Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Therapy - Art Keeps Me Focused

Beauty Everywhere

Sunshine Eccl. 11:7

Kym's Gift

Let Your Light Shine Mt 5:16

Break Through Is. 40

Beauty Is. 61

Bruce for Chris

Ballerina Medley

All images are created in love, and the love from the LORD in times when a distraction is in need. This is the best therapy a girl could ever want or engage in.
B Life by Shawn Boreta

© 2016 Shawn Boreta


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Thankful Life - April 5, 2016

Dear ones, These thoughts came as I was responding to a friend who is suffering greatly.

We are "healed" by His blood means we have eternity with Him, does not promise healing of the flesh, but of the soul. Our life here prepares us for our life everlasting. Not that this makes it easier to understand, but know that this too will pass... His grace and mercy are sufficient, and He is faithful. I found in my toughest times, which now is not one of them. I have been more thankful for the hardest times. Hang in there if you are suffering - allow the Spirit to draw you to His purpose and service.
I saw this quote and thought it was so appropriate for all of us here.

“Often, we endure trials seeking God’s deliverance from them. Suffering is painful for us to endure or to see those we love endure. While our instinct is to flee trials, remember that even in the midst of suffering, God’s will is being done.” Paul Chappell

"Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.

"For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],

"Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)

"The prophecies are fulfilled:
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
Mourning no more, crying no more, pain no more,
For the first things have gone away." Revelation 21:4 (The Voice)" 

Shawn Boreta

"God never told us we will not suffer in this life. Exactly the opposite, He tells us we will. This earth is cursed because of sin. And everyone believer or nonbeliever will suffer in some way or form.
The only difference is we receive his grace and find peace in suffering if we place our eyes on the right goals and trust in Him.

He never promised us worldly treasures and comfort. Because He knows these things are materialistic, and will not last. But the real treasure that we should seek is the one He has prepared for us, which is eternal treasure in heaven and eternal life. And it comes by believing in Jesus Christ and that God really sent Him, not doubting. Believing 100% with your heart, mind, and soul. Then you will be saved forever.

This is the very bases and fundamental teaching of Christianity. If you don't know this, I'm afraid there's a lot more that you may need to learn from the scriptures. We will suffer because of the curse, we will suffer because of sin, and we will suffer because we are Christians and the world hates Christ and His followers." Pa Lee

This morning's prayer:
Good morning/afternoon wonderful, fighters and brothers and sisters in Christ. TODAY IS A NEW DAY.

Whatever challenges LORD, we trust Your hand and will for our days. We come to You with it all now, in case we forget to come to you as it arises. Help us to know our strength and courage is with You. Help us to see our journey as service to others and a way to get nearer to You. Thank You for being with us through the good, the bad and the indescribable. Thank You for giving us a life that is Yours, able to fulfill a wonderful purpose in the strength of the Holy Spirit. Thank You for these lovely ladies, and their desire to be Yours wholly. Thank You for being with us Jesus as we take each step, think each thought, contemplate every decision - AS YOU MOVE THE MOUNTAINS that are our heart and will toward Your presence. Thank You Father for never leaving us, for giving us power beyond measure, and hope eternal. In the mighty name of Jesus, through the enabling of the Holy Spirit we trust in You Abba for all things. As You are good... good for sure. Amen.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Quick Though - April 2, 2016

Regarding responding to those who lovingly, want to pray for "healing" for those who are ill (chronic, acute or terminal).

I believe God's will is for His children to seek Him exclusively - as a believer, I have grown into knowing this. In the midst of "it all", I have found bits and pieces, as well as an avalanche of blessings. I believe that our healing (complete) is through the blood of Jesus through the resurrection. I believe that especially in the physical trials, we can see God in new ways, His ways, and with a heart to seek Him more. Everyone's journey is so different, for me, it was starting to "give thanks daily"...

When people say they pray for my healing, I respond typically with, "I already am healed.... pray that I can know God more deeply", often continuing, "even in all this, I have seen God. I may cry out in the times that seem tortuous, however, I am at a point in my faith journey, that I never feel abandoned because of my health.

It also prompts me to ask them how I can pray for them.



Friday, April 1, 2016

Prayer for Murphee, April 1, 2016

Thank You Father for the beautiful life I am getting to live out. It is definitely not an easy life, but it is a life that is worth living. Today, as I wind down and think about how much there is to be grateful for, the first thing that comes to mind is my family. I am truly grateful for a husband who supports me in every way, is patient, kind and loving; my daughter, who is the greatest of cheerleaders, especially in the times when I am "high maintenance", her husband for taking care of her and the amazing baby who entered our life on January 11th. It is an amazing journey, in which I expect to see more wonderful moments. I lift my Little Murphee up to You Father, that she will desire to love You deeply - that the Holy Spirit will indwell and will be present as she grows, in heart and in body. Help me, her mommy and daddy, and all who will help guide her to step always toward Jesus. We love You LORD and trust Your hand upon our lives. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Quick Thought - March 31, 2016

It is in the presence of the LORD that wisdom will be revealed. When we give ourselves up, He gives us what we need.

