Mid-week – A Prayerful Tribute

Flower of the Holy Spirit - an orchid. Panama's national flower. a very rare orchid

A heart tribute of caring and prayer for all who are grieving, suffering, or struggling as a result of the shooting event in Texas on Sunday.   From across the seas united.

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Is the PEN MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD?

Good Morning!

    A few points to ponder.     The words that come out of our mouths can bring LIFE, and LOVE and HEALING……but what about the destructive ones?    Out in the atmosphere – difficult to take back……. ‘I will NEVER FORGIVE YOU’.     Spoken words do not directly kill like a sword – but can they destroy?

F311 Russell Falls.

I believe they can….words of hatred, unkindness and vitriolic outpourings though they may give relief to the one writing them, can be legacies that live long after they have gone.   Our written words are vitally important.  A turn of phrase in a letter or somethings ‘out there’ in cyber space could destroy someone’s day in the distant future.

One person whose writings not only left a legacy in his own day but changes lives today as encouragement and comfort.    (Like THE WORD written…..and THE WORD Christ) in his short life his LOVE for His Lord has lingered through the years and among the millions of words he penned gems of beauty and Hope continue to be discovered and inspire new generations.

You can never measure what God will do through you…….if…you keep your relationship right with Him.   Whatever circumstances you are in, and whatever you may meet day by day, He is pouring rivers of living water through you….

Oswald Chambers

SOARING BALLOONS

With our mouths and with our PENS may we also CHOOSE ‘wisely’ and honour HIM in this week.

A challenge but what JOY we know if we truly are in relationship with HIM.

live!                                                   LOVE!                          EXTRAVAGANTLY KNOW JOY!!

 

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CLING – GLUED – STUCK FAST

Good Morning!

   A couple of mid-week thoughts to ponder.

 CLINGING

Clinging tenacious snake cacti……Surviving yet constantly being ravaged by Fire, Violent winds and cutback….they can be a pest! but…nature has equipped them to CLING.

‘dabaq’     to be glued……stuck fast….occurs only a few times in the WORD.

Deut 13:4…. Serve,Love, Listen, ‘dabaq’  cling to God.

Gens. 2;24…….a man and a woman called to Covenant in ‘dabaq’ (glued, cemented) RELATIONSHIP.

Eph 5;   31,32      Jesus Christ ….’dabaq’ …glued to His Church.

That’s the purpose of Christ’s coming to earth……..suffering….dying…and His Resurrection

Its all about RELATIONSHIP……..humankind and  God.        DABAQ…..glued.

We have the ‘free will’ to choose to follow and CLING to Him…..to eternity.

Live vibrantly!……..Live…….Well!    You are Loved!

You have  free CHOICE!

Mid week thoughts!

 

 

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LEARNING TO SOAR

Good Morning!

Those who Hope

in the Lord

will renew their STRENGTH

They will soar on wings like eagles

Isa 40:31

4 Soaring bird at Tin Can Bay, 21 June 2009

At the beginning of a new week a couple of things for us to think about.     Are you bombarded at times by all the often ‘awful’ stuff in the world around us?  As human beings we are not simply flesh and blood and bones, we are also spirit. (some like to call it soul) I have come to believe through my life journey that there is a subtle difference.   If we are made in the image of God (God is Spirit) then we too have an inbuilt spiritual essence.    Learning to soar is simply taking the time to breathe in and out, to find a space of absolute solitude, looking always  for beauty but in prayer (for those who believe) it is possible to focus indeed on the ‘things which are above’ and not the things of the earth. Living from a heavenly perspective makes the things of the earth seem so sadly futile.

We must LIVE on this earth.  Be a LIGHT in darkness BUT do our main living’ within and our focus above.  This applies so much when someone we love is suffering……… our source of Comfort must come from a higher place than our own abilities.  We must learn to SOAR. Our Bible is our handbook but the Presence of Christ within is our Guide/companion always.

                                                       When the human soul has laid down its faults

                                                       at the feet of God – ie at the FOOT OF THE CROSS.

                                                        It feels as though it indeed has wings. 

Eugenie De Guerin

This week take a little time to soar………….. Be free from the earthly shackles so you can more effectively be the COMFORT AND SUPPORT for others in His Name.

Blessings and Grace!

 

 

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MEMORIES – A MISSING BLOG POST

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Hi!

On Wednesday 18th I posted a short mid-week post about celebrating the 47th anniversary  of my wedding to David. (October 17th). On the morning of that day I had discovered the picture above in an old book.   It evoked such memories, ie of my childhood, my Mum and Dad and even my own children I used it in my post to simply express gratitude for the good memories of the past and to say how important I believed it was for each one of us to sow beauty and gather lovely memories to store in our minds for future ‘recall’.

The Picture above is precious as the moment when I burst through the trees and saw the ocean in front of me was both a shock…….I thought I had further to walk. It had quite an impact.  It was like a GASP.  ‘Oh Wow!   I was probably not very old but the picture took me back to the smell of the sea and the trees and I felt the sunshine.

On the blog I  quoted someone called   DEMOPHILUS who wrote……….

The greatest treasures are the memories which you carry in your heart. 

I published this blog and went on with my day and week.

Today It was G O N E………… It was not visible in usual place.   If you saw it please let me know.             It’s quite amusing really that the blog called MEMORIES disappeared and for four days has been no more than a memory……….somewhere out there in cyber space.   Here I go again.   Greetings to ALL.   Hope your week ahead has some great impacting moments.   Now once again I’ll Publish.

