Donna Collins Tinsley is a sister among you, a sojourner, who writes a word of hope for mothers who have been affected by the pain of addiction in their loved ones lives. She prays for them also through Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/.
She lives in Port Orange, FL and has been included in 17 book compilations, several magazines and online. She is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
A Constant Image
I had a hard time wanting to post
another blog as the “happy, happy happy,” of Duck Dynasty is so appealing to
me. But because blogger is part of my “job description” I am putting a
devotional I wrote on here until I can get really inspired to blog.
image in our minds of our past hold us back from the future. Sometimes it holds
us in turmoil, holds us in pain and prevents us from pressing on to what the
Lord’s true plan for our life or ministry. That is part of the enemy’s plan and
he gets great pleasure from reminding us of our past, of causing great havoc
and devastation in our families. For these things, though, we have Jesus. Let
Him be the constant image in your mind.
A Constant Image
For my part, I am
going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because
of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from
the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns
that they dictate. Galatians 6:14
"In the front of my mind
In the back of my mind,
To the left and to
There’s an image of a man on a cross."
the words to a song written by Dallas Holm that really moved my spirit. This is
how I want to live my life, with the Lord in the front of my mind and in the
back of my mind. As I go to the left or the right, may his image never leave
me. May this picture in my mind help me to walk differently in the world I live
in. I need to walk worthy of the calling God has put on me.Let me walk in a way that would not shame the
one who is my Lord and Master. Jesus was born in a stable---yet He is the King
He lived a simple life. He amazed His
mother, confounded his neighborhood, (could anything good come from Nazareth?)
called together a group of outcasts to disciple and write about His story.
He carried a heavy cross on which He was
crucified for my sins and yours, years before we were ever conceived. He knew
what pain was like. He understood how it felt to be rejected by friends and
family alike. He wept. He understood what it was like to lose a loved one. But
for the joy set before Him, he endured the cross. That joy was giving life to
Prayer: Lord, please keep the picture of what You did on the cross
for us, ever before us.
for the Day: What I allow myself to think
on may control my day for good.
Prayer Focus: The Cross of Christ and his compassion towards His body of
I’m ending with a new favorite
quote; I borrowed this quote from my daughter, Regina's page:
"She could never go back and
make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the
whole beautiful." Terri St Cloud
past wasn’t pretty, join me in trying to move forward and make a beautiful
life. Someone out there needs you.