Miracles

Miracles

Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

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Out of the darkness and into the light

All of my troubles left by the wayside

Feels like I’m coming out of a cave

Things changed when You called my name

Just when I thought I was down for the count

At the end of myself with no way out

Casting down this familiar coat of lies

Your love makes me believe in miracles

 

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Surprise Me Daddy

Have you ever gotten a surprise? Totally unexpected and out of the blue knock your sock off kind of surprise? I have had this happen to me in the natural, with my natural dad and father-in-law and also in the Spiritual realm with my Heavenly Father. Just as our natural fathers love us and want to provide good things for us, so does our Heavenly Father.

The other day I was asking God for wisdom in the job arena. You see my husbands IT business has flourished and he is now able to hire other contractors to help him. Praise God! But as for me, I have not been back to the 9-5 workplace since I broke my leg 2 1/2 years ago. I tried a part-time job at the grocery store for about 8 months, but unfortunately that only sent me back to Physical Therapy.expect surprises

So, I have entered this season of choosing to trust God and His Promises despite what I see. And I am learning to trust my husband. That’s a hard one for a girl who has been abused. I have been a Lone Ranger for so many years and have had to start over with my kids, work 3 jobs to make it, no child support, etc. for years. I hated men for a long time. And I have to confess, I blamed God for it and didn’t like Him either for a while.

But then, just when you ‘think’ you have it all figured out, Daddy God surprises you! Yep, every time. He is faithful, even though others may not have been. He is true, even though other may have lied. He provides, even when things don’t go as planned and you get deserted. And His love is real, even though we may have been deceived at one time.

God surprised me with a rainbow the other day. Remember the story of Noah and how afterwards God put the bow in the sky as a token and covenant that He would not destroy the Earth with floods again? I was driving home from dropping off my daughter at a friend’s house and looked up in the sky.

God spoke to my heart,

“My covenant and promise with you is greater than any destruction you have been through.”

And then I saw the rainbow start in the sky and come down to the ground!  Really, it was so totally cool!  I pulled over to take pictures. I knew that one was for me. What a surprise, thank you Daddy God. Yes, I believe your promises.  And You are greater and You remember us!

 

 

Then God spoke to Noah and his sons: “I’m setting up my covenant with you including your children who will come after you, along with everything alive around you—birds, farm animals, wild animals—that came out of the ship with you. I’m setting up my covenant with you that never again will everything living be destroyed by floodwaters; no, never again will a flood destroy the Earth.”

God continued, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I’m putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth.”

 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I’ve set up between me and everything living on the Earth.” (Genesis 9: 8-17 MSG)

 

 

What You See is What You Get

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What you see is what you get

But my God isn’t finished yet

He calls me friend

I’m not condemned

Haven’t you heard?

It’s a new thing

Changing me

from the inside

Not by power

Not by might

But by His Spirit

All things made new

Good measure

pressed down

shaken together

My cup runs over

So many blessings

I can’t contain

Whole from the inside

Blessed Beyond Belief

 

 

 

 

 

“He Knows My Name”

by Francesca Battistelli

Spent today in a conversation
In the mirror face to face with
somebody less than perfect
I wouldn’t choose me first if
I was looking for a champion
In fact I’d understand if
You picked everyone before me
But that’s just not my story
True to who You are
You saw my heart
and made
Something out of nothing

[Chorus:]
I don’t need my name in lights
I’m famous in my Father’s eyes
Make no mistake
He knows my name
I’m not living for applause
I’m already so adored
It’s all His stage
He knows my name oh, oh,
He knows my name oh, oh

I’m not meant to just stay quiet
I’m meant to be a lion
I’ll roar beyond a song
With every moment that I’ve got
True to who You are
You saw my heart
and made
Something out of nothing

[Chorus]

He calls me chosen, free forgiven, wanted, child of the King,
His forever, held in treasure…
I am loved

I don’t need my name in lights…
I’m famous in my Father’s eyes…

[Chorus]

7 Reasons to Let Go

7 REASONS TO LET GO:

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  1. We cannot move forward until we do. We are stuck in limbo. We cannot go back and change our pasts. We do not always see justice done. But take heart, God promises to repay.

  2. If we do not forgive others for their wrongs and ourselves for our wrongs how can we be open to new things that God wants to give us? We can’t receive if our hands are full of our old baggage.

  3. We can’t change what happened. There is no rewind button in our lives. No remote control. In order to finish our story we must push ‘play’.

