Just Make a Choice


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Just Make a Choice
When your love walks out and closes the door
And your heart cries out, “ I can’t take any more”
When the rain is fallin’ and the thunder roars
And your heart stops callin’ for the one you adore
Just take a knee and whisper a prayer
Cause Jesus sees what you can no longer bear
Just take His precious hand and your story share
Cause like a faithful friend, He’ll be there
When time won’t heal and soothe your pain
And your guts are spilled and there’s nothin’ to gain
When lightning flashes in the fallin’ rain
And all hope dashes away in vain
Just open the Word and hear His sweet voice
Like a mornin’ songbird let your heat rejoice
Sing his sweet praise and make a joyful noise
Seek His holy face, just make a choice
When times are hard and life is tough
When your hearts on guard and it won’t let you love
When the mountains are high and the road is rough
Just say goodbye, cause Jesus is enough
Take up your cross and climb that hill
Just count the cost and do God’s will
Walk on the water life has spilled
Trust your life with the potter and just be filled
When thunder crashes and fears abound
When lightening flashes and the rain falls down
When the storm rages and shakes your ground
That’s just when the Rock of ages may be found
He’s a shelter from the storm like none other
Where it’s dry and warm under His cover
Just hide in His shadow when life makes you suffer
And he’ll dry up your sorrow and be your heart’s lover

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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