Faith

Steadily and Confidently. -today’s Bread.

How many times have you said to yourself or out loud to others, “Gosh, where did the time go?  Gosh, the year went by so fast!, or, “Man, so much to do, but, so little time!”.  And, we all know why we say that!  Because we are always on the go!  Our list of “duties” is never ending.  And, if you deal with anxiety, then, whew…”If I don’t keep on moving along down my list, then, the anxiety is going to kick in, and, who wants that?!”

But, you know what?  When we remain constantly on the go, we’re missing out on the every day “conversations” that we could be having with Papa.  You know, the guy that gives us strength, focus, confidence.  Whoa.  The Tortoise and the Hare fable just came to mind.  ;).  Maybe it really is the ‘slow and steady’ that really do win the race.

Our “duties”, if you will, aren’t going away, but, as we move through our days and tackle our responsibilities, are we doing them with grace…with peace…and, steadily?  They will get done.  They always do.  It would be silly to miss out on Papa’s signs that help us as we are having to make the hundreds of daily decisions.  The more we LISTEN, the more we “obey”, the more rewards we’ll reap…we’ll have the confidence needed to successfully manage ourselves while on our path.  We’ll be more conscientious of our choices and more certain of what needs to get done, the steps that are needed to take, the turns to make and/or the stillness that is required at a particular moment(s).

Do you take the time to remain still in between “duties”?  Let His love and power be heard, please.  He’s the one to provide the answers we’re looking for.

Your friend,

Lisa

P.S.

Please do not let too many people’s opinions affect your decision making too much.  We really ought to listen to The One and Only.  He really does know what’s best.

 

Psalm 46:1 – 11     The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress.

“Heavenly Father, we bring our noisy lives and our cluttered minds to You so that we can learn to be still and know that You are God.”

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Faith

How Surprisingly Quick It Can Change! ~Today’s Bread.

Isn’t it so nice knowing that Papa is with us every step of the way, even though it feels like we’re all alone?  This gives us reassurance and hope, doesn’t it?  It gives us that little extra push to stay strong, focused and drawn to the light.  The darkest times of our lives really are only temporary, so we have to remain on the ride that will eventually bring us joy and fulfillment.

Look at it this way…Our lives are like light bulbs turning on and off.  Sometimes we feel bright and shiny and other times, well…not so much.  When we apply grace in each and every one of our “moves”/decisions it helps us to remain calm and patient.  Papa always shows himself at just the right time.  Miracles happen.  And, He really does answer prayers.  It is our job to JUST KEEP THE FAITH.  Period.

It wasn’t until my late twenties, early thirties, that I really began “tuning in” and paying attention to God’s miracles, big and small and all those in between.  There is constant communication going on between the Big Guy and us if we choose to take the time to analyze our experiences and situations that we go through and then take the time to analyze which ones bring upon joy and happiness versus…:(.

One thing is for sure, and, through my readings and watching YouTube videos, is that when we begin talking about a certain something or someone and when a smile naturally happens and we feel awakened, then, we ought to nurture that thought or someone.  This or these gives us a focal point, sorta speak, to help us through our darkest times.

It would be a shame to do the latter…to exert our energies towards things or people that deplete us, that are out of our control and that don’t awaken our truest, most authentic selves.

I love you.  Our dark times are real and, are not going away, but, they are only temporary.  Papa is there to turn on our light.

~Lisa

Remember:  There’s a bright side to EVERY situation!  Stay there!

Esther 8:11 – 17     For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Our surprising God often shows His presence when we least expect Him.

Faith

Good Grief! At Least It’s Only Temporary ~Our Bread

You know, life can be so confusing and leave you constantly trying to figure out things because we feel so strongly about something or for someone.  And, we just don’t get the answers fast enough, making us feel impatient, anxious, uneasy, conflicted.  But, when we do this, what we aren’t doing is practicing patience, self-fulfillment and contentment.  Does this make any sense whatsoever?  That leaves us with the big fat obvious answer, NO.  But, we do it anyway. 

Thank goodness and good grief!  Our moments of grief (and, anything negative for that matter) is only temporary IF we practice a little self control and live peacefully on our “canoe ride” in the middle of the “ocean”…hold on tight when it gets a little rough, kick back, relax and smile when there is stillness.  Maybe we want to get “there” faster, but, isn’t the wind on our feet, the sun peeking through the clouds amongst nature’s music pure bliss?

