Isn’t It Grand

God Made It That Way 

You’re A Part Of His Plan

My heart is grateful today, knowing that God has prepared a way for my life to travel.      My soul is glowing with happiness, knowing I’m a meaningful element in God’s plan.     Sometimes I wonder …   how did God put life together and make it flow?  How did He put a baby into a mother’s womb and cause it to grow?         Miracles and mysteries are within each day, and I’m happy to be a part of God’s glorious display. 

Photo Courtesy:  Bobby Mikul

Photo Courtesy: Bobby Mikul

Isn’t it strange how we are without a doubt here?  Isn’t it wonderful that we did appear?      Isn’t it strange how we don’t know the whole lot?  Isn’t it wonderful, how we have a distinct spot?      Isn’t it strange how many things perplex the mind?  Isn’t it wonderful, that we are a part of life’s time?       Isn’t it strange how day and night are every time precise?  Isn’t it wonderful that we witness nature’s spice?      Isn’t it strange how life showed up without our aid?  Isn’t it wonderful, that we are meticulously made?      Isn’t it strange how days come and go, again once more?  Isn’t it wonderful  that we’re within life’s  tour?       Isn’t it strange how step by step tomorrow we don’t know?  Isn’t it wonderful we continuously mature and grow?    

Isn’t it strange how there are opposites that exist?  Isn’t it wonderful how we fit in all of this?        Isn’t it strange how we can function, think, and feel?   Isn’t it wonderful that life is real?       Isn’t it strange how everything is in a set place?  Isn’t it wonderful that God prepared us a space?        Isn’t it strange how there are things not made by man; Isn’t it wonderful that we are a part of that plan?         Isn’t it strange how there are many mysteries untold;  Isn’t it wonderful that hidden things do unfold?        Isn’t it strange how we are without a doubt here?  Isn’t it wonderful that we did appear?

Every moment of life is a tender blessing from God’s  loving heart.     For every day that God has blessed me to see, my soul shouts thank you for letting this be.     For every tomorrow that the Lord allows me to live; praise and worship to God I’ll give.     
God  is inside of every tomorrow and He’s waiting for you to arrive!     Behind you is the past that’s  already written in your life story, and in front of you is a future that you have an opportunity to meet.    A new year is upon us.      Move toward  your future with joy in your heart,  and  expect to find  your brand new start.      

                                                Darlene Wiggins ~ My Journal of Praise




It’s For You

You’re A Part of The Plan

Like a baby is comforted by a mother’s affection; I’m pleased to be a recipient of God’s love connection.      Photo Courtesy:Jiri Hodan

God owns life’s master plan.  He holds heaven and earth in His hands.     His desire for you is to be healthy and whole.     God has placed inside of you, inner purpose that can be discovered and realized.     God has designed a preordained future for you.    Many times the future may be unclear, but as you yield to God’s faithfulness, He will illuminate your path as you journey along your way.     God has a great plan for your life.     You must be willing to travel the distance to get to the treasures that God has waiting for you.    Truly, God has a vision for your life.    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Listen for God’s voice and put His directions for your life into action.    Seal up God’s vision for your life in your heart, and look forward to His plan to manifest in your life.

Keep this in mind as you journey toward your future: God has designed a specific rhythem and pace for you to stick to, so that you will experience the magnitude of His plan for your life.  

The Plan Is Laid

Hold me my Lord as You lead me along; when I am weak, please make me strong.     Bless my life to witness prosperity You’ve made for me; lead me into Your promises so I can experience what You see.      Because You know all about what I was born to do, I trust that You shall guide me into my future true.     

Let me see clearly the road that I must travel ahead, so that I can apprehend what You have said.    Give me the words to say by Your authority and command, and teach me how I should respond to You in Your plan.      Help me recognize the move of Your hand in my life each day, and help me learn the life-lessons that You want to convey.    

Show me exactly what to do in this hour, day, and time; and please Lord protect my heart, soul, and mind.      Grant me thoughts that have vision with Your brilliant sight, so that I may live in Your power and might.     Lord, take me to my next heightened phase, to the place where You say I’ll be amazed.     

Show me how to endure the things I need to do right now; fill me with Your resilience and divine power.     Guide me to people and places that are appointed to this time; give me wisdom to embrace treasures I shall find.      Lead me to doors of opportunity that shall lift your name up tall, and let me always hear Your voice when You call.   

Lord, Your presence in my life is what I desire and need, so that I  may be able to follow Your lead.      I’m like a baby, I depend on You to keep me safe, healthy and strong; be with me all day and all night long.     

