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Monday, January 15, 2018

Word for my Blue Days

(1.5 minute read;  actually wrote this some time ago, so friends don't worry)

Not feeling the blessings today. In truth feeling, a little bit blue. I asked what would God say, if I could hear Him speak, and like a gift from above, this is what I heard. Please don't be critical, and do go ahead and analyze, compare it to His word! I know it is not just to ME.  I am one of MANY in my wonderful, miraculous, royal Christian family.  

From our Father... I believe He is this loving and it's true... from Him, to every single one of YOU that belong to Him, through faith and Christ:

You are beautiful.
You are precious.
I made you,
You are mine.

You are here for a purpose.
I'll be with you every step.
I will love you and be faithful,
Even when my Word,
You have not kept...

The pleasures and glory here,
Really do not compare.
What's coming next,
I delight to share.
HEAVEN is a place,
that is rare-er than rare.

Just you remember,
every fumbley move here.
I've got you covered.
I am always near.

Always ...LOVING
'Cause that's who I am.
I am LOVE,
The great I AM.

No worry or care, 
Is too great or too small,
When you stand,
When you fall,

When you are distracted,
Discouraged and down,
Remember me child.
"I can turn bad around."

Help me Father, to keep my eyes on YOU.  May I live my life as a living sacrifice.  Thank you for preparing a place for us in Heaven.  I would not want to live this life with out YOU.  All glory and honor to my Father in Heaven.  In Christ Jesus I pray. AMEN

Friends I invite you, in the comments to share scripture that this poem brings to your mind♡  Thank you for letting me share.  May your steps be lit in Sonshine.

Grandma Mary Martha💖

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mothers Treasure Today.....For It will Pass

This is a guest post.  I got permission to share these beautiful words from my sister's heart.  I present to you, my sister, Cheryl, and her reflections on this time in life as a mother:

This beautiful mess (above) is what my New Year's Resolution is all about.  Sorting materially and emotionally.   Finding these little jewels, reminding me of my little dancer that always needed hair pins and safety pins for dance costumes; reminding me of my cute little boy that had to always be playing/collecting marbles, building with Legos.   Sorting out my feelings, coming to terms that all the love and energy I had put into raising my little children has come full circle.  I wanted them to not be dependent on me.  I wanted them to make their own way.  I didn't want to micro-manage them but for them to each have confidence to make their own decisions and learn from their own mistakes.   What I failed to realize myself was how lonely I would feel when my greatest desire was fulfilled. 

My daughter is the age I was when I got married 26 years ago.  I am so proud of her and frankly, myself for raising her.  When she was in college I was still in the "raising mode," and didn't have time to feel lonely;  she still needed and depended on me.  My mission is now complete and it is bitter-sweet.  I didn't know that with this great accomplishment I had been striving for the last 23 years would leave a big hole in my heart and a loneliness in my life.  I have paid the ultimate sacrifice; but isn't that what mothers do:  put children first?

She will never be that little girl that needs me again.  This year is about emotionally sorting through my feelings and putting all that behind, realizing she was never mine in the first place.  She has ALWAYS been His.  I was only lucky enough to be entrusted  to care and guide her in this life.  She may never be that little girl that needs her mother again, but I do know a daughter will always WANT her mother.  I take comfort in that.

My son is still in college and even though he thinks he doesn't need or depend on me, I know he does.  But very soon, my mission to raise him will also be complete and another hole will be forever etched into my heart.  I will once again, have to come to terms that he was never mine; but a child of the King.  I am so thankful and blessed that God chose me to be their mother.  Through HIM I will come to terms with my new normal and find joy again.  Thanks be to God! 💗

I love you sister, and beautiful niece and nephew.  May the Lord's will be done in your hearts, my heart, our family for generations, and in the world....... All our hope is in the Heavenly Father through Christ Jesus.  Truly He is GREAT and to be praised.  There were many answered prayer along the way to here...........

Click on the Empty Nest label if you would like to read more on this topic.  If you would like to join our closed facebook group where we encourage one another through this adjustment and beyond (Empty Nest and Beyond) let us know and we will add you.  May Sonshine be bright on your path!

From Grandma Mary Martha blog

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Marvelous Moments in His Word; Quietness and Confidence

Isaiah 30:15 quietness and confidence shall be your strength...

James 4:8
Draw nigh to God,  and he will draw nigh to you.  cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Psalm 18:2  
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust...

Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

James 1:17
...every good and perfect gift comes from above...

Put God first,
And you may have that
Strong hope

You don't have to be chatty
Life of the party
Have fame

You have to know who is 
Seek what's important

He be your strength,
And light that won't dim,

High tower,
Your source of HOPE,
And strength,

God as the center of your strivings,
You can count on Him,
The God of creation,
Your all in all, and LOVE,

You're on the winning side,
Cause you look above

Dear God, help me to live it!  Thank you for your faithfulness and LOVE.  I know that my hope in you is rightly placed.  You are my everything.  All my hope is in YOU.  Please be with me and guide me, in all I think, say and do.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen♡

Holy Spirit be my Stead !

Holy Spirit move in me. Move in me. Show me what you want me to be. Give me vision.  Be my lead. Let me sit back.  You be my stea...