04/30/17

Mountains Display Autumns Splendor

 Mountains Display Autumns Splendor and we marvel at the beautiful sights that only come to us once autumn season of the year.    

 

Visiting the quiet, peaceful surrounds of the distant mountains brings its own rewards where the Mountains Display Autumns Splendor of glorious painted leaves, along with carpet of colors beneath ones feet.

We who are city folks often seek a tree change after the heat of the summer season. We become tourists who visit the far away little towns up in the mountains.

Weekends are often enjoyed away from everyday city life at home. A place to stroll around and take photos, enjoy the cafes and their atmosphere that one can only find by being there.

Dreaming of the wonders of autumn as around becomes a wondrous sight of every imaginable color.

A change of pace for the everyday hustle and bustle of city life brings much refreshment the soul.

It’s a time to slow down and enjoy the moments while we stand in awe of heavens colors painted so delicately upon very leaf before it falls.

Yes some places call the season fall and it’s obvious as to why they do so.

Each one of us has a season we love best.

For some of us it’s not a hard choice to make for others it’s a matter of enjoying the one we are living in.

Were it not for the change of seasons we would not be so inclined to enjoy the moments that each one brings to our attention and every year that passes we marvel once more at the joys and blessings we see all around us.

There is no doubt that the creator knew how to capture out attention as we pass form one quarter of the year to the next.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

 Permission to use photo granted from Pauline Connelly, for more of her amazing photos in the beautiful mountains http://paulineconolly.com/2017/autumn-in-blackheath/

02/2/17

Bread And Fish

Bread And Fish

A relationship,  even in prison they have bread.

Bread and fish are to be given away.

Prosperity, hope, and vision;

Opportunity.

These places give me hope – it gives me life.

Fish relationships are ones that prosper.

They challenge you to get out of the comfort zone.

It’s hard to catch a fish; you need nets, hooks, etc.

Fish in a relationship bring blessings in to your life.

Are you going through a struggle?

Why are you disquieted on my soul?

Put your hope in God.

We are to be the head not the tail.

People come to pull us down, disturb us.

Take courage.

Stand when all looks hopeless.

Be placed upon the solid rock of Christ and stand.

Yes; even Jesus cried when He stood at Lazarus grave of death, then he commanded him to come forth and life came back to Lazarus and he walked free from that grave of death.

No stone can hold you, no rock can stay where it’s been placed when Jesus turns up and commands it to move away and allow life to come forth.

 

01/1/17

New Year 2017

As I’m just sitting here listening to the birds outside and making a decision to prepare this blog post to begin the New Year 2017 the parrots are busy eating honey from the gum trees. The flowering gums are beautiful this time of year, next door to me is a fig tree that the also love to come to, they eat the fresh fruit, hide beneath the leaves, and make the most amazing sounds. Continue reading

12/11/16

A Day At The Desk

A Day At The Desk in my house may not be the same as the time spent at your desk.

It began quite early, in fact not long after tuning the computer on. There was this article that captured my attention and here I was coming up with quite a few words running around inside my head so as you can well imagine I had to write them down didn’t I? Continue reading

12/4/16

Christmas Celebrations

 Christmas Celebrations

Today I came across another’s blog and enjoyed the read and it reminded me of my own thoughts many times around .

What’s all the fuss and bother about really?

After all its Christmas Celebrations isn’t it a time for rejoicing?

Is it a reminder of the time back then when all wasn’t so bright and cheery?

Are we celebrating a birth the way we were taught to down the ages, according to our own culture, and grandparents who passed their traditions down to us?

Yes while reading that article it brought to mind many questions yet it’s not going to prevent me celebrating the way I do at Christmas time.

There will be gifts giving, and there will be songs sung.

There will be food to eat and friends and family to greet for some of us only get together at holiday times.

Will these celebrations be in the house?

Not if I can help it, we go to the river and sleep in tents and enjoy fishing there, and cooking on the campfire.

Yes we do all that and we also take with us the musical instruments to bring some added joy to the moments of quiet times around the campfire.

We recall the angels singing on high, as the bible says …thIPON2FLH

The three wise men who travelled from the east to find a baby laying in a manger as there was no room in the inn, or anywhere else for that matter.

We will recall the travels of Joseph and Mary around that time of the 1st census taking and the reason they had to travel to Bethlehem when she was with child.

Some don’t approve of how my family and friends celebrate the day we call Christmas day, but that doesn’t bother me.

We will hang up our lamps to bring light at night and give presents for the children to enjoy.

Listen to their squeals of excitement as they see the desires of their heart before their very eyes.

Love will be shared and music will ring from tree top to tree top.

Yes it’s our  time of Christmas Celebrations

I am sure that the sounds of nature that surround us in the bush and all along the river bank, will all be the very voices that lift their heads to give praise to God.

