Saturday, December 27, 2014

When The Road Is Long

Road Direction
Are you at a place in life where you don't know what to do? You've been working towards some goals but they just haven't happened yet. What do you do in times like this? There are plenty of bad habits and unhealthy coping mechanisms to turn to. But they won't make things better. They'll just leave you empty. You know this because you've tried before.

When the road is long with no end in sight, the desire to fill the loneliness and disappointment can be overwhelming. But there is One who knows your heart, sees your hurt, and wants good for you. Turn to Him and allow Him to fill you up, to breathe life into you, and to carry you in His hands.

He formed you and knows what lies ahead. Keep pressing on and don't give up hope for the good things you desire. Return again to the abundant life that is found in Him. The richness of time with Him will revive your spirit and restore your joy.

Don't let the enemy lie to you or prevent you from engaging with the Lord. He wants the best for you more than anyone else. Talk candidly with Him and ask Him about your present and future. As you listen, you'll hear His voice more and more clearly. It doesn't mean that there won’t be some challenging times ahead but you can rest securely in His promise that “in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” –Romans 8:28

In pursuit of His best,

Andrew

Thursday, December 25, 2014

What Child Is This?



This is a classical guitar style version of What Child Is This? (aka Greensleeves) that I learned many years ago. Enjoy!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Experience His Love and Grace

Chatahoochee River Sunset
Be so wrapped up in the love of Jesus that when you fall it's into His grace. Never wondering whether you're heading in the right direction. Confidently pick yourself up and run with perseverance the path marked out for you.

In that place and in that race there is immeasurable joy and a life of abundance. By his power and strength will you face the world and a future that holds the blessings of a heart fully in love with Him. Others will fall away and miss the blessing and hope found in Him. But not you.

Keep your eyes firmly fixed on Him and His plan for your life. He has not called you to something mediocre with mere temporary accomplishment or the praise of man. He wants you to walk with Him into something much deeper.

The grace of a life filled with His presence is vastly beyond all worldly wealth or fame. No house, relationship, vacation on the beach or mountain top chalet will ever give you more than the experience of knowing Him.

He is wilder than the wildest beast, more awe inspiring than the most vivid sunset. Matchless beyond anything that could try to compare. In Him is peace where there is chaos, love where there's loneliness, hope when all seems lost, joy in the midst of loss and sadness.

Lay your head on His chest and rest in the strength of His arms. He knows and loves you, child of the King. There's nothing that could come in the way of His love for you.

As the shepherd cares for the sheep, so He protects and watches over you. He gives you food to eat and water to drink. He restores your soul and rejuvenates your spirit, leading you beside quiet streams in the forest.

His creation is beautiful and you are the crowning achievement of it all. Don't let that fact escape or go unnoticed. He loves you more than you can imagine and desires beautiful things for you.

You are His child and of immense importance. Do you comprehend the depth of his love for you? Rest here and stay awhile. Give Him time to minister to your soul. Turn off the computer, the tv, the phone, the music. Sit and listen. Give Him space to build into your life. Receive His grace.

You are the one He loves and nothing could ever take you away from Him. His love never fails. Can't you see? Can't you see, what you mean to Him? He loved you before the world began and will never stop, His love will never fail.

In pursuit of His best,

Andrew
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