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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This will not be a long blog post. Pretty can change your life in less than 60 seconds.
The key to Godly the maturity, Godly peace , and intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ is hidden in your time set apart, and interrupted with Him.
I've tried it both ways, and this is the only key to knowing His will for your life and to knowing His peace and fellowship. No two ways about it. I don't care what anybody says on the subject. It is what it is.
So, today find time for just you and Jesus. I am NOT talking about time you squeeze in for Him while you're driving, working, exercising, or any other multi-tasking. You need to find "alone" time, "still" time with just Him.
Rise early or stay up late, Godsygirl. But, whatever you ... get alone with Him everyday.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I thanked God for waking up in my home. It's a beautiful home, I thanked God for my husband who is an amazing provider and loving companion. His love for me is unquestionable and still leaves me breathless.
My cup runneth over when it comes to my children. I am so blessed with wonderful children who love The Lord and serve my husband and I with respect.
My car runs and gets me to where I want to go. My job grants me opportunities to meet fantastic people and the occasional giggle I need to make it through this life.
My "mommy" is a pillar of strength and wisdom. My dearest friend in whom I enjoy sharing life's joys and mysteries. I love our conversations and thank Jesus for her wisdom in God and His ways.
I have absolutely the best friends ever. They have loved me through the test of time (and even patience) :). Believe me, I've tried their patience.
My body functions and gets me where I need to go. That's a priceless blessing.
Most of all, I thank God from Whom all blessing flow. His loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting. He opens doors and supplies me the wisdom to walk through them. He restores all that the cankerworm destroyed and renews my soul. He gives me strength for the battle and encompasses me with the Light of Jesus.
Be grateful, Godsy Girl. You are blessed. Somewhere up in this world is someone who would pay money to switch places with you.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
There is room at the cross for you.
There is grace for you.
There is hope in Christ for you.
There is a balm in Gilead and healing for you.
There is forgiveness for you.
There is a life with an expected and end...and it's a good one ...for you.
To answer your question, yes, there is more to life than what you're living.
Trust Jesus, turn your heart to Him. Open your heart to Him and watch Him do wonderous works through you...in you ... and for you.
By Godsygirl...for you.
Monday, February 11, 2013
In a recent post, I shared the difficulty and the intensity of my current life season. I did not go into details, but simply said it was a dark season. Well. I want you to know that God has answered prayer in a way that only He can. He has perplexed the wise men of this world and allowed me to hear one of the most beautiful words in the English language - benign.
During the last year or so, God has been teaching me to trust His plan. Sure, He said I can make my request known to Him and I did. However, I have finally internalized the truth that my request can never trump His will and His plan.
In so learning, God blessed me with a good report. But, as the Hebrew boys taught us "but...if He had not" performed what we asks....we must accept, trust and surrender to His plan. Forever convinced that God has a better plan hidden inside every "no". Now, that's spiritual maturity.
So, what if God allowed that marriage to end, or that child to die or that job to let you go? Stand firm in the fact that God is still in control and He is causing everything to work out for your good. Stand firm knowing no devil in hell and thwart the plans of God. Plant your spiritual feet in the ground sure that God will never leave your nor forsake you. Stand straight -in faith- unwaveringly sure that He is up to something good in your life!
God's purpose has been hidden inside every struggle, every tear and even every painful journey. The sovereign God of the universe sets high and brings low. His will is always King. So, whatever happens...we trust Him. Praise Him and worship Him regardless of how we feel...what we hope for or whatever the outcome. It's all about Him anyway, right?
Blessings to you, Godsy Girl. Remember, God still does answer prayers for you and your family!
Friday, February 1, 2013
As I’m doing boring tasks at the kitchen sink, I often glance outside the window above my sink to see what is going on outdoors. Usually, there is nothing interesting to see beyond a occasional car driving up or down the street. But, the other day, as I unloaded my dishwasher I was struck by the rainwater sliding down my neighbor’s roof, through his gutter system and rush from a pipe near the ground. The water was flowing so fast, it reminded me of a water fall.
As you know, water that remains on a rooftop can cause disintegration and possibly an indoor leak. In fact, the GutterGuys.com website (yes, I’m anal enough to research this) says “once water penetrates the outside of your home it will not take long before it enters the interior and starts to cause visible damage there.” Funny how life mirrors the spiritual, isn’t it?
Think about it. Whoever invented the home gutter system knew rainy days would eventually come. So he created a solution. Likewise, your Heavenly Father knew “rainy days” will visit your life as well; so, HE created a system. Problems affect us in many ways. Some eat, others don’t eat, some sleep, many cannot sleep and all are indications of “visible interior damage”. Then, before you know it, the “visible interior damage” manifests itself as disintegration of your spirit-or possibly even depression. When you feel this way, it’s time to run to the Lord’s system or plan.
His system includes prayer and the act of casting. I don’t mean casting of a fishing line, but, casting your worries on Him. He wants you come to Him and tell Him what is troubling you. Then He will speak life directly into your situation and give you the strength to manage. He may speak to you through scripture, or directly into your stilled spirit or even through a worship song.
Secondly, cast your care on Him. Don’t continually worry; don’t try to analyze the situation, and don’t talk about it all the time. Instead, pray about your problems and then allow the stress, struggle and strain to cascade from your heart like the rain water gushing from a gutter.
1. Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
2. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.
I’m talking to you as well as myself, Godsy Girl. I am in a terrible life season of plagued by pain, disappointment and worry. But, each day (or several times a day), I run to the mercy seat of prayer. There, I can hurl my troubles on the Lord. Hey, whatever comes, God is a very present help in time of trouble and He is able to bring comfort, peace and joy at the onset of a trial, in the middle of the trial and after the trial has passed. I’m convinced everything will be alright.
Whatever your struggle, allow the anxiety to slide out of your spirit and onto the throne of God. After all, He is the only one that can really fix it, anyway. You cannot, so why worry about it? Amen? You are loved, Godsy Girl.
Monday, January 28, 2013
|War in the Spirit, Girl|
But as Christian women, we have to do our level best to keep a cool head, embrace a righteous indignation while still exhibiting the love of Christ. Trust me; I know how difficult that is. Nevertheless, Christianity is all about trusting God to fight your battles while allowing the Holy Spirit to order your steps in love.
Life's bullies often seem bigger than we are, more skilled than we are or even smarter than we are. Other times they just have a power advantage in the workplace or [dare I say it] in ministry. They shout, tout and manipulate - all in an effort to intimidate others.
Think about Goliath in I Samuel 17. Notice in verse 8, the scripture says he “stood and shouted” at the people. Bullies rarely whisper. It wasn’t so bad that he was talking “loud and drawing a crowd” as it was what he was saying. My mom calls what he did in verses 8 and 9 “issuing woof tickets” or talking “stuff”. That’s when the people of God jumped up and took him down, right? Nope! The Bible says “on hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.”
I can relate to being afraid. Can’t you? Fear in itself can be paralyzing, but only if you let it take root. So, acknowledge fear and do what you need to do. Jesus tells us time and time again that we don’t have to fear the bullies of the kingdom of darkness. He is our mighty Vindicator and will fight our battles and cause us to triumph. This truth caused David to inquire (likely just as loud as Goliath) “who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
You know the rest of the story. David took his rock in hand and handled that bully! Read the scripture and see that he didn’t take the weapons handed to him; he took the tools of war that were right for him. They offered him the traditional armor of warriors. He didn't care for them because they didn't fit. He refused that other stuff and grabbed what he knew would work. Do you see the parallel? Man's traditional way of handling bullies may not work for you. You have to turn to what you know is tried and true - God's Word.
With that said, here are your spiritual weapons - “belt of truth”, the breastplate of righteousness and the gospel of peace. Don’t forget the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. Finally without prayer, you're lost! You absolutely must pray.
So, when the enemy flexes his muscles on you, put on the full armor of God so you can stand against his stupid tricks and schemes. Don’t stand “terrified”. Stand firm and watch the salvation of your God. Instead determine in your heart to love your enemy; act justly and reflect Christ. And whatever you do, don’t buckle or become intimidated! You are God’s girl and He will deliver you from any strong enemy. He will give you the ability to love and really forgive that bully while speaking and doing what is right in the sight of God. So, take your spiritual “rocks” in your hand and get ready to rumble in the spirit!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Having a Christian women's workshop as part of your churches women's prayer breakfast, women's ministry event or women's Bible Study?
Title 1: Making the most of your time with the Lord.
Learning objective: Identify barriers to effective prayer and Bible Study. Provide tips to make time with the Lord and how to organize it.
Title 2: "Submit to WHO?"
Learning objective: Illustrate Godly submission to one's mate and how it aligns with Jesus' examples of Christian submission.
Title 3: "Moving past yesterday
Learning objective: Analyzing self-sabatoging behaviors that are residue of past pain. Offering tips and ideas from scripture to overcome the past mistakes, abuse and pain.