The Destination is in You, LORD

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by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2018

The destination is in You, Lord.

The outcome is peace

Contentment

Shalom and joy.

Attached to the Rock

And immoveable in all storms

Still at rest in You

Because You are.

You are greater than all which we must witness and endure in this life.

Evil is.

Hardship

Suffering

Obstacles

Injustice

Grief

But there You are through it.

The heartbeat of Your love ever rhythmically pouring forth

Meeting us in our pain

Weeping with us.

By the power of Your cross,

bringing Your ultimate victory to each one who would choose You.

Drawing us in

Drawing us forward

To life with You

Bliss!

Forever.

Our Father,
You are in heaven

Holy is Your name

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven

You give us this day our daily bread

Praise You,

For forgiving how we violate relationship with You

When we are unfaithful.

Praise You,

Because of love and for love’s sake

You ask us to do the same

For others.

You lead us not into temptation.

And You

Yes, You alone

Deliver us from evil.

Amen.

For Yours singularly is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory

Now and forever

Yes, now and forever,..

Selah!

A yearning gaze at You

The sigh of knowing

Relief!

Awe

Bowed-down joy

It is not a life of action You seek

But being in You and with You

In union.

Out of this place the actions flow

Infused with You

Breath of Your Spirit

At work

Here

In our midst

Palpable

Present

Working

Love.

You are the Source of all

You are the destination.

The goal

To live in You as You live in us

Through it all

Every moment

(((Savor)))

Now through forever

Selah…and Amen…

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NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For more information on books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro  please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Newly published is a book called: Truth-Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.com. Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth also posts brief devotions and prayers on Facebook on her page: Spiritual Armor and Ammo where you will find more posts of God’s truth and His way to help you stand strong against the battles of this life in which we all find ourselves.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email eaglesnestfoundation2007@gmail.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Truth: Spiritual Manual for Battle

Truth: Spiritual Manual for Battleby Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2018

In February 2004 dear friends, Andrea O’Brien, Lori Duffy and Nicole Gee felt led to pray over me to hear new worship songs the Lord was releasing from heaven, which He wanted heard on the earth. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpably strong as they prayed.  I had composed some songs in the past–perhaps 20 or 25 over what was then my 45 years of life. However, beginning the morning after they prayed the volume of songs composed and manner in which they were composed accelerated markedly.

A few months later, the end of April 2004, while on a walk praying and listening for His new songs, I was talking to Him about how troops fighting the Global War on Terror needed a song. They needed to know there was an invisible spiritual battle afoot greater than they could see and to look to God to guide and lead them through it in order to be resilient and remain as resilient as possible.  I asked the Lord to have someone compose such a song (thinking of the poetic beauty of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”).  About 15 minutes later as I was rounding a bend to head back up the hill to my parked car, I heard a melody with words running through my head: “We will fight for freedom. We will fight the war. Where enemies have vanished, they will be found. No more will they attack us, we stand up to fight. We will protect the nation, God is on our side. Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight.”

The following February in 2005, up at our children’s school, I was introduced to an alumni who was now a Marine about to be deployed for the first time to Iraq. I was asked if I would pray for him while deployed, because I was known as someone who prays. The response was overwhelmingly affirmative. Of course, I would pray. On the way back to my car, my eyes drifted to the school softball field and for the first and only time I did not see a softball field. With my eyes open, I saw a vision play out before me. It was a group of troops marching information in a desert. As I watched with my spiritual eyes (while my physical eyes were wide open), a canopy descended from heaven until it was hovering over them, moving as they moved.  It covered them on all four sides like a tent, but only down to their knees, so although coveered, I could also still see them marching. While I saw this, the Holy Spirit spoke something like the following in an instant of full knowledge to my heart: “If you will get ‘Stand Up’ and some of the worship songs I have given you over there, I will be their covering, I will hem them in before and behind, I will be the banner over them and shine My light in the dark places, so the enemy is more easily found.” Then I saw a softball field before me. It was as it had always been, but I was forever changed. My life could never be the same. The Lord had given me an assignment, which could not be ignored.

It’s a wonderful story for another day, how the Lord led me day-by-day for a year to show me all the different ways He was not going to allow me to get the music produced, and then how He pointed me through a nudge to a friend through a magazine article to The Creation Lab in Turlock, California.  There, for the past twelve years, Michael Everett has helped me to produce over 120 original worship songs (so far), plus “Stand Up” into an ultra-professional form, which I ship to military, military families and veterans around the world, the the non-profit the Lord had me found in 2007 called, Eagles Nest Foundation.

Along the way these 13 years since the vision, I’ve spent countless hours studying worship in Scripture. What is it? How do we do it? Why does God command it? How does He promise to respond when we choose to worship Him? And there are specific promises These concern what He works within us interiorly in response to our worship and what He does in the world around us as well.

As I talked to others, there seemed to be a lack of information which addressed this. Last May, the Lord made it clear it was His timing to write a book about it–a book which had been on my mind to write for a long time. I wanted it to be available to ship with the music, so that those who received it, knew what the music was for and how to employ it for the greater glory of God and greater spiritual wholeness within.

After 3 months of solid writing, Truth: Spiritual Manual for Battle was completed.  The night I finished the first draft after 19 hours straight of working on it that particular day, when I laid down to finaly sleep the Lord gave me a picture.  I saw the cover for the book in the distance and then it came speeding toward me closer and closer until I could see every detail He wanted. This was stunning! I’ve never had anything like that happen before!

The book was published the end of 2017, including a cover design by Amy Cole, which matched what the Lord had shown me that July night.  However, several of the manuscript’s test readers, who were not military, let me know they thought the book was useful for any Christian looking to go deeper in God. They urged me to make the book available for sale. So….I’m pleased to announce, Truth: Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.com. For those who don’t know the Lord yet, it gives an overview of what is believed and why. For those who do, it reminds of some of the most basic tenets of our faith and deeper union with God.

Over at least the next year, I will begin sharing parts of the book in periodic blog posts.

May our Lord be glorified! And may He strengthen us for wahtever war in which we find ourselves. As we come to rest in Him in the midst of it, may He use us as His instruments to grow His kingdom, wherever we find ourselves.  Worship His Majesty!

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NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For more information on books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit  www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth also posts brief devotions and prayers on Facebook on her page: Spiritual Armor and Ammo where you will find more posts of God’s truth and His way to help you stand strong against the battles of this life in which we all find ourselves.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email eaglesnestfoundation2007@gmail.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Because of the Brave

Lord, our hearts break that war exists and that so many have had to give their lives for our freedom. Our hearts break for the sorrow which then permeates the lives of the families of these heroes and the lives of all who have loved them. Such a high price Lord.....such a hard place this world often is. We are thankful for each of these men and women who sacrificed their very selves for our freedom. We have no way to pay them back for what they have done and so we pray for their families and look for ways to bless them. We also pray that even knowing that in this world there will always be war (for this is earth, not heaven), that You would show us ways to work toward whatever measure of peace is possible. Lord, there is so much sorrow in this world. We look for Your way to support each other more through the grief which will be there in this life and wait for the day in joyful hope when You will take us home and wipe every tear away. What a grand reunion it will be! In the meantime, Lord, bless our troops. Lord, bless every Gold Star family and every brother and sister in arms who grieves. Dispatch angels to hold them close and lead them forward, come as Healer day by day with balm for their hearts and never let them go (according to Your promises). And by Your grace and sovereign power, help us all remember and never forget each of those who have given so much. In Jesus' name Amen
Lord, our hearts break that war exists and that so many have had to give their lives for our freedom. Our hearts break for the sorrow which then permeates the lives of the families of these heroes and the lives of all who have loved them. Such a high price Lord…..such a hard place this world often is. We are thankful for each of these men and women who sacrificed their very selves for our freedom. We have no way to pay them back for what they have done and so we pray for their families and look for ways to bless them. We also pray that even knowing that in this world there will always be war (for this is earth, not heaven), that You would show us ways to work toward whatever measure of peace is possible. Lord, there is so much sorrow in this world. We look for Your way to support each other more through the grief which will be there in this life and wait for the day in joyful hope when You will take us home and wipe every tear away. What a grand reunion it will be! In the meantime, Lord, bless our troops. Lord, bless every Gold Star family and every brother and sister in arms who grieves. Dispatch angels to hold them close and lead them forward, come as Healer day by day with balm for their hearts and never let them go (according to Your promises). And by Your grace and sovereign power, help us all remember and never forget each of those who have given so much. In Jesus’ name Amen

Memorial Day’s primary purpose is not picnics and camping.  it is not the beginning of summer.  It is a day to remember the price of freedom and that because of those who have paid the price we can enjoy peace. So celebrate the peace in which we live because of the price they have paid with gratefulness, reflection, awestruck appreciation and prayer.   Jesus said, “GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.” (John 15:13) That is what these men and women have done for all of us.  God, help us remember the fallen.  God, bless their families and those who loved these heroes. ~ Elizabeth

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2009

Written on Memorial Day, May 25, 2009 in honor of all who serve and have served, especially those who have given all and those who love them.

