I’m Ready

 

I am on my way …   This is my day

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

I am going to soar
God’s glory shall pour.

 Greatness is calling me
My future is in thee.

 I am moving ahead
To be what God said.
 
My days are arranged
I am ready for my change.

My time has come
For the work I have done.

It is sweet to my ears
The future I hear.

  I am on my way …  This is my day

Darlene Wiggins   MJOP

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Courage

Photo Courtesy: Mark Yang

Photo Courtesy: Mark Yang

Courage

 Stepping into my promise land

Staying attached to God’s plan

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 Confronting my fears, trembling within

Moving forward with faith as my friend

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Fighting to hold on in the face of defeat

Growing stronger  when I feel weak

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Glowing in darkness that comes my way

My spirit is revived each and every day

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Standing when trouble tells me to sit down

Wearing a smile instead of a frown

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 Hopeful about tomorrow in front of me

Moving toward what my future shall be

 

Darlene Wiggins – MJOP

 

The Light

 

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

 John 8:12

  When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life”.

 

The Light

A brilliant light came to earth one day

Here for a blest moment, but couldn’t stay

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Left heaven’s throne to heal the land

Carried the burden’s for every man

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Covered with blood and dressed in thorns

All heaven and earth began to mourn

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Radiant beams stretched long and wide

The brightness faded, washed out and died

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Wrapped in death, the light passed away

Buried in the grave for three silent days

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Loosed from death’s claws, a day so grand

The light was crucified, but rose again

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Now the precious light shines brighter than before

The light of the world lives forever more

MJOP Darlene Wiggins

Desire

Photo Courtesy: Karen Arnold

Photo Courtesy: Karen Arnold

Psalm 42:1

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.

 

Desire

Longing for my Lord, King, and Priest

A burning desire that never cease

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 Glory and Honor my heart and soul sing

Craving for a place that I’ve never seen

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 Savoring each moment of our embrace

A taste of miraculous mercy and grace

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MJOP ~ Darlene Wiggins   

Born To Dance

Psalm 150:6    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 

girl in rain

Life is like a dance in the Creator’s plan, and every move we make should be guided by His hand.     God is the creator of everything, and we’re designed to be in harmony with His plan for our lives.    Psalm 16:11  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Dance

I’m dancing in God’s almighty hand, flowing with Him, inside of me,  inside of His plan.      

His invigorating wind blows life upon my way, and I move according to what the spirit says.      The air is fresh, rich, and brand new; dance to God’s tune is what I do.       He quenches the thirst in my hungry soul, and every part of me is awakened and made whole.

girl-dancing-rain pink preppy lilly loverHis presence shields me with brilliant light, and within me I’m twinkling so bright.     “Dance with me Lord “,  my spirit utters with a shout; “move me with You around and about.     Let me leap with You as You rise to soar, embrace every part of me more and more.     Hear my heart speak to You my deepest love,  let it be beauty that reaches Your ears above”.      Every moment I live, my life dances to exclaim, the magnificent  wonder of God’s holy name.     

This dance is life I taste from God’s  airway, humbly I offer God my worship and praise.      I celebrate God way down in my soul’s core, I dance and I long to be with God more.    

I’m lost inside of God’s melody and song, all I want to do is dance all day long.      We dance together in perfect harmony, nobody but God and me.      He covers my space, He’s extremely large, and when we dance God is in charge.      I don’t see myself or the world out there, being in unison with God’s flow is my care.      What matters to me is God’s smiling face, and  His presence saturating my entire space.      My heart and soul do understand that I am a dancer in God’s hand.     

I don’t dance on my own, and when I do, I’m never alone.      My Father is my dance partner you see; we dance together, this is how it should be.      God  gives my life meaning and makes me complete, every time we dance it is so sweet.        I embrace riches and wealth with each dance, it’s me and my Father in a divine romance.      Dance is my worship, my praise and devotion, I reverence the Lord with every move and motion.      The Lord is the composer of my life dance not me, so along with His design I must flow freely.  

I yield myself into God’s healing groove, and my attention is solely on my King’s move.       I follow Him intensely as He leads, and I allow Him to minister to me and my needs.     He speaks and my soul  yearns for His mercy and grace, as I thirst to be a pleasure before His face.      My  spirit listens to His warm heart beat, and we become one, I’m complete.

It’s a grand experience dancing with my Friend; every time we meet I’m restored again.     My Lord uncovers His wisdom when we’re as one; revealing things about  the present and things to come.      He speaks to my heart in an unforgettable way, and I make room for everything  He has to say.

I’m a  dancer as God has made me to be, and He choreographs all that comes out of me.    God sets the stage for where my feet must travel, and as I obey Him His purpose in me unravels.       Dance is one way me and my Lord communicate; every time we get together it’s an original date.      It’s key for me to be in agreement with His flow, so I may arrive at the place He wants me to go.      The Lord expresses His thoughts about His purpose and plan, and He favors me to tell His story throughout the land.

