Freehand drawn – with my finger – on the iPad. I used a brown paper surface, and: paint, pencil and smudge tools, in the Art Set Pro app. Have a great weekend!
We are like puzzle pieces, each one of us is essential to the completion of the whole puzzle.
We are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Each puzzle piece looks very different. So we cannot go to a church congregation looking to find people who are just like us! We are all different, unique and important to the completion of the work that our Lord Jesus started and which He also intends to complete.
Jesus said, “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.” (Matthew 18:12-14 NASB).
A missing piece makes the whole picture incomplete, we need each other. Receive the Lord Jesus and join th wining team!
Each of us just as a puzzle piece is different, unique and essential to the body of Christ. Beloved let us love one another.
©2017 Catherine Maina
I press on
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 – (New American Standard Bible)
When my strength is seeping faster than I can walk
When it does not make sense to try anymore
When logic says it is OK to let it go
When no one is watching or , when no one notices or even cares
When the only eyes on me are Yours
When friends give their green light for me to go ahead and throw in the towel
When no one else knows the details of the story apart from You and myself
When doing the right thing will only rock the boat more fiercely
When my opponents make offers and are calling for a truce
When it is just easier to take the money and run
When fighting for the truth only makes things worse
Lord, help me not to give in. let me find strength in You because You are a strong tower and You can be trusted. Help me to press on.
©2017 Catherine Maina
O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.
What will I wear?
What will I eat?
Where will I stay?
How will I pay for it ?
Should I fend for myself?
God created me, He formed me, even before I was born He knew me.
I trust Him. Yes I will sow seed, but He will send the rain.
Dear Father, I trust You to provide, You own everything. I will seek You, not food, clothes or a nice place to live. I choose You, I choose life.
Matthew 6:25-27 (NASB)
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.
(New American Standard Bible )
You are Royalty
When I see Jesus, I see the King of kings, a King with kind eyes and a gentle smile, yet still the King. Everything is under His authority, when He walks into a room, everything makes room for Him. His words few, but powerful, “I am the King of kings, you are My child. You are royalty.”
I whisper back in shock, “I am royalty? Even after all the mistakes I have made?” With loving kindness He says, “Yes you are royalty.”
You are royalty?
Yes I am
Who are your parents?
Where do you come from?
Where is your royal robe?
Where do you live?
Where is your wealth? What is your net-worth?
Why do you look so “normal”?
I am royalty.
My robe is in my Father’s house.
My wealth Is where my heart is, I have given my heart to my Lord, Jesus Christ.
The earth is filled with His possessions, I lack nothing.
I may look “normal” yet even though I am in the world, I am not of the world,
I have been adapted into the family of God through Christ.
Jesus Christ has restored me by washing me with His precious blood, He has saved me and rescued me from sin.
His ways are not like our ways.
He stretches His hand and says, “I am the King of kings and the Lord of lords and you are My child therefore you are royalty.”
I accept and I receive this truth from My savior. Immediately, I see a picture of Christ with a towel wrapped around His waist ready to wash the disciple’s feet. Royalty does come with the responsibility of serving others. His ways are indeed not like our ways… still, I am royalty.
©2017 Catherine Maina
Summer Break 🙂
I will be taking a break but I do look forward to posting more poems after my summer vacation. Blessings!
Who will fight our battles?
Who will go before us?
Lest we make the same errors that were made in the past
Errors recorded for our benefit
Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” (1 Samuel 8:19-20 NASB)
Whose will lead us?
In this but a short journey
Through a world so troubled
Each one of us given a light to hold high
To walk through the darkest of path
Declaring praises to our God
Sounding the trumpet
Even if the darkness seems to close in on us sometimes
So much injustice, so many lies, so many gray areas
A loud voice above all the noise is heard,
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16KJV)
We keep walking this walk of faith
Even when it seems as if our lights are dimming
Our God is going before us, He is fighting our battles
The just shall live by faith
©2017 Catherine Maina
One word from God can change everything,
In the beginning God created heaven and earth…
Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…
Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him…
Tell them I AM sent me to you…
Your faith has made you whole…
Go and sin no more…
Be holy as I am holy…
Believe only in Me…
Abide in Me…
If you hear My voice, do not harden your heart…
Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door I will come in and eat with him and he with me.
Words full of power to change lives, the living word of God!
Kindly share the words from the Father that are resonating in your heart today, blessings!