Walking the Path We Agreed

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“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” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV).

When blocked by the enemy in the birthing of Your plans, I gaze into Your loving eyes of compassion. When I take a deep breath and allow Your presence to dwell in my entire being, I find refuge. Who can I turn to but You. When the forces of evil have seemingly taken a stand along the way, I say, “In Jesus name flee from me.” I stand firm and rest my heart in Your promise that I just have to keep still, for You are God.

Nothing can ever separate me from Your love. I am Your chosen one and You said Your caring hands are upon me every step of the way. Darkness may have its way but only for a moment. At the blink of an eye, when I say “MARANATHA” repeatedly my soul gets quiet within. Peace dominates my being. Your indwelling and divine presence is a piece of heaven. How refreshing! How invigorating!

When Your Love Manifests

When I was discouraged, frustrated, and disappointed to the extent of giving up, all of a sudden my eyes were caught by the branches swaying to the tune of the little tweeting birds. My sweet Jesus, are You trying to cheer me up? How awesome is Your loving compassion! Are You looking down from heaven with Your eyes full of pity? You saw my heart full of sadness. Sorry, I need to make something more clear. My heart was aching. Emptiness engulfed me. I felt so all alone. In deep solitude, I sought for refuge, for a safe anchor.

The tiny peach Hibiscus, so common looking in my small front garden suddenly became interesting. Why are there red spots aligned at the end of the petals? Weren’t they soft peach before? Again, nature has taken its place. Could it be pollination, as my high school science teacher explained? Maybe to some, but not to me. It is God continuously creating, changing colors to make the world of flowers more fascinating.

The gentle wind as it passed by to clear the humid air said “My dear, I am passing by√Ę‚ā¨¬¶”Where can I run from Your Love? Your assuring presence erases the sadness in my soul. Thank you for being there. Thank you for the grace of forgiving.

When You Said So…

I plan, You direct and I follow (Proverbs 16:9).

Where my feet lead me is surely where You want me to be. An abiding spirit is what I can commit but the grace to follow is a gift from You. I am nothing without You. My plans are empty if You are not the author of them. My joys are entwined into Your merciful and compassionate heart.

The stony path, I will not mind, for way ahead on the road I will travel, You have already sent ready provisions. You commission available helping hands for me to work with. A perfect planner and organizer You are. What can we ever miss?

Your Sufficient Grace Is More Than Enough√Ę‚ā¨¬¶

I will not want. My human satisfaction is easy to please. Simplicity has taken its place in my heart. Contentment is a gift. Gratitude is the fruit of a simple heart. I am thankful for the blessings, for the trials, and most of all the strength, the courage to go on. Joy and happiness dominate my simple, contented heart. You alone satisfy the longing of my soul! For surely my heart will be restless until it rests in You.

Tess Martinez Copyright 2007

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About the Author


Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of ‚ÄúSoaking in His Presence‚ÄĚ to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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