Are You Having Trouble Waiting On The Lord?

Yes! For me it is so hard to just wait on the lord however, it is one of the best things to do. I know we want to have things done at our time but, he will. Work it out better then you or I could have ever done. I have been going through something very hard for a while now. However, I really do believe that God is going to work it out. I do believe that I have to lean on him. I have to wait on him.

You may be asking so what are you doing while you are waiting on him. I do pray, try to read my bible as best as I can. I talk to him even if it is crying out to him to have it all stop. Giving him the glory in the thick of it all.   Telling him is the best thing I think anyone can do. I am even praising   him while it is going on. Letting the devil know that he has no place in my life. This storm is hard but, my god is going to work it out for his glory. I cannot tell anyone how or when this storm will end or when there storm will end. BUT I can give words of how my Lord is going to work it out.  What I do know that this storm will end and Jesus will be the one that I give the glory too. I feel each week when I write this blog no matter how many people read it. I do know even if only one reads it and gets something out of it than it is what needed to be done. Somedays I think I am also just writing it for me. I cannot tell a lie. I do feel that as I do write this blog. It is not perfectly written each week but. It helps me as well.  I have to read my own words back to myself not because I do not believe what I am saying but because I need to hear it again. I pray each week as I put words down on the computer screen   that God is working through me for myself and anyone that reads it. If you are having a hard time with anything in your life right now. Please! Know that God is real and he hears you. Not because I say so but because it is proven in his words.  Let’s pray his words back to him.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today as I do so each day I want to thank you for everyday no matter what I am facing. I know it is all going to work out for your glory. I want my readers to know that you are real and true. That you know why each one of us are challenged with a storm at some point of our life. I do believe it is to bring your children closer to you as we grow. We need to see that you will always work it out for your glory. That the Devil has no place in our lives.  Also so our testimony to others of what you have done for us. You will do for them. That if they do not believe that all they need to do is see you in us. And, want that for themselves.  As we pray today I want to give you back your words about timing and waiting on you to work it out for your glory.

Habakkuk 2:3, for still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Isaiah 40:31, but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Ecclesiastes 3:1 , for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: Psalm 27:14, wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!  Ecclesiastes 8:6 , for there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him.  Galatians 6:9, and let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Proverbs 3:5-6 , Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own   understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Ecclesiastes 3:11 he has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 2 Peter 3:8, but do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Lamentations 3:25-26, The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Acts 1:7 ESV He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.  Psalm 31:15 , my times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!  Luke 18:27 , but he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” Psalm 37:3-4, trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Romans 5:6, for while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 1Micah 7:7, but as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. John 7:6, Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. Romans 8:28 , and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Psalm 46:10 , “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” 2 Peter 3:8-9, But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. Hebrews 6:12, So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Psalm 37:7 ESV Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! John 14:27, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Hebrews 13:5 ESV Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Psalm 90:4, for a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. Ephesians 2:10,  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Jeremiah 29:11 , For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Psalm 62:1-2 ESV To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. John 13:7 , Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Mark 1:15, And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Psalm 119:105 , your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 23:1-6 ESV A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …

Yes father as my cup over flows. I will gladly wait on your hands to work in my storm. I know that I will give you all the glory for it all. I thank you that we can see it in your words what you will do for us as believers (your children) as we wait on you to get us through this storm. We love you and thank you for all. We know we are sinners and are thankful that your son died for us. To show us grace. For what we could not do for you.

In Jesus Name Amen!

Did You Really Stop To Think About This Verse And Your life?

Mathew 6; 25-26 says “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

 Today let’s really think about this verse. First of all, we take for granted alot. Some may even count out the words in the bible but I want you to have some food for thought. I will do so in just this bible verse.

Let’s say for a minute that the bible is only a book that was written thousands of years ago and it is just words on a page.  Now I will only think or let you have a minute of your time on that false statement. One minute because I do know that the promises of the bible are true. I will not let the devil in and so, let’s go on my thoughts on why you need to believe in the bible and Jesus being your lord and savior. Imagine this. This will not be to complex so, do not worry.