Laying down not only "my burdens", but "my doubts", "my fears", "my pride" will give me all the lift I need daily. This is a process. It takes work to get out of my own way. It takes discipline to "seek Him in all things".

Live expectantly!
Live abundantly through His daily mercies, grace and favor!
Live in the moment.

Much love to you all in Christ.


(c) 2016 art by Shawn Boreta, BLifebyshawn

Friday, February 26, 2016

My Life is a Prayer - February 26, 2016

I spent many hours praying last night. Pouring my heart out and giving the heartbreak to my Father. And it took continual prayer to keep the ploys of the enemy out of my thoughts and seeking my Father at the front of my thoughts. I never really think of myself as a worrier, but I do have a few things that I have true, deep concern about.

Today, LORD, help me in constructive, productive and prayerful ways to bring these things completely to You to resolve my heart. I cannot share the heartbreak that is weighing so heavily on me, but I can share some of the thoughts that came after much prayer and meditation. We know that the things of this world are temporary. Our life here is but a flicker, in the entirety of eternity. When we are facing giants, or going through storms, or dealing with difficult people, or fighting through our own hurt, we can know 100% that our God is in this fight with us, WHEN WE SUBMIT to Him.

This is the hardest thing for us to do.

His purpose, as lived out in this flesh can often 'feel' off, wrong or uncomfortable. Until we can live for Him, trust Him wholly, belief He is for us, anchor our lives in His Word, we will feel our way through, rather than allowing Him to lead us through. Feelings keep us in fleshly bondage and will ultimately fail us, following Christ frees us to live in hope, truth and grace and will allow us to realize the many mercies and favors of our living God, Father, Savior and Helper.

Help us LORD to let go of our feelings and hold onto Your Word, promises and live in the hope you so desire for us. Don't be so resolved in your decisions that you won't allow God to work in your situation and heartache. Miracles happen all the time... God's power in our lives is beyond our comprehension and imagination. Let your decision be to ALLOW GOD TO TAKE OVER.... And you to submit!


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Quick Thought - February 25, 2016

View yourself as s child of God first... Put your illness on the back burner.

Don't pretend... Be real... Find something to be real about... Gratitude searching... Changing focus. I'm not harping.... Just sharing that it's a tough thing to do.

Thankful Life - February 25, 2016

Hey everyone... I know so many are suffering in some way or another... I want to thank those who are able to keep the hope going through sharing. I have had such a difficult time focusing on the ministry. I had been doing better, hense the medication break for three weeks. But oh my goodness... my pain levels have gone from moderate to severe almost overnight. I cannot tell you how horrible the pain in so many parts of my body is. I had reprieve last night, for a few hours as I slept. But woke up and spent 2 hours trying to focus on something else. Abx start again today. Thanks all for your prayers... and I continue to pray for our group here.

I was sharing with Chris (my husband) last night, it's amazing how so much seems to work just like a light switch, and surges. I am grateful to be walking, albiet it labored and painful.

Gracious and merciful Father, thank You for the many gifts I receive. The new granddaughter I get to enjoy, cherish and love intently. Thank You for friends here, who in their own struggles encourage, pray for and console my heart, soul and mind. Thank You God for Your Word, Your mercies seen, unseen and to come. Thank You for giving me life and hope and assurance. In this trial LORD, thank You for the glimpses of Your favor and mercy, for the heart that desires to seek You more and hold onto and live out Your HOPE. Help us Father to never lose sight of Your gift of life everlasting, hope eternal, grace abounding and You IN US. Help us to struggle victoriously and go through the valleys and desert with EYES UP, hearts open and arms outstretched to receive all that YOU HAVE FOR US. Help us to be grateful in the downs and even spiral downs. Help us to hold dear the Spirit of life that dwells so beautifully in us. Let the pain be a conduit for us to see You more clearly and wholly. Let us live out Christ-like in BOLD AND ATTRACTIVE ways, in the strength and wholeness of the Spirit. Amen...

Isaiah 55New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Free Offer of Mercy
55 “Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no [a]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
2 “Why do you [b]spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
3 “Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that [c]you may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies [d]shown to David.
4 “Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
A leader and commander for the peoples.
5 “Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,
And a nation which knows you not will run to you,
Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 “For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And [e]it will be a [f]memorial to the Lord,
For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”


Shawn Delia Boreta

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