Teach Me God

“Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God;

may your good Spirit

lead me

on level ground.”

Psalms 143:10

Teach me God

For I never tire

Of hearing

Your voice

Your lessons

Your advice

Tell me

Once again

Remind me

To do your will

And to release

My fisted hands

You alone

Are my God

The rock

Of my life

Where I

Find refuge

I ask for

Your favor

Your goodness

Your protection

Over my life

And my spirit

Please allow

Your Holy Spirit

To lead me

On level ground

Where You’ve

Anointed Already

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TEACH ME GOD

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalms 143:10

Teach me God

For I never tire

Of hearing

Your voice

Your lessons

Your advice

Tell me

Once again

Remind me

To do your will

And to release

My fisted hands

You alone

Are my God

The rock

Of my life

Where I

Find refuge

I ask for

Your favor

Your goodness

Your protection

Over my life

And my spirit

Please allow

Your Holy Spirit

To lead me

On level ground

Where You’ve

© 2022 Lidia Hu

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Woke-up Apprehensive

20180430_082513.jpgLord, calm my troubled spirit.

Apprehension woke me. Why? I had no clue.

When my spirit sends alarming signals before my brain fully awakes, panic usually follows. Worry sketched out memories of past hurts, disappoints or troubled times. Like a bulging suitcase, those experiences erupted screams in my head, causing a migraine. Before I knew it, they run rampant like rudely, undisciplined children. Past disasters resurrected, wracking my morning with darkness. I didn’t want to face the day.

In a prayer, I sent and SOS to the Lord before worry dresses my heart with apprehension. But panic opened the gate and I began to wonder, what have I forgotten to take care, which child is facing hardships, or will an  old issue poke its head to destroy the peace and joy I have?

I wondered, why was my spirit troubled?

Then I asked the Lord, “What should I have done to prevent this unsettling feeling within me? Would being more watchful over my self instead of others, praying instead of playing, listening instead of photographing nature, time meditating instead of social media?

Something within me said, you should have been more astute. Astute, is not a word I use. I knew it was the Holy Spirit talking. I looked up the word, for I really didn’t know what it ment.

Then I heard, “Prepare yourself for the turbulence that’s coming.”

I asked, ” Lord, is this message from you?”

A confirming feeling came over me. Then, I knew why my soul was troubled.

The unpacked past issues came to mind again. I couldn’t stop them from painting their sketched images and adding a new possible scenario. Once, I sat down to journal the annoying voices were hushed away.

I was thankful, my Lord warned me or else apprehension would have come along and chained me with the heaviness of fear and the cloud of confusion.

A question entered my mind, is this really from God?

I stopped writing, I prayed, if this message is from you Lord, keep me astute, Then I will be watchful and ask you to help me when worry, apprehension, anxiety, confusion and fear crowd to enter my mind and fall into my heart. Please don’t allow me to become crippled by these hindrances and enslave me again.

After my prayer, my room became brighter as if the sky became bluer and the morning sun shined bright into the space I sat. Yet, the light gray blanket of clouds covered the sky and blocked the sun. Then I felt a warmth, much like the sun in summer landing on my back.

I told myself, if God permitted this disturbance to come my way today for my growth. Then I reminded myself of who held me, Jesus, He will protect and guide me as I lived on. Then the Holy Spirit led me to the verse in Philippians 2:13  For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

Today, May 6, I remind myself, trust God’s process, remain faithful and give no room for doubt or fear to reign. As soon as they show their presence, run to Jesus for help.

Fear was a god in my life, who I would obey without me realizing it. I listened and reacted to its triggers. But now those triggers send me to Jesus.

If You Ever Find My Phone

IF YOU EVER FIND MY PHONE

If you ever find my phone, you will see all the pictures I’ve taken in the past few months.

They will show the beauty, the detail, the moment, the color, the morning, the evening, the sky, the sea, the tree, the leaf, the moose, the bear, the rabbit, the flower, the people with me, all the life around me.

But, it will never show my storms, my waves, my turmoil, my pain, my tears, my sadness, my sleepless nights, those are not the things I chose to focus on.

