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On this date I went to the club house to read and write while listing to music.  I’ve been asking God for answers to prayers and for inspiration.  Amazing what we hear when we change locations, whether a quiet place or not so quiet but different.

Other than the music being piped in it was quiet in the community club house with no one else around.  It afforded me the time to clear my mind, to allow inspiration and wisdom to flow inward.  So I put my headphones on, and chose a relaxing music  station on Pandora.

A lovely piece started and caught my attention.  I looked at the screen and saw it was from Adoration by David Nevue and titled “Just As I Am”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxcPPfSVyRs  I sat mesmerized by the music, and at that moment giving myself to God – Just As I Am, because I know He loves me unconditionally, even when I make dumb decisions.

Next from the piano of Chris Rice on his album The Living Room Sessions came “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hps2_qf8hLk and I began remembering my blessings.

That was followed by The Hymns Collection b Anthony Burger and the piece titled “There is Power in The Blood/Nothing but the Blood/at Calvary”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j74XbGtG0kY I wondered about the differences of working through blood, sweat, and tears; or through peace, joy, and the beautiful inspiration walking the pathways of our minds.

God’s gifts of various art forms to those who are so inspired, are then passed on to others in the form of encouragement,  peace within,  inspiration.

All of these were gifted to me this day.  And the final two pieces were just what I needed as part of this special time through music …  “Be Still My Soul” by Chris Rice, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PglFWGZHy8 and “Peaceful Seclusion” by Nature on: Waterfalls.

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How beautiful such peace and calm washes over me, and my forever gratitude to God, my Heavenly Father through His son Jesus Christ for the gifts He bestows on all those who are inspired to create such as these.

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This from Josh Groban inspires me…
When I feel confused or depressed, I remember back to junior high and I silently repeat, “This, too, shall pass.” Because I know that life is a journey I must accept and that pain and confusion are temporary. I know that if I follow my heart, it will lead me where I belong.

A potential financial sand pit could once again invade my life! I started a temporary full time job in early May 2007 with the belief that it would become permanent if the woman on maternity decided not to return to work. Because of business economics it was possible they would make the position part-time (which would not support me), or they would cut the position completely. They decided to delete the position.

It would have been very easy to get stressed, concerned, fearful.
No, this time I believed with all my heart that God has something truly wonderful for me. God has surprised me with some amazing things, people, and situations in my life…which I would never have dreamed of. I thought that it may not be exactly what I wanted for myself, but then it might be even better than my dreams.

My dreams include/included relocating to a wonderful city only 2 hours from where I currently live, and where I go for day trips whenever I can. It is a place where I feel endless possibilities – creatively and socially. It is the friendliest city I have ever experienced. I want to spend my time writing, getting inspired, writing some more. I continue to believe, I believe, I believe in the best is yet to come.

And so, I wondered…

• What next
• Where do I go from here…where does God want me
• I wonder – IS my writing, my stories, my poetry good enough to be published by a real publishing house, are they good enough…am I good enough to find an agent (a great agent).
• What is the reason for me to write…can my writings really help, encourage, entertain, inspire others….or is it just for my own ego

Since then I have had other job assignments, one was over 15 months. The most recent ended a few weeks ago. Agencies, other business contacts and I are looking again for work.

I continue to “walk with Jesus” through all my life, to “know” that when one door closes another opens and that God always has something better for us.

I remind myself that God has surprised me with amazing surprises in my life, things I never dreamt of, and I feel the excitement of whatever surprise God has next in store for me. I know that although I cannot see how my dreams can come true, God can move mountains, he can cause all things to work for the good, and he can change hearts.

So, no matter what is going on in your life…be brave, courageous, and at peace.

August 15, 2007

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