Father Father Poem

Father Father PoemFather Father Poem

Father Father I come as I am.

Father Father how do I follow your plan; how do I follow your plan as I am?

Father Father I don’t feel I belong; Father Father where did I go wrong?

Father Father whisper in my ear; Father Father tell me what I need to hear.

Father Father it’s your will; it is your will that I want to fulfill.

Father Father sometimes my faith feels so weak; Father Father I need to hear you speak.

Father Father is there anything to fear; as long as I stay near?

Father Father whisper in my ear; Father Father tell me what I need to hear.

by Tammy McDaniel 

 

Dear Seeking Sister,

I wrote that poem on September 28, 2014 during my morning drive to work.  I was talking  Continue reading Father Father Poem

I am moving forward

Day 7 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge

Dear Seeking Sister,

I am Moving Forward.

Today we learn that part of our true identity is that as Christians we “move forward”.  There are dozens of teachings that could be created while studying Philippians 3:13, but the Holy Spirit is laying on my heart that moving forward means that we continue to grow and mature as Christians.  We don’t look back at past behaviors or accomplishments or even sin; but rather we ‘reach forward’.  We grab hold of Christ and remain in His grip for the remainder of our ride.   Our life is a gift of pure Grace, but to test this reality we must take hold of the promise of the future (“and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,” Phil 3:13).

Personal Growth

What happens when we are not living out our true identity and not moving forward?  I have learned from my own personal journey that Continue reading I am moving forward

I am purposeful

Day 6 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge

Dear Seeking Sister,

I am purposeful.

Let’s look at some purposeful synonyms:  Focused, determined, decisive, resolute, firm, fixed, and persistent.

Do you feel purposeful?  I have to admit, I don’t always, but when I do, I can relate to all of those synonyms.

As a Christian, there are many things that you can rely on as Truth.  God having a purpose or even purposes for your earthly life is one of those truths.

Every day we are the hands and feet of God.  He has a purpose for you in every day life.  Stay present to God at all times.  Stay present for all of your blessings, but also stay Continue reading I am purposeful

I am renewed

Day 5 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge

renewed

Dear Seeking Sister,

I am renewed. The most refreshing you’ll ever feel is when you own the feeling that you are renewed. “All things have become new”, is what part of 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 tells us.

Read some of these synonyms for renewed:   Rehabilitated, transformed, changed, converted, new, improved, and reintroduced.

It is hard to draw a parallel to the feeling of a righteous renewal.  Continue reading I am renewed

I am forgiven

Day 4 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge

confess your sinDear Seeking Sister,

I am forgiven. Thank God Almighty I am forgiven.  And so are you!  Don’t let the enemy steal your freedom.  Have you ever sinned? Do any of those sins still make you sad?  Don’t let the enemy steal your Grace!  Don’t let the enemy steal your Grace!  Don’t let the enemy steal your Grace! “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 JOHN 1:9

For some of us there are past sins that still haunt us.  We still dwell on them as if Continue reading I am forgiven

I am not my own

Day 3 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge

Dear Seeking Sister,

The third day of our true identity challenge teaches us that we are not our own.  Your body is a holy temple.  How many times have we heard that one?

In ancient times, the Temple of Israel was where God dwelled among His people. It was a holy place that was set apart for God’s purposes and presence.  The level of admiration and reverence given to God while one was in the temple is hard to imagine today.  The Apostle Paul is telling us in this week’s scripture that this is what our bodies have become. “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.”

My body is not my own. Your body, if you are a professing Christian, is not your own.  Our bodies are a gift and have been set apart for God’s Holy Spirit to live in.  Think about how Continue reading I am not my own