Meet me at the Gate

Meet me at the gate

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know that I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But is there any way

Daddy could just Meet me at the gate?

Living here without him, Gets harder everyday

Life goes on so busily, Not letting death get in its way

It’s sad to see, that the world Didn’t even pause, to say goodbye

They never noticed my heart Shattered on the floor

Or the tears that Filled my eyes

As the world’s still A buzz around me

There remains in me, An empty space

The hero that Once filled the void, Could never be replaced

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know that I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But is there any way

Daddy could just Meet me at the gate?

I want to tell him That I’m sorry

I didn’t treat every day, Like it were the last

All he gave me, I took for granted

So much I’d change, If I could go back

I can’t remember If I told him

How much he truly Meant to me

So you see, I need To get to heaven

With much haste And urgency

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know that I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But is there any way

Daddy could just Meet me at the gate?

It’s so hard to see my mama, go on without him

She’s the strongest woman I think I’ve ever known

She misses him so much

And still, she’s here for the rest of us

So like the wife of noble character

In proverb 31

As for me, for the first time, I comfort no one

I hideaway, to try and grieve by myself, alone

Without courage, I feel like the cowardly Lion

Searching for a way to be brave and show strength

Just like my mom

So please tell me,

How far is it to heaven, from my driveway

If I left right now, would I get there today

I know I can’t come in, and I can’t stay

But please let there be a way

Daddy, could just meet me at the gate.

 

 

 

Finding our purpose

 

What if I told you that I know the secret to finding  our purpose in life? The secret to finding out who we are and why we’re here? Would you want to know the secret? Are you ready to receive it’s understanding and wisdom or is your guard still up against any true change the secret might reveal you still need to make within yourself?

I first should tell you up front, the secret will not advance you, it will not give you power or authority, it will not give you station, acceptance, emotional balance or a free pass of any sort. Knowing the secret will not magically make your life easier or make all your problems go away. On the contrary knowing the secret will challenge your ideals, your ways, your rights, your comforts even your beliefs. Lastly you should know that knowing the secret only helps those truly seeking truth.  The secret will only benefit those who seek it with all their heart. Those who have already exhausted all their own resources and understand how to surrender their crown while not giving up. It cannot help those who are just curious, those who don’t truly believe there is a purpose for them to seek, or those who think they already know their purpose.

So if you were just humoring me, or just wanting entertained, or just kind of curious, I will assure you now we are wasting your time. Knowing what the secret is, to finding your purpose will be of no use or value to you. So anyone still reading this I ask you, are you truly seeking to find your purpose? Is it the desire of your heart to fulfill the purpose you were created to fulfill?

So are you ready to hear the secret? Are you sitting down? The secret to finding your purpose, to finding out who you are and why you are here is; you won’t find it while clinging for dear life to what brings you comfort in the things of this world, or while still seeking the things you like, while seeking your happiness. The secret is simple really because it’s no secret at all.

Every single human being alive has one thing the rest of humanity needs. It’s something no one else can give the world as God gave it to you alone.  Sadly, not many ever find what their thing is because they don’t understand you can’t find your give while you still seek your take. While life is still about you and on what is fair you cannot find the piece of you that is to be given to everyone but yourself. If you still seek your own comfort and that which makes you feel happy and good, that which makes you feel accomplished, it acts like putting two North Poles together in magnetism. There is no possibility of attaching the two together, they push away from each other. They call it repulsion. So as long as you seek for yourself you repel from you, that which you were meant to give.

We were not created to be self-seeking, that is the fallen world’s way. Romans 12:4-5 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.  We were created to be parts of a whole, each needed individually to make the whole come together. To find your purpose, the reason you were created, you must deny yourself, surrender your life to become a living sacrifice to the Will of God.  Romans 12:1-2 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

What never ceases to amaze me is the more servitude I practice the more God blesses me with the things I desire. He loves to see us excited, happy, surprised, and most of all He loves to hear us tell others what He has done for us.

There have been times I saw something I really wanted and I would mentally note the cost so I would remember once I had the money to go get it.  I wouldn’t even tell anyone else about wanting the item. Then, to my surprise, somehow that very item would show up on my desk, or someone would gift it to me, or I would find it in a second hand store. That was no coincidence! I knew exactly who really thought of me and blessed me.

Something I learned a long while ago was in everything I do whether it be washing dishes or changing diapers, talking to a friend or disciplining one of my kids, I need to do it in the way I would do it if I was doing it for Jesus Himself. I really never know when something has turned into a Divine Appointment . And I never really know when I’m entertaining an angel.  Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

As we learn to live as a Living Sacrifice the blessings become overflowing in our own life as I believe personally God set it up this way so we don’t need to concentrate on ourselves, we can concentrate on service to others in effect, service to Him and He maintains our needs and desires for us better than we ever could. Our job is to be a blessing to others, encourage, uplift, listen to hear, lend our shoulder, visit and show others how special they are to us and ultimately how special they are to Father God.

While doing this we’re not to worry about our own needs and desires, instead having faith in Father God, we entrust our own care to Him. This allows us to fully concentrate our love, God’s love unto others. The best part is, in so doing we give Father God opportunity to wow us as He shows us how much better He knows us and takes care of us then we do for ourselves.

