My alarm went off this morning and I thought I was imagining the smell of bacon? I went and jumped in the shower, got dressed and woke the little guy up. He jumps up with a sweet "Happy Mother's Day Mom" and gives me the sweetest card. So, I proceed to through the dining room and the table is set up so nice?? Then I head to the kitchen towards the yummy smells and there is my eldest son, who has been up for a couple of hours fixing me this amazing breakfast!!
My husband brings me some roses in a vase from our rose bushes and we all sit down together and enjoy a wonderful breakfast. The only thing missing was my beautiful daughter and my grandbabies but maybe next year!!
We all head to church and the service is just amazing. God is so good. Sitting between my two sons and praising the Lord for all he has given to me. His many blessings and his promises. This day has been amazing and I realize how blessed my life is, especially since I have given it back to the Lord!!
For all you Godly mothers out there, have a blessed Day and remember the most important thing you can do as a Mother, for your children, is teach them about the Lord!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I cried tears of sorrow, tears of joy, tears of His amazing Grace, throughout Brother Ward's testimony. Please watch this and I know it will be a blessing to you, as it was to me.
Friday, May 3, 2013
It has been awhile since I have posted anything new. I have no excuses, except I have allowed my life to stay too busy with the cares of the world and just this morning realized that I needed to just be still and take a moment to reflect.
"As for me" was the message a visiting Evangelist preached on this Wednesday night. Of course it comes from Joshua 24. But, nonetheless it got me thinking. I know that some people have their New Years Resolutions (that most do not stick to longer than a couple of months). This is not what this is, these are more like promises to God and to myself.
As for me....
I will thank God everyday for all of the blessings he has given to me.
I will go to Him daily in prayer, not as a ritual but because I love Him and I love His Word.
I will pray with my little boy daily and teach him the way of the Lord and to love God with all his heart and soul.
I will not allow Satan to have power over my mind and think bad thoughts about anyone. I will continue to have compassion and love in my heart for those who despise me or who say bad things about me.
I will ask God daily to draw me closer to Him and to re-fill me with his spirit until I am whole.
I will think about every word that I am about to speak and every word I am about to type to ask myself if it would be pleasing to my Lord.
I will continue to make mistakes because I am in this mortal body but I will repent immediately when I believe I have disappointed my Lord or someone else.
I will go to the House of the Lord whenever the doors are open and I am physically able. I will go in with a pure heart and enter the doors seeking to hear from Him.
I will continue to cherish all of my brothers and sisters in Christ and pray that they all continue to get closer and closer to God.
I will be the best wife and mother that I can be with the Lord's guidance. I will cherish my husband and be a good example for my children and grandchildren.
I will ask God to help me be mindful of others and be a good friend and a thoughtful person. I will ask God to help me be patient and understanding with others.
I will pray that the Lord will always keep me humble and never allow me to think I am better than others. I will pray that I will always have a good heart no matter what others say or do.
As for me and my House, we shall serve the Lord.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Why do some people make it such a chore to serve the Lord Jesus Christ? Have you ever asked yourself that question. It seems as though some want to make it so technical, so difficult to achieve that perfection when it is quite simple.
Jesus actually did all the hard work for us, so to speak. He suffered and died on the cross for us so that we would have a chance at Eternity. He has already done this, so all we have to do is believe it. You say, how could it be that simple, to just believe it?
Because it is. You find a quiet place to pray and you just simply ask God to help you. You truly repent (and by that I mean believing in your heart you are truly sorry) for all you have done. Then you keep praying until he gives you the Revelation by filling you with His Holy Spirit. It is that simple. It is His promise to us, God does not break His promises.
You say, well I don't know if I can give this up, give that up, dress a certain way. Don't worry about all that outwardly stuff, once you change on the inside, it reflects on the outside. It is nothing you can will yourself to do, or go about changing yourself. You become a different person on the inside. You have a greater desire to be a certain way, dress a certain way, speak a certain way. Your desires of the world decrease and your Love for God increases.
Put all of that nonsense of arguing over this about the bible and whether or not this person was a prophet. You are always going to have that devil trying to deflect what is really important, and that is surrendering yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ. You will always have someone out there who tries to "reason" the scriptures to you and what they believe you need to do to have Eternal Life. Satan reasoned with Eve too and that is where the problems started.
