Friday, May 19, 2017

Be Not Troubled

Are you going through troubles?
Try to allow God to reason with you... rebuke the enemy. You've come way too far.
This too shall pass.
Remember WHOSE you are.
Talk to those who will affirm you, not beat you down. Often, it's those who we love the most who tear us down the most.
TELL YOURSELF, RIGHT NOW!!!
BACK OFF SATAN...This man/girl speaking right now.... belongs to God... and Jesus is on the throne is now pleading for me to be encouraged... Holy Spirit move me toward peace... comfort and wholeness in You. Help me know that 'man's' word means nothing - because nothing compares to YOUR goodness.

"Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes."
Romans 11:33 (The Message)

"Having problems that seem impossible to solve? Are you in a situation that you would like to remove yourself from? Would you like to see light without having to go through the tunnel?
Well--you certainly can . . .
Because God loves to answer the prayers of those who put their trust in Him and cry out to Him for deliverance.
Don't believe me? Give it a try and see for yourself!!!
Go ahead---I dare you!"

Strength and Honor - Ron McIntyre

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pray Always

Heavenly and gracious Father... thank You for doing what I wasn't able... for sending Jesus to take "it all away"... for giving me choice so that I am truly Yours... help me Holy Spirit to keep in Your presence... stay true to Your desires, Your Word, Your will. Help me to (DAILY) BREAK FREE... help me to remember that I am forever forgiven - that gratitude comes in humility and is a gift that I can take in, give out and never let go of. Help me to fight through the grind, the challenges and reap the blessings in it all. Coming to You Lord Jesus and trusting Your intercession and knowing what my needs truly are.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Day 1 - Giving Thanks Daily

Today's Giving Thanks Daily Thought

Hold tightly to God's Word and promises!!!!
In the tough times and good times, meditate and reflect - dwell in what is good and what is right. Let go of the world, the fear, the uncertainty!
Remember that the enemy's (satan) only goal is to get your eyes off the Lord… to divide, incite fear, deceive and lie, and put blinders on people. Let it be the Word that washes over you, and the words of this world roll off. Remember who you are in Christ.
And, hold your ground in His presence - seek wisdom and truth.

Love in Christ,
Shawn

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thankful Life - August 26, 2016



I am really trying to focus on the right thing.

I have a follow up Lyme appointment next week - and essentially symptoms have come back. I started treatment 17 months ago (orals: Rx, herbals and homeopathic). I had several months where improvement was apparent. As I changed medications for the 6th time because of adverse reactions (Rocephin shots), I now find my body is not progressing the way I "thought" it would during this time of treatment. I can get completely discouraged, as can we all.... OR I CAN GET COMPLETELY ENGAGED with the healing that our Father has already provided me... praise, worship and thanksgiving.

Here's how good the LORD has been. As I begin to crumble in my moments of weakness, He reminds me what my mission is - pray for others, while trusting His plan AND allow Jesus to stand in the gap (every gap). It sounds so simple, and agreeably, IT IS NOT, but it truly is. I have many moments of crumbling, stumbling and despair, but over the years (as I get closer to Him), they are less and less.... and I can see these as fleeting moments, rather than lingering.
My prayer for all of us is that we can see despair fleet, and His presence linger.
I thought I would share some an older article, from 2012.

Day 879 of Giving Thanks Daily



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fleet·ing
ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
lasting for a very short time.
synonyms: brief, short, short-lived, quick, momentary, cursory, transient, ephemeral, fugitive, passing, transitory; literary evanescent
lin·ger·ing
ˈliNGɡ(ə)riNG/
adjective
lasting for a long time or slow to end.
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Thankful Life - August 26, 2016



I am really trying to focus on the right thing.

I have a follow up Lyme appointment next week - and essentially symptoms have come back. I started treatment 17 months ago (orals: Rx, herbals and homeopathic). I had several months where improvement was apparent. As I changed medications for the 6th time because of adverse reactions (Rocephin shots), I now find my body is not progressing the way I "thought" it would during this time of treatment. I can get completely discouraged, as can we all.... OR I CAN GET COMPLETELY ENGAGED with the healing that our Father has already provided me... praise, worship and thanksgiving.

Here's how good the LORD has been. As I begin to crumble in my moments of weakness, He reminds me what my mission is - pray for others, while trusting His plan AND allow Jesus to stand in the gap (every gap). It sounds so simple, and agreeably, IT IS NOT, but it truly is. I have many moments of crumbling, stumbling and despair, but over the years (as I get closer to Him), they are less and less.... and I can see these as fleeting moments, rather than lingering.
My prayer for all of us is that we can see despair fleet, and His presence linger.
I thought I would share some an older article, from 2012.

Day 879 of Giving Thanks Daily



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fleet·ing
ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
lasting for a very short time.
synonyms: brief, short, short-lived, quick, momentary, cursory, transient, ephemeral, fugitive, passing, transitory; literary evanescent
lin·ger·ing
ˈliNGɡ(ə)riNG/
adjective
lasting for a long time or slow to end.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thankful Life - August 25, 2016


We grow with the Holy Spirit working in us... Nothing less for a child of God will do!

"Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life." ~ Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

Your mind changes your brain... with God as the source, live it out.

