Love the LORD

The scriptures say. love the LORD GOD with all your heart, mind and soul. it did not say, put one toe in. it did not say with one finger I will praise you God. but if that one finger is all you are able to lift. I pray that finger be enough for God to set your heart on fire with a burning passion, and fire, a new flame ,or rekindle the flame or start a fire if you never felt it, May it be an Everlasting Fire, that no man on planet earth can extinguish, nobody can steal or destroy may it be a fire that burns so bright it light a path for many.

 

May God melt the wax off those hearts, and may the stone be refined. Scripture does not say love God once a week. Or love calling on God when you are in trouble, and all other times we know not God.

If you love social media, how often do you visit it? We love our boyfriends or husbands, how often do we speak to those love ones? How often do we eat foods we love? If you spend more time making a meal then you do speaking to God everyday. How much love is that? is that wholeheartedly?

What is love to you? Is love kind words? So how many kind words have you said to God?  Do you love God and just go to Christmas mass? or Easter Sunday? is your love yearly? Does your love equal how you want to be loved?  How much time do you want to spend with the ones you love? How much time are we spending with God? Just food for thought! Shalom dear people! I love you guys! Input produces Output

 

Forgiveness part 2

I don’t want to forgive anybody. Why would I? Look what they have done? and while you’re at it, look what you are doing to you. I am not different from many. When you live in the past. it sometimes hurts. if bad things happened to you twenty years ago. let it go my friends. You can’t keep drinking looking for happiness. those people are gone. and if they are not 20 years makes you an adult. Time to put them grown up pants on and understand if you don’t forgive that stuff will kill you. There is no future when you are standing in twenty years ago my friends. Whether if it be less then that, or more.

 

Until you say it is done. That is over.  You will just keep reliving it.  many people make bad decisions and self destruct because of the things done to us. Why I say follow Jesus? I noticed in my life. the more I sat with God. The happier I got. The more I listened and stopped doing the things God told us not to do. The better my life became.

 

In my heart I would speak about God 24-7 even though I do with my lips too, because honestly as low, as I was and as great as I am now, If people could see, and feel, and experience such things I think they would all choose God!  We all say we know what is in the bible. But how many truly go read it?

 

If you open the bible to say there is no God you will probably never see God. but if you open it with could this be possible or I believe, you will see mighty things my friends.  not many proud, not many noble, not many just people will ever find God. For most of those have all ready exalted self as gods.

 

I had many people say to me. You are weak for believing in God. I say my friends it is my weakness that made me believe God! For in my weakness  I called to God and by God I was made strong!  So yes I confess I am weak.

I believe one of the beginning steps in finding God is asking for forgiveness. For telling God you forgive or even saying God I don’t know how.  Then I say God help me stop lying and this one going to hurt a little bit. but if you have to lie about it. probably should not be doing it.

May the broken be made whole. Matthew Chapter 5 is truly a priceless chapter! I pray this bless the listener! Shalom dear people! You can find part 1 here

Forgiveness

Dear God many have done me wrong. I could point out the faults all have done to me, but I am not them. I ask you to help me forgive. I want to forgive but I don’t know how. I want to be forgiven. So I ask you to help me forgive in Jesus name Amen!

 

I was wrong by many. Evil was all around me. The odds were stacked against me. I had no where to go. out of luck, out of options. Broken direction. No where left standing. On the ground. In the mire I sank. Where is my Savior? is there such a thing?

My heart I did harden to stone, it  was like flint. There was no son only darkness. the darkness ate the sun I would say. black clouds, black clouds all around me, there is no mist in my garden. only dark clouds, no umbrella, the water covered me. I was drowning. I saw a life jacket, I heard a Voice. Follow Me, I AM LIFE. I AM the Living Waters. I speak to the wind. be still and the winds listen. The seas bow to me. The water is still. Rest with me.

 

I will be your umbrella in the rain. I will reign everyday in your heart. I will take you out the desert. I will keep you hidden. In my pavilion i will keep you. The sorrow will be something of the past. the former things are forgotten. all things are washed on the shore and made a new by the time they hit my island. Welcome to paradise. A new day is created for you. there is no more pain. No more suffering. only My Holy Spirit. There is me in the presence of you. See my glory. I will erase all things wicked. I will help them be forgotten, I will write you a new name and give you a Crown for all who rest in me.

 

I AM you Comforter!  I pray many seek Shelter in JESUS!  I pray the LORD turn those storms into something beautiful! that those upside down frowns be made upright, and they be created in to smiles of delight! Crown our lips oh God! Fill them with praise, with honor, with truth, with love, with righteousness oh God. I pray we have a Spiritual birth and be transformed by Jesus.

 

I pray any out there who can not forgive, ask God to help you forgive. it was such a wonderful thing when I forgave everyone and till this day it still is. I pray many delight in the ways of God. For when we do such things it truly is a delight to us. The Book of Life. which is the Word of God, when you get over arguing and fighting about names and which religion is the way maybe then we can all find the path of LIFE. Sin is death.

 

I speak from experience. it is really hard to go forward when you are still standing 20 years back. it is like running and never going anywhere. I did write something about this today. May the reader be blessed! Running. Instead of running from God I pray we run to God with open arms and that we walk with God daily.  Everything we do in life produces fruit. and if you have not sat with God yet, perhaps that should be a path you try traveling. it will be the best thing for your life you ever did. I speak from experience!

 

Come to God with doubt. Come to God in faith. Come to God in sorrow. Come to God in thanksgiving. Come to God as you are! No matter how you come, just come! Even if you don’t come, Jesus is knocking at the door. Will you let Jesus in? Just food for thought dear people! My daily devotional from Matthew 6:14-15. Written by Michelle Stokes. #ReflectingonLIFE! #RelectingOnTheWord!

