Good morning! Today as always is an amazing blessing day. God is always working in the mist of it all. All I can say is my life is hard my struggles are real. But God comes right on time. This song by TobyMac really sets the tone for the life that I have and how I wait on God and he always comes right on time. As I talk listen to my phone today my word press message. All I wanna share is this amazing song because it means so much in my life today. My words may stumble my life may be hard I’m not perfect at all. But I know my God comes right on time. He comes right on time for you to. Do not give up on God because he has not given up on you.
Just know that God is for you and not against you. He does really come right on time. For I do not know what tomorrow will bring. That’s not my concern. As God says in his world do not worry about tomorrow for today has enough trouble of its own. I will hold onto all the verses I can know that my God is real and true. I will share it with the world forever and always. How God works in the mist of it all. How Jesus is right there alongside of us walking crying sharing our hearts and sorrows. God knows what he’s doing he created us. Always remember that. He just knows it and all I can do is share it with the world. No matter what the church is done or people have done. Always remember God is not really the church it’s the people that come together in the sanctuary who are. Let’s work together to be a better church. To bring more souls to Christ.
I will pray for everyone and all. If I am no better than you. God has created all of us. We need to work together. To bring glory for his name and for him. I love my Lord so much. No matter what I go through. He’s always been there. He always comes right on time. I pray you listen to this song. And dance along with me. For God is amazing. As I will not fix this text into my phone for my word press page. I just wanted to share off-the-cuff my thoughts my thank you’s to the Lord. Loving this song completely thank you TobyMac for writing it. I know he’ll never understand what his song is done for me. But God does and I hope you listen to the words and really get it in your spirit. God is coming right on time. Again￼￼￼
My next guest on my podcast is a dear friend of mine. Each week if you have listened to pretty much any one of the latest episodes. You will hear him each week welcome you to listen to my podcast. His name Is Blazing Blake Linsey. Blake and his wife have been a dear friend of mine for the last seven years. Not only does Blake have a great voice but he has the best Can Do attitude. He has such a great story to tell about his childhood and life. That I am proud to share with you. Blake has not only agreed to come om my show to share with you some of his life story. He has written a book or two. So, that he can share his life with the world. The book is called Blind for A Purpose. This book is a must read for anyone. Especially if you have a child. However, it is just a great read for anyone. He shares his life story with you. sharing how at a young age he had cancer. Blake shared with us how it changed his life. How his parents do not see it as a problem but a blessing. His parents bring him up to have a Can-Do Attitude. Even though the cancer takes a part of his life away. His parents do not let that stop him from being just like any other little boy. You will be amazed to hear how his parents. Instill this young boy with such a can-do attitude.
Blazing Blake Blind for A PurposeSo, let me just share that podcast link with you. Please, take out a little time and listen to this episode for it will. Make you smile. It will make you think twice about not thinking you can do something. I think you will even think about life differently. I believe you will have a can-do attitude after listening to Blakes story. He will show you how all things are possible. No matter what you may face in life.
In life we all have dreams of what or how we want our life to be like. We never want to believe that we may have a life changing event happen to us, where our life will get flipped upside down. Maybe even having our dreams crushed. Where it may have us believing that we may never see the dreams we have come to pass. Well Today I would like to share an amazing life changing story about a young man. Who has this type of story. I have the honor to invite him on my show and interview him. I am so thankful to him and God for trusting me with sharing his life story with the world.
Yes, at the age of 19 his world flips upside down. His dreams come to a crashing halt. Let me share with you. My new dear friend and brother in Christ is Luke Seibert. I would love for you to check out my pod cast. For this young mans amazing story. I could not put his story in to words. For it would not be told as it needs to be. Just by me sharing it on my blog. So, I invite you to have a listen to my latest podcast. To hear Luke’s ever changing life’s story. From Luke himself. I have to share as you will hear in this podcast episode. He shares so much with me about his life. That even while I am interviewing him. Luke keeps surprising me with it all. There are so many twists and turns on how he comes through it all.
If you do not have faith in the Lord or are questioning your faith. I want to share I would be surprised if after you hear Luke’s story. You do not say. OK God I cannot, not believe in you. I cannot doubt this is not your mighty hand at work.,
I want you in my life Lord. I have to share Luke even helps me in my vision loss. He is a man that teaches me a few things about being able to get through my blindness. So, as I share this interview with you all. I know God sent him my way just to help me in my loss of vision. Not only to be a story for the world to hear on my podcast.
