Why Would You Not?

 

Why Would You Not?

Why would you not
Comes within my thoughts
Utopia is usually
What is sought
By most people

Even if unaware
Within themselves
Is it not the place
wherein we would all
Desire to dwell?

Perfect love, joy, peace
No more pain,
Death, stress,
Constant struggle,
Does Live within our reach

Keys to such a
Place divine,
that land
Are always present
for our taking
In an outstretched
Hand

A Holy Creator
Reaches down
From above
Needing nothing of us
Bending only thru
& in His love

Offering us Himself
Perfection’s Beauty,
Love, Glory, Light
Power beyond measure
Reaching out in
All His Might

Desiring once again to
Father His children’s
Journey
Yearning to turn
Our story
Toward His light

Fathering all, each
And every one
Will not leave out
The smallest, weakest
Daughter or son

So, reach out, take
the offered hand
Join in His journey
Never, ever for this
Will you once receive
a reprimand

Lovely face
Full of grace
unendingly
Flawless Father
May we gather
Beneath your wings

So, why would you not
Want to receive
all this God offers
In His eternal reprieve
From the mire & struggles
Upon this dusty earth

Reflections

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Reflections

Ancient trees
Stand
Soaking their toes
At the water’s edge
Below
Or knee-deep
Within its depths
which seep
through bark’s
roughened skin

Mirror images
Of plants and earth
Above
Reflections traced
onto a watery world
fitting as a hand
into a glove

Solid browns and green
earthy fingers
Projecting over head
& into the silken surface below
Which ripples and flows
echoing azure skies
And sunlight’s golden glows

God,
If you were to lean
close down enough
As I hold my camera
Tightly within my grip
In liquid’s reflections
Might I be able to trace
The beauty within
The curve of your lip
Upon your face?

Somewhere We All Know

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Somewhere We All Know

Somewhere we all know
Within our hearts
That more glorious here below
Than His infinity’s power
Is the love God forever shows
To each speck, iota of life
In His creation

So, do not be afraid
Of one so powerful
That my mere words
On an empty page
Cannot explain
His Glory

Or love so unending
Infinite, unyielding
I continue to ask
Why?
Why this empowered,
Noble King
Stays faithful

To us, when we
Are unfaithful
Spit in His face
Tell him He does not
Exist,
Accept the blessings
Without blessing
The Great Blessor.

So do not turn away
While it is still your Today
And you may receive
His Grace and mercy
Do not let judgment
Come and find you
Not ready.

Rare Sighting

 

I got so lucky this morning. I was on our greenway system again on my bicycle. As I started, I saw this huge bird at the top of a tree and thought it was a great blue heron which we commonly see along the river. However, it was black. As it turned its head, I could see the solid white head and knew then it was an American Eagle. It was beautiful and huge. As I rode underneath its tree, it flew off down the river, but oh, what a sight to see a huge magnificent bird like that out in the wild. They do not come into our part of the state that often.

I rode today the longest I ever have since I have started to recover from the cancer treatments. I made almost a twelve mile trip in total. I just do not understand why people come to walk a nature trail such as our greenway system and stay so glued to their cellphones that they don’t see anything but their phone screen. Some people keep the music in their earbuds turned up so high they miss all the animal sounds such as duck, geese and the herons. They miss all the beauty of the trail. Oh well, not my problem. I hope you have a blessed day and Praise God!!

 

 

Spring’s Beauty

 

Yes, I am going a little stir crazy! Because of my age and health issues, I am weaker than most people. I have had a few rounds of chemotherapy and taken off my hormones so I still have issues of fatigue. Naturally, I have stayed at home to keep away from the corona virus. But I am getting a little tired of staying away from other people.

My husband in his kindness drove me around town so I could take a few pictures of the  beauty of this spring’s flowering trees. I don’t know exactly what kind some of them are, but I do recognize the tulip poplars and what we always called pink bud trees. God in the midst of troubles still delivers beauty in His natural world. Praise God!! I pray you have a very blessed day.

Problem Solved

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God is the answer to all of our earth’s problems. He made it, He controls it, and He loves it and you more than anyone else will ever love it or you. Praise God! But you have to return the favor.

Malachi 3:7-12  Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty.

But you ask, “How are we to return?”

“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.”

But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’

In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse —– your whole nation —— because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the LORD Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.

Tithes aren’t always money or in Israel’s case food. Sometimes it is just the tithe of time, energy or just plain respect and reverence.

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the Lord with your words.

“How have we wearied him?” you ask.

By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased with them.”

Malachi 3:1-3 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple.

But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.

Malachi 3:5 So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.

God loves us so passionately, profoundly and deeply He was willing to put His only precious Son through a tortuous death so we could live with Him in infinity’s Paradise forever.

Try to stay safe and have a blessed day. Praise God!!

 

 

Pure Love

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The love of the God-head—God the Father, God the Son Jesus and God the Holy Spirit— is overwhelming. They are the only source of all the good things in life that most people deep within themselves really desire. The fruits of His Spirit are listed in Galatians 5:22-23 ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law’. In a nutshell, this is God.

That is what made our rebellion in the garden so terrible and horrific. We rebelled against someone so beautiful, wonderful, magnanimous and gracious that it is hard for us to comprehend because we do not come close to His goodness and beauty. We rebelled against pure, unadulterated, unblemished Perfect Love. His love is so perfect that the Creator of Heaven and Earth, let Himself be hung on a cruel, torturous Roman cross instead of inflicting the torment on us. He died for every human being that has ever existed so we could be forgiven for our rebellion. That is His Amazing Grace!

Won’t you accept His perfect love today and come back into the original peace and harmony we at one time had in that garden. He is ceaselessly looking for you. May you have a blessed day. Praise God!!

 

Power

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I had a very terrible start in life. An orphan from birth, I was shuffled between an orphanage and foster care. I have known lovelessness and having nothing in life, but somehow God found me. Even at a very early age, say 9 or 10, I was able to feel a presence in my life. They said I was a highly sensitive child. An elder at our last church said I seemed to be a very spiritually sensitive person. I’m thankful to God for staying so close to me as I never really felt loved or that I really fit in anywhere even after I was adopted.

He has at times given me dreams and visions or impressions which I have talked about on this blog site. I pray I could make God feel more real for you.

We have a small second story balcony off the front of our townhouse. It’s up so high you get a panoramic view of the sky and the clouds. I was out on it one day when I felt I could envision a flat platform made of only clouds with more leading up to it. At the top was a very tall angel dressed in a short white tunic and holding a massive golden spear in his hand. His face was beautiful but frightening to look at, resembling a human face but not quite like a human’s. It was beautiful but frightening to look at. The overall impression was one of extreme, extreme POWER.

I think in our American culture and even in a large number of our churches we have lost respect for God’s extreme power and sovereignty, lordship over us. God owns every atom, every molecule of our planet, every heartbeat and every breath taken down here. We have lost our reverence for his Kingship over us. He owns us. Whether we like it or not doesn’t matter. We own nothing but are just temporarily using His stuff.

Fortunately for us, He is perfect love and loves us enough to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, to take the punishment we deserved for our rebellion against Him. He overwhelmingly loves and adores us!

I pray you will have a very blessed day. Try to stay safe and may God bless you today with the knowledge of His extreme love and power over all events down here. Praise God!!