TRYING TO FORGET THE PAST

 

It’s funny how some things try to turn a joyful day sour,

It tries to bring pain and dullness beyond my power.

I’ll say,“ the best way to forget is that I don’t remember.”

But how can I forget when it’s still there to be pampered.

All these mistakes anyone can make them.

Well why are mine feeling so big?

Why do I feel like finding a hole and starting to dig?

I’m coming out of this I’ve got to see it,

Those mistakes I’ve made are to be turn away where others won’t repeat it.

Why should my joy be taken away from me?

The mistakes I made God saw me through,

He truly did it for me and He will do it for you.

God loved me throughout the mess I made,

Now through His son Christ Jesus I am saved.

I’m blessed and grateful to have this opportunity,

To lead others into the life of eternity,

My pass is something that is old,

But the love of God never turns cold.

Being healed from my past is now a success,

I can look at the devil in his face and say’

“I’ve now past the test.”

Everyday that goes by I am stronger,

Because of the heavy chains I carry no longer.

 

From Book “Inspiring Thought From God”

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A Warm Christmas

It’s such a blessing to have so many gifts under the Christmas tree, bright Red, green, and gold boxes with pretty ribbons and bows on top.  All gifts saying Merry Christmas, that’s just one way of celebrating Christmas.  Then you have the bigger gifts such as engagement rings, boats and cars. They are all apart of celebrating Christmas cheer and bring good tidings to those we love. However, I want to share a story about a Christmas gift that was very precious in my eyes.

After being in injured on a job, it forced me to move back into the family house where my mom was living for a while.  The house being somewhat large, she boarded up one part of the house that no one was living in and lived in the portion that had everything she needed. Due to my return she opens the boarded part for me to have enough room where I can work and sleep.  We had one room remodeled but ran out of money before we can see the bedroom remodel as well.  During my stay there other family members begin to move in and out sometimes causing more people in the house which caused utilities to go up and down not realizing the house actually need a lot of work done to it to help the utilities to go down some.  At that time my income wen to zero and I suffered a lot of pain due to the injury.  My mom and I had experience some cold and hard winters in this house but we both were grateful because we didn’t have the ground to sleep on.  We lived through various people talking about our home but with very little money we did the best we could by keeping utilities on and keeping food in the house.

I spent many nights asking the Lord to place a blanket over our home and the homes of others that experience the same discomfort of cold or even worst state then what we experienced.  Yes, there were cracks here and windows not ceiled very well and a draft came unless we had our windows covered thick with plastic inside and out, but we endured the winter months.  The last winter we stayed in the family home was the worst. We had a family member that took what we had for grand it and constantly done things to keep the house even colder and just didn’t care about our well-being in the home. As the winter months were changing into spring, the chaotic situation got worst causing my mom and I had to move out very quickly.  My Mom had a place to go which was very comfortable her, which was at my brother’s house about 35 miles out away from the city.  I was left with no income coming and a lot of pain and really nowhere to live. My life was changing so rapidly and I really didn’t know what to do at this point.  I remember praying one day saying to the Lord “God I will do it your way, I know you love me, but I must admit at this point I am full of fear right now because you have me looking at the door of the unknown!”  Later that week I received a call from an friend whom I meet a little of a year ago and confide some of what was going on with me concerning income and my brother stressed firmly to get out of the house because he didn’t see them treating me nicely because I had no ownership of the house.  Without a second thought he told me not to worry that they had a room for me to lay my head.

For the next 5 months I lived with a family that needed know much about me but the open their doors for me to have a place to live knowing I had no income at that time. This Husband and wife shared the Love of God without any reservation.  After the 5 months they offered me to live in their Condo so that I can have my own space and do as I needed to do. Two months later I experienced something I had not had in years, which was A Warm Christmas.

This may not mean much to a lot of people but to my mom and I That Warm Christmas was the best Christmas ever!!! As I thought about my situation the Holy Spirit reminded me of the scripture, 1 John 3:17 But if one of you has enough money to live well, and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help- how can God’s love be in that person?    This couple shown the love of God by taking me in their home but they went further by offering a place of my own which gave me a Warm Christmas.  God’s love truly was shown through them.  There was a light at the end of the tunnel and it came through this couple who love God enough to share it with me.

I pray daily for this couple that they receive a 1,000.000 fold return for the kindness they have shown me.

