So I receive an email for a daily devotional titled… “An Unexpected Storm” which was driven off another book written by James Merritt “52 Weeks with Jesus”. He goes to describe the scene of the storm out of Mark 4:36-40 as it states:
Leaving the crowd, they took him with them, in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” and he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” and the wind ceases and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
What really caught me was the closing statement “He will calm the tempest after it has served its purpose.”
Did my storm serve its purpose yet? Is that why it is not yet calm? That it has not yet ceased at this time?
Continue reading “My Perfect Storm”
I had sought the Lord about what to really bring to the table the retreat weekend of Rebuilt 2. Mostly it kept me up at night for fear of the word that would come forth. Saturday night into Sunday I said to God what will you have next as a closing message to uplift these women of yours? The scripture came to mind about the woman at the well. As I was reading this I came to realize that I am this woman more and more. Seeking that drink, seeking that instant gratitude, seeking that attention or seeking some help. I could imagine that this woman suffered low self-esteem, depression and that feeling of being unwanted. Continue reading “This is Samaria!”
That is my today as I know that I am currently on a journey…my own journey and lifetime walk with the Lord. This takes work, courage, tremendous strength and effort.
I preach a new sermon, a real sermon, a now sermon, a sermon of and for today. It is my life. Because I live this every day and people would never think so. Our battle is constant and ongoing.
David was a mighty warrior. Why didn’t they want to follow a king like Saul?
Cause Saul wasn’t a fighter. He was just a man with a title.
Continue reading “What Cave Are You In?”
I thank God for all the many writers that are freely sharing and being led by the Spirit to encourage others who may be experiencing an emotional mess. I would have to say that would be me on my worst days. Today I woke up missing a thing… It makes me sad. I did some research to see if “miss” was tied to emotions and it kind of is because it means “absence, loss & want”. This would translate to the feeling of sadness, anguish or even pain. For me that runs deep when I have to give up the one thing I miss the most. I feel the absence of that EVERY DAY and it hurts! It hurts me a lot. I try to remind myself of all the good things that I have going for me but that one lil thing was so impactful that it certainly puts a dent and I can feel it. My emotions go off the wall and then I find myself in a place where I think I am weak again. Continue reading “Is ‘Miss’ An Emotion”