"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Friday, December 31, 2010

LET GO...

...and BREAK FREE
MY 2011 THEME
here at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmp-zkZMCvQ

*LET GO
by
Sheila Walsh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VZV6Gv3PQ8

Part I (Letting Go)

Back in December (the week of the 6th, as I grieved heavily), I came upon this book and these videos, feeling strongly that God was speaking this to me, not just as regards my grief for the year of 2010 and the sense of loss, but for all of my life... so I'm prematurely choosing this as my theme for this year 2011.

Sheila Walsh's song "LET GO" will be my theme song for 2011 as I press in to Beth Moore's study on "BREAKING FREE" and perhaps also Sheila's book:


I guess I'm a couple of years behind. This looks like it has been a theme of "Women of Faith" back in 2009 when Sheila was releasing her book probably, and many of us are in that place of "letting go". 

If you have anything at all, that you need to LET GO of... will you join me this year and let's "LET GO" together of any thing that is holding us back from advancing forward in the Kingdom of God, either personally or in our ministry or purpose to pursue God, His plan, His purpose, His mission, His message written on our hearts and in our lives... LET'S DO THIS GOD'S WAY...  LAY it down, ADMIT our need, our weakness, our problem, YIELD to God... and 
Let Go: Live Free of the Burdens All Women Know


LIVE FREE
as we
LET GO

* this is my new kind of "auld lang syne" above "Let GO and Let God" see my other post in 2010 "Let it Go", and then the traditional one is below...




Glitter Graphics

Happy New Year Glitter Pictures

 MY 1,000th POST
is 
coming at midnight
and 
everyone is
CELEBRATING
(lol ~ aren't you glad I did not do like I did on my 100th or 500th?)

Official Dedication Prayer of aMazing Grace ~ Mazes, Messes, Miracles…
My Mission Statement was given here and then here 

LORD, I invite You into aMazing Grace 
Mazes, Messes, Miracles… blog as I would my home… "Mi casa es Tu casa"… Spanish for "My house is Your house"!

I desire for Your Presence always to be with me and anyone who visits here. 
Please come and fill these posts with Your Love, every corner with Your Peace, each thought with Your inspiration and each moment here with Your JOY!

May this be a place where we are aMazed by Your Grace!

May all who enter here BE BLESSED by You, Lord in a special way. Thank You for giving me this opportunity to BLESS and BE BLESSED as I walk this journey You ordain.

I commit my aMazing Grace ~ Mazes, Messes, Miracles Blog Spot and Mission to YOU! I ask that You truly make my thoughts Your thoughts and make it a home to anyone searching for YOU or more of YOU from the journey we have shared together to the journey yet to be… may this be used to bring YOU Glory and humble me as I learn from YOU where YOU have led me and to; Where YOU will lead me… be my Guide each day as I live, laugh, learn and love YOU and MY SPECIAL FRIENDS that YOU send this way

In Jesus Name…

SEÑOR, Te invito a este lugar…haga Tu Voluntad…sea Tu Hogar de alcanzar otros 
para Ti y para Tu Gloria…sea Tu Presencia por mis palabras humildes… bendiga a las personas que vengan a este lugar!
***
Part II (concluding remarks)

I ended this year with my own advent series that God spoke into my heart during my Bible Reading time during November when I was searching for "something" special to do  as I prepared to LET GO and make this year's CHRISTmas a BIRTH experience for me.


I was not prepared to write on the topic He inspired for me to focus on at all. I believe it takes much more time to prepare well for what I felt led to share. At times, I had nothing to share as I started to type and each time the Holy Spirit gave me some thing.
Nothing really spectacular for the reader, but personally, it was very valuable as God spoke to my heart about each WOMAN of WORTH


By doing this, in obedience to following His prompt, God was starting a healing process in me and confirming the mission that He spoke to me about the city I live in Mexico, about the women and children here.  With each woman from the Bible that I shared; God personalized it for me ~ much for than my mere words shared. As this year ends, I would be amiss, if I did not speak to each of you that may be reading this and need to realize that you are a highly cherished and valuable person. God, the Father sees so much WORTH in you!!! Our Lord was healing me as He walked me through the BIRTHing process with each woman that I shared, He was doing a new BIRTH in me. He was transforming me as I read and focused on each of these and my own life.


He saw enough WORTH to send His Son Jesus to be born into our world and die for us.
Jesus thought enough of you to give His very life for you! There is no higher WORTH!
HE IS WORTHY of all our thanks and praise! Worthy is the Lamb of God, who sees you as valuable as a diamond in the rough (or whatever gem you choose). For me, it's a PEARL (one of the significance of my name or derivative, I think that's where Peggy is connecting to my real name too). I recently heard a wonderful message on the PEARL
that spoke to me deeply. (Develop Your Pearl Dec. 12th). 


One of the new points I learned is that a "pearl" is developed out of an "irritation" to the oyster. So all my "irritations" are just culturing me as a beautiful pearl as I learn from the lessons and grow in my worth. Pearls are expensive. Pearls are BIRTHED out of something uncomfortable. Every irritation in our lives is designed to become a pearl in us. I will shine beautifully polished one day and so will you as we are refined by God. Put yourself in His hands and allow Him to change you from the inside out because HE already sees you to be of great WORTH! 


