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Moment By Moment – Poem

Just some thoughts that I wrote a couple of nights ago….. (Diane)

Moment By Moment

 

Moment by moment

One day at a time,

This is how it should be Lord

With love so divine.

Blurred is my vision,

And thoughts that I hold,

Faith I must cherish

More precious than gold.

Sometimes when I falter

In thoughts or in deed,

You are there with your arms out

Because of my need.

Though wearied these days

And my body is weak,

By your love and your mercy

Your face I will seek.

Compassion and patience,

I know in my heart,

Will always be waiting

And never depart.

Anniversary Dinner .. we celebrated 54 years last week… Feeling blessed!

Sometimes I Just Need To Ask

There is no rhyme, form, or flow to this poem/prayer, only thoughts at the end of this day……

Sometimes I just need to ask Lord Sunset two on Crosby Lake-001

Who is it You want me to be

What is it You want me to do

Why am I asking You this

Is my faith lacking just now

I know that you teach us to ask

Whatever is laid on our heart

Why do I fear that the thing I most want

Is something I may never see

When I pray dear Lord

I know You are there

But sometimes the thought crosses my mind

That I’m not who You want me to be

That I don’t do what You want me to do

The things of this world

Distract me at times

And I just need You to know

That I want to be and I want to do

Whatever You’d like of me

I have just one more thing to ask

Please tell me what that would be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt – One-Way Street

Prompt:  Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?

Thinking that it would be actually possible to do this; travel back in time or into the future made me think. Would I want to go back to a certain period in my life, and actually re-do it, possibly better than I did the first time around?

Maybe I could raise my children better,  maybe I would choose a different job; or maybe even choose not to get married and have a less complicated life.  Maybe heartaches that I’ve had at different times would just not happen. There are so many areas that I could change, knowing what my choices have brought to me.

On the other hand, if I chose to go into the future it would be exciting and maybe by doing so I could by-pass a lot of current problems. I would see how my grandchildren grew up, and whether they got married and had children of their own. I would see how the world has developed and what the results were of wars that are going on currently.

I’ve decided that I would not use this time machine at all. My life is what it is. It’s what brought me to where I am today and shaped me physically, emotionally and spiritually.  With all that has taken place, I would not change a thing. I may have had times of difficulty, or times those I love have disappointed me, and most certainly times I have disappointed others but it’s all part of me…. it’s made me who I am…. who God I believe wants me to be.

As far as going into the future, I would not want to do that either. What will be will be, and I don’t want to know what lays ahead. I will take one day at a time and face the future that way and put it in the Lord’s hands.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Just A Few Christmas Thoughts

I’ve blogged a lot in this past few days, more than I have been doing lately because my heart has been troubled, but I’m not going to go into why. Not tonight, not on this day before the most wonderful night of the year. The night a small child was born in a little town of Bethlehem. A birth that would change the lives and hearts of many over hundreds and hundreds of years.

There are those that I blog with who aren’t Christians and then there are those who aren’t sure about the reality of that birth. They are my friends and I don’t base that friendship on whether or not they believe as I do.

But I must also be true to who I am and what I believe, especially at this time of year. Regardless of what trials or hurt I am experiencing, tomorrow is a day of celebration for me, and the world and all of its’ issues cannot rob me of the joy in remembering who came into the world that night over 2000 years ago.

Faith is not just a word, but a way of life. I have a basis for that faith because during my life Jesus has become real to me in so many ways. There have been joys, but there have been many sorrows and while going through some of those sad or even grieving times I may not have understood the reasons, but I have had my answers when I was in the right moment to receive them. There were things in my life that happened because of our human frailties, either my own or those of others. We all make choices, we all then have consequences to those choices; some good and some bad…. I was going to say and ‘some not so good’…. but to be honest there were some bad consequences. But it’s all okay, because it makes us who we are and in my case without some of those ‘not so good’ trials or consequences, I wouldn’t be here today and wouldn’t have had the chance to experience some of the greatest joys there is on this earth.

I didn’t mean to sound theological… I didn’t. I’m just sitting here 12:30 am late Monday night, and feeling the need to express myself.