God Bless

© 2011 Copywriter Mlouise Miles/ Ministering Life

Standing In the Shadows of A Painful Memory

Standing In the Shadows of A Painful Memory

Here I stand looking out into a world that is in need of something I have. I am ready to embrace the world to bring change in a lot of lives. I’ve come through so many testing moments and deep in my heart I know that I can do this thing. I have Jesus along side of me, the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of me and a Heavenly Father who believes in me. But the shadows of a painful memory are holding me from making the step that will cause my entire life to change forever. This shadow is so big; it’s feeling of fear, failure and disappointments, it overwhelms me at times when I raise my foot to step into the unknown. I don’t want to be overly confident yet just enough confidence to step into my destiny.
Now I have come to the point where I am tired of standing in the Shadow of this painful memory, so the time has come for me to break away from the shadow that keeps me from who I really am. No longer will this shadow of pain hold me in prison. I’m breaking free to become the best I am in Christ. No longer will allow this Shadow of pain to keep my Savior’s light from shining out of me. No longer will I hold the Holy Spirit in a box with in me and no longer will I keep my Heavenly Father from getting the glory of the my life, therefore I will take that step knowing that I have all I need to survive in the world who needs what I have to change the world!!!

God Bless
©Copyright 2011 Ministering Life /M. Louise Miles

Standing In the Shadows of A Painful Memory

Here I stand looking out into a world that is in need of something I have. I am ready to embrace the world to bring change in a lot of lives. I’ve come through so many testing moments and deep in my heart I know that I can do this thing. I have Jesus along side of me, the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of me and a Heavenly Father who believes in me. But the shadows of a painful memory are holding me from making the step that will cause my entire life to change forever. This shadow is so big; it’s feeling of fear, failure and disappointments, it overwhelms me at times when I raise my foot to step into the unknown. I don’t want to be overly confident yet just enough confidence to step into my destiny.
Now I have come to the point where I am tired of standing in the Shadow of this painful memory, so the time has come for me to break away from the shadow that keeps me from who I really am. No longer will this shadow of pain hold me in prison. I’m breaking free to become the best I am in Christ. No longer will allow this Shadow of pain to keep my Savior’s light from shining out of me. No longer will I hold the Holy Spirit in a box with in me and no longer will I keep my Heavenly Father from getting the glory of the my life, therefore I will take that step knowing that I have all I need to survive in the world who needs what I have to change the world!!!

God Bless
©Copyright 2011 Ministering Life /M. Louise Miles

Walking Together

We desire for relationship so much in our lives. Often we forget without God’s grace our relationships are not any good. God should be the first and for most in our lives in order for all other relationships to be standing with hope.  God the creator also wants to be the foundation of everything we put our hands to do that is in His will for us to do.  In every relationship God wants to be the connector. With this being said, we have to have an intimate relationship with Him so we can know His ways, His thoughts, His plans and His works.  When we come into an intimate relationship with God we also come into His character.  We understand His hear had purpose for your life.  In God there are so many things that can be used here on earth, but with lesser relationship with God, there is less of His glory on earth. Sad to say more of people’s opinions are stated then what God really wants on the earth is done when God is not a part of our relationship. However, when we are intimate with the Lord our Creator, what He created us to do on the earth becomes alive on the earth, we have now open our hearts to be more of use to Him and not living inside our own opinions.

While reading in Amos it spoke a lot about how the needy, poor and slaves were treated.  It also spoke a lot about the different sin of the nations that God choose to be set aside from all the other nations. However the Lord asked a question in Amos 3:3 Can two people walk together without agreeing on the same direction?  As we become closer to the Lord we will begin to understand that He knows all things, as a result His directions is better for us, we as humans don’t see all that God sees. Never the less for God’s glory to come on the earth we must come into an agreement with Him (God).

Walking together with the Lord is so amazing and beautiful.  The minute you begin walking with Him, you arise to the experience of a love you never understood before as well as this love brings compassion that you never tapped into before.  The intimate walk with God shows you grace in ways you never seen before.  An intimate walk with God changes every area of your life.  Therefore when there are struggle and strong holds that’s in your life the love, compassion and grace of God will show you to your freedom from it all.  God’s love for us is truly unconditional and He wants us to share this unconditional love with people we encounter daily.  For that reason as you share that intimate time with the Lord, His love, compassion and grace is poured into you, at this moment it’s time to take it and pour the same love, compassion and grace onto others. When you walk with the Lord it becomes somewhat obvious. You will always hear, there is something about you that separates you from all the others. So when you and the Lord are walking together, you two become as one to embrace the world with His love and kindness….