Thank you for this interview with Luke. I pray that his story reaches far and wide. As you know all you can do for your children. No Matter the storms of life. I know you do not cause anything to really hurt us. Life on earth is hard because we live in a fallen world. I know as Luke dose too. That you are a good God. That as our lives may turn in ways we do not understand. You will always keep us in the palm of your hands. That no weapon will form against us. That as we live our lives. We need to just hold on to your word that you will get us through it all. The struggles may be hard, we truly are blessed. And as I have learned we are not alone. No matter the storms of life. Thank you always for letting me always have great fellowship on my podcast. To share with the world. I pray this interview it blesses others to know you as we do Lord.
In Jesus Name Amen
Episodes show notes:
This week’s episode is all about my Guest Luke Seibert. Luke shares with us his life changing event. How this life changing event brings him on a journey that no one really saw coming. How God really is awesome. In bringing your life back no matter the storms of life
Luke Seibert lives in north Alabama and is the oldest of seven children. He has a background in carpentry and construction, but since becoming blind, has become an author and gone back to school. He enjoys writing novels, doing woodwork, and playing bluegrass music. Over the past few years, he became heavily involved in the National Federation of the Blind and serves on the board of the Alabama Association of Blind Students. Today, he is enrolled at Midwestern Baptist Seminary and preaches regularly at the church he attends.
“Scripture quotations used by Luke in the podcast are taken from the NASB (New American Standard Bible) Copyright 1971, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
In these uncertain times we all need to remember each day who to lean on. If you are trying to handle your life all by yourself. That may not be the best thing to do. One may say but if I do not do it all how will it get done?
Well today in my newest-latest podcast I Share a little more about my life and my struggles. I also tell you where I go for all that I need in my life. That I lean on God to be my source and Resource. Yes, as I shared in my last blog post. I am currently out of work for I feel and no at this time. I needed to let go of that job. As we all need a job. We all need to know that there are times we need to make changes in our life if things are making us sick or not in our best interest. Let me also share with you. Never try to jump the gun when making a big change in your life. One should always seek out with Prayer and supplication to the Lord what to do. Philippians (4:6-7). I never or try never to just do something with out leaning on God first. I do believe that he is my source and resource for all. I do believe I cand do all things with his strength. Philippians (4:13).
I also do know and lean on Philippians (4:19). He will take care of me. If he does it for me, he will do it for you. As he says in the book of Mathew (6:26) If he does it for the birds. What more will he do for you? I am no better than you. I have just at a young age always believed in my God. As I have shared in my podcast. People may not have believed in me. There were not too many times where I was given encouraging words to get through what I was doing in my life. However, I did not and will not let the lies of this world drag me down. I know that I may be alone at times (physically), but God says in his word that he will never leave or for sake me. Hebrews (13:5) and Deuteronomy (31:8) Yes, we all will go through something at some point. For God shares in his word we are on this earth and while we are. We will have trials of all kinds. Read the book of James for he shows you that we need to count all are trials a joy. That God is working them out and will give his children wisdom to get through them. God is also doing it for you but with his Glory attached to your story. Romans (8:28) We all put our pans on the same way, and what I mean by that. IS that we are all truly – all the same! We just will encounter different trials in our lifetime. If you have been listening to my podcast now on a regular basis you have even heard stories from others that have life struggles -storms. That have really showed them that God is there for them. Some of the people on my show that I interview will have just a small struggle (but is huge to them) others will have life changing events that make them really Grapple with God. Asking WHY ME! Or why my child. But with in time God has revealed to them he has a greater plan in store for them in their life. God showed up just letting them know to trust in him. That their faith and thanksgiving will get them through it.
I even in this week’s show-podcast-episode share with the listener that I am struggling with something this week. Asking you all to pray for me. For we all need prayer from one another. I show you that I am real. That as I do this week’s episode. I question God not saying why but just asking am I really the right person for this job. However, I know I am because as I am no better than you all. God has gotten people to share with me how my podcast has helped them. I know I have a life story to tell as well as you have a story. Therefore, God has blessed me to be able to not work at this time and move forward on this vision he has brought to me.
I thank you each week for listening, reading my blog, following me, sharing my message with others.
Letting me email you or text you when a new podcast or blog post comes out. For I know it is God working in and through me. But I have to be honest at times it is extremely hard, but God will always be there to lift me up. As he will do the same for you. I just pray as you hear my words each week. If you do not lean on the Lord learn to do so.
Not because I tell you too but because God is there to help us all. If you believe, trust, have hope, and faith in him God. He will show up for you. Even if you are on the fence with him – God. I ask you to just seek him out. He will show up for you too. All it takes is a conversation. With him. Please do not let the lies of this world tell you any different. Seek him out give him a try. Test him. He will show up for you. Better than you would ever think.
