Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The Good Lord is up to something big and He's shown me that we need to reach people through our testimonies. I'm excited to see what happens. There is so much to share that right now I don't know where to begin.
I do pray that this finds everyone doing well and your faith is growing stronger. Faith is what pulls us through and keeps us strong. One thing I do want to share right now is finally waking up and realizing that God IS the one in total control. Trust. Faith. He frees one of so much frustration, anger, wandering, feeling lost and lifts that darkness. It helps one deal with the trials and tribulations that we do all go through from time to time. Those things makes us stronger and teaches us. It draws us closer to Him.
Turn everything over to the Lord. Rid oneself of self. Let Him lead and guide you. When you can totally and fully realize that you can't do it alone, that when we try to do it our way, we make a mess of things, that is when doors and windows start opening up. So Let Go and Let God! You'll be glad you did.
I've been away on a roller coaster ride, but thanking the Lord for His love, mercy, and grace as that walk was taken. It's brought understanding and strength and took away so much darkness that liked to attack often. Let's just say, my soul has been awakened. That time has been a process of molding and pruning. So thankful for it as it's brought about a new beginning, a new life, a new walk. Excited and He continues to prune and mold.
I will leave you with this:
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8 NKJV
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thought for the Day: “God created the oak tree, which grows tall, straight, and strong. He also created the palm, which bends and sways in the changing winds. We need to learn to adopt the traits of both so we can be strong yet flexible – so we can weather the storms of life yet not break when life’s winds blow too hard.” Have an awesome day today everyone! –Elmer Laydon
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed with all I really need to take care of; well what I feel I need to take care of anyhow. I know there is no need to feel that way, but sometimes we focus on the somewhat trivial things. So yesterday while talking with hubs about how I have so much jumbled, mumbled mess going through my head, I decided to pray about it. I asked the Lord to please provide time to "get caught up on those things I've been behind on."
Well He gave me time alright, but not the kind I was hoping for. I was blessed with my daughter informing me I did not need to pick up any kids today, as unfortunately two of them are home sick. :( So that took away a big portion of running today. But, I also missed another group session, which the topic is so good and important. Plus, I've been going to get groceries for a week now, and still have not made it; and still wont.
My cold seemed to be getting better until yesterday, which was more of just a nagging irritating cough. This morning I woke up to chest and sinus congestion. Growl! I haven't done anything, as I'm very week, tired, just out right exhausted. I try to get up and do something & I feel like I'm going to drop.
When I finally took a shower--and as many of you know, this is where I receive a lot of insight, is in the bathroom--I realized; okay, it was revealed to me, that I prayed a general prayer. But, then again, was it? For I realized then and there, that I was weakened in order to spend time in the Word, which I've for some ridiculous reason have not done yet. He had another plan for me.
I asked for time to get caught up!
He gave it to me. Instead of working on the house, I'm to be spending time in HIS Word. Am I disappointed? NO! Not by any means. As HE comes first anyhow. So my day was partially wasted trying to recoup; but in the end, it will not have been wasted, as I'm going to do as HE had planned for me.
The lesson here is to always when praying, be specific. If you pray for something in general, chances are, He will take you in a different direction, not always in a good one like He did with me. Pray specifically. A more appropriate prayer would have been: "Lord, you know my struggles. You know I have a hard time being organized and finding time to do what I feel I need to be doing. My house needs a thorough cleaning, I have a garage sale to prepare for, I have a room that is full from all the moves, a garage that needs reorganizing and cleaned out. Please provide adequate time for me to accomplish these tasks when you deem right."
See the difference. It covered the areas that is driving me nuts. Time is not very ample for me by any means. But it's all good. He is always faithful. He always listens. It's just that His plans for us may not be the same things we want. Some of you may say, "Well He already knows our needs and wants, so why would you have to be specific?" Because He wants a relationship with us. Because He wants us to take it to Him. He wants us to talk to Him like you would your parents, siblings, best friends etc. Tell Him what is exactly on your heart/mind. He listens, He answers--not always in the manner we ask for--but He knows what is best for us. He's faithful, loving, kind, and wants what is best for us. Trust Him, ask specifically, and believe He will answer. If you doubt Him, then don't expect your requests to be answered. BELIEVE! TRUST!