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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bye, Bye Facebook



I love Facebook! It offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, see what's new in their lives and offer encouragement when they need it.

Well, after one of my usual visits, I felt the "inclination" to take a break from my favorite social media outlet.  The inclination was actually from that still, small voice of which I am very familiar.  That voice deep in my spirit.

Our church just came out of a season of consecration and revival. During the season of fasting, I heard God's voice so much clearer than I had in days prior.  Without the dulling sound of television, radio and the noise of everyday life, the Father's directives were clear as crystal.  His Words jumped from pages of the Bible and I was much more connected than I am in my usual, run-of the-mill daily busyness.

So, when I felt the inclination to discontinue my personal Facebook for a while, I know He was at the heart of the urge and I am committed to obedience.

Now, is Facebook bad?  No, of course not. I think this is more about obedience than it is about Facebook.  So for now, farewell, FB friends.  I would say I am going to miss you, but I think my time will be spent in a way that will render me a much better "friend" to you in real life.

So, bye, bye...or should I say "baaaa baaaaa"?  Sorry, I couldn't resist.:)

John10:4-5 - Amen, Godsy Girl?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Nothing impossible!

In case you didn't know, in case no one has told you...in case you simply need a reminder....NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.  

At this very moment, Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for you.  He is organizing, orchestrating, re-structuring people, things and places  in your life to ensure that you come out of this season in tact and triumphant for His name sake.

Don't worry about how things appear.  You walk by faith and not by sight. Read your Word!

Don't worry if the one leading you doesn't know how everything will come out...don't worry about them.  You trust God.  Your confidence is in Him. Remember Ruth and Naomi?  Ruth was following Naomi and in the beginning she didn't have a clue what God had in store! Lock your eyes on your Father.  The heart of the king is in His hand and He turns it whatever way He chooses.

Don't worry about your flesh and blood....trust God's word and His promises for you.  Amen? Amen!

"....fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrew 12:2

Monday, January 6, 2014

Christians and Grace

This morning my adult son called me in a frantic fit because he couldn't find his wallet. He said he had looked and looked but still couldn't find it. I could hear the tension in his voice and immediately began looking for it myself. But, not before I gave him a well-crafted "mother" lecture on the importance of keeping track of such items. I lectured and lectured until I heard the heavy sigh on the other end of the phone. I figured I had done my job, so I hung up and began looking around the house.

As I pulled the cushions from the living room sofa I saw a debit card that looked a lot like the one I LOST LAST YEAR. It was the one I lost last year. Me!

My face felt hot with embarrassment.

It's so easy to forget our own shortcomings and "lecture" others on theirs. My lesson today (and consequently yours) is to remember to bear compassion, mercy and kindness when folks blunder. We know to do it, but often forget, especially when the "folks" are our kids.

The truth of the matter is we are often very guilty of many of the same sins in which we judge. The years may have dulled our memories or we just didn't get caught with the consequences. As my husband says there are two types of folks - the caught and the uncaught. Often our "uncaughtness" makes us forgetful.

Either way, grace and mercy are always the best responses. It is then we look the most like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen?

I owe my boy an apology.

Friday, December 27, 2013

YOU version Bible Reading Plan

Yesterday I began reading the YOU version chronological Bible reading plan on my iPad. I think it's a yearly plan to read the entire Bible. Frankly I don't care if I manage to get through it in a year. It's not a race for me. More than anything, I desire to re-fresh my love for scripture. Also, my husband'a recent sermon series re-ignited my interest in the Old Testament.

Ok, so I began my experience in Genesis chapters one thru three. Initially I expected boredom to read such familiar chapters. But, the Holy Spirit impressed on me how God, in all His power and wisdom, orders everything so perfectly. I was reminded of His endless power, His matchless wisdom and His awesome greatness.

That evening my mom had a challenge at her home and I was reminded (again) of God's perfect control and sovereignty that I had read about earlier.

If He can order the earth and space, He can certainly take care of my most beloved family member. Praise God for His Word. Please share...what does Genesis 1-3 say to you?

Pray for me on this journey. Better yet, care to join me?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Secret


Have you opened the gift God has given you?  He's provided you peace. If you're worrying, you haven't. He's provided you confidence.  If you're walking in fear, you have not opened your gift. He's gifted you with salvation eternal.  If you haven't accepted Jesus Christ as Lord over your life, you have an unopened gift.

Have you opened your gift?  Or just barely revealed pieces of it? 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Having Trouble...


I’m having a difficult time right now. At this moment, several people I love are hurting from being mistreated, suffering with illness and dealing with very difficult situations. Everything in me wants to “fight” for them and make their chaos disappear. However, I know that I am not God and most certainly not the Holy Spirit. So, I must force myself to trust God to be redeemer, deliverer and vindicator. Truth be told, He doesn't need me.

This is easier said than done.

When we love people, we want to “fix” things for them. We want them happy, healthy and whole at all times. But, God is at work in their lives and has plans we can never understand in our finite existence. His ways are so much higher than ours and we must trust that His plan for them is light-years better than our hopes for them. So, we cast our cares, our worries and our doubts on the Lord knowing He has everything under control regardless of how things appear. We surrender confident in the fact that He is working behind the scenes to bring victory for those who trust in His name.

Again, easier said than done.

It is not always a “one and done” situation. Like forgiveness, surrendering our troubles can be a process. Want to know why? I’ll tell you, because in the process of our surrender, we have a nasty habit of re-claiming situations and carrying the load yet again. Then we have to cast them all over again.

So, I resolve right now to trust God with the people I love and care about. I trust Him to restore all that the enemy has stolen from them. I trust Him to deliver them from all their troubles and heal them of all their diseases. I trust Him to bring comfort by way of the Holy Spirit for those who are grieving and resources for those who are in need. I trust Him to give me the strength to change my “little” attitude and replace my anger with joy and my worry with peace.

GodsyGirl, resolve with me this very moment to trade your heavy burdens for His light ones. Amen? So be it!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Do you know who you are?


Today there will be attacks from the enemy.  

There will be critics, saboteurs, controlling people and haters.  

Sorry, it's part of being a Christian.  If you are not a Christian, you are on the wrong side and powerless to the prince of the cosmos. Conversely, as a Christian, you have every spiritual resource at your disposal.

REMEMBER YOU ARE A SOLDIER IN GOD'S ARMY!  You fight with weapons that are mighty to the PULLING DOWN of strongholds and everything that rises against the knowledge of God! Don't let them get you down! Ignore the wicked people and pray for the weak Christians that allow Satan to use them.

Know who you are and the powers in you! You are God's girl, the very Holy Spirit of God is inside you!  Take your place,walk in love and do your thing!

Amen?