And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Word Art Wednesday - Psalm 119:160

It is always such a blessing to stop in and share my cards with you all.
I shared a card yesterday, but it was the wrong Word Art Wednesday file, so 
I am back today with the real one :)

Here is the word art for this week: 

and here is the card I created using this lovely verse

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While you are there, please take time to read Diane's devotion speaking about
God's truth. It is a real eye opener. Thank you, Lord, for guiding her and letting her share
your word and love with us every week. 

As you saw yesterday in THIS POST, I do mess up ...
My FBD DT already knew that though ;) 
But that is what makes us human. When I am able to focus on 
the Lord and His will, everything works out. Even when I mess up
or fall, He picks me back up and lets me know it is ok. 
He's got this. He always does. 

When I take my focus OFF of Him, that is when I begin to really mess up.
My daily prayer is to let Him guide me in EVERYTHING I do. 
Every word I speak, every action taken. I want it to be for Him
and to glorify Him. Do I succeed every day to live the life I want to
live for Him? No. I am only human and I do fail every day. 
I have it in my head if I am not the June Cleaver kid of homemaker, 
I am a failure. I can't keep up with all of the things I think I SHOULD be doing, 
and that effects my spirit. I am heavy and burdened and stressed. 
He doesn't want that for me. I know that. I guess in prayer I was waiting for
that BIG BOOM to come down and knock some sense into my head. 
Like WHAMO! You are changed! Zing!
But that isn't how it works. Silly me! Again, something I knew.
I also thought I could change MYSELF and then move on to other things God wants for me.
Again, No. Not how it works.
I do need to make a conscious decision every day to make the day GOOD 
even if there are dirty dishes. Even if the kids are fighting. Even if the school day doesn't go
as smoothly as a velvet cheesecake :). Even if there are footprint smudges all over the house
because we have laminated wood flooring and no matter how many time I mop, there 
will be bare feet walking all over it... leaving smudges and footprints. Somehow. 
And in making that conscious decision, I need to place my focus on Jesus. 
How blessed I am to have the things I have. He didn't give them to me for me to 
get frustrated about. They are blessings. They are gifts. 
I feel like God is looking down from Heaven right now and saying 
"See that girl? Her name is Heather. I have a great plan for her. One she doesn't understand or know yet, but I am preparing her for it. She is good at beating herself up. 
If she would just open her eyes and  focus not on her failures, but see that I created her
and that she was fearfully and wonderfully made, she could start becoming the woman I set her out to be. If she will let me direct her paths instead of focusing on earthly things,
 she will be able to hear my voice and find me in all things."

I am listening God. I want to serve and follow you every day. 
I want to be more for and in you. I feel you moving in me and I know you have a plan for me.
 Prepare me. Guide me. Show me YOUR way and YOUR will. 
Thank you dear Lord. 

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