My eyes need revival, my ears need revival, and my heart needs revival. Wow, I have many needs. I see so many worthless things as I travel thru life, particularly now that I am the old seeing the new. New styles, New ideas about morals. Who ever dreamed gangster would be something we would want to look like. There is gangster music, cloths, hand signs. All pretty much accepted by out youth today. We once thought girls showing it all were skanky, now its in style. Movies are PG, R, or XXX. And no one seems to thing this is bad. They are evil, vulgar language or just plain perverse. PG Leaves it up to the parents, all don’t do good parental guiding. So then what? Our young ones are seeing things they shouldn’t. It hurts their young developing minds. I guess I can give Super Hero’s a pass and our G rated movies. Keep your eyes from looking at worthless things, it will revive you. We hear a lot of worthless things as well. T.V. doesn’t put up many limits in their presentations. Cursing, normalizing abnormal behavior. Our beautiful music is being pumped in the kids heads in every sexual way possible. If you ever happen to hear it you might be shocked at what the kids are hearing. Please pay attention to what we and our kids hear. Lastly I don’t know about you, but my heart needs reviving just from what I see and hear. I get so upset. I want to change it all. I can’t, but we all can. Ask the Lord to revive your heart and your kids heart and all who need the Lord revive them, they are probably broken from all of the worldly tearing down that we are all experiencing. Please Lord, Revive us.
I am a collector of Cameo’s, they have always been very precious to me. The Cameo’s above are carved in lava. If you take a real cameo, usually shell or stone; and put it under a magnifying glass you can see each tiny movement of the artists tool. They basically are little pieces of art. They are to be treasured as a part of our history, little artifacts they are. I love these images so beautifully carved because the scripture tells us that the Lord has carved us upon the palms of His hands. Our image is continually before Him. Isaiah 49:16 That is about as intimate as you can get. He loves us so much . I envision that when we pray He hears our voice and looks at his hands. That’s not too hard for me to imagine when we see how far man has gone with technology. Just think about the capabilities of the one who created it all. I hope thid little message from Darlene makes your day as you see Him gazing at His hands, looking at you.
I took this photo on a beautiful early morning on Kanipali Beach in Maui. When we travel, I love to get up early when everything is quiet and the day is cool and fresh. Every day we are given is such a blessing. I spotted this man at the ocean’s edge in deep thought as he watched the waves come in. I wondered what he might be thinking, or praying. What a perfect place to seek the Lord one might say, I thought it. However any place is the perfect place to seek the Lord. He wants to hear from us on our bed, cleaning the house, doing our daily walks even when we are at our desk at work. I do admit Maui is kinda perfect! He wants to do good for us. Sometimes we have to wait, and be patient, but He is faithful. Seek Him and wait and see what happens! As you do this your relationship with the Lord will grow, and grow. What can be better than that?
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. The Lord is our Rock and he is so much higher than Us. Sometimes we need to be led. Things can get so desperate, we need someone to lead us to the Lord. It might feel like our prayers are not being heard , and of course the enemy of our souls would love us to believe that. This is how we as Christians can serve the Lord. We can be that one to calmly, sweetly break through the fog of distress and get you back to the Rock who was there all the time. We can feel very small at times like this and often need a hand to hold us up. Nothing changed. Jesus was always there but sometimes needs someone to be His hand extended. If you look very hard in the above photo, there is a mountain goat. So tiny he is standing on that Rock. If you know anyone who is feeling tiny, trying to find the Rock, reach out and show the way.
What a wonderful Scripture to end the day with, and what a spectacular sunset this was at a lake near Steamboat, Colorado. My Son took me and my granddaughter, and her other grandmother to this place so we could see this sunset and marvel at the sight. He did not disappoint ! I was clicking as fast as I could to get this beautiful Image. The Lord is so good to give us such beauty to look at each night. My Husbands Mother said, “The sunset is a lady and the Lord dresses her in a new evening gown every evening.” I loved her words and her love for the Lord. She taught me a lot, I was blessed to have her. My Mom passed away when I was 18. The Lord knows just what we need, and He gave me Ellen. She sure raised up a wonderful son, the best part is we found each other in this big world full of people. Thank you Lord for all of these blessings. Think about your blessings today. I am sure you have many!
While driving down a highway somewhere in Nevada I spotted this sign. Of course My sweet husband stopped for me and drove off the highway so I could get my best shot. It spoke volumes to me, and I hope to many passersby also. I hate it that so many have left Him on the cross or worse, a baby in a manger. He is alive, He went to His disciples and talked to them. Thomas got to touch His nail scared hands and feet. Thomas is better known as doubting Thomas. He needed that to help his unbelief. But it is so true He lives with all of us who believe. He hears every prayer, and words spoken . Sometimes I just talk to Him as I drive or have time in my garden. I pray by seeing this sign and scripture someone will speak out to the Lord and tell Him that they believe. Start the best relationship you can ever have. He waits to hear from every one of us. Don’t keep Him waiting any longer.