If you want to know what Scripture says, this book focuses on key passages. If you want to know about God, this book will
show the way. This book takes you through those tough times to make that God connection and, as you do, you’ll find
comfort, peace, hope and, most of all, that inner joy that comes from a vital connection to the Lord of all.
THE GOD CONNECTION goes beyond religion and tradition to a vital, real connection with our loving Creator.
Thou art my hiding place and my shield:
I hope in thy word. Psalm 119:114 KJV
He gave me hope
When darkness clouded
mind and soul
When pain beyond reason
Clutched and tore the
fabric of my insular world
Left me bleeding from every
Physical and emotional pore.
He offered life
When my own ebbed and I
Wished only for the end
Yet, I clung to that nameless something
Implanted deep within
This cannot be all there is!
His gentle voice called, comforted, cared
Even in my rebellion,
Even in my indifference,
Even in my anger
He showed me sacrifice
Someone even dared to die—for me!
Love held Jesus to that cross
God became man—lived, died.
Rose again—for me, for my pain
For my anguished cries
Of heart and soul and mind.
Jesus offered forgiveness, life, hope
He stretched out His hand
My choice. And I, in dread anticipation,
Clasped His palm--Found Him.
Thank you for finding me.
Help me to live for you. Amen.
(C) 2014, 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies "The God Connection"
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I like making and keeping schedules and lists.
Planning out my time, my days,
Knowing stress rises at unexpected challenges, changes
That occur along the way.
But, even when life scrambles,
And I need help to reorder the mess,
I am reminded God loves and cares. He's in control and
I rest secure, because I know--He's got this!
Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. --Matthew 11:28-29
We live in a culture
That pretends sin does not exist.
I know differently and yet…
How often do I follow this crowd,
In rebellion and frustration shake my fists,
By what I allow
In my thoughts, home, heart and mind?
Do my words and actions align
With the faith I claim,
Of Jesus Christ who came
Sinners to save?
Among sinners all,
I cannot judge what others have done
For I am one..
Maybe I, like the apostle Paul,
Need to bow and confess
My life's a mess.
Forgive me Lord.
Help me, Jesus, repent and return You,
Allow Your love to heal, restore, make me new,
That I might move beyond rebellion and sin
To be a light shining, helping others
Find joy of new life as they, too,
Let you in.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (KJV)
The more I hang on,
The more I go my own way,
The more desperate I become
When change happens
And it does. It will. Tomorrow, today…
How much better life goes when I place
My today and future in the safe hands,
Purposes and plans,
Protection and leading
Of my Creator, Savior, Lord and Friend
Feels good to be needed,
Happy to serve,
Even when doing so takes
Time, strength and energy,
And calls on deep reserves.
For satisfaction doesn't come
From caring only about ME,
But from reaching out with prayer and care,
Meeting others’ needs.
True satisfaction comes
From knowing within,
That in reaching out in Jesus’ love,
I draw others to Him.
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies
I know He IS,
Christ Jesus lives,
Not because of church preaching,
Or memorized Bible passages.
For even when
I turned away,
Even on days of anger, rebellion, pain,
Even then, deep down, I knew
For in the deepest darkness and hurt within,
I did not find Him,
Jesus came and found