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 )
Summer Break 🙂
I will be taking a break but I do look forward to posting more poems after my summer vacation. Blessings!
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!
A scene from court (true story)
If it had not been for Jesus my king, interceding for me… My dear Lord took my case up when the accuser did what he does best, accuse.
Christ Is Our Advocate
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; (1 John 2:1 -NASB)
I would have found guilty, because I was guilty. Guilty of covetous thoughts, of stealing, of grumbling, of jealousy… just to name a few of the charges.
I knew it and the enemy knew it too, yet Jesus still took in my case even if, as I would imagine, His desk was filled with similar cases. I am so grateful that He took on my case.
The accuser was already in court, talking to the Judge saying, “You say that You are righteous and just! You say that Your kingdom is founded on those very pillars yet look at what she has done! Death is the only fit punishment for her, Your law says death!
Then Jesus steps forward, the court is silent as the Judge’s eyes meet Jesus’s eyes, and all I see is LOVE, The language of heaven, a language that no devil can understand.
The Judge knows what is coming, His hand already reaching out for His gavel as Jesus begins to speak. His words pierce my very being!
He looks at me and says:
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NASB)
… “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 NASB)
The Judge turns to me and says, “O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” “Because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’ ”
(Micah 6:8, 1 Peter 1:16)
“The price has been paid in full! Case dismissed!”Says the Judge says in a loud voice and bangs His gavel.
The weight falls off my shoulders; I have been forgiven and set free! All because of what Jesus did on the cross. “Thank you Jesus for all that you have done for me, You rescued me Jesus. I will live for You Jesus, yes will live for You. ” are the only words that I can say.
©2017 Catherine Maina