A Prayerful Heart

 

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On the sixth day of Christmas Jesus gave to me the desire to pray as He did in the garden of  Gethsemane.

It’s hard to walk through uncertainty.

If you’re anything like me, you want to know how things are going to work out.

When under pressure my anxieties rise like hot lava spilling over to those around me.

My prayers are often laced with worries and fears as I offer up my situation, begging God to let it all work out. Continue reading “A Prayerful Heart”

A Steadfast Heart

 

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On the Fourth day Of Christmas God gave to me the desire to have a  heart that is steadfast on Him.

What does that look like exactly?

The Greek meaning for the word steadfast is (Hedraios)- a seat or base…(Figuratively). Firm, well stationed, securely positioned. not given to fluctuation or moving off course.

A steadfast heart is the kind of heart I long to have.

Psalm 57:7 ” My heart, is confident in you, O God; My heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises.” Continue reading “A Steadfast Heart”

A Captivated Heart

 

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On the third day of Christmas God captivated my heart.

How I wish you were there.

I climbed the tallest mountain today, carefully stepping as I ascended straight up to the heavens.

The grooves in the mountain looked as if God’s finger had effortlessly slid down the massive peak carving through the magnificent rock, that would someday catch the rain creating the most beautiful waterfalls. Continue reading “A Captivated Heart”

The Ransomed Heart

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On the Second day of Christmas My Savior gave to me, a scarlet ribbon to wrap around my heart.

Your life is a story.

Everyday you awake to write it in great details.

It’s a legacy woven together by minutes, hours, days, months and years.

Someday, someone will tell of your adventures.

It may be silently to themselves or a story they will tell to their children’s children.

I hope the part of your story that is often told is the one where Jesus ransomed your heart.

I remember it well as I recall the day He stepped into my brokenness and spoke words of truth to me.

He called me by name and offered to bring me out of slavery into a life of freedom.

He sent the Savior in the form of a baby.

Raised Him up to be a man who would pay the price for my sins.

The price for my freedom costed him his life.

Today I hold near my heart the scarlet ribbon as a reminder that I was bought with a price.

This life we live is not our own. We were bought at a price, so why do we continue on this life long endeavor to satisfy ourselves through: wealth, status, comfort, and pleasure?

You may be saying to yourself  “Well I’m not living a greedy life so therefore this doesn’t apply to me.”

I’ve had a friend ask me why they would still suffer in the end if they always did the right thing but just didn’t believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Sometimes we justify ourselves and our actions because of our circumstances when the only thing that really matters in this life is glorifying God through those circumstances.

When we have communion at church, it’s a designated time to remember our Savior and His sacrifice for us. In fact He even tells us to remember this in the Bible when he takes the bread and breaks it.

Even though we take the time to remember the cost of our sins in church once a month, it should captivate every second that we breathe. We’ve become so numb to the truth that this man Jesus (Yashua) was beaten and killed for the little white lie I tell now and again, for the hurtful words I speak when I’m angry, for the pity party I throw when I allow the devil to spew his lies at me and I believe them.

Yet through all of this, the scarlet ribbon covers me. I am redeemed through another’s blood. How can I now justify my sin? I can’t… the only thing left for me to do is repent…then rest in His grace and Mercy.

How can we not be transformed, how can we not be convicted to change when we remember the cost of our Lord. The truth can only come clearly to us when we are willing to take that step into a life transformed by God.

Praying for you today,

Jamie

©2016

 

 

 

The Wounded Heart

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On the first day of Christmas my Redeemer gave to me, the hope to heal my wounded heart.

He offers that to you as well.

Perhaps the hurt you have endured in this life has left you feeling hallow.

You may have locked it up, this heart of yours.

Maybe your heart has been broken, betrayed or bruised so you made a conscious choice, slapping a sign on the door of your heart that reads “Do not enter,” as you turned the lock and settled into your life never letting anyone in. Continue reading “The Wounded Heart”

The Twelve Hearts Of Christmas

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Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here.

Time has gone by quickly.

I had the opportunity to go back home for a couple of weeks. I enjoyed the warm weather and sweet fellowship with friends and family.

I will post each day leading up till Christmas day, making it “The Twelve Hearts Of Christmas. Hope you get a chance to stop by.

The bible say ” Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

Praying for you,

Jamie

©2016

A New Season

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It has been a beautiful Summer, filled with mini road trips, concerts in the park, and an occasional excursion to the lake.

Fall is here, and the beautiful Aspen trees splash the mountain side with its golden glow.

It was hard to get out of bed this morning, the chill in the air set the temperature gauge at 33 degrees, Burr.

I drew open the blinds and there it was, a blanket of snow on Pikes Peak already.

As much as I don’t like change, I do love watching the seasons slowly merge. Continue reading “A New Season”