Wednesday, August 29, 2012

God Wants You To Know

Just rest in Me. Do you not perceive it? I am doing a new thing in you. Let go of the things that are troubling you and rest in Me. I am the Alpha & the Omega. The Beginning and the End. You will find rest for your soul as you seek Me. Return to your First Love. What you are lacking is time with Me. Allow Me to renew your mind body and spirit. If I care for the birds of the air, feed them and take care of their needs, how much more will I care for you.

Rest in Me. Find your strength in Me. I will never leave you nor forsake you. I'm guiding you to a chosen land filled with milk and honey. You will be safe and secure as you seek to do My will first; then all else will fall into place. Be diligent where I have placed you, for in due time you will receive your reward.

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Revelation 22:13-14

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Matthew 6:26

"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:29-30

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

" The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—" Exodus 3:7

"Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:24

Saturday, August 18, 2012


photo & story by lisa petrarca

While on vacation at the beach, sitting in the motor home early one the morning, I heard a a nearby camper yell out, "I love you more!" to her family members as they were leaving. It made me smile. My kid's grandma Dianne always said the exact same thing to them at the end of a visit or a phone conversation, "I love you more!"

I began to think about our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ's love for us. It is always more! More than we can imagine. More than we can take in at one time. More than we deserve. More than enough to satisfy our emptiness, loneliness, hurt, anger, addictions, sin and brokenness.

Are you seeking His love each day? Are you spending time in the morning allowing God's love to fill the gaping holes in your life?

Pray and ask for your Savior's help. Ask God to show you His love. Ask Him to help you before the temptations, before the breakdowns, before the anger. Ask Him to help you "put on the whole armor of God." (Ephesians 6:11-17.) He wants to show you how His love will conquer all you're dealing with, whatever it may's not too big for the Creator of the Universe. Start today by seeking to gain a relationship with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Be filled with the overflowing love that He has for you...HE LOVES YOU MORE!!!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:9-11

My favorite song...