Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Category: Journal Entry
Trust in the LORD With All Your Heart – Journal Illustration
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
My Thoughts are Not Your Thoughts – Journal Illustration
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-10
Come To Me – Journal Illustration
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Weeding Through My Feelings
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!
The Truth Will Set You Free So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Where Are You, God?
Where Are You, God?
I am here in the trenches
With the sickest people
And with those who care for them.
I am here in the nursing homes and hospitals
That are filled with anxiety and fear and worry
Bringing peace and comfort to those who let Me.
I am here behind the scene
With those who are fighting to find answers
Guiding and strengthening those who will listen.
I am here in the homes of millions and millions of people
Who feel all alone as they shelter in place
Offering companionship and peace to those who let me in
And don’t allow anxiety to squeeze me out.
I am here for the millions of stir crazy people
Who are struggling to get through each day
Inspiring creative ideas to relieve the boredom.
I am here to the masses of people
And I am here to the solitary person
Who feels abandoned, alone and scared about tomorrow
Offering love, friendship, hope, peace, and a place in My kingdom.
If only they’d let Me.
Diary of a Fast
5 AM Remember, no food today. If I can fast for blood work, I can fast for God.
6 AM I’m starving!
7 AM How am I ever going to get through this day?
8 AM He said no food. Grocery stores with only food are still grocery stores. Grocery stores with only liquids are not grocery stores. Therefore liquids are not food. Juice is not food. I can take Advil with OJ.
10 AM Only 10 AM? Oh, boy, this is going to be a long day.
11 AM That popcorn is calling me!
12 PM I want to eat, but I want God more.
1 PM God, help me!
2 PM Hangry is a real thing.
3 PM What am I supposed to do while I fast? I’m just wasting my time.
4 PM I am not hungry. I am not hungry. I am…
5 PM Is it bed time yet?
6 PM That chicken looks so good. People who are fasting should not have to feed toddlers.
7 PM I don’t feel any closer to God.
8 PM Iced Coffee with my meds – only enough to take the them
9 PM Hmmm… this is not so bad, although my rumbling stomach seems to disagree.
10 PM I did it!
God: Well done!
Get Out of Your Boat
Come walk with Me.
Um… You’re walking on water.
Yup, and you can, too. Come on out here.
I will sink. Those waves are bigger than I am, never mind the deep water underneath. And who knows what’s down there?
I will keep you above the water. Come on, it’s okay.
I appreciate Your invitation, but I really should stay in my boat. It’s keeping me safe from the storm.
I will keep you safe. Come out of your boat, and take a walk with Me.
Well, that sounds nice and all, but I have to think about my health. If I don’t worry about doing everything right, I might get sick.
Focus on Me, and let Me keep you well. Come on, we’ll exercise together.
If I’m out there with You, who’s going to worry about making sure there’s enough money in the bank to pay my bills. What if something big happens and I don’t have enough money?
I will supply your needs. Leave your boat, and let’s go on an adventure.
That sounds great, but who will take care of my family and dogs? I have to stay here to make sure their needs are met, too.
I will meet their needs. Come on, you can do it. Come to Me.
But I made this boat super strong. It can protect me from the rough waves.
I’m stronger. Come out here, and be with Me. You will see how strong I am.
I know people can’t really walk on water. Besides, You’re more like a ghost. My hand will go right through Your hand, and I’ll drown.
I will hold you up. You will not drown. Come out of your boat, and dance with Me.
But it doesn’t make sense to trust something I can’t understand instead of trusting something I can see and touch.
You’re thinking is backwards. Trusting the boat doesn’t make sense. It’s just boards nailed together. It can break. It can sink. It’s Me you need to trust. I will never break or sink. Trust Me. Come out here, and stay with Me.
I know. I am trustworthy. Come out here, and find out.
Here’s My hand. This is going to be amazing!
Chains of my old life are connected to my head, heart, and feet.
It’s about how I think.
It’s about how I feel.
And it’s about what I do, the steps I take.
I need a chain breaker.
Oh, wait! I have one!
His name is Jesus!
Ephesians 4:22-24 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
2 Cor 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.