Dance is a piece of my connection to the King, and  with each dance everything in me sings.       A touch from the Lord and I’m not as before; He washes me up with a brand new pour.      When I’m inside of God’s marvelous might, His agenda is my only sight.       Dancing with my Royal Priest is my deepest pleasure, to me this is a most precious treasure.

I long for more of God limitlessly and wide, and  I reach for wherever His presence resides.       Dancing with my Father is the best thing to me because I can let go and be ever so free.       No walls, no limits, no barriers in sight,    just me and my Father dancing all day and all night.      I wear God’s presence when I dance to His wish, and  in that moment I eat a heavenly dish.

I don’t have words to convey my dance position, but I know it’s a part of my life’s mission.       I’ll celebrate and dance more with a thunderous shout, and I’ll expand in my soul to soak up all of God’s pouring out.     

I’m dancing in God’s almighty hand, flowing with Him, inside of me,  inside of His plan.

Darlene Wiggins ~ My Journal of Praise

I Had To Laugh About It

Life Storms Are Real

They Will Visit You Once And A While …

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

Photo Courtesy: George Hodan

Somehow In The Midst Of It All Try To Put On A Smile.

Psalm 126:2 

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Laughter Made It Easier

A life-storm visited me and it had an aggressive attitude; surely it was in a really bad mood.    It caught me off guard, I must admit; and I didn’t know how to handle it.    I did my best to stay optimistic and remain upbeat; I really didn’t want this to be a defeat for me.   Some life-storms bring about a challenge that will test your faith in God; sometimes life gets really hard.

I put up a good fight. I threw a blow or two, but with all of that the storm just grew.    My soul began to get weary, “what shall I do before long”; I gave it my greatest effort and the storm grew strong.     I was praying in my heart all of the time, and I was trying to make sure I had on my God-mind.

The life-storm tossed me around, more or less; yet somewhere deep inside,  I knew I was blest.     The life-storm picked me up and was ready to fling me to the ground; surely I had to do something that would turn things around.     In a split second I remembered I’m safe and secure in God’s plan; and that He is holding me inside of His hands.

Suddenly, I got a tickle deep-seated in my soul; a laugher that was in a glorious jolly roll.     I was in an amusing way because I knew God was inside of my day.      Still, I didn’t have a clue of how to handle the matter; and my days remained in a scatter.    However, I realized the storm wasn’t as large as it appeared; and it really wasn’t something that I should have ever feared.

That thought brought laughter to my eyes, and my strength became larger in size.    I got so tickled thinking about winning the fight, and my thoughts and motivation became very bright.   Truly the storm was still hanging around, but it didn’t have such a big sound.     My laughter expanded way down in my soul, and my faith in God began to get bold.

The life- storm threw a terrible hit my way, the kind that would bring setback into my day.     My soul’s laughter got stronger and my thoughts became clear; somehow I knew that my deliverance was near.      Laughter filled my soul and kept me in a sound mind; I knew that the life-storm was running out of time.

The storm blew and had strong wind speed; the storm was determined to stay, yes indeed.     Laughter carried me through the wind’s outburst; if laughter wasn’t present, the storm could have been worst.     I’ve heard that laughter is medicine for the soul, and in this experience laughter played its role.

A life–storm did arrive on the scene; and in spite of the trouble it caused, laughter made my soul gleam.     Laughter made my problems a little easier to tolerate day by day; somehow I feel laughter is one way to pray.     In some way laughter made it easy to give positive responses to negative circumstances; triumphant was near, I had a winning chance.

A giggle would fill my heart when the storm ranted and raved because I knew I was not going to be its slave.     The storm really had a temper; it blew its top, but the laughter in my soul could not stop.    I knew this was a dark moment that must pass very soon, and laughter wiped away sadness and gloom.   Laughter became my friend in this season for a while; I was inside of a place like a bubbly child.

This may sound funny and crazy to hear, but laughter made the storm’s rage not seem as severe.     The storm did leave some rubble in my space, but it did not stop me from giving God praise.      Laughter is powerful. It’s a healing balm; I’ve witnessed the way it helped me remain calm.      I thank God for the gift of laughter that brings joy to my soul; thank you Lord for making laughter –  a bundle of cheer to behold.

Lord you thought of everything to make my spirit bright, and I am so grateful for your insight.      Perhaps God gave us laughter to erase hours of distress; maybe laughter is one way for us to move forward and progress.      Perhaps laughter is a way for our soul to talk in God’s ear; maybe it’s one way of God saying, “I’m always near”.

God told us, “in His presence there is fullness of joy” all the time; I believe laughter is one way to keep a happy heart and mind.      I’ve found that laughter is a weapon against some of life’s warfare; sometimes laughter is the only weapon that you have to wear.

Darlene Wiggins ~ My Journal of Praise