Faith Filled Friday
How many of us get lost in our frustrations, feelings of betrayal? When love guides, we can’t get lost. Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United.
When love guides, we are protected in a way that is different, a way that brings peace to the soul. Love stands the test of fire. Today’s love letter is a beautiful illustration of this very thing.
My dear one, love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best of others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.
Come and spend time with Me and in My Word that you may be filled and walk in this kind of love. I desire that you love people to life, not discriminating against those who may seem a little rough around the edges.
Are you better than them? Do you think you're a little superior because you're more "enlightened" in your own mind?
Everything that is given to you is given to help you and then to be shared with all who will listen. If you become proud because of your knowledge, will you be operating with pure motives? Beloved, check your motives in everything you do for when it is tested with fire, only what's done for Me will last.
Thursday Truthful Humor
Thanks so much for joining me today for Thursday’s Truthful Humor where laughter comes first and then a little truth follows.
So why do we do what we do for whom we do it? This little joke begs this question:
There were 11 people hanging on to a rope that came down from a helicopter. Ten were men and one woman.
They all decided that one person should get off because if they didn't, the rope would break, and everyone would die. No one could decide who should go.
Well, the woman gave a really touching speech on how she would give up her life to save the others, because women were used to giving up things for their husbands and children and giving in to men.
All of the men started clapping.
It is a well-known fact that women wear a lot of hats, but so do men. See, women have more words…and use them, and I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can make it known in my house that I’m sacrificing or doing this and doing that…but when I remember to do all that I’m doing for Him, suddenly the giving gets easier and resentment leaves. For more encouragement, join our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/trenchclassesunited Make it a great day
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Have you ever been watching an action-packed movie where the main character is in a horrendous death-defying adventure, hanging on with all their strength, trying their best to not let go? The gritting of the teeth, the grunts and groans, the pained expression of will power and sheer determination are captured by the camera and then suddenly, almost unexpectedly, like an assault to our senses, they let go and plunge to…
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda.
There are circumstances in life that have us doing just that, holding on with all our might, sheer strength powered by determination and a belief that if only…but there comes a point where we must surrender our will, let go and let ourselves fall into the love and protection of our Father.
It is in that letting go that we discover that we don’t have to give up hope; in fact, letting go leaves us free to grab onto Hope. And We don’t have to help in the matter; we just need to let go of the matter that has us in such a fight or flight plan of action.
If you’re anything like me, especially when I’m hurting emotionally, the propensity to say, “Yeah, but what if I do this, or say that, or say this” is so great sometimes that I lose sight of the freedom of falling into His love, His grace, His plan for my life.
That is what this type of letting go is like: free-falling and landing on the foundation of love and grace ever so gently while experiencing healing for the hurt that found me grappling for control in the first place.
Friend, when the temptation comes to grab ahold of whatever it is we’re supposed to let go of, may we allow ourselves to fall once again into the presence, protection and provision of Him whose plans are to lift us up, to prosper us, give us a future, and a hope.
Tuesday Truthful Humor
Thanks for joining me for Tuesday’s Truthful Humor where a little giggle comes first.
Now I think it’s safe to say that many – well, I’ll just speak for myself. Aging isn’t for the weak woman! Here’s a little funny to share what I mean:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets.
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hairstylist you like.
You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
Time may be a great healer, but it's also a lousy beautician.
Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.
I don't mind the rat race, but I could do with a little more cheese.
Age is important only if you're cheese or wine.
The only time a woman wishes she were a year older is when she is expecting a baby.
Freedom of the press means no-iron clothes.
Oh my gosh, yes we are aging….BUT 2nd Corinthians 4:16 tells us NOT TO LOSE HEART: Though our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day. Therefore we do not lose heart. That is why we never give up. Can I encourage you to do something that renews your inner being?
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What a mess
But Oh, how blessed I am!
What a wreck
But look at this ship I am in
With the waves that crash around me
The sails whipping in the winds that surround me
But here I am
At the bow I stand
Letting it all sink in
seeing all that I have been given
And the trenches
The holes and the pits
The dirt from the ditches
But here I am
By His blood that was shed
and His spirit left
To spend eternity with us
All because we were simply created by His mighty hand
and what are we?
But the stewards of His ship
To make fishers of men
Reeling in His heart
Left with a job
Until we depart
To be more than just the dust from the stars
But to be His jars
That He fills up daily
Like the potter that needs his clay
So we also need to pray
To draw in from the well
So our minds do not swell
Turning into waves that control our boats
And we are left with nothing but a float
But if we can just grasp
The little bit of time that we have
To see that all of our needs
Are met by simply sowing His seeds
For what we sow
We will also reap
It bewilders me
Because to Him
May be a week
And a week
May be a century
But all we can see
Is what is right in front
And in between
So we dream
We dream of a future
Where He is more than our tutor
Where we can dream a dream
That becomes reality
Where our ship is more than just our means
To get by
Our transport from tide to tide
But our boat will lead to our abode
Our final home
If we can just let Him steer
And learn to let go
With our good Lord guiding us
as the sun
And the stone
That moves mountains
And surrounds us
That is above and all around us
For wherever we go
Whether it be down to the depths of Sheol
Or within our inner souls
He is there
And our future He has foretold
So why not see that where we are now
is a moment to be proud?
To be living in this blessing
And stop the second guessing
All you are called to be
Is within reach
That He so longs to teach
So let it be known
That you are ready to grow
He is your home
“Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
We all like presents…but some of us feel awkward opening them in front of others, especially the giver.
Thanks for joining us today for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes United. Did you know the greatest present to be unwrapped is the Word of God, for it contains a gift that keeps on giving? Today’s Love Letter is a beautiful reminder of this truth.