Imagine a tree outside maybe a giant oak tree in full fall bloom.  The wind is blowing so ever lightly. Now up in that tree you find a nest with say maybe 2 birds. A mother bird and a baby bird.  The mother bird is just going about her business gathering up stuff for her baby bird.  She does not tell her baby bird ok now I am going to go to the store and find food for us. She does not say how I need to find a job to take care of all of our needs.  The mother bird is not telling her baby bird well this world is filled with good and evil.  They are just a part of nature. Do not think of this image as a cartoon that Disney made. Just look outside and see what nature is bringing to the forefront.   they have no bird cell phone to gossip on, no credit cards or liquid cash, grocery stores, no bird corporate jobs to go to. They cannot even speak to a human to say hey I am homeless me and my baby bird are going to go hungry can you give us a job, money, shelter   food, or can I use your phone to call a friend so we do not die or lose everything we have.  Now let say it even gets worse for the 2 birds that are in the tree that we have imagined. The wind kicks up and the clouds in the sky have gotten dark. Let’s even throw in some great thunder and lightning.  Ok we get to go inside our homes or maybe in this image we knew the weather was going to get bad so we had an umbrella. We even saw the morning news that told us there was a 65% of really bad thunder storms. Birds do not get the local TV. Wait they can’t even go to there local store and buy a 60 inch TV.  Maybe, you are getting my point. But let’s keep on this track.  Now, the birds feel the weather change and the mother bird does not say ok baby bird now start packing all of our stuff.  Need to worry they just fly off in to another location.  In this storm in that tree their home is destroyed and all of the matter that was collected is rained on, there is No bird cell phones to call daddy bird at work. They just keep on moving and GOD our heavenly father that created all (even the birds in the air) just keeps them moving with nature. WOW!  Now they did not skip a beat the birds just moved on and all was, and is still right in their world.

 Here is another kicker about these birds. NO one shares how good the Lord is to them. That Jesus is even there for them. However, He says in this verse He takes care of them. Therefore, again I say

WOW!!  Trust in his word.

So, why can we not learn from them and trust the word of God? It is funny all we have to do is look outside and see that the word of God. Is true and faithful but, for some reason we want to make it more complexed.

So again look at that bible verse. With a different set of eyes.

Mathew 6; 25-26, look at the top of this page to see it again.

He has you . No worries. Trust in his words. That old book written thousands of years ago still stands TODAY.

 

So, all I ask of you is today.  Just find the bible in your home. I am sure you may have one. Maybe it is on that nice book shelf that you bought years ago. To put all of your books, collectables on, or now just a place where all of your unused items go. So, I ask you to find it dust it off and crack it open.  Start reading it.  Or if you do not have a bible. You can even take your fancy overpriced cell phone and find a great Bible app. Pick a time each day. Spend time in the Word of god.  I promise you whatever you are going through there is a story for you to fall on. If you have never even opened this book. Do not know where to go to. I will pray with you at that minute to ask god to help you find the right promises and words to read. To watch you grow in your faith. Do not question just read and keep on reading. Yes, this book will fully fill your life. I also promise, no one can ever do this like the word of god. I can promise you that. It is the only promise that I can make to you. GOD IS REAL AND TRUE. He promises that to you.  That will start a great journey for a better life an eternal one with the lord. You cannot get one better than that. I also ask you if you do not have a good bible based church that you find one to help you spiritually grow in the lord.  Now, I also have to let you know the promises of god are all yours but, there is only one condition. This condition is not one that is hard or that I have made up. It is in the bible as well. If you are not a believer of Jesus Christ.   The promises are there for you but, you will not be able to reach them

PLEASE!!!! Do not let that stop you from reading his word for I tell you the truth. As you diligently read a little each day and ask God to help you know him. All types of doors will fly open for you. He will help you get to know his  word and his Son.   I am sure buy the time you have spent some time with him. You will want to be a believer in Jesus Christ. If you are not sure how to do this. I will help you in doing so as well. 

Ok here is how to become a follower of Jesus Christ. Let’s pray.

Read this aloud.

