June 23, 2016

Still



My footsteps came to a halt and I stood still as I heard the first silence in a long day. I listened to the beauty of silence around me.
 

I stood still

I heard the silence

And it was beautiful 

It was a balm to me

A song of serenity

A moment in time

When all the world slows down

And I can breathe

Deep

Into my soul

And know again

Who I am

I am His



Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 


June 21, 2016

Mercy Each Morning


Lamentations 3:22-23
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

I am so glad we live in the grace and blessing that each new day is full of new mercy, and we can rise each morning knowing this, and this assures us of God's love for us and the security we have in our walk with Him. 

I walk in mercy I never deserved and grace 
that is rich and free because I am a child of God.

Morning
Is still a wonder to me
Each brand new day
A new beginning
A time to start over
Try again, do it better

Morning is when
Hope is..
Fresh, strong – renewed!

Morning and mercy go hand and hand with the Lord. Each new day, we wake up to a new morning, and we wake up to new mercy, a clean slate and a fresh start. God's lovingkindness offers us this every day. As morning rises each new day, so do God's tender mercies.

Psalm 145:8-9
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.

This gift of mercy He offers to us is filled with kindness and compassion in all the love God has for us - maybe we can pass some on to others. Is there anyone you know who needs to be on the receiving end of mercy? Maybe God is calling us to offer a fresh start, a clean slate to someone who needs us to extend to them - this bountiful mercy God has shown to us.

To walk in this mercy is walking in the goodness of the Lord.

Psalm 23:6 
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

June 20, 2016

A Prayer for Faith



May the fabric of your faith
Bear up strong
In the strength that God gives you
Day by day

May the fabric of your faith
Stay resistant
To the enemy’s assault
Day after day

And if the fabric tears
And faith grows small and weak
God give you grace
Rebuild your faith

May the fabric of your faith
Be strong again
In the strength that God gives you
Day by day


1 Peter 1:7
That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.