Tuesday, December 29, 2009

~~Happy New Year!!~~

The New Year is a great time for a fresh start, isn’t it. So we make a resolution, maybe a whole list of them. One of the reasons for making New Year’s resolutions may be to deal with last year’s mistakes. But, as we know all too well, New Year’s resolutions are so hard to keep because old habits are so hard to break!
The reason old habits are so hard to break is because so often we deal with the symptoms rather than the root of our problems.

And the root of problems is sin in our lives, it is disobedience toward the God who created us and gave us life to honor Him. Until we deal with our relationship with God, our lives will not have the richness God intended for us to experience.

Suggestion for a New Year’s resolution, Is to get to know Jesus better through His Word, the Bible, and His people. And may you have a Happy New Year in Jesus!

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

Happy New Year to you all, may the Lord Bless you all, I ask that he pour his blood over the top of your heads to the bottom of your feet and protect you in this New Year coming! May you ALL have a prosperous New Year!Missed you very much!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We Chatted, I Sent Him Yourway

I had a unexpected visitor last night, he sat down with me and we chatted for a while, we talked about things thats been going on in my life. I know he saw the stress in my face and seen the tears in my eyes. He listened to me, He told me
He loves ME! He knows I was having a bad day. He then, reassured me not to worry,
everything would work out for me and be just fine. He asked me if I knew anyone else that could use a visit from Him, and I said yes Lord, I have some friends, You know who you are, and I gave him your name.

I too said a prayer for YOU, may you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with optimism and courage. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there even when YOU feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace. And may
a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile, be yours every day of your life,
And may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending. Teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world. May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place
Immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you may feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgements of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.Blessings to you all, "My Friends"!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Admire, Honor, Worship, PRAISE

I went to a baby shower over the weekend and a teenage beautiful christian girl asked me, What is Praise? I thought I knew the answer, and I came up with the usual, honor, giving thanks, glorify, Praising my father. So when I got home I had to take a moment and research to see what else I could of added. Praise means to admire, commend, extol, honor, worship, and give glory to a superior being, our Creator, God.
To commend; applaud – Isaiah 40:9
Giving thanks – Psalm 100

Then I thought what is the purpose of Praise?
We were pre-wired that way by the Creator, God. He created and made these things for His good pleasure. In return we praise Him.

List of created being in praise – Psalm 148
Everything on earth praise – Psalm 150
The dead cannot praise the Lord, but you can - Isaiah 38:18, Psalms 115:17

Why Praise the Lord?
We are created and commanded to worship God. It helps with our relationship with Him. As we do so, we receive power to overcome life’s situations.
Are commanded – Psalm 150:1
All are created to bring forth praise to God – Psalms 115:17, Jeremiah 13:11, Isaiah 43:21, 1 Peter 2:9

We are to praise the Lord all the time. Praise should be coming out of your mouth every day, and in many expressions – singing, dancing, and lifting of hands. It is due to God daily at all times – 24 hours!
Sacrifice of praise, continually - Hebrews 13:15
Contentment of your soul – Psalm 32:7
In the midst of a battle – 2 Chronicles 20, I Thessalonians 5:18, Jonah 2:7-10
Not dependent upon feelings – Psalm 34:1, Psalm 9:1, Psalm 86:12

God is Worthy to Be Praised! It’s A Sacrifice.

“By him ~Jesus~ therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” – Hebrews 13:15

If you truly want to hear from God in your life, you must praise and worship Him.

If you want contentment in your life, you must praise and worship Him.

If you want to overcome your fears, you must praise and worship Him.

It’s only in our prayer, praise, and worship that we find directions for our path.

I hope this little information about praise has stirred your heart and moves you to praise anytime, anywhere, and for no good reason to everyone who come across your path.

Glory to God!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reason For The Season, Tested Faith

Our spiritual life holds many seasons. Sometimes, just like in the natural, they seem to defy normal courses of action.

Yet, there are times when the weather is just perfect, like when I first started out with my garden. I planted my garden in anticipation of better and more beautiful days. Out of seemingly no~where a rain storm moves in and all that I planted suffers death or setback for I did not look to the weather forecast for any signs of possible change.

