Follow Your Heart – or, Be True To Your Heart? (a reblog)

This was one of my first posts, way back in July of 2016. I can’t believe it has been over a year ago! 😲 How time flies! Anyway… I’ve seen a few references lately about Following Your Heart and decided to reblog. 🙂 Hope you enjoy! ♥

Following Him Beside Still Waters

This blog post was inspired by two awesome blog posts I’ve read recently: one at Refreshing Spirit and one at SaylwithPens, that talked about the heart, morals, and the dangers of following what we feel. Thanks to both of you! 🙂

This is a common thing we, especially in our tweens and teens, are told to do, and I really feel the need to rant about it: Follow Your Heart – or, Be True To Your Heart. (No, this isn’t about the song in Disney’s Mulan soundtrack. XD) The phrase sounds innocent enough. But lets be real. What are the heart’s intentions?

Jeremiah 17:9: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Yikes! That sounds bad. Perhaps we can’t know the heart, but we can see what it desires:

Matthew 15:19: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts…

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My Lifeguard (a reblog)

Reblogged in response to the Daily Post prompt, sail. 😉 I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted this one! August of 2016, wow! 😮

Following Him Beside Still Waters

This one is heavily inspired by Sophie’s blog post called “They Kept Asking How Depression Felt” and Miriam’s “Life’s Currents.” I love how water is used in both poems to paint with such vivid color how life can pull one down; and how depression feels in Sophie’s poem, and how Jesus can lift us back up in Miriam’s. 🙂 They inspired me to write about my experience with Him being the Lifeguard. Am I saying that I’m no longer depressed? No. Am I saying that life doesn’t get me down anymore? No. But when it gets really bad, I know that He will never leave me to drown. 🙂

My Lifeguard

I’m afraid to cross the deep stormy sea
But I climb into the boat anyway
Slowly untie and let the sails free
Say a prayer and from the dock, sail away

It is not always smooth sailing
Life likes…

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Have Faith (a reblog)

An inspirational post by Pete! 🙂

Walking In Christ

Whatever you’re going through today, God’s got a plan. It may not be your plan. It may not fit into your comfort zone. It may take you places you do not want to go. It may seem He is a long way away. But He has a plan, and it is always for your good. Trust Him. Have faith He will carry you through. Know that He is watching over your every step. Know He loves you, and always will. You cannot go wrong with God.

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Listen For His Whisper (a reblog)

What a wonderful post by Rick! 🙂

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~ Listen For His Whisper ~

“Listen for His whisper, softly said

The way poets often do

Some heads were bowed

Some eyes were closed

We all knew what to do

Between the lines, try

To catch our fleeting breath

Listen for His whisper

Was all the poet said”

Thank you to everyone who has added comments to the last couple of posts! I missed you! Where have you been? Oh wait, it’s me …haven’t been here in a few days but in prayer, I received “Listen For His Whisper. I know this was God-guided and also inspired by my poet friends. The space between the lines is to stop, take a breath and get ready to listen again. If you do that, you will likely be taken to places you have never been. Only the poets have the gift.

“I will stand by my watch and station myself on…

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