Yet, those experiences are what move me to take the picture of what is right before me as I hold on for dear life to the purpose of living with hope, by faith and in love.

My life is a well of emotions which helps me to pull from to write, to share, to connect with others and those whom I may not physically touch, yet understand by our similar thoughts, emotions and unspoken circumstances.

We all have wild waves to survive. Maybe even ride out in this very moment. If we do ride our waves out, survive their overwhelming power, they will push us to solid ground.

Then, we can give an encouraging word to the ones still out at sea. Give a hand to the ones that got washed from the sea. Help others walk on the solid ground we are now walking on.

Let’s be compassionate to those around us who are drowning, tumbling, and sinking.

May they sense the hope we have in God; see our faith in our Savior and Lord, Jesus in us; and feel the love of God for humanity through us.

Who Performs Miracles?

WHO PERFORMS MIRACLES?

“Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:14-14

God, our Father, please display your power among me. Perform a miracle in me, through me and with me.

May my life demonstrate a ray of hope in you, where others see you and your light through me as I wait for your miracles.

I ask in my loving Savior’s name, the name above all name here on earth, your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Be Humble

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TODAY ~ What are you thinking about yourself?

An old advice given to us all:
Don’t think of yourself higher than you should. Instead, with sober judgment, think according to the faith each of you have been given. (Romans 12:3)

Don’t judge others on their thinking. Also, don’t be harsh with yourself.

If you desire to reach different thoughts of others and yourself as God to increase your faith of what’s to come.

Change happens every sunrise, every sunset. Every day, every night. Every hour, every minute.

Souls, hearts, minds are changeable if one is willing to hear, listen and be humble.

Will you be humble?

AN IRON AXEHEAD FLOATS

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AN IRON AXEHEAD FLOATS ~ What’s impossible for man, it’s possible for God.

Have you ever read the story of the axe head that floated? It’s in 2 kings 6:1-7.

Elisha, God’s prophet, join the company of the prophets who were headed to the Jordan river. Cutting trees to make a bigger meeting place was the purpose of their quest.

One of the men’s iron axehead came off and plopped into the river.

With great concern, the man exclaimed, “Oh, my lord, it was borrowed!”

Elisha, man of God, asked, “Where did it fall?”

The man pointed to the spot.

Without a word, Elisha cut a stick and threw it where the axhead went down. Soon after, the iron piece floated.

The men must have been in awe because Elisha commanded, “Lift it out.”

The man reached out his hand and took it.

What an amazing story. What factors in this story grab your imagination? What details send questions to your heart? What lesson floats to you today?

Can you believe of what God can do for you? If not, you can confess, “Lord, I have less than a grain of belief.” Then ask, “Please Lord, help my unbelief?

If you don’t have enough faith, but you know someone with great faith, go to them. Ask them to pray for you or even better with you.

I read once a story of a preacher headed to a destination where God sent him. He got a free ride on a ship which was headed in the same direction. A stormed developed.

The captain came to the preacher and informed him that they will not be able to take him to the port he requested.

In that moment the preacher wondered why God would send him there, provide a free passage but then bring a storm.

He then told the Captain, ” Let’s go to your cabin and pray.”

The captain reply, “What can God do? It’s a massive cloud.”

After the pastor prayed, the captain started to pray. The pastor stopped him and said, “You don’t need to pray, for you don’t believe. Come, let’s go up and see what God has done.”

Once they were out, they noticed the storm cloud had moved away from where the pastor needed to go.

When, you don’t have enough faith or your belief is low, go find those whose faith is strong. Ask them to lift your burden to the Lord. You pray also and ask God to increase your faith.

Then wait for your iron head to float. Your burden to be lifted. Expect a solution to come your way.

Just like the man, had to reach in and get the axe head, we too need to reach out and take what God will bring our way.

Keep in mind when life seems challenging to overcome, it wasn’t the stick which brought the iron out of the water, but the knowledge of what God can do and the faith of him solving the impossible.

May God bless his word and us and his word in us.

Come fly With Me

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Seeing the world from up high gives only a section of a perspective. Specific details are impossible to see until the destination is within sight and even more when one arrives.

Sometimes life is very much this way. It gives us a broad picture, when all we want is a specific and detail plan.