Blessings to all.

 

 

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WIND OF GOD – A PRAYER – A REFRAIN

Good Morning!

    A prayerful refrain that can be picked up and prayed over homes, families, communities and even nations.  Entirely as your own spirit/heart prayer-life leads you.

 

WIND OF GOD                                                                   WIND OF GOD,

MY LORD,  MY SAVIOUR………BLESSED TRINITY of Grace DIVINE

                         BLOW HEALING LOVE ACROSS OUR WORLD AND TOUCH THE BROKEN, THE TIRED, THE LOST AND HOPELESS.

HEAVENLY FATHER 

                                              WIND OF GOD 2

By your Holy Spirit……..BLOW! BLOW! BLOW!

May this breath be felt by lives to move them, ever draw and move them to the CROSS.

Where there the Saviour they will find.

ONE HOLY LIFE-GIVING GOD, FATHER SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.

BLOW! BLOW! WIND OF GOD……into the suffering lost and dying…….breathe HOPE

   Around the world let’s pick up the refrain.

         WIND OF GOD……                                        BLOW!  BLOW!  BLOW !

In the Name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

a-men.

WIND OF GOD

 

 

 

 

 

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CARRYING NO BAGGAGE

       A gentle mid-week thought for us to ponder.

4 Soaring bird at Tin Can Bay, 21 June 2009

A soaring bird reminds us that if our human spirits are to ‘look upwards’ and find rest and peace in our world of sadness and strife we too must KNOW we can carry no baggage on the journey.   Leave PLOM….poor little old me, and worry, and stress, and even sorrows for ‘others’ behind.    For some time today breathe deeply and then, even as you pray, let your spirit soar truly  ‘FREE’.    I know personally I need to do this. Take the time………There is a Christian song…….Set my spirit ‘FREE’ that I may worship YOU.  Perhaps for brief periods as this week progresses – this is how we must journey. (even folks who choose not to worship……….. may you too find PEACE…..be surprised!)

Blessings and Grace to all.

 

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MOONLIGHT ON MY PILLOW

Good Morning!

       A gentle hopefully encouraging thought for you to ponder.

Moonlight

I woke in the middle of the night needing a ‘comfort’ break and was suddenly overwhelmed by moments like ‘darkness in  my soul’.   I was swamped by thoughts of the sadness, grief and loss in our world. I was reminded of the deep grieving everywhere and even habitat issues and ‘stuff’ I was concerned about yet powerless to change. Only able to pray.   I felt ALONE and a bit frightened for the future.

Then, I returned to our bedroom.      Through the window the purest silver shaft from moonlight was sprayed across my pillow.   This pillow cover is red and somehow the combination caused a movement in light refraction.   It was a bit like moving red-touched silver raindrops.  Hard to describe but a moment of unexpected beauty.

I close with a note again from a daily date pad.

Nathaniel Hawthorn who is unknown to me wrote in a journal.

I believe that unexpected moments and deep hearts to enjoy them above and beyond all our thoughts and feelings,  indicate  we were meant to be immortal. 

What think you?

Jesus said.         I AM THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD AND IN ME THERE IS NO DARKNESS. 

sky

 

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FEELING INSIGNIFICANT?

Good Morning!

 

insignificant

    Do you ever feel insignificant in our world of constant upheaval, violence, weather vagaries, evidence of rampant evil almost daily?    Do you feel the attitudes of the large and powerful appear to dominate thoughts and thinking?    Even the God of MONEY appears to rule the destiny of nations and people groups.  Jobs and people’s rights overwhelming…….. innocence and nature with all its beauty. Deception appears to be in control of family and core values of daily living.    Sometimes it’s like the small dog pictured above …….the looming shadow over life may not ‘take me out’ but certainly could squash my role and purpose.

Yes! I can certainly relate to ALL of this.

BUT………there is a truth that rises in my heart.   Even the ‘seemingly’ insignificant can be powerful.      It takes one small light to dilute darkness.     One small clear voice to silence a room of strident clamour.   The seemingly INSIGNIFICANT with certainty of purpose and DIVINE LOVE as their banner can dispel darkness.   It is all a question of STANDING on solid ground.

My FRIEND stands with me.     His Presence is beside me. in front of me, behind me and within me.    Do you KNOW…..really KNOW my FRIEND?

The Gift OF His Presence until eternity is FREE.      He died for ALL.

PEACE  is one of His Holy Gifts.  Choose peace (internally) as   today’s treasure.

LOVE PASSIONATELY!

SHINE HOPE!

LIGHT UP THE LIFE OF ANOTHER THIS DAY.

And when you pray for all those who grieve today, let your tears for them be like the rain Of OUTPOURING GRACE for a better tomorrow. bLACK SWANS ON on Darling River N.S.W.

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A mid-week thought

Good Morning!

CELEBRATING LIFE

  Balloon life

Today my thought and my challenge is that we may all take a moment to CELEBRATE our lives.  Let’s celebrate the uniqueness of who we are  each one.   Old young male or female , different countries, different lifestyles yet unique and each PERSON with the capacity to enrich the life of someone else today.

We walk in a world of troubles and strife, even threats, maybe danger and sin, but we celebrate with THANKFULNESS our lives and our journey, for we do our main living within. (original thoughts Corrie Ten Boon)

Have a wonderful adventure as you look for beauty in the days ahead.

SOARING BALLOONS

Clusters of joy.

Blessings and Grace!

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