God, Do Not Correct Me In Anger

60556214_10156315132212548_4657114248294432768_n.jpg

DON’T EVER WANT GOD’S CORRECTION IN ANGER

I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own.
We are not able to plan our own course.
So correct me, LORD, but please be gentle.
Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.
— Jeremiah 10:23-24 NLT

Both methods of correction come from God, gentle or in anger. Yet, we don’t want to hear of God’s correction in anger.

We’ll sit and listen as we are told, taught and preached of “God is Love” and His gentle ways of correction.

But, when God’s righteous anger is taught or felt, questions form in our hearts. Why me? Doesn’t God love me? Doesn’t He care how much it hurts?

His tough corrections seem uncaring, unloving and unbearable. We then want to flee from God. If you are a parent, you understand the need of tough love. God does as well.

When the hard, painful and challenging discipline of God comes, it’s only to correct our rooted, stubborn, and corruptive ways.

For these deep, seeded habits lead us away:
from producing the fruits of the Spirit,
from those who love and care about us,
from the gentle discipline of God.

It’s actually leading us to the cliff of self distrution because we have been deceived.

Others suffer from our ungodliness, is not only self. Those who are the closest to us, who’s God’s love is been sent through, our children, our spouce, our parents, our friends will also be hurting. But that heartache comes from our distance from God.

Ultimately, the realtionship with our Lord becomes foreign. We then become foreigners among our own family, friends and the family of God.

When you feel the hard discipline of God, run to him, ask for his forgiveness and for his gentle ways of correction.

Go to your family ask them to forgive you and help you to be restore physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Be among people of the faith and ask for their council as God restores you.

He truly loves you, or he wouldn’t pursue you and correct you in His righteous anger.

Once you are no longer are a foreigner in your own home, watch how God’s blessings began to bloom around you and around your family.

Then you will understand how the joy of the Lord becomes your strength. God will turn your stubbornness to firmness in Him. Your sorrow to joy. Your troubles to blessings.

When you face disceptions again, you will see their true form, thiefs. For they come to steal, kill and destroy.

God’s discipline does come in a gentle touch and in a strong, yet firm hand, because he does care for His own.

Advertisement

Roundness of the Sea

In mathematics the center is a point within any round object keeping the object circumference evenly space. As for the human, the heart it’s referred as the center of who we are, yet it’s on our right side, guarded by our chest.

As the center of a circle, our hearts keeps us well balance as it pumps life to every cell of our body, giving life.

Life also exist in the center of all creatures, even the ones at the bottom of the deep blue sea.

20190510_131939.jpg

The Ocean, which has always given me a since of roundness, for water brings life, yet water drowns life, it reveals the circle of life in different species.

 

Anemones, which have unique shapes, beautiful neon-colors and rubbery, slippery texture captivate the imagination.

 

Sea life is an example of how once light shines on them, light returns from within each being revealing their unique color or colors and design.

20190510_125708.jpg A message is clear. Be aware where you stick around for one never knows what kind of light may shine out of us. Let’s hope, our natural illuminating radiance be the one to be seen by those we encounter in our lifetime.20190510_133137.jpg

In our effort, let’s be as well-rounded as we humanly can by being golden with our words and actions. Allow goodness to radiate beautiful colors from our a caring heart as the sea creatures have demonstrated for the world to see.

Photo Challenge from Dutch goes the Photo – Round

 

 

 

 

Until

20190512_143219.jpg

How many times do I need to tell you . . .?

You’re beautiful!

Until, I am.

 

You’re not over weight!

Until, I am not.

 

You’re able.

Until, I can.

 

You can let go.

Until, I’m safe.

 

You can do this.

Until, I’m accomplished.

 

You’re forgiven.

Until, all my guilt is gone.

 

You can trust me.

Until, I can truly surrender.

 

Father continue to remind us, of all these possibilities, your promises. Every time our insecurities show up, may we run into your arms before lies chisel us into ice sculptures.

As for the lies we have believed, evaporate them at the touch of your hand, at the sound of your truth and at the warmth of your love. Please, remold us to live the life you’ve given us through your Son’s sacrifice. And, when the pest of lies return, which they will, help us come into your presence.

“The Lord is good. He is a safe place to go to in times of trouble. He takes care of those who trust him.”

Nahum 1:7 ERV

Standing Firm

20190506_092450_2.jpgSTANDING FIRM ~ means to recall the truth and anchoring my soul to the freedom I have in Christ, my Lord.

When the wind of setbacks comes, bringing the yoke of slavery, I’ll stand firm on God’s promises.

Then, in Christ, past burdens of insecurities and doubts will be blown, right passed my heart and mind.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
– Galatians 5:1 NIVSta

When The Impossible Is Before You

59393200_10156286865232548_3027430942672158720_n.jpg

WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE IS BEFORE YOU ~ Wait for the Lord.

Then:
1. See where God takes you
2. See what God shows you
3. See what God instructs you to speak

“Son of man, can these bones live?”

“O Lord GOD,” I replied, “only You know.”

And He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and tell them: ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

This is what the Lord GOD says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will live.

I will attach tendons to you and make flesh grow upon you and cover you with skin. I will put breath within you so that you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

So I prophesied as I had been commanded.”

Ezekiel 37:2-7

Take time to read the rest of the story to find out what happens when we obey God’s commands.

Happy May Day

57121036_10156284366202548_4572680456884977664_n.jpg
HAPPY MAY DAY
Wether the sun is shining beautifully or clouds blanket the sky, the earth sends it messages of warmer days to come.
*
May flowers will be sent to family and friend reminding them of what’s on the way.
*
Many will begin preparing for barbecuing camping, boating, fishing, hiking and spending time in the outdoors rejoicing in the sun.
*
Before the gathering of people and the buds fully bloom, we’ll want to get rid of what we acquired during fall and winter time. Therefore spring cleaning and fitting into that swim suit must get accomplish.
*
While we strive to exist with less, lets remember one thing to have lots more of. . . time with family friends and with God.
*
Two of the three may not be near, but they are just a message or a call away.
 
In the meantime let’s keep these words of wisdom in mind as we pull weeds, trim bushes, rub off grass stains from cloths, go for a run and wash our windows clean;
“The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 ESV
*
Because, all summers do end, the grass will wither and the May flowers will fade, we must remain in God’s word. It’s the one thing which is everlasting.
*
May the Lord rubb and wash away what keep his light shining in and through us. May He pull and trim the things which cover our hearts and keeps his showers of blessings from reaching us. May he work us out to get rid of what weight us down then we can wear the proper spiritual clothing.
*
Once He showers, dresses and lights us may the fruits of the Spirit bloom wildly within us like flowers on the fields for many to receive.
*
Let it be a reaccuring spiritual cleaninsing through out the year and not only in springtime.
*
God bless each one of you, my family and friends.