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Verse of the Day – Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23

Too many times I have let my heart rule my head, I failed to protect it.  Still though I try I let fear invade it and try to take me from who I am supposed to be.

SONG FOR THE BROKEN by BARLOWGIRL
I am the comfortable secure
The definition of this western world, and
I have perfected deceit
Even I believe, I’m above, saving (yeah)
And I’ll never, let you see

I am the broken
I am the bruised
I am the poor ones
I have been used

It takes me falling to the ground
To admit to, fully needing you
Then When I’m breathing my last breath
“Come and save me” I will cry to you
‘Cause pride has not, let me say

I am the broken
I am the bruised
I am the poor ones
I have been used

(Oh why does it take so much?)
To bring me to my knees,
(Oh why does it take so much?)
Pain for me to see,
(If strength is only found when)
I am on my knees,
(Why is it so hard)
To show that I am weak? Yeah yeah

I am the broken
I am the bruised
I am the poor ones
I have been used

Verse of the Day – James 5:16-17

James 5:16-17

James 5:16-17

I find at times that I am quite content and only have thanks to give within my prayers, I don’t really need anything for myself, but more often than not I fail to use that time to pray for others, it’s one of my failings and I know I need to be more aware of other people’s needs.

SONG FOR THE BROKEN for BARLOWGIRL
I am the comfortable secure
The definition of this western world, and
I have perfected deceit
Even I believe, I’m above, saving (yeah)
And I’ll never, let you see

I am the broken
I am the bruised
I am the poor ones
I have been used

It takes me falling to the ground
To admit to, fully needing you
Then When I’m breathing my last breath
“Come and save me” I will cry to you
‘Cause pride has not, let me say

I am the broken
I am the bruised
I am the poor ones
I have been used

(Oh why does it take so much?)
To bring me to my knees,
(Oh why does it take so much?)
Pain for me to see,
(If strength is only found when)
I am on my knees,
(Why is it so hard)
To show that I am weak? Yeah yeah

I am the broken
I am the bruised
I am the poor ones
I have been used.

 

Verse of the Day – Lamentations 3:49-50

Lamentations 3:49-50

Lamentations 3:49-50

It doesn’t seem that long ago, just weeks, that all I could do was cry, it was all I had left, but the Lord looked down from Heaven and turned my tears into joy, only He truly has the power to change a man’s heart.

TEARS FALL by BARLOWGIRL
I have had the same dreams many times it haunts my mind
It starts with a life but it ends every time
Oh so many faces that this world will never see
A reason for your life but your heart will never beat

May our tears fall down
Let them soften this ground
May our hearts be found
God forgive us now

Oh what have we lost because we chose we’ll never know
And loving You is better than feeling alone
And all our claims to freedom have become these heavy chains
And in the name of rights we keep filling nameless graves

Let the tears fall down
Let them soften this ground
Let our hearts be found
God forgive us now

Oooh

Verse of the Day – James 1:17

James 1:17

James 1:17

His gifts to me have been life after addiction and life after the depression I felt into a year ago, His love was endless in the hard times.

SING ME A LOVE SONG by BARLOWGIRL
The tension is thick in the air
Making it hard to see
I fear what is to come
And what will become of me
I say a prayer help me not run away
Will you please hold me

And sing me a love song again
Say the words that heal my heart
sing me a love song and then
Let your words remind me who I am

You’ve never failed me before
Why do I feel betrayed
If I close my heart to you now
The darkness would have its way
I crave your voice help me not fall away
Will you please hold me

And sing me a love song again
Say the words that heal my heart
sing me a love song and then
Let your words remind me who I am

‘Cause you are all I need
And all that I want is you with me
You are all I need
And all that I want is you with me

And sing me a love song again
Say the words that heal my heart
sing me a love song and then
Let your words remind me who I am

A Tiring Breakthrough

If think this has been the longest period of none posting since I started this blog over six months ago, I know it’s only been since last Monday, but this last week has been so busy since last weekend, it’s the first time since Monday evening that I’ve had my laptop on, it’s been crazy, but in a way a good crazy.

My post from last Monday was actually started on Sunday evening, after Church, then an hour and half teaching at Karate I came home to start three hours work on some drawings, I completed as much as I could before starting another project at 9.45pm, which after only a few minutes crashed, so I gave up for the evening and started preparing a post.  Then Monday evening after my usual 7.30am to 5pm day job, I took my drawings into the office for printing, two hours later I returned home to sit down for tea, then complete the post.

Tuesday followed my usual practice, rush home from work, have tea, quick rest then grab my stuff and go out to teach karate for two and half hours, before returning at 10.30pm, shattered.

Then Wednesday, I decided not to take a walk Wednesday morning, I knew it would be a long day, so I grabbed an extra hour in bed, I’m glad I did, straight after work I went to the office to finish some more drawings off, eventually leaving there at 10.25pm, almost fifteen hours after starting work, I was like a zombie.

Thursday almost followed the usual pattern, but not quite, still shattered from the previous evening, I missed my walk for extra sleep, a full days work, come home for tea and then out to Church, usually I go straight to karate from there, but I arranged cover for my class and went home for an early night.

Again Friday morning I had another sleep in, rather than walk, after work I went straight to karate to teach for an hour and half, then came home, grabbed some toast and straight out to sort out a computer for an old friend of mine, he calls me every now and again to sort out any problems he has, I’ve not been there for nearly three years, so he had no idea what has been happening in my life in that time.  Usually after I fix his computer issues we would go for a pint, yesterday evening he asked if I wanted a glass of wine, which inevitably lead to me telling him the whole story, I didn’t mind and he was very understanding, it was a nice evening and of course I get paid for my work as well.

This morning was my Saturday off, well sort of, I work every other Saturday morning, but after completing the drawings on Wednesday, Ursula met with the Client, who subsequently made some changes, so I was asked when I could do them, well as it was the only time I had sort of free, I agreed to go in to make the alterations this morning, thinking it would just be a couple of hours, I walked out four hours later!

My brain is well and truly fried this week, it’s been a long week, but also a great week, a week where breakthrough arrived.  Two weeks ago I stood in Church in despair at my financial problems and lack of money, as well as my relationship issues, now just two weeks later I can’t find the time to complete the work I have, it’s a great problem to have and a great feeling when I know that despair has been lifted and God has brought breakthrough, I will get through the end of the month, get caught up on the bills that need paying and fill the cupboards with food, we have even been offered a microwave to replace the one that blew up last week.  We’ve not missed it that much to be honest, especially since we’ve had no money to buy food to cook in it!!!!!

I have more work to do this weekend and also Monday evening, I shall also been going back to Michael’s to look at his laptop in a few weeks, things are looking up, even if it is hard work for the time being, so if I don’t post as regular as I usually do, please forgive me, I will try to read as many of your blogs as possible and respond to any comments, although I well aware I am still a few weeks behind in that respect, but I will get there.

Our eyes have been opened wide
And passion filling every place
And now’s the time
So let Him move you
Cause something’s about to break
We are falling on our face
Searching for movement
Give us fire in these days
Oh spirit lead the way
Cause we will open heavens
And we’ll start the flame
All the earth will shake now
As we scream your name
(Open Heavens by BarlowGirl)