He said. S T A N D

Good Morning!


Ephesians 6:12  ‘Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand inthe evil day, and having done all.


During this past week I have experienced some of the emotions that can beset us as we age.   I was endeavouring to ‘throw away’ some of the unnecessary to simplify my  creative side to life.    In one file was many memories and suddenly I saw what was in the not so distant past, and felt sorrow for how much in the past three years has changed in personal life.    Even the closure of the little church we once attended.   All the children through the years where I went for R.I. classes.   Own children now living away and and……and…….so much, so much…..needing to be SURRENDERED.

HE alone has been  CONSTANT.   His Mercies and His Grace never, never, will end.       THANK GOD FOR HIS PRESENCE through all the years of journeying.

I told Him that while I gave Thanks for the past there was this pain of sadness about the beauty and the stability of that which once was.

His response was loving, infinitely gentle but life affirming.

He said……….S T A N D!

I knew He could not mean physically.   A lot of life NOW is sitting but I surely knew SPIRITUALLY.      Swamped by His Love, Overwhelmed by His Presence, I write these few words to you.



About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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4 Responses to He said. S T A N D

  1. oneta hayes says:

    I so identify. Really He is our STAND source as we change the seasons of life.


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    Stand tall. Stand firm. Stand beloved. Blessings to you Faye for the beautiful way you share your steadfast faith with us. 😘


  3. Mary Ann says:

    Great message.
    God is so merciful to His children.


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