  4. Unforgiveness is one of the leading causes of sickness and illness. It will affect our bodies in ways that will hurt us.  It’s not worth it.

  5. We need to stop renting space to bad tenants.  The past is the past. Let’s bury it. Remember the good and move forward.

  6. Despite all the pain, it got us here. We are alive. We survived. And actually, it made us into who we are today.  We are stronger for it.

  7. Life is lived forward. More life, more love, more restoration. Everything the enemy has stolen from us God promises to restore double!

 

One of the best books I have read that has helped me with this is:51m4Lw65dHL._SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_AA300_

A CRY FOR JUSTICE by Shelley Hundley, a former Atheist

 

The forgotten face of Jesus as judge and advocate

The daughter of American missionaries, Shelley Hundley was born in Colombia, and grew up on the campus of a seminary that trained leaders to serve in what was one of the most violent nations in the world. After suffering abuse at the hands of a minister in the community, she turns from God, angry and confused that He could allow this to happen.

In A Cry for Justice, Hundley uses her story as a backdrop to show how she found healing from the pain, guilt, and shame of the abuse she endured as a child and how she came to know Jesus in a new way: as a righteous judge who fights for His people and takes upon Himself the burden of our injustices and pain.

The story of Shelley Hundley’s journey from bitter atheist to wholehearted lover of God is unique. Yet what she learned on this journey is relevant to every person who has ever been hurt and has silently wondered, “Who will fight for me? Who can make the wrong things right?”

Discover how Jesus would change your world today.

 

 

This is my response to the Daily Post today:  Unequal Terms

Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?
(Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.)

 

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New Day Dawning

Today is a new day my friend. God’s mercies are new upon you today. Walk in love. Rejoice – the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!

NEW DAY

 Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

 

Lamentations 3_23Darkness knocked at my door last night
tried to come in and eat me alive
The Red moon rises in the sky
Brought Warrior Angels nigh

 

It’s a new day dawning and I’m wearing the Sunshine
It’s a new day dawning and I’m wearing the Sunshine
It’s a new day dawning and I’m wearing the Sunshine
Gonna rise and fly

 

Old days and old ways came to life
Sorrow and shame danced in the night
The Red Moon rises in the sky
Joy came with the morning light

 

It’s a new day dawning and I’m wearing the Sunshine
It’s a new day dawning and I’m wearing the Sunshine
It’s a new day dawning and I’m wearing the Sunshine
Gonna rise and fly

NEW DAY (Instrumental) by Diana Rasmussen

 

Lamentaions 3_25

7 quotes on Moving Forward

7 Quotes on Moving Forward

Phil 3_13

 

  1. “Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbitnext chapter
  2. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
  3. “Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself.” ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
  4. “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” ― Alyson Noel, The Immortals Boxed Set
  5. “If anyone can overcome a fear for the ocean, you can, little lady. Courage is being scared to death and saddlin’ up anyway.” ― Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Voyage
  6. “We must be willing to get rid ofheal
    the life we’ve planned, so as to have
    the life that is waiting for us.
    The old skin has to be shed
    before the new one can come.
    If we fix on the old, we get stuck.
    When we hang onto any form,
    we are in danger of putrefaction.
    Hell is life drying up.” ― Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
  7. “Stop focusing on your past mistakes. Don’t be ashamed of the things that you’ve done. We ALL have made mistakes. Don’t you see? All of those things helped shape you into the beautiful person that you are today! Hold your head up high because you didn’t allow your past mistakes to consume you. You learned! You conquered! You became a better YOU. Be proud of who you are TODAY!” ― Stephanie Lahart

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“The Well”
by Casting Crowns

Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,

I have what you need,
But you keep on searchin,
I’ve done all the work,
But you keep on workin,
When you’re runnin on empty,
And you can’t find the remedy,
Just come to the well.

You can spend your whole life,
Chasin what’s missing,
But that empty inside,
It just ain’t gonna listen.
When nothing can satisfy,
And the world leaves you high and dry,
Just come to the well

[CHORUS:]
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

So bring me your heart
No matter how broken,
Just come as you are,
When your last prayer is spoken,
Just rest in my arms a while,
You’ll feel the change my child,
When you come to the well

[CHORUS:]
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

Yeah
Leave it all behind

The world will try, but it can never fill… leave it all behind

And now that you’re full,
Of love beyond measure,
Your joy’s gonna flow,
Like a stream in the desert,
Soon all the world will see that living water is found in me,
Cuz you came to the well

[CHORUS:]
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

[Outro:] leave it all behind, leave it all behind… [repeat]

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