When His Consuming Fire Sets the Sky Ablaze

The evening sky burned with the fiery orange of a setting sun, its consuming fire melting away the day. Colors were intense. Brilliant. Ablaze. It was difficult to look away as this majestic sight drew me into its glory.

I thought about the Lord.

In Scripture He is often referred to as a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29); His glory also described as such.

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A Prayer When You Don’t Feel Worthy Even Though God Says You Are

O Lord my God, how can You love me so? You are holy, perfect, magnificent and I … I am a sinner. Your sanctification is at work in me — and I’m thankful — but I still fall short on so many levels. Some days I don’t feel worthy of such remarkable love.

Yet You say I am worthy — I am Your child. Your Beloved. Your Special Treasure.

How is it that You see me like this rather than the imperfect woman that I am?

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A Voice As Gentle as a Zephyr

My spirit awakened within me as I read these words from My Utmost for His Highest. I read them over and over. Slowly. With great concentration. I didn’t want to miss what God wanted to show me.

The air had been still as I sat on my porch, even though I knew storms were brewing from the west. But as I considered the wisdom of Oswald Chambers, a soft gentle breeze began to blow, stirring the air ahead of the storm.

I sat quietly before the Lord and considered His ways.

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A Prayer For Strength When Your Heart Begins to Fail

O Lord, You are my God, my light and my salvation. I have placed my hope in You and You have never failed me. This I know.

Even still, my heart is failing me. I am weary and often overwhelmed because I look past Your loving gaze and see only my circumstances. I rush ahead of You into the darkened path rather than staying within the light of Your Word and the strength of Your presence.

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When the Great I AM Becomes Your ‘He Is’

Dawn awakens with shades of lavender and apricot, glorious brushstrokes from the hand of God. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to be, but today — today is the moment in which we live and is the timeframe of the Great I AM. His grace IS sufficient. Great IS His faithfulness. He IS a very present help in times of trouble.

He is.

Right now. Each moment of each new day.

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A Prayer When You Know What to Do but You Don’t Want to Do It

Lord, I’m so thankful I belong to You and You belong to me. What a miracle to realize that the Creator of the Universe knows my name, knows my worries, my fears, my doubts.

You are my Sure Place — my anchor in this raging storm.

I love You with all my heart, but this sanctification is hard.

Why do I do the things I don’t want to do and don’t do the things I do want to do? I’m not a bad person.

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The Lord Has His Way in the Storm. Really?

I sat on the front porch, Bible in hand, enjoying my quiet time with the Lord as I poured out my heart to Him. I noticed a storm cloud coming over the ridge. Dark. Ominous. The wind kicked up bringing refreshing cool air with its breeze.

I went back to reading. Praying. Crying out to the Lord.

From the corner of my eye a bright light flashed. Immediately the earth trembled with roaring thunder.

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