Friday, January 6, 2012

Who I Am

I feel so much like this bolt of lightning.....fractured into many strands and seemingly going off in all the wrong directions, making my journey frustrating but not keeping me from reaching my destination.

I feel so confused, dejected, lost, alone, sad, lonely, hopeless, apathetic, lethargic, angry, disappointed, overcome........

Then Jesus........that's all it takes......the Lord speaks to my heart, He opens my mind, He sends a text or an email or a Facebook message or a telephone call.....then I realize just how much I have to be thankful for. 

I rehearse memories of love and life from my past.  I take a good look around to appreciate all the blessings of my present.  I ponder my future and a life filled with the grace of God, a beautiful family, a bevy of sisters of my heart, a church family that draws me in and invite me to share their life. Ultimately I rejoice in the promise of my transportation to my eternal home with my Jesus at the end of my temporal existence.


When I stop to ponder those things, I realize my life is so full of color, excitement, joy, expectation, hope.....too many manifold blessings to innumerate!

My heart sings, my spirit rejoices, my soul dances the dance of joy realized and hope secured!

My life is much more like a beautiful patchwork quilt with each piece lovingly placed and sewn into place by the loving hands of my Creator.  There are dark places, subdued spots, bright places, cheerful colors create pops of joyful appreciation.

The quilt is finished by the bindings or hems of the quilting process just as my life is hemmed with my own prayers and the prayers of those who love me and joined with the intercessory work of my Savior as He sits on the right hand of His Father.

Then I sit down with my Bible and I am reminded of His love for me, His sacrifice so that I can have an abundant life, both here and hereafter.  He gave me everything I need to be more than a conqueror, an overcomer of all that Satan can hurl at me.  PRAISE JESUS!!!!

If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God
that I am giving you today,
and if you carefully obey them,
the Lord will make you the head and not the tail,
and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.              

 ~~~ Deuteronomy 28:13  (NLT)

I am ahead and not behind, on top and not on the bottom!  Revelation 22 further describes that my end will be better than my beginning.  HALLELUJAH!!!!!

1 Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit,[a] with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.

3 No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.

4 And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.

5 And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.

6 Then the angel said to me, “Everything you have heard and seen is trustworthy and true. The Lord God, who inspires his prophets,[b] has sent his angel to tell his servants what will happen soon.[c]”
7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.[d]”

~~~Revelation 22: 1 - 7   (NLT)


Becky said...

morning friend! stopping in to say hi! that top picture-that seems like my life sometimes, too. I am praying for you. hugs!!!

Sara said...

So beautiful and poignant. Oh my sweet sister, someday when the angel sounds that trumpet for us to come home; I just know your mansion will be just over the hedge from mine. And I shall bother you every single day for all of eternity! XOS

Anonymous said...

Amen! Wonderful post!!

Margie said...

such a great post! loveyou!

Amrita said...

On Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand