Daniel Triebner

Happy Heavenly Birthday

My Precious Beautiful Child 💙 you would have been 33 years old. I miss the sound of your laughter mingling in my soul but in a world where hearts are broken, I’ve handed over the weight of mine 🎈 I hope Angels sing at your party as Heaven’s candles cast there glow 🎂 and as you blow out every one, I’ll gladly rejoice for every number God counted yours with mine 🎁 Happy Heavenly Birthday, my Son 🎉

 

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. – John 16:21

 

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Spirit Lead Me

We’ve all had times that pain’s broadcast refuses to take its final current call and doubts melodies bang secretly punishing the mind. People hurt you, health betrays you and money’s debt earns its belly laugh behind your back and yet I’ve always had all that I need.

People are looking for the easy ride in life, but to be honest I haven’t read that chapter in the Bible yet. Even when the light looks dim, I still identify with its radiance. Don’t let your life disappear in the troubles you’re not alone in a box of unidentified shadows, Jesus challenged then all.

God can’t ever let you go, it’s in His promise but that doesn’t mean you won’t face some hard-hitting not your fault exactly court-martials because of sin’s earthly homemade special effects. And I know that sucks, but I cannot even begin to imagine being God’s perfect sacrificial lamb?

In life we have the privilege to trust God is working all things for our good, even and especially in the painful poisoning wound of doubts. I know it hurts, I know you can barely smile today and that’s okay just surrender to the healer who never asks us to be the counterfeit in happiness. It’s okay to be sad when troubles come but just remember there’s a Joy that cannot be taken and it bubbles over in the life of the believer whose tears wash the soul with faith.

I love Psalm 18. David must have thought, wow here comes Heaven to my rescue!

“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. 8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. 13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay. 19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. 20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. 23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. 24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. 26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. 28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. 30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God? 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. 33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places. 34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me that my feet did not slip. 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. 41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not. 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. 43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me. 44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me. 45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places. 46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. 48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.”

Even the darkness loses its nerve before His great Name. You will not be overcome my Friend, His Name is Life itself!

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Merry Christmas

There’s Christmas music in the air and Children are vaulting in decorated gingerbread cookie’s joy affectionate with good cheer, but I’m looking at you in a picture of the last Christmas you spent with us in a few little Mommy tears and I already know Jesus is the reason I can adore the season again this year.

I think if you were still here you’d take the time to find the people who didn’t have it that comfortable because you lived life like it was better to give than receive and believed in the strength of humanities worth whispered throughout the atmosphere.

I have so many favorite things about you I love to hold dear, but there isn’t one greater than knowing I’ll see you again because of this time of year. So under my tree is the best gift I can offer it’s crowded with gratitude’s joy and jam-packed with memories of all the things you loved about your Big Sister so she can feel you near.

Then I’ll open mine with all joy that came from Heaven to Earth and cherish each moment God gave me with you and how you loved Christmas with every fragment of your heart. God’s gift is beautifully clear and I can humbly bow for a little bit of Heaven’s mistletoe hangs forever over my heart – Mommy xo

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Keeping Christ in Christmas

Today I was thinking about how true the Bible is. You don’t have to be a news reporter to see the world is in big trouble. People are feeling hopeless and misplaced within their own lives. Some are even ending the pain of great despair and I fear Christmas has lost its Christ.

For some Christmas is not the happy, happiest season of all.

I was in the grocery store yesterday and I started talking with a lady who looked so dejected. It was easy to see that something just wasn’t right in her life. As we talked she told me her husband had just left her for another woman and Christmas this year was going to be miserable for her Family.

My heart sagged in distress like marshmallows melting on a fire. It just hurt to see her cry.

It sometimes just seems so much easier to go with the crowd and believe in their philosophies for getting through the pain. I know it’s terrifying when you’ve been thrown into the lion’s den, but I hope you don’t bow. I hope you still believe Christ is in Christmas this year.

I don’t know why people have to give up the ones they love or find rest in a bottle of painkillers but I do know Jesus came to give us courage. He is the strength that can’t be found in a shot and the hope this world can’t bottle.

We can make the difference in holding out His Light. I hope you go to the food bank and help stock a shelf. I hope you give that extra dollar at the grocery store and I hope you find someone who needs your kindness this year. You don’t have to verify the sign held up on the street corner to know that people are hurting, but you do have to become the person Christ sent you to be.

“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” – Luke 10:30-37

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John 3:16

When you’re a child of sexual abuse you can get caught in a net of dragging defeat as you struggle to cross your finish line. People think being broken is damaged. But what if I told you, being broken is God’s opening into your intended life. I know it seems cruel and people always say to me, how is it that a loving God could let you suffer. But here’s the thing, I totally believe I’d be lost for eternity if all I did was sail the world on a ship of luxurious ease overloaded with my own personal servants.

In abuse we wear the price tag of pencil’s erasing worth marked down by each word or action. But God never leaves us in pencil as there’s a permeate ink that only the beautiful unending grace of God can write. It’s hard for me to come to terms with the suffering God asked Jesus to endure as flesh was ripped from His jawbone in tortured anguish with each blood gushing drop of cruelty I know God loved every single torn out hair. How horrifyingly precious that is to me that Jesus died for me.

I appreciate the stream of kindness towards humanity that rides on ribbons of love’s deep faith in another’s good-looking life. And here’s the thing, life isn’t always what it seems and no one has it great all the time but those who have it easier, rarely if ever need God.

One of the best things that could ever have happened to me was to fall on my knees in pain because of this fallen world. I want the world to lose its grip on me and that can never happen as long as I love my life of ease here. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s still too many times I hear myself asking God for easy street because I’m wretched, poor and blind.

If you’re exhausted chasing a crown that isn’t yours to wear maybe it’s time we admitted we can’t do it and let God lead us to His throne of Grace. I think it’s time to remember John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

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James 4

The other day I was invited out to coffee with someone I am getting to know through Church. The second I walked into her home, it was breathtakingly beautiful.

I kind of wished I was back in my own beautiful home, but then I realised I’m right where I am supposed to be. The last two years have been a time of growth for me and I am learning to count on God all over again. I don’t know why it is that when everything is easy, I don’t read the Bible every day or find myself on my knees in adoration before His throne.

Why is it when I’m strong, it’s then I’m really weak and when I’m weak that’s when you make me strong.

I wish I was different and I’ve come to realise that it’s in my nature to be selfish and bouncing along in my own life until I hit a roadblock. Here’s the thing those blockades always come. Then I am charitably broken again.

Is there anybody out there like me?

God has proved Himself over and over again. He has never let me down. You’d think I’d enjoy more conversations with someone that amazing. I mean we have right of entry to the King of Kings when we are His kids. I’ve heard God’s voice so clearly in my heart and I have been given so much the day God healed my heart. There is just no rational explanation for complete peace and no more tears, except God spoke! The King of King has called me to be His Own.

I know God is able to give back to me all that has been taken. I know God is able to restore all the enemy has stolen. I know He is able to save me from the storms of life, but even if He allows the storms to rage I will stay with Him because I know God sees me right where I am.

But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says: “God resists the proud,but gives grace to the humble. – James 4:6

Today I want to remember that God is my hope for tomorrow, the victory I stand in and the Love I could never give back. Oh how I need Jesus!

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The Never-ending Love of God

There’s just so many distractions clanging on the planet and at any given moment you can find yourself too busy for God.

We seem to make time, room and excuses for everything these days, take a minute and let that settle in. It’s usually not until something gargantuan knocks us down we hit the floor and dial up God’s direct line of rescue. I’m no different from the masses. Is there anyone else out there like me?

Here’s the thing that slams me in the heart. God never stops loving me, caring for me or rescuing me. I got to tell you that’s a preposterous generous unending love.

I believe God is the way, the truth and the life. The only way to Heaven.

When you see me being selfish, you see me but when you see me helping another it’s then you see the difference God makes in my life. God has given us the freedom to choose our own paths. Sometimes I wish He didn’t cause my heart is so inclined to wander from the restraints of obedience. But as much as I can, I understand that I wouldn’t want anyone to love me just because I had the power to force it. God wants us to love Him because He’s worthy of such admiration. I want to love Jesus more, I want to leave behind the world and hear the words well-done!

