poetry

Be not broken

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”
Isaiah 41:10

Excerpt from poem, Winds of Change

“God does remind us if we look we’ll find
It isn’t so difficult it’s all in the mind
How I imagine and fear it could be
Remember, His plans only good toward me”

© laurette laster

After the toughest battles we realize we were never alone.

Understanding “we are here”, at this time, for this purpose, in this season, in this chaos, for His good pleasure can be challenging yet invigorating, for others, overwhelming.

Large shopping centers have signs at the entrance and on each level, to help us find our way. Stores, restaurants, restrooms and exits, as well as stairs or escalators are placed in scale for our help.

Seeing ‘you are here’ can be incredibly comforting. Seeing where we are, we can locate the desired destiny, and begin toward our desired location.

Do not be dismayed, the Jewish commentators, with the Targum interpret as: [be not broken].

My prayer for you today, may you hear our Savior say, “you are here”, be not broken, for I Am your Savior, Jesus Christ and I Am with you, I will be your comfort. (John 14:16)

Don’t be dismayed [be not broken], for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭WMBBE‬‬).

“God does remind us if we look we’ll find
It isn’t so difficult it’s all in the mind
How I imagine and fear it could be
Remember, His plans are only good toward me”

I pray you pause in His presence…selah

and remember, His plans are only good toward you!

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

What is a Veteran-Never Forget!

What is a Veteran

What is a Veteran and what does this mean
I’m new to the area can you explain this to me

The answer came as intently I listened
Their words made their eyes brim over and glisten

Well it’s a deep subject but allow me to try
It’s about hope and security how to diversify

God called forth a land that would require protection
So He created brave hearts, ones that would serve without objection

He brought them forth, calling them soldiers
Placing in their heart a call and a responsibility to shoulder

What would they do where would they go
Wherever their country needed to show

Freedom comes at a great cost is not without trials
They left the comfort of home trekking across the miles

While we were safe in our homes resting in our beds
They would face fear and oftentimes dread

A Veteran is someone with a special call
Where the fight they fight is for the good of all

Maybe it will help if I can spell it out for you
The bravest men and women, the Red White and Blue

V is for how Voluntarily they put their life on the line

E is for Everyday never an offer of part time

T is for Total commitment given to protect our land

E is for Everything endured by their families as they took their stand

R is for Readily serving keeping us free to enjoy this security

A is Audaciously serving with a stouthearted maturity

N is for Never, no Never could we repay
So yes we did, we set aside a very special day

That is a Veteran but this is only in part
They are brave men and women with a warriors protective heart

They are a different breed loyal and true
Specially created by God to do what they do

Because of their bravery Veterans led the way
Yes, oh yes we have set aside this special day

Today we enjoy freedom in this great nation
They didn’t tuck tail and run, but served with heartfelt dedication

This is just a glimpse of a Veteran’s heart and today and everyday we are extremely grateful
So yes, yes we did we set aside this day to say, thank you for your service, you’ve been so faithful

© laurette laster

Saying thank you seems so small in comparison to their service. These brave men and women have fought, and even today take their watch. They deserve our respect and all of our gratitude. We owe them a debt of gratitude for all they have given us. I pray we never forget, nor fail to teach and share the price of freedom with the generations behind us. And to tell them all these brave men and women have done; the price paid for freedom by these brave men and women, and their families who served and serve along side them, on the home front, thousands of miles away.

The thrill of Victory still reverberates in the soil and in the soul of the USA 🇺🇸. It is still felt all across our land. Take a moment and listen…

I hear the heartbeat of America, can you hear it? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS YOU! IT IS TIME TO TAKE A STAND! Stand up for what you believe.

God called forth this nation with a plan and a purpose. Our victories were not happenstance or the will or luck of man. The USA has God’s purpose woven into our very core, Christianity is the rebar and in our DNA, AND she is not through yet. Do not think God has forgotten these brave men and women. I believe there is a special seat and an assigned section at the marriage supper for the brave men and women, alongside other leaders, those who have fought and still fight today, willing take the call to fight for justice. Without “this” freedom the good news, The Gospel of our Savior, Jesus Christ, would not be preached across the airways.

Think about what you just read. The gospel of JESUS CHRIST is preached through the airways, from the United States of America to the whole world. What an assignment, what a call.

Women especially need to look around and then fall on your knees and thank the Lord God of heaven you were born in the USA! And not use your freedom for vain purposes! Jesus Christ did more to liberate women so we could be free to serve the Living God!