So let me repeat, you can’t find your give while you still seek your take.  Let God seek for you while you fulfill your divine purpose. Until next time, may God bless you and keep you, while you seek Him with your whole heart.

PS.. Have you had an amazing experience in which Father God blessed you, leaving not even a tiny shred of doubtit was Him. I would love to hear about it. Please comment and share your experience.

True gratitude

Today, of all days in a year, is a day to pause and truly reflect on our attitude of gratitude. I believe Father God spoke to my spirit saying, “true gratitude is not just a feeling of being thankful, true gratitude is being content in the right now without any expectation of the future or crippling bondage of the past.” In a world that seems to use God as if He was a genie in a bottle, always ready to grant our next wish or fix our next problem, I wonder if God feels taken for granted.

As He consistently pursues our hearts, forgives our selfishness, listens to our prayers, catches all our tears, and longs for us to just notice. We get wrapped up in the world, chasing something to fill that void only He can fill. Today though, as it is after all Thanksgiving, maybe today is the day we will truly pause, reflect, and take notice of the Majesty, Power, Mercy, Goodness, Patience, Gentleness, Kindness, Love, Forgiveness, and Steadfastness of Almighty God.

Today I choose not to act like a spoiled daughter of the King, instead being a humble servant as I lay down my crown and choose to acknowledge Father God’s provisions and blessings bestowed upon me. I choose to rise up from the desert wilderness of complaint and instead be watchful of His work and speak out His Goodness as I see Him turn my ugly into beauty, my curse into blessing, my sorrow into Joy, my broken into masterpiece, and my hate into Jesus kind of love.

Oh what an Awesome God we serve!

Father God loves us so much that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life- John 3:16.

Today as we enjoy the turkey dinner, friends and family, even those of us who may not have family or friends or turkey dinner might find the blessing in our storms, circumstances, chaos or troubles and may we choose to speak out so the world can know just how grateful we are to serve a truly Good, Loving, Compassionate God, Who didn’t even withhold His most precious Son from us, but instead sacrificed Him so we too can be called the children of God.

Praise God!

Thank you Father God for Your Goodness, Mercy and Love, thank You for pursuing even someone so undeserving  as me..

Until next time may God bless you and keep you as you seek Him with your whole heart.

World’s greater reason

The Greater Reason


The world only knows madness
Peace we’ve never found
We have war plague and famine
Still no trumpet sound
The children only suffer
While most go to their grave
The women cant stoop crying
The men try to be brave
Some father’s beat their children
They turn black and blue
The damage lasts a lifetime
For their hearts been broke in two
Lots of people doing drugs
Until the hit rock bottom
For good and bad, right and wrong
Maybe nobody really taught them
Men are raping women
Women cry out in pain
There is murder, even suicide
And the mentally insane
Millions of people in this world
But everyone seems so lonely
From the abuse of human life
The earth is dying slowly
Most of us huddled in a corner
Shivering with fright
We cant come out
For we don’t know
Who death will take tonight
We want to survive
Just one more day
Our hope is the world
Will change in some way
We’ve tried to control
Our struggles and strife
But in the end
There is a greater reason to life

