Tag: psalm 27

Hope From Real People

“Hope from real people”. That was one of the searches that led someone to my blog. What makes us real?  I remember the Velveteen Rabbit.

What makes us real?

Is it the “crap” we have been through?

Do trials and tribulations make us real?

The fact that we are still here and among the land of the living – that is a testimony in itself isn’t it?

Seriously. I know there is a God, because I am still among the land of the living!



Source: http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/im-wearing-down-to-the-real/
Source: http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/im-wearing-down-to-the-real/


Psalm 27
[A Psalm] of David.

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, [even then] in this will I be confident.

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock.

And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; have mercy and be gracious to me and answer me!

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Hide not Your face from me; turn not Your servant away in anger, You Who have been my help! Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!

Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].

Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain and even path because of my enemies [those who lie in wait for me].

Give me not up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me; they breathe out cruelty and violence.

[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. (Psalm 27:1-14 AMP)



Dear Lord,

We put down our “masks”. We want to be “real” with You and with our brothers and sisters. Enough of the charades. Enough of the play. We all have good things and bad things about us. But with Your love and strength we have made it. Our tears make us REAL! Let us love each other with grace and mercy and help each other along this journey called life, in Jesus Name.


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Printing with God’s Abundance

Printing with God’s Abundance? What are you talking about Miss D? Let me share a funny story.

This past year has been our test – with relation to money. This is just one example of God’s provision in my life. We own our own small business, INNOVATIVETEKS,  an IT Consulting and Computer Repair Business. As in all small businesses there are times of feast and times of famine. This past year or so has been the famine. Yet our God, has provided. In amazing ways.

Two years ago I broke both bones in my lower leg at a job. We did not have workmans comp – we are independent contractors. We didn’t want to sue the hotel and lose our business. So my husband Bob has kept things going, despite my years of therapy. I have done what I could, yet my capacity to stand, bend, and climb on ladders is not good at the moment. God will heal me – in his time, not mine. (see GOD HEALS)

Yet this past year God has provided in a way we never could have ourselves. We bought a house. We bought a car after the old one got totaled by a deer. (See DIVINE PROTECTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE) We were blessed with a new computer (thanks Dad!) after Bob had to borrow the Pastor’s laptop (thanks Jeff!) to do some work. Our old laptop battery would not last long enough to do a site survey. Bob had to disassemble my recording computer and use that hard drive in the Pastor’s laptop so this new software wouldn’t crash. Use what you got right?

We have had numerous jobs where we have installed a new printer and were asked by the buyer to dispose of the old printer. We have been using these old printers faithfully for the last few years.

This past month things were so tight we could not even buy a new printer cartridge. So what did Bob do? He took his soldering iron, burned a hole in the old printer cartridge and refilled it himself with all the old toners we had. Yes, it was messy. Yes, he was covered in toner. And he used metal tape to close the hole. And it worked, thank you Jesus!

Anyway, Bob has been working for the last 10 days straight. And today he was supposed to take off. But God had other plans – plans for provision. We get work day by day from different National Buyers, so we never know for sure where, when, or how much.

The phone went off. It was a printer job. And they wanted you to dispose of the old printer. Some fancy furniture store. They just bought a new one. God bless him, he went. And guess what he brought home?

A COLOR LASER JET PRINTER WITH SCANNER with extra toners – let me be more specific to share with you how Good God is…this printer retails for $2000. And the ink cartridges they gave him to throw out retail at over $1400. Yep. we had $3.00 in the checking account this morning. And God blessed us with the tools that we need for our business worth over $3400!!!!

Don’t give up.

Your miracle is on it’s way.

God has more than enough – He owns it all and He wants to bless his kids.

I think I’ll just say, “Thank you Jesus!”, and let Him!

Thanks Daddy God!



Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.

So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” (Genesis 22:13-14 NIV)

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”(Matthew 7:9-12 NIV)

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14 NIV)



Dear Lord,

Thank you for your Divine Provision. Thank you for your grace and abundant mercy. Thank you for this abundant life. Forgive us for doubting You. You are faithful, You are awesome, and thanks for the new attitude, the new stuff, and the new life, in Jesus Name.