Dear heavenly father,

I do believe that your son Jesus Christ has died on the cross for me. He did so to take away my sins. I ask you today to bring him in to my heart and make him my lord and savior.  Thank you for putting him on the cross to take away my sins and give me grace each day through him.

In Jesus Name I pray Amen!

WELCOME!!!!! To the Family, You are now a new person in Christ.

You may ask again, what do I now do. Well, find a good local church, a bible based one. Take a few mins each day and grow with Jesus by praying to him and asking him to help you grow in him with in his word. This is one thing you will never regret doing.  You can start with in your bible reading chapters 1 and 2 of Ephesians. Read this book in the New Testament. Look as you read who you are in him, as a child of god.   As a new creation in Christ. Now, that yu are saved. The only other thing that I can share with you to do is get the book by Dr. Tony Evans. It is called Life Essentials. This book is a good one it will help you grow in your walk with the lord.  He shows you, Dr. Evans the truths of being a child of god.  He shows you how spiritual growth works. I can promise reading, studying the bible, praying to him each day, and finding a local church will help you in your walk with Jesus Christ.

Dear heavenly Father,

Thank you! For your words to us via the bible. Giving us, easy inside to how you care for us. Showing us how we can trust you and not worry about what is going on with us. By seeking you in your words. I thank you also for anyone that just prayed the prayer to believe in you. I know you will show them the way.  Thank you, for letting us have grace by your son.  Today, I pray that all that have read this blog. Your words not mine show them the way to you and the truth you have for them. How just Mathew 6:25-26 shows how simple your words are about what you will do for us. Thank you for that. Also thank you for John3:16 that tells us what salvation is. That we will have everlasting life with believing in your son.  

So, with all of this.  I give Jesus Christ all the praise and glory  for what you have done for us.

In Jesus name AMEN!

 

If you have prayed that prayer to become a child of God. (A Believer) Please feel free to let me know just by clicking on the like button or leaving a comment. You should be proud to have done so and want to share in your new life. For I am proud to have you in the family of Christ.  To know I will see you in heaven with me .  YEAH!!!

Do You Really Trust In Him?

 

Do you really trust him with all that is going on in your life? This is hard for me but, I try every day to cast my cares on to him. I try to keep my prayer life and thoughts with him. Trusting in him for all.  For, if I tell you one thing we need to truly take it all to him. Trusting in his prevision for all of life’s issues.

Life by itself is hard. No matter what age you are.  If you tell anyone your life problems. I am sure you have gotten the answer to how to fix your life. However, the person that you told I am sure is going through their own life problems as well. Yet, they can tell you how easy it is to fix your problems but they cannot fix their problems.

If you cannot fix your life. What makes you think one can fix someone else’s life.  We all have a cross to carry in life. The one thing that I have learned is that   God is the only one that can really help you through it all.  You may agree with me. That we like to tell other people our problems sometimes not really because they have the answer to it. Just because, they are someone to listen to your life. They may not give you the best advice. However they are an ear to listen to you. Many times it is just because you want to rationalize it in your own head. If you listen to nothing else within these blogs. Please each morning or evening take it all to the Lord in prayer.  He knows already what is going on in your life. He will help you through it better than anyone in this world can. I can truly say this because in his word he says that he knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. He is the creator of it all. Yes, not only the world but, you as well. He knows it all. He wrote your story. Even though he knows it all. He is waiting with open arms to hear from you.   Now as I share this truth with you.  Know the one that will give the best answers to you is your Lord and savior. No, man can help you through all that life puts you through.  God will truly make your wrongs right and teach you how to be more like his son, seek him and see what he has for your life. I know your storms at times are hard but, your lord is bigger than any problem you may have.  I want you to try something today not for me. For you, to see him work it out for you better than any worldly person can do for you. Here it is. At this time do not tell another sole what is the problems in your life. Tonight take it to him. Leave all of your life problems at his feet.  You may not get an answer today or even tomorrow but, I do know with in time he will give you an answer to the storms that you are going through. I even want to encourage you to get a journal and write your prayers down to him.  Write your prayer first. Next each day in that same journal write down at least 5 blessings that you have for that day.  Giving him thanks for all that is good in your life even though you are going through hard times. As he answers your prayers write them down as well.  When you pray and cast your worries to him also remember to let him know what you are going to do for him as he changes your life’s storms.  Letting him know just how you are going to glorify him in it all. Again, tell no one your problems from this point on take them all to him in prayer. If anyone asks how you are doing at this point. Just tell them that you are blessed and hily favored. Because if you did not really know that you are. You are his child and he is going to work it all out for his glory. Trust in him with your life and your life’s problems. Each day try to give him about 5 mins. Of your day not only by praying but, by opening his word. Maybe you could even learn a bible verse so you can lean on that while you watch him work on your storm. By doing this you can even find a bible verse that will help you know that as you are casting your worries. He is giving you words of his truths so you can truly believe it will work out.  The storm will pass.  I can say that because as we all know nothing last forever. However, if you just take it to him I can promise you he will fix it better than any man could.

