Blogger Recognition Award 9.18.18

“For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name,
because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.”
– Mark 9:41 KJV

“Cast not away therefore your confidence,
which hath great recompence of reward.”
– Hebrews 10:35 KJV

“But without faith it is impossible to please him:
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
– Hebrews 11:6 KJV

Dear Lord, You have sent my dear friend and sister in Christ… Jessy…  to bring me a cup of water in the midst of a dry land… a weary land… of a journey that is You and me. It may be personal, but You still use Your people to encourage me along the way…. to refresh my weary soul. Jessy (aka txjessy) of F.A.B. Faith and Books has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.  You have used her to help me not cast away my confidence, which has a great reward that You tell me I need. I trust Your word in Mark 9:41 that she will not lose her reward for bringing that cup of water even in this award. I fully believe in Your promises of Hebrews 11:6 because You are a rewarder in just being who You are! ❤blogger-recognition-awardThank you, Jessy, for the nomination! I praise the Lord for your constant flow of encouragement. May the Lord continue to bless you and your blog! God loves you!


The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 or more other bloggers for this award.
6. Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and leave a link to your post.


My Brief Story on How This Blog Began:
Lord, You gave me this blog originally as a private place to come talk to You… one on one… just between You and me. Then You led me to encourage a family friend who was going through a hard time by doing her challenge on WordPress, and You encouraged me to trust You by opening my settings to public. You have since then amazed me in what You choose to do with this blog (which is Yours), and the blog for the poetry You have allowed me to write through the years. Not all of the poetry is pleasant, but You assure me it is a part of YOUR testimony in my life. And so I leave it to You to do Your will with.

Two Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers:
1. Write what you want, when you want (or not), in your time. It’s your blog!
2. God loves you!


“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”
– Proverbs 3:27 KJV

My Nominees:
Simply Chronically Ill
The Graced Citizen
Tamie’s Alcove
Help From Heaven
Unshakable Hope
Therapy Bits
Grace, Grit, and Glitter
Missionary Gamer
One Stone Away
Beholding Him Ministries
The Word
Following Him Beside Still Waters
Rashell Bud
Teen, Meet God
Becoming His Tapestry
Pure Glory
Alethea’s Mind
Walking With the Way
Invisibly Me

Congratulations to all the nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate. If you do, please do not feel rushed! Just wanted you to know you are thought of and prayed for!

God loves you!

 

Look Up

Lord, Facebook reminded me of this memory from 2 years ago when you gave me a theme for 2016 when the New Year rolled around. You told me to make no resolutions. Just to Look Up… every day… whatever may come my way… Look Up. And see you coming for me… maybe today… eventually! You have not forgotten me. You ARE coming for me… some day. ❤ You gave me a verse.

“And when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up,

and lift up your heads;
for your redemption draweth nigh.”

– Luke 21:28 KJV 

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So I made this for my Facebook Cover Photo to remind me, and to motivate me. I am so glad that I listened to you! I fell in love with your sky… the firmament where you watch me from on high. I began to see you so much more. Our conversations became so much sweeter, more personal than ever, and added such depth to our relationship while I developed a desire to fly!

“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove!
for then would I fly away, and be at rest.”
– Psalm 55:6 KJV 

8.15.17.2 Self Care Challenge, Day 14 Treat Day

When I see your clouds so high in the sky, I am envious that they could linger around in the sky, so close to you, and floating in the midst of your beautiful creation.  I wish I could just spread my wings and soar. But you remind one day I will.

“then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
– 1 Thessalonians 4:17 KJV

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Sometimes you delighted me with nice surprises like this double rainbow. Ever so faint, but I could see it as you brought to mind 2 Kings 2:9.

“And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”
– 2 Kings 2:9 KJV

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One of my favorite nights was on our best date night we had this last year of 2017. For while the theme was given for 2016, I fell in love with looking up into your firmament and seeing you every moment of the day. All of these pictures in this post were 2017.

Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” 
– Psalm 37:4 KJV
“For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty,
and shalt lift up thy face unto God.”
– Job 22:26 KJV

And you are a God who delights in giving us the desires of our heart… when they are desires that you have put there. By following you in Looking Up, I gained a desire to want to see more of you. You took a lot of fears and anxieties, and turned them into joys and delights. And by continuing to follow you in faith, I heard your whisper drawing me to my front row seat of My Fireworks in July. Again, your word was my guide. You wanted me to believe you are a rewarder… and you are! ❤

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
– Hebrews 11:6 KJV