Resting Mondays

It’s difficult not to think “creatively” when you blog and write in general as much as I.

On Mondays I like to rest… I mean, really.  Normally, I wouldn’t even write a diary entry, but talking about this has been on and off my mind all day.  I’ve been growing slowly accustomed to resting my brain, my memory, my heart, mind, will, and emotions each Monday; sounds weird, doesn’t it?

It is, a little.

I literally can feel my body appreciating not having to think creatively or otherwise at least one day a week.  When I contemplate God or dance around my house periodically on Mondays, my mind genuinely benefits from it.  Doing no-brainer stuff is good, but focusing intently on God is better; He’s the only true escape, after all. He’s the only “re-energizer”.  Thoughts of Him renew.

The human body needs some down time, and being with God makes down time up time; being with God is good.

Today I looked outside at the lush area He’s given me, full of trees and grass and farmland vistas… and it made me glad.  I looked at another area and was reminded of the dream He gave me of this place nearly five long years ago; the dream’s been realized, and I couldn’t be more content.

My mind takes its paces and queues from God; the ministry flourishes and I am at peace and calm again… one more big transition overcome.

Resting in thanksgiving is the best way to put your mind at rest.  Just don’t stare at the computer screen all day and your eyes will rest.  Mondays give me that, and I’m glad.

Basically, I don’t think “creatively” on Mondays and, for now, the building blocks of Tuesday rock steadily and easily by.

SHARON 🙂

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Fun Fount of Blessings

Where to begin? I feel good today; I feel good most every day.  But I also have questions every day; it’s something I can’t help… I don’t believe I’m meant to…

Anyway, it’s raining here and I feel like journaling.  The ministry God has given me has taken off in a new area… the area of “mentoring” (which is really pastoring) those seeking a deeper understanding of God pertaining to intimacy.  That’s a big umbrella, but a beautiful one… an umbrella I joyfully and gratefully stand under as one of God’s most soaked and saturated “students”!

“Follow me as I follow Christ…” (1 Cor. 1:11)

The Daddy’s Girl blog has gotten a lot more serious lately (not that it hasn’t always been serious for the most part) regarding various worldly attitudes the Lord wants me to decry.  Yucky speech, erroneous mindsets and the like have come front-and-center in the past few posts, and I’m glad about it.  There’s a good feeling about standing up for what you know pleases God, and pointing out to others (in love, of course) what does not.  It was lovingly pointed out to me and now it’s my turn to show humble, teaching qualities.

Teachers must be the most humble because they are charged with “instruction”… that whole topic is fodder for the flesh if God’s not in it.  High and mighty, lofty, conceited, puffed-up, brainiac, egomaniacal idiocy is wrapped up, tied up, and tangled up in “teaching” when the flesh is in charge.  YUCK! 😦

Anyway, there are more precious lives to mentor, both online and in person, and I am up for it in Jesus! Things also look different around the house, though I won’t go into it now.  I am grateful for the addition of angels and the augmenting of my assignments in Christ.  I am grateful for staying power and the stick-to-itiveness given to me by God.

Even the fairly new Theater of My Mind blog is changing lives.  I’m an encourager – I have the “gift” of encouragement and I use it readily when I am led to by God.  Only TRUTH encourages, and I adore the changed countenances of those Holy Spirit reaches and touches through me.  I know what it means to be encouraged in the most critical, personal, and crucial ways… ways that make the difference between letting go and holding on.  Ways that let God’s truth shine through to your soul and keep you comforted when everybody thinks that you’ve gone wrong…

Well, life’s not about what everybody thinks. Like I said, today I feel good; God has blessed, is continuing to bless, and I’m glad.

SHAMMA 🙂

Loving Blogs and Blogging!

Fountain Pen - 3 blogsDaddy’s Girl posts are thought out very prayerfully in conjunction with hearing God’s voice. I love all the blogs and vlogs the Lord has given me in the ministry of encouragement and strength that is Glory Shield but, I admit, Daddy’s Girl is my favorite.

It’s my favorite because of its focus… “Extolling the tender heart of God.” It’s such a privilege for me to do that.  I know it’s the same for all those He has assigned with communicating His true heart to the masses.

God has always been so maligned and mistreated by ignorance and evil throughout the ages.  He is NOTHING like I thought He was, and I was raised to love Him!  He is NOT the harsh taskmaster the enemy makes Him out to be… far, far from it!  I’m shaking my head because of the many things I’ve had to “unlearn” about Him over the years He has drawn me to His Bosom.  I am nothing without Him and His Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding.

[I cover all of this testimony with the Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who came in the flesh, and I forbid the enemy or his minions/operatives any access to any of it whatsoever, in Jesus’ Name.]

By God’s power we’re on our way to 13,000 visits in less than 18 months for Daddy’s Girl alone; nearly 20,000 ministry-wide, with a couple hundred followers.  That’s not bad for a virtual newbie to blogs and blogging; I’m continually encouraged by the myriad Christian bloggers all over the Internet with followers in the multiplied thousands and even millions.  I know that God is working continually throughout the lives of earth’s inhabitants in spectacularly miraculous ways.  The Lord has commissioned me; the Lord has blessed me; it is He Who has trained me in the art of writing, answering a prayer of my heart born of the LOVE of writing with which He impregnated my spirit in childhood.  ALL blessings flow from Him, and I am blessed every minute He uses me… which is pretty much every minute!

I have loved sharing with and learning from my Word Press family and friends all over the Internet as I write about loving the blogs and the ministry of TRUTH Jehovah has birthed and supported within me.  I’m having the time of my life, and I hope and pray all of you are being benefited by what God has to say through all that He’s created.

God bless you.

SHAMMA  :0)