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"Thank you LORD"

Updated on April 11, 2012

"Prologue"

Conversing with God!

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Still Here!

Life came barrelling

through my door

stubborn, unhinged, repulsed

challenging every emotion

leaving me at a loss

I couldn't contemplate how I had reached this plateau

but somewhere in the midst of my confusion I heard a voice call out

just a slight whisper dangling about, captivating my thoughts

I closed my eyes, sat silently, as the voice called me by name

yet I did not move an inch, I held my refrain

then out of the sky blue there it went again

I broke out laughing to myself, I must be losing my mind

what a time for God to reveal His presence when my soul is on the line

I said to myself, "Where were you?" when my life was going down hill

the voice replied, "I was standing right there?" but you chose to follow your own will

again I went to laughing and told him, "thats an easy answer"

and in his gentle way he replied, "are you learning from the master"

of coarse I started laughing again thinking about my journey, all the times he had held my hand when I wanted to give in

I thought about the fragile times when my spirit had felt broken, and then I remembered the pain was brief and somehow I found relief

I thought about all the stumbling blocks, the rough hedges along the way, all the times I cried for mercy, never hearing a reply

then the voice said to me, "would you like to know why" and of course I nodded in reply

God begin to examine the road that I had trod, he revealed to me all the reasons why my pleas fell to the wayside

My child, He said, though at times you wanted to give in, I refuse to allow you to be trampled under men

I know your course was rough, your battles long and fierce, but I gave you strength to overcome the enemy in his own camp

those stumbling blocks you keep throwing up were barriers for pause, you needed time to grow & learn to live by my rules and laws

the rough hedges along the way were to bruise you slightly into submission, sometimes even God puts people on detention

My child, your plea didn't fall to the wayside I heard every prayer, but felt you needed a little more time to understand how much I cared

when the time was right and you needed a breakthrough, I lifted you beyond your circumstance, because thats how much I love you

I sat there for a moment to take it all in, took a deep breath and said, "Thank you LORD! for being my truest friend

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      Monica 2 years ago

      So beautiful it was a pleasure reading it just when I needed to.

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      Karen Russell 8 years ago

      IT'S RAINING IN CALIFORNIA, I HAVE NEVER PAID THAT MUCH FOR A BEACH SANDLE & I DON'T LIKE THE NAME OR THE DESCRIPTION BUT, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST, THANKS FOR DROPPING BY, BE SEEING YOU...R.K./LP

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      MBP42 8 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

      awesome - way cool

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      Karen Russell 8 years ago

      YOU ARE SO WELCOME, I ENJOYED WRITING THIS AS WELL AS BEING ABLE TO JUST LAUGH AT SOME OF THE WAY PEOPLE ACT AT TIME, THANKS AGAIN FOR STOPPING BY...R.K./LP

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      s0126phoenix 8 years ago

      I needed a good laugh. i know what you mean. seems like everyone is losing their minds. thank you for that one.

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      Karen Russell 8 years ago

      THANK YOU CHRISMARVA...R.K./LP

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      chrismarva 8 years ago

      Very nice Karen

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      Karen Russell 8 years ago

      THANKS, SO MANY I CORRESPOND WITH HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT SOME OF THESE SAME ISSUES & I HAVE HAD MY BOUT WITH THEM AS WELL SO, I JUST WANTED TO SHARE A SMALL PERSPECTIVE OF HOW PEOPLE FEEL WHEN THERE OUT & ABOUT, WE JUST WANT TO RELAX, GET A DEAL, CATCH A SALE, EAT SOMETHING FATTENING & JUST RELAX, THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING...R.K./LP

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      seasoning 8 years ago

      well said you enjoy whatever you like, and have a rant whenever you feel like one,

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