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Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.



Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.

Sizzle, spark, explode -

Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -

The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.

This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.

Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.

Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Greetings -

Job 11:15-19

 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:

Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid;…


Some years ago, I was given a "pink slip bonus" - translation: I was out of a job.  To say that it traumatized me is an understatement.

Today, though, what I can truly say is that it was one of the best things that happened to me because, through it all, our Lord repeatedly proved to me that He was/is at the helm.  I cannot find adequate words to describe how hugely GOD proved Himself to me through the pain of that trauma.  Tears of gratitude well in my eyes now as I write this because I remember how low I was, and now how high, in Him, I have become.  In sum, our Lord made the pink slip a bonus for me.  Only GOD can do such transformations.  Glory to His awesome name.

On Wednesday December 22, 2010, our Lord led me to write the piece below for others who have endured job losses.  I used "I" and "me" in the piece below because it makes it more personal for those who personally relate.


GOD is our SOURCE, and PROVIDER.  I am the recipient of a "pink slip bonus."  Truly, it is a GOD-sent promotion.  He needs me to move on to deeper levels and higher heights in Him.  Blessed assurances are what our Lord provides so bountifully.  He takes such great care of us, his sheep.  How wondrous GOD is.  He knew about my "pink slip bonus" before the words reached me.  Indeed, He is our advance coverage.  In so many ways, our Lord covers us under the shadow of His wings.

By faith, I am fully persuaded that GOD has specific and precise plans for me.  My present place allows me a "season" to reflect, to re-evaluate, and to sit at the Master's feet to drink more of the living waters that He has so plentifully provided for me.

Yes, GOD knows that I have some pain and regret, but in Psalm 23:6 it says, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me..."  My feet are on the ROCK, and healing is guaranteed by the Highest promise keeper.  GOD'S Word assures in Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;..."

My Lord beckoned, "Come away, My beloved.  Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.  For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;"

I'm out - - pink no more - rather:

RED DRENCHED - in the precious blood of my beloved SAVIOR, JESUS, who certainly will make me free, content, secure, and full of His Spirit - prepared to advance His glorious kingdom.

Daniel 7:27 - KJV

And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Below are other scriptures relative to this piece.

From the King James Bible:

Psalm 91
Psalm 23
2 Samuel 23:3
Isaiah 40
Romans 4:21
Song of Solomon 2:10, 11

Written December 22, 2010

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  1. I, too, received a pink slip with a bonus -- in 1991 when I was 49. Who would have thought God would have opened doors from there that led me to places I never dreamed, a job for which I was not trained and opportunities I did not know existed. All that before He opened His riches of mercy and grace to let me see His works in so many lives. We serve an awesome God.

  2. I haven't received a pink slip but I've suffered a material loss recently and this post is a great encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very encouraging writing! I love your use of color images throughout the post!

  4. Greetings -

    Thank you for visiting and commenting.

    @Grammy Blick
    You said, " Who would have thought God would have opened doors from there that led me to places I never dreamed, a job for which I was not trained and opportunities I did not know existed."

    Your words are such an encouragement. Yes, our awesome GOD has favor for all of His faithful. Praise His name!

    I'm glad that our Lord encouraged you through this post.

    @Faith Imaginged
    Thank you for the compliment.

  5. This is going to be such a needed word of encouragement to so many people. Just today I read on someone's blog that their husband had just lost his job. They are choosing to remain hopeful, and trusting God that HE knows what His plans are.

    You will be an inspiration, Sandra -

    Red-drenched, white as snow, sister of mine...


  6. Hi Sharon -

    Yes, I agree - so many people are challenged by this economy...

    Praise GOD that He is recession proof!

    It is good to know that the blogger that you mentioned and her husband choose to remain hopeful, and trusting God...


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