All posts for the month April, 2016

The Timing is ALWAYS Perfect

Published April 26, 2016 by birdieklh

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No matter what it is that we are planning for, hoping for, waiting for . . . when God says it’s time . . . it IS time!

His timing is ALWAYS perfect.
He knows what is best.
‘Oft our waiting times
Are only but a test
To see where our heart is at
(do I trust in this,
do I trust in that)?
Or am I focused on His plan for me
and asking Him to help me see
His perfect timing is forever right
and that there is abundance
even when things feel ‘tight’.

“Ouch! Lord, that thought hurt”
I say out loud
“Forgive me, Father,
for following the crowd,
and speaking of lack
when I KNOW You provide.”

Sometimes the ticking of the clocks
in our lives
have a soothing, relaxing sound.
At other times it seems
like click, CLANG, BONG!
(Oh .. my .. no! That is WRONG!)
A change of focus is what we need
to walk by faith – sow a seed
into the lives of others
any way we can
then rest fully in
The Great I AM!

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Dear ones, our loving Heavenly Abba, the giver of all good things, desires us to rest in His promises. When He shows us something that is to be, we can rest assured that it WILL come to pass. However, that will always be on His timetable, not necessarily our own. The waiting for those things sometimes is a wee bit difficult, but we KNOW He is faithful and He always completes that which He starts! – Philippians 1:6New King James Version (NKJV) being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

What He says, He will do – He can not lie! (reference)

So . . . let the clocks tick, or clang, or bong . . . it matters not. You are in His love, safe, secure, cared for. Rest there and trust! 

©klh 4-Given Ministries


Oh My Goodness!

Published April 24, 2016 by birdieklh

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Well . . . it has been quite a ride, these past couple of months . . . busy getting my Bible Study Journals published . . . but, PRAISE GOD, I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Writing, editing, ministering, counseling and publishing have kept me quite busy – but the rewards are beyond wonderful! You can find them here – I highly recommend the actual book as opposed to the Kindle because they are set up as interactive journal-type studies and the e-books don’t exactly fit very well. However, they are available that way if you wish.

I am wrapping up a study on Angels (should be out by mid May) and it will have personal stories from myself and others about their own angel encounters as a bonus to the study. After that I will be working on a short story about a young girl with cancer – I have someone illustrating it – and I want to make it available to all cancer wards and treatment centers as well as children’s hospitals. My desire is to have one available in every waiting area . . . so we’re praying in funding for that.

Following that I will begin putting together some devotional books – perhaps 90 days each, I’m still praying on the format for those. Also working on some poetry clap-books as well.

I said all that to say this – I miss writing my regular blogs – but promise to be back into the routine here by June at the latest.

Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and support on this journey – you’ve been an amazing blessing!

(if you wish to help financially with any of these projects, please feel free to visit our website help page)

©klh 4-Given Ministries

When False Accusations Fly

Published April 8, 2016 by birdieklh

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Say again?


Oh, Lord, help!


The ears hear, the mind tries to comprehend what has been said, the body starts shaking in unbelief. “Now what, Lord?!” Yes, it is to my Lord I run to – I have NO choice. He alone has my life, my heart, my security, my peace, my strength – when I choose to run to Him, jump in His arms of love – allow His peace to engulf me – that is where I find all I need…

you see … there have been attacks left and right, from the front, from the rear, from everywhere! It, in the natural, has been absolute insanity! Accusations that just are so OPPOSITE of our character, who we are, what we represent, how we live our lives – unimaginable – yet there the are, in our face with lie upon lie. The really sad part about all this is that they actually believe (or so it seems) that they are speaking truth.


Broken hearts are mended
as in His arms
I’m attended
His peace
His joy
His grace
unfolds –
I know all is well
with my soul

No weapon against me
that’s fashioned will stand
for He holds me, always,
in the palm of His hand.

He is the shelter of refuge
for me every day
and I become stronger there
… as I stay.

An anchor in the storm
An all encompassing rampart
Over my life
Over my heart.

Nothing will He allow
to utterly destroy
He offers protection,
His Love, His peace, His joy
even when
storms rage all around
He gets all the glory
as His praises I sound

Yes, I’ll shout it from the mountain tops
He IS my everything
Yes, no matter what I face
His praises I WILL sing!