So that's it, simple faith. If you want to spend eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ just come to him as a little child, believing that He will take care of all your needs. All you have to do is ask. :)
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Knowing that we do not have much longer before we are able to live with our Lord for Eternity is the one thing that keeps me going! It seems like everytime you turn around you hear such horrific stories about people harming their babies, hurting one another in unimaginable ways and the most perverse acts being accepted as normal.
My comfort is in the Lord Jesus Christ. I look forward to every single service that I have the honor of attending because it means that I get the chance to be in my Lord's house, to worship with my loving brothers and sisters and to hear His Word that he speaks through our minister.
My life is so different than it was just a few months ago and I give God all the Glory. God is first on my mind when I awake each morning and the last thing I think about before I close my eyes to sleep. Serving God is not a chore for me, not a feeling of having to give up things. It has made my life worth living. To have that inner peace within my soul to know that he is living right here inside of me.
Some people say you don't have to advertise it. I don't look at it that way, I have such joy in my heart that I want to share it with others. There was a time in my life where I tried so hard to be the perfect Christian, to fit into certain churches and certain groups. Because it was not real on the inside it was hard to keep up that pretense, and so I drifted away from that life that I could not live up to.
The wonderful and amazing thing is, God never left me though. He brought me back and this time for keeps! I don't have to try any longer. When he came into my soul I had no desires for the world or the things of the world. I don't have to be encouraged to dress a certain way, act a certain way, live a certain way. I have the desires to do all of those things and with God's help, it is just a part of who I am now.
Serving God isn't giving up things. Serving God is knowing what is important and loving yourself and those around you. It's a peace that you can never get from the world. I may have many of the same personality traits that I have always had, and probably will until the Lord comes, but I am not the same person because that old person has died out and the new creation is here!!
Anyone can have this same peace and love in their life. For God said "Whosoever will, let him come". Take him up on that offer!!
Friday, February 1, 2013
This is what I ask myself every day! My answer is always the same. I want Victory!! For those of you who are tired of me talking about the Lord, praising His name, exhalting him in every thing I write, to you I say..you need Victory!!
It amazes me when I see people who claim to Love the Lord and who claim to have the Holy Ghost walk about looking defeated all the time? This used to really frustrate me. When I have mentioned it I will usually get a few tell me that I don't understand that some people are going through trials and hard times.
Do you honestly think that I do not go through trials? Do you think that I do not have hard times? Do you really believe that since I was saved that the Devil just automatically leaves me alone now? I'm going to reveal some things to you. Maybe this will help you, that is my prayer.
As most of you know, I didn't have the best childhood. Some pretty awful things happened to me and my sisters when we were younger. I won't go into details because that is not my point. I suffer from depression and take medication for it. I keep believing that God will deliver me from that and I claim it everyday. I still take the meds because until the Doctor tells me to stop, I will follow the Doctor's orders. But I will still confess that God has healed me!! Do I still feel defeated sometimes, absolutely! Do I feel sad and lonely sometimes, of course! Do I still cry, yes! But you know what I do when all that comes upon me??? I pray! I sing! I read a scripture! I also have a laptop that I watch messages from different pastors.
I could walk around with that sad sack look on my face all the time. When people ask me how I am doing I could answer them, "well, I'm doing" or "I'm here" or "alright, I guess"....now don't you know that Devil just loves when you exhibit a testimoney like that!! I could sit there in church, when I am feeling defeated or when someone has hurt my feelings with my arms folded, determined not to be nothing but a bench warmer, but why would I want to sit in the House of God and allow the Devil to have preeminence in God's house??
Do you think I always "feel" like raising my hands? Whenever I'm singing and the Devil says in my ear, you don't always have to raise your hands, no big deal...I lift them up as fast and as high as I can get them!!
Do you think that I always want to smile and hug all my sisters in the church, nope. Sometimes its hard when I get the feeling they would rather run to their cars and avoid interaction. It would be easy for me to say, well...forget them. But you know what, that Devil would rejoice if I did that. So you bet I try and hug every one that I can get my hands on!!! That Devil can never take away that Love and caring I have for all my sisters (or my brothers)...no matter how hard he tries.
I guess the point of this Blog is this...whenever you think others could not possibly understand what you are going through, when you think no one really cares, when you are feeling left out or defeated or a disappointment to yourself and others....shout at that lyin Devil to get behind you!! We all get it, we all have those feelings, even me who is smiling all the time and who seems to be on cloud nine all the time. I do whatever it takes to Defeat that Devil. What is the worst that happens, I END UP GETTING AN AWESOME BLESSING!!!!!