By Carrie Wink

Time is short, Jesus is coming

I warn you now, this is not a feel good, sunshine and daisies kind of message. I’m no longer in the business of stroking egos and silencing the hard stuff so we can go blindly down our destructive paths. Time isn’t short friends, time is at hand! We are out of time so the truth no matter how painfully ugly, needs to be addressed now, not later, ready or not. The choice to hear it or not and the choice to accept it or not, well, that choice is yours. Trust me friends, I to am in dire need of the truth before it’s too late. I to have chose rose colored glasses pushing the cold hard truth aside into the I’ll get to it later pile. Later has arrived and just in the nick of time too.
People! Get right with God! There are no more reasons, no more excuses and no more pretense of ignorance. Jesus is coming for his bride, His church. There’s no time left. Listen! Stop and listen! You know the truth, at this very moment you hear it, or feel it. If we allow ourselves to hesitate, we open ourselves up for the devil’s lies to take root in our mind and heart. He is on the warpath, he has accelerated his speed and disguised himself as an angel of light. If we are not grounded in the word and equipped with the full body armor of Christ we will be deceived.
Ignorant humans! That’s what they; the devil, demons and fallen angels call us you know! Ignorant humans, so easily manipulated, so eager to believe anything that seems to justify their human nature and rebellion against God Almighty. They’ll believe anything. They’d rather be blind and powerless against us than to get scared by warnings about us. And just a simple stroke to their ego and they practically pave their own road to hell. This is one of the ways in which they, the devil, demons and fallen angels think of us. They hate us with a hate we can’t even comprehend. Even the tiniest shred of compassion or love, any kind of empathy towards mankind, they are completely void of. They want to see extreme suffering and pain in us at their hands. That is their form of “happy,” to inflict the worst imaginable pain upon us slowly, to get the full benefit of watching us suffer. They are real and they will stop at nothing to take us down. Revelation 12:12 For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.
Listen! The devil knows his fate is sealed. His goal is to spite God and sneak in attempting to take us, beloved of God, with him to share his fate. His plan is to cause as many of us as he can to harden our hearts and minds against God. He is the master of deception and lies, he manipulates our minds twisting and confusing right and wrong. He will give us all kinds of false evidence of our goodness and our righteousness apart from God. He will manipulate our emotions with signs of peace, equality and fairness for the entire world. He will turn us all against one another with his mind games, tricks and lies. All the signs and wonders he will perform will cause millions, maybe even billions of people to believe themselves as good. It won’t last because it is all lies and deceit from the master of deception, who has absolutely no authority to make such promises. He did not create this world or anything in it. He has no right or authority, still sadly most will believe his lies and follow him, assuredly sealing their fate as equal to his.
Please hear the truth! None of us are good not even one human being in the whole world. Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. We all sin against God and choose to ignore His commandments. We chose to have control, to be gods, of our own lives even after seeing the destruction and devastation we leave in the wake of our arrogant, self-righteous, and, egotistical, prideful, boasting and self-centered ways of ruling our own little worlds. We cause pain, shame and destruction yet instead of feeling remorse, we pass the blame onto someone else. Sometimes we even blame God for our foolishness. The truth is we seemingly like to go around with our false sense of authority, never really taking the time to get to know God, then we pass on our misguided assumptions of His truth about right and wrong. We have grown thick, deep, roots of lies within our hearts. Roots so deep we fully believe them to be truth. So strong is our belief, that we violently and ruthlessly battle against anyone or anything that may try to prove an error in our way of thinking or that try to breakdown our walls of illusion we so blindly and recklessly grew comfortably accustomed to.
Revelation 3:19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
I tell you the truth, if you are not over your head in struggle, hurt, pain and persecution then you’re not growing character and fruit. Pluck out the deceptive root of self righteousness and pride, understand true wisdom is in the one who is eagerly inviting self discipline and reproach. The one who knows those are the tools that bring forth enlightenment and change into our minds and hearts. Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid. God is not in the business of self made martyrdom brought on mostly by the need to be accepted and a lack of faith in God. Also brought on by the spiritually lazy. Those who turn away from discipline and reproach. Those who believe themselves to be good or good enough. Those whose hearts are more about the respect and admiration of mankind than of accepting and understanding their true carnal nature. They become well versed in the ways of manipulation, praying on the empathy and hearts of those who are genuine and caring. It works so well for them at first, then once God enlightens their victims of the truth, they don’t understand why they are left behind. Why no one falls for their trickery. The same deception they themselves have decided to believe and even manifest into their own minds and hearts. They believe themselves to be martyrs and so they rebel against authority, against discipline, self control and against the truth. Their prayers are muddled with lies thinking to deceive God Himself by going on and on about their sorrows just trying to convince God of how bad it really is for them and why they deserve special attention from Him.
They see themselves as righteous as they’re taking on an attribute they have not suffered to obtain rightfully. Instead deciding they are what they are not. It is clear and evident to those who put their trust and faith in God because he reveals their true natures to those who walk in His righteousness through the accepting of Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior.
The righteousness of Christ does not need to proclaim itself for it cannot be denied. The actions of those operating in the righteousness of Christ speak for themselves.
The self righteous however, will endlessly talk of their good works and their importance. They talk of their self proclaimed selflessness, yet make their demands in the same breath. The question is always, what’s in it for them. They will go out of their way so long as they get something in return. They are always talking of fairness and equality, yet they live as though, they themselves, are above such. They mistake someone unwilling to dance on the devil’s playground by continuing to argue, as proof that they win or that they are right. They lack true wisdom and understanding obtained from the Holy Spirit for they grieve the Holy Spirit.
We need to search our hearts and hold every thought captive to the knowledge of Christ. We are out of time! Just as it is written, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalms 139:23-24 we too must wholeheartedly cry out to Father God, repentant and truly seeking His right way to be manifest within us.
Then we should anticipate the troubles, hardships, burdens and flesh starving meant to give us opportunity to practice Christ-like behavior. By practice of Christ-like behavior while confronted with hardships and struggles, we gain character, wisdom and fruit (aka attributes) of His Spirit. His promise to us is peace through the struggle.
John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:3-4 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
Friends expect trials struggles and troubles to come against you regularly. Refuse becoming victim of an anxious, worried, emotional response. Surrender every situation over to Jesus. In return He will bless you with the peace that passes understanding in every circumstance and situation and through every trial.
Put on the full armor of God, read your Bible in an effort to get to know God personally, pray for Him to renew your mind and heart to fit his purpose and plans and follow through as He guides the way.

We Are Running Out of Time

Do you read your bible everyday?
When your happy or sad, do you pray
Do you believe Jesus died for you?
Everything the bible says, do you believe is true?
Are you trying to follow Jesus’ path?
Do you believe your free from God’s wrath?
To the world did you die,
Through Jesus born again?
Do you acknowledge, and repent from all your sins?
Are you ready for Jesus to come?
Were running out of time.
Please search your heart again,
Will you be left behind?

Until next time may God bless you and keep you as you seek Him with your whole heart.