seem impossible when we’re abused.
How can we forgive and be thankful…
as we are harassed and misused?
How can we let go of the anger…
and the pain that builds up inside…
when we search for love and kindness…
or even a peaceful place to hide.
And how can we be thankful…
when someone abuses us…
experiencing their anger and abuse…
and hearing them cuss and fuss.
And I can share this with you…
for I have walked this path…
praying “Lord, help me to forgive…
those who treated me with wrath.” Continue reading

Emotional Abuse: Words, Acts… and Threats

This is a reminder to the many who do not understand the cycle of abuse and why victims stay. Fear is a paralyzing force that keeps many trapped in their abusive situations… whether or not a physical weapon is used.

Emotional abuse…
includes words, acts, and threats…
leaving wounds deep within…
that leads many to regrets.
For many of us have been abused…
with negative words that are spoken.
Which leads us down wrong paths…
and into lives that are broken. Continue reading

Seasons Come and Go

Our lives are constantly changing. It is only when we lose things that we feel that we can’t live without that we finally realize this important lesson.~~ We can not hold onto anything in this world. We have to just hold onto the One who is in ultimate control of all the changes.

It’s all in God’s timing…
when things will come to pass.
And though our struggles hurt…
they won’t forever last. Continue reading