Monday, September 22, 2014

Dance with God

I used to feel afraid to let love in... I wanted to be loved by a man, but I was afraid to trust anyone. I put a wall around myself, and I shut out the possibility without even me knowing it. Poppa God has been patient as I have surrendered the key to the door of my heart. I daily lay down my feelings, affections and desires to Him. He has the reins of my heart, so I can be safe and secure knowing I will be steered toward the right field, to the right person and to go in the right direction. My focus is Him alone, not man. It's so peaceful knowing that I don't have to be afraid when love comes again. 

I love how the saying goes: "Dance with God and He will let the right man cut in." That's what this journey has felt like....a beautiful dance. I'm learning the heartbeat of His love for me. He leads as I lean closely to Him. Getting lost in His love has helped me to be found. ~ Jenny Williams

Expect Good Things

I feel so happy and peaceful inside...I know that I'm walking in my destiny. There's nothing like feeling His peace and trusting in His promises. I am beginning to expect and believe again. Ruth did not live in her season of sorrows her entire life....She was redeemed by Her God. She encountered Boaz who loved her and blessed her. Her legacy became a royal lineage. God has great things in store for you. He has blessings and plans. Expect good things. Expect love. Expect God to use your testimony for His purpose and glory. Expect beauty from your ashes. Expect....because God is so GOOD.

You are His

Strong Woman of God: Right now it may seem there is no beauty, but only pain. You may feel only the thorns of difficulty. You may feel bare, exposed and naked as things are being stripped away in your life, but God is cultivating you and making you strong. There will be a season of joy again...bouquets of your sweet fragrance in full bloom again. You are lovely. You are loved. You are His. ~ A Modern Day Ruth

Leave Your Burdens at His Feet

Sometimes I just write a list if my burdens get too heavy. Someone once told me that my list is never too long for my Heavenly Father to listen to or to handle. It brought me great comfort because I felt like I was being a bother with so many needs. Life isn't always easy as a single momma in full time ministry. My faith is always challenged. Today I feel weak but I know He is strong and He won't forsake me. I remember a sweet old hymn that sings..."Leave it there...Leave it there...Take your burden to The Lord, oh and leave it there. If you trust and never doubt He will surely bring you out. Take Your burden to The Lord and leave it there. If this world withholds from you it's silver and its gold, and you have to get along with meager fare...just remember in His word how He feeds the little birds. Take your burden to The Lord and leave it there."
 Poppa God, Today I trust you with my burdens and I leave them at your feet. ~ A Modern Day Ruth

 * Please read our power verses below:

*Power verse:
Matthew 6:26-34  NIV
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

*Power verse:
1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

She's stepping out in new found faith.
She's opening her heart to new people, places and dreams.
She is trusting her Poppa God to boldy bless her and anoint her for all that He has for her to do and to be. She unafraidly embraces love again. And She is now walking in her destiny. ~ Jenny Williams, A Modern Day Ruth, Copyright 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Prophetic Word For My Sister

You are beautiful...Your beauty is emerging in a deeper and more intimate level with Poppa God. You will carry a garden of His fragrance for others to savor and smell. You will walk in greatness like never before and go to greater heights. Your steps will be confident. You will know your royal authority and use it well. Your ministry will prosper and bring forth much fruit in due season. He will honor you with a new position and new shoes to wear. New dreams will be birthed out of you that you never could imagine could from you. Your obedience in difficult season will be honored by the King who loves you and has called you for such a time as this. marriages and Ministries will be impacted in ways you know not. You may have been feeling hidden for much of the time but you will bust out like a butterfly and soar. The enemy's plans and lies spoken over you will be snuffed out....because your confidence will be found in Christ alone and His word. Don't limit yourself...But believe. Greater things are yet to come. Prophetic word (9/9/2014) Love, jenny Williams Copyright 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

She Smiles Anyway

She wakes up every morning
Praying for strength for another day
She grabs some coffee and pours some hazelnut creamer
and  swallows a "sigh"
And she smiles anyway.

She starts to sing another hallelujah song
In her kitchen her lullabies become her prayers
She opens the window just to catch a summer breeze
She's hoping and praying
He hears her singing.
And she smiles anyway.

She's the one giving encouragement
and showing others she cares
but deep inside she's needing it too
She wishes she had another hand
to help with burdens she bears.
But she smiles anyway.

She sometimes goes without meals
so her three girls can eat
She's hungry often
She dreams of chocolate and juicy meat.
but she smiles anyway.

She hears a country song on the radio
She sees couples smiling and laughing
She thinks to herself-
"I'm so tired...I've been alone for too long."
She doesn't want to be the man anymore
She doesn't want to have to be so strong.

She smiles anyway...
and hopes for brighter days.
She lights scented candles
and hugs her kitty real tight
she snuggles with her baby girls
and kisses them goodnight

The house is eerily silent, she's up real late
She's tired of the fight
she's crying out for a mate
her arms are aching to be held.
She reminds Him of His promise
Where is he? The Boaz she will meet?

She silently prays in the wee hours of the night
her pillow is soaked by the numerous tears she's cried
But she smiles anyway...
It's what's holding her together and keeping her hanging on.

"Momma, I need money for the high school dance"
"I need braces and I accidentally broke my glasses again.
My shoes don't fit
I'm hungry, Momma
She hears them
and she just smiles again.

She gets down on her knees
the bill is weighing heavy, she cries
She clenches her bottle of oil
and prays silently
"You gotta help me, Lord tonight."
She barely can, but she smiles anyway.

She goes to church in her Sunday best
She sits alone and bravely she's smiling again.
She sees a wife rub her husband's back
She thinks to herself, "I wish I could do that again."
The sermon is good and she holds on to every word.
People smile and greet her and she doesn't say much
because she knows they expect her to say, "I'm fine."

She sees families and babies running around
She hears laughter and chatter
And she feels like her emotions are trying to make
her drown.
And she smiles anyway...
'cause she doesn't want them to see her cry.
It was so long ago that he left...
I know they expect her to move on.

She walks out of her church
and looks up into the bright blue sky
Oh how she wishes things were different
She wishes she could float away like a cloud from her life.

So she closes her eyes...
dreams...and smiles anyway..
because maybe one time her smile
will make it all go away..

~ Jenny Williams, A Modern Day Ruth,  Copyright 2014