Category: thought snippets

where my heart speaks of the Lord’s goodness, faithfulness and love …

thought snippet forty seven {not to worry}

tree_6In Matthew 6, verse 34, it says:
        “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself…”

Many times we lay awake at night, planning even fretting about things or moments to come… when we are told not to.

We make life complicated when simplicity is a grasp away.  Is the reason due to the many options thrown our way?  Does it have to be a blue bow on my hair to match my blue shoes, when my hair is better off catching the wind and feeling the freedom of tossing my head without worrying if the bow is in place?

Cream or sugar in my coffee…  brewed or instant?  Rather, is tea a healthier choice?  Try water instead… when thirst ensues, water satiates, simply put.

Many options stress us out to the point of worry.  Our heavenly Father knows our needs even before we ask Him for them, so why do we not seek HIS will for our life in order to be relieved of the anxiety of tomorrow.  He can direct out life accordingly with our utmost trust in HIM and HE is faithful to grant us what is right for us each time. HE promises that when we ask, we will receive… when we seek, we will find… when we knock, doors will be open for us.

Are these not enough to give us peace and rest?

Our Father in heaven is entwined in our life, enjoy HIS presence by living the moment in HIS, dependent on HIM alone; so our worries will worry itself into oblivion as we live today intimately attuned to God’s love and truth.

thought snippet forty six {presence}

stillness

In the throng of withered leaves, in warm orange and hues of brown, sprung a feeling of completeness.  The rustling sound of leaves blown by the wind sent a shiver as I savored the reality of the season I do not experience in the tropics.  In the middle of the park, I pirouetted among the trees, with my heart singing and crying out to God, thanking HIM for the blessed privilege.

As I sit in my corner back home, I stare outside reminiscing that one moment when I never felt alone because I felt HIS presence amidst the beauty of HIS creation.  For me to lavish and to enjoy, to lovingly remember HIM by and plainly feel HIM beside me holding my heart in HIS.

However, at this instant with a pierced heart, I sit reliving that experience knowing joy and peace.  And I know that even today, burdened by this pain, I feel the sufficiency of God who loves me beyond everything that hinders my heart to sing.

As says in Psalms 16, verse 11:

“YOU will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.”

thought snippet forty five {quick}

quick

As says in Luke 15, verse 22 …

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.”

The word “quick” when the father of the prodigal son ordered his servants to prepare a feast for his son’s homecoming dawned on me that the Father in heaven is always awaiting for our return if and when we put a distance to our relationship with Him.  HE is not slow in His compassion, neither does He nurture anger nor contemplate to extend grace.

Our Father in heaven, awaits with patience for us to shake off our rebellious spirits until we choose to return home and turn our hearts back to Him.  And always, HE is quick to welcome us home ready to take us into His loving embrace with forgiveness in His heart.

Our Father can not offer love more than He can give us because there is nothing we can ever do can make Him love us less.

thought snippet forty four {good}

good

In Psalm 119, verses 35 to 37 says:

“Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.”

There are some moments, maybe most times when we are dictated to covet how everybody sees and does things.  We pattern our thoughts and behavior conforming to the world around us and then live to regret that we should have done so otherwise.

May we be reminded to do away with anything that will potentially make our hearts unyielding to God.  Because if we see through God’s eyes then everything we do will definitely make perfect sense.

Thus, I pray that we renew our minds and hearts delighting in the Lord and experience the true sense of something that is worthy and good.

thought snippet forty three {forget}

forget

What mother forgets her child? Even if the gift of her womb grows to be the most wayward on this earth, her love would still overshadow his faults.  She stands by her child and commits to it.  Her love never forgets to embrace him even if the world consigns him to oblivion.

As says in Isaiah 49, verse 15:

“Can a woman forget her nursing child
And have no compassion on the son of her womb? …”

However, being fallen that we all are, mothers can neglect … can abandon … can forget.

Not our Lord who promised in the same verse …

” … Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.”

God is faithful … HE has been, is, and will be.  He will never forget anyone who is in HIM because He said so.  Let us be thankful for this assurance because we can rely on this promise when we feel alone.

HE will never forget us because we have been inscribed on the palm of His hand and upheld in His heart even before HE formed us in our mother’s womb. HE is our faithful God who never forgets …

thought snippet forty two {fall}

It says in Isaiah 53, verse 6 :

All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.

fall

Sheep fall prey to the frailest of reason.  Most times bringing them to the brink of danger. Thus, we are compared to them, conveniently manifesting our weakness.  As told, each one stumbles … goes astray … turns away … and these circumstances fell on the Lord which HE nailed to the tree.

This is a prophesy in the old testament that was completed in the new.  He bore all our iniquities that fell on HIM separating the Son from His Father’s love.  But in victory, by the Father’s grace, Jesus rose from death and found favor in God’s heart.  A triumph we can share when we accept and believe.

Although we ourselves continue to fall because of our sinfulness, we have been forgiven.  Not a convenient reason to indulge God’s graciousness, but to be thankful for this undeserved privilege that falls on us … a chance at life eternal through our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ and to be transformed into HIS likeness for always.