And no matter how far I have found myself drifting from the story of my intended life, I still feel His wonderful plan for me.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19:21

Today I’m going to remember Your plans for me, picture myself in your purpose, frame it and love it cause I’m here to be what you’ve decided for me.

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Ready, Set Go

I don’t think any of us can believe the state of the World today. People are treating each other worse and worse. I am glad I don’t have cable tv right now, it’s just not worth the price of admission.

Today at Church the Pastor talked about a Holy God and how we’ve become so lukewarm to His truthfulness in the Bible. If you ask most people they will say that they believe in God, but you don’t have to go to Church to talk to God. I agree, you don’t have to but why not?

It’s true you can talk with God right where you sit, stand or fall. Problem is we don’t. Some of us don’t even talk to Him in Church.

It’s become an accommodating run-of-the-mill thought that God sits up high in the sky spreading forbearance and looks the other way when we sin because Jesus paid it all. Really?! There was a punishing price tag attached to my immorality. It shames me to think of how many times I’ve thoughtlessly continued in the ups and downs of mediocre Christianity.

I no longer crawl on leftovers, drink from the dirt or beg for mercy because I’m that prodigal Child who found my way back Home

I’m alive prospering by the fire of God’s purifying grace. I don’t want to take His Mercies and walk ungratefully every day dehydrated by free will’s choice living in my deadness. If God’s not dead why are we walking around grumbling when we should be deafening the tv with faith, facing the wolves with conviction’s fire and hanging on for the words well done.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.Hebrews 12 1-3

Being a Christian isn’t boring, God still stirs the heart that’s His. I’m that kind of G-ma, if the Lord terries don’t call rice pudding dessert at my Nursing Home, bring me the cake! It’s your choice. I’m living, breathing ( sometimes silly) and rejoicing for His Eternal Glory. Halleluiah!

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Jesus Loves Me

I see so many people caught in their immorality of choice. Don’t get me wrong there are some people who struggle in despair with the choices they make and struggle to break free. I’m addressing more today the people who just about enjoy their evil.

I was once in the company of a soul who boasted how they “couldn’t help what they were born to be.” There was a sickness that gripped the desire to even be free. Really?! Talk about a feeble excuse to hurt others.

I don’t know why a person decides to twist and wound another. I wasn’t there when God knew them before the foundations of the world. I’m not qualified to judge their heart, but I am taught by the Word of God to say it’s not right. If you’re being abused, tell someone!

If someone is telling you you’re weak and pathetic, you’re not. Its weaknesses disrespects for truth that expresses the mirror.

I am so grateful that when I was struggling to break free, God left the 99 and found me and helped me walk a different path to a better life. If you’re like me, you’re learning that there isn’t anyone that can snatch you from His Hands when you are His Kid. In my life no matter where I’ve imprisoned myself the Lord’s purpose has prevailed, even in the trials of my life He was shaping me to be more like His Daughter.

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. -Proverbs 19:21

I know that 9 years ago God called me to a different journey when my Son went Home. God healed my heart miraculously by His presence. But I still wasn’t able to give every part of my life to Him. I was in love with a wayward heart. But God broke the door to that relationship so I couldn’t easily open it anymore. It was so difficult. I cried and I hung around waiting to see if I it could be repaired but it wasn’t in His plan, so I held on to God and whimpered while He fed me from His Word.

Fear you’re not entitled to live here, Jesus obtained your arrogant medal and threw it into the abyss of hell because I’ve been rescued by His Blood stained Hands and I know you see red!

Now I no longer crawl on leftovers, drink from the dirt or beg for mercy. I’m the prodigal child who found her way Home. Not every day is easy but it’s blessed. Not every mountain is climbable, but it’s movable in your heart. I wouldn’t swap my journey with anyone.

I am Free to simply be beautifully me <3

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Free in Christ

If you’re carrying the weight of your past, unshackle that burden. Jesus came to set us free, so why are you surviving yourself so harshly? Today is a fabulous day to untangle yourself from another’s judgements and that mess you’re protecting in your heart is a good place to start. Stop defending yourself, you really don’t need a ton of people to like you, you just need one. Today is a great day to be wonderfully enough because anyone can mirror another but I’d rather reflect me.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36

Your praise will ever be on my mind, in my soul and my last breath.

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