Not knowing about what hard rains can do to my garden it got so beaten up. But to those who watch the weather and know what hard rains can do to a garden covered their plants…they hid them in the secret places, under buckets and cloth until the weather was clear. Suffering only slight damage to the external edges…with roots intact, they were able to grow and produce a harvest. A friend showed me what I had done wrong, so my harvest will be greater next time.

Because I was careless/unexperienced or refused to watch and prepare I suffered great loss to the seasonal things of my garden and missed some opportuned times…missed having certain fruit. Regardless, there are lessons to be learned and faith is tested.

There are those times regardless of whether one does or does not watch and pray where loss takes place in unexplainable ways {Like by grasshoppers}. Once again our faith is tested, for it rains on the just and the unjust, rains on both the good and the bad. "Remember I am faithful and I am not hindered by circumstance or situation. I am the God of the impossible. What is most important to Me is abiding with you. Don’t let anything persuade you to pull away out of resentment, anger or self-hate for not having overcome in any area of your life. I will satisfy every place of dryness, need or worry ~Isaiah 58:11~

The difference is not in the type of weather, but in the gardener and our
perspective, the difference is what you have planted in your garden and knowing what kind of plant you are. The difference is in knowing who you belong to in knowing, though life is seasonal, you like the veggies or trees, are rooted in the eternal. Seasons come and seasons go, yet I remain the same. I am faithful.

And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not ~Isaiah 58:11~

Lord I know life holds many seasons and with each comes a transition. I praise You knowing whatever season I find myself in You are there. Help me to be sensitive to the changes in times and seasons so I will act according to Your direction.
I will not fear lack for You are my provision. I will not fear times when the storms appear on the horizon. Remind me to watch the weather and be discerning of the upcoming changes in the physical and spiritual environment around me. No matter what changes happen I know the reality of Your ever~present love and care.
Lord even though my faith is tested, I will trust in You. Help me to plant the proper things in my garden at the proper time. Give me Your perspective so that I see the way You see. Therefore I will know what You would have me do. Thank You for the resurrection power within and without and its power to bring life to all that appears dead in my life. I know You are faithful. You are not hindered by any circumstances, for all things are possible with You.

As your faith is being tested in each season of your life, are you keeping your eyes on the One who controls the seasons or on your own ability?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Penny for your thought??

Let the first thoughts that come into your mind each day be from God's Word.

Daily Bible reading is a powerful source of spiritual strength to us Christians. Most of us eat food every day. Otherwise, our physical bodies become weak. We are not just physical beings, but spiritual as well. Jesus said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” ~Matthew 4:4~ We need daily spiritual bread also.

We should examine the Scriptures daily and receive the word with great eagerness. It should become a habit like most things we do in life. Luke refers to this as being “noble-minded” ~Acts 17:10-12~ God speaks to us as He guides us through His Word.
The apostle Peter said, “No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation” ~2Peter 1:20~ We should not approach God’s Word seeking confirmation of our own personal desires. We should study His Word to understand what He is saying to us. All of us have been mis~understood at some time in our lives. Someone took part of what we said and changed what we meant. How much worse it is if we misunderstand what God means.

Meditation is giving time in our thought life to God’s Word. When His Word is already in our minds, the Holy Spirit can bring it to our remembrance. The apostle Paul said, “Let the Word of Christ richly live in You” ~Colossians 3:16~
This means the Word should not be a stranger, but live and be at home within us.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Praise Our Lord

I was thinking today about how easy it is to praise Our Awesome God when everything is going our way or at least the way you think it should be going. When everything is going good it's really a piece of cake to give praise to GodBut, it's in the tough times when your real faith shines through. When you're having a bad day and feel like God is nowhere in site or maybe you got the news about a raise or promotion that you have really been praying real hard about lately and it turns out all bad. Maybe you, your spouse or a friend got laid off from work, or worse, lost their job all together or someone you know was diagnosed with cancer, or maybe your relationship is in turmoil. Whatever the situation, you get the idea, it's in those times when your faith is put to the test.

So what is you reaction? Do you pout around with your lip dragging the floor or do you continue to praise God as you normally do or the way you would when everything is good? During these times do you wonder if there really is a God and does He know you are having these troubles, or maybe you think that He just hasn't discovered what you are going through yet?

