The Hardest Thing to Do

There are times in life when God calls on us to do the hardest thing possible.

And often, that hardest thing is…nothing.

Just wait.

Stand still. Be ready. Have your armor on. Grasp your Sword in readiness.

And do nothing.

Just wait.

See what God will show you.

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. ~Exodus 14:13

It’s hard to do. We want to grasp the problem by its horns and wrestle it to the ground.

But often, God says, “Wait. I will do the work for you. I will get the glory. Your strength cannot do this work. Only Mine.”

I encourage you, today, friend.  Be ready to do whatever God asks of you…gird your loins, put on your breastplate, have the Sword ready. But if God says “Wait,” then do that to the best of your ability.

In times of uncertainty, wait. Always, if you have any doubt, wait. Do not force yourself to any action. If you have a restraint in your spirit, wait until all is clear, and do not go against it. ~excerpt Streams in the Desert

Praying you will see a mighty victory as you stand still and see what God will do today.

In Him,

Alesha Kay

 

Great Enough

He is enough. His grace is enough. Lean hard on Him today.

His grace is great enough to meet the great things
The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul,
The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless,
The sudden storm beyond our life’s control.

His grace is great enough to meet the small things
The little pin-prick troubles that annoy,
The insect worries, buzzing and persistent,
The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy.

~Annie Johnson Flint

Warm & Soothing Oil Blend for the Diffuser

I made a new essential oil fragrance today for my diffuser:

2 drops Vetiver,
8 drops Eucalyptus,
8 drops Ginger &
10 drops Lemon.

I have a huge diffuser, so you might want to half the recipe for a smaller one. It was a very soothing fragrance.

February 17, 2018

 

Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Joshua 1:2

God here speaks in the immediate present. It is not something He is going to do, but something He does do, this moment. So faith ever speaks. So God ever gives. So He is meeting you today, in the present moment. This is the test of faith. So long as you are waiting for a thing, hoping for it, looking for it, you are not believing. It may be hope, it may be earnest desire, but it is not faith; for “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The command in regard to believing prayer is the present tense. “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Have we come to that moment? Have we met God in His everlasting NOW?
–Joshua, by Simpson (from Streams in the Desert)

If you are a child of God, Jesus is there, with you, right this very moment. He will help you. He IS helping you. Lean on Him. Talk to Him. Tell Him your heart’s cry. He is listening. He is a very present help in trouble, our refuge and strength. (Psalms 46:1)

Leaning hard,

Alesha Kay

February 13, 2018

But the mountain shall be thine…Joshua 17:18a

There is always room higher up…If you can no longer work for God, pray for those who can. If you cannot move earth by your speech, you may move Heaven. If the development of life on the lower slopes is impossible, through limitations of service, the necessity of maintaining others, and such-like restrictions, let it break out toward the unseen, the eternal, the Divine…The visions of things that seem impossible are presented to us, like these forest-covered steeps, not to mock us, but to incite us to spiritual exploits which would be impossible unless God had stored within us the great strength of His own indwelling. (From Streams in the Desert)

A Book Review – Will Not See by Chautona Havig

I recently read Will Not See by Chautona Havig, and thought I would use Chautons’s recent blog post How To Write a Helpful Book Review in 10 Easy Steps to give you all a review on the book. Will Not See is the second in a series called Sight Unseen.  I read the first book, None So Blind, a while ago, but this book is a stand alone story.  Both stories deal with a woman who wakes up with amnesia.

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1. How did you feel about the setting?

I love Chautona’s town of Rockland. I feel like anyone who ends there is “safe” because I know there are lots of good people in the town to “help” the character. But when Vikki ventured back home to Arizona in Will Not See, I got nervous. I just knew there was something unsavory there. I was happily surprised when not everyone there was a bad guy.

2. What do potential readers need to know most about the main character?

Vikki isn’t a Christian, but she is struggling hard with that position. And she’s trying to be honest about that, but only to certain people. So, she will act and react unlike a Christian should.

3. Which supporting character caught your interest the most?

Brandon was definitely my favorite character. He just throws his whole heart, soul and body into protection mode, and is a true hero, in my opinion.

4. What journey does the main character take?

The big crux is not about Vikki’s amnesia, in my opinion, but rather that she has to decide who she wants to be. That’s a really big decision. Occasionally, she has to take a break from it, but mostly she fights for understanding to make the right choices for herself.

5. How is the writing style or quality of the writing?

I love Chautona’s writing! I consider her one of my very favorite authors. The only issue I ever have with her work is that occasionally, I feel left behind. Her writing is tight. Every word is important. There just isn’t much “fluff” at all. Since I read a LOT, I tend to read the subjects, verbs and skip most of the adjectives and some of the phrases. When I do that with Chautona’s books, I miss stuff. Important stuff. I have to slow down, and occasionally go back and re-read to figure out what is going on. So…I’m thinking that’s more MY problem than the writer’s.

6. Is there humor in the book?

There is humor. Sometimes, I don’t think it’s *that* funny. But people are different, aren’t they? We all find some things funny that others don’t. Some of the author’s humor is tongue-in-cheek rather than laugh-out-loud.

7. Are there spiritual truths to be gleaned from the story?

Yessss. The Lord is definitely “wooing” Vikki. But she has a hard time believing and verbalizing how God is working in her heart. But He continues to draw her to Himself and that is a precious truth! I also love Brandon’s self-control. It is a rare virtue in today’s society.

8. For whom would you recommend this book?

I think everyone would like this book.

9. Who will not like this book?

I don’t know. I can’t imagine anyone not getting caught up in the story!

10. Why did you give it the star rating you did?

I’ll be giving it a 5-star rating on Amazon. It’s an excellent read. I can’t wait to read the third one. There is going to be a third one, right, Chautona?!!

Let me know if you read Will Not See. I’d love to know what you think about it!