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Lost and Found Department

Published February 16, 2017 by birdieklh
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Do you ever find yourself standing still, looking up at the crossroads of “Lost” and “Found” and wonder which one you are really on? They run against one another, but they do intersect often (or so it seems in my life).

In the natural, I’m always ‘misplacing’ (loosing) things . . . perhaps you can relate:

Cell phone

Thumb drive

Keys

Eyeglasses

Shopping list

Something I purchased

. . . the list can go on and on and on . . . oh, I KNOW they are around – somewhere – but I can’t put my hands on them at the moment I need/want them.

Anyway, I digress.

We can not always readily get a hold of things we want but we can ALWAYS rest assured and be at peace with the ‘found’ department that we have full access to anytime day or night for our spiritual needs! Glory to God!!!

He is as close as the whisper of His Name!

His heart towards us is always ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ (2 Corinthians 1:20)!

His desire for us is a ‘hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11)!

When we take up the position of praise . . . the position of worship . . . the position of the branches CONNECTED to The Vine (John 15). . . we are never ever lost!

Here’s how it can work for you (it works for me and countless others I know)!

  • surrounded by chaos? . . . let His peace be released in your situation dove in flight
  • faced with a bad report (job, personal, medical, financial)? . . . let His peace be released in your situation
  • uncertainties overwhelming you about the things are coming at you and decisions that you must make? . . .  let His peace be released in your situation.
  • too many distractions in your life just now? Get your worship on and allow His peace to be released in your situation!

Am I talking about a change of attitude? Something you need to say or do differently? Well, yes and no . . . it is an internal issue, not an external thing. His peace, that passes ALL understanding is what we must allow to guard our heart and mind (Philippians 2:7)! Only in Him and through Him can we walk in complete victory. He sent His Holy Spirit to indwell our very being and to give us everything we need for this life we now live (2 Peter 1:3).

Dear ones, learn to cast all your cares upon Him, and simply TRUST Him with every single aspect of your life . . . no one loves and cares for you more than He does!

© klh 4-Given Ministries

We Bow Our Hearts Before You

Published September 20, 2016 by birdieklh

During a time of worship this morning the Lord gave me these words:

Lord, we come
and bow before Your Throne,
bowing low before our King
lifting our voices
in praises we sing
for You, alone, are worthy
You, alone, are holy
we bow our hearts before You

In Your presence
nothing can compare
as Your sweet peace,
with us, You share
for You, alone, are worthy
You, alone, are holy
we bow our hearts before You

Jesus – Name above ALL Names
King of Glory
Lord of ALL
You, alone, are worthy
You, alone, are holy
we bow our hearts before You

©klh 4-Given Ministries

Hearing The Heart of my Father

Published August 20, 2016 by birdieklh
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As I sit here, rain falling steadily, I got to thinking:

“Why in the world are more of us NOT taking the time to sit in the presence of our Lord, truly listening to hear his heart?!”

I mean, let’s be honest here . . . we love the Lord, we attend services, we listen to Christian music, we (for the most part) select to hang out with like-minded brothers and sisters in the Lord . . . but, what about the MOST important FRIEND we have? What about our time with HIM???

Sure, we lift up a whispered prayer for our day. We may even speak a few names before we rush out the door, asking for protection or healing or provision. Then what? Honestly? The majority of us simply get on with life – with the ‘things’ of this world that we must address during the course of day-to-day living.

Oh, how we must grieve the Father’s Heart! Over and over in His Word we are given examples of great men and women of Faith who also had to face ‘things’ (the regular things of life) yet they took the TIME to seek out the Father’s Heart.

Let’s take a look at a few:

Judges 20:27         –          1 Samuel 22:10          –       Nehemiah 2:4          –       Daniel 1:17 

Within the pages of our Bibles we have example after example; Old Testament as well as the New, where men and women of God took the time to seek the Father – AND took the time to heed His response – they LISTENED and then they acted upon His instructions!

The results were phenomenal!

Dear ones, His wisdom is ours –

         if we seek it!

His protection is ours –

    if we seek it!

His peace is ours –

    if we seek it!

His provision is ours –

  if we seek it!

What is the MAIN reason we should seek the Lord??? I love what this verse says:

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. (NKJV)
… to me, the “but from there” means I can apply this verse to any situation I face – there is NOTHING to big or too small for me to bring before my God! If I reach out in faith, wholeheartedly – He is ever faithful to answer!     if we seek Him and LISTEN 

Overwhelmed by Grace

Published August 1, 2016 by birdieklh

This song TRULY expresses my own heart these days . . . If you’ve been following my other blog (Daring to Make a Difference) you already are aware of the fact that recently the Lord has given me a huge push (kick in the pants) to step out and start sharing publicly a deep dark secret I’ve held for 43 years and 5 month now. . .I fought Him, like I’m known to do from time to time when He wants me out of my ‘comfort zone’, but as He lovingly continues to prompt me, I relent; I surrender; I submit and start going forth with that which He is leading me to do.

It is NOT an easy thing to do after that many years of secrecy to start sharing with a few people, let alone with the world, but I know (from past experience) that as I do step out in obedience to His call, His GRACE IS there all the way, and that glorious grace is overwhelming!

So, casting down every vain imagination, (2 Corinthians 10:5); resting in Him FULLY (Psalm 91); trusting in Him (Proverbs 3:5-6), I put one foot in front of the other and began this new phase of my journey.

I KNOW beyond any shadow of any doubt that He always provides everything that is needed when you are in the center of His will. Even when we do not see, cannot even begin to imagine where the path will eventually lead, even when the enemy tries to throw doubts and lies your way that you are ‘not up to the task’!  I CHOOSE to be obedient to His call. (see 1 Samuel 3)!