Well, trust me, we all go through times like this. It's completely normal for God to feel distant at times. It's not because He really is, He's always there, it's because we are all humans and humans are not perfect. I've talked with pastors who have told me that sometimes they feel like SHOUTING HALLELUJAH and sometimes they don't. Sometimes the Spirit of God moves in you at different degrees and levels. It doesn't mean that anything is wrong or that God is not there.

A lot of times when you are having tough times with your spirituality it is satan himself at work. He will try and deceive and confuse and make you doubt your very salvation. He's been at it a long time and has perfected his techniques. Be thankful that he (satan) has no power over Our Lord Jesus Christ.

While I have experienced all the things above at one time or another I have been challenged and found that it is always best, know matter how hard it may seem at the time, to Praise the Lord even more. Stay steadfast to your convictions and never waver. Don't loose your concentration on the things you cannot control, just give them to God and continue to praise Him.

We see our lives as a day to day situation, happening or event, God sees the whole picture, knows where all the pieces go and knows exactly what the out come will be. God doesn't do things in our time, He does them in His time, which is all perfect, according to His will for our lives.
So the next time you feel far away from God because things are not going the way you want them to, just hunker down(as we say when the storms/hurricanes are coming), and get back to the basics. Forget about all the doubts roaming around in your mind and look around and give thanks to God for all the wonderful things He is doing in your life whether you actually feel like it or not.

The Spirit will return to you. Never doubt it, and never give up on it. It's real and has stood the test of time. Praise God!

Test Results Are In!!!!!

I can only say, “Thank you God” All is Clear, Praiseee God!!!! for he gets all the Glory. Praise God for His healing power. ThankYou, Thankyou, Thankyou!! Rejoice,Rejoice,Rejoice!! I guess today is the most perfect day, especially being Thankful Thursday, how about that.

I am thankful for everything in my life because I know God's in control and He will not let anything happen to me that would not be for my growth or fulfillment. Through experiences that we go through, whether it be bad or good, we mature and learn. I am thankful for everything he has given me, for the air I breathe, for my body, for my home, for my Mom, for my Husband, FOR ALL OF MY BLOG BUDDIES. To those of you who visit my page, And have made me feel so good with your praises, To those who encouraged and sent up prayers, To those who helped to lighten my fears, To those who held out their hand to me, To those who helped wipe tears away.. My heartfelt thanks go out to you all.

I read another Blog today and she had on her post, this:


Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:36

Thank you ALL of you for your support and prayers, God Bless You ALL!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Help Pray With Me!!

I am going to have my 1st mammogram done tomorrow morning at 8:00am, And YES I am terrified, ohhh not of the actual test, just of the results. I have been having pain in both sides of my breasts, and under them. I have put this off for 7 years now. Silly me!! I am sure I am not the only one that has.
I know My Precious Father will be there with me, giving me the strength I need, and as the results come in he will give me the peace I need. I also had to go to the doctor 2 weeks ago, I was seeing this color wheel in my right eye, my feet swelling really bad, and I haven't been feeling well at all. My blood pressure was scary he said, so he put me on medicine with a water pill, Praise Goddddd the color wheel is gone, swelling is gone, and I have been feeling much better. He also wants me to be on cholesterol medicine alittle high too, I have heard that the cholesterol medicine will make you feel sick, yuck I don't want to be sick, so if anyone else is taking it how are you feeling and is it helping??? I am on a no fat, low sodium diet.. I have lost already 14lbs since the doctor visit. If you have any suggestions please feel free to share. I sound like a mess right now, probably I guess cause I am.... Everybody tells me I need to take a break, chill, relaxxxx, you do too much! I told the doctor that and he said DON'T listen to them keep doing what you are doing... I don't know, I just know I am not ready to go just yet, I need to be here for my Mom!
My husband too! But mostly I worry about my Mom, WE are all WE have left of our family.
I appreciate all of YOUR PRAYERS!!! Huggggggsss and Blessings to YOU!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