 

God Bless!

 

© Copywriting 2011 Ministering Life / M. Louise Miles

Stop All That Foolishness!!!!

 

 

 

A statement you hear so much, even I have used this phase so much.  But when you really think about the foolish, it’s something that doesn’t make any sense at all but it’s the foolish God uses to make the wise understand that He is in charge of the increase, promotion, blessings and favor in a man or woman’s life. In 1 Corinthians 1:27 (a clause) says, But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; however so many are teaching that man has to be perfect for God to come through or be used , yet the bible never said anything about being perfect.  It was the willingness, the openness, and the least expected that that He used.  The Lord looks at the heart of a man, it’s the pure of the heart is what He sees and wants.   It’s the righteous thinking and living that allow a man to see the Lord is at work in a weird area and go in there knowing that God is there and being a willing vessel allowing God’s glory to come on the scene.

A statement you hear so much, even I have used this phase so much.  But when you really think about the foolish, it’s something that doesn’t make any sense at all but it’s the foolish God uses to make the wise understand that He is in charge of the increase, promotion, blessings and favor in a man or woman’s life. In 1 Corinthians 1:27 (a clause) says, But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; however so many are teaching that man has to be perfect for God to come through or be used , yet the bible never said anything about being perfect.  It was the willingness, the openness, and the least expected that that He used.  The Lord looks at the heart of a man, it’s the pure of the heart is what He sees and wants.   It’s the righteous thinking and living that allow a man to see the Lord is at work in a weird area and go in there knowing that God is there and being a willing vessel allowing God’s glory to come on the scene.

 

Foolish things, natural eyes will miss it every time, but when you are open to the Holy Spirit; it will cause the Holy Spirit to lead you into that foolish situation to gain a blessing that’s hidden for you.  A redeemed mind, a mind that is renew in the Lord’s will and word is the mind that would understand that it’s not what he or she thinks but what the Lord is require of him or her at the time.  Although they may encounter a lot of resistance, it’s what will please the Lord.

 

Foolishness, something that everyone tries to get rid of out of their lives, when it maybe something we need to stop and think, “is this something I need to encounter?” or “Is this where my blessing is?” We delete people out of our life because of foolishness when that individual maybe the automobile that will take you to the hidden blessing or breakthrough.  Many have left jobs because they thought it was too much foolishness on the job, when the foolishness was design to bring you into a place of meeting someone who could help turn your entire life around for the better.  It’s just a thought, to examine the foolishness before you throw it away, left and go another way or just stay completely out of its way.  Because you may be throwing a life line design from the Lord, and He fixed it that way so that no one else would get the glory in your life.

 

I can go biblically in this to the mind of many it was foolish for Ruth to go a sleep as Boaz feet which was drunk.  But when he woke up he knew that he had to make things right for her future and the future of her mother in law.  It’s was foolish for Tamar to dress up as a prostitute but it caused her to birth twins of Judah so that she could remain in the blessed under the covenant of Joseph -Genesis 38:6- 24.     It was foolish for the Prophet Elisha to tell Naaman to go wash in a dirty river called Jordan seven times yet after being obedient his flesh was healed of leprosy -2 Kings 5:1-23.  It was foolish for Jesus to tell the disciple to go the water and cast a hook and the first fish comes up look in its mouth and enough money was there to pay the debt –Matthew 17:27.   It was foolish for Jesus spit on the eyes of blind man yet the man gain his sight from the spit – Mark 8:23.  The visual point is that you look at things with the eyes of the Lord so that you want miss what the Lord is trying to get to you.

 

Your relationship with the Lord is so valuable to both the Lord and us. Foolish things of the world to confound the wise;   1 Corinthians 1:27 (a clause)

 

God Bless

 

©2011 Copywriting Ministering Life /M. Louise Miles

Breaking Grounds for Good Seeds

GoundWhen the Lord created us He created us in love.  He poured into us what in is Him.  Before we entered into your mother’s womb Lord place everything good in us.  Yes, we were born of sin but our foundation is love.  But as we enter into this sinful nature world our lives go through unexpected changes which lead us to mountains of hurt, pain and disappointments. During all the pain, hurt, disappointment and failures, the grounds of our heart become hard and numbed.  With pain comes anger and with hurt comes suffering and with disappointment comes sadness.  If we are not careful, we will allow these painful emotions to cause us to act in ways that are not pleasing in the eyes of our Father and will cause those whom we love the most that are not matured to leave us alone to fight pain, hurt and disappointment.