My chosen one, as you unwrap My Words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. This is a wonderful promise. Unwrapping My Word is more than just reading it. Oh, for you to be enmeshed in My Word, letting it do its perfect work. Now that is true revelation.
Continue to enmesh yourself each day letting My Word bring clarity, letting it bring healing to your very soul. Let all that you are, be engulfed in My love as you receive revelation from My Word each day.
Come away with Me. Let My love and compassion overtake you. I desire to share so much with you. Can you not step out of your all-consuming life and step into the secret place where true life flows?
Without Me life is empty, with a continual search for fulfillment. Let your search come to an end right here at the foot of the cross, where the self in man dies and the new man is continually brought forth.
Beloved, I desire that you be whole and complete in Me, nothing broken and nothing missing.
Thursday Truthful Humour
Thanks for joining me today for Thursday’s Truthful Humour where I try and share a giggle and some truth too 😊
I don’t know about you, but computer problems more often than not, tend to send me to frapping frustration in a nano second but this little piece of humour offers a different perspective!
Our new office computer system was down as much as it was working. My co-worker Cathy decided to stay late one evening to catch up on the work that had accumulated. On her way home, a police officer stopped her for speeding.
"What a perfect end to an awful day!" she exclaimed. "Our computer is up, then down -- up, then down. I stay late to catch up, and now this!"
The officer was unaffected by Cathy's griping, and he went to his car to prepare a citation. After what seemed an eternity, he returned with her license and registration. As he handed them to her, he smiled and said, "Out of order; it’s your lucky day”
Ah, something good always comes from something bad!
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Love and laughter
She stopped journaling, allowing her heart and mind to be quiet, to be still…and then the explosive revelation happened.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
How many of us go about our day leaving God on the “shelf” of our heart, versus inviting Him into the middle of it all? Today’s blog reminds us of a truthful principle that Jesus Himself spoke to Peter, and to us, all those years ago.
She had read Luke 16:23 as part of a study but all week, it kept coming back to her with new meaning. Memories of disagreements long ago with her husband came to the surface and she smiled, remembering how they had used these powerful words to insult the other and to quash the disagreement: “Satan get behind me!”
She smiled again realizing now that those words usually insighted more anger, at least in her. Today, these words served as a reminder that the enemy loves fighting. But that wasn’t the whole verse; only one part of it. It was the last part of it that caught her attention and held it all week, especially as she thought about interactions with others. She continued to read: “You are an offense to me for you are not mindful of the things of God but of men.”
So many of us base our thoughts, opinions, and decisions on what makes us happy, but what about the spiritual piece, the things, thoughts, and ways of God?
It was like Jesus was speaking these words to her today, reminding her that she was on the right track and her heart was in the right place. They were like salve to her aching soul, beautiful weapons for her spiritual artillery as she continued in the battle called life and marriage.
He reminded her that many are sent to divide, and even some closest to us, although unbeknownst to them, but to include the spiritual piece of the puzzle in this season and to focus on the promises given, that was the road to victory.
Once again, she jumped into the Father’s arms, letting go and letting Him have all of her life.
How about you, friend, is there something happening in your life that needs you to be mindful of God’s perspective? Ask Him to reveal it to you and He will. It is in relationship with Him that we find strength for the journey, no matter what or who comes into it.
Tuesday Truthful Humour
Thanks for joining me for Tuesday’s Truthful Humour, a time for a little giggle and some truth, too.
At the construction site, this young and strong guy was bragging that he could outdo anyone when it came to acts of physical strength. He made a special case of making fun of Morris, one of the older workmen who had been with the construction company for a long, long time.
After several days of this, Morris had enough and challenged the younger guy: "Why don't you put your money where your mouth is?" he said. "I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won't be able to wheel back."
"You're on, old man," the young guy replied. "It's a bet! Let's see what you got."
Morris reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right. Get in."
Oh, my goodness, the old guy outwitted the young guy for sure! How do you keep your mind and body active? Leave me a comment and for more encouragement, check out www.trenchclassesunited.com
How often do we base what we do on what we feel?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes United.
When we push through and do what we don’t feel like doing, or don’t do what we feel like we want to do…this is maturity and maturity breeds discipline. Abigail’s words are a reflection of this.
When you don't feel like doing it
That's when you need it the most
When the words don't come
and your mind feels numb
There's no sustenance there
Like a babe who sucks his thumb
Nothing but air
Driving you insane
Like you must have lost your brain
Is it out there?
Somebody come down
And shake me awake
So I can feel even an inkling of productivity today…
But I guess that's where we have it wrong
The wrong note
The right song
To know and behold
We just need to let go
Give ourselves to His ways
Knowing that it will all be okay
There is no such thing
As a waste of a day
So as long as you are His child
The sun will beam it's rays
And the moon will stay in tune
With the song you play on loop
So maybe you missed a note
You're feeling a little baroque
Barely hanging on walking that tightrope
and He is right there
Saying it is okay, darling
You can just let go
Free fall into my arms
I will catch you
And all your qualms
As you stretch out your right palm
Saying this is it
This is all
All I have and nothing more
I rest assure
Knowing that You are my King
You, my Good Lord
Will take hold of me
And never let go of me
Even on days when darkness is bestowed upon me
You open the clouds
And let Your light fall down
Like Manna touching the ground
A sweetness like honey
As I open my mouth
And the words
They finally pour out
As I praise You forevermore
My merciful Lord
Let my words once washed up
Arrive at your shore
Like a mighty lion
They will hear my roar
Singing Your praises
As you love me through all of my phases.
And He will provide, always. Giving you exactly what you need, nothing more and nothing less. Like manna in the wilderness: “When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; each gathered according to his need.” - Exodus 16:18
~ Abigail Rice