Running

Running with all my might, but the more I ran, I went to check the distance to see I had not moved an inch. So I ran harder. Angered, I ran faster. I did this for hours, days, weeks. I check to see, I was still standing in the same place. So I got angry. I ran and ran. Up hill I went, faster and faster I would not look. Not this time. 1 year went by, 5 years went by, I must have went really far. So I slowed down to take a look. To my frustration I got angered! I quit! I still had not moved an inch. I could not comprehend.

 

I sat down. frustrated I cried. All this running and how is it possible I have not moved an inch? Tears ran down my face. They rushed down my cheeks. I sat there. God answer me.  What is going on in my life? How can I be always on the move, and have not gone anywhere?  So I just decided to rest. I will wait until God moves me, I thought.

 

So I laid back. I started thinking, I sat back.  It was quiet. I started meditating. I started thinking about God’s creation. I found a peace. I closed my eyes I was running full motion. I saw myself rise up. I saw myself in a different life. I was accomplished, time had went by. I was not running. I rested in God. I sat longer. I enjoyed this feeling! I opened my eyes and found I was in a new life . I had a job. I had kids. I had a meaning and purpose to life. Ten years had went by and when I started thinking about it all these memories came rushing to catch up with me and I heard a Voice, “Until you sat and rested in me, you were only moving with your feet. As you sat with me and kept your peace, I planted you in a life I knew would give you joy, I didn’t want you to get tired. please don’t run this time. you may miss the best times of your life. Walk everyday. Rest in God daily let God do your running. There is great peace to those who Rest in God.

 

I pray someone find great meaning in this peace. have a blessed day dear people. Written by Michelle Stokes. Running is good but if you are running and never moving try resting. Shalom dear people!

 

 

 

The Potter Makes New cups!

Keep a song in my heart. a sound mind in my thoughts, cleanse me of all unclean thoughts. I pray for discernment. I pray for wisdom to walk away from sins. give me strength to flee temptations God. To not look back. To lift my eyes to the hills. To the sky I will open my mouth and sing songs to My Beloved, who did create both things!

it is time to worship God, In spirit in truth with our hearts. Time to walk in faith and believe in the things we can not see. For who can imagine the things God can do? and even if I believe God can do, I seen things I never thought could happen. Things men said impossible.

Examine our hearts, I care not to judge. Paul spoke one time Adam was not deceived and then in other places it is written all have sinned and come short of God’s glory. I walked many miles in many shoes and I never saw the perfect man, nor woman, and even if I saw perfect for how long? I know not one perfect person.

But as Paul tells us to consider such things and take all things to prayers and supplication, Paul also says, did I Paul die for our sins? I baptize none that I know of, then he list….. read 1 Corinthians Chapter 1. But Paul said I would not boast. He came to preach the Gospel.

Paul tells woman not to speak. But then he speaks these things to carnal people, or perhaps even churches. I am not a follower of Paul. I am a follower of Jesus and that is what Paul was also. if people listen to His speech.

The Lord judges our innards. it matters not how clean your clothes are. How righteous your speech is. How is your hearts my finds? Is it wicked? Is it sorrowed? is it grieved? Do you walk in despair? Is it broken? is it stomped on? Is it shattered? if so I pray Jesus heal you my friends.

How is your cup? Is it half empty? is it broken? Is it shattered? is it bone dry? Are you looking for a renewing? A quenching of the Holy Spirit? is your cup full of oil? Does it have water in it? is your vessel old? Does it have holes in it? Romans 12:2

Jesus speaks any who drink from my Water shall never thirst again but be like a fountain. Planted firmly in the ground. Like a solid rock that can not be washed away because there is so much water it has to have the Rock in it in able to stand! A Rock in the Water is what we want to be, and even be the Rock that walked on water. How lovely that is when God makes a stone foundation path so we never trip or fall.

My eyes are closed God. I trust you will lead me. I don’t want to open my eyes and get distracted and fall in the water. So Lord I trust you God. it is dark. I need you to be my Lamp. Take my hand and guide me. I believe when I open them I will be safe in the other side of the island.

Faith is believing the things you can not see. I thought faith meant walking perfect. My friends if you only have faith the size of a mustard seed, mustard seeds are so tiny. To the ones with little faith. I pray God multiply faith in you. I pray God manifest the Holy Spirit into your life. That God shine His Light down from heaven so you do not fall, trip, and if you are down that you may see to get up.

If you take a clay cup and crush it, Does it turn into some sort of dust like material? Do you believe God created man out of dust? I do. and honestly if your cup is broken I believe God can make you a whole new cup. There is a parable about new wine in old vessels. it is also written God created man out of dust and God is our Potter.

Once we are made better, we don’t want to run back to bitter. We don’t want to become the same old dirty mug we once were. We want to hang out with the Good Dishes that people keep in special places so they don’t get broken. If your just one of those old dirty coffee mugs that never get washed but used over and over, Then I would be like God make me a tea cup that only gets used by you God! Sorry coffee drinkers. I hope I did not hurt any feelings. 😀

Either way all joking aside. Jesus came to fix broken things and make them whole again and that was His entire ministry and until this day JESUS is the same and I truly think that is WONDERFUL GOOD NEWS! God I don’t want to be your dish but if that is where i have to start let me be that filthy cup you wash and make into a better cup, and then one day I pray you look upon me and I just be a woman, invited to drink from your cup! and then maybe one day You will say welcome to my feast! You will dine with me forever sitting as My Child. What a DELIGHT THAT WILL BE!

God bless everyone. This is tonight’s reflection. To those who do not know God. There are so many scripture references in this I pray you open your bibles and God let the bible fall right open to the scriptures. May God multiply your faith in Jesus name Amen!