The Weaver

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.


Grant Colfax Tullar

THE HEART

Hello everyone ❤️

I love the Lord because He has never cared to judge me by what is on the outside of my heart like the world does. This is why I trust His judgement, everything else but the heart can be manipulated into deceiving people.

Our clothes, hair, face, etc can be changed, even our speech can be changed in to something else that we are not. How then can you judge someone by what is on the outside???

Today, reading Philippians, I csmd upon :-

Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Bringing your attention to the last line,… They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. I was blessed by how the Lord does His things, and in this particular case I was reminded that it was never about the actual sacrifice, it was about the status of my heart when I gave.

Therefore we need to work on our hearts because it’s what the Lord will use to judge us, and only He can fine tune our hearts.

-dorothee

PSALMS 20:1-9

1. May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

2. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

3. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.

4. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

5. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.

6. Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.

7. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

8. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

9. LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!

Reading this simple but powerful prayer by David, I am blessed. And I am because I don’t believe that this man was just prayer for the children of God who lived then, He was praying for us today as well. Can you imagine David praying for you and me? That’s an answered prayer…guaranteed. 😁

He prays for the following things in verses 1-5:

1. Protection in distress.

2. Help and support.

3. Acceptance of our prayers.

4. That the Lord is one that controls our hearts and gives us success.

5. Joy over victories.

Verses 6-8 speak of the greatness of our Lord. David also shows how powerless the things that we worship that aren’t God are. When we place our trust in the things of the world we shall continue to fall.

-dorothee

A CRUSHED SPIRIT

The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? Proverbs 18:14

A crushed spirit is a broken, saddened, depressed spirit. At one point or the other, most of us have had a crushed spirit, we have found ourselves face to face with depression. Depression doesn’t come from the flesh, it comes a much deeper place, one that can’t be healed by patching on a plaster. It comes from deep within us, from a place that we can’t see. Sadness, anger, frustration are all of the flesh but depression is of the spirit.

What is Depression?

It is a state of sadness, feeling low, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. I have heard many people say ‘I am depressed’. Some confuse sadness with depression, depression is more than just sadness, we all feel unmotivated or upset from time to time. Depression is a mood disorder characterised by prolonged feelings of sadness and loss of interest in daily activities.

I read a study that said millions of people suffer from some form of depression every year making it one of the most common mental disorders. I believe this to be true.

We should know that even Christians aren’t spared from this state. I personally have been through this and I can gladly testify that the Lord got me out of it. I bless the Lord. In the bible, there are people that were also faced with depression. Now, while the word depression isn’t anywhere in the bible, we see biblical figures that exhibited signs of it.

1. Job – his life was full of trials, illness, financial loss, and death coupled with a spouse who advised him to betray his faith and most unsupportive, victim-blaming, “support network” of friends.

2. David – through his writings we see a man who went through depression. He frequently cried (Psalms), Lost interest in his usual activities (2 Samuel 11:1), experienced lack of appetite and marked weight loss and attributed it to his depressive feelings (Psalm 102:5)

Depression isn’t a disease of this century, it has been here since time memorial. If you are going through this, know that, 1. You aren’t the first to go through it, and 2. It can be cured.

I believe the devil uses our past mistakes and what we see as our failures to get us (Christians) to this point. He constantly reminds us of these things until we accept them, then we become downcast and hopeless. But the who never fails us, one who always has a key out of the enemy’s prison has a cure tor us. He offered us His word where there are different scriptures to heal us from that place, the word assures us that our Lord loves us and has amazing plans for us for the future.

-dorothee

God’s timing and His will.

Hey everyone, it’s been awhile but yeeyy Hiii. ❤️

I used not to see the connection between these two things, the will of God and His timing. For a very long time I had a mindset of, God wants the best for us all the time (which is true) but I used to think that when we got on our knees and asked then obviously that time is His timing.

Our God is so perfect in His ways. He always wants the best for us but there are dynamics that have to happen before what He wants for us gets to us, for example are we ready for it? Take an example being ready to be a mom, you might want to be one now but are you spiritually, emotionally, physically or financially ready for it?

You want a managerial position, are you ready? I believe that the Lord wants these amazing things for us but He has to get us ready for them first before we can have them. Call it a training period.

-dorothee