Psalms 150:6 Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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10/12/16

Wait Upon The Lord

 

As you wait upon The Lord, He will give to you the answers you are seeking.

The only decisions that have to be made by us is

a) to accept His answer

b) to reject His answer

Then to walk in his faith being led by the Holy Spirit

Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Psalms 40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Psalms 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Psalms 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalms 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Psalms 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

Psalms 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

Wait Upon The Lord, that is all we need to do to step into His peace and Rest.

 

10/10/16

Failures Foundation Stone

Failures Foundation Stone is hard to see at times but its definitely there and we need to realize we all can have fear from time to time but that is NOT GOD’S will in our life.

We need to have a change of both mind and heart to see the fulfillment of Gods promises in our lives and know that “Fear” is  Failures Foundation Stone.

The bible tells us in Job chapter 3.

Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

The words we say have power to build up or to destroy

It is NOT Gods plan for us to live a life filled with failure and regrets, emptiness and broken dreams, His plans for us are far about all we can ask or think.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

His plans for us are for our good and while we remain in that state of negativity we will not see the positive things taking place.

We need to have a change of both mind and heart to see the fulfillment of Gods promises in our lives.

Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

He wants us to see our dreams come to pass and is more than willing to give them to us.

Delight yourself in Him and His ways and take note of His directions and you shall see the goodness of God in the land of the living

God ways are much higher that we can ever imagine, let’s take a look at what He says to us in :

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

God has our best interest in His heart.

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

We can’t go wrong when we tune into Gods plans that He has placed within our hearts to be recognized as something we long to do and settle down and take time to learn all that is necessary to achieve the end result

Every step of the way we can seek His guidance and know that he has orchestrated the steps we take.

Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

 

09/12/16

Shine Your Light, Step Out Of Darkness

Are you standing in others shadows or do you let your own light shine. Shine Your Light, Step Out Of  Darkness. Become the light that folks are searching for.

Many of us take false guilt upon ourselves and blame ourselves for situations that are not of our making. Communication is a two was street and there are a lot of feelings going on here. Trying to get folks to see and hear what you seem to have knowledge of that they don’t want to know about is a waste of precious time. I would say beyond a reasonable doubt many of us need to find some new folks to talk to; ones who will listen to you, and don’t have to   try to understand you, they in fact understand you every time you speak to them.

Who are you talking to, why are you talking to them? About what are you speaking of ? If it’s a dream, a passion or a desire to do something different with your life than they are doing with theirs then there is no way you will ever convince them that what you are saying is correct.

We need to find your own tribe – those who are doing similar in life to you – hang with them and leave unresponsive, toxic folks out of your life, and get real friends who will support you, love you, not judge your ways, and be filled with compassion towards you at time when its needed.

Everyone has a life to live and we often “think” we are wrong and carry false guilt, and they are correct. We fail to reversed the process to realize we ARE correct; they are just not our team, they are different in ways and thoughts, and as far removed from East is to the West .

We are to stand on our own two feet and be single minded and NOT be co-dependent upon another to be heard or to be seem our works and our clean living will bring us to the for front of those who will give more attention than what we ever expect.

Don’t place demands on folks because of your own insecurities, get counseling if need be to help you to see the light as to why you appear to be in the state you are in. I am sure it’s creating much frustrating and anxiety for you. A time for a fresh beginnings without the past that hangs onto you, and tries to stop you seeing truths, is the way to go. The past is like a dark cloud. It’s time to step into the light of your own.Shine Your Light, Step Out Of the Darkness

Work your dreams and see them become reality; move forward even if it means going it alone. Whatever you do, stop repeating yourself to the ones who don’t want to know what you have to say. GO and find ones who show that they actually do care and are interested in you as a person and encourage you to reach for the stars. If you land upon the moon you surely are not going to be sitting in the dark wondering about all of the whys and where fore’s that  go on when we are not walking in our destiny.

Take my friendly advice that could well prevent more feelings of failure. Anxiety and worry are in fact NOT of your making, but could well be present simply because we haven’t yet realized we don’t need this current crowd of “so called” friends . Everyone need a fresh start, and you are the only one who can take that step and begin to enjoy living a life much more cheer and joy by leaving the past and its toxic relationships of  present, behind you.

Step up step forward and Shine Your Light, Step Out Of the Darkness. Rise about the rest around you and become a leader and not a follower. Leaders shine a light for others to see the paths and go forward, have no fear. They are fearless of opposition and are more than willing to step out alone and then welcome those who care to come and join them. Leaders shine with out another’s permission, or without being applauded for their work.  Leaders  know  they have a destiny to fulfill and get them selves busy doing what others cant see in their own lives. We need to be leaders who encourage those who walk the same path with us.

What are you doing to day to help another see the light and come out of the shadows and shine in their God given gifts to help make another’s life better that it was yesterday ?

Leave your comments below , perhaps they will bring some more light to the above topic.