A few words of a song that has come to mind maybe says how I feel…… “Great is Thy faithfulness, great is Thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see,… All I have needed Thy hand hath provided… Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me”.

God’s faithfulness…. my reason for my ‘faith’.

Merry Christmas and God Bless!…..  Diane

p.s. I will just add that a fellow blogger, rarasaurs has a blog set up for Christmas Day where bloggers who may be having a difficult Christmas or are alone, can find someone to chat with ……. CAC  ‘Company for Christmas.’ It is intended to be non-political and non-religious as everyone is welcome. I will be there hopefully 11-12 Christmas Day and maybe later in the evening. If anyone else is interested you can visit the site by following this link.

There is a Difference

I’m sorry but there’s just one more point regarding the ‘move’ that has been on my mind and I’d like to share.

In all that we’ve gone through in the past two months with moving something has become evident to me.

There is a difference between depression and being just plain tired, frustrated and somewhat discouraged. I believe that we were meant to move and  things are coming together. But if I look at the difficulties that came about during this process I could think that we had made a mistake and that we were going against God’s will.  Not only were there a lot of last-minute errors and confusion but the work involved was far more than we would ever have imagined. I know that many of you were praying for us during this time, and so at the time I wasn’t sure why all these things were happening.

Our patience was tried so many times with the situation and even between my husband and I. We downsized to a Mobile Home as we didn’t want to go into an apartment. This was hard work to decide what to do with all of our excesses. Even this brought about a conflict because of a misunderstanding between us and another member of our family. It was cleared up so that there was not any irreparable damage done, but it is only one more factor in the process.

Because of the tension my nerves did get the better of me and others noticed this as well. I had the distinct impression that some thought I was headed for depression again. I voiced this to my husband and said it bothered me because I knew the difference between what I was experiencing and ‘depression’. He tried to console me and said that he didn’t believe it to be the case and not to worry about it. But I must say that for a very short period of time, I wondered if they were right.

I now know that while I am so very tired…because of the move but also because I have been feeling an extreme fatigue since the spring….that indeed ‘depression’ is not present in my being. There is not the despair that goes with it.  Some of you know that I have M.S. and I definitely believe that there is a flare-up because the fatigue is the same as I felt when I first was diagnosed and the move just exacerbated it.

I guess this post is just to clear my mind and to say that those who have suffered from depression and have climbed as far out of it as I have, may need to trust a little more that even though there are times we may think we are falling back ….we aren’t. We’re just human and we can have bad days (or in this case,  months) like anyone else.

And as far as the prayers that were said on our behalf…don’t think for a moment that God wasn’t with us. Because every problem we had, was solved. If God hadn’t been with us, all of them could have potentially been more of a concern than they were. When we ran into a difficult situation we prayed and asked Him to help us find a solution and without fail He most certainly did. Life is not always easy and Christians are no different from anyone else.

The only difference is that we had the Lord to see us through.  I thought this scripture was relevant.

Proverbs 3:5-8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.

Credit Report

I received this as an email and thought it was worth posting….Diane                          

  MY CREDIT REPORT

If my life was a credit report and I was trying to obtain salvation,

based on my score I wouldn’t get it.

My history shows that I’ve been delinquent in praise, past due in prayer, my
 worship has been in collections and I’ve missed a few payments (tithes)
or only paid half (you know how we put $20 in the basket and feel like
 we’ve done God a favor). Not to mention that my debt (sin) to income
 (blessings) ratio is too high.

BUT I thank God that I was able to file bankruptcy (repentance) and
it cleared me of all of my debt (sin). Now I have a co-signer (Jesus)
whose score is FLAWLESS… Not one blemish (sin) on his report.

So now…. I QUALIFY for EVERYTHING! Most importantly I’ve inherited
eternal life and I didn’t have to put one penny down.

All of my closing costs were covered when Jesus laid down His life for
me!!!! I hear that my future home has all of the upgrades too.

Hardwood floors
? Please!! I’ll be walking on gold! : – )

Thank You Lord
for Your unmerited mercy, grace & favor!!

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding’
(Proverbs 3:5 NLT).