My Hearts Prayer!

My eyes have not beheld what my heart so clearly sees.  Daily I reach for you… knowing that your hand will be there to guide me.  To welcome me.  I rest in the comfort that your light will shine… to lead… where my life must follow.  That your love will bring freedom to my soul, as it longs to soar to your waiting arms.  My life… given in service to you… and all your children… as I desire to mirror your love.  To be the hands… and feet… of your glory to all those I encounter.  I fall prostrate to the ground as I behold your grace… your majesty…  I try, with all my strength, to follow your truth… your life… your way.  I ask for wisdom, for guidance, to love all your children without forethought or motive.  To allow you to guide me in your ways and in your plan for me.  That my life may be nothing more than a tribute to you.  That the breath you have given me will not be in vain, but will be in service and dedication to you.  Come… Father come… and fill my soul with your presence.  That others may see the glory of you… through me. 

Colossians 3:15

I Love You!

Perry

Simplicity!

So I need you to have an open heart and mind!  I need you to think outside of the box, for a moment.  Lorna and I recently had a chance to visit a famous nude beach.  Wanting to experience as many things in this life as we can, we decided to go.  I will tell you, it is not what you think.  There is no sexual tone, or even one of mistrust.  It is simply people being, as God made them.  As I observed the crowd of people, it came to me.  This is how God sees us.  When you strip away all the pretense.  When you take away the trappings of this world.  When there are no material items to judge on, then you are seeing what God sees.  WE ARE ALL THE SAME!!  On that beach was every race of people you could think of, and everyone had one thing in common.  No clothes.  Didn’t matter if you were rich or poor.  Fat or thin.  Asian, Spanish, Black or White, everyone was the same.  To me… everyone looked to be, a child of God!  Whether you think it is good or bad, is beside the point.  What I saw was a world, where we are more alike, than different.  A world where people can have respect for each other.  A world were judgement was not, and people felt at ease, with others.  Look at it this way.  If Adam and Eve had not messed up, we would all be sitting on a nude beach! 

1 Corinthians 13:12 MSG

I Love You!

Perry

A World Of Love!

Her question was simple.  Anyone who knows me would say it was well warranted.  My sweet granddaughter was simply curious and concerned.  “Why do you cry so easily”?  I cry so often, I think Kleenex could use me as a poster boy!  My answer was simple.  “God blessed me with a heart, so full of love for him and those around me, that sometimes that love spills out of my eyes”.  I see so much hatred.  Daily I deal with people that could care less, about those around them.  I saw the news, by accident, the other morning and within one minute they reported three shootings.  Would you not rather live in a world of love?   A world that Jesus taught, and a world he made possible.  It can happen… but it has to start with you.  With me.  We have to take it everywhere.  We can’t allow our differences, to produce hatred, instead of love.  I can’t allow your treatment of me, to determine my love of you.  I know it’s hard, but it’s what our Savior taught.  Instead of seeing differences, look for what makes you more alike.  Instead of worrying about who’s right and who’s wrong, be accepting.  When faced with violence, return with love.  Then when your eyes fill up with love – let it flow – and get a Kleenex.  

Matthew 5:3-12

I Love You!

Perry

WHY?

There is so much we don’t know…  we don’t understand. So much mystery surrounds our Savior… our God.  His word is not black and white, but so many shades of grey.  Why does that scare us?  Why does it make us uncomfortable? Why do we seek to have the answers to feel secure?  Do you feel driven to try and understand the people around you?  The people you work with, or the people different than you.  I watch the goldfish in my pond and I don’t think they worry that each one is a different color.  Each one is a different size. They simply exist with one another.    

Why?  Such an overused word, and maybe a word that shows lack of trust. As I sit in traffic I am being impatient and wondering why?  Then it hit me! Can’t change it so why stress… why get impatient. I simply need to trust, that God will get me to where I am going!  Why do some people get cancer and others don’t.  Why do some people have so many blessing while others don’t.  Why do some die of COVID and others don’t? Why do we live in a world of so much hate… so much evil?  We aren’t suppose to have all the answers, but God does!! We don’t have to fully understand any of it.  We simply have to trust!!  It’s called faith!!  Hebrews 11:1

I Love You!

Perry

The Truth Of Our Being!

He never held back.  He never questioned why!  He never asked are you worthy?  What religion are you? Where do you come from?  He never wondered why they needed help…  why do they think they deserve it?  He never once refused to help someone in need.  Our Savior… our Jesus… healed those who asked.  Gave advice to those who pondered.  Gave help to those in need… and not one time do I see where he judged before or after.  He simply did his fathers work, to the best of his ability, and without hesitation.  Many times I am asked, “why do you help all those on the street”?  “You have no idea what they do with the money”.  Doesn’t matter!  Christ would.  Why do you give second chances to those with a criminal record? Doesn’t matter!  Christ would.  Why do you love without limit and without forethought?  Because Christ would.  There is a difference between the way of our being and the truth of our being.  The world teaches the way they think we should be.  Christ teaches the truth of the way we should be.  I think we all should be following the truth of our being.  The truth of our being is simply love.  Anything else is falling short of the spirit within us… that is Jesus.

Romans 12:9  /  Luke 6:35

I Love you!

Perry