Our God and Savior created liberty, in Christ we have liberty. Jesus Christ died to set us free. God loves Liberty, proving this by willingly sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who willingly laid down His life, that we may be forgiven of our sins and be set free to serve The Living God! Yes I believe Jesus will have a special section for our brave soldiers!

God saw a need and placed inside them a brave heart, a heart to protect life and liberty, and answer the call to serve, that the gospel can be preached to all the earth.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

Thanks Be To Our God

Embracing November

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, And to sing praises unto Thy name, (Psalm 92:1)

Thanks be to our God

Giver of love and grace
Giver of all things good
If you haven’t reflected lately
Maybe now we could

Thanks be to our God
Sustainer and Protector
Thanks Be To our God
Author and Perfecter

Thanks Be to our God
The Speaker of Peace
Thanks Be To our God
Calling Storms to Cease

Thanks Be To our God
Faithful Supplier and Forgiver
Thanks Be To God
May we be Thankful Forever

© laurette laster

Thankfulness, when truly embraced and purposeful, ALWAYS, ushers light into the darkest night, thankfulness calls forth a deluge of hope, doubt once drowned, allows streams of living water to freely flow, in the form we readily know as tears, flowing over rocky places clearing the stream and watering fallow ground. Trials and struggles not understood can blind and harden us. “It is Satan, Not God, who comes to steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10)

The toughest trials and most strenuous training produce the greatest athletes. It is God who is working in us…

All things work together for good to those who are called, who love Him…

Christ calls and equips, teaches and trains us to co-mission and operate in the kingdom of God, with principles of life, and that more abundantly.

Knowing He was headed to Golgotha, Christ took the bread, gave thanks and brake it, (Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:17-19, John 6:51).

Our merciful Savior went through the beating, shredding, bloody Cross for us! Knowing His body would be broken and His blood poured out…
And He gave thanks! Christ knew the joy that was to come.

He endured the shame of the Cross…

When we cannot be thankful for our difficult circumstances, we can be eternally thankful for our salvation, worked completely in Christ our Messiah, knowing earth is not our home, but instead our mission field.

But during our time here, Jesus said His desire and gift is that our time be full of abundant life and thanksgiving.

I pray your praise drown out your pain, I pray your praise usher you unto the courts of our God, and just for today you catch a glimpse of glory that fills you with new wine. I pray your praise turn your misery into ministry and your hopelessness into possibilities, your despair into deeper knowledge of His goodness and most of all I pray you know you are loved by our merciful Savior!

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, And to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High: To shew forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, And Thy faithfulness every night,”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭92:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The Passion Translation

“It’s so enjoyable to come before You with uncontainable praises spilling from our hearts!
How we love to sing our praises over and over to You, to the matchless God, high and exalted over all!
At each and every sunrise we will be thanking You for Your kindness and Your love.
As the sun sets and all through the night, we will keep proclaiming, “You are so faithful!””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:1-2‬ ‭TPT

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom!

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

Morning’s Birth

The prayers of the saints
Cover the earth
Settled dense vapor
Over morning’s birth

Seeing pure white
Concealing the ground
Blanket of fog
Does abound

Likened to glory
Rising smoke of incense
Pleasant to the nostrils
His glory intense

Prayers of gratitude
Golden sensors of fire
Fragrant incense
Prayers of praise inspire

© laurette laster 2021

Doxa (Dox’-Ah)

Strong’s #1391

– glory

I glimpse a touch of what God’s glory must be. I sense God’s glory covering the earth. His glory, that filled Solomon’s temple. The glory so heavy the priests were unable to minister.

Prostrate, unable to stand, unable to offer any manmade language or action, simply pressed down in worship. Paralyzed and prostrate, pressed down and waiting, weighted, wanting and pressed down, waiting to hear His voice.

Dense fog paralyzes, but once it encounters the sun (Son), fog changes, becoming liquid, melting into drops, falling to the earth…

Yes, I believe His glory abounds toward us, melting us, inspiring us to praise.

Isaiah 55, Isaiah, through God’s interpretation encourages us to seek Him while He is near. Isaiah teaches us God’s word is like spiritual water, watering the earth, with purpose and provision.

Prophetic prayers, declared and decreed, usher God’s word and His Will into the very atmosphere He created. God’s living, active, powerful, sharp, double edged, eternal word, spoken, yet again, by us. What a privilege!

Spoken, then released into the atmosphere, God’s creative word, blanketing and covering the earth. His WORD, which is Jesus Christ, and our prayers are yes and amen, to His glory.
Heaven and earth may pass away, but…
The word of God stands forever!

