See- all around
See- all around
built to destroy
a peaceful day
a calm heart
a gentle soul.
For He Rules All.
over and over.
Love Is Abundant,
Dear Jesus, how do you accomplish so much in a single moment?
Yesterday’s post needs a reference point. Please continue reading…
I attended church Wednesday night. Pastor Bill and Jen sang, “Break Every Chain.” Much of what drives my methods is linked to fear. This song reached into me.
This fear inside me wants to be freed. I needed these lyrics to sing this truth into my heart. I needed to take complete security in knowing I could give it up and turn it over to Jesus.
Thank’s Pastor Bill! Thanks Jen!
The world around us gives us too much opportunity to be fearful. God, in His own way at His own time calls us. He can rein us in. He can choose what HE wants us to recognize, when and how. Isn’t it his Master plan after all?
My post “Oasis” is simply reporting my truth and my continual discovery of Jesus’ design of my life.
My post was written to free up from fear, admit my imperfections, misery, burdens and perceived disadvantages.
We are ALL responsible to our own path and journey with Jesus or without him. As Christians we learn different things at different times for different reasons. All of which I have no clue about.
I strive to walk with Jesus in my heart as much as I am able. I trust the content of his lessons. I thank Jesus that the position of being a victim is no longer at assembly within me. I gain more strength and courage to speak of my process as these lessons are learned. I learn to accept myself more fully right where I am. I strive to accept you where you are, as well.
And yet there are these occasions:
Distracted at times- yes.
Incapable- yes; sometimes.
Ineffective-certainly this is also true.
Let’s not fear the truth about ourselves or how we influence or project ourselves to others. Doesn’t Jesus call us to see the truth about ourselves, our situations, our behaviors; and yet He still redeems us…
I thank the people in my life who honor my process in my walk with Jesus. I thank them for encouraging me to pursue the freedom to be with Jesus fully and yet imperfectly. Isn’t this real good news?
I thank you
Betty became my friend 32 years ago; the minute I met her. We were both in our early 30’s. We were both living in Pope Valley bringing up a family with children.
Betty was as loyal a friend as they come.
I laugh now at how Betty always said my name: Shelly.
She said my name with an exclamation point at the end of it- or two!!
She said it as though I was to come to attention; Ten-hut Shelly!
“Shelly” was said as though I was sleeping and was being called to awaken- like breakfast had been waiting a long time for me.
Betty’s tent was worn and her time had come. The last time I saw Betty she said this to me, “Shelly!!…No one ever said we’d get out of this alive.”
Betty…!! You rest in my heart. With faith I trust you have made a camp with Jesus.
Betty had an aggressive cancerous brain tumor. After her diagnosis she had only some weeks to live here on earth. Her faith never wavered, not once. She gave me courage to love each day- no matter what. She left me with a remarkable gift- love. She left me with a chuckle – “No one ever said we’d get out of this alive!”
The Church of Christ might be like plants. Some plants look different than others. In a lens view you can see many differences. Still, they all belong in the same place. Maybe Jesus made us all different so we can hold different qualities, views, perspectives and opportunities. I like to think we are all put here to prevail HIS will. I like to think we compliment each other like the plants that make a garden beautiful. These creations were made to be beautiful.
to show us