Darlene Wiggins

He’s Here and There

God is inside of every season that comes by;

He’s already in your future, waiting for you to arrive.

Photo Courtesy: David Wagner

Although we can’t see the details of what tomorrow will bring, God has knowledge of every day that comes into view.  His wealth of understanding surpasses our intellectual capacity.   

God guides you each day with instructions, equipping you to be victorious in a forthcoming season that your life will meet.   Although you don’t always understand the ways of God, He has a formula fit for your life.  

God’s instructions are the driving force that gets you on the path toward His plan for your life.   Proverbs 3:5-6      Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

You Knew This Day Would Come

Father, I honor you deeply today; because You came with precision by my way.     You prepared me before hand for what was sheltered from my view; thank you my Lord for the preparation that You do.     Thank you for thinking about what was going to visit me;  You’ve looked out for the future that I couldn’t see.

You’ve skillfully guided me in Your hands; making sure I would remain on target in Your plan.      You are so wonderful,  great and wise; You are blest with all seeing eyes.      You know everything connected to my past and present days; and You know of the future that You have laid.

You have all knowledge of my upcoming time; And You’ve arranged my future to fit Your design.      Today I look back over Your instructions for me to follow; If I hadn’t taken action, a difficult season that visited me would’ve been tough to swallow.      Although I couldn’t understand the things You were telling me to do; truely, I’m so glad that I listened to You.

Your plan was revealed to me while inside the storm’s blaze; I’m grateful that You’re in charge of all of my days.      The storm set its sight on my demise; but it wasn’t successful because You are on my side.   

I don’t have words to describe my heart’s grateful regard;  You put a cushion inside of a season that could’ve torn me apart.       Lord, You prepared me for what was hush-hush; Instead of destroying me, the storm gave me a victory-thrust.

God is inside of your tomorrow today;

Trust in the Lord to guide you along your way. 

Darlene Wiggins

Today’s Pain – Tomorrow’s Gain

Treasures Are Hidden Inside Life-Storms

Photo Courtesy: Anna Langova

God Gift Wrapped Your Future – Unwrap It

Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Life’s difficulties are not always easy to manage.   It requires endurance to get to the other side of problems.   Sometimes life’s ups and downs can place stress on your mind, body, and soul in a major way.   It’s not always easy to maintain a sense of balance and stability.   Sometimes you unravel.  It happens.   Life seems to have a way of demanding  more from you than you have to give.   Even so, It seems as if life’s problems have a way of stretching you into the height necessary for your future days.

It’s amazing; when it appeared I was losing ground, somehow I was being molded to fit a season that I could not yet see – a season that would come into view after I had prevailed over the storm – a season that only faith in God could materialize.    To me …  it seems life-storms are subject to God’s plan and His purpose for my life.    In some way, in God’s infinite plan,  life-storms that seemed to be breaking me down were building me up.   Even though I could not always identify it, a divine measure of God’s power was at work in my life.

At times, it was mind-boggling, upsetting, and even hard to focus on thinking that the present hardship was preparation for the future.    Even so, life-storms better equipped me to be victorious in struggles that were waiting for my arrival.    

In many ways, an encounter with life-storms have taught me lessons that have prepared me to meet up with opportunities that God has predetermined for my life.   Problems of the past surprisingly turned out to be a blessing that provided me with wisdom, and      know-how that’s essential for my life journey.  Perhaps trials usher you into purpose divine.   

The dilemma that you face today is an obstacle for you now, but it’s shaping you to fit the future that God has planned for your life.  God’s purpose for your life is larger than the present you.   Each time you make it through difficult moments; you expand your capacity to embrace your destiny.   We serve a big God with big plans and He has prepared a big future for you and me.  

We Meet Destiny and Purpose During Difficulty 

An Answered Prayer 

Lord, you’ve touched my life in a special way; I can still feel the presence of that day.    A season of hurt written in my time; occupied my heart, soul, and mind.     I was drowning inside of a terrible life-storm; You came along, and wrapped me in your arms.     My heart was broken, tossed around and about; You heard my call for help and carried me out.     Tears blinded my eyes, I couldn’t clearly see; in my distress, You revealed yourself to me.      

It seemed like a way out was something I could only dream of … You rescued me; I’ve experienced Your compassion and love.     I’m surrounded by Your beauty and Your peace; I’m amazed at how Your mercy never ceases.     You brought a great deal of joy into my space; a contentment that my soul cannot erase.      You’ve been with me through hurt so deep; You made me strong when I was weak.