My prayer is that you praise until your entire being, spirit and heart meet His.

Once pressed and prostrate, pray; oh Lord soften the hearts of the wounded, the weak, the scared, the scarred, the blind, the lame, those taken captive.

Spirit of the Living God, anoint us and appoint us.

Once touched by the Son we are never the same!

Philippians 2:11
And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Praise ushers in glory

“in unison when the trumpeters and singers were to make themselves heard with one voice praising and thanking the Lord, and when they raised their voices accompanied by the trumpets and cymbals and [other] instruments of music, and when they praised the Lord, saying, “For He is good, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever,” then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not remain standing to minister because of the cloud; for the glory and brilliance of the Lord filled the house of God.”
‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

If Praise is a Prayer

Embracing November

What is the password?

Praise

Zamar (Zaw-Mar’)

Strongs #2167

– to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument
– to play upon it, to make music accompanied by the voice
– to celebrate in song and music
– to strike (a musical instrument / strings) with fingers

If Praise is a Prayer
(Excerpt)

If Proverbs are wisdom
Teaching what is admirable
Then find me studying
To know what is desirable

If thoughts become actions
Pointing to direction
May my soul long for You
With all my affection

If circumstances change
and oh how they will;
May I always be found
In faith, waiting and still

Until that song
Of heightened praise
Gushes out of my belly
Like rivers of living water, amaze

© laurette laster

As there are several words for praise there are also several different instruments for sound. Unique instruments in the hands of skilled musicians, following specific musical notes bring harmony, so it is in the kingdom.

Praising God invites His presence into our chaos, teaching us to become harmonious with His ways.
And, we look to Christ, soon the world is drowned out and being found in Christ, we become part of God’s symphony.

The things of earth become strangely dim…

Strong’s 4858

The word symphony is derived from Greek συμφωνία (symphonia), meaning “agreement or concord of sound”, “concert of vocal or instrumental music”, from σύμφωνος (symphōnos), “harmonious” (Oxford English Dictionary).

From sumphonos; unison of sound (“symphony”), i.e. A concert of instruments (harmonious note) — music.

Strong’s 4859 sýmphōnos (from 4862 /sýn, “closely identify with” and 5456 /phōnḗ, “voice,” which is the root of the English term, “symphony“) – properly, be of one voice (voice the same opinion);

Our hearts long for harmony with one another, how much more does our God long for us to be in harmony with Him?

“Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! My innermost being will praise You, Lord! I will spend my life praising You and singing high praises to You, my God, every day of my life!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭146:1-2‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“You can pass through His open gates with the password of praise. Come right into His presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless His beautiful name!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭TPT‬‬

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

A Cold Mountain Morning

Embracing November

Todah (To-Daw)

Strongs #8426

– an extension of the hand, adoration, a choir of worshippers

(Towdah)
– confession, sacrifice of praise, thanks, thanksgiving.

Cold Mountain Morning

It is a cold mountain morning
The fog settled in
I no longer see the river
Where it starts or where it ends

A cold mountain morning
Nestled, warming by the fire
Again I’m led to praise
When I arise, as when I retired

Thanking God for many things
His word, His loving kindness
Brings justice to the oppressed
Those hardened by the blindness

A cold mountain morning
My heart flutters at the thought
A life led by His Spirit
Gifted, never bought

I bow my knees
I raise my hands
Prayers from a mountain
Flows across the Land

I praise The Lord of heaven
I praise The Lord our King
What can I thank Him for
I’m thankful for everything

The good the bad the difficult
The fearful, tearful and hard
Knowing I Am, protects me
Piecing together every shard

A cold mountain morning
Finds me totally enraptured
My spirit born again to praise
My soul, I Am has captured

© laurette laster Nov 2021
Eureka Springs

Our cabin is on a bluff 550 feet above the White River and overlooking Inspiration Valley; we didn’t know. We waited a little late to make reservations for our anniversary trip this year, thinking of going South, instead prompted to go North. But God! We couldn’t be more pleased. The cabin is perfect, with scripture above the mantle, and the view is, well inspirational. We are very close to the Kings River, a tributary to White River. I know who opened this cabin for us.

We’ve been to Prayer Mountain several times, we’ve been to the River Walk, and now The White River overlooking Inspiration Valley. The view of Inspiration Valley is right outside our back patio.

Sometime during the night a dense heavy fog rolled in. I excitingly opened the curtains reaching for the door knob, and I was shocked and the milky white blanket covering Inspiration Valley.

