Single? Be Glad.

No offense to anyone, but don’t assume those of us who are single are miserable. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There is freedom in being single and set apart for serving God.  There is peace of mind and heart in pursuing God’s will without conflict or battle to the contrary.

By the same token, two hearts on the same page determined to follow and obey the True and Living God create a symphonic harmony of praise, worship, and growth few other unions can match.  I’m well aware of that.  I have it in friendship, and I relish it greatly.

But if there is not a heart yet willing to serve God alongside you as spouse, there is no reason to be frozen or forlorn about it.  Matters of choice are in the Hands of God, and so is joy.  Your Divine Husband will never leave you, nor forsake you; so you need not be married in the natural to have joy. No fishing and scrounging around for matrimony is necessary for life’s joy and gladness to overtake you.  That is the glorious truth…

Thank God.


Whew! Bless the Lord!

Holy Spirit holds open the “door of escape” from temptation to sin, and I am so grateful!

All it takes is our outcry to God, and He will transport us from the midst of fleshly weakness and into His glorious light.

Escaping the grip of temptation is like being thrust out into fresh, cool air after the stifling encroach of heat and blight.

Renew me, O, God! Refresh me with Your determination and Your strength which are far greater than all… for there is no strength without You.

With You, I can shut the door on temptation and take the hand of Righteousness.  With You, I know everything’s going to be all right.

And so… I bless the Lord.


Like Never Before

The simpler things of life are so attractive to me! I was thinking at length about how God is so simple in His approach to loving us; of course, He has to be, hasn’t He? Because, it’s us!

He puts us in the palm of His hand and lifts us up out of the trouble of this world; separate and set apart – that means “holy”. He looks at us standing gratefully in His enormous palm and His eyes well with tears… for He loves us with such adoring, unfading love He can barely contain it.

Actually, He pours it lovingly upon us as we are able to receive and digest – He doesn’t want to keep it to Himself.  Everything of Himself He pours into that tender, gentle hand because we are standing in it…

It’s as simple as that with God.  He loves us with all-consuming, immersing, unfailing love and He wants it to take on life within us. He wants us to “be” Love, even as He is Love and we are created in His image and likeness.

Why did He decide to share? And why with “dust”?

This is the kind of God we’re dealing with – something… someone never encountered before, but someone we should run after… pursue desperately, with all our might and with every breath of life and love in us.

This is our Amazing God. He is drawn to our humility and the simpler things of life. He is to be preferred and desired above all other offerings in the complicated sphere of humanity. He is the sunrise of my heart and the pulse of all the life in me; the Initiator of every good thing, and I need nothing more than His unabashed love for me.

Bleed on me, O, Blood of God! Breathe in me Your breath until I am healed forevermore; for nothing else do I need!