You closed the door to my aching heart just in time; and opened a door to peace that comforted my heart and mind.     You’re here and I know that You are real; It’s wonderful, the happiness You make me feel.      You reached for me and I stretched for Your hand; we’re connected; I’m a part of Your plan.      I’m privileged and blest because You care; time with You gets better in every moment we share.

You’ve smiled upon my days and answered my heart’s plea; I’m forever grateful that You delivered me.      Life storms didn’t destroy me, but pushed me into a brand new day; all because You have a remedy for every problem that comes my way.      Your involvement in my life experiences have molded me into who I am now; when I think about the victories You gave me, it makes me smile.

You’ve turned unpleasant situations into triumph for me, this is my report; I’m equipped to fit my future because of Your support.     Trouble met purpose and together they brought me into a destined place; given that You surrounded me with Your mercy and grace.     Lord, thank you for Your love and protection that You so freely give; truly, You are the explanation for my liberty and the reason that I live.

God has power over storms: Mark:4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Expressing Gratitude: Darlene Wiggins

A Worthy Gift

Every Moment  of Life Is a Precious Gift

One moment at a time is all anyone can live each day.   Each time you make it through another day, you have a precious opportunity to grasp the beauty that is a part of each moment.   Every minute in a day, someone somewhere takes their last breath of life.   Every moment is a divine miracle.

Nobody knows the number of days he/she will live on earth.  We don’t have access to that data; that’s divine information stored in the heart of God.   Psalm 90:12  12 So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Life is a gift that we must cherish.   It is far more valuable than anything we could ever own.   Noone knows what the next minute holds for his/her life, but the time you have belongs to you.

In all that you dream …  in all that you accomplish…  and in all that you possess …    Remember the one who gave  you a season of life to live.  Don’t forget God!   He is worthy of thanksgiving.   Psalm 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Lord, I’m thankful to be Alive

Every Moment of Life is Special    Photo Courtesy: Mark Calzaretta

I am grateful for being in this world; so happy, it makes my toes twirl.

It’s a warm and pleasant sight to catch a glimpse of glittering sunlight.   It‘s a pleasure to see grass so green, and to inhale air so fresh and clean.     It’s a treasure to catch sight of clouds as they glide by, and to clasp your eyes on rain drops that fall from the sky.     It’s wonderful to sweetly hear… birds singing in the atmosphere.      By morning, night, and sometimes noon…  it’s delightful to set eyes on a flower in bloom.     It’s enjoyable to listen to the oceans call or admire a tree that stands very tall.     It’s a privilege to witness a baby’s birth, a beautiful joy God sent to the earth.    It’s a wonder to hear the power of thunder’s roar, and it’s a blessing to be a part of life once more.

Words can’t properly begin to convey how thankful my heart is today. 

Favored by God to be here again;

I’m  thankful for my life’s season – Praise God, Amen!        

Darlene Wiggins  

I Choose To Remember

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Be Grateful For Life

Psalm 37:25    I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread

Photo Courtesy: Peter Griffin

Many years are written upon my face; my life has traveled countless miles and space.    Many days my aged eyes have seen go by; I embrace tears of sorrow and joy that I have cried.        My mind welcomes a view of how things used to be, and I embrace thoughts of how life is so sweet.       Many joys and pains I have faced; most of them my memory can vividly trace.

Photo Courtesy: Jiri Hodan

Am I tired …  someone might say; the answer to this question is “faith.”       Faith has been my friend for many years;, and in my old age, it’s still here.  How wonderful it is to have God in my life time; this is a thought that dominates my mind.

I could have been wiped out from life’s troubles that have come my way, but somehow God saw fit for me to see a new day.     

I’m here in this land and I’m so glad; I have no reason to be miserable or sad.     I have confidence in the Master above; He has shown me His mercy and great love.      I have come to a place in life that’s sweet with delight; now I’m old, but I still have God’s might.

 Photo Courtesy: Jiri Hodan

Peace is inside my soul, sent from God above; I’m grateful I have had an opportunity to live and love.    My lips are not silent to tell of my gratefulness, and my mind is always thinking on God’s goodness.     I thank God for my trials and troubles that came by; and I thank  Him for the smiles and tears that fell from my eyes.     

I thank Him for allowing me to be a part of His plan; all the days of my life, I’ll
praise God,  

Amen   Amen.

Darlene Wiggins