But, I saw Inspiration Valley the night before, so I know…

This reminds me of being led by His Spirit,
The cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, led the children of Israel through the wilderness.

So it is, with us. Being led by His Spirit, we walk by faith. Praise opens the way along the journey, just as when David brought the Arc of the covenant back to Jerusalem. Having seen then seeking, David stopped, often, to sacrifice and praise, understanding after the death of Uzzah. We see the result of reaching out to protect the Presence of God. It is deadly. We do not protect nor deliver God or His presence. God is our deliverer and our rewarder, we allow Him to flow through us.

It is a gift. And God loves and inhabits the praises of His people. When we praise He draws even closer.

“Everything I am will praise and bless the Lord!
O Lord, my God, Your greatness takes my breath away, overwhelming me by Your majesty, beauty, and splendor!
I will sing my song to the Lord as long as I live! Every day I will sing my praises to God.
May You be pleased with every sweet thought I have about You, for You are the source of my joy and gladness.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭104:1, 33-34‬ ‭TPT‬‬

So Todah- we praise and bring thanksgiving, especially when it is a sacrifice. Even when we don’t see it, feel it. and think we may never see “it” again. We praise Him because our God is worthy of our praise, regardless of circumstances and regardless of our “it”.

And just like that the fog has melted, and the grandeur and beauty of our God is evident; Once again…

Leaving only faint traces before leaving.

In the fire of affliction we draw warmth from His Promises, they are yes and amen to the glory of Jesus Christ. In spite of our difficulties; We praise Him!

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

If Prayer is a Praise

Embracing November
A time of Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise: Webster’s- to proclaim the glory of God.

Is praise beneficial? Do we benefit as we praise our Mighty God.

Hebrew word for praise. Do you see the start of a word often used?

Halal (Haw-Lal’)
Strongs #1984

– to be clear (…of sound…); to shine, to make a show
– to boast; to be clamourously foolish, make foolish
– to rave, to celebrate, commend
– to sing praise, renowned

Excerpt from poem

If Praise is a Prayer

If praise is a prayer
And a song is a Psalm
Then teach me to sing
All the day long

If prayer is dialogue
Effective and powerful
Your language I speak
Every hour full

If sighs and groaning
Become discernible
Then help my mind
Stay always learnable

© laurette laster 2021

It is proven; praising God has incredible and indescribable benefits. Praise is a restorative tool. Praising God changes our focus, refocusing our affections, realigning our priorities, and restoring our souls when the focus is redirected to Him. King David knew this, acknowledging The LORD as his Shepherd, saying He restores my soul. (Psalm 23). As we praise The LORD, our spirit, becomes more pliable, open, and receptive to receiving from God’s Holy Spirit. The Spirit of Truth is magnified in us, around us, and through us by praise. Holy Spirit is ushered in with this harmony of praise.

Synonyms
bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, resound
Related Words
adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship
acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute
chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize;
does our praise matter? I think I we know! Of course it does.

So we close this morning with this chapter, that David, the great psalmist closes the book with. The last several chapters of the book of Psalms begin with these words: Praise The Lord.

“Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens!
Praise Him for his mighty deeds; praise Him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp!
Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe!
Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”

‭‭(Psalm‬ ‭150:1-6‬ ‭ESV)‬‬

David didn’t need to deny circumstances, he simply and unashamedly teaches us to PRAISE.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

Grateful and Thankful

Embracing November…

Can gratitude change us?

The Hebrew term for gratitude is hakarat ha’tov, which literally translated is: “recognizing the good.”

Gratitude is an attitude in the garden of our heart. Gratitude initiates appreciation, for today. Gratitude can be planted. Like other good seed, when planted in good ground, gratitude is guaranteed to grow. Gratitude will grow if you determine to prepare your (soul) soil, watch over your (heart) garden. Once we become tenders and growers, we are instructed to share and sow seed for others, in their garden.

Recognize the good today and thank The Lord for it.

*Excerpt from poem Grateful and Thankful

Grateful and Thankful

With praise I found the key
Gratitude fanned into flame
Because when we are grateful
We bring honor to Your Name

I thank You Lord my Savior
From the bottom of my heart
May my gratitude never be silent
From beginning of new days start

And as my day progresses
Should life begin to unravel
Remind me again of Your love
As along life’s road we travel

If not for Your untold goodness
And love for all lost sinners
We wouldn’t have had a chance
Because we once were all beginners

Remind us to be examples
With unending Gratitude
Because The Father sees our heart
Evident by our attitude

@ laurette laster 2018

Is it a coincidence? Of course not. In nearly every prayer in Judaism, devout prayers begin with, “blessed are You, Lord, our God…/ Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu”. In Hebrew, bracha (which means blessing) sharing the same root with the word for knee – berech.
When we say a prayer and a blessing (bow) on our knees before God, we are in a position of gratitude.