Just like each WOMAN of WORTH I shared, showed me that even a barren women, a harlot, a widow, a poor woman in love , a young obedient woman, were each chosen to be in the lineage of Jesus... so are we part of that family and of WORTH by His Grace.


As we LET GO of 2010, and every "irritation" may we MOVE FORWARD into 2011 as people of WORTH and BREAK FREE from whatever irritation, hindrance, obstacle, unhealthy habits, hurts or hang ups that are keeping us from being ALL He created us to be. God knows there's a pearl in you waiting to be formed. (sorry this became another whole post as I bid farewell to 2010 and welcome 2011, I'm thinking and praying for you that you and I will see our value in Christ and our WORTH and I just had to share... 


"...Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21 
[source: Jill @ Forever N Ever N Always]



DAY 31 PRAISE ~ WISDOM

Join SUNFLOWER FAITH in "31 Days of PRAISE" (also a book by Ruth Myers that she's sharing daily)

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DAY 31. Psalm 104:24 ~ WISDOM


PRAISE YOU GOD! YOU ARE WISDOM! 


 Praise the LORD, my soul.

   LORD my God, You are very great;

   You are clothed with splendor and majesty...

Psalm 104: verse 1
...How many are Your works, LORD!
   In wisdom You made them all;
   the earth is full of your creatures...
verse 24
...May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
   may the LORD rejoice in his works—
verse 31
...I will sing to the LORD all my life;
   I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
May my meditation be pleasing to Him,
   as I rejoice in the LORD...
verse 33-34
...Praise the LORD, my soul.
   Praise the LORD.
verse 35b
Psalm 104:33-34 (45 kb)
LIFTING MY ARMS
LIKE this BABE
GROWING IN
WISDOM
WITH
YOU


I just heard on a news clip that babies laugh or giggle 300 times a day and as we age we laugh less and less... So I will laugh, Innocent, Pure, reaching up to You, my Lord and Savior... yeah, just like being born again; time to start with a clean slate, a willing heart for 2011 "BREAKING FREE" with Your Wisdom; no more obstacles, hindrances, unhealthy choices... I'm YOURS!

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: 
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, 
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in his temple.
Psalm 27:4


If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, 
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
 and it will be given to him.
James 1:5



The above video is just the musical intro to the song but I chose it for the Bible verses.
To hear the full song with the lyrics below you can go here:

Convinced of my deception
I've always been a fool
I fear this love reaction
Just like you said I would

A rose could never lie
About the love it brings
And I could never promise
To be any of those things

[Chorus:]

If I was not so weak
If I was not so cold
If I was not so scared of being broken
Growing old
I would be...
I would be...
I would be...

Blessed are the shallow
Depth they'll never find
Seemed to be some comfort
In rooms I try to hide

Exposed beyond the shadows
You take the cup from me
Your dirt removes my blindness
Your pain becomes my peace

[Chorus]

...F
rail

***

I NEED YOU
O LORD
I AM FRAIL
YOU ARE NOT
I MAY BE FOOLISH
BUT YOU ARE MY WISDOM
YOUR WORD FILLS ME WITH MORE
OF YOUR WISDOM and WAY
SEEK YOU EACH DAY
and
YOUR 
WISDOM
through
YOUR
GRACE!

31 DAYS OF PRAISE
ARE
NEVER
ENOUGH
for all
YOU ARE
TO ME
I WILL GIVE
YOU
PRAISE
HELP ME
TO
COME 
and
PRAISE
YOU
even when
I face the valleys or the storms
not just for the good days but in
ALL DAYS
I WILL PRAISE YOU
GOD
God of WISDOM
go with us
into
2011

My newest discovered blog friend, Valerie from Composition-Life, today has shared for her final 365th post of "Intelligent Expression" Project, the perfect expression of scripture, photo and quote to go with my last praise of GOD'S WISDOM... Thank you Valerie for such a gift of expression of God's beauty and wisdom... Each work is a unique way of worship and wonder.
Please take the time to visit her and be blessed!


* HERE is EACH DAY of the "31 PRAISES" in DECEMBER 2010 for more PRAISE! (or you can always check the labels under "31 days of praise")


Thursday, December 30, 2010

TEARS IN HEAVEN...




[source:The Hunger Site]

sung by
CHOIRBOYS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRWMvj-oimk

On a recent Spiritual Sunday in December, my dear musical friend, Cathy, sent me at least two videos of these Choirboys. So I spent the afternoon, getting to know their music and songs that they sing and chose this one. 

When Cathy sent me the first one, it brought me back to my childhood memories of one of my cousins, 6 months older than I, who was in the boy's choir and sang like this. I tried to Google them and find the exact choir and to my amazement discovered that Minnesota had many boy's choirs, but it did not trigger my memory as to which one. It was Holy Childhood Church I think in the Como Park area.

I'm just so proud of my cousin and my state that they are continuing to challenge boys and young men from many backgrounds to the highest standards of choral music, nurturing the development of exceptional character, and inspiring and benefiting the community. PRAISE GOD! May each one use their gift for God's glory and be protected from all harm.

