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I waited patiently on the Lord, and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of the horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a Rock, and extablished my goings, Psalm 40:162.
Well, ok, maybe I haven't always waited patiently, but I did wait and looked only to the hills which cometh my help. So many times the wrong voice says, give up and die. Give up, now where could I go that God would not be there with me? For He is everywhere, and He made everything. Even this old self, that He made and dwells within. Yes, I shall give up, but, I give up the sin in my life everyday and let Him deal with the rest of life's problems
I see where at times I build my foundation on the sinking sand, and I have to grasp for breath and yell FATHER, HELP ME. Forgive me, and save me from this slime pit of evil. A sinner, saved by grace. Our Father in heaven, only by that grace that I am not even worthy of, He gives to me and I can be a vessel to pour out to others.
Jesus is the solid Rock that I stand upon. And even winds blow, nothing can blow me away from that rock, that grace, that Father, that hears all my crys. I am full of joy and happiness and smile most all the time. Sure in this prison, I have some sad times. And desperately want to go home. But I hold my head up high, and at times probably by holding my head up high it keeps the tears from falling out. I find joy in touching the hand of a girl full of hate for her mom that was out in the streets and never gave her a home of love and caring. I feel the love of God as I hold a girl that's just coming into the system, and as her tears fall, mine do too. That is when I feel and know that our Father loves us all equally.
What we do with the grace given, is the answer to the problems of life. Lord, help me to feel you in the hurts of others. And that they may feel You through this broken vessel. May I always be a willing vessel. For going through the fires of the Lord, as He molds and makes us and the dross floats up to the top to skim off by the refiner, sure is painful, but the vessel has to be strong to hold His love, grace, and mercy as I reach out my hand to the hurting right here in the hurting world of prison. Think about the things that you can do as a willing vessel for the hurting people right there in your world. Go to the Nursing Homes, or to the jails with extended hands of our Father.
Written by Inmate, Cecelia Roleson
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As I begin to soar higher as the Eagle takes me up on His wings, I
am more aware of the POWER in side of Cecilia. Our Father in Heaven
has equipped each one of us with the POWER of Jesus Christ to overcome
any and all obstatles of life. Just as the atomic bomb has the power to
explore with power. However, until the power is released it lays dorment
inside of the shell.
So as to all of His children the POWER is there
but we have to active that POWER. Hnw? By Faith, we then begin to read
the instruction booklet (BIBLE). Just as I usually do, I try to put
things together from my own knowledge, then after I can't put it together
correctly and my plans fail, then I read the instructions, an.d WOW then
is the missing part. Begin to read Proverbs to gain wisdom, read Eph.
to pray protection over us, in Eph. 6 it will tell us how to dress for
protection each day. The helmet of Salvation, the breastplate of righteousness
with truth, feet shod with Peace, sword of the Spirit, shield of
AS we are still and listen to God's voice then we know that WAY.
Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT. Last week, I discussed the
word WAIT. There is a preparation period and while we wait we can be
busy about the Father's preparation. WIth the preparation period we
will have a firm foundation and be strong enough to keep our blessings
after we recieve the blessings.
Strength comes from the joy of the Lord
and not from we ourselves. Last night, I talked with God upon my bed,
I asked the question "There is POWER inside of me, placed there by Almighty
God, how do I release this POWER in my every day life?" The answer came
to me, as I praise the Lord that releases the POWER to overcome all
battles. Today as I walk down the hallway I am aware of the POWER
placed within me and to overcome all thoughts not pleasing to OUR FATHER
and to overlook the faults of others and not to judge others. For I
sure and not perfect.
So, I say "Lord forgive them, as You forgive me"
That prayer keeps our path clean and clear so we can keep the LIGHT
shinning on our path. Jesus is the LIGHT that shines on the path of LIFE.
As for me I want only to walk in His WAY, and in His LIGHT. I love to
give to others and to help others. But, unless I realize the POWER in me
from God, can I be anything or have anything to share with others. In
prison God gives me the strength to walk one more mile, and smile one
Written by Inmate Cecilia Roleson.
Isaiah 40:31-Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not
weary, They shall walk and not faint."
For many years I have read this verse and loved the sound of the words
except the "WAIT". To me wait was :can't have it now or probably not
at all." As I grow a little closer to Our Father and realize I am full
of the God head bodily.words take on a whole new meaning.
I now understand the word success is not from thinking positive, it
is from having a clear heart as D3vid had.
To wait on the Lord is when we can BE STILL AND KNOW GOD. Wait in the
Stronger's to bind together, collect, to expect, gather, look, patiently
tarry. I now see in a whnle new Light. I guess if you know the rules
to baseball you could win the game. Same with God's principles. All
through the Bible if you will do the principle you will receive the
In Isaiah 58:llb and thou shall be like a watered garden.
Picture this just for a mnment. If we are not waiting on God our
roots will never receive water. Always in a hurry and even sitting
still in our chair before the t.v. the mind is racing so fast we never
for a flash dwell on or wait on God so the water from His Word will
soak down into our being and water our roots that will allow each
one of us to become big trees fnr the Kingdom building.
It is Christmas time again and the saddest time behind prison walls.
If you will take the time drop me a Christmas card just to remind me
God loves me and gave His Son for me and you sn we can have a new
beginning and wait for His direction and not our own.
"Jesus was laid in a manager
He gave His life on a Cross
To give His Love to YOU and Me!"
Chaplain, Ron Faught