Tag Archives: Spirit

When I Pray

When you pray, go to your room and close the door. Pray privately to your Father who is with you. Your Father sees what you do in private. He will reward you. (Matthew 6:6) I most often pray in private these days. I used to pray out loud for my group in Bible Study. I […]

The Woman at the Well is Me

First, I didn’t know what to write in this blog, so I remained silent for a time and asked the Spirit to lead me. This is the title that came out, and I had to ponder why. And this blog is filled with whys. But the Spirit answers them all by revealing the intention of […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift for me It sits collecting dust unopened until I’m ready It’s benefits to trust And let the Spirit set me free, keep heart and mind focused on God’s love, stronger than my own through grace, His cornerstone.   Forgiveness is God’s whole embrace We get it and must give the grace […]

Running on Empty

I’m scheduled for surgery in eleven days. While on the one hand I look forward to it, on the other hand, I am anxious because surgery is extremely serious. I will be “under” for about five hours. Outwardly, I have lots of energy; I’ve been extremely productive over the past couple of weeks. Inside, however, […]

God Lifts Us

My heart and mind are now at peace through Jesus’ everlasting grace, forgiveness, mercy ever long; God lifts us with His love lifelong.   My guilt and shame He did release by taking in His hands my face and singing me His grace-filled song; God lifts us with His love lifelong.   God’s love for […]

While Chaos Looms

While chaos looms and swirls above and all seems hopeless now, the Lord has your heart in His hands and to you makes these vows:   As He gives power to the weak, He strengthens those who trust. The hopeful soar on eagles’ wings And walk with Humblest.1   “I give you plans for peace,” […]

One Step at a Time

  Dear Father, Thank You simply for being here when I need You and holding me with Your strong and comforting arms, even when I don’t seem to realize You are there. Thank You for sending Jesus to shower me with Your scandalous compassion, Your lavish grace and Your unconditional love. Thank You for breaking […]

One Way Loyalty

It is a mistaken belief that God requires our loyalty. Believing this makes our God a small and punitive God; He is the opposite. The truth about our God is that both His Love and His Loyalty are One Way. Because of our Father’s character, He loves us. Because of Jesus’ character, He bestows Compassion, […]

Breathing Under Water

When circumstances bring me down sinking, thinking I might drown, I call to Father, Spirit, Lord, and listen for his voice’s chords; sweet upside down.   As I abide in daily walk I’m thankful for the interlock of hand and heart and renewed mind. He breaks the chains which choke and bind; He’s more than […]

A Fearless Moral Inventory

“He wanted her to move out of the lie, into authenticity, but first she had to admit to how she was living her life. People in recovery would call it taking a thorough and fearless moral inventory and then sharing that with another person. Jesus offered himself as a loving listener, a no-judging ear He […]