Music Reflection Mondays: A Spiritual Awakening

Happy Monday greetings to each of you.  I hope this Monday does not meet you feeling blue.  Music can activate movement and emotions within us without even trying.  I believe we all have a spirit or soul within us that is driven or moved to or by certain things in the same way.

With that said, I felt compelled to share this poem with you.  What is the music or murmur in your spirit saying to you. May God bless you as you read it.

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For a long time my spirit has been asleep

I can only imagine how much this made You weep

I can now feel You deep within my core

And this makes me want to know You even more

 

As I embark on this life-changing journey

I recognise there is a power lying dormant inside me

I ignored Your calls and instead chose to build up walls

While You had to look on and document my falls

 

My spirit has finally received the message,

“It’s time to come home but you must make some changes”.

I have chosen to accept this call and even though I may fall

I won’t put up my usual wall

Instead on Your Word I would call.

 

Thank You for choosing me.  I’m glad I’ve finally chosen You.

I will no longer insist on doing things my way

Instead I’ll pay special attention to what You have to say

I will TRUST in Your vision and purpose for my life

And obey Your word as disobedience brings strife

Thank You Lord for being a part of my life.

 

Be blessed and know that God loves you and will continue to love you as you learn to love yourself. Be washed with His grace and mercy as you listen to some of my new favourites below.

 

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

 

 

 

Check Your Alignment

Heavenly Father as I get ready to share this post guide and direct my words, help me deliver this post in a manner that would benefit all who read it.  Help us align ourselves to Your will and not our own so that we can see and experience the breakthroughs we so desperately need in our lives today. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen!

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Alignment speaks to the positioning or lining up of something.

In life many times when things or life does not go our way it could throw off our alignment.  However, more often than not I have noticed that it was my lack of alignment in the first place that got me into some of the situations I found myself in.

Take a look at some examples of my own situations and how lack of alignment affected my life.

  • My lack of respect and value for money lead me to misuse and abuse the money I had that behaviour and lack of discipline resulted in me acquiring large debt.
  • My lack of self-control and discipline saw me over indulging in unhealthy eating habits that resulted in an unhealthy and unhappy me.
  • My desire to find happiness everywhere else but within me and through God found me in unhealthy relationships and situations that did me more harm than good.
  • My lack of gratitude and appreciation for the small things in my life caused me to miss those blessings when they were gone.
  • My unwillingness to forgive myself and others kept me stuck in a cycle of unhappiness for a long time. This type of existence left me feeling alone, ashamed, regretful, angry, resentful and sad. I would portray a smile to the world but inside I was lost and hurting.
  • I would feel compelled to go to church sometimes but I would not go.
  • I would sometimes give the opinions, thoughts and perspectives of others more weight than my own thoughts or beliefs.  I soon learnt that when in doubt I should turn to God not man.
  • The words of defeat and negativity that I would have thought and spoken over my life became my reality because through my own thoughts and words I gave that possibility life.

I’ve shared experiences to highlight how our actions and sometimes our inaction could affect our alignment.  This lack of alignment can negatively affect our joy, happiness, peace of mind, relationships, health, business, families, success, behaviour, and spirit.

There is a tug- of- war over control for alignment that goes on inside of each of us daily.  To regain control of our lives and correct our alignment of mind, body and spirit we have to pray and put our trust in God daily.  It is not a one off-thing.

Take stock today, look at the various areas of your life, your thoughts, your words that you speak over yourself and others, your heart (is it filled with unforgiveness, resentment and anger) all of these areas affect your alignment in life and with God.

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We would not put a seed into an empty box then place it in the refrigerator and expect it to blossom into a tree and bear fruit.  Through the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of how seeds grow we know we must place it in nutrient rich soil, water it and make sure it gets sunlight for it grow.

We are like seeds planted here on earth and if we are to become the magnificent trees God has planted in our souls then we must align ourselves to get ALL that we need so that we can blossom here on earth.

Seek His face, His power, His forgiveness, His strength, His understanding, His wisdom, His courage, His mercy, His favour, His healing and His alignment to get yourself positioned where you need to be in your life.

Am I where I need to be? I’ll let you know when I get there. 🙂 Everyday I choose to submit to God’s will and my own I get nearer and nearer.  I can feel and trust that God is aligning me and positioning me to be exactly where He needs me to be. I am continually praising Him and asking Him to align my heart, body and soul so that I am where and who He needs me to become.

Thank you Lord for using me today.  Let this post be a blessing to all who read.

As always, thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

 

Stop Holding Yourself Back- Give God Permission to Work in Your Life Today

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Beautiful Good Morning to each and every one of you! I thank God that I am able to come to you this morning to share this message that I have on my heart.

Let’s start with the facts.

  1. God loves us more than we could ever know.
  2. God wants only the best for us.
  3. God has equipped us with certain talents and abilities that are unique to us.
  4. God wants us to prosper on earth.
  5. God wants us to live happy, stress free lives.
  6. God is a forgiving and merciful Father.
  7. God is our Heavenly Father.  Although our earthly Fathers may have abandoned us we are not orphans.  Where our earthly Fathers have fallen short, God will not.
  8. God wants to help us in every area of our lives – relationships, finances, health, etc.
  9. God will not intervene in our lives if we don’t ask Him to.
  10. We can grow closer to God through living a prayerful life and reading His Word.

God is ALL of the above and so much more. 

However, in order for God to work and manifest in our lives the way He wants to we MUST pray not sometimes or just when we desperately need something but every day.  We need to praise His name daily because He has been more than good to us.  He is working behind the scenes but if we want Him to really show up in our lives we have to do the work. 