[I know that I have a small record of the choir he sang with, singing "I saw 3 Ships coming sailing in... On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day..." (ohhh, a "record" for those of you who are too young to know about these, they preceded cassettes and CD's, similar to a CD but it was a disc played on a record player that have an arm with a needle that played this music recorded on the disc as it spun around... ) ahhh...memories!]

I did NOT choose this song because I still have tears, but because Heaven has wiped away my tears and dried them more times than I want to count this past year and throughout my life. I think I've runned dry now but my heart is still full of compassion and many fond memories. Our Lord has collected buckets from me, not only on my behalf, but on the behalf of so many of you, and precious ones that need Jesus to embrace them as they embrace Him. I pray that more will run TO God instead of FROM Him.

Let us say "goodbye" to all the sorrows and look forward to the new tomorrows!!! (my quote)

Let us let these "ships" sail off into the horizon as we ring in the New Year 2011!

The reason I wanted to share the CHOIRBOYS and not necessarily a Christmas carol or hymn, was to share a song for all who may be hurting as this year comes to a close. My heart breaks with you! My "alabaster box" is laid before the Lord, broken at His precious feet.

My heart aches also for the many young boys and men that are being entrapped and deceived by the lies of the devil. Many of us know of the world wide problem of sex trafficking but usually relate this to young girls or women, but the sad fact is that many of our boys are being SOLD also. Here in Mexico, as in Indonesia and other 3rd world countries, it is a tourism trade that they are accommodating "sex tourism".  This sickens me, breaks my heart and God's!
"A new report put out by the United Nations claims that most of the world is in denial about the horror of human trafficking. Instead of going away, human slavery is getting even worse and more widespread in the 21st century. (to read more, go HERE...)
2. 5 million... The report says that women are 66 percent of the victims, followed by young girls at 13 percent, men at 12 percent, and young boys at 9 percent.


President Obama declared the month of January as the 
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month
(ps) Please read more at Beauty of Ashes

Please join me in prayer and many of the organizations that are combating this to STOP TRAFFICKING! Make your churches, your communities, and yourselves more aware of this abhorrent illness and corruption of our time! It is what is happening to our youth, right in front of our faces. The street kids or runaways, the many being kidnapped and victimized, are our responsibility. We must make a stand for the many innocent ones and get involved to make a difference. Millions of children and millions of dollars are being channeled to BUY lives, children of God, their precious innocence. I share usually more about this on my other blog MISSIONS... for this is the mission God has placed on my heart. 

2 Timothy 3:1-4 warned us would happen in the last days before the return of Christ ...

ARE YOU READY TO DRAW YOUR SWORD
and
DEFEND
THESE VICTIMS?

we need to protect
boys like these
with their gift
to our world

Would you know my name if I saw you in Heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in Heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong here in Heaven.

Would you hold my hand if I saw you in Heaven?
Would you help me stand if I saw you in Heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day,
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in Heaven.

Time can bring your down; 
time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart, 
have you begging please, begging please.

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure,
And I know there'll be no more tears in Heaven.

HERE is one such example of how boys are being coerced... 
read this article, you won't believe it:
"FIFA Fights Trafficking of African Kids into Professional Soccer"
CHANGE. ORG

Let's CHANGE this
NOW



Let's make 
2011
the year
WE STOP THIS FOREVER
for one more child or person
We cannot fight this alone but we can together


a heavy topic to end this year with
but I'd really like to see this
END

DAY 30 PRAISE ~ UPRIGHT

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Day 30. Psalm 92:15 ~ UPRIGHT

Psalm 92:1-4 (44 kb)



1 It is good to praise the LORD 
   and make music to Your name, O Most High,
2 proclaiming Your love in the morning
   and Your faithfulness at night,
3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
   and the melody of the harp.

 4 For You make me glad by your deeds, LORD;
   I sing for joy at what Your hands have done.
5 How great are Your works, LORD,
   how profound Your thoughts!
6 Senseless people do not know,
   fools do not understand,
7 that though the wicked spring up like grass
   and all evildoers flourish,
   they will be destroyed forever.

 8 But You, LORD, are forever exalted.
 9 For surely Your enemies, LORD,
   surely Your enemies will perish;
   all evildoers will be scattered.
10 You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox;
   fine oils have been poured on me.
11 My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries;
   my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.

 12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
   they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the LORD,
   they will flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still bear fruit in old age,
   they will stay fresh and green,
15 proclaiming, “The LORD is upright;
   He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him.”



Psalm 92:4 (46 kb)

HERE I AM
I
SING
MY
PRAISE
SING
FOR
JOY
AT
THE
WORK
OF
YOUR
HANDS
I
PRAISE
YOU
O
UPRIGHT
LORD
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I hope that is what you see
this is why I am



To my faithful visitors;
all of you who spend your valuable time here with me
I do appreciate you so much!

Thank you for taking your time to visit!

Love, Sweet blessings & Hugs!

DIOS TE BENDIGA
GOD BLESS YOU

always

Peggy