The Pattern

The Pattern

To my dear child of anguish

It was not me who punished

To my dear child of tears

It is I who takes away your fears

Do you hear me my child of doubt?

Wasn’t it I who flourished your drought?

I ask of you again to come to me

I can indeed again set you free!

The chains that hold you, can you see

That you are the one who holds the key

I will remind you again and again

Just like I told you when all the world began

I will not leave you to suffer

The pain you feel, I will buffer

Don’t you know the stripes on my back

Are they ones you will be able to lack

It was I who suffered the greatest suffering

So you would know, you were the one I was covering.

Sadly, you must suffer on this world

But, there will be a day where it will not be twirled

And just as I promised, I will come back

All sin will cease, and there will be no more black.

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I am.

|| Morning Devotions ||
– I am. –
“I am” is a statement of being. It is an affirmation of a perceived state. It is not the truth; rather, it is a declaration of perception.
“I am cold” does not mean your body is cold. It is a statement that your body, which is always warm, perceives coldness.
“I am unloveable” is a statement that you perceive a lack of love. It is not the truth of who you are. As my divine expression, you are love and therefore always loveable.

This day, remember that your “I am” declarations are only your perceived state, which is not always the same as the truth. The truth is that you are loved, blessed, limitless, and abundant.
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This reminds me of a time when I was in school, and I was having a very discouraging time, and I sincerely wanted to give up, I believed I wasn’t strong, smart, or capable of even one day being a leader, I was just down in the dumps. And I remember I was sitting in class, feeling alone, and Fred stepped out to see what was going on. I began to weep and pour out all my problems to Fred. I spoke about who I thought I was, and what he said to me was simple, and heart wrenching. “Who does God say you are? You’re a Daughter of Christ, and everything you say you are, is not matching with the truth.” Those words have stuck with me, and I am reminded of them every time I doubt myself, and the purpose God has given me.

***Today, let us align our “I am” statements with the truth.”

and Thank you Fred! 🙂

#devotions #Truth #Godisgoodmyfriends

Don’t Stop.

Don’t change who you are because of fear. Don’t compromise your morals because of persecution. Stand strong for Him who gave us the strength to stand. We don’t suffer to just feel pain, we suffer to learn strength. We are not alone, nor will we ever be. His promises are true, and his mercy still triumphs over all. Keep going. Don’t give up!

Vulnerability

As I lay in bed, I found myself restless. I’ve been under some stress recently and I feel I have not surrendered it to God. When I finally realized this, I began to feel a tug on my chest, I feel as if I’ve been numb to feelings, but then I began to tear up… God spoke to me about a sermon I spoke on Thursday…even in our times of struggles, begin to speak truth to ourselves. Feed your mind what it needs. My mind does not need isolation. My mind should not be deprived of food, and buried away. It needs to be exposed, it needs to be cared for. When I allow myself to grab hold of this truth, I find that God seems closer to me, as if keeping these things inside pushed him away. Vulnerability is the key to change. Vulnerability is the key to a working relationship. God always comes through to remind me of his truths, and promises. I am amazed by His love…

Unmovable.

Right now in my life there is good and there is bad. Unfortunately, in any human beings life, it seems to me that the mind tends to reply negative experiences rather than good experiences most of the time. However, I believe there is a way to change this outcome. I was reading Philippians 4:8,9. Here Paul writes,

 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you”

You see right in these verses, Paul is speaking about a mindset and the importance of keeping it healthy. Paul wrote this when he was in prison while in Rome. In the midst of Paul’s own trial, he uses it to proclaim the Gospel message to anyone he comes by. Paul kept his mind healthy, he kept his eyes on God. I believe this adds so much weight to this passage. Not only does Paul give his audience a piece of heavenly wisdom, he also does this in a way for us to understand what he is facing at this time of writing. This brings me to understand, I am not alone in this. So I should stop worrying about the “what ifs” and the “whys.” Instead I can speak words of determination, words that will help me move towards a better future. Stop living in the past and start living in the present.

\\ I can move on \\ I can forgive \\ There is hope\\ I can change \\

Instead of rereading the same story over and over again, begin reading a new one. Allow Jesus to renew your thinking. Understand that because Jesus is your cornerstone, your foundation in which you build yourself upon, that you cannot be moved. Speak life into your life instead of death. Feed your mind words of love, truth, honesty, worth! I believe when we allow ourselves to gain control of our minds we will find that getting through adversity will become easier, and the burden will become lighter. Trust that God is capable of changing you, changing the words you speak, and the way you think. He is a God of miracles, miracles that we are all in need of, so why not trust in Him. 

I know I can rely on you…

In the midst of my struggles where I just feel completely helpless, where all people can tell me is the things they don’t like about me. My heart feels like it is going to burst and my mind is running wild. I honestly feel like I’m going to just throw up my tears because my eyes can’t hold all of them. My body feels limp and just moving my head up is a challenge. However, I know I can rely on you. You are the one in the midst of this blurry life, who gives me just what I need to see the beauty in it. My Father, you hold my hand, as if I am a little child, and you are guiding me and laying me in greener pastures. My God of the universe, I know I can rely on you.

He knows me.

In a time of loss and confusion, I pushed Him away. I felt Him tug at me and encourage me but I pushed Him away. Now I am looking for something that will just fill this gapping hole directly in the center of my chest. Maybe I’ll find it in Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube. I felt content for a temporary amount of time, but that soon faded. I would lay in my bed, and every part of me was screaming out the answer I needed. And I pushed it away.

I would go to people for their comfortable and encouraging words. However, just like what happened with Facebook, I was left empty. I was beginning to become an addict to media and ventured off to find affirmation with words of this world. At the end of the day I was left in my bed again with my soul screaming at me. And my thoughts hollered,”Someone Help Me!”

His voice calmly spoke to me, a song I once listened to. “Come out of hiding, your safe here with me. You don’t have to hide the things I already see…” Tears poured from my eyes, my chest tightened. After all those attempts to find something that would fill the hole that I created in my chest. I felt healing. I felt safe. I felt loved.