I’m seeing more and more that the more time I put into knowing God and seeking His Word the more He guides me to where I need to be and what I need to do. I have started to put my faith to work not only with the words that come out of my mouth but asking God to get my mind and heart in agreement.

God needs US to give Him permission and authority to work in and through us for the glory of His Kingdom here on earth.

God is not a pushy God.  Even with ALL of His power and might He wants us to willingly and freely choose Him.  When we do that, the whole game changes.  We start transforming and developing into the individuals we are destined to become but only if we submit unto God’s will not our own.

If you are tired of going around in circles, tired of failing under your own strength, tired of not having enough or not being enough.  God has asked me to tell you, it’s okay to let go and give him the authority and permission to move and improve your life today.

Trust in Him, Trust in His Word and He will take us to new heights. Let us take the limits off God and allow Him to move in and through us.

2018 is the beginning of a better, stronger, wiser and more prosperous You. Embrace, declare and receive that with me today.

Thank Lord for using me to get this message out.  May this be a blessing to all those who read and believe this.  May their lives not remain the same as You begin to work on their behalf as soon as they ask and believe.  In Jesus name, I pray and give thanks. Amen!

Music Reflection Mondays: Trust God

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Thank you Lord for this new day and help us to make the most of it. Show us that you are always with us as we continue to build and strengthen our relationship with you.  May every single person that read and visit this blog be blessed.

Let us use this Music Reflection Monday to experience and enjoy how light our burdens can become if we just trust in God to see us through. There are so many songs out there that it is impossible for me to list them all in this post but may the Holy Spirit guide us to what we need in our spirit and lives.  Here are some songs I felt compelled to share today.  Feel free to share some of your favourites below.

May 2018 be the breakthrough year we’ve been praying for – for our health, for our families, for our finances, for our businesses, for our healing spiritually, mentally and physically.

So stop running, stop denying, stop doing things your way and failing, stop worrying, stop fighting and let go and give God permission to improve and repair every aspect of your life.  I have and I’m not going back to the way things used to be. We don’t have to do it alone.  We have help and He is waiting for us to ask Him.

Believe with me and receive these blessings as we trust and praise God daily for them in advance and He will deliver us. 🙂

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life.

You’re not alone..

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There have been times in my life when I wished and even prayed for a simple answer to some of my problems that would clearly say, “Cherylene, do this or do that.”

There were also times when I didn’t feel like I would ever find the answers or my way out of some of the situations I found myself in.

I blamed everyone and everything for what was happening around me.  The bank, my ex, my family, the economy, work and ultimately life.  I honestly believed that the universe was just ganging up me and would not give me a break. The people around me didn’t seem to be faced with as many obstacles as I was and this made me angry and even a little resentful.  It is sad to say but I was not in a good place.

Everything just seemed to be falling a part.  Whenever I thought I had finally had a breakthrough something else would happen.   I was stressed out, frustrated and angry and one day I just hit my peak.  You know, the straw that broke the camel’s back kind of scenario.   I can tell you this now but I never told anyone else. Well, now the world will know but maybe this could help someone who is where I was.

I sat in my room and just started crying and crying like never before. I’m usually someone who holds her shit together and would just keep everything inside but this time was different.  This time I cried out to God because I realized that I was really angry with myself and God for ‘allowing’ me to get where I was.

I knew I could do better and be better but I just did not know how or where to start.  I  don’t know how long I sat there crying and just asking God why this was all happening to me and why he wouldn’t help me.

Then all of a sudden I felt a sense calm and peace fill me and my room.  I then heard a voice say, “You never asked for my help. You complain and complain about your problems but you never once asked me directly for my help.”

I sat there on my bed in shock and even doubting I heard anything because there was no one else around.  I was home alone just me, myself and I and yet I felt ashamed of myself.  I kneeled down beside my bed and prayed and ask God to forgive me.  I asked for his guidance and direction in and over every aspect of my life.

Over the next few days, months and years I learnt to stop complaining about what was not right in my life and learned to give praise and thanks for what was right.  I had to trust in God’s plan for my life and demonstrate that trust through my words and actions and not stress over the stuff I did not have the details for.

My life has changed and improved more than I thought possible  thanks to the favour and mercy of God in my life.  The good news is,  I know God is not done yet.     I had to make a conscious decision to change the way I was going about life – my thinking,  the words I would speak over my situations even some of the people I surrounded myself with. It was in no way easy but I see now that it was necessary.  I took that step of faith towards a new beginning and a better, happier life and I have no regrets.

I wish I had done it sooner but I recognise now that everything had to happen the way it did for me to truly appreciate where I am today.

It’s never too late.  If you’ve been crying out to God for help and direction and have not seen improvements in your life maybe, just maybe you’re not looking close enough to the answers or signs he has given you to get you where you need to be.

God gives us signs we just need to open ourselves up to seeing and receiving them.

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You’ve made it this far. You are more blessed than you know. Just had to stop by and tell you so.  Don’t give up!

Thank you for stopping by.  Make today and the rest of the week a great one. 🙂

Let’s clear the air

Daily Prompt: Trace

Gone without a trace

It hurts how much I miss your face

You’ve left your mark on my heart

Although we are apart

I can still feel the spark

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Your warm embrace

Your gentle touch and

Sense of humour

I miss so much

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Even with all the joy and the laughter

I can’t pretend your silence doesn’t matter

The words you don’t say

Won’t make the hurts go away

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You are very dear to me

I hope deep down this truth you’ll see

That the walls you’ve built

I can’t even cross them with a stilt

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I have no intention to scream and shout

Because even through your sorrow

I cannot blindly follow

For my heart, I did not borrow.

 

 

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