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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am under the firing process

I am under the firing process, but I don’t mind.
I don’t mind because I know something better is coming.
I get overwhelmed at all God is changing at once, but I don’t mind.
I don’t mind because I know when he’s done I’ll be stronger.
I know my relationship with Him will deepen.
I know he will raise me up to soar with eagles.
Something I cannot do on my own.
The old is being scrapped away.
Similar to a marshmallow in the fire, burnt on the outside but delicious on the inside.
I may look burnt and I probably act like it too, but inside I’m healing.
When the charred is wiped away and the inside revealed,
I pray, I beg Jesus that I will look like him when inside is revealed.
I pray that when the charred pieces are removed I will bare his image!
I pray I will ooze out and the world will know there is something different.
There is something life giving and wonderful.
I pray they will see the peace I have. Peace only found in Jesus!
Oh sit and listen to all the wonderful things he wants to tell you!
Oh sit and expect! Sit and watch the wonders God will do for you!
Oh beloved Jesus loves you with an everlasting love.
I am being stretched but I don’t mind.
I don’t mind because I know I will be able to reach so much further.
I am waiting and I do mind this, but I am learning to not mind.
I am learning God has a purpose. To expect Him to be great!
What kind of God do I think he is if I know he can do great things but don’t think he will?
He will DO great things in my life! I will walk it! I will talk it! I will believe it!
Yes, God puts me in the fire but he knows what temperatures I can take.
He knows how long I can stand the heat. He knows what heat to use.
My God is all knowing and he knows me!
He knows my heart and how it cries. He knows it worships him and him alone.
My God knows me and I am learning to know Him.
I am learning my shepherd’s voice. To distinguish it from any other sound or voice.
I am learning my shepherd’s voice so that I may know which way to turn, when to stop, when to go. I listen to know how the shepherd needs me to pray and for whom he needs me to pray.
Yes I am confident the Lord speaks and that he speaks to me!
Yes the maker of this world, my daddy, the king of this universe and the next speaks to me!
Yes I trust my King, I trust when knows I am ready to be put in the fire.
I trust my daddy to know what is best for me.
What does your trust look like? Do you trust at all? Whom do you trust?

Monday, September 20, 2010


Titus goes and goes and goes and then finally falls asleep where ever he happens to have been playing. I have caught on to this and when I know he's starting to get sleepy, he along with some of his toys go to bed. Works great for me because he's content to play with his toys for a bit in his bed when he wakes up.


Naomi will sip on it if it has juice in it othewise she says nice try mom.
Titus thinks he's pretty cool using it till he gets tired of it.
We're working on them getting use to a sippy cup

The twins are growing so fast and thank goodness. They are close to crawling, everyday it's a race to see if it will be Titus or Naomi that masters crawling first. Naomi insists on learning to crawl properly with one knee in front of the other. Titus on the other hand could care less. So long as he is in forward motion he doesn't care if it's army crawling or hands and knees crawling.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A "house" in order

The floors are sparkling,
not a piece of lint you will find upon the carpet.
Everything in it's place, A place for everything.
Yet carpets are good for keeping secrets
and closets can hold a lot of junk.
A house in order, a house that's clean,
is only as clean as the closets are organized.
Pick up the carpet and find what lies beneath.

So too am I like a house.
I smile as i walk in church and even give a hug or two.
Our kids dressed up and in Sunday school.
We find our seats and the music plays.
I can dress and press, I can prepare.
but the Lord can find me here and there.
The Lord can find me anywhere.
He finds my secrets, my pain, my pet sins.
He finds my extra piece of chocolate cake..
Lord, do you not know what he said to me! How dare he!
It's not fair oh Lord, can you not hear me!
The Lord opened my closest today.
he picked up all my rugs.
The closet piled up and falling out the door.
The carpets so filthy we will need replacements.
No hoover or washer could handle this!
Dirt not only under the rug, but...
so full it has flung upon the walls, upon the furniture!
Careful! It may fling upon you too!

Yes the Lord set to work today.
Yet, he sets to work each and everyday.
Because he knows I'll try to shove the closet full.
Because he knows more dirt and crap will end up under my carpets.
He stops me at my door and says, "Oh precious beloved I died to take your dirt.
give me your stuff you don't need a closet for that mess."

"Let me set you free, let me set you right.
I have a perfect place for every piece of trash,
every gem of a jewel you think is lost or broken.
Trust me to restore and renew."

Let me clean your house,
so you'll be fit for mine.

Love, Jesus

By Robin Russell