Faith Filled Friday
My dear one, drink deeply of the pleasures of Me, your God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies I give to all who turn to hide themselves in Me. For I am your God and there is none like Me! Come and learn of Me, come and rest in My Presence, receive of My strength today. Come and walk in the garden of My peace today. Come and let My love fill your heart as you meditate on My goodness.
See yourself walking along side Me as I show you things you did not know. What is the cry of your heart? What is it you would like Me to be for you today? Will you let go and let Me be that for you, without trying to control all the circumstances? For My ways are far above your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. Even your imagination, as good as it is, cannot even come close to My splendor.
Beloved, let Me be the One to WOW you with My creativity that is matchless in all the world.
Happy Monday and thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Trench Classes United and Abigail. Come on in for a sweet message from a newly-married wife to her husband.
I had an inclination to write this for AJ one day at work. It came randomly but I also knew he was struggling and starting to feel very depressed. As a wife, we will never know the burdens our husband carries, and as a husband, he will never know the pressure we are under. No matter the pain, the pressure, or the stress you are enduring. But as a married couple, you are one, enduring together thru the same exact things – just in different ways. Marriage is teaching me to take a step back, pray, and ask the Lord to guide my way.
He may just nudge you to say or write the right thing.
When you’re depressed
When you are feeling down
Feel my presence
In this is a lesson
A lesson to drop everything
Just leave it be
Your worries are never bigger than Me
I am the only One who can meet your needs
Give them to Me
Kneel before me, all feelings pouring
Human nature will always get in the way
But I have created you
And it is I who will sustain you
Come to me...
Leave the pressures and your daily stressors
They may be here today, but gone tomorrow or within the hour
I have met your every need
Listen to me
Feel my presence
Time is of the essence
But timing is My message
For you to live in patience
Loving this gracious gift of
and feeling my presence
Be fearless in your endeavors
Find your passion
and Your hands and heart will thank you forever
Your life is a blessing
Hugging you close to me…
Oh what sweet words of wisdom to walk with for this new year! Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Faith-Filled Friday’s with Trench Classes United. Enjoy this love letter from the heart of God to Debra’s heart now to yours.
Good morning, My child.
True love for Me means obeying My commands, and My commands don't weigh you down as heavy burdens. I never ask you to do anything that you cannot do; and then I give you the strength and the ability to do what I do ask. So My burden is not heavy. If you are feeling weighted down today, take a step back and do a quick inventory: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, then you will find what is putting a strain on you.
Take care of yourself that you may be strong for My work. Rest when you need to rest. Take time with Me that your spirit can be refreshed. Be sharp, be quick to declare My Word. Have a Scripture for everything! Then you will have an encouraging word for everyone you meet along the way.
Everything I do is to make you more like Me. Look at your life, your activities; do you look like Me? Beloved, let your love for Me flow through you causing you to love your neighbor as yourself.
From His heart to yours,
The greatest gift ever given, the biggest sacrifice ever suffered is the “Who” and the “Why” of today.
This Christmas, may you create memories that make your heart smile and carry you to and thru the new year!
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Faith Filled Friday
Good morning, My love.
Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe. Be mighty and full of courage. Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do. For love and kindness are what people remember.
You can tell them about Me all day long, but unless you are compassionate, unless you love unconditionally, people barely hear you. But when your life lines up with My Word, that is when you become most effective.
People want to be delivered from the hell they are living through now, they don't really care about the sweet by-and-by. Do you take the time to listen? Do you care about their struggle? Sometimes the best answer is to listen. Some just need to be heard. And when you take the time to just listen, oh My love, then you can shower them with love and compassion, for that is worth more than silver and gold.
People need to know they are loved. Just like I gave My life for you, I gave My life for them. Beloved, embrace those I put in your path for they need your love and My life.
Another Christmas is coming down the track…seemingly faster than the ones before. Do I stay on the same track or…What do I want to do different this year?
Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United. I hope you enjoy this poem, Gifts of the Season
THE GIFTS OF THE SEASON
It is not about the presents under the Christmas tree,
But the presence of love we feel from friends and family
It’s not about the shopping that we feel we must do
But about the gift that has been given freely to me and you
The gift is a gift that money can’t buy
The birth, death & resurrection of Christ is for you and I
Nor is it about making a list and then checking it twice
And buying countless gifts for the naughty or the nice
The reason for the season isn’t about all the debt and stress
It’s a season to offer special gifts such as patience and forgiveness
Or maybe a gift of time for one whose time is running out
A meal for a family in need to encourage hope where there is doubt
Or maybe someone needs a helping hand to accomplish a tedious chore
Yes, these are the kinds of gifts that keep on giving forever more
Oh that we would take the materialism out of this season
And in its place remember redemption is our reason
Acts of kindness come freely to and from those walking in His Spirit
They will outlive materialism though the world doesn’t want to hear it
The gifts of Love, joy, peace, patience, don’t need a reason
Nor does kindness, gentleness or self-control have to have a season! EL
May the gifts of the season guide you to and through the New Year!
