There are times when you will have low tides and others with high tides. Remember that the low tides are the ones when we get to work on our faith to our Lord. When we are on our knees is usually when we find out how strong or weak our faith is. Just do not forget to continue to work on the faith on the high tides, so that the low tides will not feel so low.
These are thoughts I have as I look out the window this Friday in October. What I see outside is snow. King Bore with his court has moved in and will be staying for a while. But I know that after the winter, spring will come and then summer will be back. The same way goes for the high and low tides. The winter is the low tide and the summer is the high tide. So when we have our low winter tides we will relay on God more through prayers and praises. This is usually the best time to give ones life over to Him! If you already have, remember that and just as a child, go back to our Dad and let Him lead you again.
Just do not forget to continue to walk with Him when the high tide summer moves in. Continue to pray and praise Him. Read the Word to know Him and His will.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Remember that the path you are on is yours to walk with God and nobody can do it for you.
May God keep you and may His grace be with you!by Lady Birgitha
It is a nice afternoon with a clear blue sky and the sun is bright. But here I am looking out on a construction site. I see a huge yellow crane moving things about and I hear men on the scaffolding. Just as the houses and other buildings here in my town are getting a make over, or a renovation so are we always being renovated or make overs. Besides the obvious difference of the buildings and us, there are things that are similar, like the scaffolding. The buildings have visible ones, but we have the ones that cannot be detected with mortal eyes. Our scaffoldings are made by faith and the trust we have for our Father. They are still there, even if we cannot see them. All of His children have them, since none of us are perfect and we still need to be worked with. Just as Paul speaks of in 1 Cor. 3:10–15 ” According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—the work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done. If what has been built on the foundation survives, the builder will receive a reward. If the work is burned up, the builder will suffer loss; the builder will be saved, but only as through fire.
What do I mean with that? Well As Paul states, Jesus laid the foundation, we are the builders. We are building the temple of God behind the scaffoldings of faith and trust. We are building on the foundation laid by Christ when we turned away from our former lives and became new in Him. From that day when our new lives began God is building a new person. He laid the foundation with Christ and us as the building blocks of the church. He uses His Word as the glue and our faith and trust as the scaffolding as we are rebuilt into the new person. On each and every person in His family is a sign hanging: “Under construction, God at work. ” This means that we are not yet done. We will be, but not yet. We still have a very long way to go. But remember that God is at work with all of us. We are all under construction with a foundation that will never crack or be shaken. With Jesus Christ as our foundation there is nothing that can take us down.
God bless!by Lady Birgitha
It is right now early on Sunday morning. I am as usual the only one awake. It feels great to be up when it is so quiet. Only in a few minutes all that will change. I am about to start breakfast for us and then we are going to attend church. It is me charging my batteries before the day gets going. I can really feel The Lords presence at times like this. (I feel it a bit extra in the mornings). Life is still at these moments, while others seem like a never anding hurricane. The later ones are the ones we have to put all our faith in the Lord and that He is the good and caring Father we know He is. This is the time for prayer, listening and patience. For we shout out to God, but we often forget to listen and then we become impatient. Instead we should have patience and pray, just as James 5:7-8 speaks of: “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” It can be hard at times to follow I know, so keep it as a reminder and do your best to follow.
by Lady Birgitha
This day is one of those days I wish I could remember that God has everything in control. This morning could have started better and my mood was more dark with bursts of thunderbolts. This is in short what happened: the school cab was late. (Not very unusual). But the thing that started to get me angry was the treatment I got when I called the cab company and they three times excused themselves with the line: Sorry I cannot hear you, hello! Hello! That was after I had stated my name and my reason to call them. When the cab finally came, it did not wait the time it should, so I managed to call and this time actually get to talk so someone that called the cab back. Now to make matters worse, the cab took its sweet time to get back, so when it finally got there for the pick up school have already started. This got my morning all off and I had to get my hair done at work.
All this got me thinking of the vers in Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. I will have to practise this one a bit more it seems. To actually in the mids of turmoil seek the Lord and rest in His peace. I will take this as a lesson and learn it. I will do my best to cast my burden on Him, just as Jesus said in Psalm 55:22, Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
And also in Matthew 11:28-29, 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
With these verses I hope and pray that I can stop getting so angry and loose energy over something I cannot control. Not that I will stop calling, or saying anything, just that it will be done differently in the future. I have started to see these verses in a different light after today. Praise God! Because when you have turmoil and hardship it will eat on you and drain your energy, but if you at the mids of it look for the Lord and pray you will let him take the steering wheel. By being still and know that He is God you will automatically cast your burden upon him. When you have done that you will feel more at peace with yourself and with the world. You are still you and you still have to deal with things, but it becomes easier as you can feel God moving in your life. I hope and pray I can remember this next time I have trouble eating at me.
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