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.


Stay In Touch

When emotions are triggered by occurrences, don’t always consider you’re being attacked by the enemy.

God has a way of using those triggers to call up corrosive elements of our psyche or emotions He desires to deliver from our lives.

Ever heard a song from your childhood that transported you right back there and brought you to tears?

I have; and, when I’ve asked the Lord what in the world is going on with me – always ask the Lord, y’all – He asks me to release the weight of emotion to His loving arms… to forgive what or who needs forgiving (sometimes it’s just me), and to yield to His control the sinewy mess of hurts and woundings attached to it.

Stay in touch with God regularly, that’s the only way you’ll know.  He’s the key to your freedom, for He alone holds the plan of deliverance for your life.  Stay in touch, beloved.  Stay in touch.

Amen.


Which Do You Choose?

Every unkind word is a tatter in someone’s garment – in the very fabric of their lives – of mine and of yours.

Every kindness is a mending stitch that passes through holes and repairs the breach.

Which do you breathe out daily? Destruction or Repair?

Think carefully, for Jesus is listening. Be honest, for He is waiting to forgive.

Build the tapestry of a life and purpose your life not to destroy.

Cruelty isn’t special or merciful or beautiful.  Unkindness is remembered forever unless it’s forgiven and covered by Christ’s Blood.

Therefore, beloved, BE KIND… build the fabric of someone’s life.

Choose to be kind.