Turning your day around But you’ve been drifting off to sea
When life has flipped upside down drowning in a mind filled with unease
Is much harder than it seems with thoughts that this life is not working
But that heart of yours is stronger than you think exactly how you were hoping
The knots you’re feeling Just wait and listen
The heart aching Drown out the noise
Gut wrenching The thoughts of negativity
Twisting and reeling depression, and sorrow stained dreams
It’s reeling you in This life is all that we are given, worth much more
to feel like a failure than to be driven by self-doubt and fear
leaving you wondering When you realize your time is so very near
where in the world is my Savior… Happiness will replace those tears
“Right here”, he whispers Remember this, and never forget:
Everything you are doing is right
Keep praying with all of your might
Look to the Light
Your future, darling, is more than bright
In the midst of what is meant to be a season of giving of gifts, what would it look like if we took the materialism out of it and got creative with our gift-giving? After all, the most generous, creative gift ever given was that from The Father, His only Son, that we would be able to dwell with Him in what is to be the most beautiful dwelling place that we can’t even begin to fathom: heaven!
May this poem inspire you to be creative in your gift-giving this season.
On the 1st day of Christmas, my neighbor gave to me
A homemade ornament to put on my tree
On the 2nd day of Christmas, a stranger said to me
Tis the season to be generous after buying my coffee
On the 3rd day of Christmas a friend reached out to me
In the midst of my loneliness and took me to a movie
On the 4th day of Christmas, a surprise came to me
I opened up the door to a stocking filled with goodies
On the 5th day of Christmas, a long-lost relative Facebooked me
With a real apology
By the 6th day of Christmas I was starting to recognize
That God was using others to open up my eyes
On the 7th day of Christmas my neighbor got from me
A homemade thank you for the ornament now on my tree
On the 8th day of Christmas, I turned to a stranger behind me
And said, Tis the season to be generous, let me buy your coffee
On the 9th day of Christmas, I called the friend who had reached out to me
And invited to pick them up for dinner and a movie
On the 10th day of Christmas, I stretched outside of me
And went to a stranger’s door and dropped off a bag of goodies
On the 11th day of Christmas I asked God to help me
Reach out to an old friend with a humble apology
By the 12th day of Christmas, I was able to see
That God shows His love thru strangers, friends and family.
Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United.
Oh, my goodness, what an inspiration our Abby is! Today’s message was written from her hospital bed. See, Abby suffers from Crohn’s Disease, a horrible disease that attacks the body viciously but one thing it can’t do is take away the spirit, the heart!
Thanks for joining us for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Monday’s Message with Abby and Trench Classes United.
I was so blown away, humbled by her generosity despite her adversity! I trust you will be too.
He is my rock He quenches my thirst
My fortress and heals my disease
In all times of need my disease of becoming ungrateful
unable to see
how much in this life He has truly given me
Food to eat Soak into me
Songs to sing Your everlasting love
His Word to drink The ultimate gift from above
Oh Lord, You are my beloved
For being a human Your love
Merely unable to see It never ceases for me
How Your goodness & mercy flows into me Always chasing after me
It heals me
It seeks me
I fall to Your feet Out to the world I promise to send it
Forgive me; Always lend it
I thirst for Your Word to those in need
Quench me; In need of Your light
Let your light flow into me In longing for Your love
Lord, let your Spirit reach into me; Heal me; send me
Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house
Every creature was stirring, including the mouse
Everyone was working on all of the fixings
The noise and smells were coming from the kitchen
The children were busy with their tablets and toys
Captured in their games, they made not a noise
While the adults laughed and worked all collectively
What a beautiful sight it was for any heart to see
When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter
Mom ran to the kitchen to see what was the matter
She looked to the left and she looked to the right
She couldn’t believe what was in plain sight
There was broken glass from a favorite platter
And at first glance, she knew it didn’t matter
Everyone was frozen, waiting for her reaction
But she didn’t give the devil that satisfaction
The counters were a mess, preparations everywhere
It looked as though a tornado had just gone thru there
The turkey had flown from the platter to the floor
The poor thing looked like it just couldn’t take no more
The stove was a disaster waiting to happen
full of pots and pans, handles overlapping
The old mom would have immediately gotten on her broom
And painted the atmosphere with a bit of doom and gloom
But the new and improved mom was no longer that way
For she had learned the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
She stared at each of them and the mess they surrounded
Knowing her response would leave each one of them astounded
Now sons, now daughters, in-laws and friends like family
Is this ever a sight for the eyes of my heart to see?
More than the chaos, the mess on the floor
The memories we’re making are worth so much more
So grab a rag, and a dishtowel too
Here’s one for each and every one of you
Let’s work together in cleaning up this mess
It will only take a few minutes or less
Pick up the turkey, and we’ll wash him off
We’ll stuff him but good and put him in the trough
We’ll baste him all over, and get him ready to eat
No one will ever know we stepped on his feet
And when the morrow comes and we gather for the meal
We’ll be able to discern what matters and what’s real
Faith, family, friends, love and laughter
Help to bring us all the happily ever after
I looked to each of them with tears in my eyes
And said something I had just realized
Oh, why can’t it be Thanksgiving every day?
Loving each other in a Christ-like way
Patience, self-control, love and joy too
Are there for the asking for each of you
We don’t have to wait for a holiday to see
That Christ’s greatest gift is that of family
Praying you enjoy your Thanksgiving, no matter what circumstances you are in, no matter who you are with … or not with!