Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sing Your Praises!

Yesterday I shared two things on FB that I would like to share with you all as well. First:
From Charles Stanley's: Life Principles Bible (NKJV) He stated: "God rarely empties our lives of trouble and conflict. If He did, our dependence on Him would fade. He allows enough difficulty to keep us turned toward Him." A segment from Life Principle #2: Obey God and Leave all the Consequences to Him.

All too often we get caught up in the frustrations of daily life on earth, due to the ways of the world and being of the flesh. As like myself, I've been frustrated, hurting physically and mentally. Mentally over watching several family members and friends going through some really tough and painful times. Instead of taking it to the Lord and leaving it in His hands, I moaned, groaned, whined, complained and felt worse as the days went on until I came to this and what a dear sweet friend and Sister in Christ (Heather) shared with me. Thank you Heather, you are an awesome amazing woman of the Lord. You have no idea how much you helped me. Through the Grace of God!

Last night our Pastors son gave the message and talked about worship and how important it is to sing out no matter the kind of voice we have to the Lord on a daily basis. For it is true what he stated that when we sing out our praises to Him, we are filled with joy and peace. Amen! He challenged us all to daily sing our praises to Him. I do that already, but am going to really sing out and not worry about how I sound. :) I don't have a singing voice, but I know the Lord thinks differently. He deserves our praises. And so, I am going to leave you with this video with words asking Him to give us clean hands and pure hearts.

Give Us Clean Hands by Christ Tomlin. Be blessed abundantly!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Give All Myself to You!

Wanted to share one of my favorites by Leeland featuring Brandon Heath, with you all for those that may not have heard it or like it as well. Good words. Leeland is such a talented young man truly filled with the Holy Spirit! May young people be drawn to the Lord through his music. He is an inspiration for all ages. Enjoy!

Have a beautiful, blessed weekend!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Through the Grace of God!

As you all know, I've been back and forth, write then leave for a while. I've been a part time Christian for way too long. I'm trying to fight it. So please bear with me. Don't get me wrong, I've never stopped believing or loving our Father, just...I don't know. I'm tired of struggling and praying. I've got to stay focused and stay strong in the Lord. I do know that the struggles leads to great testimonies, so perhaps this is happening to strengthen me and share the testimonies.

Today for the first time in ages; I drove around our neighborhood--since I can't walk it any more--and prayed over the homes, asking for peace and the grace of God be over each and ever family. I do know of one with abuse going on, but unable to prove it, so I'm praying. Such a joy and peace came over me while out and about. I prayed heaven down to earth. Come Lord Jesus Come! I prayed for an anointing that all may come to know Him and feel His great presence and love.

When I got home, I sat in the van and prayed over our house and asked for an anointing over it; for the enemy has some control. I ended my prayers, closed my eyes and saw Jesus up there on the cross. That's when I heard, "Don't forget your Saviours great sacrifice. Let not His sacrifice for you be in vain." That's when I knew, take control, be led by Him only. I knew then that I must become organized and do as much in the Lord as I possibly can. Get back to reading the Bible! Stop being a sluggard!

Proverbs 6:6-11
6 Go the the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep--
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man. (NKJV)

Yes, I've been sleeping, unaware, slipping, not doing what I've been led to do, shutting out friends and family. Why does this happen? Because we fall into a rut, into a slumber of the brain, ignorant of what's to come. Yes, eyes be opened, heart be filled, run to Him and be lifted high!

NOTE: Off the subject in a sense, but part of my getting back on track. I've come across a book that is exciting and has given me new hope and strength. I'm 100 lbs. over weight. I've been disgusted with myself for a long time. No matter what I do, I keep it on. The book is titled: "Devotions for Dieters" by Dan R. Dick. Hopefully you too can get the book and we can follow this together. I'd like to do a daily segment on this in my health site and on here. Let me know if you are interested. If you can't get the book, let me know and I'll try to get it for you. It depends on how many requests I get. The ISBN # to help you find it at a book store is: 1-59789-073-1 I'd love for you to join me in this adventure, we can be supporters to one another to shed those many or few unwanted pounds.

Definition for sluggard according to Websters Pocket Dictionary: A lazy person.

Love and blessings to all!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Be Eternally Grateful

Psalm 100 NIV

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise His name.
5 For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.

We should be in constant worship with Him. How often do you call the one who saved us? Is it only to make 911 calls to Him; or do you call on Him to give Him thanks and glory as well? Remember, our Father wants us to come to Him at all times; not just when we are in trouble. He wants us to be in constant conversation with Him; in the Word learning His commands and obeying.

A man very strong in the Lord once told my husband to say, "Good morning Father God, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit" when you wake up and pray. Before you even get out of bed. Greet Him first thing in the morning. Make Him the first thoughts of the day.

This morning I woke up extra early which lately is strange for me. It is nice though, as I've been asking for help in changing my ways. I praise God for the change. What was amazing was the fact that I was singing a song in my mind and when hubs alarm went off, the song I was singing was on the radio! "I will rise when He calls my name; no more sorrow; now more pain. I will rise on eagles wings; before my God; fall on my knees..." That's when I knew, get up! I knew to pick up the Bible first thing this morning; reflect on our Pastors message this past weekend which has been constantly on my mind, and read. Behold, I was led to Psalm 100 after reading some of the Scriptures our Pastor had used in his message to us.

I love being in the presence of the Lord. We have been blessed and prayers being answered abundantly. Praise God! All the glory is His and His alone.

Often times we think He's not listening and not answering our prayers. He is, just not always in the way we would like them answered; for He knows what is best for us. Give Him your full trust and faith, give Him of yourself whole heartedly and be amazed and blessed.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I just read an inspiring story written at Back to the Bible by Elizabeth Elliot. It really makes one take a step back and look at life and how we interpret it. Things may seem bleek and dreary, but is it really? You can go here to read the story:

Due to copy righted material, I was not able to post the actual story on here. The story is titled: In a Hospital Waiting Room. Be lifted!!!

New Blog

I came across a great blog through a comment left by one of the editors of TheWISDOMWALL; Jason. Thank you Jason for introducing me to your great site! It is a blog of inspirational quotes and writings. I promise you won't be dissapointed. Go check them out at: Enjoy.