I do want to share with you. Please just do not think he is like a genie. God does not grant 3 wishes. You cannot rub on a lamp. He does not just do all that you want him to do. He has a purpose and a plan for your life. Jeremiah (29:11). I can share his promises are real and true. No man or woman can promise you anything like he can. Again, seek him out not only by speaking to him, pray -talk with him, read his word, find a local church. then just wait and watch your life change. Now remember. Life may still be hard at times, but he will work all things out for you in his timing and for his glory. Romans (8:28).
Here is my latest podcast for your listening enjoyment! May god be the Glory for it all.
Your Sources and resources where do you lean teresa shares where she leans to get them.
Again, thank you for all you do each day. Even When we do not see you and think you are not working. We know that as your word says. You have a grater plan in store for us. This world is filled with so many lies. That I am so thankful that your word (Bible). Tells us different. Thank you for being the right on time God. Thank you for the struggles in life no matter how hard they are. For me do know no matter what the struggle is you are working it out for me and others. I am so proud to share my story with the world showing how you are my source and resource. Thank you for showing up every day with me. Doing a better work in and through me.
Thank you, for my listeners and my readers. No matter what life brings their way. I pray every time they read or hear me, they see you before they see me Lord. Thank you as well for all the stories -interviews you let me feature. Showing the world how you are working in and through them.
I pray that you bless all that I do for you and bless my listeners and readers too.
God is so good to me! Yes, he is for you for sure. Did you know he is good to you too? I do care about you; however, I want to share no matter your struggle-storm of life GOD WILL GET YOU THROUGH IT! Please do not let the lies of the world tell you any different about YOUR GOD! I do have great faith. I lean on him for everything and I mean everything. I have no job Today not because I do not want to work. It is because I had a great job working for the Government nevertheless, I could not do it anymore. No, it was not because it was too hard for me. No, it was not because I lost my sight. It was because I was getting BULLIED By my boss just about every day. I did my job. I made sure all my work was done. If anyone ever asked me to do any part of my job or even if it was not a part of my job I did help out and do it.
I do need to share I had a positive attitude just about every day. I took my issues to anyone that would listen Nevertheless, this bully (they know she is one) however they let her get away with being a bully. So, one day I had my share. I tried my hardest to not quit. I prayed everyday to my God. He did hear me. I know he does here me. I asked him to change me and this bully for his goodness.
The sad part of this story is I liked this bully. I wanted to work hard for her. I was told she was not a good Person by so many people. Nevertheless, I did not want to believe it at all. For I know not everyone is liked by everyone. I have been in leadership roles. So, I get it but what I do not get and will never get is….
Why do some people feel like they are the end all and be all? when they or we all have a job to do. That is not my story. I pray for her every day. I forgive her.
I did all that I could. One day I had enough so I prayed to God asking what I can do. He showed me that I needed to just quit. I had a lot of people praying for me at this time. For I knew this job was a good one. I have to share even though it was a good job. God had a bigger plan for me. Yes! So, he showed me one day it is time Teresa! I prayed and prayed God please no Let me stay. Then I ask God to really show up. Now let me let you know he was showing up. Even though I did not like the answer.
This one week I went into my job and from the start of my day. She was on me for everything. I even shared with her to please stop. I am doing my job. Well, she did not. I even took a few days off. I prayed and prayed. God shared in my spirit it was time.
I even said to God this one morning, you are going to have to hit me over the head. lol I am not sure; I am hearing you. Give me one more sign. Well, he did. I walked into that job that day and there she was at my desk on me again. So, I had enough. I let her leave my area. I put in for some leave so I could use up all my time. The next thing I Knew she called me at my desk. Sharing that I could not have all my days off. Then I just said I needed to have a meeting with her. She told me she had only 30 mins but that I could see her now.
Well, I went up to her office. I let her know I was done with all of it.
That I was resigning in two weeks. That I had had enough of her bulling me. That I did my job to the best of my ability. That I did my job because it was my job. But I also always did my job to the best as well because I knew she need me to, and I wanted her to look good with her boss. For she had at this time a big deadline to meet. I wanted to make sure we met that deadline. She at first told me I could not quit. Not really because she cares but because I owed the government $72,000,.00. I told her yes, I know what I owe. However, I could not take her being the way she was to me. I share that God would help me in all that I had with my life. That I did not want to keep coming to a job where I was being treated bad by someone. And no one care. That I was taking the power away from her being a bully to me. That I know this is a job, but God is my source and resource.
