This poem was written by a young woman who met Jesus while she was in prison. The simplicity of her child-like faith blessed me so much I asked her for a copy and she gave me permission to share it with others.
A MAN I NEVER KNEW
Written by Mona McCall in CRC Women’s Prison, 1993
I never knew a man – a man I couldn’t see.
A man that says I could be everything, I ever dreamed I could be.
A man that takes away everything, the biggest of my fears,
A man that says He counts not just one… but all my tears.
A man that gives me sunshine, and showers me with rain,
A man that holds me close – When my heart is filled with pain.
It was hard at first, for me to trust… Trust a man I couldn’t see.
It was hard for me to understand – How could this man love me? Continue reading
SPIRITUAL CRISIS occurs when the value system of our life, the essence of our identity, what we believe at the core of our being to be true, proves false.
Spiritual crisis is the outcome of faith disintegrated.
But faith in what? This is the key.
Sometimes God orchestrates spiritual crisis because He wants us to understand we are trusting in something other than Him. And, often we are.
But what happens to the heart of a faithful Christian, one dedicated to loving and serving God with all of our heart – when it seems as though, God Himself is the one letting us down? This is the toughest kind to get through. Continue reading
“Compare Yourself NOT with Another!”
Sound advice Jesus has spoken to me several times…
Comparison is a deadly snare.
When we compare ourselves to others we end up either better than, or less than. Never a good thing (2 Cor 10:12).
Recently, I was triggered into the “crash of comparison,” by a Facebook post that hit up against the deep inner belief system that somehow I missed God. My greatest fear. Continue reading
What happens when we choose to trust… take a risk… and that person or thing we trusted in does not catch us?
And sometimes… we break.
What does it look like to recover from a trust crash? Well, that depends on who and what we are trusting in…
Circumstances? People? Ourselves? Or God?
Recovery depends on the height of our trust in God, the depth of the crash –
And the choices we make there on the floor. Continue reading
While being trained for prison ministry years ago, our wise, seasoned leader instructed us:
“Teach women how to connect with Jesus, not you. Jesus is the one with them in the middle of the night, in their darkest hour. He is their healer and savior, not you.”
I took these wise words to heart and have always sought to connect people with the only One who can heal and deliver them to the uttermost – Yeshua HaMashiach, The Lord Jesus Christ.
I LOVE seeing Jesus work in the hearts of His people – restoring, encouraging and loving us in personal, direct ways.
I had the honor, and profound privilege to teach and minister last weekend to the Women of Pathways Church. It was thrilling to experience The Holy Spirit moving through our midst, restoring hearts and granting greater clarity in personal life issues, and prophetic ministry for the future.
During the ministry time, the presence of the Lord was thick. Continue reading
Jesus spoke these words to me one morning as we spent time together…
“When love springs forth in a weary heart, worn by life’s travail and turns to Me and cries out for mercy, cries out for healing, cries out for love’s fulfillment, it is oh so very precious to Me.
A weary, fragile heart, allowing itself to beat again in hope, brings My heart rapturous joy. Oh what joy I experience when a heart beaten down by sin’s abuse, turns to Me and asks Me to awaken it, heal it, open it to My presence, My touch, My life – I drop the dew of My life in such a heart.
I bring life and heal the broken, shattered heart.”
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted” (Is 61:1).
Imagine, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes…
She looks out and sees perfectly clear.
Yet her kaleidoscope eyes are filters to her soul.
They take the purest of God’s light, and the loveliest of another’s intentions, and twist them to fit her own understanding…
Not what is. Not what could be. Not what others want for her. And, certainly not what God desires for her.
All of this is instant. Automatic. Unknown to her.
Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matt 6:22-24).
Using “kaleidoscope eyes” as a metaphor – imagine for a moment that every experience in life, enters into the “eyes” of our soul and becomes a kaleidoscope telescope from which we perceive and relate to the world, God and ourselves. Continue reading