Bible versus

Philippians 4:13, Psalms 55:22,

Dear heavenly Father,

Today I want to ask you that you help all of us. Your children. Knowing that you are the master of it all. You created us and the world. All we have to do is cast all of our worries over to you.  Trusting in you with it all. No matter how big or small you have our back. I know you wrote our life story and all you want us to do is trust in you. Taking all of our worries to you. Knowing that you already know what is bothering us. You just need us to always lean on you for all things. I come to you thanking you for this in advance. You care for us more than any other person could in this world. So today, I ask you to help my readers come only to you with their life issues and watch you work it out for your glorify. I know you say in your word you say, we   can do all things with Christ who strengthens me.  To cast all of my worries on to you. So today I am going to do just that and thank you for your glory in it all.  Knowing that you will work it out for us better than any man could. For they cannot do what you can.

In Jesus name amen!

 

Did You Really Want That Door To Be Opened Or Closed?

 

Do you have faith that No matter what is going on in your life good or bad a closed door may just be what one needs?

A good friend told me one time “When God, closes a Door and you are waiting for another one to open sweep the hall while you wait on God to open the next one”

I can only say at this time for me this is the hardest thing for me. I feel that God has closed many doors in my life. I have to trust (no matter how much it hurts) God is in control. He has my back. He knows what is best for his children. He said, he will never leave us or forsake us so, I will lean on that. The best thing I can tell anyone is that people will come and go and things will happen good and bad in our life but have faith God is our constant.

It is very hard to just sit back and watch all of these doors close and as I try to say what can I do. Sometimes one just needs to take a rest. Let time just pass. For me, doing nothing is very hard.  Well, really as I watched all of the doors close in my life I can say I was doing a lot hoping that the doors would not close. The biggest thing that I did was every day I took it too prayer.  Hoping that the lord would not have the doors close the way they were but I have to say even through it all. I may think I know the answer to what I could have done different.   But honestly, as I have talked to a few of my Christian friends that prayed about the issues with me.

We all agreed that God knew the issues. We took it to him in prayed together and alone about what I was going through and still going through.  I even let it go on longer than I should have. Hoping it would change. I also questioned God in my prayers. Saying No, God this cannot be the answer. I need a job. That is one door that we prayed about that has closed.  Believe me.  I even tried to do many things to work it out on my own. However, God wanted all of the doors closed. I do believe in him. I did pray to him. I have to leave it to him.  I have seen him work so many times. Today, as I write this in my blog.  What I need to realize on as well. He is in control of it all. I do speak about my God all the time. So, as I need to just let him work and not the world work. I know this is true with all of my heart he is in control however, I am a light shining for him.  With that I need to let the world see that what I talk about all the time is true.

GOD IS REAL AND IN CONTROL OF IT ALL!!!!

He will work it out in his time and it will be better than anyone could ever imagine. His word is real and true so, at this time I will   believe, trust, lean, keep my faith, and praise him in it all.  I want you to know if you have some close doors do it with me.  Sweep the hall.  While waiting the hall sing words of praise. For he has it. Rest in him. You prayed so, give him time to work it out for his glory.

If anyone says you are doing nothing. You can answer Yes, I did. I got an answer.  And now I am sweeping the hall and singing Prays on how my God is going to work it out. While I wait for the doors to open by my GOD.