The sun rises on a new dawn

Which some will never see

Where we who live, live in freedom

Because of those who served

So we are free

All gave much, some gave more

And some gave all

Today we remember, will never forget

We are land of the free because of the brave.

 

Their blood spilled out in Flanders

Soaked the shores of Normandy

One by one they gave their lives

Not for themselves, but you and me

On countless islands in the Pacific

Pusan, Inchon and jungles of ‘Nam

All gave much, some gave more

And some gave all

Today we remember, will never forget

We are land of the free because of the brave.

 

For children playing baseball games

For lovers picnicking at the beach

For shoppers at the malls

For protestors lining the streets

For Buddhists, Hindus, Islamic, atheists, Christians, Jews and more

All gave much, some gave more

And some gave all

Today we remember, will never forget

We are land of the free because of the brave.

 

For Afghan women who go to school

Iraqis who now vote

They gave their lives in Fallujah,

Haditha, Baghdad, on the roads

In the mountains of Afghanistan and on nameless desert sands

May God be with their families

May He bless them every day

And may we never forget the Star Spangled Banner yet waves

O’er the land of the free because of the brave.

                                                                                                               

PLEASE WATCH “YOU CARRY ME”.  This was posted to honor and remember ALL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI45j-eR2Wc&feature=channel&list=UL   Please take the time to post a comment of thanksgiving, gratitude and remembrance.  May our thanksgiving to those who served and their families become habit!

Land of the free only because of the braveLand of the free only because of the brave

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NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com

 

For Such a Time As This

Until the sun sets on this life and You usher us into the next we are Yours to do with as You will as You did with Your Son Jesus, for You Yourself have put us here for such a time as this… for Your glory. We bow to You. In Jesus name, Amen

a poem by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

For such a time as this, our Lord put you in this world

To be where He needs you to be, to have the effect He desires you to have

For such a time as this, He revealed Himself to you

That your joy might be complete and His will fulfilled

For such a time as this, yes, for such a time as this

 

For such a time as this, His Spirit is in our midst

So that when we seek His face, He is found and His Light shines through us.

For such a time as this, as the moon reflects the sun

He works through us to show His way, not by our power, but by His

When we make the choice to submit and obey, for such a time as this

 

For such a time as this, He uses our lives to produce the food

Real fruit of His Spirit which is clearly seen and sweet to eat to nurture His harvest yet to come

For such a time as this, we become like Sonflowers as we adore the Son

And within our center He produces a harvest to feed those dying without Him

That before their generation passes away they might know Him & find life, indeed for such a time as this

 

For such a time as this, we are His harvest to feed the next ones

Through lives which are no longer ours, but His, the love of God reigns and rules

For such a time as this, His Spirit will lead us every step, and the enemy will be conquered (what was meant for evil used by Him for good)

By Him hope will return, joy and peace will flow like a river, and lives will be redeemed

For such a time as this, for such a time as this

 

Every generation passes away, like a wildflower – just a breath and we are gone.

Therefore the time is now, this moment counts; regardless of where we are He has good purpose,

To be His light where all seems dark, to bring a hint of His fragrance standing as a testimony for His truth, not by our might but by His Spirit

The world needs to know we are not destined for death and despair here but hope, purpose & life in Him

For eternity, yes, but also for such a time as this.

 

For now we are destined to be, for now we are destined to serve

For now He desires to use us for good though we are far from perfect

Because He loves us from here to eternity and does not treat us as our sins deserve

For now He turns darkness to light before us, lighting His way that we might lead those behind

By His Spirit for His glory for His kingdom come and His will to be done for such a time as this, for such a time as this.

 

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She has just released her 5th full-length worship CD of original songs called GOD SEEKER, to give word and melody to our desire for Jesus to be Savior and Lord and to declare ourselves God seekers as compared to the gold-seeker mentality which predominates society (searching for life’s answers anywhere else besides in the Lord God.)

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music with audio clips are available at  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro on itunes and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Fulgaro/14919192923?ref=ts&fref=ts where Elizabeth also posts worshipful prayers and teaches how to turn worry into worship  for more of God’s power in our everyday lives.

Fulgaro is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

Through Eagles Nest Foundation which Elizabeth founded in 2007 she provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  Email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   for more information.

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!