God's Seed Is Growing

Ready To Plant My Seeds In My Garden
I have started my garden, and Wow,,, is this the best time to talk with the Lord. The Lord really likes to talk to me when I get in these alone times. I began thinking about the seeds that I was about to plant, Natural seeds are amazing things…amazing representations of how I work in You! “It is amazing how he just chats along to me,” They, unlike Me, are so tiny, yet they are full of potential and life giving nutrients. How much more then am I in you? Ohhhh I felt my knees shaking as I was digging up dirt and flipping it over, Blisters getting bigger on my hands and the sweat just pouring off of me.
Natural seeds are full of abundance and governed by the law of multiplication. They have the power to produce and feed millions upon millions with the necessary things need to promote and build the basic building blocks of natural life.
The greatest power of the seed is its ability to produce fruit over and over and over again. Seeds bear fruit and the fruit bears more seeds…ahh…the cycle goes on and on producing and multiplying just the way it should be. Seeds in the hands of good caretakers do indeed provide the basic building blocks of life. Seeds discarded, thrown away or uncared for make way for wrong seeds…make way for weed seeds to flourish to the extent they ultimately overtake the environment. Seeds, both good and bad have potential to multiply…to overtake…to consume the surroundings they are in. Therefore, be careful what you throw away…be careful what you plan. Brad and I were at Walmart and where we parked was by there garbage area, and they were throwing away racks of seeds, so Brad and I gathered all we could hold, flowers and herbs and vegetables.

Know this, your words are seeds in their own right. What you do with your words matters. Do you rehearse and speak negative word seeds? If so, you are giving them the nutrients they need to multiply their essence of death, doubt and unbelief in your heart. In other words, speaking wrong word seeds gives the seeds all the sun, water and fertilize they need to choke out hope…choke out life. Concentrating on and speaking wrong thoughts, which should be taken captive, creates a destructive crop which yields much more than was sewn…which yields not only fruit but more seed of like kind. It is the law of the seed.

Beloved, we have established that I dwell in you and that you must abide in Me. The gift of salvation you received brining about the death of your old sin nature…your old Adam has created good soil in which to plant good seed. You are no longer an uninhabitable, wild and rebellious field. You are a field rooted and grounded in love…grounded in the soil of salvation. The time has come to recognize fully who you are now that I, the Eternal Seed, have translated you from one kingdom to another…from darkness to Light…from a habitation of bad seed to the Kingdom of good seed.
I, the Good Gardener, know the value of good seed for I am the Seed of Life given to all that they might bear fruit as they abide in Me and I abide in them. I, the Seed of Life, dwell in you with a richness that has the ability to multiply and increase as you water all I am in you with the Word. In turn your field (your soul and all its hurts, wounds and sufferings) is cleansed by the washing of the water of the Word.

Beloved, I, the One Amazing Seed, dwelling forever in you have changed your life and now the seeds of My Word will continue to do so. The Word sown in the good soil of your heart will be heard by you…grasped by you and comprehended by you until it bears fruit and yields harvests of thirty, sixty and one-hundred fold Matthew 12:23. Root yourself in Me and fruit will grow upward to enrich your own life and the lives of others. My Word is good seed…

And the remnant that has survived of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward (2 Kings 19:30) AND THERE shall come forth a Shoot out of the stock of Jesse [David's father], and a Branch out of his roots shall grow and bear fruit (Isaiah 11:1)
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth, Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade (Mark 4:30-34)
You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you (I have planted you), that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting (that it may remain, abide), so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name (as presenting all that I AM), He may give it to you (John 15:16)

Father, Thank You once again for choosing me…for choosing that I may grow and bring forth much fruit. As seeds in the natural realm are full of potential and life giving nutrients, the seeds You have placed in me have the same. You are the Great Seed…the Great I Am and You dwell in me.
Lord, as I meditate on Your Word and the watering of Your word in my garden, Your seeds of life, purpose and destiny will flourish bringing life to all those around me. I realize my words have the potential to multiply and bring forth fruit both good and bad. Help me to remember to take captive all my negative thoughts and words which have the power to multiply and bear unrighteous fruit. I praise You for the gift of salvation and the reality that You took me out of the kingdom of darkness and brought me into the Kingdom of light, so that I can bring forth good fruit. I declare that I will bear good fruit for my heart and soul is grasping a hold of the truth of God’s Word. I am rooted and grounded in the soil of salvation…in the soil of love and I grow upward.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day

Is my Mother my friend?