Now it is just time to watch god work let the doors open when he says it is time.  In the Bible it shows time and time again how he came through it all for the people we read about so why would he not come through for you.  Just stay faithful to him. Trust the words you read and hear each day about him. Because his words are so true. Holding on to him and his word is just a part of having faith.  No matter what doors are opening or closing.  Pleas just cast it all on to him. If you were in prayer about it and you asked and asked what you wanted but it did not go as you planned it. Just now cast it in to his net. Let him really have it. It may be hard but I tell you. He promises he will not be a day late. You may think! I need that done NOW! Again, he will not only do it, you will be better off in the end. How can I say this because, he says it in his word.  Man cannot do what he will do for you. When a door is close and it opens again. Not only will he come right on time it will not be able to be shut by any man.  An Example that I want to give you about when a door opens again and God is the one to open it for you.   It will be just like sliding on butter. If the butter is melted just right you cannot keep anything from sliding off of that stick of butter.  You will not have to lift a finger to do one thing it will just fall in to place. Again better then you could have imagined it. He knows what is best for his children.

You can probably   agree that we all have had many doors open and many more close. I have to say my closed doors are better than the ones that are open. Do not get me wrong my clos doors are great blessings but if I did not go through the closed door with the frustration of it.  Watching God, work his craftsman ship molding me. I would not lean on him as much as I do.  Jesus, is my   best friend.

HIS WORDS (versus)

Proverbs 3; 5-6, Hebrews 13:5, Romans 8:28

Here is my prayer for all Dear Heavenly father,

You know my heart as I go through this close door. I am hurting at this time but, my trust is in you. I do believe   what you say, if you Trust in the lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. You also say YOU will never leave us or forsake us.  I come BOLDLY to you at your throne giving you back your words knowing that nothing is impossible with you. You are really in  our corner. No matter what I know all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

THANK YOU for your word and for being my constant while I am going through this. Please comfort all of your children while they wait on you in their time of need. While we wait for the next door to open. Which I know will be better than the one you have closed.

In Jesus name I pray Amen

This post/blog has been created to give god the glory on my journey of faith. Be blessed!

 

 

 

Do You Know Your Path-Steps?

When one looks at what is going on right now in their life they may think they are in control of their path, but as a believer God is directing your path-steps. As much as I would like to control so much of what happens in my life. I am glad that God is really in control of it all. I am a believer so I have to realize that god’s ways are better than my ways. In Mathew 6;25 says “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

 

As I have shared with you a little of my life and soon will share  the leap of faith that I have taken time and time again. I hope that you see that it is the same for you as long as you keep trusting, believing  in him. The path may change but he never does. His glory will shine brighter and brighter for you with each journey (path) you take with him. I really pray that you learn to love and trust in the lord as I have. My path so far has not been an easy one but I can say no matter my ups or downs my life is truly blessed. As I am sure your path is one of total blessing as well. Just by doing life with me and seeing my leap of faith. I pray that you can trust in the Lord and his promises. I hope that I can be a shining light for him to open the door way for you to really know he is true and real. His promises will never fail you.

 

So, if your path-steps are not going the way you want just hold on keep praying, having faith. Patiently waiting on him also just know that god never promised an easy life for his children. Actually by going in and out of storms you can be reinsured that God is directing your path. He tells us this in Proverbs 3:6, “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

 

Not only is he directing your path he is drawing you closer to him. If you are asking how is he drawing you closer to him? I believe that when you are in a storm he is testing your faith to see if you draw closer to him especially if you cry out to him for help.

Again remember, he never promises an easy life for those who believe in him.

As he shows us in the bible with the disciples in a storm. Mark 4:37-41 “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and prebuked the wind and said to the sea Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith? ” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

These verses show that he is going to be there in the storms of life with us. These verses also show that all you need is a mustard seed of faith and he will get you through the storm of life.   In Mathew 17: 20   he said, “because you have such little faith, he answered for truly I tell you if you have faith of the size of a mustard seed you can say to this mountain move from here to there and there will be nothing impossible”. That is a big promise that I truly believe with all of my heart. He also provides   in his word about leaning on him. So, I say test him on his promises. I can say the path will truly be a blessed one. The path-steps may not be easy but you will be truly blessed.

