He Has Come to Dwell

My Lord and Savior, my Love of My Life! You cause me to fall more and more in love with You each day… and night! 😉

You and I were having alone time, and I was trying to bring my troubles to You in ink. So many times You whisper You’re ready to write, and in between that which vies for my mind and my desire to only give You perfection, I often times tend to tear it up. But this morning as I began to write this poem, something was starting to speak to me. And there You were… the Watchman! From the moment You arrived on the scene to the title You would give me in the last line, the message was clear… You are here to dwell.  ❤

He Has Come to Dwell

Memories that linger,
But not for their pleasure.
They stay at length,
But not for good measure.
Days that were endless
Remind me they’re long gone,
But nights that were relentless
Seem to stay strong.
Nightmares and visions,
Unwelcomed and uninvited
Keep me and serenity
Cruelly divided.
But there is a Watchman
Who guards at my chest.
My racing heart beat
Sends Him on a quest.
Angry with evil
For choking my world,
My Knight arrives
And draws His sword.
Peace, love,
And renewing thoughts.
My Savior has won
The battle He fought.
He has returned my night
And my sleep as well.
I’ve no more to fear.
He has come to dwell.

11.14.2018 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

PS. You gave me the words to write this poem then had me think on Your hymn…
How Can I Fear With Jesus? by Ron Hamilton. As I began to sing it, I was in awe of how similar they were. It’s always been one of my favorite songs You led me to, but I have not listened to it in quite a bit.

How Can I Fear With Jesus? by Ron Hamilton

When shadows fall and the night covers all
There are things that my eyes cannot see.
I never fear, for the Savior is near.
My LORD abides with me!

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

When I’m alone and I face the unknown
And I fear what the future may be,
I can depend on the strength of my Friend!
He walks along with me.

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

Jesus is King! He controls everything!
He is with me each night and each day.
I trust my soul to the Savior’s control;
He drives all fear away!

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

You make me fall more and more in love with You each day.
No matter what comes (and it inevitably will),
it will have to face You, my faithful Savior who has come to dwell! ❤

The TMI Tag 1.30.18

How interesting, Lord. You have allowed Lovely A of Discovering Your Happiness to tag me in The TMI Tag. Thank you, Lovely Anita, for thinking of me. This tag is as interesting and intriguing as your site, filled with answers to so many questions. 😉 God loves you!

  1. WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WEARING?
    clothes 😉
  2. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
    Yes
  3. DID YOU EVER HAVE A TERRIBLE BREAKUP?
    Yes
  4. HOW OLD ARE YOU?
    knocking on 50
  5. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    taller than average, but not enough to be considered tall
  6. HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?
    too much
  7. DO YOU HAVE ANY PIERCINGS?
    yes
  8. DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS?
    No
  9. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?
    chocolate milk
  10. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG?
    right now it’s King of My Heart by Kutless 
  11. WHAT’S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
    I don’t do astrology.
  12. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SHOWER?
    15-20 mins
  13. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SHOW?
    preaching
  14. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND?
    Red Letters right now
  15. SOMETHING YOU REALLY MISS?
    being smaller/healthier 
  16. WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE SAD?
    to my Lord and Savior ❤
  17. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GET READY IN THE MORNING?
    30 mins to 1 hour
  18. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A PHYSICAL FIGHT?
    unfortunately
  19. WHAT TURNS YOU ON?
    a genuine love for the Lord ❤
  20. WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?
    the lack of a relationship with the Lord 
  21. QUALITY YOU LOOK FOR IN A PARTNER?
    Christ focused instead of self focused
  22. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
    lavender
  23. LOUD MUSIC OR SOFT?
    soft
  24. FAVORITE QUOTE?
    God loves you! ❤
  25. FAVORITE ACTOR?
    Kirk Cameron
  26. DO YOU HAVE ANY FEARS? WHAT THEY ARE?
    Yes… quite a few…
    but fearing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge
  27. WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU CRY?
    the movie LION
  28. MEANING BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?
    gaillovesgod means I ❤ God!
  29. LAST TIME YOU SAID YOU LOVED SOMEONE?
    To my son
  30. LAST BOOK YOU READ?
    sad to say Love by Lang Leav… very disappointing… didn’t like it at all 
  31. THE BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?
    -Jesus Led, I Simply Followed by Blanca Mesias Miller (long time close friend),
    Hearts of Fire: Eight Women in the Underground Church and Their Stories of Costly Faith by The Voice of the Martyrs forward by Gracia Burnham,
    -as well as my daily reading of the Holy Bible: Authorized King James Version
  32. LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED?
    McLintock (John Wayne movie)
  33. LAST PLACE YOU WERE?
    right here
  34. LAST SPORT YOU PLAYED?
    sack race
  35. WHO’S THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO?
    the Lord
  36. LAST SONG YOU SANG?
    Does Jesus Care? (hymn)
  37. FAVORITE CHAT UP LINE?
    God loves you!
  38. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    no
  39. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE PERSON YOU LAST TEXTED?
    friends
  40. FAVORITE FOOD?
    spasagna and ice-cream
  41. PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT?
    Australia
  42. WHAT’S THE LAST TIME YOU KISSED SOMEONE?
    my son
  43. LAST TIME YOU WERE INSULTED?
    family pettiness
  44. FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SWEET?
    Chocolate
  45. WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?
    very little piano
  46. FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY?
    I don’t have any.
  47. LAST TIME YOU HUNG OUT WITH ANYONE?
    watching TV with my stepdad