I would have to say, first of all she is my Mom, with a capital 'M' She is Very special to me. I love her so much, she is my Best Friend, She is someone I can talk openly with about anything.
Mother's Day is a very hard day for me, I struggle inside, my heart~aches I was never able to have my own child. I knowwwww but I can't help it I ask the question to God, "WHY~~~~~Why ME???" I would be a good mom, loving, caring, all the things my mom is and more. I also find myself questioning God, "Oh you give this person and that person a child, they abuse them, or do not raise them properly, but then is killed due to drugs, or thrown out of moving vehicle onto the interstate and only 4months old." WHY why do these things happen, WHY couldn't I have that child........ I have been a Christian long enough to know that God has other special things for me, but I would be lieing if I said I didn't think these things. But even still I am a Mama to my hubby(haha), I am a Mama to my dog, And I have a Step Son!!!! So he has blessed me, Amen!

These are the things that I truly believe Mom's are so great at
When you're a child she walks before you, "To set an example."
When you're a teenager she walks behind you, "To be there should you need her."
When you're an adult she walks beside you, "So that as two friends you can enjoy life together.."

There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps. A mother understands what a child does not say, Who run's to help me when I fall, Or kiss the BooBoo place to make it well?
This was and still is "My Mom."

Mom, I love you
For all that you do.
I'll kiss you and hug you
'Cause you love me, too.

You filled my days with rainbow lights,
Fairytales and sweet dream nights,
A kiss to wipe away my tears,
Chocolate chip cookies to ease my fears.
You gave the gift of life to me
And then in love, you set me free.
I thank you for your tender care,
For deep warm hugs and being there.
I hope that when you think of me
A part of you, "You'll always see."
If life were without water, where would we be? If life were without mothers,
There would be no you or me.

We all need to take hold, of how precious life really is,
and not take for granted the gift of love and the ability to give.
Thank you to God for creating us all, for giving us our Mothers.

"Happy Mother's Day" means more than have a happy day. Within those words lies lots of things, we never get to say. It means I love you first of all, then thanks for all you do. It means you mean a lot to me, And that I honor you.

I Love You "Mom" Happy Mothers Day!

And to ALLLLLLL of my friends here in Bloggy World "Happy Mothers Day"
Love Always,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

O taste and see the Lord is good

Christian Graphic - He Saves

Lord I am so greatful that you exist, my heart, like Yours, is faint with love. No one can ever speak to me like You do. Your words melt all my my fears. I taste Your Word. I eat Your Word and know You are good. I hear sweet whispers in my ears as You drip them over my life. Your word softens my heart and I give You praise. There is none like You!
I Praise your Holy Name!!
I am so excited about the many surprises come showered down in gifts of love from You to me. My heart falls at Your feet in adoration, adoration for the One who is never disappointed in me, the One who always encourages me. When Your correction comes it is so enveloped in a honey like love I never dismay or feel chastised. I am softened in Your presence today. I breathe deeply of the atmosphere of heaven for You are near, always near. Yes, You are here. I will not turn You away.
I Love YOU Lord

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Play We Saw

Story Of Jesus, This is the most Awesome Play I have ever seen! If you are ever in Florida you must see this. I have lived here all my life and I never knew about this one particular play. I have seen Jesus plays, Lets say they were good, BUT this one unbelievable!
There were 200 people and 150 animals playing the parts. I cannot wait to see this again. I would put the picture of the web site but it is locked, if you would like to check out the web site it is www.storyofjesus.com There was a group of 30 that went and it was just awesome!! I was amazed truly amazed at the way the animals acted, amazed of the scenery, I was amazed at the floating angels.
I loved the chariots they had, they made the set like the city, people and animals walking on the dirt streets. It was exciting from beginning to end. The people are all volunteers, come as far as Georgia, they even invited us to come and volunteer as well.
They really went all out and made it seem as though we were there and it was really happening, When it came down towards the end, and Jesus was being whipped with cane poles and leather whips, I felt every hit, the tears just flowed down my face, it was very emotional.
Brad and I talked about the play the whole way home, things that I seen that he didn't and things he saw that I didn't, there was alot going on. What made us laugh and what made our hearts ache. Like I said these are just a few of the awesome photos, if you would like to see more go to there website.
They kept quoting scriptures, and Brad and I kept repeating them or saying them before they could finish :)

Don't forget to go check out the site you will be glad you did. I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed weekend like we did
We really enjoyed this and I know if you have a chance to see this you will too.
Have a Blessed and Beautiful Day everyone