And, now, as I have walked through several doors of opportunity – sharing my story – the GRACE, the LOVE, the response of others has been incredible. The words He is having me speak are truly helping to reach out to the hearts and lives of others for their own healing and it is overwhelming.

There is a local radio station here in San Antonio, KDRY 1100 AM that airs a segment every Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm called  “Urban Missionaries”. I will be sharing my own personal journey as well as the legal aspects of the issues and what is being done to educate people in this matter AND numerous areas of resources to help others who have (or are) experiencing the same as I – hiding a deep dark secret. You see, as we hide things deep inside, they grow/fester and cause all kinds of side effects that we do not even think have anything to do with it – I sure didn’t!

Another thing I have done is create a special page on our website with resource links and testimonies. My own journey will be posted soon as well, and I am praying for the funds to upgrade the website so that I can actually post the audio from the various broadcasts that I’m doing.

I pray that as you face whatever you find yourself facing today – whether current issues or something that is haunting you from your own past – that you can realize, accept and KNOW that His GRACE IS SUFFICIENT . . . in fact it is absolutely overwhelming (in the best possible way)!

©klh 4-Given Ministries

To Step Into Our Destiny

Published May 20, 2016 by birdieklh

We have this concept that as we have great things ahead of us we need to step up and into ‘bigger shoes’ in order to fulfill it. . .well, I always had that concept . . .

However . . . the other day the Lord had me looking up the meaning of some names (specifically the leaders of the Twelve Tribes) and just as they ended, I saw the next chapter spoke about King Saul. So, I looked up Saul (just because) and saw that HIS name meant “desired”. Well, that got me thinking about Saul of Tarsus . . . who the Lord reached out to in a very unusual way . . . a way that left Saul with a NEW name and absolutely NO question in his mind Who and why . . .

I felt compelled to look up his new name, Paul, as well. It means “small, little.” WOW! What a contrast! But . . . “Lord,” I ask, “what does this all denote?” Whew! the answer into my spirit was profound, and I desire to share it with you.

  1. We often do the wrong things for the right reason – we are zealous, like Saul was, but our eyes are blinded to the REAL Truth that we should be following after/working for.
  2. We are doing things (for the Kingdom, we believe) but we think too highly of ourselves (because we are ‘doing’ work and seeing results – but are they the results God wants?), Romans 12:3 NKJV  “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
  3. His desire for us (the plans He has for us, the job/tasks/ministry, etc) are often missed because we do not humble ourselves before Him and truly seek His will and His way!

Dear ones, God has a plan, a purpose, a destiny for each and every one of us. He had it in mind for us before He created us in our mother’s womb! Yet, how many of us are running around, living our lives as Saul (desire) yet missing IT because we are zealous in the wrong way? Or we are patting ourselves on our own back for accomplishing something while at the same time God is desiring us to be SO much MORE! The key (if you will) that unlocks our destiny; the absolute call He has on our lives, is to allow Him to change our name (our heart) to Paul . . . become small, become little!

Remember, even John the Baptist recognized this fact! John 3:30 NKJV “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Paul, in his dramatic encounter, completely humbled himself. He sought out more knowledge of Who Christ IS and His plan for his life. He submitted himself to the guidance of others who had actually walked with the Lord (laying aside his ‘high’ education). He listened, he learned, then in that place of smallness, God was able to do GREAT things. The great things He had desired of him and for him when He had first given him the name Saul (desire)!

 

 

When we concede our will to His; when we put aside all our ‘learning, knowledge, ideas, etc.’ and acquiesce to Holy Spirit’s guidance – then, ah yes, then we are ready for Him to use us for His glory and for the furthering of His Kingdom!

Abba Father, change our hearts – we humble ourselves before Your Throne, realizing that You desire so much more for us. Forgive us for doing so much ‘work’ for You instead of letting You work THROUGH us. Abba, change our name from Saul to Paul – do a work deep inside of us – a work that is established in Heaven, brought down to earth to have a mighty impact for Your Kingdom. Help us to get out of the way and allow You to have Your perfect will in and through our lives. for Your Glory, amen and amen.

©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

 

Trusting Through The Tears

Published March 14, 2016 by birdieklh
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Job 13:15 “Yet, though He slay me . . . ”

There are times of:

extreme heartbreak…

disappointment…

regret…

uncertainty…

 

There are times our inner man starts to question life with:

what if’s…

if only’s…

why not…

what now…

how can I…

We have dreams, plans, hopes, desires. We have faith. We make declarations. We believe with all our hearts . . . then there are times and/or circumstances that seem to dash everything to pieces; crush our hearts; evaporate our dreams. It is in those moments that we have a choice to make. Am I going to allow my life to evaporate along with the dreams? Am I going to give up hoping at all? Am I going to become angry or bitter or frightened or doubtful in my faith? Or . . . am I going to focus on the fact that God IS love and He IS sovereign and He IS in control and continue to trust in Him at ALL times?

We are blessed children of the Most High God – Elohim, Creator of all things is our Papa – and He loves us more than we could ever even begin to comprehend. His timing is always perfect. His grace is always sufficient. His will is always best. We CAN trust Him no matter what things look like, feel like, smell like, taste like, or sound like – yes, even when your heart feels like it is being torn in to pieces, literally ripped to shreds due to the pain you are feeling over a loss of someone or something. He is Faithful. He is Just. He is Trustworthy. . .are you trusting Him still, even through your tears?

Abba Father, You know the disappointment in my heart. You know the pain I am feeling regarding those things which I was hoping for. You send Your Comfort into my innermost being and I choose to trust You through these tears, knowing that You have a plan and a purpose that is only good for me (and those I love). Thank You for Your grace . . . I cling to it and I know one day I will see and understand clearly . . . for now, Abba, I chose to trust and rest in Your goodness. amen.

©klh 4-Given Ministries

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