 

In Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in him with all of your heart and lean not to your own understanding” Just watch him work. He will bring you through the path better then you have ever imagined. I can say your life will be even better when you trust in him. Here is another promise Romans 8:28-29” And we know that] God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

 

Dear heavenly Father,

Today I come boldly to your throne with my readers. Praying that your words not mine shine through my blog to them.  I know your path-steps are better than any path – steps that we can hope for our life.  Draw all of us closer to you with all that you do in our life path.  Bless each one of us (your children) no matter, where we stand with you. In our faith journey.

I love you and want to thank you for your bible verses that show us the truth of what you will do for us how you will all ways be there for us. How you are really in control of it all for your glory. No step or path will be too hard for you to make right. Thank you for it all even putting your son on the cross to bare it all for us. In Jesus name Amen!

Do You Feel Forgotten?

Before you get started in reading this week’s blog. I want you to think of a time that you may have felt like you were forgotten. Maybe it was a birthday, Anniversary, an appointment for something special or maybe you think god has forgotten you. For whatever it was.  How did it make you feel?

I am sure you may have felt hurt, sad, or even let down. Well, here is a secret. First when life is going great and it looks like you have so much to offer to the world. You can be insured that the world will celebrate you and your victory. However, there will be a time in this world if it has not already happened to you. You will be forgotten. That great moment at work, that wedding day party, the birth of your child, or whatever moment was important. Has now faded. Your worldly victory is gone and people are now on to the next moment.  In some cases, I can even share with you not only did your moment fade and you may have been forgotten but some may have even turned on you.  While, you were in the lime light you thought. Wow! This is great you were now the cat’s meow and you would always be known and never forgotten. Believe me that will only last a short time before you are alone and forgotten.

Now, the good news is even if you think god has forgotten about you. That is so far from the truth. As I have shown you in his word that Deuteronomy 31:6 be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” and Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Did you know, even in the bible there are many stories where it looks like god forgot the people that were written about. Let’s look and see who they were. Starting with joseph.  He had years of feeling like he was for gotten. Starting with his family putting him in a pit and selling him off as a slave. His brothers did not want to celebrate him. In fact because, his dad made his brothers feel like they were not important and put joseph on a pedestal. That made the brothers even madder and made them want him gone even more. Now how horrible is that not even your family loves you and they want you gone.

 We were even shown by Joseph’s actions, that he stayed faithful to god.  He had dreams from god telling him that he will do great things in his life. However, even though he had the dreams from god god did not let him know how long it would be before they came to pass.  Or even let him know the trouble that would come before him. Even at some point it looks like god had forgotten him.  Next, we can go to Noah.  He waited 100 years for the flood, Abraham waited for 25 years for his promised son, Moses waited 80 years to liberate his people from Egypt, David waited 12years to rule Israel, and you have Ruth, Joeb, and Paul. And so many more but the biggest one is even Jesus, born king of the Jews, had to wait over 30 years before presenting himself to Israel.  (He still waits to rule as king).   

As you look at all of the biblical people in the bible. He came through it all for them. He did not leave them or for sake them. As he promises all through the bible. He is faithful to his children.  I can tell you the truth, that we will leave him or for sake him at some time. However, he will be there with open arms welcoming us back.  As long as we ask for forgiveness. So, how can we question god on how long we should wait on him or think that he has forgotten us. Look who is in the mix of it all. His son.  I tell you, we are sinners and do not deserve to be forgiven. His son came only so that god would forgive us and save us from the world.  Jesus his son, was perfect and did not deserve to have that done to him. So, if god could have done that to his son for us. How much more could god still want to do for us?  No matter what your storm of life is.  Or, how you feel alone, forgotten, ridiculed, or miss treated by the world.

Just hold on and pray, have faith, hope and Joy. He will bring you through it all. In his timing.    He promises that you will be better off after he is done with your storm. That your storm will also show his glory in it all. What more could one ask for.

