It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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November 4, 2014

"God has given me a new song to sing." (Psalm 43)

“My God’s not dead, he’s surely alive.” Are the words of a song to a wonderful movie that came out this year, I can attest to that…
My God is alive.  My God is the same today as He was yesterday as He will be tomorrow.  Unlike people  - He is unchanging.  He is reliable.  He is trustworthy.  He says it like it is.  He is slow to anger.  He is compassionate, He is forgiving, He is ALL knowing.  And I am crazy in love with Him.
There is a song that begins to play when you are a child – whatever your home situation is, the recording starts before your birth.  You are born a blank sheet of paper and whatever is written upon that page begins your song.  You learn the lyrics, you learn the melody and the tune and it is one that (good or bad) is played over and over again throughout the course of your life.  The only One who can change that “song” is God. 
Sometimes we need to realize that we need God to change our song… Think about it.  What are the lyrics of your life saying to you?  About  you?  Are they ones that you have mistakenly believed throughout your whole life?  Think about it carefully now… What have you believed? What DO you believe?  What SHOULD you believe?
“As a man thinketh within himself, so  he is.” (Proverbs 23:7)
Prodigal, there is a reason why you allowed yourself to go down that pathway.  As you head home, think about the song that has been  playing over and over again in your life.  Maybe it’s time you allow God to change it.  I know that’s the case with me.  He’s changing my song.  I didn’t realize I’ve been listening to a “subliminal message” my whole life.  But I realize it now, because God is in the process of “changing my song.”
I find it that in the process of realizing the lyrics to the song that has been playing over and over again in my life (unknowingly to me, for I have been blind to it) – that in the midst of a year full of a bunch of changes since I decided *not* to go down that deceiving pathway anymore but turn my direction homewards that on my journey back home the Lord would open my eyes to so many things I had been blind about myself.  Things I didn’t see…  We are accountable for what we know.   I think part of the journey home is  discovering WHY you allowed yourself to go down that pathway in the first place… Not an easy thing to accept or change.  But you see that is the beauty in knowing God.  Once you ask for His help, He transforms you.  I guess it is a good thing isn’t it?  Since He is our Creator, who knows you better?  He knows the life song that has played since your birth.  Until you come to know Him and ask Him for His help, he won’t change it for you.
“Father God, I see it now.  I see the lyrics.  I see that I believed them.  I see that the words written upon my life were inaccurate and wrong – and I renounce them.  I know that in order for my life to change,  I have to allow You to change it for me.  I am incapable of making the changes myself.  Take off the record that is playing – change my life song.  As you continue to reform my mind, to heal me, to draw me nearer to you I pray that you would help me to see and understand and to realize the lyrics I’ve been listening to all my life have gone against the lyrics you have written to me in your Word.  Give me a new song Father, and help me to walk in it.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”
The year 2014 has been a refining one in my life.  Has it been in yours as well?  Not only have I gone through many life changes this year, but the perfume I have worn for over 20 years was discontinued!!!!  It is like God is trying to make it as clear as possible to me that He is doing a new work in my life.  This is a time of change.  And I need to stop fighting against the tide and allow God to do what He is going to do in my life.
Fighting against Him is useless, Prodigal.  You will only have to repeat the lesson until you get it right if you fight against what God is doing in your life.  I don’t want to “be that person.”   It would make the journey homeward easier for you if you open your eyes, open your ears and hear what He is saying to you.  He loves you!  He knows you! You can trust Him.  As you allow your feet to take you home and you reflect on your prodigal experience, allow Him to speak to your heart.  Remember in the story of the Prodigal, the father (YOUR FATHER) met His son halfway.  What did they talk about  as they journeyed back home together with His father’s arm possessively around his son’s shoulders?  I’ll bet they talked about him having a new song…
Listen, that new song is the rejoicing of angels as you have set your feet on the pathway God always intended you to be on.  A new journey is about to begin…