Friday, January 5, 2018

Breath to Breath

Bring yourself to Me.
Reach out with all your strength,
In Me all Hope is found,
Never-ending Life,
God's mercy on the Tree.

Breathe in My never-ending Rest.
Realize the Life I have placed in you.
Everything I am is in you.
Access is yours.
Trust in Me.
Heaven is in each breath.

Tenderness is under My wing.
Oaks of righteousness grow eternally in that safe place, and sing.

Absolute Love, absolute Life, absolutely
Listens to each breath, and
Lifts you into the Land of perfect affection.

An affection
So deep it can never be removed.

You are Mine.
Oceans demonstrate mystery of My love.
Under-currents are strong drawing you deeper.

Go with the currents, as I release you
Out to ride the waves of Joy, crashing over others, drawing them deeper, too!

by Anna Marie Sheffield

Sunday, June 4, 2017

When Love Comes Down


God are You real?
God are You there?
God, I want to know You.



Is this life all there is?
What's the point?
I would be better off dead.


Who are these people?
Joy filled...
Happy to see me...

They love Jesus.
Jesus, are You real?
Is it true?


What is this feeling?
Holy Spirit?
Total explosion!
Rushing River of total Release and Fullness!
I have no words!
Tears gushing out!
What is this language pouring out of me?
Total adoration!
Love I have never known before is enveloping me, owning me, I have been Reborn!


God, You are real!
God, You are here!
God, You want to know me!



I am Yours!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hearing God By What We See!

Our healing center, Christ Healing Center, in San Antonio, Texas, has started another gathering for healing of the soul.  We call it Creative Collective.  We soak, listen, create, share, and together express the heart of Jesus to one another.

Yesterday, I brought my collection of magazines, glue sticks, scissors, poster board, and a listening heart to the group. Each one there had their own creative moments. Two were musicians, two were writers, two were doing visual art, and one (a teenager) was worshiping artistically in her nap!:)

At the end of our time, we each shared what our creatives had spoken to us about connecting with God and each other.

I began with a Lectio Divina reading of the healing of the paralytic in Mark 2.  The words that stood out to me were from Mark 2:5.

"Son, your sins are forgiven..."

With those words ruminating in my heart, I perused through the magazines for pictures that called out to me. I cut them out and glued them to my poster-board card. Then, I asked God to reveal what He is saying to me about myself. Here is what I got:

I am one who is God's son. He forgives me over and over.

He is saying,

"Don't look back except to restore all in Truth.

I AM coloring your world. You no longer have to be black and white.  Reach up towards the Son. Go higher! There are mountains you will climb.

Sing a new song. There is a new melody for your life!

Looking up, you will soar and be transformed!"

I love it! I receive it! And, I release this blessing over all who read it!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Just Hanging Out With God!

Seek the Lord early in the morning.
Seek Him while He may be found.
Make straight His path.

Lord, I come to You right now.
I dedicate my life anew,
This day to You

Take it.
Fill it.
Use it!

I empty my
of everything, making room for You, my King!

Especially, take my doubts and fears.
They've crept in there throughout the years.

Let me see only Your Resurrection,
My heart and soul turned in Your direction.
There is my Hope!
There is my Joy!
There is my Life!

All creation screams out the Truth of Your Resurrection!
Resurrection is Truth!

Unless a seed falls to the ground and dies,
It cannot bear fruit!
Jesus, I know where my seed lies,
I hope to see the fruit with my own eyes!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

I Matter

I matter.
I am an artist.
I have created a painting,
A painting that inspires mankind.

I matter.
I am a farmer.
I planted the seed that grew.
A seed that became the plant,
That was made into a fiber that became a canvas
For the artist to use, to inspire mankind.

I matter.
I am a lumberjack.
I invested years in a tree,
A tree that I harvested
That became lumber,
Lumber shipped on a train to be used in the future, to inspire mankind.

I matter.
I work long difficult hours
Laying railroad tracks.
Railroad tracks that will change the world.
Tracks bringing lumber, and goods
For others to use, to inspire mankind. 

I matter.
I am a carpenter.
I take the wood from the train,
Form and fashion it into a frame.
A frame on which the canvas is stretched
For the artist to use, to inspire mankind.

I matter.
I am a cuniculturalist.
I raise rabbits.
Rabbits that are used to make glue.
Glue that prepares the canvas for the paint,
Paint that the artist will use, to inspire mankind.

I matter.
I am a teacher.
I open the curtains to reveal the wonder in the world,
Wonders that inspire the artist to create.
Wonder the artist displays, to inspire mankind.