I’ve chosen the Passion Bible for these verses. Indeed it is privilege to worship our Creator.

“And realize what this really means— we have the privilege of worshiping Yahweh our God. For He is our Creator and we belong to Him. We are the people of His pleasure. You can pass through His open gates with the password of praise. Come right into His presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless His beautiful name! For Yahweh is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And He is famous for His faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for He keeps His promises to every generation!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:3-5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

Falling Leaves

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, (Ecclesiastes 3:5)

Soon the Leaves will be Falling
from My October Heart Series
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Soon the leaves will be falling
Summoning change is ahead
Today I no longer fear
Root season doesn’t fill me with dread

I’ve come to understand
In growth and maturity
We must learn to let go
If we are going to have surety

So as the seasons change
I kneel and softly pray
I know it’s time to look inward
To listen to what You will say

Seasons come and seasons go
But one thing is determined
He that began this work
Will openly confirm it

God with us who can stop
The winter from turning to spring
So winter and root season
Are lessons to see a new thing

At first glance change seems solemn
A little dreary now and then
But just snuggle down
This is where real work begins

A fire and a cup of coffee
Maybe hot chocolate with toast
A fire pit and blankets
Snuggle with His book as a guidepost

Never let a change in weather
Cause you to become sad
Because whatever change He is making
When embraced will make you glad

© laurette laster 2018

Seasonal changes teach us to embrace the now, and eagerly await what is to come. This is The Lord’s way of saying, I’m speaking and helping you understand. Sometimes unsettling and somber, but change always, ALWAYS causes us to grow. we grow in every season.

A time for new requires letting go of the old or what was. I remember when change unsettled me. I couldn’t let go for fear of famine. I didn’t know then like I do now, that to release what was, allows God to usher in the new. Root season is a dark cold season but oh “Joy cometh in the morning” or in spring time. What we thought dead and buried, we realize is only planted. Once planted, God has ordained roots and shoots, yes, all in His perfect timing. Issues hindered my acceptance in the past, but not today.

Today, I embrace, welcome, and get excited, about change, realizing without change I become bored, irritable and frustrated. God knew we would experience this so He ordained change to be all around us. Change keeps us alive and vibrant. We are commanded to be fruitful and in order to be fruitful we must experience the seasons that are in God’s perfect alignment and timing.

With The LORD, change comes tenderly; lovingly; quietly; gently, often secretly; even while we sleep. While we go on about our daily lives EVERYTHING is changing, without our knowledge, the deep intrinsic truths continue forwards. God’s word is truth and it is alive and powerful, His word that does not fail is all around us, from before the world began. God indeed made (spoke) everything beautiful in its time.

I realize my soul longed for the changes I once dreaded; the release of the old to usher in the new. Nature teaches us letting go is beautiful because in Christ Jesus there are no endings only new beginnings.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

poetry

The Awe of a Child

The Awe of a Child

Give me the awe of a child
The determination to go all in
Along with the strength of an ox
Show me how to begin

Teach me I am made for this
For challenges yet concealed
Hide me in the cleft of the Rock
Where Your Glory is revealed

Show me again the snapshots
Of the God inside of me
Let glee with wonder and excitement gush
Never tire, surrender willingly

I know what I believe
Like a child oblivious to the trial
Keep me focused on You Lord Jesus
Mile after very long mile

Yes, give me the wonder of a child
Tackling obstacles ahead
Never intimidated by the challenge
Or peering through a sense of dread

Yes, that awe invoking desire
To make it no matter what
The place where champions arise,
Refuse to quit and never give up

© laurette laster February 2021

Understanding we were brought forth and born for this very season can be frightening or exciting; possibly both. Steady yourself as you go. While watching your steps you may lose sight of the destiny however your God given destiny hasn’t lost sight of you, and never will. The struggle may dim your vision, attempting to conceal the destiny, remember it is part of the training. The anticipation of the final destination makes it impossible to quit. You were born for this. Pray. Faith is just fear that has said its prayers. Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-8

May we never doubt…

“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for His miraculous power constantly energizes you”
‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭TPT).‬‬

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette