Mariane Doktor, servant and writer

A journey in creativity and faith

Tag: God

A world of drops

What if we slow down
Turn off the TV, radio and cell phone
Walk in stead of running
Stop
and see

 

The dew in the grass
Raindrops
bladdråberMoist stalks
Drops on the glass
The plop of the tap
Drops of
Coffee
Vegetable oil, grease
At the bottom of the pan

 

People
Sweat
Blood
Wounds
Scars
Snot

Humans
Tears
Compassion
Anxiety
Weariness
Worries
Pain
Grief
Thankfulness
Laughter
Joy
The creation

God
Sees his creation
“Everything is beautiful and good”
God sees every drop
He see it’s beautiful
God loves his creation

I’mpossible

I’m sitting by the keyboard when I meet a precipice. Mission impossible. Not the movie. Impossible? Wrong. Mission I AM possible. From where does the A come? From the alphabet, from the piano, from the chamber music? From the abstract? No. From the absurd? No. From the accusative? From calling on Abba? Yes. It’s God Father, who says I AM possible. I AM. I’m a possibility. To me everything is possible, God says. YAHWEH. He is the one He says He is. Powerful, strong, full of strength. So strong he can choose to be powerless, he can choose to die, to humiliate himself, he can choose to sacrifice himself. His grace is unconditional, his love is unlimited. He can forgive. He can move mountains. He can move borders. He can love the unloved. He is so holy that he loves everyone. He loves his creation infinitely. Unconditionally. Passionately. He died, but overcame death, sin, devil. He is the strongest. He is strength. God almighty.
But I am weak. Small. Powerless. Fragile. Full of sin. Full of shame. Full of thorns. I’m not a good person.
But I look at Jesus. I become silent.

 

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A Letter from God

I’m honored to present a guest post  by Brooke Lynn, author of Raised by Strangers.

 

I want to share this meaningful letter with you that I received in my spirit in September of 2012, from God, our loving Father.  I was steadfast in prayer and begging for my heart’s desire which was to publish my first book. I prayed and believed God with every fiber of my being that He would one day allow me to share my story with the world, using my pain to glorify Him. This was His response to me:

God reminded me of my first trip to the beach at the age of nine. This trip was traveled with my two female caretakers who abused me. Listen to the words of comfort and peace spoken to my heart by our compassionate and faithful God. ~ If you pray, God will answer!  We just have to listen, be still and sometimes wait~

“The ocean is your peace, so sweet and so surreal; you wonder if it’s a dream but realize it’s all for real.

You watch and hear the seagulls flying low for you to see, it’s at this time and in this beauty you view creation; see it is Me!

In California, you set your feet upon the sand and felt the water.  You weren’t paying attention to me but I was holding onto you, my daughter.

Remember at that time you felt such a sense of peace.  And now comes another time when you can breathe, relax and release.

Your memories are painful and hard to understand.  At times I carried you, and at others I held your hand.

When you asked Me to reveal myself and questioned my reality; I surely didn’t disappoint you after all the things I let you see.

You never gave up hope or any of your faith.  You just kept believing and praying, calling on my name.

And here I am right now, standing next to you; embracing you ever tightly, so faithful, real and true.

Let us join together in a relationship of delight. I will never leave you, morning, noon or night.

The prayers you pray I answer, your words rock My Throne. The prayers you pray I answer and I will give you bread and not a stone.

Do not question if you are crazy; it is Me you feel and hear. I am very close, so familiar, and holding onto you my dear.

And what is it you ask and want of me; to publish your book and work in ministry?

To help others is your desire and to glorify me in all you do, I will say yes to you sweet child, and work side by side with you.

Keep your focus on me and let’s grow doing this as a team. I have yet more to offer you, more than you can imagine think or dream.

And you ask Me today to clearly give you a sign. Will your book be published?  Yes, and with only God’s great design.

You will have the book and many others too, but stay focused on the simple, My love and relationship with you.

You will keep growing and more revelation will come. And sometimes it won’t be the end even when you think you are done.

If you want a best seller and to reach many for my glory,

Keep praying to reveal Jesus with your life’s story.

My love, power, peace, strength, and the Holy Spirit will anoint you and see you through.

Draw Close To Me, And I Will Draw Close To You!

Love,

Jesus

 

And my dear friends I am forever thankful to God for His word.God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”  (Numbers 23:19)

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