WHO SHOULD ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS NEXT? TAG THEM……
Because these questions are so personal (Too Much Information) and so lengthy, I will leave the tagging up to you, the reader. PLEASE TAG YOURSELF if you want to do them.
Otherwise, thanks for putting up with my post of answering them.

What To Do If You’re Tagged:
You can participate if you want, if not, you can totally decline it.
Mention the person who tagged you.
Answer the questions from above.
Let the person you tagged know by commenting in their post.

Sunshine Blogger Award 1.18.18

img_0972-e1516061975934“Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory.
 Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory.
 Rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory.
 Children of the Lord.”
Rise and Shine (the Arky, Arky Song), Children’s song

“Turn your light on. Turn your light on. It’s important that you shine, shine shine.
 Turn your light on. Turn your light on. It’s important that you shine, shine shine.”
Turn Your Light On, Children’s song

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
 This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
 This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
 Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine.”
This Little Light of Mine, lyrics by Harry Dixon Loes

How can I see the word Sunshine, especially as an award, and NOT think of these songs, Dear Lord. An award that is meant to shine light on this blog and give glory to the owner/author or the content therein. Yet it is all You! You gave me this blog, and the whispers that have created the words each time. I praise Your Holy name for shining glory on Your whispers, and giving glory that I can completely shine on You! Turning YOUR light on! I’m gonna let it shine as much as the Holy Spirit will allow! 🙂

“The sun comes up. It’s a new day dawning.
  It’s time to sing Your song again.
 Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me.
 Let me be singing when the evening comes.”
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), lyrics by Jonas Myrin / Matt Redman

And of course it brings to mind the more common song.

“You are my sunshine. You are my sunshine.
 You make me happy when skies are gray.
 You’ll never know dear how much I love you.
 Please don’t take my sunshine away.”
You Are My Sunshine, lyrics by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell

Lord, You share Your sunshine with me again through Lovely A of Discovering Your Happiness!  “Thank you, Lovely Anita, for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I absolutely think of you with sunshine! You are my sunshine! You make me and so many others happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know how much the dear Lord has allowed you so much love through so many of us… but especially Him! ❤
Please don’t ever take it away!” ❤


The Rules:

  • Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog..

My Questions:

  • What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?
    Anytime I have left God! Don’t do anything without Him!
  •  Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
    enjoyable hobby
  •  How would you describe your blogging style?
    Sharing God’s whispers
  • What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
    Asking Jesus to be my Savior ❤
  • What do you do in your spare time?
    write, puzzles, read, listen to or sing hymns and gospel songs, color
  • What would be your ideal working environment?
    Being wherever God wanted me to be, doing His will 🙂
  • Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
    Miss Lovely from Discovering Your Happiness is the obvious answer, if you read my blogs and comments. The Lord used her 21 Self Care Challenge to keep me motivated and active. Not only was she like a life coach, but her genuine interest in wanting to see what I post next, asking me to tag, required me learning things that now help me so much.
  • How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
    Lord willing, I follow whatever time, energy, and wording God gives.
  • Sweet or Savoury?
    sweet
  • Coffee or Hot Chocolate?
    Hot chocolate (I don’t even like coffee)
  • Summer or Winter
    summer

My Nominees:
The Word
Becoming His Tapestry
Dreamer’s Outlet
Justified and Redeemed
Sharing in the Lord
Heart of the Journey
Sim’s Jollies and Jaunts
Not Easily Broken
Lea’s Spiritual Journey
The Showers of Blessings

10 Questions for the Nominees:
1. How are you doing?
2. How are things at work/school/home?
3. What song(s) does the word Sunshine make you think of?
4. What’s Your Favorite hymn?
5. Do you have a favorite number?
6. What color is your hair… originally? 😉 (You can share your current hair color.) lol
7. What is your favorite bible book?
8. Who is your favorite bible character?
9. What makes you excited?
10. Do you know how much God loves you? ❤ Because He does! ❤

May God bless each one of you with His favor in your life and with your blog. May you seek Him and delight in Him. Congrats on your Sunshine Blogger Award! Please don’t feel obligated to participate. If you do, no rush! Do it in your time, your way! I just wanted to shine a little light on you and your blog! Praise God!

Thank you again Miss Lovely for the nomination! Congratulations on yours! 🙂 
Me and God love you, my dear Croatian Australia sister!

Thank you again, too, my Lord and Savior! ❤ The Sunshine of my life! 🙂