Tag Archives: Life

Laura Story – Blessings

In a hectic season in my life, Laura Story has been a voice of reason. PJSLB

We pray for blessings

We pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep

We pray for healing, for prosperity

We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need

Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom

Your voice to hear

We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near

We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love

As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

All the while, You hear each desperate plea

And long that we’d have faith to believe

When friends betray us

When darkness seems to win

We know that pain reminds this heart

That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments

Or the aching of this life

Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy

What if trials of this life

The rain, the storms, the hardest nights

Are your mercies in disguise

Songwriters: Laura Story

Blessings lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

The forming of my patience – Day One

Well, yesterday was the preverbal kick in the pants. I always talk about my relationship with Christ and have wrote on this blog on all the times that God has come thru for me. The truth is that after a while, my faith has gotten a little stagnant. I dare to say that i have been taken Christ for granted.

As we all enter the last days of 2018, i challenge all of you (and myself) in a recommitment to Christ; remembering the way we felt when we first accepted Jesus as our lord and savior.

“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:3-4, NKJV)

My favorite bible verse

Do you have a favorite bible verse? Philippians 4:6 is probably the first Bible verse I ever memorized. I was about 12 years old, and visiting the Philippines when my older cousin introduced me to the gospel. At that time this verse was used to remind me not to worry about school, friends, and every day problems of being a teenager. Today this verse helps me with work, family, and the every day struggle of living in this world. My problems and worries have changed as I get older but my reliance on the word of God and his promises have not changed.

Do you have a favorite verse that you go to in your time of need? PJSLB

Anxious on this big day

As I wake this morning, I am reminded just how big this day is for me. I could be getting news that will be life changing. I have been praying for things to go my way. I have been praying for favor. I have been praying for peace. At times, I find myself (for a split second) thinking of the worst case scenario. I do my best to “change the channel” but the seed of doubt has already been planted. This morning I find this scripture verse on my email. It is one that I needed to read today. Thank you lord, I leave all to you. I thank you for being the author of all. In Jesus name amen. PJSLB