Posts tagged ‘heart’
I choose to walk away
Away from the past, its hurts, pains and shame
I choose to walk away from the choices I made in the past
Choices that seemed so logical and beneficial
I opt for change, the willingness to embrace the future I do not yet see
I choose to part with my own understanding, the one that let me into that mess
I will depart from myself, the self that I trusted but got disappointed.
I’ve discovered a new me, a me that so pleases me
And I won’t let anything take that away from me.
I need your heart more than your purse.
I need your presence more than you check.
I need your love more than your money.
You are not single.
You are married to Jesus
One day He will lend you out for a season
To the man who dares present such a request
A faithful steward who will keep you in good shape
And present you to your husband when He comes to take you home
And if your Husband chooses to keep you jealously to Himself
Shout for joy for you are even dearer to His heart, most precious in His sight
And He knows you’ll never find a better husband than the one He is to you.
If you are tempted to judge, label and condemn me, choose compassion
I may not be up to your expectations, but I’m on my way to perfection.
Think about your past, where God took you
Remember how you messed up but He still chose to love you
Think of how you felt the last time someone judged and tagged you
Remember how others have endured your wrong doing
Then ask of God a heart of compassion
Then choose to give out a piece to me
I may not deserve it, but I sure need it.
Thou O Lord art my supreme Love
No other can I love like thee
Thy love for me knows no bounds
And states no condition for me to reach
Whether I’m weary, whether I’m sore
Thou lovest me just the same
With thee I fear no break-up or divorce
For when I’m unworthy thou lovest even more
Give me a heart to love thee forever
For when all else fails to keep the promise
Thy unfailing love for me becomes my refuge.
If I’m sharing this, it’s not because I’ve crossed the finished line and can now turn around and mentor those who are still behind. I still have my own struggles in this area; but as I learn, I share to bless others.
What does it mean to live the crucified life?
- Putting God first in everything I do. Not seeking my own pleasure first, but seeking to please Him first.
- Always seeking to know what He desires and wants me to do in each situation.
- Willingness to suffer rejection, humiliation, persecution and pain for His sake.
- The willingness to accept His will even at my own inconvenience.
- Acceptance that my own wishes, desires, will and pleasure are valid only if He validates them.
- Refusal to take the glory for any victory won, but giving all the glory to Him.
- The ability to say “Thy will be done”, from the very bottom of my heart.
Folks, this is the hardest part of Christianity and those who have attained to it receive of His spirit without measure.
May the Lord Himself help us to attain to such full stature so that we can indeed be His ambassadors on the earth.
When darkness like an invisible hand
Reaches out for my soul
When I cry for help
But my agony seems to fall
Very so often on deaf ears
Or ears that know not how to handle
When I feel like giving up on life itself
Because the road seems too dark and lonesome
And none but me tread such slimy path,
Then I remember that my Lord knows it all
He wants me well and whole and happy
He sees each tear that wets my cheek
And treads that lonesome path with me
Though I may not see him with eyes wide open
I know He is there because He promised to be
And then I find the strength to get along
Because Daddy is right there with me and for me
I will break into a new song and praise
For though my cheeks are wet with tears
My heart is warm with love unchanging
Thank you Daddy for being there for me.
Only those who have received of the grace of God are able to show grace and mercy to others. You can’t give what you don’t have.
If you have never known and experienced God’s grace, you could be unnecessarily hard on others because you do not know just how merciful God is.
When you open your heart to His grace he will pour out so much of it into your heart that when you open your mouth to speak, it is grace that will flow.
Grace is so deep, so unique that we tend to misunderstand it.
Sometimes we fight against grace (God) because we can’t handle the kind of blessing grace has bestowed on us.
Those of us who have always got it by hook, crook and work find it hard to just settle down to the fact that this time we got it all for free, by His grace.
Those of us who have messed up so badly in the past and have paid dearly for it find it hard to understand why God will just forgive us without us paying the price. (Jesus paid that price on the cross).
If you fail to understand grace you could spend your entire life fighting against God’s will for your life.
Knowledge of the grace of God will free you from a lot of headaches and heartaches in this life.
When the time seems to stop
And the clock ticks but stays on the spot
When you feel like the world and all its troubles
Stand but on your own little shoulders
Do something, just do something.
Sit not still and wish for death
Do not lie down and call for the dark
Question not the essence of living
Just keep seeing, thinking, breathing
For when it is over, it is not yet over.
Do something, just do something
Go out there and run it off your muscles
Sit by the river and think it off your head
Meet a friend and talk it off your chest
Meet your Friend and pray it out of existence.
THOUGHTS OF A HURTING HEART
I look in the mirror and I see my worst enemy
Staring back as if to mock
I turn round the corner and there she sits
Looking up to me with accusing eyes
And when I dare to look within
I meet a heart that bleeds and pleads.
She is in me and she is around me
How do I run away from her?
I will face up to my worst enemy
And make of her my very best friend
I will love my worst enemy
For my worst enemy is me.
Do not hate yourself because of what you are going through. Rather, love and cherish who you are and that will open up a door of possibilities for your healing.