Friday, August 27, 2010

~The Way~

"And your ears will hear a word behind you,
"This is the way, walk in it,"
whenever you turn to the right
or to the left."    (Isaiah 30:21)
As we take that step of faith
and go forward in the way
He speaks to us..
He will be faithful to lead us in the Way..
and peace will be with us..

As we make our requests known to Him
by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving

His peace..
which surpasses understanding
will guard our heart
and our mind
in Christ Jesus  (Phil.4:7

In His love & friendship,
Deborah \0/

Thursday, August 26, 2010

~Come unto Me~

How beautiful...
 to bow our heart before the King
and to bring a friend who has something to ask of Him..
How breath-taking to lead her into His presence..
All heaven listens ..
as her sweet voice calls upon His Name,
The Name Above All Names..
The Altogether Lovely One...
You hold our tears in a bottle...
You care for us
I am humbled by Your mercy
and Your great love  immeasurable..
You hear her hearts cry Lord,
and You delight in the faith that brings her to You..
You've drawn her by Your Spirit...
draw her closer still...
until she finds in You her Beloved

Deborah xo

Monday, August 9, 2010

~The Perfect Storm~

Storm : an atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds
accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitaion
and often by thunder and lightening
When the storms that hit our lives, often suddenly,
 can take us by surprise
and often fear and worry are just waiting
to attempt to wash over us and drown us.
We can feel like the boat we are in is being tossed to and fro
and it can be very upsetting
and subsequently we can lose our peace.
And it may appear that Jesus is asleep in the boat
and we are afraid that the waves of anxiety and
impending doom are going to overwhelm us....
but wait...
isnt He with us in the boat?!
I can sometimes be so consumed by the height of the waves on the horizon that I forget He is here with me..
and has been with me all along..
I will never leave you nor forsake you ..Hebrews 13:5
The very fact that He said to the disciples Lets go over to the other side
meant they were going to get there.
Trust, peace and faith in God..
necessities to going through the storm
and reaching the other side
When and if fear and/or panic or
the absence of peace
seem to overtake us, we cry out as the disciples did to our Lord
and say Lord, dont you care that we drown?!
And our Lord gets up, and rebukes the wind
and speaks to the waves Peace still
and then questions them /us about our fear and lack of faith
Perfect storm? I dont know if there is such a thing..
but in the storms of our lives we can have He Who is perfect in it and I suppose
that could make it the perfect storm
Who is this that even the wind and the waves obey Him?!
God Almighty..
Alpha and Omega..
Prince of Peace...
Word of God...
Lover of my soul
I rest in You..
let us go together to the other side..
There is much work to be done ...
and This is the work of God, that you believe
in Whom He has sent...John 6:29

 My ponderings on the scripture verses from the book of Mark 4:35-41
If Jesus is not in the boat with you, why not consider asking Him in...
you'll never regret having asked Him
and it will change your life now and  right into eternity.

In His love & friendship,
Deborah \0/

Saturday, August 7, 2010

~Draw nigh~

Joy of mans desiring..

I draw near..
draw nearer me still..
breathe on me Breath of God..
bring life,
fascinate me with your beauty,
and love..
fill me with Your Spirit and a passion for You
until I am overwhelmed with all that You are,
then pour out Your life-giving love through me

Deborah \0/
Photo from The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe movie (C.S.Lewis)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

~Give Me Jesus~ Fernando Ortega Ruth Graham Tribute

What a legacy Ruth Graham has left for us...
Give me Jesus...
you can have all this world,
but give me Jesus.
Deborah \0/