Sounds kinda poetic, right?  😛

I think the key is to put out the right vibrations that will then travel through space and bring back to you similar vibrations.  Depending on what are you “asking” (lit or darkened energy), will determine what is received in return.  When we take the time to truly focus in on this simple, yet powerful fact, we are gaining strength since we’ll then stay more conscientious on our word choice, prayer time and personal behaviors…putting our energy towards what we would like to personally manifest.  We can thank Jesus, and so many more for leaving a beautiful, loving legacy behind that we count on regularly to help us through as we “travel” along our own personal journeys.

So, thankfully, and, with the utmost appreciation and love towards those beautiful souls still floating and blessing us each and every day, we know that our grievances that we experience are temporary.  Love and beauty do surround us.  We just have to stop and smell the roses.

Let me leave you with this:

All the best,

Lisa

“Dear Lord, we long to be in Your presence, especially when we face pain and sorrow.  Yet You have not left us on our own.  The Holy Spirit lives within us – and gives us joy.”

John 16:16 – 22     You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Faith

We Are Awesome Sauces! Our Bread…

BraverStrongerPurer.  More peaceful and lovingLess Selfish.  This is what Papa wants for us as we go on our journey of life.

His single-minded purpose is our maturity.’

It’s interesting, because as we age, we learn more and more about ourselves…what we like, what we don’t, not afraid to say no…no longer fearing what others might think.  In my head, I’ve always wanted to blend in, afraid to disagree and state my opinion because I always wanted to be viewed as a “team player”…the one who’s flexible, positive, easy going.  I suppose part of the reason,too, was/is because I am afraid to speak in front of my peers, especially in a large group setting.  But, I’m pleased with my “evolution” over the last year or so…it’s getting a little easier…

When there’s passion in our opinions, don’t we feel more confident to speak freely our beliefs?  We’re being true to ourselves, right?  Isn’t that what Papa wants?  As our peers may be judging or criticizing, what God thinks is the most important…so, let’s let our selves stand tall, because Papa is with us every step of the way!  🙂

We’ve been given a ‘love that lasts forever and a God who will never give up on you.  That’s a good reason to have joy and to “come before him with joyful songs”.’

And, if we ‘can’t carry a tune, just give Him a shout-out’!

Here’s to continuously evolving into beautiful butterflies!,

Lisa xoxo

“I’m grateful, Father, that You are at work in me.  I find it difficult to change and I wonder sometimes how or if I ever will.  Yet I know that You are continuing Your work in me and as I look back I will see the growth You are producing.  Thank you!”

Psalm 100     Know that the Lord is God.  It is He who made us, and we are His.

Faith

We WILL Stay Adrift! Our Bread…:)

I think the trick to making it in this world is to believe in a Higher Power.  (however you want to perceive it) And, know, wholeheartedly, that with grace, hard work and prayer, we’ve got this!  Ain’t nobody or no thang gonna hold us down.  Oh, noWe’ve got to keep on mo vin’!  😉

However, sometimes we are ‘movin”so fast that the signs that are our “Director” is pointing out to us are being ignored.  Makes sense.  It’s easy to do.  The day in, day out hustle and bustle routiney weanies get us acting nutso because we are not. made. to be. robots!  But, we have to be take responsibility ;), so, we do.  Perhaps, however, we can      s l o w down the speed in which our responsibilities are still taken of care.

For example!  It just may be o.k. to have a picnic dinner and end a little later, getting off schedule a bit, maybe prolonging dishwashing, since the laughter, the conversations, the cuddles, the MEMORIES make it all worthwhile.  We live one life.  At the end of the day, everyone’s needs will have been met and everyone will have gotten the amount of rest needed.  Point is, getting slightly off schedule and switching it up a bit usually turns out to be a blessing and worth every minute of uncomfortableness.  Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones in order to really connect with the Universe (love).

And, then there those times in our lives when it requires a lot more strength and courage to keep our faith.  Our world sometimes feels like it’s crumbling…nothing is working out…it’s one thing after another…It’s easy to lose hope.

It’s much harder to “stay adrift” despite all of the “series of unfortunate events”.

But, we’re better than that!  And, MUCH MORE CAPABLE.  We have our “homework assignments”, for sure!…actually LISTENING to Papa and actually DOING the hard work that is required to reach our goals.  It’s pure silliness to expect miracles to happen if we stay sitting on our couch, only pray and, DO NOTHING.  Eckh!

If it’s a peaceful home and a productive life that we desire and/or hope to maintain, keeping our eyes on the light, combined with determination, resilience and perseverance, we’ll reap gobs and gobs of rewards.  It will be a win-win for everyone…YOU’LL SEE!  🙂

Promise me that we’ll stay adrift, despite

Love,

Lisa xoxo

 

“God, thank You for the beautiful promise of a home.  Please bring peace to our world, and provide for the needs of all of Your children.”

Micah 4:1 – 5     Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid.