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Monday, January 23, 2006
Trust in Him
About twelve years ago, we were watching a movie on TV in which some people were climbing a rugged, snow covered mountain. They had to scale dangerous rocky cliffs and huge walls of ice. Some of the people lost their footing and fell to their deaths, while others had narrow escapes.

When the movie paused for advertisements, I shuddered and said to my family that I would never dare to go climbing like that. Having declared this, I went to the kitchen to make everyone a hot drink.

As I started to make the drinks, the Lord gave me a vision. I can see it clearly, even after all these years.

In the vision, I saw the Lord standing in midair near the face of a huge, rocky cliff. The cliff towered far above Him, and dropped so far below Him that I could scarcely see the bottom.

I was standing on a steep grassy slope, clinging desperately to a small tree just inches from the cliff. I was level with Him, but He was ten or twenty feet away from me.

The Lord held His hand out, beckoning me to let go of the tree. He wanted me to step out into nothingness and climb out along that cliff to Him.

He said, “Will you trust Me?”

Then the vision ended, but His words were imbedded into my heart.

“Will you trust Me?”

For a start, I was too fearful to let go of the things that made me feel safe, but He has never left me and as I go through life, I am learning more and more to trust Him. Each day, I take a step closer to Him.
 
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Peace to you all

Hi my friends, how are you all today? I pray that you are well and that you are walking the path that God has called you to. Know that Jesus loves you and that He gave up His life just for you. He is the Rock upon which we stand. Praise be to His name.

Remember this; the enemy cannot drag you from the hand of our Father. Our Father in heaven is far mightier than anything that the enemy can throw at us.

Raise up your hands in praise and surrender your troubles unto our God. He loves you beyond all measure. He is the One Who rides the heavens. He is our God.

I hope you have all been reading curm’s testimony at Curmudgeon's Rant If not then you are missing an amazing account of God’s glory and grace.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, my friends.
 
posted by Rulan at 9:08 AM | Permalink | 16 comments
Friday, January 13, 2006
Silence
 
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Thursday, January 12, 2006
Sit with Me
Come with Me to the water's edge

come sit with Me awhile

Don't you know I love you

and that you are My child.
 
posted by Rulan at 5:38 PM | Permalink | 10 comments
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
A sunny day
To all who are trapped in winter's land, this is a reminder that summer will soon return.

May the Lord bless you with His presence
and comfort you with grace.
May His glory fill your lives
and lift your hearts with praise.
May His joy abound to you,
His peace with it to bring
and may His arms enfold you,
His comfort seeping in.

Peace to you, my friends. The Lord will NEVER leave you.
 
posted by Rulan at 6:37 AM | Permalink | 12 comments
Friday, January 06, 2006
A New Name
I pray this isn’t too confusing, but as you can see, I have changed the name of my blog. Why?

Well, it is simple really. For years, my childhood hurts have kept me locked into my pain and insecurities. But, with the encouragement and help of a dear friend, the Lord has healed me and I am now looking toward the future. The kid belongs in the past.

Praise the Lord. His mercies go on forever. In Him, we are a new creation. In Him, we walk the road toward our final goal; life in His eternal Kingdom.

Do you have past hurts that hold you back? Do they stop you from being all you were created to be? I pray the Lord will bring you healing, as He has done for me.
 
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