Dear Heavenly Father,

 As I kneel down by your feet with my readers. I come boldly to you. To first, thank you for your word that says I am a child of yours and that I am in the palm of your hand. Protecting us from the world’s troubles. As well as knowing you will not leave us or forsake us. We may not understand the storms of life but, what I do know is I will shine my lite for your glory during it all. I know you have not forgotten me. My cross may be heavy, my burdens may be trying but I do know you have it all. In your timing you will make it all right.  Today, as I have written about many biblical story’s to show you have not forgotten about us. That we just need to wait on you. If you did it for them. You will do it for us. The story that rings so loud to my heart.  Is the one about Jesus your son! Where you brought him into the mix of it all. That we are all your children. BUT!!!! Your son if you could have brought him so much hurt and put him on the cross for all of us. To me that means WOW! HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE THE WORLD! That does not let you rain. I am thankful that I do have belief in my heart. That I have found the truth as well. That my faith even though it started as a mustard seed of faith. It has grown as a mustard tree. Thank you for it all. As my readers and I go through the day please no matter what the world brings our way. Let us be a light for you to show the world. We may be in the world for this short time but we are your children and we will not put our light behind a bushel. To hide your glory from all that we meet.  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

I love you for it all. And In Jesus name I pray AMEN!

Today, I have to give some of my credit of writings to a book that I am reading. It is a book called Waiting on God by Wayne Styles. If you are looking for a great read. Pick it up. A good humble friend of mine. Told me about it. It has brought a lot of blessings to me while I wait on god during my storm. It is a must read.  Thank you! Doug my humble brother in Christ.

Love you all!

Teresa

 

 

Are You In A Storm?

Did you know as a believer you are either going in to a storm, going through a storm, or coming out of one? At this time and for a while now I have been in a big storm. I can only tell you as I go through this storm my faith is growing bigger and bigger. I am not enjoying the storm that I am going through however, I do know I cannot wait to see how the lord will bring me out of it. Also, I cannot wait to tell my testimony   on how MY GOD worked IT OUT FOR HIS GLORIY.

Believe me he is in control of it all. he will open and close the doors when he is ready.  No man can open a door that he closed or close a door he opened. Just know when you are in a storm. You need to bring all of it to him. In prayer. He knows what is really going on behind the scenes.  Just know he will not fail you. He wil not leave or for sake you. He will bring you through it better off then you were before. All you need is faith as small as a mustard seed. He will move mountains for his children. Just hold on to his word, for his words do not lie. It does not matter what the world says believe me he has you.  my storm is big but, are god is bigger. Carry your cross and be proud for he is there to fight for you. let him be the glory  in good times and in a storm.

Here is where it is in his word.

Romans 8:28, 1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 17:20, Nahum 1: 7, Isaiah 25:4-5, Exodus 15:2

Now, let me tell you a little about my storm.

I moved to Texas 7 years ago.  I have a disability that is getting worse over time. Honestly if I would have known it was going to get worse I would not have come to Texas.  But, God knew. Currently in the last 4 years my vision has turned from low vision to almost totally blind.  I now can not see even 2 feet in front of me.  This has caused me to not be able to go outside as much an go for a walk, run, or even go to the gym. Light hurts my eyes. The brighter it is the harder it is to see. My sight is always changing with the weather. My sight is never the same at any point in time.   I have trouble going to the store and getting the items I need. Always needing help. My work life was getting harder to do because of my sight. It was also a toxic and abusive work place.   I could not take that type of work place anymore so, I did pray for months for god to change it for me. As that did not happen. One morning I prayed OK God, it is getting harder for me. Show me what you want me to do. Knowing I may have to quit. Low and behold, I did that day. He shut the door for that job. My doctors are even questioning because my job gave me such stress. That just maybe my sight loss could have been triggered to go faster. I now may be in a $73,000.00 debt.  I am sure that I may be even suffering with some type of depression.  I tried to get another job so, I would not have been without one. No luck there. Finding work while going blind is a challenge as well. Friends are hard to come by as well. When you cannot see people just do not want to be bothered with you. Because, I do not get out much anymore. I am gaining weight. It is hard to be going through this storm. However, god has a plan for why and he will make it right.