Process life from your thoughts and eliminate death.

Keeping my eyes on the LORD.
The only way to truly want what is best for me is to know the Father intimately through getting into the Word daily. It's only then can I know what the best of me is.

"22-24 But you have learned nothing like that from Christ, if you have really heard his voice and understood the truth that he has taught you. No, what you learned was to fling off the dirty clothes of the old way of living, which were rotted through and through with lust’s illusions, and, with yourselves mentally and spiritually re-made, to put on the clean fresh clothes of the new life which was made by God’s design for righteousness and the holiness which is no illusion.

25 Finish, then, with lying and tell your neighbour the truth. For we are not separate units but intimately related to each other in Christ.

26-27 If you are angry, be sure that it is not out of wounded pride or bad temper. Never go to bed angry—don’t give the devil that sort of foothold.

The new life means positive good
28 If you used to be a thief you must not only give up stealing, but you must learn to make an honest living, so that you may be able to give to those in need.

29 Let there be no more foul language, but good words instead—words suitable for the occasion, which God can use to help other people.

30 Never hurt the Holy Spirit. He is, remember, the personal pledge of your eventual full redemption.
31-32 Let there be no more resentment, no more anger or temper, no more violent self-assertiveness, no more slander and no more malicious remarks, Be kind to each other, be understanding. Be as ready to forgive others as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:22-32 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Quick Thought - July 28, 2016

Be Aware...

"but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31 (English Standard Version)

There are so many false teachers and 'theories' that are presented emphatically, supported with scripture and packaged "in the name of Christ". Something was shared with me last night, and in my weariness, I couldn't quite grasp what was being presented... the dialog was 'confusing'... and quite honestly, my brain wasn't up to the task last night... I was struggling to tell if what I was reading was biblical or not.. this person, was emphatic - telling me their job is to share the truth AND, that if I didn't submit to and 'believe' what was being stated that I may end up being one of the ones who are deceived (1 Peter 5:8).

Deceived: Synonyms: mislead, delude, dupe, hoodwink, bamboozle

In my exhaustion, I stopped the dialog and began to pray for discernment... wisdom and clarity. I was unable to fall asleep thinking about, and going through the dialog in my mind... This morning, as soon as I woke up, I knew that the great deceiver was actively at work BUT also KNOW that my God and Savior is alive and present in my heart and mind; and is faithful in the promptings of the Holy Spirit when we seek His guidance.

"Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour." -1 Peter 5:8 (Amplified Bible)

Tonight as I write this, and as I began to write, I looked up the 'term' that was presented last night and am certain of my conclusion that last night's conversation is where the enemy would have me go. My lesson learned is to listen to the promptings to "stop" and step back when confusion begins. (2 Timothy 2:7)

And, I am still convicted to be steadfast in reading the Word - praying before hand for understanding and afterward for the ability to remember what I am reading and studying.

(1 Thessalonians 5:21)

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Prayer for Murphee, June 30, 2016


This morning, the prayer is actually shared by Murphee's mama, my baby girl, Myranda Ehlers.

"My amazing, sweet girl, where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was staring in awe at the puddle between my legs and telling your daddy, "... I think my water broke. But I'm not sure?" I was so unsure of so many things. How would I love you, like really love you in the way you needed? How would I care for you, care for a fragile and beautiful creature entirely dependent on me and me alone for nourishment and also be one of the main sources of comfort practically around the clock? How would I give and give and give again to someone I was going to meet face-to-face for the first time? I had felt you stir low in my belly, in that warm place where you wanted for nothing. I was first witness to your stretches and your hiccups. I only had to press my fingers up against the crown of your (stubborn) head gently before you would flutter a leg or wave an arm and still, still remain unchanged with your persistence to stay upright, nestled just below my heart.

But you became real and whole and tangible to me in the space of a half hour, as my middle was stretched open and more hands than I care to recollect drew you up and out into the brightness of your new world. And I cried for the disorienting love I felt and understood so suddenly that my arms were reaching before my brain could help my lips form the words. Can I have her? Can I have my baby? Is she okay? Your daddy was holding my hand and telling me yes. I was still numb from my epidural, the epidural I did not want because of the C-section I did not want, but numb or not, I knew that I wanted you.

And here we are, almost 6 months in. I am blessed beyond measure to have you. I know, without a doubt, that you were created and crafted by a loving God and grown inside me, then born and entrusted to all the people who love you and wish only the best for you and pray over you as you sleep and as you cry, as you giggle and smile and express every fleeting whim that passes through your body and mind. There are so many reasons why I know this that I will tell you some day, about the days that were hard and the thoughts that were harder and the sadness and anxiety that I had when I first found out about you. Until then, we pray that you will grow strong in your faith and firm in your stance, that your feet will draw you closer to God through every trial you face and every joyous triumph. Little girl, my sweet Murphee Josephine, we pray for you to be bold and courageous and strong and beautiful (the kind of beauty that outshines the physical), that you are kind and humble and graceful and that these things you learn by seeing an example in me, as well as others. God, help me be her example and help her see past when I fail.

My amazing, sweet girl, I love you. Happy almost 6 months."


Shawn Delia Boreta

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