A Personal Reflection for this Hour!

I feel  disqualified to write, to preach and to teach God’s Word. It is truly something when we are face-to-face with the awful condition of our hearts. I still wake up in the morning with a sense of emptiness; I still feel the darkness of a cloud that oppresses my emotions every day; I still battle in my mind the thoughts that come to steal my peace.  It still hurts! I stand in need of God’s mercies everyday and for the first time in my life I have a recognition and awareness in my spirit that without the Lord I don’t have a chance. I am in His hands. Every day that goes by that I don’t entertain sexual immorality I praise Him and give Him glory; for even in my dreams His power is made real in my life. I am not trying, for I did that for a long time and failed miserably; I am surrendering to God in every thought, every emotion, every temptation and every frustration. The Lord is my Sheppard! I come home to my children and I see them grow! God has not abandon us! I see the faces of my friends and I sense there uncompromising love. There is a fountain flowing within me; it is a fountain that quenches my thirst and takes away my hunger. God is with me! I keep moving on in His name. I accept my mistakes! Why in my pride was I so surprised? For I am nothing without the Lord, but in Christ I can do all things!

4 responses to “A Personal Reflection for this Hour!”

  1. Dennis Owen Avatar
    Dennis Owen

    It is no easy undertaking to walk this earth and find peace. Inside of us, it would seem, something is at odds with the very pattern of things and we are forever empty, restless, dissatisfied, frustrated and oppressed. We are so filled with desire that it is hard to come to simple rest. Desire is always stronger than satisfaction. But it would also seem that mature friendships both require and produce growth in goodness in us, not as a goal, but in order to equip us for being friends. Such friendships require strength of character. But as we strive to do what friendship calls for, we will grow. Sharing our temptations and struggles will exercise our endurance and courage. There may be parts of our friends’ unfolding stories to which we can give little direct help. In some cases we lack skills or expertise to help our friends’ particular passions. In other cases they do not yet see what we think we see about God’s intentions for them. Yet friends who can stay with us in our darkest hour, who can stand with us in the midst of the battle not knowing, not healing, not delivering and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, those are friends who care.

    NOW MAY THE GOD who found us sinking deep in sin
    The God who saved us from us and gave us birth again
    The God who set us part for works too great to utter
    The God so magnificently majestic, that there is no other
    May this God, the Only Wise God, give us minds to dream dreams and imagine possibilities . . .

    May our God give us hands to heal the wounds of the hurting and feet to run the race of righteousness with patience knowing we will overcome today, tomorrow and forevermore. Amen!

    –Benediction by Joseph W. Daniels Jr. (The Africana Worship Book)


    1. Bobbie Harris Avatar
      Bobbie Harris

      Angel, I thank God for taking away all of the pain, guilt, and shame that the enemy has burdened you with in your life and that He continues to give to you His peace, love and memories as a treasure that you will alway keep in your heart to know that you still have an inheritance of His promise of tomorrow with those that you love and think you lost, family and special friends. They are all out of the storm and celebrating His eternal love and their inheritance, waiting for you…:)
      Wishing for you all of his blessings today and tomorrow.


      1. angelcasiano Avatar

        Thank you so much Bobbie! God bless you sister! Hope to see you guys soon!


    2. angelcasiano Avatar

      I thank God for a friend like you Dennis!


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