Advent…God with us

She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means “God with us.”
Matt. 1:23

He came

small and fragile

just how we are all of our days

to love us and meet us where we are

to be with us….

what amazing little words

ADVENT -God with us!

Ann asks and will you join in answering

How does your perspective change on the hurry and the worry when you remember that God is with you?

What does it mean to you that God came in the form of an infant, with human skin?

What around you is broken and in need of saving? Ask God to restore and redeem any broken relationships and the broken places in your heart.

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Remembering ….awakening

HE is here

He is near

God is with me

I slow and I change focus

I see and I thank

I go and I enjoy

and I am at peace

He came infant size

amazing that is

I have had two children

and to think this WHOLE of GOD came in such tiny package

BIRTH DAY…. what JOYOUS OCCASION

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LOVE came down

to enter into this worldly place

and redeem and renew

and remind of such great love

Has the FATHER for us

A picture of father/son relationship

that more of that kind

I beg pour on us here in our little home

in the middle of all this cold snow

warmth burning from the inside

Heal me in the places that I am broken

Fill me with Your unfailing Love

I wont be the same when You’ve spoke

Fill my life O Lord

restore my soul and spirit

BE BORN IN ME

 

Starla

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World out of whack

I am really not that hard to please, child. -God

– Let’s Talk -Cynthia Bezek

I was reading this post and these words……

These words touch me deep

How often do I take moments, just ordinary daily moments and churn them into nothing good because I choose to be hard to please?

And going deeper….

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Isn’t being hard to please rooted in not trusting that the hand God has given is not the best hand to get? That laundry and dishes, and dinner too late in the evening, and piles left for me to pick up, are not things that please but things that I allow to harden my heart.

Trusting God is better than pleasing God ….

For pleasing God is grafted from that place that says I can work my way into His good pleasure. But trusting God always brings His pleasure on me because I am walking in faith of what He can do!

I find this connection to when I have disconnected from trusting my Lord that I find fear, worry, doubt, anger, dissatisfaction wake upon my heart like a tempest tossed sea coast.

And when I am full of anxiety, my body is worn and my heart is heavy…when terrorist strike and explosions dislodge the soul from its source. When life out there in the world seems so out of whack, that the inner here in my home and here in my heart going on high alert to right the wrongs. A need for order and rightness bares down in upper management decrees and need for control. Clean this, do that, do this, pick up your room, take out the garbage….and when that still doesn’t fill the need…this God who loves opens a moment of joy to walk into…

In the middle of my mind fighting for pushy dictatorship to right the house up now!…I see a girl…my girl in the grass and I get a nudge to join her.

I spent the whole afternoon resting in the grass on a blanket, reading a book, talking to my daughter, enjoying the sunshine and watching my son play in the yard. Having shared heart convo’s and telling of tales and giving of thanks.

It really was more delightful that working to right the wrongs!

Psalm 16:9

And so my heart is glad. My soul is full of joy. My body also will rest without fear.

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Sometimes our hearts are heavy and burdens with a load,

But we step out with our seed of faith and begin to sow

We remember His blessings in times past.

We grab hold of scriptures and we stand fast.

We search for fertile ground to plant in and we do the work within.

Pulling up the weeds of despair, of hurt, and unbelief.

Remove the thorns of un-forgiveness and hate.

We dig the soil of our souls and we plant the seeds of faith even through the tears of fear and worry falling fast.

and we wait on the Lord

and He send those who water us…who encourage us…who take up for us in prayer.

and soon we see light

we see blessing

we see the good

we see all the things He has worked out for us.

AND WE BEGIN TO SING!!

YOU ARE GOOD! ALL THE TIME,

ALL THE TIME, YOU ARE GOOD!!

AMEN!!

He never leaves us or forsakes us….so hang on!!

He’s coming with a joyful song!!!!

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you,
   the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
   in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
   but will rejoice over you with singing.

STARLA

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Chicken!

Shanda over at A Pause on the Path asks on Tuesday what is on your heart ? Today I am thinking about Chickens…

YES CHICKENS!

Are you a chicken?

I am two different kinds of  chickens at times.

ONE is the chicken who’s feathers are ruffled and I spaz out…

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I cant think when I am like that ….can you!?

I just look like a crazy person. Who thinks they are right. Who wants there way and that is why they are throwing a fit. Fussing over details. Worrying about things that may never happen. Worried about what it looks like. Head swirling in the what if’s …. making all that true!

I keep getting a glimpse of this CHICKEN LADY in me losing her mind, feathers ruffles and squawking! Garbling out all different manor of unintelligible chicken squallier.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

If we ( ME) would heed this …I wouldn’t look like a chicken running around with my head cut off.

Get it – HEAD CUT OFF – disconnected from Christ.

The SECOND kind of chicken is the one who is AFRIAD that people with think bad about you by what they see or think you are saying . You worry ( yes again WORRY) that others judge your motives.

( Source from : Modern Hepburn )

This kind of chicken spends time trying to do damage control instead of living life and letting things be as they are and dealing with that. There an issue of control of what people think of you. The control of how a situation pans out. This is terrible place to be when you are between parties who you think don’t mesh well.

 

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This is when I start to play catch the words said, so that I can reform them so they aren’t so harsh, hurtful ( according to my fear of how the other person may react) Have you noticed yet that everything is based on YOU!! ME!! ME!!!!

(Source : cowboywade )

I don’t want to be that kind of chicken …the know it all …the assuming…the all controlling – ALL ABOUT ME, CHICKEN!!

 So since I can see this about myself …now I want do my best to pay attention.

I want to let people answer for themselves ( chicken #2 issue)  and not take on the responsibility and assume that I know what I “think” others will think ( turning me into chicken #1 ) (

I know what kind of chicken I want to be- if being any kind of chicken is ok…boy this post is interesting..hahahah! )

ANYWAYS …like this !  I want to be this kind of chicken …lol

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Only GOD can take the ordinary and make it Extraordinary !!

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

SUBMIT TO GOD, AND BE THE EXTRAORDINARY CHICKEN! Smile

This kind of chicken gives of itself ( her eggs) and when she has chicks her little ones hid under her wings giving warmth and protection. This chicken knows that you reap what you sow ….be a giving chicken .  LOL –this post is cracking me up!

What kind of Chicken are you ??

 

STARLA

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