Many times, we become impatient taking the plan of flight in our own hands. Soon, we find ourselves headed straight down, spinning out of control, before the crash.

Waiting, as hard as it is, possibly causing anxiety, has its different purposes for our own good.

Besides acclimating to the descending pressure, balancing our equilibrium, our reasoning is in need of the proper oxygen for clarity.

Otherwise, our choices become unwise.

In spiritual or even physical matters one may not know the next destination. Despair, fear, denial, depression can easily accompany anxiety causing one to hyperventilate.

Trust, faith and reliance on God, family and friends become a necessity.

It’s as if one holds their heart in their hands passing it carefully to the hands of the one before them and say, ” Help! But, please don’t break it.”

Not easy for me to trust others with my heart, only God. He’s teaching me at this time of my life, vulnerability. Not an easy lesson. It hurts.

Choose Life

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CHOOSE LIFE

I will not die but live. And I will tell of what the Lord has done. Psalms 118:17

May the Lord give you strength and wisdom to pass through your present bridge you are facing.

As you walk across, whisper to yourself, “I will not die. I’ve chosen to live. With Jesus help, I will prevail.”

Once you’ve reach the otherside, shout with all your might of what the Lord has done.

Wishing The Sunset To Never End

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This day made me desire a place or is it a time which can never be, where the Sunset never finishes the day and time will make the moment last till my cup is full.

For I wasn’t ready to face my tomorrow and be away from those I love.

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My two oldest sons, their wife and my two grandsons.

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My daughter with her funny faces and her boyfriend.

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Plus my youngest and his halerious humor.

Accepting I have no power to keep the sun from setting

only to return and visit those whom I care about,

my family, is something I can do and sleep on.

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These unique souls are the excuses for my absence from blogging, for they’ve occupied my time, my heart, and my mind.

Plus my travels with my husband, family and friends.

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I am planning to blog again. Hmmm, wondering what those writing will say.

Hope you’ve been well. Looking forward to catch up with your post. See you around through your words. 🙂

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1

God bless,

Lidia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When A Massive Wave Comes

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WHEN A MASSIVE WAVE COMES

Living His Word

Our God, punish those people. We don’t have the strength to stop this large army that is coming against us. We don’t know what to do! We are looking to you for help.”

2Chronicles 20:13 ERV

When one receives a blow of shock, disappointment, betrayal, challenging time or difficult news to heavy to bear it’s like a massive wave over us. Its power smashes us against a boulder, which can’t be move, and leaves us powerless.

When hours, days, months maybe even years passed and the boulder is still sitting there, we come to a place again and again of not knowing what to do.

From nowhere another blow has knocked out our wind, our strength, our stamina to fight. We can’t stop what’s coming against us. For the boulder has trapped us.

We then feel alone and totally helpless. Feelings and thoughts overwhelm us and we become powerless to fight the enemy of our mind, our will and at times our belief.

Then we hear a whisper, like a soft warm wind, reminding us, “It’s not your battle to fight. Do what you must. Do what you can. Then do what I’ve told you. Rest and trust in me, your Lord and Savior.

I will stop this large army which has come against you. Will you take my hand and believe that I am watching over you?

Don’t forget of those people who I’ve placed along side you. They are part of my army. They too will be fighting for you in prayer. Surround yourself with my people.

Don’t remove yourself, then cry wolf, as if you are all alone. For you are never alone. I am with you. When you are with your brothers and sisters in Christ, you will feel me there.

Don’t turn away from my ways or from me, look to me for my help. Take my hand and I will bear this burden with you until this storm passes.

As for the boulder, it’s a reminder of my power in your life. It will remain where it has been placed. In the past.

Remember, the past can return and bring a storm. If and when it does, it should draw you even closer to me than before. For we have a history together. Don’t allow the storm to wash you away from me.

I’ll fight the enemy which your eyes can’t see, which destroys the human spirit and imprisons souls.

I will fight the wind which whips you away from me. I will cover you with my hands.

I will fight for you, my child, when you can’t see any one else beside you.

Come, trust in me again, take a hold of my promises and follow me. Always, look towards me for help.”

May the Lord bless his word and his people.