Visit One Stop For Writers

Daily Seeds

Seeds of Grace

Have You Considered?

News. Media. Facebook and phone calls The last few days have all been geared up around one thing; Irma. Hurricane Irma has reared her ugly head and is brewing up a storm to destroy anything in her path. Meteorologist have tried to predict just where she is going and where she will land. Residents of Flordia, Georgia, North and South Carolina are bunkering down or scurrying to get out of town to flee from her dreadful wrath and unknown catastrophic devastation. 

But, do we still have time as the Body of Christ to pray and move the hand of God to turn her away?

Let me share what happened last night and you make the decision?.

After reading this and reading that and discussing all possibilities of what if this, and what if that, I just needed to pause my mind like many others.  I decided to grab my bible, snuggle under the warm covers, and read a few Psalms to be able to fall asleep. So, I did my usual routine; Bible, flashlight, hop in bed. But tonight was different. Very different from many other nights. 

I did get my bible. I did lay it on the bed and turn my flashlight on. But, when I went over to flick off the lights ... I turned around you'll never believe what I saw!

thumbnail_FullSizeRender (1).jpg

It was Irma!

staring me in the face!

Right on my bedroom wall... There She Was... IRMA! How, How could this be... 

Well, it was my flashlight projecting on the wall like nothing I'd ever seen before... Chills ran up and down my spine. "Lovey, Lovey, come in here... you must see this..." I called out to my husband. Although it was about midnight, it was as if day to me.

Then the Lord began to speak as I fell to my knees beside the bed. "What is her name?"

"Irma," I answered.

"What is Mine?" 

"The Lord God. Jehova Jehira," and on and on I went.

"And Whose name is higher," He asked.

"Yours," I quickly answered.

"Then speak it. proclaim it and decree it and declare it." He replied.

So on and on I went in prayer for the next whatever time it was. When I finally got into bed, I asked Him what shall I read. Maybe a Psalm to fall asleep. I heard him tenderly speak to my spirit, "Job."

Oh no, I thought. Can't it be Esther, the book that comes just before JobI really don't want to go to Job tonight. If you know the book of Job, you can understand what I was thinking. But as I turned the page, another unexplainable sight ...

 

thumbnail_IMG_5320.jpg

 

 

 

Chills!

 I don't know when I wrote that, but with no date beside it, somewhere along the way, this is what the Lord had shown me. Satan has had a conversation with God just like he did when he asked to sift Job like wheat. "Does Job/ USA, fear God for nothing?" Satan replied. "Have You not put a hedge around him and his household and everything He has?" (Job 1:9 NIV)

As you continue reading we see what happened. Satan asked for the right to strip Job of everything he had just to see if he would continue to praise God through it. 

Here we are. We are on the verge of the most horrible devastation catastrophe that the USA has ever seen. But will we call out to God while we have time and cry out for His Mercy. To praise Him for Who He is and decree with me that His name is higher and greater than any other name and beseech Him to turn the hand of Irma,(which in her character is indecivisness.) Study her name and it says she can't even decide what to have for lunch! 

Well if she can't decide what to have for lunch, can we believe that she still does not even know where she is headed?

Let us not waste another minute. Let us turn off the television and get on our knees... Let us call out to the one who has the power and the only power to stop the ugly monster before we experience a devastation like we've never seen before!

Let us call upon the name of Jesus and cry out to Him to save our great country; The United States of America!

Shod My Feet With What?

When my world seems to be falling apart, how am I supposed to shod my feet with the gospel of peace? 

The kids are wearing out my name, "MOM!" ... The house needs this and that... Meals need to be prepared even if I'm not the one who's hungry. And yes, then there are family, friends and finances too, So many things in life that all crave for a part of me and what am I supposed to shod my feet with? Peace you say, really?

I know I've read it over and over.  I've heard it in numerous sermons. And yes, I've even studied it in Bible Study groups, but how? How do I shod my feet with the Gospel of peace when the world is whirl-winding around me?

While I was having lunch with a friend a few weeks ago, she asked me a question. A very serious one at that, "Is anyone really happy?" A very legitimate question I would say, wouldn't you? 

I bet you're wondering how I answered that. Well, before I opened my mouth, I kinda wondered what I'd say too. "Only with Christ in the center can anyone of us be happy."

Don't you just love it when the Holy Spirit takes over? But in all reality, it's the truth. We can never be happy or attempt to walk in peace without Christ. The world as we know it bears too many burdens and too much pain ... And, no matter how we look up to people  and love them to the moon and back, no one is perfect. 

So, the only way to truly be happy and to walk in peace no matter what we are facing is to have Christ at the center and look to Him. In John 14:27 Jesus clearly states," Peace I leave with you; my peace I give youI do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

I know how many times I've tried to juggle so many things or believed that I was somebody's savior, only to end up in a web of stress. It's only when I get to the end of my rope and finally sit before the Lord, do I find relief. Over and over, I can hear Him speak to my aching heart, "Let go. Give it to Me and be at peace."

Yep. There it is. That word, peace... and just as Jesus said. Not as the world gives, but through giving it to Him. When we let go, when we let God handle our situation, will the peace finally flow like a river from Him, through Him and for His glory ... Amen. Amen. and Amen. 

Eph: 6 13-17(NASB), Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.  Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

Love Casts Its Shadow

 Are you looking for love? Do you feel unloved?

In This Holy Season of the year, let us remember what Christ did for you. What He did for me. Let this Easter season draw you to a more intimate relationship with Jesus and the Father God like never, ever before.

Victory
             

He rode into Jerusalem
on a donkey one day.
As the crowd waved their palm fronds
once He passed by their way.

They chanted, "Hosanna,"
to Their Lord and Their King.
With no way of knowing
what the next day would bring.

The crimson road lay hidden
as laughter swept through the air.
Who could have understood
The Master’s taunting stare?

Although His days were numbered
death shadowed at His side.
Soon this crowd would witness
 the day their Savior died.

Therefore as we enter
into this holy time of year.
Let us walk the walk of Calvary
With Jesus ever so near.

Let us listen for His heart beat
as we sit still in prayer.
And hear the Savior’s story
of what He chose to bear.

Then when the words are sounded,
"The stone's been rolled away."
We’ll understand the fullness
of The Father’s Love that day!

            

The Potter's Wheel

Have you ever felt like your world is spinning out of control? Like it's going round and round and no matter what you do it just won't stop?

Well, you're not alone. Let me take a snippet from my book and give you a bit of encouragement for today. Page 118 from my Devotional reads, 

"God sees everything around you. He hears your heart's cry in the dead of  night. He knows your hurt and even your loneliness.

How we praise Him., dearly beloved, that even when we feel we are at the end of our rope, or we feel like we are no good to others, God let's us know we are worth something to Him.

So, in whatever you are facing today. Whatever is causing your world to spin out of control, may I give a word of hope, God is there for you. He is but a word away. Call upon Him today. Ask Him to be in the center of it all and see what He can do. 

And, if you'd like to read more, grab a copy of my book, Daily Seeds / Seeds of Grace @ amazon.com, digital or printed.

God's riches blessings,

Del

We Build A Church

Jesus calls us to be His hands and feet. What greater joy than to serve Him and serve in His Kingdom.

I have been a part of our CBS (Community Bible Study) in Vero Beach for the past ten years. For a few of those years, I volunteered to teach in the children’s department. This one little guy, Joseph, was so cute. He definitely stole my heart.

He loved to build with our light-weight building blocks. The devotion titled We Build A Church was serving at CBS with little Joseph one day.

Enjoy the read and always remember, that — “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain.”

Psalm 127:1