All posts tagged: prayer

Pausing in the Moment: Faith for Creatives

 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He (Jesus) went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. ~MARK 1:35 Our Savior and God, Jesus Christ, did not just come to the world to save us from our sins, but He also came to give us life to the fullest, and in so doing, be our example for how to live our best life. As our example, He shows us how to be in the ‘moment’ with others, to be available to their needs, to do our work in delight, but He also shows us when to pause…and to surrender our hearts to Him in quiet seclusion, just as He did with the Father. Whenever our Savior did this, even with great multitudes at His heels, He was able to return to them empowered, enriched, and able to give of Himself. Being Creatives, we often struggle with the idea of being still especially when we want to keep going. But we have to realize that ‘burnout’ is real and when there …

Good Good Father: Musical Interlude

He is a Good GOOD FATHER! And we are loved by Him. His ways may not make sense as we face various struggles, pains, disappointments and trials, but Messiah Yeshua Jesus assured us in His Word that His thoughts for us ARE good and for us to be blessed. (Isaiah 55, focus on verses 8-13) (Jeremiah 29:11) This day was the first time I heard this song. To His glory, it came on the cuffs of a prayer I was praying as I face various struggles and pains of my own life. What has blessed my soul most in hearing this song is the fact that these are the very words He has been speaking to me since my growing pains began. It is easy, in the face of confusion, to think we are not loved. But God’s word is true and doesn’t change. He never leaves us nor forsakes us and He loves us completely. I am loved by Him, as you are loved by Him. I take comfort in that, like a child with …

When God Answers: A Quote, Encouragement, And Song

God is always faithful to answer. Sometimes His answer is a much desired “yes.” Sometimes His answer is a merciful “no.” Sometimes His answer is a faith-building “not yet.” And sometimes…sometimes, when an answer cannot be found, His answer is simply, “TRUST ME.” ~Stacy L. Sanchez Yeshua Jesus’ love is so incredible. Right as I was praying for an answer, whilst perusing my Pinterest page, this quote came upon my screen; an answer. Literally, right as the words for an answer were being prayed! His love, learning the depths of it, being filled with it, is such an incredible thing (Ephesians 3:14-21.) Being filled the delight for Him is an incredible thing (Psalm 37:4). Trusting His way and His plan is a gift through which we find His “answer” is and always is the perfect one for us. Will you trust Him? I am choosing to trust Him. ~ ❤

Running Forward: Musings For The Plans Ahead

I didn’t sleep last night, well hardly a wink, barely 4 hours if you want to get technical. It wasn’t at all that I was being tormented by thoughts, but I have been thinking and praying a LOT. I was up, bright-eyed, laying in the moon kissed darkness, trembling with anxious hope. I whispered a few words into God’s ears in between my turning, waiting for an answer to a question I have been asking for the better part of 8 years. Last night, He answered and that answer released such joy in the heart of me that I truly feel as if I have been born again, rebooted, starting from zero! An awesome weight and burden was broken off of my shoulders, and now as I stare forward into the bright horizon, I can’t help but surge with the effervescent joy of “what next?” So many possibilities lie ahead now that I am free from the “obligation” that weighed on me. And with each step I will gain “me” back. I will heal. It …

Ask, Because You Just Might Get It!

Have you ever really considered the phrase, “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.”? In light of my recent creativity explosion, this phrase has been on my mind. Honestly, I have to say I do  not ascribe to its “truth” and or warning. On the contrary, I encourage you to take CARE in what you ask for, be specific, and expect to get it. I have always believed that even with the smallest situations in life, we ought to pray and ask God for direction, intervention, provision, whatever it may be, with purpose and care. In the Gospel of Luke 11:9, Messiah Yeshua tells us that if we ask we SHALL receive. In verse 13 He goes on to say that if we,  “…being evil know how to give good things unto our children, then how much more does the Father in heaven?” What’s the point? The point is don’t be so preoccupied with the negative results but ask and seek good results. I’m on the hunt for who I’ve …