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Life Spinning Out of Control

“Pero me conoces, y es Tu decisión. Y a Su tiempo me darás lo que es mejor….”–Tienen Tu Color por J.A.R.

I am by no means a laid back person. However, as a result of many life experiences, I have become a very flexible person. That song (Tienen Tu Color) has been one of my favorites for years. I like the reminder that my heart’s cry poured out to my God is not forgotten. It remains there before Him. And that ultimately He will make the final call on my life. He knows me…He knows what is best for me. And more than anything (my deepest desire) is to have His favor; His pleasure poured out over me. Seems unthinkable that that could be possible. He is way kinder, more forgiving, and more powerful than I give Him credit for. Continue reading

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Nadie Se Lo Imaginó

“Nadie se lo imaginó que el Rey del mundo, el Salvador,
en un establo de Belén, iba a nacer.

Todo fue tan diferente a como lo esperaban ver,
el Salvador en un pesebre en vez de fuerte débil fue.”

–J.A.R.

I like to remind myself of this frequently–God often does (has done) things very differently than I expect. Often that fact amazes me. At times, it frustrates me. Usually, it surprises me; although I’m not sure why. Pride perhaps? Maybe I think I know the proper way, the best way, circumstances and people could be fixed? Continue reading

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God, Life, Trust

A Miracle

I am living a miracle right now. There has been a situation in my life where I had pretty much given up hope. We can have high hopes about something. Fresh unchallenged faith. But as time passes and we see no change, we get weary. Angry. Doubtful. Hurt. Bitter. Impatient. Ready to give up.

That was where I found myself awhile back. I was confused and weary. Doubting things would ever change. I was ready to shake my head and say, “I gave it my best” and toss in the towel. My friends would encourage me to hang in there, keep praying. Remind me that God had a plan. That I was in the middle of the story but that God’s ending would be good. Continue reading

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Eras Tú…lo sé…

 “He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.” Deuteronomy 32:10-11

The song (below), Eras Tú, by Jesús Adrián Romero, has been speaking to my heart so deeply lately. I cannot say it enough—we serve an incredible God. He Continue reading

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Leaning Against His Chest

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus’ side, So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” John 13:1, 23, 25

Can you imagine being one of His disciples? Recipients of His attention; in His presence almost constantly? He loved them to the end. The true God. Highest King. All power, all glory–His. Walking around on dusty paths. Touched by unclean people. Sneered at by religious people. Invested in a small group of men He chose and called. Men who were sinful. Ignorant. Faithless. Selfish. He loved them to the end. And they could recline against Him as they asked Him questions? I can hardly imagine sitting at His table….but having such a close friendship that I could lean against Him and ask Him to explain it to me…again? Man leaning against God. Whoa. Whoooaa. Continue reading

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