Hope As a Shield

Please remember that when things go wrong, we are not defined by our circumstances,

but by the depth of our love,

the strength of our faith,

and the humility of our hearts,

carrying hope as a shield.

Lord God help us each day

as we walk with You.

Amen.

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A Light on My Path

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.”

Psalm 119: 105

Isn’t it amazing how God, the maker of the universe, guides us and encourages us so beautifully with His written words? We can all take some time and be lifted internally by meditating on the Scriptures.

I don’t mean following a particular doctrine, I mean just reading a passage and letting it dwell deep within us.

Lord God, thank you for the Scriptures! Fill us with faith and hope and help us to focus on You. May Your words fill our hearts and lives.

Hallelujah!

Amen.

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God Hears Our Prayers

“I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.”

Psalm 120: 1

One amazing faith booster in Scripture is how the Psalmist had such an amazing trust in God (not always of course). With this one beautiful verse we can be encouraged. We can be inspired that yes, we can actually call on the Lord, the God of all the universe in our distress, and that He loves us….. His creation, enough to answer our prayers.

On a personal note I can tell you that the Lord God has answered my prayers so many times I have lost count!

Ain’t that so cool?! God is love.

Lord God, we thank You that you are very real, and right here with us, and You hear our prayers!

We praise You our God!

Amen.

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Trust in the Lord and Do Good

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”

Psalm 37: 3

This is a beautiful verse, and notice that God has given us two things to be concerned with. First we are to trust in Him, and then we are to do good.

This reminds me of the book of James, when God says faith without works is dead. First comes the heart and then comes the action.

Lord God, thank You for walking with us, help us to trust in You in our daily lives, and to do some good in this world. Right where we are, may we bring light into the darkness.

Hallelujah!

Amen.

Note: Regarding my recent post called “Faith Walking” I have decided to keep this blog according to the original design of being here for different groups of people instead of just one group.

Posting will be slightly different. Tuesdays and Fridays seem to be good days for new posts, with an optional post on the weekend. Weekends have been very difficult here on this blog, so if I post then, I may just have a photo pointing to God’s beautiful creation.

Thank you for reading! God bless.

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Beauty for Ashes

“…I will bestow on them beauty for ashes….”

Isaiah 61: 3

When terrible things happen, I’m so glad God can use them or somehow turn them around for good. I’m not sure we can say that for everything, but I have seen things in my life that are horrific and yet something good can come out of it.

Example? Yes, a couple going through cancer, and being drawn closer together as they go through it.

Lord God, You know the tragedies we have all faced, so help us to find some good to come out of them. And may our faith and trust in You be even stronger. We believe Lord God, help us in our unbelief.

We trust in You!

Amen, Lord God, amen.

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Faith Walking

I began my journey here for two reasons. If you’ve been following this site for awhile you’ll know one of them, and that is I wanted to make a faith-based site for more than one group of people.

That’s not easy…but I thought it was needed. My background is Christian but I wanted to have people from a number of different groups as part of my site, and to be honest it worked! On a small scale of course.

Yet the other reason I started this site is I was struggling with my faith. I don’t mean horrible sin, I mean experiencing trauma. Horrible things happening beyond my control which I won’t go into. I write this not for sympathy but simply to explain where I was.

Conservative politics in the faith world also pushed me big time in the opposite direction. I took pride in being a progressive having been super conservative myself years ago. Yet I realize I have been anti-conservative so if I have offended anyone I deeply apologize. I’m more moderate now.

More importantly I have experienced a renewal lately just a few weeks ago. I am a Christian for sure, but I’m not evangelical, or fundamentalist. To be honest I don’t like sermons. I prefer a short message called a homily. Liturgy is cool as are a number of practices I won’t mention today.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this blog, but I wanted you to know where I am internally. I would appreciate your prayers.

Thank you for reading! Peace.

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Dwelling in His Presence

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in His dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”

Psalm 27: 4, 5

God’s word and presence are sufficient for me.

Amen.

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A Prayer for Strength

Lord God, You are our strength, our rock, our fortress, our deliverer and in You we place our trust.

During this difficult time, during this pandemic we pray for safety, and we pray for strength.

In the isolation, in shadows of worry, give us the strength we need Lord God.

Walk with us each day!

We trust in You.

Hallelujah!

Amen.

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Lord Hear Our Prayer

Lord God, hear our prayer! When we are dry and not understanding where it is You are taking us, Lord hear our prayer.

When we need to trust in You and let go, Lord hear our prayer. When we need to forgive and give those wounds to You, Lord hear our prayer.

You Lord God are worthy of our trust and love. Work in our hearts and lives. We give ourselves afresh today to You Lord! Lord hear our prayer.

We are grateful, thank You our God.

Hallelujah!

Amen.

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