Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is my Thankful Thursday, and my Thanks to my God.
First and foremost I am THANKFUL that God EXISTS!!
With my heart filled with gratitude, I thank You, my God.
I am Thankful for all my Bloggy friends, I am so grateful for all that are in my life. The Blog friendships I have met, Lord the ones that share there journeys to you, and to me, I am Thankful for.
In sharing, I find that my happiness expanded and my sorrow lightened, for this blessing, I am truly grateful.
I rejoice God that Your Son, Jesus, has called each of us from the position of servants to the honor of being His friend. We know this is not a religion, that this is a relationship with you God. And that you Love us unconditionally.
I am thankful for each new challenge, because it will build my strength and character. I am thankful for all my mistakes, they teach me valuable lessons.
I am thankful when I get tired and weary, because it means he has made a difference in me. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. But I am more Thankful for my set backs because these just bring me closer to my Lord, I am most Thankful for.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your health instead of your wealth; Count on God instead of yourself.
I would like to wish all of my Friends here a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Autumn leaves are falling,
Pretty colors everywhere.
Thanksgiving day is almost here,
Another day that we may share.
The things we take for granted
Are blessings from above.
The needs He has provided,
Were given to us in love.
Let's give thanks for what we have,
Bow our heads and together pray.
As we join our friends and family,
On this Thanksgiving Day.
I Love You All!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Well my husband did it, he was on the radio, sending out a special message to everyone and anyone that was listening. Saturday at 4:00pm he got the phone call asking him to come and preach on the radio. I was taking a nap and he came and woke me up with his news, so of course I felt his excitement and had to get up.
After I had some ice tea and woke up, YEP that song came to mind, "On the Radio whoooaa, On the Radio" some of you may know that song. He laughed at me!
Of course neither of us could sleep Saturday night and we were up early Sunday morning, Brad worked on his message all night Saturday, talking with the Lord, till he got it all together. It was a hour and 1/2 drive we had to be there by 9:00am.
Brad's friend wanted to go, he was excited and was at our house at 7am.
This was all arranged by God!
It was AWESOME, what a wonderful experience! People were touched by his message, It was on "Unconditional Love" He had callers calling in loving his message and saying they could feel the anointing through the Radio.
It touched one man so much (he was a pastor) that when it was over he went into his room and cried for 30 minutes they said.
The other guy you see here his name is Sammy he translated everything to Spanish, even he was feeling the Anointing because he stopped several times, and one time he was actually crying. What a wonderful man of God Sammy is.
After we left there we went had some breakfast and off we went to another church where the anointing was so strong and the praying went till 4:30pm.... Whewwww Praise God.
It was a God filled, God Filling, Awesome Day! And we give God allllll the Glory and Praise. AMEN!! This is just the beginning of many Blessed opportunities coming our way.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I would love to tell you the story of how I really felt the Lord in my life. When You know, that you know, that you know!! Before Brad and I got married, I took on a second job I had bills to the ceiling from 2 major surgery's, and I really felt as though I was drowning in them. I have worked very hard to build and establish myself, and I didn't want to ruin my credit. So I found this job and it started out kinda part time and ended up full time, the money was fantastic, better than my day job, but my day job had better everything else. So finally I had some extra money after paying on my bills and I had not bought anything for myself in a while. I asked Brad and his son if they wanted to run to Walmart, but they were interested in a movie they were watching, so I said I would be back. I bought the necessities I needed. I was a good girl!! haha
I was heading home and approached a traffic light, have you ever pulled up to a light that would normally be 2 to 3 minutes and it ended up being at least 5-feeling like 10 minutes? Well I was at that light.
There came up to the light was a man, the sun beaming in my face, he was in a wheelchair, alittle old man and he had a little tiny dog in his lap sitting so proudly in his owners lap. Now he wheeled his way across the street, I kept praying that the light would not change so that he could get across. "Yes" I said to myself.
he made it! As I continued to watch him I noticed he had what it looked like a fishing pole attached to his chair, one of those ones you can pull apart. well he was rolling through all these rocks, struggling at times, using the object to pick up cans, everytime he got a can the dog would bark and jump around on his lap. ******Please note that light is still RED****** Why?????? HMMMM And then the light turned green ---- the guy behind me honked. As I drove off the Lord started speaking to me, go back talk to him, You have money to give him, go back, he needs you, he needs your help, give him money, I placed him in front of you go back,go back,go back. I kept driving, and his voice got louder and louder, and all of a sudden my vehicle went off the road this huge dust cloud was all around my vehicle, I said ok Lord, I'll go back. I went back and there he was, I pulled up close to him and said hi, he mumbled hi, I said your doggie is cute. He thanked me! I said I have something for you, I reached in my purse and every dollar I had there must of been 50 to 75 dollars I handed to the man, he looked up at me and told me NO, he doesn't need money, I said yes please you are picking up cans I know you need this, he said no I have money, I said "God says you need this". He stopped what he was doing and Thanked me, held his hand out and excepted it. When he reached out I looked at his hands, they were so full of arthritis he was sooooo dirty, clothes looked like they were older than him, the doggie looked like he had not eaten in along time too, and it needed a serious bath. But it gave me kisses and it was sweet. I asked him if he lived around in the area, and he said down the street.
He again looked up at me and said "God said give me the money" I said Yes sir. He said Thank you again, I told him God Bless. As I drove away, God said Well Done.
Trust me I cried all the way home, I walked in and Brad and Nick looked at me wanting to know what was wrong, They didn't know if something happened to me or what. So I told them and as I was telling them I could not stop crying, Brad was so excited this happened to me. He told me the Lord is working on your Heart. I cried for a couple of weeks. Do you know that I make it appoint to go by that corner as often as I can.
