Sunday, September 20, 2009
We all worry from time to time and we forget that God will take care of us. Yesterday is gone, you can't change it; Tomorrow is not here, you can't touch it. The only day you need to be concerned about is today. From this day forward let us let go and let God handle our worries. He knows what is best for us and for all God's children; it always works out for the good!
Matthew 6:34~ Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Isa 43:4~ I will be the same when you are old and gray and I will take care of you. I created you. I will carry you and will always keep you safe.
Psalm 118:24~ This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Won't be long!! Me and my friend were talking about the concert next month. TOBY MAC HERE WE COME!!! I got 4 tickets in hand and I am ready to go. Of course, this is one of Zach's birthday presents but I'm excited to be going! My mom and dad may not be able to go so I need to get 2 more people to go if they don't- either way...we are going. I am so glad that there are bands and singers who want to sing and play for God.
In the past month, my life had changed BIGTIME! I cleaned house and cleaned out my life. Sometimes you just to let go and let God. Out with the bad..in with the good! So many things are opening up for me and all I can say is thank you Lord! I'm excited for what God has opened up for me and what He has in store for me. Lord, no matter what I will not fall and I will always stay faithful and obedient! My enemies will stumble and fall at my feet! Thank you, Lord for protecting me and giving me the wisdom I need to get through life. No matter how hard the rain falls- I will stand strong! I will continue to shine in this world!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sometimes you just gotta let it go! You sit back and think about the things in life and look at all the clutter. You got to clean house once in awhile. Over the years you pick up people and things in your life that will cause you to drag and bring you down. You hear the whining and complaining to the point where the negativity starts to wear you down and no matter how you give them Biblical advice- they don't listen. As Pastor Jessie said in a sermon..." There will always be grumblers and complainers". God wants us to help people and He wants us to be happy. When you have done your best to redirect someone who is lost and they lash at you and bash you its time to let them go, pray for them, and love them at a distance. Never give up on them but love them from a distance. Of course if these people need help I am there but I refuse to listen to them complain all the time. Why complain? God has your back- you are in goods hands. Why complain about the things you don't have and sometimes complain about the things you do have.Pastor Russell explained to me people like this loves misery and we all know misery loves company. I refuse to be miserable. I love my life, I love my job, and I love the people in my life. I think I am overall content. It's God's will on how things turn out..not mine and it's God's time not mine. I have also come to realize...true friends are supportive..not jealous of you. Whatever you do to me or say about me..you say against God and do against God...I am a child of God and He is my Father and He will take care of me.
Philippians 2:14 ~Do all things without grumbling or questioning.
James 3:14-16 ~But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.
4 One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.
13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Something has been eating at me for a lil while now and I have prayed about it and I feel God wants to me to address because this is a ongoing issue all over...Why are there so many people who only go to church for the social status? They go for hook ups or just to hang out. As my Pastor Russell put it~ CHURCH IS NOT A CLUB! Its not just to go out to eat or hang with friends or make new ones its spending time in the word of God and fellowship. Its wonderful to go to church but don't go for the wrong reasons. When you go to church you are making a commitment to God. I know there are circumstances where going can be blocked such as sickness and death but anything else is no excuse. You know what time it starts so why not arrange your stuff around it and make sure people know going to church is a commitment you have made to God. A lot of people are missing the point of going to church. I know it does not take going to church to get you into heaven but don't make coming to church a way to increase your social status. It's wrong. People wonder why things are falling apart in their lives and wonder why when they pray God doesnt answer. If you don't give God time what more can you expect......? God has so much to offer.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
September 3rd....Another year older...where has the year gone! So many changes over the past year. I was baptized on Feb 1, 2009 and Zach was recently baptized a couple of Sundays ago. Life has been good to me...God has been wonderful to me. I am proud of who I am and who I am becoming as I get older. I am proud of the direction I am going in thanks to Jesus Christ. No matter what the devil throws me I am strong in my faith. So many experiences in the last year have made me stronger. I thank God I have wonderful friends and family in my life! As I get older I'm not getting so down and out about it..actually I look forward to getting older. Thanks to Zach he pointed out some gray strands of hair.. and it's ok. In the upcoming year I know God will be with me everyday and He will be there through every sunny day and every storm. I praise you everyday, Lord! I look forward to all the new beginnings ahead!!! The Lord has so much in store for me and I can't wait!!!
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. ~Proverbs 16:31