Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Child Like

Children greeting Jesus Pictures, Images and Photos

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.   Matthew 18:3 NIV

The movie over as we make our way to exit into the mall. Her little heart is full and overflowing with praise. We had just seen “The Prince of Egypt”. That was back in 1998; still the memories are fresh today. With her little hand in mine we walk along the corridors of the mall but those little hands just had to be free. As she broke loose from my grip both small hands went up in the air as she began to praise and worship God. “Thank you Jesus for Moses and for the movie. Thank you for keeping him safe in that basket. I love you Jesus.” No she didn’t care if people were looking at us, she paid no mind to this Mamaw (grandmother), she was lost in her task of praise.

Oh to be totally lost in our praise! So lost that we do not hear the naysayers of life as we praise our Lord. Completely absorbed in our love for Him, our eyes are on the prize without counting the cost. Do you ever simply long to be in His presence with no distractions? Do you simply find that you do not want to leave the sweetness of His presences? Still the maturity of life, the responsibilities of life keep calling to us as we must get on with our day.

Today with child-like faith, I am going to lift my hands high. Naysayers will just have to excuse me for the day.

“Thank you Jesus for the ones of faith that have gone before us. Thank you for keeping me safe in my basket (pit) but thank you even more that even as Moses was not left in the basket, you did not leave me in that pit. Thank you for deliverance for the Israelites and for me. I love you so much, Jesus….”

I have shared this on Word-filled Wednesday and now would like to share it with Spiritual Sundays. Please join with others as we offer encouraging words and praise to our Lord...


Friday, September 3, 2010

True Love

Abba Father, this morning humbled before you, we come seeking to obey your greatest commandments. We long to be known as the children of the one true living God. To do so Father means that we must first truly understand that loving you with all our heart, soul, mind and strength is the way others will know. For if we obey the first of these commandments, all other things will follow suit. Lord, when we truly love you then we will begin to love others as you love. So this morning, Father teach us to love as you love. Teach us to give when giving seems impossible. Teach us to accept responsibility for our actions and our deeds. Teach us Father to be all you have called us to be, loving one another. Yes, Lord teach us to love even the ones we consider unworthy of our love. Thank you that as unworthy as we were, you still loved us to the point of death. Now Holy Spirit walk with us today as we set out to show the love of Christ to those who need it the most… In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31 NKJ

"By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome." (1 John 5:2-3)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010


And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.  But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"  Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.  But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"  And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!" Mark 4:37-41 NKJ

His name is Jesus.  Even today this Man is longing to calm the wind and sea for us.  Will we allow Him to do so?