Trust Without Borders

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I recently heard a song at Morningstar that hit me hard. One of the lines is “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders”. I could dwell and sink into that one line for ages. Where my trust is without borders. Wow! I want to walk in that place. In a place where deep calls unto deep and where my faith is without borders because my trust is in the one who knows all, owns all, and made all. I want to trust you like that Father God. Lead me there. I want to walk on the water because I am heading toward you. Help me, Lord, keep my eyes on you so that I don’t sink. Help me, Lord, hearken to your voice every step along this path of mine. Thank you Lord for loving me.

Some of the lyrics to that song:

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

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The Path

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Since the beginning of the year, God has showed me how he has always had my steps laid out. All I have to do is follow that path.

Today’s featured poem for Poetry Tuesday is about that walk.

The Path

Where is my life going?
I wonder from time to time.
Where is my life going?
I look to Jesus, and to the path that is mine.
Life with purpose, that is the goal.
Peace that passes understanding,
Peace for my soul.
Run the race with patience.
Run the race to win.
He set the course,
I just have to begin.
Step by step, day by day,
Seeking after Him,
Walking in His way.
Waiting for him to speak,
For by the spirit, I am lead
Waiting on Him
And by His word fed,
His time I borrow
For he redeems the time
And I continue on
Walking this path of mine.

© Leah Jacobsen

Psalms 16:1-11 NKJV
“Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.” As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips. O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Fate

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I love poetry. Whether in a poem or a song, I love lyrics. I have been posting either poems I love, or my own poems on Tuesdays, so I am making it official!

Poetry Tuesdays on My Sound Mind. This week I am featuring a poem that my daughter wrote for a school assignment. Her teacher, (that’s me) loved it and gave her an A+

I love it’s flow and the message is profound. Enjoy!

Fate

Death, pain, suffering,
Fire, brimstone, darkness,
Endless hours, endless days,
This is our cage, this is our fate.

Sin, curses, strongholds,
Demons, monsters, beasts
These are our chains, this is our fate.

Mercy, love, forgiveness,
Holiness, glory, light,
Endless worship, endless praise,
This is our haven, this is our fate.

Repentance, blessings, prayer
Angels, saints, shepherds,
These are our wings, this is our fate.

Salvation from a savior,
Temptations from a captor
This is no longer our fate,
This is our choice.

Created by God, Cultivated by Matthew Jacobsen, Written by Emily A. Jacobsen.

Ordinary Love

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I’m here at Morningstar Ministries and am blown away from so much vision and anointing. I am being immensely blessed. I want to share a small portion from the conference with you today. Julie Joyner spoke on being uniquely created and designed by God. She also spoke about ordinary love and how important it is to love one another and honor each other and each other’s uniqueness.

I am going to start a series on here about identity but for now I want to say we must embrace who we are. Who God create us to be and walk in it. God created us to be in His image,yet we each of us is unique. Like sand, at first glance we all look similar.

Sand:

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But with a closer look, we truly see our uniqueness.

Sand magnified:

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Each of us are unique. God created us that way. We can only be who we are. We need to embrace our uniqueness and love one another. We must love with the love, that Jesus has loved us with. We should wear Gods love.

We should at least have ordinary love for one another. Even when no one is looking. Do we still have ordinary love? Who are we when no ones looking? How do we treat that grocery clerk, the waitress or the maid who just cleaned our room?

If we don’t love one another what else matters?

Julie said she found the lyrics to Bono’s song Ordinary Love inspiring and so do I, so I want to leave you with these lyrics and video from Bono. Really think about them and let them sink in.

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore
The sunlight warms your skin
All the beauty that’s been lost before
Wants to find us again

I can’t fight you anymore
It’s you I’m fighting for
The sea throws rocks together
But time leaves us polished stones

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Birds fly high in the summer sky
And rest on the breeze
The same wind will take care of you and I
We’ll build our house in the trees

Your heart is on my sleeve
Did you put it there with a magic marker?
For years I would believe
That the world couldn’t wash it away

‘Cause we can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Are we tough enough
For ordinary love

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

The Road Less Traveled

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Robert Frost inspired this poem of mine as well as knowing that we each have our own path in life. Life is a journey and even though sometimes it can be difficult and lonely, we truly are never alone. Jesus Christ walks with us each day, and there is also comfort in knowing that many of us walk a Road Less Traveled.

The Road Less Traveled

I walk the road less traveled,
My feet trod this road of stone
Although my way may be raveled
I do not walk alone

I’m not sure of the way
But my way is not unknown
He leads me day by day
I do not walk alone

My path is laid straight
I press toward each milestone
I continue along my gait
I do not walk alone

© Leah Jacobsen

Letting Go

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At the beginning of the year God told me I needed to let go of the “how” and my own plans. His plans were better for me. Now, that is hard for me. I’ve always been a “how” kind of girl and a true planner. I plan things like vacation months in advance. The actual planning is part of the fun for me. But. (One small little word that changes the direction of things.) But, I want God’s plans for my life. I know his plans are so much better. All of this got me thinking. How many times do we miss out because we plan everything instead of letting the spirit lead us? How often do we let our own thoughts and anxieties take over the very thoughts that God gave us. How many times do we try and take His call on our lives into our own hands. He has laid out our steps. We just need to follow. Day by day.

Learning to take things day by day, and step by step is really hard for me. I imagine it is hard for most of us. If you are like me, I have often tried to negotiate with God for a 5 year plan. However I have come to realize that sometimes if he actually gave it to us, we would not be able to either handle it or believe him. Most often God’s plans are so big, we may not be able to wrap our brains around what he has for us in the next five years. When I was newly married at 21, I think I would have freaked out a little bit if God would have told me I was going to have 3 kids in the next five years and countless trials and tribulations. When I was 30, if God had told me I would have another child and start two businesses I think I would have been intimidated. If he would have let me know that a few years later I would start a career in Real estate, I would have tried to figure it all out on my own. So many times we ask for something and we don’t have any idea what it would be like if God actually answered in that moment.

This brings me full circle to today. In 2007, God placed a love in my heart for Hatteras Island. At the time I prayed and asked God for an answer for why I felt so connected to that area. He didn’t answer. I sat in a cafe, on the Pamlico Sound, with tears in my eyes and didn’t understand why he wouldn’t just tell me. Today I understand. As I sit in the same cafe 7 years later I understand. It was too big to show me then. The seeds needed to grow roots. And even though I still don’t have the complete picture, I understand. It had to be God’s timing. I needed to wait and to be led by the spirit.

I’m still learning, but I am giving it my all. Laying down my own plans and my own strategies for his. I am trusting that he has the answers. I’m letting him lead me week by week, day by day, or even as a good friend of mine recently said half hour by half hour. That’s all I can do. The rest is up to him and there is such peace in that. His plans are better and I am excited now about letting go of the how and my own plans.

The Road Not Taken

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The Road Not Taken has always been one of my favorite poems. I have often thought about the roads we choose in life and how we can never go back and choose the other. Life is truly a journey.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost