Happy New Year!

Here we are going in a new year and God has a plan for each of us. He wants us to prepare ourselves first, by being in his word before we give it to others. Just like farmers prepare the soil to make it good before they plants the seed.

We’re are to prepare our minds, heart, and souls and make sure we are in God’s word as we move about in this world.

I have had my struggles and as I dig deeper into God’s word I’m beginning to see ways in which the lord is guiding my steps and how I have guided my own steps in the past without God.

What I have determined is that if I had followed God’s will for my life things would be different. As I continue on this journey, I will continue to seek God’s will for my life and not the worlds.

Blessed!

I woke up this morning feeling blessed to be the daughter of the most high God! His love fills the air today as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the savior.

Later today , I will attend candlelight service with my wonderful church family and reflect upon the many blessings of the year.

May everyone be blessed during this season and celebrate the reason for the season and life.

Happy birthday , Jesus!

What DoWe Worship?

We live in a world that celebrates the Christmas season to excess! I’m guilty. This year was the first time in a long time that I have not wanted to buy out the stores for stuff.

My journey with God has changed in how I plan to celebrate the birth of our savior. Yes , the celebration of treating each other with respect, honesty, and integrity while living a life of sharing with others that exemplifies the values and morals of Christ.

Each day is a challenge living in this world, but if we place our focus on God’s word we will not be deceived.

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭16:17‬ ‭KJV.

“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭16:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭16:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Happy birthday lord!

Trust God!

It has been a long day in this journey we call life. My body wants to do its own thing sometimes, but I know God’s got this!

The challenges that I deal with daily only seeks to remind me what God has in store for me so, I pray the lord does a great work in me and I’m able to continue with his plan for my life.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:7‬ KJV

Where the Spirit of the lord is there is freedom!

The Holy Spirit really knows how to get your attention , if your open to listening. Yesterday I talked about being still and listening for God’s voice. Well, last night when I got home, I had the song in my head from church called ” Where the spirt of the lord is there is freedom.”

I went to the garage to find and old study bible that I used to learn about how to witness and share your faith by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort called the Evidence Bible.

Then, I found a used study guide about the Holy Spirit and how to witness. I’ll post the author later, but the point that I wanted to make if you seek and listen you will find God!

Having the Holy Spirit gives you a freedom that is hard to describe. It allows the pressures of this world to not be more important that God. It’s almost like a release if you accept it.

17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate a the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Hearing the voice of God!

Does anyone besides me want to be more like Christ, but find that the weight of the world sometimes gets in the way? Do we seek the favor of man and the world more than God?

These questions for me come up a lot during the holiday season. I watch as we buy lavish gifts for our families and lose site of the meaning of Christmas.

I’m guilty of course, but I’m beginning to understand as I dig deeper into God’s word and how that word is affecting me and the choices I make.

I’ve been away from my page for far to long as God continues to draw me close. I’ve been going through a lot in the last several years and just recently a divorce.

The last few years have been difficult as I struggled to determine what was God’s will for my life. Could I make it on my own?…would I survive? The only thing that I continued to hear was God’s voice as I cried out to him in prayer for direction.

In the last twelve month as the divorce has become final, the sorrows are still their , but they begin to heal. As I trust God more, the blessings continue to come forth.

Now, I’m still a work in progress. He has lots more to do, but I feel a sense of calm in being still and listening. If you know me, you know this has been a process!

My goal is to continue to make sure that whatever the lord places on my heart, I share hear. So , as I learn to be still, I will share the message that the lord places upon my heart.

The Battle is Just Beginning!

Good morning. As I sit here with my morning cup of coffee, I’m reflecting on this journey of chasing God.

The company that I work for will close it doors on January 31st , putting over 100 people out of work.

What goes through my mind is what is God up to now and will the storms ever end? In my quiet time with God he shows me the storms only make us clear and stronger in our faith to withstand the battle that is to come.

Tell everyone that the battle is not over and that your faith will be tested as he prepares you. Here I thought the journey would be easy; boy was I wrong!