You may be asking why, are you sharing this story.
Well, it is because I today am not out of that 72,000.000debt. I cannot find a job as of yet not because of this issue. I do not get my full DSSI check not because of what I owe at this time. I am fighting all of it. Yes, I am living on my savings for over almost 2 years. I am leaning on my God who shows me every day. He has my back. I at this time am living better then most. I am not trying to be too proud in this life changing time.
I am just sharing because I need you to know GOD will get you through it all. No matter, the struggle -storm of life.
I lean on my God not this world. GOD IS MY SOURCE AND RESOURCE. I now am doing a podcast as you all may know. I have been doing this blog.
To show the world God does care and he will show up right on time for you. If he is doing it for me, he will do it for you.
Please check me out each week not only here but on my podcast to share my struggles and other peoples struggles so you can see how God is working in people’s life.
How my life may be a struggle, but God is working in the MIST of it all. I have a Romans 8:28 life. I have a Philippians 4;6-7,4:13,4:19 lifestyle I have a Mathew he will supply all my need lifestyle.
I lean on my Bible for everything in my life. I am not perfect. I do have many struggles. My struggles are hard. YES! I am now Blind but Please read my words and know GOD IS FOR YU AND NOT AGAINST YOU. Deuteronomy31:8 is so real and true. He will not leave you or forsake you. Everyone else in his world will at some point.
I know my story of how God is working in and through me now has to be told. Not because of who I am but because who I serve everyday MY GOD!
If you do not believe in him, please just speak with him, and see how he is really going to help you.
Now I am proud to share I got invited to share my life story with my friend Ann From Inspirational Journeys stories that matter!
Please check them out at either her podcast or her YouTube channel. To see me and share more of my life. Then please if you like what you read, hear and want to know more. Go to my podcast. This way you can keep up on what God is doing in my life and others.
Here are all the links for you to see that YouTube or Podcast interview.
In life I think we think you have The Abundant life if you have the car, family 2.5, the big house, the so-called perfect job (insert here what you think it is). Well, Today I have a podcast up with Ms. Mandie from The Abundant Life.
She really shows us how to have the abundant life. No matter what you face in life is the so called the abundant life filled with gold and glamour. Or is it just living your life to the fullest. With God taking the wheel of your life and storm.
Mandy shows us that in her life her struggles. Are HUGE. She is not sad about anything that she has faced. We all need to just sit back and listen to Ms. Mandie.
I am so blessed to now call Ms. Mandy a dear friend and a sister in Christ.
I pray as you listen to this podcast you really seek out Gods amazing Grace for you and let him guide you in having The Abundant Life. God is really the beginning and the end.
I know your life will not be the same after hearing this interview.
Before you click into the podcast here is Mandis Bio
My name is Amanda Wiggins. Eleven years ago, I had a life changing event that caused me to surrender to Jesus. Life before that day was filled with anger, sadness, and torment of all kinds. I walked around just existing, not fully living life. But since that day I have come to know what it means to have life in abundance, to the full, until it overflows (John 3:16). I am now able to love myself and my life because I chose to begin this walk of life with Jesus.
Once I began to experience the freedom of rejection, abandonment, fear, hatred, depression, and other torments I had the deep desire in my heart to share the things that God had taught me that has enabled me to now love myself and my life. I set out on a mission to let others know that they too can learn to love themselves and their lives no matter what the circumstances may be by creating a blog called “the abundant life.” On it I share the practical things that God has taught me, the biblical truths that He gave me understanding on, and the reasons for hope of a better future. I share some of my personal struggles, my embarrassing truths, my flaws, my failures, and the lessons that I have learned so that my readers will know that I am just like them. We are all equal in the eyes of God and He died so that all of us could have the opportunity to have life in abundance.
I write from life experiences only. I may not have a college degree, but I have gone to the school of following the Holy Spirit and have learned so many life lessons that a textbook could never teach me. I live and write by the wisdom and understanding that I have been given from God.
Well as I think about my life and all the types of friends I do have. You can check these types of friends off your list as well. Maybe I even share a friend or two that you did not consider as a friend. You may even read this blog post and say, “WOW! I did not think that person was in a group list of friends for me?” Perchance we even have a few of the same friends. I do Know there is one Friend that you should not take for granted. Yes! Before I share that friend with you let’s talk about all the types of friends one may have.
