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.
LIVE BRAVE AND BOLD
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Do not therefore be ashamed
of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be a partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the
power of God;...
--II Timothy 1:7-8
Want to be brave and bold? Ask Jesus to take control. There is no fear in love, because God is love. So, when we fear, we're
trusting, depending upon ourselves, our experiences, our rationalizations, our intellect and not on Christ or His power within.
Help me, Jesus, stand against fear and chose to trust You and connect with you--even if I do so one baby step at a time.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NASB
God has a plan and a purpose for my life. PLAN
Everything comes from His hand,
Power, peace, prosperity and more.
Why would I not give thanks
And bow before He
Who, for my life, offers a plan
Founded on one thing...
His everlasting love for me?
I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD.
They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.
—Jeremiah 29:11 GW
(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