Now, as the last 2 weeks blog showed. We are a child of the most high god and standing in the palm of his hand.

Yes!  And because of those two truths. My GOD HAS THIS STORM!!!!

So, let’s take this to the lord and watch him work!

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,

Thank you for letting me neil down by your feet.  With my readers I come boldly to you knowing. This storm is a big one but you are BIGGER then all.  Please help all of us that are going through a storm. We know we are your children and are standing in your palm. Therefore protect us while you work it out for your glory to show in us.  As you know your word has power and is what is truthful so as a result of the power in your words. I say back to you Romans 8:28, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.1 Peter 5:7, Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Philippians 4:6-7, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Matthew 17:20, He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. Nahum 1:7, The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him Exodus 15:2, “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Isaiah 25:4-5, For You have been a strong-place for those who could not help themselves and for those in need because of much trouble. You have been a safe place from the storm and a shadow from the heat. For the breath of the one who shows no pity is like a storm against a wall. Like heat in a dry place, you quiet the noise of the strangers. Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the one who shows no pity is made quiet. YES father with all of that Please let the Heavens rain down your words in my storm of life.  Let me be alight for you to shine in no matter what the world may bring our way. YOU GOT THIS!

I love you and        thank you!

Now, in Jesus name we pray AMEN!

Feel free to comment and if you want me to pray for something you are going through. Please, let me know and I will bring it to him.

Have a blessed week! Until my next blog. Stay strong in the lord. HE HAS IT!

Love  Teresa

 

 

 

 

Do You Know Where You Are Standing?

Today you may say. Yes! Of course, I am standing (insert place).  Yes, you may be at home, work, in your living room, outside, or even the bathroom reading this blog.  That is where you are at this time.  Now, you may not like where you are standing at this point in time.

So, my next question is where do you want to be standing (insert place)?  Ok now you may say Hmmm!  I want to be at the beach, your favorite vacation spot, in your bed (laying down),   on line at a local store getting the winning lotto ticket or anywhere but where you are now.

Well I got the best news for you even though you are standing at (insert place).   Or even if you want to be dreaming and want to be standing at (insert place). If you are a believer no matter where you are standing at this moment in time you should know this fact. Once you asked Jesus Christ in to your heart.  God placed you in the palm of his hand. Now, that is the best place to be while you are on earth. I do not even think that one could day dream of a better place to be.

So, as a believer. You now should know you are a child of the most high god standing in the palm of his hand. These are two promises that you are given by god, that I feel are better than any worldly title or place to be. For at some point, if it has not already happened. This world will let you down.  However god in his word promises he will not leave or forsake you.

Here is where these promises are;

John 3:16-17, John 10:27-30, Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10

Let’s just start with these 2 facts (promise) and within the weeks to come. I will expand on his truths and promises to his children.

Now here is my prayer to all.

Dear heavenly Father,

Today, I do come boldly to your throne to say THANK YOU! I am so proud to know that because I do believe in your son. That I am a child   of yours and that you have me in the palm of your hand. I pray that my readers do know this too. For if they do not know   this please use me as a vessel to have your word shine with in my blog / story to show your truths and promises.  Which are:

John 3:16-17“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him John 10:27-30 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”   Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Again THANK YOU!!!!  For if anyone of my readers are hurting because of life circumstances I ask you now to bless them through their storms of life. Protect them and give them the strength to go on knowing this is just a storm and you will provide, protect and comfort them through it all.

I Love you!  And I ask all of this,  In Jesus name AMEN!

The next post-blog I will be letting you in to my world (life).  To share with you why I am writing these    posts-blogs. As a result, PLEASE stay on this journey with me. I do think it will bless you. My messy life may just let you know.  No matter what is going on IN YOUR LIFE. “YOU GOT THIS WITH GOD” I promise all you need is a mustard seed of faith to keep on going on in this crazy world we call life on earth. (This is the only promise I will make to you)

Thank you, and please let’s stay on this journey together to see the power of the lord work.

Teresa

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