Sitting on our back porch steps, wrapped up to keep the icy chill off my skin, I am watching the clouds dancing across the sky. Pretty white fluffy puffs of cotton plodding on slowly. The sun peeks through shining on my face bringing me warmth and a smile that can't be contained. Thank you Jesus for such a beautiful gift of beauty! There is a change in the air. I can see there are dark gray smudges of atmosphere that are creeping up quickly under the white clouds. They seem to be gathering more and more and in greater numbers. Behind them in the distance, deep darkness is on the horizon. It is ominous. It crawls slowly but consistently toward my little home. The air has the familiar scent of cold weather and rain filling my nose. You can feel the breeze changing, stronger force having a bit more bite to it. The storm is coming. Little droplets of water are trickling down randomly as if practicing for the impending torrent that is making its way to where I am. I gather my things and head inside my home. I grab a cup of coffee and settle down on the couch, wrapped in a big fuzzy blanket, in front of our big window. The rain is pounding out its rant and the wind is answering with a howling reply. The lightening cracks and the thunder shakes the glass in front of me. It's beautiful from the comfort of my warm location. ⛈⚡️🌩When you are out walking or driving in that chaos it's miserable. It is even scary at times! Then you enter your humble abode and relief and peace fill you. You are safe. You are secure. You are home. 🏡 Life is crazy. It's hard. It is filled with storms of trouble and pain. It can seem like there is no way to hide from all the psycho wonky the world offers. There is a safe place we can go. It's to Jesus. When we accept Him into our hearts He opens the door to the safety of His arms. Yes we will still have to go out and brave the storms, but we know that we have The Son to shine His goodness on our face. He will walk beside us and bring an umbrella to ward off the downpour we may be walking in. He will keep our heart safe if we allow Him. Let Him guide you in the ominous dark the world has to offer. Let His light shine in your life!! Be the light that brings others to the safety of His goodness!! Share the Word of The Lord!!
Posted by Aimee Martinez on Jan 26 2017
The enemy is one sneaky sucker.
That evil thing is just waiting in the shadows to smack us up and down with remorse for past sins. He wants us to feel ashamed, unworthy, unclean and unwanted. He is clearing the pathways of deception for us, welcoming us down the streets filled with failures and heartaches. Oh and he is soooo good at brining those emotional regrets at a time when we are least expecting them. If you are in the middle of that battle right now, I want you to listen to me. Ignore that voice that is uninvited with nothing but negativity to share with you. STOP LISTENING TO THE VOICE THAT CHAINS YOU!! That voice is not God. Now The Father is not happy with your unclean choice of thought, deed or action. That is very true. Know this fact; HE LOVES YOU! God is love. In Isaiah 53:6 it says "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, everyone, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the inequity of us all." God sent His only Son to be the living sacrifice for your sins and mine. Jesus broke the chains that bind you!! When we repent, if we truly mean it, Jesus takes that sin and wipes it clean. Our job is to then go and sin no more. The enemy may trip us and send those thought of wickedness back to try and keep us far from the Lord out of embarrassment and/or shame. Friend please just recognize the thought, take it captive and give it to Jesus.
Our God is bigger than any fault we may have.
YOU ARE WORTHY AND HE HAS CALLED YOU CHOSEN!!
Let us live for Jesus!!! .
Posted by Aimie Martinez on Jan 12 2017