It’s my birthday…

It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to…

Not to worry…it’s a happy cry!!

I just feel so overwhelmed with the spirit of God. To truly know what it is to experience His love is beyond measure. Something I really struggle to find the words to describe…

I started my day this way as I met Him, like I usually do first thing in prayer:

 Dear Lord, I thank you for another year of opportunities to choose joy. To live in gratitude. I failed more times than I got it right, but you loved me anyway. So grateful for your love, grace & mercy…That you stood right there and waited for me to look up to you.

You never desire perfection, you just want my heart… and now I see me through your eyes. And I can love myself, because you loved me first. And I desire only your love and affection and approval. Thank you for never leaving me alone…

Today and always I ask you shower me with your glory. Make me new in you. Use me Lord. Let your light shine through me. My birthday wish is to live only for you. Thank you for your abounding love. Amen

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Lose yourself in Him, not in him

Recently my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a weekend getaway put on by FamilyLife: a Weekend to Remember. It was a chance for us to put our marriage #1 and focus on how we can not only reconnect with God but how to reconnect with each other and be sure to place God in the center of our marriage. It was nothing short of an absolute miracle!

It was just a few short weeks ago that I was feeling discouraged about my circumstances and seeing no hope. I was solely focused on what I felt I did not have and I was spinning out of control.

THE DISCONNECT (I could bear no fruit)

I had lost touch with the Lord….which is why I was so full of resentment and feelings not of God – without a true connection to the Lord, I could bear no fruit. It was seemingly impossible to experience joy, love, peace, and gratitude….even when I wanted to, and knew I should; I just could not be content… Continue reading “Lose yourself in Him, not in him”

Some people have to lose it all…

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 11.35.12 PM.pngI have said before, I was raised in the church, but that is not to say that I was necessarily raised to understand the fullness of God’s promises. This is to no fault of my parents; in fact it’s quite the opposite.  I know they did the best they knew how, and I am grateful they got me to church and Sunday school because I did, in fact, ask Jesus into my heart at the tender age of 11;  I just never understood what it meant to surrender FULLY… Continue reading “Some people have to lose it all…”

What Is Your Seed?

Zero multiplied by zero equals zero.

We all learn this from an early age.  How then, do we get caught up in the thinking that if we give nothing, God will multiply it into something?  Yes, God can and does make something out of nothing.  But, regarding us, that is not his modus operandi.  God is a God of multiplication, and putting that principle to work requires us to deposit something into the equation.  And despite what we may tell ourselves, we all have something.  Even if it is as tiny as a mustard seed.

I believe this is a time where God is asking us to take that mustard seed, ability, resource, measure of time, or even mental or emotional baggage—whatever it may be that he has been highlighting to you, regardless of how unconventional, unfit, or insufficient it may seem—and step out and plant it. Continue reading “What Is Your Seed?”

Go and Make Disciples…..

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PRAISE JESUS! for these little miracles that I get to be with and love with every breath I take.

It is not January 1st, it is no longer even the month of January, but it is never too late to set my intentions for the year of 2017….
God has been moving in and through me!! So this year, more than ever, I choose to be intentional every day and to be the example to my children. To not just teach them the ways of the Lord, but to show them through my example.
The desire of my heart is to…

orient the culture of my family toward making disciples of those who do not know Christ and teaching new disciples what is means to live in obedience to him.

– Praying Through the Bible for your Kids by Nancy Guthrie

This starts within the walls of my own home and begins a chain reaction where it will ultimately effect change in millions of others all around the world. I know enough now to never underestimate the power of my Lord Jesus.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28: 18-20

 

 

 

the Ultimate HOW TO Guide…

 

It is a little silly to think about, but the thought kept crossing my mind today that there are no original thoughts. To me it makes sense that the Bible was the first written text and therefore the original thought; and even that has been translated over and over again. However, it was never left to just one individual and only their perception of what he thought was intended for each verse… Continue reading “the Ultimate HOW TO Guide…”