Childhood friends, Co-Worker friends, Old friends, New friends, Seasonal friends, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Long distance friends, Close friends, Neighbor friends Book Club friends, Church friends, College friends, Family friends, Animal friends, Social Media friends, Gym friends, Coffee (buddies) friends. Walking friends, Phone friends, at one time we even had a TV show called Friends and most of us tuned in each week to see what they were doing. I know there are so many more types of friends. If I did not hit a category of friends.
That you have Please, (insert it here). Yes, I even know a few friends that I did not put on this list for clean reasons. Lol
However, I have not started this Blog post to just give you a list of the type of friends you have. I want to share the best friend anyone could ever have. That is your friend in Jesus.
YES, you have a Friend IN JESUS! All of the other types of friends are great. I pray for you all you have at least one in each group. Hence, the friend I pray you know the best is God’s Son Jesus.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS?
He is a true friend through and through. If you do not know that today. Please do not leave this page without knowing who Jesus is. He has so much to offer you. With no judgement at all. Did you know he will never leave you or forsake you? Deuteronomy, (31:8) He will take your call anytime of day. He wants to give you your heart’s desire. Psalms, (37:4) He loves you unconditionally. He is just waiting for you to call on him. He is not mad at you. He wants the best for you. You are never alone with him as your friend. He is truly your source and resource. Philippians, (4:19) he shares with us in Matthew, (6:26) he will take care of all of your needs.
He hears you when you cry. Actually, if you cry out to God, he cries with you on your behalf. As long as you believe in Jesus you can ask God anything and Jesus will send it up to the father. John (14:13-14) He is really the beginning and the end in your life if you let him be. As your friend he even shares his playbook of life with you (The Bible-his word). He died on a cross for your sins. He has a gift for you. Which is the gift of Grace and everlasting life. John, (3:16) Know matter what you hear about him he really wants the best for you. He knows when to come and help you out. He will be your right on time friend. He will never give you more then you can handle. Did you know you can even do all things with his strength Philippians, (4:13)? He works all things out for his glory but because you are called for his purpose Romans, (8:28) I hope you can join me in saying HE IS MY FOREVER FRIEND!
If you do not know him today or are on the fence about calling him your friend. I pray today you find a bible, pray out to him, and ask him to help you with your unbelief. I cannot promise you much in life. For if you know me I do not like using that word promise. But today I will come along side of you and share with you that I do promise if you do not know Jesus and want to. He can and will be your forever friend. He cannot lie. 1 Samuel (15:29). God is three parts for sure God the father, Jesus Gods son of Man, and the Holy Spirit. God gave us three parts of himself to show the world that he has overcome the world.
So today please look to him Jesus for all you need NO MATTER what is going on in the storms of life. Before it is too late. For I do believe at this time God is shaking us up with this pandemic.
Well as I do want to pray with you all. I also want to share with you my next Podcast is up. Ready for you to listen. This podcast is called A Friend and Mentor.
She is also a child of Gods. She knows Jesus is her forever friend as well. Please listen to my friend Ann Harrison from Inspirational journeys stories that matter Her interview will inspire. You. Show you a No Excuse ADATUDE. Show you that all things are possible. No struggle or storm of life is too big or small. With God on your side. You may even be surprised. The struggle you think may be the hardest for her is Not at All.
Thank you for all the types of friends we have in life. Hence, thank you for the best friend we could ever have. Which is your son Jesus. Thank you for putting him on the cross for our sins. Giving us the gift of Grace. Today I pray anyone that does not know you. That they do seek you and your son out. That no matter what the world may say. They see that you only have the best for them. That you put your son on the cross because you loved us so much. Thank you for that gift. I pray that all I do for you. I do always show my listeners and readers that I am your daughter in Christ. That I can hide behind your cross to make sure you are heard. I Thank You Lord! If any one does not know your son, I pray they ask you into their heart and get to know you and your son. That they see you really are all they need.
The Lord is my Shepherd = that’s relationship I shall not want= that’s provision He make the me to lie down in green pastures=that’s rest He leadeth me beside the still waters= that’s refreshment He restore my soul= that’s healing He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = that’s guidance For His namesake = that’s purpose Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death= that’s testing I will fear no evil= that’s protection For thou art with me= that’s faithfulness Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me = that’s discipline Thou prepare the a table before me in the presence of my mine enemies = that’s hope Thou anointest my head with oil= that’s consecration My cup runneth over= that’s abundance Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = that’s blessing And I will dwell in the house of the Lord= that’s security Forever =that’s eternity The 23rd Psalm
Thank you from a dear friend Gail love it love it love it! This is an iPhone post because I just needed to share it right away