Feeling Incomplete?

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I wonder what happened? A
missing petal caused the lily to
appear incomplete. I feel that
way sometimes, when I’m caught
off guard and respond in ways
that  are or unkind to those
around me. Then perfection
raises its ugly head and accuses:


“You’re still flawed, incomplete, imperfect!”

Disappointment grips my heart and I cry out…“How long O Lord, how long?”

Then I hear the still small voice within; “As long as it takes.” And my heart is encouraged.

How about you? Ever get discouraged or impatient when your reactions fail to reflect the
love of God? If so, isn’t it good to remember the promises from God’s Word.

The truth is, every follower of Jesus is a work in progress, and we need to trust Him to do
the changing while we do the trusting. The Bible encourages us to let our roots grow down
deep in the soil of God’s love and embrace this promise.

Faithful to complete it.


I am certain that God, who began the good work within
you, 
will continue His work until it is finally finished on
the day  when Christ Jesus returns. 
Philippians 1:6 NLT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See God in Everything

 

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See God in everything whether great or small.
Trust His Sovereign will to all who will call.
Trust Him to guide and keep never let you fall.
See God in everything whether great or small.

See God in everything…morning, noon, and night.
Trust His hand to lead from darkness into Light.
Remember He has promised never to leave or fail.
See God in everything, His promises prevail.

See God in everything when human reason speaks.
Trust His Holy Word to guard your heart and keep.
Peace that passes understanding, joy to fill your heart.
See God in everything and He will not depart.

See God in everything when pressures mount within.
Trust Him to guide and keep your heart from sin.
Cry out when you’re weary…He sees and hears your call.
See God in everything whether great or small.

See God in everything through the fog and din.
Trust the song He sings will give you joy again.
Run the race before you empowered by His Grace.
See God in everything and give Him all your praise.

I focus on this one thing; forgetting the past and looking
forward to what lies ahead, I press on to
reach the end of the race (Philippians 3:10-11 NLT).

He Gives A Song

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 I’d rather be
in the valley of trials
with Jesus,
than on the mountaintop
without Him.

He gives a song,
even when I can’t sing it.
He’s there,
watching, caring, singing
over me.

And I’m held by strong chords of God’s love.

Reflections from Zephaniah 3: 16-18

 

 

Fully Expectant

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I laid it down,
conflict of heart
and soul;

Dropped it into
reaching hands
of Abba Father,
The One
who sees
and knows all. 

I left it there,
entrusted to
the One
in 
control.
Then entered
soul rest,
breath of
fresh 
wind
and Spirit.

Today I stand
at 
my watch post,
fully expectant
the long
delayed 
answer
will come.
Then I will write
it down
and run with it. 

Reflections from: Proverbs 3: 5-6; Habakkuk 2: 1-3