I pray for this man everyday!
I can tell you today that I KNOW,THAT I KNOW,THAT I KNOW when I hear from my Lord!
I was so humbled that day, I learned patience that day, I learned obedience, I learned to trust in my Lord, I learned so much. My Lord is REAL! After that I have been on Fire for the Lord, wanting to spread the Gospel, Share is word!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
God Bless our troops and all who serve or served!
Lord we ask you to bless the members of our armed forces.
Give them courage, hope and strength.
May they ever experience your firm support, gentle love and compassionate healing.
Lord be their power and protector, leading them from darkness to light.
Lord, guard and guide the men who fly, And those who on the ocean ply
Be with our troops upon the land, And all who for their country stand
Be with these men day and night, I pray you will guide them through there flight.
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands, Protect them Lord as they have protected us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Lord, hear us when we pray, For those we love so far away.
2 Timothy 1:6-7
I say to you, Let that grace of God which is in you, given to you by my hands, have living power.
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.
Guide them Lord, that they may return home in safely.
To you Lord, We give you all the Glory, Honor and Praise!!
May God Bless America
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Yes I got go to the Joyce Meyers conference. It was absolutely wonderful!!
Darlene from Hillsong were the worship singers, and the anointing was soooo strong.
They started singing "Potters Hand" I could feel the Holy spirit moving. Tears were flowing down my cheeks, my friends, and everyone I could see. These next few pictures are my new friends that I met, as soon as I sat down. What beautiful people you meet at these conferences.
I have to tell you though, first Joyce spoke for a moment and then she paused, and when she paused I couldn't help myself everything seemed so quiet and I yelled out to her "I LOVE YOU JOYCE" She looked right at me and told me she loves me too!
She has gave me so many messages, and I have learned so much from her teachings, I just had to tell her. And the entire place started appaulding.
Through her teachings she just tells you like it is. Either you will receive or not, it's your choice!
Because I had to work I could not attend all the conferences, but trust me when I tell you how BLESSED I feel to have been able to go to one.
Hope you are having a blessed weekend too!
Monday, November 3, 2008
I want to tell you about something that happened to me in Wal-mart. I had to go to Wal-Mart to take back a braclet I had bought my Beautiful Mom for her birthday, the crazy thing just fell apart on her. So when we got there we looked around a-bit, and when we finally decided, we needed some help, we started looking around for sales associate.
Well I noticed there was a man standing there in line by the register, so my mom stood behind him. I went around the cases and this lady working there just was ignoring everyone, and unloading watches.
I walked up to her and asked "if she could please help us," she said, "I will be with you in a minute!" Yes I got the dirty look and attitude of why are you bothering me.
Whyyyy be Ugly--right!
Well she finally came around towards the register, knowing there is a man standing there, she looks over his shoulder and says to me, "Can I help you" (same attitude). I told her the man was first, she said "Thats ok, can I help you!" Well Look you know I cannot stand when someone treats a elder wrong, this makes me soooo mad, and I can forget that I am a Christian reallll quick!
You know what if she was treating my MOM this way!!!!!! right!!
BUT LISTEN,,,,, WHAT IF THIS WAS MEEEEEEEEE AND I AM THIS MAN AT THIS AGE,
WOULD IT BE FAIR FOR HER TO IGNORE ME, heck NOOOOOOOOO!! And I pray there are more of Me'sssss out there. I looked at her and I said very calm, very polite this man is before me and he needs help, she sucked her teeth and stood there, I looked at this man and said what do you need help with honey, Well guess what he was deaf, this poor old man is deaf, he needed a new watch band for his watch and didn't know how to pick one out..
I looked up at this lady and said he needs a watch band, this poor sweet man
needs a watch band, and the tears started pouring from my eyes, Not only could I see this poor man, but I seen my Mom standing there, I then I saw my self standing there.
I helped this man pick out a watch band, my mom wrapped her arm around my arm, and when I looked at this lady with tears flowing down my cheeks, she then changed her tune, and I said please help me put this on for him, and I will help pay this for him as well. She immediately got the tools out and fixed it. We went through about 5 or 6 bands till we found the perfect one, the one he was picking out was like $3.00but when all was said and done, we got him one for $14.00. Even my Mom got so involved she wanted to pay for it. The Man had this look about him, he looked like he had a heart of gold, so kind, never hurt anybody. He was so excited, he smiled this beautiful smile at me, he Loved the band, he seemed so excited to have his watch on again.
You know I bet this woman is a Christian, I bet she Loves Jesus Christ.
But why not the same Love for this man. Let me ask you a question, would you step in and help a elder, do you pay enough attention to them that they are not forgotten?
I have a passion for older folks, I really do. But mostly I see these elders and I see myself, I SEE MYSELF! I know when I am even driving down the road and I see a elderly person that is going alittle to slow, I can't help but to give them a break.
We are all in a big hurry, sometimes it's good to stop and smell the roses.
But mostly take time look around, share the Love. He shares with us!
After the man put the watch on he was so excited, He thanked me and thanked me.
I looked down to get the reciept out of my purse, and was going to invite the
man to have a hamburger with us and he was gone. I ran through to the exits
looked around and he was gone! I went back to the counter and the lady said
"Thank You & I'm Sorry" I shrugged it off and said I am so glad "WE" were able
to help him.
I Thanked the Lord for the opportunity to be the one standing there, not
only to help this man, but maybe to put some Love in this lady's heart as well.
I looked at her and said God Bless. Can you see YOU????????? Are you the man,
are you the lady, or are you me for the day?
I have another story to share with you, next time, this one really got me
so fired up with Lord!! Be a Blessing Today, Tomorrow, Forever!!