Growing pains can be just what it says growing pains. They most come from lack of knowledge, developing knowledge and process that is needful in our lives.  As children of God we intend to cover up pains of our heart by getting involved in organizations, clubs groups and churches to hide the pain.  We feel if we get involved with these things that our pain will go away, in reality our pain grows. When we get busy involving ourselves into various settings, the thing that caused the pain, hurt and disappointment is in the setting but because we are so eager to involve ourselves we don’t see it and in a set time that what caused the pain comes up and causes us to go into a more devastated place simply because we did not allow the Lord to help us with the pain encounter the first time it took place.

It’s good to be involved with different organizations, however some of us begin to hide ourselves within not deal with life itself. We as human bury our lives in places that will soon cause much more pain to handle.  Some of us have experience pain and hurt over and over again and was told that is the only way get in the place God has design for us. Many stumble upon pain, hurt and disappointment before they ask Jesus to come into their life, therefore the seed was planted by an enemy of the past.  Therefore, the pain of the past must be dealt with so healing can start taking place in our lives.

Many have no knowledge of why things are being repeated in their lives.  It’s the same hurt but through a different individual, place or situation.  Each time we experience that pain it grows bigger and our heart and mind grows coarse. This can lead to unknown bitterness which causes anger, hate, malice, evil thoughts or thinking and most of all not forgiving others and themselves.  All this things cause our heart and mind to be hardened. When this takes place nothing good can enter in because of the coarse ground in our hearts, so we hide in different organization, clubs church and etc. thinking that be busy will solve it when it only adds on to the pain, hurt and disappointment.

Sad to say that many are unaware of the hardened of their heart and mind, they do not see themselves as prideful judgmental. Although they may read the word of God, go to church, feed the hungry, preach a good sermon, pray an awesome prayer, sow good seeds into the lives of other, but the ground of their own hearts and mind are not prepared to hold good seeds. For good seeds to be sown into the grounds it must be broken up.  The Lord desires for us to have a pure heart and renewed minds; He wants to help you with us break up the hardness of our hearts and minds.  The come by having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.  Seek the Lord, ask Him to help you through the past hurt, pain and disappointment.  There will be time you will experience that pain just as if it took place on yesterday, however keep pouring out to the Lord and He will pour His righteousness into you. Some pain and hurt have been there so long until it has made itself a home in our heart.  It will feel as though we are losing something and you will be.  It’s time for the past pain and hurt which has caused our life to be filled with anger, hate; bitterness, malice, evil thinking and not forgiving people to go.  As we are seeking the Lord for our freedom from the past pain, it may feel as though a part of we are missing, that is the time we are to ask the Holy Spirit to fill in those places with Himself that feels like a big void.  The one on one relationship with the Lord is so important to our future, but if we don’t let the past humiliation go our future can be filled greater embarrassment.

In Ezekiel 36:25, 26, 27″Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. ”I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.  As we are seeking the Lord, He will cleanse us from all the filthiness, pain and hurt.  All those things that we don’t want to talk about because it’s too embarrassing.  Those things that have caused us to stay in a closet of shame, The Lord is washing all of that away from us.   A new heart his has in store for us, the heart of stone had no feelings, most of us develop that heart through much painful memories locked up in our minds, tormenting us causing silent rages in our hearts however everyone else sees what we refuse to see. But the heart of flesh has love and compassion, not just towards us, but now we will experience love and compassion for others. Now you can be a part of those things you were hiding in but to be a light drawing people out and not being the one who causes people to run from the light.

After you have allowed the Holy Spirit to help you with the past pain, hurt and disappointments you can walk in the righteousness of the Lord without painful thoughts but a joy knowing the Lord is your God and He is the one that will cause you to have great joy.

The seed of righteousness will spring forth and cause an increase that only the Lord will get the glory from.

©Copyright 2011 Ministering Life /M.Louise Miles

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