Posted on May 20th, 2015 4 comments
I can hear the rushing of Eagle Falls as I sit on a rock overlooking Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe. Many shades of blue, green, and gray surround me. Thankful for my strength to climb to this place, my heart is full. Early in the morning Jesus called me to come and meet Him here. The vision of God’s beautiful creation comforts and soothes my soul. I pull my journal from my backpack, ready to record the word He has called me to hear.
Why do these tears appear wetting my eyes? I see a heart formed in the clouds and hear an angel whispering, “For you.”
I write the words I hear in my heart,
My everlasting love for you can shelter you, can bring you a peace like today in the busiest intersection of life, in transitions, and in turmoil. Between heaven and earth is My Holy Spirit in you, powerful and gentle, strong with peace, courage that is pure without anything to prove. Who He is, you are becoming. His power is working in you, my beloved, my dear.
The voices of people may come and go, but my voice stands firm and ever present whispering and at times shouting into your heart.
My presence abides in you. Be engaged in my love.
Is there anything you need to fear if I stand guard over your heart?
I am distracted by a loud humming that sounds like an airplane overhead, but there is no plane in sight.
Just like the blaring sound overhead you hear that can distract you, an airplane overhead is loud, so can circumstances in life cause you to wonder… but that sound, that distracting noise cannot change where you now sit… you are in a pleasant place, a peaceful place, resting in my presence. You wonder, when will the noise stop. Refocus. Set your mind on where you are seated in heavenly places, on the side of a mountain. The noise cannot move you, cannot shake you, cannot touch you.
Lord, it is loud. Maybe it’s not just an airplane… it goes on and on and on.
Is it changing where you are seated, does it change your view? Look. Now it’s gone.
It did not change my position or my circumstance… but I am glad that noise is gone.
This is how troubles can affect you. They create noise, but you haven’t moved, nor have I.
I stood with you.
Look around you. What do you see?
I see that I’m seated next to the edge of a rock; just a few feet from danger – it’s fifty feet to the next level.
Are you safe?
Yes. I like it here. There’s adventure and safety with You, Lord. The noise eventually stopped.
The troubles will eventually cease… there will be longer periods of rest compared to noise.
All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory (2 Corinthians 3:18 GNT).
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms – all because we are one with Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6 NLT).
Scripture quote marked GNT is taken from the GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION, SECOND EDITION, Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society, Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture quote marked (NLT) is taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.
Posted on September 25th, 2014 2 comments
Where my hand is held
And my voice is heard
My heart is seen
And it is good.
Come, Lord Jesus
Posted on February 15th, 2010 No comments
I painted this prophetic art painting in watercolor during a time when my husband, Phil, was leading worship. The atmosphere turned and swirled with activity. Holy Spirit powerfully filled the air that we breathed. The cross is a shout of triumph!
Jesus overcame evil with good at the cross.
God shows His love for you by forgiving you when you mess up. How can you overcome evil with good today? One way is to forgive any offense against you just as God forgives you. Keeping offenses alive will snuff out all appearance of love.
Just like oil and water don’t mix, anger and peace don’t mix either. If you want to experience peace, let go of the offense, the anger, the pain; give it all to God. Place that mess at the foot of the cross. Trust God and you will receive peace.
Following is the prayer that Jesus said to pray. It is called the Lord’s Prayer. Notice that following the prayer, Jesus admonishes us to forgive.
“Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6: 9-15
May your heart be at peace!
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Posted on June 8th, 2009 2 comments
Phil observed this wild elk strolling through the parking lot at the YMCA at Estes Park, CO. Shortly after returning from Colorado, as I pushed my groceries to my car through the parking lot at Trader Joes, a young man came over to me.
He wanted me to buy a sun catcher. He talked about God and how the money would go to a good cause. I gave him a donation and he noticed my cross.
“I got it in Israel,” I said and added that I saw God move miraculously while there. I noticed his thumb was in a brace.
“What happened to your thumb?” I asked.
“I had surgery on it,” he told me. It still bothered him. Sometimes opportunities just find me.
“Would you like me to pray for it in Jesus’ name?” He agreed. So I prayed.
“It feels lighter,” he commented.
I told him Jesus prayed more than once in the Bible. I prayed again. He poked at his thumb saying, “This used to hurt, but it doesn’t now.”
Isn’t God good!
Hurting people are everywhere around us. Have you ever seen someone who needed a touch from God and you wanted to impart that touch in Jesus’ name? Well, you can! All it takes is openness to the Holy Spirit for direction and a bit of boldness. Okay, maybe a lot of boldness. Jesus can impart boldness to you. Just ask Him.
Do you have a story to share about praying for someone in public?