“The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and upon my high places he will cause me to walk victorious in my instruments of music.”  Habakkuk 3:19

“And I saw and, behold, a white horse; and he that was seated upon him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth victorious, that he might also overcome.” Revelation 6:2

Climbing Every Mountain

Published April 5, 2016 by birdieklh

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Sometimes it seems that the mountains in front of us are insurmountable. Looming ahead, dark, ominous, frightful.

Full of uncertainties.

Full of questions.

Full of doubts.


Will I be able to get over this one? Will I fall? Will my ropes hold? Will I be able to find my grip? Will my feet find the right foot hold to push me upward? Will it … will I … fill in the blanks.

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As a child, and into my teens, I would shimmy up anything. Houses – up on the rooftops. Trees – as high as I could climb before the branches became to small.  Large rock formations in the deserts – until the air was hard to breathe. There was no fear – only adventure. In fact, I loved the climb because I knew the sights I would behold at the highest point would be worth it all…so I would press on, climbing with joy (even if exhausted or in pain).

Somehow, I have forgotten that God gives us all things in the natural to understand the supernatural. (Romans 1:20 New King James Version (NKJV) – “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”). Somehow when I am faced with mountains in my life now I forget that if I keep on climbing, God will have something amazing for me at the highest point…but I must keep pressing onward, climbing with joy (even when exhausted or in pain)! He allowed me so many examples to look back on from my youth – things He permitted me to learn and understanding about climbing difficult climb. I just didn’t realize that it was one of those Romans 1:20 lessons that I was to reach back upon and apply to my spiritual life today!


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Yesterday . . . today . . . tomorrow . . . whatever mountain it is that is before me . . . I am choosing to trust that He IS my rope, He IS my foothold, He IS my grip, He IS my focus and He IS my VICTORY not only when I reach the end, but He IS my VICTORY as I go forward! He is with me every single moment of each and every precipice; every slippery slope; every jagged edged I come up against! I can and I will make this climb and come out on top in sweet victory because it is His plan for me and He only gives me what is best for me.

I choose not to question, but trust in His love.

I choose not to doubt, but to rest in His promises.

I choose not to be disappointed, but excited about what He has in store for me!

I am praising Him through the storms of life – I am worshiping Him in spite of the steep mountain climb I’m on – I am declaring His goodness in ALL things! He is my everything – I have no lack, no want – He supplies all I need when it is truly needed. He is Sovereign, and He has my heart completely.

©klh 4-Given Ministries 



Worship When Wounded

Published April 3, 2016 by birdieklh

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There is ONLY one thing for me to do . . .

I fall down on my face
in worship to my King!
He ALONE has the answers
to make this wounded heart SING
No matter what I am facing
nor whatever lays ahead
His glory there surrounds me
erasing all that was said.

Words can wound us deeply
and, yes, tears may appear
but I choose to trust Him fully
as He whispers LOVE into my ear

He ALONE is my everything
my heart’s desire, my breath, my song
In Him I take my refuge
It is there I belong

Oh my Father, My Abba
thank You for loving me
You bring strength, peace and comfort
that completely set me free

Free from things that tear apart
the lining of my soul
the words, the looks, the actions
melt away as You make me whole

I love You, my dearest Savior
in You I find my rest
Your joy wells up once again
as to You I will give my best

Ignoring those around me
and focusing on only You
I will continue going forward
and I know You’ll see me through

I desire to bring You honor
I desire to bring You glory
I desire to serve You always
I want THAT to be my story . . .

. . . she always brought Him honor
. . . she always brought Him glory
. . . she served the Lord, always
. . . regardless of life’s story!

Situations and circumstances
good and bad they will come
what we choose to DO with them
and how we overcome –

THAT is all that matters
when we stand before His Throne
Did I press through in victory?
Did I cling to Him, alone?

Oh, my precious Abba,
hear my heart’s cry
and hold me every gently
and I’ll try not to question, ‘why’

So I bow down now before You,
and worship You from deep within
You are most worthy – Lord
You ARE the Great I AM!

©KLH 4-Given Ministries


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